The National Association of Realtors indicates home values are on the rise… with home prices up by 11.6%.
Sales prices are rising… as inventory drops.
Vacant lots that were listed for sale years back (then taken off the market during the housing crisis: 2006-2011) are now sporting “for sale” signs … and construction projects are springing up everywhere in South Florida (condo buildings/single family homes).
Flipping is back.
So … which are the best markets for flipping? Read the rest of this entry »
Check out Ron Shuffield-President of EWM-talking about the Miami Real Estate Market so far in 2013.
NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY! Vick and Alexandra are ready to help you make your move TODAY! Contact us so we can get started.
We started with 16 possible homes last Tuesday … and set up appointments to see them this weekend.
By Saturday morning, half of them were already under contract.
Each of the 16 our buyers asked to see looked good online…. By yesterday 8 were under contract. Apparently a number of them were not only ”good” online but in person as well.
Our buyers wondered outloud (as we drove to the first of our viewing yesterday): “I wonder what made that house sell so fast … and this one not.”
What makes one house sell … another not?
Does it have something to do with the bright and bubbly listing agent who shows up to open, with a wealth of information and enthusiasm?
Is it the repeated incompetancy of a particular listing agent … (not insuring access to a gated community … not advising the owner of the showing? … forgetting the appointment?)
Is it that very first impression as you open the door ?
… The staged/clean/welcoming and well-maintained home ?
… That gutwrenching smell … the filthy, cluttered , clothes strewn everywhere effect… with extended family huddled in front of the TV/and a moldy guesthouse that left you coughing even though you took ONE step inside before retreating … built in 2003 but from all appearances probably NEVER having seen soap or water ?
I never had to answer their question as to why one house sells and another doesn’t … See a handfull of listings, and it’s fairly evident .
I’m telling you, I will be shocked if that 2003 ‘specimen’ ever sells … or it the two listed by incompetant listing agents do! The real question is “What on earth is wrong with those sellers and listing agents?
Biggest mistake sellers make? Pricing the house incorrectly …
Just for a minute, think how you react (as a BUYER) when you find a fabulous, well-priced home. You know that someone else may grab it unless you submit a strong, solid offer … fast..
When you’re selling … use that to your advantage. Price it very close what you expect it will sell for, to draw in a higher offer. If you price it too high (hoping for wiggle room and space to counter) you’ll tend to get lower (or low-ball) offers. Read the rest of this entry »
The Sony Open is back! One of my favorite times of the year, the tennis community comes together for the biggest tournament in South Florida.
Watch the top Men and Women players compete for the title on Key Biscayne. Players like Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Victoria Azarenka, the Williams Sisters and Maria Sharapova will amaze us with their talent while us fans get to soak up the sun and enjoy the atmosphere at the Tournament.
The Sony Open takes place March 19- April 1. I will be there taking it all in…hope to see you there!