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Monday, March 5, 2018   /   by Hunter Habib

Market Update March 2018

Greetings, Neighbors!
Happy March! As we move into our springtime selling season, we’re seeing pending sales pick up across the Southwest Florida region.  As always, those homes that are accurately priced, especially in the $3-500K price segment, are seeing a lot of open house activity and offers.  The luxury market, homes prices at $1 million and above, have had a slower month in Bonita Springs and Estero, but is seeing activity in the Naples market.  We’re also seeing the condominium market pick up as well in Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero.  The market overall continues to follow a stable path in both pricing, inventory and the days on market.
New construction continues to be a viable option for buyers, so if you’re selling this spring, you are in direct competition with all the brand-new communities, builder incentives and builder pricing!  So, that means you must be very diligent about ensuring your resale property is prm ...

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Friday, February 2, 2018   /   by Hunter Habib

Keller Williams 2017 Triple Crown Real Estate Award

I am so proud to announce that Keller Williams was just announced as the winner of the prestigious Triple Crown Real Estate award for the most units sold, largest volume, and agent count in the United States! What does this mean to you? It means peace of mind and assurance that you have the BEST real estate brokerage on your team in the nation! In an industry where consumers have access to many, many brokerages and agents, our brokerage stands out in both excellence and experience! Our clients mean everything to us and we’re happy to share this honor with our clients, family and friends in the market! As always, thank you for your support!

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Friday, February 2, 2018   /   by Hunter Habib

Market Update: February 2018

Greetings, Neighbors!
We’re off to great start for the winter selling season in Southwest Florida. In the market, January 2018 saw lots of open house and pending activity – more than we’ve seen in past months.  Now that storm repairs and the holidays are behind us, buyers are here and ready to see properties, and they no longer want to wait! While there are still some overpriced properties on the market, overall inventory has remained stable despite potential challenges of 2016’s election and 2017’s storm.  We’re currently in a stable market where price still sells. Properties priced at fair market value will continue to sell, as those are the properties receiving multiple offers.
 
New construction homes continue to be a viable choice for buyers, but we are still urging buyers not to go it alone without their own REALTOR®, as new construction community on-site agents work for the builder/developer.  In a new construction m ...

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018   /   by Hunter Habib

Home Pricing Myths Debunked for Sellers

Determining the price for which to list your beloved home is a challenge, particularly with all the history, memories, efforts in maintaining, investments in any upgrades, and hopes for profit. There are also some myths about home pricing that could get in the way of the task at hand and ultimately affect the timeliness and profit of your transaction.  Besides always consulting your real estate agent on price strategy before listing, sellers should understand the pricing myths as well. Here are a few myths that are important to expose, so that they don’t pose additional hurdles in getting a home on the market for a realistic and fair market price.  

 

It is an overwhelmingly common belief that everyone will make some kind of money when a home is sold. Though real estate does tend to appreciate over time (the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) estimates that home prices will have increased by 5 percent by the end of 2017 and will continue risin ...

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018   /   by Hunter Habib

Southwest Florida Housing Closed 2017 Strong

The Southwest Florida housing market showed resilience and strength in 2017, according to end of year market reports recently released. Real estate sales and overall housing market conditions as a whole are based on many factors. In 2017, we saw above average employment rates, low inflation, record stock market activity, and increased consumer confidence. Looking into 2018, there are additional factors that will attract buyers to the Southwest Florida area, including tax reform and continued growth of their investment portfolios. All in all, Southwest Florida housing closed 2017 strong and has entered the New Year with a forecast to remain on the same path.

For the Naples area, home sales increase 4 percent in 2017 and the median closed price rose by 3 percent, according to the Year End 2017 Market Report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales for Collier County (excluding Marco Island). The report showed increased activm ...

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