As a fourth-generation Floridian, I grew up in Sarasota, attending local schools including Ringling College of Art + Design's interior design program. Later, as co-owner of Sarasota's award-winning Methuselah's Antiques for 25 years,I regularly traveled throughout the US and England on antique furniture buying trips. I own and personally manage residential rental property in Sarasota and have resided in many local neighborhoods such as Bird Key, Downtown Sarasota, Palmer Ranch, South Gate, Siesta and Longboat Key. I have one grown daughter currently living in New York City.
My local community involvements have included Historic Spanish Point, Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce, New College Foundation, AJC and I am currently an Officer of Sarasota Garden Club. An avid gardener, traveler, and history buff I particularly enjoy exploring noted gardens and historic sites.
Because I derive great personal satisfaction from providing the best service to my customers, I have earned both the Graduate Realtor Institute Accreditation, considered a master's degree in real estate, and the Accredited Buyer's Representative Certificate.
Some recent reviews:
"We had been living out of state for almost a year when we decided to sell our house in Sarasota, and we are SO glad we chose to work with Tess! She made the entire process seamless for my husband and I. And not only was Tess there every step of the way, but she went above and beyond to ensure things moved on in a timely manner. I am blown away by her professionalism and would happily recommend her to anyone buying or selling in the Sarasota area!" Jaclyn B
"Tess knows the market, listened well to what we were looking for in a home. The homes she showed us were the type and location that suited our wants. Her knowledge of the history of the area and the current market were very useful to us. Tess was particularly helpful in difficult negotiations and standing firm on several major issues related to the inspection process and meeting the contract requirements for functionality of home service. She is easy to work with and demonstrates professionalism in all she does. We highly recommend Tess Herschman." Cathy & Russ H.