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Downing-Frye Realty, Inc.

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Rated the #1 brokerage in southwest Florida, Downing-Frye Realty is proud to offer the service of a family-operated business supported by resources of a large real estate brokerage.

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For 50 years, Downing-Frye Realty has been a leader in Naples real estate, and under the leadership of David and Michelle Frye, has grown into one of the largest independently owned real estate brokerages in the country. In spite of our size, we still run like a small family business. Our brokers are accessible, responsive, and dedicated to client service, and all employees are trained across multiple functions to provide comprehensive support to our associates and clients.


Today, Downing-Frye Realty is proudly rated the #1 brokerage with southwest Florida, #5 statewide, and #93 in the entire country by REAL TRENDS 500, the leading ranking of the performance of top residential real estate brokerage firms. This recognized success is built on a cutting-edge approach to the way we operate. The modern era of Downing-Fry’s rich history began in 1992 when David and Michelle Frye implemented an innovative 100% commission model. Since then, Downing-Frye has proudly retained 90% of the employees on the team when this change occurred. We continue to look five years down the road in planning for the future, and embrace technology as a way of maintaining our competitive edge and helping our associates succeed.


In 2003, Downing-Frye Realty established a temporary branch office in Bonita Springs. With the addition of Dan Ross and Mike Hughes as partners, meaningful expansion began thanks to Don’s reputation as a prominent local real estate attorney and Mike’s CPA perspective. Now, our Bonita Springs presence has blossomed into a permanent office on Tamiami Trail with over 100 associates. As ownership and offices expanded, so did industry recognition. Since 2004, Downing-Frye Realty has been ranked in the top 100 real estate offices in the country by REAL TRENDS 500. Downing Frye-Realty has earned significant local recognition as well, including:


  • Named Best Real Estate Office in the Southwest Florida People’s Choice Award contest for 13 straight years

  • Voted Best Real Estate Office in Bonita Springs by the News-Press readers for 9 straight years


Whether by volume or by customer satisfaction, Downing-Frye Realty has dominated the local market, all as a non-franchised, family-owned brokerage. With an eye to the future, Downing-Frye Realty is dedicated to preserving our steadfast commitment to treating our clients and employees like family, and we truly believe that our best days are ahead of us.

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