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Esti Baughen

Esti Baughen
(941) 320 6615

Esti Baughen grew up in Exeter, England and moved to London where she attended the London School of Contemporary Dance before working as a professional dancer.

Together with her husband, Esti relocated to Manhattan where she established and ran a children’s clothing company.  Together with a business partner, she designed, manufactured, and marketed a range of children’s fashions, before having a son and daughter of her own. Needing to escape from NYC periodically, the family purchased a vacation home in Sarasota and in 1999 decided to make it their fulltime residence.

Having invested in property in both London and New York, Esti realized the huge potential of investing in Florida real estate and set about building an investment portfolio. This, coupled with her natural enthusiasm and bubbly personality, led her to a career in real estate.

A licensed REALTOR® since 2002, Esti has enjoyed much success and brings creativity and tenacity to the most difficult transactions.  Her clients appreciate her extensive experience, market knowledge sense of humor and passion for Sarasota living.  She prides herself on providing unparalleled service and develops long-term relationships with her customers.  Her firsthand knowledge of the immigration and relocation process, and the steps and potential pitfalls involved in moving overseas, give her a unique insight and understanding when working with clients from other countries.

Esti lives in Sarasota with her husband, where she plays tennis, enjoys local art and cultural activities, the Sarasota Ballet, and indulges her own artistic talents by making jewelry.

We got great personalized service. Esti took time to understand our needs and to research properties that would meet our requirements. Her local knowledge of the Sarasota and Bradenton area was a big advantage, and she was able to show a range of properties that really gave us a good sense of the housing market.  She moved quickly to meet our tight timeframes and kept us updated when we were back in the UK. We now have a lovely home in Florida that is serving us well as both a rental and holiday home.
Alistair and Helen Lloyd, U.K.

Esti continues to invest in her education and has earned these credentials:
SRES Senior Real Estate Specialist

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JoAnn Shakon

JoAnn Shakon
(630) 464 6519

JoAnn Shakon was born in New York, raised in Oregon where she graduated from the University of Oregon, and then moved to Chicago where she spent most of her adult life.

JoAnn’s career in finance was marked by setting new standards.  She was the first woman, and the youngest partner of the largest specialist firm on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, and one of first female traders on the Chicago Board Option Exchange,  Working in this demanding environment, where your word really is your bond, JoAnn was known for her professionalism, integrity and high ethical standards.  She traded for 15 years until she took a break to raise her daughter and son.

Looking for a new challenge, JoAnn furthered her education at College of DuPage and then established and built a successful horticultural business, which she ran until 2015 when she was drawn to realize her dream of coastal living.  Leaving the winters behind, she moved to Sarasota.

A definite “people person”, JoAnn has put those skills to work in her real estate business.  Combined with her love of numbers, fast thinking, and negotiating skills, learned in the early years of her career, she brings the perfect balance of caring, experience, knowledge and skills to any real estate transaction.  She is also a Certified Intrinsic Feng Shui Professional and a member of the International Feng Shui Guild.

One of College of DuPage’s core values is Serving Our Region, Connecting Our World, and JoAnn personifies this.  She is an active member of Rotary International, and when she’s not busy fundraising she finds time to enjoy all our community has to offer: walks on the beach, art, culture and fine wines and food.  JoAnn lives in Lakewood Ranch with her Portuguese water dog, Beauregard.

This was the best and most seamless purchase I ever experienced.  There are no words to fully describe the security felt with JoAnn’s knowledge and her availability whenever needed.  JoAnn is a true professional and role model for her industry.  If I need to sell or buy a home in the future, JoAnn will be the only call.
Sandra Paynor, Tennessee

JoAnn’s thirst for knowledge and desire to be at the top of her profession have led her to achieve the following credentials:

CIPS Certified International Property Specialist  
GRI Graduate, REALTOR® Institute
RSPS Resort and Second Home Property Specialist
SRES Senior Real Estate Specialist
CIFSP Certified Intrinsic Feng Shui Professional

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