It’s Susan reporting another week of wonderful summerlike island weather, but no rain or at least not yet. Possible morning thunderstorms are forecast for Mother’s Day, otherwise more of the same sunny days are expected. Rain is needed though and May typically is when rainy season begins.
SanibelSusan Realty Associates
Teamwork was the name of our game this week. Our 7000+piece annual inventory mailing arrived from the printer, so we have spent every spare minute stuffing envelopes. About half went out today, the rest will go out early next week. If you are not on our “snail” mail list and would like a copy of the “Sanibel & Captiva Islands Inventory & Sales History” updated May 6, please let us know. We are happy to send it by snail or email.
Only a handful of our listings had showings this week, but we happily received a new condo listing on Saturday, which we put under contract yesterday. Sales don’t often happen that quickly, so it was a nice surprise.
Teammate Elise’s report with the action posted since last Friday in the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Multiple Listing Service follows a couple of news items below.
Plenty of islanders were shocked Monday to read that Bennett’s Fresh Roast Sanibel shop closed unexpectedly. Their web site says that unused coupons, gift cards and certificates will be honored in their Fort Myers Store. The rumor mill says that it sold. Stay tuned.
Island Coyotes on City Council Agenda
From the May 10, 2017 “Islander” “…Holly Milbrandt, an environmental biologist with the City, provided a coyote update at last week’s City Council meeting, which was a follow-up from a presentation two years ago. Coyotes are not accounted for in all 67 counties of Florida. On the island images of them have been captured at the Community Park (across the street from our office), Gulfside City Park (off Casa Ybel Road), Pond Apple Park (off Periwinkle Way), and Sanibel Gardens (off Tarpon Bay Road). Most sightings occurring between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m….
“At the end of her presentation, she said the working group has recommended that they continue to monitor coyote impact on sea turtles, as well as implement sea turtle next protection measures; expand wildlife camera monitoring efforts; continue public education and track sightings; investigate methods and funding opportunities for additional protection of sea turtle and shorebird nests and evaluate feasibility and funding options to conduct trapping and GPS collaring of coyotes on the island.”
Realtor® Political Action
Each May, our local Association of Realtors® hosts an event long-know by some old-timers as the “Over-the-Hump Party”. It is a fundraising event for the RPAC (Realtor® Political Action Committee) as well as celebration that we again made it through high season.
Held Wednesday night at The Sanctuary, this year it included a golf scramble, followed by silent auction, and then live auction.
SanibelSusan’s lobster dinner donation again raised close to $1K and of course I did my share of buying too.
The final tally raised has not yet been reported, but the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors® has a tradition of winning state and national RPAC awards for our participation – raised mostly because we have seen those RPAC funds work.
Congratulations to the many Realtors®, business partners, and staff members that made our 2017 event another success. Photo below is of the island’s hardworking 2017 RPAC Committee who organized the event. Committee co-chairs are VIP Realtor Tina DiCharia (center in black) & Affiliate business partner Dave Arter (2nd from right) with Private Client Insurance Services.
The below graphic is a recap of the Florida Legislative Session that just ended. A good representation of how those RPAC dollars can make an impact. The graphic appeared on-line this week on “SPB – SaintPetersBlog” which is one of Florida’s most-read political sites.
7 Common Home-Selling Mistakes
Below is another good graphic, compiled for sharing through FloridaRealtors®
Sanibel & Captiva Island Multiple Listing Service Activity May 5-12, 2017
3 new listings: Lake Palms #6 2/2.5 $359K, Loggerhead Cay #342 2/2 $599K, Cottage Colony West #132 1/1 $675K.
2 price changes: Nutmeg VIllage #211 2/2 now $699.9K, Atrium #201 3/3 now $1.495M.
2 new sales: Spanish Cay #D1 2/2 listed at $369K (our listing & sale) photos below, Sundial West #D403 1/1 listed at $435K.
4 closed sales: Sanibel Moorings #842 2/2 $475K, Loggerhead Cay #174 2/2 $770K, Sundial East #T306 3/2 $1.2875M, Tigua Cay #487 3/3.5 $1.6M.
2 new listings: 1004 Spanish Laurel Ln 2/2 $619K, 5056 Joewood Dr 3/2 $759K.
11 price changes: 9292 Kincaid Ct 3/2 now $539K, 9455 Beverly Ln 2/2 now $546K, 1212 Par View Dr 2/2 now $548K, 799 Casa Ybel Rd 5/3 duplex now $565K, 644 Lake Murex Cir 3/2 now $625K, 958 Sand Castle Rd 3/2 now $649K, 471 Las Tiendas Ln 3/2 now $744K, 655 Anchor Dr 3/3 now $899K, 5240 Caloosa End Ln 3/3 now $924.9K, 1743 Venus Dr 4/3.5 now $1.695M, 1525 San Carlos Bay Dr 3/2 now $1.795M.
7 new sales: 9446 Yucca Ct 3/2 listed at $589K, 4452 Gulf Pines Dr 3/2 listed at $599K, 545 Piedmont Rd 3/2 listed at $629K, 1114 Sabal St 2/2 listed at $675K, 1315 Par View Dr 3/2 listed at $689K, 687 Anchor Dr 4/3 listed at $1.495M, 2507 Blind Pass Ct 3/3 listed at $1.495M.
7 closed sales: 1651 Sand Castle Rd 3/2.5 half-duplex $470K, 4694 Rue Bayou 3/3 $615K, 1772 Serenity Ln 3/2 $620K, 5305 Ladyfinger Lake Rd 3/2 $660K, 1182 Kittiwake Cir 3/3 $675K, 1035 Kings Crown Dr 3/2 $910K, 5838 Pine Tree Dr 3/3 $1.09M.
1 new listing: 4995 Joewood Dr $2.695M.
No price changes, new, or closed sales.
1 new listing: Bayside Villas #4102 1/2 $348.5K.
1 price change: Bayside Villas #4118 1/2 now $375K.
2 new sales: Sunset Beach Villas #2325 2/2 listed at $579K, Gulf Beach Villas #2004 2/2 listed at $619K.
2 closed sales: Bayside Villas #5320 3/3 $578K, Marina Villas #909 2/2 $749K.
1 new listing: 952 South Seas Plantation Rd 6/5.5 $1.35M.
2 price changes: 43 Oster Ct 2/2.5 now $829K, 11535 Wightman Ln 4/4 now $2.099M.
No new sales.
2 closed sales: 11411 Old Lodge Ln 4/3 $1.62M, 15161 Captiva Dr 4/4.5 $1.85M.
Nothing to report.
(This representation is based, in whole, or in part, on data supplied by the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors® or its Multiple Listing Service. Neither the association nor its MLS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. Data maintained by the association or its MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. The information provided represents general real estate activity in the community and does not imply that SanibelSusan Realty Associates is participating or participated in these transactions.)
A Happy Mother’s Day to all Moms!
Susan Andrews, aka SanibelSusan