Throughout my 6-mile walk today from Marina Jack over the Ringling Bridge and around St. Armand’s Circle, I kept thinking how lucky I am to live and work in Sarasota. At a young age (24), I made a rather gutsy choice to move here by myself and start my “adult” life. Almost everyone here has relocated from somewhere else, each making their own choice to live their life in Sarasota.
So, on this 4th of July, I celebrate the FREEDOM OF CHOICE. That we have the ability, the right, to choose wherever we want to live and to work. As long term Realtors, Paulene and I are not happy right now with the Real Estate market. We find no delight in telling Sellers that their property value has gone down from the year before or, working with buyers panting to jump into the market and not a lender around willing to fund their dream. It’s tough talk, but we are choosing to have the conversations with our Clients and we will help guide them through this challenging time.
Because, we have the FREEDOM TO BELIEVE. Paulene and I believe that Sarasota is the Best place to live. This Independence Day morning , I saw so many people laughing, fishing, boating, cycling and groovin’ to their I-pods…there were coolers and grills, families and lovers and like every other day, so many gathering around our Bayfront’s “Unconditional Surrender” statue with camera in hand believing that today is good and tomorrow will be even better.