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Monday, January 1, 2018   /   by Hunter Habib

Market Update - January 2018

Greetings, Neighbors and Happy New Year!  Welcome to 2018 and what a year it will be!
Now that the holidays are over, we’re going to see an influx of new properties on the market as we do every year at this time.  You may even be thinking about listing your property for sale in January as well.  If you are, it is very helpful to understand the market conditions that we’ll see in January.  Along with the influx of new properties coming into the market, we will also see a large drop due to expired listings leaving the market as of January 1, 2018. Typically, the amount on properties that expire at this time is anywhere from 500 to 1,000 properties. So, we will see a great deal of activity right at the start of January.
 
For those homeowners wishing to list in early January, pricing your property accurately will be one of the most critical steps you can take towards getting a solid offer.  With all the new properties coming on the market at tm ...

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Friday, December 1, 2017   /   by Hunter Habib

Market Update - December 2017

Market Update: December 2017
By D. Michael Burke
 
Greetings, Neighbors and Happy Holidays!

Well, here we are at the end of the year already! It sure went by fast, but if you did not get an opportunity to list your home for sale in 2017 and you’re thinking about waiting until January 2018, you may want to consider listing now.  Most homeowners believe that listing a home for sale during the holiday season is perhaps the most ineffective thing you can do, but listing during the holidays is actually a pretty good time to list! Here’s why…
We know that buyers are already here in the market and looking right now and buyers looking during the holidays are serious! They have made a commitment to visit open houses and look for the right home during a very busy time - only a serious buyer would do that… and if you’re selling, that can work to your advantage!  Additionally, there is not a lot of competition on the market right now, but co; ...

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Monday, November 27, 2017   /   by Hunter Habib

Market Update November 2017

Greetings, Neighbors!
As we know, sales activity in the Bonita Springs and Estero markets experienced a short pause during September 2017 due to Hurricane Irma, but is now showing increased current sales and pending activity with those temporarily withdrawn listings back on the market. Many closings that were delayed by the storm, are now rescheduled. We’re not seeing any lost deals as a result of the storm and we’ll likely see an uptick in pending and closed units next month. Additionally, now that some of the debris has been cleared away from many communities, buyers have full access to open houses once again for resale homes.
There has also been an increase in buyer inquiries for new construction homes.  Close to year-end, coupled with the short post-storm delay, have afforded buyers many attractive deals for new construction homes right now. Builders are offering amazing incentives, but the best deals are secured when buyers are accompanied by REALTORS® who a ...

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017   /   by Hunter Habib

Keller Williams Realty Bonita Springs Market Center Assists Living Waters Church for Local Hurricane Victims

Bonita Springs, FL October 4, 2017 — Members of the Keller Williams Realty Team at the Bonita Springs Market Center recently collaborated with Living Waters Church, Bonita Springs, to assist local Hurricane Irma victims in need. On September 25, 2017, two hundred Keller Williams volunteers donated 6,000 hours of service and helped clean 10 homes in Bonita Springs affected by the hurricane.  The team also delivered 500 bags of food and raised $14,000 for Living Waters Church in just 30 minutes.

"What an incredible privilege it has been to work together with Keller Williams during these difficult times in Southwest Florida following Hurricane Irma,” stated Pastor Ed Ivie, Living Waters Church. “Their desire to serve the community has really made an impact and they continue to make a difference by regularly serving and volunteering. The leadership at every level has not only rolled up their sleeves to get involved but have displayed a huge heart of generosity wit; ...

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