michael polly: Elegant Pool Home at Palmira Golf & Country Club in Bonita Springs, Florida - 08/08/11 09:38 AM
 
Once you enter the gates of Palmira Golf & Country Club of Bonita Springs, you have entered into a breathtakingly beautiful landscape of sparkling lakes, lush green hills, elegantly rustic architecture, wooden bridges, large shady oaks and 13 inspiring neighborhoods. Every aspect of this community has been masterfully designed to capture the golden glow of the evening sun that in every reflected ray has an ability to transport you to the golden hills of Tuscany. From the neighborhoods to the homes, each is uniquely its own unlike many communities today where every home and street looks the same. Palmira is … (0 comments)

michael polly: Old Fort Myers, Florida - 05/24/11 08:51 AM
Old Fort Myers is an area along McGregor Blvd that many people enjoy going out of their way to drive through to appreciate the beautifully maintained historic homes and neighborhoods. It is a popular area where residents and visitors alike get a feel for what Fort Myers was like in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. However, many residents and visitors that appreciate this area of Fort Myers, Florida do not know the exact history of the area, now known as Old Fort Myers.
As a longtime resident of Fort Myers, the Old Fort Myers area has always been a favorite … (2 comments)

michael polly: Live Extravagantly in Naples, Florida at Quail West - 03/22/11 09:40 AM
Quail West Golf & Country Club is an elite golfing community located in Naples, Florida that enchants residents and visitors with its gorgeous views and pristine Old Florida design. There is a timeless beauty captured in every carefully crafted archway, blossoming courtyard and intricate ironwork that makes each estate a stunning piece of artwork. At Quail West you have the opportunity to create your own piece of artwork when you custom build your home on one of the available estate homesites or perfect an already built custom estate home or single-family villa with your personal style.
The elegant splendor of Quail West spans … (0 comments)

michael polly: The Sanctuary Golf Club in Sanibel, Florida: “Where Paradise is Preserved” - 03/17/11 09:44 AM
The Sanctuary Golf Club in Sanibel, Florida - "where paradise is preserved" - is America's only private golf course located in the heart of a national wildlife preserve. The story goes that in the early 1990s after a three year, $3.5 million permitting process, developer John Naumann deeded 220 acres surrounding the Arthur-Hills course to the US Fish and Wildlife Association which became part of the "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge. The preserve is named after the Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist and noted conservationist Jay Norwood "Ding" Darling, who vacationed on Captiva island for many years and campaigned for the federal protection … (0 comments)

michael polly: Park Your RV in Cape Coral, Florida at Celebration Cape! - 02/09/11 07:52 AM
Finally, there is a gated community in Cape Coral, Florida that will let you park your RV, commercial vehicle or boat right in your own yard! Think you may have died and gone to heaven?? Well, just wait....
Celebration Cape is an improvement to the typical Cape Coral restrictions. As a resident of Celebration Cape, you have the opportunity to custom build your own home whether you choose one of Celebration Cape's home models or you want to bring your own floor plan. At Celebration Cape they will work with you to create the perfect home for your needs.
Don't like … (0 comments)

michael polly: Capture the Essence of an Old World at Mediterra in Naples, Florida - 01/31/11 07:17 AM
At Mediterra, the city of Naples, Florida has a whole new meaning because from the parks to the detailed architecture of the every building, you have taken a journey to the Mediterranean and landed in the breathtaking countryside of Italy.  Mediterra was designed to capture the artistry of old Italy and to bring that artistry to Southwest Florida allowing its residents to experience the tranquility of the Italian lifestyle and design.
Inspire inner peace and reflection as you listen to the sounds of water, wildlife and nature as you enjoy a sunny day walking the enchanting paths that wind through Mediterra. … (0 comments)

michael polly: Ringing in the New Year in Southwest Florida! - 12/23/10 06:42 AM
It is the week of Christmas and you're scrambling around Fort Myers, Florida to find that last minute gift. Just a week from now you'll be wondering what are you going to do for New Year's in Fort Myers, Florida?!
Warm and cozy southwest Florida may not be freezing New York City for New Year's, but there are definitely sequined worthy celebrations going on right here in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero.
 In fact, every New Year's Eve the streets of Downtown Fort Myers fill up with locals and vacationers alike to hear a variety of local bands, … (0 comments)

