Leslie's Blog


Happy New Year!

I say this every year, but it is so true.

Every Jan 1st, I always feel a new sense of renewal. It’s like a new beginning- a chance to start fresh. (Oh yes, each year we all pledge to eat less, exercise more, lose those few extra pounds… )

We all, one way or another make these “resolutions”- but how about something new-

This year, how about a pledge to re-think, rejuvenate and KEEP those resolutions!

Here our suggestions to help you keep your resolutions for 2016!

Beach, Beach, Beach

Siesta Key Beach at Sunset


Blue skies, sunshine, white sands, palm trees swaying in the breeze and the sparkling Gulf of Mexico are calling. (Did you know that there are more than 20 miles of beautiful white sandy beaches to choose from in the Sarasota, Anna Maria, Bradenton, and Venice, areas?)

Golfer’s Heaven

Golfer's Heaven


You’ll find that golf courses and golf course living are everywhere in the Sarasota area. Options range from public courses and digital driving ranges to championship level and prestigious clubs.

Boater’s Heaven and other Outdoor Living



Go boating; walk down a public pier; enjoy water sports of all kinds; or take in the views from many parks and preserves.

Foodies and Shopper’s Delight

Mall at University Town Center


With the opening of University Town Center Mall, the choices have multiplied! Combined with the ever so popular St. Armand’s Circle, the new entertainment and dining complex that is evolving at Westfield Mall, and several new restaurants that have opened downtown, one is never without new and exciting options to try. (of course, never forget our popular Saturday morning Farmer’s Market downtown)

The Culture Coast

Night Out Downtown Sarasota


I certainly do not want to leave out the abundant choices of theatre, ballet, opera, symphony, jazz, and festivals that we are blessed to have in Sarasota. (and such easy access to Tampa venues as well)

Many of you will be heading to Florida this winter to soak up the sunshine. We hope those who take refuge from cold weather soon find they are magically drawn to living here, and that we can help.

Our mission is to help you find the perfect “runaway” or full time residence.


Where to Find Irv and Leslie

Here is our schedule for the next few months at the Ideal-Living Resort and Retirement Expos. Check out "RPI Media"

  • January 16-17 – Greater Chicago Hyatt Regency Schaumburg
  • February 20-21 – Fairfield County, Ct. Hyatt Regency Greenwich
  • February 27-28- Somerset County, NJ – Bridgewater Marriott
  • March 5-6 – Greater Washington DC – Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner

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


Irv & Leslie Rothschild


Irv Rothschild
(941) 321-9683

Leslie Rothschild
(941) 266-5308



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.


Siesta Key Beach

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.