Meet the Owner

Philip Leber


Philip Leber is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Vermont Law School. His legal career spanned twenty years in the Washington, DC area before moving to East Africa with his family to pursue volunteer teaching and aid work for nearly twelve years. During that time, he managed an online information and commerce website.  Upon his return to the U.S. in 2009, he became a small business entrepreneur in Sarasota/Manatee, establishing Gulf Coast Trader, a consignment concierge.

Today, Phil’s business encompasses a full range of services for individuals who are preparing for the sale of their home, moving, downsizing or simply wishing to convert their collectibles and other valuables to cash. Utilizing a large team of professionals, Phil helps his clients (and the clients of many area Realtors) sell their valuables, donate or trash unwanted items, eliminate the clutter and clean out the junk. 

Phil is also a lifelong singer/songwriter, and you may hear this troubadour entertaining at local venues throughout the region.

Philip is an active member of the Realtor Association of Sarasota/Manatee, and Circle of Success, a chapter of BNI, the largest and most successful worldwide business networking organization.  

Featured in Realtor Magazine

[Philip Leber, Gulf Coast Trader, Consignment Concierge, on PAGE 5] 

Philip Leber with Gulf Coast Trader, has been serving real estate sales clients since 2009 to coordinate the consignment of furniture and valuable collectibles, home staging, downsizing, and moving.  Today, Phil’s unique business encompasses a full range of helpful services for clients who are moving, downsizing or liquidating their valuables. Utilizing a network of skilled professionals, Gulf Coast Trader will sell, stage, donate or clean out whole households in preparation for the sale of their home. 

For a free in-home consultation call 941-343-3908, mobile 571-379-2792, or email: 

Realtor_Magazine_March_2018 (pdf)


Gulf Coast Trader on WSRQ Talk Radio

WSRQ Talk Radio - Real Estate Unplugged

Join us every Saturday on WSRQ Talk Radio "Real Estate Unplugged" for an hour of entertaining and informative talk about everything real estate  -- from home improvements, estate sales and financing, to right-sizing and the quality of life on Florida's West Coast.

Missed the show or want to listen to a previously recorded interview with a knowledgeable expert on a wide range of topics?  Go to the WSRQ Podcasts: