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Home Showcase XX - Longboat Key

by Roger Pettingell

Residences on the Longboat Key shores

Beachplace and Grand Bay communities featured in this Home Showcase

1,450 linear feet of shoreline
Beachplace - Over 1,450 linear feet of white sand

For my Home Showcase series I am highlighting three residences on Longboat Key that are in two of my favorite communities, Grand Bay and Beachplace. They are both near the shopping center that has a Publix and CVS and they are both within an easy drive distance to St. Armands Circle and Sarasota. The wonderful amenities at both attract visitors to become buyers. They are also on opposite sides of the island, Beachplace on Gulf of Mexico shore and Grand bay on Sarasota Bay. On the bay you are awaken to wonderful sunrises and the city lights of Sarasota. On the Gulf there is plenty of white sands due to its characteristics that remains cool on the feet even in the heat of the summer.

Eleven buildings on the beach with 1,450 linear feet of shoreline

The eleven Beachplace buildings are nicely arranged for either beachfront on the Gulf of Mexico white sands, overlooking the lake with a fountain or are surrounded by lush foliage. There is easy beach access for everyone who has ownership of one of 336 units spread out over 31 acres. And if you seek solitude on a parcel of beach as your relaxation, you will likely find it on the 1,450 linear feet of shoreline.

Beachplace is a wonderfully active neighborhood, just a short bike ride away from the Longboat Key Club with its vast amenities including two championship golf courses and four fine dining restaurants. The offerings in the community make it hard for residents to leave, including a lovely clubhouse, fitness center, tennis, charming walking paths overlooking lakes and fountains, heated swimming pool and spa.

Beachplace in building 8
Stunning sunsets at 1105 Gulf of Mexico Dr, #306.

If stunning sunsets are what you seek, one of my newest listings at 1055 Gulf of Mexico Drive, #306 is worth looking at. This delightful beach getaway is ready to rent, renovate or enjoy. Offering a rarely-available three-bedroom layout with turnkey furnishings included, you will adore this lovely corner residence. Equipped with storm shutters throughout. Glass walls of sliders in the living/dining room open to the wraparound terrace and relaxing Gulf breezes. This unique residence right on the beach is offered at $1,295,000.

Building 3 in Beachplace #604
Southern exposure! - 1125 Gulf of Mexico Dr, #604

This special, top-floor residence in Building 3 at Beachplace is immediately ready for you. Offering far-reaching views of the Gulf of Mexico and lush Beachplace community, this wonderful retreat includes stylish furnishings and covered parking. This residence at 1125 Gulf of Mexico Drive, #604 is listed at $795,000. The spacious, 1,500+ SF layout is light and open, with recent updates including new 16x16 tile flooring and newer air-conditioning system. Overnight guests will appreciate the split-bedroom plan. The master suite is in a private corner, with its own terrace, offering peaceful lake views. Includes one inside parking space.

Liberal association rules for pets in the Grand Bay community

Home buyers with pets are immediately attracted to the Grand Bay community, where there is no size restriction on pooch. But Grand Bay has so much more to offer in amenities. Grand Bay residents appreciate the luxury of living in this secluded community. Located behind the secure gates of Bay Isles, this community is within walking distance to Longboat Key Club Harbourside. Wonderful amenities include lively clubhouse activities, game room, library, fitness, tennis, bayside heated swimming pools and spa. Take your bike out for a sunny ride to enjoy the privacy of the Bay Isles Beach Club with deeded access to this private.

Grand Bay #395
Move right in! - 3030 Grand Bay Blvd, #395

Move right in to the residence I have listed at 3030 Grand Bay Blvd, #395, offered at $1,095,000. The spectacular, ninth-floor views of Harbourside Moorings Marina, golf course, Sarasota Bay, downtown and the Gulf of Mexico offered at this Grand Bay Biscayne residence are hard to match. Walls of glass sliders allow you to relish the expansive wraparound terrace and wonderful cross breezes from just about every room.

Another wonderful community on the Gulf shores is the Promenade, my newest listing is there. Beautiful sprawling views of azure water and white powdery Gulf shores greet you at every turn from this oversized two-bedroom retreat at the Promenade. You will appreciate the ease of the of the open concept, featuring living/dining room with walls of floor-to-ceiling glass sliders that open to the wraparound direct-Gulf terrace. Please contact me at (941) 387-1840 for an exclusive showing or if you have a property to sell or buy.

