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Here's what our satisfied customers are saying about us:

08/24/2015 - hennen claudia

Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $575K in Sanibel, FL.

Phaidra is the best realtor you could possibly find! She will listen to you, and come up with ideas to suit your needs. She won't try to sell you any property you don't want. We are convinced her knowledge of the market saved us thousands of dollars on our purchase. She answered all our questions about our move, and gave us helpful information to get us started in our new home. She and her office staff are a delight to work with!

09/21/2015 - bevinsanibel

Phaidra and her assistant Amy could not have been more helpful, professional, always courteous and kind and respectful of me and my property. There were issues created by the buyer which delayed the settlement, but my agent Phaidra made sure that my interests were protected and kept me informed at all times. I cannot say enough good things about Phaidra and Amy.


Published Review

Phaidra's assistance in the recent purchase of our condo was outstanding. Her knowledge of the Sanibel condo market helped to effectively steer us to the best properties within our price requirements. Her local knowledge was extremely impressive, as she was able to recommend an excellent attorney, a knowledgeable and professional home inspector, and numerous contractors. She was able to negotiate a price that was fair to everyone involved. And, most importantly, she was available to 24/7/365. We would not hesitate to recommend Phaidra to anyone who is looking to buy or sell property in the Sanibel market. It was a real pleasure working with her.

Service provided

Helped me buy a home or lot/land

Street address

1340 Middle Gulf Dr UNIT 9C, Sanibel, FL 33957



Zillow Posting in RRX39

If you are thinking of relocating to the Sanibel/Captiva area there is no better choice than Phaidra McDermott for your realtor. Phaidra's attributes read like the old Boy Scout Motto--"A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean and Reverent". Ok, some of those may not be purely relevant, but lets talk about the ones that are. Phaidra is Trustworthy. This is a rare quality in anyone, much less a realtor. But I worked through a number of scenarios with Phaidra--all highly confidential--and she breathed not a word to anyone. Phaidra is Loyal. No one fights harder for the deal her clients want than Phaidra McDermott. Phaidra is Helpful. Phaidra grew up on Sanibel, her dad and grandfather were both former chiefs of police here. She knows everyone, can recommend all the best professionals (and did in our case), and she will be straight with you no matter what. Phaidra is Friendly, Courteous, Kind and Cheerful! Wow, is she Cheerful! Even though we had her drag us to countless properties across the Islands and even some in Ft. Meyers she was always ready to go, with great suggestions (often before anyone else even knew folks were going to list their homes), and no matter how long the days (or how difficult I was) she was always a joy to work with. Phaidra is Obedient, Thrifty and Brave. I lump these together because sometimes you need your realtor to be the bad guy or to take it on the chin for you as you work toward the best deal possible and Phaidra was always ready to go the distance for me, even if it meant a tough conversation with another realtor on the island that she knew well (and of course Thrifty is important too--Phaidra treats every dollar of yours as if it were her own). Clean and Reverent the last two in the Motto may not be directly relevant, but hey, you want a professional who looks and acts professionally and one who is a person of integrity and Phaidra is all of that and more. I know this is a long review but I would not let anyone in my family work with anyone other than Phaidra and her team and I want to be sure you leave this page with the same feeling for Phaidra that I have (oh and by the way, as I write this I am the proud owner of an exceptional family home in Sanibel all because Phaidra McDermott was there to help me through the process).

We certainly enjoyed working with Phaidra McDermott in purchasing our lot on Sanibel. We have been visiting Sanibel for more than 25 years and had never seen the Sanctuary golf club which is a few blocks away from our lot. We really liked their tennis facilities. Phaidra understood we had limited time to spend with her and was ready to show us properties that perfectly suited our needs. She also took the time to give us a tour of the golf club. Phaidra is delightful and her knowledge of Sanibel and the people who live there is very valuable.

Phaidra -

Thanks so much for a must excellent adventure, and a terrific outcome. We appreciate all your hard work of expertise, and look forward to seeing you around the island in the future.


Barb & Chape

Phaidra was exceptionally knowledgeable and extremely personable . . . and very patient! We looked at many properties!

Thank you so much for everything! It's been our dream and we can't thank you enough.

We have partnered with MANY realtor professionals in our time and would highly recommend Phaidra to buyers and sellers. We have been pleased to deal with Phaidra on both types of transactions and there is absolutely no one who is more thorough, more diligent and more focused on get clients priorities. She knows the market so well and listens to the issues we have identified as our priorities. Phaidra is the BEST!!

We were walk-in clients at the John R. Wood Island Real Estate office. We are very lucky and very, very pleased with the service that Phaidra McDermott and Amy Costello provided. Their service, follow-up communication, management of details, and overall expertise exceeded our expectations. We would highly recommend them.

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