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Susan Hill, REALTOR�
Susan Hill photo After 30 years in the trade show business, I sold my company, Hill & Partners, Inc ( and moved to sunny Florida and focused on real estate. Working with buyers and sellers affords me the opportunity to apply the same skills that brought such success to my previous endeavor. You can be certain I will respond to your real estate needs with excitement, enthusiasm, rapid response, networking skills and problem-solving solutions!
Member of: 


Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce 
Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce 
Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association


Congratulations to:


Irene & Kerby, M. -  Saint Charles, IL  - Sold their parents' home in Port Charlotte after 30 years of winter vacations - lots of memories there!


Nancy & John B. - Punta Gorda, FL - Sold their beautiful home on the river and are moving West - Texas, here they come!


Sandy & Mike W. - Punta Gorda, FL - Sold their home in two months! - Now settled in Walnut Creek, CA - closer to family and friends!







Featured Listing

633 Brindisi Court

Punta Gorda, FL 33950

List Price: $419,000
3 Beds, 2/1 Baths

This is a wonderful, quiet street with beautiful custom homes and it is two minutes from Alligator Creek! You will find yourself in sailboat water in the deed restricted community of Burnt Store Isles, just minutes from Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. Open the front door and you will be wow'd by the view. Panoramic water just waiting for you and your boat. This meticulously cared-for home is bright and sunny. Sliding glass doors surround the pool and lanai area. The open floor plan is terrific for entertaining and the size is just right for a carefree lifestyle. The kitchen features a breakfast bar and room for a table and chairs. The dining area, great room and family room are all right off the kitchen. Split bedroom plan keeps guests on their side of the house and gives you privacy in the master suite. The master bath features a separate tub and dual sinks. Outside, you will find a dock and 10,000lb boat lift waiting for you. 

Historic downtown Punta Gorda, with shopping, dining, galleries and boutiques is just minutes away!
Visit my website to learn more about this listing or contact me at (941) 676-1033 or at

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Holiday Greetings!

It's the holiday season again....and everyone will be busy thinking about their plans. As you navigate through this time, rest assured that I'll be working with you to keep your real estate in order - and I ain't talking turkey!! 


Recently, I attended a real estate conference in Fort Lauderdale with RE/MAX agents from all over the country. Based on their input, the market is improving across the board. Especially those markets, like ours, that are vacation or second homes.


As you navigate the holidays, remember - other important dates in November are the 2nd (Deviled Egg Day), the 15th (Clean Your Refrigerator Day), the 23rd (National Cashew Day) and my favorite besides Thanksgiving is the 30th - Stay Home Because You Are Well Day!


Enjoy and stay safe!



Susan Hill, REALTOR� 

Member of RE/MAX "Platinum" Club - 2013 

Member of RE/MAX "100%" Club - 2012 

Member of RE/MAX "Executive Club" - 2011


RE/MAX Harbor Realty
Direct - 941-676-1033
Cell - 941-347-8782 

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3rd Quarter 2014 Local Housing Statistics
Punta Gorda Metropolitan Statistical Area
Single-Family Homes
Closed Sales: 1,052
   Year-over-Year % Change: 11.0%
Condos and Townhouses
Median Sales Price: $112,500
   Year-over-Year % Change: 5.6%


Source: Florida Realtors
Latest PGI Civic Association News
The Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association is a great organization and if you're new to the area, it provides a lot of valuable information about how to become more involved in the community. 

You can view a copy of the latest PGICA Commentator here - a monthly publication where you can find information about our area and the multitude of community activities available to you. 

The Warm and Cozy Home

If you're stuck up North and can't get down to sunny Florida, here are some mood-lifting ideas to make your home more welcoming and efficient this winter!

Cozy and Clever Energy Savers

Here's how to create a brighter and warmer home without using more energy or cranking up the thermostat.

1. Clean dirty light fixtures and dusty bulbs to make your home appear 30% brighter without turning on more lights.

2. Seal sneaky air leaks. It's not just window and door leaks killing your cozy vibe. Don't forget to plug stealthy gaps around recessed lights, electrical boxes, and wall outlets. Use a lit incense stick or scented candle to hunt down drafty spots while leaving behind a cozy scent.


Immunity Boosters

You'll feel coziest in a healthy indoor environment that keeps allergies at bay and reduces your chances of getting sick.

3. Get plants. Some indoor plants, like golden pothos and gerbera daisies, are particularly adept at sucking up nasty VOCs - the vapors emitted from household cleaners, paints, and dry cleaning. And since plants increase humidity levels, they help decrease household dust.

4. Vacuum while your thermostat is set to "fan on." This helps filter dust that gets kicked-up while cleaning. Just leave the fan on for about 15 minutes after you finish vacuuming and switch it back to "auto" afterward. HVAC blowers aren't intended to run all the time.

Festive Fall Wreath Ideas

Make a statement at Thanksgiving with these creative ideas for fall wreaths.

Colorful Fall Foliage

"Rake in the compliments with a wreath featuring brilliant autumn leaves. This works with maple, oak, sweet gum, hickory, dogwood-whatever is putting on a show in your yard. You can also make it with preserved leaves purchased at a crafts store or online."

Dried Flower and Herb
"Create a dazzling kaleidoscope of colors on your tabletop by mixing bunches of blooms and foliage in a rainbow of hues. The savory scents of the dried herbs will subtly enhance the aroma of a special meal. To illuminate your table, just add a glass hurricane and candle to the middle of the wreath. After displaying it flat as a centerpiece, you can hang it from a pretty ribbon to enjoy it from a different perspective."

"Pumpkins" and Acorns

"It's cute as can be, but don't call it pumpkin! It's actually pumpkin-on-a-stick eggplant (also called scarlet Chinese eggplant), which turns a brilliant red-orange color when it matures and begins to dry. Look for it at farmers' markets or in the floral sections of large supermarkets, or grow it yourself from seeds."


For more ideas, click here.


Susan Hill

RE/MAX Harbor Realty

1133 Bal Harbor Blvd, Suite #1129

Punta Gorda, FL 33950