Karen's Beach Blog

Real Estate Agent - Premier Florida Realty of SWFL
From Fort Myers Beach to Chicago, Realtors, for your dining pleasure:   Real Estate News  ARMOUR AVENUE was the name of this street and door signs on empty houses read "The Silver Dollar," "Swede Annie" and the Christian names of madams such as "Myrtle" and "Jenny."Scrap iron, rags and bottles fi...
Whether contemplating an Open House or making your own home a place you want to be, remember that decorating with certain Flowers bring about positive chi, such as the Sunflower for its stability and endurance.  The color yellow brings light and life into a room, much like the rising sun in the m...
For those of you who will be in the Fort Myers/Cape Coral area this season and for residents who may not be aware of it, Cape Coral has an absolutely wonderful Art Studio located on Coronado, not from from the Parkway, featuring two find art galleries that display work from top local and Florida ...
I've given different ideas about how to put on a successful Open House. I had a great response and many emails from agents who read my blog about holding an art exhibit freaturing the works of local artists at Open Houses. Another, more basic way to dress up an empty house would be to place a vas...
Florida Women . . . . . Make angels in the pure white sand Pink low tide bikinis Challenged by a bombardment Of ivory seashells and blue-black rocks After the storm The sand disappears Everything is flat at the Florida beach Except the Florida women Their sun strewn hair Blowing in the winds Of j...
My niece recently wrote me an email, asking me if I had any stories about her Grandmother, my Mom, who left us several years ago.  I wrote her back, relating several memorable tales.  One in particular: When I was in my late teens, I moved into my own apartment. I came over to my parent's home on...
I was attempting this morning in a slow, sultry Florida September way those once in awhile cleaning chores, dusting the books in the bookshelves.  I have a few bookshelves, both built in and standing, and I realized when I saw the amount of dust that it had been awhile.  As I picked up another du...
Houses are filled with memories, the reason why Mrs. Closson lived in her mansion until the day that she died.  Mrs. Closson was our landlord when my husband and I first married.  She owned an estate in Manchester-By-Sea, Massachusetts near Singing Beach in the exclusive section of exclusive Manc...
With gas prices high and the environment precious, to be able to bike to work is more than fun and a great way to stay fit.  Of course, this isn't often possible with Realtors. There is often several houses miles from each other that the clients wishes to see.  The weather may be problem, espcial...
This past weekend, I was driving down Estero Blvd on Fort Myers Beach on my way to Publix and noticed a couple of Open House signs.  The official temp was about 95 but with humidity, it felt like 110.  I wondered who would be tempted to leave their comfortable air conditioning to see a home for s...

Karen Nichols

Beach Realtor - Ft. Myers
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