Top Sales Agent: Ellie See, from Rhode Island, used to vacation on Sanibel and Captiva to get away from the hustle and bustle of New England. Inspired by the natural beauty and friendly people on the islands, she chose to make Sanibel her home nearly 30 years ago. In 1990, she entered the real estate profession to use her abilities and in-depth knowledge of the islands to help her clients achieve their real estate goals. She always takes the time to learn your lifestyle desires, to understand your unique needs and goals, and will do whatever it takes to help you accomplish them. On the islands, there is something for everyone! She brings an extensive background in banking and finance, an in-depth understanding of tax deferred exchanges, and a truly personalized approach, which often results in lasting friendships with my clients. She has brought up two sons on Sanibel and has been a top real estate producer on the islands for the past 20 years.
Top Pending Sales Agent: Dave Russ, from Minnesota, relocated to Fort Myers in 1995. He loves people and knows Fort Myers, so real estate is a perfect fit. With home sales and purchases for more than 400 families over the past 30 years, he understands the unique real estate business. He is able to help people move their credit scores up, with his credit counseling. Dave will work hard to get what you want, and will succeed because he has taken several negotiating classes offered by the American Management Association. For all his successes he earned the award of Entrepreneur of Year for the Midwest, showing he can get you results and knows how to market. Dave's energy is also seen in his off-hours with an active Florida lifestyle including: tennis, fishing, and church activities.
Top Listing Agent: Phaidra McDermott, a true "Florida girl," has lived on Sanibel Island since she was three. Growing up surrounded by Sanibel's unparalleled natural beauty helps to set her apart from the majority of island Realtors who have only been in the area for a short time. She enjoys sharing her vast knowledge of this island paradise with her clients, and her deep love for Sanibel and Captiva is positively contagious! Having also traveled extensively -- from the mountains of Thailand to the shores of South America -- she combines a world-based perspective with her local knowledge and island real estate expertise. In 2005, Phaidra was honored as a member of Coldwell Banker's International President's Premier -- representing the Top 1 percent of all Coldwell Banker sales associates Worldwide. As a champion competitive athlete, Phaidra offers her clients the kind of determination, enthusiasm, and extreme dedication that helped her to become an All-American Athlete. Of course, when it comes to real estate, her clients always come first.
Ellie See. PHOTO PROVIDED.