Liz Podolsky

Sales Partner | Broker Associate

Meet Our "Shell-ebrity Home Seller"

Hi! I’m Liz Podolsky, a serious shell-fanatic, rescue dog mama, and Realtor® here on sunny Sanibel Island.

I’m also a Celebrity Server at the Shell Museum’s Annual Celebrity Island Dinner! The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum holds a special place in my heart, as it was the first organization I jumped into volunteering after moving to Sanibel in 2016. How could you not fall in love with the unique mollusks that wash on Sanibel’s shoreline giving such character to our little barrier island?

I first fell in love with Sanibel’s charm after my husband and I vacationed here at our friend’s home on island. It was the perfect escape from our busy corporate lives at the time that we decided, “why leave?” and purchased a home on island before we returned home to New Jersey! While it might sound a bit unplanned, after talking with a number of Sanibel locals, I found many have similar stories as mine!

Jim, Liz, Susan at the Shell Museum Celebrity Dinner
Jim, Liz, Susan at the Shell Museum Celebrity Dinner

You see, my previous career was in I.T. Engineering, where I worked long hours on projects including cybersecurity breach response alongside top-ranking officials and the secret service. I traveled often and moved in and out of many states. As many of you can relate, I was simply burnt out. While my job was both admirable and challenging, it did not fill my desire for helping others like my previous jobs as a veterinary technician and pre-school teacher did.

So, I followed my heart, which led me to Sanibel and working with other fascinating people, (like you!) who are usually looking to own a slice of paradise, or sell their island home to be closer with family. My job at McCallion & McCallion is not only to help you find or sell your island home, but to welcome you into the community that has welcomed me so graciously, and help you find your true inner happiness.

Besides volunteering most of my time at the Shell Museum, I am also a member of the Sanibel-Captiva Sail and Power Squadron. When I need to relax, I take a stroll on the beach with my husband and rescue dogs. I also enjoy yoga, standup paddleboarding, gardening, and just about any excuse to get outside and bask in the Sanibel sunshine. I can’t wait to hear what you love most about Southwest Florida!

Susan McCallion

Jim McCallion

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