|Shirley J. Dabringhaus
Broker – Owner
* BA Degree- University of Illinois
Shirley, licensed in the State of Florida since 1988, is known in the Real Estate community for her honesty, integrity and professional friendliness. She enjoys helping people. Today’s market offers many challenges. Her experience, continuous involvement and knowledge of the market, make her a wise choice. She loves showing off Sarasota, from its dazzling waterfront communities and exciting Downtown to its sprawling ranches and manicured country clubs. It is a place Shirley proudly calls home.
Sciadi grew up in Italy and speaks Italian fluently. He attended IUAV (Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia) from 1993-1996 and has operated in the real estate field since 2007. He’s been living in Florida since 2010 where he works as a consultant for real estate investors, addressing every aspect of the investment such as market analysis, purchase, renovation, and sale.
Sciadi started off as a real-estate investor, on the strength of his experience previously acquired in Italy as a real-estate broker, property manager and Home Owner Association’s manager. He has accumulated extensive experience in remodeling and in the coordination of on-site construction teams.
He earned his Florida Real Estate License in 2015, with a specialty in foreclosure auctions, home rehabilitation and resale in the Pinellas County area. Sciadi has successfully tackled numerous tax-related, legal and financial aspects associated with investing in real estate abroad.
*BA – University of Florida
Carolyn grew up in Sarasota and attended the University of Florida and the University of South Florida, earning a B.A. in Business Education, M.A. in Guidance and Counseling, and certification in Educational Leadership. Her 38 years in education as a teacher, guidance counselor, middle school administrator, and district office supervisor have provided her with experiences that easily transfer to helping her clients with all their real estate needs. She has been married to Paul, an electrical engineer, since 1981, and they have two sons. Her oldest son, a Marine and Iraqi Freedom veteran, is a University of South Florida graduate with degrees in Civil Engineering and International Studies. Her younger son holds a B.S. degree from the University of Florida and a Master’s degree in Marine Biology from James Cook University in Australia. Carolyn not only knows the Sarasota area, but has a thorough understanding of most areas within the greater Tampa Bay region. She and her husband enjoy boating and exploring the waters that surround the coastal west central Florida area, which provide her with invaluable information for clients also looking for a lifestyle on, or close to the water. Her enthusiastic and ‘can do’ attitude definitely help to fulfill all of her clients’ real estate dreams!
|Paulia “PJ” Allman
*BS – Middle Tennessee State University
PJ was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri where she was first licensed in Real Estate while still a teenager. Being also musically inclined, she sang with her sisters in a family gospel group. Her musical endeavors eventually landed her in Nashville, TN where she sang and played bass guitar with “Chantilly” who had seven Billboard chart singles from 1982-1983. After relocating to Nashville, PJ obtained her real estate license and became a Tennessee State Certified Real Estate Appraiser. While owning and operating Allman Appraisal Services in Murfreesboro, TN, her passion for home construction led her to start volunteering on Saturdays with Habitat for Humanity. She served on the Construction Committee and as a Board Member for many years and in 2001 became the President of Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity. That same year PJ was also named Associate of the Year by the Rutherford County Home Builders Association.
After vacationing in Sarasota over several winters, PJ relocated to the University Parkway area in 2005. She has years of personal experience in real estate investing to build wealth and generate cash flow. PJ completed the online Certified Financial Planning program through Florida State University and has worked for the past 10 years seasonally for H&R Block as an Enrolled Agent.
Diana is very happy to be part of the Sunset Realty Team. She is a licensed sales associate and also has her real estate appraiser license. She has been involved in real estate activities since April of 1987, starting as a sales associate in Fort Myers. In 1992, she moved to Sarasota to raise her daughter. Diana is a State Certified Appraiser since 1992 and a FHA Certified Appraiser since 1997, as well as a FHA Certified Appraiser for the past ten years. She does single family, condominium, land, small income (2-4 family) reports, retrospectives, and review appraisals.
Jackie received her degree in Public Accounting in 1999 from Javeriana University in her native Columbia. For the past 15 years, she and her husband have made Sarasota their home. Her daughter and family, including two lovely granddaughters, also live nearby. Jackie has been a licensed Florida Real Estate agent since 2015, and recently earned her SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist) designation. She works in residential and commercial Real Estate, and specializes in brokering businesses throughout Sarasota and Manatee Counties. Jackie is fluent in English and Spanish.
