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June
14

REALTOR Sarah Zupa Joins Wagner Realty's Corporate Office

BRADENTON, FL June 14 - REALTOR Sarah Zupa has joined Wagner Realtyʼs Corporate Office as a licensed REALTOR®. Sarah will be joining her parents, Dave and Rebecca Samler of the Coastline West Team at Wagner Realty.   

Sarah is proud to be a native Bradenton resident, being born at Manatee Memorial Hospital. She attended Saint Stephen's Episcopal School through 10th grade, then transferring to Manatee High School through graduation.  Sarah received her bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences.   

Over the years, she's been working with commercial real estate lending and business banking.  She will be providing residential real estate listing and sales services throughout Manatee and Sarasota Counties.

Her ambition and determination to enter the real estate industry started many years ago, by observing her successful parents grow their real estate business. "They love working at Wagner Realty and have built so many long term customer relationships along the way. I wanted to experience that happiness and satisfaction that my parents do, and having fun along the way," notes Sarah, adding, "I owe so much to them, and I am honored to follow in their footsteps by working side by side with them."

In Sarah's free time, she enjoys the beach and active sports, especially kayaking.  She has been a foster parent locally in the community and enjoys participating as a pet volunteer foster mom with the Humane Society of Manatee.

She can be reached at the Wagner Realty Corporate Office located at 3639 Cortez Road West, Suite 200,  Bradenton, Florida 34210 or by phone at 941.773.6012, on the web at www.SarahZupa.com  or by email at SarahZupa@WagnerRealty.com.

June
27

REALTOR and Property Manager Joins Wagner Realty's First Street Sarasota Office

SARASOTA, FL June 27, 2022 - Property Manager and REALTOR Patrice Ivan has joined Wagner Realtyʼs First Street Sarasota Office.

Raised in a family of REALTORS in Norwalk Connecticut, Patrice always enjoyed watching her family build strong and lasting customer relationships. Their motivation of helping families find their dream home ignited her into a career path of real estate and eventually, property management.

She earned her undergraduate B.S. Degree from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, specializing in Geography: Urban and Planning and Regional Development and then continued her education earning the Masters in Education Certification from Sacred Heart University (SHU) in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Patrice moved to Florida in 2000 where she became a Customer Liaison for new construction in Manatee and Sarasota County. 

In 2007 she was the Assistant Project Manager for the general contractor Thomason Stevens, who worked with Robert Hatfield Developers and City of Bradenton on the Riverwalk Project and completed the build of the Promenade at Riverwalk 115 condominiums in downtown Bradenton.

For the past fourteen years, she has specialized in property management specifically in short and long term leasing within the luxury market in Sarasota and surrounding areas. ­

"I chose Wagner Realty because of their outstanding reputation and decades of experience. In speaking with many people within the company, I knew that I would get the support that I need in the fast-paced world of property management" notes Patrice, adding "Wagner just had that community feel that I was looking for."

In her spare time, Patrice loves to garden and often enjoys the tranquility of strolling through Selby Gardens.  She also enjoys painting abstracts and uses the gorgeous west coast beaches as her backdrop of our many creations. 

When she is not helping people locate properties, she, along with her two-year old pug, Roscoe spend time together by taking long walks throughout our awesome communities.

She can be reached at the Wagner Realty Sarasota First Street Office located at 1440 First Street, Sarasota FL office or by phone at 941.993.0823, on the web at www.pivan.wagnerrealty.com  or by email at patriceivan@WagnerRealty.com.

July
5

Rebecca Samler of Wagner Realty earns Certified Waterfront Specialist Designation

BRADENTON, FL, July 4, 2022 – Rebecca Samler, a REALTOR with Wagner Realty, has earned the certified Waterfront Specialist (CWS) designation.

This certification is exclusively owned and hosted by the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee, with a local curriculum covering the legalities, pitfalls, and advantages of working with waterfront property. The course covers different types of waterfront properties, docks and seawalls, surveys, coastal construction, FEMA and much more.

With over 70 Sarasota and Manatee waterways, REALTORS® with waterfront background and experience are in high demand. When considering buying and/or selling waterfront properties, call the local experts with CWS certification.

Rebecca has been a Licensed Real Estate agent in Florida since 1994, and loves working with her customers.  Rebecca is a fourth generation Floridian, and has lived in Bradenton, on Florida's west coast, since 1976.  Rebecca's goal is to provide her customers with superior customer service through honesty, hard work and integrity.  She has also achieved the distinction of being a Five-Star Best in Client Satisfaction Real Estate Agent, as recognized by Five Star Professional and listed in Sarasota Magazine, every year since 2005. 

Rebecca can be reached at 941-737-7955, or by email: rebeccasamler@gmail.com.

July
6

Wagner Realty Announces June, 2022 Top Producers

Wagner Realty June 2022 Top Producers

June
7

Wagner Realty Announces May, 2022 Top Producers

Wagner Realty Top Producers - May 2022

May
13

REALTOR® Jacki Jensen Joins Wagner Realty's Manatee Ave West Office

Jacki JensenBRADENTON, FL May 13th - REALTOR Jacki Jensen has joined Wagner Realtyʼs Manatee Ave West Office as a licensed REALTOR®. Jacki has been in the real estate industry since the early 1990's when she obtained her real estate license in the state of Colorado. She was in the forefront of the growth of Colorado working with the new construction housing market.

Jacki moved to the Bradenton area in 2004 where she remained in residential sales, adding property management to her resume. She will be providing residential real estate listing and sales services throughout Manatee and Sarasota Counties.

She loves the area where she can enjoy her favorite sport of tennis playing all year round.  Jacki is looking forward to taking pickleball lessons and joining a few local teams in the area, since it is such a popular Florida sport.

Colorado Springs is still home to her son and daughter, six grandchildren and one great granddaughter but the cold snowy winters will certainly draw her large family to visit her in the luscious warm weather and gorgeous beaches here in Florida.

"From the day I walked into the Corporate office, I felt so comfortable," notes Jacki, adding "I was warmly welcomed there and made friends from the first day. I am so thankful that my friends recommended me to contact Wagner."

She can be reached at the Wagner Realty Manatee Ave West Office located at 7411 Manatee Ave West Office, Bradenton, Florida 34236 or by phone at 719.352.5513, on the web at www.jjensen.wagnerrealty.com or by email at jackijensen@WagnerRealty.com.

May
6

REALTOR® Lora L. Howell Joins Wagner Realty's Lakewood Ranch Main Street Office

LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL May 6th – REALTOR Lora L. Howell, Esq. has joined Wagner Realty's Lakewood Ranch Office as a licensed REALTOR® and will be working with the business brokerage division.  

As part of the expert brokerage team in Lakewood Ranch, Lora will specialize in marketing businesses in a way that will appeal to a large base of qualified buyers.  With advanced understanding from both the litigation and transactional perspectives, she will advise clients with the confidence required in all business transactions.

Lora has been a member of the Florida Bar since 2007 and has focused her practice in the areas of Real Estate Law, Foreclosure Litigation, Family Law and Civil Litigation.

Ms. Howell was raised in Mooresville, Indiana and earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Indiana University in 1994 graduating on the Dean's List and where she was a member of the Political Science Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha. She earned her Juris Doctor Degree from Florida State University College of Law and is currently active in several professional organizations as well as community groups.

Lora can be reached at the Wagner Realty Lakewood Ranch Office located at 8141 Lakewood Main Street, Suite N106, Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34202 or by phone at 941.756.7800, or by email at LoraHowell@WagnerRealty.com

May
12

REALTOR® Genesis Abascal Joins Wagner Realty's First Street Sarasota Office

Genesis AbascalSARASOTA, FL May 12th - REALTOR Genesis Abascal has joined Wagner Realtyʼs First Street Sarasota Office as a licensed REALTOR®. Genesis has been in the real estate industry since 2005, serving as a Sales Manager at a Miami real estate company. She was in the forefront of the growth and revitalization of the Miami Brickell Downtown area for over 17 years, working under one of the largest South Florida developers and brokerage teams.

Genesis frequently traveled to the Gulf Coast to visit family and fell in love with the area. In November of 2021, she made the decision to make Sarasota her home.

Genesis is committed to sharing her love of the Gulf Coast with expertise and market knowledge to her customers. Real estate is the only career she has ever had, and being able to work in the Gulf Coast has been her dream for many years. She will be providing residential real estate listing and sales services throughout Manatee and Sarasota Counties. Being bilingual and having experience working with International Spanish speaking clients, Genesis enjoys helping homebuyers/sellers and investors communicate their real estate goals.

"In searching for a new brokerage to place my license with, I was looking for an independent and large brokerage where I could be a part of a family and not just a name on a roster of agents," notes Genesis, adding "I was warmly welcomed and made to feel so comfortable that I selected Wagner Realty as my new home."

Genesis is a proud mother of one son, Elias, who lives in Miami. His love for theater and performing arts since the tender age of eight, has resulted in acting roles in local musicals within the Miami area. Genesis hopes that she can attract her now, eighteen-year-old son to join the more than half dozen different theater companies on a variety of theatrical stages locally in Sarasota.

Genesis has spent many years actively involved in local Miami non-profit organizations, such as the Covenant House, an organization that helps homeless children. She also served as Ambassador at Kristi House, a safe haven for abused children, while studying for her Bachelor's Degree in special education at Miami Dade College.

She can be reached at the Wagner Realty First Street Sarasota Office located at 1440 First Street, Sarasota, Florida 34236 or by phone at 305-853-6400, on the web at www.genesissellsflorida.com or by email at genesis@WagnerRealty.com.

May
14

Wagner Realty Announces April, 2022 Top Producers

April
7

Wagner Realty Announces March, 2022 Top Producers

April
11

How to Protect Yourself From Phishing Scams

Tips to Avoid Phishing

When you're buying a home, you often have a full to-do list. You have to arrange financing for your new home and get your old property prepared to sell or move out of. It's likely that you have multiple things demanding your attention; this, unfortunately, can make you susceptible to phishing scams.

A phishing scam is a scam that uses a text message, phone call, or email to trick people into revealing their sensitive information. The scammer makes the scam message appear as if it's from a company that you know, like your bank, credit card company, a retailer, or even a government entity.

Once you click the link or contact the scammer with your info, they're able to use it to access your financial accounts or potentially open financial products in your name. The scammers can then run up debt in your name or steal your money. 

Phishing scams can even be real estate related to trick would-be homeowners into revealing their info in hopes of navigating the home buying process. Our real estate agents recommend following these tips to protect yourself from phishing scams. 

  • Never Reply to a Suspicious Text or Email
    If you receive a text or email that claims there's a problem, don't reply to the message. The scammer wants you to worry and immediately reply. Instead, look up the phone number for the company that the message claims to be from (using a reputable source, like the company's official webpage). Then, call the company directly to see if there's an issue with your account. This guideline also applies to phone calls you receive requesting information to correct a "problem." Hang up, and call the company back using the number that you locate on their official website. Don't depend on your caller ID to vet a company; it's possible for scammers to spoof information so that the name and number appear to be authentic. When preparing to buy one of the Sarasota homes for sale, these guidelines also apply. You don't want to provide information that can compromise your identity or result in the theft of your savings when you're trying to buy a home. 
  • Avoid Clicking on Links or Attachments
    Never click on links or attachments that are in a potential phishing message. Links and attachments can download tracking software to your device that will steal your information. 
  • Keep Your Software and Operating Systems Updated
    While exploring Bradenton homes for sale, it's important to keep your devices updated. Check that your mobile devices and computers are scheduled to automatically update your software. Operating software frequently receives patches to fix potential security bugs. You should also confirm that your computer has updated antivirus software. 
  • Know the Warning Signs That Something is Off
    There are often a few warning signs that indicate something is off with a message. Typically, there are spelling and grammar errors in the message. While the message may initially appear to be from a reputable company, there are usually things that reveal it's a scam. The website may slightly vary from the company's official webpage, or the email address the message is sent from isn't the company's authentic address. The business's name may also be misspelled. Reputable companies don't usually ask for sensitive information via text message, email, or phone. 

Following these tips can help you avoid a phishing scam. One of the best ways to protect yourself from real estate phishing scams is to have an experienced agent in your corner, helping you out through the process. Contact us today!

March
31

REALTOR® Mike Harshman Joins Wagner Realty's Lakewood Ranch Main St Office

Mike HarshmanREALTOR MICHAEL HARSHMAN JOINS WAGNER REALTY'S LAKEWOOD RANCH MAIN STREET OFFICE

LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL March 31  – REALTOR Michael Harshman, Esq. has joined Wagner Realty's Lakewood Ranch Office as a licensed REALTOR® and will be working with the business brokerage division. 

