Leslie's Blog


August/September 2016

Hi All –Hope everyone has been enjoying the lazy days of summer. Here in Florida, as the kids are getting ready to go back to school, and the organizational groups are in full planning mode for all the festivals, concert series, theatre events, opera, sporting events, art shows, and all the rest of the activities that make Sarasota known not only for her beautiful beaches, fabulous restaurants, incredible shopping, but also as the "culture coast". From the first Fridays music on Main St. in Lakewood Ranch,
Downtown Lakewood Ranch 1st Friday
to the events at the Ringling Museum,
Sarasota's Ringling Museum
- there is always something fun to do and see.

Just check out the "Official Sarasota Site" on the top of the page.

On the Manatee River, there are some fabulous new developments springing up, that will let you park your boat out your back door. You can cruise the river, stop at any of several places to dine, and then cruise up to the Gulf of Mexico to witness the incredible sunsets along with the dolphins!

Right downtown, one can look out your window, and see the City Marina, where the Marina Jack 80+ foot cruise boat launches twice a day for a lunch or dinner cruise around the Sarasota bay, along with spectacular views.


Marina Jacks


Marina Jacks marina


Lakewood Ranch is exploding with new construction, and a bit further north in Parish and Ellenton the evolution continues.

Looking a bit south to Osprey and Venice, many new communities have picked up their pace as more and more people discover this bit of Paradise on the West Coast of Florida.

We look forward to seeing many of you at the Live South, Ideal Living Expo Sept 24, and 25 at the Ritz Carlton in Tyson’s Corner, Va. We also will have a booth at the Annapolis Power Boat Show Week Oct.13-16. We will keep you up to date on all of the locations Irv and I will be going to. As always, it is our pleasure to help find your perfect Paradise in the sun!

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"

  1. Tysons Corner Virginia - (ideal-LIVING) Sept. 24-25
  2. Annapolis Powerboat Show Oct. 13-16


So come and join Irv and Leslie at these great events.
See you there!

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.


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.