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1211 Gulf of Mexico Dr, #809 $895,000   Photo Slideshow


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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

by Roger Pettingell

From its humble beginnings to today

Established as the only epiphyte botanical gardens in the world

Holiday Lights at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Holiday Lights - This cavern of lights at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens lit up the grounds along the bamboo trail in December, one of the special events last year.

We love our art in Sarasota. There are many venues to see traveling displays of art from all over the world. One great place would be the Ringling Museum and the legacy of art John and Mable left for us to view for many years. So you may think that it would be a great location for a Rainforest Masks of Costa Rica exhibit, but it is included in an exhibit at another historic landmark in Sarasota, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

Selby Gardens celebrates art with its horticultural displays. It is much more, concentrating its mission to continue as a living museum, center for education, research and conservation. And it is just south of downtown on Sarasota Bay.

At times throughout the year there are special events such as the Holiday Lights in December pictured here. The rainforest masks exhibit continues to January 28 when they begin setting up the next exhibit, Warhol, Flowers in the Factory. The exhibit will display some of Andy Warhol’s 10,000 images of flowers in his pop culture artistry. The exhibit begins February 11 and runs through June 30. There are special performances each month during that period to highlight Warhol’s artwork. The Sarasota Opera on February 21, Perlman Music Program on March 14, the Sarasota Ballet on April 11 and the Florida Studio Theatre on May 16. To help celebrate the three-week Sarasota Music Festival, the Sarasota Orchestra will perform a concert on June 13.

It is a wonderful location for a wedding, where you can have it all in one place. Start in the Schimmel Wedding Lawn and Pavilion, then have your guests relax on the bay lawn with cocktails and hors’ d'oeuvres. Complete the day at Michael’s on the Bay at Selby Gardens, a masterpiece of culinary delight in a wonderful facility. The sunset views will treat your guests to a spectacular display of oranges melting with the blue sky and water.

History of Selby Gardens - The premier of botany in Sarasota

The Selby family of Marie and William were outdoorsmen and travelers, originally from Marietta, Ohio where they were married in 1908. Her father invented parts for oil drilling and William was a partner with his father in the very profitable Selby Oil and Gas Company. Selby Oil merged in 1946 with the Texas Company to form Texaco.

The couple moved to Sarasota in the 1920s and built a home on seven acres of land. Despite their wealth, they had a modest home among the laurel and banyan trees. Their integration with Sarasota society was hindered by their devotion to the plant life that surrounded them.

Orchids at Selby Garden
Orchids are used for education, research and art, a predominant epiphytic plant at Selby Gardens.

As one story is told, Marie did not favor the urban growth of the area, particularly that in construction by John Ringling and Owen Burns. While construction of the first Ringling Bridge was taking place the couple shielded the bridge from view with a wall of local foliage. Their passions had become gardening, cattle ranching and boating. Before William died in 1956 he established the William and Marie Selby Foundation to support local education, health and the arts. It established programs for children, libraries, health services and the elderly. When she died in 1971 at the age of 86 the botanical grounds were bequeathed to the community.

The Gardens - Continuing the foundation for today and the future

The board of directors chose to specialize in epiphytic plants to distinguish the gardens from any other botanical gardens in the nation. Today it is distinguished as the only epiphyte gardens in the world. Orchids are epiphytic plants, which take their nourishment from the air and rain. Snails, algae and molluscs are marine epiphytes. The gardens were doubled in size with the purchase of land where the Payne Mansion rested and opened to the public in 1975. Today a Strategic plan for 2021 will bolster its prominence in the world to drive attendance and continue the legacy of the Selbys.

Many of the education programs are directed toward children. The Little Sprouts Club is a monthly gathering of preschoolers and their families in the Ann Goldstein Children’s Rainforest Garden to explore the plants in this habitat. Schools can arrange for their classrooms to visit Selby Gardens with either self-guided or fully guided tours of the grounds. New this past summer, Camp Lookout taught children ages 6 to 11 about the world of plants around them in morning sessions, while Camp Look!Art! explored the world of art in afternoon sessions. These sessions quickly sold out.

