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Top South Sarasota real estate agents

HomeLight crunches the numbers of 1,113 active real estate agents in South Sarasota, FL to find the best ones. South Sarasota's top 3% of real estate agents move homes off the market in 63 days, compared to the 113-day local average, and sell for $29,175 more than the average agent.

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See how 20 of the top REALTORS® and real estate agents in South Sarasota, FL stack up

Claude Pierre
CP Realty International
About Claude

Claude Pierre is a real estate agent with Cp Realty International in Florida and has been in the real estate business for 10 years. Claude has completed transactions in several areas including Palmer Ranch, Siesta Key, Desoto Lakes, Gulf Gate Estates, South Sarasota . HomeLight ranks Claude as one of the top 2% of agents in Palmer Ranch for successfully selling homes and as one of the top 13% of agents who sell homes fast. HomeLight has information on 120 of Claude's transactions since 2009. Claude typically represents the buyer (66% of the time), but has also completed over 100 seller transactions during this period. Claude has been most prolific in Palmer Ranch and Siesta key and The southern Sarasota area including representing the seller of a single family home at 8194 Deerbrook Cir that sold for $530,000 in one transaction and a buyer of a single family home at 8194 Deerbrook Cir that sold for $421,000 in another.

Claude's reviews

"Great experience-very professional, friendly, knowledgeable and proactive."

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Townhome Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
12
Condo Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
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Brett Keyser
Re/Max Alliance Group
About Brett

About Brett Brett is a real estate agent with RE/MAX Alliance Group in sunny Sarasota Florida where he has been a Real Estate Consultant for over 10 years. Brett is a native to Sarasota and holds a degree in Finance and a MBA from the University of Florida. Brett has studied Spanish most of his life and has worked with dozens of Spanish speaking clients. His coverage areas include Sarasota, Nokomis, Osprey, Venice, Bradenton, Palmetto, Ellenton, and Parrish. In 2019 Brett ranked in the Top 1% of all Active Realtors in Sarasota and Manatee Counties in Total Number of Sales (sold 73 properties). Brett sells houses at an alarming rate. In 2019 the average days on market for his properties was only 55! Brett is also a very competent negotiator and received 97% list to sale price for his clients in 2019! Brett works very hard for his clients, and in turn they often recommend Brett to their friends and family members to help them with their Real Estate needs. For buyers, Brett goes the extra mile to find the right property for you. For sellers, Brett provides a customized marketing and advertising plan to sell your property. Brett knows the area extremely well, and will provide you with an in depth market analysis. Brett looks forward to working with you!

Brett's reviews

"We were looking for an investment house which isn't a high-ticket sale, but Brett stuck with us thro..."

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Condo Transactions
6
Townhome Transactions
1
Single Family Home Transactions
24
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Eric Greenstein
Apple Real Estate LLC
About Eric

Eric Greenstein matches homes to client's desires as well as helps Sellers find the right Buyer. He is also Doctor Short Sale. He wears many hats in assisting buyers and sellers of short sales. He is a Broker for Apple Real Estate, LLC as well as representing many investors and distressed home owners. He has over 100 sales transactions within the last few years and has a track record of over 90% closure for short sale listings. He has also helped many home buyers and investors to get great deals. Homeowners selling their property have been able to walk away from their outstanding balances without suffering the typical pains that a regular real estate agent puts a homeowner through. His attention to detail and business skills comes from his Engineering Degree combined with many years as a business owner and investor.

Single Family Home Transactions
3
Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
2
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2019
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Rudy Dudon
Michael Saunders & Company
About Rudy

Originally from Dayton, Ohio, Rudy Dudon relocated to Siesta Key in 2004, where he specializes in waterfront estates and condominiums, second homes and investment properties. To enhance the level of service he provides his clients, Rudy is a Fine Homes Specialist and is short sales certified. In his spare time, Rudy enjoys playing golf, attending sporting events and snow skiing.

Rudy's reviews

"Rudy and his team have done an incredible job for me on my last two purchases. Whether you are buyi..."

