Archive for April, 2024

Now That Your Taxes are Done, It’s Time to Update Your “Just In Case” Checklist!

Recently, VIP Rentals General Manager Keith McMenamy posted a very informative article reminding his Facebook friends to get their important personal affairs in order. And there is no time like the present! Your taxes are most likely done so might as well continue getting the rest of your paperwork in order too. Keith’s post reminded us to make sure bank... Read More »

Meet our Top Producers for March, 2024: DEB SMITH and TERESA BAKER

Congratulations to Deb Smith for achieving Top Sales in March, 2024! Smith has a background in accounting and is a Second Home and Resort Specialist. She also holds certifications as a Resort Specialist, Sanibel Captiva Island Specialist, Accredited Buyer’s Representative as well as a Senior Real Estate Specialist. Deb had a very busy month! She is pictured here at the... Read More »

Just a “Total Eclipse of the Heart”?

We were humming along with Bonnie Tyler’s classic tune while safely watching the something-less-than-total solar eclipse yesterday! But, it was still interesting to observe that our sun is so bright that covering half of it doesn’t effect us very much. So much for observing the Purkinje effect! Those red and green colors did not change at all. It was a... Read More »


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On Thursday, April 4, the FLoridaRealtors(c) organization held a town hall meeting with several State Representatives as well as the FloridaRealtors(c) public policy team. FloridaRealtors(c) President Gia Arvin and CEO Margy Grant led the discussions during this two-hour town hall, held in Naples. VIP Agents and Sanibel & Captiva islands Association of Realtors(SCIAR) Board members BECKY MULKA (President-elect), TINA DiCHARIA... Read More »

Happy Birthday, Diane Barr!

Happy Birthday, Diane Barr, VIP Realty Sanibel & Captiva Office Manager Extraordinaire! On Friday, April 5, some members of the VIP team took a break from their busy schedules to recognize Diane’s Birthday and thank her for all she does for all the staff and clients at VIP. Shown here are Cathy Lumen, Polly Bellmar, Diane Barr and Mary Morris.... Read More »

What Color are You Wearing to the Solar Eclipse?

It’s hard to believe that the 2024 Great North American Solar Eclipse is only one week away on Monday, April 8! The eclipse can be seen on Sanibel and Captiva beginning at 12:46 PM, peaking at 2:03 PM and finishing at 4:13 PM. For those of us in Southwest Florida, it is always a good idea to wear sunglasses to... Read More »