* Fluent in Spanish
A former New York detective, Venus Belger fell in love with the sunsets, people, and atmosphere of Venice, Florida. In 2010, she and her husband, Rob, moved permanently to Venice and can’t imagine living anywhere else. Always interested in the real estate business, she started a second career as a REALTOR® for Sunset Realty in 2015. Venus has recently started to play golf and loves showing clients all that the area has to offer.
|James (Jim) Belter
*Veteran US Army
*Member – Sunset Business Brokers International, LLC (SBBI)
Jim grew up and received his education in Michigan before enlisting in the US Army. Following an honorable discharge, he became national sales and marketing manager for a Michigan-based, manufacturing vendor. A later career change decision resulted in acquiring a Michigan builders license and starting a residential building and remodeling company. It was during this time that he decided to relocate to Sarasota, Florida. Initially he bought a home on Siesta Key but now resides near the Phillippi Creek. Since moving to Florida, Jim has been a consultant for a Michigan-based company specializing in resolving labor relation issues. He acquired a Florida real estate license in 2014. Some of Jim’s interests include boating, flying, snow skiing and scuba diving.
|Jennifer “Jenny” Bennett
After an illustrious career with a Fortune 50 corporation as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Jenny Bennett joined a developer of an upscale, waterfront community in southwest Florida. As a REALTOR®/Sales Associate, within 12 months she experienced tremendous success, selling 33 residences for a total of $26 million. Although specializing in waterfront communities in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee and Sarasota Counties, she also has extensive knowledge of unique community and commercial properties throughout the State of Florida.
|Marie Black, REALTOR®
* BS Degree Nursing – University of Connecticut
Marie Black has been a full time Sarasota, Florida resident and REALTOR® since 1994 and has extensive knowledge of the area. She is a member of the Global Business Council of the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) and has recently completed Certified International Property Specialist Training (CIPS). She is a Past President of local chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), a volunteer with Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, and a certified Master Conservationist from the Florida House Learning Center.
After many years as a Professional Nurse and Computer Systems Programmer Analyst, Marie relocated from Connecticut to Sarasota with her husband, Bob, a Design/Build Consultant. She now spends her time helping others make the Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and Venice areas (including the surrounding Keys of Siesta, Lido, Bird, Longboat, Casey and Manasota) their home. Whether buying or selling, Marie’s primary concern is helping her clients meet their particular real estate investment goals. She enjoys listening to their wants and sharing her knowledge of the area to help them find the perfect property. Marie pays attention to the details. Marie can help you and your family.
* BA Degree- UCLA
Yvonne is a native of California and a retired manager of Pacific Bell, specializing in supervisory and employee management, crisis and administrative management and budgets. She has been a real estate investor and property manager since 1976 and went on to obtain her real estate license in California in 1985. She was in the RE Top 100 Magazine for California State. Yvonne moved to Sarasota, Florida and earned her Florida Real Estate License in 1990. She specializes in commercial, office, retail, shopping centers, residential and condominiums. She loves all aspects of real estate and meeting customer requests and needs, including property management and maintenance for numerous clients. Yvonne really loves to see the joy, excitement and exuberance of a win, win situation, when clients are completely satisfied and have what they want to enjoy their life in residential or business.
Jean, a native of New York, moved to Sarasota in 1985. Prior to moving here, she lived in Virginia and Texas, working in the Hospitality Business. Having made several long-distance moves has given her personal experience as to what it is like to be a “relocatee”; she therefore strives to make your move as stress-free and easy as possible. The Hospitality business was a great prelude to becoming a REALTOR® in 1987. Always meeting and greeting people and finding a solution to their needs. Jean has received Sales Awards for every year in the business.
Dan moved to Sarasota from Michigan with his family when he was six years old so it’s safe to say he’s grown up here and knows the area like the back of his hand. Dan is a consummate family man always ranking his wife and twin boy and girl above all else. Since 1999, Dan has built a career with the Sarasota County Fire Department. Starting as a firefighter/EMT, he set distinct career goals for his future. In 2004, he successfully became a paramedic spending many years at one of the county’s busiest stations and also a few years at the more tropical Siesta Key station. In 2014, Dan took his biggest step yet and was promoted to lieutenant, the rank he currently holds. Certain to always stay busy, Dan has also been a CPR instructor at Suncoast Technical College since 2013. Now his focus for the future is real estate. Dan has been a REALTOR®/associate since 2005 and he has developed a vast knowledge of the laws, ethics and trends of the real estate market. His work ethic and integrity as a firefighter follow him in everything that he does. Whether you are buying or selling your home, you can feel confident that your best interest will always be top priority during and after the transaction takes place.
