John Bates

John Bates

Phone: 239-896-2622

John Bates is truly dedicated to providing exceptional, professional and comprehensive real estate services to his valued clients.  As a specialist in Residential, Vacation/Second Home and Waterfront Properties, John delivers an insightful and in-depth assessment of the current regional trends within the communities of the islands of Sanibel and Captiva and the Fort Myers area.  Having resided on Captiva lsland for nearly 40 years, he is very connected with the Islands and truly loves to share his insights into the special life and rich character that each community has to offer!

John excels at educating and creating value for his clients and through his extensive knowledge and trusted insights, he delivers a more complete perspective for his clients wishing to purchase or sell a property within the region. He understands and knows the technical and protective regulatory elements and is highly diligent in advising his clients by bringing light to the critical issues that may impact their real estate investment.  Whether it’s doing diligence on matters pertaining to the areas of permits and zoning, a review of the contractual points of the transaction or conducting further research to disclose all facts that may affect or influence a property; he is extremely diligent in seeing that his clients’ needs are thoroughly attended to.  When consulting with John, you always receive current real estate market knowledge from a professional.

John’s clients trust in his integrity, valued perspective and highly personal and diligent approach.  Through his thorough, competent and experienced representation he delivers impressive results. Diligent in representing his client’s best interest, he is extremely attentive in providing constant communication about the important details of the transaction and is always accessible and responds promptly to his clients. John readily exceeds his clients’ expectations and is dedicated to providing his clients with an unprecedented depth of real estate expertise and exceptional guidance in his efforts to accomplish their real estate goals!

John’s community service and volunteer activities are in the following areas:

John has served as the fulltime fire chief of Captiva Island for 25 years.  He has been instrumental in working with Lee County on rezoning issues and has helped establish direct land use designations to protect Captiva’s natural beauty. He was recently a member of the Captiva Memorial Library Advisory Board and in the 80’s and 90’s was on the Board of Captiva Civic Association for two 3-year terms, even serving as president.