Archive for March, 2024

Sanibel has One of the Best Beaches in the World!

Did you know that READER’S DIGEST motto is “A Trusted Friend in a Complicated World”? Well, who doesn’t need that in this day and age?! So, when Reader’s Digest tells you that Bowman’s Beach on Sanibel Island has the best shelling in the nation, and probably the world, you better believe it! And that is exactly what they declared last... Read More »

Congratulations, Deb Smith! VIP Top Producer & Top Lister, February, 2024!

VIP Agent Deb Smith is one busy, successful agent! Not only did she achieve recognition as the VIP Sanibel & Captiva TOP PRODUCER and TOP LISTING AGENT in February, she was recognized as the VIP ASSOCIATE OF THE YEAR and was inducted as a member of the VIP CHAIRMAN’S CLUB and LIFETIME MEMBER PRESIDENT’S CLUB at the VIP 2024 RECOGNITION... Read More »

OPEN HOUSE Extravaganza! Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24!

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VIP Agent and Best-Selling Author, Charles Sobczak, Makes J.N. “Ding” Darling Presentation

Yes, that is our colleague, Charlie Sobczak, gracing the cover of this week’s “Islander” paper! His presentation, “Surviving the Storms-Hurricanes, Humans and Wildlife” was a well-attended event at J.N.”Ding”Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel, Thursday, March 14. Charlie has written 10 books and has had nearly 1,000 real estate transactions during his successful career on Sanibel. He is a lifelong member... Read More »

Welcome, VIP Agent Iris Aloia!

Born in Germany, Iris followed her husband to SWFL, where his ancestors have lived for 100 years., After living in California, Washington and Alaska, Iris was able to quickly realize that living on Sanibel was the best for her family, including the athletic Havanese, Roxy. And it looks like Roxy has settled into living on Sanibel quite nicely! Look at... Read More »

VIP Realty Recognition Ceremony 2024

On Friday, March 8, the VIP Realty Group met at The Forest Country Club, Fort Myers, to celebrate an extraordinary year of challenges in the SWFL real estate market. Congratulations to all Agents and Staff who were recognized for their accomplishments in 2023! NEW AGENTS: Mike Billheimer and Iris Aloia TWENTY YEAR AGENTS: Karen Bell, Susan Dunn, Brian Johnson TWENTY-FIVE... Read More »

Open House Extravaganza!!

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Spring Ahead!

It’s that time of year already! Daylight Savings Time will begin this Sunday, March 10 at 2 AM. Since we will be moving our clocks ahead, we will be losing one hour of sleep. We might just need a nap on Sunday afternoon until our biological clocks reset. And that’s a good thing since power naps have been shown to... Read More »


VIP Realty Group Sanibel office at 1560 Periwinkle Way re-opened last Fall and we love visitors! Last week, Sanibelians Tracy and Amy Behrens stopped in to say hi to their friend, Pearl the Blogger, as they took a break during their daily 7-mile bike ride. Tracy and Amy were grateful for the rest stop, a bottle of water and a... Read More »