Leslie's Blog


Leslie's March 2019 Blog

One, Two, Three Strikes you

One, Two, Three Strikes You WIN!

The days are getting longer, the sun is getting stronger, and spring is in the air here in Sarasota. Spring training begins here the first week in March.

If you are a baseball lover, you will be in heaven! From Tampa, to Ft. Myers, Sarasota is midway, and you can see all of your favorite teams.

Your Favorite Teams

Winter WonderlandWhat a whirl- wind the last few months have been, and we want to say how much we have enjoyed all of you who were able to attend the Retirement Expos and stopped at our booth. We look forward to your visits, and to be able to find you wonderful places down here to spend those cold winter months that you get up north. (We came down here 14+ years ago from Buffalo N.Y., so we definitely know what you are going through)!

As Buyers Agents, we work hard to not only get you the best pricing possible – New or Resale, but also focus on “working for you” in all aspects of your home purchase.

As many of you are still in the midst of winter, and you think about putting your home on the market, I thought I would share a few hints.

Home Sweet Home

Become your buyer!

  • What do you see when you pull up to your home?
  • Does the first impression say, "this home looks pristine".
  • Are the bushes trimmed, the front door freshly painted.
  • Are the weeds pulled from in between the cracks in the sidewalk?
  • Does the front of your home look inviting- pulling the buyer inside?
Bright Room

Now walk through your front door just the way a buyer will. . .

  • Is there a light in the entry?
  • Is it sparkling clean?
  • Is the entry free of clutter?

Now that you are in the main part of the home, you want to make sure the floors are in good shape, rugs cleaned, walls and moldings,windows and doors all are clean and fresh.

Perhaps the most important room is the kitchen. It has a major impact on whether the home feels updated, or old and stale. There are many things you can to do spruce it up, without breaking the bank! Is this a kitchen you want to spend time in? Is it clean, bright, and uncluttered?

If you empty all the top shelves (do this in every closet and cabinet in the whole house), you have to pack anyway, just get a head start. Makes it seem like you have sooo much room. Changing the handles on the cabinets is an easy way to give the kitchen a new look. So can changing a light fixture.

As we travel back to Tyson’s Corner for the Ideal Living Show at the Ritz March 2, and 3, we look forward to meeting and introducing many more to OUR bit of Paradise in the Sarasota, Siesta Key, Longboat Key areas.

We look forward to helping you live your dream, whether it be purchasing a vacation home, or permanent relocation.

Until then – Enjoy !!!! Leslie

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.

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.


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