Dear Cari,

I wanted to write this letter to say “thank you” and “happy new year” to you long before the snow had accumulated up to 30 inches here in Boston. Even in these cold winter days, the thought of having our second home in the sunny, warm and beautiful Sarasota comforts us. If it wasn´t for you, we would not have bought it in the first place. For that, we are deeply grateful.

We fell in love with Sarasota a year ago while visiting friends down there. But we were skeptical if we could find a trust worthy realtor while searching for our dream home on the internet through thousands of listings. With the busy schedule and long distance from Northeast, we could not have accomplished all we did in such a short period of time if it had not been for your total dedication to our needs. There was so much to be concerned about – location, price, negotiation etc. And we found you. Not only did you completely understand our situation, but you also contacted us every day with follow up information and necessary details to help us make informed decisions. You gave up your Thanksgiving weekend to show us the selected homes when we were there and helped us negotiate between the seller and the realtor. In addition, you arranged the inspection, the mortgage, the walk-through and the closing. We got our keys in the mail a month after we made the offer!

You never ceased amazing me with your professionalism and efficiency. Your personal involvement with what we have invested in Sarasota for our future is greatly appreciated. We will always remember and cherish the friendship you generously extended to us.

Thanks for the beach towels. We will use them when we finally find the time to visit our new beachfront condo on the lovely Lido Key.

Our best wishes for another successful and prosperous year in your endeavor to help others find their own piece of paradise – a place they call home in Sarasota.
Very truly yours

Rachel and Teri


“Over the years, as an attorney, corporate executive and an investor, I’ve had a great deal of experience working with multiple brokers and agents for both investment, commercial and personal real estate transactions. Cari Faanes is a true standout: she is knowledgeable, organized, available, has balanced judgment, and is capable of both dealing with challenging situations and finding solutions. We used her as a “buyer’s agent” since we were out-of-state, but it is clear that she would be equally effective representing sellers. I recommend her without hesitation.”

– Senior Executive at a Fortune 150 Corporation.


“I have trusted Cari with all my real estate transactions. She does an outstanding job and is always working for my best interests.”

– C.B., Sarasota, Florida