Joanna Benante, Realtor®
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Joanna Benante

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Mobile: 941.356.7718
Office: St Armands Circle I
61 S. Boulevard of the Presidents, Sarasota, FL 34236
Languages spoken: English
2021 Legacy Award Recipient

Originally from Marietta, Georgia, Joanna Benante grew up vacationing on the idyllic island of Longboat Key, with the dream of someday making the Sarasota area her home. In 2007 that dream became a reality as she and her family relocated from Chicago to sunny Florida. Starting her real estate career in Chicago, Joanna continued this path in Sarasota by partnering with Ann Martin to found the Martin & Benante ... more.Team with Michael Saunders & Company in 2007. Over the past 15 years, the expertise of this partnership has led to them consistently placing in the Top 1% of area Realtors with Martin & Benante being named the #1 Top Selling Team of the St. Armands Office since 2011 and the Top 5 Team companywide in 2021 achieving over $76 Million in sales volume with 114 units sold. In 2022, the team has been recognized by Real Trends "The Thousand", a national award ranking the top 500 sales associates and teams in the US and they were recognized by Tampa Bay Business Journal "Who's Who in Residential Real estate".

Over the years Joanna has worked with a diverse array of both buyers and sellers and across all price points. Buyers coming from around the country and abroad look to Joanna’s extensive area knowledge for information on all locations spanning from Lakewood Ranch to Venice, Sarasota's barrier islands, and everywhere in between. Her local proficiency and vast understanding of all areas and options allows Joanna to effectively assist her clients in making informed decisions while navigating the process of making Sarasota and its surrounding locale into their dream second home or blissful yea-round living. Her superior market knowledge leads Joanna to also partner alongside her sellers in establishing the most competitive approach to pricing and strategic marketing through print ads, electronic distribution and social media channels. This creative and savvy marketing approach led Joanna to be chosen as the exclusive Listing Agent for the first ever Sarasota based garage condo development, Wheel Base Garage Condos. After completely selling out all 46 units, Joanna was crowned “The Garage Queen” and tapped as the exclusive Listing Agent for a second project, Suncoast Executive Storage. Through the total sale of all 26 units, Joanna has established herself as the premier agent in this niche market and is currently collaborating with developers on exciting future garage condo projects.

Joanna is committed to serving her community and has had the honor of working closely with several local non-profits. This includes serving as a founding Board Member of Impact100 SRQ, as a member of the Sarasota Cotillion Board of Directors, Parish Council Member of the Church of St. Patrick, and St. Martha Catholic School Board of Directors. In her spare time, Joanna enjoys “vacationing” where she lives with her family, and boating the glorious waters of Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Joanna lives with her husband of 25 years and has raised two sons in Sarasota. ...less.

  • 401 Quay Commons #1603, Sarasota, FL 34236

    Downtown Sarasota

    $6,100,000
    SOLD
    Condo
    Worked with seller
  • 12925 42nd Ter W, Cortez, FL 34215

    Bradenton West

    $4,200,000
    SOLD
    Single Family Home
    Worked with seller
  • 491 Partridge Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236

    Bird Key

    $3,850,000
    SOLD
    Single Family Home
    Worked with seller
  • 4051 Gulf Of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228

    Longboat Key

    $3,700,000
    SOLD
    Single Family Home
    Worked with seller
  • 6051 Gulf Of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228

    Longboat Key

    $3,650,000
    SOLD
    Single Family Home
    Worked with seller
  • 1189 Center Pl, Sarasota, FL 34236

    Lido Shores

    $3,400,000
    SOLD
    Single Family Home
    Worked with seller
  • 950 Alameda Way, Sarasota, FL 34234

    Museum Area

    $3,375,000
    SOLD
    Single Family Home
    Worked with seller
  • 4311 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34234

    Museum Area

    $3,270,000
    SOLD
    Single Family Home
    Worked with seller
  • 491 Partridge Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236

    Bird Key

    $2,900,000
    SOLD
    Single Family Home
    Worked with buyer
  • 1005 Riviera Dunes Way, Palmetto, FL 34221

    Riviera Dunes

    $2,300,000
    SOLD
    Single Family Home
    Worked with buyer
  • 319 Bird Key Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236

    Bird Key

    $2,250,000
    SOLD
    Single Family Home
    Worked with seller
  • 1155 N Gulfstream Ave #1001, Sarasota, FL 34236

    Downtown Sarasota

    $2,160,000
    SOLD
    Condo
    Worked with seller
  • 1818 N Lake Shore Dr, Sarasota, FL 34231

    Oyster Bay

    $2,150,000
    SOLD
    Single Family Home
    Worked with buyer
  • 1666 Arlington St, Sarasota, FL 34239

    Sarasota (West of I75)

    $2,000,000
    SOLD
    Single Family Home
    Worked with seller
  • 1556 Eastbrook Dr, Sarasota, FL 34231

    Sarasota (West of I75)

    $1,895,000
    SOLD
    Single Family Home
    Worked with seller
  • 1155 N Gulfstream Ave #905, Sarasota, FL 34236

    Downtown Sarasota

    $1,820,000
    SOLD
    Condo
    Worked with seller
  • 47 N Washington Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236

    St Armands Circle

    $1,800,000
    SOLD
    Single Family Home
    Worked with seller
  • 534 Bird Key Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236

