The Michael Dillard Team Blog

Bonita Bay Closed Sales

As more people move to Southwest Florida, there’s a higher demand for real estate — especially in luxury neighborhoods like Bonita Bay. The growth of the area has been incredible the last few years and inventory remains low. When priced right, residential sales happen rapidly. Check out our easy to read details about Bonita Bay closed sales. Here you can view the 2016 BONITA BAY CLOSED... [Read more...]

GREAT tips to sell your home

Here are 5 GREAT (and very basic) tips to sell your home faster! 1. Pay attention to curb appeal - buyers decide within 60 seconds of seeing a home whether they want to consider buying it. Ideas include trimming trees and bushes, cleaning windows, power washing the driveway, and painting the front door. 2. Eliminate clutter - with a discerning eye, look at furniture and in closets. Pare down your... [Read more...]

Southwest Florida Guide to the Arts 2016-17

Click HERE to see the Southwest Florida Guide to the Arts 2016-17. View the detailed calendar plus interesting tidbits from area arts organizations, theaters and more covering Naples, Bonita Springs and beyond. Click HERE to see a list of Gulfshore Life’s publications.  Read More →

September 2016 Market Reports

More Inventory with Stable Prices This is the time of year when inventory begins to build.  With overall inventory up in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, and Marco Island over last year, it will only get higher over the next 4 – 5 months.  This means that some areas are already back to a Buyer’s market, while some remain balanced. The key to creating a successful sale this season is understanding... [Read more...]

Marco Craft Beer & Fine Food Fest

The Marco Island Craft Beer & Fine Food Fest is happening on Sunday, November 6, 2016 from 1 until 4 p.m. Come get your fill of more than 25 craft beers from six Florida breweries, paired with over 20 food samples from six Marco restaurants! Enjoy great live music from Marco’s own TRIPLESHOT as you sample, taste and enjoy an afternoon at the beautiful Esplanade! Ticket prices start at $30... [Read more...]

August 2016 Market Reports

Greater Choices for Buyers And Continued Demand for Sellers The Southwest Florida real estate market remained active with 884 closings during the month of August.  Despite the fact that this represents a 10% decline from August 2015, it was still among the busiest on record for what is normally one of the slower months of the year. Newly pended sales for the month were relatively consistent with... [Read more...]

Stone Crab Festival 2016

Stone Crab Festival October 28-30, 2016 Looking for an entertaining weekend full of seafood and fun? Then you definitely don’t want to miss out on this year’s annual Stone Crab Festival. The Stone Crab Festival will offer plenty of fresh stone crab claws, music, events, art and a ton of fun activities for the whole family!  Read More →

Naples Boat Show 2016

The Naples Boat Show Downtown is the premier In-Water recreational show in the Naples-Marco Island area. The show will feature displays by marinas, boat dealers, other marine related businesses, food vendors and more. The show is FREE for the whole family! Wander through Crayton Cove, along 12th Avenue through the booth vendors and large boat displays, dine at one of the fantastic restaurants or grab... [Read more...]

Pro Watercross

Pro Watercross World Championships When? September 20 – 25, 2016 The Pro Watercross Tour is the leading personal watercraft racing series in the United States and consists of an elite group of both professional and amateur athletes competing at its events throughout the summer in Naples and will be filmed by CBS Sorts Spectacular. How thrilling!  Read More →

Estero Bay Kayak Tour

Estero Bay Kayak Tour is happening starting August 26, 2016. Explore Florida’s first aquatic preserve! Estero Bay has diverse habitats including seagrass beds, mangrove islands, salt marshes, tidal flats and oyster bars. Relax in the comfort of a sea kayak with a Florida Master Naturalist as your guide. Bird watchers will love this tour! Roseate Spoonbill, Great Blue Heron, Osprey and an occasional... [Read more...]