As part of the expert brokerage team in Lakewood Ranch, Michael will specialize in marketing businesses in a way that will appeal to a large base of qualified buyers. He will provide buyers and sellers with the confidence required in all business transactions.

Michael is a graduate of the University of Texas College of Law. He is board-Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and has been admitted to practice in all courts of Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas; the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio; and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Michael can be reached at the Wagner Realty Lakewood Ranch Office located at 8141 Lakewood Main Street, Suite N106, Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34202 or by phone at 941.756.7800, or by email at mikeharshman@WagnerRealty.com

March
17

Wagner Realty Announces February, 2022 Top Producers

Wagner Realty February 2022 Top Producers

February
25

REALTOR® Maria LaPiana Joins Wagner Realty's SR 64 East, Bradenton Office

BRADENTON, FL, February 28th – REALTOR Maria LaPiana has joined Wagner Realty's SR 64 East, Bradenton Office as a licensed REALTOR®.  Maria has spent more than seventeen years in the real estate industry, with the majority of the time at Howard Hanna in Real Estate Services in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  After observing many of her long-term clients were migrating to the warmer Florida climate, it wasn't long before she headed south to spend more time in Florida. She was sold on the attractive sunny climate and went off to quickly obtain a Florida real estate license in early 2022, in addition to her Pennsylvania license. 

Maria will be providing residential real estate listing and sales services throughout Manatee and Sarasota Counties, with a specialty in helping clients to relocate to warmer climate.

"Wagner Realty has the perfect combination of more than eighty years of experience and family style atmosphere" notes Maria, adding "I had all my questions answered from very knowledgeable and friendly Wagner team members and that's what also convinced me that I made the right decision."

She can be reached at the Wagner Realty SR 64 East, Bradenton Office located at 5215 SR 64 East, Bradenton, FL 34208, or by phone at 724.840.8684, on the web at mlapiana.WagnerRealty.com or by email at marialapiana@WagnerRealty.com

February
14

Broker Associate Nadia Gross Joins Wagner Realty's  Lakewood Ranch Office

LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL  February 14, 2022 – Nadia Gross has joined Wagner Realty's Lakewood Ranch Office as a licensed Broker Associate.

 After receiving a degree in Multinational Marketing from Florida State University, she spent over 13 years of Real Estate Sales and Investments in the high-end markets from Las Vegas to Sarasota. With more than twenty-eight years of business management and marketing experience, Nadia knows what it takes to help her clients achieve their real estate goals, understand the market, and negotiate the best deal and sell their homes for top dollar.

 For the past thirteen years, she has personally invested in real estate and the rental vacation business and that's where she discovered her passion for total renovation projects and new home construction. Her clients have raved about their equity growth, ultimately building a nice "nest egg" for retirement.

 Nadia stays connected with the local community with her dedicated volunteer involvement with Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS International) who partners with churches and organizations worldwide to equip and encourage moms in more than sixty-eight countries.

 "I really was impressed with the longevity of Wagner Realty" notes Nadia, adding "I was thrilled when the SR70 East office relocated to the thriving center of Lakewood Ranch on Main Street, right in the heart of my customer base."

 Nadia realizes that families who want to live on the West Coast of Florida will have many dreams and desires. Whether it's basking in the sun, sharing sunsets with loved ones, enjoying unique dining experiences, or creating an active lifestyle, she is ready to help fill those desires by providing the best real estate experience.

 She can be reached at the Wagner Realty Lakewood Ranch Office located at 8141 Lakewood Main St., Suite N106, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202, or by phone at 941.301.7771. Visit her website at BestHomesinLakewoodRanch.com or by email at Nadia@WagnerRealty.com.

February
10

Wagner Realty Announces January 2022 Top Producers

February
8

Broker Associate Brian Sullivan Joins Wagner Realty's Anna Maria Island Office

Anna Maria Island, FL., February 8, 2022 – REALTOR® Brian Sullivan has joined the Wagner Realty Anna Maria Island Office as a licensed Broker Associate. Born and raised in Fredericksburg, Virginia, Brian started his career in 1999 as a Mortgage Loan Officer. In 2002, Brian became a licensed REALTOR and four years later he earned his Broker Associate license. His twenty years in the real estate industry has resulted in an unparalleled professional track-record and high ethical standards. Brian is well known for being an honest, hard-working agent who does everything in his power to ensure his clients' success. Brian will be providing residential real estate listing and sales services throughout Manatee and Sarasota Counties.

As a regular vacationer to Florida, Brian and his wife, Kayla dreamed of making the Gulf Coast of Florida their permanent home. They proved that dreams do come true when they packed up and moved to Bradenton in 2021.

The Sullivans are founders of Community Outreach, Inc., a local non-profit company in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Dedicated to helping the local community, the organization has contributed over $100,000 since its founding in 2009. 

"Wagner Realty is the perfect home for me" notes Brian, adding "I was immediately drawn to the friendly atmosphere of the island office as well as the corporate office. That factor, along with advanced technology tools and training is what convinced me that I made the right decision."

He can be reached at the Wagner Realty Office located at 2217 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach or by phone at 540.379.5643. Visit his website at bsullivan.wagnerrealty.com or by email at 
Briansullivan@WagnerRealty.com.

January
19

REALTOR® Leslie Lake Joins Wagner Realty's Manatee Ave West Office

BRADENTON, FL, January 19, 2022 – Leslie Lake has joined Wagner Realty's Manatee Ave West Office as a licensed REALTOR. Leslie is a seasoned real estate agent whose career began twenty-four years ago in Norwalk, Connecticut. Her relocation decision to the Bradenton area was driven by, not only the glorious weather, but by the arrival of her first grandson.

"I am so lucky to be living here in paradise" says Leslie, adding "I am delighted to be with Wagner Realty selling homes in Manatee and Sarasota Counties." 

Leslie knows first-hand what it is like to make a life-changing move and that proves extremely helpful when collaborating with customers. Whether they are making a move across the country or down the street, her goal is to make that a seamless stress-free experience.

In her spare time, Leslie enjoys the outdoors including bicycle riding, boating, and walking our local area Robinson Preserve. Recently, she has been working on her creativity skills by taking classes at ArtCenter Manatee. She absolutely adores her two grandsons and enjoys outdoor activities with them. 

She can be reached at the Wagner Realty Manatee Ave West Office located at 7411 Manatee Ave West, Ste 100, Bradenton, FL 34210 or by phone at 941.524.3426. Visit her website at llake.wagnerrealty.com or by email at leslielake@WagnerRealty.com.

December
17

The Greiner Group of Wagner Realty Provides Truckload of Support to the Humane Society of Manatee County 

Greiner Group Gives BackBRADENTON, FL, December 17, 2021 – Each year as the holidays approach, Sandy Greiner's thoughts turn to local animals in need. Sandy is a Broker Associate with Wagner Realty, and leader of The Greiner Group, a team of six REALTORS who work out of the company's Corporate Office on Cortez Road.  "A few years ago, I decided to throw a holiday party with a purpose" says Sandy, "so I provide food for our folks and ask them to provide food and supplies for the Humane Society of Manatee County (MCHS) . This year's party was held on December 14th and the donations from our holiday get-together filled the Manatee Humane Society's truck!"

This year, the Humane Society of Manatee County reached a milestone of 50 years of providing exceptional care for the animals in our community. As a 501(c)(3), this not for profit animal welfare organization is considered the lead animal welfare agency in Manatee County. The organization operates a no-kill shelter, the Second Chance Adoption Center located at 2515 14th Street W. and a veterinary clinic / high volume spay and neuter clinic at 2415 14th Street W. in downtown Bradenton.

Each year the Second Chance Adoption Center rehomes more than 1,000 dogs and cats through their comprehensive rehabilitation and adoption program. Many of the animals that enter the adoption program are medically challenged or have behavioral challenges. Each animal in the adoption center receives the highest quality care, medical care and behavioral assessment and training to complete the rehabilitation process resulting in a successful adoption into a new loving home.

"We are sincerely grateful to Sandy Greiner, The Greiner Group, the staff and agents at Wagner Realty" said Rick Yocum, Executive Director of Humane Society of Manatee County, adding "our shelter depends on the year-round compassion and commitment of our community and I'd encourage those interested in supporting the Humane Society to go to www.humanemanatee.org for more information."

Sandy Greiner can be reached by calling 941.794.2246, by email at sandygreiner@wagnerrealty.com or on the web at SandyGsBeaches.com.

PHOTO ATTACHED

Pictured from L-R: Nakita Llyenko (MCHS Shelter Division), John (Volunteer),  Sandy Greiner (Broker Associate/Wagner Realty)  Rick Yocum (Executive Director/HSMC)

January
7

Wagner Realty Announces December, 2021 Top Producers

January
3

John Gubernat of Wagner Realty Earns Broker-Associate Status

John GubernatJOHN GUBERNAT OF WAGNER REALTY EARNS BROKER-ASSOCIATE STATUS

BRADENTON, FL  January 3, 2022 –  John Gubernat, a real estate agent at the El Conquistador, Bradenton office of locally-owned Wagner Realty has obtained professional status as a Broker-Associate in the state of Florida.

"John continues to stand out as a leader in the real estate industry and is a valuable asset to Wagner Realty," said Mary Collandra, El Conquistador Branch Manager and Broker. "We are proud to congratulate John on this achievement."

A graduate of Trinity Christian College in Illinois with a Bachelor of Arts degree, John is currently a history teacher at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

His drive and dedication to outstanding performance allow him to excel in the fast-paced real estate market without sacrificing quality and details. He enjoys researching potential properties, answers needed to make informed decisions, as well as negotiation of terms and pricing to successfully complete a real estate transaction.

John is a devoted family man, and enjoys spending quality time with his wife and five children. If he has any time left, he enjoys metal detecting on the area beaches and coin collecting.

John can be reached at the Wagner Realty El Conquistador Office located at 3403 El Conquistador Pkwy, Bradenton, FL 34210 or by phone at 941.962.4848. Visit his website at www.JGubernat.WagnerRealty.com or by email at JohnGubernat@WagnerRealty.com.

December
8

Wagner Realty Announces November, 2021 Top Producers

Wagner Realty November 2021 Top Producers

November
5

Wagner Realty Announces October, 2021 Top Producers

Wagner Realty October 2021 Top Producers

September
29

REALTOR® Jill Perfetto Joins Wagner Realty's SR 64 East, Bradenton Office

Jill PerfettoREALTOR® Jill Perfetto Joins Wagner Realty's SR 64 East, Bradenton Office

BRADENTON, FL, October 19, 2021 – REALTOR Jill Perfetto has joined Wagner Realty's SR 64 East, Bradenton Office as a licensed REALTOR®. 

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Born and raised in Central New Jersey, Jill studied marketing and business during her college years. She spent more than twenty-five years as Executive VP Officer, of a successful fragrance and cosmetic company, based in Europe. Her training included travel to Switzerland, France, and Lithuania. She became an expert and acquired in-depth knowledge in foreign exchange, importing and investing.

She chose to relocate to Florida for her love of the outdoors. She has been a licensed REALTOR for the past seven years and is driven by her passion to help families locate their dream homes. Jill will be providing residential real estate listing and sales services throughout Manatee and Sarasota Counties.

In her free time, she loves the sport of golf, along with biking and enjoying life to the fullest with fun spirited people.  

She is a proud mother of two sons, who currently are attending the University of South Florida and Stockton University in New Jersey.

 "Wagner Realty has the perfect combination of more than eighty years of experience and modern day technology" notes Jill, adding "I had all my questions answered from very knowledgeable and friendly Wagner team members and that's what also convinced me that I made the right decision. Their membership in Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LRE) was also important to me, as it provides worldwide connections."

She can be reached at the Wagner Realty SR 64 East, Bradenton Office located at 5215 SR 64 E, Bradenton or by phone at 732.610.5464. Visit her website at jperfetto.wagnerrealty.com or by email at JillPerfetto@WagnerRealty.com.

October
7

REALTOR® Casey Wilkinson Joins Wagner Realty's Manatee Ave West Office

REALTOR® Casey Wilkinson Joins Wagner Realty's Manatee Ave West Office

BRADENTON, FL, October 19, 2021 – REALTOR Casey Wilkinson has joined Wagner Realty's Manatee Ave West Office as a licensed REALTOR®.  

Born and raised in Bradenton, Florida, Casey is the daughter of Ed Kinkopf, a well-known REALTOR at Wagner Realty. She attended Manatee High School and the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, earning her Elementary Education degree. She taught elementary school in Manatee County for eight years.

