Michael Saunders & Company Completes Major Expansion of our Property Rental Division

With demand for seasonal, vacation and annual rental properties on a steep rise throughout Southwest Florida, Michael Saunders & Company is pleased to announce that it has completed the steps necessary to significantly expand the size and scope of its rental and property management division.

Now under the direction of Jayci Grana—who has just been elected president of the National Association of Residential Property Managers—the company is now poised to provide a much broader range of services to areas within our region that traditionally experience the greatest demand for seasonal, vacation and longer-term rentals; as well as to homeowners looking to lease out their properties.  Jayci comes to Sarasota from the Orlando market area where she headed-up one of the largest rental and property management operations in the country.

Over the years, Michael Saunders & Company has managed over 700 individual rental properties as well as two well-known Longboat Key resorts—Veranda and White Sands.  With our expanded rental program now fully operational, the company now leases and manages residential properties from our offices in Sarasota, Bradenton, Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Lakewood Ranch, Palmer Ranch, Venice and Englewood; as well as our newer offices on Boca Grande and at IMG Academies in Bradenton.  Additionally, we have just opened a dedicated sales and leasing office at Heritage Oaks Country Club, east of downtown Sarasota, where it will be responsible for all rentals in this beautifully maintained and gated country club community.

We are also pleased to announce that Michael Saunders & Company is now one of the premier sales and leasing firms on the resort island of Palm Island (near Englewood), having recently joined forces with veteran island agents Kevin and Charlene Mackin.

The Mackins, whose firm Mackin Realty enjoys a lengthy reputation for friendly and efficient customer service in these magnificent coastal communities, will continue to provide the same level of local expertise as agents with our Englewood office.  Charlene specializes in vacation and seasonal rentals and property management on Palm Island, Don Pedro Island—and the surrounding areas—while Kevin is one of the islands’ most respected names in property sales.

The Mackins can be reached by calling (941) 769-0198, for Kevin and (941) 769-0313 for Charlene; or by email at KevinMackin@michaelsaunders.com or CharleneMackin@michaelsaunders.com.


With season fast approaching, be sure to give us a call if you are thinking of turning your home into an income-producing asset.  When you lease it through Michael Saunders & Company, you can choose from a full menu of leasing and property management services including setting an optimal pricing strategy, tenant screening, lease negotiations and preparation, full-service accounting and reporting, full pre- and post-rental inspections, rent and security deposit collection, tenant placement and renewal; and regular repairs and maintenance.  All services are accomplished by our dedicated team of full-time leasing professionals in complete compliance with all Florida real estate laws.

Each property in MS&C’s expanded portfolio of rentals is professionally marketed with best-in-class photography and virtual tours designed to showcase its most attractive features.  In addition to being thoroughly marketed online and through the company’s international brokerage affiliates, each property also benefits by being cross-marketed between the company’s 24 branch offices and more than 600 agents strategically located throughout Southwest Florida.


For more information about the expanded Rental Division of Michael Saunders & Company, please contact Jayci Grana at (941) 953-7900; or by email at JayciGrana@michaelsaunders.com.

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