Our Agents

Dave Lipstein

David Lipstein

CEO/Office Broker

Founder and CEO of Manasota Key Realty, Inc. He is a resident of the Englewood area since 1973, previously in Orlando. His wife Linda and son Blake make up their family. He enjoys watersports, boating, tennis, making music and life on the beach.

A marketing and telecommunications background of studies formed a good basis for a career in Real Estate. Moved to Englewood in 1973 to operate a resort facility with wife Linda and in 1980 founded Manasota Key Realty. 25+ years of property management experience. Specialist in waterfront development, marketing and sales, beach erosion on the Florida West Coast and property management services. E-Pro electronic marketing specialist.

Founder and CEO of Titan Investment and Development, Inc. a consulting and development company. Commercial and industrial site analysis with special attention to boatbuilding and marina facilities. Environmental analysis and coastal construction permitting services available. In depth studies on Florida West Coast beach erosion.

Bi-Lingual in English – Spanish. Simultaneous translation services.

  • Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
  • Licensed Florida Community
  • Association Manager
  • 1996 President of the Englewood Area Board of Realtors
  • Listed in 1992-93 Oxford’s book of Who’s Who
  • Past President of the Englewood Rotary Club
  • Member of the Englewood Masonic Lodge
  • Elected Supervisor of the Englewood Water District, retired as Vice Chairman
  • President of the local Florida Shore and Beach Preservation Association
  • Past Chairman of the Charlotte County Beach Advisory Committee
  • Member and former director of the Englewood Chamber of Commerce

 

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Linda Lipstein

VP of Operations

Linda is a Florida original. Born in Orlando, she moved to Englewood with her parents as a young girl. Her parents owned and operated a resort facility on Manasota Key, so she has been around rental properties most of her life. Englewood was a great place to grow up, especially for a young lady who loved the beach and the sunshine and fishing in Lemon Bay.

After graduating high school she attended Manatee Community College in Bradenton and then went on to graduate from Florida Atlantic University on the east coast of Florida. She began a teaching career in the Orlando area where she met her husband David Lipstein, who was working in Orlando at the time.

Not long after they were married, the two of them moved to Englewood and worked full time operating the resort facility her parents had built at The Angler’s Resort. Within a few years they opened their own real estate company, Manasota Key Realty, which they have owned and operated since then.

Linda and David have 1 son, Blake Lipstein who is attending State College of Florida in Venice. He plans to continue his studies at USF. Their family has lived in Englewood ever since.

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Pat Samuels

Realtor

Although Pat has been a full time Englewood resident for sixteen years, her roots here go back much further, over 40 years. She started coming to Manasota Key in 1968 with her husband, and he started coming here in 1956. They vacationed in Englewood every year, and were able to make a permanent move here in 2000. She loves the area, and that is very evident in her enthusiasm and knowledge in showing others what a wonderful lifestyle we enjoy here. Pat specializes in waterfront property, but knows and has an in-depth understanding of the entire Englewood area market.

After graduating from Ball State University in 1967, she and her husband Steve moved to Cincinnati, and except for a year living in Heidelberg, Germany, she worked for the Cincinnati Public Schools for over 30 years. She has a Masters in Education from Northern Kentucky University. During her career as an educator, she served as a business teacher, including working with the hearing impaired, Cooperative Business Education Coordinator, and Director of the Academy of Finance. She was chosen as the recipient of the CG&E Award of Inspiration for Excellence in Teaching, as well as being named the Ohio Business Teacher of the Year.

Living on the water, she has ample opportunities to enjoy boating and fishing. She also likes to golf, ski, and travel. Their son Scott is a securities trader in Colorado, and she always looks forward to visiting him.

She has been a multi-million dollar producer since joining Manasota Key Realty in 2002 and received the Women’s Council of Realtors Exceptional Realtor Award in 2015.  Her dedication to her clients, her extensive knowledge of Englewood, and her ability to bring dreams to reality make her a sought after professional.

Direct phone: 941-416-1585

Email: patriciasamuels@hotmail.com

Blanche Ruff

Blanche Ruff

Real Estate Licensee/Property Manager/Rental Agent

Blanche was originally from Staten Island, New York. She and her husband John moved to Florida 13 years ago. She lived in the Gainesville area and developed her property management skills there. Blanche moved to Manasota Key in 1990, and has been a host to owners and guests alike at this attractive Gulf front complex of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom waterfront units. It was at this time that she began her association with Manasota Key Realty.

