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Property Management

In 2023, make the most of your valuable assets with these helpful tips on what to look for in a property management service.

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Art museums are an important community asset. They are full of wonderful exhibits that showcase beautiful works that inspire, motivate, influence and tell a story. Art is such an important tool for learning about the world around us. 

In Sarasota, we're lucky to have the Ringling Museum, a local venue that features relevant art productions throughout the year. This year, they're featuring many modern art exhibits, and our real estate agents are really excited about them. Here is a quick overview of what you can see when you visit:

  1. Through Jan 7, 2024: As long as there is sun, as long as there is light." Selections from the Bring Gift and The Ringling Collection of Modern Art.
    This exhibition is the result of a generous gift from Murray Bring and Kay Delaney Bring. Minimalism, monumental, and abstract art styles are all represented in this gallery which promotes themes of nature, spirituality, and perception. This stunning collection is on display through 2024 in the Ringling Museum of Art, which is just minutes from several Sarasota homes for sale.

  2. Through April 2, 2023: The Marvellous Marbling of Matsui Kosei
    Come see five works from renowned artist Matsui Kosei who specializes in delicate marbleized, unglazed vessels. These beautiful objects are created with agateware techniques which were known to be used during China's Tang dynasty. 

  3. Through May 28, 2023: Gods and Lovers: Paintings and Sculptures from India
    This wonderful exhibit showcases Indian paintings and sculptures from private collectors across Florida. The paintings are known as "miniatures", and they were created as leaves of books. They represent stories from Hindu scripture, literature, classical music, and court culture. 

  4. Through March 26, 2023: June Clark: Halem Quilt
    This exhibition was first unveiled at the Studio Museum in New York City in 1997. It's an immersive installation consisting of three hundred pieces of fabric, each consisting of a black and white photo of streets, buildings, and people from Harlem. Now you can see it at the Ringling Museum of Art.

  5. Through April 30, 2023: Community Gallery
    This interactive experience provides a glimpse into the lives of Sarasota artists. It was created to help connect local artists during the uncertainty of the pandemic. In addition to personal interviews, you'll also see some great works from the community.

  6. Through September 4, 2023: Reclaiming Home: Contemporary Seminole Art
    See some breathtaking art from the Native American artist community at this contemporary exhibit featuring works from Florida artists. It aims to grow the framework of Native American art made in Florida.

  7. Through Jan 21, 2024: Guercino's Friar with a Gold Earring
    This exhibition provides a detailed look at the sitter, Fra Bonaventura Bisi, who was a major figure in the artistic culture of seventeenth-century Bologna. See the breadth of his work and artistic ability, which is showcased through his oil paintings, miniatures in tempera on parchment, prints, metalwork, and writings.

When you live near an amazing institute like the Ringling, you can immerse yourself in new cultures and ideas any time you'd like. Contact us today to start your home search.


St. Patricks Day

St. Patrick's Day is coming up on Friday, March 17, 2023. What better reason to go out with your friends, drink some green beer, and maybe even race around the Sarasota area? If you're in the Sarasota area, there are some fun St. Patrick's Day events you may want to attend. Here are a couple of festivals and celebrations our real estate agents recommend.

  • Wellen Park St. Patrick's Day Half Marathon & 5K: 19745 Wellen Pk. Blvd., Venice, FL 34293
    If you feel like being active for St. Patrick's Day, consider running the Wellen Park St. Patrick's Day Half Marathon or 5K on March 19. Both races weave through downtown Venice. Proceeds from this race benefit Girls on the Run, an organization that helps guide young girls toward a healthy, active lifestyle. Spend the morning running, then look at some Venice homes for sale

  • St. Paddy Shamrock Crawl: 1888 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34236
    If you're in the mood for a bar crawl, the 2nd Annual St. Paddy Shamrock Crawl is a great one to attend. It begins at Raffurty's Bar & Grill on Main Street and winds through downtown Sarasota. Tickets are $17.99 per person.

    This event is open to adults ages 21 and up. Show up at Raffurty's between 5:00 and 7:00 pm, buy your ticket, and get ready for a fun night. Stops include The Office, Evie's Tavern, and Pizza & Brew.

  • 22nd Annual Clancy's St. Paddy's Day Bash: 6218 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, FL 34210
    You can always find a great meal at Clancy's Irish Pub & Grill and if you want a memorable meal along with your St. Patrick's Day celebrations, this is the place to go. For their 22nd St. Paddy's Day Bash on 3/17, multiple performers will take the stage throughout the day and you'll have plenty of Irish dishes to pair with your beer. This includes Irish favorites like Shepherd's Pie and Irish Coffee. 

  • Lucky Leprechaun 5K: 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL 34235
    Looking for another festive run to add to your weekend? Wake up bright and early the Saturday after St. Patrick's Day (3/18) and head to Nathan Benderson Circle for an annual 5K event. Registration starts at $35 for the Lucky Leprechaun 5K.

  • Irish Mexican Celebration: 1213 13th Ave. W, Bradenton, FL 34209
    Birdrock Taco Stand has come up with a fun and unique way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. They call it their Irish Mexican Celebration. It takes place on Friday, March 17, beginning at 6:30 pm. The Crystal Shawanda and Alex Lopez band will be performing live music. The food will be a unique combination of tacos and Irish favorites.

