Mary Charland, PA

Realtor® | Sales Associate

Gulf Shores Realty

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About Mary Charland, PA

She knows the Venice area like the back of her hand. In fact, you will see her listed as editor and/or contributing writer in both 2021 Venice Area Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Guide and Membership Directory.
She has been a resident of the Venice area for over 35 years. If you have a question about the Venice area, just ask her. If she doesn’t know the answer, she knows someone that will.

Whether you are buying or selling, Mary is a full-service realtor with over 25 years of experience in Advertising Campaigns and Media & Public Relations.

If you are looking to buy a new home….

she will draw on her background as a communications specialist, to ascertain and understand exactly what you want in your next home.

Or if you are looking to sell a home ….

Mary will tap into her sales and marketing skills to design a unique and creative marketing campaign to target and secure highly qualified buyers for your property.

Buying or selling…

Mary can and will negotiate for your best interests in whatever side of the deal she is working on.
She has been a strategic negotiator, simultaneously representing a variety of organizations to negotiate a multimillion-dollar sponsorship contract with Publix Supermarkets for a middle school environmental educational project.

She was employed by the Herald-Tribune Media Group, a subsidiary of the New York Times at that time. She was also serving as the Florida Press Educational Services President. And as such was able to increase the scope of the project to include six other states press organizations to service their students as well.

Mary takes special pride in giving back to her community. She has served as a member of the many committees and boards throughout Florida and in particular the Venice area. She served as Venice Area Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Tourist Development Committee for two years and Board of Directors for six years.
During that time she was also the Co-Founder of the Venice Sharkstooth and Seafood Festival, the largest and most successful community wide event ever.
“Venice's Sharks Tooth and Seafood Festival, rated by Events Magazine as one of the top 100 Events in the United States, 1992 & 1993”

Mary has an unique and long term commitment to the Venice Community. As such she was Named Venice Gondolier’s Around Town “Venice’s Special Person of The Week” August 19, 2020

Mary was also:
Board Chairmen for two years and served on the American Cancer Society - South Sarasota, Desoto Board for five years.
A mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters Venice High School Mentoring Program for five years.
Board member and Vice President of Sertoma Club Of Venice for two years.

A few additional things you should also know about Mary:
She has eight years’ experience in hospitality and property management in both New England and Florida.
And if you are considering buying or selling in a HOA community, Mary currently serves on Club Villas (Waterford-Berkshire Circle) HOA Board and is “Florida HOA Director DBPR Certified”.

Mary grew up in the Boston area and graduated from Northeastern University. She moved to the Venice Area over 35 years ago. Despite her love of snow and her past career as a ski instructor, she hasn’t looked back since. However, she does remain a rabid Red Sox fan.

Her two sons, Michael and Matthew attended local public schools, and both are now successful in their respective careers.
Mary understands that you have many choices when it comes to finding a real estate agent to represent you, whether you are buying or selling a home.

Your real estate transaction could be the most important decision of your life and she is equipped with the knowledge and skill set to make it one of your best decisions.

She would more than appreciate your business. Please call or email her today and let her show you how much!