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Let’s Review: 2017 Has Been a Whirlwind!

12 Aug 2017 Posted by Marcia Salkin in Bird Key, Lakewood Ranch, Lido Key, Location, Longboat Key, Siesta Key, West of the Trail

What a Busy Year It’s Been (And It’s Only August!)

The first part of the year has gone by in a flash. I’ve been thrilled to represent so many beautiful properties in Sarasota. I’m particularly proud of my largest sale to date – 467 Meadow Lark Drive on Bird Key. It was only on the market for 10 days before it sold for $6.35 million. Over a 20-year relationship with these sellers.

In addition, I’ve been involved with many other sales this year including properties on Longboat Key, Lido Beach, Lakewood Ranch, Palmer Ranch, Tidewater Preserve, West of the Trail and Siesta Key.

To give you a sense of what I’ve been working on now, here’s a sample of my recent listings:

  • 4266 Higel Avenue, listed for $4,500,000 a Gulf-front estate lot on Siesta Key
  • Beau Ciel # 601, listed for $1,675,000 in downtown Sarasota – Sale Pending
  • Tangerine Bay #434, listed for $1,175,000 on Longboat Key
  • 7372 Melaleuca Way, listed for $999,000 in Sanderling on Siesta Key
  • 3250 Old Oak Drive, listed for $899,000 West of the Trail, Sarasota
  • 3712 Eagle Hammock Drive, listed for $665,000 in the Hammocks – SalePending
  • 4972 Creekside Trail, listed for $329,000 in Palm Aire
  • 4631 56th Drive East, listed for $239,000 in Bradenton – Sale Pending

As an experienced real estate agent I know not only how to price your home correctly but get you that price!

Listings are certainly valuable pieces of information when evaluating a real estate agent, but another crucial factor is what people who have worked with an agent say about the experience. In that spirit, I invite you to read the thoughtful words of some of my past clients:

Marcia Salkin is an agent extraordinaire! She not only supervised every aspect of successfully selling my home on siesta key while I lived 2,600 miles away. 

– Jocelyn W.

If you are thinking or buying or selling in Sarasota, you cannot be in better hands than with Marcia Salkin.

– Mickey and Brooke C.

What do you want in your realtor? Knowledge, experience, enthusiasm and responsiveness with a positive get-it-done attitude. You want Marcia Salkin.

– Judyth Jernudd

For over 30 years, I’ve worked as a real estate agent in the area, helping buyers and sellers realize their real estate dreams. It’s been a privilege to serve my clients all these years, and midway through 2017, I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year will bring.

Lifestyle communities offer affordable luxury amenities

25 Apr 2016 Posted by Marcia Salkin in Lakewood Ranch, Luxury Home, Sarasota Luxury Real Estate, Siesta Key

One of the most exciting aspects of today’s real estate world is how many choices we have. The options are endless for where and how you’d like to live your life.

Recently, lifestyle communities have exploded in popularity. These communities, also known as common interest communities, allow people to live and play in the same place. They offer social and recreational activities, along with common spaces where people can gather and enjoy meeting new people and exploring new interests.

Lifestyle communities offer the best of both worlds – the chance to expand your social circle and the opportunity to access luxury amenities like pools, spas and fitness facilities.

There are several lifestyle communities in the Sarasota area that homeowners are flocking to. Here are some of the best:

In Lakewood Ranch:

Esplanade at Lakewood Ranch – This active community offers 1,250 detached villas and single-family homes from the mid-$300s. A big plus? The community has their own golf course and full-time, on-site lifestyle director.

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Del Webb at Lakewood Ranch – It would be hard not to be fit living here. The community has tennis, bocce and pickle ball courts, walking trails, a fitness center and a movement studio. And when you’d like a little down time, the clubhouse features activity and craft rooms, a Wi-Fi café and an outdoor bar.

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Sarasota National – This Lennar-built community includes a three-building clubhouse with a dining room, bar and lounge, library, coffee room, meeting room, fitness center, golf club and two 18-hole golf courses. you’ll, also, find a resort pool with lap lanes, a poolside tiki bar, a dog park and much more.

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In Sarasota:

Cobblestone on Palmer Ranch – Treat these 70 acres within Palmer Ranch as your own private resort. There are nine single-family home designs to choose from, and homes are nestled around several lakes and natural wetlands. The well-appointed clubhouse is just the tip of the amenities iceberg for residents, with a community park, a dog park and access to the Legacy Trail within walking distance.

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Esplanade by Siesta Key – A top benefit of this community is its close proximity to Siesta Key. In less than five minutes, you could be sipping a sunset cocktail at a quaint restaurant in Siesta Village or taking stroll along the beach. When you’d prefer to stick closer to home, the community has a heated lagoon pool and spa to enjoy, as well as a full clubhouse and sporting courts.

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In fact, I have a beautiful new listing in Esplanade by Siesta Key. This model-like home at 2525 Vaccaro Drive has three bedrooms, three full bathrooms and a den. It offers lakefront views, wood floors, a gourmet kitchen, a screened lanai and an outside kitchen for $795,000. For more information click here.

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Homeowners throughout Sarasota and around the country are choosing lifestyle communities because of the unparalleled amenities and active life they can provide. Maybe it’s time you considered how a lifestyle community might be a great fit for you, too.

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