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The Original Michael Saunders & Company Office Gets a New Look

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Michael Saunders & Company’s first office, in St. Armands Circle on Boulevard of the Presidents, opened in 1976.

It all began in a quaint building in 1976 on the corner of Boulevard of the Presidents in St. Armands Circle where Michael Saunders opened the flagship office of Michael Saunders & Company. This is where she established roots to what has grown to be the luxury market leading brokerage in Sarasota real estate.

As more offices have opened over the years and the company has expanded throughout Manatee and Charlotte counties and beyond, the original office remained, seeing occasional facelifts from time to time. But recently, the little office that started it all has undergone a complete remodel reflecting the prestige and recognition for which the company is known.

Shane Hughes, creative director in the MSC Marketing department, designed the illuminated LED-lit front window display, the layout and style of the conference rooms, and the eye-catching wall mural drawing an awe-factor upon entering.


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42 Years in the Making

Michael Saunders with Bobbie Banan, who has been with the St. Armands Circle office since its opening in 1976.

At the remodel reveal on Friday, January 4th, agents and staff filled the office to soak in the new ambiance and recall years past when Michael first opened the location selling waterfront properties. At the time, about 12 agents worked with Michael when the office opened in June 1976. By the end of that year, the company had earned $11 Million in sales.

View Saunders Stories: The Beginnings of Michael Saunders & Company to hear Michael discuss our history.

Today, the St. Armands Circle office on Boulevard of the Presidents has approximately 60 real estate agents serving Sarasota. Walk-ins are welcome at the office, located at 61 S. Boulevard of the Presidents.


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The Original Michael Saunders & Company Office Gets a New Look was last modified: February 8th, 2019 by Shanna Bellingham