Top-Producing Sarasota Team Joins Michael Saunders & Company

Posted by Tom Heatherman — June 18, 2008

SARASOTA, Fla. – (June 19, 2008) – Tom and Pat Hanly, veteran top-producing area Realtors and owners of Hanly & Associates Realty, have joined Michael Saunders & Company in its St. Armands office. The Hanly team sells properties throughout Sarasota even as they specialize in luxury waterfront properties on Longboat and Bird Keys.Tom and Pat Hanly, top Sarasota REALTORS who recently joined Michael Saunders & Company.Before arriving in Sarasota in 1991, Tom was a licensed Realtor in New Jersey where he sold $6 million in property in his first six months as a Realtor in 1986. Only four years later—in 1990—while working for Re/Max in Ridgewood, New Jersey, he was recognized as the top-producing agent in the state. He also held the extraordinary track record of selling 70 percent of his own listings.Upon arriving in Florida, the Hanlys continued their association with Re/Max before starting their own real estate company on St. Armands Circle in 1999. They continue to be ranked among the top one percent of Realtors in the U.S.“We’re delighted to be with Michael Saunders & Company,” Pat said. “When Tom and I decided to make a change we wanted to be with the best agency in town.”Tom and Pat bring an extraordinary understanding of marketing to their business, having both had outstanding careers in New York City’s fashion industry before transferring their energy and success to real estate. Tom ran his own international design and manufacturing company specializing in ladies’ couture while Pat held executive positions with Saks Fifth Avenue.“Tom and Pat bring more than their exceptional track record in real estate to Michael Saunders & Company,” said Michael Saunders from her office in downtown Sarasota. “Their exceptional sense of design and style help them tremendously in preparing their clients’ homes for the market. I’m delighted to welcome them to the company and thrilled they will continue to be a major presence on St. Armands Circle.”To reach Tom and Pat Hanley please call the St. Armands office of Michael Saunders & Company at (941) 388-4447, or their mobile phone at (941) 374-0976; or by email to and 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

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