Few Sarasota Realtors are natives, even fewer can claim they are second generation Sarasota Broker-Associates.
Jessika Arman, beginning her 25th year serving her Sarasota hometown market, is one of the unique Realtors who can make that claim.
She is one of just 24 Sarasota area Realtors that have been nominated 9 times by her clients to earn Sarasota Magazine’s prestigious “5 Star Realtor, Best In Client Satisfaction Award”.
648 Beach Road
Jessika holds the following industry certifications and designations:
CLHMS-Guild, (Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, Million Dollar Guild Member)
ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative)
AHWD (At Home With Diversity)
CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist), GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute)
RSPS (Resort & Second Home Property Specialist)
TRC (Transnational Referral Certification)
Her client-centered approach is why she's earned Best in Client Satisfaction for over 9 years in a row.
Jessika works to understand and satisfy the individual needs of each and every client.
She holds many certifications and is constantly learning!
Continuing education is very important to her, as she endeavors to pass on her knowledge and experience to better serve her clients, industry and community.
Jessika is more than an area Realtor; she grew up living the life that many come here seeking and she gives back to her community. Let her knowledge, family history, civic pride and commitment to community be put to work for you in your quest to find your perfect piece of paradise in Sarasota, Florida.
Jessika is German-American and has lived abroad throughout her life and education.
She served her country at the US Embassy in Berlin, Germany and worked at Discovery Channel in their International Network Operations prior to returning home to Sarasota and becoming a Realtor in 1998.
Jessika is fluent in English, and German and has intermediate command of Spanish.
Jessika’s mother, Ute Stein, a socialite, and patron of the arts, supported many of the area’s budding artists many who are now internationally known.
Ute, Jessika’s aunt, and their friends, were some of the first real estate agents at Michael Saunders & Co, when she opened her doors in 1976 on St. Armands Circle.
Jessika graduated from Boston University and Emerson College and holds a MA in political science and a communication BA. Before becoming a Realtor in 1998 she served her country at the US Embassy in Berlin, Germany and worked at Discovery Channel in their International Network Operations.
She has been a member of RASM’s (Realtor Association of Sarasota Manatee) Global Business Council since 1998 and has served on various boards of the association.
In Jessika’s spare time, she serves as the President of the Environmental Caucus of Sarasota County where she gives back her time to the community by addressing issues concerning water-quality, pollution, population density and its impact on quality of life in Sarasota and surrounding counties.
Jessika is a proud graduate of Sarasota’s Riverview High School, Out of Door Academy and her son attends Pine View School, Florida’s #1 high school for the gifted as a legacy student, her family being instrumental in the establishment of the school in 1969, her cousin, a member of its first graduating class.
Jessika and her son are the last descendants of the Starker family still residing in the Sarasota area (relations of the world-renowned Grammy winning cellist, Janos Starker, and his pop star Grammy nominated and Juno Award winning grandson, JP Saxe).
Her uncles Jay and Zebo Starker were Sarasota icons, having moved to the area in 1959, owning shops for jewelry, and leather works. Everyone in town wore Starker sandals, or owned a piece of their work, including the Allman Brother’s Band, for whom they made guitar straps.
50 Central Avenue, Suite 110 Sarasota, FL 34236
"We love working with Jessika, my family and I have used her multiple times over the last 16 years! I’ve given her name to other friends as well."
— Dr. K, 1/13/22
"Absolutely wonderful! She is the most professional person I've ever worked with, she made the experience seamless.
I loved the entire process. I only wish I had more properties to sell.
I love her!"
— Karyn R., 8/17/21