Looking to Relocate to Fort Myers, FL?

Now that season is over (or spring break), people are moving back home.. but are settling in and realizing how much they wish they owned their own slice of paradise! Here are a few reasons to assist you in your decision to move to sunny Southwest Florida:

1. Best Beaches: http://www.10best.com/destinations/florida/fort-myers/attractions/beaches/

2. Job Outlook: http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2014/12/09/where-the-jobs-will-and-wont-be-in-2015/

3. Housing Market Outlook 2015: http://www.metrostudyreport.com/category/naples-ft-myers-market/

4. Grade School Education: http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/florida/districts/lee-county-school-district/fort-myers-high-school-5157

5. Things to do: http://www.fortmyersbeach.org/fort-myers-beach-things-to-do/

Sanibel, Florida Boardwalk
Sanibel, Florida Boardwalk

There are so many other reasons that could be posted, but these are the top ones (I think)! Give me a call today at 239-677-9450 or email me at kkellogg@kevinkelloggrealestate.com. I look forward to working with you, even over long distance, to get your new home ready for next season!

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8 Reasons to Move to Fort Myers, Florida

8 Reasons to Move to Fort Myers, Florida

Fort Myers has 62,000 individuals who call paradise their home. Why do you ask? Here’s why:

1. Beaches. Yes, BEACHES. Some of the United States’ top rated beaches are within reasonable driving distance of Fort Myers. My personal favorites: Sanibel Island and Naples.

2. Money. Your bank account may seem a little happier since the cost of living in Fort Myers is about 5% below the national average, according to Sterling’s Best Places. There is no state income tax, so if you’re from a State like New York, you may feel a few dimes richer. Homes sell for less too! Another reason to call 239-677-9450 TODAY!

3. Sports. The Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins have their spring training facilities in Fort Myers, and The Yankees’ facility isn’t too far in Tampa, Florida (they had to move it at least a couple hours drive from the Red Sox).

4. Up and Coming. Since the new millennium,  Fort Myers’ population has grown twice the rate as the national average. Spring breakers deciding to settle, perhaps? Downtown is completely revamped and beautiful for those who love great food, bars, and shopping (who doesn’t)?

5. Winter Sports. Sorry, you thought you could use the excuse for winter sports to stay up North, but the Florida Everblades calls Fort Myers and Germain Arena, home.

6. Shopping. Edison Mall, Miromar Outlets, and Coconut Point. Enough said.

7. Outdoors Activities. Besides beaches, Florida has so much to offer with activities such as: fishing, kayaking, jet boat tours, sunset cruises, and more!

8. Growing Professional Community. No matter what your age, a growing professional community will bring education, economics, new businesses, and the sense to do better to SWFL.

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Estero and Fort Myers See Economic Boom on the Horizon

Estero and Fort Myers See Economic Boom on the Horizon

When it comes to disposable income and population growth, Estero and Fort Myers, FL is where you need to be. 

“Naples and Fort Myers are the two of the top fastest growing areas in the nation” -Gary Tasman, founder and executive director or Cushman & Wakefield Commercial Property SWFL

With that being said, prices of these two areas will begin to rise over the upcoming years -rents, leases, and purchases. If you’re looking to sell your home and upgrade to a new one, now’s the time to do it! If you’re looking to purchase a new home or your first home, now’s the time to do it!

Don’t wait years in this exploding real estate market, call Kevin L. Kellogg today!

How to Prepare Your Home for Sale in LESS THAN A WEEK

How to Prepare Your Home for Sale in Less Than a Week

There’s not much pressure when we have a lot of time to prepare for something important. Life doesn’t always go that way, though. Sometimes we have to move more quickly than we’d like and do the best we can. 

For example, if you have only ONE WEEK to prepare your home for sale, what could you do in those days to make your home as attractive as possible? Here are some ideas!

  1. Clean the house from top to bottom (or hire someone to do so) to make it look “guest ready.”
  2. Get rid of ALL clutter -even rent a storage unit to make each room look organized and spacious. 
  3. Get all minor repairs done
  4. Paint. Nothing is better than a fresh coat of paint. 
  5. Don’t forget the outside! Prune the hedges, sweet the walkways, and handle any potential eyesores. 
  6. Bring the outdoors, indoors -such as flowers or a live-plant. Place in the dining room and near the front door. 
  7. Depersonalize your space so the buyers can see themselves living there, not envision you living there. 

These are just some things that can assist in the preparation of your home in just one week. For more ideas, call Kevin L. Kellogg today at 239-677-9540 and follow this blog!