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, John is well-established in the Sanibel/Captiva market with over 26 years of helping clients successfully buy and sell properties.
Served as the Captiva Island Fire Chief 1980-2006; currently a volunteer Involved in the Captiva Civic Association as a member and President Serves on the Captiva Memorial Library Board Worked closely with Lee County on rezoning and land use to protect the Islands' natural beauty
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. 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.