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Island Tour of Homes This Saturday

Island Tour of HomesIf you have not gotten your tickets to the annual Island Tour of Homes please stop by at our office Duncan Real Estate to buy some this week to this cherished Anna Maria Island tradition. This event is the 25th edition of the Tour of Homes and is scheduled from 10 am to 4pm this Saturday, March 17. The tour will showcase 5 new and recently remodeled homes graciously opened by the owners. The Center of Anna Maria Island located on 407 Magnolia Avenue organizes the tour and will feature the Center Bazaar where you will find original art and crafts and food vendors.  The Bazaar is hosted by Duncan Real Estate and you can meet some of our office sales agents at the stand.  The yearly raffle price, a beautiful handmade quilt by the Eyeland Needlers, is displayed and raffle tickets at $1 or six for $5 can be purchased at the Center. You might even be lucky enough to win a free Center membership.

The Island Tour of Homes tickets are $30 and can also be purchased on Saturday at the participating 6 locations. Tour of homes volunteers will be offering complimentary golf cart rides to the homes on the tour. With the forecast of temperatures in the 70ies and sunshine this sounds like a fun outing! We hope to see you there. You can reach us at 941.779.0304 or send us a quick message here.

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Team Duncan Welcomes Scott Twait!

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Duncan Real Estate is excited to announce that Scott Twait has joined the real estate sales team!

Scott grew up in the Western Suburbs of Chicago, and has spent time on Anna Maria Island visiting family since 2010. He immediately fell in love with the white powder sand beaches and the laid back lifestyle, so he now lives on the Island!

Scott Twait honorably served for 11 years in the U.S. Army, and has resided in Florida, Wisconsin, Missouri, Alabama, Colorado, Texas, Virginia, Germany, and the Middle East. Scott has founded and operated numerous successful businesses, and he has an extensive background in business development, marketing, and investments. He also possesses an outstanding reputation with providing personalized customer service, which his clients absolutely love.

Scott began his real estate career as an investor in 2004 and has bought and sold numerous investment properties. He also has experience with buying and selling multi-million dollar homes.

When buying and selling your home, Scott is here to provide you with the highest level of personalized service, using the latest technology to deliver the best results for you. Combined with his excellent customer service, attention to detail, extensive marketing, and a stress-free transaction, let Scott be your Real Estate Expert.

Scott demonstrates the energy, determination, and success that you would want in the Real Estate Agent that is representing you.  Scott is looking forward to helping you find your perfect home on Anna Maria Island, so please call, text, or email any time!

You can contact Scott directly at Scott@teamduncan.com or on his cell at 239-451-1661.    Welcome Scott!

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Trail of Treats was a Hit!

As I always say, Anna Maria Island always has such fun activities going on and the Anna Maria Chamber plays a big hand in this.  The Trail of Treats started at the Chamber after school with a costume contest and then the kiddos were sent out with a list of businesses on Holmes Beach, Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach that were handing out candy!

The rush started coming around 5:30 and Team Duncan was ready to roll!  We set up “shop” at our picnic table with Tootsie pops, necklaces/bracelets, and adult beverages!  Let me tell you, the adult beverages were a hit!  Over and over again, we heard that Duncan Real Estate was the best spot and most fun.  We had several groups come back by for seconds (on the adult beverages more than the candy)!

Here are a few photos of the ladies of Team Duncan that worked Trail of Treats:

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All of the kids were so cute and so polite!  We had to tell them to take two tootsie pops!  Take a look at all of the cuties we saw at the Trail of Treats!

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As you can see, it was a blast!  Hope to see you next year at the Anna Maria Island Trail of Treats!






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New Sales Agent to Team Duncan – Carole Wilson

Team Duncan is super excited to welcome Carole Wilson to our sales team!  A third-generation Floridian, Carole was born and raised in Lakeland, Florida and has been a lifelong visitor to Anna Maria Island.  Her family has been living and vacationing in this little slice of paradise since the early 1940′s which has instilled in Carole a passion and love for this island she is now lucky enough to call home!

Carole comes from a long line of realtors and home builders and she herself was a realtor with Exit Realty of Lakeland for several years.  She has always had the unique ability to connect with people from all walks of life which has led to many satisfied and happy customers.  Carole is a dedicated and professional agent whose expertise has proven to lie in matching buyers with their perfect home.  The knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm she brings to all her real estate transactions makes Carole the perfect agent for your next purchase.

