naples real estate: Thinking About Auctioning Your Naples Luxury Home? - 08/09/19 08:05 AM
Hello Naples Friends,
Now that we're seeing some softening in the Naples real estate market, I'm also seeing the return of gimmicky real estate practices, including auctioning as an alternative to traditional real estate sales practices. 
In a recent post about Naples real estate auction results, I cover the history of the high-rise Trieste at Bay Colony condominium and the trials and tribulations that occurred during the selling process of this property. 
I recap the entire history of Trieste at Bay Colony and give you some insight into what has happened since its inception.
I also talked about what I experienced during the advertised auction … (1 comments)

naples real estate: 277 Gulf Shore Blvd. S. - Old Naples New Construction - 06/20/19 02:40 PM
Happy Thursday, Active Rainers!
Today, I'm introducing you to this AMAZING Old Naples new construction home - 277 Gulf Shore Blvd. S. listed for $9,949,000! Pictured above is my absolute favorite feature about this home! This glorious rooftop terrace is ideal for throwing a 4th of July party or a New Year's Eve Soiree! The pier fireworks will give you and your guests an unbelievable show to remember!
Located just two houses from the sugary white sand beaches of Naples, Florida, you get this incredible rooftop deck with gorgeous views of the Gulf of Mexico. The walkability factor here will knock your socks … (4 comments)

naples real estate: 7 Things Buyers Do That Real Estate Agents Love - 11/28/17 09:39 AM
So you're thinking about buying some real estate. That's awesome! Congratulations!
Here are seven things buyers do that agents love! 
1. Buyers who know what they want. Granted, they may not know the exact neighborhood or the exact house but they are ready to share a reasonable list of features and amenities that are going to make them want to pull the trigger if it is presented to them. By having a realistic, well-defined objective, we can easily match you with a property you are going to love. I'm not just talking about what's on the open market either. We know what recently kicked off … (4 comments)

naples real estate: 1st Week of Pre-Season in Naples, Florida - 10/09/17 03:54 AM
Good Morning Naples Enthusiasts!
Everybody wants to know how the Naples Real Estate market is going to perform this season. The copy-cat canned response has formulated. Here's how it goes:
"Naples endured a category 3 storm head-on. Much of our structure remained sound with landscaping being the biggest victim. We will get that cleaned up and then people will marvel at how well Naples performed in the wake of what could've been impactful destruction."
I don't think that is as telling as real statistics so let's get started.
Here are the stats:
New Listings 230 Closed Sales 194 Terminated Listings 36 Expired 54 Back On … (11 comments)

naples real estate: Naples Real Estate Pre-Season Report 10/15/2014 - 10/15/14 09:59 AM
The Naples real estate 2014-2015 pre-season is showing some very interesting results so far!
Everybody wants to know what the 2014-15 Naples Real Estate season is going to bring.  Here's what I've been able to compile for the first two official weeks of the Naples real estate pre-season results.
10-1-13 to 10-14-13 PENDING SALES:
311 Naples properties went under contract Average list price - $491,438 Average price per square foot - $196.03 Average days on the market - 93 Lowest priced property - $24,900 Highest priced property - $9,950,000 Read the surprising rest of these post here: Naples Real Estate Pre-Season Report (updated 11/30/2019)

naples real estate: Port Royal Naples Florida Update - 08/25/14 11:29 PM
Hello Naples Friends! As many of you know, Port Royal Naples, Florida is kind of like the "Beverly Hills" of Southwest Florida.  Most people love it, few can or want to afford it but it is considered the best location in all of Naples. Let's get started with the basic market trend statistics:
42 Port Royal homes are on the market with an average list price of $10,937,476. 4 Port Royal homes are under contract with an average list price of $7,473,750. 47 Port Royal homes have sold during the past year with an average sales price of $6,982,477. That makes … (3 comments)

