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SUNSET REALTY in Sarasota, Florida was founded in 1997. A unique, productive and well-respected Boutique Real Estate agency, Sunset Realty reaches from the Greater Tampa Bay Area southward to the Charlotte Harbor.

A shiny Jewel among Giants. Established on the principles of hard work, honesty and fair-play; agents in SUNSET REALTY take pride in their long list of repeat customers and ever-growing referrals. You will find working with a SUNSET REALTY agent a most pleasant experience.

  • Years of experience – Professionals
  • Uniquely Attentive – Friendly
  • Youthful Enthusiasm – Going the Extra Mile
  • All subscribe to the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Realtors – Integrity, Honesty and Impeccable Reputation
  • All are Members of the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM).
  • Many speak another language, such as French, German, Russian, Vietnamese, Italian and Spanish. For more language choices, please click www.Immobel.com/sunsetrealty


Any REAL ESTATE transaction should culminate with all parties knowing they received quality service from their REALTOR®. Regardless the price or complexity of the sale, be it residential, commercial or business opportunity, you will find an agent at SUNSET REALTY with the expertise to assist you.

INVESTORS love us! SUNSET REALTY agents deal honestly. They know how to analyze the numbers and alert you to any possible problems. Many are members of the Commercial Division (MFCRE) of the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota & Manatee (RASM). They want the deal to work for you, because, for them, one good deal leads to another.

SUNSET REALTY, in beautiful Sarasota, Florida, home of the barrier islands of Bird Key, Casey Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key, Manasota Key, Siesta Key and St. Armands Key is ready to serve all your Real Estate needs. From beaches to ranch lands, condos to single family homes, boating harbors to golf and tennis clubs, simple to luxury, commercial to land development, SUNSET REALTY knows Real Estate.


Dear Shirley,

I can’t say thank you enough for all that you’ve done to help me sell the building. You were there all the time and held my hand when things got tough. You went above and beyond; not just being my real estate lady, but also my friend. You never lost track of the most important thing. I couldn’t have had a better person on my side. When I lost it, you held it together. I thank you and love you for all you’ve done. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you dear Shirley.

Marie Louise

We were fortunate to have found Jody Fleming with Sunset Realty when we considered buying property in Sarasota, Florida. She was focused on answering our questions and finding property that fit our criteria. She researched similar properties that fit our criteria, set up walk throughs of the properties, and drove us to see the listings. We never felt pressured to make a decision on a piece of property but once we had made a decision she was knowledgeable and efficient with the negotiations and closing. I would not hesitate to recommend Jody to everyone we know and have already done so. She is a knowledgeable professional and is genuinely easy to work with.

Jim & Dianne Lewis

I wanted to send you a note anyway to thank you for your outstanding service. As you know, I work in the real estate industry, and have varied experiences all day every day. I cannot express emphatically enough how grateful I am for everything you did. I was somewhat apprehensive about the prospect of selling my condo without being there…fully anticipating issues and frustrations that would be challenging to deal with from afar. Your professionalism and diligence, however, made for an incredibly positive and seamless experience. Not only did you facilitate the sale at asking price for the fastest close I’ve ever witnessed (and, again, I do this every day of my life!), but you sheltered me from any of the stress one would naturally expect from this endeavour. You were prompt and pleasant at all times, and constantly left me feeling that everything was in good hands and well under control. I can assure you that if I am ever aware of anyone looking to buy or sell a property in the Sarasota area I will aggressively recommend you. My experience was infinitely better than I could ever have imagined, and I am deeply and sincerely grateful to you for that.

Cheers! / Dave

Carolyn and I are very thankful we found you as our real estate agent. Not only were you very personable, very very professional and made the entire process of selling our Sarasota condo, while we were stuck in Canada, a breeze. Obviously your professionalism and experience were invaluable also because while most condos in the building took almost a year to sell, you sold ours in 2 weeks! You kept us informed at every step and had a team ready and willing to act at each step through the process. Your knowledge of the market and experience were also valuable in assessing the value of our condo. It was spot on! You were always available and quickly answered any questions that came up.We are very fortunate and thankful we found you.Paul and Carolyn Bourque.

Jodi Fleming

Bart Youngblood. Bart, thank you for the gift cards. We will have fun shopping for items for the new house. Also, thank you for the special attention and wise advice throughout the buying and selling process. We are looking forward to Melissa and Matthew purchasing their first homes with you.

Kelly and Ronnie

Marcia Morse was a pleasure to work with. She knows the Sarasota real estate market. Marcia is a true professional who has a bubbly personality and a positive outlook.

