Jim Soda Real Estate Agent at Premier Sotheby's International

Jim Soda

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Premier Sotheby's International

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Agent Highlights

Jim is a top selling The Meadows agent - having sold over 80% more properties in The Meadows than the average agent.
Jim is a SFH expert - working with over 80% more single family homes than the average The Meadows agent.
Jim also has Townhome expertise - working with over 9 more townhomes than the average agent.

More about Jim Soda

Jim Soda stands apart as one of the most knowledgeable and skilled luxury REALTORS® in the Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch and Bradenton area. Jim is a consistent listener to what a client’s needs are. When listing your home, Jim gives you the tools and guidance you need to make informed decisions about pricing, staging, advertising and negotiating. Jim has consistently proven himself as a phenomenal real estate agent. At his former company, Jim was a member of Prudential's Chairman's Platinum Circle, placing him in the top 1% of Agents nationwide, and Top 100 in 2005/06. Jim then transferred his talents to Keller Williams Realty in Lakewood Ranch and continues to set the bar to high to the success of the The Soda Group. As a highly skilled and successful agent in the luxury real estate market, Jim specializes in the Greater Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Siesta Key and Longboat properties. ...
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  • University of Dayton, Mineral Ridge High School

  • Transnational Referral Certified (TRC), Certified New Homes Specialist (CSP), Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR®), Graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI ®), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)

  • Top Producer and Member of Prudential's Chairman's Platinum Circle , achieving a level of the Top 1% of Agents nationwide

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Jim earned the Best of HomeLight Award in 2018 for being in the Top 1% of agents in the area.

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Jim Soda's Reviews & Ratings

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    • Jim and Donna,To the wonderful Soda Team!I cant thank you enough for your hard work, professionalism and diligence put forth in selling my home. Although my house was only a few years old, and only on the market for 5-months, most buyers were opting for new construction in the area. At one point I wanted to give up as I felt like I could not compete with the builders. Your team never gave up, never allowed me to give up and certainly remained positive during this time. Your knowledge of the market (especially in Lakewood Ranch), as well as the consistent feedback, were what made this possible. There are many realtors out there, but I would highly recommend your team if a buyer and/or seller want to see results.Attention to detail, knowledge of the market (both from a buyer and seller standpoint), honesty and integrity is how I would best describe your team. Great job!Thank you all so much,Dawn G.We appreciate your diligence, honesty and all efforts made to sell our home.

      - Dawn G.
    • Dear Jim and Donna,Thank you for all your efforts and generosity in the selling and buying of our homes.Wish appreciation and best wishes,Patty

      - Patty
    • Thank you Jim and Donna Soda for selling our home. It was the BEST real estate experience for us. You are both really nice people as well as experienced Realtors. Bonnie and Art Mellor

      - Bonnie and Art Mellor
    • Everyone I talk to just love Jim and Donna Soda. They are just amazed at what you have created. They also love working deals with you because you work hard to get the job done. They [ agents ] compliment you both on how helpful you are.Cheryl

      - Cheryl
    • Dear Jim, We would like to convey to you the sincere dedication and efforst on your behalf Jim. We believe you are one of the best realtors we have ever hired. We have moved over 12 times in the past 32 years and you have demonstrated by far some of the best professionalism, integrity, and creativity. Your efforts to sell our home went beyond our expectations. With knowledgeable staff like you have you will continue to succeed. Best Regards,Bob and Elga

      - Bob and Elga
    • "The Soda Team wax extremely thorough, professional and friendly all at the same time! We also were so pleased that Donna was able to find us our new home on Longboat Key before it ever hit the market!" - Joel & Roz Ehrenpreis

      - Joel & Roz Ehrenpreis
    • Jim and Donna, Thank you so much for helping us sell our house! That is a huge burden lifted off of our shoulders, and now we can move on and find a house here in NC. We really appreciate all of your help. It was a pleasure working with you! Take care. Sincerely,Katherine Nye

      - Katherine Nye
    • Jim is an extremely progressive real estate agent who utilizes high end marketing tools and upscale technique's.- Ray Knight

