Archive for June, 2024

We Love Sanibel!

Hurray! The 4th of July Parade will be held on Sanibel this year! That means it’s time to stop at the Bank of the Islands, 1699 Periwinkle Way, to buy your 2024 celebration T-shirt. The Bank is closed on Thursday so make sure you stop early this week. While you are there, you can pick up one of these “I... Read More »

Our Propagules are Ready for Planting!

We did it! It was a good learning experience and great fun to participate in the Coastal Watch “Adopt-A-Mangrove” program. It is hard to believe that we adopted our mangrove propagules (aka seeds) over 6 months ago! Our efforts have been rewarded as 5 of the 6 seedlings have blossomed. Our own “Mangrove Mamma” VIP Realtor Mary Morris took the... Read More »

Safety First!

Kudos to VIP Realty Sanibel and Captiva President & Real Estate Broker Jim Hall for making a significant investment to purchase and install digital AED devices at our 1560 Periwinkle Way offices. Last month, Sanibel Fire and Rescue District Deputy Chief John DiMaria and Fire Fighter Brandon Pujol came to our VIP offices to teach us how to use these... Read More »

Collect the “Sanibel Six” on National Seashell Day, June 20!

The “Sanibel Six”? I’ve heard of the African Safari “Big Five” (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and cape buffalo) but the “Sanibel Six” is new to me. It’s a collective term for the six most common shells found on Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Exactly which shells are they? Good question! They are the Lightning Whelk, the Lace Murex, the Alphabet Cone,... Read More »

Happy Father’s Day!

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Meet VIP Top Sales Agent, Mary Morris

Mary Morris resides on Sanibel and is dedicated to providing her clients with a truly impressive real estate experience. With her extensive knowledge of the islands and the real estate market, she is passionate about making her client’s dreams come true! As a specialist in the Marketing and Sales of Residential Properties, Distinctive Luxury Residences and Condominiums, you may trust... Read More »

Meet VIP Realty Top Producer, Tina R. DiCharia

Tina loves islands! Afterall, she was born in Hawaii so it comes naturally to her. She did spend some of her early years “up north”, attending school in Chicago where she worked as a Court Reporter. But Tina has resided in Southwest Florida since 1984, making her a Florida native by some definitions! For over 30 years, Tina has been... Read More »

Meet VIP Top Listing Agent, Deb Smith

Deb Smith relocated to SWFL from Pennsylvania in 1992. She has an accounting background so she clearly understands the many facets of real estate transactions, including financial resources, quality of life factors as well as the emotional component. Purchasing or selling a home is one of the most significant investments people make and they deserve to be approached with the... Read More »

VIP Realty Sanibel & Captiva Open House Extravaganza!

VIP Realty Sanibel & Captiva, 1560 Periwinkle Way, is open for your convenience Monday – Saturday: 9AM – 5PM; Sunday: 10 AM – 5 PM #VIPRealtySanibelCaptiva #sanibelvacationrentals #beautiful #dreamhome #closetothebeach Read More »

USA Today Names Indigo Trail to “10Best” List!

USA Today has awarded the Readers Choice 2024 “10Best” Hiking Trail designation to Indigo Trail within the J.N.”Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel! The trail is an easy 4.4-mile loop best know for visiting migratory birds. Be on the lookout for a flamboyance of flamingoes! After Hurricane Ian, even elusive flamingoes have been spotted at “Ding”! This beautiful hiking trail... Read More »