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REAL Trends 500 recently released their rankings for 2020. For 33 years, their experts have compiled data to highlight the performance of the top residential real estate brokerages across the country. Their annual report highlights brokerages by: transaction sides, sales volume, affiliation, top movers, core services, The Billionaire's Club, and nation's best.

Among the honors that JRW received, ranking #38 in the Nation for Independent (non-franchise) Brokerages, with $2.63 billion in closed sales, was one of the most profound. Many of the top brokerages above this ranking are working across much larger geographic areas than the two-county area of Lee and Collier that JRW represents.  

Other rankings JRW received included 22nd for largest volume company within Luxury Portfolio's collection of luxury brokers from around the world, and 77th in the nation among all franchise brokerages.

To see all the rankings view the full report here.

A huge thank you to all our REALTORS® for your hard work and dedication to serving the SWFL area. It's what makes these rankings possible! 

JRW 38th in the Nation


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Paradise Coast Small Businesses

Small businesses are the cornerstones of our community. Unfortunately, the current events affecting our world are having a negative impact on these family-owned companies. Thankfully, there are a variety of ways we can come together and still support these stores while social distancing. Here are six ways our REALTORS® believe we can all support the small businesses on the Paradise Coast.

  1. Opt for Delivery
    With the kids off of school and working remotely increasing in many households, the last thing adults want to do is worry about breakfast, lunch, and dinner plans. While many restaurants are either limiting or restricting dine-in eating, your favorite local grub is still available via delivery service. Whether you're grabbing fresh fish from Grouper & Chips, ordering a pizza from Valentino's Pizza and Hoagies, or diving into sushi and noodles delivered from Golden Leaf Restaurant, meals at home are just a phone call away.  

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The JRW family continues to grow in 2020. We are very happy to welcome these talented, top-tier agents to our team! Below are the agents we've added to our Southwest, FL team in January and February. 

Want to learn more about the elite agent programs and services we offer? Contact us today.February New Agents


Naples Beer Festival

Are you ready to raise a glass to the end of winter? Then join our REALTORS® at the annual Naples Craft Beer Fest.

Locals and visitors from around the country look forward to this exciting event featuring over 100 craft beers, delicious local food, and live music from the area's best musicians. All proceeds will benefit the Naples North Rotary Club.

  • When: March 7th, 2020 | 12 PM — 4 PM

  • Event Location: Bayfront of Naples — 436 Bayfront Pl., Naples, FL 34102

  • Shuttle Location: 750 Goodlette Rd. N., Naples, FL 34102

  • Tickets: $75 General Admission | $35 Reduced Ticket for Food Only, Designated Driver, or Under 21 | All Tickets are Pre-Sale Only - No Tickets at Festival Entrance

Since 2012, the Naples Craft Beer Fest has continued to draw crowds from far and wide. Although this event is one of the finest opportunities to sample the tastiest treats and best brews from around town, patrons clear their calendars for the festival because of its noble cause. With 100 percent of proceeds going directly to the Naples North Rotary Club, every dollar is put into the growth and enrichment of local programs such as Special Olympics Florida, Greater Naples YMCA, Naples JROTC, Girls on the Run, and Meals of Hope.

What's on Tap?

Get ready to raise glass after glass of cold beer from some of the best breweries in the country. Local favorites from Florida join popular brews from coast to coast at the Naples Craft Beer Fest. Try beers made right here in the Sunshine State or sample a brew made on the other side of the country. The choice is yours! 

Florida Beers:

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  • 3 Daughters
  • Ankrolab
  • Barrel of Monks
  • Big Storm
  • Big Top
  • Brew Bus
  • Coppertail
  • Fat Point
  • Florida Avenue
  • Funky Buddha
  • Hollywood
  • Islamorada
  • Motorworks
  • Naples Beach
  • Riptide
  • Sailfish
  • Scotty's Bierweks
  • LaBelle
  • Swamp Head
  • Tamp Bay
  • Veza Sur

Domestic Brews:

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  • Ace
  • Ballast Point
  • Boulevard
  • Elysian
  • Founders
  • Goose Island
  • Highland
  • Kona
  • Narragansett
  • Ommegang
  • Shock Top
  • Southern Tier
  • Sweetwater
  • Victory
  • Wicked Weed

International Bier

  • Duvel

What's on the Menu?

Are you looking for a tasty dish to pair with your beer? Naples has some of the tastiest dining options, and this festival is the perfect place to try them. Sample the best foods from around the area, savoring old favorites and discovering new plates.

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  • Boston Beer Garden
  • Fire & Rice
  • CAVO
  • Fuse BBQ
  • Southern Latitudes
  • South Street
  • Skyline Chili
  • The Turtle Club
  • The Bowl

At the end of the event, we'll raise a glass and toast the winners of the Food Pairing Grand Champion award and the gold, silver, and bronze designations for the Food Pairing People's Choice award. Join us in coming together for an afternoon of food, fun, and frothy beers while supporting the men, women, and children of our community.

Living in the Naples area means your calendar will be full of fun events and festivals! 

If you're looking for a new house or a second property in the Sunshine State, contact us today to view the latest Naples homes for sale.

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