A Halifax Plantation resident, Rod Hartwick, a Sarasota area Realtor for ten years, has joined Oceans Luxury Realty.
Formerly a jockey and owner of a horse-breeding farm, he will focus on equestrian estates and boating properties. He is graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI), E-Pro, and holds the At Home With Diversity certification.
A Michigan native, Hartwick was a Veterinarian for 48 years, counting among his patients the thoroughbred racehorse, Secretariat. He is credited with inventing a procedure to humanely declaw cats using laser technology. The son of a professional football player, Hartwick was an athlete, and played in the 1955 Rose bowl for Michigan State.
Hartwick will apply his caring personality and an excellent negotiating skill to fulfill his clients' needs and resolve their problems for a satisfactory outcome. He promises to his customers his loyalty and undivided attention, and that he will find them the best price with the least amount stress.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree and DVM from Michigan State University.
In his spare time he enjoys boating and riding horses.