Buyer Resources

  • 28Jul2014

    Sanibel "Nickel Tour"

    Sanibel Real Estate
    Ever wish you could have an expert educate you about Sanibel and Captiva Islands without pressuring you to look at specific properties to buy?

    We understand that knowing if an area suits your lifestyle can be more important than what the homes look like as you begin searching for real estate. For lack of a better term, our "Nickel Tours" do just this. Our agents know the islands, the neighborhoods, their amenities, price ranges and the lifestyles they offer.

    Read more...
  • 26Jul2014

    Short Sales and Foreclosures

    Sanibel Real Estate
    Sanibel and Captiva Island Short Sales and Foreclosures can be found, however they are less prevalent than in other areas. Many factors come into play that tend to buffer our islands during economic downturns.

    Read more...
  • 2Jun2014

    Sanibel Schools, Private Schools, Public Schools & Lee County Colleges

    Sanibel Real Estate
    School options are one of the first things a family considers before relocating. When Eric and I were exploring the idea of moving to Sanibel from Baltimore, Maryland, our daughter was 2 and our son was an infant. Our primary concern was their future education and the local school options. In 1999 we toured Sanibel's CECI pre-school (2 - 5 yrs), the Sanibel School (K - 6th at the time) and Canterbury School in Fort Myers (Pre-K - 12th Grade). Two years later we relocated to Sanibel. We understand that having great school choices are as important as home options!

    Sanibel, Fort Myers, & Lee County offer excellent pre-schools, elementary, middle & high school choices. From Blue Ribbon pubic schools to International Baccalaureate programs, & private college prep schools the options are many. Sanibel Island schools offer Pre-K to 8th grade educations with several options for preschools and only one option for K-8th (The Sanibel School - A Blue Ribbon School and top ranked public school in the state of Florida). Sanibel High school students must attend an off-island school. Below is a list of the most widely attended schools by Sanibel, Captiva and Fort Myers students. Local colleges are listed at the bottom of this page. This is not intended to be a directory of all Lee County Schools.

    Read more...
  • 25May2014

    Sign Up for Price Reduction Alerts

    Sanibel Real Estate
    Don't miss out on a price reduction. Our weekly emails will ensure that you see all real estate activity in an easy to read summary. We are happy to customize any search or price reduction alert that suits YOUR NEEDS and YOUR TIME FRAME!

    With inventory low as compared to the last 10 years (2004 to 2014), and days on the market decreasing, our market is slowly turning from a solid buyers market to a healthier market where both buyers and sellers are finding common ground and properties are selling at a steady rate.

    Our price reduction alerts go out each week in a summary and you can select specific properties in your favorites file to receive price reduction alerts.

    Read more...
  • 18May2014
    Instant Property Alerts

    Instant Property Alerts

    Often times, especially in a hot market the properties that are priced right, sell quickly! Wouldn’t you like to be notified as soon as they come on the market? Our instant property alert feature will notify you immediately when a new listing is available. This free service is quick and easy to use. Simply contact us and let us know the property features you are looking for or share your saved search parameters with us.

    Read more...
  • 27Apr2014
    Why Buy on Sanibel Island?

    Why Buy on Sanibel Island?

    Sanibel Island is one of a kind. With over 60% of the land held in preservation and public hands, Island residents live in harmony with nature. On any given day, it's common to see a wide variety birds, mammals, fish, reptiles and shells. Sanibel has one of the largest concentrations of dolphins. Bird Watchers "flock" to Sanibel and the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge to encounter thousands of resident and migrating birds. Sanibel's shelling is famous with one Worlds' largest variety of mollusk species living in the surrounding waters. Protected lands continue to increase as property is actively acquired by preservation organizations and placed into land trusts.

    Read more...
  • 17Mar2014
    Sanibel Island Development Restrictions

    Sanibel Island Development Restrictions

    In 1974, Sanibel incorporated into a City to prevent over-development seen in other coastal communities. The Sanibel Plan was written to control and limit development. The City of Sanibel projects that by the year 2025, Sanibel will reach "Build-out" in other words the island will have the maximum amount of dwelling units in place.

    Read more...
  • 1Jan2014

    Sanibel Island Weather Report

    Enjoy updated to the minute weather reports for Sanibel and Captiva Islands from the National Weather Service

    Read more...