NE corner of Aberdeen Drive & Bee Ridge Road

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***This property is currently not on the market for sale. The bid period has closed and the status is under review. Please continue to visit the surplus website for status updates.

This property is currently on the market and is listed with Mark Coon P.A., Keller Williams Realty Select.   For information on the property and viewing instructions, please contact Mark Coon at 941-685-6895 or 941-556-0500 or email

To place a bid on the property, print and complete and sign the contract attached below. Please contact Mark Coon for specific directions on offer submittal. Contract offers must be received by Sarasota County Real Estate Services Division by 5:00 p.m. March 1, 2018.  

To submit questions, please use the question form by clicking on the link below. Answers will be posted here on a weekly basis. Staff cannot discuss the property over the phone during an active bid period.

Property Question Form

QUESTION:  Do public utilities (water, sewer, electric) currently exist on the property or are they instead available for connection at the property boundary?

ANSWER:  The two parcels adjacent to Aberdeen Dr. would be able to tie into the existing 6-inch water main along the west side of Aberdeen.  Sewer services could be tied into the 8-inch force main (near the roundabout) via grinder pump stations.

QUESTION: I have been asked to check the title on the property and prepare documents pertaining to this transaction if the bid is successful. May I act as the escrow agent and collect funds for the purchase? The purchaser, if successful, has agreed to deposit additional funds above the 10%. Also, I will be preparing many of the documents for the buyer and lender's side and would like to coordinate with whomever will represent the Seller. Can you tell me who that may be?

ANSWER:  The Contract that is posted on the County’s website discusses the escrow process in Paragraph 3. We cannot approve any escrow agent until a contract is in effect.  The County does not retain outside counsel to assist in the closing for the sale of county owned land.  Additional contingencies, if any, may be added by the bidder in Paragraph 28 of the Contract.  Any approved sales contract will be processed by county staff.