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Shirley J. Dabringhaus – Broker - Owner
Fax: 941-927-2740

* BA degree-University of Illinois
* ABR – Accredited Buyer Representative              
* CIPS – Certified International Property Specialist
* e-PRO – Internet Professionalism
* GRI – Graduate REALTOR® Institute
* TRC – Transnational Referral Certification
* Licensed in the State of Florida since 1988
* Fluent in French and German
* http://www.Immobel.com/sunsetrealty
* Eight Year Winner – Five Star Real Estate Award Winner

Shirley is known in the Real Estate community for her honesty, integrity and professional friendliness. She enjoys helping people. Today's market offers many challenges. Her experience, continuous involvement and knowledge of the market, make her a wise choice. She loves showing off Sarasota, from her dazzling waterfront communities and exciting Downtown to her sprawling ranches and manicured country clubs. It is a place Shirley proudly calls home.

Carolyn Allen
Fax: 941-927-2740

Carolyn grew up in Sarasota and attended the University of Florida and the University of South Florida, earning a B.A. in Business Education, M.A. in Guidance and Counseling, and certification in Educational Leadership. Her 38 years in education as a teacher, guidance counselor, middle school administrator, and district office supervisor have provided her with experiences that easily transfer to helping her clients with all their real estate needs.

She has been married to her husband, Paul, an electrical engineer, for 32 years, and they have two sons. Her oldest son, a former U.S. Marine and Iraqi Freedom veteran, is a University of South Florida graduate currently pursuing a second degree in civil engineering. Her younger son, a University of Florida graduate, is currently finishing his Masters degree in Marine Biology in Australia.

Carolyn not only knows the Sarasota area, but has a thorough understanding of most areas within the greater Tampa Bay region, especially Hillsborough and Pasco Counties. Her enthusiastic and ‘can do’ attitude definitely help to fulfill all of her clients’ real estate dreams!

Diana Andersen
Fax: 941-922-3877

Diana is very happy to be part of the Sunset Realty Team. She is a licensed sales associate and also has her real estate appraiser license. She has been involved in real estate activities since April of 1987, starting as a sales associate in Fort Myers. In 1992, she moved to Sarasota to raise her daughter. Diana is a State Certified Appraiser with seventeen years experience, as well as a FHA Certified Appraiser for the past ten years. She does single family, condominium, land, small income (2-4 family) reports, retrospectives, and review appraisals.

William “Bill” Bastek

Fax: 941-927-2740

* BS – Rider University

Jurgen William Bastek, better known as “Bill”, was born in Germany and came to the USA at the age of 3.  He graduated from Rider University in Lawrenceville, N.J. with a BS degree in Commerce.  Bill has 37 years experience in the Finance and Banking industry.  He retired as VP after 25 years with Northern Trust Bank in Sarasota where he has resided since 1981, along with his wife, Patty and their two children, Ryan and Mary.  Oh, let’s not forget the dog, Chewy!  Bill earned his Real Estate license in November 2010 and is enjoying his association with Sunset Realty.


Jennifer “Jenny” Bennett
Fax: 941-927-2740

After an illustrious career with a Fortune 50 corporation as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Jenny Bennett joined a developer of an upscale, waterfront community in southwest Florida. As a Realtor/Sales Associate, within 12 months she experienced tremendous success, selling 33 residences for a total of $26 million. Although specializing in waterfront communities in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee and Sarasota Counties, she also has extensive knowledge of unique community and commercial properties throughout the State of Florida.

Yvonne Blackburn
Fax: 941-921-1635

* BA degree - UCLA
* CCIM - Certified Commercial Investment Member
* Certified Interior Design

Retired manager of Pacific Bell specializing in supervisory and employee management, crisis and administrative management and budgets. She has been a real estate investor and property manager since 1976 and went on to obtain her real estate license in California in 1985. She was in the RE Top 100 Magazine for California State. She moved to Sarasota, Florida and was RE State licensed in 1990. She specializes in commercial, office, retail, shopping centers, land, residential and condominiums. She loves all aspects of real estate and renovating to prepare for sale or designing and remodeling after sale along with property management and maintenance for numerous clients. She is assisted by her husband, Bob, who has a managerial, engineering and auditing background along with a contractor's license. Yvonne really loves to see the joy, excitement and exuberance of a win, win situation when clients are completely satisfied and have what they want to enjoy their life or business.

