Category Archives: Real Estate

Buy A Vacation Home On Sanibel Island

With its lush wildlife refuges filled with tropical species, pristine beaches with world-class shelling, and refreshing privacy, Sanibel Island is one of the most memorable and exotic islands on Florida’s coast. This alluring destination has become highly sought after by vacation home buyers in recent months for many good reasons. Below you’ll find five of them, giving you a good... Read More »

F.I.S.H. Food Drive

F.I.S.H. food drive is happening now until May 31st and is being held by the Sanibel & Captiva Island Association of Realtors Communication and P.R. Committee. For those of you who may or may not know F.I.S.H. is a human services organization located on Sanibel and they have been around for 30+ years with a focus on ‘neighbors helping neighbors’.... Read More »

Sanibel Is The 7th Safest City in All Florida

After studying the FBI’s crime report, city population and other data, the National Council for Home Safety and Security named Sanibel the 7th Safest City in the state! With a 6% fall in crime in 2016, Sanibel had the lowest recorded crime rate in the past 13 years. Without a single violent crime, “property” crimes, such as burglary and theft,... Read More »

A Nice Looking Market

Real Estate is Looking Good on the Islands of Sanibel and Captiva The coming year can be a good one for the real estate market on this island paradise. We have seen a pretty consistent growth pattern over the past five years – not spectacular growth, just a nice, comfortable growth. We have just completed a strong year in 2015.... Read More »

Have You Heard About the Hotsheet?

Searching for your perfect house or condominium is an exciting time. But it can also be challenging and time consuming. David realizes this and is offering his help with a special resource that makes the search for island properties easier. Its called The Schuldenfrei Hotsheet. It provides you with timely and helpful information that you can use at your convenience... Read More »

Blind Pass Condos – One of the Biggest Secrets on Sanibel

Tucked away on the north end of Sanibel, away from the hustle and bustle of downtown, is a truly great, real estate value. It’s a secluded paradise called Blind Pass – a condo complex of seven low-rise buildings surrounded by gorgeous scenery and endless palm trees. It looks like an island hide-away should – tropical and friendly with Tahiti-like buildings,... Read More »

Real Estate market is HOT!

According to a recent article in the Naples News, the real estate market in Southwest Florida is about to explode. That is the opinion of Local Market Monitor, a real estate research firm that conducted a second quarter survey tracking 20 Florida metropolitan areas. Based on data indicating growth in the job market, shortage of new and resale homes and... Read More »

Congrats to VIP Realty

2014: Once again VIP has been vote best Real Estate  Company on the Islands. Established on Sanibel in 1975, VIP Realty consistently sells the most properties on the Islands. We have a great group of professional agents and I’m proud to be a member of the team. Read More »

Good News – Record Breaking Tourism Increases

Recently released figures indicate that people still like us a lot. Lee County, through their tourism consultant, reported that the tourism tax collections (which reflect occupancy levels) for the beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel continue record-breaking increases. The first four months of this fiscal year saw an 18% increase. Similarly, the airport reported a 4% increase in passenger traffic.... Read More »

Sanibel Real Estate Stats Jan.-June 2014

2014 – 123 houses closed with 34 under contract. There was a 7.8% decrease in the average sale price compared to 2013 and a 26% decrease in the average sale price compared to 2006.   2014 – 101 condos closed with 13 under contract. There was a 20% increase in the average sale price compared to 2013 and a 20%... Read More »