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Mark Bruce

Mark Bruce, Realtor and PGA Professional

PGA Professionals Professional & Realtor®

Originally from the Mid-West, Indiana, and Ohio, Mark moved to Sarasota in 1986. He graduated from the University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, in 1991 and started in the golf business shortly thereafter. An accomplished player, Mark competed at the collegiate level and launched his professional career in 1993 as an assistant PGA professional at University Park Country Club, Sarasota, FL. In 1998 Mark earned full membership into the PGA of America and served as Director of Golf at Bent Tree Country Club from 2000-08.

During that fifteen year span the growth of golf course communities in the area expanded rapidly and Mark watched carefully as the various country clubs created their own message or niche in the market. This knowledge, coupled with a marketing mind, led Mark to start his own golf-related marketing company, Play Golf Sarasota, in 2009. Play Golf Sarasota is a full service marketing extension of over thirty area courses and private clubs that provides a complimentary service to golfers looking for the perfect fit for their new Florida lifestyle.

Transitioning from the Northeast or Mid-West to the weather in Sarasota is easy, finding the right social environment and country club lifestyle is a critical decision for long-term happiness.”

With over 20 years experience and hundreds of industry relationships in the market, no one is more qualified to help new-comers find the perfect match.

Tony Panico

Tony Panico PGA Pro

PGA Professionals Professional & Realtor®

Born and raised in the Northeast, Tony made his transition to the Sunshine State following a four-year term in the Armed Forces. While serving in the United States Coast Guard, he fell in love with the game of golf. Tony moved to Southwest Florida in 1991. He spent the first 7 years of his golf career at The Renaissance Vinoy Resort in St. Petersburg, Florida where he honed his skills as a fine player competing in many PGA Chapter and Section tournaments. He also began the process of becoming an established PGA Professional.

I have always treated my members and guests like family for the last 18 years, and now I take that same passion and knowledge to help visitors and new residents find everything they need to feel at home when making that transition from the North to the Sarasota market. Making sure my clients feel like they are in the best possible hands is always my top priority.”

In 1996, Tony was one of the first PGA apprentices to attend the new Golf Professional Training Program and received his Class A membership in 2000. He spent the next ten years serving as Head Professional at two wonderful private clubs in Sarasota before starting his own golf-related marketing company, Play Golf Sarasota. Play Golf Sarasota is a full service marketing extension of over thirty area courses and private clubs that provides a complimentary service to golfers looking for the perfect fit for their new Florida lifestyle.

Family man at heart, Tony is the proud father of 2 beautiful daughters and is married to his lovely wife Kristen who is a native of the St. Petersburg area where she was born and raised and now is the proud owner of her own law practice.

Whether it is setting up tee times for a golf vacation or finding the home and club of their dreams, Tony has the knowledge, passion, and dedication to make your dream a reality.

Brandy Coffey

Licensed Real Estate Broker

Brandy Coffey is one of the most dedicated and committed real estate brokers in the nation. Brandy has earned a BA degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida. Brandy is designated as an Accredited Buyer’s Representative and a Licensed Real Estate Broker. Brandy has a Transnational Referral Certification and is a member of ICREA. Brandy is currently a Certified Residential Specialist Designee and a Certified International Property Specialist. Brandy Coffey is a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing and holds the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist Designation. Brandy holds the Resort & Second Home Specialist Certification as well. Brandy is a member of the Sarasota Board of REALTORS®, as well as the state of Florida and National Association of REALTORS®. Brandy has lived in Sarasota Florida for 24 years and is an expert in the local real estate market. Brandy is also experienced in the financial industry. Brandy attends financial, motivational, and real estate continual education seminars throughout the state of Florida.

Customers and clients continually comment on her warm personality and personal commitment in making their real estate transactions a pleasurable experience.”

If you are looking for Knowledge, Dedication, Professionalism, Integrity, and Personal Service in a real estate broker, Brandy Coffey has them all.

Combine Mark and Tony’s hands-on experience, with the Sarasota real estate expertise that Brandy Coffey and Keller Williams Luxury Homes provides – and you have a winning combination to round out that Florida Dream with the perfect house.

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