West Coast of Florida: Ozona

By Lauryn Howell, Photos courtesy of Coastal Properties Group International

If you long for the small-town Key West lifestyle, but don’t wish to be quite so far from the conveniences of a modern city, look no further than Ozona, Florida. With its quaint style and intimate feel, it’s easy to forget that this unique city is less than an hour from downtown Tampa. Founded circa 1875, Ozona effortlessly combines historical charm with the beauty of its coastal location.

A quick boat ride away from three barrier islands, Ozona provides boaters with an alternative to the standard waterfront restaurant destinations. Because it’s a golf cart community with only a few shops and restaurants, residents feel as if they’ve been whisked away to their own private escape.

Coastal Properties Group and Christie’s International Real Estate’s agents are experts in helping clients find their Florida dream home. One of their gorgeous listings is tucked away in beautiful Ozona at 672 Soundview Drive.

This 6,500-square-foot masterpiece sits at the end of a winding private drive lined with palms, on five-plus acres of stunning waterfront property. The five bedrooms and luxurious interior are great for relaxing while the expansive outdoor patio, complete with a pool and kitchen, makes entertaining a breeze. Its seven-car garage and private dock make it perfect for avid boaters and car enthusiasts alike.

Wander into the living room to discover 22-foot ceilings, then continue through to the striking kitchen with butler’s pantry. Step outside and see the pristine pool and manicured lawns sitting between you and the sparkling Gulf of Mexico. The neighboring lot is available for expansion, opening up the opportunity for add-ons or possibly a guest house.

Ozona has so much to offer, from its unbeatable location, to the flawless Florida weather. However, it’s the laid back vibe that transforms visitors into residents. A fusion of seclusion and natural beauty, Ozona is truly the hidden gem of Florida’s Gulf Coast.

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Luxurious Waterfront Living: Brevard County, Florida

By Cathleen McCann

Brevard County is a major up-and-coming area on central Florida’s Atlantic Coast. Often referred to as “The Hidden Jewel of Florida’s East Coast,” it is home to Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, earning it the nickname of the Space Coast.

While the space program might have put the area on the map, Brevard County’s fantastic location, warm climate and pleasant pace of life, combined with excellent home values, are a few of the reasons the area is seeing growth.

Melbourne, Brevard County’s capital, has beautiful communities adorned with palm trees and Mediterranean-style homes, as well as Caribbean/Key West-style homes. Its unique topography of ocean, rivers and canals makes waterfront living opportunities plentiful.

“We have it all here in Melbourne,” says Grace Vista, broker/owner of Vista Florida Realty, LLC, a boutique firm centrally located in Melbourne, Florida, specializing in waterfront, golf course communities and luxury real estate. “It’s a paradise for boating on the Intracoastal and rivers, fishing, birding and golfing.” Vista and her team help people with all of their luxury real estate needs—from relocation assistance to purchasing vacation homes and investment properties. With all of this and more, it’s no wonder that Melbourne is attracting young families, business professionals and retirees alike.

Quality and price make homes here a great value. Proximity to major international airports and beaches help make it an attractive and vibrant community.

Luxury home examples include a 4-bedroom, 4,012-square-foot oceanfront condo in Indialantic for $1.059 million. This penthouse condo has a balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and a double-sided fireplace. A $699,000 contemporary Frank Lloyd Wright tribute home on the Indian River has a swimming pool and a new 213-foot dock. Additionally, many golf course communities have Mediterranean-style homes overlooking the golf course starting in the low $400,000 range.

“People are excited to move here,” says Vista. “Our luxury homes offer great value and many options.”

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FEATURED PROPERTY: Lakewood Ranch, Florida

La Gran Dama is a one-of-a-kind estate on Florida’s gulf coast, in Lakewood Ranch, 20 minutes east of Sarasota’s award winning beaches and 45 minutes south of Tampa. With nearly 10,000 square feet on 1.3 acres, the sprawling masterpiece lives like a private estate, yet offers the convenience of a centralized location in one of Florida’s most sought after gated golf communities and A-rated school districts.

“La Gran Dama is a superlative example of what happens when intelligent architectural planning and masterful construction are combined with the use of the finest materials,” says Tina Ciaccio of RE/MAX Fine Properties.