Jean Burns
Fax: 941-925-9636

Jean, a native of New York, moved to Sarasota 30 years ago. Prior to moving here, she lived in Virginia and Texas, while working in the Hospitality Business. Having made several long distance moves has given her personal experience on what it is like to be a “relocatee”; she therefore strives to make your move as stress-free and easy as possible. The Hospitality business was a great prelude to becoming a Realtor, 28 years ago. Always meeting and greeting people and finding a solution to their needs. Jean has received Sales Awards for every year in the business.

Service, Service, Service is Jean’s philosophy; not only in Real Estate but also in her community. She is Vice President of her Condo Association, Program and Services Chair, also helps with Animal Rescue when needed.

Pearl Florand
Fax: 941-927-2740

Pearl has been licensed since 1987 in the State of Florida, shortly after she and her husband, Dave and their two children moved to "paradise" from New Hampshire, escaping the long cold winters of New England.

Pearl and Dave have invested in Sarasota, both residentially and commercially since 1988, managing all their own properties. They both truly have a love of real estate and Pearl enjoys finding the perfect home for newcommers, as well as established Sarasota residents. With her knowledge of commercial/investment properties, Pearl is the right fit for researching all types of properties in Sarasota County.

Robert “Rob” Greenland

Fax: 941-922-8544

Intially licensed in 1984, Rob left real estate to honorably serve in the U.S. Army and then pursued a career in engineering. Since retiring in 2007, the native Floridian rejoined the professionals of Sunset Realty to utilize experiences gained as a private investor. Rob specializes in large vacant land parcels as well as residential property management/ maintenance for seasonal clients. Rob truly understands the definition of "agent" resulting in loyal and professional representation of his client's interests.

John C. Hardy

Fax: 941-927-2740

John Hardy has been participating in the real estate market of Southwest Florida since 1998. He has been a Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker since 2000. His real estate experience has included general residential real estate, new home construction along with commercial and business brokerage. John has industrial sales experience from his time in metropolitan Philadelphia and various areas of New Jersey. John is a retired Air Force Veteran. With the assistance of his Hungarian wife, Eva, John is building a Real Estate relationship among the many Hungarians living in Sarasota and Manatee counties. John is excited to put his years of experience to work with Sunset Realty.

Diana Kaeding
Cell: 941-356-2874

Fax: 941-922-8544

Diana earned a degree in music from Boston University and a master's degree in education. After singing professionally in Boston and the greater area, she moved to Europe to perform as a concert and opera artist. While in Germany, she studied real estate investing and acquired a large international clientele interested in Sarasota real estate.

In 1991 she returned to the Sarasota area where family members had lived for 40 years. Realizing the beauty of the area and falling in love with the lifestyle, she decided to make Longboat Key here permanent home. In meeting the goals of her international clients, she sold many residences on Longboat and Siesta Keys as well as Anna Maria Island. She has also sold many homes in newer gated communities in Sarasota and Manatee counties, receiving awards for high volume of sales. Diana owns a 1927 home and is also very familiar with vintage homes and the renovations. Diana speaks German and Italian. Her people skills and commitment to excellence combined with her extensive knowledge of the area offer her customers a rewarding real estate experience.

Barbara LeFrock

Fax: 941-927-1314

* Associate; Registered Nurse

Barbara moved to Sarasota permanently in 1986 after having vacationed here since 1961. She has seen a great deal of change, especially in the real estate market. She obtained her real estate license in 1988. She took a short break from the profession to raise her children. Now back actively involved, she joined Sunset Realty and finds it a perfect fit. Barbara lived on Siesta Key for many years and stays up-to-date on its activities, as well as those of the nearby areas. It is her pleasure to help buyers find their perfect piece of paradise.

Jacqueline Middleton
Fax: 941-927-2740


* BA degree-Eckered College, St. Petersburg, FL
* RN-Peterborough Civic Hospital, Ontario, Canada
* CRS-Certified Residential Specialist
* GRI-Graduate Realtor Institute

Registered Nurse Peterborough Civic Hospital, Ontario, Canada B.A. Degree Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL

Jacqueline was licensed in Sarasota, FL in 1985 and received her Broker’s license the following year, as well as her Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI) designation. After successfully closing over 200 transactions and taking additional required courses, Jacqueline received her esteemed Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). She has received numerous sales and customer service awards and many of her clients have become good friends after the sale and closing of their property.

Along with selling Sarasota, Jacqueline has been an investor of income producing properties here since 1988, and conducts all her own property management. She has also served as a Director on several condominium and homeowner associations.