Today she continues to serve the complex as the resident rental and sales. She enjoys bowling, beach activities, and hunting down some great homes and condominiums. She reads a lot and enjoys a good crossword puzzle too. Blanche is a licensed real estate saleswoman and licensed Community Association Manager.

Blanche is very knowledgeable on Manasota Key Condominium properties, that’s her specialty. Give her a call and you will see.

Kim Durham

Kim Durham

Realtor

Kim was originally from the central Florida area, but has been a long time resident of the Englewood area. What an impact she’s had in the almost six years she’s been here! Along with Kim’s amazing attention to detail and her use of essential oils, she adds her personal touch to every property she enters. Among the many things that she enjoys, Kim also helps her husband grow many of their own herbs and vegetables and periodically shares them with her co-workers. And those essential oils that are part of Kim’s signature cleaning? Well they are custom blended by Kim herself! All of Kim’s family lives in the area, including her four kids and husband, all of which give her amazing support and are the loves of her life!

Kacie Salerno

Kacie Salerno

Realtor

Kacie was born in Tampa, Florida and moved to our area shortly thereafter. After graduating from Lemon Bay High School here in Englewood, she worked at Walt Disney World in Orlando and then in Japan for three years. She traveled the seas as an entertainer on cruise ships for several years before returning to Walt Disney World. After retiring from entertainment she became a certified pharmacy technician and worked at the Orlando Regional Medical Center in the surgery department. Several years ago, she and her husband (and pets!) moved back to the area to be closer to her family and she began working at Conch Out Vacations. She enjoys spending time with her family and spends most days at the YMCA doing various classes. When time permits, she also enjoys reading and tending to her many orchids.

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Rick Halvorson

Realtor

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Blake Lipstein

Realtor

Born and raised in Englewood, Blake graduated from Lemon Bay High School in 2010 and later went on to community college for two years. Graduating from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing he then turned his focus on working here at Manasota Key Realty as a full time Administrative Assistant. When not working, Blake likes to spend his free time with his 1 year old Corgi named Jake and hanging out with his friends and family. Having always been active, he also likes to play basketball and just about anything involving water including skim boarding and jet skiing on his off time.

Milt Lewis

Milton (Milt) Lewis

Reservation and
Customer Service Specialist
Real Estate Licensee

Milt was originally from Orlando, Florida, and moved to Englewood with his family as a youngster in the mid-1950's. His family established the Angler's Resort on South Manasota Key, so has been around the Resort and Hospitality business all of his life. He is a graduate of Tulane University, but made his way back to Englewood with his family in the 1970's and has been here since. Milt owned a hardware store here in town for nearly 15 years, then worked for the State of Florida until he retired from public service in 2005. He is an avid sports car enthusiast and enjoys writing in his spare time. He is a licensed real estate broker, and helps take care of our Guests and Owners at the various condominium complexes.

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Sarah Bracken

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Sarah is originally from the Midwest and was born in Indiana. She attended college at Indiana State University, spending her last semester abroad at the University of Helsinki, Finland. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a Minor in Sociology. She met and later married her college sweetheart in a destination wedding on the beach in Negril, Jamaica. They purchased a duplex that they rented out for several years before selling and moving to Englewood Florida. As a parent to a special needs son, Sarah is involved in advocating for the autism community. In her free time she enjoys reading non-fiction books, family bike rides, attending live music events, hula hooping with friends and attending beach yoga.

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Terri Shockley

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Dave Young

Dave Young

Maintenance Coordinator

Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Dave moved to Englewood 16 years ago during his senior year and  graduated from Lemon Bay High School.  Sometime after moving to the area, Dave met his wife, Tara and they now have three kids and share their home with their pets.  As Maintenance Coordinator, Dave oversees all maintenance requests that come into our office from internet and cable issues that our guests may be having to repairs and estimates at the request of our owners.   Dave has been a wonderful addition to the Conch Out Vacation Rentals team and is always ready to lend a hand to our guests, our owners and his fellow co- workers.

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