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February Newsletter
February 17th, 2015 | Posted in AIR TRAVEL, Beaches, Florida, Home Advice, Homes Sales, Internet, Lifestyles, luxury living, Naples, Naples Real Estate, Premier Sothebys, Realtor | No Comments
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What’s trending in Naples Real Estate

Welcome winter.  It’s that time of year when our heavenly-like weather helps drive more visitors here making it our busiest time of year.   Winter 2015 is taking shape as a hot market with foreign buyers, new construction and there is more inventory from which buyers can choose.

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has over 16,400 sales associates located in approximately 730 offices in 56 countries and territories worldwide and is expanding into India in March.  Premier Sotheby’s is the No. 1 independently owned brokerage in Sotheby’s International Realty’s worldwide network of 700 offices, 42 of them corporately owned and operated.  In 2014, our firm served 314 buyers from Canada, 49 from Germany, 53 from Brazil and 35 from the Czech Republic.

The Naples Area Board of Realtors® January report showed…Read my full newsletter.

Gulfshore Life Realty Check
February 11th, 2015 | Posted in Naples | Comments Off


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Read more in Gulfshore Life about my sale in Aqualane Shores


Naples Latest Real Estate Market Update
January 20th, 2015 | Posted in Naples | Comments Off

According to the Annual 2014 Market Report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island), inventory increased 16 percent for homes in the $2 million and above price category from 394 in 2013 to 457 in 2014. The report also showed that overall closed sales in this luxury market price category increased 33 percent from 299 homes in 2013 to 399 homes in 2014, yet the overall median home price in this price category held steady year over year at $2,950,000. Read the latest report about Naples’ Real Estate Market.


Listed and Under Contract in Two Days
January 20th, 2015 | Posted in Naples | Comments Off


This adorable residence in Orleans attracted Buyers within two days of being listing.   Located in The Moorings, Orleans is a mid-rise building in a super spot overlooking outer Doctor’s Bay and close to Doctor’s Pass for egress to the Gulf of Mexico.  Community boat slips and other amenities.



What Your Money Will Buy
January 8th, 2015 | Posted in Naples | Comments Off

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As seen in Gulfshore Life January 2015 issue.


Aqualane Shores isn’t far behind.

Cheryl Turner, a broker associate at Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, represented the buyer of 2168 Southwinds Drive, a 5,556 square­ foot home for boaters overlooking Jamaica Cove-just north of Port Royal. With five bedrooms and a den, the home is perfect for an expanding family or for entertaining. The den and a guest suite occupy part of the first floor, along with the huge gourmet kitchen, a formal dining room and the living area. “There are beautiful finishes and moldings, but it is not ornate,” Turner says.

A half-flight of stairs separates the second guest suite on the second level and the master bedroom on the top floor. The master suite has a fireplace and a balcony, as well as his-and-hers offices and his-and-hers baths. Naples-based Falcon Design Inc. designed the home, which was built in 2010, in a West Indies-inspired style with marble and wooden floors.

Outside, a new dock and seawall have been built for the new owners, a retired businessman and his wife from the Northeast. The area behind the home also includes an infinity-edge pool and a spa,-as well as an outdoor fireplace. And while Aqualane Shores doesn’t provide access to the exclusive Port Royal Club, the buyers “are getting a little more value dollar­ wise” with their new home, Turner says. “Port Royal lots and lands are going to be more expensive,” she explains . At a price similar to what the couple paid, she adds, “You would get something that is older” in Port Royal.

Happy New Year
January 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Naples | Comments Off


May your New Year shine with new pathways and inspirations that last a lifetime.  

Wishing you all the best in 2015! 

Thanks for the memories
December 29th, 2014 | Posted in Naples | Comments Off

This will be my last column for Florida Weekly. No, I haven’t been fired, nor have I lost interest in communicating with all of you on a regular basis.

It’s just that a column is hard work and very time consuming, and with the real estate market becoming crazy-busy (and we aren’t even in full season yet), I simply don’t have the time to devote to writing against deadline anymore.

I would have thought by now that I would have run out of ideas for my column, but the truth is, they just keep coming. Indeed, the column has made me look more closely at the here and now and how my life (and life itself) fits into it.

The column has caused me to reexamine who I am, the values in my life as instilled in me by my parents, my friends and mentors, but also those values I have come to embrace myself just by noticing LIFE — something, as John Lennon wrote, that “happens to us while we are making other plans.” Read more C-SCAPES

Wishing You the Happiest of Holidays
December 23rd, 2014 | Posted in AIR TRAVEL, Florida, Homes Sales, Lifestyles, Naples, Naples Real Estate, Naples Wealth, Premier Sothebys, Realtor | Comments Off


A Truly Global Real Estate Company
December 18th, 2014 | Posted in Florida, Homes Sales, Lifestyles, Naples, Naples Real Estate, Premier Sothebys, Realtor | Comments Off
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 International Realty presents homes from around the world.

12464077-earth-globus-wolke-karte-side-of-the-nord-und-s-damerikaAn affiliate of the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand, which currently has more than 14,500 sales associates throughout 750 offices in 52 countries and territories worldwide, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty also benefits from an association with the storied Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744.


Read more about my recent sale
December 18th, 2014 | Posted in Florida, Gulf of Mexico, Homes Sales, Lifestyles, Naples, Naples Real Estate, Premier Sothebys, Realtor | Comments Off

I brought the buyer for this home in Pelican Bay. Now is a great time to list your property for sale.  Contact me for more information and analysis of the Naples Market.