While Tanya’s career background in sales and marketing is an asset for her customers, it is Tanya’s personal experience in buying and selling real estate, along with her firsthand knowledge, that makes her an exceptional real estate broker/agent. Tanya holds a real estate license in Texas, as well as a Broker’s license in Florida. Although Tanya considers herself a Florida native, career advancements have relocated Tanya’s family multiple times, including locations throughout Florida, Texas, Connecticut and North Carolina. Having the personal experience of relocation and understanding the needs of buyers and sellers, is what inspired Tanya to become a REALTOR®.
She has extensive knowledge of the luxury, high-end market as well as investment and bulk/asset analyst purchasing and selling. As the daughter of an architect, she also has knowledge and experience in the planning, designing and construction stages of residential and commercial property. Tanya is a real estate professional who has the knowledge, motivation and expertise to help you achieve your real estate needs, goals and desires through personalized attention and superior service. In her spare time, Tanya enjoys spending time with her three children, playing tennis, boating and fishing. She also enjoys scuba diving and world travel.
Pearl has been licensed since 1987 in the State of Florida, shortly after she and her husband, Dave and their two children moved to “paradise” from New Hampshire, escaping the long cold winters of New England. Pearl and Dave have invested in Sarasota, both residentially and commercially since 1988, managing all their own properties. They both truly have a love of real estate and Pearl enjoys finding the perfect home for newcomers, as well as established Sarasota residents. With her knowledge of commercial/investment properties, Pearl is the right fit for researching all types of properties in Sarasota County.
Teena grew up in Pennsylvania, where she attended the Temple University School of Business Administration. She later moved to Florida, where she attended the Gold Coast School of Real Estate.
|Robert “Rob” Greenland
*Veteran US Army
Initially licensed in 1984, Rob left real estate to honorably serve in the U.S. Army and then pursued a career in engineering. Since retiring in 2007, the native Floridian rejoined the professionals of Sunset Realty to utilize experiences gained as a private investor. Rob specializes in large vacant land parcels as well as residential property management/ maintenance for seasonal clients. Rob truly understands the definition of “agent” resulting in loyal and professional representation of his client’s interests.
* BA Degree in Music
Diana earned a degree in music from Boston University and a master’s degree in education. After singing professionally in Boston and the greater area, she moved to Europe to perform as a concert and opera artist. While in Germany, she studied real estate investing and acquired a large international clientele interested in Sarasota real estate.
In 1991 she returned to Sarasota where family members had lived for 40 years. Appreciating the Florida lifestyle and beauty and culture of the area, she made Longboat Key her home and obtained her real estate license in 1992. Diana’s career spans 25 years serving Europeans, local residents and vacation home buyers. She takes pride in providing them with a 5-star experience as confirmed by their testimonials. Areas of her expertise include Longboat, Siesta, and Lido Keys, as well as Anna Maria Island. She has also won awards for high volume of sales in new construction and gated communities in Sarasota and Manatee counties. She speaks German and Italian. Her people skills and commitment to excellence combined with extensive knowledge of the area offer her customers a rewarding real estate experience.
*BS – University of South Florida
Living in Sarasota for the past 30 years, Terri Krenn has established herself as a highly successful realtor, with deep knowledge of the market, its history, and trends. An exceptional negotiator, she works hard on behalf of her clients, creating a calm and constructive environment. Closing successfully on millions of dollars of real estate over the years, her sales have encompassed not only mainland Sarasota, but also Longboat Key, St. Armands, Siesta Key, Venice and Lakewood Ranch. While living and working in Sarasota, she has raised a family and continues to enjoy the wide array of leisure and cultural events that Sarasota has to offer. Her broad experience provides distinctive advantages in assisting others relocating to Florida’s west coast paradise.
With her degree in psychology, from the University of South Florida, she is well prepared to listen to her client’s needs — resolving issues, and working closely with them in achieving the best possible experience and outcome.
