Florida has one of the oldest and richest histories in the entire country.

So many cities and communities here have historical buildings, and the newly built ones inspired by the architectural styles here. It isn’t just the years that has influenced the home designs here, but also the people, the landscape, the weather, and the inspiration of the past.

Southwest Florida has one of the most beautiful landscapes in the state, with the wetlands, grasslands, sandy beaches, picturesque waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and more.

The beauty of Southwest Florida has created a beauty in the architecture. Various property types allow for many types of home buyers to enjoy the easy going lifestyle here, but no matter if it’s a condo, a townhouse, a villa,…

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The process of buying and selling a home can be a stressful one.

It doesn’t matter if you’re buying your first home or your third, or if you’re selling a vacation home or the home you raised a family in, it’s tough.

One of the tricky aspects to navigate when selling and buying a home is figuring out the best way to plan the sale and purchase of a property. Having someone in your corner, helping you along the way, is the best thing buyers and sellers can do to help themselves. It’s an incredibly valuable, and often necessary, resource.

The right agent not only knows the best way to sell your home and buy your home, but how to do both at the same time.

Kevin Yankow and his expert team at Key Real Estate are ready to help you every step of…

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Best Agent To Sell My Home In Southwest Florida

Buying a home is typically the biggest purchase you’ll ever make in your life. That means selling your home will be one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make.

There are so many factors to consider when selling a home, especially in a hot market like Southwest Florida. Having a team guiding you through the entire process is incredibly necessary, from answering your questions, to giving you the best advice.

Steps before taking it to market, listing the house, showing the house, and all of the legalities and paperwork involved are just a few general areas that the right agent and team will help you get the best price for your home.

Kevin Yankow and his highly experienced team at Key Real…

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Florida golf is world renowned because of it’s incredible year round weather, beautifully designed golf courses, and unmatched golf club facilities.

It’s no wonder the Florida area is home to many of the best PGA Tour players, like Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas. The “Florida Swing” is a series of consecutive tournaments in the state, and a favorite of players and fans alike.

Living in Southwest Florida means having access to all of these amazing golf courses. Many people even choose to live on the golf courses here, creating a peaceful, resort-style life for themselves.

It can be hard to narrow it down because there are so many world class golf courses here.

These are five of the best golf courses in Southwest Florida to play, enjoy, and…

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If you were to look on a search engine the best way to find out what your home is worth, you’d be greeted by an onslaught of generic appraisal websites with calculators that likely know nothing of the area, or the current real estate market.

Knowing exactly what your home is worth should be the first step in the selling process. Not only will it be incredibly valuable when listing the property, but also through the negotiation process. It will also give you an indication of what your budget might look like when looking for your next home.

There are many factors to consider when understanding what your home is worth, and then it can be even harder to understand how to determine those factors. It takes someone with an understanding of the area,…

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Tips for staging your Southern Florida home to sell fast

Staging your home in the best way possible can be a daunting task.

It can be difficult to know where to put your focus and efforts in the staging of your home, and how to allocate your budget. Spending time and money for home staging can save you big bucks during the negotiation stages of home selling.

There are also ways to spend money and still stage incorrectly, or stage a room when an empty one would work even better.

When potential buyers look at your home, you want them to immediately picture themselves living there. There is so much value in staging your home the right way.

Having a REALTOR® that knows when to stage, how to stage, what not to do is an extremely valuable…

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Our 6 Favorite Things To Do Outside In Estero, FL

The Southwest Florida area is well known for its incredible climate and awe-inspiring views. Florida is the Sunshine State, after all.

The residents in the cities here, like Naples and Bonita Springs, can take full advantage of the fantastic year-round weather. Backyards are made for outdoor living, the landscape is ideal for spending time outside, and the communities themselves encourage the alfresco lifestyle.

The vibrant Southwest Florida communities and neighbourhoods, such as Bella Terra, Grandezza, and Pelican Landing,  embrace every aspect of outdoor living, from the backyard to the beach.

Here are a few of our favourite ways to enjoy these outdoor spots in the Southwest Florida…

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The Top Estero Communities You Should Know About

beautiful sunset over beach & estero island near Fort Myers, Florida

Between Fort Myers and Bonita Springs, Estero is a city that hosts many amazing neighborhoods and communities. Among these are a selection of private, gated developments with amenities and features to rival any in the Florida real estate market.

Read on to learn more about some of the top communities and most popular neighborhoods in and around Estero, Florida.

Belle Lago

Between Bonita Springs and Fort Myers, on Florida’s scenic southwest coast, the master-planned gated community of Belle Lago is a jewel in the Estero real estate market.

Consisting of some 447 single-family homes, beautifully completed in Mediterranean style, Belle Lago offers residents the use of a large resort-style…

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How to Plan the Sale & Purchase of a New Home in Southwest Florida

for sale sign on a southwest florida home for sale

Selling a home can be a fantastic and exciting process, as can buying a home. But usually, when you have to do one, you also have to do the other, and doing both around the same time can be a stressful, uncertain experience.

To help you through the uncertainty and risk associated with selling and buying a new home, here are some tips and tricks and things to keep in mind.

So, if you need to plan the sale and purchase of a new home in southwest Florida’s electric real estate market, then you’re in the right place.

Curious what your home could be worth? Try our Comparative Market Analysis Tool today!

Step 1 - Develop a Timeline

Ultimately, the process of selling…

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With the start of the new year, thoughts naturally turn to change.  If one of your new year's resolutions is to sell your home, then making the right resolutions can help you sell your home quickly and for the best possible return.

Top 7 New Year's Resolutions for Home Sellers

  1. Move Up Spring Cleaning - Time to do your spring cleaning NOW.  Declutter, depersonalize and make your home look more spacious.

  2. Stage Your Home -  Hire a professional home stager to give your home that "model home look."  Home stagers are trained to focus on the physical and architectural assets of your home and focus the buyers' attention on those characteristics.  Search for a home stager on Houzz.

  3. Think It Through - Before you spend money on…

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