It is a true honor to have the opportunity
to write an acknowledgement of Kathy…

Kathy and Todd Callahan are a talented team who exceeded our expectations! We were referred to Kathy by a Naples realtor. Within a month, we closed on a beautiful LBK property. Kathy was our point person; but we soon realized Todd was available to work on our behalf as well. They created an efficient process. They understood what was important to us, and were knowledgeable and thorough. They made us feel as if they were looking out for our best interests. Michael Saunders and Company hit a home run with these two!

Trudy and Doug Nelson

Kathy and Todd were terrific in helping us sell our house. They were always available to answer our questions and took care of all details in the sale guiding us through the entire process. Their marketing of our property was way above anything we expected. They were professional in every way always keeping us informed. We would highly recommend them to anyone buying or selling a home.

Jim and Raylene

Todd and Kathy went above and beyond our expectations in helping us purchase property in LBK. They took care of everything from ordering inspections, to getting necessary electrical work done quickly prior to closing, to helping get rid of unwanted furniture.  Their local knowledge is a tremendous asset for LBK buyers and sellers. Most highly recommend the Callahans!! 

Patrick K.

“Kathy Callahan rocks the realtor world. She provided incredible service, focus, and determination for my wife and I in the purchase of our Longboat Key property.  But that’s now where Mrs. Callahan ends.  Her greatest asset is her “Personal Touch” that she afforded us after the sale of our Sanctuary Condo.  She made sure that we had the best possible moving experience.  Bottom line, she was head and shoulders above any realtor we ever delt with. Absolute praise to Kathy Callahan”

Gerry K.

“We absolutely love Kathy and Todd Callahan. They are exceptional realtors who provide excellent service in purchasing your dream home!! They are experts knowing everything about Sarasota and Longboat Key and are extremely helpful in the process you need to go through before getting to closing!!”

Robin K.

“Can’t say enough positive things about Kathy Callahan. My purchase was made difficult by the seller not wanting to sell their home, yet Kathy remained calm and persistent, and resilient. She kept me from getting stressed, and because of her perseverance, I was able to buy the home. No pressure, no drama – just professional and friendly service is what you can expect from Kathy. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home in the area. 5 stars for Kathy, and she will be my agent on Long Boat Key for years to come. Thank you, Kathy!”

Scott A.

“A recent transplant from NY I felt fortunate to meet Kathy. Her knowledge, professionalism and down-to-earth demeanor were great! We will continue to work with her in our search.”

Pat and Tom

“We just bought a piece of paradise in Longboat Key. Kathy was just outstanding throughout the whole process. She helped us with all the matters, always with a big smile and a positive attitude. She was definitely the one responsible to make this dream come true. Since we live in California, not only the distance, but also the time zone difference, not to mention the pandemic, were all huge obstacles to enable this real estate transaction to happen. Nevertheless, Kathy was always there to put everything together making things easier on us. She negotiated fairly, and perfectly organized appointments, inspections, attorney’s meetings on our behalf. On April 15, 2021, we finally closed on a beautiful condo. We are so grateful and especially lucky to have found Kathy to help us on our search of the perfect vacation home. We can’t thank her enough. Kathy became a friend for life. She is kind, honest, hardworking, patient, a super human being. Thank you Kathy for everything!!!! We look forward to enjoying the beaches and sunsets in Longboat Key. “

Suely F.

“Kathy is the best! She was able to find us our dream property that wasn’t even on the market! Rest aassured she will take great care of your real estate needs, weather buying or selling.”

Pamela O.

“Kathy is a detailed agent that works as hard and professionally as we’ve seen in the industry. She helped us find our one of kind property before the other agents. Her hard work is second to none.”

Chris O.

“Kathy Callahan is an excellent, professional agent who will go above and beyond to understand and meet your housing needs! I manage and sell Commerical real estate but when it came to meeting our Florida housing needs we turned to Kathy and are pleased we did. Highly recommend Kathy!”

Shawna P

“I can’t say enough about Kathy as a broker and as a person. Came up from Chicago and was looking to buy a house on Long Boat Key with another family. That means Kathy has two clients instead of one. She was extremely knowledgeable about the market and found us a great “Florida House”. In addition, she has been extremely helpful post closing helping us through a rehab of the house. She has already made her deal but she continues to take care of us. I now consider Kathy both a business associate and a friend. Best realtor experience of my life.”

Steve D.

“Kathy is the most attentive agent who goes above and beyond to help you buy or sell your home! We are still looking for the perfect home but I know she will be the one to find it for us. She is very knowledgeable and professional and so personable as well!”

Pamela O.

Kathy Callahan is Six Stars!! My family has been on LBK for close to 50 years and this being the first and only time we have considered the need to sell our beautiful condo, Kathy Callahan has become our expert mentor, guidance and beacon. The experience of working with Kathy is nothing short of having a “family member’ by our side and the result has been one of the most satisfying and successful real-estate experiences we have ever had anywhere in the world. I recommend to anyone selling or buying a home on LBK to contact Kathy, without exception. Thank you Kathy for this amazing opportunity to work with you and the Michael Saunders and Company. 