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Condo Transactions
30
Single Family Home Transactions
14
Townhome Transactions
4
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Justin Shirley
Shirley International Realty
About Justin

My name is Justin Shirley, and I am the CEO and Founder of Shirley International Realty Inc. based out of sunny Sarasota, FL. I am a member of the National Assocation of Realtors and currently manage a team of full-time real estate agents that love working with people & provide over-the-top customer service. We have offices located just south of downtown Sarasota, as well as St. Petersburg. While managing my staff is part of what keeps our corporation thriving, selling homes on the Gulf Coast & helping people is where my inspiration lies. Representing buyers from all 50 states, as well as a list of international clientele, has given me the opportunity to make many new friends from diverse backgrounds and promote this Florida bliss.

Justin's reviews

"Justin represented the buyer for the home we purchased at 2446 Tulip St in Sarasota, FL. Even though..."

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Townhome Transactions
1
Single Family Home Transactions
9
Condo Transactions
6
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Matt & Jenny Cannon
Coldwell Banker
About Matt

Matt is a native of Indiana who moved from Indiana to Sarasota 15 years ago with over 24 years of experience in both general and new home real estate sales. Jenny joined Matt as a partner in 2010 after 15 years specializing in new home sales with both local and national homebuilders throughout the country. Matt holds a broker associates license in addition to having his MBA, CRB, CRS, GRI and ABR. Jenny is a licensed realtor and has several awards from homebuilders both in sales volume and customer satisfaction. Working now as a team to sell fine sarasota homes in the Sarasota area including Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Bird Key, Downtown Sarasota and Lakewood Ranch. Matt & Jenny's goal is to assist clients in finding their dream home by creating a positive and memorable experience in either buying or selling a home. Matt & Jenny enjoy their careers in real estate but still set aside time to enjoy their family including 3 girls Jaclynn, Juliana, and Riley and their 2 sons Chase and Connor. They appreciate the beauty and culture that Sarasota has to offer including weekly trips to the Sarasota Beaches. As a team Matt & Jenny Cannon have sold over 41 million in volume over the past three years! We look forward to assisting you in your home search!

Matt's reviews

"Matt's dedication to the sale of my condo and attention to detail got us the fairest price possible...."

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Single Family Home Transactions
11
Condo Transactions
2
Townhome Transactions
5
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Albert Wooster
Albert Wooster & Co.
About Albert

Albert is the Broker Owner of Albert Wooster & Co. a "Concierge Real Estate Sales Service Provider" expertly guiding clients through the buying and selling process. Albert specializes in single family home, condo, second/vacation homes. We’ve recorded data for 126 of Albert's transactions. This real estate agent most often represents the buyer (80% of the time), but they also have experience representing the seller side of transactions, with 27 deals recorded. Here’s a little about Albert’s real estate experience: - Albert recently sold one home for $975,000. - Albert’s fastest selling home sold in 20 days. - Albert is an agent who sells homes for top dollar, getting a higher average sale price than the neighborhood average sale price. HomeLight has data on 16 transactions Albert has done in Gulf Gate Estates. Albert has closed 13 more home sales than the average agent in the area.

Albert's reviews

"Albert was wonderful to work with. Always responsive when I called him. Very nice guy and very easy ..."

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Townhome Transactions
1
Condo Transactions
1
Single Family Home Transactions
11
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Linda Driggs
Michael Saunders & Company
About Linda

Linda M. Driggs, REALTOR is a top-producing agent who has proven that exceptional marketing and unparalleled customer service create a recipe for success in any real estate market. Linda is consistently ranked among the top Realtors with Michael Saunders & Company as well as the entire Sarasota Association of Realtors, which consists of more than 3,100 licensed agents. Her boundless determination has earned her such distinctions as Top Individual Agent within the Main Street office—the company’s top-producing office—and membership in the Chairman’s Circle, a group of Michael Saunders & Company’s most distinguished and accomplished agents. This level of performance is a direct result of Linda’s ability to listen, identify with people and take action on behalf of her clients. A consequence of Linda’s superior service is her loyal following of customers and the continued referrals that she receives from them. Linda’s Southern roots are the basis of her practical, client-centered a

Linda's reviews

"Linda has outstanding knowledge of the area and always goes above and beyond for her clients. "

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Single Family Home Transactions
13
Condo Transactions
7
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Jessica Ross
Coldwell Banker
About Jessica

Real Estate is my passion. I have worked hard building my reputation as one of the top producers in the Sarasota-Bradenton real estate market. Due to my hard work and dedication, I have been in both the International President's Elite and the International Diamond Society award winner with Coldwell Banker and recently was just awarded the International President's Premier and Florida top 100 award. I have extensive market knowledge, valuable resources and a tremendous work ethic. I work tirelessly for my clients and have a knack for thinking creatively and offering "out of the box" solutions. My positive attitude and "win-win" mentality has established a solid reputation among my colleagues, clients and other professionals in the real estate industry.