* Associate; Registered Nurse
Barbara moved to Sarasota permanently in 1986 after having vacationed here since 1961. She has seen a great deal of change, especially in the real estate market. She obtained her real estate license in 1988. She took a short break from the profession to raise her children. Now back actively involved, she joined Sunset Realty and finds it a perfect fit. Barbara lived on Siesta Key for many years and stays up-to-date on its activities, as well as those of the nearby areas. It is her pleasure to help buyers find their perfect piece of paradise.
* Accredited Business Intermediary (ACI)
With a diverse background in marketing, accounting, human resources, management, tax preparation and financials, Robert focuses on business brokerage (business intermediary), helping business owners sell their companies, and helping entrepreneurs purchase the right business. He also helps clients with residential and commercial real estate. Robert has successfully owned and sold an accounting and tax franchise (2005-2010), and subsequently owned and sold another accounting, payroll and tax practice (2011-2016). Robert is absolutely focused on client satisfaction, attention to detail and an overall quality experience with every single client. He also provides administrative and organizational support to our very own Sunset Business Brokers International (SBBI), a sister organization to Sunset Realty.
Terry is a Portland, Maine native. She was a licensed Real Estate Broker in Maine for 6 years. Terry has 30 years of Sales and Management experience in the hospitality business. Her focus is great customer service. Terry visited Sarasota in 2010 and fell in love with the lifestyle and experience and never left. She looks forward to a long career in the Real Estate Business. Her first year was spent working with a builder with great success selling contemporary modern homes.
* BA Degree- Eckered College, St. Petersburg, FL
Jacqueline was licensed in Sarasota, FL in 1985 and received her Broker’s license the following year, as well as her Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI) designation. After successfully closing over 200 transactions and taking additional required courses, Jacqueline received her esteemed Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). She has received numerous sales and customer service awards and many of her clients have become good friends after the sale and closing of their property.
Along with selling Sarasota, Jacqueline has been an investor of income producing properties here since 1988, and conducts all her own property management. She has also served as a Director on several condominium and homeowner associations.
What does this mean to you? Jacqueline is a real estate professional who believes that education and experience count. She is dedicated to personal service with honesty and integrity during and after the sale. Her business has continued to flourish over the years by continual referrals from happy clients who want their family and friends to also enjoy an equally successful and profitable buying or selling experience.
Whether you live locally or have family and friends looking to relocate to beautiful Sarasota, Jacqueline has the expertise and dedication to make your real estate dreams come true.
*SRES – Seniors Real Estate Specialist
A former financial advisor, Marcia saw first hand one of the greatest financial rewards her clients achieved was through real estate investments and home ownership!
|Richard “Dick” Munchel
Dick Munchel has been living in Sarasota practicing Real Estate since 2006. Dick, with his wife Grace, picked Sarasota to make their home because of its wonderful winters and beautiful beaches. Dick & Grace are avid golfers and belong to TPC Prestancia where they live comfortably overlooking the golf course. Other than selling Real Estate and playing golf, Dick’s time is taken up with 12 grandchildren.
|Cathy Lee Neubauer
* BA – University of Central Florida
Native to beautiful Sarasota, Florida, Cathy has lived in Sarasota County for over 40 years. She is a graduate of Sarasota High and The University of Central Florida where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Cathy previously worked in Healthcare Administration at Sarasota Memorial Hospital and worked as a Director with Senior Services at the Senior Friendship Center. Cathy is very involved in the Sarasota County Schools serving on PTSO Board for Brookside Middle School, as well a College Readiness Coach with Take Stock in Children serving Sarasota County Schools. Take Stock in Children is a non-for-profit scholarship program serving local students since 1995. In addition, she works with youth at Freedom Christian Church. She received her Real Estate license in 2000 and specializes in residential real estate.
Cathy is married to Jason Neubauer. They enjoy fishing, boating and most of all spending time with their two sons in various athletic programs and academic achievements. She has a large family who also live in Sarasota. As a member of Sunset Realty, she is most familiar with the community, its schools, community leaders and seeing that her client’s interest are well met, whether that be in locating a home, commercial interest or income investment.