      - - Ray Knight
    • Jim you are excellent to work with!Lenore [ Michael Saunders Agent ]

      - Lenore [ Agent ]
    • DonnaYou are an amazing teamGreg

      - Greg
    • Jim Soda,I want to express my heartfelt thanks for your warm kindness when I called you about my appraisal; and that extra step of reassurance that "you got this "! I didn't have to bake cookies .... Ha! you were picking up donuts and coffee. You did " get this " and I got my appraisal at contract price! Whoo Hoo! What a blessing... May God Bless you for your excellent service to me! With a grateful heart.Grace Cuff

      - Grace Cuff
    • " Jim Soda has bought and sold over $15 million of property for me over the past 10 years. His high end marketing and advertising standards far exceed area realtors and set a new benchmark level." Jim is a true Real Estate professional ....he is diligent and works a deal to where all parties walk away happy.- George Pintea

      - George Pintea
    • Having sold a house in the past, we were not looking forward to the process again. But due to a job change our family needed to sell our home on a strict timeline and in the off season! Jim and Donna were thorough, efficient, effective, warm and personable throughout the entire process! We got the price we wanted on the timeline we wanted, with no hiccups at all. They made everything so easy. Of all the many many aspects of our move overseas, selling our home was the LEAST stressful thing of all. I cant recommend them enough and will use them again when we move back to Lakewood Ranch in a few years. Thank you Jim and Donna! Class act!Melissa

      - Melissa
    • Thank you Donna and Jim Soda for finding another family to enjoy our home! Jen and Brian Frey

      - Jen and Brian Frey
    • "Jim not only got the highest price for my villa, he assisted in negotiating my new construction contract at a great savings to us. My family and I certainly enjoy our times here at the ranch." Jim is the best at putting deals together.- "Jim not only got the highest price for my villa, he assisted in negotiating my new construction contract at a great savings to us. My family and I certainly enjoy our times here at the ranch." Jim is the best at putting deals together.- Dr. Joseph DiDomenico

      - Dr. Joseph DiDomenico
    • Donna you work so hard! More than any woman I know! Tina Darling!

      - Tina Darling
    • Thank you to the Soda Group for helping make our transition to Florida. Our family was transferred from up North and Jim spent countless hours looking for places that would best meet our familys needs. When Jim was unavailable his wife Donna was there to help us. Not only did they assist us in finding a house their entire team helped provide us with referrals for whatever we needed.Thank you,The Jendro family

      - The Jendro family
    • Jim,Chuck & I can not thank you enoughfor making our house shopping experience a breeze. You made our hours and hours of shopping just fly by and we valued your opinion during this very trying time. We'll be in touch this fall when our patio improvements are complete. Thank you, Chuck & Nicole

      - Chuck & Nicole
    • My experience with The Soda Group has been wonderful! They have exceeded all my expectations! Donna's attention to detail is 2nd to none and her energy has no bounds. My total satisfaction is her one and only concern. Donna is a true credit to her industry and it will be my pleasure to recommend her talents to any potential renter or home buyer.- Michael Huff

      - Michael Huff
    • Donna,This may not go our way; but, I want to thank you, Donna, for the shot. We would have had no shot at this buyer had it not been for your initiative and persistence. You gave us a chance by "going the extra mile".Muito obrigado! Your next Lake Sonoma is on us . . .-g

      - -g
    • Dear Jim ... I just wanted to let you know that it was a pleasure working with you both on the Murphy sale. Hopefully we can do business together again in the future.Ann

      - Ann
    • No agent knows the Lakewood Ranch/Sarasota/Bradenton real estate market better than Jim Soda. Our family has completed 4 transactions through the Soda Group and, in every case, Jim and his team exceeded our every expectation. They proved to be knowledgeable, honest, effective, and thoroughly professional. We give Jim and his team our highest recommendation.George Serrano

      - George Serrano
    • " I was selling my own home. Jim brought me a buyer and completed the entire contract with such care and follow up that I used him to buy my next home and would do so again." It was a smooth transaction. Thank you Jim- Sy Pratt

