Bonita Springs Home Search

Effective Bonita Springs Home Searches

Today, New Years Day, a real estate buyer set up a search on one of my websites for the following terms:

County:Collier County, Lee County

City:Bonita Springs, Goodland, Naples, Cape Coral, Estero, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach 

Property type:Single Family Home, Condo/Townhouse, Co-op, Mobile/Manufactured 

Beds:2+  baths:2+ 


Listing status:Active

I just shake my head.  Real estate consumers, those who are searching for a home or condo to buy in Bonita Springs or anywhere in Southwest Florida are going nowhere with a search like that.  I went to the actual MLS and put those search terms in and it produced 996 results. I’m trained and experienced in real estate sale and that quantity of real estate potentials (plus updates that follow as new listings come to the market) is an insane number and a fruitless search.

I’m sorry, real estate buyer, but the there is a world of difference between Goodland and Cape Coral or Estero and Fort Myers Beach.  Comparing condos to manufactured homes is like shopping for a new ride and comparing mini-vans to a two door convertible.  Should you limit your search?  Well, no, but you need to quantify and qualify it. You need to figure out if $300+ per month for a condo fee is your gig or not. If you aren’t up for paying that fee then you need to nix the condos.  That’s going to weed out a chunk of distraction for you.  Next do a search for “single family home, price, city name” for each city, not all of the cities. 

If you’re going to search for real estate in Bonita Springs, make it productive and don’t throw 900+ properties into your search. You’re setting yourself up for a miserable home buying experience.  To start your home search click here: Bonita Springs Homes For Sale