Nar: May’s Pending Home Sales Hit Nine-Year High
By Valerie
December 7, 2017

Posted by Valerie Tutor on Saturday, July 11th, 2015 at 2:22pm.

WASHINGTON – June 29, 2015 – Pending home sales continued to rise in May, and they're now at their highest level in over nine years, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). Northeast and West gains were offset by small decreases in the Midwest and South.

The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings last month, climbed 0.9 percent to 112.6 in May from a slight downward revision of 111.6 in April. Year-to-year, it's now 10.4 percent above May 2014 (101.9). It has ...

Sanibel Island’s Stunning Summer Skies
By Valerie
December 7, 2017

Posted by Valerie Tutor on Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 at 8:56pm.

 “Sunsets have been saturated with hues of color I didn’t know existed.”

The news-press recently covered a story about Southwest Florida local photographer, Andrew West, sharing his perspective of the beauty of Florida skies from behind his lens.

Summer storms are iconic in Southwest Florida. As a kid, my family and I would plan our days accordingly around the anticipated ...

Nationwide Home Selling Trends Shift In 2015
By Valerie
December 7, 2017

Posted by Valerie Tutor on Monday, June 22nd, 2015 at 9:14pm.

Some days it feels like the islands exist in their own world, set apart from the rest country. Still, it’s always a good idea to check national trends every once in a while for a clue as to how the climate of the Captiva and Sanibel real estate market might be shifting.

Less than a week ago, Coldwell Banker released the results of a survey they have been conducting over the past ten years to gauge seller attitudes. The 

Fun For Jrw Sanibel Realtors At Margarita Monday
By Valerie
December 7, 2017

Posted by Valerie Tutor on Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at 9:34pm.

The whole John R Wood Properties crew had a blast last night for Margarita Monday at the Sundial Resort. Margaritas, appetizers, and live music from Sanibel Island’s very own Danny Morgan––what a night! After another day of helping people buy, sell, and look for Sanibel Island ...

May 2015 Sanibel Real Estate Market Report
By Valerie
December 7, 2017

Posted by Valerie Tutor on Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 at 9:22pm.

The Sanibel Real Estate Market continues to be strong. More closings in May than last year and a stronger volume. One of the trends of interest is the increase in over million dollar sales. Our office listed a 4 million dollar bayfront and just closed it….It was sold in 31 days!   Sanibel million dollar Condo sales have doubled. Those complexes that are valued over a million are getting the buyer interest. Customers buying expensive Real Estate is happening on a big scale with ...


I am a true Florida native and proud of my heritage growing up in South Florida on an 80 acre cattle ranch only two hours from Sanibel. Since the early 1960s, my family loved to spend our free time on Sanibel and Captiva, so I pretty much grew up here. After living and working all over South and Central Florida, my husband and I were thrilled to be able to move home to Sanibel Island.

Kingfisher Real Estate Inc National Association of Realtors Sanibel & Captiva Islands Specialist
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