fl: 10 Best Things Clients like about their Realtor - 01/04/12 12:59 AM
Survey Says:
1)  Good Negotiating Skills
2)  Personality of the Agent
3)  Personalized Service
4)  Made it easier, Saved Time
5)  Listened
6)  Followed Up
7)  Go the Extra Mile
8)  Treated all family members with Respect
9)  Told the Truth
10) Worked with a Smile
Looking to save time, money, and avoid mistakes?  Use a Buyer's Representative to help you with your next purchase.
Kelly Klein, Lifeguard Real Estate, Inc.   850-420-2480   Http://www.KellyKleinSoldMine.com

 
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fl: November Sales Numbers - 12/14/11 01:46 AM
November Sales StatisticsIn an effort to help members communicate more effectively about the real estate market along the Emerald Coast, ECAR has put together basic statistics to be used by ECAR members in customer/client communication and other marketing efforts.  This is not intended to replace any other statistical analysis ECAR members may use each month. 
Total Units Sold
 
 
 Kelly Klein, Lifeguard Real Estate, Inc.
Broker / Owner 850-420-2480
Http://www.KellyKleinSoldMine.com
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fl: Where does your business come from? - 10/28/11 11:25 PM
Where does your business come from?  Most of my business comes from past clients and referrals.  The Internet also provides leads with people that I have never met before.  Networking with others occassionally will produce a referral or a new client, but that five minute touch usually does not end up meaningful. 
Listening to another and keeping your mouth shut more often than you speak can be extremely useful and using your new aquaintance's name frequently while speaking to them can help ease you into deeper topics and a more profound connection with the person in front of you.
Print advertising … (37 comments)

fl: Destin, FL Condo Sales July 2011 - 08/03/11 05:39 AM
Absorption Rate for all condos in Destin
Active listings today = 1,134
Number of Sold last Month = 16
16 sold times 12 months = 192
192 divided by 52 weeks in the year = 3.60 units
1,134 divided by 3.60 = 315 weeks of inventory in the market place today
 
Absorption Rate for Waterfront Condos in Destin
Active listings today = 431
Number of Sold Last Month = 13
13 sold times 12 months = 156
156 divided by 52 weeks in the year = 3.00
431 divided by 3.00 = 143.6 weeks of inventory for Waterfront Condos in … (3 comments)

fl: Map of the United States Distressed Properties - 06/30/11 01:08 AM
Lifeguard Real Estate, Inc. specializes in helping buyers with all types of residential property purchases, including the distressed properties.  A look at this map across the US shows that we have plenty yet in inventory to sell across the state.  It shows that Florida had 46% in the month of February of 2011.  This number is dropping as buyers have come back into the market buying them quickly.
If you are looking to buy an REO/BOP, Foreclosure, or short sale, use an Accredited Buyer's Representative who also holds the SFR designatioin to help guide you through the process.  Although these properties … (3 comments)

fl: Saving you Money - 06/02/11 01:40 AM
In my local market area, I am beginning to see some incredible price increases overnight.  From prices like $860,000 up to $995,000 with agent notes that state that the seller is FIRM.  What?  They weren't FIRM just yesterday?  This is nuts.  This is why it is a very good reason to work with an Exclusive Buyer's Representative like myself.  I will help you discover prices yesterday and today and disclose to you what you need to know to make a good buying decision that will help you save thousands of dollars.
Kelly Klein, Lifeguard Real Estate, Inc.
Broker / Owner / … (4 comments)

fl: Do you take a vacation? - 12/04/10 12:50 AM
Here it is Saturday morning.  I just got back from the gym.  I am lining up listings for viewings today and tomorrow as well.  I work 7 days a week.  You might wonder if I take a vacation?  It is difficult when you work for yourself to do so.  I refer business out to other Realtors in my market area that I trust and respect when I am away.  I usually am the passenger in a car when traveling.  I hate flying and even avoid it more now.  I am not one to take a cruise ship either.  So you might … (7 comments)

fl: Thanksgiving at the Beach - 11/23/10 12:37 AM
It seems to be warmer than normal this Thanksgiving.  In my area, there will be plenty of visitors at the beach, on the golf course, boating and fishing.  Red Snapper and Triggerfish are abundant at this time of the year in the Gulf of Mexico.
My nail technician yesterday commented that the house is going to be so warm this year when her family comes to visit that they may even have to run their air conditioning.  This is highly unusual in late November.
It is already evident that the visitors are in town and occupancy rates are way up.  It … (2 comments)

fl: Watercolor Current Absorption Rate - 10/16/10 04:58 AM
Absorption Rate for Watercolor Single Family Homes
In Watercolor here are the latest stats:  
Number of active home listings in Watercolor today are:  88
Number of listings that sold in the last 30 days are:  5
Number that sold (5) x 12 months = 60
60 divided by 52 weeks a year = 1.15 units per week
Watercolor still has a 76 week supply of inventory.     Still a very strong buyer's market.
Kelly Klein, Lifeguard Real Estate, Inc.  Broker/Owner
850-420-2480
Http://www.KellyKleinSoldMine.com
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fl: Lunch at the Beach doesn't get any better - 10/16/10 03:35 AM

