– Wendy Lynn –
Need To Sell ~ Want To Buy ~ Just Say "WEN"
The Lynn Realty Group
2716 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL 34237
Markets Served: Sarasota, FL; Lakewood Ranch, Florida; Bradenton, Florida; Longboat Key, Florida; Siesta Key, Florida;
Specialties: Country Club Properties; Equestrian; Gated Communities; Golf; Waterfront/Waterview;
What do Clients Say?
After making the decision to relocate from Maine to the Sarasota area we went online and focused on properties that we THOUGHT were right for us. Each time Wendy's website SunnySarasotaHomes.com kept catching our attention. We contacted her and knew immediately from her friendly and professional manner that it was a MATCH! Wendy met with us for a week showing us homes that met our criteria and more within a 25 miles radius of our final selection. Wendy found us our dream home, our oasis home. We often say that we would not be living here if it hadn't been for her calm, professional perseverance.Tom and Josette - University Park Country Club
Late last year, my husband and I made the decision that, due predominantly to the fact we both have aging parents in Florida, we should make “the move”. We were initially considering three areas; Ocala, Tampa/St. Pete and Sarasota/Bradenton and, in addition to looking to buy a house, we were also interested in acquiring a CPA practice for my husband. That’s about all we knew. I hoped onto the Internet to do some general “house hunting” in these areas. I poked around and poked around and eventually stumbled across Wendy Lynn’s site, http://www.sunnysarasotahomes.com/wendy-lynn/. Being a person who appreciates the ability to take care of the majority of my business on-line, I’ve seen my share of web sites. I was immediately drawn into this site; its ease of use and the amount of information it contained without being overwhelming. We later found out that the web site design and development was the brain child of Wendy’s husband and co-worker, Josh, so, a family business! Even better! Through the site, I sent an email to Wendy explaining our circumstances and preliminary thoughts on where we might want to live. Within a day, I’d heard back from Wendy. From the get-go, her approach in working with us was an effective combination of professionalism, efficiency and genuine warmth and friendliness. Despite the fact that we had not committed to living in the Sarasota/Bradenton area, Wendy jumped right in to help us find our potential “dream home” by having us send her a list of “must haves”, “would like to have”, etc. home requirements. She signed us up for Listing Book, an effective on-line tool and resource to look at homes/neighborhoods, indicate favorites and reject others, change search criteria and post comments/messages for her to see and respond to. In addition to assisting us while we “virtually” explored her area, Wendy located agents for us to work with in Ocala and Tampa/St. Pete, as well as hooking us up with local business brokers. Not only did she do this willingly, she went above and beyond in finding us DIFFERENT folks to work with when two of the agents were not as responsive as we would have liked. All of this was very positive, of course, but we knew we had a winner in Wendy when we took a short trip to Sarasota/Bradenton in late January to both explore the area and do some very preliminary house hunting. Wendy made herself available for two days, showing us houses in a multitude of areas in both Sarasota and Bradenton. Many of these houses were ones we’d identified via Listing Book, although some were Wendy’s own suggestions. I should highlight that she did this even though we had not yet committed to move to the area. Shortly after that trip, we decided that Sarasota/Bradenton was where we wanted to be. For the next several months, we continued to communicate with Wendy, check out the listings on Listing Book, and work towards our eventual move date. During this time, Wendy proved time and time again to be helpful and resourceful in connecting us with people and organizations that we would need to facilitate our move, both from the personal and the business aspects. Right after the 4th of July, we headed back to the area to find our house! Once again, Wendy was tireless in her efforts and conscious of our timeframe; taking us to see over 20 houses our first day out and then several more, including repeat showings, the next day. Now, one might think this would be “too much”, but, you have to understand we were looking at homes we’d already been tracking on Listing Book in areas we knew we wanted to be in. My husband and I are both seasoned home buyers and know what we want and what we don’t. Wendy complimented our styles and rounded out the process by doing an excellent job of listening to what we were saying; to her, to one another, and then feeding it back to us at appropriate times, even if it meant playing devil’s advocate. After all was said and done, we ended up making an offer on our number one choice, which, coincidentally, turned out to be a bit different than what we originally thought we wanted; another of Wendy’s talents. Throughout the offer, acceptance, inspection, closing, etc. events, Wendy continued to be there every step of the way (sometimes even when we were not); ensuring things went smoothly. She was in constant contact with us while we were packing up our home in NC. Even now, more than a week after closing, she continues to check in with us to see how things are going, provide us information on the area, tips on where to go to get great pizza, restaurant deals, special events, etc. We would have absolutely no qualms in recommending Wendy; and, in fact, would encourage anyone who was interested in the area to sign on with Wendy. We have no doubt that she would take care of them the same way she did us, regardless of their own particular needs and circumstances. Professionalism, courtesy, adaptability, effectiveness, warmth, humor and friendliness; if this is what you’re looking for in an agent, “Just say Wen!” Mark and Amy Burling Burling Consultants, LLCMark and Amy Burling - Lakewood Ranch Country Club
