Longboat Key Florida Roger Pettingell discusses local schools with son Jake in REALTALK™ #170

Roger Pettingell discusses local schools with son Jake in REALTALK™ #170

Special guest, Jake Pettingell, joins his dad, Roger Pettingell, to discuss schools in Manatee and Sarasota counties. Roger is the number 1 single Coldwell Banker agent in all of Florida for 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 and ranked among the top 250 agents in the nation in 2014, 2016 and 2017 by REAL Trends as reported in the Wall Street Journal. He closed over $105.4 million in residential real estate sales in 2017. Visit the YouTube playlist for REALTALK™ or see all the videos with their transcripts here at http://bit.ly/1g8Z1mW Transcript: Hi, I'm Jake Pettingell and this is my dad, Roger Pettingell. Welcome back to REALTALK™. Jake, how are you? I'm so happy to have you here today. Yep. So you just graduated school yesterday. Eighth grade, I can't believe it. I mean, if you've been watching our REALTALK™s you've seen Jake since he was probably this high with a chicken hat on his head during Thanksgiving time. And now you're on your way to high school next year. And just a little dad-bragging, he did graduate with honors. That was pretty impressive from Saint Stephen's, which is a college preparatory school. And Jake, a lot of people, when they come to Sarasota looking for houses, they ask me about the schools. So I thought it might be kind of fun to have a kid's perspective. So let's talk a little bit about, in Sarasota the public elementary schools, where you started out. I started out at Southside Elementary School, which is, I stayed until halfway through fifth grade. And what did you like about that school, because it's a very popular school? It's in kind of the hospital area, in the flower streets, very community oriented. It was close to school and it was lots of fun, like a lot of kids. Feel it good learning there? Yep. Learned a lot and were prepared when you went on to go to Saint Stephen's? So there's a big strength in our area, multiple A+ elementary schools. And then, you know there's a middle school option. And for us, the right one was to go to Saint Stephen's, which is a school in Bradenton. Can you talk about that a little bit? Yeah, it's a far drive. Okay, that's my that's my pain, not yours. It has lots of different options to do, like sports. Big, big sports, right? Yeah. Like these things called Innovations, where we can like pick two different electives. What kind of things do you learn in those? Like we did a class called, Around the World in 80 Days, where we planned a trip for around the world in 80 days, basically. So you get to do some fun stuff, plus some big learning stuff, right? Yeah. Because people we've talked to, they say when you go to college you know, after you've been through Saint Stephen's, you're completely prepared. So, you're coming into summer now. You know, no more late night homeworks, what are you gonna do? Play tennis. That's just tennis. And hang out with friends. Tennis, tennis and friends. Who doesn't wish that they could have that life over again. Jake, thank you for coming to this very special Jake edition of REALTALK™, and we'll see you again soon.
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Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

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