Feb. 6, 2020

5 Local Valentine's Day Date Alternatives to Dinner and a Movie

A dinner reservation at a fancy restaurant is your classic Valentine’s Day staple, but this year we really wanted to consider if that money would be better spent doing something else. Today we bring you 5 super fun and unique alternative SWFL date ideas for Valentine’s Day dates that aren’t dinner and a movie!

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Posted in Lifestyle News
Jan. 23, 2020

5 Tips to See Manatees in Fort Myers

Brrrr... it is "cold" in Florida this time of the year. Along with this peculiar "cold weather" ailment comes the best opportunity to see manatees in the wild in Fort Myers. 

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Jan. 16, 2020

Fool-Proof Showing & Open House Prep Checklist for Sellers

Does the idea of surprise guests at your door step spin you into a fit of frenzy? Imagine your house is for sale and those surprise "guests" are buyers requesting last minute showings!

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Posted in Selling Your Home
Jan. 9, 2020

Top 5 Attractions Coming to Ft. Myers in 2020

The first week of 2020 is over. Everyone is talking about setting goals, and personal/business growth.That got us thinking about area growth - there's lots of it.

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Aug. 2, 2019

Termites Destroyed This Concrete Block House

When we experience a setback with a client, we like to educate others on what and why it happened. We see bizarre things in this business, and sharing those with our audience will help everyone learn and avoid problems in the future.

Today I am going to give you the unfortunate proof that concrete block houses and termites are not mutually exclusive.

In fact, termites destroyed our buyer’s dream concrete block house. 

I repeat - no, this house is not wood frame. It is a solid CONCRETE BLOCK house.

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Posted in Buying a Home
July 29, 2019

Specialized Inspections You Need When Buying a Waterfront Home in Florida

You might be browsing the web for gorgeous waterfront real estate here in Fort Myers, FL. You click through listing after listing, but may not know the importance of doing your due diligence - or more importantly, what kind.

If you’re asking yourself, “what inspections do I need on a waterfront home in Florida?” then prepare for an epic tale of how our buyer saved himself $100,000 by spending about $1,000 in specialized marine inspections.

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Posted in Buying a Home
July 19, 2019

You Should Experience This Coastal Florida Scavenger Hunt At Least Once in Your Lifetime And Here’s Why

There’s a Kid in All of Us 

Do you remember that pure elation and joy you felt as a kid when you went on a scavenger hunt? The process of finding and seeking, hunting & gathering… Finally finding your treasure and screeching - LOOK! I found one! 

Well, that’s EXACTLY what we felt like on our most recent Summer getaway from Fort Myers to Steinhatchee, FL.

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July 5, 2019

How to Get Your Florida Saltwater Fishing License

When you fish in Florida without a valid state permit you risk:

  1. Fines
  2. Citations & Court Appearance
  3. Further Penalties

Don't get caught fishing without a state license!

A Note on Permit Exemptions

The following individuals do not need fishing permits in Florida: 

  • Children under 16 years of age
  • Florida residents 65 years of age or older
  • Totally and permanently disabled Florida residents
  • Some exemptions also apply to military personnel
  • Fishing on your homestead or the homestead of a spouse or child

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April 23, 2019

The Best Fort Myers Waterpark You've Never Heard About

Did you know we have a local, ultra luxurious vacation resort on the border to South Ft. Myers with the most amazing lazy river + waterpark?…

…that costs roughly $500 starting out - per night - in season?

Eeeeek! That’s seasonal pricing in Florida for you!

But what if I told you that you that there’s a way to enjoy this private resort all day without being an overnight guest? I’m talking all-day access to their amazing waterpark, lazy river, waterslides, poolside restaurant, and more!

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Jan. 29, 2019

5 Tips to See Manatees in Fort Myers Guaranteed

A few days ago I posted this about going to see manatees in Fort Myers on our Facebook Page. Our followers loved the video and a few people messaged us privately asking for tips on where and when to best see these beautiful creatures. I thought it would be best to turn all those responses into a blog post. 

If you love Florida wildlife like we do, then you are in for a treat. Temps are dropping and this means the manatees are mingling! 

This blog post will cover 5 Tips to See Manatees Guaranteed:

  • Where to Go
  • When to Go
  • How to Get There 
  • What to Do 
  • What to Bring

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