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March 29, 2018
Naples, FL – a “global” Destination

Naples, FL – a “global” Destination

Our world has shrunk – even as the population in Collier County has surged.  In our ever-changing business world, Downing-Frye REALTORS® have focused on serving their non-US citizens with both informed knowledge and stellar service. Our REALTORS® encourage all non-US buyers and sellers to seek professional, informed advice regarding holding title, safeguarding one’s estate and assets as well as clearly defining all financial and tax obligations owed to the USA.

An attorney skilled in international transactions is a vital member of our REALTORS®’ team to ensure and safeguard the non-US customer’s US purchase or sale – whether the property is used as a vacation home or rental business.

While we do not have truly accurate numbers of international owners, we believe that approximately 15% of property is owned by non-US citizens.  That is probably an underestimate but is still a “healthy” percentage.  We welcome our non-US owners and visitors and treasure the diversity and international e´lan which it brings to our community. It is wonderful to hear the many languages spoken by visitors who stroll along Naples’ Fifth Avenue South.

Such is the richness  which enlivens our community.  We invite all to join us in our sub-tropical paradise. We also ensure that our international visitors and owners can trust that Downing-Frye ‘s REALTORS® can and will serve them well with both knowledge and commitment.


Pat Pitocchi
Corporate Trainer /Broker Associate
Licensed Florida Real Estate Instructor
Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
At Home With Diversity Certified (AHWD)
Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS)
Graduate Realtor ® Institute (GRI)

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