Lots and Land


Property of the Century: Privacy & Sweeping Views on Sarasota Bay

18 Nov 2016 Posted by Marcia Salkin in Gulf front, Lots and Land, Uncategorized, Videos of Sarasota, Waterfront Homes, West of the Trail

Survey Says: Privacy is the Ultimate Luxury

The other day I was reading an interesting Business Insider article (“Privacy is becoming the ultimate luxury for wealthy homebuyers”) that talked about a recent survey of the world’s wealthiest people. The Luxury Portfolio International survey asked people this question: “If you were wealthy enough to afford whatever house you wanted, what would be first on your list?” And the most frequent answer to the question was privacy.

Privacy is so sought out by the wealthy that often people purchase the homes on either side of their house and across the street. A home with privacy is a retreat from the busy world outside and a refuge for friends and family members.

One of the Most Private Properties in Sarasota

I’m not exaggerating – my listing at 3250 Old Oak Drive is one of the most private properties in Sarasota.

This waterfront property near the North Siesta Key Bridge is almost three acres, a size practically unheard of these days. The large lot size, plus dense foliage of beautiful oaks and specimen plantings, means you won’t see your neighbors or people driving by to take a look. You’ll just see greenery and a sweeping view of Sarasota Bay.

Now is your chance to snap up this one-of-a-kind ultra-private property that’s been owned by one of Sarasota’s oldest families for over 60 years. Listed at $3.95 million, you really won’t find a more private property in such an ideal location that’s just minutes to downtown, Southside Village and our world-class beaches.

And this property is the perfect place to build your dream house. Don’t settle for a home that’s not quite to your liking – here you can create a custom luxury compound to your exact specifications.

You’ll be hard-pressed to top the privacy and beauty of 3250 Old Oak Drive. But you don’t have to take my word for it. Watch this virtual video tour of the property. It just might inspire you to make this special place your very own.


Is Sarasota Real Estate at “The Tipping Point”?

05 Oct 2012 Posted by Marcia Salkin in Condo or Townhome, Lots and Land, Single Family Home

Everyday, usually two or three times a day, I check the Sarasota MLS Hotsheet to see what’s new on the market, what properties went under contract and what properties actually closed that day.  And, lately, there has definitely been a trend…Sarasota real estate is Selling!!!!! 

Today, only 7 properties came on the market while 22 went under contract.  We haven’t seen a day like that since “the good old days of 2004-2006.  So, if you are thinking it is time for a change and are wondering if it is time to sell—the answer is YES!  Call us, email us, Fax us, Tweet us or Facebook Message us!  We want to work for you!

Take a look at the following graph showing you the inventory of available properties for the past 8 years.  Please click here to read more of the Michael Saunder’s article on declining inventory of Sarasota real estate.  It’s going to be a very exciting season!


By:  Marcia Salkin   Cell:   941-376-6121.    Email:  Marcia Salkin@michaelsaunders.com

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Once-in-a-lifetime Beachfront Property

05 Jul 2011 Posted by Marcia Salkin in Lots and Land, Siesta Key

Once-in-a-lifetime beachfront property presently on the market on Siesta Key.  Down a winding road behind the gates of The Sanderling Club, sits this magical piece of beachfront property.  Stretching 150′ across the generous beachfrontage and extending to a private, dock on the Heron Lagoon, this is one of those rare and wonderful properties that invites your dreams to come true.

We invite you to watch this video about this very special property located at 8334 Sanderling Road.  For more information on Sanderling, Siesta Key or any luxury real estate in Sarasota, please contact Marcia Salkin or Paulene Soublis at 941-356-0203.