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Joe Epifanio has been in the real estate business for well over 25 years,  working with sellers and buyers to make sure their real estate goals are met. Joe is a Broker Associate with Royal Shell Real Estate, on 5th Avenue S,  in Naples, Florida.  Joe works hard to make sure that clients get the service and dedication that he would expect himself if he was buying a home.

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Joe Epifanio PA was Featured in the February issue of Top Agent Magazine 


Joe Epifanio PA featured in Top Agent MagazineNaples, FL. Joe Epifanio PA of Royal Shell Real Estate Company was featured in the Florida edition of Top Agent Magazine in the February 2021 Issue. Top Agent Magazine is the premier real estate magazine featuring the foremost real estate agents, mortgage professionals, and affiliates in the USA, Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Top Agent Magazine features the top producing and most accomplished professionals in the real estate industry, offering an in-depth look at their careers and providing a blueprint for their success. 

To be considered for a feature in Top Agent Magazine all professionals must go through a nomination and interview process. ALL…

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Joe Epifanio, What do Realtors do? Find out with JoeI am a Realtor and have been for over 30 years. The industry is changing; here in Naples, we have over 10,000  Realtors in Naples, agents with licenses. By any stretch of the imagination, that is an awful lot of people vying for business. There are many different reasons for becoming a Realtor. Mine was because of my father. He was in Real Estate for over 20 years and grew up helping him. Some people get their licenses so they can save money on their home sale. Others are from out of state and hold two licenses, one where they work full time and one down in Naples to pick up extra work while they vacation. The successful ones are full-time career Realtors.

So what do Realtors do? I mean, what do full-time professional career Realtors do. One…

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buying and selling realestate virtually

We are using technology that allows our clients to buy or sell real estate from virtually anywhere in the world. We can show homes, and spend time with our clients with virtual walkthroughs. Allowing them to look around at every nook and cranny, just as they would if they were in Naples in person.

Since our lives have been turned upside-down, buying and selling real estate virtually is a must for all successful realtors.

The Epifanio Team with Royal Shell can provide you with the same exceptional service and undivided attention as we always have.

To buy or sell a property in SW Florida, contact us, and we will do virtually everything you need. From making an informed decision on which agent to list with, to walking you through homes, we are…

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Just listed this amazing condo with fantastic views out over Vanderbilt Bay,  this waterfront condo also has access to the Gulf of Mexico. 


There are not many properties with views like this available in Naples!  The sunsets are simply stunning, and you can watch them right from your own lanai.  Vanderbilt in North Naples is fast becoming one of the premier places to live in Naples.  Walking distance to the beach, Mercato for shopping, restaurants, and nightlife.  Take a look at the views, then contact me to arrange a viewing.

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Sometimes it's good to stop, stand back, and take a good look at why you moved to Naples in the first place.  I had traveled extensively in Floria, searching for the right place to live.  Working my way from the panhandle in the North, I finally found Naples and looked no further.   

The other day I was out on a boat with some friends and had the chance to meet a dolphin up close and personal.  He traveled alongside us for almost 30 mins, from the back bay in Vanderbilt Beach, along the intercoastal out to Wiggins Pass, a well-known inlet providing access to the Gulf.    He swam in our wake, rolling, jumping, and simply having fun.  It took my breath away and made me realize, not for the first time, just how lucky I am to be able to call Naples my…

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You have finally decided to move, you're excited, right? Suddenly life is about to change! The people you meet, where you go grocery shopping, schools and sometimes even the town you live in!

Homes for First time buyersMoving house is a huge decision; for most people, housing is at the top of their lifetime major purchases list. So, it's no wonder that some first-time buyers are worried about making the right decision when choosing a home.

As a Realtor, I meet lots of clients. Some take homeownership in their stride, others, such as first-time buyers, find the process more than a little tricky.

The first thing many first time buyers do is to and start looking at homes. Find one they fall in love with, then realize they cannot afford it. They may have seen the home online,…

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When you move to Naples Florida for the fishing and, see dolphins

So, you have made the decision, after months, maybe years of pondering where your next home move will take you, finally you have made up your mind and Naples is at the top of your list.

You take the plunge, buy a home and move in.  But will you have buyers remorse, will you wake up wondering why on earth you chose Naples to call home?

Maybe, or maybe not, here are some things you may want to know before you make that final jump.



  1. They don't call Florida the Sunshine State, for nothing!  Be prepared to wake up to around 264 sunny days per year, and even those that are cloudy are probably not going to stay cloudy all day.
  2. You are never far from anywhere in town, ask a taxi driver, how far is the beach? or how far is downtown,…
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Check out this fabulous new listing in Ole, with access to one of the most amazing resort-style pools in Naples, this home in Ole has everything you could wish for in a vacation or full-time home in Naples Florida.

Watch the video and let me know if you need any more information.

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Spacious two bedroom, two bathrooms, second floor Bermuda Park Condo overlooks lake and fountains. Brand-new carpeting and fresh paint throughout. Master suite features a walk-in closet, linen closet, dual sinks, and walk-in shower. Screened lake-view lanai, laundry closet with full-sized washer and dryer, large pantry, ceiling fans, and garage with attic complete your home. Amenities in this gated community include private Bermuda Park pool, spa, community room, and beautifully landscaped BBQ area, along with Villages of Bonita’s pool, spa, fitness center, tennis courts, shuffleboard, card room, library, and fully-equipped party room.…

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Preparing your home for Hurricane Season Before Leaving Naples

The mess none of us want to come home tooLast year we all got a small reminder of what Mother Nature can do when Hurricane Irma passed through. Many went weeks without power and we nearly all suffered some kind of inconvenience or discomfort at one time or another in the following weeks. While you can't control when a storm will make an appearance at your front door, you can take certain steps and precautions before leaving your Florida home to give your property the best chance of making it through the summer while sustaining as little damage as possible.

I will list some of the most common solutions and try my best to explain the logic behind the action and then let you decide which to try. Remember, every home is different…

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