Bright, P. Blaise
"Today's customers are sophisticated. They can tell if you're interested in them and their needs," Blaise said. "Buying is a highly emotional decision. A lot of salepeople spend too much time talking, and not enough time listening."
Blaise was born in Lakewood, Ohio and raised in East Lansing, Michigan. He attended the University of Florida on a Navy ROTC scholarship, graduating in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. In 1991, he earned a Master of Science degree from UF, his studies funded by a National Science Foundation grant. Selling real estate and new home construction may be in Blaise's genes. His grandfather founded a real estate and construction company in Cleveland, Ohio in 1910."He was born and bred to sell new homes," John Cannon said. "He knows construction, empathizes with clients and hears what's important to them. He loves working with custom products."
Blaise has been married to wife Liz for 19 years. They have two daughters Sally and Emma, and one son, Paul. They are active in Sts. Peter and Paul Parish and St. Joseph Catholic School.
Sales Area: Sarasota and Tampa
Phone: (941) 320-3239 or (941) 907-9009
Fax: (914) 907-0570
Mike is a Sarasota native who’s moved back to the area after spending the past 14 years just up the road from us in Tampa. He graduated high school at Sarasota High and received his Bachelor’s Degree from University of South Florida in Tampa.
Mike’s extensive sales and marketing skills are a product of his diverse past professional positions. He most recently owned his own marketing company which provided sales lead generation, sales training, internet marketing strategies, and trade show marketing consultations to a wide variety of businesses from the financial, travel, and industrial industries. Mike was also the Director of Sales and Marketing for an international wine and spirits company and he worked closely with many national accounts.
“Having a desire to move back to the area and knowing the outstanding reputation John Cannon Homes has on Florida’s Sun Coast, I was excited to join the team. Knowing that we can realize peoples’ dreams of building their dream homes the way they envisioned, makes it even better.”
Sales Area: Sarasota and Tampa
Phone: (941) 650-3349 or (941) 907-8775
Fax: (941) 907-8776
Previously a Construction Project Manager for John Cannon Homes, Leif Schmidt brings his eight years of construction experience to the John Cannon Sales Team. Supervising the construction of beautiful custom homes from start to completion, Leif brings support and building knowledge to the sales department. Previously he was the Regional Wholesale Marketing Director for a St. Petersburg based retail apparel company providing customer support to over 300 customers.
“ I feel honored to work with who I consider to be the most knowledgeable professionals in the building industry. Knowing the reputation John Cannon Homes has built over the past 25 years I feel confident that we are providing a product that is unrivaled."
Sarasota born and raised, Leif graduated from Riverview High School and attended the State College of Florida.
Sales Area: Sarasota and Bradenton
Phone: (941) 806-9870 or (941) 907-2817
Fax: (941) 907-0290