|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.
* 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.
|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 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.
Jodi Fleming is an Ohio native, who has moved to beautiful Sarasota from Central New York. Jodi and her family have been visiting Sarasota and Siesta Key for their entire lives. They believe Sarasota and the surrounding region is the most amazing part of Florida. Having spent the past 10 years in the mortgage and real estate industry, Jodi bring unique experience, energy and enthusiasm to all her buyers and sellers. Jodi is an avid golfer and runner. She has an eye for detail and design. Jodi is looking forward to helping you find your perfect home or helping you sell your current one..
Pearl has held her State of Florida Real Estate License since 1987. She and her husband, Dave, started to invest in Sarasota County residential and commercial real estate shortly after moving to “paradise”.
With her knowledge and experience, Pearl guides her customers to find the right fit for their real estate needs.
|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.
REALTOR® / P.A.
*B.S. – University of Wisconsin
Ryan was born in northern Wisconsin near the Upper Peninsula of Michigan border where he participated in Ice Hockey for 20 years. He has enjoyed a career in the IT industry. Ryan relocated to Sarasota in 2012 and has developed a keen passion for the area and community.
An avid runner, Ryan can be found most weekends on the trails training for Ultra Marathons. He has raced every distance from 50K to 100 miles and loves tackling new challenges. By helping people realize their dream of property ownership, Ryan is following in his mother’s footsteps who practiced real estate in Wisconsin and Michigan.
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.
*BS Degree – Wheaton College, Illinois
Having roots in the mid-west, Marge worked her way through Wheaton College earning a BS degree.She taught home economics in the Northern Illinois public schools for four years. After marrying and starting a family, her husband transferred to Florida. Sarasota was chosen because it is known for its outstanding music, art and high educational standards. Marge is active in choirs, orchestra and painting.
*BA – Brooklyn College, City University of New York (Commercial Art)
Idelle was born in Brooklyn, NY, where she lived until 1984. She relocated her family to Sarasota after having been a frequent visitor for 10 years. Idelle had fallen in love with the area and its beaches. In 2001, she received her Florida Real Estate license and continues to take real estate classes.
She loves working with first-time homebuyers and senior citizens wishing or needing to make lifestyle changes. She enjoys the challenge of working with investors. Over the years, Idelle Levey has assisted many people. Her reward has been to cultivate many new and lasting friendships.
* 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.
* Fluent in Russian
Svetlana moved to Sarasota in 2018 from Toronto, Canada. She has spent majority of her career in financial industry, working as financial advisor at Edward Jones, Sterling Mutuals and, most recently, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Svetlana has always had passion for real estate and, as a real estate investor, had built an extensive portfolio of properties for herself. Specializing in mortgages during her tenure with CIBC, she helped her clients to qualify for financing their home purchase. Svetlana speaks fluent Russian, English and some French.
*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.
Nancy joins the real estate industry after many years successfully managing and owning retail stores throughout the Northeast and Florida. She is not a stranger to the commercial, residential and investment markets. Nancy attributes her long career to always focusing on her customer’s needs and putting them first. Her wealth of experience will prove to her advantage as she plunges into her real estate profession.
*Fluent in Spanish
*MDC AA Degree in Visual Arts
Gretell moved to Sarasota in 2018 with her daughter from the Miami area where she worked in the real estate industry since 2006. Gretell and her daughter fell in love with the silky, quartz, sandy beaches of the Gulf Coast and the cultural opportunities the Sarasota/Manatee Counties have to offer. Her daughter sings in the choir for Sarasota Young Voices and takes part in musical theater. Gretell enjoys guiding buyers to find their perfect home and appreciates the opportunity to assist anyone selling or buying real estate.
*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.
*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.
*BS Degree in Accounting – University of South Florida
Christy’s knowledge of the greater Sarasota and Bradenton areas will assist you in navigating the local real estate market. Raising her two children in Sarasota has helped her gain insights about local schools, neighborhoods, housing inventory, commuting times and much more, all of which have become invaluable benefits she shares with her clients. Christy Teffenhart prides herself on her personal approach in working with clients. She truly enjoys getting to know each of her client’s unique needs and recognizes the emotional and financial aspect of the buying and selling process. Clients consistently say they enjoy Christy’s friendly personality and highly motivated professional style. She has a reputation of going above the beyond when it comes to serving their needs.
|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.
|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.