Sarasota Five Star award winner


Chris Baylis

Real Estate Agent
Michael Saunders & Company
8325 Lakewood Ranch Blvd
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
Office: 941-735-4713
Cell: 941-735-4713

Wide open spaces, sweeping natural landscapes and close proximity to fantastic amenities– these are all reasons that Chris Baylis lives and sells “Out East” in Manatee County. A Realtor for 15+ years, the majority of that time in the Lakewood Ranch area, Chris’s passion for the country lifestyle is clear from the moment you meet her.

Along with her focus on residential communities, Chris specializes ... the amazing array of equestrian properties and acreage found in Manatee and Sarasota counties– from Palmetto and Parrish to Panther Ridge and the University Park corridor. Customers appreciate Chris’s ability to communicate proactively, listen carefully and speak honestly. Her diligent way of taking care of the details brings a welcomed sense of calm and confidence to the real estate transaction.

Originally from Huntington, New York, Chris earned an associate’s degree in management and marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. With her refined eye and creative vision, Chris can help buyers envision the possibilities of a space or showcase sellers’ homes in the most attractive light. Another facet to her expertise is understanding the complexities of HOA docs, rules and regulations as a licensed Community Association Manager (CAM).

Chris and her husband of over 27 years reside in Panther Ridge and have two sons. Her spirit of adventure explains two of Chris’s hobbies– boating and motorcycles! She is happy to share her knowledge of the waterways (and the roadways!) that make this area such a world-class destination.


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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