As someone who has lived in the cold weather of Michigan and the hot weather of southern California I love living on the Florida Gulf Coast. If you or your buyers are relocating to the Tampa Bay area please give them my name. I've experienced two cross country moves and thoroughly understand the process. I also know what it's like to reinvent your life in a brand new community.
I moved here in 2002 to care for my elderly mother. My parents had bought a small home on the island in the late 60's to spend a few months in the winter. I've been visiting and vacationing on Anna Maria for most of my life. Anna Maria Island is most famous for the beautiful sandy beaches with plenty of room to take long walks or just park your beach chair and watch the sunset.
I was previously a mortgage banker and broker prior to becoming a licensed Florida Realtor. I also have a background in sales and marketing in the broadcast and publishing industry. Before leaving Michigan I completed the Residential home builders course. I then went on to become a Habitat for Humanity volunteer partner, fundraiser and builder.
My focus now is selling island and waterfront homes on Anna Maria Island, Perico Island, Longboat Key, Siesta Key as well as homes on the mainland in Bradenton and Sarasota.
If you want an experienced, professional Keller Williams Agent who knows Anna Maria Island I'm the person you should contact. I would be happy to provide references from some of my happy clients.
What's your hot button? Everyone who comes to this area of Florida is hoping for a "deal". I've been working on short sales and REO's (bank owned properties) since 2004. Are there some great short sale deals around? Sure...if you aren't in a hurry. Love REO's? I know how to find, negotiate and close REO's to meet almost any budget or deadline.
If your dream home is a waterfront whether that means Gulf of Mexico beach, Tampa Bay view, canalfront or on one of the lakes in communities like Perico Bay Club I can help you find the best home for you at the best price.
Sellers love the fact that I have a background not only in the local real estate market but also in mortgage financing, marketing (former real estate magazine publisher), building and design background and I love open houses. Most of my buyers come from places like Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, California, Toronto..even some from right here in Florida. Many are second or vacation home buyers who want an investment property they can rent out when they aren't here escaping their lives in other places.
If your definition of retirement involves kitesurfing, parasailing, boating, fishing, kayaking or just parking your...chair on the beach to watch our magnificent sunset come to Anna Maria for a visit. You might never want to leave.
I specialize in Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and Siesta Key vacation homes and investment property in Manatee and Sarasota counties. If you want to "Live Where You Play" call Linda Moore today!