John R Wood Properties
John Wood and his wife, Wanda, founded the Wood firm in the small town of Naples in 1958. From a two-person office, the venture has grown to be a major real estate company in Southwest Florida. In 1958, Naples was a sleepy fishing village with only a few thousand residents. Home sites in Port Royal sold for as little as $7,500.
Wood originally concentrated on selling land; he created “Walk on it before you buy” as the company slogan which immediately established the firm’s reputation for integrity. It was after Hurricane Donna in 1960 that the town saw its first growth spurt.
The early 60’s saw new subdivisions at the “northern edge” of town, such as Coquina Sands and The Moorings. In future decades, Southwest Florida continued to grow with Park Shore breaking ground, to be followed by other major communities, including Pelican Bay, Bonita Bay and Pelican Landing. The completion of I-75, the significant size upgrade of the Ft. Myers airport, and the building of the Ritz Carlton and Registry Hotels combined to kick off a mid 80’s growth that grew SWFL by thousands.
For over 55 years, John R. Wood Properties has continued to thrive and has received various awards, including being #1 in the nation for sales per agent, a true testimonial to the quality of the team. The company is now one of the largest real estate brokerages in Florida, with over a dozen offices strategically located to serve Southwest Florida.
John R. Wood agents are experienced and knowledgeable about market trends and data, as well as the negotiating process. Today, over a dozen past Realtor Board Presidents are in the company, indicative of the quality that the firm attracts.
John R. Wood Properties is an established leader and has a reputation for expertise in representing some of the finest homes in Southwest Florida. As a powerful local brand, the Wood firm has also been chosen to locally represent several global real estate networks. The relationship with these powerful organizations provides Wood listings with additional global exposure and has proven to be a beneficial source of buyers.
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