About James

James Sommers first moved to Florida with his family in 1989, when his father retired from the Washington D.C. Police Department. Over the next 20+ years, he lived across all areas of Lee County, where he gained a wealth of knowledge about the treasures of SW Florida.

The outdoors is the reason why James chose to live in Lee County. In fact his passion for the outdoors incudes volunteering with Lee County Parks and Recreation as a naturalist interpreter at Bunche Beach on Fort Myers beach. He is a tour guide explaining the history and natural ecosystems of this area. His favorite tour, entitled “low tide loafing”, explains the Calusa Indians, birds, mangroves, and sea shells.

James is working on a Florida Master Naturalist program, so he can expand his knowledge and provide the best information to new and current residents, encouraging them to enjoy and protect their home.

James has been a full time Realtor since 2003. Nearly 10 years of experience in real estate motivates James to make you his #1 priority! His goal is to make your decision on either selling or buying a home, an exciting and rewarding one. Look to James’s for energy and enthusiasm, knowledge and expertise! Contact him via email or call 239.851.2351.

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Languages: English

Interests: James Sommers has proven that no one will work harder for you. He's been a full time Realtor for over 13 years, and his goal is to make your experience a productive and rewarding one. Working with James, you'll pick your home and he'll take care of all the details. He'll coordinate and schedule all the inspections, appraisals, surveys, lenders insurance, and the title company. Look to James for energy and enthusiasm, knowledge and expertise! Contact him via email or call his direct number 239-851-2351. His attention to detail makes the home buying process quick and easy. If you're looking for someone to sell your property, James is the person to contact. With over 13 years of experience he can market your property (homes or land) to get you the highest sales price while working in your time frame. He uses a mixture of internet based technology and old fashioned marketing techniques to get the job done. Also, James has started his own real estate team to handle the needs of any client, big or small. His assistant, Patrick Huston 239-222-9676, is also a licensed Realtor and always available to answer questions or to show property. To assist Spanish speaking clients, Veronica Flores-Machado 239-671-1014 has years of property management and banking experience, before she became a licensed Realtor. For Banks and Asset Management Companies, his team offers full service solutions. Including BPO's, securing properties, maintenance and repair, and property sales. 2016 marks the 4th year in a row, Gulfshore Life Magazine selected James Sommers as their "5-Star Premier Agent" for Greater Fort Myers and Cape Coral area for his innovative solutions. Reach out to James before you travel to Florida to start getting local information and you'll be better prepared when you arrive. Find out in advance what questions you should be asking, what areas to focus on, how to get the most for your money, and what you need to bring with you (pre-qual letters from your lender, proof of funds for cash offers, digital camera, running shoes, etc). Some of the information about the area he can share with you to help you with your home search include maps, links and lifestyle information. For example, cut and paste this link about Cape Coral. James first moved to SW Florida with his family in 1989, when his father retired from the Washington D.C. Police Department. Over the next 27+ years, he has lived and traveled all over SW Florida, where he gained a wealth of knowledge about his chosen home. James moved back to south Cape Coral in 2000 from Venice, Fl to be closer to family. The outdoors is one of the big reasons why James chose to live in Lee County. In fact his passion for the outdoors led him to volunteering with Lee County Parks and Recreation as a naturalist interpreter at Bunche Beach, near Sanibel Island. He's recently earned his Florida Master Naturalist designation in 2015 and his real estate Broker's license in 2016.

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License #: C3036515


  • 1031 Exchanges
  • Condos
  • Farms/Vineyards
  • First-Time Buyers
  • Foreclosures
  • Horse Properties
  • Investment Properties
  • Luxury Properties
  • Relocations
  • Representing Buyers
  • Representing Sellers
  • Resorts and Second Homes
  • Short Sales
Other Specialities: • First Time Buyers • Luxury • Short Sales • Rentals Water front homes, Golf course communities, Island living GRI, CDPE

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James is an excellent and very knowledgeable professional. I first emailed him through a real estate website and he called me back within minutes, offering his help and valuable information about the area. James will always share his honest opinion, this is something I really appreciate. You know he is not just trying to sell you a house, he is building a long time business relationship based in trust. With his help, we bought some properties about 2 years ago. This year we decided to buy another property and we had no doubt we wanted to work with him again. He made the process easy and fun.
Is there anything you wish James Sommers did differently?
How did the agent help in finding the right property for you?
He listened to what we wanted and gave his honest opinion
How did the agent help to get a good price for you?
He presented our offers diligently and follow up with the sellers
Veronica Nolan - Helped me buy a home/lot/land in 2014
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james is the total package in real estate
Superb experience highly recommended
susan fegan - Helped me buy a home/lot/land in 2012
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James knew what to look for
James Sommers knows what a good price is for the type of house, he will tell you honestly if it´s worth it or not. He is a person whom you can count on when you need a decent house for a fair price. As my family has bought and sold several houses through James. - Brooke Fischer I met James when my husband and I were looking for a house after going through eight different realtors that would not listen to what we wanted in a house, I called the real estate company that James was working at and he took the time to listen to what we wanted in a home. I would recommend James to friends, family, and acquaintances. In the real estate world honesty is a hard quality to find. - Colleen Fischer While looking for our primary residence in Cape Coral Florida. I thought I found my dream home, which turned out to have extensive water damage to the ceiling. As James poked the ceiling which almost fell on us, he took me out side to look at the roof. Upon our inspection there was a large portion of the roof missing and I told him I could fix it, he grabbed me by the ear and dragged me out of the house and told me there are better deals out there! Thanks to James we have bought a house that we spent our money upgrading it instead of repairs.
brian fischer - Helped me buy a home/lot/land in 2003
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James helped us
"James and the folks at Gulf Gateway Realty, I would like to take a few moments of your time to talk about James Sommers. James helped us out of a very bad rental situation back in August of 2010. We had a couple of nasty years due to health, job, economy related, and were in need of somebody who would show us some patience and understanding. The problem was that, as a former realtor and mortgage broker, I was probably a realtor's nightmare in terms of selecting properties to show, as well as putting together a team to get the loan closed. James, as a true professional, dealt with the challenge, showed my wife and I probably in the neighborhood of 40 or so homes, from waterfront wrecks in the $200K range, to Chinese drywall homes in the $60K range. Some days my wife, Lynn, went with James, some days I went with him, and some other days we both made the trip. I think he finally figured out that once Lynn found the 'home of her dreams' that I was done. It worked, as he showed us the home that eventually closed, and in which we currently reside. Without James' help, I think we probably would be in the same situation we were in, and probably more miserable than ever before. We were driving the other day, and I asked Lynn where we should go, and she said 'Let's go home, I miss it". This, after being away for a couple of hours. I haven't heard that from Lynn in more than 20 years, and for that, I thank Mr. James Sommers. If you need any further testimonials for James, call my cell phone at 508-801-6694 and we'll talk. Thanks for your time, "
James Sommers - Helped me buy a home/lot/land in 2010
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