A graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School, Sharon Austin spent many years practicing law and representing clients in both transactional and litigation matters. In her work as a real estate professional, Sharon’s legal experience affords her customers a competitive edge in all aspects of the process, including preparing the contract, negotiating its terms and navigating the critical due diligence period, where most contracts fall apart. Meeting urgent deadlines and resolving last-minute demands are Sharon’s strengths.
Born and raised in Chicago, Sharon previously lived in Houston and Nashville. She currently splits her time between Georgia and Florida and especially loves working with customers choosing to relocate to either state. Sharon’s passion for real estate is evident in the dedication and hard work she provides to her customers. Whether she is assisting customers to buy or sell homes in Atlanta or Sarasota, Longboat Key and the surrounding areas, Sharon goes above and beyond with exceptional service.
Authenticity, dedication, passion and trust are the hallmarks of her customer relationships. Whether buying or selling a property, customers can rely on Sharon to be their advocate. For buyers, she uses her extensive research skills and vast network of Sotheby’s International Realty ® associates, professional contacts and friends to help her customers find their dream homes. For her sellers, Sharon understands that marketing and staging techniques are key elements for trying to procure the highest possible price. She presents and markets every listing with Sotheby’s International Realty’s excellent brand standards and utilizes her natural sense of creativity and style to stage a property and highlight the space. Having sold, purchased, leased, managed, built and renovated her own homes and investment properties, Sharon has personal experience on both sides of a real estate transaction. Understanding the emotions associated with buying or selling a home, Sharon makes open communication with her customers a priority, keeping them informed every step along the way.