Helping others as well as building relationships with people is something she enjoys and wants to continue as she follows in her father's footsteps as a REALTOR at Wagner Realty. Her father, Ed has been in the business for over forty years and has been Bradenton Herald's People's Choice Award winner for favorite realtor the last four years in a row (2018- to 2021). 

"I am excited to work alongside my father at Wagner. The agents are so hard-working" notes Casey, adding "I am blessed to be a part of such a knowledgeable team of professionals. I look forward to helping family, friends, and others in our community buy or sell homes. Purchasing a home is such a special event in life, I am eager to be a part of that process for others."

In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors. Anything that has to do with the woods or water is where she wants to be! Her and her husband, Tim, share their passion for boating, fishing, diving, and hunting with our four-year-old daughter, Madison.  They always include their dogs, Tucker and Remi, in all their adventures.

Give Casey or Ed a call for all your real estate needs. They have the experience, desire, and ability to make your real estate goals a reality!

Casey can be reached at the Wagner Realty Manatee Ave West Office located at 7411 Manatee Ave West, Ste 100, Bradenton, FL 34209 or by phone at 941.720.5494. Visit her website at cwilkinson.wagnerrealty.com or by email at Caseywilkinson@WagnerRealty.com.

September
20

REALTOR® Trish Carruth Joins Wagner Realty's Longboat Key Office

Trish CarruthREALTOR® Trish Carruth Joins Wagner Realty's Longboat Key Office

LONGBOAT KEY, FL, October 12, 2021 – REALTOR Trish Carruth has joined Wagner Realty's Longboat Key Office as a licensed REALTOR®.  

Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi.  Trish was educated at the University of Southern Mississippi and earned a Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 1984. She quickly evolved as a Regional Manager resulting in supervision of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists covering geriatric rehab facilities in the southeastern United States.

She spent more than 35 years dedicating her time and expertise to her patients, employees and customers.

Trish has been a full time Floridian since September of 2020 and obtained her Florida real estate license in the summer of 2021. Her new endeavor of real estate is driven by her passion for interior design, home procurement and improvement. Over the years, her love of interior design has resulted in home improvement and facilitated home sales for numerous family and friends. She is eager to share this specific skill set with her clients. 

Trish enjoys kayaking, all forms of boating, hiking, gardening , art and travel. When not involved with community activities, such as the Longboat Key Beach Volunteer Program, she tends to her garden and enjoys transforming her backyard into a landscaping paradise which includes a peaceful Zen garden.

She can be reached at the Wagner Realty Longboat Key Office located at 5360 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228 or by phone at 601.212.7476. Visit her website at tcarruth.wagnerrealty.com or by email at TrishCarruth@WagnerRealty.com.

October
5

REALTOR® Michelle Haller Joins Wagner Realty's Anna Maria Island Office

Michelle HallerREALTOR® Michelle Haller Joins Wagner Realty's Anna Maria Island Office

Anna Maria Island, FL, October 5, 2021 – REALTOR Michelle Haller has joined Wagner Realty's Anna Maria Island Office as a licensed REALTOR®. 

Michelle is a native Floridian, born and raised in Bradenton, and just a bridge away from beautiful Anna Maria Island. She is a graduate of the Florida State University where she earned degrees in both Education and Psychology.

Prior to her career transition to real estate, Michelle worked in healthcare, implementing and selling patient-centered software. Her transition to real estate comes from a passion of helping others, which is why she chose Wagner Realty. 

"Wagner Realty has wonderful support within the company" notes Michelle, adding "they are so willing to help others and those in the community, that it makes me proud to be a part of the family."

When she's not working, you can find her outside exploring with friends and family and staying active! 

She can be reached at the Wagner Realty Anna Maria Island Office located at 2217 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach, FL or by phone at 941.773.1093. Visit her website at mhaller.wagnerrealty.com or by email at MichelleHaller@WagnerRealty.com.

October
7

Wagner Realty Announces September, 2021 Top Producers

Wagner Realty Sept Top Producers

September
9

Wagner Realty Announces August, 2021 Top Producers

September
15

REALTOR® Jonna Kinney Joins Wagner Realty's Longboat Key Office

REALTOR® Jonna Kinney Joins Wagner Realty's Longboat Key Office

BRADENTON, FL, September 15, 2021 – REALTOR Jonna Kinney has joined Wagner Realty's Longboat Key Office as a licensed REALTOR®. 

Born and raised in Bradenton, Jonna is very knowledgeable of the local area. She has been a successful asset to the Wagner Realty Rental Division for over a year at the Longboat Key office. She has a long history of working with customers that began when she regularly helped her mother at their family store at a young age.

In her spare time, Jonna spends time with her children outdoors enjoying paddle boarding and spending time with her family on the island. She enjoys taking care of her home garden, and spending family time serving at The Bridge Church in Bradenton. Her big heart leads her to care deeply for her client's needs.

Whether you're a local or new to the Gulf Coast of Florida and ready to make a change, Jonna is the right agent to help you sell or buy your home. "Growing up in Manatee and Sarasota County provides me with a unique and deep understanding of the area," notes Jonna adding "I'm looking forward to sharing my knowledge with those who also want to call this area home."

 Jonna can be reached at the Wagner Realty Longboat Key Office located at 5360 Gulf of Mexico Dr. Suite 101, Longboat Key, FL 34228 or by phone at 941.465.2357. Visit her website at Jonnakinneybythewater.com or by email at JonnaKinney@WagnerRealty.com.

September
19

REALTOR® Ed Taaffe Joins Wagner Realty's Anna Maria Island Office

REALTOR® Ed Taaffe Joins Wagner Realty's Anna Maria Island Office

BRADENTON, FL  September 20, 2021 - REALTOR Ed Taaffe has joined Wagner Realty's Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach Office as a licensed REALTOR®. 

Ed grew up in Rhode Island and moved to New Jersey.  He studied at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, where he received his Masters Degree in Public Administration.  In 1999, he founded MD & DDS Resources, Inc., a medical/dental recruitment company specializing in locating clinicians for some of the largest hospital systems and federal community health centers nationwide.

He has had an active career serving as an undercover narcotics investigator, emergency medical technician and firefighter.

After moving to Florida in 2020, he obtained his real estate license and is driven by the opportunity to help families locate their dream homes.

 "Giving back and being committed to the local community is very important to me, notes Ed, this is the reason I choose to work for Wagner Realty. I was really impressed that the Anna Maria Island realty office has been serving the local community on Gulf Drive North in Bradenton Beach for more than 80 years."

Ed is a proud father of seven children, and has actively served as a coach of Little League baseball for fifteen years. While living in St. Louis, he gave back to the community by volunteering with Habitat for Humanity and was involved with the St Louis Food Bank. He currently volunteers with the United Way and the Manatee and Sarasota Habitat for Humanity offices in Florida.

He can be reached at the Wagner Realty Anna Maria Island Office located at 2217 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach or by phone at 636-346-6165. Visit his website at Floridasunsethomesforsale.com or by email at Ed@WagnerRealty.com.

September
11

Del Carr Joins Wagner Realty's El Conquistador Office

REALTOR® Del Carr Joins Wagner Realty's El Conquistador, Bradenton Office

BRADENTON, FL, September 9, 2021 – REALTOR Del Carr has joined Wagner Realty's El Conquistador, Bradenton Office as a licensed REALTOR®.  Del was born and raised in northern Virginia before migrating to Florida. He was an Associate Professor for sixteen years in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at the State College of Florida (SCF).  He also was a practicing Physical Therapist in the Sarasota and Bradenton area. After retiring from SCF, his desire to help people continued, but went in another direction, following in his sister's footsteps in becoming a Florida REALTOR.  Del will be providing caring residential real estate listing and sales services throughout Manatee and Sarasota area including the Tampa Bay region.

In his spare time, he enjoys anything that involves the outdoors.  He is an avid hiker and backpacker, not to mention spending time on the beautiful gulf coast beaches.

"Wagner Realty has the perfect combination of more than eighty years of experience and it's the perfect sized company" notes Del, adding "I had all my questions answered from very knowledgeable Wagner team members and that's what also convinced me that I made the right decision."

He can be reached at the Wagner Realty El Conquistador, Bradenton Office located at 3403 El Conquistador Pkwy in Bradenton, or by phone at 941.928.8810. Visit his website at delcarr.com or by email at DelCarr@WagnerRealty.com.

September
10

Wagner Realty Announces August, 2021 Top Producers

Wagner Realty Aug, 2021 Top Producers

July
29

Press Release: Realtor Stacy Bradberry Joins Wagner Realty's El Conquistador Office

Press Release: Realtor Stacy Bradberry Joins Wagner Realty's El Conquistador Office

BRADENTON, FL, July 29, 2021 – REALTOR Stacy Bradberry has joined Wagner Realty's El Conquistador Office as a licensed REALTOR®.  Stacy was born and raised in the Atlanta, Georgia area. She joined the family business as Vice President of ThermaCote® Inc., a company that manufactures a technologically-advanced spray-applied thermal barrier coating sealing the envelope of any structure.

While working as a business executive, she and her husband raised a family of three children, along with assisting her husband to build his successful company in the commercial and residential building industry.

She relocated to Florida in August 2021, and decided to fulfill her lifelong dream of pursuing a career in real estate.  That dream started when she was young and over the years, observed her grandmother, who was a passionate broker in the metro Atlanta area and her grand-mother-in-law, who was also a real estate agent.  Both had established a successful and trusted reputation in the industry. She was determined to follow in their footsteps.

She will be providing residential real estate listing and sales services throughout Manatee and Sarasota Counties.

In her spare time, Stacy enjoys everything and anything that involves antiquing. You'll often find her in thrift stores and vintage antique shops searching for quality pieces that are attractive and unique. She also loves nature and learning about the hundreds of Florida tropical plants.  Stacy has recently taken up fishing on the Gulf Coast, although she admits she is a bit squeamish when holding live bait.

"I'm so impressed with the reputation Wagner Realty has earned as a regional leader – both as a locally-owned and operated real estate company and as a community-minded corporate citizen. I'm very excited to be joining the Wagner Realty family" notes Stacy, adding "I immediately felt comfortable with the friendly and welcoming atmosphere during my preliminary corporate visits."

She can be reached at the Wagner Realty El Conquistador Office located at 3403 El Conquistador Pkwy, Bradenton, FL 34210, or by phone at 941.962.4475, on the web at  StacyBradberry.com or by email at stacybradberry@WagnerRealty.com.

June
10

Wagner Realty Announces May, 2021 Top Producers

Wagner Realty Announces June, 2021 Top Producers

July
7

Wagner Realty Announces June, 2021 Top Producers

June
3

Realtor® Kelly Stegmann Joins Wagner Realty's SR 64 East Office

Realtor® Kelly Stegmann Joins Wagner Realty's SR 64 East Office

BRADENTON, FL, June 3, 2021 – Realtor Kelly Stegmann has joined Wagner Realty's SR 64 East Office as a licensed REALTOR®.  Kelly was born and raised in Northern New Jersey but spent fourteen years in New York and worked as a Municipal Clerk for the Village of Harriman. Her husband's job relocated the family of five to Wausau, Wisconsin, where Kelly worked with families in the public school system.  

Kelly credits her desire to enter the real estate market to her best friend of twenty-five years.  Over the years, she watched her friend develop friendships with many clients, observing the joy of families settle into their new homes.  After moving to Florida in early September of 2020, she pursued her real estate training and became a licensed REALTOR in early 2021.   

She will be providing residential real estate listing and sales services throughout Manatee and Sarasota Counties.

Kelly is thrilled to begin her new career in real estate.  "It's an industry that I've dreamed about," notes Kelly, adding "I joined Wagner Realty because it felt like a family with a professional corporate backing."

She can be reached at the Wagner Realty SR 46 East Office, Bradenton, FL 34208, by phone at 201.638.3372, on the web at www.kstegmann.wagnerrealty.com or by email at kellystegmann@WagnerRealty.com.

May
11

Realtor® Jessica Pierce Joins Wagner Realty's Cortez Road West Office

Realtor® Jessica Pierce Joins Wagner Realty's Cortez Road West Office

BRADENTON, FL, May 11, 2021 – Realtor Jessica Pierce has joined Wagner Realty's Cortez Road West Office as a licensed REALTOR®.  She will be joining the Greco Group Team, working with Cindy and Michael Greco along with Tammy Pogar.  Jessica was born in Bradenton but raised in Greenfield, Massachusetts. She always remembered the beautiful beaches and the wonderful warm weather. Those memories brought her back home about six years ago. 

