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Retiring in the Sunshine State is a goal for many people across the country. It’s hard to beat the year-round warm weather, white sugar sand beaches, boating on the Gulf of Mexico, golf courses and natural surroundings. But then the question remains: Where is the best place to retire in Florida?

Southwest Florida is the best place in Florida to live out your golden years and retire in peace and serenity. There are eight Florida cities to choose from:

1. Bonita Springs

2. Cape Coral

3. Captiva Island

4. Estero

5. Fort Myers Beach

6. Fort Myers

7. Naples

8. Sanibel Island

Breathe in the fresh Gulf air, dip your toes in the sand, sip your morning coffee on the porch and watch the sunrise, end the day on the beach to an

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It doesn’t need to be Spring to clean and organize your home from top to bottom. Many people put it off because deep cleaning and organizing your home can seem overwhelming. We know because we’ve been there! Where do you start? Is there a right way to do it? Here are our best home organization tips so you can get your space in tip-top shape. This guide will be useful whether you’re buying a new home, selling your current one or you’ve simply decided it’s time to give your humble abode some love.

These home organization tips will help you save time and bring you more peace of mind. You can also get your kids or significant other in on the action, too, and make it a family affair. It also feels better when everything is clean and everything is in its

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Nothing can kill a working from home vibe like an unkempt or poorly decorated home office. Some days it can be difficult to get the creative juices flowing if you don’t feel inspired or relaxed by your surroundings. Here are our best home office decorating ideas for when you feel stuck, uninspired or just don’t know where to start.

How Can I Decorate My Home Office?

Some of the best home office decorating ideas start with the basics. If your home office needs some tender love and care before you start thinking about a color scheme and decor, these home office design ideas will help get you started on the path to an HGTV worthy home office.

Manage clutter and storage

Home offices can easily become one of the messiest rooms in the house.

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Selling your home is a big decision and there is a lot that goes into preparing your house for sale. From deep cleaning to revamping furniture to fixing broken sinks, there is a lot you need to know. A virtual open house is very similar to an in-person open house and the things that go into getting your home ready to sell for an in-person open house translate seamlessly into getting it ready for a virtual tour.

Our real estate agents know what potential buyers want to see and we are well equipped and ready to put together a virtual home tour to help prepare your house for sale. We offer 3D floor plans, video tours and photography so buyers can tour your home from anywhere in the world. Here is our “how to prepare your house for sale checklist” so

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Buying and selling homes is no exception as more aspects of our lives shift to a virtual landscape. Buying a home online is more complicated than buying clothes, furniture or even a car—but it doesn’t have to be when you have a professional real estate team on your side. According to the Zillow Group Consumer Housing Trends Report from 2018, 79% of buyers like to look for homes online. According to asurvey by the National Association of Realtors, 90% of home buyers searched online during their home buying journey. The virtual real estate process is becoming more popular than ever and Royal Shell can help you navigate all of your online real estate needs.

We’ll explain how to buy a home online and tell you everything you need to know so you can get

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Did you know Royal Shell Real Estate has a Relocation Department? Moving to a new city and starting a new job can be nerve-wracking. But what if you didn’t have to do it alone? Whether you are moving from Naples to Fort Myers, Minnesota to Sanibel, Germany to Cape Coral, or anywhere in between, we can help make your move easier and a lot less stressful. Escape the cold up north and enjoy the tranquil nature of the Gulf of Mexico, Sanibel and Captiva Islands, and live in paradise full-time. The possibilities are endless.

Royal Shell’s Relocation Department can assist clients with moving to various parts of Southwest Florida, Ocala, Florida, Western North Carolina, or anywhere else. Royal Shell’s Relocation Department can also help real estate

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Have you ever thought about investing in rental property? Southwest Florida is one of the most desired places to vacation in the United States and we have rental properties in the most desirable areas.

If you’re not sure where to start, this guide will tell you everything you need to know about investing in rental property for beginners. 

Royal Shell can manage your investment property. If that’s one of the things you’re worried about, let it fall on our shoulders, so you can focus on seeing a return on your investment. We will help you navigate the rental market and go over everything with you, so you have peace of mind. We know you worked hard for your investment rental and we’ll work just as hard to maintain it, rent it out to guests and keep

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Now that you’ve decided home ownership is for you, there’s one more important question to consider: Is it better to rent or buy a house? That depends on your situation, finances and goals. Many people are asking themselves if they should buy or rent because they are purchasing their first home or moving into another home and downsizing for retirement. 

Buying a home is part of the American dream and there’s a lot of independence, pride and satisfaction that comes with it. While, for this reason, it may be better for some people to buy a house, there are a lot of other factors to consider. Is it better to rent or buy a house? This guide will help you decide.

When is Buying a House Better than Renting?

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Buying a house is better than renting

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Southwest Florida isn’t just known for its pristine white sand beaches and ideal year-round temperatures. It is also home to some of the best golf courses in the country and many people love to spend their entire afternoons playing golf. Some even say Florida has the most golf holes per capita. Designed by the likes of Greg Norman, Arthur Hills and Jack Nicklaus, some are public golf courses, while many of them are private and require country club memberships or golf passes. From Naples to Fort Myers to Sanibel Island, here are the top 10 public and private Southwest Florida golf courses:

  1. Bonita Bay Club

  2. Cape Royal Golf Club

  3. Gulf Harbor Golf Club

  4. Kelly Greens Golf Course

  5. Lely Resort Golf & Country Club

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When you think about living in Southwest Florida, white sand beaches, breathtaking sunsets and a warm year-round climate are likely a few things that come to mind. But, did you know there are also a variety of kid-friendly things to do in Southwest Florida as well? From Naples to Fort Myers to Sanibel and Captiva Islands, there are countless things you can enjoy with your little ones. Whether the kids are home from school for summer break, the grandkids are visiting or you have a budding family of youngsters running around all the time, we will break down all the things to do in Southwest Florida so you and the kiddos will never be bored.

From a day at the beach to an afternoon exploring the region’s natural beauty, there are so many kid-friendly

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