Erik and I want to thank you for your help in our quest for a new home in Florida. The process was made more difficult by the fact that we used to live in Rochester, NY and could only make limited trips to Florida. We knew we wanted to be somewhere along the Gulf Coast but that was about all we knew. Like most other buyers we saved a lot of legwork by working hours on the web. In fact, that’s where we stumbled upon you. Now, using the word stumbled may seem less than flattering, but when you think about it, that’s exactly what happened. During our first actual house hunt, you picked us up at our hotel totally prepared to accommodate our aggressive time lines and support us in what we were looking for. All properties, and there were many that first visit, were aligned in your GPS and we covered the gamut. That first trip, we didn’t select anything so back we went back to New York. We each had our homework. Many communications were made during these few weeks; you were never too busy to answer questions or concerns. Happily you had a good understanding of the area and the market which coupled with the understanding you developed of our sometimes-conflicting wants, helped to minimize the consequences of our remote location in NY. Several lengthy e-mails helped us narrow our options. It of course required several trips to complete the process and several offers that went nowhere due to the rapidly changing market. Even after we had an offer that was accepted you were helpful during the process of clearing contingencies and didn’t back away from any issue that arose. The purchase was completed and we left our home in New York, drove to Florida, and you all but opened the door to our new home for us. Thanks again for all your help!Leslie and Erik - Greyhawk Landing
“Wendy assisted me with the short-sale of my home. I interviewed three Realtors and she was the most prepared, most honest and most personable out of them. Not only did she sell my house, she also found the correct legal assistance for me without any out of pocket cost. I would recommend Wendy when ever selling or looking for a home! I know when I am ready to purchase, again I will call Wendy.”Jean - Sarasota Downtown
Wendy helped us purchase a home in Florida in November 2010. We flew in from Maryland just to look at property. She spent long hours showing us property without expecting to find us anything during the visit. Being a seasoned Realtor myself with over 10 years experience, I was impressed with her knowledge of available properties, areas we might be interested in and current selling trends. Within that week we found a home, had an accepted contract, loan approval, home and termite inspection and went home to Maryland to pack for the move. She negotiated well on our behalf and got the job done. I expect to see great things from Wendy in the future with her Real Estate career. She personifies the best of the best!Mary Ann - Bradenton
I am a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty in Sarasota/Lakewood Ranch. I specialize in residential real estate helping buyers and sellers in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. I’m originally from Ohio and moved here in 2005 with my husband. We figured why wait until retirement to enjoy the wonderful weather. Prior to getting into real estate, I worked in the banking industry through college and for over 10 years after graduating. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Ashland University in Ohio with a double major in Management and Finance.
I entered the Real Estate Arena in 2008. Most thought it was a crazy time to get a real estate license because of the housing market collapse, but I felt it was an exciting new challenge. I needed a change and with the encouragement of my husband I decided to go for it. His exact words were, “We love it here, we’ve bought a home here and we don’t want to go anywhere else, so go ahead and build your business”. It’s taken a lot of hard work but my business is growing. My financial background provided a great foundation to transition into real estate. I am able to understand the various financing options for my buyers, which helps me to better serve my clients by bringing the best of both worlds.
Everything I do, I do for my clients. Continuing education is very important, every two years each Realtor is required to complete continuing education courses to renew their license. Great Realtors go above and beyond by getting new designations, going to seminars and in house training courses. Also attending classes held by local real estate attorneys about the new laws and changes to our contracts. Real Estate changes daily and you need to make sure your Realtor is keeping up with these changes (I am). Since 2008, I have completed a few designations and am working on a few more. I am currently a Member of The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing; a Certified Distressed Property Expert and a Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource. All the courses I take are to further my knowledge to help my clients.
Real estate is a business that never rests. Along with daily interactions I have with my sellers, buyers and prospective clients, I also take the time to preview properties so I stay familiar with the different neighborhoods throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties. It also helps me stay informed of the inventory of homes out there for my buyers and the competition for my sellers. I preview homes on Siesta Key, Casey Key and numerous other areas. I also frequently visit the local builders in the area to keep up with what they have to offer my clients if they want a NEW Home.
Over the last few years I have been Networking and getting to know local vendors that can help my clients. Want to remodel your home? I know building contractors. Need to fix your pool, I know some great people. Want a concierge service that takes care of your home when you are up north for the summer? I know plumbers, electricians, interior designers and anyone else you might need to know.
No one Realtor can do this alone. I have been building my team. Since entering the real estate business I have surrounded myself with a team of people designed to help my customers. I have aligned myself with the best lenders, incredible real estate attorneys, home inspectors that go above and beyond, moving companies and the list goes on. I even recruited my husband to help me with the marketing and advertising of homes for my sellers.