Full-time agent dedicated to help you buy or sell waterfront property in Lee County...Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel Island Florida.
Get to know Jill Winchel
I lived in New Jersey, California, and East Tennessee as a child. I graduated with a business degree from the University of Tennessee and immediately moved to Florida. I started my business career in accounting working for Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Orlando. After transferring to Winston-Salem, NC in 1991 I continued with Westinghouse for a few years while starting a clothing business with my husband. We established Special Selections Children's Clothing, an upscale, specialty children's clothing catalog. The family owned company published 20 catalogs during our 12 years in business. As internet sales became increasingly important, we focused more of our energy on our web site.
My husband, Ross, became interested in real estate in 2003 as an investor. We currently own 11 rental homes in the Nashville area. Ross became a Realtor in 2005 and soon thereafter joined SilverPointe Properties in Franklin. After we closed our business in 2005, I focused on my husband and 4 children. During this time, I realized how much I enjoyed helping people and decided to become a Realtor, team up with Ross, and make real estate a career.
We lived in Brentwood TN, just south of Nashville, for close to 20 years then moved back to Florida, this time on the Gulf side. Ross and I are both Realtors working in Lee County. In my spare time I enjoy going to the beach, biking, yoga, sudoku, and reading mysteries.
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I am dedicated to helping you find your next dream home in Lee County. My first task is to find out all I can about you and what you're looking for. I spend time searching the MLS, setting up specific searches for you, and even driving through neighborhoods to check out listings. I love to look at homes and am ready to go when you have a list ready. But that's just the beginning. I am by your side offering advice throughout the entire home buying process from negotiating the contract to the inspection period to closing to handing you the keys to your new home.
Selling a home takes a dedicated agent, as well. I am prepared to answer all of your questions, have the listing paperwork properly prepared, come up with a fair market valuation, have professional pictures of your home on the MLS, market your home, and do whatever else that it takes to get the job done.
I am a member of the National Association of Realtors and Realtor Association of Florida Gulf Coast. Graduate, Realtor Institute.
Testimonials for Jill Winchel
Laura K, Cape Coral FL12/19/2017
We found you on line and you answered all my questions right away. You were very professional and gave of your time when we needed it. You also helped us when we needed information about the area. When we were looking at a lot of houses you narrowed them down with information I gave you. I would highly recommend you to anyone who is looking for a house here.
Tom C, Cape Coral FL11/03/2017
I hired Jill to represent me on the purchase of my first home. As a first time home buyer, there was a lot about the process I didn't understand and I was unsure of where to begin. Jill did a fantastic job of walking me through the process, start to finish, and taking the extra time to make sure I understood all the details, making me both comfortable and confident with my purchase. Her promptness in getting back to any of my emails or messages and, her ability to coordinate with all parties involved around my very busy work schedule was outstanding, and overall made the process very easy for me. I would highly recommend Jill and her services to anyone currently in the market.
Jeanne S, Naples FL10/04/2017
I recently purchased a new home in Naples, Florida. My realtor was Jill Winchell from Royal Shell Real Estate in Cape Coral. After Jill was recommended to me, I contacted her while I was still in Illinois. Jill began sending me daily emails of property on the market matching my price range, location, and other criteria. When I arrived in Florida, Jill had not only scheduled walk throughs for the ones I had selected, but had also checked background information on the properties. I was immediately impressed with Jill’s knowledge and professionalism. She explained about properties in a flood plain, the importance of condo associations having adequate reserves, and gave me so much more necessary information that I didn’t even know to ask about. Jill spent two whole days showing me different properties helping me to find the one that I thought was “just right”. She was quite patient and soft-spoken and I never felt pressured in any way. If you are looking for a real estate agent who is hard-working, knowledgeable, and personable, contact Jill Winchel. You won’t be sorry.
Elizabeth G, Cape Coral FL04/01/2017
We called on a sign we saw and were connected with Jill. That house wasn't for us, but she offered to try and find what we wanted. Jill worked hard to match our specific list of must haves with available properties and showed us a lot of homes before we made our selection. The one we bought was one she found and that was "just right" for us. She was very attentive and responsive during the whole process. I would recommend Jill without reservation.
Tracie B, Cape Coral FL03/10/2017
Thank you for your professionalism and attention to detail. By far the best closing I have ever been a part of.
Much appreciated that you went above and beyond for this to happen for Cory and me and also my mother!
Cathy S, Cape Coral FL01/19/2017
My husband and I were looking for a winter retreat in SW Florida in the Cape Coral area. Living on Long Island,we didn't know of an agent in Florida to help us with our search. By chance, I found Jill Winchel on the internet. I left my contact information and within minutes she responded. I told her the type of home and amenities that we were looking for. She immediately sent me information on several homes that were exactly what we were looking for. Within a few weeks, daily updated listings and numerous phone calls, I booked a flight to Florida to see the houses. Upon meeting Jill, I knew that she was going to help us find our dream home. She showed us numerous properties, explained the area and all that it had to offer. She went above and beyond to help us. We found a beautiful home and couldn't be happier! I highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home in Florida.
John B, Fort Myers FL12/02/2016
Jill had done an excellent job as a broker; would keep us up to date with new listing and was always available to speak to and helpful in answering questions.
Jill is extremely knowledgeable; she is a great resource and assisted with every aspect of the process. From the sales agreement to the final closing her assistance made everything a breeze.
I strongly believe that she is the best agent that I have ever or will ever have dealt with.
Joseph G, Cape Coral FL11/23/2016
Very qualified in her profession. Tremendous knowledge of homes and Cape Coral area.
Kim Z, Cape Coral FL11/20/2016
I LOVED THE FACT THAT Jill called me or even texted daily and kept me up to date as to what was going on or what would be happening.
Ron N, Cape Coral FL04/22/2016
Jill Winchel treated us like we were old friends and we felt like she went out of her way to meet our needs. Jill understood what are priorities were and found listings that matched them to a "t". Once my wife and I decided which location we wanted Jill worked to make it happen and helped us every step of the way to closing.