Southwest Florida Five Star award winner


Jim Mayer

John R Wood Properties
787 5th Ave S
Naples, FL 34102
Office: 239-290-9685

Linda and I have been agents with John R. Wood Properties since 1994. We were the company's 34th and 35th sales agents. I think the number today is approaching 500 or so.

Our sales have placed us among the company's top selling agents since 1999, averaging between $15 million and $20+ million in sales per year.

Our selling efforts stretch west of 41, from Bonita Springs through Port Royal, although, of course, we sell and list properties throughout the two counties. We've lived in Old Naples and Pelican Bay and currently reside in Coquina Sands, near the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club, where we renovated a home and have lived for the past 10 years.

We place an added emphasis on Pelican Bay, the Coquina Sands/Moorijngs/Park Shore neighborhoods, Old Naples and golf course communities.

Prior to joining John R. Wood, I spent many years in the advertising agency business with major firms in New York (BBDO), Minneapolis (Martin Williams, Ruhr-Paragon) and Virginia (Lawler Ballard, Earl Palmer Brown). During those years I developed major marketing programs for a host of international companies, many of them Fortune 500 members (Campbell Soup, Pillsbury, 3M, Con Agra, etc.). This writing and marketing expertise has been invaluable in growing and developing our real estate business.

I am a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and hold an MBA degree from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Linda began her real estate career in 1988 when we moved to Virginia. She worked for Womble Realty, Virginia Beach, VA. Previous positions were also in sales and included the Polaroid Corporation and greeting card company, Recycled Paper Products.


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