Sarasota

In Florida approximately 95% of all deals are done between two agencies, one representing the seller and the other one representing the buyer, with a shared commission included in the sales price.

The role of a real estate agent representing the buyer is to do a custom search for him amongst all the properties on the market across all real estate agencies, without charge.

Sarasota is city of 53,000 inhabitants situated in the southeast coast of Florida on the Gulf of Mexico.

Since 10 years this city is in full expansion. More and more people prefer its calm, easy life compared to the constant animation of Miami.

Sarasota has 57 km of beaches, including Siesta Key, which for several years has been named the best beach in the United States. Siesta Key boasts silky white sand as fine as sifted flour.

Sarasota is bordered by a chain of coral islands including Siesta Key, St. Armand Key and Longboat Key.

Boaters enjoy the many canals where they can moor their craft, as well as several marinas, including Jack Marina situated directly in the center of Sarasota.

Longboat Key is a fashionably trendy island particularly appreciated by foreigners.

All aquatic sports are practiced in Sarasota on the warm, magnificent, blue coastline of the Gulf of Mexico.

Sarasota is also a golf player’s paradise, with nearly 54 courses of all different types.

There are large numbers of restaurants, many of them with outdoor terraces which serve cuisine from all over the world, such as French, Italian, Chinese, Sushi, Mexican, Cuban and much more.

There are also a large number of malls, including the latest, UTC, offering a multitude of boutiques and restaurants.

Sarasota is the most artistic city in Florida. The Ringling Museum holds the world’s second largest collection of Rubens as well as numerous other paintings.

Sarasota’s other assets include the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, the Sarasota Ballet and the Sarasota Opera.

The city has several universities including the New College of Florida, the Keiser College, Florida State University College, to name only a few.

Other attractions to visit include the Mote Marine Laboratory, Mary Selby Botanical Garden and Sarasota Jungle Garden.

We have an ideal climate in Sarasota with warm summers and perfect 20 degrees weather in winter.

Real Estate construction is, for the most part, more recent and less expensive than in Miami. However, certain luxury homes can reach upwards of 16 million dollars

Presently there are many construction projects underway, and like elsewhere in Florida prices are steadily on the rise.

The number of visitors and occupation rates of hotels were at an all-time high in 2014.