A Sarasota resident since 1994 and a real estate professional for over three decades, Tonna’s motto is “Choose in ways that support your dreams”. Tonna Gruber prides herself on being able to thoughtfully assist her customers to design the lifestyle of their dreams. Her exuberance and love of the region shown at every stage of the home buying or selling process. As a full-time Realtor, she dedicates her focus to fully immerse herself in both the market climate and the wide array of cultural opportunities to better serve her customers. Fueling her love of professional knowledge and growth she is continually growing this passion – whether pursuing further training in real estate negotiations, real estate advertising, real estate marketing, or sampling the best of recreation, dining, and art throughout the culture of the community.
Active and busy is the best way to describe Tonna in every facet of her life. After getting her real estate license in 1984, she has worked locally for national, international, and boutique brokerages. Licensed in Florida in 2005, she worked in the general residential and commercial market in Sarasota, Manatee, and Charlotte counties and went on to work in-house with a national home builder in 2014-2020, giving her a front-row seat to the extensive development of the region and the coming and going of new construction trends. This along with a catalog of industry designations proves her thorough knowledge and dedication to her craft while allowing her to continue pursuing her favorite thing of all – supporting her customers’ goals.
Tonna is originally from Louisiana and moved from Southern California to the soft sands of Siesta Key, where she first became enamored with the beautiful beaches and waterways of the area. A downtown urbanite since 2007, she has enjoyed watching the area’s evolution into a walkable hub of recreation and culture and loves to challenge her physical fitness with training, cycling, and racket sports. She is an Honors Graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in General Psychology and Literature. Tonna stays involved in her community as the former event chair of the Florida Center for Children and Family Development. She has two boys, Jared and Patrick, and enjoys residing with her pet companion pup, Bud - named after her baby brother.