June 2017

Once in awhile you meet someone who leaves...a lasting impression.

In 2012, my husband and I set out on a journey to purchase a home in Sarasota,Florida. A recommendation from a friend led us to Deborah Beacham, realtor, at Michael Saunders Real Estate.

Little did I know this was the beginning of a relationship that would be invaluable to my husband and I as we searched for the right home in the right location. Deborah told us then; "The average time a person stays in a home is five to seven years." "You've got to be kidding", I said. Little did I know.

It is 2017, once again my husband and I have searched for the right home in the right location having outgrown the home we purchased in 2012. We are indebted to Deborah Beacham for her invaluable worth.

Deborah is very good at listening. Deborah is very good at putting numbers and the overall picture of what you want and what is realistic into perspective. Deborah is not pushy. She puts forth a suggestion or idea without pressuring you to make a decision. If timing is important, she tells you this and leaves it to you as the buyer or seller to make the decision for yourself. Deborah has the best interests of her clients in mind. She does all of this with an easy, unassuming attitude that make her someone who leaves...a lasting impression.

Whether you are looking for prime real estate on the water, real estate in a gated community or real estate that is central to the heart of downtown Sarasota; Deborah Beacham offers insight and perspective that is invaluable. Most of all, she makes the whole experience of selling and buying pleasant while leaving you with...a lasting impression of your home.

Michael & Stefany Dreher

May 2017

Deborah Beacham is without a doubt the best realtor we have had the pleasure of working with. In the 20+ years we have been buying and selling real estate, Deborah has impressed us as the most diligent, creative agent who possesses both the professionalism and tenacity it takes to get the job done. She and her team of "go to" experts leave no stone unturned. And besides all of this, she is a pleasant person to be associated with and has become a trusted friend. We could not recommend her more highly to sellers or buyers.

Jerry & Rita Collins

March 2017

Our experience with Deborah Beacham was, and continues to be, excellent. Throughout the home purchasing process, Deborah proved to be an excellent listener to our priorities, very well prepared for our visits, extremely knowledgeable about the area, and on the personal side, a gracious and thoughtful person. Our satisfaction was her goal. Our purchase is completed, and Deborah continues to assist us with the transition to our new home. I cannot recommend her more highly.

Betsy Mangone

December 2016

Deborah Beacham has a 5 star rating in our book. She sold our home in record time and has been extremely helpful in every step.

John & Karen Grieger

May 2016

Deborah is a brilliant businesswoman with a huge heart. She works incredibly hard, and smart, for her clients to find the perfect property for them at the right price. Deborah doesn't give up until her buyers and sellers are completely and overwhelmingly pleased. A great person and a great agent.

Pamela H.
Hughes Design Associates

April 2016

Deborah, consistently, displays efficiency, intelligence and integrity as she conducts real estate with a caring heart. Thank you, Deborah, for never missing a beat!

Louise Steward, ASID

Louise Stewart, ASID
Stage III Design

February 2016

Dear Ms. Saunders:

Just a short note to thank you for services rendered by Michael Saunders & Company. In particular, I would like to call out Ms. Deborah Beacham for her impeccable service. She is whip-smart, knowldgeable, professional, thorough and, above all, a lot of fun! Deborah has been an utter joy to work with over the past few months. I cannot praise her skills highly enough.

Best regards,

Eric Bogner

November 2015

I have worked with Deborah for ten years and three purchases and always found her knowledgeable, reliable and extremely professional. One could hardly find a better broker in Sarasota, or nicer person to work with. It's always a good policy to deal with a recognized, top broker in any complex market. She is no pressure and full of great ideas both before and after the sale. With Deborah you are likely to make a decision to purchase that makes you feel smart.

Steven Lee

November 2015

Thank you Deborah....we are very appreciative of your excellent, timely, and professional response to our needs. Gerry and I look forward to working with you as we proceed with our plans to relocate to Sarasota.

Kathy & Gerry Bogner

May 2015

My first experience with Deborah was working on the insurance side of a recent high value sale in Osprey, FL. Deborah was vital in the collection of required insurance inspections, saving them over $3,000. She was quick to respond to all requests, efficient in her actions, and easy to work with, a winning combination. I would recommend her to any of our clients and know that their real estate experience would be, as I rated her, excellent.