Jamie Grabin

Whether you are buying or selling, Jacqueline's professionalism and broad experience in real estate make her a true advocate for you. She is a great listener and always keeps the needs of her clients top of mind. She will give you honest answers and is always considerate of her clients' thoughts and ideas. She has the ability to process information very quickly and can assess a situation (and resolve it!) in a short period of time. Jacqueline has a very strong work ethic, peaceful personality and creative approach to finding solutions to problems. Her attention to detail makes her an absolute joy to work with. When you have Jacqueline working for you, you can know that she has things under control and you can trust in her abilities to get things done - done right and on time.
Jacqueline will always take your calls (or return them promptly) and strives to keep your concerns at a minimum. She can put you at ease even under the most trying circumstances. She is soft spoken and easy to know; is assertive without being arrogant. These are great qualities that serve her and her clients well in the world of real estate.
We give Jacqueline Middleton our highest recommendation and hope that if you are ever in need of an accomplished real estate professional, you will give her due consideration. She is one of a kind.

Toula & Tom Kane

Jenny Bennett. Very easy to talk too, personable, informative, knows area well. I would highly recommend her to friends/family in any future buying or selling your home.

Charles Marshall

Jennifer Bennett. Helped us purchase a Townhome 3 years ago and was great. No pressure and knows her stuff.

Thomas Heppe

Jennifer Bennett worked with me for over a year on our purchase of a town home in Tampa Bay. She NEVER pressured us in any way and demonstrated altruistic patience, helping us to identify what best met our needs for a getaway on the water. She is recommended WITHOUT RESERVATION for your real estate needs!


Jenny Bennett. Extremely helpful both before buying the house as well as after buying the house.

arne j pettersen

Jenny Bennett. Very professional, she knows what's going on in the market, always on top of it. She always take care of you even after the sale. I am in Canada and bought in Florida, we did the deal almost over the phone, she's a straight shooter.


Contacted Jen Bennett to purchase a lot for future home. I wanted a lot with a water view with close access to Tampa. She found many for us to choose from. Once we selected our choice, she worked with us to get a wonderful purchase deal and helped us find the ideal builder for our dream home. We live currently in Indiana so much of the details were handled long distance + I have no knowledge of who I could trust. She worked promptly on all my request and I couldn't have had an easier time with this process. Lastly she found a local bank for us which made the paperwork a piece of cake. Jen couldn't have this process any more easier.

Richard Macdonald

Jenny is very courteous and knowledgeable realtor she helped us in all aspect of the purchase and helped very quickly understand the locations and the amenities. She was extremely responsive to any questions and needs. She also has a good team that is ready to help you whatever the need may be


Jenny is very personable and knowledgeable about the area in which we purchased as well as the processes necessary to bring the deal to closure. She was responded very timely and was very helpful even with the small details especially after closing. We have no reservations about highly recommending Jenny.

K Davis

Jenny is a fantastic realtor and Little Harbor is lucky to have her. She is patient and helpful when showing property. She is very knowledgeable and points out interesting features about the listing. She really makes an effort to show homes on your schedule. I would highly recommend her!


I came into the process not having a real estate agent. I was so impressed with Jennifer's expertise and approach that I asked her to represent me as well. She is a class act, patient, professional and expedient.
We had to work through several complex issues to get my deal to close and she kept both me and the seller in the right frame of mind to complete our transaction. She get me into the home I always wanted. I would recommend her to anyone trying to by a home here in the south bay or waterfront home buyers.

Jon Gillette

We hired Jennifer to sell our condo because she appeared to sell more units than the other realtors. Now I understand why...Jennifer works diligently to find prospective buyers and then meet the needs of both the seller and perspective buyer. Very pleased with the result achieved through Jennifer.

Fred Potter

Since buying our property through Jennifer I have recommended family, neighbours and friends to her which have all bought properties. I have found Jennifer to be very forthright, honest and knowlegable of the Florida real estate market. If there was ever a question, and she did not know the answer, she would get it ASAP. From all the referalls that I have sent her I have had nothing but great feedback from everyone who has purchased from her. We wish her all the future success. Sincerely Larry MacKenzie

Larry MacKenzie

From the moment we first met Jenny Bennett, who happened to be showing a Townhome during an Open House, we were very impressed with her. She goes out of her way 24/7, before and during the process of buying a home, to help us through it all, always with a sincere, positive and reassuring demeanor. Even after we went to Closing, she continues to keep in touch and be available to us, answering any questions and concerns, we may still have. She is knowledgeable and is very good at what she does. We are so glad we chose her to work with us, because we saw in her an experienced, enthusiastic, personable, very thoughtful and considerate, friendly person. We definitely consider her one of the best in her field.


