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Why We Decided to Move to Sarasota by Paulina Vasiliev

Updated: 7 hours ago

My Love for Real Estate Goes Beyond Sun, Sands and These Waters


Why Many People Are Moving to Sarasota?

From a real estate perspective, Sarasota's allure lies in its outstanding lifestyle amenities and welcoming ambiance, often captivating prospective buyers with just one visit. The city's pristine beaches, thriving cultural scene, and multi-faceted recreational opportunities position it as a premier destination for those in search of a rewarding and balanced lifestyle. Sarasota's warm subtropical climate holds particular appeal for individuals seeking to escape colder regions and immerse themselves in year-round outdoor pursuits.


"Sarasota boasts a diverse economy encompassing key sectors like tourism, healthcare, education, and technology, ensuring ample job prospects and economic stability."



Moreover, Sarasota boasts a diverse economy encompassing key sectors like tourism, healthcare, education, and technology, ensuring ample job prospects and economic stability. This economic diversity also makes Sarasota an attractive destination for families seeking a supportive and flourishing environment along with a close community that is extremely friendly. Additionally, Sarasota's reputation as a retirement haven, characterized by senior-friendly amenities and an active lifestyle, continues to draw retirees seeking fulfillment in their golden years within a vibrant and inclusive community.


"My love for Real Estate Goes Beyond Sun, Sands and These Waters."


What Are 3 Things Sarasota Has to Offer?

Easy answer- amazing food, beaches, and entertainment!  Sarasota's dining scene is exceptional due to its emphasis on fresh, locally sourced ingredients, diverse culinary offerings, and commitment to excellence in food and service. Restaurants prioritize partnerships with local farmers and artisans, offering vibrant flavors and culinary creativity.



With a wide range of cuisines reflecting the city's diverse population, diners can enjoy everything from classic American fare to international dishes. Talented chefs and inviting atmospheres ensure memorable dining experiences, making Sarasota's culinary landscape a standout feature of the city's culture and lifestyle.


"With a wide range of cuisines reflecting the city's diverse population, that adds to the benefits of living in Sarasota."

Sarasota is home to a variety of stunning beaches, each with its unique highlights. Siesta Key Beach, famous for its powdery white quartz sand, boasts excellent amenities and family-friendly activities. Lido Key Beach offers clear blue waters and a tranquil atmosphere, while Longboat Key Beach provides a secluded setting ideal for relaxation. Turtle Beach on Siesta Key is known for its shelling opportunities and turtle nesting areas.



Additionally, nearby Anna Maria Island features beautiful beaches like Coquina Beach and Manatee Public Beach, offering pristine shorelines and picturesque sunset views. Whether seeking powdery sands, clear waters, or a tranquil retreat, Sarasota's beaches provide the perfect backdrop for enjoying Florida's Gulf Coast beauty.



Excluding beaches and dining, Sarasota offers an array of entertainment options. You can explore the vibrant arts scene by visiting museums like The Ringling or the Marietta Museum of Art & Whimsy, catch a live performance at venues such as the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall or the Sarasota Opera House, or attend cultural events like the Sarasota Film Festival or the Sarasota Music Festival.




Outdoor enthusiasts can explore parks and nature preserves, go kayaking or paddleboarding along the waterways, or take a scenic bike ride on the Legacy Trail. Additionally, shopping enthusiasts can browse unique boutiques and galleries in areas like St. Armands Circle or downtown Sarasota which are my personal favorite hangout spots you can find me at!





What Inspired You to Do What You Do?

I became a realtor in Sarasota out of a deep-seated passion for helping others find their perfect homes in this vibrant and beautiful area. Sarasota's unique blend of stunning beaches, cultural attractions, and tight-knit community resonated with me from my very first visit, fueling my long-standing desire to play a role in facilitating others' dreams of homeownership or investment in this desirable location.




It was my love for real estate, coupled with a strong sense of independence, that drove my decision to embark on this fulfilling career path. With a genuine desire to assist clients through the intricacies of real estate transactions and a commitment to providing exceptional service, I am determined to make a positive impact in the lives of those I serve while thriving in a profession that aligns perfectly with my interests and aspirations.


"I am determined to make a positive impact in the lives of those I serve while thriving in a profession that aligns perfectly with my interests and aspirations."


As young, first-time homebuyers, the experience was particularly disheartening, highlighting the need for genuine, client-focused representation amidst the vast pool of real estate professionals in the Sarasota and Manatee counties. This encounter catalyzed my aspiration to redefine the standard of service within the industry, grounded in integrity, empathy, and a dedication to fostering positive client experiences. Irrespective of whether my clients are first-time homebuyers, relocating individuals, investors, or those seeking retirement properties, I am committed to delivering top-tier service tailored to their unique needs and preferences, regardless of the price point.





Sarasota's beaches provide the perfect backdrop for enjoying Florida's Gulf Coast beauty.

Some of the Challenges that Are Facing this Industry Currently? 

 

Well of course right now the big answer every person would say is the interest rates not being where they were two or three years ago. But beyond that, in Sarasota's real estate landscape, several challenges persist. Foremost is the issue of housing affordability, exacerbated by escalating property values that may impede first-time homebuyers and middle-income families from entering the market or upgrading to larger homes.




This affordability strain is compounded by inventory shortages, a common concern here. Limited housing supply relative to robust demand fosters intense competition among buyers, often resulting in bidding wars and inflated prices. Lastly, the market experiences seasonal fluctuations, with winter months attracting snowbirds and seasonal residents, while off-season periods witness reduced sales activity and increased inventory levels.




What Are Your Goals for 2024?

As a realtor this year, my goals are centered around achieving service excellence, expanding my client base, and adapting to market trends. I will always aim to provide exceptional service to my clients by prioritizing their needs, communicating effectively, and guiding them through the buying or selling process with integrity and professionalism. This includes staying updated on market conditions and trends to offer informed advice and strategic insights.


Additionally, I plan to adapt to market trends by staying agile and proactive in my approach. This may involve embracing new technologies, refining marketing strategies, and staying attuned to shifts in buyer preferences and market dynamics. By remaining flexible and responsive to changing conditions, I aim to position myself as a trusted advisor and resource for my clients in navigating the ever-evolving real estate landscape.

What Are You Currently Working On?

The Bath and Racquet Residences and Club. This will be an elite amenities condominium with 13 Tennis courts, 13 Pickleball courts, pools, a fitness center, restaurant and bar, dog park, and walking trails all still available for a preconstruction price ranging from $710,000-$1,300,000.


More About Paulina Vasiliev

Paulina Vasiliev REALTOR ®

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Instagram: Paulina Vasiliev

Racquet Residences and Club: bathracquet.com

Contact: 941-225-5383

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