Episode 13

Published on:

10th Apr 2018

013 Tacos, Pirates, and Marshmallow Steaks

Highlights from this episode

  • Shelley has jokes. - (0:00)
  • What's the name of our show? - (1:09)
  • Thanks sis! - (2:14)
  • We bribe Gunner for baseball tickets. - (3:40)
  • Gunner rhymes about the Gasparilla Pirates. - (4:08)
  • Sandcastles and chalk festival. - (6:00)
  • Gunner makes Shelley blush. - (24:50)
  • Foodie weirdos and marshmallow steaks? - (27:20)
  • Black pepper & bacon popcorn is amazing! - (28:39)
  • Let 'er rip tater chip! - (32:00)
  • How Bill Gates will pay your mortgage with Facebook gnomes. - (34:30)
  • Is it Run DMC tricky to be a first time home buyer? - (36:29)
  • FIRPTA? - (44:30)

Interview with Gunner Davis - (2:49)

In our second interview with Gunner Davis (Managing Partner of Century 21 Beggins in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, and Longboat Key) we discuss the best practices for selling your home in Sarasota. With over 13 years experience and over 500 homes sold he offers several great tips for home sellers.

The Local Flavor - Surf Shack - (26:44)

One of our favorite local spots for a late lunch or early dinner after relaxing at Lido Beach. They have amazing gourmet tacos including Tuna Poke, Bangin' Shrimp, Filet Mignon, and Surf & Turf. Stop by for they Daily Happy Hour from 2pm to 6pm for half price drink specials!

Surf Shack




326 John Ringling Blvd

Sarasota, FL 34236

(941) 960-1122



111 Gulf Drive S.

Bradenton, Beach, FL 34217

(941) 782-1122



12217 West Linebaugh Ave

Tampa, FL 33626

(813) 475-5916

Shell & Tell - (34:14)

This week we have two questions from friends on Facebook regarding how to buy a home if you have challenges with income or saving up a down payement.


Rhett Hall asks: "What ways are there for young people with low income to get into a home.  Are credits or benefits they can tap into?"


Merle Bellot asks: "Are there any creative ways to purchase a home even if you don't have a big down payment saved up?"


There are few options that Shelley explains including lease to purchase, negotiating closing costs into the price of the home, and a few home ownership programs from various government offices.


For more information on buying a home you can contact Shelley directly.

Email: [email protected]

Call or text:  (941) 960-5115

Shell & Tell Information

If you would like to have your questions answered on an upcoming Shell & Tell please contact us!

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The information contained in this episode has been obtained through sources deemed reliable by Shelley Panas and / or any guest on Selling Sarasota Podcast, however, we cannot warrant the complete accuracy thereof subject to errors, omissions, change of price, rental or other conditions, prior sale, lease or financing, or withdrawal without notice. We recommend to our listeners that any information, which is of special interest, should be obtained through independent verification. 











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About the Podcast

Selling Sarasota
Welcome to Selling Sarasota Podcast! In every episode Shelley lays the smackdown on misinformation and delivers key insights into local real estate. Shelley Panas is a REALTORĀ® with Century 21 Beggins Enterprises in Sarasota, Florida.

About your hosts

Shelley Panas

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Living in Paradise! After running a successful company in Colorado Springs I decided that although mountains are beautiful, it was time for beaches. I relocated to Florida and joined the highly successful team at CENTURY 21 Beggins Enterprises -- the #1 C21 in Florida! I love it here! There is always something new to experience. At the end of the day, it is so nice to hop on my bike and head to the beach. The feel of sand squishing between my toes, listening to the waves crash on the shore while watching the sun paint the sky beautiful shades of gold, red and purple as it set is the perfect way to end my day. So I ask, why just come visit when you can stay?

I believe there is something profound in owning a home. This is your personal place to dream big dreams, relax in comfort, and be with the ones you love. I became a REALTORĀ® to help people have a better life.

We started our podcast in 2018 after Ed spent most of 2017 developing ideas for launching a podcast, only he didn't like any of the show topics he was testing. To test his audio gear he started "interviewing" me about my work in real estate. Needless to say, these test recording sessions became very silly very quickly and that's we realized we had our show. Ed brings his technical expertise in web development and digital marketing to complement my skills and experience in real estate to the show.

Edward Panas

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I have been a huge fan of podcasts since before they were even called "podcasts"! I remember listening to talk radio shows as far back when I was a kid through my college years. My frustration was always with getting a good signal or catching my favorite shows when they aired. When "Internet radio" shows started in the early 90's I used to listen to streaming shows from college & public radio stations, but connection speeds were limited. When podcasting started in 2004 I knew this was going to be a significant change in audio entertainment. As my weekly listening time increased over the years my interest in starting my own show grew as well.

I started kicking around the idea of starting a podcast shortly after moving to Florida in 2014, so in 2017 I joined Florida Podcaster Association in Tampa and learned how I could start my own show. As Shelley mentions in her bio, my ideas all sucked. (She says it much nicer than this.) I either lost interest very quickly or the ideas were just plain bad. She agreed to work with me testing out my new gear and audio production skills talking about her work in real estate. We were having so much fun doing these practice recordings we realized that this was our show. After a few months of learning about audio production and working out our content plan, we launched Selling Sarasota Podcast at PodFest Multimedia Expo on February 9th, 2018!