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Dec. 21, 2016

Santa's Wonderland

Are you looking for fun for you and your family?

Well we’ve found it! Come on out to Santa’s Wonderland!!

Where: Bass Pro Shop; Gulf Coast Town Center; 10040 Gulf Center Drive Ft. Myers, FL

Phone: 239-4961-7800

Time: 10:00am to 8:00pm – Monday through Saturdays


*Games, Activities & Free Photo with Santa*



Posted in Community Events
Dec. 15, 2016

Santa Photos

Are you looking to make a great memory with your kids! Take them on down to Fisherman's Village in Punta Gorda for their free photo with Santa! 

Sunday December 18th 2016


1200 W. Retta Esplanade #57 Punta Gorda, FL


Website: Fishville.com

Posted in Community Events
Dec. 5, 2016

Poinsettia Parade - North Port

Poinsettia Parade

Date: Saturday December 10th 2016

Time: 5:00pm

Location: Travels along North Port Blvd


Storybook Holidays comes to life at the annual Poinsettia Day Parade. This route is approx. 1 mile beginning at the corner of Appomatox Drive and North Port Blvd. The parade will travel south to Greenwood Avenue. Santa Claus will be making a special appearance on his sleigh!

Posted in Community Events
Nov. 30, 2016

Tree Lighting & Poinsettia Festival

North Port is an amazing community to live in and here is another great event that this community has to offer! 


Tree Lighting & Poinsettia Festival

Date: Friday December 2nd 2016

Time: 6:00-9:00pm

Place: City Center Complex

(4970 City Hally Blvd North Port, FL 34286)


*This FUN-FILLED holiday event will feature a tree lighting, food, vendors, musical performances, attractions and a shopping village where you can visit Santa at the George Mullen Center*

Come Out with you, your family & friends for this magical time!

Image result for christmas tree lighting

Posted in Community Events
Oct. 25, 2016

Top 1% in all of Florida!

Jason Ester, Realtor - Awarded RE/MAX Top Producer Award in Florida

Jason Ester was just listed as 23 in the Top 50 Individual agents in Florida for Residential Sales Month To Date!  

Looking for a great agent?  See why my marketing plan is the best plan to get your home sold!!

Posted in Real Estate
June 23, 2016

Safest cities in Florida

North Port ranked second SAFEST city in Florida for population over 40k!

Posted in Real Estate
March 23, 2016

New Listings 3/22/16

6 New Homes on the Market in North Port Yesterday!  Click Here to see them all!

Posted in Real Estate
Feb. 19, 2016

North Port 10 Year Sales History

I just ran this report on North Port residential sales over the last 10 years.  It is interesting to see what happened to the market!  If you are on the fence about buying, you may want to get in now before the prices go up any further...look at the trends! 

North Port homes sales over last 10 years

Posted in Real Estate
Oct. 11, 2015

How I want buyers to look at my listings!

Love at first sight...

Posted in Real Estate
Sept. 19, 2015

North Port Pocket Listings

I read an article yesterday on Foxnews.com.  The article was about the real estate market turning to a sellers market because of the lack of inventory, and different ways for buyers to get the house they want.  One way they focused on was finding a "pocket listing".  

The article did a nice job describing what a pocket listing is...but I will summarize.  A pocket listing is a listing that is not advertised on the MLS, or anywhere else....yet.  

Most top producing agents know of upcoming listings that they will have about 1-3 weeks before they actually hit the MLS. There are many reasons why...usually it boils down to 2 reasons though.  The first is that the homeowner wants a little time to follow the suggestions the listing agent recommends, to bring them top dollar.  The second reason is that it takes about a week to get a professional photographer out to the house, and to get everything uploaded into the mls.  Some agents do not do professional photos (most don't)...but most of the top producing agents do (or should!).

So how do you find out about these pocket listings?!?  The only real way is to find a top agent, at a top office, who is hungry for business, and networks well.  I, and my team, are those agents.  We are top producers, work in an office with several other top producers, and network outside of our office with other top agents.  I can tell you at this very moment I know of 4 homes coming to the market in North Port, in the next 3 weeks...all of which would be happy to allow a buyer a 'sneak peek'.  There are 4 of us on our team that talk daily...you do the math.  If each of us know of 3-4 homes, that is 12-16 pocket listings that we can find out about with just a quick phone call to each other!  A quick walk around our office can get word on a few more.  Networking beyond our office is effective too...and actually not very time consuming for this reason: Everyone has heard of the 80/20 rule.  In real estate is it more of a 90/10 rule.  The top 10% of realtors do about 90% of the business....so it is a small group of us that really can/do reach out to each other to find out about each others upcoming listings.

If you are looking for the 'edge' in your home buying experience, this is it!  All you have to do is reach out to one of us today!  All it takes is a quick call or email to let us know you are ready to buy, and what you are looking for.  If there is nothing right now, we will remember you!  

This applies not only to North Port homes for sale...but also, Port Charlotte, and Punta Gorda!  

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