Carol Suran
Bouchard Insurance, Account Manager

February 2015

Deborah has been wonderful to work with in finding our perfect beach house. She is extremely knowledgeable about Sarasota and all the barrier islands in the area. I highly recommend her.

Joseph Patanella

January 2015

When my wife and I started looking for a vacation home in the greater Sarasota area; we were referred to Deborah by a friend. From the very first phone conversation, Deborah was focused on helping us find exactly what we were looking for. She took the time to really understand what we wanted, and why; as well as how we would use the property. We began by selecting or eliminating potential properties that met our general criteria - this was done remotely by viewing links to property listings. Once we narrowed things down, we made at least 5 or 6 trips down to go "house hunting" with Deborah. She was fun and energetic, and never tried to sway us towards or away from any property. She was very honest in laying out the pro's & con's of various locations and specific properties. When we were touring a home shown by the listing agent, it was obvious that they had great respect for Deborah. Once we began negotiating, she was fantastic to have on our side. She fought hard to win the concessions we wanted, and she never caved in or advised us to do so. My wife and I both agree that in addition to having a friendly and outgoing personality; Deborah quickly gained a sense of our tastes and preferences - which helped us avoid looking at homes that wouldn't appeal to us. Deborah has a keen business sense, and her integrity in dealing with us was paramount. She wanted us to be happy, and wasn't going to quit working with us until we were. I can honestly say it was the most pleasant real estate purchasing experience we have had in the last 30 years.

David & Jane Weinstein

October 2014

Deborah Beacham is a complete professional and a terrific agent to deal with. Deborah's years of experience and familiarity with the Sarasota market are huge plus, both as a buyer and a seller--she represented us in both capacities. As importantly, Deborah knows how to efficiently close a deal, again, both as a buyer or a seller. She is tireless and extremely attentive to details. She has made the entire experience of selling and buying a house as stress-free and easy as possible. 6 stars would be a more appropriate rating.

Kate Lannamann

May 2014

Deborah Beacham has been superb to work with. She has been thorough, patient, informative and charming. We have enjoyed working with her and would have no hesitation recommending her to anyone in need of her professional services in the area.

Mary Jacobson

April 2014


Thank you for helping Jennie and I find, negotiate and purchase our new home on Casey Key. You did a Great Job! I know it is not always easy representing both the buyer and seller in a Real Estate Transaction but we felt you were outstanding. You were fair, honest, respectful and were always there to help and guide us. The transaction went smoothly and your attention to detail both regarding the house and the closing were commendable. Thanks for your efforts and I would be happy to recommend you to any Buyer and/or Seller in the Sarasota area.

Richard Goelz

April 2014

Deborah Beacham is the best agent that I have deal with. Your company is lucky to have her represent you.

Patricia Strauss

December 2013

Selling a family home is a very emotional event! My mother passed away and my family grieved after her home sold, which was the life blood of my children, grandchildren and I for almost forty years, it was traumatic. Deborah Beacham did a great job, she communicated with my son who handled my mother’s estate. The end result however sad for me and my family were handled without a flaw by Deborah.

Georganna A.

September 2013

“Deborah Beacham recently listed and sold our home at 945 Casey Key Road in six days! She was amazing in her professional, positive, ethical and expedient manner. It was not an easy task as there were multiple family members involved from different parts of the country with different personalities and Deborah kept everyone involved and informed with up to the minute developments. She is extremely experienced and knowledgeable about all aspects of a transaction. I have bought and sold properties before and this was by far the most positive experience I have ever had from start to finish. Deborah Beacham is an expert in her field.”

Kristine Musselman-Platt

April 2012

Dear Deborah,

How does one go about thanking someone for helping them to open the door to a new and bright future? Working with you was no work at all! You brought adventure into our lives with our house hunt. We thoroughly enjoyed our quest for just the right house to make our home in Florida.

Your enthusiasm, your willingness to listen, and your unbridled passion for your profession were contagious.

Best wishes, Deborah, in all that life brings to you.

Mike and Stefany Dreher

Mike and Stefany Dreher

April 1A, 2012
TO: Potential Clients
From:Jim & Patty Miller
RE: Exemplary Performance from Deborah Beacham of Michael Saunders Realty

In the Fall of 2011, we decided to sell our home on Casey Key and relocate closer to our family. After a thorough review of what realtors were "selling" homes on the Key we called several agents in to make a presentation regarding their marketing plan for our home. Within an hour of these presentations we made our decision to contract with Deborah Beacham from
Michael Saunders Realty and we never regretted that decision for a moment.
Within the first few days of having the contract in place we had our home "staged" and photographed. Deborah made suggestions to improve the curb appeal of the house but was never overbearing or demanding. Only a few days later, color brochures were available for potential buyers and all photographs and important data on our home was on the Internet for
all to view.

