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Signature Standard of Service

Whether in the market for a primary residence or a vacation retreat, we are committed to a personalized approach to find the home of your dreams. Start your search below, or scroll down to see why you'll love working with us.

5-Star Reviews

We are Sarasota REALTORS who specialize in Luxury Real Estate. Rest assured that you will receive the utmost care, attention, hard work and professionalism, with a promise to provide unparalleled service and follow the highest ethical standards.
Pat G.

Pat G.

Thank you for the beautiful photo book of the home I sold in Sarasota. What a great memoir! And very thoughtful of you. And now, these beautiful yellow roses...I can't believe it's been a year! Thank you for your generosity.
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Jim B.

Jim B.

We started with high expectations about the Laughlin Tanner Group because a good friend and neighbor had recent very favorable experiences listing with them. They exceeded our expectations in every way: market analysis, pricing...
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Sue N.

Sue N.

Our experience with Nancy Endara at Laughlin Tanner Group was outstanding. She is a pleasure to work with and her expertise and knowledge of the Sarasota market is unmatched. She is very creative and guided us every step of the...
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Phil & Peggy O.

Phil & Peggy O.

We want to thank everyone for such a great job on the wonderful presentation. It definitely shows the time and effort involved as well as the skill and creativity your firm provides to your clients.
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Joseph O.

Joseph O.

I worked with Nancy Endara and her team of problem solvers at the Laughlin Tanner Group and Premier Sotheby's International Realty in Sarasota. During a complicated successful selling process, Nancy kept a constructive, positiv...
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Todd W.

Todd W.

Andrew Tanner of the Laughlin Tanner Group is the most accommodating individual I’ve ever been involved with in any business dealing, not just real estate. To say that he, Angela his assistant, and the whole team bend over back...
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Dorothy & Tom C.

Dorothy & Tom C.

Nancy Endara, Natalie Tanner and Angela Barnitz were all great. They made the experience of selling our condo easy. Their knowledge, relatability, and professionalism were ideal. We would recommend the Laughlin Tanner Group to ...
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Michael Z.

Michael Z.

Andrew was very helpful, and so was Angela. I required remote representation as I live in Israel. Everything was concluded smoothly and we are very pleased.
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Sherrie S.

Sherrie S.

I've bought and sold numerous properties and have dealt with many realtors in the past. Peter Laughlin and Natalie Tanner are the best of the best! Peter did an extremely thorough market analysis to determine the listing price....
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Joseph & Joanne A.

Joseph & Joanne A.

When Joanne and I first met Nancy Endara, (about 5 years ago), we knew if we were going to purchase a home in Florida, Nancy would be our point of contact. Through the years, we have occasionally touched base with Nancy on prop...
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Jay & Kenneth S.

Jay & Kenneth S.

My husband and I have bought and sold several homes over the years and have dealt with many realtors along the way. We now write about our experience with the local realtors who represented us in our most recent transaction. F...
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Martin G.

Martin G.

My wife and I highly recommend using the Peter G. Laughlin Realty Group services. Peter and the team made the entire sale go smoothly from start to finish. Peter applied an experienced, well researched and documented market str...
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Craig & Marlena D.

Craig & Marlena D.

My home buying experience with the Laughlin Tanner Group could not have been better. The PGL team led by Natalie Tanner made the process as smooth as I could have possibly imagined. As a “remote buyers,” I would consider our n...
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Geoff & Kim O.

Geoff & Kim O.

My wife and I have been in the real estate industry in Canada for over 45 years as a real estate broker and property manager. Therefore, we knew the skill set we were looking for to successfully sell our home. When we met with ...
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Maciej S.

Maciej S.

My wife and I are very honored to have been working with Andrew on the sale transaction of our Promenade condo on Longboat Key. Andrew is a fantastic professional who put together the sale strategy for us which absolutely excee...
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Daryl & Lisa B.

Daryl & Lisa B.

Andrew and Natalie of the Peter G Laughlin Group were simply amazing. We could not be more pleased with every aspect of their service. They took time to get to know us and our needs, and then worked hard to match that with home...
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Ray & Donna P.

Ray & Donna P.

We really can’t thank you enough for all you did for our family! Nancy Endara was the listing agent for our recent home sale in Sarasota, Florida. When looking for a real estate agent, we look for someone who is knowledgeable o...
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Sam N.

Sam N.

I do not know where to start! I just want to commend you (Nancy Endara) on an exemplary job, start to finish, on the sale of my condo — all while I was overseas in Madrid, Spain. I called on a Saturday morning, and by the next ...
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Bill & Jan F.

Bill & Jan F.

During our 45 years of home purchases and sales, which have included the buying and selling of 8 homes (year-round and summer homes), we have never experienced the degree of competence and professionalism that we have enjoyed a...
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Denise & Keith K.

Denise & Keith K.

