Every time I strap on a mask, I wonder how much longer we’ll have to do it.  How many times have you gone back to the car to retrieve a mask to go in a store? Even after this pandemic is over, I wonder if some people will still chooseContinue Reading


Decades ago before the internet, some realtors put a “For Sale” sign up on a lawn and waited for the phone to ring. These days, marketing a home is a never-ending project. And video marketing can show a potential buyer what is for sale. Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter—add your favoriteContinue Reading


Happy to know that the “dimmer switch” on the economy will start to head in the right direction starting Monday. Certainly good news for restaurants, retail and those scheduling elective surgery. It won’t be 100%, but baby steps are at least underway. I’ve been spending my days like many ofContinue Reading


I’ve been a published writer for 40 years, but I don’t ever recall the challenge of writing a column like this one. How could I write about Sarasota real estate with any meaning—when we don’t yet know the meaning? Could you ever imagine a situation where we’re nearly afraid toContinue Reading


Founder / Writer Sande started the Sarasota Post (now called The Suncoast Post) with the dream of providing the Florida suncoast with quality information about the beautiful area we live in. Founder / Writer James has been involved with the development of The Sarasota Post (now called The Suncoast Post)Continue Reading

The State of Local Real Estate On The Florida Suncoast


One of the first questions people often ask people in real estate is, “How’s the market?” Here are three interesting facts followed by a couple opinions on “the state of real estate” on the Suncoast in February 2020.

Welcome Ray Collins to the Suncoast Post


If you live in Florida, there’s a better than average chance you have bought and/or sold real estate in the past few years. Make no mistake, there is a LOT of coming and going in the Sunshine State, and especially here on the Suncoast. We did a recent ‘search’ and there’s over 5,000 houses and condos for sale right now in Sarasota and Manatee County.

Main Street Sarasota


Sarasota has been receiving a lot of noteworthy praise, and ranking high on a number of topics from hospitals to residents’ satisfaction.  Earlier this year, the Bradenton-Sarasota-North Port metropolitan area received the No.1 Well-Being Index score among the most populous communities in the U.S., according to the Gallup-Heathways Well-Being Index. Continue Reading