Integrity. Honesty. Trust. These are three words Derek Patti lives by when it comes to running his real estate business. His philosophy is this is a people business and the most important part is the relationship he builds with his customer, not the transactional exchange that may bring them together. Most times, there is a friendship that lasts beyond the closing table and why he believes this profession is the best.
A licensed REALTOR® since 2013, Derek started his professional career in the retirement benefits industry right out of college, and then transitioned to the mortgage industry for a few years after meeting his beautiful bride. An opportunity to be a Real Estate Assistant for a local Sarasota team brought them to Sarasota. It only took one visit for he and his wife Katherine to fall in love with everything Sarasota has to offer. They are now a party of four, as they’ve added Clara and Becca to the mix.
As a native Floridian, Derek is well versed in the Florida lifestyle. Growing up in Orlando, FL, and living in both Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Florida has always been “home”. His love for the industry shines through his commitment to his customers pursuit of home ownership, as well as his countless hours of volunteering at the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee (currently the YPN Vice Chair). If he’s not working, he’s enjoying time with his family, watching his Florida State Seminoles or playing golf….hopefully.