Roger Pettingell Biography

Roger Pettingell Biography

$106 Million in Closed Sales for 2018

Highest Sarasota County Single Year Sales Record, Top REALTOR® Rankings

For the ninth time in eleven years Roger has been named:

  • Number One REALTOR® on Longboat and Bird keys
  • Number One REALTOR® for all of Sarasota
  • Number One single Coldwell Banker agent for all of Florida
  • Number One individual agent in the NRT Southeast Region - Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth, Greater Baltimore, Washington D.C metro and Florida.

In addition, Roger has been acclaimed by the following organizations:

  • Coldwell Banker Society of Excellence award in 2013, 2014 and 2017
  • Number 128 among all agents in the United States for 2018 and ranked among the top 250 agents in the country for 2014, 2016 and 2017 by REAL Trends as reported in the Wall Street Journal

Roger Pettingell is a fitting example of someone doing exactly what he loves. Selling luxury property in Sarasota and Manatee counties has become a part of who he is and an intricate part of his professional and personal life.

Record Sales History

Roger Pettingell, Luxury Waterfront Specialist, Coldwell Banker, Sarasota, Longboat Key, FloridaRoger’s record simply speaks for itself. With more than 33 years of experience selling real estate, Roger has contracted and sold over $2 billion of luxury property in Sarasota and Manatee counties. The year 2018 ended with $106 million in closed sales, a Sarasota County record year for Roger, prolonging his streak as the top producing agent in the area and in Florida among Coldwell Banker REALTORS®.

During the 2005 housing boom Roger experienced one of his best years, selling $54 million. And when the market began to take a downturn in 2007, Roger managed to consistently close an average of $40 million in property sales for the next three years. In 2010 he sold more than $40 million, which was $14 million more than the next single agent. The end of 2012 saw Roger sell more than $50 million in property and for the third time in five years, he was once again named the number one REALTOR® for Sarasota and Manatee counties and the number one Coldwell Banker agent for the entire Southeast region (including Texas and Georgia).

Education and Early Sales

Born in New York, Roger was originally headed for a medical career after graduating with degrees in biology and chemistry from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. Heading south to Florida, Roger found himself in Sarasota, leading the marketing team for Arvida's luxury property developments on the island of Longboat Key. Arvida, a Florida real estate company responsible for the development of several waterfront communities on Longboat Key, was later purchased by Disney™. In 1985, Roger began exclusively selling real estate for Arvida. His budding relationship with one of the leading residential brokerages in Florida provided valuable insight into cultivating his future selling luxury real estate in Sarasota and Manatee counties.

“Being on a team selling most of the original property on Longboat Key, such as Grand Bay, Marina Bay and The Sanctuary allowed me to get to know the island from the beginning stages of the luxury homes’ development, “ said Roger.

Leader in Technology to Sell Real Estate

By the time Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate merged with Arvida in 2002, Roger’s success was palpable. As a top producer, using computers and his knowledge of cutting-edge technology, he transformed his client base and customer relationships.

Roger Pettingell discusses Sarasota and Longboat Key, Florida real estate news in regular episodes of REALTALK
REALTALK™ - Roger discusses Sarasota and Longboat Key real estate topics in weekly episodes.

When he purchased a personal computer and created a website to enhance his business, one of the first REALTORS® in Sarasota to do so, colleagues were skeptical. These days, Roger’s extensive use of technology to market properties has made him a leader in his market. As a member of CyberStars™, a network of top technology-oriented real estate professionals, his success is due in large part to his ability to provide his clients the full advantage of marketing through technology. He uses the Internet to promote each listing with individual websites based on the address of the property for sale. International buyers find most of his properties for sale through video tours on the Internet. In April of 2014 he started a weekly YouTube show devoted to local real estate market trends and the communities in Sarasota and surrounding keys. REALTALK™ also features local experts who discuss topics that help buyers and sellers of residential properties. Visit and subscribe to Roger's YouTube video channel for home sales, REALTALK™ and client testimonials.

“I’ve always loved technology, so it’s been easy for me to want the latest and greatest,” said Roger. “It’s part of who I am, I think. I don’t use technology just to make my life easier, which it certainly does; I think it’s a way to better serve my customers. Plus, it makes it more fun.”

Active in the Communities He Serves

Roger’s success can also be attributed to how strongly he believes in what does and the community in which he works. He and his wife Alisa do not simply work in the market that he sells in; they have also built a life and a family there as well. “Never meeting a charity [he] didn’t like,” Roger is an active philanthropist, heavily involved in local charities and community activities. Those include being a board member for the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, the Ringling Museum of Art and Southeastern Guide Dogs, as well as a member of the Sarasota Adopt-A-Family, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Suncoast, Forty Carrots, Child Protection Center and the American Red Cross.

Roger is a devoted father, Jake (age 12) and Max (age 9), and husband who has dedicated his life to loving where he lives and expressing that whenever possible. This “picture-perfect” family enjoys all that Sarasota and her islands have to offer, including water sports, fishing, kayaking and paddle boarding.

“I can’t imagine doing anything but selling real estate here,” Roger says. “It’s something you can do at your own speed and I love doing it. I hope I’ll be going strong for at least 20 more years.”

Roger Pettingell - Coldwell Banker support team (from left bottom row) Stephanie Ruzgis, Saleemah Stanley, Mary Kay Ryan (from left top row) Tom Briggle, Barbara Bourn and Roger Pettingell.
Roger and his support staff (from left front) Stephanie Ruzgis, Executive Assistant; Saleemah Stanley, Listing/Marketing Assistant; Mary Kay Ryan, Director of Customer Care; (from left back) Tom Briggle, Director of Internet Marketing; Barbara Bourn, project manager and Roger Pettingell.

Why Choose
Roger Pettingell?


  • Over 33 years as a top producing REALTOR® on Longboat Key and in Sarasota.


  • Number 1 single Coldwell Banker agent in all of Florida for 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • Number 1 Realtor on Longboat Key and Bird Key for 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • Number 1 Realtor for all Sarasota in 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • Coldwell Banker Society of Excellence award in 2013, 2014 and 2016
  • Ranked among the top 250 agents in the country for 2014, 2016 and 2017 by REAL Trends as reported in the Wall Street Journal.

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About Roger Pettingell

Roger Pettingell of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate is your Longboat Key, Florida Luxury Real Estate Specialist. Roger provides his real estate expertise to sellers, investors, developers, and buyers in the Sarasota area including Anna Maria, Bird Key, Bradenton Beach, Casey Key, Cortez, Grand Bay, Holmes Beach, Longboat Key, Marina Bay, Osprey and Siesta Key. Search for homes, luxury homes, condominiums, investment property, development property, and vacant land and lots on the Longboat Key, Florida and the surrounding area.