real estate: Marco Island Real Estate Market Update for Q3 2011 - 10/25/11 09:30 AM
The Marco Island real estate market has continued to show improvement through the third quarter of  2011.  Overall sales volumes have  increased for the third consecutive quarter.  Marco Island  total sales volumes registered over 50% over Q3 of 2010. Inventory has shrunk by over 14% as compared last year and new listings were down by nearly 14%.  while overall pending sales  were up  nearly 39% over Q3 2010. There was good news on the sales prices as well. Overall average sales were up  by nearly 15% over the previous Q3.
Condos and lots had strong performances in Q3 2011. Lots … (1 comments)

real estate: Marco Island Real Estate Market Update for September 2011 - 10/25/11 07:42 AM
The Marco Island Real Estate market continues to show consistent improvement in September 2011. New Listings were 25% lower than last September and overall inventory was down 14.5%. Overall Closed transactions were up almost 33%. While the month to month average and median prices were positive, all signs of a stabilizing market.
Individually, the single family homes were on pace with last month but below last September's numbers. We believe that due to the strong interest in homes in the past that the inventory has been depleted of quality homes that are well priced. Good properties are leaving the market quickly. The silver lining is that average home sales price was up nearly … (0 comments)

real estate: Foreign Buyers Eyeing Real Estate Opportunities in US and Southwest Florida - 10/05/10 04:36 PM

It appears that the foreign investors are back! Considering the discount prices on us real estate and the weak dollar, foreigners from Canada to China are snatching up values for cash all over the US.  In a National Association of Realtors report released in July, 28 percent of Realtors reported they had worked with at least one international client, up from 23 percent a year earlier. Of those Realtors, 18 percent had completed at least one transaction with an international buyer, compared with only 12 percent in 2009.
See the 2010 NAR Profile of International Home Buying Activity
Southwest Florida has been seeing … (0 comments)

real estate: Could the Marco Island Real Estate Market BE BACK? - 06/10/08 05:01 PM
I've watched a lot of trends and analyzed the Marco Island real estate statistics until I see double. There is just no denying that there is something positive happening in the Marco Island and Naples area. Case in point,
web traffic and qualified leads have increase considerably over the last year Pending & closed sales are outperform the previous year's volumes Buyers have become more proactive and aggressive in their searches Value properties are receiving multiple offers at the same time Buyers continue to queue into this summer's buyer's market
In the last couple of months, I've been in a few dogfights to position buyer's into top … (1 comments)

real estate: WHAT DOES OPRAH HAVE TO DO WITH SYNDICATING YOUR BLOG? - 11/22/06 01:47 AM
From a practical standpoint, it doesn't mean much. However, it is an excellent way to understand why using RSS or ATOM Feeds to publicize your blog makes sense. These web feeds are the crucial component of web syndication. Unfortunately, it can be a bit overwhelming to get your mind around these concepts. If you are the kind of person that is still struggling with programming your VCR, comprehending web syndication may be a stretch. Thus, I thought I would break it down for you.
Think of it this way! Many years back Oprah Winfrey was a local talk show (your blog) in … (0 comments)

real estate: Real Estate Blogging 101 - How to Get Started - Picking a Blogging Platform - 11/07/06 07:40 AM
This is part 4 of a 5 part series.  
There are many options to choose from when picking a blogging platform, often called a blog hosting service, and there are a lot of free services that will allow you to get acclimated to blogging without unnecessary overhead. Some options are:
Blogger by Google (free) Typepad by Six Apart  (has 3 basic levels; Basic, Plus, and Pro) •·     http://growabrain.typepad.com/growabrain/ •·     http://realestatetomato.typepad.com/•·     http://realestatesnippets.typepad.com/MovableType by Six Apart (for business blogging) Vox by Six Apart WordPress (free)
Also, Check with your website vendor, they may package a blogging solution with your website.
Real Estate Industry Blogging Platforms
http://blog.sellsiusrealestate.com/http://www.inman.com/default.aspxhttp://www.activerain.com/
One of the decisions that … (3 comments)

real estate: Real Estate Blogging 101 - How to Get Started - Building Your Plan - 11/06/06 01:52 PM
Obviously, the first step in any business opportunity is to make a plan. Without a plan, your chances of succeeding with your blogging venture may be slim. In building your plan, you should consider these guidelines.
 
1.   Let your personality show - People like to work with people they have things in common with. Letting your personality shine in your writing will create commonality with your readers and differentiate you from the millions of other bloggers out there. I'd suggest weaving personal stories into your posts while you address a topic. Give your readers something to connect too.
2.   Update regularly - The frequency of update is key to catching the eye … (26 comments)

real estate: Real Estate Blogging 101 - How to Get Started - Promoting Your Blog - 11/05/06 02:29 AM
Welcome to part 2 in a 5-part series on How to Get Started Blogging.  
 
If you are looking to attract consumers there is no "Field of Dreams" in blogging. The "build it and they will come" attitude is a surefire ticket to the blogger's junk pile. Part of your plan must be to define how you will market your blog and then put the plan into action. Here are some areas to considered promoting your blog:
 
Current contact base - let your current contact base know about your blog. Particularly, if you are looking to provide information to your clients. It's an easy way to centralizing the information … (5 comments)

real estate: Real Estate Blogging 101 - How to Get Started - Defining Your Theme - 11/04/06 07:08 AM
This is a continuation of Colleen Kulikowski's blog on ActiveRain based on the course that we jointly presented at the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors(MIAAOR).
Part one can be found at REAL ESTATE BLOGGING 101. 
Over the next 5 days, I will discuss how one gets started blogging, blogging guidelines as well as finding and posting content. I would suggest reviewing each day's topic and taking action on the step for that day. By the end of the 5 days, you should have all the pieces in place for a great blogging experience.
These practical steps will help you jumpstart your entry into the blogosphere:1.   Defining your theme 2.   Promoting … (2 comments)

real estate: Welcome to RETechnoGeek - 10/26/06 04:59 AM
Welcome to RETECHNOGEEK. A blog dedicated to discussing technology in the real estate industry.
My intent to provide a forum to discuss technology as it is today and where it could be headed. With over 25 years of software technology background, I have analyzed a lot of technology and am continually amazed at how far behind Realtors in our industry are in utilizing the technology that is available. It is my opinion that this industry will be changing even more as new and innovative technology comes into play. 
Stay tuned and we will all benefit from the findings.  
Joe BartosAmerivest RealtyMarco Island, FL Real Estate
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