There are classes in health, photography, horticulture and art. The Academy of Botanical Art at Selby Gardens is a partnership with Olivia Marie Braida-Chiusano, founder of the Academy of Botanical Art. Ten Steps, written by Olivia Marie, serves as the foundation instructional book for the course. It is a self-paced course where the student can advance to the level of their artistic goals.

Morgan's moth at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Wonders from the botany world! - This encased Morgan's Sphinx Moth from Africa is similar to the moth that Charles Darwin theorized had a proboscis, when unfurled, was long enough to reach the nectar at the end of the orchid spur he was researching in Madascar.

There are many opportunities to get involved to help more than 130,000 visitors who attend Selby Gardens each year, open every day except Christmas. Volunteers serve as guides for the seven greenhouses and five other buildings on the 15 acres of land. Volunteers also assist in the many lectures by experts in the field of botany. The next lecture is January 26, Creative Learning from Nature with Dr. Kanchi N. Gandhi. He is the Senior Nomenclatural Registrar at the Harvard University Herbaria to discuss how scientists learn from nature. He will also speak on ancient philosophies of plants such as Lotus plants and some of the problems in botanical naming conventions. For more information on Selby Gardens visit their website at

You may not have a shot at the Payne Mansion, but there are many more opportunities to purchase a good home in Sarasota. I listed a completely renovated residence last week in the Longboat Beach House community at 4311 Gulf of Mexico Dr, #601. Nestled in a corner spot, this beautiful two-bedroom residence is offered turnkey furnished and ready for you to move right into. Please contact me at (941) 387-1840 for an exclusive showing or if you have a property to sell or buy.

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4311 Gulf of Mexico Dr, #601 $695,000   Photo Slideshow

* Special Thanks. Photos courtesy of Selby Gardens volunteer, Kathrin Harris.


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Consumer Electronics Show - 2018 Recap

by Roger Pettingell

Coldwell Banker promotes Smart Homes

Four days in Vegas as a company delegate and technology reporter

Consumer Electronics Show 2018
CES 2018 recap in my REALTALK™ #153 video

It was a privilege to be selected from 84,000 Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate associates worldwide to represent our company at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show held last week in Las Vegas. Our Blue Crew team of five reported on the topics that affect home buyers, home sellers and technology that could make a home more efficient. By efficient, I refer to a Smart Home that has its entertainment, climate and security controlled in one location. You can read the series of articles I wrote as a member of the Coldwell Banker Blue Crew at the bottom of this article.

Coldwell Banker had a big presence on the floor with its marketplace in the convention center. So did some of the biggest company names in hardware and software. There were autonomous cars, robots, large screen TVs, drones and software that were fiction a few years ago. I attended presentations at Google, Intel, Microsoft and smaller companies hoping to make a splash in the technology market.

The show had its challenges too. The rain storm that was wreaking havoc with mudslides in California was far enough to the east to cause torrential rains in Las Vegas. Streets had become a hassle and even treacherous at times. It even affected the power grid and cause a blackout for a couple hours. It slowed our pace a bit and challenged us to see all that we wanted in the four days of the show. There were 300 different conferences during the show. We couldn’t see it all, even if it had been bright and sunny.

Consumer Electronics Show 2018
Reporting outside the Google pavilion at CES. There was a lot to see and do this year at the show.

This was not my first time to witness the awe of the CES. I love technology and reported on the 2017 show in REALTALK™ #114 last January. How much one year makes a difference? There were advancements to technologies that were big last year, such as the numerous cars in the autonomous vehicle section. The bigger companies that weren’t present last year were making big announcements this year, while other companies such as Intel wanted to have a big promotion but got stuck in damage control with the announcement of a bug in their chips. Big SmartPhone companies including Apple had similar problems with its security problems in their chips. The Spectre flaw discussion was a topic here.