We just became homeowners in Sarasota thanks to the efforts of Nancy Endara. Nancy was very helpful in helping us locate the right neighborhood and the right home for our winter escape from the Midwest. She guided us smoothly t...
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Our Service Pledge to You

As industry experts, we have extensive experience in Sarasota's luxury real estate, fully understanding the dynamics in this fast-paced, competitive market. As your guides, we will help you find exactly what you are looking for, ensure you pay the right price for it, take care of all the paperwork, guide you through the inspection and repair process, and successfully get you to closing.

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Step 1: Research

Do you already know where you want to buy? If you want a condo, townhome, or single-family home? Which features do you like and dislike? What’s available on the market now? If you answered no to any of these questions, now is the time to start researching. In addition to looking for homes that interest you, take note of any changes in asking prices. This could give you valuable insight into housing trends in specific neighborhoods and help you when the time comes to make an offer.

We can set up immediate push notifications whenever a property that matches your criteria hits the market, has a price adjustment or sells.

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Step 2: Decide on Your Budget

Notice we said to decide on your budget—not determine how much the mortgage company will give you. In many cases, a mortgage company will pre-approve you for more than you’re comfortable spending, which is why you need to determine the monthly payment you feel comfortable with before talking to a lender. This likely includes doing a full household budget and taking into consideration what changes other than a mortgage payment will occur once you move into your new home. If you’ve lived in an apartment or with roommates, you may overlook new expenses like garbage, water, or HOA fees that could easily add to your budget.

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Step 3: Get Prequalified or Get Proof of Funds

Just as a lender may approve you for too large of an amount, they may also approve you for a lesser amount or deny you a mortgage altogether. Lack of time at a job, insufficient credit, past bankruptcies, or other financial issues can cause major problems when trying to secure a mortgage. Before you get your heart set on a home, talk to a mortgage professional to find out what amount you can qualify for. This will also be an advantage when you make an offer on a home, as some sellers won’t entertain offers from those who aren’t already prequalified for a loan. If you're paying cash, be prepared to submit proof of funds with your offer.

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Step 4: Choose a Real Estate Agent

Can you shop for, look at, and ultimately make an offer on a home without a real estate agent? Technically yes, but why would you when it costs you nothing for an agent like me to take much of the stress off your shoulders? Not only will we help identify properties you might be interested in, arrange showings, and ultimately handle the offer process, but we also have a knowledge of the market that you don’t possess. Finding the perfect home can be a daunting task, this is where my expertise and wealth of knowledge come into play. Let me show you around some homes that meet your dream home criteria so you can find the one that's right for you.

My goal is to provide you with the most personalized service that is designed to help you buy your dream home

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Step 5: Find the Right Home

This should be the most enjoyable step of the entire process (other than moving in!). We will arrange showings of homes you’re interested in that are within your price range. Take notes about what you like and don’t like, and make sure to pay attention to details. Turn light switches on and off, open and close doors, and run the faucets in various rooms. Don’t limit your inspection to the home itself. Make sure to take time to explore the neighborhood and keep an eye on traffic at certain times of the day, the parking situation, and how close it is to necessities like schools and grocery stores.

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Step 6: Make an Offer

Once you have selected the perfect home, we will work with you to craft a fair offer based on the value of comparable homes on the market. Depending on what the home is listed at and whether the current environment is a buyer’s or seller’s market, your offer may be below, at, or even above the asking price. We will be able to help you negotiate if you receive a counteroffer and reach an agreement. At this point, the house will go into escrow.

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Step 7: Have the Home Inspected

In most cases, your offer will be contingent on having the home inspected to ensure there is no major structural damage or large repairs needed. We can help you arrange this, and you can schedule it within days of making an offer. If there are no major issues, the process goes to step eight. If there is, you can renegotiate your offer based on what needs to be fixed, or you can withdraw it.

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Step 8: Select Your Loan

Now is the time to go back to the mortgage lender who pre-approved or pre-qualified you and choose your mortgage. You will be presented with various options based on your unique financial situation, including fixed-rate, variable-rate, 15-year, 30-year, or special programs such as VA loans or FHA loans. Work with your mortgage lender to select the option you feel the most comfortable with.

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Step 9: Get a Home Appraisal

Your lender will have your new home appraised so they have their independent value of it. The appraisal is to ensure that all parties involved are paying a fair price for the house.

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Step 10: Finish Paperwork

No one looks forward to all the paperwork involved in buying a home, but it’s a necessary part of the process. Fortunately, everything will be arranged by your lender and title company and, when you’re finished, you’ll know you are the legal owner of your new home.

Congratulations!

After signing the final paperwork to complete the purchase, you are now the owner of a new house. It may take a few days for your loan to be funded once the paperwork has been returned to the lender, but once that check is delivered to the seller, you’ll be all set to move into the home of your dreams. 

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We welcome the opportunity to guide you through the home buying process in every way.

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