The Bell Team

Sherrill Sims Sanibel Captiva Real Estate Agent

Sherrill Sims, a full-time resident of Captiva since 1983, has been a part of The Bell Team for over 15 years. She and partner, John Bates, joined Karen Bell as original members offering "team within a team" approach. Together, Sherrill and John provide outstanding service built on a great deal of experience, island knowledge and a seamless partnership in which you'll have access to each of their areas of expertise. Sherrill, who earned her Realtor's license in 1968 and is a graduate of the Realtors Institute, has a deep appreciation for community service. She's held a variety of leadership positions both within the industry and specific to the Islands. These include serving on the Captiva Hurricane Response and Preparation Committee, as Commissioner for the Captiva Erosion Prevention District working to restore beaches, as a Structural Safety Inspector with the Lee County Sheriff's Department and the Captiva Island Fire District and is currently a Commissioner on the Captiva Island Fire Control District. Highly-respected throughout the islands, Sherrill is repeatedly praised for instilling client confidence throughout every aspect of the sale through closing.

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John Bates Sanibel Captiva Real Estate Agent

John Bates is an outstanding example of a real estate agent committed to the islands and to superior client satisfaction. An island resident since 1978, he dedicated 20 years to serving as the fulltime fire chief and currently remains active as a volunteer member. John is well-established in the Sanibel/Captiva market with over 26 years of helping clients successfully buy and sell properties. With his long and engaged history on Sanibel and Captiva, he has personally experienced changes on the islands and taken part in helping shape their future. For a number of years, John worked closely with Lee County on rezoning issues and has also helped direct land use designation to protect Sanibel and Captiva's natural beauty. In addition, he sits on the Captiva Memorial Advisory Board and in the 80's and 90's was on the Board of Captiva Civic Association for two 3-year terms, even serving as president. Altogether, John's leadership and civic engagement give his clients unique access to a wealth of information that drives their real estate decisions. His passion for the place he calls "home" is evident and shared with his clients as he helps them attain their goals.

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Holly Peeples Sanibel Captiva Realtor

Holly Peeples, a resident of Lee County for 29 years, joined The Bell Team in 2001 with an extensive background in real estate office administration and it shows. As office administrator and marketing coordinator, she is highly skilled in client and project management and carefully manages any critical aspect of your home buying or selling process. Holly sees to it that our clients have steady access to our team, keeping you well-informed and well-prepared for each next step. With her consummate professionalism and a keen sense for detail, Holly's a big part of why our clients feel so at ease and confident when partnering with us. From professionally preparing your paperwork to effectively marketing your property and even serving as a notary, Holly does it all and makes sure your experience with The Bell Team not only meets your needs, but also exceeds your high expectations.

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