Michael Saunders & Company is an independently-owned collaboration of agents providing the deepest, most strategic market insights in the region; global marketing reach to more than 700 real estate partners worldwide; and meticulous service to home buyers and sellers from every walk of life. Our company culture is built from our Sarasota roots, strong moral standards, and a unified vigor to set the highest expectation for real estate services on Florida's Gulf Coast.
The idea of service is central to the way we operate, developing from the personal story of our Founder and CEO, Michael Saunders. Growing up on Longboat Key, she eventually transitioned from school teacher to social worker to a single mother taking out a co-signed loan to start her own business. Guided by strong ideals, creative thinking, and a foundation always rooted in customer care, Michael launched the company in 1976 in a 1,000 sq. ft. office on St. Armands Circle. Driven by the same set of core values and emphasis on brand independence, Michael’s son, Drayton, joined the company in 2003, helping to grow the company into what it is today.
From $11 million in sales by the end of that first year to what is now a billion-dollar business, Michael Saunders & Company is an influence on the real estate industry felt around the world.
We are committed to improving lives in the communities we serve by providing funds to organizations that offer shelter, sustenance, education, and a path to self-sufficiency.