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John R. Wood Properties today announced merger agreements with two vacation rental companies, Ft. Myers-based Resort Harbour Properties and Naples-based The Holiday Life, effective today. In April, the company also acquired a Pine Island-based vacation rental company.

"Continued expansion of our presence in the high-end vacation rental market is a natural strategic evolution for John R. Wood Properties in our local area. These companies share our core values of legendary service and a respected code of ethics. Incorporating them into the John R. Wood Properties family will help agents realize a larger selection of listings for our clients while helping preserve our number-one market share in the Lee and Collier County market, and it's a goal we have pursued for several years," said Corey McCloskey, John R. Wood Properties Vice President of Operations.

The three new entities will now be recognized as divisions of JRW Vacation Rentals LLC, A John R. Wood Company.

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outdoor staging

When most people think of home staging, the first things that might come to mind are interior spaces like the master bedroom, dining room, and living spaces. But are you doing everything you can to ensure that your home's exterior looks just as appealing to buyers as the interior? When you're competing with other Naples homes for sale, you want every edge, including a great first impression when buyers arrive at the curb. Our real estate agents have some outdoor staging tips to help your home stand out for all of the right reasons this summer.

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Market Report April

Are you planning to buy or sell a home in Southwest Florida this summer? During the busiest times of year for real estate transactions, it's important to stay up to date on the latest market trends and make informed decisions. Our real estate agents have the latest data for you to review, in our Southwest Florida Market Report for April 2022.

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SWFL List Home

The time period when you are preparing your home to be listed is a crucial stretch for ensuring that your property stands out from the competition for all of the right reasons. When you're competing with other Naples homes for sale, you want to put your best foot forward. Our real estate agents have the key steps for getting your home ready to list.

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Naples Real Estate October

Are you planning your next real estate move in Southwest Florida? Keeping up with the latest market trends is crucial to accomplishing your goals, and our team tracks all of the data that you need to make informed decisions. Our real estate agents have all of the details on the latest Southwest Florida real estate trends, in our Monthly Market Report for October 2021.

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Whether you're a brand new boating enthusiast or an experienced pro of the high seas, you won't find a better destination than the Paradise Coast to call home. This slice of coast in Southwest Florida is home to countless islands, natural attractions, fishing spots, and boat-friendly businesses that make it easy to explore by sea. Ready to dive in? Our real estate agents have all of the exciting details on why the Paradise Coast is a boater's paradise.

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May Market Report

Whether you're buying or selling a Southwest Florida home, knowledge of local real estate trends can help you achieve your goals with confidence. Our real estate agents spend every day immersed in Southwest Florida real estate markets, and we have the data you need to make informed decisions. Stay up to date on the latest details with our Monthly Market Report for May 2021.

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Fort Myers Zoom Town

Over the last year, people all over the country have been searching for homes in communities that better fit their lifestyles, goals, and financial plans. Of course, certain communities have proven more popular than others for people looking to relocate, and by many measures, Fort Myers ranks at the top of the list. Fort Myers recently ranked as the most popular affordable city that people want to live in right now. Wondering why Fort Myers tops the list? Our real estate agents have all the details on why you'll love finding your next home in the Fort Myers area.

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Our real estate agents invite you to tour the finest properties in Southwest Florida without ever leaving the comfort of your own home. We're pleased to offer convenient virtual tours of the following luxury properties around Naples, Estero, and Marco Island. Simply visit the listing you desire and click the "Virtual Tour 1" button listed alongside "Photos" to view an immediate virtual tour of these stunning properties.

16715 Enclave Circle

  • 16715 Enclave Cir., Naples, FL 34110 | Listed by Wendy Mease
    This recently-finished Sanctuary model within highly-desirable Enclave of Distinction is ready for its first owner. Offering refined coastal living with contemporary flair, this property includes an additional loft, den, and half bathroom positioned around a spacious open-floor layout. Inside, a custom gourmet kitchen with an eat-in island adjacent dining area is perfect for dinner parties. Outside, indoor-outdoor living is highlighted with retractable lanai screens, an outdoor kitchen, and an amazing pool with spa.

2439 Breakwater Way

  • 2439 Breakwater Way Unit 9201, Naples, FL 34112 | Co-Listed by Jim Mayer and Linda Mayer
    Enjoy on-water living with limited maintenance required in this 3,800 square-foot Regatta Landing unit. Only a few years old, the expansive floorplan and lavish upgrades throughout the home combine to offer an exceptional home at an unbeatable price range. Within the home, volume ceilings, custom lighting, and hardwood flooring throughout complement the water views from the relaxing lanai. The amenities of the Windstar Community include a private beach, Tom Fazio Golf Course, and a deep-water marina with a shuttle to Keewaydin Island.