During the next few months Deborah treated our home as her own. No one viewed our home without her in attendance and she never even suggested an "Open House", since it would allow groups of unqualified "lookers" to trudge through our house. In a very reasonable period of time she brought us a contract offer that was realistic.
Again, Deborah offered us advice but never pressured us to accept the offer until we were totally satisfied. We finalized the deal and signed a contract but Deborah stayed totally involved in helping us deal with several unusual contingencies prior to closing.

Deborah Beacham from Michael Saunders Realty was by our side from the first day to
the last and we couldn't offer a higher recommendation for anyone considering selling a home in the Sarasota area.

Jim and Patty Miller

Jim and Patty Miller

April 15, 2012

Deborah Beacham, Realtor, CRS, GRI, TRC
Michael Saunders & Company
440 Gulf of Mexico Dr
Longboat Key, FL 34228

Dear Deborah,

When we first talked with you about selling our home on Casey Key, we never dreamt you would sell it in just two weeks! But you brought us a solid offer, on Christmas Eve no less, and we are extremely happy with the result! You are simply an amazing realtor and we are very grateful for all your guidance and expertise. You are a marketing genius in luxury homes. You and your team of photographers, videographers and graphic designers positioned our home in the right media to attract interested buyers.

You navigated us through the entire process of inspections, repairs, appraisals, legal aspects and the closing. You were there for us to help with whatever was needed, big or small, even while we were out of town. The resources you have at your disposal are very impressive. Thank you for your warm, friendly and professional service, Deborah. We were very fortunate to have you as our realtor and now to know you as a friend.

Warm personal regards,

Neil and Susan Gailmard

Neil and Susan Gailmard

Dear Deborah,
We want to formally thank you so much for all your time and energy to help us get this house. We are daily amazed at the unending beauty and peacefulness of this property. We feel confident in the decision to buy this property and again wanted to thank you for all you did to make it happen.
Michelle and Richard

Michelle and Richard

When we sadly decided that it was time to sell our house on Casey Key, Deborah made the whole experience as pleasant and painless as possible. We were dealing with some health issues at the time, so I am sure we were something of a challenge for her. Nevertheless, she was just very pleasant and easy to work with. She is very organized, thorough, efficient, knowledgeable, considerate, professional, and just very enjoyable to work with. She even brought special "treasures" to our little dog, who was as traumatized as we were by having to leave a special home.

Linda Cook

Linda Cook

In recent years we have bought and sold millions of dollars worth of real estate and unfortunately have dealt with numerous so called "Realtors." Our one regret is that we didn't seek out Deborah Beacham's services until our last transaction. She is the only Realtor that truly understands the market. Her steadfast determination, dedication to the job, and willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty, are truly unique characteristics in this business.

In the realm of real estate where so many agents tell you one thing and never deliver or are just flat out dishonest, Deborah will have none of it!!! Not only is she the hardest working Realtor we have ever seen, she is the hardest working person we have ever seen. Her willingness to consistently produce beautiful, top notch, eye-catching advertising and promotional materials, put in painstaking long hours, and always be available (even when out of the country on vacation!), really made us feel like we were her only client. The reality is, we were only one of many. We don't know how she does it, but she does, and does it extremely well.

The thing that truly endears her to people though is her personality and attitude. Deborah is always smiling, upbeat, professional, willing to think out of the box, and raring to go. Her kindness is that of an angel. In our last move, she actually offered part of her own house to store some of our things until we got settled. Of course we did not take her up on this most generous offer, but we can't even think of a word that describes that sort of personal sacrifice and customer service. What a warm-hearted person and a delightful breath of fresh air.

We cannot thank Deborah enough and she is truly the best in every aspect! We will definitely, without question, work with her again and anyone who is even thinking about buying or selling real estate should do the same.

Chuck and Teri

We are so extremely pleased with our real estate representative Deborah Beacham who engineered the sale of our home on Bird Key and our purchase of two adjacent museum district properties. Deborah really impressed us!!
Giving it her all and going above and beyond to see that every detail was taken care of is just her way. Our transactions were quite complicated and she handled them with grace and efficiency.

