Category Archives: Sanibel Island Info

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 »


VIP Realty Sanibel & Captiva 1560 Periwinkle Sanibel 239.472.5187 Monday – Saturday: 9AM-5PM Sunday: 10 AM – 5PM #VIPRealtySanibelCaptiva #sanibelvacationrentals@SanibelCaptivaBeachProperties #dreamhome #islandlife #closetothebeach #SanibelRealEstate #CaptivaRealEstate #PearltheBlogger Read More »


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 »

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!

#VIPRealtySanibelCaptiva #SanibelVacationRentals #dreamhome #closetothebeach #SanibelRealEstate #CaptivaRealEstate @VIPRealtySanibelCaptiva @SanibelVacationRentals #PearltheBlogger Read More »

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 »