Blog - Coastal Florida Real Estate
SMART HOMES: FIVE THINGS TO DO WHEN BUYING

November 25, 2017 Posted by: Richard Sites

There is an infatuation today with technology, yes?  People are lining up to get the latest automated device whether that is a Nest thermostat, a touch-screen refrigerator, an Alexa or Google Home.  Or an iPhone X.  The lines for new phones are legendary. But like everything else, the more complicated things get…the more complicated things get.  Let’s talk about it for a minute.

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WIRING FRAUD, WHAT TO WATCH FOR

November 8, 2017 Posted by: Richard Sites

Security, in particular cyber-security, has become the sign of the times we live in.  After 9/11, everyone has become aware threats are out there and you are admonished that “If you see something, say something”.      Well, what about the threats that are not as apparent?  Let’s talk about them for a minute.

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THE BAD NEIGHBOR, WHOSE FAULT IS THAT?

November 3, 2017 Posted by: Richard Sites

Bad neighbors can be a reason for moving or at least make your life tense.  That’s why there is an old saying, “Good fences make good neighbors”. But when selling a house, is the bad neighbor a “material fact” that should be disclosed to potential buyers?  Let’s talk about it.

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WHAT’S THE POINT OF USING A REAL ESTATE AGENT?

October 21, 2017 Posted by: Richard Sites

Should you use a professional real estate agent in your next deal or do you just need someone to open doors?  This question gets constant review as we lean more and more on technology, machine learning and AI for answers. You can get any of these “assistants” to help you by simply saying “OK Google” or “Hey Siri” (except that doesn’t work on my iPhone) or on the latest Pixel 2 by just squeezing the phone.  But let’s take a look at some of the advantages a professional can offer. […]

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Selling?  What do Trump, Obama and GM know that you don’t?

October 17, 2017 Posted by: Richard Sites

In 2008, Obama was elected due largely to his ability to connect with voters using social media and email.  Last year, Trump was elected using the same techniques. Do they know something you don’t or is there something we could learn from them about successfully selling? Let’s talk about it.

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5 STEPS TO FIND THE “SWEET SPOT” WHEN SELLING YOUR HOUSE

October 13, 2017 Posted by: Richard Sites

The “sweet spot” is that area where the most ROI is achieved or where you get the most “bang for your buck”.  Baseball bats have a sweet spot and when you hit the ball right on it, the ball travels further than normal and there is almost no feeling in the batter’s hands at impact. There is also a sweet spot when pricing your home.  Let’s talk about it for a minute.

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ARE YOU OFFERING BUYERS A CHARGING STATION?

October 7, 2017 Posted by: Richard Sites

Tesla made an announcement this week that production of their electric cars was ramping up.  This joins Ford and GM who both announced plans to step up production of their models too due to their increasing popularity. So the question is, are you offering buyers a charging station at your home?  Or, why would you?  Let’s talk about it.

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THREE REASONS WHY A “CMA” IS NO GOOD

October 3, 2017 Posted by: Richard Sites

A CMA, or Comparative Market Analysis, is the lifeblood of residential real estate.  Countless software programs are devoted to designing CMA presentations and agents dutifully adhere to these programs when making listing presentations. But are these really CMA reports beneficial or could they even be hindering your sale?  Let’s talk about it for a minute.

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SELLING? DO YOU NEED AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY?

September 30, 2017 Posted by: Richard Sites

Aerial Photography, or drone photography, is commonplace today.  Everybody from farmers to the government is using it. So when selling your house should you make it a part of your marketing? Let’s talk about it for a minute.

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$5 MILLION REDUCTION IN ADMIRALS COVE

September 23, 2017 Posted by: Richard Sites

Selling estate homes can take time, the higher the price the longer it may take to sell.  Often the best way to help price these large estate homes is by using a “high-end” appraiser to help get the price right. When these big homes don’t sell, often the only thing to do is lower the price…just like in any real estate transaction. Value is on the opposite end of the see-saw from price so when the price goes down, the perceived value goes up.  In Admirals Cove the highest priced […]

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