So Refreshing!

“It was so refreshing to have them on our team for this entire process.” We cannot say enough about how much we have enjoyed first getting to know Sue, and second working with Sue. Sue and Gina are always willing to help with a great attitude! We first met Sue to look at one of her listings, when that wasn’t what we were looking for the two of them jumped into action and showed us around AMI for almost 2 days. We found the exact home we were looking for and they helped us go from negotiations, to contract, to closing without skipping a beat. It was so refreshing to have them on our team for this entire process. Their honesty and integrity are unmatchable in this industry. After helping us with our first purchase, a year later we called on her again to purchase a second place on the island. Again, they went above and beyond the call of duty. I would definitely recommend Sue and Gina for all your real estate needs! Thank you both for all you do, you are the best! Kris and Cam, Chicago, IL

“You will not be disappointed…”

“We recommend her highly to anyone!” We recently purchased a home in Anna Maria, FL, from Sue Carlson and would definitely recommend her in every way! She is extremely knowledgeable about Anna Maria Island and the surrounding area, and was a fountain of information regarding builders, inspectors, insurance agents and everything else we needed to know regarding the purchase and our future plans. Sue was fun to work with and made sure the purchase process was painless and thorough. She has remained helpful even after the purchase was complete during our remodel, and has become a good friend. We recommend her highly to anyone – you will not be disappointed and she will make sure you find the right property for you! Sincerely, Janis and George, Snowmass Village, CO

“Honest and Ethical”

“Sue acted as both an advisor and a purchasing agent…” Sue worked with us to purchase a home on the island. Her knowledge and expertise proved to be an invaluable asset. Taking the time to help us understand what criteria should be considered when purchasing for long term ownership, Sue acted as both an advisor and a purchasing agent. She is one of the most honest and ethical individuals we have ever dealt with…and we would definitely use her as a buyers agent in the future. Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $700K in Anna Maria, FL

We love dealing with them…

“Sue and Gina took care of all the details…” Sue and Gina have gone over and above for us in all of our real estate needs on Anna Maria Island and now in Bradenton. The rental side of her business has never missed a step, and keeps us apprised of all things happening with our Island condo. When purchasing our new property, Sue and Gina took care of all the details we could not deal with while being away for the summer. Sue and Gina both get our highest recommendation for their professionalism, expertise, and friendly ways of doing business. We love dealing with them. Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Holmes Beach, FL.

Barb and Marvin Hansen, Springfield, Illinois

We bought our first home on AMI in 2011 after vacationing here just ONE TIME!! We fell in love with the island and knew we wanted to purchase our own slice of paradise. After buying and renovating our first beach house we were ready to upgrade to a larger home. Sue was our real estate agent for selling the first home and buying our second home. We found her to be extremely knowledgeable about AMI and relied on her expertise and guidance. We would highly recommend her services and when we are ready to buy again we will once again depend on Sue to help us from beginning to end!

My Paradise Found

“After visiting the Anna Maria Island area for several years on holiday, in 2008 we decided to take advantage of lower Real Estate prices and buy our little cottage by the sea we’d been dreaming of. All we were looking for was a place as close to the beach as we could get thinking we’d spend holidays and rent out when we weren’t here to help offset the cost.  We were connected with another Realtor by a friend of ours. We spent a frustrating seven days being sold all sorts of great deals, none by or near the Island.  Sure, there were great deals on golf course and downtown Sarasota homes, but we wanted to be close to AMI.  2 days before our vacation was to end, we drove by a little cottage in the Village of Cortez with An Island Place’s sign on it.  We called Sue that night, she dropped everything and gave us 3 examples of cottages near or on the island that WERE in our budget – something our previous Realtor told us was impossible.  We bought our cottage, closed in a few weeks, and started having holidays in our own home. Within a year it […]

Dave and Barb Rinckey, Grand Ledge, Michigan

From the minute we found Sue on her website and she responded to our request for information, we knew we had found the perfect realtor for us. She is extremely knowledgeable about the area, and helped us so much in filtering through possibilities. She helped us avoid a couple of buying pitfalls, which we so much appreciated. She never pushed, just gently lead us towards our final goal of purchasing the perfect place for us. She is a great negotiater – her skills kicked into high gear at just the right time! We highly recommend Sue and her staff to anyone looking for an honest, forthright and energetic realtor.

Lynne and Kelly Rubino, Bradenton, Florida

We cannot say enough about Keith Barnett. He is the best realtor we’ve ever had. He is very conscientious, detailed and supportive. We knew he was always looking out for our best interest from the moment we started working with him on finding a house to the closing and beyond. We’ve never had a realtor spend so much time looking for “just the right house”. Keith has been there for us even after the deal closed and he could walk away. We are more than pleased and can’t thank you Keith enough for our beautiful new home!

Ron and Debra Politte, St. Louis, Missouri

Buying our new house on Anna Maria Island was an easy and fun experience because of Sue Carlson. She went beyond our expectations of taking care of all the details from start to closing. We were thrilled with her professional care on our behalf especially since we were out of state. And the best part…we now consider Sue our new island friend!

Bernie Gismondi, Grosse Ile, Michigan

Once you meet Sue and deal with her, you will end up becoming a friend first and a client second. I would never refer anyone other than Sue to represent any of my real estate needs. She simply gives the term “real estate professional” a new meaning.

An Island Place Realty



9908 Gulf Dr.
Anna Maria, FL 34216

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