Fort Myers Ranked at the Top by US News & World Report for the Second Year in a Row

On February 28, 2019 US News & World Report ranked Fort Myers, FL as number six on its list of “Best Places to Live Near the Beach.” The list was based on the order of appearance on US News overall “Best Places to Live” list, which factors in the area’s affordability, job market, morning commute …


Buyer Beware – Browsing Online Real Estate Listings

So much of our everyday shopping is done online that searching for real estate online is just a logical progression. It’s also fun! It lets us find our perfect dream home without having to get in the car or on a plane and actually set foot in the place. Best of all it can be …


An Exclusive Buyer Agent represents only the home buyer, in a real estate transaction. They work within a company that never represents sellers and never takes listings.

Because of that, exclusive buyer agents and their company have a fiduciary relationship with their buyer-clients, which include the following duties: Loyalty Obedience Confidentiality Accounting Reasonable skill and care Disclosure   This level of protection and dedication is not available under other types of real estate agency. By the virtue of their fiduciary relationship with …


What to Expect from A Home Inspection

As an exclusive buyer agent I always tell my buyers to have the home inspected. Any home you plan to buy should be inspected by a qualified home inspector. This is true even if it’s a brand new home. No home is perfect and no home inspection can guarantee there may not be hidden issues. …


Thinking About Financing Your Second Home Or Vacation Home?

If you are thinking about financing the purchase of your second home or vacation home you should obtain financing pre-approval from an established lender before you begin your search. Please do not rely solely on your local home town bank. It’s always smart to get several opinions as rates, terms and conditions can vary greatly …


Think Before You Look

Are You Thinking About Buying A Second Home, Vacation Home or Condominium in Southwest Florida? There’s Homework to be Done First! Find an exclusive buyer’s agent whom you can trust. The most important preparation you can do is to find a buyer agent who represents you exclusively and who understands your goals and needs. In …


Look Before You Leap Into Southwest Florida Real Estate

Are You Ready to Buy That Second Home, Vacation Home or Condominium? Have you planned ahead? Have you had a discussion with your family about the type of home that best suits everyone’s needs? Have you made a conscious decision about whether you want a single family home or a condominium? Whether you will need …