Completed in 2004, the 3½-year project was planned by the firm Bloodgood Sharp Buster and constructed by Anchor Builders. Sarasota decorator Kurt Lucas combined a warm color palette with the use of materials from around the globe, creating a mood that is formal, yet comfortable. Lucas traveled with the owner along rough terrain through the mountains of San Miguel to meet with Mexican artisans that hand carved the stonework for the living room’s massive fireplace, the non-weight bearing entry sculptures, and the multiple pillars and columns. Various craftsmen contributed to the home’s one-of-a-kind chandeliers and lighting fixtures, hand-painted tile work, and the custom wrought-iron railings and gates.

The journey begins in the foyer with double volume ceilings, a divided staircase, and a pair of hand-carved stone statues that greet visitors into an exquisite formal living space with soaring ceilings and a magnificent hand-carved stone mantle fireplace. Beyond leads to a decadently appointed dining room, as well as a fully-equipped wet bar that also houses a 725-bottle wine cellar. Floors throughout the home are inlaid with wood, granite and marble, while grandly scaled moldings complement the decorative ceiling treatments, each designed with their own statement.

The ultra private outdoor living space is drenched in antiqued Turkish travertine, artisan carved volcanic stone pillars and a series of magnificent arches that set the stage to the soaring loggia and an open 40-foot salt system pebble tec pool. The estimated 3,500 square feet of outdoor living space includes a private spa set in a walled garden featuring a Texas cork stone fountain wall. For entertaining al fresco, there is also a screened lanai offering an outdoor kitchen, wet bar, living room and dining room, all centered by a dual-sided fireplace. A custom hand wrought iron drive gate controls entry to the large motor court and the double garages for up to 7 automobiles.

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Release: TownAdvisor.com and local Realtor Pam Charron Unveil Sarasota Lifestyle Website & Real Estate Town Documentary

TownAdvisor.com and local Realtor® Pam Charron unveil Sarasota lifestyle website and Real Estate Town Documentary


TownAdvisor.com, which produces nuanced and richly detailed community-based information on its local websites and celebrated Real Estate Town Docu-Mentaries pertaining to the quality of life found in various towns, cities and neighborhoods across North America (geared towards prospective Residents), recently added Sarasota to its first wave of privileged sites.

Visitors to TownAdvisor.com Sarasota will discover a wide range of community-specific and actionable data, information, knowledge and community-based wisdom including:

A pictorial carousel of notable and cherished town venues and landmarks, access to current homes for sale, links to relevant town and municipal information and events, Neighbors Know Best, content concerning how to best match personal and family interests with various town amenities and services and a memorable town video, in the form a Real Estate Town Docu-Mentary.

TownAdvisor's Sarasota Real Estate Town Docu-Mentary, according to Co-Founder Larry Vecchio, "is a production, unlike conventional, hastily produced and thinly revealed video renderings. The stark difference is reflected in how TownAdvisor's Sarasota narration and arresting visualization comprehensively captures the essence of the remarkable Sarasota lifestyle…and does so from a Real Estate Value perspective.”

Charron, a proud, passionate, long standing resident and Realtor® with the prestigious Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Realty, commented, "What I am most pleased with is how Town Advisor's local site offers Town Residents, through our Neighbors Know Best feature, an opportunity to share with potential new neighbors what it's like to live in Sarasota. I expect, over the years, for this to become an increasingly important section of our Sarasota site, and I am thrilled that I was selected to exclusively represent TownAdvisor in its efforts to further illuminate and attract buyers to the Wonders of Sarasota.”

Allan Dalton, President and Co-Founder of TownAdvisor.com and former CEO of Realtor.com enthused, “Pam is the ideal local Realtor to represent the Real Estate interests of both present and prospective Sarasota residents.‎”


To visit the Sarasota site or see Sarasota's Real Estate Town Docu-Mentary visit www.TownAdvisor.com/SarasotaFL

 And for any Real Estate Related need contact Pam Charron at 941-993-3388

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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 www.sarasotagolfproproperties.com, 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, BettyMullinnix@BHHSFloridaRealty.net and Steve Abbe can be contacted at 941-400-3969, SteveAbbe@BHHSFloridaRealty.net or through www.SarasotaGolfProProperties.com.   


