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Sarasota offers an abundance of waterfront property options. From sailboat water, to miles of pristine Gulf beaches, the Sarasota barrier islands and vast waterways offer some of the most outstanding views and boating access available.

Opulent beach to bay estates on exclusive Casey Key, tropical ambiance on Longboat Key and barefoot luxury on Siesta Key are only the beginning. Whether you desire an exclusive gated enclave, impressive waterfront estate or carefree waterfront condo, Sarasota has something for everyone.

From grand waterfront estates, to downtown condominiums and charming golf course villas, Debra has always possessed a natural ability when it comes to finding the perfect home for buyers. Many of Debra’s customers have been so thrilled with her services they have been confident in recommending her to their family and friends. In fact, 90% of Debra’s business is generated from past customer referrals.

Offering an elevated expertise in Sarasota Waterfront Property and Sarasota Lifestyles, when you're ready to buy or sell in Sarasota.

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Debra Pitell-Hauge - 2015 Five Star Real Estate Agent

Debra Pitell-Hauge named one of Sarasota’s outstanding real estate agents Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) March 11, 2015 Five Star Professional is pleased to announce Debra Pitell-Hauge, Michael Saunders and Company, has been chosen as one of Sarasota’s Five Star Real Estate Agents for 2015. Five Star Professional partnered with Sarasota magazine and Biz(941) to recognize a...

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Should I Sell My Home “As Is”?

You may want to consider “As Is” to sell your home under the following selling conditions: 1. You have never actually “occupied” the property, as it is an estate sale or you have rented it for an extended period of time and have no real knowledge as to the condition of the roof, air conditioning,...

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Tips for Buying Waterfront Property

Selling or Buying Waterfront Property - Debra Pitell-Hauge is your Sarasota Waterfront Specialist  Selling waterfront property is a highly specialized skill. Debra will assist in every aspect of buying or selling your Sarasota Waterfront Home from pricing correctly to the fine details of the contract, inspections, insurance and more. Order the survey and elevation certificate...

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Work with a REALTOR® to sell your home From pricing your home correctly, to staging and marketing, a REALTOR® knows the market, can pre-qualify buyers and assure a successful home sale. Exposure for your property- Did you know 80% of new home buyers begin their search online? Does your REALTOR® have internet coverage as part...

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Buying New Construction -Top 4 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Agent

Buying New Construction - Hire a Real Estate Agent to work on your behalf  Hiring a Real Estate Agent to work for you when buying New Construction - the service is free, the benefit is tremendous. 1. Contract/Purchase Agreement: Your Real estate agent will offer their expertise with reviewing a builder's paperwork to ensure the...

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Fall in Love with Sarasota

Standing on dazzling white sand, looking out over the vast Gulf of Mexico, you will fall in love with Sarasota. It starts—as scientists tell us all life did—with the sea. Standing on dazzling white sand, looking out over the vast Gulf of Mexico, you will fall in love with Sarasota. And if you happen to...

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Harbor Acres Record Setting Sale Michael Saunders & Company Realtors® Barbara Sassen May and Debra Pitell-Hauge Broker the .85 Million Deal in Two Weeks Jan. 29, 2019 (Sarasota, Fla) – An off-market residence in desirable Harbor Acres became, according to MLS records, the highest sale in Sarasota County since October 2014, when it closed last...

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Michael Saunders & Company - Experience 2021 Nowhere But Here

Michael Saunders & Company - Nowhere But Here. Selling your home is an in-depth process, one that is far more rewarding with Michael Saunders & Company by your side. We focus on creating a smooth and results-oriented path for our sellers. Whether you're a first time seller or move every year, there's a lot that...

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Fall/Winter 2020 Edition of SaundersBest

SaundersBest Fall/Winter 2020 In the days since we’ve all been touched by the Covid-19 pandemic, that sadly took many lives- causing great heartache worldwide. It is heartbreaking to see the toll of personal loss and financial hardship that this pandemic has caused around the globe. Like so many of our neighbors around the world, for...

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Luxury Market Report 2021 - Q1 - Michael Saunders & Company

Luxury Market Report 2021 - Quarter 1 Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties View the Michael Saunders & Company Luxury Market Report 2021 - Quarter 1 Across all three counties, the first quarter of 2021 reported the highest demand and lowest inventory in the luxury market in the last 15 years. Pending sales rose 2-3 times...

