Bill Garrison, GRI, CRS, SRS, E-PRO, PSA, RENE
REALTOR, Associate Broker
941-400-2307 / CallBill123@Gmail.com
20+ Years Licensed FL Realtor / 35 + Years Sarasota County Resident
5-Stars Sarasota Magazine "Best of the Best" 2010 - 2021
"Just like hiring an aircraft pilot, you want an experienced professional on your side"
Bill is an experienced local real estate expert! With his client's needs as his first priority, Bill Garrison is driven by a positive "make it happen" energy. He has 20+ years of local real estate experience to handle all situations that will keep a smile on your face. His focus is working in Venice, Nokomis, Osprey, Sarasota, and all of the waterfront communities on the west coast of Fl. Bill has lived in Sarasota County, Florida for 35+ years and knows this area well finding home buyers the best possible properties. Bill puts his experience and local knowledge to work for you selling your home for the best price. He'll also you find the perfect residence that fits your lifestyle and budget. He is a tough negotiator and strives to get the best for his clients. He knows the best title companies, real estate attorneys, mortgage lenders, surveyors, property inspectors, and insurance agents to get you closed fast without complications. Bill stays on top of your transaction and follows up on all of the details up to and after your closing. With high ethical standards, Bill always delivers excellent client service and is ready to work for you. If you are ready to make important decisions you need a professional on your side.
Great experience with Bill! His hard work and obvious knowledge made our home buying in a difficult seller's market seem easy by comparison to what we had heard! Fantastic experience with this gentleman! Knowledgeable, professional, and obvious years in this area handling Real Estate! Would use him again for any of our real estate needs. Make sure you choose this Agent to Buy or Sell. Thank you Bill!
Greg and Becky Overmier, North Port, FL 5/.2022
Bill Garrison made my recent real estate purchase comfortable and easy. He is intelligent and a very caring person. A real professional. Paul S. Venice, FL 3/2022
Bill assisted us with the sale of our condo, he was exceptionally good at keeping us informed of where we were at in the process at all times. Bill has the professional connections to assist a buyer or seller with inspectors and/or contractors to get you through a smooth closing. Bill "dots the Is and crosses the Ts" Bill always returned our calls in a timely manner.
Karen and Peter R Venice, FL 3/2022
We chose to work with Bill after a lengthy discussion about the Sarasota. Bill understood that moving to Florida from Northern Ohio was not going to be an easy task. For months we would fly down on the weekends and sometimes during the week to look at homes with Bill, he was happy to accommodate us and drop all of his plans and devote his time and attention to our needs. He worked with us as we looked at homes and covered just about everything neighborhood from Manasota Key to Siesta Key and further north into Lakewood Ranch and Bradenton. After finding our home he stayed on top of the process and made several trips to the house for inspections and whatever else needed to be done without hesitation. Bill is a good guy and fun to work with through the home buying process, even as stressful as it may become. David and Diane M, Bradenton. FL 3/2022
Bill Garrison did a great job selling my Sorrento Woods home. He sold it to the first buyer so it was totally stress-free. No “for sale” sign needed! In fact, he sold 3 homes on my street in the same month & everybody said he did a great job and was wonderful to deal with. Bill also helped me with all of the details of moving plus worked with a realtor in Colorado to find me a home there.
Thank you so much, Bill! Nicole L, Nokomis 2/2022
If you want the best go with this guy! Over the years I have worked with Bill on 5 different transactions and he always delivered great results. He's easy to work with, always answering calls and immediately responding to any question or concern. Bill has over 20 years of local real estate sales experience and would be a great choice to help you buy or sell a property.
Robert and Christine W, Sarasota 1/2022
Bill is a pro realtor! He sold our house within a couple of days of listing it. I would highly recommend him and I would definitely use him again.