Jessica has a large family here including her grandparents, cousins and her brother. She is looking forward to spending catch up time with them now that health restrictions are easing up.

She will be providing residential real estate listing and sales services throughout Manatee and Sarasota Counties.

Jessica is excited to begin her new career in real estate.  "It's an industry that I've always dreamed about," notes Jessica, adding "I really like meeting people and helping families find that perfect home."

She can be reached at the Wagner Realty Cortez Road West Office, Bradenton, FL 34210, by phone at 941.961.7933, on the web at www.jessicapiercerealtor.com or by email at JessicaPierce@WagnerRealty.com.

April
30

REALTOR® Michele Ogle Joins Wagner Realty's SR 64 East Bradenton Office

BRADENTON, FL, April 30, 2021 – REALTOR Michele Ogle has joined Wagner Realty's SR 64 East Office as a licensed REALTOR®.  Michele was born in Newfoundland, Canada and grew up in a Military family, finally calling Wyoming and Colorado home for many years. While living in Colorado, she was an entrepreneur business owner of Dilly Dally Design. She relocated to Florida in 2016 and began her sales career specialized in age qualified communities selling modular homes. She became a licensed REALTOR in 2018, selling residential real estate in the Mount Dora area, establishing a successful and trusted reputation in the industry.  

Michele is client-focused and adaptable real estate sales professional offering demonstrated success and skill in managing transactions and negotiating contracts to close. She is a passionate client champion. She will be providing residential real estate listing and sales services throughout Manatee and Sarasota Counties.


She has seven grandchildren located between Colorado and Florida and in her spare time enjoys golfing, bicycling, local community events. 


 "Wagner Realty has the unique advantage of having eight offices to help me serve you with one of the biggest financial decisions you will probably ever make." notes Michele, adding "I chose Wagner Realty because they are committed to Integrity and making a difference here in the community." 


She can be reached at the Wagner Realty SR 64 East Office located at 5215 SR 64 East, Bradenton, FL 34236, or by phone at 970-515-2356, on the web at Micheleosellshomes.com or by email at micheleogle@WagnerRealty.com.

April
2

Wagner Realty Announces March Top Producers

March 2021 Wagner Realty Top Produceers

March
19

Realtor Tricia Amstutz Joins Wagner Realty's El Conquistador Office

Tricia AmstutzBRADENTON, FL March 19, 2021 – Tricia Amstutz has recently joined Wagner Realty's El Conquistador Office as a licensed REALTOR®. She will be providing residential real estate listing and sales services throughout Manatee and Sarasota Counties.

Raised in Northern Virginia, her love for real estate started at the tender age of seven. Tricia was fascinated with watching the building of a new home across the street where she lived. She couldn't wait until the contractors left everyday so she could run over to see the progress. Although she founded and owned a preschool for 24 years in northern Virginia, she often thought about the house across the street. Her love for real estate just kept growing and growing, and was thrilled to become a licensed REALTOR in 2014. Now she can continue to walk though homes and work with families to find them a beautiful place to live.

"I chose Wagner Realty it was the perfect sized company that I knew I could get personalized training. In speaking with many people, I received nothing but rave reviews on the caliber of the leadership and training team notes Tricia, adding "Wagner just had that community feel that I was looking for." 


Tricia can be reached at Wagner Realty's El Conquistador Office located at 3404 El Conquistador Parkway, Bradenton, FL, by phone at 703.282.2537, on the web at www.tisthekey.com or by email at Triciaamstutz@WagnerRealty.com.

March
19

Press Release: Realtor Traci Hanson Joins Wagner Realty's Anna Maria Island Office

Traci HansonBRADENTON, FL March 15, 2021 – Traci Hanson has recently joined Wagner Realty's Anna Maria Island Office as a licensed REALTOR®. She will be providing residential real estate listing and sales services throughout Manatee and Sarasota Counties.

Raised in East Texas, Traci became an entrepreneur by starting several businesses in different industries while raising her three children with her husband of twenty-nine years. They often vacationed on Anna Maria Island and always dreamed of moving to warmer climate. That dream came true when they moved to Ruskin, Florida in 2012.  Eventually they migrated to Bradenton, and can now enjoy the gulf beach with their three grandchildren, that include two-year old twin girls. 

Traci's most rewarding experience was volunteering during summers on Cape Cod, near Sandwich, Massachusetts. For five years, she volunteered at a Youth Christian Camp, where she made life-long friends.

Traci is looking forward to helping families with their real estate needs at Wagner Realty.

"I chose Wagner because I felt the family-oriented business atmosphere from the moment I first stepped in the office," notes Traci, adding "I just knew that I wanted to be a part of the family."

Traci can be reached at Wagner Realty's Anna Maria Island Office located at 2217 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach, FL, by phone at 903.930.9114, on the web at www.thanson.wagnerrealty.com or by email at Tracihanson@WagnerRealty.com.

March
15

Wagner Realty Announces February 2021 Agent Top Honors

February 2021 Wagner Realty Top Producers

March
16

Press Release: Realtor Tonya K. Miller Joins Wagner Realty's SR 64 East Office

BRADENTON, FL March 16, 2021 – Tonya K. Miller has joined Wagner Realty's SR 64 East Office as a licensed accredited REALTOR® Broker Associate. She will be providing residential, commercial, vacant land, land owned manufactured mobile homes with real estate listings and sales services throughout Manatee County.

Tonya is a Specialist Practitioner in the "Field of Real Estate Brokerage and Finance" with more than 20 years of high-level experience in multiple states. Tonya was born and raised in Michigan. She is now a transplant in Florida for the last 15 years.  Before moving to Florida, Tonya owned and operated her own real estate brokerage firm, had an interest in a title company and a mortgage company. She is an accredited auctioneer owning and operating an auction company.  She was a pre-license and broker prep real estate instructor for 8 years at Crilly and Curry Real Estate Schools for the State of Michigan.   

"I chose Wagner Realty because they are a full-service company, sophisticated enough to offer the finest up-to-date estate services to our clients and customers.  Their independently and locally owned and managed to offer personal top-notch service in every transaction. I will donate 10% of every transaction to St. Jude."

Tonya can be reached at Wagner Realty's SR 64 East Office located at 5215 SR 64 East, Bradenton, FL, by  phone at 941.505.1031, on the web at www.TonyaTalksRealEstate.com  or by email at tonyakmiller@wagnerrealty.com.

December
8

Press Release: Realtor Becky Taylor Joins Wagner Realty's El Conquistador Office

Press Release: Becky Taylor Joins Wagner Realty's El Conquistador Office

BRADENTON, FL, December 8, 2020 – Becky Taylor has joined Wagner Realty's El Conquistador Office as a licensed REALTOR. She will be providing residential real estate listing and sales services throughout the greater Sarasota/Manatee region.

Becky was born and raised Manatee County. She has also lived in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and worked in Human Resources Management within the entertainment industry. "I feel extremely comfortable with people because of my business background," notes Becky, adding "that I really enjoy helping families find their perfect dream home".

Being a lifetime resident of Manatee County, Becky was impressed with Wagner Realty's 80 year reputation, so she jumped on her dreams and joined the "Wagner family". Becky can be reached at Wagner Realty's El Conquistador Office located at 3403 El Conquistador Pkwy, Bradenton, FL, by phone at 941.720.6828, on the web at www.beckytaylorrealtor.com or by email at BeckyTaylor@WagnerRealty.com.

 

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November
30

Press Release: REALTOR Ryan Miller Joins Wagner Realty's Sarasota Office

Ryan MillerSarasota, FL, January 9, 2020 – REALTOR Ryan Miller has joined Wagner Realty's Sarasota Office located at 1440 First Street in Sarasota.

Ryan is a native Floridian who knows the Sarasota area well. He has experience in construction, property rehab and renovation, and digital marketing. He's looking forward to utilizing those skillsets in his new career. "It's wonderful to have a career doing something you really enjoy," notes Ryan, adding "I'm looking forward to helping buyers find their dream home and investors find their next project."

In his free time Ryan enjoys watching sports and taking on new adventures like skydiving. Ryan can be reached by phone at 941.954.6925, by email at RyanMiller@wagnerrealty.com or on the web at https://RyanMillerSRQRealtor.com

 

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January
28

Press Release: Realtor Elizabeth E. De Lauro Joins Wagner Realty's Lakewood Ranch Office

Elizabeth De LauroLAKEWOOD RANCH, FL, January 28, 2020 – Elizabeth E. De Lauro has joined Wagner Realty's Lakewood Ranch Office as a licensed REALTOR.  Elizabeth's hails from Franklin Lakes, NJ, where she lived for over 16 years.

Elizabeth has been a professional REALTOR for more than six years. She moved to Florida as a snowbird in 2014, becoming a full-time resident in 2015. She is a devoted "dog" mom, avid reader, travel enthusiast and is married to her best friend, Mark De Lauro.  She and Mark reside in River Wilderness in Parrish.


"I chose Wagner Realty because of their state-of-the-art technology, professionalism and affiliation with Leading RE," notes Elizabeth, adding, "Wagner Realty has the support that allows me to provide the customer-centric service that I'm committed to."

Elizabeth can be reached at the Wagner Realty Lakewood Ranch Office located a 11121 SR 70 East, Lakewood Ranch, by phone at 239.572.2717, on the web at https://elizabethdelauro.com or by email at elizabethdelauro@WagnerRealty.com.

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February
4

Press Release: REALTOR Karen Waitt Joins Wagner Realty's SR 64 Office

Karen WaittBRADENTON, FL, February 4, 2020 – Karen Waitt is an experienced REALTOR originally from a small town in Southern New Hampshire. She began her career in residential real estate in 1989 and became a top producer in New Hampshire, consistently ranking in the top 20 New England REALTORS for a national real estate company. Karen has a proven track record for success and takes pride in the fact that much of that achievement has come from client referrals.

In 2011 Karen relocated with her family to Bradenton, Florida.  She expanded her career to sell new construction and was very successful selling homes in several different communities. Karen believes in proper work life balance. She enjoys traveling, golf, beaches, the arts and many other activities our beautiful state has to offer. She is a member of the Source Ministries and regularly attends church with her husband and mother. Karen is also a committed Team Captain for Relay for Life.

Karen works with her clients every step of the way, from consultation to closing, with integrity, commitment and loyalty. She can be reached at Wagner Realty's SR 64 office located at 5215 SR 64 East, Bradenton, FL 34208, by phone at 941.773.2998, by email at KarenWaitt@wagnerrealty.com or on the web at https://Karenwaitt.WagnerRealty.com

 

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February
10

Press Release: Sandra I. Salas Joins Wagner Realty's Manatee West Office

Sandra SalasBradenton, FL, February 10, 2020 – Veteran REALTOR Sandra I. Salas has joined Wagner Realty's Manatee Avenue Office. A native of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, Sandra relocated to Bradenton in 1978.

Sandra has 31 years of experience as a residential REALTOR in Manatee and Sarasota Counties. Prior to her real estate career, she built, owned and operated the first Bradenton I-HOP Restaurant in 1979, expanding to later open a Sarasota location as well, and operated the Sarasota location for a total of 10 years.

"I fell in love with this area 42 years ago says Sandra, the climate is perfection and I enjoy walking our beautiful beaches. In my free time I also enjoy gardening and creating stained-glass art.  That said, helping people realize their homeownership dreams is really my favorite thing to do. It truly is gratifying work."


Sandra can be reached at the Wagner Realty Manatee West Office located at 7411 Manatee Avenue West, Suite 100, Bradenton, FL 34209, by phone at 941.357.6961, on the web at https://SandraSalas.WagnerRealty.com or by email at SandraSalas@WagnerRealty.com.

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February
11

Press Release: Ethel Kelley, GRI, Joins Wagner Realty's Manatee West Office

Ethel KelleyBradenton, FL, February 11, 2020 - Ethel Kelley, GRI and experienced REALTOR, has joined Wagner Realty's Manatee Avenue Office.  Ethel's real estate career spans 37 years, starting in Sparta, NJ.  She was consistently a member of the Million Dollar Club in NJ. She also served as an Associate Broker.

Ethel moved to Bradenton 22 years ago, settling in at Pinebrook, where she is President of the Fairways 2 Condominium Association. She's an active member of St. Joseph's Church. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, and spending time with her grown children and many grandchildren. "For realtors, choosing the best brokerage is such an important decision. After doing my research, I decided that Wagner Realty has the integrity and support that allows me to provide the very best service to my clients.


