Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Is your property listed on at least 10 websites?

Did you know that consumers are five times more likely to buy a home found online versus in a newspaper? In fact, according to the National Association of Realtors, “80 percent of home searchers conduct research on the Internet.” It is for this reason that I focus much of my marketing attention on the internet. When I list a property for sale, I create an individual website specific to that property. It describes everything about the listing, including views, room dimensions and the like. It also posts the virtual tour, digital photography, disclosures, floor plans and site plans. We name the site after the address of the property (i.e. so that it is easy to find. In addition to the individual site, my listings also appear on some of the following 10 sites:

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Interest Rates Become Interesting…

I’ve been spending much of my time talking to Buyers about why I consider this a good time to purchase real estate, and now I’ve got another arrow in my quiver: low interest rates. Don’t let the media scare you, there is plenty of money to be lent to qualified Buyers, and the rates are wonderful.
In fact, interest rates are currently sitting at five-month lows! On a conforming loan, you will be charged 6% for a 30-year fixed loan with no points! Jumbo loans have options starting at 6.25%. These are exceptional rates which will allow you to get more value for you money.
If you would like more information about mortgages and property financing, go to my website at

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Reasons to buy Longboat Key property TODAY!

Top Reasons to Purchase Longboat Property NOW!

• We are two years past the top of the market…this means good pricing values are available.
• There is a good selection of property from which to choose.
• Longboat Key is a market of limited quantity; there is very little opportunity for new construction.
• Interest rates remain historically attractive; a 30-year fixed loan in the 6 percent range is awesome.
• Property insurance rates and property taxes have come down in the past year on most properties.
• Average temperature during the winter months of January, February and March are 72, 74 and 77 respectively. There is no chance of snow during that time!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Time to Buy?

Time to Buy?

People ask me every day, is it really the time to buy Longboat Key real estate?

Here is what I know for sure. If you buy today, you won’t be buying at the top of the market; that is clearly in our past. I don’t know if you could get a better price in a month or two, though in many Longboat Key communities (particularly condominiums) there is very little inventory available.

If you are an investor, looking to flip a property, it probably is important to you to time the market and buy at the very best price. If, however, you are like most Longboat Key purchasers, you want a good value, and you are planning to own your home for 3-5 years or more. In that case, why would you wait? Take advantage of the increased selection available, negotiate a good purchase, and begin enjoying the lifestyle which you came here for!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Longboat Real Estate


Welcome to my new blog about Longboat Key real estate. I will be posting the fact and figures, historical as well as present, of sales activity on the Key.