Sarasota Five Star award winner


Karie Backman, ABR, CNE, CRS, GRI, CLHMS

Keller Williams on the Water
22 S Links Ave Ste 200
Sarasota, FL 34236
Office: 941-404-8389

Get To Know Me

What is my history?
I graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with a degree in Communication Disorders, Speech Science and Psychology. After graduating, my concentration throughout the past 17 years has been in sales, marketing, and customer relationship management, all of which require my strong communication, business and negotiating skills.

I joined Keller Williams in 2006 where I focus my business in residential real estate. I possess the important characteristics required to guide Clients to a successful closing of a real estate contract, whether on the buying or selling side. My keen attention to detail and desire to maintain continuing education in the ever-changing real estate industry has contributed to my successful growing real estate business.

To serve my Clients better in pursuing real estate opportunities, I earned the "Graduate REALTORĀ® Instituteā€ (GRI) designation by attending a specific, intensive series of a minimum of 90 hours of classroom instruction, covering a variety of subjects including: contract law, professional standards, sales and marketing, finance, and risk reduction. With this designation and through increased awareness of current topics important to the real estate professional, such as legal issues, I can better serve prospective clients and customers.

My experience, tenacity, resourcefulness, integrity and passion for the real estate industry will empower me to help you complete the successful sale or purchase of a home. I love my work and helping clients move on! For more information please visit

Sunshine Living Realty Group is your Florida real estate resource. We provide superior customer service and truly enjoy serving our clients.


Five Star Professional conducts market-specific research throughout the U.S. to identify service professionals who demonstrate professional excellence and provide quality services to their clients. The Five Star Real Estate Agent program is the largest and most widely published award program for real estate agents in North America, covering more than 40 major markets. Five Star award winners do not pay a fee to be included in the research or on the final list of award winners.

The Five Star Professional research team contacted thousands of recent homebuyers, consumers and industry leaders to identify Sarasota-area real estate agents who stand out in their industry and community.

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