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Why You Should Buy My House - A Message From The Owner

When you begin the search for the perfect home, you might be overwhelmed with clever marketing from real estate companies. They can make any home sound spectacular. A run down property becomes a "fixer upper" or a "handyman's special". They will tell you a home is "ready for your special touch" when it really needs to be bulldozed to the ground. It's all about marketing.

How often do you hear from the person that has lived there? The person who spent hours making the home beautiful - picking out those special paint colors, designing the perfect kitchen or lovingly planted the fruit trees in the yard. It's just like visiting a restaurant after listening to the rave reviews of a person who just ate there. Experience is worth a thousand words.

We asked the owners of 386 Hanchey Drive, Nokomis to tell us in their own words how it feels to live in their beautiful home and why you should be the next to have the experience:

First of all the grounds are amazing! From the secret garden...a perfect place to have coffee in the morning with its convenient potting shed complete with running water ...to a pair of docks to keep your boat or just fish off of ...to the secluded bench at the south west corner of the property - a sunny spot to enjoy while fishing or contemplating ones navel ..to the side yard that is waiting to have swings hung from the huge oak trees!

On the east side of the property you will find an avocado, a Meyer lemon and a tangerine tree. To date we have enjoyed the fruits of the two citrus trees and are excited to see that the avocado is on its was to its first harvest! There are Bromeliads growing in the oaks and the little orange flowers in the west yard are orchids! They bloom in the spring. The Birds of Paradise make for nice cuttings several months a year. All the garden beds are full of beautiful surprises. Each season brings out different things in each.

A good place to be among the local birds is the pool deck or anywhere you can see out back. The docks are a favorite sunning spot for all sorts of birds. Speaking of the house... We rarely live with the a/c on. Feel free to open the doors while you explore this sweet spot. Open the large sliders to the pool. The screen enclosure makes it possible to live outside while inside. Being ex-New Englanders this it is what Florida living is all about!

The house speaks for itself, with its large rooms, easily separated guest area and office/rec room/ guest room area behind kitchen/butlers pantry. In all the homes we've lived in, we never had so many large closets much less an oversize two car garage with sufficient storage area for frequent visitors to leave their "summer" clothes in.

The large windows on the back of the house as well as the windows on the second floor have electric shutters. The rest have easy to handle storm shutters so the house is ready for any storm.

Being a short walk or bike ride to the grocery store, salons and restaurants "next door" is more than convenient. As are the post office, 3 pharmacies and 2 banks. We also enjoy riding our bikes to Casey Key beach. It's a fairly flat ride! Just the bridge is a hill...but what a lovely view from there!

And lastly, where is Nokomis? Having moved here from Longboat Key, we have come to realize that Nokomis is centrally located. It takes us 20 minutes to get to downtown Sarasota except in season when traffic everywhere is slower because of volume. Venice Island is just 7 minutes away with its beaches, restaurants, shops and more. There are more beach access points near here than from any home site in Sarasota. We are nearly equally split between Tampa (TPA) and Ft. Meyers airports...about an hours drive. SRQ airport is twenty minutes when traffic is light.

After the rave review, you must be wondering why they are selling? Well, they've decided to move to a home with more land. They want to explore a more agricultural setting after experiencing a waterfront lifestyle. After all, isn't that what life is all about....new experiences.

Beth Dilley
Beth Dilley