Condo Transactions
18
Single Family Home Transactions
13
Townhome Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
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Carolyn Barker Collins & Roberta Tengerdy
Premier Sotheby's International Realty
About Carolyn

Carolyn is a real estate agent with Premier Sotheby's International Realty. She works with Roberta Tengerdy. Roberta and Carolyn are passionate about real estate -- and it shows. Their experience, expertise and focus on the customer have earned them a place among the Top 1% of Sarasota and Manatee Realtors®. Ranked in the Top 7 in their local office and in the Top 10% of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty® in 2019, their customers and peers have consistently voted them to receive the Five Star Best in Client Satisfaction Award 2007 - 2020. Beyond that, their greatest reward is achieving your best possible result. They place a high value on cultivating relationships, and they understand the importance of learning your desires, your passions and your lifestyle goals. Carolyn is thoughtful and analytical. A former New York City legal administrator, marketing coordinator and local real estate developer, she brings valuable experience in all facets of a real estate transaction, including contracts, disclosures, inspections and negotiations. Her background as a marketing executive will give your listing a decided advantage. Carolyn's quiet confidence and know-how lend a reassuring tone to every transaction. Roberta is a visionary and creative thinker. A Minnesota native, she ran a high-end gift boutique before moving to Florida and translating her talents into real estate. In business matters, she relies greatly on her keen insight and intuition. Her vibrant persona and outgoing love-all personality will make your time with her enjoyable, and her professionalism will make the time well-spent. OUR PASSION & COMMITMENT Highly personable, yet completely professional, Roberta and Carolyn offer luxury real estate service at every price point. Their integrity shines in every transaction. Their affiliation with Premier Sotheby's International Realty enhances their tools, their expertise and their professional reputation to represent your best interests. Premier Sotheby’s International Realty®, one of the highest volume producing affiliates in the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand, is the leading luxury real estate brokerage firm in the markets it serves, providing exceptional service and market knowledge to buyers and sellers of single-family homes and condominiums. Premier Sotheby’s’ sales volume and performance continually outperforms the market competition.

Carolyn's reviews

"At a very confusing, difficult time, Roberta was wonderful. She went above and beyond to help me fin..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
20
Condo Transactions
10
Townhome Transactions
3
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
NAR Certifications
REALTOR®
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Find your perfect real estate agent in South Sarasota

Why you need a top real estate agent in South Sarasota, FL

Hiring a real estate agent is a big decision, and it can be an overwhelming process. HomeLight uses trusted data to simplify your search. For example, would you prefer a highly experienced top agent doing 672 transactions a year, or the average agent who does 150 transactions a year? It’s probably a no brainer. Let’s see what kind of time and money you could save with a top South Sarasota agent!

Top Seller's Agents

Top seller’s agents in South Sarasota sell 1.8x more homes, and close 1.4x quicker. With a top agent by your side, you’ll save $29,175 more than with an average agent.

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Days on Market
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Top Buyer's Agents

South Sarasota's top 3% of buyer's agents save their clients 42.2% more on their home purchases and transact 1.4x more in the same area when compared to average agents.

