John Schnackenberg and Beverly Bowen assisted us to make a move from the Midwest to the Sarasota area within a very short period of time (90 days). New employment brought us here, and we were so grateful to find an option to purchase rather than rent even short term. John and Beverly went above and beyond any call to assist us. We could not recommend them more highly as realtors and now consider them dear friends.

They helped us identify neighborhoods we preferred as well as the type of property we sought. Between our decision to move and moving day, we made it to Sarasota only twice, but John and Beverly were in constant contact. They helped us explore every existing and newly listed property fitting our search criteria. Ultimately some research and a cold call to a seller in a neighborhood we loved led them to the home we purchased. The home was no longer even listed!

I was most impressed with how John and Beverly were able to understand exactly the sort of home we hoped to find and that they were willing to relentlessly seach for that home even when we could not be here. Beverly forwarded many beautiful photos and videos she had taken herself of properties we might like. She and John walked though homes to give us professional, objective insight about things pictures could not describe. Based on that information only we made an offer on a home we had not yet even entered, though we did request the right to walk-through the home before closing.

John and Beverly provided us with contact information for items and services we would need both during the purchasing process and after buying the home. They worked with a very anxious, out-of-state lender as we arranged financing. John and Beverly did everything they could to make it all happen for us. They made the process as easy as possible for us, and they found a beautiful home that we love.

If you search for a competent, experienced, savvy, truly gracious and caring realtor, I would only ask you to consider that a team of two people looking out for your best interest is the best of all worlds. John and Beverly each bring special insight and talent, and together they are an amazing team. If I were selling a home or looking to buy…. I would call John and Beverly FIRST!

Dear Beverly and John:

We just wanted to send this message to thank both of you for your help and invaluable guidance in  (a) identifying target areas in Sarasota, (b) exploring different purchase options (resell vs. new construction, fully furnished vs. leaseback, etc.), (c) introductions into new communities and builders, (d) keeping us fully informed about state and local regulations as they are related to construction and real estate, (e) negotiations with our builder, and (f) supporting us mentally and spirituality.  You guys are true professionals, and your efforts are very much appreciated!

We look forward to continuing our relationship during the entire “new construction” process and our friendship way beyond final house closure!

Thank you so much.

Having come from Colorado and not knowing what the house buying experience would be like in Florida it was invaluable for us to get connected with Beverly! A realtor possessed of wealth of information along with a warm and fun personality.

Having carefully listened to our needs, we found ourselves in a perfect fitting property in a stunningly short time! What a pleasure!

Beverly helped us buy our house in 1996. It was the kind of circumstance that would not have closed without her. She negotiated for us from beginning to end and went the extra mile. She was much more than a Realtor. She was and is a confident and friend.

We have referred many of our friends to her. She has assisted them with their real estate requests.

We recommended our son to her. She found the perfect house they had been looking for. She also listed their other house for sale.

Beverly is conscientious. She has the background and professional knowledge to help you with your real estate needs. More importantly, you will have a realtor you can trust.

Beverly has helped me sell a house and buy a house. She is a true professional and a very thorough and honest person. She helped us to sell our home in 2008. In 2010 she relentlessly searched to find me the right home based on my wish list. I couldn’t be happier with the way I was treated and helped thru the whole process. Thanks Bev you are the best!


Beverly is very cordial and down to earth person to work with. We have many Real Estate friends in Sarasota but Beverly is the one that found the home we bought. We were not looking as far south but were willing to come this way because of its proximity to our daughters in North Port. Beverly said we would love the the hurried life style in Osprey and she was right. They go above and beyond with other services.


We moved from Colorado to Florida and rented a condo. When we started looking for a place to purchase Beverly was recommended to us. She took the time to talk through what we were looking for and our price range, and then to weed out which properties to view in person. We luckily found a great property right away. She was a great help through the closing as far as communicating with the seller and keeping things moving.


My wife and I were trying to buy a home with a compressed time line and living half the country away. Beverly was always available by phone and email. Limited time on our part resulted in searching for a home long distance. It did not take long for us to realize that Beverly could be trusted. Through pictures and Beverly’s expertise we bought a home with out actually seeing it in person. When we showed up, it was everything that we wanted. Extremely helpful through every step of the purchase.


Beverly was very helpful in negotiating with the selling agent. We ran into a few snags as a result inspections and loans and Beverly was there every step of the way. Was a pleasure working with her and her expertise about Real Estate was helpful!!


At the time we listed our property, we found Beverly to be very knowledgeable of other properties in the area already listed. She was very professional, and offered accurate information when it came time to accept an offer!

“Beverly has now assisted us in buying or selling three different properties. She is such a go-getter and so high tech that she will have the house you’re selling on the web with virtual tours before the sun sets! Her experience and attention to detail on either side of the transaction is invaluable. And, especially important to me, is how well she keeps you informed all along the way. There will be no surprises with her on your team. I wouldn’t have anybody else!”

“Beverly – you did a great job – I’ve told all my friends and neighbors to be sure to call you if they need a wonderful agent.”

“Your service was outstanding! I wish all of my previous brokers were as thoughtful and knowledgeable as yourself”

“Beverly presented a complete layout of what she could and would do for me, and what I should expect in the whole process. Most of all, she kept me from worrying, and she told me what steps to take at different points along the way. She was very professional in every way, but I always felt that she was there as a friend that I could call and ask questions. Thank you for your help and support.”

“Dear Beverly,

It is so comforting to know you have a Realtor that is competent, thorough and pays attention to detail. You seem to keep all the loose ends under control. I never doubted that things would run smoothly at closing because of all your ground work. An extreme pleasure, believe me.”


Dear Beverly,

Lillian and I have sold a number of houses in the past. It is always a chore, but selecting you as our broker was one of the smartest things we have done in a long time.
Not only was our house sold in less than three weeks time and we received the price we wanted, but we were guided every step of the way by your years of experience.
It’s the small details that can be a nuisance and you took them off our hands so that we went thru the process with clear heads.
We have no hesitation recommending you and we have already done so with people we know that might be selling sometime in the future.
Thank you for all you’ve done.

“The purpose of this letter is to let you know how extremely pleased my husband and I were with the professionalism Beverly Bowen displayed in the handling of the sale of my mother’s condominium. We have bought and sold over eight houses in our lives and have never found a realtor as committed to her job as Beverly. This was particularly important to us, as we live out of state and were conducting all of our business long distance. Beverly constantly kept us updated, made suggestions as to how to make the property more appealing, and took us through every step in the closing. She is enthusiastic, energetic, and has truly been a delight to work with. It will be our pleasure to recommend her to anyone in the Sarasota area. You truly have a gem in Beverly.”


“Beverly spent a lot of time explaining things – kept me up to date on what was happening. I ended up feeling like Beverly is a trusted friend, as well as an advisor”


“Absolutely one of the most responsible, thorough, conscientious people we’ve had the pleasure of working with!”


“a quick note to tell you how much we appreciated your efforts on our behalf in selling our property…we especially appreciated your knowledge about the ?Starker deferred tax exchange’ rule, which saved us a huge tax bill”


“In my business, I have the opportunity to meet and work with many real estate agents. I have never come across anyone who is more conscientious, knowledgeable and thorough in completing the many difficult aspects of coordinating a real estate closing. Your friendly nature, availability and professionalism have made the sale of our home enjoyable.”

CC, Attorney at Law


“I want to thank you for your diligence and care. From the first time I met you I knew I make the right choice of Realtors. You made the whole procedure of selling my property very smooth, along with a confident smile.”