Market Update

Differentiate to Sell Pt 2: Bathroom Remodel

Last week, we began a series of blogs on how you can differentiate your home while it’s listed for sale to help it stand out from the crowd.  You can read that first blog here.  This week, we’re moving into a little more depth, looking at a cost-benefit analysis of a major remodel.  We’ll explore … Continue reading Differentiate to Sell Pt 2: Bathroom Remodel

Season Theater Review

It’s about to be that time — the time our cultural landscape switches into high gear.  From art galleries to music venues to theater, there is no question why Sarasota has often been dubbed “The Cultural Coast.”  Here’s a quick summary of what’s coming to the big stages in Sarasota this upcoming season.  There will … Continue reading Season Theater Review

Differentiate to Sell

What will make your home stand out? As we near “Season,” that nebulous timeframe that starts before the holidays and lasts until the real sweltering summer heat sets in during which the real estate market is most active in Sarasota and the surrounding keys, many people are considering the state of their property and how … Continue reading Differentiate to Sell

Beat the Heat! Things To Do Indoors

The past few weeks have been simply scorching outside.  Some of us can spend the entire summer beachside, enjoying the bay breeze and the bath-like waters, and then there are those of us who merely thinking of being in the sun midday makes our skin start to burn!  If you’re anything like me, you’re looking … Continue reading Beat the Heat! Things To Do Indoors

Neighborhood Spotlight: McClellan Park

Historic McClellan Park One of the oldest neighborhoods in Sarasota, McClellan Park is a 56-acre West of Trail enclave located on the southern end of Orange Avenue just south of Downtown Sarasota.  Developed in 1916 by two sisters, Katherine & Daisietta McClellan, McClellan Park was originally called Sarasota’s “Garden Spot.”  According to Sarasota History Alive, … Continue reading Neighborhood Spotlight: McClellan Park

The Dog Days of Sarasota Summer Theater

Theater Stays Hot in the Summer Prior to 2002, summer theater was something that we didn’t get in Sarasota.  When the snowbirds left, so did a large chunk of our cultural landscape.  The Banyan Theater changed that in 2002, when the almost-exclusively summer troupe began annual, off-season theater every summer for 14 years.  The longstanding group disbanded in … Continue reading The Dog Days of Sarasota Summer Theater

Just Listed: Old World Ambiance on Bird Key

Casual Elegance on Bird Key Fresh on the market this week is my new listing on Bird Key.  This sprawling home captures the feel of a garden villa in Venice.  Large in size and yet surprisingly intimate, thanks to an incredibly thoughtful floor plan, this home features two full master suites, three guest bedrooms, multiple … Continue reading Just Listed: Old World Ambiance on Bird Key

Out & About at JDub’s Brewing Company

JDub’s – A New Sarasota Tradition This is a bit off my typical beaten path, but in an effort to embrace every aspect of Sarasota in all its glory, I ventured recently to one of our local breweries, JDub’s.  You may have noticed over the last 5 years the prevalence of a new, beer-centered world … Continue reading Out & About at JDub’s Brewing Company

Burns Court Cafe Wine Bar – A Best Kept Secret

A Hidden Gem in Downtown’s Burns Court It is the perfect time of year to pay a visit to the Wine Bar of the Burns Court Cafe.  Separate from, and yet a part of, the fantastic Burns Court Cafe, the Wine Bar is a quaint, quiet, and exclusive little enclave with both a worldly and … Continue reading Burns Court Cafe Wine Bar – A Best Kept Secret