About Us

Darlena Nelms

Darlena is a licensed real estate broker, who has lived in Southwest Florida for the past 27 years. Having worked with clients from as far away as Seattle and London, she specializes in assisting families who are relocating, both to our area and from their existing Sarasota homes.  Her own family relocated to Sarasota in 2001 and it is her personal goal to make all her clients’ moves as smooth and stress free as her own.

Much of Darlena’s real estate career has been spent assisting international buyers with the purchase of both personal and investment properties in the Sarasota/Bradenton area. She has a keen understanding of the intricacies of an international sale and is an expert in assisting international buyers understand and feel comfortable with the US real estate purchasing process. Whether you are relocating or purchasing a vacation or investment property, whether you are American, British, European, Canadian, or hail from anywhere else in the world, Darlena will tailor her services to meet your individual needs and expectations.

Darlena has been awarded designations from the GRI/Graduate Realtor Institute, CIPS/Certified International Property Specialist, and TRC/Transnational Referral Certification. Eleven years of customer service with the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA, as well as broad experience with builders, developers and community organizations, combine to give her keen insight into client needs, whether they are buying or selling a home. Her compassion and attention to detail have continued to earn her the Five Star Realtor designation from former clients since 2010.  Darlena is the ideal choice for helping you live your Sarasota dream!

Five Star Real Estate Agent

Each year Sarasota Magazine and Crescendo Business Services survey recent homebuyers and other industry experts to find real estate agents in the Sarasota area who scored highest in overall satisfaction. We are proud to report that Darlena’s score has placed her in the top 7% of area real estate professionals for 6 years.

For details of the selection process…

Helpful Resources

Living in Sarasota . . . and beyond, December 2017

Living in Sarasota . . . and beyond, December 2017

A publication of S&N Real Estate, Inc.