Roger Pettingell, amidst the unpredictable circumstances of 2020, encountered one of his career's most formidable challenges in the Sarasota housing market, primarily due to the impacts of COVID-19. Nonetheless, he demonstrated his resilience and adaptability by holding the esteemed title of Florida's premier Coldwell Banker agent and being the fourth leading real estate agent nationally. His unwavering dedication to client service enabled him to achieve an impressive individual sales volume of $175.6 million, establishing him as the foremost realtor in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Beyond his real estate prowess, a hallmark of his career is his philanthropic spirit. For over a decade, he has supported local charities, significantly impacting organizations such as the Child Protection Center, Forty Carrots, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Southeastern Guide Dogs, and the West Coast Black Theatre Troupe. Additionally, his philanthropic reach extends to entities like Adopt A Family, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the American Red Cross.
Beyond the property listings and sales negotiations, he finds solace in his Bird Key residence, sharing moments with his wife and cheering for their two sons, Jake and Max, during tennis tournaments beneath Florida's azure skies. The family's days are also joyfully shared with Finn, their spirited one-year-old yellow Labrador Retriever. Not to be pegged solely as a real estate magnate, he identifies as a "techie," perpetually seeking ways to enhance his business with the latest technological advancements. Roger's reputation in the industry is unparalleled, with a staggering $2 billion in luxury property sales in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. His 36-year journey in real estate has seen him consistently emerge as a top-tier performer for Coldwell Banker Realty. The past twelve years have been particularly noteworthy, with him receiving numerous accolades. REAL Trends repeatedly honored him, being recognized as the apex real estate agent in prestigious regions like Longboat Key, Bird Key, and Sarasota. And in a crowning achievement in 2021, he secured his place as the nation's fourth top Coldwell Banker agent.