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 he spent greeting folks who had yet to have their first cup of coffee, or more likely it’s Mart’s general outlook on life that makes him someone you’ll love to work with. Quick to respond to calls, texts and emails, Mart continues to turn clients into friends and tourists into locals, all while putting a smile on your face.
Mart is known for going the extra mile, sometimes taking on tasks outside those expected of a 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! But what Mart does best is to assist buyers to find their dream home and sellers to find their dream buyers.
Servicing the greater Sarasota market, 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. 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 a home, 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.
Having grown up in Canada, Mart is your “go-to guy” if you’re a Canadian looking to purchase a second home or investment property in Sarasota. He has a network of local attorneys and property managers who can assist with the closing as well as managing renters if you lease your home when you’re back north.
Years in the business have allowed Mart Solu to build a business based on exceptionally loyal clientele, who remain repeat customers and refer him to their family and friends.