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Who We Are

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At Relax Realty Group, we’re committed to providing outstanding service to our clients. We have a diverse team that has extensive skill and talent. Our agents work closely with investors on a daily basis, are active members of REIA and NARPM, and have experience owning rental properties; as such, we have the extensive knowledge necessary to assist you.
Jill Lyons

Phone Number: (941) 257-3035

Jill has been in real estate for over 16 years as an agent, broker, and investor. She has been living in the Sarasota area since 1976.

Upon graduation from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she earned a chemical engineering degree, she worked in the petroleum industry for years, moving back to Sarasota in 1996 to avoid the cold winters she didn’t like. She found that there are few chemical engineers employed in the Sarasota/Manatee area, so she reinvented herself in the real estate industry. She found her calling working with real estate investors. Her systematic approach to property management is a direct result of her engineering background. It is all just a numbers game, which she approaches with client profit maximization in mind.

Her main focus in any transaction is putting the customer first. She attributes her success to the combination of knowledge, expertise, honesty, and integrity, and believes communication is a key element to every experience.

Her ability to be a trusted guide throughout the real estate investment process has led to many delighted clients who happily refer their friends and family to her. Her expertise as a property manager and investor has helped her clients get their money to work for them in the market. In a buyer’s or seller’s market, real estate has proven to be a sound long-term investment, and Sarasota is a desirable marketplace.

During her leisure time, Jill enjoys playing tennis and spending any time outdoors. Her greatest accomplishment is her son, Ryan, who is currently having the time of his life spending all her rental income in college up in Chicago. Hopefully not for much longer!

Marc Pelletz

Marc Pelletz is Jill Lyons’ partner in Relax Realty Group. He has a large investment portfolio and has flipped hundreds of properties in the last five years. He has over 28 years of real estate investment experience and actively enjoys mentoring young, hungry new investors. He is a valuable asset for clients and offers his extensive experience to them.

Miranda Miller

Phone Number: (941) 500-3048 

Email: miranda@relaxrealtygroup.com

Miranda is a Manatee County native and has lived in Sarasota since 2001. She joined the real estate world in 2011 as an administrative assistant at Overseas Realty. Quickly falling in love with this industry, she decided to get licensed at just 21 years old. A great opportunity awaited with a new brokerage at Relax Realty Group.

Miranda graduated from the State College of Florida, where she obtained an Associate’s Degree in art. During her college years, she was employed with Outback Steakhouse steadily for six years, starting at age 15. Because she enjoys staying busy, she always worked two jobs and understood the importance of commitment at an early age. She learned hard work pays off and found success by setting goals and managing time.

Miranda is a full-time property manager specializing in helping investors to expand their portfolios and maximize profits. She has first-hand experience as a homeowner and investor and treats all of her client’s properties as her own. Managing hundreds of homes over the years, she has gained the knowledge to excel in her career. She believes relationships are the most important thing in business, and constantly interacts with new people on a daily basis while nourishing current relationships already in her life.

When Miranda is not working magic with investors or clients, she enjoys the outdoors, kayaking, or simply spending quality time with family and friends. Her dream is to achieve personal growth and expand her investment portfolio so she can travel the world.

Joleisy Machado

Phone Number: (941) 500-3027 

Email: joleisy@relaxrealtygroup.com

Joleisy Machado was born in Louisiana and raised in the small town of Scranton, Pennsylvania. In 1998, her family decided to make a move to the Sunshine State. She attended Sarasota High School, where she fell in love with Florida life. After she graduated, she discovered that she enjoyed the competitiveness of sales and, at 19 years old, she took on a management position for the cosmetic and skincare line, Biotherm. After just a few months, she was able to raise her store’s ranking to the top three in the company.

