MaryElizabeth has an individualized approach and is passionate about helping her buyers and sellers reach their goals. An intent listener, she quickly recognizes their varying needs and approaches each need as if it were her own. She is an expert in business negotiations and presentation and has earned great trust and respect from the community of Sarasota through her proven professionalism, honesty and integrity, and her unwavering commitment to excellence.
As the daughter of a local Real Estate Broker, MaryElizabeth has been no stranger to the world of Real Estate. She grew up around the Sarasota Real Estate industry, usually attending closings or showings on her way to ballet. In her adolescent years, she began assisting with Real Estate tasks. After a successful professional ballet career and more than a decade devoted to her position as the President & Artistic/Executive Director of Florida Ballet Arts Academy and the Florida Ballet Arts Ensemble, the area's longest standing dance organization, she decided to leap into Real Estate in 2013. MaryElizabeth has brought her business acumen and sharp attention to detail that she's been so greatly respected for, with her to her real estate career, ensuring that her customers' needs are fully met when buying or selling their homes.
As a resident of Sarasota for 30 years and a local business owner for 17 years, MaryElizabeth has a wealth of information about the area and all it has to offer. She is a member of the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM), the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), NAR Global Business Council, Suncoast Regional Young Professionals Network (YPN), MOAS, the Sarasota Chapter of Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), where she currently serves as the Chapter's Ambassador, and is the Founding Director of Imaginique Contemporary Ballet, a professional performing company.
In addition to her 30+ years in Sarasota, MaryElizabeth has resided in Southern California, North Carolina, Connecticut, and the Washington DC Metro Area. The proud daughter of a career Marine Corps Officer, she lived as a military dependent for 23 years, has resided on three Marine Corps bases, and has traveled the country throughout her ballet career as a professional dancer, choreographer, ballet master, and audition coordinator & conductor for prestigious conservatories and ballet summer intensive programs. Never shying away from a challenge, she and her son lived bicoastal from 2008-2009 while simultaneously running her own dance companies locally and serving as Ballet Master to San Diego Ballet, managing to make 15 roundtrip commutes in only 12 months between Sarasota and San Diego. MaryElizabeth continues to be highly sought after as a ballet master, choreographer, and consultant to dance organizations nationwide while pouring an equal level of passion into her Real Estate career, assisting both buyers and sellers with a wide range of properties and price ranges. Whether coaching students, producing cutting edge performances, directing companies, or writing real estate contracts and marketing properties, MaryElizabeth stands for nothing short of excellence in every aspect of her professional life. When working with her, she will always make sure your needs and goals take center stage.