Last year Coldwell Banker sponsored a Smart Home technology section too. I think the most important innovation in 2017 was the integration of the Smart Home technology through a single app controlling multiple devices. It appeared that Google stepped up its game this year with a big presence promoting its integration with Smart Home technology. Its Recognized Speech programs were in many demonstrations of integrated homes. Recognized Speech was called “Wreck on the Beach” just a few years ago by Microsoft founder Bill Gates while it was in its infancy, now it is becoming ubiquitous in higher end homes, cars and SmartPhones.

Ok, there was the funny and somewhat absurd technologies demonstrated in this pavilion. Can you imagine a $1,000 cat box that sent a message to your SmartPhone indicating that it was time to change the litter. Or a $5,600 toilet that flushed itself through a phone app. In the robot section there was a pole dancer that I can’t imagine appealed to any prurient interests. I guess what goes on in Vegas, stays in Vegas. I think some of this technology will stay here too.

$1,000 cat litter box that reports its condition
$1,000 Cat Litter Box - A litter box that reported its condition was one of my favorites in this category.

The Coldwell Banker Smart Home marketplace section was in the Sands Hotel convention center, one of the three venues of the CES this year. There was an estimated 170,000 attendees, so an exposure here can have a big impact on business with the right message. That message is in front of potential home buyers and sellers from 150 different countries. Coldwell Banker has its message to the innovators too. If you build it, we will embrace it. They have a program for its agents to get certified in selling homes through Smart Home technology, of which I was one of the first.

This year there was a focus on selling homes through virtual reality programs. I discussed the Matterport 3D floor plan system I use in REALTALK™ #86. Coldwell Banker has conducted surveys that suggests selling through these VR programs will soon replace homes sold by video tours. I ordered a new 3D camera that I saw at the show in hopes that it will bring this level of sophistication as another tool for home selling agents. The VR headsets were big too, but most demonstrations were for gamers. I can imagine their integration into the home selling programs where you can walk through a home for sale, rather than using a trackball to navigate through a virtual home.

Microsoft and Amazon were demonstrating their integration of Cortana with Alexa. Cortana, you may remember, is the Microsoft digital assistant that is an integral part of current Microsoft operating systems. Many desktop owners may not even know of its existence. Now either assistant can request assistance from the other through voice commands. This makes sense for Microsoft, Alexa has many more capabilities. Cortana brings to the table Amazon’s ability to access Microsoft Outlook calendars and eMail through Alexa requests.

Autonomous and electric vehicles were a big draw
Autonomous and electric vehicles were a big draw at CES 2018. Look for my recap in REALTALK™ #153.

It wouldn’t be a CES without consumer electronics. Smarter TVs with larger screens and higher resolutions through 8K transmissions were a driving force this year. Smarter TVs not only listen, but respond through digitized speech. The autonomous and electric powered vehicles were in popular exhibits. The new 5G technology was widely discussed in the car industry as a means to get more data to the self-driving cars faster for quicker response time.

There was much to see and do at the 2018 show. The presence of Coldwater Banker with their promotion of Smart Home technology in the marketplace had a major impact. Home owners got a glimpse of the future and what was available now. Home buyers were introduced to technologies that they should look for in a Smart Home. Look for a recap on Thursday in my REALTALK™ #153 video. I have some homes for sale that have these technologies integrated. Please contact me at (941) 387-1840 for an exclusive showing or if you have a property to sell or buy.

My Blue Crew blog posts from my experience at the 2018 CES

As a delegate for the Coldwell Banker Marketplace I composed a series of articles that appear on the Coldwell Banker website. Below are three articles about the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show written as a member of the Blue Crew.

Circus Arts Conservatory

by Roger Pettingell

Longest running youth circus program

Program of Performance, Training and Outreach Legacy

Dolly Jacobs and Pedro Reis
Circus Arts Conservatory founders - Dolly Jacobs and Pedro Reis open the night by highlighting the programs and young artists at a recent show.

When John Ringling brought his famous Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus to Sarasota in 1927, a new era for the city was started that continues to this day. When the owners of Feld Entertainment closed down the Ringlings’ creation last year, the circus continued to thrive in Sarasota as the Circus Arts Conservatory was already dominant entertainment. The non-profit founded in 1997 includes Circus Sarasota, the Sailor Circus Academy, Education and Humor Therapy programs.