Joleisy also took on a position as an office manager in the dental field for five years. During this time, she was able to fortify her leadership skills and learned that she loved interacting with people. Later, she decided to pursue real estate, where she was able to interact with clients and incorporate her knowledge of sales. Becoming a part of Relax Realty Group allowed her to start managing properties as well as selling homes. She soon came to see that real estate is her passion. By communicating and creating strong, honest relationships with her clients, she makes the process of buying a home the best experience possible.

If you ever see Joleisy out and about, she is most likely on her way to show a property. When she isn’t, she is trying a new recipe at home or reading one of her favorite books. She is very family-oriented and enjoys spending most of her free time with her children.

Brent Karweck

Brent Karweck became part of the Relax Realty group in 2015 and specializes in property management. In addition to being a licensed real estate agent, he is in the process of becoming a certified licensed Florida contractor.

Brent’s career began as a carpenter in PA, and through the years, he has acquired experience in every aspect of home construction. Since 2000, he’s been owner and operator of BNT Building & Remodeling, LLC (formerly known as BNT Home Solutions) in the Bradenton/Sarasota/Venice area, doing major home renovations. Because Brent has always required superior workmanship from his employees and exhibited honesty, reliability, and attention to detail, BNT has become a very successful business venture.

As a real estate agent, Brent uses his vast knowledge of construction and property values to help his clients maximize their investment opportunities. With integrity and trustworthiness, he can provide knowledgeable advice and direction to help clients navigate through market trends and long-term investments goals. His commitment is to listen to his clients’ needs and wants and provide a pleasant experience as he handles each real estate transaction as if it were his own.

Brent resides in Sarasota with his wife, Tracy, who manages residential cleaning and home watching services provided by BNT. They have two sons, two daughters, and one grandchild. In his leisure time, he enjoys boating, fishing, scuba diving, camping, woodworking, and spending time with family.

Dane Peterson

Dane Peterson, originally from San Antonio, TX, has spent the past 17 years in Florida between the east and west coasts. He is a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor’s Degree in marketing and advertising.

A career in finance brought Dane to Sarasota in 2011 and, after getting married in 2013, Dane and his wife’s love for Sarasota motivated them to purchase their first home here. That home, along with the desire to help others achieve their home ownership goals, is what brought Dane to Relax Realty Group for a full-time career in real estate. Dane’s attention to detail and desire to provide the type of customer service that he expects has led to great rapport and relationships with past and present clients.

When not submerged in real estate, Dane can be found traveling with his wife, spending time on Lido Beach, or playing with his pets. He also enjoys tennis and working out at the gym to stay in shape both mentally and physically. Self-development through reading and as a real estate mentor keeps Dane ahead of his game in his career.

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Areas We Serve

We can provide outstanding assistance to both tenants and owners alike. Consider calling (941) 923-7200 to learn more about what we do.

  • Parrish, FL
  • Venice, FL
  • Osprey, FL
  • Nokomis, FL
  • Siesta Key, FL
  • Lido Key, FL
  • Lakewood Ranch, FL
  • Bradenton, FL
  • Palmetto, FL
  • South Sarasota, FL
  • Sarasota, FL

Our Clients’ Testimonials

  • RELAX REALTY is a 5 star property management group. From the online portal system to their service to tenants is... read more

    Stuart Bailey
    3/23/2022

    A great property management team. Professional and courteous. Take care of situations immediately. Very happy!

    Kat Wilkes
    3/02/2022

    I worked with Miranda Miller on a repair for one of her clients in Sarasota. She has been nothing but... read more

    Jonathan Hutsell
    11/21/2021
  • Great company. Great people. Great service.

    Pete Skouras
    10/21/2021

    Relax Realty are wonderful! They are caring, kind, and helpful in every way. They have been such a blessing to... read more

    cynthia gill
    10/21/2021

    Great experience with Relax Realty GroupThey are determine to help you find your perfectNew 🏡 was very Satisfied & Happy... read more

    Kadesha Rahming
    10/21/2021
  • Relax manages 12 of our units and they do an amazing job. After a bad experience with a large corporate... read more

    Stefanie Overtuf
    10/21/2021

    Wonderful business, our realtor Miranda is very responsive with any request and extremely professional!

