For Buyers is your best online resource for finding all waterfront properties listed for sale and information relevant to your waterfront search. Trae Zipperer designed to make your waterfront search easy. All you have to do is click on a city on the home page map and then click on a pre-set hotsheet link that matches your waterfront search criteria. You will find it easy to search for waterfront by price, geographic area (Zone), type of water frontage, or waterfront neighborhood.

At some point during your search, you will need to go offline and choose a trusted Realtor® to help you refine your search to find the specific waterfront property that meets your unique wants and needs. We think you will agree that Trae Zipperer is the best waterfront Realtor® to serve you. With more than 260 waterfront transaction sides and more than $240,000,000 in waterfront total sales experience, Trae can answer your many questions regarding waterfront properties located in Collier, Lee, and Monroe counties including Fort Myers, Naples, Key Largo, Islamorada, Key West, Sanibel, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, and surrounding communities.

The most important waterfront search questions are:

  • What is your maximum budget for your waterfront purchase?
  • What type of waterfront view do you prefer?
  • What is the draft of your boat?
  • How long is your boat?
  • How wide is your boat?
  • How tall is your boat?
  • What size house do you prefer?
  • Are 8′ ceilings acceptable?
  • What style of architecture is your favorite?

The answers to these questions will enable Trae to quickly narrow your search by excluding the vast majority of waterfront listings that WON’T fit your wants and needs. Water depth at low tide, bridge heights, and waterway widths, are the most important criteria for boating. Comparing the housing wants and needs to the maximum budget to your boating preferences helps to quickly narrow the search to specific neighborhoods. Trae Zipperer can quickly turn a daunting task into a relatively simple process of elimination.

When buying waterfront property, you need a waterfront expert. Trae earned the trademark Waterfront Authority® from years of experience and research. When you choose Trae Zipperer as your waterfront Realtor®, you will access the information you need to make an informed purchase decision.

Waterfront Value Drivers include:

  • Location
  • Views
  • Water depth at low tide
  • Waterway width
  • Linear feet of water frontage
  • Dockage
  • Seawall condition
  • Proximity to the Atlantic Ocean
  • Proximity to the Gulf of Mexico
  • Age of home
  • Size of home
  • Features of home
  • Condition of home

When valuing waterfront properties, you need Trae Zipperer to help you analyze the interdependent waterfront value drivers to arrive at a fair market value for the subject property. Using price per square foot of living area for the existing home structure does not apply to waterfront properties. The most accurate way to estimate the fair market value for a waterfront property is to determine the lot value, determine the house value, combine the two figures, and make adjustments for incremental features such as dockage. In some cases, the existing improvements on a specific waterfront lot hold zero value despite being habitable structures. These waterfront properties are referred to as “teardowns”. Some are torn down to make way for a new home, while others are occupied as is, while others are remodeled to suit the needs of the new owner.

The most important steps in the waterfront buying process:

  • Finding the best waterfront property to fit your wants and needs.
  • Determining the fair market value of the subject property.
  • Securing financing if you aren’t paying cash.
  • Writing an offer to acquire your chosen waterfront property.
  • Completing your due diligence and inspections.
  • Completing the purchase process to a successful closing.
  • Enjoying everything about your waterfront lifestyle.

Trae Zipperer will help you through the entire process of finding and purchasing your waterfront property. There are many pitfalls to avoid and you will be glad you have Trae as your navigator along the way. Enjoy your online search for waterfront property here at and then contact Trae at 239-466-9696 or when you are ready to narrow your search and make a final purchase decision.

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