Meet Elizabeth Van Riper
Realtor, Michael Saunders & Company
Elizabeth Van Riper
GRI, CLHMS, RENE, CRS, ABR, CPRES
Elizabeth grew up in Princeton, New Jersey, lived and worked for CitiCorp in Manhattan dealing with Fortune 500 companies and then Darien Connecticut, where she commuted to NYC as a VP at Bankers Trust handling the financial needs of high net worth clients and managing an $800MM loan portfolio. Many of her clients were national real estate developers who whetted her passion for real estate. She migrated to commercial real estate in the New York and Connecticut markets.
Seeking out easier climates, her move to Sarasota was a catalyst to focus on the other side of her brain as a fourth-generation artist. She embraced Sarasota’s rich cultural landscape. In addition to creating her own art she served on the board of directors of Art Center Sarasota, Women Contemporary Artists and was an arts advocate creating exhibition venues and programs promoting the arts in Sarasota. As a counter balance she has served on the board of Meals on Wheels of Sarasota for 6 years and as the President for 2 years. All during these times she has been involved in real estate designing and developing.
“You can hike a jungle trail in Myakka Park, and don a tuxedo to attend an opera gala the same day. You can play 18 holes of PGA golf and catch a theater performance that very evening. You can participate in poetry writing and painting; attend academic lectures, or cheer on the Baltimore Orioles. You can refine your French at classes with the Alliance Francaise de Sarasota, before attending a brown bag jazz concert – all in the same day.”
— Elizabeth Van Riper
Designations & Certifications
Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI) - REALTORS® with the GRI designation have in-depth training in legal and regulatory issues, technology, professional standards, and the sales process.
Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) - The CLHMS designation is a luxury-specific professional designation that reflects that the real estate professional has proven documented performance within the luxury residential market.
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) - Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) is the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents, managers and brokers.
Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) - The RENE certification program gives REALTORS® the tips and tools they need to be skillful advocates for their clients.
Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) - The ABR designation is designed for real estate buyer agents who focus on working directly with buyer-clients at every stage of the home buying process and gives REALTORS® valuable education to elevate skills and knowledge in the eyes of home buyers, and specialized information on the issues and trends home buyers are facing.
Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist (CPRES) - A certified probate real estate specialist is a real estate professional who has completed an educational certification program centered around the probate process. This individual specializes in helping families navigate the estate process after a relative or other benefactor passes away.
Throughout her personal and professional life, Elizabeth has refined skills across many areas. She provides perspectives that assist with honing in on individuals’ intimate needs, whether buyers or sellers.
Years of banking experience and relationships with financial resources allows Elizabeth to guide buyers and sellers in facilitating their objectives.
Having renovated and sold numerous homes, developed new construction, and assisting others with achieving their lifestyle sensibilities, Elizabeth’s skills and resources to optimize the value of your property to achieve the best price possible are transformative.
Staging & Design
Inspired by the properties themselves, Elizabeth’s extensive connections in the community, including the media, have drawn attention to the properties she represents, whether events, press or video, she has the professional skills to be most effective.
Awards & Accolades
News & Media
Elizabeth works with local and nationwide media to both advertise and feature the properties she is listing for sale. Local Features:
Industry & Community Relationships
Contacts, friends, and allies within the architecture, financial, real estate, and arts communities within Sarasota allow Elizabeth to connect you with the right people at every turn.
- Art Center of Sarasota, Former Board Member
- Women Contemporary Artists, Former Board Member
- Meals on Wheels of Sarasota, Former President and Board Member
- Impact 100 SRQ, Board Member
A Powerful International Presence
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World
Home of the world's market-leading independent residential brokerages in 70 countries, with 550 firms and 135,000 sales associates producing 1.1 million global transactions. The by-invitation-only network is based on the unparalleled performance and trusted relationships that result in exceptional client experiences.
Luxury Portfolio International
The luxury marketing division of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and the largest network of premier locally branded real estate companies. LPI attracts a global audience and markets approximately 50,000 of the world's most remarkable homes annually. Based in the United States, it is a collective of the most well respected and well-known experts in luxury real estate in markets worldwide.
Mayfair International Realty
Founded in 1995, Mayfair International Realty has grown to become one of the foremost groups of luxury real estate sales associates in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland and serves as the London office for Michael Saunders & Company. Today, Mayfair International Realty members can be found across the world, bringing sophisticated international real estate marketing to a global community of buyers and investors.