    Bird Key

    $1,800,000
    SOLD
    Single Family Home
    Worked with seller
  • 3060 Grand Bay Blvd #172, Longboat Key, FL 34228

    Bay Isles

    $1,750,000
    SOLD
    Condo
    Worked with seller
  • 7425 Monte Verde, Sarasota, FL 34238

    Prestancia

    $1,745,000
    SOLD
    Single Family Home
    Worked with buyer
  • 1740 Prospect St, Sarasota, FL 34239

    Sarasota (West of I75)

    $1,700,000
    SOLD
    Single Family Home
    Worked with buyer
  • 1001 Point Of Rocks Rd #411, Sarasota, FL 34242

    Siesta Key

    $1,450,000
    SOLD
    Condo
    Worked with seller
  • 7921 Waterton Ln, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

    The Lake Club

    $1,425,000
    SOLD
    Single Family Home
    Worked with seller
  • 903 Osborne Dr, Sarasota, FL 34234

    Sarasota (West of I75)

    $1,402,000
    SOLD
    Single Family Home
    Worked with seller
  • 585 S Spoonbill Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236

    Bird Key

    $1,375,000
    SOLD
    Single Family Home
    Worked with seller
  • 443 Bird Key Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236

    Bird Key

    $1,330,000
    SOLD
    Single Family Home
    Worked with seller
  • 935 Whitakers Ln, Sarasota, FL 34236

    Downtown Sarasota

    $1,300,000
    SOLD
    Vacant Land
    Worked with seller and buyer
  • 422 S Washington Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236

    St Armands Circle

    $1,250,000
    SOLD
    Single Family Home
    Worked with seller
  • 1750 Seminole Dr, Sarasota, FL 34239

    McClellan Park

    $1,175,000
    SOLD
    Single Family Home
    Worked with seller
  • 133 N Washington Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236

    St Armands Circle

    $1,175,000
    SOLD
    Single Family Home
    Worked with seller
  • 4380 Bryants Pond Ln, Sarasota, FL 34233

    Sarasota (West of I75)

    $1,050,000
    SOLD
    Single Family Home
    Worked with buyer
  • 3623 Beneva Oaks Cir, Sarasota, FL 34238

    Sarasota (West of I75)

    $1,015,000
    SOLD
    Single Family Home
    Worked with seller
  • 1675 Landings Ln, Sarasota, FL 34231

    The Landings

    $1,007,000
    SOLD
    Single Family Home
    Worked with seller
  • 409 N Washington Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236

    St Armands Circle

    $1,000,000
    SOLD
    Single Family Home
    Worked with seller
  • 800 N Tamiami Trl #307, Sarasota, FL 34236

    Downtown Sarasota

    $995,000
    SOLD
    Condo
    Worked with seller
  • 13610 7th Avenue Cir Ne, Bradenton, FL 34212

    Mill Creek

    $990,000
    SOLD
    Single Family Home
    Worked with seller
  • 2586 Prospect St, Sarasota, FL 34239

    Sarasota (West of I75)

    $971,500
    SOLD
    Single Family Home
    Worked with seller
  • 3010 E Forest Lake Dr, Sarasota, FL 34232

    Sarasota (West of I75)

    $925,000
    SOLD
    Single Family Home
    Worked with seller
  • 3080 Grand Bay Blvd #522, Longboat Key, FL 34228

    Bay Isles

    $900,000
    SOLD
    Condo
    Worked with seller
  • 6431 Jackie Lynn Ct, Sarasota, FL 34241

    Sarasota (East of I75)

    $900,000
    SOLD
    Single Family Home
    Worked with seller
  • 4600 Gulf Of Mexico Dr #205, Longboat Key, FL 34228

    Longboat Key

    $875,000
    SOLD
    Condo
    Worked with seller
  • 3605 Country Place Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34233

    Sarasota (West of I75)

    $875,000
    SOLD
    Single Family Home
    Worked with seller
  • 2576 Prospect St, Sarasota, FL 34239

    Sarasota (West of I75)

    $853,000
    SOLD
    Single Family Home
    Worked with seller
  • 4913 Sabal Lake Cir, Sarasota, FL 34238

    $850,000
    SOLD
    Single Family Home
    Worked with buyer
  • 1485 Gulf Of Mexico Dr #403, Longboat Key, FL 34228

    Longboat Key

    $795,000
    SOLD
    Condo
    Worked with seller
  • 10119 Cherry Hills Avenue Cir, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

    River Club

    $782,500
    SOLD
    Single Family Home
    Worked with buyer
  • 11 Sunset Dr #607, Sarasota, FL 34236

    Downtown Sarasota

    $775,000
    SOLD
    Condo
    Worked with seller
  • 411 S Shore Dr, Sarasota, FL 34234

    Museum Area

    $775,000
    SOLD
    Single Family Home
    Worked with seller
  • 7324 Lake Forest Gln, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

    Lakewood Ranch Country Club

    $760,000
    SOLD
    Single Family Home
    Worked with seller
  • 1410 Lasula Ct, Sarasota, FL 34239

    Sarasota (West of I75)

    $750,000
    SOLD
    Single Family Home
    Worked with seller
*Properties may have been sold through another real estate broker