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aerial_400While the media devotes a lot of space and time to highlighting the negative aspects of today's real estate market, there are actually many unique opportunities that exist for savvy buyers in the Sarasota market. This may be your once-in-a-lifetime chance to purchase a first or second luxury home at prices we haven't seen in many years. 

Buying a high-end property requires a different approach, though. As a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, I am well versed on the important nuances of luxury home buying and I have the knowledge and resources to help you explore the Sarasota luxury market.

Here are five important tactics to keep in mind when navigating the Sarasota area luxury market:

  1. Typical search avenues don't always work. Many
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If you are a returning visitor to YourSarasotaRealEstate.com you’ll notice it has a whole new look. I just revamped the site and added some great new features. I've listed a few of the new features below, and I'll be adding more as we get rolling. I hope you'll explore the new Sarasota site, and of course I'd love your feedback. 

  • You'll find a whole new look to the "Search MLS" function. And once you've run your search for Sarasota homes, you'll see larger photos, more detailed information, and a whole page of information about the community and the property. As before, you can save your search and save your favorite homes to a folder.
  • There's also a new "Search by Map" feature. You can zoom and draw the search area you want to see on the map and
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Nationally, the year for home sales finally ended December on a much more positive note as buyers snapped up homes at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.28 million units, an increase of 12.8% from November and the strongest sales pace since last May.

Home sales were up in all parts of the country with the strongest regional gain at 16.7% in the West. Sales rose 13% in the Northeast, 10.1% in the South and 11% in the Midwest.

Here in the Sarasota local real estate market, home sales saw a huge surge in December from 534 in November to 681 in December, an almost 28% increase.

For December, the inventory of unsold homes nationally stood at an 8.1 months supply, down from 9.5 months supply in November. The inventory of unsold homes represents the

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