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Timeline

1922

Board of Directors charters the Fort Myers Realty Board. President: B. E. Tinstman
16 Active members

1922

1926

Carl C. McClure becomes President of the State Association, Florida Association of Realtors®, in 1926.

1929

The crash of Wall Street lead to the Great Depression, which devastated the real estate market.

1929

1938

Harry J. Wood becomes President of the State Association, Florida Association of Realtors®, in 1938.

1940

The Board of Directors approves a name change from Fort Myers Realty Board to Fort Myers Board of Realtors®.

1940

1949

Present: Lee, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades Counties. To: Current jurisdiction except Charlotte County, which is now jurisdiction of the Punta Gorda Board of Realtors®.

1959

Fort Myers Beach Board of Realtors® is chartered. Estero and San Carlos Island in Lee County, designated as Fort Myers Beach.
President: Robert H. Smith
18 Active members.

1959

1959

The Board of Directors approves a change in Jurisdiction for the Fort Myers Board of Realtors®. Present Jurisdiction except Estero Island and San Carlos Island. The area is released to the Fort Myers Beach Board.

1967

Description change: Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties except those portions of Lee County allocated to Fort Myers Beach Board (Estero Island and San Carlos Island) and Bonita Springs Board.
The Association has 66 Active members.

1967

1969

The Fort Myers Beach Board of Realtors® added all Section 13 and the South one-half Section 12, Range 23 E, all Section 19, 18, and the South one-half Section 7, Range 24 E, all in township 46 South.

1969

Board of Directors charters the Cape Coral Board of Realtors®.
President: Elwood Keim
20 Active members

1969

1969

NAR New Member Indoctrination 1969. A mandatory Indoctrination course (New Member Orientation today) was implemented.

1973

The Cape Coral Board of Realtors®jurisdiction changed to "The territorial limits of Cape Coral, Florida."

1973

1973

The Fort Myers Board of Realtors® approved Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties (except those portions of Lee County allocated to the Cape Coral Board); to Fort Myers Beach Board  and Bonita Springs Board.

1974

The Stock Market hit a low, 1974. New Home prices doubled. Home prices continued to grow over the next 20 years.

1974

1985

The Fort Myers Board of Realtors® is releasing jurisdiction of the Sanibel Causeway, Sanibel and Captiva Island.

1987

The Fort Myers Board of Realtors® is changing the name to the Fort Myers Association of Realtors®.

1987

1988

The Multiple Listing Service of Fort Myers Association of Realtors is incorparated in 1988.

1988

The Fort Myers Association of Realtors® held its first annual Trade Show.

1988

1989

The Fort Myers Board of Realtors® established a Crisis Foundation to assist members who have endured a catastrophe or the death of a primary income provider.

1990

A New Crisis Emerged, from 1990 to 1997. housing prices were flat and New Home Construction dropped to its lowest since World War II.

1990

1997

The Fort Myers Association of Realtors® has 1291 active members.

1999

The Fort Myers Association of Realtors® and the Fort Myers Beach Board of Realtors® merged. The name changes to Realtor® Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach, Inc.

1999

2013

Membership approaches the 4,000 mark.

2014

The Florida Gulf Coast Multiple Listing Service switches to Matrix MLS and joined Naples and Bonita Springs on one platform. Members now have access to all Listings of participating MLS's.

2014

2016

The Realtor® Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Cape Coral Association of Realtors® merged.
The name changes to Royal Palm Coast Realtor ® Association.

2018

The Royal Palm Coast Association of Realtors® released the village of Estero to the Bonita Springs Estero Realtors® Boutique Association.

2018

2020

COVID-19 reality: Florida Realtors and all local associations and boards fight to keep Real Estate an essential business during the lockdown and beyond.

2020

Your Association is approaching its 100th Birthday in 2022. Being active for a hundred years ensures your profession is secured and you are the center of the real estate transaction. Help keep it that way and get involved. We are approaching the 8,000 Realtor® member mark.

