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13.02.2017 in

Meet Our Team

Jennifer Calenda, PA

Broker – Associate, MBA, Realtor®

Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker
16480 Burnt Store Road, Suite 102, Punta Gorda, FL 33955
101 Taylor Street, Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Direct Access: (941) 916-0798
E-mail: jencalenda@comcast.net

I have always had a strong interest in real estate and obtained a Master’s degree in Real Estate and Finance. I was the Director of Community and Business Banking, financing thousands of commercial properties and/ business loans. After moving to Florida, it seemed natural to pursue a career in Real Estate. I obtained my Real Estate License and have been handling real estate sales in the Burnt Store/Punta Gorda area since 2000. During that time, I have been involved with roughly 1000 properties totaling over $240,000,000.

I am on the board of the Michael Saunders Foundation where I make a donation for every real estate transaction I complete. The foundation supports many of the charities that are so important to me including the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition; the Backpack Kids; and AMI Crossroads, a charter school for foster boys. I love sailing in the local waters, yoga, and hiking with my husband.

Makala McClannan

Realtor®
Administrative Manager and Closing Coordinator

Office phone: (941) 505-5555
Fax: (941) 505-1550
E-mail: m.mulley@topproducer.com

What I Do:
I am the Administrative Manager and am responsible for ensuring a smooth closing for all. You may also find me showing property, staging and photographing new listings, and streamlining our team’s workflow. I basically oversee all administrative activities from listing to closing.

About Me:
Originally from the Finger Lakes area of New York, I moved to Florida with my family at a very young age. I currently live in Port Charlotte with my husband Andy and my Alaskan Malamute, Aurora. In my spare time, you will find me shopping, playing piano, spending time with my friends, or at my favorite local bookstore (Sandman Book Company).

Caroll M. Jean-Rene

Listing Coordinator

Office phone: (941) 505-5555
Fax: (941) 505-1550
E-mail: carollj@topproducer.com

What I Do:
My role is to get our properties listed as quickly as possible, ensure accurate information, and process the listing documents. I keep sellers updated with showing feedback and current marketing initiatives.

About Me:
Originally from Lima, Peru, I moved to Florida with my family in 1993. Though I miss family members who still live in Peru, I have grown to love it here, and have have gained strong knowledge of the Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte area. I have held different jobs, each one giving me new skills and areas of expertise. This one is the most fun, and really allows me to make a difference. What I do within our team matters.  I enjoy cooking Peruvian meals and love spending time with my enormous family.  I have a lovely little baby girl, Daniella, and I also have two furry babies, Lola and Tati.

Marianne Goldberg

Web Manager & Marketing Coordinator

Office phone: (941) 505-5555
Fax: (941) 505-1550
E-mail: pgmarianne@comcast.net

What I Do:
I am the web manager and marketing coordinator. I make sure our listings are getting optimal online exposure, along with effective print and mail advertising.

About Me:
I love living in Punta Gorda Isles. For me, it is first about the people, and second being able to live on the water. This is a small city that truly has a big heart—because the people do. My husband was a former mayor so I bring an in-depth knowledge of how the city operates to our team.  I moved to Punta Gorda Isles in 2001 from New Jersey. I retired from AT&T and consulted with Computer Associates, always in Information Systems. I have degrees from Rutgers and George Washington Universities, and obtained my Realtor License in 2004. I play at playing golf, and enjoy boating. I am involved in several local charities that focus on domestic abuse and children’s needs. I have two sons, a daughter-in-law, and four grandsons—all still in NJ. I live with my husband and two fluffy rescue kitties, Sophie and Max.

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Southwest Florida: Want to buy your second home here?

17.08.2016 in Area News, Events, Market Update, Uncategorized

Have you been dreaming of a retreat where the weather is warm and every morning blue skies greet you? Southwest Florida is a wonderful place to explore. But buying a second home is a big decision.  Michael Saunders & Co. has four areas to consider. Let me know if I can help with any of these considerations. Here is a link for the whole article:


Thinking of Buying a 2nd Home in SW Florida?

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Wendy S.

01.08.2014 in

Jennifer is an experienced agent who knows the market, and offers great service with reports and detailed feedback from each showing. Her team offers great communication from listing to closing. Thank you for making the sale of our condo a painless process for us!

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January Market Update

20.03.2014 in Market Update

January 2014 market update

Overall 2013 finished slightly ahead of 2012 in terms of unit sales across the board with less than 5% growth in unit sales in Charlotte County, PGI/BSI & the Burnt Store markets. Where we recognized the most significant increases in unit sales is in the sale of vacant land.  Specifically, Charlotte County experienced a 14% increase in lot sales in 2013 over 2012, while the 33950 (PGI/BSI market) witnessed a 27% increase, and 33955 (Burnt Store market area) witnessed a 19% increase. The increase in lot sales had a corresponding increase on the number of building permits issued, as confirmed by the city of Punta Gorda who alone issued 87 permits in 2013. Copy of BSM Entrance

This is encouraging news for property sellers in our market today, as many of the “value lots” are being cleared from the market pushing buyers back into the resale market, versus considering new construction.  With our market now one year stronger and our feeder markets firming up in the Midwest and Northeast we are better poised for a potential uptick in property prices.

Abnormally cold weather experienced so far this winter will certainly contribute to the migration that Michael wrote about last week.  This coupled with more mortgage markets opening back up will in fact help to spur buying activity this season.

We will continue to experience the challenges with mortgage lenders being more rigid with their qualification of buyers, though more money should be available for those who qualify.  Moreover, as prices start to creep up we will be confronted with the never ending challenge of access to adequate data to substantiate the necessary appraisal.

The other hurdle on the horizon for sellers with older homes is the Biggert- Waters Flood Insurance reform, which is grossly increasing the cost of flood insurance for homes built in 1973 and before in Charlotte County and 1982 and before in Lee County.  The Senate is currently moving to postpone the implementation of this act, which will have a devastating impact on these property owners.

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