Meet Our Agents

Michelle C. Ward

As a real estate professional, Michelle Ward has masterfully embodied her “client-first” approach which is illustrated by her high-quality network of repeat clientele and long-term real estate relationships.

Michelle’s approach incorporates an individualized plan for each specific client, placing an emphasis on listening and communication. She effectively approaches each client’s needs, which will, in-turn, produce higher than expected results in the least amount of time.

Always driven to excel, Michelle’s in-depth community and market knowledge allows for effective strategies and negotiations, but it is her 15 year entrepreneurial nature and years of operating a multi-million dollar Construction business that gives her the edge to success with her clientele.

“My clientele are well seasoned in real estate success. They know what they want and I am just a tool at providing them streamlined, financially smart options to meet that goal,” says Michelle. “The purchase of a home in Florida is a financially sound investment, if you know where to find the best deals.”

Finding quality properties is my forte.  I live and specialize in the Sarasota, Bradenton area, as I find it one of the most desirable places on the Gulf Coast to live. Hard Worker my motto is “DO IT NOW.”  You need only ask me once and I’m on it. No other realtor will work harder for you- from shaking the bushes for unlisted homes for your review, to helping you maximize the value of your property for the least amount of money, I never stop!!

Michelle Ward is constantly building her reputation, which is critical to the buyers and Sellers of real estate. Michelle is a well-experienced personal consultant who consistently delivers the results the most affluent of home buyers and sellers demand.   Call (941-920-2460)

Kelly & Kimi Barnett

Kelly and his wife have always had a great passion for real estate. Coming from an 18-year financial background, Kelly decided now is the time to chase his dream in real estate. Kimi, Kelly's wife adores architecture and interior design, and together have five children with there youngest attending Boston University. Prior to becoming empty nesters, they lived in Southern California, then 11 years ago moved to Sarasota.

Living in Sarasota intensified their love for real estate, and now as a team, they are chasing their dreams. With Kelly's financial background and Kimi's creative mindset, they strive and exceed expectations to meet the needs of home sellers and buyers alike. Using state of the art technology and marketing tools at Preferred Shore Real Estate Group, Kelly and Kimi get estates sold, and homes bought. "A house is only a house until you bring a family to the perfect place to make it a home." - Kelly