2020

Past Presidents

 
Royal Palm Coast Realtor® Association®
2016 - 2021
2021 2020Kevin Williamson
2019Josh Burdine2018Donna Guido
2017Bill Steinke2016Jeff Miloff 
Cape Coral Association of Realtors®
1969 -2015
2015Paula Hellenbrand2014Donna Stout
2013Michelle Deal2012Michelle Deal
2011Barbara Cleaver2010Mel King
2009Paula Hellenbrand2008Tommy Lee
2007Jeff Miloff2006Don Heisler
2005Scott Whitlock2004Jo Hardwick
2003Tommy Lee2002Jim Redecker
2001Bill Ellison2000Bernie Braden
1999Cathy Sorenson1998Bill Ellison
1997Gloria Letendre1996Cynthia McEwan
1995Ilamarie Pierce1994Kevin Farrell
1993Teri Lodge1992Virgil Dwinwll
1991Kendall Turner1990Cathy Sorenson
1989Harley Cole1988Steven Kreig
1987Donna Prasser1986Bernie Braden
1985Farrell Jordan1984Mertin Hoagland
1983Madeline Mitchell1982Jerome Ladner
1981Bernie Braden1980John Thomas
1979Don Grey1978Robert Aloia
1977Lili Hinote1976Walter Horn
1975Harmon Cole1974Rhonda Beyer
1973Donald McLaughlin1972Gary Hinote
1971Frank Schieber1969/70Elwood Keim
REALTOR® Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach, Inc.
1999 to 2015
2015Jason Jakus2014Karen Swanbeck
2013Doreen Falcone2012Marion Briggs
2011Gary Verwilt2010Christie Knight
2009Suzanne Sherer2008Ron Carpenter
2007J.J. Jones2006Angie Parker
2005Gary Atkinson2004Jim Woodard
2003Tom Pierce2002Tom Pierce
2001Dolores Stevenson2000Denise Loomis
1999David Cole  
Fort Myers Beach Board of Realtors®
1959 to 1998
1998Cynthia Shafer1997Deborah Hussey
1996Judy Haataja1995Katherine Nesbit
1994Janet Frost1993Jessica Titus
1992Charles Laishley1991Antonia Rigby
1990Carolyn Gillis1989Pamela Stutzman
1988Dennis Cochrane1987Thomas Myers
1986Katherine Nesbit1985Marilyn Jorgensen
1984Ann Alsop1983Don Hussey
1982Betty D Simpson1981Vernon Erikson
1980Tracey Smart1979James Dopp
1978Frank Porter1977Hal Geary
1976Gately Daniel1975George Arehart
1974Bernard Morache1973Betty D. Simpson
1972Betty D. Simpson1971Robert Ball
1970Willie Kline1969Katherine Eberhardt
1968Martha Bowen1967James Newton
1966Ethelreda W.Harby1965Robert Smith
1964Roy Houser1963Connie Brigham
1962John Conzelman1961Nancy McCleod
1960Robert Smith1959Robert Smith
Fort Myers Association of Realtors®
1922 to 1998
1998Liz Paul1997Randall Beaver
1996Bari Fischer1995Marsha Asp
1994Brad Cohan1993Neil O’Sullivan
1992Maggie Morris1991Dana Johnson
1990Albert Bebout1989Greg Jeffcott
1988Daniel Gateley1987James Evans
1986John H. Mueller1985Janet Morando
1984Nancy Huntsman1983William Taylor
1982Faye L. Roberts1981Michael Weaver
1980Donald Gessling1979Edith Kingsley
1978R. Daniel Royal1977Earl Rinehart
1976Ronald Hufner1975Ronald Hufner
1974Thomas R. Baker1973Daniel F. Adams
1972Charles Bundschu1971C. M. Symonds
1970Carl P. Aud1969Larry Zehner
1968Larry Zehner1967Hamilton Hunter
1966Houston Pewett1965David Land
1964George Adams1963Carter Sandin
1962Nina Hines1961George B. Cobb
1960James Fortiner1959Victoria Rutledge
1958Victoria Rutledge1957William Smith
1956Charles Moore1955Charles Moore
1954Gordon Colcord1953D. K. O’Mahony
1952D. K. O’Mahony1951George Guthrie
1950Frank Nash1949Frank Nash
1948Harry Wood1947Harry Wood
1946Edna Grady1945Edna Grady
1944Harry McWhorter1943Harry J. Wood
1942Harry J. Wood1941Harry McWhorter
1940Harry McWhorter1939J. Ragsdale
1938J. Ragsdale1937Harry J. Wood
1936Harry J. Wood1935Sarah Douglass
1934Sarah Douglass1933Sarah Douglass
1932Harry J. Wood1931Harry J. Wood
1930Kate Jeffcott1929Kate Jeffcott
1928Clinton Bolick1927Clinton Bolick
1926Harry Wood1925Harry Wood
1924Carl McClure1922/23B. E. Tinstman
 
 

 

 

 

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