A former resident of Toronto, Canada, Mart fell in love with Sarasota after his first visit here, moving down in 1991 to take ownership of The Broken Egg Restaurant, one of Siesta Key’s most popular establishments. Mart eventually sold that business, becoming a full-time Realtor® in 2009. As a man who used to start his workday at 3:00 am, seven days a week, Mart is more than happy about that decision!
Maybe it was the years Mart spent greeting folks who had yet to have their first cup of coffee, or more likely it’s his general outlook on life that makes him someone you’ll love to work with. Quick to respond to calls, texts, and emails, Mart helps turn clients into friends and tourists into locals, all while putting a smile on your face.
As marketing manager for the Berg Solu Team, Mart has gone out of his way to insure Jill’s client’s needs are taken care of, helping with issues outside the normal requirements of a working Realtor®. Do you have a non-paying tenant on your property? Mart has handled evictions for an out-of-town homeowner. Need help to work with the local government on a variance for a lot you want to sell? He’s done that too! He’s also helped secure closed permits on behalf of homeowners who can’t make it down to the building department’s inspection or permit office due to work constraints.
Servicing the greater Sarasota market, in recent years Mart has represented builders, homeowners, and buyers across the broad spectrum of residential properties, from vacant lots to high-end condos and multi-million dollar homes, so he knows the market well. He studies the market daily; making sure you won’t miss out on a great deal, or miss previewing a home that provides everything on your wish list. His knowledge of the local market will ensure that you don’t just Find Sarasota’s Best Homes, but also enjoy the lifestyle.
Mart has earned a number of Real Estate designations including Graduate of Realtor Institute (GRI), Certified Distressed Property Expert, Certified New Home Specialist and Residential Construction Certification, among others. And while he’s focusing more on the marketing end of the business, he keeps his license active, his continuing education on point.
Having grown up in Canada, Mart is Jill’s “go-to guy” when working with Canadians looking to purchase a second home or investment property in Sarasota. Mart’s network of local attorneys and property managers can assist with the closing as well as managing renters if you choose to lease your home when you return back north.
Years in the business world have allowed Mart Solu to build a reputation supported by exceptionally loyal clientele, who remain repeat customers and refer him to their family and friends.