James Hetmanek

James Hetmanek, along with his wife and business partner, Penny Hetmanek, offers extensive knowledge in most areas of business from finance, sales, and marketing to negotiations.

Over $285 Million in sales with partner Penny Hetmanek.  Jim’s professional career began as a licensed securities consultant managing diversified stock and bond portfolios for high net worth individuals and groups. He later developed a resort hotel.  Jim is a member of the Sanibel Community Church and has served on the Budget & Finance Committee there.  He has also served on the Budget & Finance Committee at the Sanibel Captiva Association of Realtors/   Hobbies are travelling, golf, hiking and reading.  He joined VIP Realty on Sanibel in 1998.  Jim understands the intricacies of the market and the importance of individualized service.  The Hetmanek’s moved to Sanibel in 1993 and raised their 2 (now adult) children there.  Jim is an Associate Broker, a Graduate of the Real Estate Institute (GRI), is a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), International Marketing Specialists and a Sanibel & Captiva Island Specialists (SCIS).  Visit their website at www.IslandExperts.com


“I’ve known the Hetmaneks for many years.  They are thorough, understanding, knowledgeable  and of the highest integrity. They communicate exceptionally well.  They are always available and on top of the details.” Keith & Nini Sieck

“Jim did all the work and coordinated all of the repair jobs for us. Besides being a great Realtor and a great person, he’s got a lot of local knowledge and contacts.” David Fleming

“Excellent work in the past has led to a continued relationship with Jim.  He is the best.”  Steve Jaeger

“We knew of the Hetmanek’s and their excellent reputation. We had neighbors who worked with them when buying. Their attention to detail and keeping us informed greatly exceeded agents we have worked with on other properties! They are kind, thoughtful and on top of the changing market conditions.” Gail & Lyle Shank

“Reputation of Jim & Penny was key [in our decision to choose them]. They were both excellent in every respect. Knowledgeable, thoughtful, prompt and businesslike.” Jack and Jean Dannemiller