The Michael 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...]

JRW #1 ~ Bonita Bay 2016 Sales

The Dillard Team is proud to be affiliated with John R. Wood Properties. Interested in buying or selling? Contact us today by calling (239) 292-1192 or sending an email to We’ll exceed your real estate goals in 2017!  Read More →

Art Festivals ~ February 2017

The 2017 Fort Myers ArtFest takes place February 3rd through the 5th on the waterfront in Historic Ft. Myers! This free weekend celebration of the arts decorates downtown with exceptional artwork, entertainment, a high school art competition, and children’s art activities from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Over the weekend attendees can enjoy and purchase artwork in a variety of mediums... [Read more...]

December 2016 Market Reports

When the Price Is Right Now more than ever, as we see more areas shifting to a buyer’s market, it is important for sellers to understand market trends and price their properties appropriately.  Inventories are up and although sales are down as compared to this time last year, that could easily change when the price is right for new properties entering the market.  John R. Wood continues to lead... [Read more...]

Greater Bonita Springs Golf Fees 2017

Are you an avid golfer or interested in learning how to play this great game? Southwest Florida has MANY golf courses from which to choose. Check out the list of golf fees HERE (as of January 2017). Public and private courses are included from Bonita Springs, Estero, Miromar Lakes, and Naples. The Dillard Team can help you find the perfect home in a lovely golfing community. Call (239) 292-1192 today... [Read more...]

2016 School Grades ~ Lee & Collier Counties

Each year 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: 2016 Lee County School Grades 2016 Collier County School Grades Do you have further questions about Southwest Florida area schools... [Read more...]

Local *AND* Global

Luxury Portfolio International® is the luxury face of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the largest global network of premier, locally branded companies dominated by many of the world’s most powerful independent luxury brokerages – just like John R. Wood Properties. The Luxury Portfolio website features more $1,000,000+ residences than any other luxury real estate network site... [Read more...]

November 2016 Market Reports

Tis the Season for a Balanced Market We appear to be in a balanced market with some segments trending toward a buyer’s market. Increased inventory is typical for this time of year, but supplies can quickly change during the peak buying season, which will begin in January. With properties priced appropriately, we anticipate a healthy new year in the Southwest Florida real estate market. NAPLES,... [Read more...]

Holiday Events ~ Dec ‘16

Here are some ongoing holiday events throughout Southwest Florida in December 2016: Christmas at Palm Cottage Walk in and enjoy a tour of Historic Palm Cottage without a reservation on every Saturday in December. Arrive between 1 and 8 p.m. and enjoy a holiday-inspired house museum tour. The Cottage will be decked for the holidays with period-relevant ornaments and decor. Add this local tradition to... [Read more...]

Ft. Myers River District Holidays

It’s time for some holiday fun at the Ft. Myers, FL River District! Now through January 8, 2017 experience the magic of Old Florida yuletide cheer. Visit over 25 locally owned shops and boutiques, 50 restaurant and entertainment venues, and more than 20 art and activity destinations.  See how historic downtown Ft. Myers transforms into a Floridian winter wonderland unlike any other destination... [Read more...]