Leslie's Blog


Leslie's November 2020 Blog

Leslie's November 2020 Blog

Happy Thanksgiving!


We understand the growing concerns you may have regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We want you to know that we are committed to the safety of our clients and team. We recognize that there may be questions about how this impacts the real estate market and your decisions to list or buy; however, it is important to keep in mind that every case needs to be addressed individually.

Ideal Living Show

Looks like our Ideal Living shows are going “virtual” in 2021 as well! That seems to be the case for all conferences and gatherings. The good news is that we are still here, searching for what is the latest, and will report accordingly.

New Construction

As things have definitely changed for all of us, I’m happy to report that new construction is very much going on. Lakewood Ranch and surrounding areas booming despite all the challenges we face.

US News and World Report just ranked Sarasota as the top place to retire. – (see article link) The other exciting news is Waterside in Lakewood Ranch, hitting another milestone. – (see article link)

"We're Open!"

Origins PizzaMost businesses are open, and the restaurants allow indoor dining at 50% capacity indoors, and because of our beautiful weather, outdoor dining is flourishing (they are doing takeout and delivery too.) We are doing our social distancing. Masks are part of the “outfit” and most seem to be adapting.


Our Clients

The Thanksgiving holiday will certainly be different this year!!!

We value our longstanding relationships with our clients and are always available should you have any questions or concerns.

Anyway - just wanted you to know we were thinking of you all-

Enjoy some of these photos that will hopefully make your day a bit better.


Photos From Around Sarasota

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Until then – Enjoy !!!! Leslie

Contact Leslie:
Phone: (941) 266-5308
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As you think about putting your home on the market,
a few hints:

You never get a second chance to make a first impression!

Become your buyer – If you weren’t moving to Paradise, would you buy your home at the price you are asking?

What do you see when you pull up to your home?

Does the first impression say: Wow- this home looks pristine?

As they walk through your home, can your buyer envision each room for his or her purpose? Is there plenty of room for their belongings? Empty every top shelf ( do this in every cabinet and shelf in the house). You have to pack any way, this will give you a head start. Whether you are dreaming of downtown or dockside, water view or your favorite fairway, our commitment is to help you discover your ultimate lifestyle.


So now you are thinking –

“How do I get the most dollars out of my home when I sell?”

A Few Hints

Your mission is to make your home show like a model.


The most important thing to remember is: once you decide to put your home on the market, it becomes a house and not your home – (you have to pack anyway, so why not get started early)

Look at your house though buyer’s eyes.

What do you see when you pull up to your house and park your car? Curb appeal is so important. You only get one chance to make a first impression.

Does the front of your home have an inviting and welcoming allure? Are your bushes and other plant life trimmed and tidy? Arrange a few pots of colorful plants and frame the entry way to invite your perspective buyer into their new home.

As you enter, are you greeted with a neutral fresh scent? You want to appeal to all the senses for greatest effect.

Is your paint color neutral so others can visualize their furniture in the house? As you walk from room to room is everything neat and tidy?

Are your kitchen counters clear? Empty every top shelf, every cabinet, every closet, and anyplace that has a top shelf leave empty. After all – you want to give the illusion of more than enough storage for anyone to need.

Hope these few little hints help you get on the right track.

Stage Your Home to Sell

As always, we love helping you live your dream! Whether it's purchasing a vacation home or a permanent relocation. Don’t hesitate to call or of course eMail with any of your real estate questions.

Until Then Enjoy . .

Call us when you are ready to make your dreams happen.


Irv & Leslie Rothschild


Leslie Rothschild
(941) 266-5308

Irv Rothschild
(941) 321-9683



New LiveSarasota.com Video

If you haven’t been on the website for a while check out the new video above. Tell me that doesn’t want to make you live in Sarasota!

We have been seeing home prices increase all over the country, and even though it is not season, we have been seeing it here as well.

It is not too early to think about heading south, and purchasing your dream home, either to relocate permanently, or a “run-away” from the winter cold.

Remember, as Buyer’s agents, Irv and I work for you. We will always save you money, resale or new. You do not pay for our services- the seller does – (Resale or NEW!)

We look forward to helping you live your dream.

As Buyers’ Agents, we look forward to helping you find your perfect place in the sun, whether it be purchasing a vacation home, or permanent relocation. Don’t hesitate to call or of course email.


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Call today to have all of your questions answered about
Sarasota, Bradenton, Siesta Key, and Lakewood Ranch areas.
Thanks so much we look forward to your call.

Irv Rothschild
(941) 321-9683
Leslie Rothschild
(941) 266-5308