Julian Yates, REALTOR...Your Local Real Estate Resource

As the first in my family to be a naturalized U.S. citizen, I know how important home is, and it gives me great joy to help people find theirs. I've made it my business to know how to locate the finest properties and negotiate the best deals in Sarasota over the years. However, real estate isn’t my only passion.

Born and raised in England, I’ve always had an appreciation for “the finer things.” Many professional Realtors come out of business school; I preferred to pursue a double major in English and Art History at Boston College. Soon afterward I became a serial entrepreneur. By the time I was 29, I sold my first company, a voicemail software business that employed 100 people, for $12 million. 

Since then, I've started four other companies and lived in four great American cities, including Boston, New York, San Francisco, and -- ultimately my favorite -- Sarasota. It’s this jewel on the bay that inspired me to start a career in real estate. The area provides me with some of the most consistently beautiful property I've ever seen, and it gives me plenty of opportunities to enjoy my favorite hobbies, including swimming, squash, tennis, and camping. One of the things I enjoy most about working with home buyers and sellers is that I get to meet people who love Sarasota as much as I do. 

The people I'll soon come to call neighbors are the ones for whom I keep up-to date on the latest market conditions, government regulations, and upcoming developments on a local, state, and national scale. If you're looking for a home in Sarasota, let me introduce you to the neighborhood.

Buyers' Representation

As your Buyer's Representative, I can make the process of house hunting much easier and more efficient than if you did it all yourself. I can help you get financing, guide you to local neighborhoods, help you determine your budget, and prioritize a list of essential features that you need in your next home. I'll save you valuable time by finding the properties that best suit your requirements, and will show you only the most promising ones.

Once you've found a place that catches your eye, I'll look at comparable properties in the area to help determine a purchase offer. Then I'll negotiate on your behalf with the seller to make sure you get the most favorable terms.

It's my job to look after your best interests, and we will do so at no cost to you as a buyer.

If you're ready to start house hunting, you can search real estate listings now. You can also refer to the Sarasota Property Finders Buyer's Guide for helpful tools and buying advice. To start working with Julian right away, please see our contact form to get in touch.

Sellers' Representation

Selling a house on your own can be an overwhelming task. There's advertising to plan and budget for, open houses and private showings to arrange, purchase offers to negotiate, contract contingencies to worry about, and complicated paperwork to fill out. Make it easy on yourself by putting your home in the hands of a seasoned professional. I have extensive experience marketing properties and showing them to their best advantage.

First, I'll perform a comparable market analysis to determine the most appropriate price for your home. Then I'll provide home staging advice and suggest landscaping changes that will help draw buyers in. I will advertise your home through a variety of methods, including local publications and online MLS listings. I may even showcase your home as part of our site's Featured Listings.

When it comes to negotiating a purchase offer, I'll make sure that you get the best price the market will allow. I'll help you understand contract contingencies and details of the closing process, in addition to handling all the paperwork for you. Essentially, I am  here to represent you throughout the entire selling process, and to make sure that your real estate transaction is a positive and profitable experience.

See the Sarasota Property Finders Seller's Guide to get your Free Home Evaluation, or contact Julian directly if you're ready to work with an agent.