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 www.BHHSFloridaRealty.com.

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Waterfront and Resort Living: Chatham, Massachusetts



By Monica Cavanaugh

Photos courtesy of Pine Acres Realty

The standard set forth by Cape Cod—that singular aura of classic Americana with an entire style of architecture named after the shingled, shuttered beauties lining its coast—is something many beach communities only dream of reaching.

Chatham, sitting pretty at the elbow of the Cape, with Nantucket Sound on one side and the Atlantic on the other, lives up to the hype.

“It’s a quintessential New England town,” says Chris Rhinesmith, co-owner of Pine Acres Realty. On Friday nights, people gather and dance at the bandstand shows in the midst of downtown. A summer baseball league delights fans young and old. Vibrant shops and restaurants line historic streets. In the distance, sailboats dot the deep blue harbor.

Though Chatham has a year-round population of just 6,000, the summer months see the numbers top 30,000, which makes the seaside town a go-to for investors and shore-lovers alike.

With Boston and its suburbs just 90 minutes away, Rhinesmith says many of his buyers are looking for second homes that they can enjoy for leisurely vacation time, and then rent for the remainder of the season.

“We handle 250 different properties that we rent for owners,” he says. Those buyers, whose waterfront purchases average between $2 million and $5 million, are seeing excellent returns on their investments, with rental rates ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 per week.

The seaside town is, of course, immensely boater-friendly, boasting four marinas within its borders. However, thanks to a 1987 moratorium on berth-building, “dockage is rare,” says Rhinesmith. “It’spretty coveted if you can find a place with a dock.”


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Nevada Marketplace - Las Vegas

By Natalie Watson

Photos courtesy of Tyrone Boyer, TBSCommercial Photography

It’s easy to be distracted by the bright lights of the Strip, but that’s not all Las Vegas, Nevada has to offer. The city offers an incredible range of options for those who call it home. From high-rise living on the Strip, to settling in a suburban neighborhood with tree-lined streets or one of the numerous luxury country club communities, Las Vegas offers residents endless amenities and close proximity to world-class entertainment, dining and fun.

There is no challenge in defying the stereotype of how living in Las Vegas is perceived. “While the Strip lives up to its reputation as the epicenter of world-class fun, the traditional communities and neighborhoods outside the Strip never cease to surprise visitors and those considering calling Las Vegas ‘home,’” says Tanya Murray, an agent with Realty Executives of Nevada in Las Vegas. The beautiful parks, walking trails, fantastic locally owned restaurants and farmers’ markets make living in Las Vegas an experience of endless options.

Many people are unaware of the exceptional outdoor recreation options that Las Vegas has to offer, including skiing at Mount Charleston, only a 45-minute drive away, and hiking and mountain biking through the Red Rock Conservation Area. Las Vegas is also centrally located in the American Southwest, with easy travel to South California, Arizona and other great weekend destinations.

One of the biggest allures to Vegas living is Nevada’s tax friendliness, including no state income tax and no estate tax. “Even in the luxury market, the real estate prices can’t be beat in comparison to other luxury markets, like Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Chicago and New York,” says Murray. Currently, the luxury market in Las Vegas is strong and seeing consistent sales activity, making this destination a real estate jackpot for buyers.

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Florida Luxurious Properties - Fabulous Fort Lauderdale

By Monica Cavanaugh

Photos courtesy of Florida Luxurious Properties

Fort Lauderdale, with its pulsing downtown and cerulean sea, has long enjoyed a reputation as a haven for those whose souls are divided between city and surf. It also ranks among the world’s yachting capitals.

“All of these wonderful, navigable waterways are home to some of the world’s most beautiful yachts of all sizes,” says Julie Jones-Bernard, Broker Owner of Florida Luxurious Properties.

Like its neighbor Miami, Fort Lauderdale is enjoying a multicultural explosion with access to waterways acting as a compelling draw. Proximity to the Keys and Bahamas, the deepening and widening of the Intracoastal Waterway and the expansion of direct flights from Europe to Fort Lauderdale International Airport are further drawing boating enthusiasts from all over the globe.

