Broker, Associate (29 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Short-Sale

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Karen Bell is considered a leading resource for Sanibel and Captiva real estate. Celebrated as the islands' top selling agent for nearly a decade, Karen offers her clients a variety of advantages that are difficult to find in combination. She has the history, the sense of partnership, the real estate savvy and a way with people that makes her the agent of choice for clients who live on the islands and who come from all over the world.

Her 26 years of experience specializing in Sanibel and Captiva real estate make her uniquely qualified. She possesses an intimate knowledge about life as "a local". Therefore, her expertise covers all of the critical factors of buying and selling real estate and extends into how they apply to issues unique to island living.

The fact that Karen's team members have been with her for many years speaks to the respect she's earned in the industry. She's carefully assembled a team that thrives on a collaborative approach to client service. The Bell Team works closely with each other and with you as we work together to meet your objective. In fact, Karen was one of the first agents on the island to develop the "team" concept; the spirit of collaboration is present in every client relationship so that buyers and sellers are not only well cared for, but given excellent guidance and ownership throughout the process.

Keenly focused on her clients' needs, Karen provides every detail about each property and keeps you in touch with current market conditions and trends so that you can make a highly informed decision. She pays close attention to what you're looking for and can tell you the history of many properties because of her firsthand experience of representing them over and over again throughout the years.

Like all members of her team, Karen is intensely committed to her community. A resident since 1979, she's dedicated her time and energy to the Sanibel/Captiva Conservation Foundation, the Landlord Tenant Committee of Community Housing Resource Board, the Board of Friends Who Care, the Captiva Civic Association, the Sanibel/Captiva Association of Realtors and for nine years was active with the Loggerhead Sea Turtle Program. She is also part owner of the popular Lilly & Co. jewelry store on Sanibel Island.

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About Karen Bell: <p align="left">Karen Bell is considered a leading resource for Sanibel and Captiva real estate. Celebrated as the islands' top selling agent for nearly a decade, Karen offers her clients a variety of advantages that are difficult to find in combination. She has the history, the sense of partnership, the real estate savvy and a way with people that makes her the agent of choice for clients who live on the islands and who come from all over the world.</p><p align="left">Her 26 years of experience specializing in Sanibel and Captiva real estate make her uniquely qualified. She possesses an intimate knowledge about life as "a local". Therefore, her expertise covers all of the critical factors of buying and selling real estate and extends into how they apply to issues unique to island living.</p><p align="left">The fact that Karen's team members have been with her for many years speaks to the respect she's earned in the industry. She's carefully assembled a team that thrives on a collaborative approach to client service. The Bell Team works closely with each other and with you as we work together to meet your objective. In fact, Karen was one of the first agents on the island to develop the "team" concept; the spirit of collaboration is present in every client relationship so that buyers and sellers are not only well cared for, but given excellent guidance and ownership throughout the process.</p><p align="left">Keenly focused on her clients' needs, Karen provides every detail about each property and keeps you in touch with current market conditions and trends so that you can make a highly informed decision. She pays close attention to what you're looking for and can tell you the history of many properties because of her firsthand experience of representing them over and over again throughout the years.<br/><br/>Like all members of her team, Karen is intensely committed to her community. A resident since 1979, she's dedicated her time and energy to the Sanibel/Captiva Conservation Foundation, the Landlord Tenant Committee of Community Housing Resource Board, the Board of Friends Who Care, the Captiva Civic Association, the Sanibel/Captiva Association of Realtors and for nine years was active with the Loggerhead Sea Turtle Program. She is also part owner of the popular Lilly &amp; Co. jewelry store on Sanibel Island.</p>

Listings & Sales  

  • For Sale
  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings  

(10)
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Past Sales  

(72 all-time)
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Seller
05/15/2015
$600,000

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05/15/2015 - Seller - $600,000

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Seller
04/30/2015
$2,175,000

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04/30/2015 - Seller - $2,175,000

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Seller
04/16/2015
$1,300,000

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04/16/2015 - Seller - $1,300,000

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04/01/2015
$700,000

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04/01/2015 - Both - $700,000

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Seller
03/11/2015
$405,000

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03/11/2015 - Seller - $405,000

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Team reviews

We recently purchased our lovely beach house on Sanibel Island with Sherrill Simms and John Bates as our Realtors, Karen Bell being the Broker. I can honestly say that the whole process was a smooth one from looking at many homes to making the offer, through the home inspection, closing details and finally the closing. Sherrill and John work as a great team, are very professional, knowledgable, skillful negotiators, and are attentive to details, large and small. They worked energetically on our behalf, and displayed positive attitudes and strong people skills. My husband and I would highly recommend them for anyone looking to buy a house, they are really great at what they do, and make the whole process of buying a home a most enjoyable one! Mary B.

  

06/26/2012 - user083687
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $3.075M in Sanibel, FL.

We recently purchased our lovely beach house on Sanibel Island with Sherrill Simms and John Bates as our Realtors, Karen Bell being the Broker. I can honestly say that the whole process was a smooth one from looking at many homes to making the offer, through the home inspection, closing details and finally the closing. Sherrill and John work as a great team, are very professional, knowledgable, skillful negotiators, and are attentive to details, large and small. They worked energetically on our behalf, and displayed positive attitudes and strong people skills. My husband and I would highly recommend them for anyone looking to buy a house, they are really great at what they do, and make the whole process of buying a home a most enjoyable one! Mary B.  More Less 

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06/19/2012 - user113077
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $525K in Sanibel, FL.

Karen combines the knowledge of the ins and outs of Sanibel's market and the sensitivity to different needs. My husband wanted a house in great condition while I wanted one where we could view wildlife, preferably on water. She listened to us carefully after each visit and was able to find several houses that met our needs. Then she helped us negotiate to get an absolutely fantastic price on our number one choice.

We began to look while here in March and continued to work with her by phone and email in April when we had to go back North. She is always responsive, cheerful and fun to be with. She worked wonders during a weekend in April when we ended to get an offer accepted in two days.

Now that we are settled here in Sanibel we expect to be friends as Karen is a joy to be with. I cannot imagine a more outstanding realtor.
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06/11/2012 - user3473675
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $700K in Captiva, FL.

We are UK residents and bought about six months ago a property on Captiva through Karen Bell's Captiva office. We dealt with John Bates and Sherrill Simms, and the whole experience was made easy for us due to their patience, support, knowledge and negotiating skills. Every query we had they dealt with quickly and efficiently, and they helped us through the process with confidence and enthusiasm. We have since become good friends with their office and we recommend them whenever we are able.

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