Our Company

“A deal gets done when both the buyer’s and the seller’s needs are met. I believe our first job is to comprehensively understand our clients’ needs.”

– Dean Saunders


Founded in 1996 by Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM as Saunders Real Estate, LLC, the company specialized in land and conservation easements from the very beginning. In early 2006, the affiliation with SVN allowed the Company to expand its strategic real estate services to include land acreage, commercial and industrial properties, as well as its conservation easement and specialized land management services. The company has been recognized as a “Commercial Elite Office” –  SVN top 15 office for each year but one since affiliation in 2006. Dean has been the #1 sales professional in the entire SVN affiliate network multiple times.

Today, the company and its land professionals, who cover the entire State of Florida and beyond, specialize in land types such as ranches, farmland, citrus groves, recreational land, timberland, bulk lots and entitled land, residential development land, and conservation easements.

With the addition of the SVN Saunders Real Estate Forestry Group in 2013, timberland became a  powerful expertise for helping clients in the timber areas of North Florida.

Clients will find proven expertise, expert knowledge, excellent customer service, aggressive marketing focus, and business savvy that takes real estate clients to the highest level of service and solutions for land, conservation easements, and land and resource management. Embracing what technology can bring to clients, the company has invested in many state-of-the-art tools and resources to help clients make good decisions regarding real estate.

You can find Dean and the company’s agents quoted and published in a variety of respected journals, such as Florida Trend. To further the company’s commitment to industry education, Saunders authored the benchmark and award-winning consumer publication We Create Solutions: A Primer on Conservation Easements and produces the popular Lay of the Land Florida Land Real Estate Conference.

In addition, the company publishes a unique look at the Florida land market through the Lay of the Land Market Report, an effort to offer verified hard data and professional analysis on Florida land sales.

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