Countdown to Success

With prices stabilizing in the segments of our market below $500,000, buyers have reduced the inventory of available homes in Sarasota County to levels not seen since the property shortage created by the real estate boom in 2005. Their demand for more and better listings makes now an excellent time to list your home for a potentially more satisfying result—provided it is well-priced and reasonably well-maintained.

If you are thinking of selling now to take advantage of our recovering market as it approaches the busiest sales season of every year, here are the…

Top Ten Reasons To List Your Home With An

Agent From Michael Saunders & Company

1- The newest TRENDGRAPHIX® report (issued earlier this month for Sarasota County) reveals that over the past year, agents from Michael Saunders & Company collectively accounted for nearly as much in closed dollar volume—across all price ranges—as our closest two competitors combined.

2- Over the past year, MS&C agents closed on more dollar volume of properties—priced above $1 million—than our next four nearest competitors combined.

3- Over the past year, MS&C agents found buyers for nearly as much in closed dollar volume—throughout all price ranges—as our next two closest competitors combined.

4- Over the past year, MSC agents found buyers for sales involving properties priced above $1 million—than the next nine nearest competitors combined.

5- In the first 9 months of 2011, by far the region’s most frequented real estate-related web site, welcomed more than 1.3 million visitors—an increase of over 31% versus last year.  (Source:

6- When conducting a search on the internet from anywhere in the world, buyers will typically discover atop the ranking on nearly every search query involving real estate in Southwest Florida.

7- MS&C’s hand-selected international brokerage partnerships connect your home to over 200,000 of the world’s top-selling real estate agents.  These exclusive affiliations include Christie’s International Real Estate, Luxury Portfolio International, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, the European Real Estate Network (EREN) and Mayfair International Realty.

8- Through September of this year, the MS&C Appointment Center set 44,630 appointments to show properties, putting it on track to exceed last year’s volume of 55,229 appointments set.

9- MS&C’s core customer services include MSC Mortgage and MSC Title, ranked month-after-month among the region’s top community-based lenders and title companies.

10- With nearly forty years of experience as Southwest Florida’s leading independent brokerage no one has a better handle on our local market, its many neighborhoods and nuances, than Michael Saunders & Company.

And there’s one more major reason to list your home with Michael Saunders & Company:

11- Thus far this year, our agents have helped buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals to the tune of  $1.241 billion in closed sales.

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