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Home Selling in 33948 : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Nov 4, 2014
Erin and Joe Becker answered:
We are one of those couples who have been down to the Naples, Sarasota Venice area looking for a retirement home and thought about Port Charlotte. What is scaring allot of people is the "FLOOD INSURANCE" which is now a Requirement by Florida State and Counties. It's NOT cheap and my absolute love pick of a home is right there in Port Charlotte, right on the water I WANT THAT HOME; however, I'm cracking the whip hard on my husband's behind because he is extremely concerned about the price of the Insurance and believe me even if you are not on the water you have to check, in Naples we found we had to go in about 15 mins from any beach to not have Flood Insurance.

Oh and I am getting a job too, so for those men I was joking about cracking the whip my husband may even stay up in VA/Wash DC area working and fly in every mo. 32 yrs of marriage, I love him but my dogs give me allot of love.

Oh and do a search online of properties in your zip code and see what they are going for and then you can start adding on items you have on your house that those houses do not and get an idea. Plus we found that down there is what over 6000 agents and they are all screaming to come out to meet you and give you their idea. Be careful though they will usually "Underprice it to get it listed and sold FAST and you lose allot of money". All this bit of "everyone down there getting all excited about the snowbirds coming in and selling and prices going up"...NOTTA Most snowbirds are the ones defaulting on loans as they "think" they can afford a vacation property. I see a heck of allot of homes still on the market now almost a yr, nice homes too and they are not selling.

Good Luck..and I hope I sell this house before the dream house is sold down there. We figure most people are not buying retirement homes for over half a million so we maybe ok. Negotiate NEG..
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Wed Aug 17, 2011
Robbie Sifrit answered:

I just wanted to follow up with you since I haven't heard back from you. If you are seriously considering listing your home, please contact me. You need to get some objective and accurate information about our market and guidance on how to market your home. Please see my previous email.

So please call or email me so we can discuss your plans.

Linda Atkinson, PA, ABR, GRI
ReMax Anchor Of Marina Park
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Thu Jun 26, 2008
Shannon Moore - The Moore Team answered:
Hi Bambilynn,

You didn't say if you were using a Realtor. My first bit of advice would be to get one if you're not. Next you need to look at how the buyers view your home and where they are coming form. We are finding that our buyers want the most square footage and upgrades for the least amount of money. Most important is price and next is condition of the home. How are they priced compared to other homes nearby?

We are getting many buyers right now from overseas in Canada. One of our best avenues is to market to these penitential customers. Since the dollar is weak right now against other currencies we a selling many of our properties to Canadians, Germans, English, etc. Many of them can purchase homes/condos for nearly half off the already low prices. It's a great position for them to be in.

The Internet is where most people find us. So you really need to have a strong Internet presence as well. And when they get to your website, blog, etc do you have information that catches their eye. There are many companies that offer free or low cost websites. How is your website set up?

How do the pictures look in the listing? What does the description say? Often times this is the first look that a potential customer will get. Are the pictures bright and colorful? Do they showcase the best features? Read the description of the home-does it sound appealing? Look at a few other homes on the Internet in the same area. Which one would you buy if you were a buyer? Why did you pick that one? Was it price? Was it the great pictures? Maybe you can come up with some ideas and take them to your Realtor.

Good luck with the home hopefully it sells quickly!

Shannon Moore, Realtor
Re/Max Anchor Realty
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