Shadow Wood at the Brooks Real Estate News | June 2015

Shadow Wood at the Brooks Real Estate News | June 2015

Shadow Wood at The Brooks

In the second quarter of 2014, real estate research firm Local Market Monitor projected a 29-percent increase in the cumulative gain in one-to-four-family home prices; their most recent study adjusts that mark now to a whopping 41 percent increase in home prices in our area over the next three years.
Taking a look at the volume of sales in Shadow Wood, the chart to the right shows a decrease in the number of sales since 2013. The reason for the decrease is simple: there is not enough inventory to meet the demand in Shadow Wood. At this moment, there are 40 homes for sale — out of about 1,500! So, if you have the slightest awning to sell your Shadow Wood property, give me a call and to share my 30 years of experience putting buyers and sellers together in SWFL.

A reminder, you have access to the most comprehensive website devoted to Shadow Wood,  I’ve included maps, floor plans, photos, and descriptions of each neighborhood within this desirable community — please feel free to review the site — I always welcome your feedback.

Whether you are buying or selling, if you are looking for REALTOR® representation, think of me.

Your Shadow Wood REALTOR®,
Ed Gongola

Downing-Frye Reaches $1 BILLION in Closed Sales Volume Already This Year


This month, Downing-Frye Realty reached the ONE BILLION DOLLARS IN CLOSED SALES VOLUME for the year 2015. According to Downing-Frye Vice President Mike Hughes, “This is the earliest we have accomplished this feat since 2005.”






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 22 sales; the average sales price was$323,905; and, these condos were on the market an average of 68 days
  • During the 12 months previous, there were 34 sales; the average sales price was$284,029; and, these homes were on the market an average of 175 days


  • During the last 12 months, there were 65 sales; the average sales price was$919,290; these homes were on the market an average of 80 days
  • During the 12 months previous, there were 65 sales; the average sales price was$849,655; and, these homes were on the market an average of 123 days

For a list of SHADOW WOOD homes sold in the last 90 days, 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.


Sizzling Southwest Florida Housing Market Will Only Get Hotter

swfl real esateThe housing market in Southwest Florida has been on-fire for three straight years — and, according to a second-quarter survey by Local Market Monitor — the housing market is only going to gain more heat.

According to the report, the Naples-Marco Island area will have the highest, aggregate gain in one-to-four-family home prices — a gain of 41 percent — over the next three years-in comparison with the 20 metropolitan statistical areas it tracks in Florida.

Contact me today to discuss the opportunity you have to take advantage of this “heat wave” call me at 239.770.0561 or contact me via email.






2swIntroducing  A Special Summer Incentive

As a special summer incentive, you can join Shadow Wood Country Club as a Golf or Executive member and we will waive all dues and capital fees until October 1, 2015. The initiation fee is due at the time of application. You will begin to enjoy full privileges once your application and initiation fees have been received.For more information, or to take advantage of this offer, please call Danita Osborn, Membership Director at 239-390-4504 or







Brian Bartolec, PGA, & General Manager/COO at Shadow Wood Country Club

Brian Bartolec

Brian Bartolec, Shadow Wood Country Club GM & COO

Brian Bartolec joined the Shadow Wood team this time in 2013. Brian’s career includes spending ten years working for the PGA Tour and the Tournament Players Club (TPC) network of clubs. His previous experience included working at the Port Royal Golf Club in Hilton Head, serving as General Manger of TPC Eagle Trace in Coral Springs, and most recently as General Manager at Pelican Marsh Golf Club in Naples. Brian graduated from Michigan State University in 1995 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Marketing. Brian earned his varsity letter in golf all four years, and he was captain of the golf team his final two years. Brian is an active member of the PGA and the Club Managers Association (CMAA). Brian lives in Naples with his wife Shannon and three young daughters, Brooke, Paige, & Emily. Visit Rchard’s PGA profile here.

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