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Michael Holderness, Jr. has been licensed as a Realtor for nearly 20 years working in the family brokerage, SaraBay Real Estate. However, his career really began much earlier. “I remember going to open houses as a kid and I started showing properties in high school,” he explains. “As a third generation Realtor, I guess you could say it’s in my blood.” This early experience has given Michael a solid foundation in providing families with the best possible service. He is consistently in the top 1% of agents in sales and he believes that his success is due to his desire to help all of his clients achieve their goals. He receives referrals and repeat business from customers, which he considers the ultimate compliment. Michael devotes full attention to each transaction, whether he is representing the buyer in the recent purchase of a $5.67 million home, a customer looking for their piece of paradise in a vacation rental or helping a newly-widowed customer sell her modest home. A native of Sarasota, Michael has a first-hand appreciation of all the area has to offer. Since I grew up here, I know that it is a great place to raise a family but it is also perfect for retirees and seasonal residents.” He also studies the Sarasota/Manatee market, particularly as the economic recovery continues and expects real estate transactions to soar within the next 12 months. “The hard winters convinced many people to move to the Florida sunshine and I predict that sales will skyrocket,” he says. Michael recently acquired several bungalows on Siesta Key and transformed them into a boutique resort. He is enthusiastic about this new project since the location is in the heart of Siesta Village and he recognizes that the area has a shortage of vacation rentals with a personal, yet upscale feel. He says, “I want to give vacationers a beautiful place to stay while they are here. They will have memories that last a lifetime.”
Beautiful Siesta Key Beach, FL is located just south of the Sarasota-Bradenton metropolitan area, which is experiencing significant growth recently. People from all over the country are flocking to the area and realizing just how soothing Florida’s warm climate and plentiful beaches can be. When you combine this with a robust job market, Florida’s lack of a state income tax, and reasonable home prices that are poised to gain value in the coming years, it’s clear why residents are choosing Central Florida’s Gulf Coast.
Increasing Real Estate Value
According to the Huffington Post, home prices in the Tampa and Sarasota metropolitan areas are forecast to grow at 6.5%. With so much desirable oceanfront land, it’s easy to see why home values in Siesta Key Beach are expected to increase at such a high rate.
Additionally, wealthy entrepreneurs are building homes in the Sarasota are in great numbers in order to take advantage of tax benefits and abundant beachfront property. This influx of luxury homes is likely to have a ripple effect on real estate prices throughout the region, adding value to large, beachfront estates and more modest homes alike.
Future Job Growth
The Sarasota area is posed to continue adding quality jobs in the near future. Healthcare has become one of the most important industries in the region, and the growth in that sector is attracting professionals across many different capacities. In fact, healthcare has become one of the most consistent high-growth industries in the entire country, and everyone from maintenance specialists to research doctors can find employment in this sector.
The Sarasota Development Corp. has also recently undertaken a pointed effort to attract foreign companies. Many international CEOs have acquired second homes in the area, and the EDC is looking to entice them to move partial operations to Sarasota in order to further invest in the community long-term.
Beautiful Beaches and Limitless Activities
Anyone who has visited the beaches of Florida’s Gulf Coast knows that you won’t find more beautiful beaches anywhere in the world. From the sand and shells to the sparkling warm water, they’ve attracted millions of sun-soaked tourists from all over the world. Imagine having this incredible scenery as your yard!
Whether you can’t wait for summer every year to lay out in the sun and frolic in the surf, or you just want to fall asleep at night with the sounds of the waves lapping against the shore, Siesta Key Beach has the properties you are looking for.
Great for Kids, Retirees, and Everyone in Between
It’s not often that you find a community that offers so much for young families and older retirees at the same time. Sarasota has been committed to revitalizing the downtown area in recent years, and the area is leading the nation in terms of well-being. Siesta Key Beach is great if you want to raise your kids in a community with access to artistic and cultural events without the high cost of living that usually follows. Sarasota County has also been named one of the best places to grow old, as it combines the serenity of the ocean with plentiful activities for seniors.
Michael S. Holderness, REALTOR
SaraBay Real Estate, INC.
7333 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL. 34243