Lee Forbes PA, Broker/Owner, REALTOR@
About the Author - Lee Forbes, is a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and as a graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI), he is among the top 2% of all Realtors nationwide. Lee is not just an agent, but a real estate broker and member of the Manatee Association of Realtors, Florida Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Lee has also served as a Board Director for the Manatee Association of Realtors and serves on the Technology Committee for the entire Mid Florida Regional Multiple Listing service representing our Manatee service area.
As an Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), Lee Completed additional training for working with and understanding the needs of buyers in today's market. Lee Also holds the "e-Pro" designation from the National Association of Realtors as a top internet and technology professional.
Lee is also the recipient of the prestigious
"Young Professional of the Year" award for 2008-2009
2012 is an exciting year for my business as I cross into my eleventh year servicing Manatee county! I am very greatful for all the clients I have worked with over the years now. Each person was a new and exciting experiance for me. We have formed many stong friendships and business connections together and I can hardly wait to add more wonderful prospects to our lives. If I can assist you with any real estate need or even just answer your questions about our local market please contact me to discuss. There is no better topic than real estate!
Also, Feel free to use my site to view all of the active listings in Manatee County day or night. It's always up to date 24/7...
Bradenton Real Estate Information
We serve Manatee and Sarasota County areas including: Bradenton, Sarasota, Palmetto, Ellenton, Parrish, Lakewood Ranch.
Bradenton and Manatee County, Florida is a great place to live. Money Magazine ranked our area the 21st best place to live in America in 1997. A couple of years later it was rated in the top 5. Today our area is still attracting new residents who love the lifestyle they find here. Six communities: Bradenton, Palmetto, Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach, Longboat Key.
Lifestyles and Homes in Manatee County
Turn-of-the-century bayside villages, quiet rural settings, country club communities, comfortable urban neighborhoods, and secure retirement enclaves all are a part of the good life in Manatee County. Newcomers continue to be drawn by the area's beaches, climate, natural beauty, easy tempo of life, and friendly atmosphere.
What Newcomers Need to Know
Residents of Manatee County enjoy convenient access to interstate and state highways, including I-275, I-75, US 301, US 41, State Road 64 and State Road 70. This access makes it easy for travelers to commute to and visit nearby cities and towns, such as:
Sarasota - - 15 miles
Tampa - - 51 miles
Fort Myers - - 87 miles
Orlando - - 119 miles
as well as other southern population centers, including:
Miami - - 221 miles
Jacksonville - - 235 miles
Atlanta - - 496 miles