Foreign buyers are filling up luxurious homes and estates between the beach and fabulous Las Olas’ shopping. Many are increasingly making the move permanent, choosing to call this tropical metropolis home—and home port for their mega and super-yachts.

Such opulent vessels, spanning a minimum of one hundred feet in length, can comfortably dock alongside a stunning assortment of fabulous waterfront residences.

Jones currently has three such homes in her inventory, ranging in style from Key West to Mediterranean, and in price from three to fifteen million dollars.

A member of the Florida Yacht Brokers Association, Jones enjoys pairing sea-faring customers with their ideal waterfront abodes.

“It’s not unusual for me to work with the yacht broker, or a captain to identify a property just for boat dockage.”

Such a wealth of fine floats means Fort Lauderdale is well-equipped with all manner of yachting services, from technology to provisions.

“We have more people than ever looking at south Florida,” says Jones. Especially after last year’s harsh winter, the year-round sunshine, stellar diving, incomparable deep-sea fishing and a thriving urban experience make for a true boaters’ paradise.

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Featured Property: Villa Coquina in Boca Raton, Florida

Photos courtesy of Anthony Agius, A.A. Marketing Group

By Malena Carollo

 Situated along East Boca Raton’s lavish waterfront, Villa Coquina is an extravagant property for your dream lifestyle. The 17,032-squarefoot “peninsula compound estate” enjoys a sprawling 440 feet of waterfront, allowing for stunning views of the Intracoastal water way from the south, west and north.

“The property is truly one-of-a-kind and must be seen to be appreciated,” said Exclusive Listing Broker, Sergio S. Commisso, Broker/Owner of JSM Realty Services, Inc.

Lushly landscaped, this gated gem is just a block away from the ocean. Residents can take a break from nearby seaside golf to lounge on some of Boca Raton’s undeveloped and pristine beaches.

Renowned architect Tom Benedict had entertaining in mind when he designed this property. Marrying design elements from each coast, Benedict’s California and Miami inspired masterpiece boasting an infinity edged, cascading waterfall grotto pool and spa, a covered gazebo with full bar and summer kitchen, complimented by a custom and fully automatic digital sound system that surrounds the entire property and docks.

Inside, guests can indulge in light fare in the exquisite main kitchen. Large events are made stress free with three oversized Sub-Zero refrigerators, double Thermador ovens, Gaggenau induction stove, butler’s pantry and wine room, six warmers, six dishwashers and a large storage pantry. Guests can set their drinks on elegant blue marble or decorative glass countertops before adjourning to the formal dining room, which seats 14.

The homes luxurious features include a multitude of amenities including a state-of-the-art home theatre, a fully-equipped fitness center, full bar, two fireplaces, elevator, five en-suite bedrooms with private terraces. The luxurious grand master suite includes a sitting room, wraparound balcony with breathtaking water views and a sumptuous onyx floored and walled master bath and shower.

700 Coquina Way is all about location, location, location. True South Florida luxury resort-style waterfront living at it's best.


JSM Realty Services, Inc.

197 S, Federal Highway, Ste. 200

Boca Raton, FL 33432

C 561-929-7482


www.jsmrealty.com | www.700COQUINAWAY.com


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duPont REGISTRY™ and Unique Homes Begin Historic Corporate Merger

Two powerhouses of luxury real estate have entered into a groundbreaking partnership. While remaining separate entities, the two luxury marketing brands will now provide access to one of the largest international ultra-affluent audiences ever available.

(St. Petersburg, Fla.) duPont REGISTRY™  and Unique Homes, two separate powerhouses within the luxury real estate industry, announced today that they have entered into a partnership to further benefit and accommodate luxury realtors and brokers seeking innovative marketing solutions. While Unique Homes and duPont REGISTRY™ will continue to be run as separate brands, the combined resources will only increase the potential for each.

“We are very pleased to welcome Unique Homes into the duPont REGISTRY™ family,” said Thomas L. duPont, Chairman of the St. Petersburg, Florida-based publishing company. “With both of these well-established luxury real estate brands under our corporate umbrella, we can deliver high-quality products and services to the high-end real estate community like never before.”

