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Real Estate Briefs 5-22-20

By Staff | May 22, 2020

John R. Wood Island Palm Region announces Cape Coral top producers for April

John R. Wood Properties, Island Palm Region, has announced its two top producers for the month of April.

The Top Pending & Closed Sales associate is Frank Ehrhardt.

A Chicago native, Ehrhardt spent 10 years in Los Angeles prior to discovering Cape Coral in 2010. The city, he said, reminded him of the suburbs of Chicago where he grew-up and he decided to make this his permanent home with his wife Jolie, their son, Frankie, and their rescued golden retriever Lucy. He brings with him a diverse background, which includes starting his career as a CPA with Ernst & Young, starting two very successful businesses (Everything Nautical and Your Marketing Division) and being an avid investor and flipper of real estate.

The Top Listings associate is Peter Davis.

He was born and raised in Maine and spent 15 years in Los Angeles, before moving to Southwest Florida where he enjoys the beaches, friendly people and playing with his son, Kai. He earned a professional certification for real estate development in 2006 from the University of Southern California and worked for as a development advisor in joint venture partnerships with top-tier national housing developers. He later worked for the Los Angeles Housing Authority as a project manager for new housing projects and also as an asset manager overseeing a portfolio of 2,500 rental units owned by the Housing Authority. He is an active Habitat for Humanity volunteer, both locally and internationally.

John R. Wood Properties is located at 1625 S.E. 46th St, unit 1A. For information, call 239-984-8177, toll free at 800-966-3180, or visit www.johnrwood.com/capecoral

Local MLS launches website for virtual open houses and showings in Lee County

The Florida Gulf Coast Multiple Listing Service has launched a new website that allows homebuyers and Realtors to easily find and schedule virtual open houses and showings in Lee County.

The site is operated by the Florida Gulf Coast Multiple Listing Service and the Royal Palm Coast Realtor Association of Fort Myers and Cape Coral.

Traditional open houses are not currently allowed to be advertised in the local MLS, based on guidance received from Florida Realtors and the National Association of Realtors in late March.

Demand for virtual viewings increased sharply with the onset of the pandemic and area Realtors responded quickly. Virtual showings had previously been more popular with out-of-state buyers but are now the preferred method for local consumers to shop for a new home as well.

The new virtual open house tool includes a multi-dimensional search feature where buyers and Realtors can look for open houses by date, price range, location and other criteria.

The virtual open house site can be accessed at MyOpenHouseSearch.com.

Comprising a membership of more than 7,000 Realtors, RPCRA serves as a resource for professional development and an advocate in community issues affecting members, their customers and property owners’ rights. RPCRA serves all of Southwest Florida, with offices in Cape Coral, Fort Myers and South Fort Myers. For more information, visit www.rpcra.org or Facebook.com/Royal Palm CoastRealtors.

Neal Communities announces sales close-out at two Fort Myers communities

Neal Communities, a Southwest Florida private home builder, has announced the close-out of two Fort Myers communities — Watermark and Coconut Cove.

Watermark, a 106-acre community with lakes and preserves, has approximately 300 residences, a mix of single-family homes and villas. The 11 floorplans range from 1,434 to 3,346 square feet with sale prices from the $200,000s.

Watermark includes a variety of amenities for residents to enjoy, including a pool, spa, fitness center, fire pit, dog park, playground, sporting courts and a flex field. Watermark is located off of Challenger Boulevard.

Coconut Cove is a 10-acre gated community located off of U.S. 41 and Pine Road. The community’s 47 total homes were built in a variety of seven popular floorplan options that range in size from 1,812 to 2,912 square feet. Many of the homes offer lake and preserve views.

Neal Communities is currently building eight new developments in the Naples and Fort Myers region. Two additional communities, Cypress Walk in Fort Myers and Avalon in Naples, are also nearing close-out.

To view other Neal Communities homes, visit www.nealcommunities.com.

Neal Communities, based in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, has built over 14,000 homes in more than 90 communities from Tampa to Naples. Additional Neal Communities brands include Neal Signature Homes, Neal Land & Neighborhoods, Charlene Neal PureStyle, Waterscapes Pools & Spas, Neal Communities Funding and Allegiant Title Professionals. For more information, please visit www.NealCommunities.com.

Daniel Wayne Homes Inc. constructing its newest model home

Daniel Wayne Homes Inc. is currently constructing its newest model home, the Palm Beach, in its estate neighborhood, Horse Creek, in Fort Myers. Homebuyers will have four floor plan options to choose from with the Palm Beach, as well as plenty of opportunities for customization.

Totaling more than 2,700 square feet under air, the Palm Beach model offers four flexible floor plans ideal for family life and entertaining, plus a bonus extra deep garage. Among the floor plan versions are a “mega” layout offering the most open space, a “multigenerational” design with a mother-in-law suite, as well as a three-bedroom with en suite, and a four-bedroom, three-bath layout. The lot and home packages for the Palm Beach model start in the high $500,000s.

Daniel Wayne Homes is building the four-bedroom version in Horse Creek, which is slated for completion early this summer.

For more information, contact Jason Chodakowsky at (239) 332-7335 or visit danielwaynehomes.com/.

Daniel Wayne Homes has been building homes in the Tri-County area since 1992. It is the developer and exclusive builder of Horse Creek, as well as the developer of Coconut Creek, Caloosa Creek, and Hammock Creek.

LandQwest producers win Southwest Florida Commercial Real Estate Deal-Making Competition

CoStar Group, the data/analytics leader of the commercial real estate industry, recently announced the “Power Broker” quarterly deal winners in Southwest Florida for the first quarter of 2020. Winners are determined by the top reported deals every quarter, based on price and square footage.

The following LandQwest employees were recognized:

* Adam Palmer, CCIM, who won the “Top Office Lease” arena.

* Artem Nashman, CCIM, who topped the “Office Lease” list.

* Bob O’Connor, who received the “Top Industrial Lease” award.

* Mike Doyle, CCIM, who led in the “Top Retail Lease” category.

For more information, visit: www.costarpowerbrokers.com/quarterly-deals.

LandQwest is a privately-held commercial real estate brokerage organization that provides business partners with property management, tenant representation, leasing, sales, and consulting services to uniquely shape commercial landscapes in the communities we serve. For more information, visit LQWEST.com.