Mark J Baron, Broker-Associate

Mark J Baron, Michael Saunders & Company®, Longboat Key South Office
Mobile: 631.800.1125
440 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228
Office phone: 941.383.7591
Languages spoken: English

As one of the most recognized names in ultra-luxury real estate, Mark J. Baron’s knowledge of high-net-worth individuals, their lifestyles and investments is encyclopedic. His fierce commitment to buyers and sellers is rooted in having the utmost respect for their most prized possession – their time. Nearly two decades of delivering polished real estate experiences that blend bold marketing with new construct... more.ion and waterfront expertise, his advocacy for his customers surpasses the conventional notion of superior service and excels in the art of deal-making. Mark’s illustrious career and life reads like a Hollywood screenplay and showcases the tenacious spirit he brings to all aspects of his life, complete with sailing adventures across the Caribbean, over $1 billion in lifetime real estate sales and a private network of influential clientele and builders that extends worldwide.

Self-made with humble beginnings, Mark is not unlike the many customers he advises who have created opportunities out of sheer determination. After leaving his native South Africa in his formative years, he worked his way up to dive boat captain and shark feeder in the Caribbean. Mark and his wife Susan, who has her degree in fine art and sculpture, then established themselves as premier art dealers with galleries in Florida and in The Hamptons. Mark then turned his lens toward real estate and worked alongside a leading Hamptons broker before embarking on his own in the market, becoming a top producer and the preferred agent for one of the nation’s top high-end luxury builders.

Mark prides himself on having an intimate understanding of the luxury mindset that seeks both value and quality. His keen negotiating skills, vast experience and complete discretion allow him to represent renowned properties and high-net-worth clientele from tech entrepreneurs and politicians to a-list celebrities and makeup moguls. His knowledge of waterfront real estate is complemented by a deep appreciation for Sarasota’s many beautiful waterways. When not mobilizing customers to make shrewd investments, he’ll likely be boating with his wife and two mini-goldendoodles or playing pickleball at Longboat Key’s picturesque Bayfront Park.

Having had great success both listing and selling Luxury residences on Longboat Key in 2021 and with a “Proven Agent Advantage”, Mark is perfectly positioned to assist you with all your real estate needs.


*Properties may have been sold through another real estate broker