Michael Saunders & Company Completes Major Rental Division Expansion

1316207496SARASOTA, FL (September 2, 2011) With demand for seasonal, vacation and annual rental properties on a steep rise throughout Southwest Florida, Michael Saunders & Company has completed the steps necessary to significantly expand the size and scope of its rental and property management division.

Now under the direction of Jayci Grana—who has just been elected President of the National Association of Residential Property Managers—the company is now better positioned to provide a broader range of services to areas in the region that traditionally experience the greatest demand for seasonal, vacation and longer-term rentals; as well as to homeowners looking to lease out their properties.

1316207605“We are very proud of this major step in our long-term commitment to offer the best property rental and management services in the Southwest Florida market,” said Michael Saunders, the firm’s founder and CEO from her office in downtown Sarasota. “As such, I couldn’t be more thrilled than I am to entrust this important goal to Jayci Grana, who is recognized nationally as one of the most accomplished professionals in the rental and property management field. Jayci comes to Sarasota from the Orlando market area where she headed-up one of the largest rental and property management operations in the country.”

Over the years, Michael Saunders & Company has managed over 700 individual rental properties as well as two popular Longboat Key resorts—Veranda and White Sands. With its expanded rental program now fully operational, the company now leases and manages residential properties from its offices in Sarasota, Bradenton, Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Lakewood Ranch, Palmer Ranch, Venice and Englewood; as well as its newer offices on Boca Grande and at IMG Academies in Bradenton. Additionally, the company has just opened a dedicated sales and leasing office at Heritage Oaks Country Club, east of Sarasota, where it will be responsible for all rentals in the gated, country club community; as well as on the resort island of Palm Island, near Englewood.

The full menu of leasing and property management services available through Michael Saunders & Company includes setting an optimal pricing strategy, tenant screening, lease negotiations and preparation, full-service accounting and reporting, full pre- and post-rental inspections, rent and security deposit collection, tenant placement and renewal; and regular repairs and maintenance. All services are accomplished by our dedicated team of full-time leasing professionals in complete compliance with all Florida real estate laws.

Each property in MS&C’s expanded portfolio of rentals is professionally marketed with best-in-class photography and virtual tours designed to showcase its best features. In addition to being thoroughly marketed online and through the company’s international brokerage affiliates, each property also benefits by being cross-marketed between the company’s 24 branch offices and more than 600 agents strategically located throughout Southwest Florida.

For more information about the expanded Rental Division of Michael Saunders & Company, please contact its director, Jayci Grana, at (941) 953-7900 or by email at JayciGrana@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 24 full-service offices—with more than 500 professionally trained associates and 150 staff members. Powerful world-wide affiliations—including Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Luxury Portfolio, Christie’s Great Estates, the European Real Estate Network (EREN) and Mayfair International Realtyextend 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 MichaelSaunders.com.