“Rising Star” Shines Brightly at Michael Saunders & Company

Posted by Tom Heatherman — June 8, 2008

SARASOTA, Fla. – (June 9, 2008) – Maralyn Carr partnered with Michael Saunders & Company as an associate in the company’s Main Street office. Carr, formerly with SKY Sotheby’s International Realty, specializes in residential sales on Longboat Key and areas of west of Tamiami Trail.Maralyn Carr, an award-winning REALTOR who recently joined Michael Saunders & Company.“We are very pleased to welcome Maralyn to the company,” said its founder and president, Michael Saunders, from her office in downtown Sarasota. “Her values and drive, business goals and dedicated focus on customer and community service are completely consistent with ours.”A Realtor since 2005—following a long association with a custom homebuilding firm—Maralyn Carr is an active member of the Sarasota Board of Realtors where she currently sits on its committee to beta test the long-awaited new regional MLS. She is also an active member of the Manatee Association of Realtors.In 2007 Carr won the “Rising Star Award,” an honor bestowed annually by Broker-Agent Magazine to its Realtor of the Year.“My goal,” Carr says, “is to make a difference in the lives of my customers and to change the public’s perception of what being a Realtor really means. I’m thoroughly stimulated by the present-day challenges in our marketplace,” she adds, “And work very hard to achieve my customers’ goals in the context of it.”A Florida native and a resident of the Sarasota area since the age of seven, Carr’s knowledge of the Sarasota-Manatee County area is extensive. Properties on Longboat Key—her family’s home for over a decade—form an extensive part of her portfolio of listings.Maralyn is the mother of three and enjoys boating and running. In her spare time, she volunteers with St. Stephen’s Episcopal School—in Bradenton—and is a member of the All-Children’s Hospital Guild, in St. Petersburg.About Michael Saunders & CompanyNow in its fourth decade of service to Southwest Florida, Michael Saunders & Company has grown from a single small office into a network of 16 full-service offices—with more than 500 professionally trained associates and 200 staff members. Powerful world-wide affiliations—including Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Luxury Portfolio, Christie’s Great Estates, the European Real Estate Network (EREN) and Mayfair International Realty extend the company’s message to qualified buyers globally, ensuring the broadest possible exposure for our properties.Michael Saunders & Company is ranked as the 75th largest brokerage in the nation in the 2008 Power Broker Report compiled by RIS Media, the and is included among the 35 most influential Realtors in luxury real estate.Customers of Michael Saunders & Company are assured of a comprehensive array of real estate services that will address every need and exceed all expectations. These services include commercial sales and leasing through the company’s Commercial Division, along with mortgage loan origination and full title and closing services. MSC Mortgage provides a full array of mortgage products through its partner, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage; while the expert team at MSC Title includes title examiners, processors, and closers dedicated to building on the reputation of Michael Saunders & Company for unequalled service and solutions. Backed by the underwriting strength of First American Title and Chicago title, MSC Title provides peace of mind by assuring that a buyer’s new property is free of liens and title defects. The award-winning MSC Relocation Division provides corporations with a wide range of relocation services to smooth the transition and assure immediate employee productivity in the new environment.At Michael Saunders & Company, ours is a company-wide commitment to enrich the lives and culture of the communities we serve. Each year, the company makes significant contributions to more than 75 charitable, educational and cultural institutions throughout the region. These include Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota, Junior Achievement, Child Protection Center, The Dyslexia Foundation, Florida Studio Theater, Mote Marine Laboratory, Westcoast Black Theater Troupe, Manatee County Schools Foundation, Manatee Community College, University of South Florida Foundation, Education Foundation of Sarasota County, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and the Community Foundation of Sarasota.For more information about Michael Saunders & Company, please call 1-888-552-5228 or visit us on the Web at www.MichaelSaunders.com.

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