Roy Barker's Blog

Real Estate Broker/Owner - Dockside Realty, Inc. - BK3027547



I always feel as if it is a privelage to show another agent's property.  When I am asked for feedback, I like to give it because I know the listing agent needs that information for the seller.We have a terrible time getting feedback from our showings, however.  I doubt that we receive feedback fr...
Financing fell through, so we are back on the market. Just appraised for over asking price! YES, you CAN have it ALL! YES, this home sits on an oversize corner lot! YES you can park your boat, right in your own back yard! YES, you can swim in the large in ground pool, complete with pool cage! YES...
Here in SW Florida we have some spectacular sunsets.  Most people don't like a rear western exposure on their home because of the heat in the afternoon, but sometimes it is worth it just to see the sunsets.  Here are a few examples!    Posted by   Please click on Banner to to to DocksideProperty....
According to the Tampa Tribune yesterday, the Cape Coral/Ft. Myers area has the longest commute times in all of Florida!  I have lived here for almost 15 years and I really find that hard to believe!Their reason for the long commute times is due to the canal systems in Cape Coral.  We have over 4...
Every 4th of July Cape Coral has a large fireworks display, and party!  The bridge to Ft. Myers is closed down as well as much of the main street (Cape Coral Parkway).  There are vendors and lots of fun.  The fireworks can be viewed from the event, or several parks around the area.  Many will tak...
Our great technology allows us to function somewhat without electricity.  My previous post was able to be posted because of batteries in my iPad!In the mean time, while we didn't have power, I was looking out the front window and saw a truck pull up across the street.  It was a power company truc...
Well, ME for one!  After 6+ power outages yesterday, we lost it this afternoon and it didn't come back, BUMMER!Oh well, it has to come on soon.  It always does.  I'll just watch some TV until it does... It is getting warm in here.  Maybe I should put on a fan... I'm getting hungry.  Not a problem...
Other than the heat and humidity, one major difference between summer and the other 3 seasons is our thunderstorms.  During the summer we can count on thunderstorms pretty much ever day.  Sometimes we only see them in the distance, but other times they are right on top of us!  Last night was one ...
We have a listing that is under contract and closes next month.  The seller came down to take the furniture out of the property last week.  This house was fully furnished, but not being sold furnished.We got a call from her the other day wanting to know where her espresso maker was!  Obviously, w...
Good morning all.  Happy Father's Day to all you dads, and happy first day of summer to everyone!  Stay cool, if possible, and have a great day. Posted by   Please click on Banner to to to


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