    Darrell Logan
    10/21/2021

    I wanted to congratulate you for having a very competent manager such as Joseline Machado for being a respectful but... read more

    Luz Vimos
    10/21/2021
  • Relax manages 12 of our units and they do an amazing job. After a bad experience with a large corporate... read more

    Stefanie Overturf
    10/07/2021

    My wife and I happened across Relax Realty (Jill Lyons) while searching to buy an investment property in Sarasota. We... read more

    Brandon Clifton
    9/21/2021

    Relax Realty Group is great to work with! Extremely helpful when we moved from out of state. We love... read more

    Terry Culkin
    9/21/2021
  • Super pleasent encounters from the Office ladies, to the property managers and maintenance gentlemen. Would highly suggest picking Relax Realty... read more

    Ashlee Pogue
    9/21/2021

    I have nothing but GOOD things to say about this company and specifically Mrs. Miller. Even during the pandemic all... read more

    Lin Es
    8/02/2021

    I have nothing but GOOD things to say about this company and specifically Mrs. Miller. Even during the pandemic all... read more

    Lin Rodriguez
    7/28/2021
  • I have nothing but GOOD things to say about this company and specifically Mrs. Miller. Even during the pandemic all... read more

    LINDA ES74
    7/21/2021

    Using Relax Realty as my property managing company has allowed me peace of mind. Renting your home isn’t the easiest... read more

    susan dean
    6/21/2021

    This company has been amazing! At such a young age they have made this process very easy without hassle. They... read more

    Brianne Wilson
    6/21/2021
  • Very professional

    Betty Harrison
    4/21/2021

    Great company will work hard to get you into that got spot you've been looking for

    Rob Powell
    4/21/2021

    Ms jolesiy was very professional she worked with me and my family she was very helpful I'm excited to have... read more

    Sharne Turner
    4/21/2021
  • Hands down best experience I've had dealing with a realtor company.

    Kaylon Gregory
    3/21/2021

    Relax Realty manages our rental property and does an amazing job. Jill and Miranda are both amazing!! I highly recommend.

    Trent Yoder
    3/21/2021

    I have been a tenant of Relax Realty for the past year and I have found this property management company... read more

    Renae Broach Custom Signs
    3/21/2021
  • I have been a tenant with Relax Realty for a little over 4 years now. The property managers are professional... read more

    Sigrid Stang
    3/21/2021

    Everyone on the staff have been amazing since day one since I came and looked at my beautiful new townhouse!!... read more

    Courtney Stephenson
    3/21/2021

    I have to say Relax Realty has been a huge blessing to my family and I! We are a family... read more

    Kaitlyn Valentin-Rodriguez
    2/21/2021
  • I have been a tenant for two years at my current home and had have had recurring plumbing issues. Our... read more

    Carla Polins
    2/21/2021

    I've been with relax For 4 1/2 years qiuck response for repairs, office personel very friendly and helpful. I hope... read more

    David Ridings
    2/21/2021

    Our property manager does a great job. The app portfolio is easy to navigate and maintenance request are dispatched immediately👏👍

    Scott Runk
    2/21/2021
  • I've rented to them still am for 6 years now. I love them. I always recommend for people to... read more

    Evelyn Cruz
    2/21/2021

    I'm in my 2nd rental home with Relax Realty in a little over 3 yrs. My experience with the company... read more

    Beck Lane
    2/21/2021

    I am a single mom of one. I have been living in the same apartment for 10 years . This... read more

    nampeung keochinda
    2/21/2021
  • Relax Realty, specifically Miranda have been so helpful and understanding. They have always responded to my texts and emails. They’ve... read more

    amber mickson
    2/21/2021

    I have been working with Relax Realty for several years now. They help with all aspects of my rental properties,... read more

    Amanda Mason
    2/21/2021

    If you are looking for 24/7, consistently strong, trustworthy turnkey property management Relax Realty Group is that team.From Jill and... read more

    Mikey Hersom
    2/21/2021
  • Awesome people to rent through!! Been with them for 2 yrs!! Hopefully we'll be buying our first home through them☺️

    Danielle Dell
    2/21/2021

    Very prompt in addressing any tenancy issues.