Ethel can be reached at the Wagner Realty Manatee West Office located at 7411 Manatee Avenue West, Suite 100, Bradenton, FL 34209, by phone at 941.704.7921, on the web at https://EKelley.WagnerRealty.com or by email at EthelKelley@WagnerRealty.com.

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May
6

Press Release: Amy Banach Joins Coastline West Team at Wagner Realty

Amy BanachSARASOTA, FL, May 6, 2020 – REALTOR Amy Banach has joined Rebecca and David Samler's "Coastline West Team" at Wagner Realty. The Team will be working out of the Corporate Office located at 3639 Cortez Road in Bradenton.

Amy was born and raised in Bradenton and earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at FSU. She previously worked at All Children's Hospital as a pediatric nurse. "I'll always have a love of nursing," says Amy, "but now that I have two small children, I value a career path that provides more flexibility. I'll bring my passion for helping people into my new career in real estate. I also happen to have two of the greatest mentors in the business, my parents!"

Amy is a member of Bayside Community Church in Bradenton. She also is active with Mothers of Pre-Schoolers ("MOPS"), a fellowship group with other moms in the community. This year the group's philanthropic efforts benefited SOLVE Maternity Home.

Amy can be reached at the Wagner Realty Cortez Office located at 3639 Cortez Road, Suite 200, Bradenton, FL 34210, by phone at 941.812.3531, on the web at https://coastlinewestwagner.com or by email at AmyBanach@WagnerRealty.com.

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June
16

Press Release: Kip Southland Joins Wagner Realty's Lakewood Ranch Office

Kip SouthlandLAKEWOOD RANCH, FL, June 16, 2020 – Kip Southland has joined Wagner Realty's Lakewood Ranch Office as a licensed REALTOR® and golf course home specialist.

Kip is a native of Muskegon, MI, where he owned a golf course for 21 years. He also built homes and managed properties as a landlord. Kip earned his real estate license while in Michigan and is now dual licensed both there and in Florida. He moved to Bradenton in 2018 with his wife and three daughters. 

With a strong golfing background that includes coaching at IMG Academy and being a member of the PGA of America, Kip offers a unique golfer's perspective. "I know the courses here, and the residential neighborhoods that surround them," notes Kip, adding "that means I am able to offer specialized knowledge that is incredibly valuable for those who love golf as much as I do."

Kip is an active member of Bayside Church in Bradenton. He can be reached at Wagner Realty's Lakewood Ranch Office located at 11121 SR 70 East, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202, by phone at 941.225.5260, on the web at https://KipSouthland.wagnerrealty.com or by email at KipSouthland@WagnerRealty.com.

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June
16

Press Release: Stephen Sneller Joins Wagner Realty's Lakewood Ranch Office

Stephen SnellerLAKEWOOD RANCH, FL, June 16, 2020 – Stephen Sneller has joined Wagner Realty's Lakewood Ranch Office as a licensed REALTOR®. Stephen has earned numerous advanced Realtor designations including e-Pro® (advanced digital marketing techniques), PSA (Pricing Strategy Advisor), SFR® (Short Sales and Foreclosure), and SRES® (Seniors Real Estate Specialist). "I think it's important to advance my skillset with additional education" notes Stephen, adding "I look forward to putting my expertise to work for my clients."

Stephen is a native of Atlanta, GA where he was a sales engineer, travelling the world throughout his career. He spent the last few years working for Tesla in the LA Design Center, and then working for a non-profit school for autistic and challenged children.

Stephen can be reached at Wagner Realty's Lakewood Ranch Office located at 11121 SR 70 East, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202, by phone at 941.405.3153, on the web at https://StephenSneller.com or by email at StephenSneller@WagnerRealty.com.

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June
23

Press Release: Kimberly Schulz Joins Coastline West Team at Wagner Realty

Kimberly SchultzBRADENTON, FL, June 23, 2020 – REALTOR Kimberly Schulz has joined Rebecca and David Samler's "Coastline West Team" at Wagner Realty. The Coastline West Team works out of Wagner Realty's Corporate Office located at 3639 Cortez Road in Bradenton.

Kimberly is a native Floridian, born in Gainesville and raised in Bradenton. She graduated from Manatee High School and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business with a specialization in marketing from Southern Methodist University. Kimberly spent much of her career as a property manager for commercial and residential properties as well as owning and managing a Blockbuster Video franchise with eight stores in Manatee County.

An active member of the Bradenton community, Kimberly is a life member of Entre Nous, a graduate of Leadership Manatee, and served on the Board of the American Cancer Society. She has also acted as a judge for the Golden Herald Awards and has been featured in West Coast Women magazine.

 "I'm excited to be joining Dave, Rebecca and Amy at Wagner's Coastline West Team," says Kimberly, adding "they share my passion for helping people with one of their most important investments – their home." Kimberly can be reached at the Wagner Realty Cortez Office located at 3639 Cortez Road, Suite 200, Bradenton, FL 34210, by phone at 941.812.6713, on the web at https://KSchulz.wagnerrealty.com or by email at KimberlySchulz@WagnerRealty.com.

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June
24

Press Release: Louise Tessier Joins Wagner Realty's Sarasota Office

SARASOTA, FL, June 24, 2020 – Realtor Louise Tessier has joined Wagner Realty's Sarasota Office located at 1440 First Street in Downtown Sarasota.  Louise is well known in the Sarasota real estate community, with a career spanning 30 years and a focus on properties in Sarasota's Historic Museum District.  She was originally licensed in New Jersey, moving her license to Florida in the early 1990's.

Louise has in-depth knowledge on technical real estate subjects and holds the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation and the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents.

A native of Danleson, CT, Louise has been an active member of the Sarasota community since the early 1990's, working on the Board of St. Armand's Circle Association for many years. "I absolutely love being back at Wagner Realty" notes Louise, adding "our office is located in the hub of Downtown Sarasota, and our manager Jon Patella is simply wonderful!" Louise can be reached by phone at 941.266.4514, on the web at https://LTessier.wagnerrealty.com or by email at LouiseTessier@WagnerRealty.com.

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June
30

Press Release: Dominique Valdes Joins Wagner Realty's Sarasota Office

Dominque ValdesSARASOTA, FL, June 30, 2020 – Realtor Dominique Valdes has joined Wagner Realty's Sarasota Office located at 1440 First Street in Downtown Sarasota.  Dominique is a native Floridian who was born and raised in Sarasota. She graduated from Sarasota High School and is member of the local Realtor Association's Young Professionals Network.

Prior to earning her real estate license Dominique was in the hospitality industry and enjoyed volunteering at local non-profits like All Faith's Food Bank and The Humane Society of Sarasota.  "Growing up in Sarasota provides me with a unique and deep understanding of the area," notes Dominique adding "I'm looking forward to sharing my knowledge who also want to call this area home."

Dominique can be reached by phone at 941.320.4720, on the web at https://DValdes.wagnerrealty.com or by email at DominiqueValdes@WagnerRealty.com.

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July
28

Press Release: Kevin Kelly Joins Wagner Realty's Sarasota Office

Kevin KelleySARASOTA, FL, July 28, 2020 – Realtor Kevin Kelly has joined Wagner Realty's Sarasota Office located at 1440 First Street in Downtown Sarasota.  A native of Staten Island, NY, Kelly moved to Sarasota in 2014, earning his real estate license in 2016. He has hands-on experience in property renovation and has managed his own investment properties as well.

Kevin is an active member of the Sarasota Knights of Columbus and enjoys volunteering for the Knights at their concession stand at Ed Smith Stadium. Previously Kevin worked as a network analyst for AT&T and as a computer technician for ITT. He resides in Sarasota with his wife Dawn. "My wife and I fell in love with Sarasota when we were here on a vacation years ago," notes Kevin, adding "I know we're not alone – Sarasota has something very special."

Kevin can be reached by phone at 941.321.2170, on the web at https://KevinKelly.wagnerrealtyr.com or by email at KevinKelly@WagnerRealty.com.

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August
10

Press Release: Chip Brooks Joins Wagner Realty's Manatee Avenue Office

Chip BrooksBRADENTON, FL, August 10, 2020 – Chip Brooks has joined Wagner Realty's Manatee Avenue Office as a Broker Associate and Waterfront Property Specialist.  Chip is a veteran Realtor with more than 30 years of experience. He has held his broker's license since 1990. Chip is one the of the founding members of the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy which is now IMG Academies. He served in a leadership position at IMG for 35+ years, retiring from IMG in 2015.

In the early 2000's, Chip founded Chip Books Realty, with a specialization in new construction.  As his career progressed, he decided to focus on waterfront properties as well, earning a Master Inspection Certification for decks, docks, and seawalls. He purchased his first waterfront property at La Costa on Bradenton Beach in 1979 and has lived in a waterfront property for the past 22 years. 

A native of Jefferson City, TN., Chip moved to Longboat Key in 1977. He married his wife Patty in 1980 and they moved to Bradenton, raising four children in Manatee County. Their children all attended local schools, including St. Stephen's School, Bradenton Christian School and IMG. Chip is an ordained deacon at West Bradenton Baptist Church and volunteers for W-316, a non-profit for youth with the mission of reaching local teens with the message of John 3:16.

Chip can be reached at Wagner Realty's Manatee Avenue Office located at 7411 Manatee Avenue W, Suite 100, Bradenton, FL, by phone at 941.737.8945, on the web at https://CBrooks.wagnerrealty.com or by email at ChipBrooks.WagnerRealty@gmail.com.

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August
18

Press Release: Herve David Joins Wagner Realty's Corporate Office

Herve DavidBRADENTON, FL, August 18, 2020 – Herve David has joined Wagner Realty's Corporate Office as a licensed Realtor.  Herve was born and raised in Jacmel, Haiti and moved to Ellenton 2015. He is an experienced real estate agent with 15 years of knowledge gained by helping those looking to purchase or sell homes.

Herve is a Board Member and founder of liveTogether, a non-profit organization, whose mission is to promote good health practices in minority groups. He is an active member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and enjoys volunteering in church activities and spending time with his wife, daughter, and son. Herve is fluent in French and Creole.

Herve can be reached at the Wagner Realty Cortez Office located at 3639 Cortez Road, Suite 200, Bradenton, FL 34210, by phone at 941.727.2800, on the web at https://HerveDavid.wagnerrealty.com or by email at HerveDavid@WagnerRealty.com.

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August
25

Realtor Amanda Schwartz Joins Wagner Realty's Anna Maria Island Office

Amanda SchwartzAnna Maria Island, FL, August 25, 2020 – Realtor Amanda Schwartz has joined Wagner Realty's Anna Maria Island Office as an experienced licensed REALTOR.  Schwartz was raised in Ottawa, IL and lived in Rockford, IL for 13 years before relocating to Florida in 2008.

She worked at the Sarasota County Public School District and at Sarasota Christian School as a guidance counselor before becoming a licensed REALTOR six years ago. A graduate of Olivet Nazarene University and National Louis University, Schwartz holds a B.S. in Elementary Education and a M.S. in Counseling. She also is certified by the State of Florida as a School Counselor.

Amanda and her family are active members of Church of Hope in Sarasota, leading a small church group and volunteering at the bookstore. "I think it's incredibly important to be an active and contributing member of my community," notes Amanda, adding "I love Anna Maria Island and genuinely enjoy helping others find their dream homes."

She can be reached at the Wagner Realty Anna Maria Island Office located at 2217 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217, by phone at 941.323.8301, on the web at https://aschwartz.wagnerrealty.com or by email at AmandaSchwartz@WagnerRealty.com.

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September
21

Press Release: Kenneth Sandlin Jr. Joins Wagner Realty's Corporate Office

SARASOTA, FL, September 21, 2020 – Kenneth ("Kenny") Sandlin Jr. has joined Wagner Realty's Corporate Office as a licensed REALTOR.  Kenny was born and raised in Bradenton, FL, graduating from Manatee High School. He has worked as a professional courier for PPG Auto Paint for the past 3.5 years.

Kenny is an active volunteer, supporting Coastal Cleanup, Wildlife Rescue and Toys for Tots. In his spare time, he enjoys restoring his 1956 Chevy Bel-Air, riding motorcycles with family, camping and traveling. "I chose Wagner Realty because of the company's strong family values and outstanding service" notes Kenny.

Kenny can be reached at the Wagner Realty Cortez Office located at 3639 Cortez Road, Suite 200, Bradenton, FL 34210, by phone at 941.592.2504, on the web at https://KSandlin.wagnerrealty.com or by email at KennethSandlin@WagnerRealty.com.

