Bill Garrison, PA, REALTOR, Associate Broker

           2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 


"Just like hiring an aircraft pilot, you want an experienced professional on your side" like Bill Garrison!  With his client's needs as his first priority, he is driven by a positive "get it done" energy and 20+ 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 coast of Fl. He is a 35+ year resident of Sarasota County 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. 

Bill puts his experience and local knowledge to work for you finding you the perfect residence that will fit your lifestyle and budget. He's 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. 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. 



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  (from Sarasota)


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 ( from Alabama) 

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 home in Pelican Point.  We would highly recommend Bill Garrison to handle all your transactions.

Ed and Sonya S ( from Nashville)


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 
(from Georgia)


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

( from Missouri) 


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 
(from Charlotte, NC)  


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

(from Sarasota, Fl) 


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

( from Nashville, Tennesse )


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

( from Bemidji, Minnesota )  


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

( from Maine and Indiana ) 


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

(from Branson, Missouri)


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

( from Columbus, OH)


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, FL 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 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 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

(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 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

(from 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

(From 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.


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

(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

(from 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

(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 advice 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 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

Bill Garrison / RE/MAX Platinum Realty

Sarasota, Venice, West Villages, Lakewood Ranch