Josef Guarino - Licensed REALTOR®
A resident of Sarasota for 26+ years, Josef considers himself a native of this special region of
Florida. He has seen the area evolve in amazing ways— from the soaring skyline to nationally-
ranked schools, globally-renowned sports venues and world-class restaurants. Not only does he
bring street-level and local knowledge to his clients, but as a Registered Drone Pilot he regularly
sees Sarasota from a birds-eye-view. By capturing real estate through aerial photography and
cinematography, he brings an extra edge to his marketing strategy providing a higher level of
service and expertise to his clients.
Josef is an avid traveler that has visited more than 25 countries in his 26 years. All over Europe,
Africa, Asia, South America as well as the Middle East, giving him an international perspective,
which he brings with him to real estate.
His past experience also includes customer relations with the Longboat Key Club and the Bird
Key Yacht Club. This has provided Josef with a service driven approach and a unique
understanding of listening to client needs.
Born in Scarsdale, NY, Josef spent his summers in the Hamptons at his family beach house, and
moved to Sarasota in the early 1990s; where he graduated Sarasota Military Academy earning
the rank of First Sergeant. Josef lives in downtown Sarasota where he can keep his finger on the
pulse of market trends and the best restaurants! He loves the creative vibe of this unique city.
He can often be found attending fundraisers and galas for the many non-profits that make the
community a better place. Outside of his real estate schedule, Josef enjoys playing golf on the
area’s many exceptional courses.
Josef considers himself a true Sarasotan. With that commitment to the area and his knowledge,
he provides his clients with a modern, effective way to launch their properties and locate new