2020-11-17

Downtown Sarasota has certainly caught up in the hotel ‘game.’  Thousands of rooms added over the past decade.  Some are too hard (or expensive), some are too soft (North Trail)—but there is one that is just right.  The Embassy Suites occupies a nice niche, looming large (18 stories) on theContinue Reading

2020-10-18

This month’s column on real estate will take a look at a new hotel in our area in an unprecedented area called the Compass Hotel on Anna Maria Sound. I’ve lived up and down the Gulf Coast for more than 30 years now.  I’ve been to all the islands—from MarcoContinue Reading

2020-09-03

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

2020-07-08

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

2020-06-01

Some people are concerned about the local real estate market during the pandemic, but I think there are reasons for optimism. This is a dynamic situation. What does that mean? Simply put, a lot of people are re-evaluating their lives. Some people have been home staring at their four wallsContinue Reading