May Madness – Sanibel Sales Up 49% in May

Historically, March and April have been the busiest month’s for real estate closings on island. This usually correlates with the influx of visitors we have during the winter months who find the home they love, put it under contract, and then close about one to two months later.

However, this year, we saw fewer number of closings in March in April, which left us scratching our head for May. As it turns out, May was busier than ever!

There were 42 Single Family homes and 22 Condos that closed on Sanibel and Captiva Island between May 1- May 31, 2019. That’s a 49% increase in the number of homes sold from last May 2018, which is why we’ve dubbed it, May Madness!

Sanibel & Captiva Home Sales as of June 3, 2019

What Sold in May?

Take a look below! We’ve broken down the sales by location on island. Reviewing recent sales data helps you to get a sense for the market, and what similar properties are closing for.

Click on each chart to enlarge. 

Jim McCallion About Jim McCallion

Meet the "Marketing Megaphone" and Webmaster behind McCallion & McCallion. After selling his software company, Jim, Susan and kids moved to Sanibel in 2008. With his tech experience, he and Susan bring a fresh approach to island real estate.