Release: Top Sarasota Real Estate Agents Join Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty

(SARASOTA, FL) -  The Team of Betty Mullinnix and Steve Abbe, formerly of Michael Saunders & Co., has recently joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty as licensed real estate Sales Professionals. The announcement was made by Elaine Glandon, Regional Vice President, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty.

Betty Mullinnix has been active in Real Estate for 33 years, and a broker for 29 years. She specializes in luxury, high-end golf and waterfront properties and has spent 26 years selling in The Oaks. She has also worked for Builders and Developers selling new home product, and as a result, she has acquired a vast amount of knowledge in construction methods, finishes, decorating, and floor plans.

“I believe our customers, most of which are repeat or referred, deserve the highest degree of integrity, professionalism, personal attention and commitment.  Aligning with the Berkshire Hathaway brand allows us to continue those same values of trust, integrity, strength, and longevity that our customers deserve!” commented Mullinnix.   

In 2004 Betty’s husband Gene, joined her full time. He had recently retired from a successful 20 year career in Mortgage Banking in which he held positions as VP Residential Lending at SouthTrust Bank, AVP Washington Mutual Bank in Residential Commercial Construction, served as President of Gulf Coast Mortgage Bankers Association, SW Florida manager DeGeorge Mortgage Corp and various other lending positions in the Sarasota/Manatee area. He is experienced in sales training, management and leadership.                  

In 2007 Steve Abbe joined Betty and Gene, forming the Abbe/Mullinnix team, creating a full service group.  “We work as a team to ensure that our customers always receive 100% personal attention and dedication,” continued Mullinnix.

Steve Abbe is a Class A PGA Golf Professional and was the Head Golf Professional in Sarasota at TPC and The Oaks Club for over 15 years. Steve also spent time as a Golf Course Superintendent as well as Projects Manager/Construction Superintendent, building several golf courses around the US.

In 2004 Steve brought his expertise in golf to the real estate world. Steve’s approach to golf real estate is to fit his clients with the appropriate golf lifestyle based on their individual needs. Steve has knowledge of the dynamics of every country club, knows every course intimately - right down to the type of grass that is on every green. Steve’s extensive knowledge allows him to match his clients’ lifestyle to a golf course community first and the home purchase is a close second.

Steve found almost immediate success in real estate and was in the top 5% of all realtors in Sarasota his first year. Steve’s unique experience and expertise combined have made him the sought after authority in golf course communities for sellers, buyers and other realtors alike.

Because of his extensive sphere of influence in the golf world nationwide, and his unique website, Steve is sought after by buyers looking for property in golf course communities from all over the country. This is a great benefit to Steve’s listing customers, as he is most certain to show their properties to prospective golf community buyers.

Steve prides himself on his integrity and outstanding customer service - skills that were honed over the years serving the members in exclusive private country clubs all over the country. “Our goal is to exceed our clients expectations of service and integrity without exception,” states Abbe.

Steve is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in Business and Marketing. After graduation Steve proudly served his country as an Infantry Officer in the United States Marine Corps.

As a team, Steve and Betty achieved several industry honors including the Top 1% in sales and marketing in Sarasota in six of the last seven years and have sold more golf properties than any other Realtor(s) in Sarasota/Manatee.  

“It is apparent that the Mullinnix and Abbe Team share Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty’s commitment to exceeding customer expectations through trust, integrity, passion, and knowledge,” said Rei L. Mesa, president, C.E.O., Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty. “They are precisely the type of sales professionals we are seeking, as we continue to grow the company, and increase our presence in the local Sarasota community.”

“Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty’s focus on the customers’ overall experience and the company’s goal to provide the best products, services, and leadership for its sales professionals are what make affiliating with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty the best choice possible,” said Abbe.

The Abbe / Mullinnix Team will be working under the leadership of Mike Holland, the Managing Broker in the Sarasota and Lakewood Ranch Branch Sales Offices of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty.  Betty Mullinnix can be contacted at 941-928-3441, and Steve Abbe can be contacted at 941-400-3969, or through   


About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty serves 17 counties throughout Florida and more than 1,650 sales professionals. The full-service brokerage, founded in 1999, is a wholly owned subsidiary of WCI Communities, Inc.  Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty is ranked fifth in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network and is the overall No. 1 fundraiser for The Sunshine Kids Foundation, having generated more than $2.5 million since 2001. Visit

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Posted on: 12/8/2014 at 3:41 PM
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