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23 Apr 2013
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CENTURY21 Beggins Enterprises, with 5 offices in Tampa Bay, will expand its reach into Sarasota and Longboat Key with 5 new locations.  The firm, with 250 associates, is capitalizing on the new CENTURY 21®  SMARTER.BOLDER.FASTER. theme and is aggressively seeking to attract Agents, Sellers and Buyers throughout the market.  While CENTURY 21 Beggins Enterprises' expertise is in residential listings and sales, the firm has entered into a strategic alliance with the R1A portfolio of companies in order to offer a full range of real estate services including, Resort Vacation Accommodations (RVA), Property One Annual Rentals (P1A), Sperry Van Ness® Commercial Advisory Group (SVN) and Realty One Florida (R1F).

Local headquarters for this expansion will reside at 7000 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key (currently Barrier Island Realty) and 1626 Ringling Boulevard, Suite 500, Sarasota (in conjunction with the R1A portfolio of companies) with additional locations throughout Longboat Key.

"We're excited to bring the CENTURY 21 Fine Homes and Estates brand to the market, and we look forward to helping our customers and agents realize their goals by delivering on our motto to Empower, Educate & Encourage.  Our agents are specifically trained to deliver on proven systems that Empower good real estate decisions, Educate consumers on the complexities of each market we serve, and Encourage our clients and agents to make the most of today's real estate climate" said Craig Beggins, President and Broker of the CENTURY 21 Beggins Enterprises. "We are excited about pursuing more expansion opportunities in the Sarasota and Manatee County areas."

"This integration with the CENTURY 21 Beggins Enterprises team will provide the opportunity for us to offer a complete array of real estate services from our Longboat Key and downtown Sarasota locations. We believe the power of this coalition exemplifies the wide range of experience and services that we can provide. The CENTURY 21 Beggins Enterprises team will bring a new level of service and quality to our area as an innovative leader in the real estate industry," said Larry Starr, CEO and Owner of R1A.

This merging of services expands the current amenities offered by R1A and its affiliate companies; Resort Vacation Accommodations (RVA), Property One Annual Rentals (P1A), Sperry Van Ness® Commercial Advisory Group (SVN) and Realty One Florida (R1F), adding a new layer of residential real estate prowess through CENTURY 21 Beggins Enterprises.

CENTURY 21 Beggins Enterprises

CENTURY 21 Beggins Enterprises began in 1992 and is currently the #1 Producing CENTURY 21® Company in the State of Florida and is ranked in the Top 10 CENTURY 21® Firms in the United States.  CENTURY 21 Beggins Enterprises has earned Top honors as the Tampa Bay Times "TOP Workplaces in Tampa Bay" for the past several years.  We are extremely passionate about helping our agents and clients achieve their dreams and look forward to providing Sellers, Agents and Buyers with their Finest Real Estate Experience...GUARANTEED!
With this current expansion, CENTURY 21 Beggins will operate from 10 locations with over 250 of the most highly trained and skilled agents serving Sarasota, Manatee, Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties. Offices are located in: Apollo Beach, Sun City Center, South Tampa, Madeira Beach, Indian Rocks Beach, Downtown Sarasota and multiple locations on Longboat Key. For more information, visit


Century 21® Real Estate LLC ( is the franchisor of the world's largest residential real estate sales organization, providing comprehensive training, management, administrative and marketing support for the CENTURY 21® System. The System is comprised of approximately 7,000 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices and 100,000 agents in 73 countries and territories worldwide.

About RVA

RVA, Resort Vacation Accommodations, is one of the nation's leading vacation rental companies in Southwest Florida.  RVA is the largest management company of vacation condominiums, homes and resort-style properties on Florida's west coast, based on a portfolio of over 500 units.  The Southwest Florida inventory includes premier beach destinations such as: Anna Maria Island, Bradenton, Longboat Key, Lido Key, Sarasota, Siesta Key and Casey Key. For more information, visit

About Sperry Van Ness Commercial Advisory Group (SVN)

SVN is one of the largest and fastest-growing commercial real estate brokerage franchisors in the industry, with more than 1,000 advisors and staff serving more than 150 markets. SVN affiliates deliver results for clients through a proven business model that immediately markets every one of its clients' properties to the entire brokerage community as well as its own investor data base. The organization provides brokerage, tenant representation, consultation, asset management, property management, and leasing, accelerated marketing and auction services. For more information visit our website or