Jerry and Tammy C, Nokomis, 12/2021
| Bill has been an excellent realtor. Not only did he help us find a condo while still living in Nashville TN, but he also remained responsive to all our questions after we arrived. Bill made this a pleasurable experience when it could have been a nightmare for a sight-unseen purchase. After this transaction, we decided we wanted to become full-time residents of Venice, FL. Bill found us a wonderful realtor to sell our home in Nashville. They sold it in one day, over the asking price, and paid cash. Bill found us a beautiful full-time home in Pelican Point that we love, helped us with all of the mortgage and paperwork got it closed quickly. He then sold our Venice condominium in a week at a big profit even though we only owned it for a few months. We would highly recommend Bill Garrison to handle all your transactions.|
Ed and Sonya S, Nashville 11/2021
We’ve had the pleasure of working with Bill as our realtor for two transactions both as a buyer and then as a seller. Bill made both the buying and selling process easy. He was upfront with expectations, listened to our goals, communicated timely, and delivered high-quality results. If you are looking for a realtor you can trust, call Bill!
April and Rhett, Georgia 10/2021
Working with Bill has been the best experience we have ever had while buying or selling real estate. As out-of-state buyers, Bill made the process of buying a home in Venice Florida fun and enjoyable, particularly since the market was so crazy (early January 2021) this year. He was determined to find something that would work for us, even after we had given up and decided to wait. He was right because prices only skyrocketed after we made our deposit. He found us exactly what we wanted, I think he knew better what we actually wanted than we understood at the moment. We would definitely highly recommend Bill Garrison to anyone looking to buy a home in Southwest Florida.
Greg and Holly H, Missouri 9/2021
A GEM within a GEM in Venice, Florida! Strolling down historical downtown Venice we had the great luck to meet Bill Garrison, Realtor. A true professional in every aspect Bill was knowledgeable and beyond helpful in assisting us to find a perfect home that met our very specific criteria. Not only a seasoned real estate broker, but he is also very knowledgeable with respect to the area(s) as a long-time resident and will carefully guide one to the perfect location. From one experienced Realtor to another I wholeheartedly recommend Bill!
Merry and David S, Charlotte, NC 9/2021
We never would have been able to get our dream cottage if it hadn't been for Bill's expertise, savvy, and perseverance. His attention to detail was unlike anything I've ever seen. He went way above and beyond, and he continues to do so even after the sale! Bless you, Bill you made it all happen.
Isabella and Roger B, Sarasota, Fl 8 /2021
We've bought and sold many houses in our day. Bill is by far the best agent we've worked with. He's very knowledgeable about the area; He's also very patient. We had to make several trips to the area before we found the perfect house. He was always available to help us look at many houses. I can't thank him enough for all the help he has provided during the entire process. It's been flawless thanks to Bill.
Dan and Hannah, Bemidji, Minnesota 9/2021
It was a pleasure working with Bill. My fiancée and I were looking for our first home and Bill went right to work with our home search. We can’t thank Bill enough for the amount of time and effort he put in behind the scenes to secure the first offer we placed on a house. Don’t look any further, contact Bill for any of your home buying and selling needs.
Kyle and Tori, Maine and Indiana 8/2021
Bill, by far, is the best realtor I have ever dealt with. Never have I seen such attention to detail or the level of customer service he gives. He took the time to get to know us and really found out what we wanted and more importantly, what would make us happy. From search to closing, he was right there to make sure the whole process was as easy and stress-free as possible for us. Now we have a house we could not be happier with and we owe it all to Bill. He is a top-notch agent and we recommend him highly.
Guy and Zully, Sunrise, FL and New York 8/2021
Couldn't have done it without Bill. Found a house one weekend closed and moved in 2 weeks later, He took care of everything. He was always 2 steps ahead; he knows what he's doing! Always answered my calls (NO ANSWERING MACHINE). IF He couldn't reach me would follow up with a text. Easy going, easy to do business with.