Jonathan H.

Kathy, there is a special quality about you and the excellence you bring to your clients. My brother Jon and I could not be more confident and thrilled to have you as our agent to sell our family property on Longboat Key. You are both a joy and I think that we will make you an honorary family member as a result of your dedication and quality of work. Thank you for all that you are doing for my family and you make selling our family condo with all our special memories so lovely. As we say in our family…..to be continued as we move forward in this process of selling our unit. So many thanks from the heart…

Jody H.

We wanted to take a moment to share how much we enjoyed working with Kathy, she did an amazing job with the marketing and selling of our home at 581 Birdie Lane ! She priced it and sold it for more than we thought was ever possible. She was very good at communicating to us at every stage of the process and aggressive at making sure that we did everything that we needed to do as sellers. She was great at pushing everything along but in a good positive way. She had a contract in just a few days at full price and with a cash backup offer! The whole process went very smoothly and was very quick. Michael Saunders has a great reputation and in our opinion, Realtors like Kathy are one of the reasons why! We are now working with Kathy on the purchase of our new home in Lakewood Ranch and look forward to another seamless process!

Drew & Shannon L.

We would personally like to share our great experience working with Kathy Callahan.

My husband and I decided we would like to try something a little different for the winter and head south.  We had no idea which coast of Florida but friends gave us a few recommendations.  We spent a week traveling and while in Tampa I told my husband I think we need to go back to Sarasota.  Rodney and I loved Siesta Key, Longboat Key, and the Sarasota area.  So we headed back.

Luckily, we happened to drive by your office in Longboat Key and just decided to turn in even though we were looking for a rental.  This is where I feel Kathy was our “Little Angel”.  She happened to be working around the front desk and offered to help.  Even though she is in sales she said she would be glad to take our information and pass it on to your rental person.  We left with a Michael Saunders folder, a few places to ride by, and a promise she would be back in touch.

From this point, Kathy made it her mission to find us a home for the winter.  She called me the next day and found out we had started back to North Carolina. Kathy said I will look into a few places for you.  She found three condos and face timed me while she walked through so I could see them.  Kathy found the perfect condo for us!  She negotiated the price and everything we needed to complete the lease.

This is our “Happy Ever After” ending.  We loved Longboat Key!  We played tennis, rode bikes, enjoyed restaurants and all the things that the area has to offer.  Kathy kept in touch during our visit.  We decided this was a special place and we needed to come back.  Kathy showed us many properties and finally the right condo with the most awesome view came on the market! We made a couple of trips back to Florida.  Rodney and I are so happy to have our “Little home with the view”.  It’s all because of Kathy Callahan.  Kathy goes beyond her job description. Not only was she a wonderful realtor for us, I feel like I have a special friend.  It was a true blessing turning into Michael Saunders and being greeted by Kathy.

Rodney and Allison B.

Kathy has been instrumental in our very first home purchase to selling our home & finding us another larger one & when we were overseas indefinitely we choose Kathy to help us sell it through our bank to another personal referral from the U.K. We trusted Kathy explicitly with all of our real estate transactions, she assisted us with home repair items, pest control, whatever we needed to make sure we were always protected with a home warranty & peace of mind with all of our home purchases & sales.

Keala and Oscar D.

Bill visited Kathy at one of her open houses for her Foothills listing she was hosting and after a short conversation he invited her to come over to our house to see why it isn’t selling after being listed with the same broker for several weeks ! After a few more conversations and a formal listing appointment we released our other agent we weren’t happy with & hired Kathy to list & sell our home… and the rest is history , what a great experience for all of us & we had so much fun preparing the home for my big breakfast agent tour, open houses,and then a lovely Tucson couple walked into Kathy’s last open house and just had to have this beautiful gem of a home !! Kathy performed all of her fiduciary duties well above normal expectations , she also assisted the buyers in purchasing some items we wished to sell, found nice homes for our plants etc… We really missed her help here on our last purchase here in Oro Valley ! We highly recommend Kathy to help anyone buy or sell a home anywhere ” she’s the Best ”

Bill and Susan D.

Kathy has been instrumental in helping me sell several properties in Tucson over the years . She also helped me acquire land for development & has been very successful in satisfying all of my referrals I have sent to her to help with purchasing a home. I had a very challenging investment property at the University of Arizona with 3 different units and 7 tenants & she was amazing with handling all the showings to work around everyone’s schedule & did sell it within a few months to my complete satisfaction. I remember my first spec home she sold for us, my father and I. It was in the Foothills that was a long time marketing that property but, many open houses but we finally sold it. Thanks to  you! Thanks for all that you do!

Alex F.

It is a true honor to have the opportunity to write an acknowledgment of Kathy Callahan’s attributes and success. Kathy’s humility and dedication to her clients allowed her to live the belief that all transactions, whether big or small, are important. That belief was demonstrated with complete devotion to to her client’s needs and demands. You will be making an exceptional choice if you decide to work with Kathy. Here is what you’ll experience: true professionalism, attention to detail, a trusted advisor, a listening ear and a creative eye for beauty and solutions to problems.

Rosey Koberlein
Long Realty Companies