Kari Battaglia is a residential Realtor in Englewood FL with PalmerHouse Properties and is Past President of Venice Area Board of Realtors. I am blessed and fortunate to get to do what I love, in the city that I love, and with clients, I love to work with. In my experience, a home isn’t a dream home because of its room dimensions. It’s about how you feel when you walk through the front door, and the way you can instantly envision your life unfolding there. This is about more than real estate – it is about your life and your dreams. I understand you are looking for a new home, and I want to be the real estate professional to help you. I work with each of my clients individually, taking the time to understand their unique needs and lifestyle, and I want to do the same for you. It’s incredibly fulfilling to know I am helping my clients open a new chapter of their lives. That’s why I work so hard to not only find that perfect home but also to handle every detail of the purchase process, from negotiating the terms of sale to recommending moving companies.
Born in Long Island New York, I spent my summers enjoying the Jersey Shore growing up as a child. My Step-Dad played for the New York Mets and I went to Shea Stadium to watch the Mets games with my family, which I loved. My parents owned a small delicatessen and bait shop located directly on Huntington Harbor and I use to help my Mom cook and clean for the Deli while my Step Dad went digging for worms to sell at his bait shop. I learned an early age what it took to successfully run your own business. My family and I later moved from Long Island New York to Florida in the summer of 1977.
Before real estate, Kari developed a career in the stock brokerage industry focusing on wealth preservation and estate planning for over 18+ years. During that time, she earned a Series 7 License, Series 63 License, Life & Variable Annuity License and served in many positions including Operations Manager in Tampa Florida for over 5 years. It was a natural transition into the real estate business. Involved in real estate since 1994 as an investor/owner, and won numerous awards over the years, including Rookie of the Year in 2009, Multi-Million Dollar Producer 2009-2019, RE/MAX 100% Club 2013-2016, and RE/MAX Palm Spirit Award 2015.
My business is built on a strong foundation of core values and purpose and I am dedicated to continuing self-improvement, positive attitudes and most importantly, family. Kari serves her customers throughout Sarasota and Charlotte Counties in Venice, North Venice, South Venice, Nokomis, Osprey, Casey Key, Siesta Key, West Villages, Englewood, Rotonda West, Manasota Key, Cape Haze, Placida, Port Charlotte, South Gulf Cove, Punta Gorda, Sarasota, Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch.
Designations and Awards:
Florida Real Estate Broker Licensed
Certified, Accredited Buyer’s Representative, ABR®
Certified, At Home with Diversity® One America, AHWD
Coldwell Banker Certified Negotiations Specialist, CNS
Certified Residential Specialist, CRS®
Graduate REALTORS® Institute, GRI®
Short Sale & Foreclosures Resource Specialist, SFR
Seniors Real Estate Specialist, SRES
Coldwell Banker Short Sale Resolution Specialist, SSRS
Coldwell Banker ROOKIE OF THE YEAR, 2009
Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society Award, 2011
Multi-Million Dollar Producer 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 Women’s Council of REALTORS®
RE/MAX 100% Club Award 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
RE/MAX Alliance Group Spirit Award 2015
PRESIDENT, Venice Area Board of REALTORS® 2017
Chair, Political Affairs Committee, VABR 2018
Chair, Strategic Planning Committee, VABR 2016
Member, Data Services Committee, VABR 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Member, Realtor Party Action Committee RPAC, VABR 2016, 2017, 2018
Member, Finance Committee, VABR 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Member, Professional Development Committee, VABR 2012, 2013, 2016
Member, Grievance Committee, VABR 2013-2015
Chair, Green Committee VABR 2011-2013
Member, The Founders Club VABR
Member, Florida Association of REALTORS®, FAR
Member, National Association of REALTORS®, NAR
Earned Series 7, Series 63, Florida Life & Variable Annuity Licenses