Local, Experienced Anna Maria Island Real Estate Agents
Anna Maria Island is of course a picturesque island paradise. But it is also often referred to as a tropical Mayberry. We have a community of old time Floridians. It’s a place where life revolves around the community center, fire station, post office, elementary school and churches. The real estate agents and staff of Sato Real Estate are part of that community, and take pride in representing it.
Sato Real Estate is family owned and operated since 2006, with four generations blessed to call this paradise home. We say we are “Island Faces finding Island Places.” We work together to sell Anna Maria Island real estate in the Island way. This means we look out for you. We treat our clients as neighbors and show them respect and excellent service. Our real estate agents are focused on taking care of each and every customer, and this allows us to be the #1 firm. It is our deepest pleasure and joy to share our island with you.
Owner, Residential Sales Agent
With over 30 years experience selling real estate on Anna Maria Island, Barbara is an Island expert. She has watched the Island grow, and has evolved her practice to best serve her clients and community. Her passion and dedication to serving the island’s real estate needs is reflected in her customer service and accomplishments. Since beginning her career, Barbara has consistently been a top 10 realtor on the Island.
When opening the firm, Barbara wanted the Sato Real Estate office space to represent the Island community, and she found the perfect home for her team in the historic and purple-painted Roser Cottage. The cottage housed Anna Maria’s first real estate office, and she is proud to continue to serve those looking for their own piece of paradise in this location.
Barbara loves the Island community and what it offers for all life stages. She is part of a true island family, which spans four generations. Barbara loved raising her family on Anna Maria, where she found a supportive community and neighborhood traditions such as trick or treating down 75th street. She can often be spotted biking around the island, and enjoys spending time with her family and friends dining al fresco to enjoy the beautiful views and wonderful weather.
No matter if you are buying, selling or looking for a vacation rental, her honest and caring approach will make you feel right at home!
Co-owner, Residential Sales Agent
The island has been Jason Sato’s only home. He grew up attending kindergarten at Anna Maria Elementary School and playing little league at the Island Community Center. After graduating from Florida State University with a degree in Economics, Jason returned to the area to begin his real estate career 13 years ago. Now, Jason and his wife Lauren are raising their three kids to enjoy the Island lifestyle. They enjoy playing in the pool and family beach trips, where Jason teaches his children to build sandcastles and surf.
Jason loves helping his clients get the most value for their properties and helping them find the best space for their needs. His efforts have been distinguished in his awards as the AMISCRCA Realtor of the Year, as the #1 realtor in city of Anna Maria since 2014, and the past three years, he’s been the top single realtor in Manatee County.
When he’s not spending time with his family or working in the Sato offices, you could likely find him at a community meeting. After spending much of his youth at Community Center, he dedicates his time to their board meetings, charity events and plays on the intramural football league. He also participates in the AMI Vacation Property Association Board meetings.
Jason has a wealth of information on the area and would love to help you make the Island your home!
Residential Sales Agent
John first fell in love with the Island community after working for the City of Anna Maria as a Deputy Sheriff for the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office for nearly six years. During his service, he integrated himself into the community and made it a point to know as much about the island, its people, its businesses and homes as he could.
He began his real estate career in 2010 after retiring from a 32 year career in law enforcement. He joined Sato Real Estate because he loved the personal service the firm provides its clients and that they also hold the community in high regard.
John became an official resident of the island five years ago. He loves spending his free time at the beach and enjoys walking the streets of the island. He has continued his service to the island through his involvement in local politics.
As your Realtor, his knowledge of the island will help you make the perfect choice for your new home.
Residential Sales Agent
Billy grew up on Anna Maria Island, right by the Community Center. He attended Dandelion pre school (which is now where Sign of the Mermaid restaurant is) and Anna Maria Island elementary. In his youth, he played sports at the community center along with the entire Sato family. After attending college and years spent selling real estate in the Orlando area, Billy was fortunate enough to return “home” and help people realize the dream of owning or selling property in our little slice of paradise. Aside from helping people purchase or sell real estate, he enjoys fishing and time spent with family. Billy considers it a privilege to be able to work where he grew up, with some of his closest friends and family as associates. Billy finds great satisfaction in helping people with real estate transactions and he feels honored to be able to do so in such a wonderful work environment!