naples real estate: Naples Real Estate Update - 12/17/13 01:26 AM
Season's Greetings Naples Friends,
I've found it challenging to post this pre-season due to all of the Naples real estate buying and selling traffic we're experiencing. I hope you'll forgive and find this post informative.
I projected this upcoming season was going to be a bit of slug-fest for Naples real estate buyers this year and so far I've been accurate.
I won't bore you with the same details as I've explained in the past several posts about how sellers are less accommodating and buyers are more aggressive and how hearts are breaking throughout Collier County due to multiple offers and somebody losing out but … (1 comments)

naples real estate: Sellers- The Top Isn't Always The Best. - 10/07/13 03:37 AM
Hello Naples Friends,
There's been quite a shake-up when it comes to which Naples real estate agents are holding the listing lion's share of some of our favorite Naples neighborhoods and Naples lifestyle properties.
It's tough competition to obtain and maintain the lion's share of anything and top listing positions in Naples real estate are no stranger to volatility.
Chances are if you own a Naples luxury property, your business acumen is considerably higher than the typical homeowner's.  Most of you are business owners or have made your career doing lots of tasks similar to many of the aspects to which real estate is … (0 comments)

naples real estate: Naples, FL Luxury Golf Insight - 08/03/13 02:24 AM
It's funny how life introduces new experiences.  Lately, there's been a great deal of chatter about golf, which seems weird to me, considering so many people who enjoy golf in Naples typically get out of here during this time of year and head back home...wherever that may be. 
I compiled all that chatter into one big fat's time to learn how to play. 
I was introduced to David McQuade, the Director of Golf at Collier's Reserve, quite some time ago by a great friend of mine.  I'd heard he was a great instructor, and I knew he had a great personality, so … (2 comments)

naples real estate: 12339 Collier's Reserve Drive Just Listed! - 06/26/13 01:11 PM
12339 Collier's Reserve Drive is a FABULOUS 4+den home featuring 4+ baths, a full 3 car garage with golf cart storage, 1 bedroom, 1 bath guest house with living and kitchenette on over 1/2 acre.  She sits at the back of Collier's Reserve where all you hear is nature...unlike many of the golf course homes found throughout Collier's absolutely tranquil here!
Fabulously remodeled and expanded between 2005 and 2006, you'll find features here you won't find in most other Naples golf homes.  As an example, one of my favorite features is the 9x8 bonus room located in the master bedroom that … (3 comments)

naples real estate: Naples Real Estate Update 3/26/13 - 03/26/13 12:57 PM
If I had to use just one word to describe the 2013 Naples Florida real estate season, I might use the word, "heartbreak" or "challenging".  2013 marks the season where sellers recognized they were once again in the driver's seat and buyers had a difficult if not impossible time finding Naples properties suitable for their objective. Here's a compilation of some of my experiences this season and some points you'll want to know about if you are still considering selling or making a Naples real estate purchase.
Lack Of Inventory ~ This is something I've been talking about for quite some … (2 comments)

naples real estate: Bay Colony Naples Florida Week In Review 1-5-13 - 01/06/13 09:37 PM
Happy New Year Naples Friends!  The first week of the year is now officially behind us and the Naples real estate high season has officially begun.  I'd say the Bay Colony Naples Florida market is not performing at what I would consider a shotgun start but here's what I can report.

There are two new listings that hit the market this week one can be found in Contessa at Bay Colony, the other in Toscana at Bay Colony. There are some really amazing units on the market right now at some pretty decent prices and then well...there are some … (0 comments)

naples real estate: Pelican Bay Market Update 11.28.12 - 12/28/12 11:52 AM
I performed an extensive analysis of Pelican Bay today to help a buyer better explain his price position on his offer. If you've been following my Naples real estate blog or had your ear to the ground here in Naples, you've heard two things repeatedly.
There's no inventory. We're expecting a very busy buying season. With sales steadily increasing, buyers are losing power in negotiations.  It's been an interesting pre-season. For example, there were 1,604 sales in Naples, Florida, from October to December 28th last year.  This year there were 1,923 (up 18%). That has put a new tone in the … (0 comments)

naples real estate: More Foreclosures Coming To Naples? - 12/10/12 04:23 AM
The short answer to, "is there going to be more foreclosures in Naples"? Is yes.  It's normal for there to be some level of distressed properties in our market. In fact, there are currently 159 foreclosures on the market which represents 2.9% of the overall market.

