Brian Meskil, Realtor®

Brian Meskil, Michael Saunders & Company®, Palmer Ranch - Sarasota Office
Direct:941.780.3468
Mobile: 941.780.3468
8660 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34238
Office phone: 941.966.8000
Languages spoken: English

I arrived in Sarasota from Baldwin LI NY in August of ‘83 with all my worldly possessions. I had a brand new degree from Albany Business College, $800, my car and a small suitcase. I was ready to conquer the world, as we all are I suppose at that age. A few days later I called my mom and told her I rented an efficiency and got a job at the carwash until I could find something better. She said when you get thi... more.s out of your system you can always sell your car to get back home. That was slightly more polite than my fathers “You're working in a carwash with a college degree in Florida, what’s next - training dolphins?”

A few months later I started what was to become a 17 year career with Florida’s oldest family business the Albritton Fruit Company. I was hired as a store manager and from there went on to advertising, marketing, and public relations.

My interest in real estate began in the mid-1980s under Tollyn Twitchell, son of Sarasota School of Architecture’s Ralph Twitchell. As a side job I helped to manage and maintain Sea Winds Condominium on Siesta Key where he owned a majority of the units and I resided. Applying that knowledge I bought my first “fixer-upper”, with help from Michael Saunders, on Longboat Key in 1987 for $70,000. During the ensuing years and several more of these projects under my belt, I became proficient in the Sarasota rental, home repair and real estate market.

During this time I also got married, started a family and watched my parents sell their belongings to come down here too. Boy did I make them eat crow when they arrived.

In 2001 I became a full time real estate agent. At first I was a little unsure of myself because I had no formal training in sales but soon I realized that people don’t want to be sold but rather just informed. They want someone who knows the area, can answer all their questions and can negotiate on their behalf. It was all the same things I was doing for myself for years. A decade later I have accomplished being able to earn a living doing what I love to do best while still having time for my family and friends. “I'm living the dream - What more can I ask for?”

What’s your passion, your dream?

Do you picture yourself walking out the backdoor onto a lush green fairway? Is it conducting your business on a balcony overlooking the gulf? Or is it surrounding yourself with friends and family all year round at your outdoor grill? Please allow me to help you with this exciting adventure. I can help you turn you dream into a reality by finding you the perfect home.
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