Craig & Brenda Wilson are a top producing real estate team with a wide variety of business experience. These real estate agents known as The Wilson Hometeam handles all phases of residential sales. Their proven systems have allowed them to assist over 800 buyers & sellers with their real estate needs. Exceptional market knowledge make them a remarkable team to work with. With strong passions for Sarasota, Bradenton & Lakewood Ranch communities, Craig & Brenda have earned Sarasota Magazine’s annual “5 Star Best in Client Satisfaction” rating for the past 9 years in a row!!
Specializing in Sarasota-Bradenton area HOMES & CONDOS located in MASTER PLANNED COMMUNITIES, WATERFRONT, BEACHFRONT, GOLF COURSEs and many local communities. Many of their clients have relocated from around the globe including year round and part-year owners. Craig is a Broker Associate and earned the Certified Distressed Property Expert designation for handling Short Sales & REO/Bank Owned properties. Brenda is a licensed Realtor and earned the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist along with other designations. The Wilsons have a proven success record with tremendous KW staff & systems. If you’re considering the sale of your property, The Wilson Hometeam has a proven plan for maximizing your return. As top listing agents, their marketing plans are professional, proven and include an aggressive multi pronged internet marketing campaign.
Married for 31+ years, Brenda & Craig were both raised in upstate NY near Binghamton, where Craig graduated college with an accounting degree. After remodeling several homes of their own, they moved to Virginia Beach in 1986 to partner a start up financial service business ALMOST A BANC, offering check cashing, money orders, Western Union and packaging services. Building to 19 locations with over 120 employees and gross revenues in excess of $3.2 million per year – they sold the company in Feb 92’ to a Bear Sterns subsidiary. Craig held his Virginia Real Estate license and negotiated commercial leases for multiple check cashing & tax centers.
In 1991, Craig and Brenda also started Quick-File Tax Network. (similar to H & R Block tax preparation centers) Quick-File Tax Network was quickly expanded to 29 offices in Virginia & Maryland – offering Tax preparation services & refund loans. With 100+ employees each season, they processed 4000 – 7700 tax returns per season, then sold the business in 1995. Their custom designed FEEBASE database, training & form kits were licensed by Mellon Bank for use by 1000s of other tax offices around the country for several years.
In 1994, Craig went to work as a Sales representative for McCarthy Enterprise, which included a relocation to Rockport TX and lots of travel around the country, offering time management systems & journals to manufacturers of leather & vinyl planner covers. During this same timeframe, Brenda started her career in Real Estate, working for Coldwell Banker, and then moved to a small luxury brokerage Key Allegro Real Estate in Rockport. Brenda was a Rookie of the year in 1995 and proved herself a valuable asset receiving various awards for top production.
July, 1999, the Wilsons made their move to Tulsa, Oklahoma to pursue Bible College for Craig and start their real estate career together. Craig graduated Bible School and worked part time as a Children’s Pastor for 3 years, during this same time, Craig & Brenda quickly evolved into a top real estate team averaging over 60 sales per year in 2000-2004. During their last year in Tulsa, the Wilson Hometeam was the number one Keller Williams Real Estate team in the Tulsa Market with 80 sales. Systems were fine tuned, followed by many happy buyers and sellers.
In July 2004, the call of the sunny Gulf Coast climate and sales opportunities led Craig & Brenda to relocate to Paradise on Florida’s gulf coast in the Sarasota Bradenton area. They transferred to the Keller Williams Realty Lakewood Ranch office and have consistently led the office with many top production awards each year.
When it comes to local community service, Brenda was voted Volunteer of the Year by Lakewood Ranch Medical Center in 2007 where you’d often find her volunteering most Friday mornings for over 10 years. Short term Mission trips to Honduras & supporting full time missionaries are also a passion for both Craig & Brenda. Their daughter Jessica graduated Florida Gulf Coast University in 2009 and then relocated with her husband JD Coay, to Sarasota where she taught 1st graders at Sarasota Suncoast Academy thru, 2011, when she became a full time mother. JD Coay is part of The Wilson Hometeam and specializes primarily as a buyer’s agent working in the Sarasota, Bradenton and surrounding areas.
Whether selling or purchasing your dream home, let Craig & Brenda show you then benefits of teaming up with experienced agents for all of your real estate needs. Call Craig & Brenda at 941.321.8686.