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Homes Purchased / Yr

Sale Price / List Price (%)
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Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in South Sarasota, FL

Top Agents
4.7 stars
Avg. Agents
3.6 stars

Top real estate agents in South Sarasota score an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical South Sarasota agent who scores only 3.6 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in South Sarasota and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

Recent reviews for South Sarasota real estate agents and REALTORS

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Mark Engeberg
Shirley International Realty
Aug 06, 2021

“Good council comes only with years of experience. We have been looking for a home in Lakewood Ranch for the last four (4) months. We kept on getting beat-out by $50k to $200k above asking price by real estate funds or out-of-towners. Justin Shirley gave us some valuable insight in making offers in ...“

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Tony Quint
Coldwell Banker
May 12, 2021

“Matt was incredible! He was responsive to our numerous questions and calls, was knowledgeable about the process and what we needed to do to move forward. He went over and above in resolving some sticking points and helped to get documents to the lender when we were having problems communicating with...“

"HomeLight made the agent-hiring experience quick and simple, with a superb agent match for us. The agent we chose did an exceptional job in marketing our home for sale."

Kathryn D.

HomeLight Client

"Our experience with HomeLight could not have gone better... She got us about twenty thousand dollars more than we expected. I would recommend any of the three agents HomeLight recommended, it was a hard choice, they were all good."

Larry M.

HomeLight Client

"HomeLight immediately identified 3 top-notch, high producing real estate agents that knew the market where my home was located. After speaking with them, I chose one superbly qualified, experienced agent. The house sold in one day! "

Lindsay K.

HomeLight Client

Find top real estate agents in cities near South Sarasota, FL

Englewood

Active Agents1,054
Time on Market82
Avg. Sale Price$235,000

Bradenton

Active Agents1,543
Time on Market90
Avg. Sale Price$290,000

Sarasota

Active Agents2,513
Time on Market104
Avg. Sale Price$360,000

Venice

Active Agents1,181
Time on Market103
Avg. Sale Price$304,000

North Port

Active Agents2,367
Time on Market86
Avg. Sale Price$222,500

Bayshore Gardens

Active Agents1,078
Time on Market78
Avg. Sale Price$165,000

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a top real estate agent do?
Top real estate agents have more local expertise, prepare in-depth market analyses, and have industry connections that you can’t find by yourself. They know your neighborhood like the back of their hand and use their market knowledge to sell your home faster than the average agent and for money.
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What should you look for when interviewing a real estate agent in South Sarasota?
When you sell a house, your real estate agent becomes your business partner, financial advisor, and emotional support system. It’s crucial to partner with someone you trust, so make sure you’re looking for an agent who can answer all of your questions with confidence during the interview. During this process, you want to get to know the agent’s business and find out how well they know the area. You’re listening for things that signal experience, expertise in your community, and workload. Selling a home takes an enormous amount of work, so you need an agent who’s got a plan for prep, pricing, and marketing and who is ready to roll up their sleeves to get the job done.
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How important is it to hire a top real estate agent in South Sarasota?
Our data shows that the top 5% of listing agents sell homes for as much as (+9%) more than the average real estate agent. A great agent makes a difference when you buy a house, too: We’ve found that the top 5% of buyer's agents on average save their clients 2.5% more on their home purchase. So, whether you’re in the market to find your dream home or sell your house at a great price, the right agent matters. We encourage you to connect with a top real estate agent if you’re buying or selling a home in South Sarasota, FL.
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When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in South Sarasota?
The best window to contact an agent to sell your home is anywhere from three to six months in advance of your list date. When you start the search for an agent several months before hitting the market, there’s plenty of time to find the best agent, make key renovations, and market your home effectively, all of which are essential steps in selling your home for a great price. You can also hire an agent based on the best time to sell to take advantage of seasonal and cyclical trends in the market. The right time to hire a real estate agent depends on the temperature of the housing market. For example, the best time to sell is in May. And since it takes around 3 months to close on a home, you should list in February. We recommend that you hire a real estate agent as soon as you're thinking of selling your home. Generally speaking, that's anywhere from 3 to 6 months prior to your desired move date.
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What is the average real estate agent commission for agents in South Sarasota?
While individual real estate agent commissions do vary, most real estate agents work for 6% of the home price.
Why should I use HomeLight to find a South Sarasota real estate agent?
HomeLight analyzes all real estate agent in South Sarasota to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare South Sarasota real estate agent and will only introduce you to the top performing agents. They do not pay to advertise on our site and we do not pay to list them. To give you the best object recommendations, we consider things like: how fast a real estate agent sells, how many properties they work on, how much money they save or earn their clients, and what cities and neighborhoods they specialize in. You can trust that we’ll match you with the right agents for your needs.
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