Blog - Coastal Florida Real Estate
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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REAL PROPERTY vs. PERSONAL PROPERTY, WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

September 20, 2017 Posted by: Richard Sites

Real property and personal property are two terms you will come across in your residential real estate transactions.  What is the difference and why is it important?   Let me explain.

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HURRICANE IRMA IS GONE, NOW WHAT?

September 19, 2017 Posted by: Richard Sites

Hurricane Irma swept through Florida from south to north last week leaving a trail of exhausted homeowners, evacuees, storm debris and, no doubt, some decisions to move from Florida. Even though these storms are few and far between, hurricane season takes it’s toll on Florida residents.  This apprehension is fueled by stories of past destruction, the increase in coastal populations, the insurance industry and the local weather stations.  However, whether real or imagined, for some residents enough is enough!

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UNDER CONTRACT & IN THE “CONE OF UNCERTAINTY”, NOW WHAT?

September 5, 2017 Posted by: Richard Sites

The cone of uncertainty is a phrase we hear during times when a hurricane appears to be threatening the U.S. coastal regions within a few days.  What if you are purchasing a house in the cone of uncertainty during this time? What now? What if you are selling a house in the cone of uncertainty during this time? What now?  Let’s talk about these situations however, these matters could get complicated and for this reason I always recommend using a real estate attorney during your deals.

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SELLING YOUR HOME? POSTCARDS vs. SOCIAL MEDIA

August 26, 2017 Posted by: Richard Sites

Selling your home soon or have it on the market now?  How are you reaching potential buyers?  Is your agent using postcards and/or social media and which is better? Which of these methods is more likely to get your house sold? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each.

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