A little about me

Originally from Konstanz, a harbor town in Germany, Karin relocated to  Englewood in 2000. Her travels in the early 1990' brought her and Jan, her husband to Florida. They fell in love with our beautiful area. 

In Germany, Karin worked for 15 years as a pharmaceutical sales representative for Glaxo Smith Kline and Solvey Pharmaceuticals. She brings many years of sales and marketing experience to her real estate career. 

Upon her arrival in Englewood, FL, Karin worked for the largest Immigration Law Firm in Sarasota. After getting her feet wet, she wanted to work independently again; therefore, she decided to run her own business and started a mortgage brokerage from scratch. 

Karin helped many international and relocation clients achieve their dream of owning a vacation home in Florida. She seamlessly guided her customers through the mortgage process from loan pre-qualification to the closing. In 2003 Karin earned her Real Estate License.  Her comprehensive knowledge of the home buying experience from the lending side makes her uniquely qualified to help her customers navigate the home buying process. 

2013 Karin and her husband Jan started their own Real Estate Company and  Bay Breeze Intl. Realty was born. Her commitment to excellence, integrity, and positive customer experience is her main goal. 

Karin offers Mortgage Origination to add value to her existing and new clients. She can help you with your Mortgage Needs.  Karin Heitmann NMLS #2106245 with Rocket Mortgage NMLS #3030. 

She is a member of the Sarasota Global Business Council and Broker/Owner of Bay Breeze International Realty.

She and her husband live with their two cats. In her spare time, she enjoys kayaking, biking, walking the beach, and practicing yoga.

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Our clients are awesome

and here is what they are saying

Highly likely to recommend

“Karin is very reactive to all your questions, and doesn’t ply you with false gusto that I suspect you’d get from most local agents. For us she delivered a high quality, trustworthy, no-nonsense service which is exactly what we were looking for”

Highly likely to recommend

“Karin is the best! She did everything for us including being our eyes!! We were not able to actually come see the place so Karin took the reins and went full steam ahead. She did everything and I mean everything (except the funds lol) We are extremely grateful for her hard work and dedication in getting us our dream home. If your in the market for a new place or a vacation home we highly recommend you call her. Thank you Karin for everything.”


Highly likely to recommend

“From the moment I first met Karin I was confident that she would sell our house quickly and that’s exactly what happened. What more could you ask for? Karin and Jan were professional, knowledgeable and know the market. Being 5000 miles away in the UK was a concern for us but we had no need to worry Karin and Jan took care of everything and our sale went through as they said very quickly. We couldn’t have asked for a more friendly trusting service…Karin even offered to go and put our heating on as I was flying out to deal with the closing during an unusually cold spell for Florida. How great is that? That doesn’t come out of a manual it’s just something that they do…they care and go the extra mile without hesitation. Thank you Karin and Jan we couldn’t recommend you highly enough to future clients.”


Highly likely to recommend

“My wife and I worked with Karin to find a home in Englewood. We told Karin what we wanted, she listened, and led us right to it. Karin helped us with our offer which was accepted among, we were told, 8 competing offers. We've purchased many homes over the years but this was our first in Florida. Karin walked us through start to finish. It was a remarkably smooth transaction because of Karin's professionalism, experience, and genuine caring. We highly recommend Karin Heitmann! Thank you, Karin!”

Englewood, FL

Highly likely to recommend

“Being a first time home buyer can be scary and a little nerve wrecking, but Karin Heitman and her wonderful services made the experience very easy from start to finish. Karin is very professional and was always very quick to respond to any questions that came up. She was able to help me secure my first home, and did such a wonderful job I recommended her to my parents who were also in the market to find a new home. Karin helped my elderly parents feel very comfortable and could not be happier to have met such a professional and caring individual to help them purchase their new home. We are now in the process of having Karing help us with selling the old home and could not think of a better person to work with. If you are new to the area or are needing somebody you can trust to help you find the home of your dreams I would highly recommend using Karin Heitman for your real estate needs. She truly loves her job and does a great job.”

Port Charlotte, FL

Highly likely to recommend

“Karin was wonderful to work with! We were interested in a "For Sale by Owner" property. Coming from out of state to view homes was a challenge since we had a short window of time to spend looking plus it was during COVID so there were a lot of logistical challenges. She took charge for us. She lined up the showings, had extra masks and hand sanitizer for us, and answered all the questions we had about Rotonda. She even handled the contract negotiations and communications with the seller through closing. Karin made the entire process that much easier! Thank you Karin!”

Highly likely to recommend

“I met Karin almost 8 years ago when I first moved to Florida at a law firm I was working at. Over these years Karin has shared her real estate expertise with me from her side of the buying and selling process. She is extremely knowledgeable, very helpful and a joy to work with on transactions. When I see her name pop up it always puts a smile on my face.”


Highly likely to recommend

“Karin has consistently been an excellent communicator, extremely pleasant and helpful and works very hard for her clients. She always goes above and beyond.”