The Sailor Circus Academy already had a 48-year history when circus performers Dolly Jacobs and Pedro Reis started programs that later would become the conservatory in 2013 to promote their mission of performing, training and outreach. Since Sailor Circus was brought into the conservatory, over 20,000 students from ages eight to 18 have been educated by the teaching artists. The students pick up life skills such as grace, discipline and athleticism.

Aerial Silks - Sailor Circus Academy
Sailor Circus Academy - Student acrobats perform with aerial silks at a recent performance. The show High Flying Holidays pulled together 87 budding artists for aerial and acrobatic displays.

Sailor Circus started as a physical education program at Sarasota High School and is the longest running youth training program for circus arts in the nation. It expanded to enroll students from other area schools, some had to travel by sail boat to attend classes. The school name was picked up for their mode of travel. Now students spend up to 30 hours a week in training for the performances. The most recent was the High Flying Holidays, four days of shows that ended December 30. Although the dates have not been set for the Spring performance, students are already practicing their aerial, clown and tumbling acts.

This is a good week to celebrate the circus arts as there are three events starting Friday to feature the performers. You can get a glimpse of high school student abilities this Sunday at their afternoon of free circus acts and music by the Windjammers Unlimited (tickets are required). To prepare for these performances volunteers and coaches donate up to 6,000 hours per year and over 500 volunteer positions are filled with each performance. The conservatory and sailor circus artists were honored this summer with performances at the Smithsonian Center’s Folk-life and Cultural Heritage Festival in Washington D.C.

Circus Sarasota is our hometown professional performances in a circus tent by the UTC Mall at Nathan Benderson Park. For these shows the artists perform under the Ulla Searing Big Top, a one-ring, five-star, European-style tent. The next series of shows begins February 9 and runs daily through March 5. Ovation! Celebrates 250 years of the circus with artists from around the globe.

The annual gala, Circus Arts Winter Wonderland is a celebration of Sarasota’s Circus Royalty under the Big Top, January 27, hosted by Jacobs and Reis. Dance the night away with the popular band Soul R Coaster at this event catered by Michael's on East. The weekend of March 23, Cirque des Voix, will be under the Big Top for three days of circus performances in combination with the Key Chorale group. Circus of the Voices, is a celebration of music from film score composer Danny Elfman.

Circus Ring of Fame
Circus Ring of Fame - Five groups and individuals will be inducted Saturday, including local clown, Chucko. The Ring of Fame in St. Armands Circle is in its 31st year honoring those who have contributed so much.

Jacobs and Reis are both inducted into the Ring of Fame on St. Armands Circle. A group of five more individual and groups will be inducted this Saturday in the park, starting at 1:15 PM with the Windjammers Unlimited. Now in its 31st year, The Ring of Fame will once again honor those who have devoted their lives to the circus. Each of the inductees will attend a panel discussion at 10 AM on Friday at Showfolks of Sarasota. Meet the performers and attend a circus flea market starting at 9 AM.

Among the inductees will be The Fredonias, who built Professor Risley’s human juggling acrobatics into their act. Inductee Cedric Walker has brought together circus artists from around the world to perform in his UniverSoul Circus. German polar bear trainer Ursula Böttcher will be honored posthumously. Members of The Flying Españas, a world famous Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey trapeze family for many years will be inducted.

The circus wouldn’t be family entertainment without the clowns. This year local celebrity clown Chuck “Chucko” Sidlow will be inducted into the Ring of Fame. Chucko is active in the Circus Arts Conservatory with his outreach program Laughter Unlimited. He and his wife Noriko visit nursing homes and assisted living facilities to promote the circus through laughter as the best medicine. Outreach programs from the conservatory have provided 7,000 humor therapy visits to area facilities since 2002.

High wire act - Sailor Circus Academy
High Wire Act - Students traverse the wire in a pyramid at a recent Sailor Circus show. The Sailor Circus Arena is in need of a $4 million renovation project.

And now the Sailor Circus Arena needs a renovation. So far they have $2.5 million of their $4 million campaign goal to make the iconic arena on Bahia Vista safe and with air conditioning. To get involved in donations, IRA retirement contributions in their legacy program or to volunteer visit the website at Your support will keep the conservatory and the Greatest “Little” Show on Earth successful for many more years.

