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Endowed with a long legacy of natural beauty and cultural flair, Sarasota offers the benefits of a big city with a small town feel. Long renowned as a coastal resort and retirement destination, Sarasota has become a sought-after first-home destination as well.

Florida’s low taxes, business-friendly climate and quality of life have been raising the state’s profile with sophisticated movers, and many are zeroing in on the Sarasota region. New residents fall in love with the high-end lifestyle, luxury home repertoire, excellent schools, significant health care, exceptional sports, year-round outdoor activities, vibrant arts and culture, and five-star shopping and dining.
 

Media influencers are taking note. Sarasota is one of only two Florida cities in Time Magazines’s list of the World’s Greatest Places. Sarasota ranks as the #1 Best Place to Retire and #9 Best Place to live in the U.S. according to U.S. News & World Report. Longboat Key ranks as the #5 island in the U.S. by Travel and Leisure magazine. Lido Beach earned national recognition as the best restored beach in the U.S. And, of course, Siesta Beach, famed for its quartz-crystal powdery sand, is ranked #4 in the world by Big 7 Travel and #2 in the U.S. by TripAdvisor.
 

A GLOBAL MAGNET

Cosmopolitan globetrotters are taking note, too. Over the last two years, people from 15 different countries purchased homes in Sarasota. “People visit, love it, and want to stay,” says Peter G. Laughlin, Sarasota Luxury Real Estate Advisor with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty. “If they can’t stay, they buy a second home to fulfill their lifestyle dreams of living here, if only for part of the year.”
 

“That’s why I think Sarasota will endure the current, post-frenzy market shift,” explains Peter. “Demand is still phenomenal. Sarasota is a highly-desirable location where people want to live, and Sarasota luxury real estate stays the course as a favourable investment in lifestyle and wealth.”

But what if the itch to buy happens from thousands of miles away? That’s when the expertise of Peter’s tech-enabled real estate team fits the bill. Working with remote clients requires traits and skills that spark and sustain long-distance relationships. The professionals at the Peter G. Laughlin Group are the masters. They successfully help clients buy and sell their homes in Sarasota from thousands of miles away.
 

REMOTE REPRESENTATION

A recent client review evidences the group’s skill at remote representation: “I want to thank you for making the purchase of our new home on Anna Maria Island the most pleasurable experience we have ever had in buying a home. Like many people today, we have an exceptionally busy schedule. Since we were traveling back and forth to New York and Brazil, we did not have time to address all of the details required to purchase our new home. Between you and your wonderful staff who took everything off our plate but writing the check — we say, ‘Thank you!’ We will happily recommend you to our family and friends in need of your service.”
 

With over 32 years and $1.2+ billion in Sarasota Luxury real estate, Peter and his group are ranked in the top 1.5% out of 1.4 million real estate agents in the U.S. Clients benefit from white glove personal service, concierge customer care, negotiating skills and a proven plan for success. In addition, the group offers a secure system for eSigning documents that is quick, confidential and secure. Clients can remotely review and approve documents – from initial offer to final closing.
 

FULFILLING LIFESTYLE DREAMS

To summarize his group’s raison d’être, Peter states, “Our vision, ‘Fulfilling Lifestyle Dreams,’ inspires our mission, ‘Creating outstanding results and value by delivering the highest quality of service that exceeds the expectations of our clients — every transaction, every day.'   EG