real estate in palm coast: OPEN HOUSES ARE LIKE LABOR - 05/09/11 11:54 PM
Open houses are like labor-they're painful and while you are going through it you say you will never do it again.  After some time goes by, you say to yourself, that couldn't have been as bad as I thought and you hold another open house.  Guess what?  It's still just as painful!
You have to be an optimist to work in real estate and doing open houses is a prime example of that positive outlook.  We advertise in papers, walk the neighborhood, promote to other realtors and put out signs.  We have tried broker's open houses.  We've done full lunches, desserts, … (2 comments)

real estate in palm coast: PLAN ON BUYING A HOME IN 2011? - 04/15/11 06:03 AM
If you are planning on buying a home in 2011, or any year for that matter, preparation is the key to getting the best deal when shopping for that new home.  Here are some tips to help the potential homebuyer get started:

            Define Needs vs Wants:   Make a list of your needs versus wants in the new home.  For example, if you have a large and growing family, then four bedrooms might be a necessity, while a pool might be a negotiable.
            Select A Location:   Spend some time driving around town, researching schools and local amenities, crime rates, … (0 comments)

real estate in palm coast: ARE OPEN HOUSES WORTH THE EFFORT? - 04/09/11 03:37 AM
We have tried to get excited about doing open houses for our listings but seem to always end up disappointed with the results.  Our Sellers tend to expect us to do them for their homes but we are finding ourselves more and more explaining that open houses just don't do what they are supposed to.  Getting a half dozen people to come on a weekend is a major success but one that usually does not result in Buyers nor is it the turn-out we hope for.
We dutifully advertise the open house in the local newspaper, make attractive flyers describing the … (5 comments)

 
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Palm Coast, FL

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