I am sitting having lunch at the Santa Rosa Beach Club off of Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach, FL.  It is located in Walton County.  No wonder when I laid eyes on this place I knew exactly where I wanted to be for the rest of my life.  It just doesn't get any better.  I love it here. 
You should come for a visit too.  The Club is open to the public.  Many people hold weddings on the beach and use the club for their reception.  No wonder.  Can you say Heaven?
Kelly Klein, Buyer's Specialist for Lifeguard Real … (0 comments)

fl: Fall has arrived at the Coast - 09/28/10 03:10 AM
Just a glorious day today with temperatures in the high 60s this morning and warming up to 82 this afternoon.  October is my favorite time of the year at the beach.  Just absolutely beautiful here.  Butterflys are migrating on their way to Mexico and arrive in our area about this time yearly.  All of my doors and windows are open with a delightful breeze coming through the office this morning.  I can't imagine anyone wanting to live somewhere other than here.
Here is photo from my morning walk today.

Hope to see you at the Beach !
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fl: Local Upcoming Events - 02/02/09 07:47 AM
 Celebrate Mardi Gras on the Island with the parade at 11am, Festival at The Boardwalk from noon - 5pm, and the "Mardi Gras by the Sea" Ball - February 7, 2009 2/7/2009 Saturday 11:00a.m.Fort Walton Beach FL Vicious Valentine: Roses are black, bruises are blue Check out the first home bout for the Beach Brawl SK8R Dolls! The area's first-ever women's flat track roller derby team will be taking on the ladies of Baton Rouge.  2/7/2009 Saturday 7:00p.m.
Fort Walton Beach FL 
Mardi Gras by the Sea Ball at Santa Rosa Mall, February 7 - Taste of Mardi Gras, featuring over … (0 comments)

fl: Golfing -- How I did the day after Christmas - 12/26/08 11:30 PM
I golfed with friends the day after Christmas with friends at a Bobby Jones course in Sarasota Florida.  One could not have ordered a better day for golf.  Sunshine, beautiful skies and being in nature.  We saw plenty of birds and one large alligator on the course.
One of my friends had a brand new Taylor Made Driver, the Burner with her.  She let me use it and it improved my drives by about an additional 20 yards.  I think I am going to buy this club soon.  Any suggestions for the best prices on this club? 
I got for Christmas … (1 comments)

fl: Christmas Day Weather - 12/23/08 09:58 PM
I wanted to let all know that I truly wish everyone a very happy holiday.  Tomorrow is Christmas Day.  What is your weather like where you are?
I will be spending Christmas this year in Sarasota, FL where the wake up temperature today is 61 degrees and it will be sunny today with a high of 81 degrees. 
I already have a tee time for the day after Christmas.

I grew up in snow and ice and really do not miss it at all.  I prefer sunshine year long and Florida does offer this.
My wishes this year for Christmas … (4 comments)

fl: Ponzi, Uh? What does it all mean? - 12/17/08 12:18 AM
Am I the only Realtor out here who had to look up the definition of a Ponzi Scheme? 
I don't usually deal with this type of investment.  Amazing that it even works.  I run as fast as I can when I smell a pyramid scheme which this basically was.  Do you remember the days when you bought triangles (I never did) but saw it presented to me in the late 70s.  The person at the top got all of the money or at least most of it.  I feel badly for those who trusted this guy with a lot of money.  … (3 comments)

fl: Plastic Surgery Ad -- Bikinis and US Flag? - 12/04/08 11:00 PM
I live in Destin home to the military with Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field.  This ad was at the entrance to the base.    What is your thoughts?
Just so you know, it was taken down.
Kelly Klein
Santa Rosa Beach FL Homes For Sale
Are you looking to buy one of the beautiful Santa Rosa Beach FL Waterfront Properties? If you need any help, allow us to be your guide. Our real estate services cover Santa Rosa Beach and the surrounding communities, as well as the Rosemary Beach Florida Real Estate area. Our team of agents work hard … (8 comments)

fl: Black Friday Shoppers are out in Destin, FL - 11/28/08 07:01 AM
Are these people nuts?  Not sure what you did last evening, but here in Destin, FL shoppers were lined up before midnight just waiting to get into the stores for the mad rush for shopping.  I prefer to miss all of that and shop online.  What did you do?  Were you in the madness?
I drove by the Silver Sands Factory Outlet today on my way to lunch and there was not a parking space to be found.  Looks like the economy at least here in Destin is flourishing.
Hope you had a nice holiday!
Kelly
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fl: Would you take this listing? - 11/25/08 09:16 AM
This is my offer of compensation.   I had an agent turn this down today.  I am wondering, would you take this listing?
Listing Possibility at Dolphin Cay Condominium Complex in St. Petersburg, FL.
Example below.
BOTH SIDES AT 5% COMMISSION
$500,000 x .05 = $25,000 Commission
$25,000 x .25% = $6,250 Referral fee to Red Hot Realty
***Your Firm Makes = $18,750
LISTING SIDE ONLY AT 6% Commission.
$500,000 x .03 = $15,000 Listing Commission
$15,000 x .25% = $3,750 Referral Fee to Red Hot Realty
***Your Firm Makes = $11,250
WOULD YOU TAKE THIS LISTING?

If so, contact me … (18 comments)

 
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"Doing Great Things Today to Improve Tomorrow"

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

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