Happy Halloween from The SanibelSusan Team

It is Susan with another island weather and real estate update. It might be Friday, but the team is looking forward to another busy weekend.

At SanibelSusan Realty

Here in the office, we have had plenty of action. Through a team effort, that has taken a couple of years to come to fruition, Dave, Lisa, and I put a waterfront home under contract last weekend. That sale was chugging along when mid-week, there was an interesting twist. During that contract right-to-inspect/ cancellation period, the buyer decided to go after a different home that became available and better suits their family.

Situations like that can be challenging as a contract release/cancellation form should be completed for property #1, before a buyer commits to property #2 – otherwise they could be liable to buy both properties. Wed night, we got that done, so their new purchase is shown in the summary of Multiple Listing Service action posted after a couple of other items below. Though thankful for every sale, it is a special treat to have another big one. Dave will accompany those inspections tomorrow morning. Fingers crossed that they go well.

We also received a new condo listing on Tuesday. This transaction also has an interesting twist. Here, the existing community owners have a right-of-first-refusal to purchase any units that become available. These condos are the nine single-family free-standing homes in Sealoft Village. This community really feels more like a homeowner association, but with amenities like a condo association. I announced the new listing and explained the details on the right-of-first-refusal during the Realtor® Caravan that followed our island Association of Realtors® annual meeting yesterday morning.

(On a side note, it was great to see Association of Realtors® meeting room nearing capacity again. It has been a lot of months since we had that many of our members together. Congratulations to the incoming officers and board of directors for 2022. Three Realtors®, Kelly Huguenin, Becky Mulka, and Connie Walters, were elected to 3-year BOD terms. Our Association is financially sound and super healthy – even after the woes of the pandemic. Hooray!)

Following the annual meeting, our listing at Mariner Pointe #1061 was the only property open for viewing during the morning Caravan. We received good feedback and interest from several Realtors® that visited. Several showings already have resulted.
Being busy is just how we like it – so please contact The SanibelSusan Team if we may assist you.

Island Weather

While much of the U.S. has experienced some unusual weather this week, Sanibel and Captiva Islands have also. Most of the week was a continuation of beautiful fall sunshine with daytime temperatures mid- to low-80’s, until yesterday when we were surprised to received phone and internet alerts about several Florida counties – including this one – having tornado watches until 5 p.m. Thankfully, we didn’t receive any, but the arriving cool front brought high winds and lower temperatures.

There were a few serious showers late yesterday as the band passed through. Now there are warnings that we may need both long pants and long sleeves over the weekend. High temperatures tomorrow through Monday are expected to be only in the 70’s, with nights in the 60’s. It could be perfect Halloween weather!

The Fig East-End Is Open

Sanibel east-enders were happy this morning when Paper Fig Kitchen opened their new location at the former site of East End Deli across the street from Lighthouse Cafe. It is called The Fig East-End and is offering “beach eats, market, & take-along”.

Sanibel & Captiva Islands Multiple Listing Service Activity October 22-29, 2021



3 new listings: Blind Pass #C207 2/2.5 $618K, Sealoft Village #109 2/2 $899K (our listing), Pointe Santo #B46 2/2 $1.395M.

1 price change: Donax Village #9 2/2 now $750K.

8 new sales: Spanish Cay #F4 2/2 listed at $575K, Ibis at The Sanctuary #B301 2/2 listed at $595K, Coquina Beach #3E 2/2 listed at $852K, Sanibel Surfside #213 2/2 listed at $899K, Pointe Santo #A21 2/2 listed at $1.15M, Sundial #R402 2/2 listed at $1.249M, Compass Point #133 3/2 listed at $1.595M, Pointe Santo #E37 3/2 listed at $1.699M.

5 closed sales: Blind Pass #C201 2/2 $565K, Blind Pass #A102 2/2 $602.5K, Seashells #16 2/2 $610K, Pointe Santo #D1 2/2 $815K, Nutmeg Village #109 2/2 $1.4M.


1 new listing: 966 Whelk Dr 3/2 $1.399M.

1 price change: 2138 Egret Cir 3/2 half-duplex now $749.9K.

5 new sales: 773 Cardium St 2/2 listed at $685K, 1278 Sand Castle Rd 4/3 listed at $1.65M, 5633 Baltusrol Ct 4/4.5 listed at $2.1M, 737 Periwinkle way 3/3 listed at $2.1M, 2379 Wulfert Rd 4/4.5 listed at $2.495M (our buyer).

4 closed sales: 1025 S. Yachtsman Dr 3/2 $800K, 554 East Rocks Dr 3/2 $975K, 5880 Sanibel-Captiva Rd 3/2 $1.31M, 1761 Venus Dr 4/3.5 $1.849M.


No new listings.

1 price change: 4767 Tradewinds Dr now $2.295M.

1 new sale: 5850 Sanibel-Captiva Rd listed at $499K.

No closed sales.



No new listings or price changes.

3 new sales: Tennis Villas #3217 1/1 listed at $450K, Bayside Villas #4220 1/2 listed at $535K, Gulf Beach Villas #2122.

No closed sales.


No new listings.

1 price change: 15867 Captiva Dr 7/6 now $10.75M.

No new or closed sales.


Nothing to report.

This representation is based in part on data supplied by the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors® 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 the general real estate activity in the community and does not imply that SanibelSusan Realty Associates is participating or participated in these transactions.

Below is our ad from today’s “Island Sun”.

Happy Halloween! Susan Andrews, aka SanibelSusan

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