Kevin Hyde Joins the Boca Grande Office of Michael Saunders & Company

Posted by Tom Heatherman — February 22, 2011

1298419922BOCA GRANDE, Florida—(February 11, 2011)—Kevin Hyde, a veteran Gasparilla Island real estate agent, has joined Michael Saunders & Company in its new Boca Grande office.

Hyde, whose extensive knowledge of real estate extends to properties on Boca Grande, Little Gasparilla Island, Palm Island, Manasota Key, Placida and Cape Haze, joins his colleague, Carol Stewart, in helping to anchor the recently-opened office—located at 420 East Railroad Avenue. Both were previously with Gasparilla Properties.

1298419985Kevin’s longstanding familiarity with properties both on and off the island makes him one of the most outstanding agents in the entire Boca Grande market area,” says company founder and CEO, Michael Saunders. “His reputation for exceptional service and expertise—combined with his jovial demeanor and boundless enthusiasm for the real estate business—are only matched by his commitment to the Gasparilla Island community.”

A member of the Englewood Area Board Of Realtors, the Florida Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors, Hyde was chosen one of the top 50 "Realtors on the Rise" in 2007 by Real Estate Magazine; winning for the high level of customer service and outstanding results that his clients and customers consistently rave about.

A specialist in luxury home sales, Hyde also belongs to the International Consortium of Real Estate Associations, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, and their Million Dollar Guild. Along the way, he has earned the title of Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and has been Transnational Referral Certified since 2007 by the International Consortium of Real Estate Associations. This designation separates Kevin from the pack when working with international buyers and sellers, having been rigorously trained to skillfully manage every aspect of the international buying and selling processes.

Hyde’s familiarity with Boca Grande and the Gulf Coast Islands dates back to the 1970’s when he regularly visited Boca Grande with his family during tarpon season and stayed at the Gasparilla Inn & Club. In 1992, Kevin moved to Alaska with his young family, but never lost touch with Boca Grande, returning regularly for family vacations.

Kevin’s deep personal commitment to the Boca Grande community is further reflected in his ongoing memberships in the following community & professional organizations: Board of directors of the Boca Grande Historical Society, Former board member Royal Palm Players, The Boca Grande Chamber of Commerce, The Barrier Island Parks Society, The Boca Grande Art Alliance and The Suncoast Humane Society. He is also a member of the Boca Grande Fishing Guides Association.

The Boca Grande office of Michael Saunders & Company is located at 420 East Railroad Avenue, in the Galleria at Boca Grande, on the corner of Fourth Street.

To contact Kevin Hyde call (941) 628-4730; 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 24 full-service offices—with more than 500 professionally trained associates and 150 staff members. Powerful world-wide affiliationsextend 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 dollar volume in the latest Real Trends 500 Survey of the 500 largest brokerages in the U.S,; and is included among the 35 most influential Realtors in luxury real estate.

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

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