The Michael Dillard Team Blog

Bonita Bay 2014 Closed Sales & More

The local real estate market this year is already amazing! Ever wondered about Bonita Bay closed sales figures? You’ve come to the right place! We’re keeping track of the 2014 Bonita Bay closed sales in a convenient spreadsheet. You like details? Search no further! Check out market details including individual residences data as well as community averages. Looking for a home in a specific... [Read more...]

Hidden Treasure: Bonita Nature Place

Recently we had an opportunity to visit one of the area’s hidden treasures ….. the Bonita Nature Place. It was very peaceful and tucked away in a preserve-like setting not far from the YMCA on Kent Road. BNP butterfly mural The grounds are along the Imperial River and feature a variety of habitat types including trees and water areas. If you look carefully, you might spot a gopher tortoise.... [Read more...]

Performing Arts Center: 1st Annual SMART Party

The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida is hosting the first annual fundraiser, the SMART Party, to raise money for its programs to promote women’s economic security. The event will be held live at the Performing Arts Center, located at 10150 Bonita Beach Road in Bonita Springs, on Thursday, June 19th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with “smart” components designed to engage real-time virtual participation... [Read more...]

Closed Sales through April 2014 Highest on Record

Closed Sales Closed sales greater than $1.0 million represent 10% of the real estate sales in the first four months of 2014. Closed sales in the month of April 2014, greater than $1.0 million, are the highest since April 2005 (168 sales-April 2014 and 176-April 2005). The number of closed sales through April is the highest on record for the period.  Sales greater than $5.0 million are at the highest... [Read more...]

April 2014 Market Reports

The Southwest Florida real estate market broke all prior records for closed and pended sales during the first four months of 2014.  The last time activity was at this level for the period was 2005, but 2014 has exceeded the previous highs set during that period.  The first two weeks of May have been strong as more and more buyers continue to snap up the great values that still exist in the market. ... [Read more...]

Turtle Trot

Enjoy turtles? Like to run? The 9th Annual 5K Turtle Trot at Lovers Key State Park in Fort Myers Beach will be hosted by Friends of Lovers Key, Inc. on 5/10/14. The unique trail course takes runners through a shady maritime hammock ecosystem on a hard-packed shell path. No part of the course required running through beach sand and the course ends at the pavilion overlooking the beach. ** CHECK OUT:... [Read more...]

Super Kids & Super Teens Golf Tournament

New Horizons is holding its 5th annual Super Kids and Super Teens Golf Tournament in Bonita Springs on 5/3/14 at Worthington Country Club, located at 13500 Worthington Way. Be a sponsor, be a player …. both are needed for this great event! It’s a great golf outing and fantastic fundraiser to provide ongoing operating support for New Horizons’ Super Kids and Super Teens Clubs. This year,... [Read more...]

Luxury Home New Listings Up ~ Q1 2014

Closed Sales The number of closings during the past 12 months is the highest since 2005 (10,590 vs 12,379). The $2.0 million – $5.0 million price segment posted a 68% increase in closed units over first quarter 2013. Volume was up 74% with $297.5 million closed vs $170.6 million in Q1 2013. The average sales price for single family and condo sales in the 1st Quarter 2014 increased 19% when compared... [Read more...]

March 2014 Market Reports

March was another great month for Southwest Florida real estate and John R. Wood Properties!  The numbers in the reports tell a clear story of what is happening as numbers of closed sales achieve new highs, and pended activity remains brisk.   Properties at the high end of the market continue to be the lead story, but most price ranges show increases over the prior year. JRW is in the NUMBER ONE... [Read more...]

4 Statistics that Sellers Love

As Realtors, we value great listings and sometimes “woo” sellers. Part of the challenge is meeting new seller prospects in a low inventory market. When it comes to standing out among the competition, The Dillard Team is ready to show why we are the best real estate team in the great Bonita Springs area. How, you ask? Let’s show you some data. We know sellers’ crave for data continues to grow,... [Read more...]