* BA Degree– Skidmore College
A native of Pennsylvania, Jay’s first career was successful as a personal chef in NY, NYC, NJ, Baltimore/DC and St. Thomas, USVI; as well as chef at Caneel Bay Plantation, St. John, USVI and the Boca Raton Resort and Club in FL. In 2005 he transitioned into a new career as an investment advisor, managing equity, bond and real estate portfolios. Jay has been investing in residential property in Florida for over a decade.
*Fluent in Spanish
Karla has lived in Manatee County since 1989. She was born in Honduras and is fluent in Spanish. She and her husband, Johnny, have three beautiful boys. Karla obtained her Real Estate License in 2006 while still working as a Legal Assistant. She is now fully involved in Real Estate and will be happy to help you find your piece of paradise.
*BA Degree – Delaware State University
Mike Silvestri is the consummate professional bringing his six years of experience appraising properties for Sarasota County, five years of mortgage broker experience, and his knowledge of the local arts scene as owner and manager of AnythingArts.com. He is a devoted husband and father with extensive knowledge of the local community, including the schools and great spots to raise a family. This experience is particularly useful when aiding his clients with a successful and effortless transition to Florida living. He has an artist’s eye for locating the best deals, which can be transformed to Sarasota gems; and he knows the right people to help you do it. He is also an expert in all things beach related – he even married people on Siesta Key!
* BS Degree- Minnesota State University
Charlie has been licensed since 1996. He has worked for Sunset Realty since 2007. Charlie works with both buyers and sellers in residential real estate in the Sarasota, Florida area. He formerly had a Minnesota real estate license prior to moving to Florida. Charlie has a background in retail grocery management with Lunds, Kash ‘n Karry, Target and Winn Dixie. His area of expertise is Siesta Key, Gulf Gate and the Palmer Ranches.
|Ida Kay Tidwell
* BA- Florida State University
Ida is very proud to be living in beautiful Sarasota, where she has been raised. She is most knowledgeable of the various areas and has been a licensed Florida REALTOR® for over 20 years.
When not working with sellers or buyers, Ida enjoys time spent with her pet therapy dog Emma. Ida is also a proud lifelong active member of the First Presbyterian Church in downtown Sarasota.
*Veteran US Army
Ron Tarr served with the US Army Security Agency for three years (1961-1964) stationed in Turkey and Germany.
From there, he and his wife Janice, moved to Sarasota, FL. Ron earned his Florida Real Estate License in November 1997 and was affiliated with Coldwell Banker and Horizon Realty prior to joining Sunset Realty.
He is an avid tennis player, Ron is a member of the Meadows Country Club, he and Janice live a healthy life-style and have traveled extensively.
|Sherrilyn “Sherri” Urfer
Sherrilyn Urfer moved to Sarasota from Michigan in 1975 where her parents had already relocated.
|Karen G. VanderBurg
Karen grew up in Staten Island, New York. In 1978 she relocated to the Richmond, Virginia area where for 19 years she owned and operated both Andruzzi Hair & Nail Studio and an Amoco Service Center. Karen moved to Sarasota in 2005. She has held a Real Estate license since 2007 and has assisted sellers and buyers in both Virginia and Florida. In her spare time Karen enjoys family, reading, dancing, but most of all, boating. She is a volunteer member of the US Coast Guard Auxillary, Power Squadron, and Patriot Riders. Whether you are buying or selling, Karen understands the process can often be challenging. She focuses on taking the pressure off of you so you can make clear and concise decisions throughout the transaction. Karen looks forward to welcoming you to Paradise.
* GRI– Graduate REALTOR® Institute
Key to success- “Love what you are doing.” That describes Carol’s enthusiasm for selling Real Estate which easily translates to her goal…”Smiles on the Faces of Happy Customers.” Her market knowledge, dedication and professional approach will assure her customers incredible service throughout their real estate transaction, and her many years of managerial experience will guarantee them an attention to detail which will result in a smooth and successful conclusion.
Selling the Sarasota area with integrity and professionalism for over thirty years. If you are buying or selling Bart understands the process, keeps current on the newest laws and regulations, and is dedicated to personal and professional service.
Whether it is island waterfront, mainland, investment or distressed property, Bart’s extensive experience focuses on making your transaction smooth and trouble free.
Additionally you benefit from his experience as a State Certified Building Contractor and licensed Home Inspector. All of this in one package puts you in good hands with Bart.