Naples, Florida- Live , Work, Play

Real Estate Agent - John R Wood Realtors - SL 3096476
Daily thoughts and observations about Naples, Florida and surrounding areas.
When I think of a Sherpa I think of those brave souls leading a group of anxious and hopeful climbers up the face of the world's highest mountains. This is the Sherpa's back yard and they know it well. It is up to the knowledgeable Sherpa to guide his group safely to the summit. Sound familiar? I...
What a difference a year makes. Island Walk has had many sales over the winter season and the prices are starting to stabilize unlike last year. The number of actives are down which is normal for this time of the year but things are still selling. I live in Island Walk and it does not have that d...
If you are so fortunate to be visiting Naples during this time of the year, welcome & enjoy. We are in the midst of the Season having had Santa and Mrs. Claus roll down 5th Avenue last Tuesday in our Christmas on Main Street. Parades in Naples are plentiful, always an event but we have more.........
Today is October 20th, and if you live in Southwest Florida,Collier County, you can now vote for the November 4th Presidential election. Here in Collier County we are expecting an 85% turnout, the largest in our history! As a Precinct Captain, I have called everyone to vote early or absentee. My ...
I had a situation happen with one of my listings and wanted to know if anyone else has had this occur.  I have had a listing since May, my client subscibed (unknown to me) to a "National" short sale company that made it sound like they could help "us" sell the property and then negotiate the cont...
Well, just when you thought you had the perfect selling point for those buyers and their dream house, there is a cloud on the horizon. Something we , as Realtors, should be aware of and make sure your buyers get that radon test if purchasing. Studies are coming out that granite counter tops may b...
I live in SW Florida. It used to become a game to see who had the lowest prices around town. When we travel to Georgia to visit our son's family we'd always make sure we had just enough gas to get over the state line from Florida to take advantage of the lower GA prices. What happened? It seems l...
Island Walk, Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples, Florida I love Island Walk and not just because I live here. Great News! Last year at this time in Island Walk  there were approximately 150 active listings. Today the Sunshine MLS showed 59. We have  been selling steadily throughout 2008 and even thoug...
You are driving down the road, a client calls, there is heavy traffic but you don't want to take the chance and write it down but you don't want to forget the task that was asked of you. What to do? Set up a FREE account with www.jott.comand your worries are over. Call Jott, record your message a...
Auctions give the buyer a chance to buy a property at their value, not the sellers, the bank's or an appraiser. Across  the US, sale by autions have grown by 5.3 % over the last year. That increase has grown  to a $270 BILLION dollar industry. These numbers are taken from the NAA (National Auctio...

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Naples, Florida..... a wonderful place to live, work and play. It's hard to get up on the wrong side of the bed when sunshine and gentle breezes await you. Let me acquaint you with my wonderful area.