The SARASOTA PARADISE GROUP story…
This top producing team is made up of 3 experienced agents – including Craig & Brenda Wilson,and Jess Coay plus a full time administrator, Judi Wilson.
This group has a wide variety of business experience, and each agent handles all phases of residential sales. Their proven systems have allowed them to assist almost 1000 HAPPY, SATISFIED Buyers & Sellers with their real estate needs. Exceptional market knowledge make them a remarkable group to work with strong Ethics, Servant hearts, and Passion for Sarasota, Bradenton & Lakewood Ranch communities!
Specializing in Sarasota-Bradenton area HOMES & CONDOS located in MASTER PLANNED COMMUNITIES, and on WATERFRONT, BEACHFRONT, GOLF COURSEs and many local communities. Many of their past clients have relocated from around the globe including year round and part-year owners, now enjoying all that this lovely area has to offer!
ABOUT CRAIG & BRENDA: Craig is a Broker Associate, and both Craig & Brenda have earned their CERTIFIED LUXURY HOME MARKETING SPECIALIST designations… as well as many other real estate related accolades & designations that help them be the knowledgeable agents that can work diligently and effectively on your behalf. If you’re considering the sale of your property, they’d love to help make the process easy and successful, with a proven system for assisting each of their clients with every facet of the purchase or sale process. See more about CRAIG & BRENDA BELOW…
ABOUT JESSICA COAY… She joined the group originally as a Buyer’s agent, and quickly advanced to become an agent that is well versed in New Construction area homes, townhomes,
and condos, as well as dozens of local established neighborhoods in the area. Jessica loves helping each of her clients find exactly the right property partners. Having first obtained her real estate license in 2011, she worked part time for a few years while raising her young children with her husband JD. JD was also part of this group until early 2018, when he joined DR HORTON as a New Home Sales Representative, working at various local new home communities. Jessica & JD have helped many clients over the past 3+ years, with their real estate needs. Jessica has a heart to serve her clients, and the whole team works hard to make sure that every client is treated with special care and communication throughout the Purchase or Sale process. Jessica and JD reside in TIMBERLAKE within Palm Aire Country Club, where they are raising their 3 children, Jane, Jack & Julliette Jessica graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University, where she met JD as well. They were married in 2010 after graduation, and relocated to Sarasota at that time. Jessica can be reached at 941.284.7612. And JD can be reached for new construction with DR HORTON on his cell at 941.284.6853.
This GROUP of professionals has a proven plan for maximizing your return on the sale of your property, and for helping each Buyer find exactly the HOME or CONDO that they’re looking for… As top listing agents, their marketing plans are professional, proven and include an aggressive multi pronged internet marketing campaign.
MORE ABOUT CRAIG & BRENDA… Married for 33+ 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 in a start up financial service business called 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 many of their 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 USA 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 so Craig could pursue his calling for Bible College, and also his passion for joining with Brenda to start their real estate career together. Craig graduated Bible School and worked part time as a Children’s Pastor for 3 years at Grace Fellowship, 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, as the Wilson Hometeam, they were 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 office in Lakewood Ranch where they were consistently
leaders in many 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, Dominican Republic, Ghana and other places, and also helping support several local and international full time missionaries are also a passion for both Craig & Brenda. For the past 3+ years, Craig loves to play drums at the church where they all attend, at Abundant Life Church on Proctor Rd in Sarasota, and Jessica often Sings in the Praise and Worship band as a lead singer. Whether selling or purchasing your dream home, let this dynamic Group show you the benefits of teaming up with their experienced agents for all of your real estate needs. Call Craig & Brenda at 941.321.8686.