Sometimes we like to take a break from statistics and real estate market news and tell you about a neighborhood or area in SW Florida. Today we picked Palmetto Point waterfront community in South Fort Myers.

Palmetto Point Waterfront Community
Palmetto Point Waterfront Community

We don’t currently have any listings in Palmetto Point, we just love the neighborhood and enjoy selling homes or renting waterfront apartments in there whenever we get the chance.

Palmetto Point waterfront community is special because it offers deep waterfront access which accommodates large yachts and sailboats. It is located adjacent to Gulf Harbour Golf and Country Club so residents can join Gulf Harbour and enjoy their amenities like golfing, tennis, fitness, and fine dining without having to live in the country club.

I remember when I first moved to SW Florida in 1988. I used to drive through Palmetto Point waterfront community and say this is where I’m going to live one day. While that never quite worked out for one reason or another, my love for waterfront communities like Palmetto Point has only grown.

Most Expensive Home in Palmetto Point Waterfront Community
Most Expensive Home in Palmetto Point

Currently there aren’t many homes on the market in Palmetto Point. The most expensive home is on the market for $4,395,000 and features 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths. It has approximately 7,292 sq ft living area, a 3 car garage, and overlooks the yacht basin with room for a 100 ft yacht in your back yard.

Least Expensive Home in Palmetto Point Waterfront Community
Least Expensive Home in Palmetto Point

The Least expensive home on the market right now is $329,000. It is considerably smaller at 1,645 sq ft of living area and is not waterfront although it does have a canal view. You won’t be able to park your boat behind this home.

There are other waterfront listings for $1,190,000 and $799,900. In case the existing inventory doesn’t suit your fancy, there are 5 waterfront lots currently available ranging from $695,000 to $2.25 million. If you’re looking for Fort Myers deep water access in a Fort Myers waterfront community, Palmetto Point might be just what you’re looking for.

If you’d like to see more information on any of the active or sold properties simply head over to Palmetto Point Market Report section. You’ll see that the highest sale in Palmetto Point in the 6 months sold for $3.75 million. You can click on any of the homes and see all the information about them. The site will give you days on the market, price per sq ft, sold date, and all the property details.

Palmetto Point Waterfront Community Market Report

Palmetto Point Waterfront Community Market Report
Palmetto Point Market Report

You can also find out what your home is worth on this site. Well, at least according to the best online computer models available today. Keep in mind that the computer has not been inside your home nor seen the updates you’ve done. For that, you’d want to speak to a professional like the Ellis Team. We’re experts at getting top dollar for nice homes in SW Florida.

You may have heard about the recent sale on Sanibel for $6.837 million. This past year we have seen several sales north of $1 million. While the $1 million+ currently has a 19.74 month supply of inventory right now, that’s actually pretty good historically speaking. It always takes longer on average to sell the larger homes as there are fewer buyers for them, but like anything else, if it offers what everybody wants, is in good condition, and priced correctly, it will sell.

If it isn’t priced correctly, properties will sit on the market. Proper pricing along with exposure to the market is what sells property.

If you’re looking for a waterfront gem but don’t have $1 million+ right now to spend on a home or lot, we have one in Overiver Shores that’s a beauty for $600,000. It’s 5 bedrooms, 3 baths with 3,363 sq ft living area and offers access to the river in seconds. There are buys out there if you know where to find them.

If you’re looking to buy or sell waterfront property in SW Florida, always call the Ellis Team at Keller Williams. We know the market and can guide you through searching for your piece of paradise. You can reach us at 239-489-4042 or search away at LeeCountyOnline.com

Good luck and Happy House Hunting!

The Ellis Team Moves to Keller Williams

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It is with great excitement and great sadness that the Ellis Team announces it is leaving RE/MAX Realty Group after nearly 30 years. The Ellis Team moves to Keller Williams Fort Myers & The Islands.

Sande joined RE/MAX in 1987 and Brett joined in 1988.  Sande was named the Broker Manager of the year and quickly recruited agents to make RE/MAX the #1 company in SW Florida.  This was back when people asked, “What’s a RE/MAX”?

Shortly thereafter Sande gave up managing so the team could devote all its energy into selling real estate.  The Ellis Team became the 1st real estate team in SW Florida and the #1 team in sales.  Sande and Brett earned the prestigious RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award and Sande the Circle of Legends Award.

At the time, RE/MAX was a pioneer and gave a 100% commission concept to top producing agents.  RE/MAX became the #1 company in the world.

Ellis Team Moves to Keller Williams

We were approached to join KW in its infancy.  Keller Williams was that up and coming pioneer like RE/MAX was, we just refused to see it out of loyalty to RE/MAX.

We became Stars with Star Power, a group of top agents throughout the country who trained agents nationwide.  Star Power offered the best training in the world.   Many Stars left their companies and became pillars of Keller Williams because Keller Williams offers training and coaching. So much of what we taught at Star Power is being taught today at Keller Williams.

Today Keller Williams is the #1 training organization across all industries in the world and provides the perfect team environment with coaching, training, technology and profit sharing. Gary Keller is a visionary much like Dave Liniger at RE/MAX.

We love to hang around with visionaries.  Keller Williams also shares profits back to the agents.  KW has some technology that helps us market properties for our sellers that nobody else has as well. The is just another reason why the Ellis team moves to Keller Williams.

As my grandmother would say “Some Realtors change offices as often as they change underwear.”  We receive offers from other companies weekly.  We never took the offers seriously.

Ellis Team Moves to Keller Williams


All the stars lined up to finally make us consider the move.

It was a tough decision because we love RE/MAX.  We love Michael Frye the owner, and Frank Szelest the manager.  They are lifelong friends along with all the agents at RE/MAX.  It’s a bittersweet day.  And yet we’ve met so many wonderful people at KW who are so nice, it’s made the decision tolerable.  They make you feel like family, and that’s important to us.

This isn’t farewell as we’ll still be here doing deals with both companies.  We have nothing but good things to say about both companies.  If I were an agent in this marketplace considering a move, I would definitely say put both companies on your interview list.  Every agent needs something different and it pays to interview and learn, much like a seller interviewing agents.

If I were a buyer looking for an agent to work with, I’d look for one that has lots of transactions under their belt.  Experience helps an agent understand pitfalls before they happen, and know what to look out for.

I’d want an expert negotiator, and an agent that knows which financing sources are the best to go to and get the job done.  I’d want an agent that allows me to search the MLS on my own so I can see hot deals as they enter market too.  Our SW Florida MLS Search Website  allows you to do that.

And most of all, I’d want an agent that is full-time and available, and one that will listen to my needs and find me what I want.  If you’re looking for all that, you should talk to one of the Ellis Team’s expert agents  239-489-4042  We’re easy to talk to and we love to help people.

Our team is growing.  We look forward to giving you the same great service as ever, with a few new tools to serve you.

Good luck and Happy House Hunting!!!

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