But if you are primarily interested in Naples luxury real estate, I wouldn't get too excited.  There are only 2 properties listed over $1,000,000 that are being advertised as foreclosures. That represents .0003% of the total active Naples real estate inventory.  One is in Grey Oaks the other is located in Naples Boat Club. … (0 comments)

naples real estate: Naples Real Estate Update 11.30.12 - 11/30/12 12:25 AM
Good Day Naples Friends,  Tis the season! Naples real estate buying traffic is strong, activity is high and lots of exciting new Naples real estate happenings are occurring...
In fact, I just wrote a magnificent Naples real estate post about how the Naples seller behavior is changing only to realize for the sake of some of my deals on the table, I better not post due to the fact that I would not be writing in the best interest of my current clients.  Many times when my posts slow it's because I'm very involved in deals I simply can't write about for the … (1 comments)

naples real estate: Naples Real Estate Update 11.8.2012 - 11/08/12 04:30 AM
Good Day My Naples Friends!  The election is over! The President is still the President and you can now get high legally in WA and CO...what a bizarre coincidence! The Naples real estate market shows signs of a fierce premature heat up but buyers might have a new edge in negotiations...
Between October 1st and November 6th:

There were 627 sales in the Naples area last year with 48 of those sales listed at $1,000,000+.  The highest-priced property sold was listed at $6,950,000. 

This year a total of 735 sales in the Naples area with 45 sales priced … (3 comments)

naples real estate: Audubon Naples Florida Update 10-5-2012 - 10/05/12 07:35 AM
Audubon Naples Florida is on its way to recovery with two new pending properties today.

Let's start with the Audubon real estate statistics:

There are 28 Audubon homes on the market and 1 Audubon condo with 3 homes currently under contract.

There are 6 Audubon condos that have sold during the past year.  That means if you are interested in an Audubon condo, you have the choice of one at this time.  This also means that if you own an Audubon condo and you've been waiting for the market to stabilize before putting yours on the market, now … (0 comments)

naples real estate: Coquina Sands Naples Florida Update 9/19/2012 - 09/19/12 02:06 AM
Coquina Sands Naples Florida has experienced tremendous success with 58 pending sales and closed contracts for the last 12 months leaving less than 5 months supply of inventory. Find out what that means for the rest of you who are thinking about buying or selling in Coquina Sands this upcoming season.
Let's look at the Coquina Sands real estate market at a glance:

Coquina Sands Homes
8 Coquina Sands homes are on the market right now.  There are 28 sales (and homes under contract) during the past 12 months. That's only 3.43 months of inventory. Of those 8 there are two Naples … (2 comments)

naples real estate: Naples Buyers ~ Prepare To Duke It Out! - 08/28/12 08:59 AM
My experience tells me Naples buyers will be encountering considerably more competing for offers this year compared to the last several but the rules on the contracts have changed...I want to hear your thoughts and opinions about it!
With Naples real estate inventories shrinking considerably, Naples buyers are going to find themselves amidst some serious competition this season especially on properties of magnificent appeal and Naples listings that are priced to sell.
...and just in time for the battle, there's an interesting change on our Naples listing contracts.
Here's the Naples Listing Contract Change:
Paragraph H (lines 48-50) of the NABOR Listing Contract now … (4 comments)

naples real estate: Naples Real Estate Now - 7/25/2012 - 07/25/12 07:04 AM
I was contacted yesterday by a correspondent who’s preparing to write a segment on the current Naples real estate market. When she calls I always try to give her accurate, cutting edge information only a few may have already realized.  Here’s what I told her:
If last year’s big Naples real estate story was dwindling inventories, this year’s big story will probably be about the turn towards a seller’s market, smaller list price to sales price ratios and higher pricing.
Naples Real Estate Buyers: Get Strategic!  Up until now, it’s been fairly easy to march into any Naples neighborhood and find some sort … (1 comments)

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