Bob and Maripat Flood Re-join the Palmer Ranch Office of Michael Saunders & Company



Longtime Real Estate Professionals Specialize

in Properties Throughout Sarasota and Manatee Counties

SARASOTA, Florida—(January 2009)—Michael Saunders & Company is pleased to welcome Bob and Maripat Flood back to the company’s Palmer Ranch office, where the team will specialize in residential properties throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties.

Working together as a husband and wife team, Maripat and Bob Flood are ranked among the Top 10% of agents in the Sarasota Association of Realtors. Natives of Milwaukee, the pair originally came to Venice in 1991 as seasonal visitors. In 1999, they moved to Sarasota permanently from Chicago, bringing their highly organized, detail-oriented approach to helping buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals.

Maripat joins Michael Saunders & Company after 18 years with one of the world's largest and most prestigious law firms, Sidley, Austin, Brown & Wood, in downtown Chicago. She was a partner for 10 of those years. As an attorney, she gained a wide-ranging knowledge of residential and commercial real estate.

After working in the aviation industry for 18 years, where he served in the Air Force before starting his career as a corporate pilot, Bob received his real estate license in 2005.

Always in touch with the trends and intricacies of the local real estate market, Maripat and Bob are actively involved in the Sarasota Board of Realtors.

The Palmer Ranch office of Michael Saunders & Company—managed by Darla Furst—is located at 8660 South Tamiami Trail; and can be reached by calling (941)966-8000. Bob and Maripat Flood can be reached at (941) 966-8000 or by email at

About Michael Saunders & Company:

Now 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.

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