Archive for the ‘Palmer Ranch’ Category

Victoria Falls for Our “23 About Me”

23LogoEvery month, we spotlight an individual at Michael Saunders & Company in “23 About Me.” Our last blog visited the island of Boca Grande where we learned more about Realtor, Marybeth Tvaroch.

Moving onto the mainland, Victoria Stultz assists her customers from the Palmer Ranch real estate office with Sarasota homes for sale. No doubt her savvy business smarts and personable nature make her an invaluable Realtor, but we wanted to go a little deeper.

From having her favorite ice cream flown-in from across the country to a love for detective shows, we hold our own investigation to learn more about Victoria. (Continue reading though to the end for our own detective challenge.) (more…)

Sarasota Real Estate – Rivendell


Pictured: 800 Shadow Bay Way - MLS#: A3953778

Enveloped by nature and nestled among nearly 400 acres of lakes, preserves and open spaces, Rivendell is one of the hidden gems of Sarasota County. Located in Osprey—midway between Venice and Sarasota on what was the southern most tip of Palmer Ranch—winding roads, a wooded walking trail, a scenic land bridge and proximity to Oscar Scherer State Park make this community one of the most beautiful in the county.

The carefully planned neighborhood of 498 homes focuses on protecting the natural resources that enhance its unique character. Rivendell gives you easy access to all necessities and amenities while making you feel away from it all. (more…)

Palmer Ranch Real Estate – Country Club of Sarasota

Pictured: 3820 Prairie Dunes Drive

Located in Palmer Ranch on the TPC golf course, the extraordinary Country Club of Sarasota has a prestigious address—convenient to fine shopping and dining, schools, and the amenities of Sarasota. Residents of Country Club of Sarasota enjoy living in a well-maintained, gated community with country club membership opportunities embellished by a number of tranquil lakes and shady trees. (more…)

Michael Saunders & Company welcomes Nancy Sarajew to the Palmer Ranch office.

Originally from New Jersey, Nancy Sarajew and her family relocated to Florida over 20 years ago, where they now reside in Prestancia on Palmer Ranch. A real estate professional since 2002, Nancy brings an extensive background as a business owner, having co-owned an operated a large auto-body facility with her husband, Greg.  

A specialist in properties located from Sarasota to Punta Gorda, Nancy has earned the RE/Max award in 2007 and multi-million dollar awards since 2004 in recognition of her exceptional service to homebuyers and sellers.

In her spare time, Nancy enjoys photography, art, decorating, theater, reading, nature and music.

Michael Saunders & Company is pleased to welcome Joyce Cann to the Palmer Ranch office.

A licensed real estate professional since 1979, Joyce Cann relocated to the Sarasota area from New Hampshire, where she began her real estate career as a part owner of a successful real estate company.

Joyce brings an extensive, accomplished background as a new home sales consultant, having worked with US Homes/Lennar Builders for over 12 years. A specialist in properties located in Stoneybrook Golf & Country Club, Heritage Oaks Golf & Country Club, Laurel Lakes and beyond, she offers her clients an informed, results-oriented approach to every transaction.




The Neighborhood Report – Deer Creek

Discover a range of lifestyle options in Deer Creek. Pictured: 8142 Shadow Pine Way.

Deer Creek’s generous lots, lush landscaping, mature trees, impeccably groomed homes, and gently meandering streets continue to have strong appeal for home shoppers in Sarasota. New residents are also impressed with the low association fees and interesting and diverse pursuits of the Deer Creek social club.

Market Activity – Deer Creek

Desirability and demand for Deer Creek residency were demonstrated in the December sale of 8431 Cypress Hollow Drive. Janet Montgomery of the Palmer Ranch office of Michael Saunders & Company listed the property the morning of the caravan for agents. Sara Leight, also of Michael Saunders & Company, viewed the property and called a client to tell them about the house. By evening that day, it was under contract. The closing was just 35 days later.

Why Choose Deer Creek?

Located in Palmer Ranch, Deer Creek is convenient to Siesta Key Beach, shopping, movies, great restaurants, walking and biking trails, doctors, hospitals, excellent schools, and easy access to downtown Sarasota.


The Neighborhood Report – Prestancia

Prestancia on Palmer Ranch

A gorgeous community boasting one of the area’s most prestigious golf courses, Prestancia is the home of the storied TPC @ Prestancia. TPC @ Prestancia was the host of the Chrysler Cup (Senior Ryder Cup) and then the American Express Invitational, a senior tour event until 2000. As the former head golf professional until 2004, Steve Abbe of the Palmer Ranch office finds that the courses—two 18-hole courses—at Prestancia are outstanding. “With 80+/- single digit handicappers playing out of the TPC at Prestancia, you would be hard-pressed to find a club in Sarasota with a stronger core group of players,” stated Abbe. Although the country club itself was purchased by Heritage Golf Group almost two years ago, it continues to operate as a TPC licensee assuring the high quality one expects of a TPC facility.

Market Activity – Prestancia

Prestancia contains approximately 550 residences ranging from 12,000-square-foot single-family homes to beautiful condominiums overlooking the Stadium Golf Course and all points in between. Sales this year in Prestancia have been strong. With 13 properties sold and five more pending, 2010 is on track to be one of the better years in recent history. Recently, Steve Abbe arranged a deal where two homes in Prestancia were traded for another home priced at $2.5 million, clearly showing the strength and belief in the value of Prestancia. In this transaction, there were two current residents that preferred staying in the neighborhood rather than moving elsewhere.

At this time, there are 33 active listings ranging from 1,648 square feet to 5,146 square feet. Prices are from $169,000 to $1,300,000.



Palmer Ranch Neighborhood Video

Palmer Ranch is a master-planned community offering its residents the ultimate Florida lifestyle. It is conveniently located near Sarasota’s beaches, downtown, and arts and entertainment district.

The 10,000 acre area is rich in history. It was part of the original land bought by Bertha Honore Palmer around the turn of the 20th century.

Ask Darla – How has the Market Changed in the Past Five Years?

In this Ask Darla video, Darla Furst talks about how the Real Estate Market has changed in the past 5 years.

If you have questions for Michael Saunders, email:


The Neighborhood Report – Silver Oak Estates

Enjoy a luxurious lifestyle within minutes to Siesta Key Beach at Silver Oak Estates.

Completed in 2007, Silver Oak Estates offers newer, custom homes nestled behind 24-hour guarded gates, just minutes from Siesta Key Beach. With 179 homes, the exclusive Estates section offers magnificent, totally custom designs ranging up to 7,000 square feet with three- to six-car garages, while the maintenance-free, single-family villas in the Vineyards of Silver Oak combine a carefree lifestyle with clubhouse, fitness center and lap pool in an intimate enclave of 72 homes. The third community is the maintenance-free, custom single-family homes of The Enclave.

Market Activity – Silver Oak Estates

Part of master-planned Palmer Ranch, Silver Oak Estates is lushly landscaped with beautiful lakes and preserves, all within proximity to miles of paved hiking and biking trails, including the 26-mile Legacy Trail. A recent sale at 8993 Wildlife closed for $680,000 for a lakefront estate built by John Cannon Homes with four bedrooms, a home theater and a European, state-of-the-art kitchen. Listed by Maripat and Bob Flood of Michael Saunders & Company’s Palmer Ranch office, the home was sold by Nicole Hammons-Dovgopolyi, also of the Palmer Ranch office. (more…)

Go Back In Time

Google Profile