Saturday, July 18, 2009

Vacation from Sarasota Waterfront Real Estate

Arboretum, Asheville, North Carolina

When you work full-time selling Sarasota waterfront real estate, it's hard to get away for a few days especially since Siesta Key is now no. 2 on the recently published America's Best Beaches 2009 list by Dr. Beach. This week I took a break and went to visit family in Asheville, North Carolina. Asheville mountain real estate is fun to visit in the summer.

Elizabeth Bagley and Annette Smith at Cafe Azalea
I caught up with my friend Elizabeth Bagley over lunch at Cafe Azalea in Asheville too. Elizabeth and I worked together for several years at King & Spalding in Atlanta. She grew up in Asheville and returned home to live and work just as I moved to Sarasota. Elizabeth has a thriving jewelry business.

Nancy Rivers, one of my hostesses, took me on a quick late afternoon tour of Asheville's new Arboretum. Nancy knows I love landscaping and plants, and this daughter of a Mississippi planter is truly amazing with her landscaping abilities. She's a nurse in "real life" at the Veteran's Hospital in Asheville and enjoys playing in the dirt when she is home.

I look forward to implementing some of the great ideas from the Asheville Arboretum in the yard and pool area of my home. Landscaping can increase the value of your Sarasota home for sale even if it's a small project to make a statement at your entrance.

If you are purchasing Sarasota waterfront real estate in the next few months, give us a call to add you to our showing schedule. We show homes on the water on Siesta Key, Bird Key, West of the Trail, Lido Key, and Longboat Key regularly.

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