Murray Realty is a boutique, luxury real estate company based in Sarasota, Florida. We are a small but ambitious team of real estate professionals who work closely together to help you buy or sell your home.
Featuring one of the most expansive inventories of Sarasota real estate, our innovative, user friendly website can help you quickly find Sarasota homes, condos and vacant land for sale as well as general information about the Sarasota real estate market. Use our comprehensive search tools to find out about real estate prices, listings, sales and market trends. At murrayrealtyflorida.com you can create your own search parameters, save searches to folders and share the properties you like with your friends and family.
The beauty of living in downtown Sarasota is that you aren't engulfed by that big-city feeling. Sarasota is a wonderful small city; the skyline is beautiful but not too expansive, Main Street is vibrant but not crowded, and the downtown area is very pedestrian (and canine) friendly. For those people who are looking to live downtown there is a large selection of condominiums in varying price brackets.
The seasonal residents claim that they love how convenient downtown is to all that they want to do during their stay: theaters, art galleries, shopping, bars and restaurants. New eateries are popping up all the time, with State St. and Towles Court being amongst Sarasota's newest little gems.
Year-round residents spend their Saturday mornings investigating meeting friends and neighbors at the Farmer's Market or taking the grandkids and dogs for a run in nearby Payne Park, which, in addition to tennis courts, a ride/walk trail and a skate park, has just opened a wonderful children's play area.
Downtown Sarasota has experienced a real revival of late and the longstanding favorites like The Gator Club, Hollywood 20 movie theatre and the Golden Apple Theater have been joined by newcomers like Mosaic, the Ivory Lounge and Brooks Brothers. This mix of old and new, adds to the charm and vitality of downtown Sarasota.
There are two primary reasons why people choose to live in Sarasota. The first is the weather, a near perfect subtropical climate which, throughout the winter months, means day after day of sunshine and blue skies. The second reason is the City’s breadth of culture, fine and contemporary art, shopping, dining and entertainment. For families, there is the added bonus of an excellent public school system, the ability to turf your kids outside every day to play in the sunshine and burn off some energy in the pool. For retirees, it’s not having to sweep the snow from your driveway each morning and the wealth of volunteer opportunities where you can find new interests and meet like-minded folk. For college students, it’s the opportunity to get a superb higher education by the beach. For business owners, it’s the chance to carve out a niche in a thriving, friendly and open-minded community.
There appears to be something for everyone in Sarasota. For wealthy people, Sarasota has always been seen as a sound place to invest in property – for all the above reasons and a couple more: 1) Waterfront properties will always be a limited commodity in Florida and 2) Bricks and mortar have always been and will continue to be an appreciating asset in the long term. As such there will always be a market for luxury homes in Sarasota, Bird Key, Longboat Key, St Armands, Lido Key, Siesta Key and Casey Key.
The Murray Realty team has a wealth of experience buying, selling , building and remodeling Sarasota waterfront property. There are miles and miles of waterfront real estate in Sarasota County, not just on the mainland but on the barrier islands of Casey Key, Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Lido Key, St. Armands Key, Bird Key and Manasota Key. Sarasota offers some of the most sought after real estate in the entire country and it’s easy to see why when you visit – our subtropical climate, soft white sandy beaches and enticing deep sailboat water draw people from across the state and across the world to fish, sunbathe, sail, water-ski, dive, walk or simply enjoy the natural beauty of Florida’s gulf beaches and coastline.
As attractive as owning waterfront property in Sarasota is, you do have to know the ins and outs of selling and purchasing a home or condo on the water. There are by-laws, tax and insurance implications, coastal construction setbacks and all sorts of different factors affecting the ownership of waterfront property in Sarasota County. You will need expert advice. And we are here to provide it. We live and work here and we know our market. We have a strong network of associates and businesses to help you navigate your way through the real estate process and we can help you every step of the way.