3787 Fort Charles Dr

  • 3787 Fort Charles Dr., Naples, FL 34102 | Co-Listed by Bill Earls and Larry Lappin
    With direct Gulf access and extremely close to the world-class dining and shopping found on Third Street and Fifth Avenue, this expansive property set against Man O War Cove is fit for a luxurious lifestyle. Bay views are found throughout all main living areas and bedrooms. A master suite features its own morning kitchen while a separate bedroom with a private entrance and living room is perfect for longterm guests. Three other bedrooms complete the interior of this 7,200 square-foot home. Outdoor entertaining is effortless with a summer kitchen, pool bath, fireplace, expansive lanai, and 50' floating dock. 

22130 Shallowater Lane

  • 22130 Shallowater Ln., Estero, FL 34135 | Co-Listed by Mike Hagan and Barbara Converse
    An unbeatable location and truly jaw-dropping price create an Estero property that won't stay listed for long. Three-car garage, four bedrooms, and four-and-one-half bathrooms are positioned around an elegant chef's kitchen, inviting living and dining spaces, and an outdoor entertaining area complete with pool, fireplace, and golf course views. With access to three golf courses, membership to the Tennis and Beach Clubs, and minutes away from the best beaches, dining, and shopping in Southwest Florida.

1237 Isabel Drive

  • 1237 Isabel Dr., Sanibel, FL 33957 | Listed by Brooks Selby
    Fully furnished and ready for move-in, this astounding deep-water boating residence is ready to wow even the most discerning buyer. Smart home integrated with state-of-the-art electronics, top of the line appliances, 70' boat dock, multi-deck space, Grotto-style pool/spa, and five-bedroom suites makes this on-water property immediately enviable to neighbors. 

162 South Beach

  • 162 South Beach Dr., Marco Island, FL 34145 | Listed by Natalie Kirstein
    As one of only 27 homes within Hideaway Beach, this property offers a rare opportunity to own a premier beachfront home on Marco Island. A custom-designed home located on a cul-de-sac, 5,200 square-feet combine Old World charm with beach cottage lifestyle. The Hideaway Beach Club only a quick stroll away offers golfing, dining, swimming, competitive sports, and other world-class resort-style amenities.

Now is the perfect time to own the Florida coastal property of your dreams. Contact us today to discover more luxury properties in our portfolio available for virtual tours.


Our real estate agents invite you to explore the Paradise Coast from the comfort of your own home. From waterside estates to grand homes on the golf course, these amazing properties must be seen to be believed!

3787 Fort Charles Drive

  • 3787 Fort Charles Dr., Naples, FL 34102 | Listed by Bill Earls and Larry Lapin - Virtual Tour Available Here
    This Naples masterpiece of a property is a must-see, and not just because the price has been recently changed. Five-bedrooms, five-bathrooms, and two partial bathrooms surround a spacious open-concept two-story floorplan. Resting on the water of Man O War Cove, the luxurious features of this 7,200 square-foot home are jaw-dropping.  

    555 Regatta Rd

  • 555 Regatta Rd., Naples, FL 34103 | Listed by Tade Bua-Bell and Emily K. Bua - Virtual Tour Available Here
    Retreat into serenity in this fabulous West Indies styled home. The owner's suite features a spa-like bath area with a custom Kohler shower system and a floating tub. Three additional guest suites are outfitted with ensuite baths and double closets. An amazing outdoor oasis features a large summer kitchen, pool, spa, covered lanai, and a stunning combination of waterfalls and fire accents. 
    7090 Sandalwood Lane
  • 7090 Sandalwood Ln., Naples, FL 34109 | Listed by Shirlene Elkins - Virtual Tour Available Here
    Close enough to everything that Naples has to offer yet far enough to provide the right amount of privacy, this countryside home is a perfect oasis for single families. It's move-in ready and will dazzle owners with its expansive living area that flows elegantly to the outdoor summer kitchen and pool. Upgrades galore are yours to discover. With a separate Casita ideal for multipurpose use, this Naples home checks all of the boxes!