When Carole is not working, her passions are travelling with her husband, reading, checking out yard sales, and working on DIY projects.  However, her greatest passions are her three amazing grown sons and her two poodle babies.

Carole would love to work with you to help you sell your home or find your perfect piece of paradise on Anna Maria Island!  Carole Wilson - Team Duncan

Stop by our office on Historic Pine Ave and say hello to Carole and me too!



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May News from Duncan Real Estate!

We are excited to tell everyone that we have 15 new vacation rentals in our property management program.  We have featured 6 of them on the May Newsletter and all of them have fantastic water views.  Click here to check out the featured vacation rentals and please give one of our team members a call to learn more about the rental and to book it for the summer!   Sunny Regards, Ginger

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Duncan Deals for February/March 2017!

As season is right around the corner, we have a few properties that are still available or brand new to our vacation rental pool!  We would love to get these rental properties booked and the best news is that they are 20% off for the months of February and March!  What a deal


Click here to check out what properties are still available to rent on Anna Maria Island.  If you click on the photo of the rental property, it will show you more photos and additional information about it.  Call our rental team and we will hook you up.  941-779-0304


Sunny Regards!



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Summer Specials on Duncan Real Estate Vacation Rentals!

Summer is right around the corner and Team Duncan wanted to get the word out that we have sizzling summer specials on our vacation rentals.  Some vacation rental properties are 10-15% of the weekly rental rate and some that are $150 off the price!  Can’t get much better than that!

We tend to rent from Saturday to Saturday, but in the summer some rental properties are available during the mid-week and for 3 nights!  As you are planning your summer vacation with your family, friends from college, or a romantic get away with your honey, think Duncan Real Estate!  We will take care of all of your vacation needs and even offer an errand service that will fill your fridge before you get here!

There are a few ways to “check out” available rentals….. the website, www.teamduncan.com, VRBO, call our office at 941-779-0304 and talk to a rental agent, and/or stop by our boutique office on Pine Ave. to get personal service!  We look forward to meeting you and calling you friend!

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Get away with your girlfriends!

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Last night I had the great pleasure of meeting up with some of my college girlfriends for dinner.  My stomach hurts from laughing so hard over a four hour dinner!  It is crazy how even when you have not seen some of your friends in months/years, it feels like you were back in college again!

After being with them last night, it made me think….  What better way to stay in touch with those special friends then to plan a beach weekend getaway on Anna Maria Island!?  And of course working for Duncan Real Estate, we have over 100 vacation rental properties to meet all different needs!  My college friends and I started planning our weekend last night and have found the perfect 4 bedroom/3 bath rental from Duncan!

Comment and let us know how you stay in touch with some of your favorite friends!

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Anna Maria Island Beach Boutiques

To help make sure that you have the best time while staying with Duncan Real Estate on Anna Maria Island, we have put together this list of our favorite places to shop on the Island.  We hope you enjoy your vacation and find everything you were looking for on your stay.

Sand Dollar– This Anna Maria Island gem is a shabby chic beach boutique that hold a bit of charm you can only find here on Anna Maria Island. It is a place you can go to decorate your Island home or simply get gifts, clothing, jewelry, and décor.

Tide and Moon Jewelry– Located on Historic Pine Avenue Tide and Moon Jewelry has hand-crafted jewelry. Famous for their Anna Maria Island jewelry, they were also voted business of the year by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce 2010. At Tide and Moon you will can find Bracelets, Gems, Necklaces, Pendants, Rings and Beaded jewelry. Another great place to get gifts for your friends to bring home as souvenirs.

Island Cabana-  Island Cabana is a resort style store located on historic Pine Ave.  They carry and wide variety of Anna Maria Island favorites such as Lilly Pulitzer, toys for adults and children.  This Anna Maria Island Boutique is a favorite for local and visitors alike.

Pink and Navy- Also conveniently located on historic Pine Ave on Anna Maria Island this clothing boutique has fun beach apparel including Toms, sundresses, shorts, flip flops and more.

Creations by L- Offers a beautiful selection of hand beaded jewelry including bracelets, necklaces,  and wedding jewelry.  This awesome jewelry boutique also teaches beading classes for groups.  A fun way to do something different while staying on Anna Maria Island

Flip Flip Candy Stop- The Flip Flop Candy Stop offers, you guessed it Flip Flops and a wide variety of candy.  Their flip flip collection offers some of the island locals favorite brands such as Sanuk!

