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About us

shirley Shirley J. Dabringhaus
Broker – Owner

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* 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
* 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 Sciadi Abdalla
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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
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*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 Paulia “PJ” Allman
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*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
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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.

Venus Belger Venus Belger
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* 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!

Jenny-Bennett-New Jennifer “Jenny” Bennett
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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®
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* BS Degree Nursing – University of Connecticut
* AHWD – At Home with Diversity Certification
* 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 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
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* 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
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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
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*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.

JodiFleming Jodi Fleming
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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..

Christine Flynn Christine Flynn
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* MS Degree- Columbia University
* BA Degree- University of Southern Maine

Christine Young Flynn has been selling real estate since 2017 after a long and successful career as an investigative and consumer reporter in TV and online. Her work led to the release of an innocent man from prison and recouped hundreds of thousands of dollars for consumers who had been victimized by everything from shoddy construction to shady investments. She has found that being an advocate for her readers and viewers was great preparation for working on behalf of her buyers and sellers.

Christine, who came here from Maine where she holds an active Associate Broker license, loves the warm water of the Gulf, kayaking through the mangrove tunnels in Sarasota, planting Florida’s magnificent tropical colors around her home and meeting new people every day.

rob Robert “Rob” Greenland
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*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.

Ryan Ryan Jacobson
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*B.S. – University of Wisconsin
*A.S. – ITT Tech

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.

Tanya Tanya Keith
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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.

marge knoblock Marge Knoblock
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*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.
All three of her boys grew up in Sarasota. When the youngest was born, her husband was in a terrible accident while working on his master’s degree in Tampa. She became the breadwinner and chose to work in real estate as it relates to home economics and her desire to help people.
Sarasota is a worthy destination not only for the arts, but its beautiful beaches and water recreational activities. Just ask Marge why she likes Sarasota, she’ll eagerly tell you.

Idelle Idelle Levey
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*BA – Brooklyn College, City University of New York (Commercial Art)
*GRI – Graduate Realtor Institute
*SRES – Senior Real Estate Specialist

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.

jacqueline_middleton Jacqueline Middleton
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* 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.

SvetlanaMishina Svetlana Mishina
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* 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.

marcia morse Marcia Morse
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*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
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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
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* 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.

Phuong Vu Nguyen Phuong Vu Nguyen
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With an extensive background in customer service, helping people and giving back to the community, Phuong Vu is proud to be a licensed Florida Realtor®. She enjoys guiding clients throughout the buying/selling process. Phuong Vu has taught Vietnamese for Vietnamese American Volunteer Association, Inc (aka Trung Tam Viet Ngu Van Lang); she has worked in retail for 5 years as a Management Trainee for Walgreens and has served as a Medical and Legal interpreter for 12 years. These important experiences have enriched her knowledge and helped to make her a very trustworthy real estate agent striving to help her clients achieve positive results.

She has loved Florida for a long time and feels a strong connection to her home in Paradise. She looks forward to helping others obtain their goals in our beautiful State.

NancyOlevson Nancy Olevson
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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.

Linh Pham Linh Pham
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Linh Pham immigrated to the USA in 2013 from Vietnam, where she acquired 15 years of experience in luxury retail operations and customer service. She moved to Sarasota in 2017 and loves it more with each passing year. She obtained her Florida real estate license in 2018, a perfect profession for someone who loves meeting people and helping them find their perfect home or investment.

Being fluent in Vietnamese, Linh is passionate about helping other Vietnamese to understand the buying/selling process and helping them connect with other services such as builders, handymen, decorators, cleaning and staging services. Linh is the proud mother of 4 wonderful children. She is happy to see them grow up in one of Florida’s best school systems. She has proven to be a Top Producer and maintains the No. 1 position at Sunset Realty since joining in late 2020.

Mike Mike Silvestri
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*BA Degree – Delaware State University
*GRI Graduate REALTOR® Institute
*PSA – Pricing Strategy Advisor

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
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* 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.

Ron Ron Tarr
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*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.

Christy Teffenhart Christy Teffenhart
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*BS Degree in Accounting – University of South Florida
*CNE – Certified Negotiation Expert

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 Ida Kay Tidwell
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* 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 Sherrilyn “Sherri” Urfer
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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
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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
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* 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.

Nick Nick Wikoff
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* Bachelor of Science – University of Florida
* Master of Agribusiness – University of Florida

Nick was born and raised in the Tampa Bay Area and has many fond childhood memories of vacationing with his family in Venice and Sarasota. He attended the University of Florida where he earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Agricultural Economics. After college, he moved to New York where he worked in finance on Wall Street and met his wife, a fellow Gator. Shortly after their first son was born, they moved to Atlanta, Georgia for a calmer family life and more space, where they welcomed their second son. Nick happily became a stay-at-home-father and part-time home renovator on their Georgian colonial fixer-upper. In 2020 Nick and his family missed the sunshine and beaches so much, they moved back to Florida! In his spare time he enjoys woodworking, building and rehabbing furniture, home renovation projects, and hunting for shark teeth with his wife and two boys.

Nick can’t wait to help you buy or sell your next family home, investment home, or forever home in the versatile paradise of the Sarasota and Venice area!

BartYoungblood Bart Youngblood
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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.


“Tanya is fantastic to work with! She listens to your needs and she works quickly and efficiently. She always gets back to you right away to answer any questions. I highly recommend her!”

Jyl Garner

Tanya is an amazing agent. Very professional!

Larry Starr

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

Tanya sold our home. She was awesome. Professional, conscientious, passionate and hard working. We were very happy from moment she stepped into our home through the process to closing today. What an asset she is to Sunset Realty. Can’t say enough great things about her.

Happy Client

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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