What does this mean to you? Jacqueline is a real estate professional who believes that education and experience count. She is dedicated to personal service with honesty and integrity during and after the sale. Her business has continued to flourish over the years by continual referrals from happy clients who want their family and friends to also enjoy an equally successful and profitable buying or selling experience.

Whether you live locally or have family and friends looking to relocate to beautiful Sarasota, Jacqueline has the expertise and dedication to make your real estate dreams come true.

Richard "Dick" Munchel
Fax: 941-927-2740

Dick Munchel has been living in Sarasota practicing Real Estate since 2006. Dick, with his wife Grace, picked Sarasota to make their home because of its wonderful winters and beautiful beaches. Dick & Grace are avid golfers and belong to TPC Prestancia where they live comfortably overlooking the golf course. Other than selling Real Estate and playing golf, Dick’s time is taken up with 12 grandchildren.

Cathy Lee Neubauer
Fax: 941-927-2740

* BBA –University of Central Florida

Native to beautiful Sarasota, Florida, Cathy has lived in Sarasota County for over 40 years. She is a graduate of Sarasota High and The University of Central Florida where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Cathy previously worked in Healthcare Administration at Sarasota Memorial Hospital and worked as a Director with Senior Services at the Senior Friendship Center. Cathy is very involved in the Sarasota County Schools serving on PTSO Board for Brookside Middle School, as well a College Readiness Coach with Take Stock in Children serving Sarasota County Schools. Take Stock in Children is a non for profit scholarship program serving local students since 1995. In addition she works with youth at Freedom Christian Church. She received her Real Estate license in 2000 and specializes in residential real estate. She is a member of the Sarasota County Association of Realtors.

Cathy is married to Jason Neubauer. They enjoy fishing, boating and most of all spending time with their two sons in various athletic programs and academic achievements. She has a large family who also lives in Sarasota.

As a member of the Sunset Realty Team, she is most familiar with the community, its schools, community leaders and seeing that her client’s interest are well met, whether that be in locating a home, commercial interest or income investment.

Lois Papineau
Fax: 941-927-2740

A native of Florida, Lois was born and raised in Wildwood, just 120 miles north of Sarasota. Having raised a family and having an extensive background in construction and the energy industry, Lois also has garnered valuable experience in accounting and more recently in commercial contracting. Now that her family is grown, Lois has devoted her interests and experience in the Real Estate industry. She is eager to help home buyers find the perfect home to meet their specific needs, or assist sellers to obtain the best price for their property. She will make sure all involved leave the closing table confident they have received the very best representation in today's complicated real estate market.

Jay Rosenberg
Fax: 941-927-2740

* BA – Skidmore College
* AOS – Culinary Institute of America
* MIS – Johns Hopkins University

A native of Pennsylvania, Jay’s first career was successful as a personal chef in NY, NYC, NJ, Baltimore/DC and St. Thomas, USVI; as well as chef at Caneel Bay Plantation, St. John, USVI and the Boca Raton Resort and Club in FL. In 2005 he transitioned into a new career as an investment advisor, managing equity, bond and real estate portfolios. Recently licensed, he has been investing in residential property in Florida for over a decade. He maintains homes in Sarasota and Orlando, and works in both markets.

Beverly "Bev" Shannon
Fax: 941-927-2740

Beverly was born in Mississippi, but spent nineteen years in Chicago, Ill where she owned and managed two salons which included spa and dress boutiques. After taking a vacation in the early 1980s on beautiful Siesta Key, she decided to become a ‘snowbird’ and bought a condo on the Key. While wintering on Siesta Key, she met and married the love of her life, Ralph Shannon, owner of a local eatery and pub, “Shannon’s Way”. She quickly fell into the Gulf Coast lifestyle, and earned her Florida Real Estate license in 1983. With the exception of three years, when she left Florida to live in Nashville, TN to help her husband with his music business, she has enjoyed living and working in Manatee and Sarasota counties. She was a licensed REALTOR in Tennessee and had some great times selling property to Nashville stars. Beverly takes pleasure in assisting buyers find their perfect Florida home. On the other hand, helping a seller obtain the highest price for their home gives her unending satisfaction. That’s where her “home staging skills” come in handy. She takes pride in her work and offers honesty, hard work and years of experience.

