There is a pilot planned for a new reality real estate show, called Million Dollar Listings Naples: Billionaire’s Coast. The idea is the brainchild of ITZ studio founder Chuck Ardezzone. Ardezzone will try to sell the series to BRAVO or HGTV. He said “we’re focusing on the upper echelon.

Ardezzone said the show is the first in a series that he expects will begin in Naples and eventually creep up the coast to Ft Myers Beach, Sanibel Island and possibly Venice.  He expects to find the normal tension in the give-and-take that happens when ego-driven wealthy sellers and buyers bicker, and brokers scramble to keep big-ticket deals from falling apart.

Tom: This will be another great shot in the economic arm of Southwest Florida. However, homes in the $350,000 to $500,000 are still the “bread and butter” of our real estate market.