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October
6

Press Release: Realtor Keston J. Law Joins Wagner Realty's Cortez Road Office

Keston LawBradenton, FL, October 6, 2020 – Keston J. Law has joined Wagner Realty's Cortez Road Office as a licensed REALTOR. Keston knows Manatee County well and has lived in Bradenton for the past 25 years.

Keston owns and operates a USDA Certified plant nursery and bamboo farm, specializing in edible and exotic plants. Keston is the former Vice President of the Artists Guild of Manatee (DBA Village of the Arts). "I chose Wagner Realty because it has exuded excellence throughout my upbringing in this one-of-a-kind area, I call home," adding, "when I received my license, not only did they extend their congratulations and support, they came as the most recommended firm from my local network. I know they have the best resources and a caring community to ensure my outstanding success."

Keston can be reached at the Wagner Realty Cortez Road Office located at 3638 Cortez Road, Bradenton, FL 34210, by phone at 941.526.4507, by email at www.agentkjl.com or on the web at www.KLaw.WagnerRealty.com.

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October
7

Press Release: Amanda Alligood Joins Wagner Realty's El Conquistador Office 

Amanda AlligoodBradenton, FL, October 7, 2020 – Realtor Amanda Alligood has joined Wagner Realty's El Conquistador Office as a licensed REALTOR.  Amanda was born and raised in Palmetto and received her diploma from Manatee Technical Institute.

Amanda is passionate about giving back to the community in a myriad of ways: providing hurricane relief; food and monetary donations to the Parrish Community pantry; supporting the Guardian Angels Orphanage, and The Manatee County Fair. She and her family are also big fans and season's pass holders for the USF Bulls.  "I chose Wagner Realty because the company is so established and reputable," notes Amanda, adding "their membership in Leading Realtors of the World (LRE) was also important to me, as it provides worldwide connections."

Amanda can be reached at the Wagner Realty El Conquistador Office located at 3403 El Conquistador Pkwy, Bradenton, FL 34210, by phone at 941 462.5584, on the web at https://amandaalligood.wagnerrealty.com or by email at AmandaAlligood@WagnerRealty.com.

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October
16

Press Release: John Gibbons Joins Wagner Realty Referral Company

John GibbonsBRADENTON, FL, October 16, 2020 – John Gibbons recently joined Wagner Realty's Referral Company in Sarasota, Florida. As a referral agent, John has access to over 220 of Wagner Realty's agents, ready to help anyone who is planning to buy, sell or rent property in the Sarasota/Bradenton Region of Florida.

 John is a life-long resident of Clinton, MA, and a retired teacher. He taught American history and civics in the Clinton Public School System for 35 years and was the Athletic Director for 22 years. John and his wife Deborah spend part of the year at their home in Sarasota. "My wife and I enjoy the arts, culture and natural beauty of the Sarasota area. I encourage anyone who is thinking about moving to a warmer climate, even if just for part of the year, to contact me."  For the past six years John was a member of the Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Event Staff at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota. He has also been a substitute teacher in the Sarasota County Schools since 2014. John can be reached at 978.875.2073 or by email at jgibbonsjr112@gmail.com.

ABOUT WAGNER REALTY

As one of the oldest real estate companies in Manatee County, Wagner Realty began operations in 1939. Wagner Realty is one of the largest real estate companies in the region. Every year for over 22 years it is voted "Favorite Real Estate Company" by readers of the local newspaper. The company has eight Manatee and Sarasota county offices and is locally owned and operated.

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November
6

Press Release: Joe Rotundo Joins Wagner Realty's Lakewood Ranch Office

 LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL, November 6, 2020 – Joe Rotundo has joined Wagner Realty's Lakewood Ranch Office as a licensed REALTOR. He will be providing residential real estate listing and sales services throughout the greater Sarasota/Manatee region.

Joe was born and raised in Hartford, CT, moving to Florida in 1989. He has also lived in Huntington Beach, California. Joe worked as a hairdresser for 40 years, with a focus on customer satisfaction. "I'm a people-person," notes Joe, adding "I just love helping people and am looking forward to helping people find their dream homes. I'm fluent in Spanish and Italian and encourage anyone with a language barrier to contact me."

Joe and his wife Carolina, and their children are members of Bayside Church in Lakewood Ranch. in 2015. Joe can be reached at Wagner Realty's Lakewood Ranch Office located at 11121 SR 70 East, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202, by phone at 561.503.3333, on the web at https://jrotundo.wagnerrealty.com or by email at JoeRotundo@WagnerRealty.com.

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November
6

Press Release: Wagner Realty Celebrates Agent Appreciation Day

BRADENTON, FL, November 6, 2019 – Wagner Realty is known for its tight-knit family of agents, staff and affiliates. On Friday November 1st the company celebrated its annual "Agent Appreciation Day" with a luncheon party and shred event at their Manatee Avenue West Office.

A beautiful breeze and clouds overhead made for a great day of camaraderie as its agents stopped by with boxes of documents to shred. "This event is a great way for us to help our agents properly dispose of outdated documents, while also enjoying each other's company over a delicious Mission BBQ lunch," notes David Eckel, Wagner Realty's Owner and Broker, adding "we always have a great turn out."  Wagner Realty is celebrating its 80th year, with eight offices providing real estate services to the greater Sarasota/Manatee region.

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December
2

Press Release: Wagner Realty's Carol Codella Achieves Landmark Sale in Pinebrook & Ironwood Communities

Carol CodellaBRADENTON, FL, December 2, 2019 – Realtor Carol Codella recently achieved her 201stsale since moving into the Pinebrook and Ironwood Communities in West Bradenton 14 years ago. Carol is a leading local Realtor who has been listing and selling properties in the area for 40 years. She was previously a Realtor in New Jersey.

Carol is a resident of The Greens, and previously lived in the Villas and the Woods, where she served on both Boards of Directors. She specializes in Pinebrook and Ironwood homes with 21 sales under her belt so far this year. "My background as a paralegal helps me provide exceptional service to my clients" notes Carol, adding "I've handled closings for attorneys, so I know how to make the process stress-free."

Over the years, Carol has earned numerous professional awards for performance, integrity and sales volume. She also won the coveted 5-Star Professional Award given to only ten percent of all agents in both Manatee and Sarasota counties. This award is based on customer satisfaction with trust, integrity, knowledge of the business and service. She's earned a 5-Star rating with Zillow and Trulia through customer satisfaction. In her free-time, Carol is an avid golfer who won the Florida State Senior Women's Golf Title three years in a row.

Carol can be reached at the Wagner Realty Anna Maria Island Office located at 2217 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217, by phone at 941.224.3129, on the web at https://www.CarolCodella.com or by email at CarolCodella@WagnerRealty.com.

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January
2

Press Release: Wagner Realty's Sherry Flathman Sells $2,850,000 Anna Maria Island Beach Home

Sherry FlathmanAnna Maria Island, FL, January 2, 2020 – REALTOR Sherry Flathman of Wagner Realty, recently closed on the sale of a $2,850,000 home on Anna Maria Island. This one-of-a-kind island home is right across from the beach and was built over the past year by Moss Builders. Boasting impressive interior and exterior design and landscaping, this home is brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "living the island life."

With 3,300 square feet of stunning architectural design, the home offers pure luxury living. It has 4 bedrooms (two master bedrooms), 4 1/2 baths, a gourmet kitchen and an elevator. Smart-home technology allows the thermostats, security cameras, front doorbell, garage doors and sound system to be controlled from a smart phone or tablet. The main floor boasts an open floor plan with 10' coffered ceilings, providing an expansive haven for entertaining family and guests. The gourmet kitchen includes Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, quartz countertops, gas grill, custom cabinetry and a centerpiece 12-foot long island. The home is set on a tropical oasis with a spacious, covered deck, heated pool, relaxing spa and lush landscaped backyard.

The new owners, who hail from Minnesota, are looking forward to entertaining on the 1,700+ SF of decking, which includes an accessible 450 square foot rooftop deck where all can revel in spectacular Gulf of Mexico sunsets. "We chose a home on Anna Maria Island because of the beautiful beaches, friendly locals, casual laid-back atmosphere and coastal architecture" notes owner Christian, adding "my wife Kristen and I feel very welcomed by the locals." 

"This is one of those homes I'll certainly never forget," notes Sherry Flathman, adding "it's a dream come true for the new owners, and I love seeing people so happy." Sherry ranks in the top 5% of Wagner Realty's 220+ agents, achieving the "Chairman's Circle" recognition. Since 2014, Sherry has been consistently recognized as the second top producing residential agent for Wagner Realty based on sales volume. For the past eight years, she has been designated a "Five Star Professional" by an independent consulting firm that conducts customer satisfaction surveys of top producing agents Sherry is a member of this elite group of less than 7% of all licensed agents in the Sarasota-Manatee region.

Sherry is also fluent in Spanish. She works out of Wagner Realty's Manatee Avenue West Office, located at 7411 Manatee Ave. West, Suite 100, Bradenton, FL. Call or text Sherry at 941.592.3433, tollfree: 877.596.9449, by email at SherrySellsBradenton@gmail.com or on the web at www.BradentonsBestHomes.com.

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November
13

Press Release: Realtor Carol Codella of Wagner Realty Earns Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES) Designation

BRADENTON, FL, June 15, 2020 - Realtor Carol Codella of Wagner Realty has earned the nationally recognized Seniors Real Estate Specialist® designation from the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council of the National Association of Realtors®.

Codella joins more than 15,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned the SRES® designation. All were required to successfully complete a comprehensive course that helps them better understand the needs, considerations, and goals of real estate buyers and sellers aged 55 and older.

"I enjoy working with seniors" notes Codella, adding "there's quite an age range involved. I work with young "seniors" who haven't even retired yet, to those who are helping elderly parents as they transition from a single-family home into assisted living."  This specialized knowledge is gained through years of experience and requires an expert understanding of the lifestyle and financial needs involved. The SRES® designation confirms that a Realtor® has that understanding. Whether they are buying, selling relocating or refinancing, seniors can be confident that a Realtor® designated SRES® will be able to help them every step of the way.

The SRES® Council, founded in 2007, is the world's largest association of real estate professionals focusing specifically on representing senior clients in real estate transactions. There are more than 15,000 active members of the organization world-wide.  Wagner Realty has more than 30 agents with the SRES designation. For more information on the SRES designation, visit SRES.org. 

 

Carol Codella works out of the Wagner Realty Anna Maria Island Office, located at 2217 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217. She can be reached by phone at (941) 224-3129, on the web at Https://www.carolcodella.com or by email at CarolCodella@WagnerRealty.com.

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July
21

Julie Ann Soriero Achieves Multiple Designations From the National Association of Realtors

BRADENTON, FL, July 21, 2020 - Julie Ann Soriero of Wagner Realty's Lakewood Ranch Office has been awarded the At Home with Diversity® and e-PRO® certifications by the National Association of REALTORS®.

Soriero joins more than 17,000 other real estate professionals in North America who have earned the At Home With Diversity certification after completing courses addressing topics of diversity, fair housing, and planning business development. The program is designed to meet the nation's fair housing commitment by educating and equipping NAR's members with the tools they need to expand homeownership opportunities.

Real estate professionals like Julie Ann Soriero wisely plan to meet the needs of diverse clients, while maintaining a competitive edge. The At Home with Diversity® certification allows REALTORS® to not only apply the multi-faceted skills and tools to business practices, but conveys to clients they are dynamic real estate professionals with expertise that transcends cultural barriers.  

In attaining the e-Pro® Certification, Soriero joins nearly 40,000 real estate professionals who have learned how to use the latest social media technologies to create an online presence and reach today's well-connected consumers.  NAR designed the e-PRO® curriculum to meet the challenges of today's real estate market. The e-PRO® program includes data security and strategies for safeguarding clients' private information.

Julie Ann Soriero can be reached on the web at www.julieannsoriero.com, by phone at 941-702-3116 or at julieann.soriero@gmail.com

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July
21

Press Release: Wagner Realtors Earn Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES) Designation

 

Photo: L-R Nancy Allen, Joe McDonald and Myrna Ryan work out of the Wagner Realty SR 64 Office, located at 5215 E SR 64 Bradenton, FL  34208.

BRADENTON, FL, July 21, 2020 - Realtors Nancy Allen, Joe McDonald and Myrna Ryan of Wagner Realty's SR 64 Office have earned the nationally recognized Seniors Real Estate Specialist® designation from the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council of the National Association of Realtors®. They join more than 15,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned the SRES® designation. All were required to successfully complete a comprehensive course that helps them better understand the needs, considerations, and goals of real estate buyers and sellers aged 55 and older.

