Leslie's Blog


Fantastic February!

Baltimore Orioles 2016As the wintry winds blow up north, and Super Bowl has passed, ( at this writing it is anyone’s guess who will be victorious); Baseball Spring Training begins(The Schedule). Right here in Sarasota, we watch the Baltimore Orioles get ready for their season. Just a short drive from here, you can watch the Yankees, Pirates, Red Sox and Phillies on their home spring training fields.

There are a myriad of shows, concerts, guest speakers, festivals and new restaurants to experience this month. Just check out our ”Official Sarasota” link.


Downtown Lakewood RanchOnce again Lakewood Ranch has been named one of the top 10 of the country’s best Master Planned Communities. Not only because of the Active Adult and master planned community choices, but because of the scope of amenities Lakewood Ranch has to offer, that goes way beyond the country clubs, pools and athletic center.

The developer and the builders have realized that “The wave of baby boomers who would be retiring are looking for someplace where they can enjoy their ACTIVE lifestyles”. The Del Webb community has finally opened as well.

Del Webb

There are many types of neighborhoods within Lakewood Ranch, not just geared for the retirees. According to the retirees interviewed, “Lakewood Ranch gives us opportunities to try different activities, connect with like minded people, and build a Brand new Lifestyle!”

As Irv and I always say – Here is a place to come to reinvent yourself – to do what you WANT to do, instead of what you HAVE to do.

From the Chili cook-offs, classic car shows, the monthly Music on Main St., Sarasota Polo club, the miles of walking trails, there truly is something for Everyone!!!

There are neighborhoods in all price ranges, and we will guide you through the maze of information.

Remember we are BUYERS’ agents when we take you around – and always will be able to get you the BEST pricing, and NO cost to you.

As always 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.

Until then – Enjoy! Leslie

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"

  • 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.