Vision. Focus. Values ... and the best people in real estate, at your service.

Michael Saunders, Founder & CEO (left) Drayton Saunders, President (right)Michael Saunders, Founder & CEO (left)
Drayton Saunders, President (right)

Michael Saunders & Company® was founded by a woman named Michael in 1976. In 2003 she was joined by her son and business partner Drayton Saunders.

You want to buy or sell property on Florida's Gulf Coast with confidence. You need a skilled, ethical professional committed to earning your trust. You demand the very best.

Both Michael and Drayton are committed to giving you exactly that...

The best.

Our 550+ sales associates represent the talented top of the real estate profession in our market. They are highly trained, deeply knowledgeable and pledged to honor our core values of excellence, integrity, mutual profitability and communication.

You deserve no less.

Our 24 offices along Florida's Gulf Coast are filled with professionals prepared to deliver a full range of real estate services: residential sales, mortgage, title, commercial sales and leasing, relocation, property management, new homes and condominiums and more. The collective talent and experience within our company is unparalleled - and offers unique benefits to you.

Our approach has produced results:

  • Michael Saunders & Company® helps more Gulf Coast buyers and sellers than any other company
  • Michael Saunders & Company® agents are more productive than their peers
  • Michael Saunders & Company® has earned exclusive access to Christie's International Real Estate, the world's leading network of luxury brokers

Living, and loving, the Gulf Coast

Michael and Drayton Saunders are second and third generation Sarasotans. They have watched Sarasota grow from an exotic outpost to a cosmopolitan hub. The company they have built is woven into the fabric of this community in a way that is meaningful, sincere, and endlessly beneficial to our clients.

We would be honored to serve you.


Mortgage provides home mortgage loan origination and valuable financial services, mortgage loan products, and the convenience of onestop home loan shopping.

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MSC Relocation

Our Relocation Division provides complete area information and logistical services to help make the transition to Florida’s Gulf Coast as enjoyable as living here, for everyone from transferees on temporary relocation to retirees on permanent vacation.

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MSC Title

Our expert team of title examiners, processors, and closers are dedicated to building on Michael Saunders & Company's ® reputation for unequalled service with every solution we provide. MSC Title's experienced team, backed by the underwriting strength of First American Title and Chicago Title, assures a buyer's property rights by confirming that a home is free of liens and title defects.

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MSC Residential

Michael Saunders & Company is a full-service real estate brokerage dedicated to a long-standing tradition of excellence, professionalism and integrity. Our ever-evolving approach to market changes and unsurpassed commitment to the utmost in client satisfaction have enabled us to maintain successful relationships for nearly four decades.

Michael Saunders & Company’s 550-plus agents provide coverage of residential properties from a 100 mile swath of the Gulf Coast. They are the most highly trained and experienced professionals available to home buyers and sellers specializing in every type of lifestyle the area has available to enjoy. From classic Florida bungalows, luxurious waterfront estates and contemporary urban condominiums to golfing communities, equestrian estates and developable acreage, ours is the region’s most all-encompassing portfolio of properties; spread equally across all price ranges, neighborhoods and lifestyles.

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MSC Commercial

The members of our commercial team are experts in marketing office buildings, shopping centers, multi-family complexes, medical and industrial properties, and land parcels to qualified prospects. Through a strong network of professional contacts, partnerships and other sources, our specialists provide property management, sales and leasing services.

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MSC Rental

White sand beaches. Warm blue waters. World-class resorts. Championship caliber golf courses. This isn't the Caribbean, or Hawaii. It's Florida's Gulf Coast - the closer, quieter, and every-bit-as-beautiful place to visit or live. Whether you're looking for a vacation property or a longer term rental solution, your search starts right here. Choose from a resort, vacation or longer term rental.

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MSC New Homes

Whether you're considering a permanent residence, vacation home, or investment property on Florida’s Gulf Coast, we offer the finest new homes & condominium choices from the most desired developments and distinctive communities. We also present comprehensive marketing and sales packages for builders/developers, as well as specialized tools to provide clients with community information.

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