Welcome to EABOR

Welcome to Englewood and the surrounding barrier islands. We are a small population with a very involved, supportive community with a very big heart.  

Properties recorded as sold in the last twelve months:

  • Vacant land parcels: 1,200
  • Residential properties: 2,297
  • Income (Rentals): 18 

With the help of a local REALTOR® many people have found a piece of Paradise! Fulfilling dreams is What We R. 

The Englewood Area Board of REALTORS® is made up of approximately 750 REALTORS® and approximately 115 affiliate business partners. The Mission of Englewood Area Board of Realtors® is to support the success and professionalism of our members while improving our community and protecting private property rights. We find the latest technology, mortgage services, financial services, home protection, warranties, professional development, and training that is available. 

We are very committed to our REALTOR® legislation and here are a few of our victories: 

  • Authorizing on-line notaries
  • Business Rent Tax reduction
  • Helping property owners with open and expired permits
  • $192 Million allocated to help with affordable housing
  • $686 million dollars allocated to protect Florida’s Environment.  

Florida REALTORS® has been a strong voice on water issues for many years. We will continue to engage with future legislators to advocate for the sound policies that will have a positive effect on environmental restoration efforts in the beautiful state of Florida. Protecting private property rights and promoting home ownership is so important to our community and its economy. We love where we live and love what we do, because that is Who We R. If you have any questions regarding the Englewood Area Board of REALTORS® or the Englewood community, please reach out to me or your REALTOR®. 

It is an honor to serve as the 2020 Board President.

Warm and Sunny Regards,

Kathi "O"

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