30 Days Post-Hurricane Ian

SanibelSusan has been back in SW FL since Sunday when I finally moved into a little furnished Fort Myers apartment which will be my temporary abode during renovation of my home and office – thanks to that ugly decorator, Hurricane Ian.
Teammate son David has been working like a dog emptying them after they filled with water – close to the ceiling – and became mold-ridden almost immediately.
Nearly all contents a total loss, though he was able to retrieve our property keys and a few hard-surface belongings. I am finally meeting my flood insurance adjuster tomorrow and have signed with Ron DeCorte with DeCorte Four Custom Homes to repair my home. Dave has removed appliances, furnishings, cabinets, countertops. Contractor wall removals and remediation are next. Exterior had little damage – a few pool screens. Fingers crossed the work gets accomplished sooner rather than later, but I’m sure that’s just a wish.
At SanibelSusan Realty
Our Sanibel Square landlord, Marcel Middendorf who owns The Bean, advises that his insurance adjuster visited the property mid-week. Dave and his brother-in-law will be emptying the rest of our office tomorrow. Respirator masks needed.
Marcel knows we want to continue renting and he has retained the same contractor the City is using to restore the public buildings which are being done quickly. Betcha the office is done before my home.
Several clients have inquired about the 50% rule and asked for appraiser recommendations. I continue to post recaps of the City progress briefings that are on Mon/Wed/Fri nights at 5 p.m. through Facebook Live. Those recaps are posted on both my personal and business Facebook pages.
I am working on tonight’s recap now & it will be posted later on FB. Good updated info on letters that were posted today by the Lee County Property Appraiser regarding home values, i.e. 50% rule. I’ll have instructions on how to find that value on the recaps.
Many of Dave’s island photos and my videos also are posted on Facebook. We haven’t been everywhere as first responders, emergency, debris removal and utility vehicles are everywhere. There is sooo much debris that it will take weeks if not months to remove it all, but little green sprouts already are coming out on vegetation, so life is coming back on the islands. (Photos below of building debris embedded in a tree in front of Sanibel Moorings. Be sure & check out our other pix and videos on FB, you won’t believe some of them. Truly unbelievable in some areas.)
Here are a couple of appraisers clients have used:
Sharon Raimondi, owner of Raimondi Appraisal Services, 239-489-3881, cell 239-691-4415
Julie Valente, Equity Appraisal Group, cell 239-878-9531
Sanibel & Captiva Islands Multiple Listing Service Activity October 21-28, 2022
1 new listing: Gulfside Place #205 2/2 $1.295M
No price changes, new sales, or closed sales.
5 withdrawn from market.
1 back on market: Lake Palms #3 2/2.5 $699K
No new listings, price changes, new sales, or closed sales.
4 withdrawn from market.
No new listings or price changes.
1 new sale: 4636 Rue Royale asking $825K.
No closed sales.
Nothing to report.
Summary of Sanibel & Captiva Inventory Available Today from MLS
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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
Until next Friday, be well, stay safe, & know that Sanibel will come back better than ever!
Susan Andrews, aka SanibelSusan

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