Blog - Coastal Florida Real Estate
CAN YOU WITHDRAW AN OFFER?

June 26, 2017 Posted by: Richard Sites

How much time do you have to withdraw an offer? There is often confusion about how much time you have to withdraw an offer, or counter-offer in a residential real estate.  Without getting too legal let’s just take a look at the basics. Offers and contracts can be verbal or written but as the saying goes a verbal offer is worth the paper it is written on. You can buy and sell anything with a verbal deal or a handshake but this won’t hold up in court if something goes […]

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THE REVENGE OF ANALOG

June 16, 2017 Posted by: Richard Sites

Why Technology Might Let You Down I decided to write on this subject for 2 reasons which I will outline in a moment.  Basically, as a real estate agent, I spend a lot of time using technology and know my way around gadgets pretty well. I also attend a lot of online webinars.  When your business depends on technology working, business stops when techology stops.  So, here I sit waiting to input a million dollar listing into the MLS while the little wheel on my computer screen goes around and […]

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$100,000 PER FOOT!

June 13, 2017 Posted by: Richard Sites

Location, Location, Location We have all heard the saying about real estate, “Location, location, location”.  This is certainly true when it comes to getting a good price.  It’s just that some locations are just incredible. On the island of Palm Beach, the highest prices are commanded by those homes directly on the ocean along Ocean Boulevard.

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JUPITER ISLAND: SELL YOUR HOME IN PIECES

June 8, 2017 Posted by: Richard Sites

Jupiter Island is one of the wealthiest areas in the country.  But the properties are so large and so unusual that they sometimes stay on the market for years before they sell. Of course, like all sellers, when homes don’t sell reducing the price is the most typical strategy to attract buyers.  But I have always believed that imagination can play an important role in getting a property sold.

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SONOMA ISLES vs. JUPITER COUNTRY CLUB: A BATTLE FOR BUYERS

June 3, 2017 Posted by: Richard Sites

New homes are going up everywhere around here so there is a battle for buyers.  One of the most interesting contests is going on between Sonoma Isles and Jupiter Country Club. This is happening because of the strange location the 2 developments share.

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JUPITER REAL ESTATE: THE MARKET IS SHIFTING, EXP. vs NEW

June 1, 2017 Posted by: Richard Sites

In residential real estate there is something used by agents called “The Hot Sheet”.  Basically this is a morning update or recap of what happened overnight.  Agents use this to look for new listings, price changes and expired listings.  The hot sheet is a good barometer of where the market is heading. The hot sheet today, June 1, shows a definite change in the Jupiter/Tequesta market.  Let’s explore a little more.

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THE PROBLEM WITH PERMITS

May 25, 2017 Posted by: Richard Sites

Permits, and the fees associated with them, are increasingly becoming a part of our lives.  As municipalities clamor for more and more revenue, permits (and fees) are a great way to fill the coffers. Let me recount a couple of stories to illustrate.  First, I should tell you I grew up in a family where men often did repairs around the house themselves…without permits.

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Jupiter Inlet Colony, A Special Spot on Jupiter Island

May 23, 2017 Posted by: Richard Sites

Jupiter Inlet Colony is a special enclave of homes on the southern tip of Jupiter Island.  Waterfront homes are available overlooking either the Intracoastal Waterway, the Jupiter Inlet or the sparkling Atlantic.  There are also homes available off the water. See All Homes For Sale in Jupiter Inlet Colony

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“ANY BROKER ADVERTISE”, WHY NOT?

May 18, 2017 Posted by: Richard Sites

Advertising homes for sale is an interesting subject.  The latest feature in our area is the concept called “Any Broker Advertise”.  Let’s explore this feature that could get your house sold more quickly yet few agents understand how to use it correctly.

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THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS: CHECK YOUR HOUSE ONLINE

May 10, 2017 Posted by: Richard Sites

Details, details, details.  They can sink your sale or help it along. Here’s why. When selling your house, it is important that ALL relevant information and details be CORRECTLY entered into the MLS.  Why?  Here are 2 good reasons.

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