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Chamber celebrates opening of Keller Williams office

By CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - | Feb 25, 2021

PHOTO PROVIDED Chamber representatives celebrate the new real estate office with a ribbon cutting.

On Feb. 16, the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of the Keller Williams Realty office at 2440 Palm Ridge, Unit 4, Sanibel — a partnership between longtime Sanibel real estate agents Sarah Ashton and Chris Kirchner. The office had officially opened on Sept. 1.

“My business partner and I made the decision last year to open the Sanibel and Captiva office of Keller Williams Realty as we felt that the company was a good fit for how we do business and where we wanted to see our business go,” Ashton said. “In addition to national and international exposure for our properties, they also have a luxury division which was well suited to our business on Sanibel and Captiva.”

Kirchner has been working in real estate since he moved to Southwest Florida in 2009. He has been the recipient of the International Rising Star, RE/MAX 100% and Executive Club Awards multiple times. Additional awards include top listing and selling agent on numerous occasions.

Ashton moved to Sanibel in 2001 and began selling real estate in 2003. She serves as president of the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge and was past president of the San-Cap chamber and the American Business Women’s Association local chapter.

“We congratulate two fine island business people on their latest endeavor,” chamber President John Lai said. “Sarah and Chris not only have a proven flair for success, but an invested interest in their community and clients.”

“Being involved in the Sanibel and Captiva communities is key to being in business on the islands,” Ashton said. “The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce is always at the table with the city, the county, and often the state of Florida when it comes to the business health and community health of the islands. The chamber is often driving the conversations. Chris and I feel that it is really important to support this effort and to stay current with the issues facing businesses here.”