Sunset by the Sanibel Lighthouse

3 Must-See Attractions in Sanibel Island

The serene landscape of Sanibel and Captiva Islands is home to some of the most iconic vacation destinations in North America. Gone are the days of Florida as a dated vacation destination for retirees to sit out and get old and wrinkly in the sun. With temperature highs of 89 degrees Fahrenheit and lows of 74 from May to September,... Read More »

Summer 2019 Schuldenfrei Report

The real estate market for the 1st quarter of 2019 was off to a slower than normal start. January & February were the slowest. March cranked right up and was extremely strong. The number of single-family homes sales in the 1st quarter was 38 units in 2019 versus 63 units in 2018. The number of condominium sales in the 1st... Read More »

Sanibel Island is surrounded by water making it cooler

How to Beat the Heat and Enjoy a Florida Summer

It’s no secret; Florida is hot. Seasonal Florida lovers and diehard and lifelong locals are certain to agree that the sunshine state lives up to its nickname. This could be a real solids reason to avoid the dead center of Florida during the first week of July if you can manage to wrangle the kids’ enthusiasm away from Frozen and... Read More »

Bowman's Beach covered in shells in Sanibel Island

Where’s the Best Place to Go Shelling in Sanibel?

Shelling is an activity everyone can get on board with. It doesn’t require a lot of skill, though some tips and tricks will help you get ahead of the game. It’s also a game you don’t win or lose. You find what you can and you savor the best of your small natural treasures. Shelling is a blast for all... Read More »

Buying Sanibel Island real estate can be tricky so we have provided a few quick tips and our overview of getting the most out of a home inspection,

Buyer’s Guide to Home Inspections on Sanibel Island, FL

The home inspection process is a rather pivotal step in buying a home. If you don’t inspect what is occurring under the surface (and sometimes on it), you open yourself up to unanticipated troubles down the road. Buying Sanibel Island real estate is tricky enough without skipping the home inspection. So what do you need to know? Below are a... Read More »

We review the most imperative documents you need when you close on any Sanibel Island homes for sale so you don’t run into a tangle on the final day

What Documents Do I Need When Closing on My Sanibel Island Home?

You explored all Sanibel Island real estate. You found the one dream home you want and you went through all the many steps required to eventually buy it. You fought tirelessly to get here. Congratulations. But is not over- yet. There are just a few more things you need to make the home your own. You have a closing date... Read More »

For such a seemingly quaint and small island paradise, Sanibel Island has an absolutely captivating history.

More Sanibel Island History

For such a seemingly quaint and small island paradise, Sanibel Island has an absolutely captivating history. Since its natural creation as a rising sediment bed about 6,000 years ago, to its establishment as a major bastion for pirates, nothing about Sanibel Island’s history is normal. When the Spanish “discovered” Sanibel around 1513, it was already populated by the Calusa Indians.... Read More »

Condos are popular in Sanibel Island

4 Things to Know Before Moving to Sanibel

Whether you move from a small village in Alaska or from a sprawling metropolis like Chicago, Sanibel is going to be a bit different. You will have to contend with year-round sensational weather, stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico, and the quiet pleasures of Florida island living. It sounds easy on paper (and it is), but there are still... Read More »

2019 Winter Newsletter

The market still looks good! Sanibel unit sales are on the plus side. The first month of the new year was great. The real estate market, which came under the new tax legislation in the first quarter, didn’t overreact, explode or die as some predicted. We will be watching to see if the new caps seem to have an impact.... Read More »

What better way to enjoy Sanibel & Captiva Islands than by boat? Whether you know what you’re doing or if you’re a novice at boating, there are tons of options for you to check out with your time on Sanibel & Captiva Islands.

A Boaters Paradise

There are so many fun water-bound things in Sanibel & Captiva Islands, Florida to fill your days. One of the best parts about taking a trip to these remote island escapes on the edge of Florida is that they are entirely surrounded by beautiful and sparkling blue waters. What better way to enjoy Sanibel & Captiva Islands than by boat?... Read More »