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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ESTERO

Visit https://www.keyrealtors.com/estero-real-estate.php to find your perfect property. 

Estero

Estero FL is nestled between Ft. Myers and Naples, located just North of Bonita Springs. Few Estero residents have a need to travel further than 20 minutes from their home to reach local beaches, shopping, dinning, entertainment, RSW airport, etc. As one of the fastest growing areas in the state, Estero is the place to be. With properties ranging from the affordable low 200's to the luxury estates of some of the areas best golf communities or Gulf access properties priced over $1M, there is something for everyone. 

 

Visit https://www.keyrealtors.com/estero-real-estate.php to find your perfect property. 

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1252 Grandezza Cir.

4 Bedrooms/ 3 Baths- 2,446 Sq. Ft. 

Asking $509,000 

Put some wings on this one and it'll fly. Priced to move fast, with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths this courtyard in Grandezza is a true gem. Upon entering this non traditional courtyard home you're immediately greeted with a screen enclosed outdoor living space with TV, private spa, & wet bar. As with most courtyard homes, a separate casita acts as an ensuite guest bedroom complete with morning kitchen. The main living area boasts 3 bedrooms (one set up as a den), 2 baths, tile floors throughout (no carpeting), plantation shutters, a new A/C system, surround speakers, crown molding, & access to another screened lanai area complete with pool & great lake view. The spacious kitchen…

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19558 Casa Bendita Ct. asking $399,000

Courtyard Pool Home located on unique lot in The Reserve at Estero. This 3 bedroom, 3 bath home sits on 1 of only 2 pie shaped/ oversized, lakefront, South facing home sites in The Reserve at Estero. Upon entering the front door you're greeted by an extremely private pool and spa set within the courtyard. Surrounding the pool area is the main living areas and separate (separate A/C controlled) guest suite/ mother-in-law suite. This home features upgraded finishes such as plantation shutters, crown molding, tile flooring in the living areas, and the high level of quality construction Toll Brothers is known for. 


The Reserve at Estero is a Toll Brothers built gated community in the heart of Estero. The…

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Estero Beach with waves lapping at your feet

Deep in the heart of South West Florida, Estero is situated in Lee County and enjoys great links to large cities such as Cape Coral and Naples. With a population of approximately 30,799 people, the city provides all the necessities of life as well as many of life's luxuries. Ample room, accessibility to water, and top-notch golf courses are just three of the reasons people from all over Florida and North America have been flocking to this vibrant coastal community. Alas, people don't just decide to move to a city without asking a laundry list of questions. So to save you time and energy, here are three of the most common questions I get asked about life in Estero, FL and the most comprehensive answers I can provide.

Thinking of moving and starting…

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