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Message from Leadership – COVID-19

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Drayton and Michael Saunders report that Michael Saunders & Company is open for business.


A message from our CEO and Founder, Michael Saunders, and President, Drayton Saunders:

We have an amazing community who will address the current unfolding and necessary measures needed during these unprecedented times to protect the safety and wellbeing of our community.  We endorse safety but not isolation.  We want to stay digitally, virtually and voice-to-voice connected with you as communication and support is so important to all of us.  Reach out to us and we will do the same to you.

UPDATE: April 27, 2020

UPDATE: April 21st, 2020
We know that knowledge and information are helpful as we chart a course through this time together, so Michael and Drayton are continuing their commitment to provide you with a weekly look at the real estate market within Sarasota, Manatee, and Charlotte counties.

UPDATE: April 13, 2020
The market is moving and Michael and Drayton share their weekly market update regarding Sarasota, Manatee, and Charlotte County real estate.

UPDATE: April 6, 2020

Michael and Drayton celebrate the strengths of our community and provide insight to our current market.


UPDATE: March 30, 2020
“People are moving forward with the decisions they’ve made.” With an eye towards the local real estate market, Michael and Drayton discuss closings, pendings, active showings, and what our agents are seeing. Tune in to learn the most up-to-date movements of the market.

UPDATE: March 23rd, 2020

Michael and Drayton share the company’s latest updates in response to COVID-19.



At Michael Saunders & Company, here is what we are doing as of Friday, March 20, 2020:

With an abundance of caution and to help “flatten the curve” of COVID-19, our physical offices will be closed to the public effective Monday, March 23, 2020.  Some may be closed earlier than Monday, but we are just a phone call away.

Everyone in the Michael Saunders & Company family remains committed to being of service to you.  We will be accessible via cell, email, and text.  All properties available in our entire market area can be viewed much like a Virtual Open House on  Our associates and staff are working just as hard – but differently.  We are still taking listings and writing and processing contracts.  Our mortgage, title and insurance teams are also equipped to handle business remotely.  We understand the importance of each and every transaction.

If there are no state or local mandates stating otherwise and with the approval of our sellers on a case-by-case basis, our agents will continue to show homes – following all precautions outlined by the CDC.  As always, we will be consulting with our customers to do what is best for them.

We, along with everyone on Florida’s Gulf Coast, will push through this time and emerge stronger for it. As we calmly navigate the market with a sense of purpose and awareness, we urge each of you to remember that we’re all in this together. It’s what makes us so proud to be part of the community.

We would like to share with you a much needed, uplifting video performed by The Chino Hills High Chamber Singers, demonstrating resilience by recording their individual a cappella portion of Over the Rainbow in their separate homes and appearing together with the help of technology:

Please stay tuned to our Facebook page and for future updates.

Stay positive.


Message from Leadership – COVID-19 was last modified: April 28th, 2020 by Michael Saunders