About Phaidra

phaidra velarde sanibel realtor A true "Florida girl", Phaidra has lived on Sanibel Island since she was three. Growing up surrounded by Sanibel's unparalleled natural beauty helps to set her apart from the majority of island Realtors who have only been in the area for a short time. She enjoys sharing her vast knowledge of this island paradise with her clients, and her deep love for Sanibel and Captiva is positively contagious! Having also traveled extensively -- from the mountains of Thailand to the shores of South America -- she combines a world-based perspective with her local knowledge and island real estate expertise.

For the past seven consecutive years Phaidra has been the overall top producer for John R Wood in Lee County and in the top one percent of all Florida realtors statewide . In 2016 she achieved a landmark, selling both the highest priced home on Sanibel and the highest on Captiva. Her portfolio continually offers real estate representing the unique diversity of our islands.

As a champion competitive athlete, Phaidra offers her clients the kind of determination, enthusiasm, and extreme dedication that helped her to become an All American Athlete. Of course, when it comes to real estate, her clients always come first. So, if you're looking for results, just call Phaidra and she'll put her boundless energy and island knowledge to work for you. Whether you're buying, selling, or "just looking" at island real estate... it pays to work with a winner!


January 2017 Top Producer!

February 8, 2017   John R. Wood Island Real Estate

Southwest Florida's top 10 home sales of 2016

January 14, 2017   News-Press

2016 December Top Producer

January 13, 2017   John R. Wood Properties

Out &About SW Fl- 11400 Dickey LN

January 10, 2017   Out And About Southwest Florida

October 2016 Top Producer

November 11, 2016

Top Producer July 2016

October 13, 2016

Sept 2016 Top Producer

October 13, 2016

Top Producer August 2016

September 13, 2016

July 2016 Top Producer

August 26, 2016

May 2016 Top Producer Logo

June 13, 2016

May 2016 Top Producer

June 13, 2016

Realtor Closes on Top Sale on Sanibel and Captiva Homes

May 26, 2016

PhaidraMcDermott Successful start to 2016

May 17, 2016

April 2016 Top Producer

May 16, 2016

Top Closed Sales April 2015

May 5, 2016

April 2016 Top Award Logo

May 3, 2016

2016 March Top Producers

April 21, 2016

November 2015 Top Producer

November 20, 2015

Press Release August 2015 Top Pending Sales

September 17, 2015

Top Producer August 2015

September 16, 2015

Top Producer August 2015

September 12, 2015

Top Producer August 2015

September 8, 2015

April 2015 Top Producer

May 23, 2015

Press Release Top Pending Sales Apr 2015

May 21, 2015

March 19, 2015 Top Producer

March 19, 2015   JRW Press Release

Top Producer for November

December 12, 2014   John R Wood Island Real Estate Press Release

October Top Closed Sales

November 20, 2014   JRW Island Real Estate Press Release

Top Closing Agent

March 28, 2014   Island Sun

John R. Wood Announces Top Producers in February

March 26, 2014   Island Reporter

AWARD - Most Company In-House Sales for 2013

January 2, 2014

AWARD - Overall Top Producer

January 2, 2014

Phaidra - Top Producer - Island Reporter - January 2014

January 1, 2014

Phaidra - Top Producer - Island Sun - December 2013

December 27, 2013

Phaidra - Top Producer - Island Reporter - July 2013

July 31, 2013

John R. Wood Island Real Estate announced its top producers for the month of May

June 3, 2013   Island Sun Business Newsmakers

Recognition Ad

July 15, 2011   Island Sun

Top Producer for John R Wood Island Real Estate in 2010

February 9, 2011

Cutting edge digs bring in top dollar

February 2, 2011   News Press

Phaidra #1 Listing agent for Month of December 2010

January 25, 2011   Island Sun

John R. Wood Ad

October 7, 2010   Island Sun

Resort and Second Home Property Specialist

August 17, 2010

Short Sale and Foreclosure Representative Certificate

August 17, 2010

Accredited Buyer Representative Certificate

August 17, 2010

John R. Wood- Top List/Sales Agent

March 4, 2010   Island Sun


September 8, 2009   City of Sanibel website

Life Events

July 31, 2009

Phaidra Velarde Earns EcoBroker Designation

June 24, 2008   Eco Broker

Certified International Property Specialist Designation

December 26, 2007   Sanibel Fl

Why List your Property with Phaidra Velarde?

October 1, 2007

Island Realtor Reports Record-Breaking Sales


Customer Survey

201 Best In-House Sales Performance

Top Producer November 2014

2014 Top Producer