Sarasota Real Estate Team

#1 Small Team in Sarasota Manatee County

A LEGACY OF SUCCESS

With more than 45 years of combined residential real estate experience serving Sarasota and Manatee county, The Ackerman Group has accumulated an impressive list of prestigious awards and achievements. Year after year, the team has been recognized for their excellence in real estate through honors including #1 Producing Team in all of Sarasota and Manatee counties among all real estate agents, not just within Coldwell Banker. The Ackerman Group is consistently ranked Coldwell Banker's top small team both locally and nationally.

$3.0+ B

Total Sales Volume

$115+ M

Total Pending & Sold Sales Volume 2021

Top 1.5%

Of 1.46M Realtors ®

THE ACKERMAN GROUP

The Ackerman Group serves the Sarasota and Manatee markets including the areas such as St. Armands, Bird Key, Lido Key, Siesta Key, Casey Key, Osprey, University Park, and Lakewood Ranch areas. Whether you are considering buying or selling a home or condo, we know this area inside and out! 

There's nothing like a family tradition, especially when it comes to residential real estate in Sarasota, Florida. A family team led by two seasoned real estate veterans: Barbara and Ryan Ackerman, who provide clients with a winning combination: Local expertise and deep roots in the community.

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Ryan Ackerman

Born and raised on Siesta Key, Ryan developed a passion for real estate and community involvement early in life, with his parents offering a front-row seat to the area’s dynamic real estate environment. Prior to joining Barbara, Ryan honed his skills for 15 years in the dynamic world of commercial real estate in Atlanta and Miami accruing a vast amount of knowledge and gaining invaluable experience, all of which he would bring home to Sarasota and would contribute to his continuing success. Ryan graduated from Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business with a Finance degree.


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Barbara Ackerman

A resident of Sarasota since 1972, Barbara Ackerman is recognized as a true real estate professional. She is highly respected for the integrity of her work ethic, successful marketing strategies, and commitment to the local community. Her vast network of clients and peers is an undeniable advantage for buyers and sellers alike, and Barbara’s personal approach to each transaction has earned her a broad spectrum of repeat clients and countless referrals. Barbara hails from Pittsburgh and New York City, where she earned an MA at New York University.

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Diane & Ken R.

Diane & Ken R.

Barbara and Ryan Ackerman are wonderful to work with. I feel that Barbara took the time to get to know both myself and my husband and really understood what we were looking for. She was always so patient in expressing to us tha...
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Seller

Seller

Barbara and Ryan Ackerman were lifesavers! I had been trying to sell my Property (myself) for about ten months, to no avail. I made a call to Barbara, and she had my Property under contract within 1 week with an email blast to ...
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Key L.

Key L.

Everyone in The Ackerman Group was very courteous, professional, and always available to help. When I first called Barbara Ackerman about listing our home for sale, she returned my call within an hour and met with us personally...
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Seller

Seller

The Ackerman Group handled the sale of my condo as though it was their own property. Barbara held my hand during the whole process. She was always available, never passed me on to an associate. She negotiated a great deal in a ...
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Gaynell R.

Gaynell R.

What an elegant, experienced and exceptional Team. hey, look at our home and property individually with an open mind willing to do whatever it took to create a positive outcome. We were very pleased with our choice. We've sold ...
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Kenneth M.

Kenneth M.

Barbara and Ryan Ackerman were a pleasure to work with. They were very accommodating and very knowledgeable. We took a long time to find the right property, but they were very patient. They were very helpful in every step of th...
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Seller

Seller

The Ackerman Group is highly knowledgeable, honest, professional, and extremely reachable. I couldn't have been happier with my three transactions within 18 months. I recommend them to all and would not hesitate for a minute to...
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Seller

Seller

Barbara is a complete professional. Her extensive knowledge and experience complement her ability to see the whole picture. She will give you the most up-to-date information on the market and the proper guidance to achieve succ...
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Buyer

Buyer

We recently bought a house using Ryan and Barbara Ackerman. I can't express how happy we are with their expertise and knowledge in the Sarasota area. We would recommend using them with any home search. From start to finish we c...
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Buyer

Buyer

Integrity is part of their DNA. Excellent negotiation skills, If issues arose had solutions remarkable determination and effective perseverance on behalf of their client. Unsurpassed local market knowledge. Nice people!
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Michael H.

Michael H.

I have had the pleasure to work with the Ackermans on various transactions for years. Their work ethic, attention to detail, and unwavering commitment to excellence are apparent in everything they do.
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Seller

Seller

The Ackerman group was not the 1st we listed with. But, should have been. We worked primarily with Ryan, who took a personal interest in selling our house. A true professional in every way.
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Joe G.

Joe G.

I have used the Ackerman Group on several occasions. Their work is seamless, professional, and stress-free. I highly recommend them to anyone seeking to buy or sell their home.
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Marsha S.

Marsha S.

Best real estate firm on the west coast of Florida! No other firm is more knowledgeable, responsive, or more service-oriented.
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Development Spotlight

Bayso Sarasota

Bayso is downtown Sarasota’s newest and most impressive residential sanctuary. With striking architecture designed by SB Architects, Bayso delivers an enviable first impression. This innovative 18-level tower delivers both style and comfort, with 149 contemporary residences.

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Year after year, the team has been recognized for their excellence in real estate through honors including #1 Producing Team in all of Sarasota and Manatee counties among all real estate agents, not just within Coldwell Banker.

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