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9 Valuable Home Selling Tips

9 Valuable Home Selling Tips You Should Know to Get Your Home Sold FAST and for TOP DOLLAR! Here’s 9 tips on protecting and capitalizing on your most important investment – Your Home! Reduce stress, be in control of your home sale and make the most profit possible. Understand The Reasons Why You Are Selling Your Home, […]

McCallion & McCallion Featured on Out And About SW Florida

In February, Susan was featured on ABC 7’s Out and About SW Florida segment. She enjoyed chatting with host Jessica Tyus about one of our previous listing in the Sanibel Bayous subdivision. The Bayous is located at the “West End” of Sanibel, which is near the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. This area is engulfed with lush […]

Home Staging – To Stage or Not To Stage

You’ve heard people talk about it, but is home staging really worth the time and money? YES.  Why Stage Your Home? Increased Price The average staging investment is 1%-3% of a home’s asking price. That investment can generate a return of 8%-10% {National Realtors Association (NAR)}. Selling Speed Staged homes sold 77% faster than non-staged homes […]

See Susan Featured on ABC 7

I just had the opportunity to feature our Wedgewood Condo for sale on the local ABC7 TV station airing on Sunday, September 21 at 11:30am. It is only 2 minutes, but I was really nervous right before the camera started rolling. I hope it doesn’t show too much. This is an example of some of […]

Vacation Rental Owners Make More Money

Great News! A recent Vacation Rental Report reveals that vacation homeowners are making more money on their properties.

Sanibel is a “Happiest” Town says Coastal Living [Video]

Coastal Living Magazine’s readers voted Sanibel as one of the top 5 “Happiest Seaside Towns” in the United States. I’m not sure what the criteria for “Happiest” is, but as a year-round Sanibel resident, I sure am happy. Click the triangle below to watch a segment from the Today Show discussing these happy towns. Click […]

What Sanibel Doesn’t Have

I want to share the story of my client Gerald. Gerald wanted a get-away home on the Gulf Coast of Florida, but didn’t know exactly where. When I spoke with him, he was concerned about “Quality”. He desired a quality condo with quality construction, quality finishes, and in a ‘quality’ neighborhood. No problem, I thought, […]

Sanibel Market Stats: March 2012 YTD

The Sanibel real estate market showed continued improvement in March. Buyers are active and we are seeing many more transactions than the previous few years. Significantly, when comparing the year-to-date period ending in March to 2011, the average sales price is up 17%, from $681k to $800k. The total number of transactions is up 20%, […]

Avoid Condo Catastrophe

Sanibel will never have highrise condos. Why does this matter? Consider the story of my buddy Rob. He grabbed a great deal on an older condo on Miami Beach early in the boom. Luxury condos were built on either side and were selling for big bucks. Rob was happy that he got in first. Surely, […]

Buyers Swarm Sanibel as Bargains Abound

Despite the rush of transactions this year, buyers are still finding bargains as motivated sellers seem more willing to deal. February continues the recent trend of dramatically increased transaction volume on our islands as prices and interest rates remain low. The single family home market continues to show more improvement than condominiums; however, both are […]