Marc Rasmussen has been a Sarasota resident since 1994. He graduated from University of Florida that same year with a degree in Finance, an area in which he worked for the next 6 years. After extensive work in the finance arena, including mortgage lending, which introduced him to real estate in 1998, Marc began selling real estate in 2000.
Marc saw an opportunity in internet marketing, and pioneered his own website with a client-centered focus that allows buyers to easily search through properties to fit their specific needs. His website quickly became one of the top resources for prospective Sarasota buyers, usually topping the Google ratings.
A top producing agent at several high-profile Sarasota real estate firms, such as RE/MAX Alliance, SKY Sotheby’s, and Michael Saunders, Marc decided to propel his internet success into his own business, opening DWELL Real Estate in 2011. With his team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable realtors, DWELL’s mission is to raise the standards of Sarasota real estate. High levels of professionalism, strong and thorough communication with the clientele, and successfully getting our clients to the closing table are the main missions of the firm.
Marc is also a member of the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing, has the CLHMS designation and is in the Million Dollar Guild.
Recognized as the mark of accomplishment in luxury markets around the world, the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation assures affluent buyers and sellers that the agents who have earned it have the knowledge, experience, competence, and confidence they require.
Members of The Institute who hold the CLHMS designation have documented performance in the TOP 10% of their markets, and have successfully demonstrated their expertise in the luxury home and estate market.
Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialists (CLHMS) whose documented performance includes at least two single family property closings at $1,000,000 and above will be recognized as members of the prestigious Million Dollar Guild.
We just finished our second purchase transaction with Marc Rasmussen. I cannot say enough about his professionalism, his knowledge, and his ability to provide wise counsel and perspective during what can be a very stressful period.
About 5 years ago we bought our first condo with Marc as our buyers’ agent. As buyers, we were 2 related households, and Marc successfully threaded through the differing concerns and questions of each of us and provided sound advice regarding selection and competing bids. We bought the condo at a great price with repairs completed and all parties happy.
When 2 of us found a second condo unexpectedly, there was no question that we would call Marc again. This time we were 1000 miles away and were buying sight unseen on a very tight timeframe. I can’t imagine trusting anyone else to handle such a complex arrangement – Marc made numerous trips to the condo, sent detailed pictures, video, and observations, dealt with pricing negotiations, made sure the repairs got done, and even cleaned out the unit when the seller failed to remove personal items. His advice and steady counsel, as well as his calm demeanor when the unexpected occurs, are exceptional. I always felt that he was on our side and had our best interests in mind. We wholeheartedly recommend Marc!
Marc, I appreciate the time that you spent with Kerry and me to find a place in Sarasota. I was really impressed with your knowledge of the area and your skills during the actual transaction. Thanks. I was initially surprised that you (as the owner) picked up the phone when I first called....and that you spent so much time educating me on the phone before we even met. I was even more impressed that your first reaction wasn't to pass me off when you realized I wasn't in the big dollar range. I am glad that your efforts resulted in a sale. We are excited about the house and are looking forward to spending as much time as possible in Sarasota. Happy to serve as a reference if you ever need one.
On August 17, 2007, we purchased a home in Longboat Key through SKY Sotheby's International Realty in Sarasota, FL. We take this opportunity to comment about the process/transaction and especially about the extraordinary efforts expended on our behalf by our SKY Sotheby's realtor, Mr. Marc Rasmussen.
Our overall experience was very positive, in large part due to the attention to detail and meticulous care that Mr. Rasmussen accorded to us. From the first tour of our would-be home, through negotiations, to the final closing, Marc was mindful and respectful of our personal tastes and always anticipated well the next steps involved in the somewhat complicated process of buying property from afar. The sometimes daunting 11th-hour challenges of dealing with title companies, banks and insurers were navigated seamlessly by Mr. Rasmussen.
From a personal standpoint, we found Marc to be considerate and professional and always showing great integrity and honesty in dealing with his co-workers as well as his clients.
SKY Sotheby is fortunate to have people like Marc Rasmussen in its employ. We feel fortunate to have crossed paths with Marc.