Safety Harbor Realty of Sarasota, Inc.
Shirley Rowan
(941) 925-1136(941) 925-1136

Shirley Rowan

Real Estate has been my life since the day I was born. My father and grandfather sold real estate in Burlington, Vermont years ago. My father, Francis W. Brown, and mother, Mary P. Brown, and I moved to Sarasota when I was 2 years old.

Both of my parents got their brokers licenses when they moved to Sarasota. My dad sold most of the lots in Southgate helping King and Smith development the 1240-acres of Orange Groves into a wonderful sub-division of well-built family homes.

Growing up in the Southgate Plaza was quite an experience. My dad managed the shopping center from its opening in 1956 until 1996 when new ownership took over. My parents had a real estate office in the shopping center. As a little girl, I sat on open houses of models that my parents had built. I remember and helping dad’s salesman look up listing in the MLS book. There was no internet back then and buyers and sellers were totally dependent on Realtors to look up properties. New MLS sheets would come out every week, and I would take out the old listings and put in the new.

I grew up in a time that business was done with a handshake and that was binding. I promise you that I keep my word and a handshake is a sacred promise. Real estate is in my blood! And I am proud to help you sell and/or find the ideal piece of property at best possible price!

Thirty-nine years ago, while pregnant with my second son, I passed the salesman exam. The next year, I received my brokers’ license. My ex-husband also was a real estate broker. Our first large deal was an exchange of an apartment complex for the IRS Building on Bee Ridge Road. Also an accountant, I was able to put the numbers together to create a win-win exchange.

I look at real estate as an opportunity to meet some very nice people and help you with one of the most important transactions in your lifetime. I am here to serve you well and accomplish your goals. You are my family!

Call me to get started!

Office: (941) 925-1136

Cell: (941) 544-8404