Jim Soda stands apart as one of the most knowledgeable and skilled luxury REALTORS® in the Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch and Bradenton area. Jim is a consistent listener to what a client’s needs are. When listing your home, Jim gives you the tools and guidance you need to make informed decisions about pricing, staging, advertising and negotiating. Jim has consistently proven himself as a phenomenal real estate agent. At his former company, Jim was a member of Prudential's Chairman's Platinum Circle, placing him in the top 1% of Agents nationwide, and Top 100 in 2005/06. Jim then transferred his talents to Keller Williams Realty in Lakewood Ranch and continues to set the bar to high to the success of the The Soda Group.
As a highly skilled and successful agent in the luxury real estate market, Jim specializes in the Greater Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Siesta Key and Longboat properties. With experience buying and selling Florida's most impressive luxury homes, Jim is your connection to the best homes and properties. He also represents some of the finest waterfront real estate in the fabulous areas of Sarasota in Bird Key, Lido Key, Harbor Acres, Casey Key, Longboat and Siesta Keys. Jim also has his CIPS Designation - Certified International Property Specialist and ABR Designation - Accredited Buyers Representative. This designation is recognized in the luxury markets around the world, the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist insures high-end buyers and sellers that Jim Soda has the professionalism, expertise, trust and ability to get a successful deal closed.
As a golfer, Jim Soda is very familiar with the Golf Course developments, allowing him to introduce you to the best golf courses and country clubs in the area. Jim knows developments like Lakewood Ranch Country Club, The Ritz Golf Club and Founders Club, as well as The Concession, which ranks in the Top 100 courses nationwide. Other top country clubs in the area are Sarabay, The Oaks, River Strand, Bradenton Country Club, Gator Creek and Stoneybrook.
But Jim's success goes beyond a deep familiarity with Sarasota's best luxury communities. In both 2007 and 2008, Jim earned his place at Prudential's Chairman's Circle Platinum Honors, for being among the top 1% of the company's 65,000 agents. Then, in 2009, Jim earned the Prudential Legend's Award, which is given to top producers who have won the Chairman's Circle Award (top 1% of Prudential agents), five consecutive years during their association with Relocation Services, Inc. and Prudential Real Estate.
Jim and his wife Donna moved to Lakewood Ranch from Canfield, Ohio in 2001. Jim graduated from University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. With a daughter at The Ohio State University, The Soda’s are true Buckeyes. “I still root for all our Florida sports team. Except when they play Ohio State. Our area is a wonderful place to live and work.”