From the Caribbean to Sanibel Island

While SanibelSusan has been vacationing in the Caribbean this week aboard the Ruby Princess, the rest of the SanibelSusan Team – Dave, Elise, and Lisa – have been busy getting a couple of our listings sold. Sure wish I had known that it would take going out of town to make that happen. Maybe I should do it more often.
The blog today is coming a day late and via satellite as the ship is returning to Ft Lauderdale from Grand Turk. The internet service is sketchy at best so it is terrific to have the team to rely on.  This week, in addition to going to a home inspection, accompanying showings, making appointments, and putting properties under contract, the team has been working on an 3000+piece mailing.  We are looking for more “home” listings. Well-priced Sanibel homes continues to be the product that is moving best!

Earth Day

This weekend, JN “Ding” Darling Refuge will celebrate the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day in partnership with Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge and Tarpon Bay Explorers.  They will have activities for all ages.  For more information on Earth Day at the Refuge visit

Snowy Plovers on Hatchday

On Monday, April 23rd, the San-Cap Conservation Foundation will celebrate 10 years of protecting Sanibel’s nesting snowy plovers on island beaches.  All are invited to the party on the porch at the SCCF Nature Center.  There will be a Hatchday cake and refreshments.  You can even “adopt-a-plover” to support the program.  In addition, attendees can take part in a raffle drawing for the “Plover Twins” etched vase by Luc Century. 

Sanibel & Captiva MLS Activity April 13-20:

No new listings.
6 price changes:  Sundial #C110 1/1 now $299K, Seawind #104 2/2.5 now $464.9K, Cyprina Beach #9 3/2.5 now $599K, Kings Crown #313 2/2 now $649K, Yacht Haven #2 3/2 now $829.9K, Seascape #105 3/3 now $1.995M.
7 new sales:  Colonnades #C55 1/1 listed for $169K, Tennisplace #A26 2/1.5 listed for $325K, Blind Pass #G201 2/2 listed for $349K, Sanibel Arms #C1 2/2 listed for $408K, Cottage Colony West #138 1/1 listed for $559K, Sandalfoot #1C2 2/2 listed for $598K, Tarpon Beach #301 2/2 listed for $749K. 
4 closed sales:  Ibis at The Sanctuary #301 2/2 $350K, Sundial #0201 2/2 $447K, Sandalfoot #3C3 2/2 $509K, Sanibel Surfside #234 2/2 $600K.
3 new listings:  2134 Egret Cir 3/2 half-duplex $399K, 1203 Isabel Dr 2/3 $1.495M, 1525 San Carlos Bay Dr 3/2 $2.195M.
10 price changes:  1854 Farm Trl 3/2 now $610K, 1477 Albatross Rd 4/3 now $624.5K, 1350 Tahiti Dr 3/2 now $629K, 1233 Middle Gulf Dr 3/2 now $675.9K, 5864 Pine Tree Dr 3/3.5 now $829K, 916 Beach Rd 4/3 now $899K (our listing), 2749 Wulfert Rd 3/3.5 now $995K, 2969 Wulfert Rd 6/6/2 now $2.999M, 1310 Seaspray Ln 5/4.5 now $3.395M, 3705 West Gulf Dr 5/5/2 now $3.75M.
4 new sales: 458 Lake Murex Cir 3/2 listed for $399K, 2210 Camino Del Mar 3/2 listed for $539K, 542 N Yachtsman Dr 2/2 listed for $699K (our listing), 3401 West Gulf Dr 4/4.5 listed for $4.788M.
4 closed sales:  280 Southwinds Dr 3/3.5 $505K, 1240 Middle Gulf Dr 3/2 $711K, 654 Kinzie Island Ct 6/4/2 $1.94M, 3805 West Gulf Dr 4/4.5 $4.013M.
1 new listing:  455 Ponce De Leon Rd $190K. 
No price changes.
1 new sale: 555 Piedmont Rd listed for $149K (our listing).
No closed sales
No new listings.
1 price change:  Marina Villas #603 2/2 now $520K.
2 new sales:  Marina Villas #901 2/2 listed for $495K, Bayside Viilas 3/3 listed for $599K.
3 closed sales:  Marina Villas #610 2/2 $507.5K, Bayside Villas #4319 3/3 $505K, Beach Homes #15 4/3 $1.9M.
No new listings.
1 price change:  53 Sandpiper Ct 2/2.5 now $669K.
2 new sales: 11521 Wightman Ln 4/3 listed for $1.549M, 16730 Captiva Dr 5/4.5 listed for $4.95M.
1 closed sale:  28 Urchin Ct 2/2 $745K.
Nothing to report.