    16715 Enclave Circle

  • 16715 Enclave Cir., Naples, FL 34110 | Listed by Wendy Mease - Virtual Tour Available Here 
    A custom home built in 2019, this property offers refined coastal living with a contemporary flair. Soaring ceiling and a spacious open-concept floor plan offer plenty of room for relaxing, entertaining, and hosting short-term guests. The crystal wood cabinetry and quartz countertops of the custom gourmet kitchen are only rivaled by the custom-designed pool with spillover spa. With four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a den, this home was custom built for endless good times.

    15168 Fiddlesticks Boulevard

  • 15168 Fiddlesticks Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33912 | Listed by Susan Yarab and Karin Purdy - Virtual Tour Available Here
    Spend every night watching the sunset over the 13th tee in this grand estate within the Fiddlesticks Country Club. Situated alongside the Long Mean Golf Course, this home features five bedrooms which each have their own sitting areas, walk-in closets, and private ensuite bathrooms. Although the sprawling great room and railing balcony are impressive, owners will love the two custom-built Tiki huts that invite you to spend hours lounging by the pool.

    6055 Shallows Way

  • 6055 Shallows Way, Naples, FL 34109 | Listed by Deb Gladchun - Virtual Tour Available Here
    Located in the premier Wilshire Lakes community, this lovely four-bedroom, three-bathroom two-story home is perfect for families as well as pets. New amenities line the home, including a new roof, new air conditioning unit, newer hot water tank, and newly screened pool cage. The top floor features a loft space and two guest bedrooms while the master suite, another guest bedroom, dining area, kitchen, and living space rest on the main floor. 

Want to learn more about these stunning properties? Contact us today to schedule virtual tours of these stunning Naples homes for sale!


Our REALTORS® invite you to explore a life of serenity and luxury on the Paradise Coast. World-class shopping, extraordinary dining, dozens of golf courses, picturesque beaches, and access to Florida's unspoiled natural wonders await those who reside in these Paradise Coast condos.

8477 Bay Colony

Pelican Bay | 8477 Bay Colony Dr., Unit 1401, Naples, FL 34108 | Listed by Gil Clark and Kelly Clark Prue

  1. Race to this world-class building and admire the 6,155 sqft. of amazing redesign done to this special unit. Three screened-in balconies, an office, four bedrooms, and an unbelievable kitchen are yours to relish for years to come. With unobstructed views of the sand and sea, this gated community also offers a resort-style pool and spa and membership to the Bay Colony Beach Club and Tennis Club. Settle for nothing less than incomparable splendor in one of the most exclusive residences in Naples.

9235 Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt Beach | 9235 Gulf Shore Dr., Unit 702, Naples, FL 34108 | Listed by Mari Vesci

  1. Although this 11-story beachfront residence is one of the most desirable in Naples, only 19 units grace this building, offering privacy, peace, and quiet. This 3,820 sqft. unit is one of the largest on the floor, providing three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and a single partial bathroom with an additional den. The master suite overlooks the Gulf while the family room showcases the bay. Spend hours cooking out on the lanai with a built-in grill or prepare a feast in the oversized kitchen. On-site amenities include a heated pool, exercise room, and access to The Ritz-Carlton and La Playa.

8473 Bay Colony

Bay Colony | 8473 Bay Colony Dr., Unit 801, Naples, FL 34108 | Listed by Doug Treadwell and Diane Nadotti

  1. Escape to the Sunshine State and live an unrivaled lifestyle in this beautiful beachfront unit. A fully renovated kitchen is begging for dinner guests with its quartz countertops, center island with glass cooktop, and built-in oven. Before dining, relax at the bar with separate wine cooler and refrigerator. Retire to the master suite with remodeled bath and beautiful wood flooring while your guests enjoy time spent on their own private screened-in lanai. With a pool, fitness center, and social room on-site, residents will enjoy maintenance-free living just feet away from white sandy beaches.

8171 Bay Colony

Bay Colony | 8171 Bay Colony Dr., Unit 2003, Naples, FL 34108 | Listed by Suzanne H. Klym

  1. Fall in love with life in Naples in one of the most prestigious buildings in town. Penthouse living without the penthouse price, you'll receive views of the sunrise and sunset without ever leaving home. Residents will also enjoy membership to World Class Bay Colony and Pelican Bay, providing access to private dining clubs and private beaches. Only a short drive away from Naples' best shopping and entertainment venues, this unit must be seen to be believed.

