Clients continually compliment Carmen Baskind for her personable nature, expert guidance, high integrity and great results. For over 17 years, she has served real estate clients in the southwest Florida market and exceeded their expectations with her penchant for quality service and attention to detail.
Carmen is part of The Baskind Warren Group, a full-time experienced team known for its forward thinking, expert negotiating skills, creative and well-targeted marketing, and commitment to ongoing education via affiliations with ABR, GRI, SAR, NAR and FAR. She and her partner Marty Warren specialize in "gulf to golf" houses and condos, concentrating on the islands, mainland Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, University Park and Palmer Ranch.
The Baskind Warren Group strives to make the journey of purchasing or selling real estate a rewarding and exciting experience for their clients. Their incomparable coverage and knowledge of the Sarasota area and its cultural and lifestyle opportunities make them valuable allies for clients, and the ultimate go-to resource for their real estate needs.
As the owner of a design studio in Sarasota for 15 years, Carmen naturally transitioned into real estate sales to enhance her clients' experience. "Explaining a vision comes easy for me," she says. "I enjoy helping people in their decision making by showing them what's possible in a space." In her career, Carmen has had the opportunity to work with many builders on their models; plus she's done space planning and furniture design for builders as well as past clients. Her art background has also allowed her to color French and English lines of wall coverings and fabrics for the U.S. market.
Carmen and her husband first visited Siesta Key in 1983 during a particularly miserable winter in their hometown Pittsburgh. They fell in love with the area, and returned home only to sell their house. The rest is history. Their home is walking distance from Siesta Beach, voted the #1 beach in 2011.
Carmen holds a BA in Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University plus attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. In spare time she enjoys collecting art, is a gourmet cook and ice cream expert, and serves her community on the Board of Selby Associates, Southeastern Guide Dogs and various other organizations.