Florida’s Premier Boutique Real Estate Agency
Celebrating 20 successful years in business!

About us

shirley Shirley J. Dabringhaus
Broker – Owner

Fax: 941-927-2740

* BA Degree- University of Illinois
* ABR– Accredited Buyer Representative
* CIPS– Certified International Property Specialist
* CNE – Certified Negotiation Expert
* e-PRO– Internet Professionalism
* GRI– Graduate REALTOR® Institute
* Member: MFCRE My Florida Commercial Real Estate
* Member: Global Business Council of RASM
* Broker/Owner Sunset Business Brokers International, LLC (SBBI)
* Member – International Business Brokers Association (IBBA)
* Member – Business Brokers of Florida (BBF)
* Fluent in French and German
* http://www.Immobel.com/sunsetrealty
* Twelve Year – Five Star Real Estate Award Winner

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 Abdalla
(727) 687-0454

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.

carolynallen Carolyn Allen
Fax: 941-927-2740

*BA – University of Florida
*MA – University of South 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
Fax 941-927-2740

*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 Diana Andersen
Fax: 941-922-3877

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 Avenia
Fax: 941-927-2740

*Member – Sunset Business Brokers International, LLC (SBBI)
*Member – International Business Brokers Association (IBBA)
*Member – Business Brokers of Florida (BBF)

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.

bill_bastek Venus Belger
Fax: 941-927-2740

* 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.
If you’re looking for your piece of paradise, come see Venus of Venice!

James-Belter James (Jim) Belter
Fax: 941-927-2740

*Veteran US Army

*Member – Sunset Business Brokers International, LLC (SBBI)
*Member – International Business Brokers Association (IBBA)
*Member – Business Brokers of Florida (BBF)

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.

Jenny-Bennett-New Jennifer “Jenny” Bennett
Fax: 941-927-2740

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-New-Photo Marie Black, REALTOR®
Fax: 941-927-2740


* BS Degree Nursing – University of Connecticut
* AHWD – At Home with Diversity Certification
* CIPS Certified International Property Specialist
* CSP – Certified New Homes Sales Professional with National Association Home Builders

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). 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.

yvonne_blackburn Yvonne Blackburn
Fax: 941-921-1635

* BA Degree- UCLA
* CCIM- Certified Commercial Investment Member
* Certified Interior Design

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_burns Jean Burns
Fax: 941-925-9636

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.
Service, Service, Service is Jean’s philosophy; not only in Real Estate but also in her community. She is Social Director of her Condo Association, and also helps with Animal Rescue, when needed.

Dan Dabringhaus Dan Dabringhaus

*Lieutenant Firefighter/Paramedic
*CPR Instructor at Suncoast Technical College

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.

Tanya-Ferris Tanya Ferris

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.

PearlFlorand Pearl Florand
Fax: 941-927-2740

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.

Real-Estate-Photo Teena Goodman

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.
Teena has been the owner and manager of her own business (Boca Quality Dry Cleaners) and investment property (a triplex). She has gone through and understands the process of investing, owning, and managing property.
Teena’s dedication in making the best offer for her clients and negotiating the best deal is the reason she has been so successful for the past 14 years. Specializing in residential, rental, commercial, and investment properties. Her clients have consistently sought her advice and judgement in the management of their real estate affairs. She will guide you through every phase of the real estate contract, from the offer to the closing.
She is also certified with training from the Red Cross as a Certified Nursing Assistant, and has strong ties to the Sarasota senior community. On the days when she is not selling real estate she is giving a helping hand to those who need assistance. Her selfless desire to help others is the quintessence of her virtue.
In her spare time, Teena enjoys traveling to Italy, Spain, and Greece.

rob Robert “Rob” Greenland
Fax: 941-922-8544

*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.

DianaKaeding Diana Kaeding
Cell: 941-356-2874
Fax: 941-922-8544

* BA Degree in Music
* Masters Degree in Education- Ashford University
* GRI- Graduate Realtor Institute
* Speaks German and Italian

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.

Terri-Krenn Terri Krenn

*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.

barbara_lafrock Barbara LeFrock
Fax: 941-927-1314

* 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.

Terry Millett
Fax: 941-927-2740

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.

jacqueline_middleton Jacqueline Middleton
Fax: 941-927-2740


* BA Degree- Eckered College, St. Petersburg, FL
* RN- Peterborough Civic Hospital, Ontario, Canada
* CRS- Certified Residential Specialist
* GRI- Graduate Realtor Institute

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.

marcia morse Marcia Morse
Fax: 941-927-2740

*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!
Marcia’s passion for real estate drove her to become a REALTOR® in 2005. Marcia specializes in assisting first time home buyers who relocate to sarasota. Through her many years of experience, Marcia continues to help sellers prep their homes to sell, always knowing what a buyer is looking for.
You will find Marcia every month, holding a free seminar at Wild Ginger Apothecary, in the Sarasota area, to help buyers understand and enjoy the home ownership process. Originally from the New York city area, Marcia and her family have lived in Sarasota for over 30 years, and now her grandchildren are growing up in the area too!

dick_munchel Richard “Dick” Munchel
Fax: 941-927-2740

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.

