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
Patient, pleasant, and professional best sums it up. When we purchased our first Sanibel home in 2011, we worked with Susan and the McCallion Realty team. Recently, we decided to upgrade our Sanibel property and we knew who to call! Susan sent us relevant listings of Sanibel homes for sale for more than a year. She offered candid advice on the best opportunities and ultimately helped us purchase the perfect one for us. Now, we’re using McCallion and McCallion to sell our original Sanibel property.
February 2, 2021
Anna Turner was beyond excellent in helping us find our Sanibel dream home. Anna has comprehensive knowledge of the area and the local real estate market. She was a superb listener, extremely patient, great with communication, and just an overall pleasure to work with. Anna’s without question, the best real estate agent we’ve ever seen – and we’ve done a number of real estate transactions in the past!
January 13, 2021
The McCallion team went above and beyond during this time of COVID. Anna was our eyes, ears, and even nose while we navigated the process of buying a house on Sanibel remotely. She gave us the confidence to buy sight unseen. Her local knowledge and follow-through answered all of our concerns. We’re head-over-heels for our new Sanibel home! Thanks, Anna and McCallion & McCallion!
December 9, 2020
Susan and the MC2 team are a pleasure to work with and know how to get the job done! They helped me navigate selling my Sanibel home during the COVID pandemic. While the market was less than favorable at the time, we got a good price for my Sanibel home, in a timeframe that was better than the local industry average. I trust Susan and her team and would work with them again in a heartbeat!
October 18, 2020
Kate on the Mc2 Team was amazing to work with! She monitored the island’s inventory for almost three years for us until the perfect house became available. She expertly navigated the process while we were in Chicago and unable to make it down to visit due to COVID. Kate visited properties and recorded videos or called us via live stream video chat so we could be there virtually. We couldn’t ask for a better experience from start to finish, and we’re so excited about our island dream home!
August 18, 2020
We loved working with Patty Holston! She was extremely responsive and helped us at every turn. When something needed to get done, Patty wasn’t afraid to give that extra push for us to keep the ball rolling smoothly. I would absolutely recommend Patty to anyone looking for a house in the Ft Myers/Sanibel area. She and the McCallion group are fabulous to work with!
August 11, 2020
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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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