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Jan. 14, 2019

Why a Buyer Agent

Florida Buyer Agent

...and Why you probably don't really have one

How an agent is working with (or for) you starts very early in the process and Florida has only two ways you can be represented. 

By default, agents work as transaction brokers which in terms of representation is an inferior form of agency. Single agency is the highest form or representation but there are some things that need to happen before you go out looking. There needs to be a formal buyer agent agreement signed along with a single agent disclosure prior to looking at a home. Its much like what sellers do when listing their home but there is a lot less paperwork.

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Nov. 29, 2018

Bayfront Sarasota Home for Sale

Sarasota Waterfront Opportunity on The Bay

List AND Sold by John Woodward

99.6% of Asking in 15 Days!

514 Pine Cone Lane, Nokomis, FL

514 Pine Cone Ln, Nokomis FL has panoramic bay views

Every once and while a property comes on the market that you wished you made a move on. After all, life in Sarasota is a bit different. Powder white sandy beaches and endless azure waters make this the place to be! Of course, they only made so much waterfront so it is one special commodity that is in demand. Beyond the high cost, there is a lifestyle to be enjoyed and memories to be made  514 Pine Cone Ln in Nokomis could be that special property that you could call home. With 150 feet of top-shelf panoramic views of Lyons Bay that you might expect to be into the seven-figure price range. The possibilities are truly endless.

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Oct. 9, 2018

Sold in Turtle Rock

Sold (again) in Turtle Rock

8207 Nice Way, Sarasota

8207 Nice Way Sold by John Woodward of Sarasota Real Estate GroupJohn Woodward of Sarasota Real Estate Group just sold 8207 Nice Way in the Turtle Rock subdivision in Palmer Ranch. Listed for $469,000 and sold for $439,000 representing almost 7% off asking or $30,000. The Turtle Rock market is averaging 4% off asking price. Once again, John Woodward's team was able to beat the market average for these buyers by 3% or about $

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Aug. 21, 2018

Just Listed in Greenbrook Village

Reduced in Greenbrook Village!

This home is no longer available

14124 Nighthawk Terrace, Lakewood Ranch, FL
MLS A4411952

Wonderful lakefront four bedroom, two full bath split-plan model with stunning direct lake views14124 Nighthawk Terrace, Lakewood Ranch FL from just about every room in the home with nearly 2,100 sq.ft. Meticulously maintained for the next owners to move right in. Fresh paint, bedroom carpet, and stylish tile and wood floors throughout. Featuring a formal living and dining room, there will be many happy times spent in the

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June 20, 2018

Sold on Siesta Key

John Woodward Sells Another
Siesta Key Home

Sea Village on Siesta Key

Sold on Siesta Key by John Woodward of Sarasota Real Estate GroupSiesta Key condos are all about the view and the new owners are thrilled with their new Sea Village condo. Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and Big pass, there is just something soothing about watching the ships pass by and the breaking waves from the upper floor balcony. A rare commodity to be found is the spaciousness and green space between the low-rise buildings. Even with the sprawling space found at Sea Village, it is just a five minute walk to all the activities that can be found at Siesta Key Village.

I finally decided we needed a buyer’s agent and contacted John. Best decision I ever made. John is so professional, organized and thorough.  With his help we found the perfect property for us and made the process of buying a breeze

Siesta Key Beach is known for endless white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. It is no wonder it ranks as one ofThe Sea Village Pool overlooking the Gulf of Mexico on Siesta Key, FL the top beaches in the US year after year. There are opportunities for investment properties as well seasonal or full time residents. They aren’t making beaches like this anymore which continues to make Siesta Key a solid choice for real estate. We know how to make it happen for you and can help finding that special place to call home!

Sarasota is just a few minutes away across one of the two bridges and has been ranked as one of the top 10 destinations to live, retire, and vacation. There are enough theater, restaurant, and cultural choices that can fill a lifetime. From the top rated John & Mable Ringling Museum, Marie Sable Botanical Gardens, to golf, boating and beach opportunities, it is hard to go wrong in Sarasota.

Sitting here overlooking the beautiful waters of Siesta Key probably would not have happened without John’s real estate knowledge and expertise

John Woodward sells Siesta Key FL

If it is time, we offer expertise with the Sarasota and surrounding real estate market. Over 30 years of experience makes and difference. We offer true buyer representation vs. the limited representation of transactional brokerage most office offer. We see the results every day and your bottom line will love it!

See you on Siesta!

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March 26, 2018

Prestancia Villa

Palmer Ranch Maintenance Free Villa

Meticulously Maintained Sarasota Home in Mara Villa II

Home in Prestancia and the renowned TPC Prestancia golf course. Located in Mara Villa in Sarasota Florida, style and elegance flow from wall to wall in this rarely offered double master suite maintenance free villa.  Tucked behind the secure gates of Prestancia , the community of Mara Villa II is set between open fairways and soothing lakes.  Here you will find tile roofs, lush landscaping, and impeccable design afforded all residents a tropical resort like surroundings. This is a special place you can call home today! 

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March 19, 2018

Sold in The Meadows

Sold in the Meadows

Another Sarasota Real Estate Sale by John Woodward

2963 Sandringham Place sold by John Woodward of Sarasota Real Estate Group

One key reason for being represented by a buyer agent is negotiating on your behalf.  The average Sarasota real estate transaction nets sellers 96% of asking price, if would be an average expectation of how much a buyer would pay. When a sale is recorded at 90% of asking, you might want to have the agent working for the buyers in this transaction go to work FOR you on your home purchase.

John Woodward brought the buyers to

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Jan. 2, 2018

SOLD on St. Armand's Circle

SOLD on St. Armand's Circle

John Woodward Sells 338 S. Washington Drive in Sarasota, FL

338 S. Washington Dr Sold by John Woodward on St. Armand's Circle in Sarasota is for Sale

We all understand the challenges of a summer real estate market in Sarasota once all the snow bird head back north. Even still, superior marketing that includes high quality photos and video are the cornerstone of selling homes.  Advertising placement that is seen by the right buyers and of the caliber that John Woodward produces, creates success in any market. After all, when was the last time you saw a post from a real estate agent about a property with over 200 likes and nearly 900 watches of the video (like this one)? Below is the content and complete post used during the marketing of this St. Armand's home. It is just what you would expect for John. Selling?  Make John Woodward your first call at 941-922-8400. You will be glad you did.

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Nov. 27, 2017

Sold in Sarasota - Laurel Meadows

Sold in Sarasota

9023 Province Street in Sarasota, FL

Sarasota Real Estate Sold by John Woodward

There is a saying that “everything works out for the best.” In the case of John Woodward’s most recent sale in Laurel Meadows, this statement rings true.

In a competitive active real estate market, the multiple offer

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Nov. 18, 2016

SOLD in Gulf Gate East

6577 Waterford Circle in Gulf Gate East

SOLD by John Woodward

This Gulf Gate East home located at 6577 Waterford Circle in Sarasota home defines what it is to have a "move-in-ready" home.  With 3 bedrooms and two full baths, this home starts with 1,692 sq.ft., a pool with a fenced back yard, and two car garage. Here is the 'news' any home buyer wants to hear, new wood flooring throughout, new roof, new bathroom tile, new kitchen cabinets and counter tops, new appliances, new pool cage lanai, new crown molding, fresh paint, new A/C, all the 'popcorn' ceilings are gone (yes, they are new too), and new under-the-slab sewer piping. There is nothing to do here except move right in!

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