Sandy and Tom purchased a home in Bonita Springs, Florida in the 500k price range. Their primary residence is located in Michigan where the winters are very cold. Of course, they love visiting their new Florida home, particularly during the winter months and truly enjoy the Southwest Florida experience!
Sandy and Tom were referred to Scott and Angela by a family member and were thrilled with the ease of the transaction.
They highly recommend working with Scott and Angela of the Dellatore Group when searching for a piece of paradise in Bonita Springs, Naples, Marco Island, or Fort Myers!
When recently interviewed, Tom and Sandy discussed the details of their purchase:
Q: Is your Southwest Florida home your second home or your primary home?
A: We’ve owned the home in Bay Point for about a year. Tom is currently working in Germany, so we’ve been unable to settle, but this home will be our second home to escape the Michigan winters.
Q: What brought you to Southwest Florida?
A: To get out of the cold! We looked all over Florida. We originally liked the East Coast because of the boardwalks, but realized that the Southwest Florida area was more laid back and had a mid-western feel. Also, there is a huge common network in Bonita Springs, Naples, and Fort Myers, since we’re in the auto industry. It doesn’t feel like we have to start over with friends and connections.
Q: What excites you most about moving to Bonita Springs, Florida?
A: The sun and enjoying winters. The restaurants are very nice in Bonita Springs and Naples is the next block over. It still feels like home (Michigan), but warmer.
Our “new” home feels secluded, it’s on the water and we can watch the boats go by. After looking at Southwest Florida area, we wanted to live in Naples, but it’s very close and we got more for our money in Bonita Springs. We can even walk to the beach!
Q: Was there a challenge or misconception you had before you made the decision to purchase in Bonita Springs, Florida?
A: The biggest challenge was getting the home completely closed. It had nothing to do with Scott and Angela, but more the way banks operate and they needed us to get a mortgage even though we were paying cash for the home. It seemed that times changed from “everyone can get a mortgage to no-one can!” The process in full took from December to April. Again, nothing to do with Scott and Angela- we love them!
Q: How did you find Scott and Angela?
A: We were referred to them by a family member who had a great experience working with them, even from the opposite side of a transaction.
Q: What were Scott and Angela’s strengths and how are they different from other realtors that you’ve worked with?
A: They were different Angela found the perfect house right off the bat. We weren’t looking to buy right away as we knew we wouldn’t be able to settle immediately, but we knew we’d regret if we didn’t purchase the home when we did. Angela heard what we wanted in a Southwest Florida home and found it. It was amazing!