8930 Bay Colony

Bay Colony | 8930 Bay Colony Dr., Unit 1502, Naples, FL 34108 | Listed by Kurt Kluberdanz

  1. Live simply with your partner, children, or four-legged friend in this cozy condo. A private elevator leads you to the 15th floor where you'll soak in front to back views of Florida's sunny skies. The expansive screened-in balcony and inviting great room provide plenty of space to relax and unwind. A manageable 2,600 sqft. unit with three bedrooms and three full bathrooms. With access to a private beach, you'll spend hours gazing at the sunset and lounging by the sea.

4021 Gulf Shore

Park Shore | 4021 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Unit 1203, Naples, FL 34103 | Listed by Tade Bua-Bell and Emily K. Bua

  1. A 12th story condo that offers unbelievable sunset views, you'll feel like you're on a permanent vacation in Venetian Bay. Entertain guests or host family dinners in the dining room with an adjacent morning room. Relax for hours in a library with a full bath and walk-in closet. The master suite, with a dreamy jacuzzi tub, has a terrace separate from the guest bedroom terrace, giving everyone in the home the privacy they desire. Only a short stroll from the beach, shopping, and dining, this condo with gorgeous custom interior features let you kick back and enjoy beachside bliss.

Bonita Bay | 4931 Bonita Bay Blvd., Unit 1103, Bonita Springs, FL 34134 | Listed by Ginger Lickley and Michael Lickley

  1. This lovely 3/3 in luxurious Azure tower is one of the finest condos in Bonita Springs. Redesigned and fully updated, step off of the private elevator and marvel at the wraparound views of the Gulf of Mexico through floor to ceiling windows. A master bedroom with an additional built-in and enchanting entertainment area with a modern electric fireplace will delight owners and guests alike. Bonita Bay caters to those with an active lifestyle, offering on-site amenities such as 5 golf courses, 18 tennis courts, fitness center, and a full-service marina.  

Contact us today to view these stunning condos before they're taken off of the market!


Our REALTORS® invite you to experience life on the largest Barrier Island within Southwest Florida's Ten Thousand Islands — Marco Island. Within only 24 square miles, you'll find six miles of inviting sandy beaches and more than 100 miles of pristine waterways. Situated just south of Naples and approximately 100 miles from Miami, residents of Marco Island can enjoy the best arts, culture, shopping, dining, and entertainment that Florida has to offer on both coasts. See some of the can't miss Marco Island properties currently listed by our team highlighted below.

1240 Ember Ct

1240 Ember Ct., Marco Island, FL 34145 | Co-Listed by Scott Needles & Stacy Witthoff

  1. This two-story custom-built home with waterfront views will help you comfortably sink into the Southwest Florida lifestyle. 3,500 sqft. of space features four full bathrooms, four spacious bedrooms, and a cozy den which can be used as an additional bedroom or office. Stroll through each room and discover the beautiful custom details that await. Built-in bookcases line the study, brilliant interior finishes lead you from the built-in cabinets in the eat-in kitchen to the spacious master suite. Outside, an attached three-car garage, a pool, a kitchen, and oversized private dock with 100-feet of water frontage offer endless opportunities for you, your family, and guests to enjoy the Sunshine State at its finest.   

130 Hollyhock Ct

130 Hollyhock Ct., Marco Island, FL 34145 | Listed by Natalie Kirstein

  1. Yacht owners will love the spacious luxury living in this 5,100 sqft. home. An open floor plan surrounds you with captivating views and exquisite contemporary accents. The spa-like master suite is a heavenly retreat. The generous gourmet kitchen is outfitted for extravagant dinner parties. Serenity is offered outside as well, with an oversized pool, private shower, and gentle spa with cascading waterfall. With quick access to the Gulf and the Marco River, not to mention 125 feet of waterfront dockage for yachts, this spectacular Marco Island home has it all!  

1808 Woodbine Ct

1808 Woodbine Ct., Marco Island, FL 34145| Listed by Stuart Miller

  1. With views like this, you'll want to spend all your time on the water! This two-story Florida style home is in the ideal location for sailing with deep water and direct access to waterways. Or relax and soak up the sun while watching boats sail by from the wrap-around deck. Besides having 2,838 sqft. with 3 beds and 3 baths, this home has plenty of space for entertaining and hosting guests. Perfect for your Marco Island adventures, this property features an over-sized garage for stowing your kayaks, paddleboards, and bikes. 

207 Angler Ct

207 Angler Ct., Marco Island, FL 34145 | Listed by Mari-Jo Koval

  1. A remarkable detailed home, completely furnished and ready for move-in, this property in the Marco Beach subdivision boasts two stories of lavish enhancements. The stunning curb appeal is only rivaled by the amazing features adorning all 2,600 sqft. Each ceiling hangs over you with uniquely rich detailing, the exterior walls showcase dazzling architectural features, and the full outdoor bath and kitchen make living outdoors an effortless possibility. Spend hours with guests at the wet bar, swimming in the heated pool, or lounging on the first-floor lanai.