    Cecilia Ndungu
    12/21/2020

    I’m an out of town investor that used Relax to manage an investment property in Sarasota and can only say... read more

    Nicholas Spahr
    12/21/2020
  • Joleisy is one of a kind!! Our family needed something fast and she was able to not only deliver, but... read more

    Florida CannaCouple
    12/21/2020

    I went thru joleisy it was a quick and fast process glad she was able to help me with getting... read more

    Shaquella Haynes
    12/21/2020

    We have been tenants of Relax Realty for about 5 years now and we could not ask for a better,... read more

    Kaitlin Glover
    12/21/2020
  • Had great help from Miranda with finding a place for me to live while schooling in Florida. Response times are... read more

    Alexandria Siah
    12/21/2019

    Very professional company that not only cares about the owners they work with but also making sure the needs of... read more

    Craig Noyes
    12/21/2019

    Joleisy is one of relax realty’s best agents. I always know I can count on her for any utility issues... read more

    Jerrod Warnock
    12/21/2019
  • Fantastic Experience! They go above and beyond to make sure all your need are met. I contacted them for a... read more

    Magic Beats
    12/21/2019

    They have help me out a lot, Miranda is great,whenever I need something she right there to help.Thank you for... read more

    AngelaJo Riddle
    12/21/2019

    Joleisy is awesome. She got me into a crib and the maintenance team are awesome as well. Any problems they... read more

    Alfred Jimenez
    12/21/2019
  • Thank you so much for all you did for us! Very kind and helpful!!! Everything was taken care of as... read more

    Jennifer Swezy
    12/21/2019

    Relax Realty Group has been a pleasure to work with, very professional & prompt. I would highly recommend anyone looking... read more

    Alex Platt
    12/21/2019

    I have been working with Joleisy and I appreciate her as my property manager. She has and continues to work... read more

    Alicia Hautly
    12/21/2019
  • Joleisy Machado was such a pleasure to work with. Once we toured the property and met with Joleisy, it was... read more

    Mara Kerneklian
    12/21/2019

    Miranda is outstanding landlord.

    hailey hardy
    12/21/2019

    The maintenance which I requested was promptly done. I was notified by the team as to when they were coming... read more

    Vanessa Doucet
    12/21/2019
  • Easy process, stuff was very helpful and attentive. Apartament looks great and had no inconveniences.Great location to live!! I would... read more

    Sophia Coronado
    12/21/2019

    Miranda is awesome. After moving in and getting settled she made sure that I was good. The maintenance team is... read more

    Amanda Simmons
    12/21/2019

    I highly recommend renting with relax realty. I went through Joleisy and the process went very smooth. I absolutely love... read more

    Alex Karambelas
    12/21/2019
  • Relax Realty is great! Everyone is very friendly and they take great care of their tenants. I highly recommend... read more

    Robert C Palmer JR
    12/21/2019

    It's a loving place to live management and maintenance try and anyway to make it a clean nice place to live

    Tremakio Coney
    12/21/2019

    I've lived in one of Relax Realty's units for almost 6 months and have been very happy with my place.... read more

    James Sweeney
    12/21/2019
  • The property manager is professional pleasant and was patient.glad i found relax realty.