I meet Jenny in November 2013. I am originally from New York and was waiting for my husband to retire before I made a purchase. I explained to her that we would not be ready until mid 2015 but I would be making a few trips to Florida and would like to look around before our final move. She sat down with me and my husband and we pretty much explained what we were looking for as far as layout, Our likes and dislikes, types of amenities and neighborhood. Each trip I made she took the time out to show me different homes in different areas which gave me a greater idea of what Florida had to offer. Her expertise was outstanding , she truly listened to our desires and helped us find the perfect home. The negotiations and loan process went smooth and within a month we were in our new home. We have been here a year and everyday I am amazed and the scenery I get to enjoy from the comfort of my linai. I keep her number in my phone just in case the opportunity comes to send a new client. She is awesome.


Jenny has excellent communication skill and she lives in Little Harbor and knew the area around pretty well from her professional point of view. We did on line signing, worked with law firm during the purchasing process. She helped a lot on explaining the process in detail.


I had a great experience with Jen. She was extremely responsive to my inquiries and made sure to send me properties that I asked for, as opposed to trying to sell me on something more expensive. When we zeroed in on a property, she worked around the clock to get us the house. I highly recommend Jen and am sure you'll have the same experience as I did.


We bought our townhouse from Jenny 6 years ago and when we were ready to sell the same unit we asked Jenny to be our selling agent. This is because Jenny is very knowledgeable and extremely friendly. We cannot ask for more!!!


Jennifer was absolutely AMAZING!! Her Customer Service is TOP NOTCH! She is respectful of your needs and wants. She knew my Husband had certain requirements and she made sure to fulfill each and every one of them. If I ever sell my home I will be sure to use Jennifer.

chrisitna ford614

Jenny was professional, knowledgeable, and attentive throughout our entire process of buying a vacation home/investment property. She also connected us with a fantastic mortgage broker and property management company. She is a one-stop shop if you're searching for a vacation home real estate expert. Love her!

Kristy Craig Anderson

Jennifer was very professional and helped my wife and I thought the entire process
I would recommend her highly and will certainly seek her out on my next real estate need


Jenny's the Greatest !! Just do what she says; and she'll sell your house. I tried another real estate agent first, and got no results. Jenny moved some furniture around, had the carpet cleaned, and added some bedding materials. Result: an instant Sale.


Jenny was referred to me by a family member who knew she worked in the area I was looking to sell. From the moment I met Jenny, I knew she was the right fit. She is reliable, responsive, respectful and very knowledgeable. Her negotiating skills were excellent...listening, giving great advice and sincerely striving for the best outcome for everyone involved. From beginning to end, Jenny followed through and communicated through the entire process, many times going out of her way to accommodate a situation. I have the utmost respect for Jenny and am extremely grateful for her expertise in selling our property.


We first met Jenny as she was the property manager of a home we rented. We did not hesitate to choose her as our realtor because her professionalism and knowledge of the area and all waterfront properties. We were very particular and not just any home would do. She was thoughtful of each property she showed us and offered us many different types of properties. We could not be happier with the home we chose and the ease the entire process. From start to closing it went off without any issues. Jenny continues to be a friend and a realtor I recommend to all my friends. We could not be happier with the dedication and expertise she provided us.


Jennifer. "I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Jen is a one of a kind realtor and person. She made us feel comfortable and secure through the entire process. She helped us find exactly what we were looking for. Moving from Arizona, we spent 2 full weekends with her. Even with our small budget, Jen acted as if we were high profile clients. You are making a mistake if you use anyone else!"


Jennifer. Excellent real estate, well, organized and knowledgable . Does not waist your time. Friendly without the "phony agressive sales techniques. Yes I would recommend Jennifer as my professional agent!!!


Jenny was absolutely fantastic in handling our property sale. She is extremely confident with her knowledge of the real estate world. Diane and I are from Pittsburgh and Jenny made us so comfortable and "at ease" with the entire process. She is a fierce negotiator with a gifted charismatic style that charms everyone in the room. She was ALWAYS available for our needs and new exactly how much our place would sell for as well as how the process would go. That's called skill! She's simply among the very elite in the real estate industry!


Jenny is a hard working agent. She stays on top of all the details. She is honest and dependable. We live in Texas and have been buying and selling real estate In Florida with her for over 6 years. We really count on her to go above and beyond and she hasn’t disappointed us yet!


Jennifer went way above and beyond in all areas of the coordination of all aspects of the sale, financing, inspection, and assessment. She was extremely helpful for Joslyn and I. Trying to fulfill all the steps of purchasing a home from over a thousand miles away is very hard, but Jennifer walked us through every step to success. I highly recommend Jennifer!


