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“It’s a seller’s market!” At least that’s what the SW Florida real estate market figures are saying. Then why aren’t all sellers getting the price they think they should from their home sale? Actually, there are three common stumbling blocks that we see occurring over and over again. It’s true, according to the numbers, this is the prime time for selling SW Florida real estate, but if you’re actually going to get the listing price when that offer comes through, you’ll want to keep reading. Here’s the breakdown:
SW Florida Real Estate – Avoiding the Top 3 Seller Mistakes [click to continue…]
Whether you’re looking for Florida investment property (to retire at a later date) or are in the market to purchase a Florida home for sale right now, you should have the formula on which you make your location decision well thought out. When choosing between the best cities in Florida to live (and retire), trust us, –it’s vital to do your homework. You may simply be looking for a Florida waterfront property or for something near the beach, but what about crime, diversity, activities, accessibility to transportation, parks, libraries, — you get it, right?
So, before we can determine what the best cities in Florida to live are, let’s first take a look at the criteria we’ve based our choices on: [click to continue…]
Listing Your SW Florida Home
If you’re thinking about listing your Collier, Charlotte or Lee county home for sale, it’s vital to take a look at the 2013 Florida real estate market statistics. Why? Because without verified data, you’ll find yourself clouded by opinions that can cause you to look at the market from a perspective that simply may not be true. Let’s take a look at one of the most popular myths regarding home sales:
Don’t list your home unless it’s “season.” We’re sure you’ve heard that a time or two. But what does the SW Florida home sales data actually say about this? Actually, the idea of “season” is no longer valid according to the data we have from the March 2013 Market Summary. Here’s the breakdown:
March 2013 Florida Housing Market Statistics [click to continue…]
No investor wants to find themselves in the middle of a bidding war. With every counter bid you can just see your profit dwindling. Add that to the cost of renovations and improvements, and a killer deal can become a waste of time all over the course of a few phone calls. Putting together a great offer that sellers will readily accept is critical to any serious investor, especially in the SW Florida real estate investment market. Buyer conditions are ideal, but inventory is declining, –and this is exactly what spurs bidding wars in the first place.
So, what’s the answer? Making an offer that will prevent a seller from looking elsewhere is vital. Here’s how it’s done:
Real Estate Offers that Stand out From the Crowd
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Before even getting into the other parts of writing an offer, this is worth being said. You have to know the ins and outs of your particular situation. Every sale and every house on the market has its own story. There is no cookie cutter situation or one size fits all way to handle an offer. The best offers are structured to fit the needs of a specific situation. [click to continue…]
As a follow up to our Buy Now, Retire Later article, we have documented the “Florida Real Estate Investment Plan” of one of our clients. The names change from week to week, but stories like this one are taking place every day. Why? Because SW Florida is more than just a warm, attractive area to retire. It also makes good sense from an investment and financial standpoint. Take a look at the story below. You could be next.
SW Florida Investment Property – Love at First Sight
All it took was one vacation to Sanibel Island for John and Linda Cox to fall in love with SW Florida. Two weeks after they returned to New Jersey the couple found themselves scanning airline deals for another Florida trip. This time it wasn’t to soak in the rays or throw a fishing line over the side of the boat, it was to view properties for their future retirement home, and they had their eye on SW Florida gated communities.
“Retiring to a gated community just made sense to us. It’s beautiful, peaceful, there’s plenty of amenities and zero upkeep. We don’t want to worry about lawn or pool maintenance. We want to wake up in the morning and decide whether we’ll be golfing, swimming or fishing. We can do that here.” [click to continue…]