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4972 Cedar Oak Way
Sarasota, Florida 34233

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I have broken down the information, details and pictures of this home into these 9 areas for your convenience.

       1.  About This Home Sale

2.  The Community

3.  Whole House

4. Kitchen and Living Area

5.  Master Bed and Bath

6.  Other Living Space

7.  Outdoor Living Area (Pool and Lanai)

8.  Exterior and Garage 

9.  Expenses 

 About this Sarasota Florida Home Sale

By using both the High Bid and the Low Bid Sales Technique you can purchase one of our homes whether you are a qualified buyer or an interested buyer unable to obtain bank financing.

The High Bid Sale:

Each one of our Properties can be sold for the list price to a Cash or Mortgage Qualified Buyer. The Sellers will entertain all offers and look for the "Highest and Best Offer" or the Buyer that is willing to pay the price and terms acceptable to close the sale. Because qualified bids or offers are accepted online from across the Country, through a specific date, these homes can be advertised globally as "Highest and Best Offer" Virtual Real Estate Auctions. To schedule a showing or place an Offer on any one of our High Bid Homes Please Contact the Broker.


The Low Bid Sale:

In the Low Bid Sale, Homes are Sold under $500 (Five Hundred Dollars) for Cash, Free and Clear of a Mortgage.


This is a called the Lowest Unique Bid Real Estate Auction. Here's how it works;

On the single property web site you have an opportunity to view the many beautiful still shots, watch the home’s virtual tour, review the home’s detailed description, expenses, check out the local schools and weather, view the area map, take an area tour and review the seller’s disclosure. Bids from buyers across the country will be accepted throughout the month. The Bid range is $.01-$500.00 (One Penny to Five Hundred Dollars). Bids are placed here online or by fax, in one penny increments and are sealed to the public.


This Auction will require a specific number of bids to close out. Once the bid reserve has been met (Bids Required),  the bidders receive an electronic notification and a Final Registration Link. This link has The "Home Auction Service Pack", General Terms and Conditions and a place for the bidders to Confirm their Final Bid Amount before the Close of the Auction.


"The Home Auction Service Pack" includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Pest Inspection
Preliminary Title
Home Inspection
Seller's Disclosure
The Low Bid Home Auction Guide

The Additional Costs Covered within the Auction are:

Title Insurance Policy to Buyer
Recording Fees to the Buyer
Home Warranty for the first year to the Buyer
Taxes and Insurance Paid for the First Year of Home Ownership to the Buyer
Pool Care, Lawn Care and Pest Control Contract for the First Year to the Buyer
$100,000 Cash upon Closing for any defects, repairs or deferred maintenance

There is a fee of $110 to validate your final bid in the auction. The service fees collected pay for the cost of the home and the services provided.

Once All the Bids in the auction have been validated,
the property will be taken off the high bid sales platform and the home auction will be closed to the public. All sealed bids are tabulated immediately and publicly posted online at within 5 business days of the close of the auction. The successful bidder is then notified.

The Criteria to be the Successful Bidder in this auction format are to have placed the “lowest bid” that is “unique” or unmatched by any other bidder at the close of the auction. So if a bidder places a bid for one penny, and another bidder does the same, the bid amount would be the lowest, but no longer “unique” within the auction. Upon the close of the auction the “lowest unique bid” amount becomes the sale price of the home (example $33.33).  All successful bids in home auctions are "Unique in Value", only one person in any Auction leaves with the House.

Paradoxically the "Lowest Unique Bid Auction"
conforms more to the general nature or protocol of the "Sealed High Bid Auction" whereas, when validated low bids are tabulated, during the course of the Auction and duplicate bids or competing bids are cancelled out, the successful bid values increase incrementally. 


The Closing. The new buyer, once contacted, has 48 hours to execute a contract for purchase for their successful bid amount and get their ENTIRE CASH BID into escrow with our closing attorney. There will be 60 days scheduled within the terms of the contract to perform any and all final inspections and close on the property. The bid fees collected offset the cost of the home and the services provided so all homes are sold free and clear of all liens.


The Benefit to this Genuine Auction Format. There is no addirional tax applied at the closing. The new homeowner would be responsible to the IRS for capital gains “only when they sell the home and realize the gain”. 


This Auction requires a very strategic approach to be the successful bidder. It might be in your best interest to study other Lowest Unique Bid Auctions in advance to gage where other bidders typically place their bids before you place yours. Once your bid is paid for and validated, you are not allowed to change it.


  • Qualified Bidder Form
  • About this Home Sale 
  • Expense Details
  • Printable Flyer 
                                    You Must Be 18 Years of Age or Older    




 Three Oaks is a Special Residential Community of stunning single-family homes located at the corner of Proctor and Gantt Roads. It is one of the fastest selling communities in the area.

Colorfully landscaped entrances lead to 149 homesites in this picturesque neighborhood in one of Sarasota’s most coveted locations. The community is convenient to 1-75, major shopping and beaches and is ideally situated in the Ashton Elementary, Sarasota Middle and Riverview High School districts. Homes are priced from the low $200's to the upper $500’s. 

