Why do you want to sell? If you want to sell to buy something else, this is a great time! In fact it might be the best time ever. I have some clients who just sold a home for just $30K over what they bought it for 4 years ago. But they were able to buy something for $170K less than what they offered 2 years ago. They are now laughing all the way to the bank.
It you want to sell to put your money in the bank, just wait. The market will turn around and you should be able to get a lot more in a few months. I personally believe that the market has bottomed out (but I could be wrong).
Siesta Key has a great appeal and is a lot more sheltered from market variations than most other areas. If you really have a full view of the gulf (as compared to a peek-a-boo view where you have to lean over the balcony to see a few bikinis), then you should not have a problem.
I'd love to be able to assist you with that sale. We specialize in houses that sell and in houses that should have sold but didn't...
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If you are priced right it will sell in this market. The Sarasota market seems to be on fire right now. Our manager at Main Street just blogged we had over 40 contracts this July at mid month. I personnally am negotiating offers most days. Of the 7 contracts I closed this year 6 were cash deals. I think the stock market has rebounded just enough that people with cash are once again comfortable spending it on the great real estate buys and not attracted to the stock market for investing. Ponzi schemes have people answering their own question "Why give my money to that guy, I perfectly capable of losing it all myself" Just a little humor to brighten your day. Marianne LeBar/Michael Saunders Main Street
the answer to your question is a little hard. do you need to sell it now ? When did you buy this condo, reason is market is not what it was 2 or 3 yr. ago and if you bought it less than 3 yr. ago more than likely unless you got it at a great bargin price, the condo is now worth less than what you paid for it. granted this is a guess for I do not know which condo assoc. you're talking about. it is never a bad time to sell but you need to price it right or else it will sit on matket along time. also, without knowing which complex you are in, if there are alot for sale in your complex then you should wait until inventory is down, if you are the only condo for sale in the complex then odds are good for you. I would be hapy to sit done and discuss this matter in person or over the phone, but need aot more info on your condo to give you the best answer
the Leventhal Team
I agree with some of the responses you have received so far. My office is located on Siesta Key so I am very familiar with the market there. If your condo has full gulf front views you do have an advantage over others on the market though prices continue to fall but buyers are out there looking if properties are priced right.
At your service,
5145 Ocean Blvd.
Siesta Key FL 34342
Look orward to your call
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Naturally, being an agent in Sarasota, with what I believe to be the best agency, I'd love to speak with you about listing your property. Coldwell Banker has the most extensive internet marking potential of any company and I personally post my listings with Realtor.com as a featured home which means it gets even more exposure. A majority of my sales are to European buyers and their money is usually cash and less negotiations because the exchange rate is so much in their favor.
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All the Best,
You will, however, want to list with an agent or a team that has strong marketing skills and is backed by a large national and international presence thru their brokerage. Getting your property marketed to the largest number of potential buyers is key. The larger the market of buyers, the best chance you have of selling for a price you can live with.
So start by interviewing a few agents. Get their input on how they market property, what they can offer you, and what they suggest be done to prepare your home for the marketplace at this time.
Team Vitale has a 31 point marketing plan with a strong internet presence and is backed by the marketing efforts of Coldwell Banker. Coldwell Banker has strong national and international marketing in place and huge plans being implemented right now. Team Vitale would be pleased to meet with you to discuss what can be done to market your property in the most agressive method and all the tools that we have to do so.
Jan Petters - Team Vitale
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
423 St. Armands Circle
Sarasota, FL 34236
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Your question is one that we commonly hear. Without a doubt, this is the time to be identifying the right property.
In the current market we recommend establishing your target price and then negotiating your best price. The price that our customers settle on is in their comfort range for both today's market and any additional short term price decling. In short we have the ability to create a marriage between the intelligent buyer and motivated seller.
We strongly recommend beginning the search process today......and buying only when the conditions are perfect for you.
Please let us know if there is anything we can do to support your interests.
Susan & Bill
The "Eckler Team"
Century 21 Almar and Associates