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Read Our Testimonials
"Now that we are getting settled into our new home on Longboat Key, we want to take the time to share our thoughts with you about our experience with real estate professional, Debra Pitell-Hauge. From telephone conversations and e-mails, she was quite insightful about detecting our taste and criteria regarding the type of condominium we would like to purchase. Her organized preparation for our meetings, the selection of properties for viewing, and her communication skills were outstanding. Most o...”
Lois and Kevin L.
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"It is our pleasure to write this letter to tell you how pleased Doug and I were once again to have Debra Pitell-Hauge as our Realtor during the purchase of our new condominium. Her attention to detail as well as her knowledge and expertise of the current market assisted us in understanding what people in this area are looking for in a home. We are now in the process of remodeling our first unit and planning on having her list that once it is completed. She went above and beyond, especially in th...”
Char and Doug N.
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"We wanted to thank you for the excellent job that you did for us in purchasing our new condo in Osprey. You seem to have an innate ability to zero in on the desires of people and what they want in property. You realized very quickly, that we wanted a quiet location, but with excellent views of the bay or gulf locations. This condo seems to fit our wishes very well and it took only about 3 or 4 days to make our choice. Not only did you show us the real estate possibilities, but also fine restaura...”
Irene and Bill W.
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"Because of my husband’s ill health, I decided in January to look for a one-story villa to replace our three- story Siesta Key home. I have many friends who sell real estate, but didn’t want to create bad feelings by choosing one of them over the others. My brother had met Debra Pitell-Hauge at an event in their neighborhood, and suggested I retain her, which I did. In early January, Debra quickly found several villas for me, and I immediately chose one. Under Debra’s guidance, I closed on ...”
Sandy W.
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"Debra persevered through two separate listings of the same property, over the past two years, to achieve the proper price for our beautiful condo on the # 1 beach in America. She never discouraged us that we shouldn’t be listing our condo, at the price we were wanting to achieve. To date, the condo’s in the Grand Tower at the PBC has been priced to generate a quick sale. The proof has been, that they sell within a few days of being listed. This sale will finally raise the bar for future sale...”
Lois and Jerry C.
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"Debra came to us highly recommended and, after a bad experience with an agent from another agency, we were extremely impressed. When it came time to sell our home, we reached out to Debra as the only person we would trust with such an important decision. We are happy to say that she did not disappoint!Debra is the ultimate professional, but more than that is one of a kind. When we starting to plan for our sale, we scheduled a meeting with Debra who came to our home to discuss our options. It was...”
Ryan and Madeline C.
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"With the sale of our property now complete, I want to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to Debra Pitell-Hauge for the good job she did representing our interests and getting the sale completed. We have used Debra more than once in our real estate transactions, and as always, she was very professional, helpful and thoughtful. In addition, it’s a comfort knowing that an organization like Michael Saunders & Company is behind you, guiding you every step of the way. They make sur...”
J. Hagen
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"We weren’t seriously looking for a house until we were introduced to Debra at a viewing at the Esplanade of Siesta Key. We saw two homes, really liked one, and a day later asked Debra to put in an offer on one of them. A day later, the deal was done and now two weeks later, we own it. This was an excellent process for my wife and I, it was so smooth that we asked Debra to take on the job of selling our current condo in The Landings. She is a very professional Realtor, the process was smooth an...”
Graeme M.
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"I am writing to you to express my appreciation and to highlight the outstanding, professional job Debra Pitell-Hauge did with assisting my wife Virginia and me in our recent condominium purchase. Virginia and I felt at ease as soon as we met her in the Ritz Carlton Hotel lobby and our comfort level increased the more time we spent together discussing our interests, the broader real estate market and viewing properties. Her wisdom, guidance and diligence were keys to our experience and her effort...”
Tim M.
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"Just a note to let you know of our wonderful experience we had working with Debra Pitell-Hauge. We worked with Debra prior to coming in July over the phone and via email, looked at approximately 15 homes in 3 days on a world-wind trip down here and found the one! Debra was so easy and accommodating to work with, very knowledgeable of the area, what to look for in a home here in Florida and really worked with us within our budget. Her vast experience really shined through! She helped recommend a ...”
Dr. and Mrs. Alan and Cynthia H.
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