michael polly: Gorgeous, Bank Owned, Waterfront, Fort Myers Home for Sale in Town & River - 12/10/10 04:40 AM
Developed in the 1970s, Town & River in Fort Myers, Florida is an established community loved by residents that enjoy boating, breathtaking sunsets and that old time charm that you won't find in newer communities. Granted many of the homes here have been renovated to keep with the times, but they still haven't lost the character that's attracted people for 40 years.
If you are like me, any excuse to drive down Mcgregor Blvd puts a smile on my face and if that is true for you, then imagine driving down Mcgregor Blvd in Fort Myers every day to go HOME!! … (0 comments)

michael polly: Royal Shell Real Estate, Inc. Expanding Beyond the Barrier Islands - 11/23/10 12:29 PM
I am excited to announce my new position with Royal Shell Real Estate and the opening of two new offices. This story appeared in the Business Secton of the News-Press on Monday 11/22/10.
Royal Shell Real Estate is expanding its reach beyond the barrier islands as it strives to establish a resort rental and real estate sales brand throughout Southwest Florida.
The low-profile company was founded in 2006 on Sanibel, part of a family of affiliated companies founded by the Roberts family based in Wilmington, Ohio.Until now Royal Shell has operated primarily on Sanibel and Captiva but managing broker Don DeLuca … (0 comments)

michael polly: Be Inspired by the Beauty of Gulf Harbour in Fort Myers, FL - 11/22/10 05:17 AM
Gulf Harbour Yacht and Country Club in Fort Myers, Florida is the equivalent of luxury-resort living. With 16 sub-communities within Gulf Harbour, you will be able to find your idea of luxury in all different shapes, sizes and styles, but always at the highest level of quality.
A life of luxury takes shape in any number of Gulf Harbour's estate homes, coach homes, villas, condos, or carriage homes. If you want to live big, the estate homes range from 12,741 ($9.9 M) to 3,000 sq. ft. and some featuring a riverfront view, home theater, Chef's kitchen, pool, private beach and so … (0 comments)

michael polly: Watch the Eagles Soar at Emerson Square in Fort Myers, FL - 11/03/10 09:31 AM
Tucked amongst lush preserves and sparkling lakes sits a charming community, Emerson Square. Located in south Fort Myers, this gated community is perfectly situated in a growing area of Fort Myers that however, still allows Emerson Square to maintain a feel of quiet seclusion. Imagine waking up to the sound of a bald eagle encouraging you to sit on your back porch with your morning coffee and experience a beautiful morning with him. Lucky for you, you have plenty of time to get caught up in those surreal moments and still be on time to meet up with your friends at … (0 comments)

michael polly: Savor Life at Renaissance in Fort Myers, Florida! - 10/20/10 06:36 AM
Upon entering the Renaissance community in Fort Myers, Florida, you are immediately greeted by the beautiful landscapes that guide you through this breathtaking community. The tall palm trees, bright flowers and reflecting lakes accent the Mediterranean character that takes you to another place and time.
Follow the palm lined street to the "hilltop" where you will find the heart of Renaissance, the clubhouse, with picturesque views that create the backdrop for this social and active hub that brings its residents together. Are you a foodie? Excite your palate and set the mood with a romantic dinner in the golden glow of the formal dining room. Or … (0 comments)

michael polly: Establish Yourself in Luxury at Wildcat Run in Estero, FL - 09/01/10 08:41 AM
Wildcat Run Golf and Country Club is an established, gated-community in the heart of Estero, Florida. Founded in 1985, this community sits amongst the lush greens of an Arnold Palmer championship golf course and encompasses 584 acres of regal palms, soaring pines, mystic cypress preserves and glittering lakes.
You will have the opportunity to experience the newly remodeled 26,000 square foot clubhouse which is a beautiful centerpiece to the community and features breathtaking views of the golf course, formal dining room, informal bar and grill, cocktail lounge, terrace or snack bar. Also, you will be able to take advantage of the … (0 comments)

michael polly: Having trouble making your house payments or know someone who is? - 08/18/10 05:01 AM