Among the duPont REGISTRY™ line of high-end publications are A Buyer’s Gallery of Fine Automobiles, A Buyer’s Gallery of Fine Boats and A Buyer’s Gallery of Fine Homes. Unique Homes, the Princeton, New Jersey, luxury real estate media brand about to celebrate its 44th year, also has an impressive list of publications, including Unique Homes, Ultimate Homes, Unique Homes China Edition and The High End, among others.

The merger will create a pooling of resources unlike anything the real estate industry has ever seen. From a long list of titles, to countless points and methods of distribution, to massive digital audiences, agents and brokers involved within these marketing platforms will have direct access to a larger and more affluent audience.

“Each of our luxury real estate titles has established its own niche within the industry, which makes it easy to have them be part of the same corporate entity,” said Steve Chapman, CEO of duPont Publishing, Inc. “We will be able to realize efficiencies in our back-office operations, freeing up resources and energy to allow us to expand what each brand can offer in the areas of print, events, online, digital and social media.”

Begun in the early 1970s as a regional publication called Uniques, Unique Homes quickly grew into an international media brand that today reaches affluent consumers in more than 80 countries worldwide. In 2014, it received a Bronze Award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors for "Best Design, Home or Shelter Magazine."

Founded in 1984 and headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, duPont REGISTRY™ produces the leading luxury marketplace publications for automobiles, homes, boats and watches, as well as the yearly Exotic Car Buyers Guide. For more information, visit the duPont REGISTRY™ website at www.dupontregistry.com.


To contact duPont REGISTRY™ , call 800-233-1731 or email media@dupontregistry.com 


Rick Goodwin, Publisher of Unique Homes, can be reached at rgoodwin@nci.com or 877-688-1110, ext. 220 

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Release: Berkshire Hathaway Agent Recognized as One of America's Best


Aug. 8, 2014

(Sarasota, FL) — Pam Charron, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty’s Top Sarasota REALTOR®, was recognized as one of America’s Best Real Estate Agents by REAL Trends.

Charron proudly ranked # 10 in Volume and # 21 in Transaction Sides in the Sarasota / Bradenton /
North Port area and ranked among the Top 500 in the state of Florida, # 98 in Volume and # 265 in Transaction Sides.

REAL Trends is a consulting and communications company for the residential real estate industry and has been widely known as the trusted source for data, news, and trends for the residential real estate industry.

REAL Trends Best Real Estate Agents in America uses applications submitted to and verified for THE THOUSAND. Minimum standards must be met in order to qualify and be recognized in either ranking. The minimum standards for Individuals are those who have closed more than 50 sides or $20 million.

Previously with Michael Saunders & Company and Prudential Real Estate, Charron has over 12 years of real estate experience and numerous awards within the industry including the # 2 Realtor in individual sales volume, company-wide ,for Michael Saunders in 2013, the highest priced residential sale recorded in Sarasota since 2011, and the prestigious Five Star Customer Satisfaction Award from 2009-2014.

“We are extremely proud of Pam and look forward to continuing to support her unparalleled commitment to quality and outstanding customer service through our company’s network, tools and resources,” said Mesa, president and C.E.O., Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty.

Pam has repeatedly earned the Chairman’s Gold Award, which honors the top 2% of sales professionals within the Network. Pam is actively engaged in Sarasota’s business community, where she is a member of the Sarasota Association of REALTORS® and the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. Pam is a supporter of many animal rescue organizations, Girls Inc., and Josh Provides. Committed to encouraging the highest professional standards for her industry, Pam has sat as the Chair for Professional Development at the Sarasota Association of Realtors and currently sits on the Grievance Committee.

Her impressive professional real estate designations include Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) , and is a member of the Women's Council of Realtors (WCR). Additionally, a Luxury Collection Specialist and esteemed member of the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing Million Dollar Guild (ILHM).

“It’s an honor to be recognized as a top agent in Sarasota and Florida. My success is a result of hard work, dedication to my profession and being an ambassador for our great community,”
said Charron.

Pam specializes in residential real estate sales and strategic marketing initiatives; with heightened knowledge and expertise in luxury resale properties, waterfront properties, condos, golf communities, new construction, relocation services and short sales. Pam’s service areas include Sarasota, Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Lido Key, Bird Key, Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton and Venice.

