Shadow Wood at the Brooks Real Estate News | December 2015

Shadow Wood at the Brooks Real Estate News | December 2015

Holiday Greetings!

Where an image is known to speak a thousand words, I find it difficult to find the need to embellish, with text, the image below as it clearly tells the story, at least in-part, as to why you and I either are in Shadow Wood now or soon will be. This is the weather forecast for the week of Christmas, 2015.

Whether you are buying or selling, if you are looking for REALTOR® representation, think of me and allow me to share my 30 years of experience putting buyers and sellers together in SWFL.

Your Shadow Wood REALTOR®,
Ed Gongola



If you are considering selling your Shadow Wood home, here are some statistics that may help you decide to place your home on the market:

  • Within the last 12 months, there were 23 sales; the average sales price was$333,013; and, these condos were on the market an average of 67 days
  • During the 12 months previous, there were 26 sales; the average sales price was$305,231; and, these homes were on the market an average of 114 days
  • During the last 12 months, there were 59 sales; the average sales price was$977,743; these homes were on the market an average of 90 days
  • During the 12 months previous, there were 68 sales; the average sales price was$864,779; and, these homes were on the market an average of 96 days

For a list of SHADOW WOOD homes sold so far in 2015, click here.

For a list of SHADOW WOOD homes that are pending at the moment, click here.

Meet Ed Gongola and discover how he can help you with his concierge style of service when buying or selling your home.


Shadow Wood December Events

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Social Events

December 4 – Preserve Holiday Dinner
December 11 – Holly Ball
December 31 – New Year’s Eve Partyt

Golf Events

December 8 – Ladies Bring a Friend Day

Bocce Ball Tournament Dinner

December 3

Click here for membership information.


Commons Club Spotlight: Dining at Rosie Spoonbill’s at Shadow Wood

unnamed (8)Located just a short walk from the Fitness Center and Spa in Shadow Wood, Rosie Spoonbill’s is a step in the extraordinary. Comprised of dark wood, comfortable booths, and a bustling bar, the restaurant surrounds you in an air of cozy, casual sophistication. During the fall months, Rosie’s full-service patio and Nest offer comfortable furniture and a romantic ambiance that is only described as dining at its finest. Join other members on Tuesday evenings for Rosie’s Unplugged, a weekly musical entertainment performance. Rosie’s also features monthly Lobster Nights — that have grown to be a member favorite. Finally, test your hand in our weekly poker tournaments each Wednesday with certified dealers and score-keeping.


Prepare for a Strong Selling Season

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“We’ve seen prices edging upward on a consistent basis all year long,” said Mike Hughes, vice president and general manager of Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. and president of the Naples Area Board of Realtors. “That has not stopped sales activity — which remains at a steady clip. My advice to buyers is to move quickly if you find something you like or you may lose it. And to potential sellers, if you’ve been vacillating about selling, now may be the best time to consider listing your property with a Downing-Frye Realtor. Our company carries the largest percentage of listings in SWFL, and our family of agents sells more company listings that those listed by others. Whether you are buying or selling, we can help you be prepared for the season.”

Bonita/Estero: October 2015 VS. October 2014:
    • Overall number of active listings: 722 vs. 815
    • Overall closed sales: 127 vs. 178
    • Single-family median sale price: $370,000 vs. $305,000
    • Multi-family median sale price: $260,500 vs. $230,000
    • Months of inventory during October 2015: 4.6 months for single-family, 3.7 months for multifamily
    • Percentage of list price for overall sales during October 2015: 95.48 percent
Sources: The Bonita Springs-Estero Assoc. of REALTORS®, Naples Area Board of REALTORS®, National Assoc. of REALTORS®, Florida REALTORS®.


When selling your Shadow Wood home, your REALTOR® can give you up-to-date information on what is happening in the marketplace, including price, financing and terms of competing properties. These are key factors in a successful sale of your Shadow Wood property at the best price in the least amount of time. Only real estate licensees who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® are properly called REALTORS®. REALTORS® subscribe to a strict code of ethics and are expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the process of buying and selling real estate. They are committed to treat all parties to a transaction honestly. REALTOR® business practices are monitored at local board levels. Arbitration and disciplinary systems are in-place to address complaints from the public or other board members. Your REALTOR® can help you objectively evaluate every buyer’s proposal and then help write an appropriate legally binding sale agreement. Between the initial sales agreement and settlement, questions may arise. For example, unexpected repairs may be required to obtain financing or a problem with the title is discovered. Your REALTOR® is the best person to help you resolve those issues and move the transaction to settlement.

How Buyers Found the Home They Purchased

Home buyers may use several information sources in their search process, but they are most likely to find the home they actually purchase through a real estate sales professional.



Important Factors In Choosing A Real Estate Agent

A variety of factors influence a seller’s decision to list with a particular real estate agent.

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