"The SRES is more than just a designation" notes Allen, SR 64 Branch Manager adding "there's quite a lot involved when it comes to meeting the needs of Seniors. Those who have completed the course have a deeper understanding of everything from assisting those who are down-sizing, to helping adult children  who are helping their elderly parents as they transition from a single-family home into assisted living."  This specialized knowledge is gained through years of experience and requires an expert understanding of the lifestyle and financial needs involved. The SRES® designation confirms that a Realtor® has that understanding. Whether they are buying, selling relocating or refinancing, seniors can be confident that a Realtor® designated SRES® will be able to help them every step of the way.

The SRES® Council, founded in 2007, is the world's largest association of real estate professionals focusing specifically on representing senior clients in real estate transactions. There are more than 15,000 active members of the organization world-wide.  Wagner Realty has more than 30 agents with the SRES designation. For more information on the SRES designation, visit SRES.org. 

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August
3

Press Release: Wagner Realtor Chantelle Lewin Earns Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES) Designation 

BRADENTON, FL, August 3, 2020 – Realtor Chantelle Lewin of Wagner Realty's Anna Maria Island Office has earned the nationally recognized Seniors Real Estate Specialist® designation from the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council of the National Association of Realtors®. She joins more than 15,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned the SRES® designation. All were required to successfully complete a comprehensive course that helps them better understand the needs, considerations, and goals of real estate buyers and sellers aged 55 and older.

"To me, the SRES is much more than a designation" notes Chantelle,  adding "I love working with seniors and, after completing the course, am sure I have a deeper understanding of everything from assisting those who are down-sizing, to helping adult children who are assisting elderly parents as they transition from a single-family home into assisted living."  Whether they are buying, selling relocating or refinancing, seniors can be confident that a Realtor® designated SRES® will be able to help them every step of the way.  Chantelle can be reached at www.ChantelleLewin.com, at ChantelleLewin@wagnerrealty.com or by calling 941.713.1449.

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October
7

Press Release: Wagner Realty's Alice Ohme, G.R.I. Receives REALTOR Emeritus Honor 

BRADENTON, FL, October 7, 2020 – Alice Ohme, G.R.I., of Wagner Realty's Manatee Avenue West Office has been recognized as a REALTOR® Emeritus.  The REALTOR® Emeritus program is a special membership status honoring REALTORS® who have maintained their membership for 40 years or more. Alice is a consistent multi-million-dollar producer who has earned multiple advanced REALTOR® designations including the e-PRO Internet Specialist Designation. She has been in real estate since 1977.

Alice was born and raised in Red Wing, MN. She attended Augsburg College in Minneapolis, majoring in social work, and moved from Minnesota to Bradenton in 1988. She and her husband Larry, who is a real estate agent in Wagner Realty's Referral Company, have been married for 52 years. In her free time, Alice enjoys gem mining, cutting gemstones, painting, and collecting Red Wing pottery.

Alice has been with Wagner Realty more than 21 years. "I like the fact that Wagner is a locally, family-run company," she notes, adding, "they have great training, good management, and they care about their agents." Alice works out of Wagner Realty's Manatee Avenue West Office located at 7411 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34209. She can be reached by phone at 941.720.0284, on the web at www.AliceOhme.com or by email at AliceOhme@WagnerRealty.com.

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October
12

Press Release: Wagner Realty's Joan Oliszewski Receives REALTOR Emeritus Honor

BRADENTON, FL, October 12, 2020 – Joan Oliszewski of Wagner Realty's Manatee Avenue West Office has been recognized as a REALTOR® Emeritus.  The REALTOR® Emeritus program is a special membership status presented by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) honoring REALTORS® who have maintained their membership for 40 years or more.

Joan came to the USA from French St. Martin in 1961 and has lived in nine states. She moved to Manatee County in 1977. Her real estate career began in 1973 with a builder in Ohio. When she made the move to Florida, she moved her license too, later partnering with her daughter Julie Oliszewski; the team just celebrated their 15-year anniversary!

"I think it's vital to give back to the community," notes Joan, adding "Julie and I are members of Phi Beta Psi, whose mission is to raise funds for cancer research. We also raise funds to support a local child or parent in need. The child we sponsored last year had brain cancer. His wish was to swim with the dolphins at Tampa Aquarium, and we were able to grant his wish. Sadly, he lost his battle over the summer." Joan and Julie sell poinsettia's as a fund-raiser – details will be posted on their Facebook page.

Joan works at Wagner Realty's Manatee Avenue West Office located at 7411 Manatee Avenue West  Bradenton, FL 34209, by phone at 941.920.0741, on the web at www.FlSunshineHomes.com or by email at JoanOliszewski@WagnerRealty.com.

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October
12

Press Release: David Weiman of Wagner Realty's Lakewood Ranch Office Honored by Jewish Federation

LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL, October 12, 2020 – REALTOR® David Weiman, of Wagner Realty's Lakewood Ranch Office was recently honored by the Jewish Federation of Sarasota Manatee, earning the Hatikva (Hope) Award. The 2020 award winners were chosen by Federation staff to recognize volunteers and lay leaders for their hard work this past year.

David serves on the Federation's Community Relations Committee. Notes David, "As a Sabra-Israeli, bringing rich cultural programming to younger generations is something I feel passionately about."  David and his wife Priya are active members of Temple Emanuel in Sarasota. David enjoys supporting and volunteering in numerous Manasota non-profits including "A Life Story Foundation" which is a local ALS non-profit. "I love this community and look forward to contributing on both a professional and personal level" notes David, adding "it feels good to be aligned with a company that shares my values."

David can be reached at Wagner Realty's Lakewood Ranch Office located at 11121 SR 70 East, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202, by phone at 941.404.5898, on the web at www.dweiman.wagnerrealty.com or by email at DavidWeiman@WagnerRealty.com.

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October
26

Press Release: Gina Uliano and The Royal Team of Wagner Realty Achieve Prestigious Seven-Star Award 

BRADENTON, FL, October 26, 2020 – Through proprietary criteria, formulas, and other considerations, Gina Uliano and The Royal Team of Wagner Realty have been distinguished by Broker★Agent™ Advisor as one of the best in business based on achievement, potential, leadership, ethics, community value, experience, capability, and trust for their service during the calendar year of 2020.

Now in its 25th year, Broker★Agent™ Advisor celebrates the success and accomplishment of the industry's finest real estate professionals through it's exclusive 'Certificate of Excellence' Program. "Gina Uliano and The Royal Team exemplify the type of professionals we designed this award for," says Chad Golladay, Executive Publisher of Broker★Agent™ Advisor. "A true credit to their company, profession, and community both inside and outside of their real estate practice; one with whom the honor is truly ours in being able to share this award."

Gina Uliano is a Broker Associate and Branch Manager for Wagner Realty's Manatee Avenue West Office located at 7411 Manatee Ave. West, Bradenton. She can be reached by phone at 941.920.0276, on the web at https://www.BradentonRealEstateTeam.com or by email at GinaUliano@WagnerRealty.com.

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November
3

Press Release: Alice Ohme of Wagner Realty Achieves Prestigious Seven-Star Award

BRADENTON, FL, November 3, 2020 – Through proprietary criteria, formulas, and other considerations, Wagner Realty agent Alice Ohme, GRI, e-Pro and Realtor Emeritus, has been distinguished by Broker★Agent™ Advisor as one of the best in business based on achievement, potential, leadership, ethics, community value, experience, capability, and trust for their service during the calendar year of 2020.

Now in its 25th year, Broker★Agent™ Advisor celebrates the success and accomplishment of the industry's finest real estate professionals through it's exclusive 'Certificate of Excellence' Program. "Alice Ohme exemplifies the type of professional we designed this award for," says Chad Golladay, Executive Publisher of Broker★Agent™ Advisor. "A true credit to her company, profession, and community both inside and outside of her real estate practice; one with whom the honor is truly ours in being able to share this award."

Alice works out of Wagner Realty's Manatee Avenue West Office located at 7411 Manatee Ave. West, Bradenton. She can be reached by phone at 941.720.0284, on the web at www.AliceOhme.com or by email at AliceOhme@WagnerRealty.com

Press Contact:

PressContact@WagnerRealty.com

941.727.2800

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August
20

Press Release: On Labor Day Wagner Realty Celebrates Multi-Generational Teams

Bradenton, FL, August 20, 2019 – Imagine you found your dream job, something you're passionate about and excel at. Now imagine you bring on a business partner, a special   partner - your daughter or son. This dream has come true for ten multi-generational Realtor teams at Wagner Realty, bringing decades of knowledge together to benefit their clients. In honor of Labor Day, Wagner Realty is highlighting some of their parent-child teams who prove that working with family is like hitting a "career jackpot".

The path to these family partnerships varies. For Broker Associate Cindy Greco and her son Realtor Michael Greco, it was lifelong dream. "I've loved the real estate business for 27 years and always wanted one of my children to join me" says Cindy. "Seven years ago, Michael decided to become a Realtor, and we formed 'The Greco Group'. "Our customers have two experts to walk them through the real estate transaction, and we have amazing camaraderie and synergy, supporting each other and our business."

The advantages of working on a team are a key perk for Joan and Julie Oliszewski. They tell clients that they offer the '2 for 1 Special, but the bond is much deeper than that.' "One of us is almost always available," notes Julie, "but for me, one of the biggest gifts of our partnership is simply working with my mother. We've been a team at Wagner Realty for 14 years now and she's an amazing teacher and mentor. I feel blessed."

Another strength of these teams is collective knowledge. Older generations have skills and insights that come from years of experience, while younger generations know current trends and technology. Combined, these become a collective strength that enables businesses to thrive. That's held true for The Royal Team:  Realtor Judy McCauley, her daughter, Broker Associate and Manatee Branch Manager Gina Uliano, and Gina's husband, Realtor Peter Uliano. While Judy has been in the business for 34 years; Gina and Peter each have 19 years of experience. "The business has changed tremendously over the years" says Gina "but the three of us have the shared knowledge, expertise and experience that brings clients smoothly from contract to closing. There's nothing better than working with family!"

Realtors Ruth and MaryAnn Lawler echo those sentiments. "I became licensed when Maryann was 2 ½ years old", notes Ruth, "so she grew up around the business. Now she's been a Realtor for 18 years and her depth of knowledge is incredible. I started before computers and cell phones, but together, our combined expertise is a real advantage to our clients. I'm so proud of Maryann and honored that we work together."

Clients benefit from the flexibility a team offers. Realtors Judy Rup and her daughter Melissa Rodriguez have been working as a team for six years. "Working with my mom provides a level of trust and accountability that's important in the real estate business," notes Melissa, "and we have the added flexibility to arrange our schedules so that we can meet the needs of our customers. It's a win/win!"

Wagner Realty's other exceptional multi-gen teams include: Donna Bucher & Cheryl Carson, Anthony & Chris Constantinou, Carla Ross & Jessica Fisk, Rose Schnoerr & Marla Vignocchi and Tanya & Aubrey Stutzman. The firm also boasts numerous sibling and spouse teams. Why are so many families drawn to Wagner Realty? Cindy Greco thinks she has the answer: "Wagner Realty has a family culture that you just don't see much anymore. People genuinely care about each other here, so it's natural for the company to attract so many family teams. For us, coming to work feels like coming home every day."


As one of the oldest real estate companies in Manatee County, Wagner Realty began operations in 1939. David C. Eckel purchased the company in January 1995 upon the death of Dick Wagner, the company's founder.  Before moving to Florida, Mr. Eckel was president and stockholder of one of the largest real estate companies in New York State, ranked among the 50 largest real estate companies in the USA.

Wagner Realty is locally owned and operated and is one of the largest real estate companies in the region. Every year, for more than 20 years, Wagner Realty has been voted "Favorite Real Estate Company" by readers of the local newspaper. The company serves the entire Sarasota/Manatee region with more than 220 agents in eight offices. Wagner offers global reach as well, through its membership in The Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, a broker network serving every US state and more than 50 countries. Wagner agents help buyers and sellers worldwide.

Wagner has attracted an impressive group of agents and managers, including brokers who owned another brokerage, were past presidents of the local Realtor Associations, or served as past Vice Presidents of the Florida Realtor Association. New agents who join Wagner enjoy comprehensive training, and experienced agents find the company a refreshing and productive place to call "home."

Contact: presscontact@wagnerrealty.com

941.727.2800

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October
8

Press Release: Wagner Realty Announces Top Producers for September 2020

BRADENTON, FL, October 7, 2020 – Wagner Realty is proud to announce the firm's top producing agents for the month of September 2020.

