Our Mission Statement
Our purpose is to enrich the lives of the people we serve and our communities.
John R. Wood Properties serves the Southwest Florida area. The John R. Wood network extends across all of Southwest Florida including Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Cape Coral & surrounding areas, so you are certain to have access to our expertise no matter which area you choose. Our Southwest Florida realtors are well acquainted with real estate because they are also residents of the area. Because we share the Florida lifestyle, we are uniquely equipped to help you find your perfect home. Our experience in the area also benefits property owners looking to sell. We are dedicated to making sure your property is viewed by the right buyers. Our online real estate listings are easy to navigate and full of useful information about each home. Buyers can view photos, text, maps, and data about your property that will present it in the best possible way. For sellers, we offer a Comparative Market Analysis to give you an overview of the area informed by our unique expertise. John R. Wood Properties is committed to providing high-quality strategic advice, independent research and unbiased assistance. We strive to provide best-in-class service and execution enabling our clients to achieve their real estate goals.
JRW Real Estate Concierge Services
What separates John R. Wood Properties is our focus on providing exceptional service and attention to you, our valued clientele. We are a luxury real estate firm with a focus on serving our clientele with the very best service and representation. In addition to providing exceptional service in traditional buying and selling of real estate, John R. Wood Island Real Estate offers concierge service that provides a wide array of in-house services ranging from Legal Services, Insurance and Title services.
Jay Richter, Managing Broker
Jay “Grew up in Real Estate” watching his Dad lead a multi-office successful Real Estate Brokerage in the Ft Lauderdale area. The impact was obvious as Jay remembers, “Dad was always explaining the business to me and I’ll always remember his slogan, Service the Objective, Integrity the Creed.” Desiring this vocation for his life, Jay graduated with a degree in Real Estate from Florida State University in 1981. After graduation, Jay had a successful career in Real Estate sales for several years until committing full time to growing the careers of other Real Estate agents as a non-competitive Broker and coaching them since 1994 in Southwest Florida. For over 20 years Jay has held a Real Estate Brokers license and is also licensed as a Florida Real Estate Instructor. Jay’s instruction has allowed agents to excel in Sanibel Fl Real Estate. In just the last 7 years, agents starting out with no experience selling Real Estate have earned over 1.5 million dollars in commissions for themselves from Jay’s coaching! Jay resides in Fort Myers with his wife Lori and they have four children and a granddaughter. “When I’m not helping agents, I’m enjoying family time, boating, competitive water skiing, Triathlon training and learning more about the Lord.”
Joe Mondelli, Marketing
A graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in marketing, Joe Mondelli has enjoyed success in both Real Estate sales and development and the restaurant/hospitality industry. Devoting his full time interest in Real Estate at John R. Wood Properties, Island Real Estate Inc., after selling his award winning fine dining restaurant, banquet and conference business seventeen years ago, Joe has enjoyed redirecting his marketing skills and talents here on Sanibel and Captiva. Joe contributes his entrepreneurial spirit to several local charities and organizations, including Golisano Childrens Hospital through Sanibel Captiva Cares and the Sanibel Captiva Kiwanis Club. Sanibel City Council recently appointed him as their representative to Lee County’s Metropolitan Planning Organization Citizen Advisory Board, and as a member of the Captiva Island Yacht Club, Joe serves as a Flag Officer on the Board of Directors. A member of Sanibel Community Church, he believes community begins with serving his neighbors. Joe and his wife, Linda, reside on Sanibel, enjoying the sun, sand, and boating with their friends, children and grandchildren.
Rebecca Look, Marketing Coordinator
Rebecca Look was raised on Sanibel Island. She has over 19 years experience in Sanibel and Captiva area real estate marketing and administration. Rebecca has the technological expertise to effectively complete projects while supporting and enhancing our agents marketing strategies. She is E-marketing certified and a Licensed Florida Real Estate salesperson. Rebecca manages the company’s web development, internet marketing, social media, and online exposure.
Kristin Fitzsimmons, Administration
Judy is a native Floridian growing up in the Orlando. She attended the University of Florida, majoring in Journalism and Communications. After graduation, she worked in graphic design and marketing. At UF she met my husband Richard and has called Southwest Florida home since 1997. In 1998 we had boy/girl twins, that are now seniors at University of Florida. Throughout the years raising twins, she also co-founded the Mother’s of Multiples club in Fort Myers. She managed family owned vacation and commercial properties here and on the east coast of Florida. She has designed and maintained VRBO rentals. Furthermore, she oversaw property maintenance, improvements, purchased, sold and been involved with several 1031 tax deferred exchanges. Her hobbies are spending time with my family, including her golden retriever Ally. She enjoys traveling which includes snow skiing, fishing, boating and bicycling. “I feel very lucky to live in paradise and to be able to share this with others.”
April Higgins, Administration Cape Coral Office
Senior Vice President, Residential Lending
Sanibel Captiva Community Bank
Amanda Curran, Closing Officer
Maughan Law Group
We take an active part in the Sanibel Captiva Island community. Our Realtors generously donate a portion of each sales commission to SanCap Cares, which raises funds for the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, which is also matched by a company donation. In addition, we sponsor community fundraising events as well. Nothing is more important than our children. As a locally owned, private company, we are flexible and timely in assisting our community.
Sponsor of Noah’s Concert for the Kids to benefit the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.