The walled property centers around two lakes and abundant citrus trees. Tile roofs, street lights and a signature grouping of three oak trees in each yard make this neighborhood especially appealing.

Three Oaks was built by Triple Crown Builders who are among the most prominent in the area and have provided hundreds of award-winning homes for Sarasota residents. Several stunning homes are available for viewing daily and offer a selection of wonderful floor plans to suit the special needs of any home buyer.
The Three Oaks Community is just 15 minutes away from Sarasota’s Finest Downtown Area. Sarasota Florida offers Amazing Performing Arts and Culture, Music and Theater, The World’s Finest Beaches, Fine Dining and Entertainment, Events and Festivals, Family Activities, Nightlife and Dance, Nature Activities, Outdoor Parks and Recreation. Sarasota is one of the Top Class Fishing and Boating Communities in the World with Stunning Architecture and has Once Again Been Nominated as one of the Top 100 Places to Live in the World for 2010.

 The Whole House This 5 bedroom, 3 bath, Pool home in Three Oaks has 2700+ Square feet, cathedral ceilings, new neutral plush carpeting, white walls, fireplace and a split and spacious floor plan. The home is perfectly laid out for a large family or for entertaining. The diverse nature of the floor plan also makes this home great for a small family with room for a home office and gym. The stunning pool and lake views do not disappoint the Florida home buyer. This is a beautiful spacious piece of Real Estate in Sunny Sarasota, Florida conveniently located near the interstate, shopping and beaches. 
 Kitchen and Living Area I love this kitchen. It is open to the family room complete with breakfast bar or easy convenience to the kitchen dinette area or formal dining area. There is ample cabinet space and countertop space. The middle island is perfectly placed and the décor is light, bright airy with a bit of Tuscany touch in the trim.
 Master Bed and BathThis bedroom is spacious with a beautiful view of the lanai and pool. Sliding glass doors open up to the lanai area for pleasure in the pool or Jacuzzi. There is a built in cove for a T.V. or can be used for décor. Plenty of room for an oversized master bedroom set. This is a beautiful spacious piece of Real Estate in Sunny Sarasota Florida conveniently located near the interstate, shopping and beaches. This 5 bedroom 3 bath 2700+Sq ft pool home in Sarasota, Florida will be sold to the buyer with the “Highest and Best Offer”. All furnishings can be sold with the home for cash at closing.

This is a beautiful and spacious bathroom with oversized tub, shower and separate commode for privacy. The dual sinks opposite each other are great for more than one person. This bathroom is white with a light floral border; it shows clean, bright and like new. The master closet in a long hallway walk-in that connects to another bedroom or study by a privacy door. There is ample shelving with white walls and new neutral carpeting. This bathroom does not disappoint.

 Other Living Space There are four other bedrooms, or rooms that can be used for dual purpose. Once again the walls are white, the carpeting is of neutral décor’ and the home shows light, bright and airy. There are two other full baths convenient for a large family or entertaining guests. As you can see the home gym opens to the lanai and pool area and can also be used as  a separate guest quarters.

 Outdoor Living Area This is the back view of the home located at 4972 Cedar Oak Way in Sarasota, Florida that is currently for sale. Bask in the sun or enjoy family and friends on the spacious lanai with the warm welcoming heated pool and Jacuzzi. Notice how this home opens up completely to the back lanai area for your viewing and entertaining pleasure.  
 Exterior and Garage This home has block construction with extreme attention to detail inside and out. The three car garage, barrel tile roof and custom built construction sets it above the neighborhood and yet still below the price range. Check out the trees and the tropical landscaping with a warm welcome and a clean cut curb appeal for your most discerning taste. The lake views are stunning and the sunsets are something to write home about. The neighboring properties are delightfully pleasant in cosmetic appeal as the community ensures the care taking and expense of the common ground the same.

This Home is situated directly off of Interstate 75, just one hour away from Tampa, St. Pete and two hours away from Walt Disney World.


This Stunning Sarasota Florida Home Boasts Ceramic Tile Throughout, Barrel Tile Roof, Heated Pool and Jacuzzi, Fireplace, all Appliances including Washer and Dryer, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, 3 Car Garage,  2700+Sqft of Open Spacious Living Space on 10,000 Square feet of Tropical Lush Florida Land. 

Address:                                      4972 Cedar Oak Way Sarasota, Florida 34233

List Price:                                    $750,000.00
Year Built:                                    1999
Lot Size:                                      10,000 Sqft.
Property taxes:                            $400/month
Homeowner’s Insurance:           $210/month
HOA:                                            $47/month
Electric:                                       $350/month
Water:                                          $85/month
Pool:                                            $85/month
Lawn:                                           $85/month
Pest:                                            $15/month
Home Warranty:                         $58/month

Total Monthly Expenses:           $1,335/month
Rental Value:                              $1,800/month


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For more information on how you can purchase this home please contact me.

Maureen E. Marcus

Marcus Real Estate

Licensed Real Estate Broker

Sarasota, Florida 34233

Cell 941.445.2661

Fax 941.922.0472

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