    Mollie Connord
    12/21/2019

    I have been a tenant with Relax Realty for 10 years and it has always been a great experience, prompt... read more

    Rachel kohl
    12/21/2019

    I have had a rental with relax for almost 4 years and they are by far the best landlords. Anytime... read more

    dylan Dyer
    12/21/2019
  • The two years i have a tenant for relax reality have been great . joelacy my landlord has been an... read more

    Pam Okeefe
    12/21/2019

    Super easy realtor to work with! Fast at getting back to any questions you have. Made my moving process incredibly... read more

    Brandie Bauer
    12/21/2019

    Relax Realty Group has been a pleasure to work with! They got me into an adorable spotless one bedroom appartment.... read more

    Donna W
    12/21/2019
  • We are renting the house with Relax 2 years plus. The maintenance always comes quick , management is working and... read more

    Victoria Holmes
    12/21/2019

    Relax Realty gave me hope for myself and my family. I am so grateful to have them as a landlord/property... read more

    From DEATH To LIFE
    12/21/2019

    Joleisy and the Relax Realty group made it super simple to get moved in and settled! Very friendly and informative.... read more

    Walt Machado
    12/21/2019
  • This company, Miranda in particular, have been very responsive to the few problems that arose, quickly fixed and always in... read more

    Jim Buresch
    12/21/2019

    Great communication a pleasure working with Joleisy

    Ceasar Marley
    12/21/2019

    Promptly responds to all calls.

    Vince T.
    12/21/2019
  • The employees here are so amazing Zee and Sandra are so sweet and helpful! Great faces to see in the office!

    Tiffany K
    12/21/2019

    We loves Relax Reality Group. They work with us when it comes to paying rent. They also work with us... read more

    Tiffany Phillips
    12/21/2019

    Great management company- I would highly recommend for investors small or large for ease of mind. They achieved better... read more

    Gabriel Reed
    12/21/2019
  • They made the leasing process very easy, and continue to impress with quick maintenance response. Would recommend!

    Ryan O'Malley
    12/21/2019

    Excellent realtor to do business with, easy to work with and will work with you.

    James Dycus
    12/21/2019

    Joleisy, Jull and the entire Relax are excellent to work with. They make transactions simple and provide service with a... read more

    Scott Harvey
    12/21/2019
  • So far they have resolved every issue I've come across surprisingly fast.

    Manaury Martínez
    12/21/2019

    Posting for Patricia, Miranda and Devon are by far an exceptional team. Miranda and Relax Realty made the process of... read more

    Phillip Gilmore
    12/21/2019

    Having a family, where you live is important, and how you are treated where you live is vital to comfort... read more

    Sarah Ravotto
    12/21/2019
  • I love Jill and her staff they realy are amazing

    Nikki Thomas
    12/21/2019

    I have rented from the Relax realty group for almost 7 years now and could not be more happy about... read more

    Charles Dixon
    12/21/2019

    My husband and I had the pleasure to work with Jill and her business partner. We had to make a... read more

    Jaclyn Younkman
    12/21/2019
  • Miranda is a true professional great doing business with her.

    Jeff Mercer
    12/21/2018

    I have lived in one of their properties and they are just so good in responding to issues. Miranda is... read more

    Cecilia Ndungu
    2/16/2018

    Jill Lyons and Relax Realty are amazing. She always works fast and hard for her clients and tenants. She is... read more

    Tammy Latchem
    12/21/2017
  • Relax Realty is a great company. Jill Lyons and her professional, caring staff are exceptional to work with. ... read more

    Joshua Green
    12/21/2017

    Very reliable and responsible business to work with.

    Lisa Croom Mc Beth
    12/21/2017

    Jill has worked with me and my family for several years. She is very knowledgeable and always professional. ... read more

    Dr. Jason Walsh
    12/21/2017
  • Jill Lyons is really great to work with. She is very friendly, helpful and extremely knowledgeable.

    Tracy Traveling
    12/21/2016

    Working with Jill Lyons at Relax Reality Group has proven to be highly effective for us as human beings and... read more

    Stacey Goes
    12/21/2016