Walt Bethel's Real Estate Resource
I am a fourth generation Floridian, born and raised in Arcadia, with a vast knowledge of all areas of Florida real estate and an ardent appreciation for Florida history. The purchase and development of my first orange grove when I was just sixteen years old fueled my passion for real estate. Since then, I have bought, owned, and sold a wide variety of properties throughout a successful business career. My investments have included acreage, agricultural properties, residential homes, condos, and commercial properties. My marketing and sales experience was cultivated over time at my family’s business, Bethel Farms, where I marketed, managed, and sold products to "Big Box" retailers across the Southeastern and Midwestern United States. From an early age, my dad instilled in me the values to work hard and always have a goal, to look for a better way of doing things, and to constantly improve on them. The daily implementation of these principles, coupled with the enjoyment of networking with new people and my experience in business, sales, and marketing, have contributed to my success as a REALTOR®. I have served on various boards and committees throughout the years. I have coached and actively support local youth athletic programs and leagues. My wife Jill, also a fourth generation Floridian, and I reside in Punta Gorda with our two children, a daughter Peyton and a son Truman.