– Ann Winger –
Are you ready to make those Dreams come true?....................
RE/MAX Tropical Sands
1121 Old Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota, FL 34242
Markets Served: Sarasota, FL; Venice, Florida; Siesta Key, Florida; Longboat Key, Florida;
Specialties: 1031 Exchanges; Buyer's Specialist; Co-ops/Condos; International Buyers; Listing Specialist; Marina/Boating; New Homes; Residential Investments; Senior; Waterfront/Waterview;
What do Clients Say?
Thursday, February 11, 2016 To All House-Hunters: Working with the Wingers was such a pleasure that I was almost sorry when my property search was successfully completed and the process was over. Over several months and dozens of houses Mike and Ann worked with me tirelessly and efficiently. When problems arose (as they did with more than one seller and agent) they faced them and brought them to conclusions in my best interests. They exceeded every expectation from beginning to closing and beyond, helping with sound advice on insurance, utilities, inspections, tradespeople, local zoning, land use, surveys, etc. This was especially appreciated since I was over 1200 miles away for final walk-through and closing. My trust in Ann and Mike was complete, and remains so. I have been impressed with the quality and integrity of anybody they have recommended to me, and without hesitation recommend this team to any and all.Andy B. Florence
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 “First they took us for a boat ride. Asked what we were looking for in a home. Two days later we went on a well choreographed tour of possible properties laid out by Ann. Mike accompanied us and crawled up into attics, stuck his nose in the fuse boxes, inspected windows, examined structures- told us about everything in the house inch by inch, As we looked more deeply into each property he regaled us with hilarious personal stories. Never had so much fun looking at such well curated properties. We found a home we love in a very short period of time, followed by a smooth, efficient closing. Don’t walk to your phone, run. Ring the Wingers.”Darienne and Doug Oaks
Saturday, January 09, 2016 You did a great job for us! Mike and Ann Winger are the epitome of real estate agents. They made home buying easy for us in every way. From the initial phone conversation with Ann all the way to the closing and beyond they were with us every step of the process. They listened to our needs and found many homes to choose from that would fill those needs. Mike’s knowledge of building construction and regulations and their combined knowledge of the market and sales trends helped us determine where we wanted to live and whether the house would be someplace we would want to call home. There was never a feeling of being “sold” to, it was just finding the right fit for us. They also know a great deal about the cultural events that take place in the area and gave us ideas of things we might want to see or do. Since we lived out of state they handled all the details and Mike was present for the home inspection and termite inspection. He also handled the repair negotiations and the walk through which took the burden off of us. Because of their care and knowledge we found the right neighborhood and love the house we chose.Hal and Donna Schafer
8/29/2015 Dear Mike and Ann: Now that I’m finally settled in I wanted to take a minute to express my gratitude on making our transition into a new home as smooth as possible. I am still impressed how the first time I met you both and we discussed what I was looking for in a new home you successfully found it for us. Your familiarity with the area and the schools was tremendously helpful. You both really went above and beyond sending Emails of new listings and school info keeping us motivated while we sat under 100 feet of snow in Boston. Having everything put in place for a closing we were not able to attend was as stress free as you promised. Thank-you both again for helping us find the home of our dreams in Florida.The Rau Family
8/26/2014 Dear Ann & Mike, Thanks for the very kind note. Not sure how lucky Alex is to have two crazy Uncles like Josh and myself, but he is stuck with us. You sure are right Ann, it has been a long and challenging process. Josh and I feel very fortunate to have found you and Mike. We met only days after Nancy and Brent had passed away. It was a tough time for us and finding you was a real blessing. We both came away from our early meetings with a good feeling about the Wingers. This was not a surprise because Nancy had told us about the nice couple that worked for Remax and lived in Southfield. She had already decided that you were the right people to list the house. Selling a home is always a challenge even under the best of circumstances and we all know that this was a long way from that. Out of town owners, deferred maintenance, a recently orphaned young man in occupancy, not to mention, rats, pumps, roof leaks, smelly sneakers, and abandoned cars in the driveway, were just a few of the challenges. You guys took charge and make it all happen. Not only were you able to help with a long list of quality contractors, but when the contractors couldn’t make it Mike or Ann were always on site in a flash doing whatever it took to get things done. Ann, you were terrific also in so many ways. Helping with the interiors, the cleaning, the market information, and all the other behind the scene things to support the effort. You guys are a great team. When we were contemplating an important but difficult price reduction, Mike said, “This is what Ann recommends”. That was enough for me. Easy decision. You gave us the gentle but firm push when we needed it and that is not easy. This is a big step for us in moving forward after the loss of our sister and brother-in-law. It gives us some closure on one chapter of the process and the proceeds from the sale, which will go into a trust for Alex , will be so important for him in his effort to begin a new life on his own. The sale will also be a big help to my Mom who has had a very hard time coming to grips with the loss of the daughter she loves so much. Thanks you again for everything you did. We really appreciate it. Josh and I would like to invite you to a closing dinner on us to celebrate. I can’t tell you when but we will call you sometime soon and let you know when we will both be in town. I sure look forward to a fun dinner with lots of stories, laughs, and toasts to us all. “On a job well done” Cheers,Brune Levering Jr.
We all have dreams..or at the very least we should have. As a young girl growing up in the city of Dublin Ireland, I had many but the one that stuck with me all through the years was someday I would live in a beautiful , warm place with many many Palm Trees, amazing beaches and that forever Turquoise water. I was someone who thought Robinson Crusoe and the Swiss Family Robinsons were the luckiest people in the world. Never mind that their experiences were fraught with difficulties. All that I could think of was where they were...
Forward in time many years and I am that "girl" who "lives that dream" A long, exciting and often "challenging road" called life but never losing sight of those dreams.
As life often does, our family came to a crossroads back in 2001 while living in VT so we knew it was time to take a "leap" and make life work for us not the other way round as we had been doing for years. We had two little boys and they came first so after much research we decided on Sarasota, FL. Incredible schools, low crime and of course all of the beauty that I ever dreamt of. I had lived many places on my life's journey up until then but that first day in Sarasota I knew I was home.
My husband, Mike, continued to travel for work which was not the ideal situation raising a young family. We sat down one warm spring evening on the Lanai by the pool with the moon shining down on the pond and had a heart to heart about "what next" Yes, we were living in Paradise, but what could make it even better? We made a list of our strengths ( and weaknesses). Our years of experience buying and selling real estate and most of all our joint passion for the place we now called home. That night "The Winger Team" was "born"
Why do I tell you all of this? Yes, we have the education, the integrity, the knowledge, the experience, and the testimonials. All the qualities you should look for in your Realtor (s) but we have more than that. We have the love and passion for where we live and that is what we bring to you and your transaction(s)
There is a very good reason for the term “Dream Home” You live in your current Dream Home. You may want to build that Dream Home or move from one Dream Home to another. Find your very first Dream Home…
Each home we sell is unique and that is how we approach the marketing of that home. We learn all we can about the property and the people we work with so our time together is seamless and successful. Our love for what we do will shine through on every level.
If you happen to be the buyer looking for your Dream Home, we love that just as much. There is nothing more fulfilling to work with you and sit at a closing table knowing we have done our best work possible to have you at that place. Happy, and excited.
You will find your experience of working with us to be like no other in the most positive of ways.
Ann and Mike Winger
“We are such stuff as dreams are made on”