1. Living in Downtown Sarasota

    Sarasota has been called “America’s Best Small City” by Money Magazine, and Sarasota’s Siesta Beach has been recognized as one of the top ten beaches in the United States multiple times by Dr. Beach. Sarasota is also among the nation’s top moving destinations, and one of the best places to retire. If you are thinking of living in Sarasota, and want to be in the middle of it all, living i…Read More

  2. Discover Wonderful Anna Maria Island!

    If you are not familiar with the Sarasota area, we are excited to introduce you to Anna Maria Island. Anna Maria Island is a barrier island on the coast of Florida that has the Gulf of Mexico on the west, Longboat Pass to the south, the Anna Maria Sound to the east, and Tampa Bay to the north. This Island is only 7 miles long, but so much beauty is packed into those few miles! If you have been sea…Read More

  3. Summer Fun in Sarasota!

    If you have recently moved to Sarasota, or are in the process of looking for a house to buy—congratulations! Sarasota is a wonderful place to live, raise a family, or retire. If you are considering making Sarasota your home, Al Dumas and Team would love to help you with all of your real estate needs! Sarasota has many things to offer, and the summer time brings exciting events and festivals to t…Read More

  4. 6264 Parmeron Lane-A Great Featured Home in Sarasota!

    Al Dumas and Team are proud to offer this beautiful home in Sarasota—6264 Parmeron Lane. The features of this home represent a unique Mediterranean style of architecture found in many Florida homes. If you are living in Sarasota and looking for a new home, or thinking of making the move to wonderful Florida, this home encapsulates many of the great qualities found in the other amazing homes our …Read More

  5. Best Sarasota Restaurants With Water Views

    If you are visiting Sarasota, Florida, looking for a place to buy here, or already have a home in this great place, you will want to know about the best restaurants. The only thing better than great food and great service at a restaurant, is a killer view right on the water. We are going to explore some of the best places in Sarasota to eat great food while enjoying beautiful water views, and hope…Read More

  6. The Benefits of Downsizing

    If you are looking for a new home, downsizing should be an option you consider. Whether you have kids that are no longer living at home, are looking to have less housework, or want to simplify your life, choosing a smaller home has lots of benefits. At Al Dumas and Team, our realtors in Sarasota can help you find the perfect sized home, big or small. Read on to learn more about how downsizing coul…Read More

  7. Spring is the Perfect Time to Put Your House on the Market!

    We don’t know if you’ve heard...but springtime is the best time to put your house on the market. Home sales soar in the spring months, and your house has a great chance of selling quickly. If you are thinking of selling your house this spring in Sarasota, Al Dumas and Team at REMAX® would love to help you! Yard and Landscaping The winter months can make your home look stark and uninviting. Br…Read More

  8. Things to Consider Before Listing Your Home

    Selling your home can be a stressful and overwhelming process. You’re beginning to organize all of the things randomly placed within your home, trying to figure out where you’ll be moving next, looking into homes to either rent or buy, and a million other concerns that race through your mind on a daily basis. Selling a home isn’t something you should do alone, and that’s why Al Dumas &…Read More

  9. 4 Ways Tech is Used in Real Estate

    You may not think "real estate" when you think about modern technology, but several advances are making the lives of homebuyers, home sellers, and agents a lot easier – not to mention adding peace of mind with added security measures. Here are a few. 1. Drones Fitting a small camera onto a helicopter drone lets agents capture aerial images of homes, properties and neighborhoods to feature in sal…Read More

  10. 7 Tips for Packing and Moving Quickly

    The sudden victory of Theresa May, Britain's new prime minister, meant former Prime Minister David Cameron had to vacate 10 Downing Street in about 48 hours. Needless to say, Cameron did not pack his own dishes. Professional movers arrived with a reported 330 boxes, 30 rolls of tape and three rolls of bubble wrap. Hopefully when you move, you'll have more lead time – and just as much help. But i…Read More