JAY and Cindy R, Branson, Missouri 7/2021
Bill Garrison is the best real estate agent I have had. Bill was such a pleasure to work with for every home I have sold or purchased. Bill has your best interest at heart and makes himself available for any questions, concerns, or even a ride somewhere. He is professional, organized, and has an incredible sense of humor and personality. Above and beyond any real estate I have been with for over the last 10 years. Bill is realistic and his main concern is the buyer/seller and that the buyer/seller is 100% satisfied... I cannot recommend Bill Garrison, Realtor, RE/MAX Platinum Realty more highly to anyone interested in an amazing experience purchasing or selling their home. Thank you Bill for all your dedicated knowledgeable work.. We are so happy with the entire experience we have been blessed to have with you over the years.
Lori McCrea, Long Island, NY 6/2021
My wife and I built a great business relationship with Bill Garrison. We were 800 miles apart from each other, but Bill made the transaction of purchasing our condo in Venice, Florida a very enjoyable experience. I would recommend Bill Garrison to anyone, who is looking for a professional realtor. Bill has the customer's best interest.
Edward and Sonya S, Nashville, Tennesse 3/2021
When we purchased a home in Venice, Florida while living in Ohio, we found Bill to be exceptionally helpful because he is very knowledgeable about the Venice area. He was very responsive to our requests and offered good advice based on his extensive experience in the area. He went above and beyond what we have experienced with other realtors to provide us with resources and help before, during, and after the sale. Highly recommend!
Dan and Jean B, Columbus, OH 1/2021
Bill Garrison is an amazing agent to work with he is very professional and has a very likable personality. Bill has great communication skills and was always available he returned our phone calls very quickly and was not pushy. We were looking for a specific old style Fl Beach cottage “not many of them left” in good condition and in our price range. Bill found the perfect beach cottage for us in the same area where I grew up! He is very knowledgeable of the Fl Gulf Coast Beaches and was a delight to work with. We still stay in touch and he checks in on us from time to time. ??????
Joy M, Huston, TX
Bill Garrison has a vast knowledge of the real estate market on The Gulf Coast. He is skilled at working for his clients to bring about the very best outcome. As a buyer on Manasota Key, we are extremely happy with Bill’s ability to help us purchase our home. His warm friendly demeanor helped the purchase go smoothly for all concerned. Bill can be a great resource to anyone interested in Gulf Coast real estate!. Highly recommended!
Todd and Victoria, Virginia
Bill supported our purchase of 2 separate properties in the area. He is detail-oriented, patient, and unbelievably accommodating with regard to scheduling and following up. Bill walks you through the buying process from beginning to end, and diligently facilitates each faucet of searching for and buying a home. Highly recommended.
Connie and Scott L, Pittsburg, PA
Bill has been sending me listings in the Sarasota area for several years!! I told him one day I'd be ready to start looking and he was very patient and never stopped sending me listings. I was out of the area so I wasn't sure how I was going to manage to buy a property from a long distance. He made it very easy. My daughter and I arrived in Sarasota and the next day he picked us up and spent the day showing us properties and also gave a great tour of several beaches and some beautiful scenery. He goes out of his way to make sure he provides the best experience for his clients. Even after the closing, he was helpful with making recommendations for people to hire for remodeling, cleaning, landscape cleanup. If I need a realtor in the future, I will definitely call him.
Julie F, Dayton, OH
I used Bill on my most recent home purchase and would choose Bill again if needed. I don't think there is any greater compliment to a realtor than to go through the trenches with them when trying to find your forever home and you would do it all over again if given the chance. That is because Bill G is a tireless professional who truly has your best interests in mind during the search, offer, and closing. He was available on short notice and went out of his way to accommodate our hectic pace. During tough negotiations, he was fair and always kept us informed during the process. Bill knows the area extremely well and if he does not know the answer, will dig to find it. We, the entire family, appreciated Bill's talent, humor, and good spirit that kept us going even when we thought we were never going to find the right house. I have NO problem recommending Bill G to help you in your search!