Residential Sales Agent and Vacation Rentals
Liza relocated to Anna Maria from New York. She quickly fell into island life and became involved in the community. Her service includes membership on the executive board of Roser Memorial Church, membership in the Coast Guard Auxiliary and chairperson at the Anna Maria Elementary School.
While the tropical weather holds unmistakable appeal, her love for the island has a more practical purpose; Liza and her husband Kit want to raise their children in the most wholesome way possible and they find Anna Maria Island the perfect place for their desired lifestyle.
Liza is an experienced realtor and is the nominated rental agent for the Pineapplefish Luxury Rental group of houses. Whether looking to vacation in luxury or buy your own Island home, she’d love to share her love for this community with you!
Bookkeeping and Vacation Rental Agent
Katie appreciates the laid back feeling the Island offers its residents. She enjoys the outdoors as much as possible with her favorite activities being running on the beach and biking around. Katie has two young boys, and enjoys the community atmosphere of the Island. Her family is members of the Island Community Center and active in their summer camp and football programs.
Katie handles billing, but she really enjoys helping guests find their dream vacation rental and strives to help them have a perfect stay in our Island paradise.
Vacation Rental Maintenance
Ben grew up on Anna Maria Island but moved away after graduating high school to live in Tallahassee and Miami. He moved back two years ago and joined the family business in 2014. Ben handles maintenance for the vacation rental homes and works hard to ensure guests’ stays are enjoyable and worry free. In his spare time, he enjoys using his chef background to cook meals for his family and getting out on the water to fish.
Vacation Rental Manager and Residential Sales Agent
Josh grew up on Anna Maria Island and can’t imagine living anywhere else. He loves the relaxed pace and outdoor activities the area offers. He can often be found boating and is an avid fisherman and spear-fisherman. He also enjoys paddle-boarding and playing intramural sports at the Island Community Center.
After gaining a degree from Florida State University in Recreation and Leisure, he joined the family business to manage the Vacation Rental division. He relentlessly prepares all homes prior to guests’ arrival, ensuring they have a comfortable stay. He also services any needs that arise during guests’ vacations. He makes sure owners’ homes are properly cared for, and manages their investment properties effectively. In 2009, Josh obtained his real estate license. He also helps clients find their own permanent slice of paradise with patience and understanding of their needs.
Office Manager and Real Estate Agent
In addition to helping clients find their perfect home, Monica provides outstanding support for the Sato Real Estate team. She is a veteran of the Real Estate industry for 34 years, and has been part of the Sato office family since it opened. Monica has been a life long resident of Manatee County, and knows all the area has to offer. She loves driving by the ocean as she goes to work, and enjoys walking the beach.
Vacation Rental Agent
After living in Pennsylvania, Jennifer decided to move to warmer weather and made Anna Maria Island her home in 1988. She loves that the Island offers so many ways to spend days outside. Her favorite things to do are fishing, boating, gardening and taking long walks through the island with family, friends and her dogs.
Jennifer has been helping guests find the perfect vacation rental home with Sato Real Estate for over three years. As a long time resident of the Island, she is knowledgeable about all the options for fun, and she would love to help you find accommodations so you too can enjoy all the island has to offer.
Grace grew up in Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island. She can’t ever imagine moving away from the area. She enjoys the simplicity and beauty the island has to offer. She loves to go to the beach, watch sunsets, go boating, and anything that has to do with being outdoors in the sun.
Residential Sales agent
Sherry is an Real Estate veteran on Anna Maria Island. Her decades of experience has made her knowledgable across all types of island residential real estate, from quaint Old Florida homes to newer luxury builds.
Sherry loves Anna Maria’s community, which is a main reason she decided this was the perfect place to raise her family. She appreciates the safe environment and freedom the Island offers.