Marina Slater
Fax: 888-735-2835

Marina Slater was raised in New York City and later spent many years in Ohio and Colorado. She has worked in the Oil & Gas Industry, the Airline Business, and was Business Manager for a Dental Office. With more than 8 years' experience in the Real Estate industry, Marina is familiar with all aspects of the Buying and Selling Process and focusing on the bottom line - YOU!

Marina understands that each customer is unique and enjoys working with them to achieve their objectives. Customers immediately notice and appreciate Marina's creative approach to business and high standards for customer satisfaction. She makes the Buying and Selling process easy and enjoyable for everyone involved. She's active in the Real Estate community, works as a Stager for Customers and other Realtors.

Charlie Swanson
Fax: 941-927-2740

* BS degree - Minnesota State University

Charlie has been licensed since 1996. He has worked for Sunset Realty since 2007. Charlie works with both buyers and sellers in residential real estate in the Sarasota, Florida area. He formerly had a Minnesota real estate license prior to moving to Florida. Charlie has a background in retail grocery management with Lunds, Kash ‘n Karry, Target and Winn Dixie. His area of expertise is Siesta Key, Gulf Gate and the Palmer Ranches.

Ida Kay Tidwell
Fax: 941-927-2740

A long-time resident of Sarasota and licensed Florida Real Estate agent, Ida has sold a variety of properties. She lives on the water in Nokomis and is an expert when dealing with waterfront property. But she can as easily handle ranch-land or investment transactions.

Karen G. VanderBurg
Fax: 941-927-2740

Karen grew up in Staten Island, New York. In 1978 she relocated to the Richmond, Virginia area where for 19 years she owned and operated both Andruzzi Hair & Nail Studio and an Amoco Service Center. Karen has held a Real Estate license since 2003 and has assisted sellers and buyers in both Virginia and Florida.

In her spare time Karen enjoys family, reading, dancing, but most of all, boating. She is a member of the Bradenton Yacht Club and a volunteer member of the USCG AUX.

Whether you are buying or selling, Karen understands the process can often be challenging. She focuses on taking the pressure off of you so you can make clear and concise decisions throughout the transaction.

Karen looks forward to welcoming you to Paradise.

Mary Vaughn
Fax: 941-927-2740

* B.A. from University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa)
* M.A. from Univ. of Virginia (Charlottesville) and Radford University (Va.)
* G.R.I (Graduate Realtor Institute)
* ASP (Accredited Staging Professional)

Mary has lived in the Sarasota-Tampa Bay area for over 25 years, and was licensed in Florida real estate sales in 1986, working initially as a broker's assistant in Venice. She has years of experience with sellers, buyers, and renters and has received many compliments for her personal attention to detail, and quick follow-up. See more at her website.

Mary has worked in real estate over the years while also teaching in Florida schools and colleges (more recently at St. Petersburg College in music and humanities) She uses her artistic intuition to find just the right home and "tune" into the needs of those who have placed their trust in her services. Mary stays up to date in real estate trends by regularly attending classes, seminars and conventions relating to real estate issues, nationally, in Florida and in particular, Sarasota and Manatee Counties.

Mary is happy to be with Sunset Realty, a company she's proud to have worked with for many years.

Angela Walker
Fax: 941-927-2740

Angela was born in West Virginia and moved to Sarasota in 1994. She began teaching in Sarasota County and later managed her husband's commercial construction office. She has been married to Clay since 1995. They have three children.

Angela developed an interest in real estate while watching the Sarasota/Bradenton area experience tremendous growth over the years. She loves helping families find the perfect home.

Carol White
Fax: 941-922-8792

* GRI – Graduate REALTOR® Institute
* SFR - Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource

* Five year – Five Star Real Estate Agent Award Winner

Key to success- "Love what you are doing." That describes Carol's enthusiasm for selling Real Estate which easily translates to her goal..."Smiles on the Faces of Happy Customers." Her market knowledge, dedication and professional approach will assure her customers incredible service throughout their real estate transaction, and her many years of managerial experience will guarantee them an attention to detail which will result in a smooth and successful conclusion.

Bart Youngblood
Fax: 941-927-2740


Selling the Sarasota area with integrity and professionalism for over thirty years. If you are buying or selling Bart understands the process, keeps current on the newest laws and regulations, and is dedicated to personal and professional service.

Whether it is island waterfront, mainland, investment or distressed property, Bart’s extensive experience focuses on making your transaction smooth and trouble free.

Additionally you benefit from his experience as a State Certified Building Contractor and licensed Home Inspector. All of this in one package puts you in good hands with Bart.


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2100 Constitution Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34231
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