Pam Charron | 941.993.3388 | Pam@SarasotaandBeyond.com | www.SarasotaandBeyond.com




Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty (formerly Prudential Florida Realty) is a full-service brokerage serving 17 counties throughout Florida and is a wholly owned subsidiary of WCI Communities, Inc. It is a franchise member of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.  The company is the 5th largest brokerage in the nation among the affiliate Network brokers and offers residential and commercial services, seasonal rentals, property management, REO & Foreclosures, corporate relocations, referral services, mortgage, title, insurance, home service plans, and personal concierge services.  BHHS Florida Realty is the #1 Fundraiser for The Sunshine Kids having raised over $2.5 million since 2001.  www.BHHSFloridaRealty.com.


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Release: Berkshire Hathaway Agents Receive Chairman's Circle - Gold Recognition


July 29, 2014

(Bonita Springs, Fla.) - Dena Wilcoxen and DeAnn Kamp of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty received the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices prestigious Chairman’s Circle – Gold for 2013.

Dena Wilcoxen and DeAnn Kamp were recognized during a special awards ceremonies at Sales Convention 2014 held in Nashville, TN, from March 16-18, 2014. Real estate professionals from the across North America attended the annual business and educational event.



The Chairman’s Circle-Gold is awarded to the top two percent of the network’s sales professionals based on gross commission income or closed units. “We congratulate Dena Wilcoxen and DeAnn Kamp on Winning the Gold Level Chairman’s Circle Award. It is an impressive achievement and attests to Dena and DeAnn’s commitment to their profession. They are knowledgeable, have a strong work ethic and they are outstanding sales leaders. Dena and DeAnn strive to provide a superior real estate experience for their clients,” said Joni Albert, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty.

Dena and DeAnn entered the real estate field in 1998 and joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty in 2006. Prior to winning the award, they have also won 2013 Top 25 Sales Professional Team, 2012 President’s Circle, 2009-2013 Golden Bear Award recognized by Bonita Springs/Estero Board of Realtors and the Impact Award recognized by Florida Title and Guarantee.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty became a member of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate network in 2013. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty was founded in October 2013. Since that time it has earned a host of honors, including 2014 Gold Stevie Winner. 


To learn more about Dena and DeAnn, visit their website by clicking here.


About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices  

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, based in Irvine, CA, is a brand-new real estate brokerage network built for a new era in residential real estate. The network, among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name, brings to the real estate market a definitive mark of trust, integrity, stability and longevity. Visit www.berkshirehathawayhs.com for details.


About HSF Affiliates LLC  

HSF Affiliates LLC, based in Irvine, CA, is a joint venture of which HomeServices of America, Inc., the nation’s second-largest, full-service residential brokerage firm, is a majority owner. HomeServices of America is an affiliate of world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway Inc. 

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Setai Condos Provide a Personalized Luxury Hotel Experience on Miami Beach


Be sure to enjoy the full gallery below, and to learn more, visit www.setai3307.com. Article made possible by Becky Adkins and Scott Klein of Gary Hennes Realtors.



Setai Miami Beach can’t keep its name out of the papers and there’s a very good reason why.  This 40-story high-rise built in 2004 defines luxury living and contains 163 modern residences with spectacular panoramic views.  Setai South Beach’s five-star hotel is located adjacent to the condo residences and consists of an eight-story building with 88 guestrooms.  If you need a place that makes a bold and lavish statement, choose the Setai condo.

Setai is known for its very relaxed environment.  Step inside the lobby and explore the Zen influenced interiors or enjoy the services offered.  Amenities include an on-site five-star hotel, a trio of oceanfront swimming pools, lavish gardens, a fitness center and a world-renowned boutique and art store. 

Setai South Beach offers floor plans with one to five bedrooms.  Breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean can be enjoyed from floor-to-ceiling glass windows or outside on private balconies.  Black granite countertops, Miele appliances, Kohler fixtures and whirlpool tubs in master bathrooms are some of the additional residential features.  

