Janet Walter - Walter Group Luxury Real Estate
Michael Saunders & Company

" We are so excited about our new home. We truly believe that had it not been for Janet Walter's hard work and diligence, this purchase would not have happened. Janet's tenacity and patience were exactly what we needed to make this big decision. She is a true ambassador for Longboat Key. We consider her a valued resource and friend."


Temple B.

Janet Walter Longboat Key Realtor

My name is Janet Walter, and I am delighted to share my knowledge of the Longboat Key luxury real estate market with you. Whether selling or buying, I pledge to listen, understand, and represent your interests to efficiently help you achieve your real estate goals. Having lived on Longboat Key since 2001, my first-hand knowledge of the islands is a true asset when it comes to helping you navigate  the market.  Let me know when you're ready to get serious about achieving your Longboat Key luxury real estate goals.


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"Janet was an exceptional professional in our real estate transaction. Janet was the seller's agent and we, the buyers, but she always made us feel that she was doing everything to facilitate the deal for both parties. The inspection issues we raised were immediately addressed and resolved by Janet. I never hesitated to call her directly with any questions or concerns. I would highly recommend Janet, from both a seller's and buyer's standpoint!"

Karen K.

Janet has worked in the Sarasota market for over 24 years and has spent a combined twenty years living on both Lido and Longboat Key. Janet's experience working, playing and living on the Sarasota waterfront means that she has intimate knowledge of the properties that you may be considering.

Janet was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. After graduating from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, she relocated to Sarasota to take a position with Heitman Retail Properties as Marketing Director at Sarasota Square Mall, and has been actively involved in the community ever since.

Janet has spent over two decades developing local knowledge and personal connections that she is glad to share. Her knowledge of the latest marketing technology and trends is a tremendous asset to her clients.

In addition to Michael Saunders & Company, Janet has worked in commercial real estate/marketing roles for Sarasota Square Mall, Southgate Plaza, Kellogg & Kimsey Construction, The Colony Beach & Tennis Resort and the Jewish Community Center.

Janet has worked with many charitable organizations in the area, including the Humane Society of Sarasota County, The Sarasota and Bradenton YMCA, Girls, Inc., The Asolo Repertoire Theatre, Donte’s Den, CAN and The Players Theatre.

By listening to and getting to know her clients, Janet Walter uses her intuition to match the client with the right property. Additionally, her widespread relationships allow her to draw from many sources both from the sellers as well as buyers. Her professionalism and attention to detail combined with her relaxed, welcoming manner make Janet Walter my first choice in realtors on the Gulf Coast. I know she is always looking out for my best interests.

Elizabeth M.

I was honored when Janet requested that I write on this wall. I found her to be engaging, intelligent and defenitely knows the real estate market in and around Sarasota, FLA. Also, she was able to direct me so I did not have to work so much. I was able to conclude a successful search and put my purchase on hold. I will be following this young lady!


Tricia and Richard K.

There is no better agent. Period. Janet will go the extra mile every time. My family and I are looking for a home and she knows EVERYONE in town. She has helped with schools, playdates, restaurants and has shown us brilliant listings... should be in contract this week - we just have to decide which wonderful home to choose.

Salome E.

I was not familiar with Sarasota when I contacted Janet and she listened to my needs and asked good questions about my preferences to help narrow down a search. I needed to sell my CA house so for 9 mos we kept in touch and she updated available houses the entire time. She worked hard to scout out appealing choices and I bought a wonderful house not on the market due to her diligence in locating the perfect place. A dedicated professional, Janet is a gem! 

Laurel P.


Janet surpassed our expectations as a realtor in every possible way. She was always professional and brought her extensive knowledge of Longboat Key with her, while at the same time was sensitive to the fact that the decision to sell our home was a very emotional and difficult one for us. Janet never pressured or hurried us to do anything we weren't comfortable with during any part of the sales process. When it came time to list our home, she presented our home beautifully, and didn’t overlook any detail along the way to make sure that we were happy with every aspect of the marketing and sale of our home. Living out of town, we were not sure how we were going to get all of the things done to get our home ready to sell. Janet eased our minds by making sure that everything was taken care of. We don’t know how we would have been able to sell our home without her incredible personal touch and attention to detail. The fact that our home sold in just two days and for full asking price is the final proof that Janet was absolutely the perfect person to sell our home. If you decide to list your home with Janet, you will not be disappointed. She takes care of her clients and works tirelessly to make sure that they are completely satisfied. It is a pleasure to be able to give Janet Walter the highest possible recommendation as a realtor.

Johanna G.