Derek J. Patti

Derek J. Patti

Real Estate Advisor



Meet Derek

Derek Patti is a compassionate and attentive professional driving a refreshing amount of courtesy to the real estate industry by projecting a personable approach to clients that leaves them with raving reviews. Derek uses the knowledge he has gained from Florida State University in Finance to bring an intelligent and analytical approach to ensuring his clients are always satisfied and fulfilled. His clients often leave outstanding testimonials to credit his hard work and perseverance. Derek is a gentleman and a father that ensures clients come first. He makes sure his clients are always happy with their purchases and selling experiences by adding something extra to his methodical approach to real estate making him a sincere addition to the team at Amy Robinson Real Estate.


“Derek is extremely helpful and he listened to the details that were important to us in our new home. He searched thru listings regularly until the right matches would become available. This is a stressful but exciting process and working with Derek made it simple and a lot more easier. He helped guide us on details that we were unsure of. He had a strong knowledge of the housing market and helped convey that in terms we could understand easily. We would highly recommend Derek Patti. We not only have a beautiful new home but a new friend also.” – Michelle and Wade G.

“The house hunting and buying experience my husband and I had with Derek was wonderful. He provided outstanding service and was always willing to go above and beyond and find answers to the many questions we had. He was patient and was always a calming voice in this sometimes crazy experience. We appreciate so much his professionalism, knowledge and attention to detail and would highly recommend him to anyone searching for their next home. Thank you for doing such a great job, Derek!” – Deb and Bo M.

“Derek has been my real estate agent during both buying and selling transactions. He worked tirelessly to get my home listed and sold. Derek was involved from the day I first considered selling my home. For no other reason except his expert advice and tireless work ethic my home hit the market with multiple offers on the first day listed. Derek enlisted professionals to offer design advice, interior decoration, photography for listing photos, and he even rolled up his sleeves several times to help me get a couple last minute projects done. Derek started out as my realtor, but I now count him as a friend. I could not recommend another realtor / broker (Amy Robinson) team to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Sarasota County area.” – Kevin and Jody M.

“I highly recommend Derek as a buyer’s agent. Very timely, skilled and ethical, he provided excellent support and assistance from the beginning of the buying process up to the closing and after: selecting which homes to view (either his suggestions or mine); contacting and scheduling the home owners and/or their agents; providing the properties’ tax and permit documentation; legal, banking, tax and insurance requirements. And he was present at my closing. He has all the professional attributes that areal agent must have. Thanks again, Derek!” – Jeff H.E.


Family: Derek


Family: Derek


Family: Derek

My Name:
Derek Patti
I Am:
Compassionate, Understanding, Reachable, Client Focused and Love What I Do
Proudest Moment:
When my daughter was born!
Biggest Challenge:
My biggest challenge is managing my work time and family time. When you really enjoy your work, it's hard to shut off and focus on family life at times, but it's essential to do so.
Alarm Clock:
Whenever my daughter decides it's time to wake us up.
Perfect Day / What do you do in your free time?
My perfect day would be to wake up to a delicious cup of coffee, followed by a few hours of work closing a deal for one of my clients, and then spending the afternoon with my wife and daughter at the beautiful beaches we are blessed with in Sarasota.

In my free time, I enjoy golfing, watching a new movie, spending time with my wife and daughter and completing DIY home projects.
First Job:
"Derek's Car Wash Service" in my neighborhood when I was 13 years old
Super Hero Power:
A Clone of Wolverine from X-Men
Favorite Sarasota County/Manatee County Neighborhood or Area:
My favorite area in Sarasota County is split between Harbor Acres and Cherokee Park.
My inspiration is supporting my family and providing an environment that will allow my daughter every opportunity possible as she grows up. And afford my wife's addiction of headbands for her.
Bachelor of Science in Finance
Florida State University

My career path started as a Retirement Benefits Specialist for the State of Florida, assisting the State's educational employees calculate their retirement account. My past experience also includes time at PNC Mortgage, assisting customers with all of their mortgage questions.
Favorite part of your job:
My favorite part of my job is the sense of happiness and excitement my clients express at the end of their purchase/sale. It never gets old, and knowing I helped them complete the transaction only makes that feeling better. Not to mention, the relationships I build with my clients turns into friendship after the transaction concludes in most cases.
What do you feel like you are known for in the industry?
Very personable who can get along with just about anyone. I build relationships with everyone, both professionally and personally, that have only proven to be helpful for other clients and myself.
Dream Vacation:
Right now it's a several week long vacation in Tahiti and stay in one of those huts over the water.
Town Where I Grew Up:
I grew up in Apopka, FL, the largest suburb outside of Orlando, FL
Favorite TV Show and Movie:
TV Show:
Criminal Minds
The Voice

Bad Boys and Bay Boys II and the 3rd one is coming out soon!
Favorite Restaurant / Bar:
Kumo Japanese Steakhouse. Steak, Chicken and Scallops...yum!

Daiquiri Deck...who doesn't love daiquiris?

Favorite Quote:
"To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity." - Douglas Adams
Why Would I call You?
I am Professional, Responsive, Client Focused, and Involved.

What do you love about Sarasota?

I love this city! After relocating here several years ago after my wife and I decided to find a new “home”, we continue to fall in love with all that this city offers…whether it’s the beaches, gorgeous downtown lifestyle, schools, arts and culture, restaurant varieties, etc. There is so much packed into this “small” city, and it offers just about EVERY type of home you could ask for. The variety of property here is fascinating, and the luxurious waterfront homes are hard not to love as well! A large chunk of our demographic are those looking to retire to paradise, and this city offers that….and more.