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...]

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...]

John R. Wood #1 in Florida

JOHN R. WOOD RANKED # 1 in FLORIDA, 18TH IN NATION NAPLES, FL – RealTrends, the recognized keeper of statistics for the national residential real estate industry since 1988, named John R. Wood Properties as the number one residential brokerage in Florida per agent productivity on April 22, 2016.  That ranking places JRW number 18 in the nation for per agent productivity. Moreover, the company ranked... [Read more...]

Milliennials Real Estate Concerns

We came across a real estate blog written by a “millennial” and found out there’s a negative association with the term, so they don’t want to be called that. They’re first time home buyers, are finished with school and have established careers. The article went on to say they buy just about everything on demand, live life efficiently and have what they need in a super convenient way. Most... [Read more...]

March 2016 Market Reports

Supply Increases and Moderate Prices Equal a Busy Summer Ahead CLOSED SALES There was a slight decrease in the number of closed sales over the past 12 months, largely due to decreases in available properties under $250,000, which were down 24%. Sales in all other price ranges increased over the prior year with the exception of properties priced above $2 million, which saw a decline of less... [Read more...]

FINAL Great Dock Canoe Race

Come watch the action for the 40th Annual Great Dock Canoe Race on 5/14/16 starting at 11:00 a.m. Wildly decorated canoes compete in multiple races in a celebration of the end of the busy winter season and the start of summer. Each year the race has a theme, which serves as the inspiration for the decorated canoes that compete for the best-dressed $1,000 prize. This year, the theme will be “The Last... [Read more...]

2016 Taste of The Beach

Guess what? It’s time for Taste of The Beach 2016 …. that is, Ft. Myers Beach! Stop by on May 1st from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The 21st Annual Taste of the Beach will be held on Old San Carlos Boulevard just down the street from Times Square.  Restaurants will offer samples of their signature dishes available for purchase and compete for top Taste of The Beach award honors. General admission... [Read more...]