Eric Pfeifer
Broker-Owner
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Eric Pfeifer (pronounced “fifer”) grew up in Baltimore, Maryland where he attended the Gilman School for Boys and later graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Civil Engineering. Eric worked as an Engineer and Project Manager on jobs in both Georgia and Florida building bridges and wharves and beltways. Eric later joined his two older brothers in a family business where they grew their company rapidly earning recognition from Inc. 500 for two consecutive years as one of the fastest-growing companies in the United States.

As a business owner managing over 80 employees, and working crazy hours 6 and often 7 days a week, Eric cherished his family time. Family vacations to Sanibel were always too short and too far between. After the birth of his second child in 1998, Eric and his wife decided that Sanibel could no longer be just a dream put off for future retirement, but a home for their family year-round. Learn More About Eric's Move to Sanibel Island They achieved their dream in 2001 and moved to Sanibel full-time.

Because Sanibel did not (and still doesn’t) have a big demand for Professional Engineers, Eric launched a new career in Sanibel Real Estate. Pfeifer obtained both his Realtor license and his Contractor License at the same time. Always a quick study, Pfeifer was honored as Sanibel & Captiva’s “Rookie Realtor of the Year” by his fellow Realtors in 2002. Then in 2003 and 2004, Eric was recognized as one of Southwest Florida’s “Real Estate Top Gun Realtors”. The following year, Eric earned the top agent award for all of VIP in Southwest Florida. Eric’s Real Estate Website: www.SunnySanibel.com has received top honors as one of Florida’s most informative real estate websites for several years in a row until the competition was retired.

In 2008 Eric opened his own brokerage Pfeifer Realty Group on Sanibel Island's main street, Periwinkle Way. He went on to win the Sanibel Community Service Award in 200920102011201220152018 & 2019. Eric was also voted Realtor of the Year in 2010, Realtor of the Year for 2015, President of the San-Cap Association of Realtors in 2015, 2015/16 President of the San-Cap Kiwanis Club, and 2016's Citizen of the Year by the Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce. In 2020, Zillow awarded Eric Pfeifer's Team the highest customer service score nationwide.

Defining success one family at a time, Eric Pfeifer combines old-fashioned hard work, leadership, and professional integrity to get the job done and takes pride in being recognized as a Community Service Leader. Since January 2004, Eric has had the privilege of helping more buyers make their Sanibel & Captiva real estate dreams a reality than any other island agent! The Pfeifer Realty Group team looks forward to working hard to help you achieve your real estate goals too! For the Attention and Results, you Deserve, give Eric Pfeifer a call today!


Eric's Real Estate Credentials & Designations: 

- Real Estate Broker

2015 President of the Sanibel Captiva MLS Board of Realtors 

- CRB – Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers

- CRS - Certified Residential Specialist

- GRI - Graduate of Realtor Institute

- CIPS - Certified International Property Specialist 

- Licensed Florida Structural Professional Engineer

- Licensed Florida Building Contractor


Eric's Real Estate Awards and Recognitions: 

2019 Best of Zillow Premier Agents 

2020 Real Estate Industry Expert Panelist 

2019 Sanibel Captiva Community Service Award 

2018 Sanibel Captiva Community Service Award 

Sanibel & Captiva 2016 Citizen of the Year 

- Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce

President of the Sanibel Captiva MLS 2015 

Realtor of the Year for 2015 

- Sanibel & Captiva MLS President Elect, 2015

2015 Sanibel Captiva Community Service Award 

2015 Realtor of the Year Award 

- Sanibel & Captiva Realtor Honor Society '02,'03,'04,'05,'06,'07,'08,'09,'10,'11,’12,’13,'14,'15,'16,'17,'18, '19, '20

Zillow Premiere Agent Elite 5 STAR TEAM 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

- Voted Best of the Island Realtor, 2010

Sanibel Community Service Award Winning Realtor of the Year, '09, '10, '11, '12 and again in 2015 

Sanibel & Captiva's Real Estate Rookie of the Year, 2002

- Southwest Florida Real Estate Top Gun 2003, 2004

Top Agent Company Wide for VIP Realty Group 2005

- Three Time Winner "Top 10 Real Estate Website" Award in Florida

Telly Award for Best Real Estate Commercial 

What's for Sale With a View, Featured Realtor in TV Series


Eric's Sanibel Board Memberships, Commissions, and Committees: 