Listing honors by volume went to: Elfi Starret and Becky Smith - Anna Maria Island; Gina & Peter Uliano, The Royal Team – Manatee Avenue West; Alba Lang – Lakewood Ranch; Jon Patella  – Sarasota, Mary Collandra – El Conquistador; Cindy Greco, The Greco Group, Corporate; Lynda Melnick, Melnick Property Group – SR 64 East; and Ryan Hoffman - Commercial.

Listing honors by units went to: Elfi Starret, Becky Smith and Miguel Rosa - Anna Maria Island; Gina & Peter Uliano, The Royal Team – Manatee Avenue West; Alba Lang – Lakewood Ranch; Jon Patella  – Sarasota; Mary Collandra – El Conquistador;  Cindy Greco, The Greco Group, Corporate; Lynda Melnick, Melnick Property Group – SR 64 East; and Ryan Hoffman - Commercial.

Top Sales honors by volume went to: Elfi Starret and Becky Smith - Anna Maria Island; Joan and Julie Oliszewski – Manatee Avenue West;  Diane Lee and Cindi Myers – Lakewood Ranch; Patti Evans – El Conquistador; Tim Mitten  – Sarasota; Rebecca Samler – Corporate; Rae Hayo – Longboat Key; Lynda Melnick, Melnick Property Group – SR 64 East; and David Fletcher, Commercial.

Top Sales honors by units went to: Elfi Starret and Becky Smith - Anna Maria Island; Gina & Peter Uliano, The Royal Team – Manatee Avenue West; Nancy Fish-Mooney – Lakewood Ranch; Jon Patella  – Sarasota; Jennifer Delbo – El Conquistador; Rebecca Samler – Corporate; Rae Hayo – Longboat Key; Lynda Melnick, Melnick Property Group – SR 64 East; and David Fletcher, Commercial.

Wagner Realty is locally owned and operated and is one of the largest real estate companies in the region. The company serves the entire Sarasota/Manatee region with more than 220 agents in eight offices. Wagner offers global reach as well, through its membership in The Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, a broker network serving every US state and more than 50 countries. Wagner agents help buyers and sellers worldwide.

Contact:

presscontact@wagnerrealty.com

941.727.2800

February
25

What's the Difference Between a Real Estate Agent and REALTOR®

Real Estate Agents and REALTORS

Our REALTORS® at Wagner Realty strive to provide every one of our customers with the best home buying process possible. Established in 1939 with a legendary focus on responsive service, we think you'll notice the difference when you work with Wagner.

But there's one more important difference many first-time buyers don't know much about:

The difference between a real estate agent and a REALTOR®.

Here's the quick summary: All REALTORs® are real estate agents, but not all real estate agents are REALTORs®. If you want the absolute best quality of service, you should always look for real estate professionals who carry this special designation.

Who Gets to Be a REALTOR®?

Becoming a real estate agent of any kind is an involved process that can take several years. You need to demonstrate a great deal of knowledge and become licensed to practice in your state.

Licensed real estate agents have the basic skills and information to work in a specific area. But a REALTOR® takes things one step further – and it makes a difference to our customers.

REALTORS® are members in good standing of the National Association of REALTORs®. This is the largest professional association in the United States and one of its most trusted.

The purpose of any professional association is to help its members be the very best in their field. The NAR takes this seriously, with a wide range of training, live events, and opportunities for professionals at all levels to network and learn from one another.

In short, REALTORS® empower each other and strive to be truly amazing real estate pros.

What's the Most Important Part of Being a REALTOR®?

Being a NAR member provides many chances to go above and beyond. However, there's one aspect that's most important to peace of mind for our customers: The NAR Code of Ethics.

Just about every professional association has its own rules of conduct for members to follow. But ours help protect your best interests in some of the most important transactions you'll ever make.

The NAR Code of Ethics ensures that each member will always be held to the highest standards. It lays out specific guidelines for ensuring the customer's best interest is always priority one.

Most real estate professionals have good intentions, even if they aren't NAR members. But people find it's nice to know their real estate expert made a promise to uphold high standards.

What Are the Benefits of Working With a REALTOR®?

Whether buying or selling, you should never take on a real estate transaction by yourself.

The average real estate agent is better than going it alone, but a REALTOR® is the best choice.

With a REALTOR®, you can:

  • Get accurate, timely information about market conditions to clarify your decisions.
  • Zero in on properties that meet your needs and your budget much more quickly.
  • Accelerate the process of getting to closing with a minimum of stress for you.
  • Resolve any issues along the way so they don't compromise your timeline.

Both buyers and sellers find they are in the best hands when they partner with a REALTOR®.

Sellers leave tens of thousands of dollars on the table if they decide to list a home themselves. Agent-led listings sell faster and make more: The average sale price difference between "for sale by owner" listings (FSBO) and those with agents is an astounding $60,000!

Luckily, you don't have to look high and low for the right REALTOR®. The team at Wagner Realty is here for you!

Contact Wagner Realty to find out more. We'll help you shine here in the Sunshine State.

October
17

Get Your Bradenton Home Ready for Fall

Fall Home Maintenance for Your Florida Home
Like it or not, summer is behind us, and cooler weather is headed our way. Luckily, living in Florida means the changes in the seasons aren't nearly as drastic as those experienced by our friends up north. Still, our real estate agents in Bradenton want to make sure you're ready for the change. These are the steps you should take this fall to get your Bradenton home ready for winter. 

A Checklist to Get Your Florida Home Ready for Fall

  1. Make Sure Your Gutters Are Clear
    If you live in a house with lots of overhanging trees, you might be shocked to discover the amount of leaves, debris and organic matter that pile up in your gutters over the course of a year. This can cause a lot of problems, including potentially costly water damage during rainy conditions, so make sure your gutters are clear before winter arrives. 

  2. Check the Heating System
    Chances are, you haven't used or even thought about your heating system since last winter. But the day will inevitably come when you have to fire it up again. Before that day arrives, have your HVAC cleaned and serviced by a pro to make sure it's in good working order. 

  3. Seal the Gaps
    Air leaks around windows, doors and anywhere wires or pipes enter your home pose two potential problems. Not only do they let conditioned air escape – which makes your home more difficult to heat and cool – but they can also let mice, insects and other critters into your house. Winter is the time when small animals are most likely to want to seek refuge in your home, so do a thorough check to make sure you don't have any gaps. If you find any, use caulk or weather stripping to seal them up. 

  4. Inspect Your Roof
    Winter rains can take a toll on your roof, especially if it's already in not-so-great shape. Give it a thorough inspection, looking for moss, wet spots, loose or broken shingles and any other damage that might cause a leak. If you're not comfortable climbing up there on a ladder, hire a pro who can tell you whether or not your roof is sound.
     
  5. Turn Off the Irrigation
    Frozen pipes aren't necessarily common in our neck of the woods, but they're not impossible either. Before the threat of freezing temperatures arrives, winterize your irrigation system to make sure it doesn't freeze. Turn off the water at the main shutoff valve, and then open up each outdoor valve to let the water drain. 

  6. Add Insulation
    If you're concerned about being able to stay warm this winter, or if you want to reduce your utility bills by making your house more energy-efficient, adding some extra insulation is one of the best options. In most homes, the attic is the most cost-effective place to add insulation.

  7. Inspect Smoke Detectors
    Fall is one of the crucial times of year to make sure your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors have fresh batteries and are working correctly. This is especially true if you have a fireplace that you plan to use this winter, but even if you don't, winter is still the season when the most house fires occur. While you're inspecting your smoke detectors, check your fire extinguisher and make sure that everyone in your household knows how to use it. 

Contact Wagner Realty today to learn more about adjusting to the changing seasons in Florida, and to find out how we can help you make your dream of living in the Sunshine State a reality. If you're looking for Bradenton homes for sale, our team is here to help. 

August
9

Buying a House When You Have Kids

Buying a House When You Have Kids
Buying a home is often a time filled with both excitement and anxiety, and if you are a family with children, those feelings can be even more intense. With kids, your house hunting strategy will be different than that of a single person or a retired couple. Our REALTORS® in Sarasota understand the ins and outs of the housing market, and we've put together a checklist of things to consider as you prepare to find your family's dream home.

  • Get the Kids Involved 
    You might not bring your children to every home tour; however, making them part of the decision-making process can be an advantage. Children can provide a different perspective during a house hunt, and they may bring features of the house to your attention that you hadn't considered. Of course, you won't want to put the ultimate decision-making power in your kids' hands, but letting them experience the process and voice their opinions will make them feel included and allow them to learn a little as well.

  • Education and Your Family's Future
    Most families with kids who are shopping for a home make looking at the school district a priority, and for a good reason. Quality education is essential for all families, and you want your children to have access to schools with high marks. Besides checking online resources and visiting with schools in your desired neighborhood, consider speaking with other parents in the area as well to gain their feedback on area schools. Keep in mind that some communities with highly desirable schools also have higher home prices and property taxes, so you'll need to weigh the benefit and determine if you're planning on living in the home long term.

  • Perfect for Now, But How About Later?
    When you're looking at Sarasota homes, it's easy to picture how well its size and layout will work for your kids at their current age, but it's also key to factor in how it will suit your family's needs as your children grow. Bedrooms and bathrooms are particularly crucial as children transition into their teenage years and want more privacy and space of their own.

  • Yards and Beyond
    Outdoor space is many times considered a must for families with children. Not only do they want a place to play, but parents also want that place to be safe and comfortable. While touring potential homes, consider both the size and layout of the yard to see if it will be ideal for your family. Note whether the yard is fenced or can be quickly and if it borders a busy street or intersection. Many parents also want their children to have neighborhood buddies, so take some time to get a feel for how many other families with children of similar ages live nearby.

Wagner Realty wants nothing more than to see your family's dream of owning your own home come true. We provide personal, results-oriented service to you from our first meeting to closing day for your perfect home. For more information about Sarasota homes for sale, contact Wagner Realty today.

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April
26

How to Interview an Agent Before Listing Your Home

Use These Questions to Find the Right Agent to List Your Home

Interview a Real Estate Agent

If you're ready to sell your home, you will need to find the right real estate agent to list it.  As a savvy homeowner, you should find an agent that not only has the credentials to sell your home but one that you're comfortable and confident working with.  Our real estate agents have been asked a lot of questions during their careers.  Here are some of the best questions to ask while interviewing a real estate agent:

  1. How long have you been in the business? 
    Experience counts. While new agents can be hungry and may bring energy and enthusiasm to the job, it's important that you know up front how much experience your agent has. Ask the question, and make sure you are comfortable with the answer.

  2. How many listings do you currently have?
    Agents who are successful get more listings, but unless they have a strong team, multiple listings could take time away from working for you. There's no perfect answer, but you want an agent with enough time to focus on selling your home.

  3. How do you come up with a listing price?
    The best agents will have a process they can easily share that will likely include analyzing recent sales of homes in your neighborhood and the current comparable listings on the market. The best agents also will need to see your home to know how to adjust for condition and special features.

  4. Will I be working directly with you?
    There's certainly nothing wrong with working with a listing agent who has built a strong team, but you need to know up front if you will be working directly with the agent or his/her associates.

  5. Have you sold any homes in this neighborhood?
    Location counts when you are selling your home, and if the agent you select is familiar with your neighborhood and has sold homes there before, he or she may already know buyers who are looking to purchase in your area.

  6. Can I get a detailed marketing plan and what will it entail?
    Selling a home requires marketing, and you deserve to have a real estate agent who will provide a comprehensive marketing program. A good marketing strategy will include professional photos and website presence, a brochure or flyer, advertising in local newspapers and magazines, and direct marketing that may include postcards or social media.

  7. Can you offer suggestions for updates or staging to help sell my home?
    You want an agent who is honest and open with you; someone who can be objective about your home. The way your agent answers this question will tell you a lot about how well you will work together.

  8. How much is it going to cost me to sell my home?
    In addition to paying commissions for two agents (yours and the buyer's), you will have additional closing costs, as well as real estate taxes and other fees. Make sure the agent you choose can detail these costs for you.

  9. How long will take to sell this home?
    No one has a crystal ball, but a good agent will be able to tell you what the average time on the market for homes like yours has been in recent months.

  10. Can you provide me with references?
    Get a list of references and call a few. There is no better source of information about the quality of a real estate agent than clients who have worked with him or her before.

Now that you know what questions to ask, contact Wagner Realty. We have the best agents in the area, and you are certain to find someone that is just right for you.

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