The Hive- The Hive Gifts and Arts, located on Anna Maria Island and a merchant of Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach.  There is a wide variety of local handmade jewelry as well as imported silver jewelry from all over the world.

Restless Natives- Restless Natives is a fabulous lifestyle & home accessories boutique located on Marina Drive on Anna Maria Island, FL.  They have a mix of modern and vintage accessories for your home.  Perfect place to go if you are decorating a new vacation rental or your Anna Maria Island Home.

I hope this list helps you have the best stay possible while staying with Duncan Real Estate here on Anna Maria Island!

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May Days Play Days


May 2013 has been a memorable month for Team Duncan as well as for the residents and visitors of Anna Maria Island.  It feels like there is always something to look forward to when you live in Paradise as most of us do.  This month started off with Food and Wine on Pine May 4th 2013, this fun-filled unique event has great music, fabulous local artists, and you guessed it food and wine.

That same weekend May 5th, 2013 was also the event local brides to be wait for, The 6th Annual Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Wedding Festival which showcased the best catering, boutiques, cakes, ceremony sites, DJs, florists, Jewelers, photographers, venues, spas, you name it.   This event is great for anyone to attend.  How can you go wrong when you have the areas best of everything all featured at the same event?


Speaking of Manatee County’s best, May is also the month that Manatee County announces the  Small Business of the Year Award.  Team Duncan was honored to be nominated and make it to the finals this year!!!  We would like to congratulate and support the 2013 winners.The Awards went to:Bunker Hill Vineyard & Winery, NetWeave Social Networking, Suncoast Business Technologies, LLC, Johnson PhotoImaging,We also want to give our praise to our fellow finalists:

Advanced Technology Services & Support, Jerry Solomon
Canada Med Services / Discount Prescription Services, Dulcy Kushmore
Clean As A Whistle of Manatee, LLC, Deborah Cassidy
DuncanReal Estate, Darcie Duncan
Epoch Solutions, Inc., Patti & Eric Brown
Grapevine Communications, Angela Massaro-Fain & John Fain
HHHT Auto Care, Inc., Traci Intyre
Holiday Inn Sarasota-Bradenton Airport, Mohammad Gharavi and Jiten Patel
It Works! Global, Mark Pentecost
Jose M. Goldberg, DDS, PA, Jose M. Goldberg
Key Glass, LLC, Greg, Sheril and Justin Burkhart
L.A. Events, Inc., Lisa Arrigo Hoban
LED Lighting Systems, LLC, Robert & Jane Burns
Manasota Flooring, Bob Tiffany and Chris Quattlebaum
Manatee Painting Contractors, Inc., David Dillingham, Jr. and Danny Dillingham
Pittsburgh Pirates and Bradenton Marauders     , Trevor Gooby
Rayco Electric, Inc. Raymond Felske and Bryan Hindman
Scroggins Insurance Agency, Inc., Wayne & Sandy Scroggins
Statewide Protection Associates, LLC, Travis Savoie and Lance Biddle
Two Trails, Inc. – Green Building Consulting, Drew & Debbie Smith
University Animal Clinic, Dr. Robert Rill, Jr.
Williams Wealth Management Group, Derek R. Williams

We are proud to be grouped with these other fantastic businesses  here in Manatee County!


I almost forgot a personal favorite of Team Duncan.  The 2013 Pace Center for Girls Duck Race.  This event is so much fun every year!  Events include the Ducks in Paradise “Ducktail Party:” at Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast offering great  food, music, games, and auctions.  There is the main event the following day Lucky Ducky Race for PACE at the new Bradenton Riverwalk! Food, entertainment & lots of family fun culminating in over 15,000 rubber ducks racing down the Manatee River in the heart of Bradenton!

If you were not able to participate this year, you will want to make sure that you stay in town next year during the month of May.  Although Team Duncan is exhausted, each one of these events was an event to remember.  Fantastically put together by our areas finest.  Have your friends and family come down and join you!  If they need a place to stay you can always have them contact my team.  Our Vacation Rentals book fast so this is the Prime Time to book for 2014 Spring Events.

Contact us or call Duncan Real Estate today at 941-779-0304 to speak with our knowledgeable real estate specialist.