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Conner Ashley | Realtor



Carla Chavez | Realtor


Carla & Conner on the Coast is the mother-son real estate team with Preferred Shore Real Estate. Carla & Conner primarily operate out of Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte Counties in the beautiful Southwest Florida area. 

Carla & Conner have spent years in the hospitality management industry. They have managed, designed and consulted on hundreds of vacation rentals and hosted thousands of guests. They are excited to use their unique experience and passion for real estate to help you buy or sell your next home! 

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Explore real estate in our favorite neighborhoods throughout Sarasota and Manatee County. We have compiled our ultimate guides to the hot spots in all of our favorite neighborhoods. Get a feel for your favorite areas and check out some of the real estate throughout Sarasota and beyond! 

We encourage you to check out the beach lifestyle of Venice, our trendy downtown Sarasota condos, the resort-style living of Lakewood Ranch or the high-end real estate on Siesta Key. We have included the top highlights in our favorite neighborhoods and the stunning real estate to match.

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Moving across the country or across the street? Carla & Conner can help! You don't have to be on the "coast" to enlist the help of Carla & Conner on the Coast. With our access to top agents nationwide, we can assist in your move no matter where you are based. 

If you decide to move down to sunny Florida, we would LOVE to assist in your home search. We create a unique buying and selling experience by tapping into our expertise in real estate. Rest assured if it is your first home, vacation home or even your 3rd or 4th home purchase, your transaction is covered from start to finish. We dive deeper than any other agents to uncover any red flags, ensuring your experience and your investment is protected. 

Some of our favorite real estate spots throughout Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte Counties, include the communities of Bradenton, Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Siesta Key, Punta Gorda, Englewood and Venice. But no matter where you are heading make the move with Carla & Conner on the Coast

Who doesn't love to look at beautiful homes on the coast? Let's have some fun with it! Buying real estate should be an exciting, fun and stress-free process and that's why we are here to help! We are better together and getting two agents for the price of one ensures a seamless buying process from start to finish. We have a way with words and our offers get noticed! We have master negotiation tactics ensuring we get you the right home and the best price.

Carla & Conner on the Coast will help take the stress out of buying real estate in the Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte Counties. In fact, they make it FUN! Start exploring available homes in Sarasota today! 

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When selling your home you need a team behind you with the experience, dedication and strong communication to help ensure the successful and profitable sale of your home. Carla & Conner on the Coast is that team! You get two agents for the price of one working together to aggressively market and sell your home at top dollar. We have mastered the art of negotiating with buyers and their agents to ensure their offers arrive quickly and value our list price. We will employ simple techniques to add value instantly, we work with sellers to "ready" their homes for immediate sale but more importantly, we listen to your needs and desires and create an action plan to meet them. Sellers will not regret listing their home with Carla & Conner on the Coast! Our strategic marketing plan includes:

Internet Advertising

 We will maximize your exposure with access to placement on top search engines like Google and Bing.

Email Campaign

We will develop high quality email campaigns to send to our extensive network to drive excitement and interest. 

Personal Touch

With Carla & Conner on the Coast you are getting two agents for the price of one! We have been working together professionally as a mother-son duo for over 6 years.

Social Media

With a combined social reach of over 30,000 people, a popular blog and almost 100,000 views on our YouTube channel we will develop a social media strategy to feature your property across our platforms. 

Home Selling Tactics

Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. With our years of design experience we can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs and minor improvements, or simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.


Carla & Conner on the Coast is excited to help you in your real estate endeavors throughout Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties. Whether you are looking to buy or sell, moving across the block or across the country we are here to help! Reach out by giving us a call, email or on the contact form here. We look forward to providing you with an amazing experience.

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Carla & Conner on the Coast is the team that buys and sells in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte Counties. Our blog is a place to learn more about Sarasota's best neighborhoods. It will also give you an in-depth look at market statistics and tours of some amazing properties.


Feeling crafty? We provide some how-to's on our favorite DIY projects to spice up your home. If you're interested in running your home as a vacation rental we have got that covered with all the info you need to prepare your home and run a successful vacation rental. Not only are we the mother-son duo real estate experts throughout Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte Counties we also love to have some fun from time-to-time and let our personalities shine throughout our blog and videos!

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