CathyLeeNeubauer Cathy Lee Neubauer
Fax: 941-927-2740

* 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.

srlogo_nopic Jay Rosenberg
Fax: 941-927-2740

* BA Degree– Skidmore College
* AOS– Culinary Institute of America
* MIS– Johns Hopkins University

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.

Karla Salgado
Fax: 941-927-2740

*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.

Mike S Mike Silvestri
Fax: 941-927-2740

*BA Degree – Delaware State University
*GRI Graduate REALTOR® Institute

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!

CharlieS Charlie Swanson
Fax: 941-927-2740

* 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
Fax: 941-927-2740

* 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.

Ron Tarr
Fax: 941-927-2740

*Veteran US Army

Ron Tarr served with the US Army Security Agency for three years (1961-1964) stationed in Turkey and Germany.
Ron started a management career with Sears, Roebuck & Company in 1964, and retired in 1994 as a Corporate Manager of Assets.
His career in Real Estate started in Marblehead, MA with DeWolfe Realty (1994 – 1996).

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
Fax: 941-927-2740

Sherrilyn Urfer moved to Sarasota from Michigan in 1975 where her parents had already relocated.
While enjoying the sun and the sea, she fell in love with the area. In the next few years she got her pilot’s license, married and had 3 children. In 1980, she earned her associate’s real estate license. Sherri has managed a car dealership and helped develop 80 acres north of Tampa. Today, she enjoys working the real estate business. She also helps her son run a successful pool company, loves to go fishing, and traveling with her daughter. Sherri is a great communicator and truly enjoys meeting new people and showing them the highlights of Sarasota & Manatee counties.

karen_vanderburg2 Karen G. VanderBurg
Fax: 941-927-2740

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.

carol Carol White
Fax: 941-922-8792

* GRI– Graduate REALTOR® Institute
* SFR- Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource
* Nine Year – Five Star Real Estate Award Winner.

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.

BartYoungblood Bart Youngblood
Fax: 941-927-2740


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.


Diana is a caring and true professional who is dedicated to serving the individual needs of her clients. We were very happy with the successful sale of our condo achieved within 3 months, and her thorough communication throughout the process. Her level of knowledge and expertise will guide you through the many details and steps of the real estate sale, and in turn, eliminate stress. We can highly recommend Diana!

Tammy S. and Rick S.

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.

Our Diana Kaeding is also a professional voice teacher. Her Student, Katherine C. Herbert, a junior from Parrish Florida, won 2nd place in the William E. Schmidt Youth Vocal Competition. Her reward was $200.00 and a full scholarship to a summer vocal program. BRAVO!

Katherine C

Diana Kaeding Katherine Herbert, age 15, has been studying voice with Diana Kaeding since 2012. On February 20, 2016 she won first place in both the classical and musical theater high school division of the Tampa Bay NATS-National association of Teachers of Singing- vocal competition, which was held at the Tampa USF campus. She has played leading roles in the Sarasota Opera youth Opera. Ms. Kaeding has been voted best vocal teacher by Thumbtack website.

Katherine Herbert

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.

"Diana Kaeding is a genuine and honest individual as well as an expert in her field,
making it easy to entrust her with the important decision of buying or selling a

Lynn T.

"We listed our condo with Diana Kaeding who had sold us the property. Our condo
was sold in 6 weeks for over the asking price with no hassle or stress! We would
definitely use her services for every real estate transaction."

Alfred and Marika S.

"We have known Diana Kaeding since 1994 when she first introduced us to Longboat
Key. Her knowledge and expertise guided us through every detail on the
purchase of our home. She is a true professional with the personal touch!"

Dr. and Mrs. Z

"Diana Kaeding's market knowledge and attention to every detail enabled us to sell our
home and to find our perfect home with ease. We have recommended her to all
our friends!"

Donald and Ana S.

"Since 1996 Diana Kaeding has guided us through several successful real estate
transactions . She is extremely dependable, concentrating totally on the
individual needs of her clients and committed to carrying out their objectives.
We highly recommend Diana to anyone for their real estate needs!"

Monika and Ludger H.

clear sky
humidity: 74%
wind: 17mph SW
H 87 • L 83
Weather from OpenWeatherMap