Enjoy the full gallery below, and to learn more, visit www.setai3307.com

The Setai, a name inspired by the Bahasa Indonesian phrase for “South Beach” inspires a rich heritage of multicultural influences and Far Eastern indulgences.  The Setai offers exclusive access to these services and amenities: 

Setai has the Miami Beach location that places it high above most condominiums in South Florida.  The shopping of Lincoln Road and entertainment of Ocean Drive will always be moments away from Setai, plus the beachfront within walking distance.  With Bal Harbour and Sunny Isles Beach as complements to the north, it makes complete sense to choose the Setai condo.


Enjoy the full gallery below, and to learn more, visit www.setai3307.com.Article made possible by Scott Klein and Becky Adkins of Gary Hennes Realtors.


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Posted on: 7/21/2014 at 4:04 PM
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Release: Sheldon Good & Co. Luxury Real Estate to Auction Pristine Beachfront Property in the Bahamas

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New York July, 2014 - Sheldon Good & Company Luxury Real Estate, a New York-based luxury real estate auction firm, is honored to accept the opportunity to offer a beautiful beachfront property on Long Island in the Bahamas.  The six-acre luxury parcel will be sold at auction on August 27, offering prospective bidders a chance to own a spectacular building site with 383 feet of magnificent pink coral sand beach frontage, complete with its own barrier reef, on which they can create their own tropical paradise. 

The most scenic hideaway in the Bahamas, with the rich blue Atlantic Ocean on one side and the turquoise Caribbean on the other, Long Island provides residents with superb diving, snorkeling and fishing with its spectacular Barrier Reef and famous Dean’s Blue Hole. 

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Featuring high cliffs, rolling hills, peaceful coves, sloping beaches and unexplored coral reefs filled with ocean wonders, Long Island stretches 60 miles long and four miles at its widest point. Rich in history, Long Island was visited by Christopher Columbus in 1492 and has long been a center of Bahamian agriculture.

“This breathtaking property, located on one of the most scenic beaches in the Bahamas, presents an opportunity to own a piece of paradise and build the home of your dreams,” stated John Cuticelli, Chairman at Sheldon Good & Co. “The location and terrain are ideal to create a luxury retreat with spectacular turquoise ocean views.”

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The property is conveniently located 25 minutes from Deadmans Cay International Airport and just 10 minutes away from Long Island’s capital city of Clarence Town, a charming place with pastel-hued houses and historic churches on a picturesque harbor.  Clarence Town offers restaurants, a marina with charter fishing and a grocery store.

Luxury real estate auctions have for many years been the preferred choice with sophisticated buyers and sellers of luxury properties.  These properties command the attention often associated with fine art, where generating global attention determines a fair-value market price for the property within a defined period of time.  


About Sheldon Good & Co. Luxury Real Estate

Sheldon Good & Co. is a luxury real estate auction firm headquartered in New York City.  The company specializes in selling luxury properties with values of at least $5 million and a general value between $10 - $25 million, with the highest properties valued in excess of $50 million. For more information, please visit www.sheldongood.com/Luxury

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Posted on: 7/14/2014 at 3:02 PM
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Top 10s of 2014: $19+ Million Estates

Palm Beach, Florida

Christie’s International Real Estate

Rick Moeser | 561-805-7327




Rolling Hills, California

Hilton & Hyland

Marcie Hartley | 310-691-5950




Watsonville, California

Hurwitz James Company

Bob Hurwitz | 310-477-8865




Carmel Valley, California

Sotheby’s International Realty

Suzanne Perkins | 805-895-2138




Santa Barbara, California

Sotheby’s International Realty

Suzanne Perkins | 805-895-2138




Paicines, California

Pacific Union

Steven Mavromihalis | 415-999-1113




Jupiter Island, Florida

Fenton Lang Bruner & Associates

Joanne Wagner | 561-373-3127




Little Bokeelia Island, Florida

Michael Saunders & Company

Klaus Lang & Jennifer Calenda | 941-320-1223





Fairfield, Connecticut

Nicholas H. Fingelly Real Estate

Victoria Fingelly | 203-255-9900



Hillsborough, California

Sybarite Investments

Phil Chen | 650-204-1920



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Posted on: 7/3/2014 at 10:57 AM
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