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Lori Madden
Lori Madden
As a Florida native growing up in Sarasota, I have seen my hometown grow from a sleepy coastal town to a highly sought-after destination along the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. After working in Chicago for 5 years, I returned to Sarasota and saw it through a new lens and really began to appreciate what makes Sarasota so desirable, including temperatures that allow for year round outdoor activities including tennis (a personal favorite), golf, boating, kayaking, fishing, paddle boarding, or just relaxing and/or shelling on our pristine sandy shores, including Dr. Beach’s #1 beach in the United States for 2017, Siesta Key! Sarasota’s cultural amenities are many and diverse, appealing to a wide range of arts lovers. Downtown Sarasota has become a destination in itself, drawing many new developments for those who want to be within walking distance of Main Street's offerings and the picturesque bayfront and marina. Foodies will find an eclectic mix of locally owned and operated restaurants offering something for everyone, and there are now Farmers Markets every day of the week in various locations throughout Sarasota, but the Saturday morning Farmers Market in downtown Sarasota draws the biggest crowds. Since 1988, my passion has been selling real estate, representing both buyers and sellers. I have been recognized by my clients and customers for an uncompromising work ethic and dedication to helping them achieve their real estate goals. Relying on my experience as a real estate paralegal and being highly organized, I am able to help make the transition between contract and closing a smooth one for my clients. With an eye for interior and landscape design, I've been known to pitch in and help Sellers minimize and/or reorganize their belongings in order to stage their home to maximize its sale potential. I specialize in out of state buyers looking for their piece of paradise along the Gulf Coast and make it a priority to keep them up to date on our quickly changing local real estate market. I welcome the opportunity to share with you all Sarasota and her surrounding islands have to offer!
What Clients Are Saying
I bought my home in Venice, Florida from the developer. I had to return to New York. During the build of my home numerous decision had to be made, but I was unable to get down to Florida. A friend recommended Lori to help me. She worked with Lori via phone and email. She handled all the negotiations with the developer on all aspects of the builder and the options we bought. She made all the decisions on my behalf and in my and my wife opinion did a wonderful job. I trusted her with everything even giving her Power of Attorney to handle the closing
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $275K in Venice, FL.
As a lifetime resident of the Sarasota area, Lori provided expert knowledge and experience of the different communities and options available for an out of town buyer, such as me. She quickly and accurately assessed my needs and provided available properties she knew I would find satisfactory. She previewed properties, prepared market analysis and efficiently presented properties to me for consideration. My time was very limited. Lori maximized viewing opportunities on my visits to Siesta Key (my preferred location) and found the exact location she knew I would prefer. She was confident and respectful yet firm in her approach with negotiations which resulted in obtaining a fair price and reasonable closing and possession process. I could not be happier with my decision to buy and the service Lori provided. She will be my lifetime realtor in Sarasota.
Bought a Condo home in 2015 in Sarasota, FL.
Lori Madden sold our Serenoa house in 2013. She had worked for Law firms as a paralegal. We wanted to move closer to downtown and she was able to help us sell our house in three days as well as to find and help us buy the new house to our specifications, closer to our two daughters so they could help us care for their mother. Lori was professional as well as efficient. She used her knowledge as well as her background to prepare the paperwork and help us stage the house before going on the Multilist. She is the best realtor we ever used in selling our previous twelve homes. I give her an A plus.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $575K in Sarasota, FL.
Lori knows how to make the deal happen. She negotiated for the price I wanted, has an excellent knowledge of the market, and she makes the process easy.
Sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $350K in Bradenton, FL.
I highly recommend Lori to anyone interested in looking to buy, browsing, or renting! She found a wonderful beachfront rental for my family! She personally took time and went and visited numerous properties before suggesting places. What a time-saver and stress reliever! She knows area since lifetime resident, hard worker (goes above and beyond), arms herself with knowledge about every listing - I mean- things that I would have never thought of! Seems to know "someone" to get anything needed done. I want to say, most important- but when looking at price of houses, ALL are important! But she is trustworthy. I would not go to anyone else - but see what I mean for yourself! You won't be disappointed- and I usually shy away from recommending anyone!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Longboat Key, FL.
Lori is very knowledgeable and skilled with the realtor business. She gets deals done with ease and is a pleasure to work with. She made sure we got a home that was fit for us and was respectful of our needs and wants.
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Palmetto, FL.
We were looking to buy a place in Siesta Key while living in Pittsburgh, PA. Lori was very responsive and helpful in locating a unit that would fit our needs. Being out of town, we were unable to personally go look at places when they first came on the market so Lori would go and look for us and if it was something she thought we would be interested in, she would take pics and video and send it to us. This was very helpful! I would definitely recommend Lori in your real estate search.
Showed home in 2016 in Siesta Key, FL.