– Maureen Horn –
Honest, Persistent and Knowledgeable with Exceptional Results!
Michael Saunders & Co.
440 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
Markets Served: Longboat Key, Florida; Sarasota, Florida; Siesta Key, Florida;
Specialties: Downtown; Resort/Vacation; Sporting (tennis, fishing); Waterfront/Waterview;
What do Clients Say?
Maureen was exceptional in helping me close the deal on a wonderful property at the Longboat Key Club. She persevered and was not discouraged. She was available and kept excellent communication with me during the entire process. She was professional and explained all the details, answering every question to my satisfaction. Steve, her husband was a help too, and they truly are an excellent team."J. Oliver
Maureen Horn's expertise and negotiating skills enabled me to purchase my condo in the downtown bayfront area of Sarasota and to keep within my strictly capped budget. Maureen is the sole reason I was able to seal the deal on my purchase. I would still be 'homeless' if it were not for Maureen. Mrs. Horn also was the realtor who helped my friend from Winchester, MA buy a condo in downtown Sarasota so that she could relocate here permanently. It all started when two very dear friends recommended Maureen to me. And so one good turn deserves another; therefore, my recommendation to you, my friend."D. D'Agostino
Maureen is both customer and results oriented. She offered the most thoughtful and realistic program of the many agents we interviewed. Her active participation in securing our Buyer made all the difference. It wouldn t have happened if she had delegated out listing to an assistant. She truly walked her talk and sold our house in a very difficult environment."Bolton & Maureen Drackett
Maureen and her husband Steve have been wonderful, kind, flexible and great faces for Sarasota. They were extremely informative of the entire area; very honest, friendly and professional. They were also very quick and very accurate at honing in on exactly what we are looking for. The best of both worlds! Very impressive."J. Giglio
It only happens on rare occassions that one has the opportunity to meet and work with the BEST real estate agents, as in Maureen and Steve Horn. We have worked with many agents over the last 25 years, but none have come close to the skill set which they posses. Maureen is extremely intelligent and has the gift of judging one's personality. Michael Saunders clearly runs the finest agency in the area and the Horns reflect the company's passion for excellence."Drs. Ken & Suzy Press
Maureen and Steve— Just wanted to thank you both for ALL of your kind help and advice—not sure we make it without you both!! Thanks for the lovely gift—we went to Libby’s for dinner—it was SPECTACULAR!!
Maureen and Steve—
Just wanted to thank you both for ALL of your kind help and advice—not sure we make it without you both!!
Thanks for the lovely gift—we went to Libby’s for dinner—it was SPECTACULAR!!
Maureen Horn Celebrates A Year
Of Major Professional Accomplishments
2011 Is Marked By Several Noteworthy
Achievements And New Designations
SARASOTA, Florida—(March 23, 2012)—2011 was a year filled with noteworthy accomplishments for Maureen Horn, a top-producing real estate agent in the Longboat Key South office of Michael Saunders & Company.
Horn, who joined the company just over two years ago, finished 2011 as one of the two top producers in her Longboat Key South office. Plus, she was the fifth overall producer in the entire company—which now numbers over 550 agents in multiple offices throughout Southwest Florida.
The Horns, who are as highly regarded in local real estate circles as they were as the former owners of Maureen’s Palm Grill, on Longboat Key, also took time out in a busy year to obtain new professional designations to help further raise the level of service they offer their buyers and sellers.
Steve Horn has been awarded the Certified International Property Specialist designation—or CIPS®—which provides entry into a specialized group of global business practitioners sanctioned by the National Association of REALTORS®. The CIPS designation prepares REALTORS® to service the growing market for international buyers in their local communities by focusing on culture, exchange rates, investment trends, legal matters and other issues of concern. This designation is of particular importance in Southwest Florida, which has just been ranked #4 in the Top Ten Hotspots for Global Homebuyers, by Inman News—a leading source for information about trends and practices in the U.S. real estate industry.
Maureen Horn, in the meantime, earned two new professional designations during 2011. She has been awarded both the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation (CLHMS)—from the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing—as well as the Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist designation (RSPS) from the National Association of REALTORS®.
By earning the RSPS designation, Horn joins a select group of professionals around the world who facilitate the buying, selling, and management of properties for investment, development, retirement, or second homes in resort, recreational and/or vacation destinations. The CLHMS designation assures affluent buyers and sellers that their chosen professional has the breadth of knowledge, experience, competence and confidence necessary to facilitate transactions involving luxury properties. Moreover, to qualify for the CLHMS designation each recipient must first provide documented proof that they rank in the top 10% of volume producers in his or her respective market.
“The best thing that can be said about our market in 2011 is that the worst is over; and that we’re finally on a solid path toward recovery,” says Horn. “The caution light that still exists for buyers and sellers, however, is that every type of transaction can be very complex, which is why Steve and I have worked hard to earn every designation that counts to our clients and customers.”
2011 was also the year in which Maureen Horn was named a Five Star Real Estate Agent for the fifth consecutive year by Sarasota Magazine in conjunction with Five Star Professional. Five Star Professional is an organization that provides localized, independent research on the performance of service professionals. This award is particularly coveted in the real estate community because it is decided by a consensus of the agent’s clients, peers and industry experts.
The Horns specialize in properties throughout Sarasota, particular those in the highly sought-after neighborhoods west of Tamiami Trail, on the keys and in Lakewood Ranch.
“In the relatively short time that Steve and I have been in the real estate business, we have built a strong and enduring business based on referrals by satisfied clients,” Horn added. “Still, we are also consumed with expanding our knowledge of the market in order to always be the best possible resource for our buyers and sellers. That’s why we have worked hard to earn these designations and why continually partake of the many outstanding continuing education classes that are offered through the Career Training Center at Michael Saunders & Company. In the topsy-turvy markets we’ve been operating in over the past six years, we want our clients to know that we are always prepared for any transaction, however difficult, that comes our way.”
Longtime restaurateurs, they owned and operated Maureen’s Palm Grille, an award-winning local favorite on Longboat Key from 1998 to 2005. They have been involved in numerous community organizations including the Asolo Theater, Save Our Seabirds and Fit For The Cure/Susan Koman’s Breast Cancer Awareness. Maureen also started the Tea To Tequila Networking group on Longboat Key in 2000.
Maureen and Steve have one son, Stephen, who attended St. Stephens Episcopal School in Bradenton, where he graduated in 1995. He is now a commercial real estate broker in Sarasota, while his wife, Beth, was a pre-kindergarten teacher at St. Stephens. They now have 2 children, Jack, 5.5, and Charlie, 1.7 months.
Maureen's philosophy is: Honesty, Perseverance, and always strive for excellent results for your client.