John & Anja Buetergerds
Keller Williams Realty Select

The Buetergerds Team's Blogs and Vlogs Page.

Scroll down the page, down below the welcome video, and you'll find updated Blogs and Vlogs about Sarasota County Real Estate, Manatee County Real Estate and some of the things we like to do in Sarasota and Manatee.

Welcome Video:

Meet The Buetergerds Team of Keller Williams Realty Select.

We help Buyers and Sellers everyday in Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and Venice, FL 



John Buetergerds interviews Michael Belsham about import steps when buying your first home.


BLOG: The Parade of Homes runs February to March. 

It's Time for the Parade of Homes in Manatee & Sarasota Counties!

There are beautiful new homes for sale in Manatee County and Sarasota County ranging from the $200,000's to millions! The Parade of Homes is on!



The Home Builders Association Manatee-Sarasota (HBA) will soon kick off the annual Parade of Homes. As always, The Buetergerds Team at Keller Williams Realty Select  (Contact our team at 941.894.4063  and  will be at the kick-off party to be certain to get the most information about available new home builder's properties for our buyers.  The new home buyers we work with have have peace of mind knowing they are going to get the best deal when they walk into the builder's model to buy a home with The Buetergerds Team at their side. That's why we do our homework and check out the models.
  We found that the Parade of Homes Manatee & Sarasota Counties has some beautiful homes, but the prices are creeping up and our buyers need to act soon. With every home sold it seems the incentives are diminishing. With the builders realizing such brisk sales and and the fact that the cost of materials continues to rise, home prices will only go higher.


The Buetergerds Team also is ready when home sellers wonder why there are so many home buyers in the neighborhood or what the competition looks like. We have the answers for both home buyers and home sellers.


The Parade of Homes in Manatee & Sarasota Counties is from late February to early March. We have met with the builders and have found that there are homes from the $200,000's to the millions.
  You Really Want to Buy a New Home Don't You?
Before heading out to shop for new homes in Manatee county or new homes in Sarasota county please contact our team first at Contact the team at 941.894.4063 and

The Buetergerds Team has saved many buyers from over paying for a home or making costly mistakes. Most of all we help our buyers by working to get the most features and benefits from the builders. 

It doesn't cost a buyer anything extra to work with a Professional Realtor at their side and the builders don't give buyers any discounts for leaving an agent out of the deal. In fact working with an agent may actually save you as a buyer and even get more than you thought was possible.

The HBA Website on the Parade of Homes in Manatee & Sarasota Counties has this fantastic list and description of new home builders which we have selected from their website and provided links to their website below.



Members in the Home Builders Association Manatee-Sarasota are not only award-winning professionals who take pride in building fine quality homes, they truly love Florida Gulf Coast living and are dedicated to maintaining this unspoiled environment.

View their model homes and visit their websites and you’ll see why people call living in Manatee & Sarasota county “paradise.” Pristine white sand beaches; serene, lush landscapes; exotic tropical flowers; areas rich in history and culture; vibrant urban areas with exciting things to see and do. Our members build homes for the type of lifestyle you seek when you choose to live on the Florida Gulf Coast.

Allegra Homes 
Building homes and communities since 1986, Rob Allegra and his team bring knowledge, guidance and integrity to each new home and remodeling project. Family owned and operated, Allegra Homes was created with a reputation of high-quality craftsmanship and a history of excellent customer satisfaction.

Arthur Rutenberg/Nelson Homes 
Building luxury homes since 1953, Arthur Rutenberg residences are known for outstanding beauty and craftsmanship and floor plans designed for gracious living. As the nation’s first franchiser of building companies, the firm partners with independent local builders to ensure that each custom home is designed to exacting Rutenberg quality specifications.

Ashton Woods Homes 
Ashton Woods Homes is one of the nation's largest private home building companies, known throughout the industry for building homes with award-winning designs that inspire, and offering home buyers a high level of personalization options. Recently named the #1 Most Trusted Home builder in America*, Ashton Woods is also the only builder to nationally utilize the Environments for Living Platinum Program, a program that certifies the energy efficient status of our homes. Explore our site and experience the excitement of becoming another satisfied Ashton Woods homeowner!

Bruce Williams Homes 
A focus on detail and unyielding commitment to customer satisfaction has made Bruce Williams Homes the largest, locally-based home builder in Manatee County.

Cardel Homes 
Cardel homes don't just exceed standards – they set benchmarks. Our dedication to being originators in new home construction techniques is stronger than ever, and the thousands of families who come home to a Cardel every day can take comfort in over 35 years of home building innovation.

D.R. Horton 
At D.R. Horton we are committed to building high quality homes in some of the most pristine locations in Florida. Our designs include a wide range of energy efficient features and a robust warranty. Contact us today to learn more about our communities in the area and find the best place for you and your family.

Homes by Towne 
Homes by Towne® and their award-winning sales and construction teams carry on their proud tradition of providing customers with quality, exceptional design and value in every home they build and remain committed to their customers by offering exceptional homes with flexible floor plans that are value priced.

John Cannon Homes 
John Cannon builds luxurious, custom homes on the Southwest coast of Florida. The company has built over 1,000 luxury custom homes in more than 100 of Southwest Florida's most prestigious communities. Since its inception in Sarasota, John has expanded his home-building craftsmanship to include Manatee, Charlotte, and Pasco and Hillsborough counties.

