Why Choose Susan McCallion
To Guide You In Buying Or Selling Your Island Home
If you are selling your island home seeking the best outcome, you’re also in the right place.
Susan knows Sanibel and Captiva real estate.
As an Island Realtor, resident, owner and investor I specialize my practice exclusively on Sanibel and Captiva real estate. This is my community and I rigorously research our local market. In today’s challenging and changing market, you need someone with my focus assisting you with your purchase or sale.
I care about each of my clients. You are not just another transaction, but a member of our community who has their trust in me. I will work relentlessly in YOUR best interest. It’s your referrals that keep me busy and successful and I will earn them.
What Others Say About Susan
Most Recent Testimonials
Robin & Dale on the McCallion Team impressed us from start to finish! From the first phone call, to the moment we arrived in Southwest Florida to see homes, they helped to answer any questions we had, and found the answers to all of our followup questions too. While under contract, Robin attended the inspections and took care of everything for us, as if it were her own home purchase! If we could, we’d give them both a SIX-star rating as they provided more than 5-star service!
Cape Coral, FL
January 14, 2017
My wife and I met with Susan and Patty in late December. Right now, we’re looking to retire on Sanibel Island… whenever we reach that stage in life! While our plans are still years away, Susan and Patty were both very happy to help us with an overview of the island, and what it’s like to live on Sanibel. Both were very knowledgeable, as residents of Sanibel themselves, and were generous with their time. We’re not ready to buy yet, but we certainly look forward to future trips down, and to work with the McCallion team when the time is right!
December 12, 2016
Susan is the go-to person on Sanibel Island when it comes to anything real estate. Her and her husband, Jim, helped us settle into our dream home for retirement and made the process more manageable. The McCallion duo knows and cares a lot about unique Sanibel environment, which is nice to see. They were great in steering us in the right direction for someone to properly care for our home maintenance and lawn care needs.
Jersey City, NJ
September 24, 2016
My wife and I have worked with Susan and Jim since 2012. In fact, we’ve both bought and sold a home with the McCallion team. Susan and her staff are not only real estate professionals but also people of good will. We were pleased to work with the friendly, easy going office staff that is great at keeping on top of the transaction process. Susan herself is a skilled negotiator and creative problem solver. We are grateful for her friendship and support during times of transition for our family.
Fort Myers, FL
July 5, 2016
Working with McCallion & McCallion on my house sale was perfect. I was always kept informed as to where I was in the process from agreeing the sale to the closing. A very happy and stress free sale for Me. Thank you all!
April 29, 2016
Susan McCallion sold our condo in record time. She is very personable and understood our desires and needs. She guided us and explained the process required to sell, and told us how to make our condo presentable for sale. She took lots of pictures for MLS and Zillow. She arranged many showings at times convenient for us, and when bids came in she advised us in the right direction. We highly recommend McCallion and McCallion.
April 4, 2016
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Susan McCallion’s Previous Experience
Originally from Manchester, Connecticut I grew up working in my parent’s Real Estate office. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at the University of Connecticut – Go Huskies! then moved to South Florida upon Graduation.
In Miami, I dedicated my professional career to leading non-profit dropout prevention program, Communities in Schools of Miami (CIS). As the President and CEO of CIS, it was my privilege to oversee the organization grow from serving 140 school kids to working with over 6,000 school children. I managed a budget of over $3 million, 15 staff members, 40 full-time VISTA and AMERICORPS Volunteers and over 200 non-paid volunteers. Our program had a big impact on high school graduation rates and many continued on to college. For me, this experience was life changing, memorable and rewarding.
When Jim and I were expecting our third child, I decided to retire from CIS and begin part-time consulting providing technical guidance and coaching to over 100 RE/MAX agents at my parents’ company. (At that time, they had 8 RE/MAX franchises in New England.)
I have always loved real estate and moving to Sanibel provided me the opportunity to make it my career. I’m very committed to my family and community; and love to be actively working helping others. Real Estate allows me to focus on what I value. I love Sanibel and Captiva Islands so very much and enjoy helping others realize their dreams of living here on our Islands.
Our Move to Sanibel Island
My love of Sanibel started almost 20 years ago when Jim proposed to me here on the Island. Living in fast-paced Miami, we relished our annual vacations to Sanibel, dreaming of someday retiring on the Island. After Jim sold his company, we visited Sanibel, and as we sat on the beach watching our children playing in the sand, we asked ourselves: “Why wait? Where would be better for raising our kids than on a sub-tropical resort island?” (that happens to have one of the best schools in the state!) Four months later, we sold our Miami house and had moved into our new home on the island.
Since then, we’ve had our fourth child and our three older children attend The Sanibel School. Together, our whole family enjoys the richness of Sanibel Island living – swimming, playing in the sand, fishing, boating, watching birds and wildlife from our porch, biking, hiking trails, and the list goes on. Living here on the Islands is full of incredible experiences for all of us.
There is such a strong sense of community on the island. Folks look out for one another; kids can ride bikes and play in the neighborhood. Island friends get together for beach outings. Conservation Groups organize Bird and Beach Walks. There are loads of arts and entertainment opportunities at Big Arts and The Big Arts Herbert Strauss Theatre and the Community House has scores of activities for both the young and the young-at-heart. Lots of fun for all ages.
For our family, moving to Sanibel has been one of the best decisions we have ever made.
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