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Simply Remarkable. Ritz Carlton Residences, Sarasota

Nothing defines remarkable quite like The Ritz-Carlton. For 100 years, this iconic brand has sought to deliver an un-wavering commitment to service. According to the company credo: “The Ritz-Carlton Hotel is a place where the genuine care and comfort of our guests is our highest mission.”

And for those who love staying at The Ritz-Carlton, you’ll love living there. A residence at The Ritz-Carlton is a home not only defined by sophisticated style and sumptuous finishes, but equipped to deliver legendary Ritz-Carlton service.

In Sarasota, The Ritz-Carlton offers four different towers of distinctive condominiums for sale – many of which overlook spectacular Gulf and Bay water views.  Read More


Locally owned and independent company takes overall market share in volume

Michael Saunders & Company, February 2020

In 2019, Michael Saunders & Company Led in Market Share for All Price Points, Luxury and Ultra-High-End Sales

As reported by third-party MLS data service Trendgraphix, locally owned, independent brokerage Michael Saunders & Company came out of 2019 as the leader in market share for sales volume in all prices ranges across Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte County. Data from the report shows the Gulf Coast firm holding an 11.98% market share for the general real estate market and an impressive 25.08% and 33.69% for the $1 million+ and $3 million+ categories.

Additionally, in the luxury and ultra-luxury price points, the firm brought the buyer nearly twice as often as the nearest competitor. Michael Saunders & Company has remained an independent entity throughout its more than four decades of operation on Florida’s Gulf Coast, reinforced each year by its ability to outperform the market competition.   Read More



Sarasota Number 18 for 2019
Best Places to Live

U. S. News & World Report

Warm temperatures year-round, award-winning beaches and a thriving arts and cultural scene have made Sarasota a go-to place for retirees and families, not to mention a handful of celebrities (including Stephen King and Rosie O'Donnell).   Read More


Ringling College of Art and Design Named to the Top 25 American Film Schools in 2018

Hollywood Reporter

As cultural, social and technological change rock the entertainment industry, these top colleges and universities — from USC to AFI — are training the next generation of cinematic geniuses.

15. Ringling College of Art and Design - Sarasota, Florida

This fall, Ringling becomes the first art school to offer a BFA in virtual reality development. Read More


Siesta Key Number 1 Beach, Again

Observer May 25, 2017

For the second time in seven years, Dr. Beach named Siesta Key Beach the best beach in the country.

The seemingly endless list of accolades for Siesta Key Beach got a little longer Thursday, when Dr. Beach named it the No. 1 beach in the country for the second time this decade.  Read More 


Sarasota-Bradenton Number 1 for Small Business

Small Business Vitality Rankings 2017

Vitality Score: 95.28
Vitality Ranking: 1

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Beth Afflebach and Joan Dickinson -
Michael Saunders & Company
Ritz Carlton Sales Office Address: 1111 Ritz Carlton Drive Sarasota FL, 34236
Office Phone: 941.364.8884 Agents Phone: 941.914.0496 or