Tony and Ruta G, Dallas, TX
"I couldn't have done it without him!" I was recently widowed and needed to relocate. I got online and was very lucky to see Mr. Garrisons' website. I was very impressed and the houses shown were beautiful and just what I was looking for. Bill worked diligently to find me the 'perfect house. Then, he led me through the entire process from a mortgage broker, appraiser, surveyor, etc., etc. right up to the closing. After the sale, Bill checked up on me several times to make sure everything was going well with my new home and that I was happy there. I have found Bill to be an honest, knowledgeable realtor.
Sandie M, Englewood, FL
Bill is one of the best t realtors we ever worked with. Our son is a realtor in PA, so we know what a realtor should be, and Bill is it. He negotiated with the seller's agent to get the price to an acceptable amount for us. He stays in contact with us even months after the deal closed. Sends us restaurant recommendations in the area and checks on our property when we are away. We give Bill the highest rating possible! What more could you want from a realtor?
Peggy and Fred W, Pennsylvania
Working with Bill to purchase a new home was a pleasure. After taking the time to find out what exactly we were looking for, Bill showed us many houses that matched our priorities and budget and never wasted our time taking us to homes that could not work for us. Once we found our dream home, he put in many hours to get us the best deal possible. We know he will do a wonderful job selling our condo. Bill is fabulous to work with and has become our personal friend in the process!
Bunni and Sue, Manasota Key, Fl
Bill is a very personable man who will go to bat for you in every circumstance of buying a house. He is extremely knowledgeable in this market as well as knowing everything you need to know. He will walk you through every step holding your hand the entire way. We felt he went way beyond what you can usually expect from a real estate agent. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to buy in the Sarasota area.
Bruce and Cindy, Georgia
Bill walked the extra mile to help find the right Sarasota home for us. His dedication and group of contacts made the process easy. He will be a friend for life! Feel free to get our contact information from Bill for a reference!
Sara and Chuck, Kaneohe, Hawaii
Thanks for all of your help and expert advice. We never thought we could get such a great home. We will have a great place to retire in a few years. The pool and lake are a huge plus! We love Misty Creek and only could not have done it without you.
John and Lisa S, Virginia
Stop for a moment and know I'm saluting you as I raise a glass in thanks for all your care and patience and hard work on getting this house for us! I'm well aware you went above and beyond to make this happen. I'm your biggest fan!
Sandy & Gordon, Italy and Hawaii
Bill, Still can't believe we own a condo on Siesta Key Beach. We are very happy thanks to your efforts. After you got us a great deal you saved us another $50K! WOW!! After many years of renting in Whispering Sands, we are finally proud owners. We love Siesta Key
Frank and Ann, Cincinnati
I am so happy after looking at about a million homes and 4 months that I finally made up my mind and got this house. You are very patient and did a great job. I appreciate all of your help and efforts. Hope I didn't drive you TOO crazy ;)
Lori L Sarasota, FL
Thanks again for the great job finding our condo. It's the perfect place for us and very happy that's so close to Siesta Key. We also appreciate all of the extra things you helped us with. We've been back to that great little pizza place 5 times
Don and Arlene P Capt. US Navy retired
I never could have done it without you guys. It's a great house and I am so happy that my grandson Zack has a nice home to live in. I know you got me the best price and I am very proud of it. After we move please come over for a drink and I'll tell you more war stories
Jim E. USN retired, Michigan
I know you two saved us at least $50,000 and probably closer to $100.000. I love this huge private lot and the great Key West home in a perfect location. I looked for a year and didn't find anything close to this great deal.
Jeff & April Nokomis, FL
Those foreclosure people sure had us screaming but you held it together and got us closed. Why do the banks make it so difficult to buy a foreclosed property? Thanks for being so patient with us and helping us get our condo. We're very happy with it and love the location so close to Siesta Key
Judy and Herald, Ohio
Thanks for all of your help and for getting me this awesome home. I love the huge size and the kitchen. My boys love the pool and fishing in the lake. I never thought I could own home this nice You guys are great! I also really appreciated how hard you worked to get us moved before Christmas.
Jenn T. Nokomis, Fl