In the face of the 2020 storm, a year riddled with unprecedented challenges, Roger Pettingell stood resilient, demonstrating an unmatched mastery in real estate. The disruptions the Sarasota-area housing sector experienced, predominantly due to the pandemic, brought his unparalleled skills to the fore. His mettle was tested and proven by flaunting titles like the foremost Coldwell Banker agent in Florida and being positioned fourth among real estate professionals in the U.S. During these trying times. His tenacity resulted in a stellar achievement: closing sales worth $175.6 million. This was a testament to his proficiency and reinforced his standing as the unrivaled realtor across Sarasota and Manatee counties. Yet, his footprint extends beyond the confines of real estate. A philanthropist at heart, he has championed various local causes for over a decade. His benevolence knows no bounds, from supporting institutions such as the Child Protection Center, Forty Carrots, and the iconic John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art to backing initiatives like the Southeastern Guide Dogs and West Coast Black Theatre Troupe. A forward-thinker, his intrigue with technology is evident. Labeling himself a "techie," he consistently seeks avenues to infuse state-of-the-art technology into his professional ventures. With a career spanning a remarkable 36 years, Roger's portfolio brims with transactions exceeding $2 billion in plush properties in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. His prowess has perennially placed him atop Coldwell Banker Realty's elite list. Over the past 12 years, accolades have streamed from REAL Trends, distinguishing him as the apex real estate agent for coveted locales, including Longboat Key, Bird Key, and Sarasota. By the close of 2021, he had scaled new heights, emerging as the fourth preeminent Coldwell Banker agent nationally.