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...]

Naples is happy & healthy!

We came across a “Today” article stating that Naples, Florida is the happiest & healthiest city in the US! According to Gallup-Healthways, the report measured how residents of 190 U.S. cities felt about their physical health, social ties, financial security, community and sense of purpose. It mentioned low stress levels, minimal depression and healthy eating. It also helps that residents... [Read more...]

How Are Millennials Transforming SWFL?

Millennials, the next generation, are greatly impacting Southwest Florida. This is a hot topic we see on TV, hear on the radio, read in magazines, online and in blogs. The top 2 growing segments in our area are “retiring boomers” and unexpectedly young adults. These 20 and 30-something professionals are ready to make their mark! “Generation Y” can’t be ignored. They’re... [Read more...]

July 4, 2016 Events

The City of Naples parade will be held at 10 a.m. starting at Broad Avenue South & heading all the way past City Hall near 8th Avenue S. & 8th Street S. Starting around 9 p.m., a wonderful Naples 4th of July tradition will take place! After the sun sets, the annual firework display from Naples Pier will start. Grab a spot anywhere along the beaches of Naples and enjoy this half-hour of magic!... [Read more...]

May 2016 Market Reports

John R. Wood Properties has maintained the number one spot in the market through the first 5 months of 2016! Although closed sales in May 2016 were down 23% from May 2015 in the overall market, JRW was #1 in closed volume, closed transactions, and market share! CLOSED SALES There were 5,019 sales that closed during the first 5 months of 2016, down from 6,216 closings during the same period in 2015.... [Read more...]

JRW vs. Other Brokers

The Dillard Team is proud to be affiliated with John R. Wood Properties. Please view the chart below of Bonita/Estero real estate brokerage rankings through 5/31/16. Broker Sides Volume JRW 274 $159,136,906 Keller Williams 192 $88,277,076 Downing Frye 201 $83,810,111 Royal Shell 162 $80,694,408 Berkshire Hathaway 105 $48,650,878 Domain LLC 132 $46,240,972 Premier/Sotheby’s 93 $42,892,500  Read More →

Grilling Safety Tips for the Summer

Outdoor grilling goes hand-in-hand with summertime fun. The Dillard Team wants your morsels to turn out scrumptious! Here are a few grilling tips for keeping the flames under the burgers where they belong: Keep the grilling area clean and clear. Make sure your grill is at least 10 feet away from your home, garage, or any other building on your property. Keep it far from any flammable materials as... [Read more...]

SWFL Happenings ~ May 2016

Memorial Day Weekend Cruise May 27-30, 2016 – 10 am, 12 pm, Sunset Celebrate the heroes in your life with a Pure Florida sightseeing or sunset cruise on Memorial Day Weekend! Veterans & Active Duty cruise free with paid spouse or child ticket. Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Guided Boardwalk Tour May through October 2016 – 9:30 am Complementary Boardwalk Tour on most days (except Fridays... [Read more...]

April 2016 Market Reports

CLOSED SALES There were 3,859 closed sales during the first 4 months of 2016, down from 4,799 closings during the same period in 2015. The 9% decline in the number of closed sales over the past 12 months continues to be driven primarily by the 26% drop in sales priced below $250,000 while sales priced between $2 and $5 million remained approximately the same as the prior 12 months and closed sales... [Read more...]

2015 School Grades ~ Lee & Collier Counties

2015 School Grades For Lee & Collier Counties, Florida Each spring the grades for local public schools are released. It is the intention of The Dillard Team to present relative, factual, current data to those who read our blog posts. Click on the links below to find out about the two closest counties where we conduct business: 2015 Lee County School Grades 2015 Collier County School Grades Do... [Read more...]