Michael Saunders & Company Opens New Office in Downtown Punta Gorda

Posted by Tom Heatherman — April 15, 2010

The Firm's 22nd Office Will Specialize in Properties Throughout the Charlotte Harbor Region

PUNTA GORDA, Florida—(April 12, 2010)—Michael Saunders & Company is pleased to announce a new full-service real estate office to serve Punta Gorda and the Charlotte Harbor region. Now open for business, the newest branch of the 34-year-old independent real estate company—based in Sarasota and founded by Southwest Florida native Michael Saunders—is located at 101 Taylor Street in the heart of downtown Punta Gorda; just one block south of the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center.

The Punta Gorda office specializes in the sale of residential and commercial properties throughout the region; and includes mortgage, title, relocation, commercial leasing and property management services. In addition, the company’s Assets Management and Short Sale Divisions offer specialized expertise in these complex but increasingly common types of property transactions. Moreover, sellers who list their home with the Punta Gorda office of Michael Saunders & Company enjoy the added benefit of having their homes cross-marketed to the firm’s other 22 offices throughout Southwest Florida.

“Punta Gorda is the ideal market for expanding our customer service model within our home region,” said Michael Saunders from her office in downtown Sarasota. “We chose Punta Gorda for reasons not unlike why so many newcomers choose to buy first or second homes here. Beyond its obvious beauty and abundant lifestyle opportunities, the business climate in Punta Gorda is amazingly positive, proactive and welcoming. We’re truly looking forward to being an active corporate citizen of this amazing community.”

Punta Gorda is where Hurricane Charley roared ashore on August 13th, 2004. Though many of the city’s landmarks were damaged or destroyed, the storm’s wrath failed to undermine the community’s hometown feeling or sense of civic harmony, two factors that have continually landed Punta Gorda atop the national media’s short-list of the most livable small towns in America.

“Punta Gorda’s is a textbook example of how a city, its government, businesses and citizens can forge a comeback of epic proportions when they put aside any differences or bureaucratic squabbles, roll-up their sleeves and unite in a common cause,” Ms. Saunders added. “I wish they could bottle the incredible business vibe of this community for mass consumption everywhere. I’m thrilled to be a part of such a positive, can-do city.”

The Punta Gorda office of Michael Saunders & Company is open daily from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. until 4:30 on weekends. It can be reached by calling (941) 639-0000.

Visit Michael Saunders & Company on the Web at michaelsaunders.com.

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 23 full-service offices—with more than 500 professionally trained associates and 150 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 73rd largest brokerage in the nation in the 2009 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. 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. MSC Assets Management and Short Sale Divisions, the company’s newest, are specifically structured to help facilitate the sale of foreclosed and short sale properties.

For more information about Michael Saunders & Company, please call 1-888-552-5228 or visit us on the Web at MichaelSaunders.com.

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