KB Home
We want to build you the home you've always dreamed of. The home that's been coming together in your imagination for years. The backdrop of your future memories. And we want to build it well, at a price you can afford. This is the idea that has driven our work since 1957, and the reason we set our standards high.

Lee Wetherington Homes 
Since 1974, this award-winning Florida firm has been designing and building high-quality single-family homes and custom residences in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, including the Bradenton and Venice areas.

Legacy Builders 
Legacy Builders will build your one-of-a-kind home from the ground up with all the details and amenities you desire. We are dedicated to exceeding your building expectations through flexibility, service and professional project management. Our services range from design, site selection and permitting through construction and landscaping. Spectacular living spaces are a hallmark of Legacy Builders. We are also well versed in the latest earth-friendly, green-building technologies as well as other energy saving and environmentally friendly options. We believe in building green wherever possible.

Lennar Homes 
Lennar Corporation, founded in 1954, is headquartered in Miami, Florida and is one of the nation’s leading builders of quality homes for all generations. Lennar builds affordable, move-up and retirement homes in Communities that cater to almost any lifestyle – such as urban, golf course, Active Adult or suburban Communities.

London Bay Homes 
Recipient of an America's Best Builders Award in 2008, London Bay Homes has been building luxury homes in Southwest Florida for almost two decades. Their custom residences --whether beachfront, golf course, private club or urban locations – all feature exceptional design, exquisite detail and superior construction.

LWR Communities 
Seven villages, from townhomes to custom estates, where families become neighbors, neighbors become family and everyone enjoys a sense of community. You'll find all of this and more at Lakewood Ranch: gourmet and family-friendly restaurants, A-rated schools, unique shops and boutiques, business parks, hospital and medical center, three different masterfully designed golf courses; an athletic center with fitness, aquatics and 18 lighted tennis courts; even Polo and Cricket clubs. And over 150 miles of sidewalks and trails, community parks, lakes and nature preserves sharing dramatic landscapes with forest and wetland preserves abundant with native wildlife.

Manatee County Habitat for Humanity
Manatee County Habitat for Humanity, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a non-profit, ecumenical, Christian, volunteer-based organization dedicated to building simple low-cost homes by forming working partnerships with low-income families in desperate need of decent housing.
Habitat for Humanity home ownership provides secure affordable housing to families who have met the criteria and been accepted into the Habitat program, that have been precariously sheltered in substandard, deteriorating overcrowded or unsafe rental units.
Habitat unites neighborhood groups, corporations, local businesses and churches in a volunteer effort to achieve truly affordable home ownership for those in need.

Medallion Home 
Medallion Home has been building quality semi-custom homes in Sarasota and Manatee Counties for over twenty years. Originally founded to assist first-time home buyers, today they still focus on building homes that offer high quality and value.

M/I Homes
From our very beginnings in 1976, M/I Homes has been deeply committed to quality, value, integrity and above all, treating the customer "right". Our new homes in the Sarasota / Manatee Area are no exception. Choose from one of our beautiful move-in ready homes or build your own new home to fit the way you live in beautiful new home communities.

Minto Communities 
Family-owned Minto builds exceptional homes. They also build outstanding communities, designed with material conservation and energy efficiency for a superb quality of life.

Neal Communities 
Over 40 years of experience and a commitment to responsible land development has helped make this firm Southwest Florida’s largest and most established locally-owned and operated private company. The firm is dedicated to building quality homes in an area they consider to be one of the most desirable places in the country to live.

Nutter Custom Construction
This is a strong team with over 3 decades of combined high end residential construction experience that works and communicates with an amazing synergy. Thus resulting in increased efficiencies for the client. From site selection, through Completion, we do it all while providing exceptional concierge level service.

Ryland Homes
For more than four decades home buyers have trusted Ryland Homes as a new home builder for truly livable designs, great neighborhoods, outstanding quality and a commitment to complete satisfaction in your new home. With our national strength and local focus our dedicated team gives you more value in your new home now more than ever. Come inside and learn more about a new Ryland home.

Taylor Morrison 
Combining the rich histories of Taylor Woodrow and Morrison Homes, Taylor Morrison boasts numerous awards from J.D. Power and Associates, consistent top 5 finishes in customer satisfaction surveys and a Builder Magazine Hall of Fame induction, reflecting the company's commitment to excellence.

Todd Johnston Homes
Todd Johnston Homes, founded in 1979, has an enviable reputation as the finest custom home builder on Florida's Suncoast. For twenty-five (25) years we have delivered a successful, unchanged philosophy to our customers: provide excellence combined with integrity. Todd Johnston Homes provides the design, architectural detail and quality craftsmanship that makes a home buyer's experience rewarding- a unique experience shared with approximately 100 dream-home builders every year.

WCI Communities 
WCI sets the standard for building exceptional communities, creating amenities that challenge and exhilarate, while upholding their unwavering commitment to the places we call home. WCI has developed master-planned communities where today there are over 150,000 residents who enjoy amenity-rich lifestyles. WCI is fully committed to maintain and enhance this trust and will demand the highest quality construction and customer service to ensure The Experience Is Everything for our valued customers.