About Lois

Lois A. Bolin, Ph.D., Naples Only REALTOR & DOCENT

A Name You Can Count On ~ A Reputation You Can Trust

Strategic Innovator, Community Steward and Old Naples Historian blends 33 years of business experience in profit and not for profit organizations with the love of community and local history to assist home owners, buyers and investors with encompassing services to smoothly move through the real estate transaction processes leaving time and energy for other things that Naples and life has to offer.

“Lois has a wonderful vision and the talent to produce the results that are needed in today’s market. Her fresh approach and creative mind are a refreshing break from the mold.”
R. Wells

  • 2013 Woman of Achievement, America Association of University Women
  • 2011 SWFL Power Players, Gulfshore Business magazine
  • 2010 Business Players: People to Know, Florida Trend magazine
  • 2008 Woman in History, ABWA Neapolitan
  • 2004 Woman of Initiative, Community Foundation of Collier County


Real Estate

  • Heritage Trail Museum – Real Estate Office
  • Cultural Heritage Tourism Editor (Experience SWFL)

Community – Antidotes for Cultural Amnesia

  • Coordinator Veteran’s Oral History Project (Library of Congress)
  • Florida History Fair Co-Coordinator: Collier County (grades 6-12)
    – Two local history awards
    – One state award
  • Chair, Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive
  • Founding Member, Old Naples Waterfront Association
  • Founding Member, Naples Stone Crab Festival & Columbus Ships event
  • SWFL Veterans Alliance Inc., Board Chair

Public Private Collaborations

  • Bronze Heritage Markers Coordinator City of Naples
    – APP for Heritage Markers – Free for local businesses, tourist and residents
  • Old Naples Walking Map- Contributor
  • Naples Christmas Parade – Theming & Judge Coordinator
  • City Fest Founding Committee Member

Place Making

Co-Founder of Naples Backyard History

Waterfront History Tours

Local history policies the first of its kind, were included the Eastern Collier County Comprehensive Plan, which has not yet been approved.

History Columns

  • Undercover Historian (Florida Weekly)
  • Old Naples Historian (Naples Journal)

WWII Heritage Trail Map – get Collier County more visibility