About Susan McCallion

Why Choose Susan McCallion to guide you in Buying or Selling your Island Home?

If you are looking for your dream home on Sanibel or Captiva Island, you’re in the right place.
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.

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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.

Susan and Kids on Sanibel Beach

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