Sanibel & Captiva Islands Specialist Designation (SCIS)


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The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Specialist Designation (SCIS) was designed specifically for REALTOR® Members of the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of REALTORS® who specialize in Real Estate Transactions on the islands. Over 100 SCIS Designees that have pledged their time, completed all 12 sessions of the program, and received the designation have demonstrated their commitment to providing the most up-to-date information on all aspects of buying and selling real estate on the barrier islands of Sanibel and Captiva. The 12 sessions include:

  • Sanibel – Captiva Conservation Foundation – SCCF

  • City of Sanibel

  • J.N. “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge

  • Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife – C.R.O.W.

  • Captiva Erosion Prevention District

  • History of the Islands

  • Bailey Mathews Shell Museum

  • Marketing Condominiums on the Islands

  • Resorts and Second Homes

  • Differences: Selling the Islands vs. Mainland Lee County

  • Waterways and Beaches


As any designee will tell you, the islands are not just a place where we sell real estate, it’s a place we live, work, play, and volunteer. We are committed to preserving and promoting the rights of property owners and wildlife.

So Why choose a REALTOR® with an SCIS Designation for your next real estate transaction? It goes without saying that choosing the right REALTOR® is key to any successful sale or purchase of property. But there are times when that just isn’t enough. Island properties offer a unique lifestyle and with that uniqueness comes limitations and responsibilities. 

The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of REALTORS® Members who have obtained the SCIS Designation are professionals committed to providing their clients the highest quality of service. This commitment provides a level of comfort to buyers new to the islands who may not know the right questions to ask. For sellers on Sanibel and Captiva, SCIS designees are able to effectively market the uniqueness of island living and anticipate and discuss any property restrictions with sellers and buyers and guide them over any bumps-in-the-road during the negotiation process. Check out the list of Designees below.

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