The Dillard Team Blog

Bonita Bay Closed Sales

There’s a high demand for real estate in Southwest Florida, especially in luxurious communities with unparalleled amenities like Bonita Bay. As we’ve stated many times in the past, the greater Bonita Springs area has grown incredibly over the past several years. When priced right, residential sales happen rapidly. Here you can easily read the 2017 BONITA BAY CLOSED SALES year-to-date. Check... [Read more...]

SWFL Q1 Market Review 2017

It was a very busy month in March that helped push first quarter closings ahead of last year in all three market segments.  Inventory continued to climb over prior year, but at a slower pace in many areas,  than in the past.  Median and average sales prices remained stable when compared to Q1 2016, which along with price adjustments in most segments helped fuel the sales increases.  Marco was the... [Read more...]

On The Water ~ A-Z Guide

Are you an aquaphile? Do you love water activities? Do we have an A-to-Z guide that’s perfect for you! Please consider the following activities throughout all of Southwest Florida: Airboats – in the Everglades Board Sports – try skim boarding Clubs – fractional ownership boat clubs Dining Cruises – Naples/Marco Island Princess Everglades – paddling, kayaking &... [Read more...]

Are you Ready to Sell your House?

When you’re ready to sell, make sure your house is first ready. By investing in a few key things, you can have a significant impact on how long it takes to find a buyer and what that buyer is paying. Remember, people are touring your home to see how they would live there (not you). Here are five tips to help take charge of what a potential buyer experiences as they check out homes: 1. Curb Appeal... [Read more...]

March 2017 Market Reports

Some Properties Moving Quickly March turned out to be a very busy month, as the market in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero and Marco Island continued to gain momentum following what seemed to be a late start to the season. Although inventory remains at just over eight months of supply in the Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero market, there are some indications that absorption may happen more rapidly... [Read more...]

Bean-Centered Dishes are Good for your Health

Try replacing some of the meat you eat with bean-centered dishes. They’re good for your health! According to dieticians, beans are rich in protein, low in fat, and contain no saturated fat, trans fat or cholesterol. They may reduce the risk of cancers, and heart disease due to the natural antioxidants and phytochemicals. Try implementing some of these beans into a healthy diet: Black Beans... [Read more...]

Boating Safety Seminar

BOATING SAFETY SEMINAR ~ April 4, 2017 The Marco Island branch of the Collier County Public Library will host a free seminar on boating safety by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 9-5 of Marco Island at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4, at the library, located at 210 S. Heathwood Drive on Marco Island. Topics will include equipment, signs on the water, boating rules and more.  Read More →

Improving Your Golf Game

Did you know you can “up” your golf game by scoring with the latest in high-tech equipment? The Dillard Team has discovered some of the best golf technology used by local golf pros. There are machines that use radar to detect exactly how closed your clubface is when you hook the ball. They can generate your swing on a computer screen and allow you to pick apart your flaws. These machines will humble... [Read more...]

February 2017 Market Reports

Navigating a Buyer’s Market Months of supply continued to grow in February as the overall market reached a level of 8.3 months of supply, compared to 6.4 months on March 1, 2016. While this number is not nearly as alarming as the levels posted in 2008, the fact that it continues to increase does give us pause. The largest increases for single family homes occurred in properties priced from $250,000... [Read more...]

Florida Day Trips

Our beloved sunshine state has many unique places to visit besides Disney and South Beach. Below is a list of some of the best Florida day trips. Let The Dillard Team know if you’ve been to any of these — we’d love to hear from you! Antiquing, Arcadia Big Cat Rescue, Tampa Caspersen Beach (shark teeth), Venice Dali Museum, St. Petersburg Fishing Village, Cortez Flagler Museum, Palm... [Read more...]