    Admission to the Irish Mexican Celebration is 220 in advance or $25 the day of the event. Grab some friends, and get ready to party.

  • The Venice Symphony: A Celtic Celebration: 1 Indian Ave., Venice, FL 34285
    For a more low-key St. Patrick's Day celebration, attend a performance of A Celtic Celebration by The Venice Symphony. Performers will play Irish folk tunes and music from River Dance.

    This show is scheduled for March 17 at 7:30 pm. Tickets range from $33 - $61 per person.

However you choose to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, we hope you have an exciting time. Contact us if you're still looking for Sarasota homes for sale. Our friendly agents will help you find the perfect place where you can relax and unwind. 


Sarasota reading

Need to get some studying done? Looking for a new place to work remotely? Just want a cozy spot to curl up with a good book? Our real estate agents have a few ideas. 

March is National Reading Month, and we can't think of any better way to celebrate than by enjoying a good book in a cozy spot. In honor of the occasion, we're excited to bring you the best places to read and relax in Sarasota and Bradenton!

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boat up restaurants

It should come as no surprise that one of the best things about life in the Sarasota and Bradenton area is our beautiful coastline. From swimming and surfing to fishing and kayaking, there are endless ways to experience the Gulf Coast, but waterfront dining is one of our favorites. 

At these awesome dockside eateries, you can literally pull right up on your boat, hop out and enjoy a great meal within footsteps of the water. Let our real estate agents be your guide to the best boat-up restaurants near Sarasota!

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Kayaking Sarasota

With mile after mile of coastal waterways ripe for exploration, it's hard to imagine a better place for kayaking than the Sarasota and Bradenton area. Whether you're looking for kayak rentals or a guided trip, these are some of our real estate agents' favorite local kayak adventures!

  • Paradise Adventures - 190 Taft Dr #10, Sarasota, FL 34236
    One of Sarasota's premier kayak rental and kayak touring companies, Paradise Adventures offers everything you need for the kayak journey of a lifetime. With their headquarters just minutes from many Sarasota homes for sale, Paradise Adventures offers private and small group tours of hidden gems like the mangrove tunnels on Lido Key, as well as maps and gear rentals for self-guided tours. 

  • Kayaking SRQ - 190 Taft Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236
    Renting a kayak or stand-up paddleboard from Kayaking SRQ is a great way to get away from the tourist spots and experience Sarasota off the beaten path. Kayaking SRQ also offers a wide range of guided trips. Choose among adventures around Lido Key and Siesta Key, which include paddleboard eco tours, kayak fishing trips, and guided mangrove tunnel tours. 

  • Liquid Blue Outfitters - 190 Taft Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236
    Based out of Ted Sperling Nature Park, Liquid Blue Outfitters is a great option for kayak rentals as well as guided tours. Regularly ranked among the top-rated kayaking companies in the Sarasota area, Liquid Blue Outfitters offers competitively priced guided kayak excursions that include open waters and mangrove tunnels alike. Sightings of dolphins and manatees are common, along with a wide range of local bird species. 

  • SURFit USA - 190 Taft Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236
    There are plenty of fun ways to spend a day on the water with SURFit USA. Based on Lido Key, this company provides paddleboard and kayak rentals, as well as guided tours of the mangrove tunnels and nearby Siesta Key. Private tours are available, as well as small group tours, and SURFit USA also offers a variety of kids' activities, including surf and paddleboard lessons and summer camps.

  • AMI Paddleboard - 12378 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34209
    Bradenton's AMI Paddleboard offers kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals on Anna Maria Island, a picturesque island that overlooks Palma Sola Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway. A short drive from many Bradenton homes for sale, AMI Paddleboard is a short paddle away from some truly beautiful coastal areas and also offers kayak and paddleboard eco-tours of the local mangrove tunnels. 

  • Surferbus - 9800 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34209
    Although Surferbus does not offer guided tours, this Bradenton kayak rental company offers a great opportunity to start your own self-guided adventure on the area's waters. Providing rentals of kayaks, pedal kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards, Surferbus has affordable rates and a convenient launch site just a few paddle strokes away from the waters of Robinson Preserve and Palma Sola Bayou.

  • Ray's Canoe Hideaway - 1289 Hagle Park Rd, Bradenton, FL 34212
    Located on the Manatee River just a few miles from downtown Bradenton, Ray's Canoe Hideaway has been providing river access for paddling adventures for more than 25 years. Kayaks and canoes are available for rent, and Ray's also provides a launch site for folks who have their own craft. This is a great place for fishing and sightseeing river trips. 

Contact us today to learn more about life on Florida's Gulf Coast! If you're searching for your dream home, be sure to talk to our real estate agents about how we can help you find it in the Sarasota and Bradenton area. 


Sarasota Breakfast Spots

February 21 is National Pancake Day, and what better way to celebrate than by digging into a stack of flapjacks at your favorite local breakfast spot? Here in the Sarasota area, we have a wide range of outstanding breakfast restaurants, cafes, and diners, and our real estate agents are excited to share some of our favorites!

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Sarasota Dining

Romance is in the air around Sarasota homes for sale and Bradenton homes for sale. Make it a Valentine's Day to remember with these wonderful nearby restaurants and activities. 

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