Sarasota, FL, January 14, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Keller Williams Realty has announced that The Jim Soda Group, the top Realtor team in Lakewood Ranch, is joining Keller Williams Realty.
“Keller Williams has prospered during the recession by adapting to the needs of the marketplace, which is exactly how we have succeeded,” said team leader Jim Soda. “We both are focused on customer service and providing the most value to each and every client.”
“We just connected with the Keller Williams team. Right away, it felt like family, like it’s where we belong,” said Donna Soda. “Keller Williams believes, as we do, that realty is about having good people doing our best to delight our clients.”
A highly coveted Realtor team, The Jim Soda Group has been selling real estate for eight years, most recently in the Prudential Lakewood Ranch office. “We are extremely proud of our record, of what we have accomplished,” said Jim Soda. “We look forward to building on that success and are excited by the potential synergy of combining our strong local and internet presence with the national power, the sophistication, and the structure of Keller Williams.”
Plans include adding team members in Siesta Key, Sarasota, Longboat Key, Lido, Anna Maria, and Bradenton.
The Jim Soda Group is experienced in working with short sales, foreclosures and first-time home buyers, as well as new construction, waterfront condos and golf course development, serving the greater Sarasota, Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch areas.
The Jim Soda Group can be reached at the Keller Williams Lakewood Ranch office, 6710 Professional Parkway, Suite 301, Sarasota, Florida 34240. Telephone: (941) 840-1168 or (941) 961-5857. Website: www.JimSoda.com.
Jim & Donna Soda
Originally from Ohio, the Sodas moved to Lakewood Ranch in 2001. Shortly upon arrival, Jim entered the real estate field on Longboat Key and in downtown Sarasota, selling multi-million-dollar properties, then moved to Lakewood Ranch in 2002.
Jim Soda is a member of the Top 5 in Real Estate Network, an Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP) and Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), and is completing requirements for the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation. For five years in a row, his clients and peers have selected him to receive the Five Star Real Estate Agent Award for overall customer satisfaction.
Jim has a business background and holds a B.S. in Marketing and Business Management from the University of Dayton. After working for his father's construction company for many years, he purchased a small trucking company, which he grew over the next 22 years. He expanded the company into the fields of hazardous waste, residual waste, bulk commodities, iron and steel, and partnered in oil and gas exploration. His diverse background enables him to handle the complexities of the real estate market.
Donna Soda has a passion for the stock market, which she follows closely, and has successfully managed her own stock portfolio since 1992. The stock market and real estate market have a strong correlation, Donna believes: "It all boils down to supply and demand, as well as attention to detail, perseverance, and hard work."
Donna joined her husband in the real estate field in 2004, and is the glue that keeps the well-oiled machine running. She is responsible for The Jim Soda Group's online marketing, blogging and social media. You can find The Jim Soda Group on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Buzz, Google Buzz, Real Buzz, You Tube, Zillow.com, Trulia.com, Realtor.com and Homes.com. Donna says she enjoys working with both sellers and buyers and finding solutions to today's real estate challenges.
Together, Jim and Donna have grown their business into one of the most successful and well-respected real estate groups in Manatee and Sarasota counties.
For more information about The Jim Soda Group, or to schedule an interview with the team members, please contact Sheila Longo at (941) 355-3006 or Sheila@thomasbrannan.com