new construction: REALTORS Sell New Construction Properties Too - 08/03/13 02:40 AM
REALTORS Sell New Construction Properties Too Buyer representation should not be overlooked for resale and new construction Image courtesy of Bill Longshaw at

Often I will work with customers for a short or long time period primarily on resale listings. Then I'm told that they have turned their attention to new construction and for some reason that equates to I don't need a REALTOR.
This certainly has happened in the past, but lately with more frequency. I firmly believe that the lack of inventory, good inventory, is pushing buyers in that direction. This is understandable. Often, based on requirements, I start by showing … (32 comments)

new construction: How New Development Prices Go Up Without Raising Prices - 09/30/12 09:54 PM
How New Development Prices Go Up Without Raising Prices What's Included and What's Not, that's the key Prices are going up for new construction, that's clear. This also means that resale property prices have stopped falling, and yes, we're seeing those prices increase too. New construction prices were lower for some time for one simple reason - resale inventory was high, prices were dropping, and the developers had to compete. OK, maybe that's three simple reasons all related. Otherwise stated, supply and demand. In southwest Florida the demand, turned to pent-up demand has never really changed. Pent-up demand is over, sales … (0 comments)

new construction: The Crazy Days are Back, New Construction Stretches Out - 09/11/12 05:23 AM
The Crazy Days are Back, New Construction Stretches Out Labor Shortages Causing Longer Lead Times Today I worked with a customer contracting to build/buy a new home in Naples. Contract to move-in time was quoted to be nine months! Now, we're talking about a nice home but it is a builder's tract home model.What's causing the delay? In general, a labor shortage. Homes are lined up just waiting for the availability of labor and material to start the next phase.
We drove buy several homes in the state as the one pictured to the right. Blocks are up and they are … (23 comments)

new construction: REALTORS Camp-Out, Sleep in Cars..What's Going On? - 05/17/12 12:33 AM

I'd call it a recovery... Not because of any single event, but when a series of events line up supported by verifiable data you have no choice but to recognize a trend.
"Recovery," I'm not referring to a general overall national (worldwide?) economic recovery but only the recovery of the real estate market in this region. Follow all the posts below, you will see.
This event actually occured in January of this year but it was just recently reported. It happened at the new G.L. Homes community of Riverstone in north Naples. REALTORS began lining up at 8:30PM the night … (0 comments)

new construction: New homes are going up like the Spring flowers to come... - 03/23/11 07:54 AM
In southwest (Naples, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Estero) Florida new homes for sale are blossoming again and new construction pricing has started the creep upward. I have been in many communities just over the last week or so and each one is building new product to order and they all are building a small amount on spec for inventory. Where?
Paseo - Fort Myers (Stock Development)
The Plantation, Fort Myers (Pulte/Centex)
The Quarry, north Naples (Pulte/Centex)
Secoya, north Naples (Stock Development)
Black Bear Ridge, north Naples (Stock Development)
Manchester Square, Naples (WCI Development)(brand new development from the ground up)
Andalucia, Naples … (0 comments)

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Outstanding Performance Award: 2011 Top Performance Award 2012, 2013 Gulfshore Life Magazine Five-Star Award: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Author Bio: Bob Pisa moved to the Naples area after spending 30 years in the Boston area. He was raised in the metro-NYC area and graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY) in 1974. His career has been primarily in high-technology manufacturing and enterprise software for multi-national companies. Bob was also a successful small business entrepreneur and ultimately sold his start up business after six years of operation to a major corporation. He is the former Vice President for the Grandezza Master Homeowner's Association (two terms) and former President of the Santa Lucia Homeowner's Association (three terms.) Bob attained his real estate license in 2005, and is working in commercial and residential real estate. He is a member of Naples Area Board of Realtors®, NAR, and Florida REALTORS. View all AR Posts By Bob Pisa Blog Google+




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