Leslie's December Blog


Leslie's December 2023 Blog

"Happy Holidays"

As we say good-by to Thanksgiving in November, there are many wonderful activities to look forward to in December. It is also the beginning of Stone Crab Season. (You will commonly hear “Now’s the time to get stoned”!!) Whether you like them hot, with steamed red potatoes and corn on the cob, or cold, if you are a fan, your time is here, and this year the crabbers are due for a great season.

With an average temperature of 75 degrees in December, and with the humidity gone, the outdoors calls to all. Some of the most fun attractions, shows, and concerts begin this month, many of which are outdoors. - Master Sand sculpting contest is back. Artists from all over the world come to compete for prize money, creating their masterpieces.


White Sand Beach


Just for a sneak peak of something different, the Florida International Air Show is back for 42nd event down in Punta Gorda.

Visit SarasotaSoak up the sun along our white-sand beaches.
Treat yourself to diverse dining, enriching arts and culture, shopping districts of all sorts and natural Florida fun.
In Sarasota, each moment is your own.



The Farmers’ Market is as fun as ever downtown Sarasota on Saturdays and the Waterside Farmers market has really grown up here in Lakewood Ranch on Sundays. (You can actually find at least 3 different days of the week for different locations)

As you plan your visit, know that it is our mission to show you our wonderful bit of Paradise here on the gulf coast, and to help you find the perfect property, whether it be a vacation home, or permanent relocation.

We are very thankful and count our blessings every day, so with all the craziness in the world, we want to wish you and yours a Happy and peaceful holiday season.

One thing to note – Just like where you are, prices have gone up, so you may have to re-evaluate your expectations when it come to budget.

Remember, when you are ready to find your paradise, we are only a phone call away! Until then – Enjoy!



Beautiful Video of Areas Around Sarasota

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Photos From Around Sarasota

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We look forward to helping you live your dream.
Until Then – Enjoy !!!! Leslie

Contact Leslie:
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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.


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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