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Everything to do with the Sarasota Area that makes it so special to live here: Market updates, neighborhoods, unique shopping, restaurants, events and things to do around town. Specializing in Downtown Sarasota, West of Trail, Palmer Ranch, Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Venice and Lakewood Ranch with almost 30 years experience behind me!
RECENT BLOG POSTS
My First Real Estate Sale Taught Me A Valuable Lesson.  No matter how much follow-up, networking or marketing you do, you never know where your next sale is coming from.  It is a lesson I've never forgotten to this day. Back in 1984 I was brand new Sales Counselor, as we were called,  working in ...
Posted 8 days ago
               9 Buyer Traps and How to Avoid Them "A systemized approach to the home buying process can help you steer clear of these common traps, allowing you to not only cut costs, but also secure the home that's best for you." No matter which way you look at it, buying a home is a major inve...
Posted 15 days ago
  Sarasota Home Sales Remain Steady In February, And That's A Good Sign!  The Sarasota Real Estate Market is maintaining a regular frequency for both sales and median price.  There were a total of 787 closed sales in February, down slightly from last February, but up slightly from January 2014. ...
Posted 17 days ago
    The 24th Annual Sarasota Historic Homes Tour was held last Sunday, March 2, 2014 in Laurel Park, Sarasota, FL from 11:00am to 5:00pm. The tour was sponsored by the Sarasota Alliance For Historic Preservation and featured nine homes and one commercial building. The tour featured homes in the L...
Posted about 1 month ago
14 Extra Costs to be Aware of Before Buying a Home    "The last thing you need are unbudgeted financial obligations cropping up hours before you take possession of your new home." Whether you're looking to buy your first home, or trading up to a larger one, there are many costs - on top of the pu...
Posted about 1 month ago
Sarasota's Season VII of Season Of Sculpture Runs Through May 30th.  Whether you are driving by Sarasota's downtown bay front or taking a leisurely stroll along the bay front, you will have the pleasure of viewing 18 sculptures by 8 different artists. In past Season of Sculpture exhibitions ther...
Posted about 1 month ago
    Sarasota Home Sales Off To A Solid Start In 2014! Following a record breaking year in 2013, home sales were the second highest in the 90 year history of the Sarasota Association of Realtors, the new year sales forecast is looking very strong. Although January's sales in the Sarasota Real Est...
Posted about 2 months ago
  Mable Ringling Memorial Fountain Restored, Sarasota, FL.  Dismantled and covered over with dirt for 60 years the Mable Ringling Memorial Fountain has been renovated and is once more flowing at the southern gateway to downtown Sarasota. The Mable Ringling Memorial Fountain is located in Luke Woo...
Posted 3 months ago
  Sarasota Home Sales For 2013 Reach Second Highest Total On Record.  The year end totals are in, and the Sarasota Real Estate Market had the second highest number of sales in the history of the Sarasota Association of Realtors. The total number of properties sold in December in the Sarasota Real...
Posted 3 months ago
  Painted Pianos Of Sarasota Keys Hit The Streets Of Sarasota!  Six brightly painted spinet pianos played by six professional pianists made their city debut on Friday, January 18, 2014 at Sarasota's downtown Five Points Park at 5pm.  Also in attendance were the seven "Legacy Artists" who converte...
Posted 3 months ago
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Author Bio: Keith Kropp, Almost 30 years of professional real estate experience in Florida and serving the incredible Sarasota Area! .