Leslie's Blog


Fantastic February - Marvelous March!


As the wintry winds blow up north and the Super Bowl is upon us, it's anyone’s guess which team will win the big game. "Good luck to the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots. Congratulations on your long journey to Super Bowl 51." Knowing that, baseball's spring training is set to begin right here in our own beautiful city of Sarasota. (Click here for this spring's schedule)

Spring Training


Ed Smith Stadium

Ed Smith Stadium Sarasota FL Spring Home to the Baltimore Orioles


Right here in Sarasota, we greatly anticipate the Baltimore Orioles getting ready for their 2017 season at their spectacular facility "Ed Smith Stadium". If you can't get enough baseball in Sarasota a short drive from here you can watch the Yankees, Pirates, Red Sox, and Phillies on their own spring training fields; or just wait for those great teams to come back to Ed Smith Stadium and battle it out! The latest baseball news indicates that Atlanta Braves will have their new complex in Sarasota County sometime in early 2019 for their spring training operations as well.

For those of you, looking for more forms of entertainment there is a myriad of shows, concerts, guest speakers, and festivals right here in Sarasota. Many new restaurants to experience in Sarasota's downtown and the ever-growing University Town Center (UTC) area will help keep your mouth's palate watering night after night. Just check out our "Official Sarasota Home Page Link" or "www.TicketSarasota.com" for all the latest goings on.

Lakewood Ranch


Once again, Lakewood Ranch (one of Sarasota's crown jewels) was nominated in the U.S. as one of its top 10 choices for the best Master Planned Communities. This year, Lakewood Ranch is ranked number four; not only for the Active Adult and for Master Planned Community choices, but also because of the scope of amenities Lakewood Ranch has to offer.

Lakewood Ranch goes a long way beyond the country clubs, pools, and athletic centers bringing its residents to a completely new experience of Active Adult lifestyles. The developer and the builders of this Master Planned Community have realized that the incoming waves of baby boomers who will be retiring are looking for somewhere that they can enjoy their ACTIVE lifestyles and Lakewood Ranch is stepping up to plate.

There are many types of neighborhoods within Lakewood Ranch, and all are not geared toward the retiree. According to what the retirees interviewed had to said, “Lakewood Ranch gives us opportunities to try different activities, connect with like minded people, and help us build our brand new lifestyles!”




Car Show on Main in Downtown Lakewood Ranch

Car Show on Main, Downtown Lakewood Ranch


Experience Chili cook-offs, classic car shows, first Friday on Main St. - dubbed as Music on Main, Sarasota's Polo Club, the miles of walking trails, and I can’t forget the more than 50 clubs! There is truly something for Everyone!!!


The Glass Onion - Beatles Tribute Band at Lakewood Ranch's Polo Grill


There are neighborhoods in all price ranges and locations in the greater Sarasota area, let Irv and I guide you through the maze of options ahead of you to make the right choice to enhance your active or relaxed lifestyle.

As Irv and I always say – Sarasota is a place to come to reinvent yourself – to do what you want to do, instead of what you have to do.

Until Then - Enjoy . . .


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. Feb. 25th through 26th – Somerset County, NJ – Bridgewater Marriott
  2. Mar. 4th through 5th – Greater Washington DC – Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner


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.


Beach View Relaxing On the Beach Sarasota Golf Courses

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