"Like hiring a pilot, you want an experienced professional on your side" 

Bill Garrison
, PA,
REALTOR, Associate Broker


You need and deserve a hard working, street smart, professional like Bill Garrison on your side! With his clients needs as his first priority, he is driven by a positive "get it done" energy and uses his 25 years of real estate experience to keep a smile on your face.  His focus is working with real estate buyers in Sarasota and all of the waterfront communities on the west cost of Fl. He is a 33 year resident of Sarasota County with 24 years of residential real estate experience. Bill is a true real estate professional that strives to find his buyers the best possible properties and deliver them a great home value. He stays on top of your real estate transaction and follows up on all of the details up to and after your closing. He knows the best title companies, real estate attorneys, mortgage lenders, surveyors, property inspectors and insurance agents to get you closed fast without complications. With high ethical standards  Bill always delivers excellent client service. If you are ready to make important decisions you need a professional on your side and Bill is ready for the challenge. Bill puts his local knowledge to work for you and will help you find the perfect residence to fit your lifestyle and budget. He is a tough negotiator and strives to get the best for his clients. 

    SARASOTA MAGAZINE  "BEST OF THE BEST REALTORS"  2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Graduate REALTOR Institute, Certified Residential Specialist, e-PRO, Seller Residential specialist, Broker Associate, Certified Negotiation Expert,  Sarasota resident since 1986,
 Real Estate License since 2000, Graduate of Indiana University, National Association of REALTORS®, Florida Association of REALTORS®,


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

( from Sunrise and New York )

Bill Garrison... one of the best real estate agents 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

( from Long Island, NY )  

Couldn't have done it without Bill. Found me 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

(from Branson, MO)

Bill Garrison is an amazing agent to work with he is very professional and has a very like able 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

(from 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

(from 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

(from 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 buying a property from 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

(from Dayton, OH)


I used Bill on my most recent home purchase and would chose 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

(From Dallas, TX)

"I couldn't have done it without him!" I was recently widowed and needed to relocate. I got on line and was very lucky to see Mr. Garrisons web-site. 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 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, knowlegable realtor.


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 sellers 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

(from 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

(from Georgia)

Bill was tireless in working with me to show me properties throughout the Sarasota area. And he made me feel like I was his only client. He also made the whole closing process go very smoothly. And then once I purchased my house, Bill was very helpful in putting me in touch with service providers to help me with my home. I highly recommend Bill if you want to work with a very experienced real estate agent.

Joe B

(from Maryland) 


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 L

Sarasota, Fl

(from Kaneohe, Hawaii)

Thanks for all of your help and expert advise. We never thought we could get a such a great home. We will have 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

Sarasota, Fl

(from Virginia) 

Appreciate all of your help getting us closed before Jan 1 so the kids could get started in school. Love the location and all of your advise on location and schools. Our girls love it here and so do we. I think you showed Jerry 100 homes and know you work to get us a great buy.

Jerry and Judy C

Nokomis, Fl
(from Mobile, Alabama) 

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

Sarasota, Fl
(from Hawaii & Italy) 

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 A

Siesta Key

(from Cincinnati, Ohio)

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 come over for a drink and I'll tell you more war stories

Jim E.
Venice, Fl

(from 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 closed to this great deal. My brother will be calling you soon to buy a vacation house.

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

Sarasota, Fl
(Ohio and Alabama)

Thanks for all of your help and 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 a 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

Nokomis, FL