I have been a resident of Southwest Florida for almost 25 years, having spent my first 27 years living in Northeast Nebraska. I have 3 children, Ricky Jr., Kristen and Michael. I’m enjoying watching my children become incredible people and respectable young adults in the community. When not working with clients, you’ll find me coaching or playing basketball in the gym. Over the years, I have supported my community with coaching youth baseball, football and basketball programs, as a school volunteer, and as an Assistant Boy Scout Leader. Before becoming involved in real estate, I started and ran my own local business.
I am a member of Mid-Florida Regional Association, The Sarasota Association of Realtors, The Florida Association of Realtors, and The National Association of Realtors. But what sets me apart is my attention to detail and my solid reputation for the ultimate in customer. I enjoy working with people and pride myself on my listening skills. In depth market analysis, effective pricing and home showing strategies, Internet exposure, and intimate area knowledge... all contribute to my success in achieving high satisfaction ratings from my clients.
One of the ways I service clients is by seeking continuing education in real estate, honing and refining my skills in order to stay abreast of developments in real estate law, ethics, technology, development and marketing. I look forward to working with you serving your needs in the communities surrounding the world's most beautiful beaches. Whether you're selling a home, buying your dream home, or investing, I will provide you with personal and professional service, going the extra mile to make your experience a pleasant and successful one.
Areas of Expertise
I am very comfortable and familiar with the Florida Gulf Coast real estate market from Sarasota and Venice to the south side of Punta Gorda and all of Port Charlotte. This includes the Englewood and Rotonda areas, with Placida, Boca Grande, Palm Island, Little Gasparilla Island, and Manasota Beach in the center. As an agent who's an expert in this local area, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for local up-to-date information. I am eager to serve you. Here are some of the things I can do for you:
Find Your Next Home
You need someone who knows the Gulf Coast area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home.
Sell a Home
When it's time to move, you need someone who will market your home, show it to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee inspections, handle the necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.
Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.