      - Sy Pratt
    • "My husband and I are happy to recommend Jim and Donna Soda! They are true real estate professionals and can make both selling your house and buying a new one a breeze. We listed our house in Lakewood Ranch and it was sold in a day! They handled our closing for us since we were not in town as well. We also purchased a new home in Lakewood Ranch with the Soda's help and advice. Call the Soda's for your real estate needs!"- Joni Corcoran and Ed Koplos

      - Joni Corcoran and Ed Koplos
    • Jim has helped my clients in the past with buying/selling homes in Lakewood Ranch and surrounding areas. He is always in the know and knows how to get a deal completed.- Matthew Sykes

      - Matthew Sykes
    • We are very happy client of yours !!! You are the very best at communications! Better than any agent we have ever dealt with!Thank you,Nick & Nora

      - Nick & Nora
    • Jim Soda is the best realtor, friend and gave us father-like advice to give us comfort with our 1,200 mile move! - Nicole Marshall-Knapp

      - Nicole Marshall-Knapp
    • "When Pam and I began looking for a home in Sarasota, we were focused on finding the right home for us.To find that house we needed a real estate agent who could listen to us and make the connection to the right house. Jim did that in spades.However, little did we realize at that point in the buying process,there is an incredible amount of work: inspections to oversee,repairs to be made,utilities to be scheduled, insurance to be obtained,closing agents to engage and on and on. Jim had a team of professionals on his team who helped us with every stage of the process.So, when deciding whom to engage to assist you in finding that perfect house, remember to consider the rest of the story."- Jerry & Pam Claiborne

      - Jerry & Pam Claiborne
    • Dear Jim,We are writing to express our delight and gratitude for the first-class service you recesntly provided in the sale of our home at Lakewood Ranch. From the time of our first meeting through the closing we were impressed with your attention to detail, your ability to make the sales process as easy as possible for us and for ensuring that the property was viewed by suitably qualified buyers in the time it was on the market.We would not hesitate to use your services for future real estate transactions and would be delighted to provide a reference to any potential clients required. Your advertising states " Soda Sells "!, and in our experience clearly succeeds! Sincerly,George and Suzie

      - George and Suzie
    • Thank you Jim, Donna for all your help. We do appreciate all you have done to sell our home. It was so nice to work with professionals like yourselves.Peter & Diane Bach

      - Peter & Diane Bach
    • Thank you Jim, Donna. We are so pleased and impressed. You showed our home more than any other agents out there. You worked extremely hard and we appreciate you being at every showing to sell our home. I will recommend you to everyone. When we move again I will be calling The Soda Group.All the best,Julie Medley

      - Julie Medley
    • Thank all of you for your continual support- also for trying to make this easier! The Soda Group is amazing to work with. You all go above and beyond!Barbara

      - Barbara
    • Jim, Donna and the Soda Group Team: I want to thank you for making the sale of our home a very positive and financially rewarding experience. My wife and I interviewed the top real estate agents in Lakewood Ranch. All came with impressive credentials. We chose the Soda Group based on your history of sales success in Lakewood Ranch, the depth and talent of your staff and the exclusive marketing partnerships you were aligned. Your suggested listing price was considerably higher than that of the other agents we interviewed. That concerned us at first. Your ability to think "outside the box" resulted in a quick sale with the price per square foot being the highest in Country Club East for 2013. What you understood was the market imbalance between supply and demand, the uniqueness of our home and market trends in Lakewood Ranch. In three short weeks we had 13 showing and were in escrow with a near full price cash offer. Your attention to details and the coordination to closing was painless and easy. Thanks again team for a great experience. I recommend to anyone looking to sell their home to list with the Soda Group! Sincerely, Todd Hoch

      - Todd Hoch
    • Not only do I love your page but I know that you are a true professional who is knowledgable and will exceed expectation for buyers and sellers alike.Helga Wetzold

      - Helga Wetzold
    • Patience and solid advice is what I most appreciated about Jim. My wife and I needed the perfect home...and Jim's guidance allowed us to find it at the right price...without rushing into anything.Matt Sevarino

