Downsizing and moving support near Sarasota

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Did I ever tell you that Katrina and I have lived in 24 homes, changed cities 14 times and states 3 times? That was just in our first 30 years of marriage. We also both had additional moves prior to marriage.

That being said, we understand moving.

Whether you are relocating from one gulf coast home to another, between states or even countries, there is a lot of work to be done. That workload can easily become overwhelming and often does. As a real estate team who has devoted much of our time to coaching and supporting buyers and sellers as they relocate, we see the need to address this topic on a regular basis.

Here is one scenario that comes up often…

Susie seller has been in her home for many years. She may be widowed or divorced and does not feel she has the support to get her home ready to sell. However, her desire to move closer to family or downsize into a new home causes her to call us. The conversation leads to all the “stuff” she has to go through and the current condition of her home. “What am I going to do with all this?”. As we explain that Steve Martin Homes Group has sister businesses to support all of our customer’s relocation needs, and that we will personally walk through this process with her, Susie gets a glimmer of hope that she is not alone. Before you know it the house is packed, cleaned, staged and sold. Susie moves into her brand new villa that Katrina or Nicole helped to design and decorate.

Read these excerpts from one such review from one of the Susies in our life. 

“...I am forever grateful with the service they provided to me as a homeowner. They spent a year educating me on my downsizing options, and helped me through the entire process of having my new home built. The VIP full-service home preparation I received to get my 30 yr old home ready to market was superb; from detailing, styling, curb appeal and the secret to making an old tile floor look amazing. This team knows how to attract buyers. When it sold, I was ready to move into my new home with ease. They do more than just hang a sign and host open houses. They are easy to work with, accommodating and fun." The photo above is the master ensuite after it was redesigned on a dime by Nicole and Katrina

Just more reasons why  ‘A Simplified Move’ Listing Support and Relocation Management exists.

If you need to find a real estate team outside of the Sarasota County area to service you in this way, we can help with that too. Just call us at (941) 894-9800.

On behalf of Steve Martin Homes Group,



Steve Martin Smith has sold more Sarasota County homes than 99% of the area’s REALTORS from January 2015 through August 2020. Selling $1,000,000+ estates from Panther Ridge in Manatee County to condos in Punta Gorda, he is truly a tri-county REALTOR. Originally from the Detroit area, Steve discovered Sarasota County in 1983 and then moved his young family here in 1998. In his life before real estate, Steve worked corporate business management positions for 25 years while simultaneously volunteering in youth and family ministry roles with his wife Katrina. Today, along with their adult children, they enjoy helping families to realize their goals and dreams. Steve also fancies himself a song writer and plays guitar whenever he gets the chance.

*as recorded by Stellar MLS for the period of 1/1/2015 through 8/19/2020