846 Wintergreen846 Wintergreen Ct., Marco Island, FL 34145 | Listed by Laurie Zoerb

  1. A perfectly sized home for those who desire serenity and simplicity in life, this 2,400 sqft. single-story home has plenty of space to relax. Its split floor plan with vaulted ceilings, a great room, formal dining area, and kitchen with breakfast nook maximize the home's space while never feeling cramped. With four bedrooms and three bathrooms, guests and family members have room to visit. A hot tub within the master suite offers indoor relaxation while the outdoor pool set alongside 50' of dockage presents the ultimate tranquility under the sun.

Contact us today to view these stunning Marco Island homes for sale before they are taken off the market!



Moving to Naples

Naples is a beautiful, waterfront community, with pristine beaches and an incredible selection of luxury homes, in addition to some of the finest shopping and dining in Florida. It's no wonder that people from all over the world come to the Naples area in search of a vacation home, second home, or retirement home. If you've considered doing the same, here are nine reasons why you'll love calling Naples your home.

  1. Beautiful Beaches
    Naples homes for sale are some of the most in-demand properties in our corner of Florida, thanks in part to the beautiful beaches. Collier County alone features more than 30 miles of clean, white sand beaches, some of which are famous for shelling, and others that are simply perfect for a day lounging in the sun. If you love putting your toes in the sand, then Naples is the slice of paradise you've been looking for.

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Selling a Waterfront Property

Whether it's near a lake, river, canal, ocean, or pond, waterfront property is a picturesque and appealing option for buyers of all ages and lifestyles. In Southwest Florida, waterfront property can also mean beachfront property and that has positioned our market as a unique and targeted area for all types of luxury buyers as well. If you're getting ready to list your waterfront home, our real estate agents want to help you get the most out of your real estate experience. We've gathered together a list of tips to help you sell your home to the perfect buyer dreaming of a waterfront Naples home for sale.

  1. Pricing is key.
    We all want to sell our homes for exactly what we think they're worth and not a penny less. However, what we believe they're worth and what they're appraised for are often different amounts. Although these types of properties often warrant a higher asking price than homes without water access, they still need to be priced reasonably. Everything from the location and size of the waterfront property to the community amenities and water frontage are factored into the price. In Southwest Florida in particular, which is a huge market for master-planned communities, property values can often vary significantly even between two neighborhoods in the same city.

  2. Make sure to focus on the exterior.
    Some will tell you that a waterfront property will sell itself, but curb appeal – even for waterfront properties - should never be underestimated. Neglecting any part of the property, including the shoreline, docks, and frontage can turn buyers off. It's best to play it safe. Spruce it up, remove the trash, and create an inviting space that really helps the buyer imagine the Southwest Florida waterfront lifestyle that could be theirs.

  3. Don't neglect interior features. 
    Waterfront property is a huge draw for some buyers, but you must remember that these individuals will spend the majority of their time in the house itself. You still need to approach the interior like you would selling any other type of home. Make sure you've repaired broken elements, enhanced or upgraded certain rooms, kept the space clean, and have all of your relevant documentation ready for the sale. Your real estate agent should also be able to help you with professional staging techniques that help your home appeal to the widest selection of buyers.

  4. Know safety or legal concerns.
    Local laws will impact any docks or boathouses on your property, so be sure to double-check that all structures and storage units follow relevant codes. Even if it's not legally required, it's important to make your property as safe as possible. Buyers may have pets or small children that they'll want to protect. Having safety fences or other amenities may be significant incentives.

  5. Market to your audience.
    It's unlikely that the average homeowner is looking for a waterfront property, which means it's essential to know your buying audience. You need to assess your property and determine which type of buyers will likely be interested in your home's specific features. The right real estate agent will be versed in and equipped with a marketing strategy that specifically targets the right buyers for your property.

  6. Choose the right agent.  
    Waterfront property in Southwest Florida is in high demand. Our area attracts a certain clientele with very high expectations about the type of property they intend to purchase. It's important to choose a real estate agent who has experience in our unique market and knows how to effectively work with luxury buyers.

Follow these tips and it should be smooth sailing to the sale of your waterfront property. For more tips or an expert consultation on the value of your waterfront property, contact us!

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