About Me

Bruce Brunette, 941-223-6373, brucebrunettefl@gmail.com


As a home buyer, you want an agent that has extensive experience in the area and is totally familiar with the types of homes available.  I have lived in the Sarasota and Venice area for over 20 years and have owned and managed many properties in that time. I am a long time member of the Venice Chamber of Commerce, serve on their Events Committee, and have tons of Venice contacts and friends.  I can help with recommendations for trusted, local vendors such as Home Inspectors, Handymen, Insurance Agents, Title Companies, and others.


I currently live in the Silver Oak community in Palmer Ranch in South Sarasota, but also still own property in Venice.  I know this area intimately so I can help guide you to the area that is perfect for your needs.  Whether it is close to the beach, in a gated community, or downtown, I will strive to be the best, most knowledgeable agent you can use.  To get started, just call or send me an email.  I LOVE to help!


As your dedicated Buyer's Agent I will represent you as you start your search, help you to make an offer, help with negotiation, and eventually close on your new home.  There is NO cost to you to use a Buyers Agent.  The alternative is to visit homes on your own and then you are dealing with the listing agent, whose primary focus has been on his client, the seller.  As in a legal situation, you need someone representing you exclusively and who has your best interests at heart.


For international buyers, Michelle, my assistant, is fluent in both Spanish and French, having lived in France, Colombia and Spain. 


Let me help you find your perfect home in your perfect area.  And we will have lots of fun doing it! I know some great waterfront restaurants you will love.  If you are new to Sarasota and Venice, I will be glad to drive you around and show you the area so we can find just the right neighborhood for you.


For home sellers, I can provide buyers from my extensive database of my buyers and prospects.  If you list with me, I will provide my full attention and extensive online marketing to get you the price you want in a timely manner.


Regarding my background,  I have bought and managed several rental homes in Venice in the past 20 years and am a long time member of the Venice Chamber of Commerce.  I am very tech savvy and have over 500 Facebook friends and am proficient in Online marketing, Mail Chimp and EZ Texting.


Prior to moving to Florida, I was active as a real estate investor in Minneapolis.  I had worked for Honeywell and Medtronic before starting my computer sales companies.  I was born and raised in Superior, Wisconsin and received a BS Degree in Engineering and an MBA in Marketing.  My brother still lives in Superior and my sons and families live in Appleton, WI and Omaha, NE.  I LOVE helping folks from up north find their perfect vacation here.