Vito Kostrzewski is a distinguished REALTOR® based in Fort Myers, Florida. With nearly fifteen years of experience, Vito currently works with Jones & Co. Realty, where he focuses on single-family homes, condominiums, vacant lots, investment property, bank owned properties, and short sales in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Lehigh Acres. Co-author of the #1 Amazon Best Seller, Business Leader Success!, Vito has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for high sales and customer satisfaction, including Platinum and Diamond Awards, the Five Star Real Estate Award, and the Top Agents Award, as well as a listing on the American Registry of Business Excellence.
Though today Vito is considered one of the preeminent Florida REALTORS®, his journey to the top of the industry followed a somewhat circuitous path. He was born and raised in Warsaw, Poland where his father was a construction engineer. After graduating with a chemical engineering degree from the University of Chemistry in Germany, he moved to the United Stated to obtain his Ph.D. in materials engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Vito worked as a successful polymer scientist for more than fifteen years before beginning his real estate career.
Looking back, he recalls making the decision to make the transition to real estate:
During my time as a scientist, I attended many different seminars, some of which were real estate seminars put on by industry experts. While living in North Carolina, I got my first taste of the real estate industry while investing in Raleigh properties using methods I had learned from a real estate boot camp run by Ron LeGrand. When my job in North Carolina ended, I had the choice of going north to stick with engineering or going south and pursuing my real estate passion full time. I had a friend moving to Cape Coral, so I moved there in 2003 and obtained my real estate license.
Vito began his career as a REALTOR® with Sellstate Priority, where he immediately fell in love with sales and the thrill of helping to make people’s dreams come true. Within his first year in real estate, he had already won a Platinum Award within his company, where he stayed for three years before moving over to Century 21. In 2008, while working with Century 21 during the height of the real estate crash, Vito persevered as a full-time agent specializing in foreclosures and shortsales, solidifying his position of prominence in the industry. Today, Vito works with Jones & Co. where his career has continued its precipitous rise.
In addition to his resilience and determination, what sets Vito apart from his peers in the industry is his dedication to his clients. Vito prides himself on being “the 24/7 Realtor”, and he centers his practice on industry-leading customer service and around-the-clock availability. He leverages his research background and tech-savvy to create customized real estate plans for each and every client. And with fluency in both German and Polish, Vito is able to serve an international constituent of investors. Vito’s commitment has earned him a loyal client base who are delighted to offer him a referral to family and friends, allowing him to effortlessly expand his business on a model of superior service.
With such prominence in his field, Vito is sure to keep himself abreast of prevailing trends within the Southwest Florida real estate. But his years of experience have taught him that consistency, professionalism, and hard work pay off, no matter what else is happening in the market. In his own words:
Successful people thrive in any conditions or markets, regardless of whether they are good or bad.
A leader in his industry, Vito strives to share the keys to his success in real estate and beyond with prospective realtors and clients alike, and has published several industry-specific books. He recently co-authored the #1 Amazon Best Seller Business Leader Success!: An Introduction To Elite Business Leaders! Volume 1, which features contributions from leaders in diverse industries on the relationship between success and other areas of business life, including ethics, mentoring and health. He also authored three books about real estate, all geared towards helping sellers sell their homes.
Less than two decades into his real estate career, Vito has already distinguished himself as a leader in Florida’s flourishing real estate market. Looking to the future, he anticipates growing his loyal client base while continuing to provide the excellent service his clients have come to know and trust.
Education & Certification
Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR)
Professional Memberships & Associations
National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)
Awards & Honors
Platinum Award (2004) • Diamond Award (2005) • Five Star Real Estate Award – Gulfshore Life (2013, 2015, 2016) • Top Agents Award – Gulfshore Life (2014) • Registry of Business Excellence – American Registry
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