Bobby Franske, Realtor®

Bobby Franske, Michael Saunders & Company®, Palmer Ranch - Sarasota Office
Mobile: 941.960.9191
8660 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34238
Office phone: 941.966.8000
Languages spoken: English

Bobby Franske brings over 20 years’ marketing experience to his real estate career. His energetic approach and improvisational skills allow him to engage with his customers and successfully navigate the sometimes complex workings of closing transactions. Possessing a natural curiosity and pleasant degree of humor, Bobby is able to serve and reward each relationship and transaction in surprising and delightfu... more.l ways. Bobby prides himself on knowing a great deal about Florida’s Gulf Coast – particularly around Sarasota Memorial Hospital (east and west of Tamiami Trail), Southgate, Gulf Gate and the equestrian communities east of I-75. With several relationships with quality home builders in the area, he is also a great resource for home shoppers looking to build their own custom home.

Bobby’s career has evolved from the early days of running his own construction company outside of Detroit, Michigan. After five years of hands-on home-work, he set down his tool belt to enter into the marketing profession. He invested over ten years with General Motors as his primary client, advancing from events to launching international digital initiatives across 36 countries in 18 months. He served as Search Director, responsible for delivering strategy and coordinating teams for such prominent websites as,, and more. Since leaving Detroit at the end of 2011, he has delivered profitable results for the real estate and healthcare industries (and a brief stint in popcorn). Bobby is adept at forging relationships across business tiers, geographies, cultures, and time zones. His strong Midwestern work ethic, creativity, and research acumen provide him the vision to see the nuanced details within any situation.

Bobby was born in Milwaukee, and grew up outside Detroit. After leaving his pre-med path behind, he completed his Great Lakes tour, and graduated college in Chicago with a BA in Fine Art and Fiction Writing. He has also lived in Bend, Oregon, Asheville, North Carolina, and is proud to now call Sarasota home. He is a board member of the Arlington Park Neighborhood Association, a community he loves for its laidback, casual atmosphere, friendly neighbors and beautiful park. Bobby has a lovely wife, with whom he shares a home filled with the sights and sounds of four young children. Accessible and responsive, Bobby still finds the time to chase scooters and balance bikes around Arlington Park. If he’s not working on your real estate needs, he’s learning more about building and architecture, or helping out the neighborhood.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to Bobby any time with any questions you may have about Sarasota real estate.

*Properties may have been sold through another real estate broker