The Importance of Staging Your Home


The Importance of Staging Your Home

Often people will believe they can look past clutter and mess but when they step into a home after viewing houses all day this can make or break a deal. Buyers need to be shown how the house can function for them. Bad decor, wrong paint colors, and clutter can completely devalue the home. Most buyers will be put off by seeing the potential of copious amounts of repairs that must be done, even if only small as most have busy schedules and know they won’t have the time to repair all the problems. They are also aware that they are spending a lot of money and if they see a home that needs a lot of work they will likely move on to the next one or ...

March 2017 Real Estate Statistics for Sarasota and Manatee County


March proved to be a strong month for both counties. The combined closed sales for condos and single family homes increased by 6.2% this year as well as overall median sales price. As we come to a close to season, there is a slight increase to sales with many pending contracts on there way to being sold in March/April. pending sales for Sarasota condos increased by 21.8 percent, while single family homes increased by 7.6 percent. Manatee condos experienced a 6.4 percent decrease. Inventory increased across both counties in March, with single family homes increasing by 13 percent in Sarasota and by 10.5 percent in Manatee. Condo inventory increased by 18 percent in Sarasota and by 4.1 percent...

NAR Survey Shows Value of Pets When Buying and Selling


A recent survey lead by National Association of Realtors, The 2017 Animal House: Remodeling Impact has revealed how valuable pets are to homeowners and its weight of impact on buying or selling a home. Owning a pet can be troublesome when planning to buy or sell with various housing restrictions for buyers to intensive house cleansing for sellers. According to this survey a majority of homeowners who own pets are willing to make the sacrifices as they highly consider their pets as members of their family. Survey results almost reaching 100% when asked if they consider their pet as part of the family with a majority saying they would refuse an offer if it was not ideal for their pet. Eighty-n...

Sarasota's Best Summer Camps


The summer is right around the corner and so is the last day of school for students across the county. Here in Sarasota there are a multitude of summer camps for young children to join offering all sorts of varied activities from surfing, marine biology, theatre, fishing, volleyball, art camps and so much more!

For more information view Sarasota's 2017 Summer Camp Guide Book

Here is a list of some of our favorite options:

Art Center Emerging Artist Camp

SURfit USA Surfing & Paddle-boarding Summer Camp

Venice Theatre

Sarasota Fishing Camp

The Players Musical Theatre Camp

Mad Science Camp

Interior Design: FarmHouse Kitchen Style Featuring 600 N. Jackson


Farm House Kitchens are all about charm and comfort with rustic and natural materials as accent pieces. It’s cozy, laid-back appearance makes guests always feel welcomed and comfortable allowing lots of space to provide room for large family meals and get togethers. Cooking implements, appliances and storage are also important facets of farmhouse kitchen design as it considers functionality and charm one in the same. Popular choice features are quality hardwood with cherry, maple and oak being the most favorited as well as rich detailing on the back of tables, chairs, and cabinetry often featuring pastoral or farmhouse scenes. Here in the luxury home of 600 N. Jackson in Venice, Florid...

Top Pick: Best Color for Your Florida Home



Yellow, is one of the most popular house colors in the Sunshine State and it's no wonder why as it compliments the tropical flavor of the area so well. It is the color of optimism, enlightenment, and happiness bringing positivity to its surroundings. All colors bring out different moods and sensations effecting everyone slightly differently but the color yellow is universally thought to be the most cheerful of the color spectrum with its brightness. Being that most days of the year here in Florida are spent bright and sunny the color yellow reflects a collective positive attitude towards our cheerful weather all year round. It is important to choose colors for your home wisel...

Sarasota Featured in Vogue as 'Florida's Best Kept Secret'


Just a few days ago Sarasota was featured in an editorial for Vogue magazine discussing an abundance of reasons for why this is such a special place to live/visit and is the Sunshine's State best kept secret. Marketing like this is huge for Sarasota and we are fortunate to have features like this from some of the nation's top editorial companies. Time after time we have ranked highly on TripAdvisor as having the best beach in the country, Siesta Key recently named #5 in the world. Along with other features for our architecture, food, and clothing. Canned Ham Vintage was featured in Vogue and not long before featured in Coastal Living, bringing in lots of people to her shop who had heard abo...

The Future of Home Building


Environmentally friendly living has become a frequent topic of discussion as we become more aware of the damaging affects we have on our environment. Steps are being taken to discover alternative energy methods and more sustainable living. So where does this take us for home building? Many are experimenting with ways to enhance architecture to work better with the environment. Solar energy has risen in popularity but some ‘out of the box’ ideas are being tested upon right now! Living Architecture is developing construction bricks composed of biofilm that can harness solar energy, wastewater, and air pollution, and turn them into usable resources. They call them Living Bricks whic...

Mid Century Modern is Back!

Mid Century Modern style encompasses the concept of indoor/outdoor minimalist living. It defies the brutalist style of modern architecture and provides a zen like warmth for its inhabitants. It is a middle ground for those not yet ready for modern architecture while still holding to traditional values of architecture and design, think Frank Lloyd Wright- tall ceilings, surrounding windows to bring lots of light in with kitchen, living and dining all being contiguous as well as incorporating earthy elements. The design reflects a peaceful and clear living environment far from stuffy traditional style but not as cold as new age modern design. Mid-Century Modern has its roots in California from...

Recently Sold: A Great Start to 2017 for Team Coffey and Company

Hard work and dedication by team Coffey and Company has lead to a great start of the year with an influx of new listings coming in and just as much being sold this year! A market that deems worthy for both buyers and sellers in Sarasota and Manatee County with some of our homes under contract in less than 10 days on the market! Here are some of the recently sold homes this year by team Coffey and Company:




Homes in Serenoa are highly sought after with the community offering its residents the best in quality with custom designed homes. You won't find a cookie cutter house in this neighborhood! There are a wide range of home choi...


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 206 Harbor Drive S,                                    1491 2nd St Suite B, Sarasota FL 34236

Venice, Florida 


United States