      - Matt Sevarino
    • What a pleasure it has been dealing with the Soda Group! They listed and found a buyer for our condo within just a few days. Then pleasantly and efficiently helped us get the place inspected, repaired, cleaned, and prepped for closing. All of this has been done long distance (we live in St. Augustine), and everything has gone off without a hitch! Thank you .......- Bill Bowen

      - Bill Bowen
    • I couldn't be happier with Jim and Donna Soda. They made it so easy for me to buy my Lakewood Ranch house from out-of-state. They were wonderful- I am so grateful to them and their staff for all their kindness and professionalism!Barb Fulton

      - Barb Fulton
    • Jim is a talented and respected member of the Real Estate Community in Sarasota Florida and he sets the bar high for other Realtors to aspire to. He is not only professional but knowledgable and that translates into a positive experience for the Sarasota / Lakewood Ranch area.- Laura Benson

      - Laura Benson
    • Jim helped my company in several ways including keeping me apprised of new real estate investment opportunities. He is professional and diligent in is work organization and approach to business.- Dan Miller, Managing Partner, BizTank, LLC

      - an Miller, Managing Partner, BizTank, LLC
    • Donna you are so wonderful to work with. Thank you so much. I have told many of my friends about you.Laura

      - Laura
    • You guys are really something! Proud to be affiliated with you! You don't give up! I admire that! Deb O"Mara

      - Deb O'Mara
    • Working with Jim and Donna is like finding a rare gem.... They combine hard work, perseverance and above all, integrity. Finding the right buyer or the right home for their clients is not just their job, it is their passion. Thank you Jim and Donna Soda - Marilyn Schroeter

      - Marilyn Schroeter
    • We bought our 1st home here in LWR from Jim in 2005. He, his wife, and his team are a class act. If you want the best...you've found them.Cara

      - Cara
    • Dear Maryellen, Today marks our 20th day in our new home in Lakewood Ranch and none of it would have been possible without Jim Soda! I first called Jim from New York after a trip we made in February of this year gleaning his name from one of your signs on the lawn of a house for sale in the Lakewood Ranch area. He not only took my call in the evening, but spent a considerable amount of time with me on the phone and we agreed that if he stuck by me through the process, I would stick with him. I explained to Jim that an agent we had dealt with in 2014 did not return our phone calls, emails, texts, and even a visit to her office proved futile. I suppose I should be emailing her also to thank her for Jim was a blessing in disguise. It is difficult enough to buy a house when you are within distance of an area that you are considering moving to; its another challenge to purchase one when you are 1200 miles away, but with Jims help we were able to do just that. Among the many things Jim stepped up to was to host my wife Maria with a days notice as we had to move quickly on this house. As part of the inspection process, he was there every step of the way. Whenever we had a problem or perceived issue, he talked us off the proverbial ledge. He held our hand at a time where I was ready to walk away not knowing that the process of purchasing a home had changed so drastically since 1990 (when I purchased my NY home), despite the fact that we were putting over 50% as a down payment. He dealt with the selling agent at all hours when it seemed that the deal was getting deadlocked. In closing I would like to add that there are only a few people that I would want with me in the trenches and Jim Soda is one of them. He had our backs from start to finish. A big thanks from me and Maria on a home that we love. Emma is settling in nicely too and has started school and we are all very happy to have left New York to begin our new life in paradise! Best Regards, David and Maria Paliotta

      - David and Maria Paliotta
    • Congratulations Jim! Not surprising, you are a true professional- very aggressive while, always, remaining a gentleman- can be very difficult; you are the best at it!Rodney

      - Rodney
    • Hi Jim how are you this is Kay Von. I just wanted to call and thank you so much for the great job you guys did I really appreciate the two professionalism. You both were awesome. Thank you for your patience. I'm really grateful to you guys. Thanks again nice job and I'll be in touch and I hope you do the same as well. I'll be sending people your way as I find them. And thanks again. Talk to you soon. Bye bye.- Kay Von

      - - Kay Von