One of our Southwest Florida Real Estate experts, Mike Newes, recently contributed to the Wall Street Journal. Mike is always available to offer his real estate advice to his clients and now to the world through the Wall Street Journal. Below is an excerpt from his article:
Mike Newes, a real-estate agent in Fort Myers, Fla., says he often sees couples start their retirements buying a home in one location. Then, two or three years later, they move somewhere else: closer to their children, closer to friends, a smaller house—something that supports the lifestyle they want in retirement. They waste a lot of time, and a lot of expense.
People really don’t think about what they want to do with their retirement, he says. They think: “ ‘I want to not do this.’ But what do you want to do?”
After beginning his career as a sports writing journalist in Minnesota, Mike moved into advertising, where he won a coveted CLEO Award for advertising excellence. He was head of International Sales for a banking software company, and he has had first-hand experiences in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and the Austral-Asian region. He views his role in the Sanibel real estate market as more of a consultant than a sales person, first providing clients with the information and data they need to make educated real estate buying and selling decisions, then following through on all the details necessary to complete the transaction successfully. Mike is an avid golfer, though he plays with more enthusiasm than outcome. He also enjoys boating and fishing.