Chances are you or someone you know in Fort Myers is facing the possibility of foreclosure. But you need to understand that you are not alone.
Today, 1 out of every 10 homeowners in America is behind on mortgage payments. These are tough and frustrating times. Now more than ever, it's important to identify your options. Foreclosure can be avoided, your credit can be saved, and your financial future can be salvaged.
Through my experience handling distressed properties at Denny Grimes & Company, Inc., I've found that homeowners today have more questions than answers about their circumstances. I have created … (0 comments)

michael polly: Somethings about a Realtor you may not know. - 08/12/10 01:01 AM
What Real Estate Agents Wish You Knew About Their Job, What Motivates Them (It's Not Always Money!)
Nice article about the daily routines of Realtors and what makes us tick. We are a big part of the small business that drives this country. The daily ins and outs of buying and selling real estate may seem simple to most. The fact that Realtors spend many long hours learning about short sales, REO (Bank owned) buying and selling, new communities, builders, building codes, federal, state and local laws can make for some long days. Read this story for more insight on a career as a Realtor.
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michael polly: Get Funky with A New Home at Cape Harbour in Cape Coral, Florida - 08/06/10 04:58 AM
Get down with your funky island-style at the Funky Fish Houses at Cape Harbour Marina in Cape Coral, Fl. The Key West style homes are guaranteed to impress you with their clever features and beautiful design. The thought and creativity that comes out in these cottages simply inspire you to imagine a different way of living in Cape Coral.
The moment you step into your home you will forget where exactly you live and find yourself on vacation in Key West. The blues, greens, yellows and pinks of the islands light up every room to give each room its own personality and heart. The incredibly clever … (1 comments)

michael polly: The Forum: Be A Part of the Growth in Fort Myers, Florida - 08/03/10 10:05 AM

is one of the newest communities in Fort Myers and it is in the center of growth. The Forum is becoming a popular place to live, work, shop and play. With a whole shopping plaza filled with eateries and shops, such as Bajio Mexican Grill, Target, Home Depot, Five Guys, Petco, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Books-A-Million, Best Buy, Starbucks and much more, you'll have lots to do right across the street. There are also future plans for a movie theater, office buildings, a YMCA and putting golf course.
The Forum is not only a happening area, but the communities within it are welcoming … (0 comments)

michael polly: Waterfront Resort Living at North Star Yacht Club in North Fort Myers, Florida - 08/03/10 10:02 AM
 
North Star Yacht Club is a private, gated community that sits on 12 park-like acres and includes twin 12-story high rises perfectly positioned to capture the breathtaking views of the Caloosahatchee River. It offers the excitement of city life plus the enjoyment of Southwest Florida's natural riverfront beauty.
Most people visit this area to enjoy a few weeks of what North Star residences have the freedom to take advantage of everyday because it is resort living at its best. With a 15,000 square foot clubhouse that includes a business center, concierge services, meeting rooms, video arcade, theater, aerobics, fitness room, steam room, locker rooms and even a space to … (0 comments)

michael polly: Sandoval in Cape Coral, Florida: Don’t Miss Out on this Great Community! - 08/03/10 09:58 AM
If your family enjoys vacations, then why not live somewhere where the vacation never ends? Sandoval offers you a permanent tropical vacation in Florida's sunny Cape Coral. Sandoval is an exciting community where everyone no matter what age will have plenty to do and have tons of fun doing it! Currently, there are plenty of opportunities to own a home in Sandoval, but if you don't act fast these deals are going to be snatched up!
Located just five minutes from the Gulf of Mexico and Pine Island, Sandoval is a resort style community that everyone will enjoy. In this family oriented community, your family … (0 comments)

michael polly: Sail Up to Your Home at Palaco Grande in Cape Coral, Florida - 08/03/10 09:53 AM

Palaco Grande is a community that mixes older and newer homes which feature waterfront living with unrestricted sailboat access to the Caloosahatchee River and the Gulf of Mexico. This is an ideal community for boaters and anyone who appreciates gorgeous waterfront views, cool breezes and venturing the open ocean.
Twenty-nine homes directly line the Caloosahatchee River with breathtaking views, but not to worry because all the homes in Palaco Grande sit on the waterfront of canals leading out to the Caloosahatchee so everyone can enjoy the beauty of our Florida waterways. The homes can only be described as eclectic because there is … (0 comments)

 
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Michael Polly

Fort Myers, FL

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Royal Shell Real Estate, Inc.

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Lee County Florida's Real Estate Market The ins and outs of sticking your toes in the sand when the sun is beating down in December. Finding just the right home or condo in Fort Myers or Cape Coral. Helping people understand to to buy and deal with foreclosures, bank owned REO properties and short sales. Opportunites exist and The Real Deal is my attempt to give you my perspective from the heart of our real estate world here in south west Florida.


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