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Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Sun & Sea

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2009 

In the high end market many sellers are cautious and specifically ask that no "For Sale" sign be placed on the property. Their concerns primarily include: - security: some people see a for sale sign as an open invitation to trespass and walk around the property, especially if the property appears...
11/26/2009
If you are looking to buy, I am sorry to say that the inventory is low and the selection is slim. Many overpriced and unattractive homes and condos are lingering on the market. The numbers show a buyer's market on paper because of the higher number of units available compared to units sold. In th...
11/22/2009
The main attraction on the water in Boca Raton is the gorgeous Boca Raton Resort and Club. With its iconic pink tower on Lake Boca and the newly renovated Beach Club. The facilties offer spectacular services and amenities for the wealthy residents and visitors alike. New membership prices start a...
11/19/2009
Boca Raton Sales and Listings are summarized on my website. The sales activity has been healthy and we see an uptick in both demand and transactions as the busy season has started. Many buyers are looking and making offers and sellers are listing. If you are thinking about selling, this is the t...
11/15/2009
Our market has bounced back and prices have stabilized. Deals are non existent and sellers have started to dig in their heels. Sure the inventory shows many units for sale, but the attractive ones are scarce and pricey. If you are looking for a waterfront or a luxury property, contact me. Visit w...
11/11/2009
Three days ago I present an offer on a condo to a well established Re/Max agent in Boca. He comes back the next day via email and writes " the sellers are countering at $.... and want ...." I replied: "verbal counters are non binding, neither you nor I are parties to the transaction (and therefor...
11/10/2009
Many agents forget the foundation of our profession: service. We are here to serve the needs of the particular niche of customers or clients we chose to work with. Unfortunately most agents fail to deliver the level of service that the public expects for the amounts of commission involved. It ama...
11/08/2009
Most sellers have self serving reasons to price their properties high: they need the money to buy something else or invest, their "real estate expert" friend told them it was worth $$$, the home was worth $$$ in 2004-2005, they spent lots of $$$ renovating, they bought it for $$$ in 2004-2006, an...
11/07/2009
If you are looking for a luxury condo on the water or downtown Boca Raton above $1,000,000, then you have supply on your side. However, you still need to work with an agent who understands the difference s in lifestyle between the different buildings. It is important to note that although supply ...
11/04/2009
Many buyers and sellers tend to take the name of this contract too literally... So let's clarify the single item that makes all the difference between a typical contract and an "as-is" contract: "The buyers have the right to cancel for any reason (at their sole discretion) based on the inspection...
11/04/2009
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