Meet John Petel

John believes that moving to Sanibel in 1987 along with his family was the best decision they ever made in their 35 years together. He feels blessed that he was given the opportunity to raise his family in this unique, environmentally protected paradise, where they are surrounded by caring friends of various backgrounds from all corners of the globe. John knows the secret: that Sanibel-Captiva Islands and Southwest Florida offer a lifestyle, not just a place to live. After selling his business, he made the decision to help newcomers to the area find their tropical dream homes. His many satisfied customers have been thrilled with John’s strong negotiating skills and tireless effort in seeing to smooth, hassle-free transactions. Buying property is a joy when you work with John. Using his talents from a successful background in corporate marketing and sales management, John brings a refreshing approach to real estate sales. John can help! He has lived, worked, and played throughout the area for over 25 years and is uniquely positioned as your local market expert. You found paradise, let John do the rest!

Personal Background
John was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and educated at Kent State University. He has held executive sales/marketing positions in the paper industry, working with both a Fortune 500 company and as an entrepreneur in co-founding his own specialty papers manufacturing and distribution company. He enjoys singing, reading, playing bridge, and has a love/hate relationship with golf.

Certifications and Recognitions

  • REALTOR® certification
  • SCIS – Sanibel and Captiva Island Specialist Designation