Twas the week after Christmas, and all through the land, The phones were all silent, and open houses were bland,

But that all changed now that Christmas has passed, for buyers are looking, these listings  won’t last.

The weather up North is really not nice, they’re driving around in heavy snow and slick ice.

It wouldn’t be so bad, if the snow would just melt, the winter season is long, and that wind is just Hell. 

Snowbirds keep calling, new listings better come quick.  I don’t know why they’re driving slowly, our roads are not slick. 

Perhaps they’re driving the neighborhood with a magnifying glass and map, when all they have to do is use our website or search our phone app. 

It’s easy to remember, and works on the go, simply go to, and search like a pro 

So please dear sellers, pick up that phone, always call the Ellis team, we’ll get your home sold. 

May 2014 be Merry and all your wishes come true, and if we can be of assistance, let the Ellis Team help you


Twas the Week After Christmas

Phone calls typically don’t pick up until about Jan 15 or so as seasonal visitors get settled into their rentals.  We do however have an influx of people visiting the week after Christmas and they may be here only about a week or so.  When they see how nice SW Florida is, they quite often inquire about real estate.  If you go to the beach around new years I guarantee you will see a lot of shirts from Wisconsin, Iowa, and OhioState.  That’s because Florida has several bowl games and many of these fans come down to Ft Myers Beach for sun and fun before the game.

This year Wisconsin plays South Carolina in the Capital One Bowl in Orlando Jan 1.  Iowa also plays Jan 1 against LSU in Tampa. Ohio State plays Jan 3rd against Clemson in the Orange Bowl in Miami.

We get visitors from all over and many from Germany and Europe over the Holidays.  Once the New Year’s rush is over many of our visitors tend to rent monthly.  It’s amazing how many calls we receive the day before they leave, and sometimes on the way to the airport asking to see a house.  I guess they really hate to leave, and who can blame them?  We moved here from the Midwest, and most people living here came from somewhere else.

As you can see from the graph prices over the past few years have risen in season and we expect that trend to continue this year.  It’s already happening.  We hope 2014 is a great year for you, and if you have questions, don’t hesitate to call us. 239-489-4042 or visit

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