We have the utmost faith in recommending her to anybody and would use her again and again if ever we are in need of her real estate genius!

Robert and Shannon Warren

We started our search for properties in southern Florida and worked our way north to Sarasota. We contacted more than one firm and found Premier Properties superior to the others, primarily because of the attention to detail and passion and dedication to helping us find an ideal Florida home.

Debrorah Beacham - our agent - went far beyond what you would expect from a real estate agent. Not only does she exhibit an amazing skill at listening, communicating and finding properties that reflect our exact needs and wants, but she made our search and decision a very pleasant and easy experience and helped us beyond finding a location.

She found great properties that met our interests and that of our four daughters. She has an ability to understand personalities and match a family's character with the perfect property. For example, my husband loves to fish, and we love to run on the beach and bike while my daughters love to swim (both in the ocean and swim laps in an olympic size pool) and enjoy nearby fun restaurants and shopping. She fulfilled all the criteria that is of interest to us in Longboat Key - the perfect place for our family.

Deborah showed us a lot of condos and some homes to think about and gave thoughtful consideration at each one. Through her guidance, we decided on an unfurnished unit. She went above and beyond and gave me names of interior decorators that I could interview. I selected one that I really enjoy working with - someone I wouldn't have found without her suggestions!

Deborah was also an amazing realtor in that she showed us Sarasota through her eyes with a love for the area. I know now why she loves the area as much as she does. The area has something special for everyone, and with her help, we found a special place for our family.

Mary Marvin

Deborah Beacham made a complex real estate transaction a pleasure instead of a nightmare. Thanks to her style and aggressiveness, all three transactions she handled for us (2 listings and 1 purchase) were completed in less than 90 days.

E.G. Deaver, CEO, American Pacific Corp.

We selected Deborah Beacham to list our Casey Key property based upon her professional marketing approach for high-end waterfront properties, comprehensive advertising campaign, and her tenacity in taking care of all the details so that we could concentrate on our relocation timeline. Her negotiation skills were an important ingredient to ensuring a successful close, and we highly recommend her to anyone who desires a professional and successful real estate experience.

H. S. Morris

Deborah Beacham went above and beyond my expectations. She even kept in contact while on her vacation. It’s Deborah’s tenacious attitude that made the listing and sale of my two homes possible. She’s a gem.

G. Simon

I probably do not need to tell you how overwhelming purchasing your first home can be. Deborah helped me to sort through the hundreds of properties that Sarasota had to offer, arranged for me to see those I had interest in, and above all, found the perfect home for my dogs and me. I can’t speak enough as to Deborah’s professionalism in negotiating on my behalf which resulted in my finally becoming a homeowner.

J. A. Santana

We were so lucky to have found Deborah Beacham. Buying property on Casey Key while living out of state, like we do, could have been an unnerving experience. However, with Deborah's great customer service & attention to detail, the transaction went very smoothly. She goes above & beyond what's expected from a realtor. You can tell how much she loves what she does & how much she cares for others. We have recommended her to several people & will most definitely use her for any real estate needs in the future.

R. & M. Hall

Dear Ms. Saunders:

It is our pleasure to convey this letter of appreciation on behalf of your employee and our Realtor Deborah Beacham.

Having spent most of my work experience as a Realtor, I am personally acquainted with the necessary attributes of a successful rewarding, real estate career. Deb Beacham, in our estimation, is the epitome of a Realtor and what their Code of Ethics stands for: competency, fairness, honesty and the highest degree of integrity and professionalism. She truly reflects the Golden Rule that guides all Realtors.

Deb faithfully persevered during an extremely difficult, recent marketing period and her dedication to her trade with a desire to cooperate unselfishly, eventually achieved positive results.

We treasured our experience with Deb and would welcome the opportunity, at any time, to recommend her as a Realtor, par excellence.

Mr. and Mrs Joseph W. Harrick

Deborah Beacham is without doubt the finest realtor we have ever worked with.

She is personable and friendly, yet highly efficient. She works hard to understand the needs of each of her clients and always responds quickly.

During an extremely difficult marketing period she gave us valuable advice and ongoing support. She invested countless hours in developing creative marketing strategies and very professional promotion concepts. These, together with her boundless energy, dedication and tenacity, led to the successful sale of our house.

We highly recommend Deborah.

John & Linda Bohane