Marc Rasmussen

Downtown Sarasota Condos | Condos in Sarasota, Florida

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Looking to live the metropolitan lifestyle in a beach town? Take a look at my downtown Sarasota condos page to view virtually condos in downtown Sarasota, Florida that can offer you that lifestyle. Downtown Sarasota is one of the few cities where you can live within footsteps of hoping on your boat for a pleasure cruise with your family, enjoying a play with friends, strolling through various art galleries on a friday night enjoying cheese and wine, viewing the latest bloc...

Lido Key Condos

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Lido Key is a small island just off the coast of Sarasota, Florida. The island is made up of single family homes, condominiums, hotels and the very popular retail destination of St. Armands Circle. Consider Lido Key for your next long weekend beach getaway. You can stay at the Holiday Inn on Lido Beach or the Lido Beach Resort. Both are within footsteps of the beach and all of the fun of St. Armands Circle. Are you looking for a winter or weekend getaway near ...

Longboat Key Condos

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Thinking about buying a beachfront getaway? Take a look at Longboat Key off the coast of Sarasota. This eleven mile long barrier island is a fabulous place to getaway from it all. Like the rest of the country, prices on Longboat Key real estate have adjusted. Three years ago you would be hard pressed to find a beach front condo on Longboat Key for less than $500,000. Today there are over 200 of them for sale. 33 have sold so far this year. I just finished my Longboat Key condo page on...

Siesta Key Condos

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Thinking about purchasing a vacation spot on the beach? Take a look at Siesta Key, Florida. This 8 mile long island sits off the coast of Sarasota, Florida. The island has an old Florida, non-pretentious feel to it. The three beaches are Turtle beach, Siesta beach and Crescent beach. Siesta Key beach is consistently rated one of the pretties beaches in America. The powdery white quartz sand feels great on the feet. It stays cool even in the summer heat. Siesta Key is very convenient to ev...

Lakes Estates - A Wonderful Sarasota Neighborhood

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Looking for a great family neighborhood in Sarasota, Florida? Take a stroll through Lakes Estates. I make a point to show this neighborhood when I have a buyer within this neighborhoods price range. The neighborhood offers lush, mature trees and landscaping that not only comes in handy during the hotter summer months but is great to look at and enjoy on your back lanai. Conveniently located to just about everything in Sarasota, Lakes Estates is only minutes to beaches, restaurants, shop...

Two Places to Vacation on Siesta Key - Palm Bay Club and Peppertree

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Looking for a beach getaway to take the family? Think about a trip to Siesta Key, Florida. This 8 mile long barrier island is located just off the coast of Sarasota, Florida. It is easy to catch a flight to Tampa Bay and then drive about 90 minutes to Siesta Key. You can even fly right into Sarasota International Airport and be on Siesta Key beach within about 15 minutes. Want to take a short vacation? Take a look at Palm Bay Club on Siesta Key. This is a great beachfront condo complex th...

Siesta Key Beach Rated #3 by Dr. Beach

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A few months ago Dr. Beach came out with "America's Top 10 Beaches" of 2008. Number 3 on the list was Siesta Key beach in Sarasota, Florida. Dr. Beach is also known as Dr. Stephen Leatherman, Director of Florida International Univertsity's Laboratory of Coastal Research. He has selected the annual top 10 Beaches since 1991. 50 criteria are used to judge the beaches, including sand and water quality, as well as facilities and environmental management. Siesta Key ...

8 Questions to Ask Out of Town Buyers

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If you work with prospects that come to you from out of town here are 8 questions that you might find useful. Usually, out of town buyers are made of people relocating and those looking for a 2nd or vacation home. I work the Sarasota real estate market and have been using these questions on many of the vacation home prospects.  •1.      Have you been to [city] before?  If the prospect has never been to your town before chances are that ...

Goal - My New Website On 1st Page Of Google By 4th Quarter Of 2008 - Part 2

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Here is my previous post - http://www.realestatewebmasters.com/blogs/marc-rasmussen/5139/show/. In a nutshell, I made the goal about a month ago to get my newest sarasota real estate website on the first page of Google for 'sarasota real estate'. I have not been working on it as diligently as I could have. I have been busy selling real estate (knock on wood). I ran into a string of buyers that were ready to do something now. That seems to be rare in this market. My partner and I ha...

Goal - My New Website on 1st page of Google by 4th Quarter of 2008

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Accountability can be a good thing. I figure if that I post my goal here in front of everyone it will give me more motivation to accomplish it. It is like telling everyone that you are on a diet. Goal: To get my new website - Sarasota real estate on the first page of Google for 'sarasota real estate' by the 4th quarter of 2008. I will mostly stick to the basics in my efforts to get there. You know, the stuff we talk about about on the REW forums and blogs. The Competi...