Marcia and Venus were amazing! We were not ready to buy a house, we had never bought a house before, and we hadn't had a chance to save up any money for a down payment, but my Mom was in an unsafe situation so we needed to buy a house immediately, and move her in with us. My Mom and I were living nine hours away from the area we were looking to buy in so they had to do everything long distance, and we had a lot of special requirements to meet all of our needs. With their help we managed to find a large list of houses to look at. Due to the high price of a hotel stay, we only had two days to do a walkthrough of all these houses, pick one, and begin the long process of trying to purchase it lol. Marcia and Venus mapped out our route and set up all the walkthroughs, and we were able to see every house on the list in less than one day. They hooked us up with everyone we needed to help us buy the house including Tom the money guy, our insurance agent, the home inspectors, and appraisers. Thanks to Marcia and Venus we were moved into our new home with no money down, and no closing costs within about two months which is pretty impressive considering how many problems we brought to the table. They even managed to get us a house in our price range with an enclosed in-ground pool which is extremely impressive considering how small our budget was. Once we get settled into our new home we will be having them over for a BBQ and pool day. It was obvious that they truly cared about us, and wanted the best for us. Marcia and Venus may have started out as our realtors, but now they are our friends.

Mindy Majors

Dear Shirley,

I would like to offer my wholehearted congratulations to you as winner, for the 12th consecutive year, the Five Star Professional Real Estate Award, which defines and promotes professional excellence in the real estate profession. What a wonderful achievement, again! This is a reflection of your knowledge and expertise, no doubt. I wish you continued success.

Once again, Congratulations! May you and your family have a wonderful summer! If I can ever be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact my office.

Very respectfully yours,

Senator W. Gregory Steube, Des’t. 23

Dear Shirley,

Thank you for all of your hard work for us! We have enjoyed working with you,


Barbara and Chuck


Thanks just doesn’t seem like enough, we appreciate your work selling our office.

John & Yvonne


Thank you for your help in finding us our dream home! After seeing many homes for sale, you helped us to realize that Cobblestone was where we were destined to be.

Thank again, Love

Kathy, Kevin and Eric

Dear Shirley and Venus,

Thank you for the generous gift card and for all of your help in finding our dream home! We are so grateful for being able to work with your company and fabulous Venus!

Hope to see you soon, take care,

Meg & Jay

Dear Marcia,
It has truly been a pleasure working with you these past few months. I deeply appreciate all the time and energy that you have put into making this home purchase happen for me.
You are top notch in my opinion and I am very fortunate to have met and gotten to know you. Take care now and thank you very much.


Marcia is an amazing asset in Real Estate transactions. She is thoughtful and considerate, and extremely attentive with every last detail.

While our house was listed, she was present for every viewing. She really went the extra mile!

Marcia also helped us find the perfect home for our family, and facilitated a smooth and easy transaction. We love our new home!

Nicole – Sarasota

Yvonne Blackburn- I don’t see you as often as I’d like to, but that doesn’t stop me from thinking of you. I want you to know you are too nice to forget and I’ll always be glad that you and I met. God wanted us to be family and Felix and I were blessed having you come into our life. You gave us a new happy path. You are an Earth Angel and the girls love you too.
Thanks for all you did at Turtle Rock

Lee Ferraiolo

Dear Yvonne,
We all thank you so much for all that you did to get the VIPN house sold. You are truly Wonder Woman!

Lola, Marilyn and Janice

Dan Dabringhaus. We have recently had the opportunity to work with Dan Dabringhaus to find our perfect Florida house. Dan has been the BEST! He has listened to the preferences we have given him for house style, price and location! Dan has spent SO much extra time on research finding out information for us such as taxes, insurance, HOA rules etc. to save us from all the searching. If you want one of the most efficient and an all around GREAT agent working for you, call Dan Dabringhaus! We HIGHLY recommend him and his abilities to find that perfect home for your family!!

Marsha G.

Steven and I have now moved into our new home and have settled in extremely well. We would like to thank you, Shirley Dabringhaus, for all of the help and guidance with the purchase of our new home. At the end, our closing was very quick, but we must thank you for your patience in showing us the numerous properties that we did not buy. If we ever sell our new home (the views are stunning) we will have no hesitation in calling upon you.

Sincerely with Best Regards

Randi R.

Shirley Dabringhaus. We want to thank you for the pleasant experience that you made of house hunting. We are pleased with the choice and opened the last inside box last night. Also, thank you for the flower arrangement which is a nice addition to our home. We did take off early one am to walk the beach, but haven’t made a sunset yet. That joy is yet to come.

Lois and Don M.

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