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About Me

A second-generation broker associate in the Sarasota region, Jessika Arman is delighted to be an agent with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s St. Armands office. A true native of the area, she was raised on the barrier island of Siesta Key, and her family have been pioneers of Sarasota’s arts, music, education, real estate and medical fields since the 1950s.Jessika has been a prominent figure in the real estate communities of Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties since 1998, carefully taking a hands-on approach as a REALTOR®. To ensure that each person gets the attention and dedication that they deserve, Jessika purposely does not take on too many customers or listings at once. Her approach to real estate is customer-centric, ensuring that each person’s experience will be a rewarding one, whether they be a buyer or seller, and she welcomes them to her hometown with civic pride. It’s no surprise that she has been recognized by Sarasota Magazine for seven years as a Five Star Real Estate Agent, Best in Client Satisfaction. Her warm personality and dedication to her field have made many of her customers repeat ones who have gone on to become friends. Fluency in German and English, and a proficiency to varying degrees of Spanish and French, have assisted Jessika in building a large international clientele. As a member of the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee, Jessika has been a part of the organization’s Global Business Council since 1999, and once led a trade mission to Germany. She has a vast array of professional designations, including Accredited Buyer Representative, At Home With Diversity, Certified International Property Specialist and Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist. She is Transnational Referral certified, earned the prestigious Graduate, REALTOR® Institute designation, and is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and Million Dollar GUILD member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. A graduate of Emerson College in Boston, Jessika earned a Bachelor of Arts in mass communication, and went on to complete her master’s degree in international relations from Boston University. She served as an intern in the economic section of the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, Germany, and worked for the Discovery Channel as part of the International Network Operation unit responsible for the channel’s worldwide launch. Jessika is married to Alfredo Valdivia of Peru, and the couple shares one child. Outside of the office, she enjoys reading, boating, fishing and exploring Southwest Florida’s pirating history and native Calusa Indian culture. For an out-of-the-ordinary real estate experience, call Jessika Arman, Sarasota's local luxury REALTOR®.