Sanibel Planning Commission 2019-2021 

President 2015/2016 Sanibel Captiva Kiwanis Club

San-Cap Kiwanis Board Member: 2002, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 2021

- Kiwanis Club "Unofficial Article Writer" for 10 Years

- Schoolhouse Theater Board Member: 2007, 08, 09 (Schoolhouse merged with BIG ARTS)

Shell Harbor Community Association Board Member: 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 2021

Sanibel Congregational UCC Board of Trustees: 2008, 09, 10

- Sanibel United Church of Christ Usher: 2008, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 2020 Pre-Covid

City of Sanibel Captiva Traffic Study Panel - 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019


Eric's Sponsorships and Community Support: 

Pfeifer Sanibel Documentary Series: Films Designed to Give Back to the Islands

- Our Films Raised over $36,000 for Non-Profits

Growing Up On Sanibel - 2014 Pfeifer Documentary Series

Seven Sanibel Artists - 2015 Pfeifer Documentary Series

Sanibel Before the Causeway- 2016 Pfeifer Documentary Series

Post Cards and Photos from Sanibel - 2017 Pfeifer Documentary Series

Post Cards and Photos from Sanibel The Sequel 

Pfeifer Vintage Photo Collection at the Sanibel Library 

Under the Sea Gala Live Auctioneer 2017, 2018

Shell Museum Celebrity Waiter 2015, Sponsor 2016

The Sanibel Community House 

- Sanibel Shell Fair's Guiness Book of World Records - Drill Sargent/Grand Marshall 

Dancing with the Sanibel Stars Dancer 

Gavin Walker Legacy Documentary - 100 Years of Sanibel's Black History

F.I.S.H. of Sanibel & Captiva Live Auctioneer 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 for the FISH Gala.

Emcee for 2019 FISH Old Hollywood Glamour.

F.I.S.H. 10K Run Sponsor 

SCCF, and Bailey Homestead Preservation 

SCCF Annual Fund

SCCF Marine Lab

SCCF Beer in the Bushes Sponsor 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Charitable Foundation of the Islands Sanctuary Golf Challenge: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 (No longer a CFI event)

CHR Community Housing Resources Mardi Gras

Sam Bailey's Islands Night 

- PURRE, Clean Water Legislation

- START, Solutions to Avoid Red Tide

Sanibel Sea School 

- Blessings in a Backpack

- Sanibel Cares - Healthpark Children's Hospital

- Canterbury School: Annual Fund, Extravaganza, Scholarship Fund, Cougar Athletic Club

BIG ARTS & The Herb Strauss Theater

Octifest, Bone Fish Ball, Sea Fandango (Live Auctioneer)

- Optimist Club's 4th of July Road Rally 

Crackerfest to benefit START 

- Reach for the Stars, Children’s Education Center of The Islands

Sanibel School, Rec. Center, Sanibel Flag FootballSanibel Little League 

100% PURE SANIBEL Founder - Creator of Serving Sanibel LLC, The Charitable Arm of Pfeifer Realty Group

CROW 

Bailey Matthew's Shell Museum

Celebrity Guest Waiter 

- Breast Cancer Awareness

Celebrity Bartender 

Habitat for Humanity 

Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge & their Tarpon Tournament 

Sanibel Historical Village and Museum 

Trail in Motion - Sanibel's Bike Paths

Community Housing Resources - Below Market Rate Sanibel Housing

Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner Sponsor and Meatball Cook. 02,03,04,05,06,07,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18, & 2019

- Sanibel Baseball Field Sponsor: 04,05,06,07,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18, & 2019


Eric Sanibel Youth Sports Involvement: 

Sanibel Little League Commissioner: 2009, 2010, 2011

- Sanibel Little League Coach: 2001, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 2010

- Pfeifer Founded Sanibel’s NFL Youth Flag Football League in 2003

Sanibel Flag Football Commissioner: 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12

- Sanibel Youth Flag Football Coach: 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11

- Canterbury School Middle School Football Coach 2011-2012

- Canterbury's Cougar Athletic Club: 2011, 12, 13 & 14


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