I have four listings at the popular Beachplace community on Longboat Key with the addition last week at 1055 Gulf of Mexico Dr, #306. There are stunning sunsets from this rarely-available three-bedroom residence. Please contact me at (941) 387-1840 for an exclusive showing or if you have a property to sell or buy.

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1055 Gulf of Mexico Dr, #306 $1,295,000   Photo Slideshow


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Home Showcase XIX – The value of land

by Roger Pettingell

Vacant land or tear-down purchase

Buyers have some options with homes on high land values

Pettingell sets another Sarasota record
Congratulations from the Longboat Observer - The local paper had this advertisement on December 28, 2017

I hope your new year’s celebration was joyous and you were able to spend it with friends and relatives. We could see the fireworks from Bird Key and knew there were many celebrations around Sarasota with something for every member of the family. Happy new year! I have already set my goals for 2018 in luxury waterfront property sales and hope I can hurdle my $105 million record sales in 2017 for an individual agent in Sarasota.

Today I am going to focus my Home Showcase series on homes where the land value is more than the home on it. A wise investor can tear down the home and increase the property value for resale. I have also seen that the location of the home was more important so a buyer is content with living in the home. A third option is living in the home until the buyer has a financial comfort level to renovate in time. The three properties I selected today are in different stages of this process for my Home Showcase XIX article. Bargain hunters looking for a good value might be interested in these properties.

The value of a Gulf-front buildable lot on north Longboat Key

5809 Gulf of Mexico Drive on Longboat Key
Vacant lot at 5809 Gulf of Mexico Drive

The first home is a Gulf-front site ready to build upon! Buildable lots are wonderful because the cost of tearing down the structure has already been absorbed by the buyer. The property at 5809 Gulf of Mexico Drive on the northern end of Longboat Key is in a wonderful location to begin your dream. This quarter-acre property is steps to the beach. You can work from own plans, but this one includes existing plans for a designer, two-story beach home, ready for you to customize. The importance of this home is that you have your own beach to watch the brilliant sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico waters. It is listed at $1,195,000.

Home in Harbor Acres, close to everything in downtown Sarasota

1571 Hillview Drive in Harbor Acres
Choices - 1571 Hillview Drive

Located on an oversized, corner homesite in the exclusive community of Harbor Acres, this 5BR garden home is in a prime spot. Harbor Acres is a private gem, nestled just minutes from the bustling city lifestyle of downtown Sarasota, as well as pristine beaches at Siesta and Lido Keys. Welcoming you with lush tropical landscaping, pavered walkways, the 3,300+ SF open layout of this home can be a great home improvement project or wonderful space for new construction. This is a good value considering the average asking price in Harbor Acres is $2.08 million for a vacant lot. The only vacant lot sale in 2017 here was $2.65 million and the highest home sale in this community was $6 million. The home at 1571 Hillview Drive is listed at just under $1 million.

Recently updated home in Weston Pointe, with dock and lift

610 Weston Pointe Court on Longboat Key
Updated - 610 Weston Pointe Court

Fall in love with the ease of maintenance-free living in the rarely-available Weston Pointe community of Longboat Key. This lovely 3BR/3BA home has recently been updated, newly-furnished, and is now ready for you to enjoy. Recent renovations include two new air-conditioning systems, upgraded eat-in kitchen, freshly painted walls, and newer pergola on the open lanai. Weston Pointe residents adore this special neighborhood, featuring its own marina, with deeded access to private docks and lifts. This home at 610 Weston Pointe Court is specially priced at $999,000, a good value for its upgrades and community amenities.

The Weston Pointe home is a new listing last week. It is a good addition to my inventory for sale, adding to a good variety of homes, prices and locations. I also talked about a residence makeover project in the Beachplace community on Longboat Key, with before and after photos last week in my REALTALK™ #152 video. It shows what can be accomplished to increase the value with a little vision of what buyers are looking for. I discuss this topic also in REALTALK™ #50 when I talk about pricing waterfront property and REALTALK™ #54 in a discussion of tearing down a mansion for the value of the land. Have a good year in 2018. Please contact me at (941) 387-1840 for an exclusive showing or if you have a property to sell or buy.


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