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Best of the MSC Blog 2019

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2019 was another year of vibrant content for the MSC Blog. From top area events to stunning properties, and market updates, our team is constantly bringing you the latest in real estate, industry news, and lifestyle in Sarasota, Manatee, and Charlotte counties.  Find out below which blogs received the most online attention.

1. Top 17 wedding venues in Sarasota-Bradenton & Beyond
Brides-to-be all over the nation are googling where to get married in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Charlotte counties and finding a comprehensive round-up on our blog from The Ringling Museum to Spanish Point and Baker’s Ranch. See the sublime seventeen for yourself!

Top 17 Wedding Venues in Sarasota-Bradenton & Beyond

2. The Best Agents & Service: Our Top Performers of 2018

We shared our top performing agents of 2018 from across our region whose combined efforts exceeded $2.79 billion in sales volume.

The Best Agents & Service: Our Top Performers of 2018

3. Game of Thrones: homes for sale in the Seven Kingdom

As the final season of Game of Thrones was released, our copywriting team shared a few giggles writing property descriptions for the iconic castles from the Game of Thrones series. Features not-to-be-missed included a freshly-painted map in the courtyard in the Red Keep where one can enjoy dining al fresco or planning world-domination; a Moon Door within The Eyrie for departing unwanted guests,  and even a quote from Michael Saunders, First of Her Name, Wearer of Scarves, Broker of the Island Chains, Mother of Drayton, Ruler of the 24 Houses, and Queen of the Region.

Game of Thrones: Homes for Sale in the Seven Kingdoms

4. And the award goes to…our top performing agents of 2018

Our leadership team presented awards to the agents whose outstanding work and dedication lead to honors in sales production, performance, referrals, peer-to-peer support, and positive customer feedback. See the full list by office including photography from the award ceremonies.

And the Award Goes to…Our Top Performing Agents of 2018

5. 8 top kitchen trends of 2019

Kitchens are the heart of the home and we shared some of the top trends that are finding their way into new construction, from contrasting textures to integrated appliances, and high backsplashes.

8 Top Kitchen Trends of 2019

6. 2018 Awards & Accolades: Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte Counties, & Boca Grande

From one of the “South’s Best Cities” to being named a “Dreamy Beach Town for Entrepreneurs,” Sarasota, Manatee, and Charlotte counties raked in some impressive national accolades in 2018. We shared an exhaustive list of our superior cities, islands, beaches, destination and real estate recognitions.

2018 Awards & Accolades: Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte Counties & Boca Grande

7. Greater Sarasota’s Equestrian Communities and Neighborhoods

We shared 20 neighborhoods across our three-county region which focus on acreage, natural beauty, and space to roam.

Greater Sarasota’s Equestrian Communities and Neighborhoods


8. The best hidden food finds in Southwest Florida

There are plenty of restaurants across our region – many that are well-known and well-loved. But we had fun reaching out to our agents and area experts for the more off-the-radar finds.

The best hidden food finds in Southwest Florida

9. Celebrating Michael Saunders’ Day

March 20th, 2019 was officially named Michael Saunders’ Day by the City of Sarasota and our agents and staff celebrated with signature Michael Saunders style and flair. (And we’re still saying “Congrats Michael!”

Celebrating Michael Saunders’ Day


10. Discover the waterfront communities of Southwest Florida’s Charlotte Harbor

A boater’s paradise, Charlotte Harbor is a popular place for those who enjoy sailing, fishing, and waterfront views. We rounded up eleven neighborhoods connected to canals, bayous, harbors, and bays.

Discover the Waterfront Communities of Southwest Florida’s Charlotte Harbor


To all our blog visitors, thank you for your loyal readership! Where will 2020 take us? Keep reading to find out.

Best of the MSC Blog 2019 was last modified: December 19th, 2019 by Kathryn Parks