Rooted in Land

Saunders Real Estate is an independently-owned, multi-million dollar company established by Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM in 1996. Since 1982, Dean has a long history in citrus, agriculture, conservation easements, and land real estate. He is a former legislator who helped to created important property rights and conservation legislation.

Specializing in large-acreage Florida land, conservation easements, and working with acreage of all sizes, large and small, the company and its land professionals lead the industry in knowledge and marketing expertise to sell land or find land for buyers. The firm also provides land management services and is now offering auction services through Saunders Auctions, a division that focuses on accelerated marketing.

The company is also known as a unique resource in the complete transaction process of conservation easements. Dean authored and published the award-winner consumer publication, We Create Solutions: A Primer on Conservation Easements.

 Brokering over $2 billion in sales from 1996 through mid-2016, the company is highly regarded as an authority on all types of Florida land. Saunders Real Estate continues to earn the highest recognition worldwide, the “Commercial Elite” designation and Dean Saunders himself has been the “Top Professional Globally” for several years. The company was recently named one of “America’s Best Brokerages” for the 7th straight year by the editors of The Land Report.

The Saunders team of notable professionals and community leaders offer advisory and transactional services through the main office in Lakeland, FL, an office in Lake City, FL, and the network of SVN  affiliate offices nationwide and worldwide. Our sister brokerage, Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty, founded by three Central Florida brokers, provides commercial real estate services including leasing and tenant representation and property management.

Saunders Real Estate offers a broad range of services to meet the real estate needs of landowners and commercial property owners. Developing long-term relationships with land owners is key for the company along with providing the best service to meet the needs of our clients whether in agriculture, development, transitional lands or conservation easements. Saunders Real Estate understands the unique needs of Florida landowners and commits to provide what is expected, and much more.