How Much Is Paradise?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408

In the morning when I see standard requests for information about a condo-hotel unit in my email, I can already tell which unit it is about, and I rarely miss.

Nowadays, it is about three units for $27,500 in Daytona Inn, a condo-hotel.

What I do not like about these requests is that it takes more time to respond by email, than what they are worth. I would rather receive a phone call, and in 2 minutes the Buyers understand that the use of this unit is limited, and I have yet another 28 minutes saved from typing (yep, I am a slow typist).

If you see something right on the ocean for less than $30K, to me this should sound  too good to be true… But looks like to my customers it doesn't...

My clients think differently. They often think that it is not good enough. And they want to know whether this unit has unobstructed ocean view, ask whether it has 2 bedrooms...

Some would explain to me what they have in mind, and yes, I can help them, and this would be a 2 bedroom residential condo (not condo-hotel) right on the ocean with great views from the windows…starting as low as $144,900 in Zodiac for 2 bedr/1 bath, and 2 bedroom/2 baths in Oceans Three for $179,000 and another couple of terrific condos in hi-rises right on the beach in the Oceans for under $200K…

Prices are still quite extraordinary good for the buyers.

And no, you are not going to get it for $27,500…

But so many buyers go by the price, and believe that Florida is a place, where you can buy a 2 bedroom condo right on the ocean for pocket change…

Funny, but when I ask Chicagoans what they can buy in Chicago right on the Lake for $27,500, they feel that it is a stupid question…

Then what kind of question is about $27,500 right on the ocean in Daytona Beach?

First published on my website (a little different version)

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Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
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s t u p i d of course Jon!  Yes, ultimately we must speak over the telephone yet many choose text, email and not direct contact!  Happy New Year my fellow Capricorn!

Dec 26, 2014 02:15 AM #1
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Pete Xavier
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We get unreasonable requests all the time, the great majority of them we just don't respond. We do well with just the serious sounding emails/texts/calls.

Dec 26, 2014 05:49 AM #2
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Gabe Sanders
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Jon, I only wish you would stop asking them to email me for the deals, after you disappoint them.  

Dec 26, 2014 09:08 PM #3
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Eileen,

Happy New Year!

Thank you for your support.

Dec 27, 2014 09:11 AM #4
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Pete - there are times when I think we only get unreasonable requests :)

Dec 27, 2014 09:12 AM #5
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Gabe - love you wonderful sense of humor. You make me smile every time. Thank you.

Dec 27, 2014 09:12 AM #6
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Brenda Archambault
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Gee, Jon, I was going to send you an email to get a deal like that, but here in Houston, I am a big dreamer.

Dec 28, 2014 02:15 PM #7
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Brenda - anything downtown Houston for $27,500?  :) I am a dreamer, too.

Dec 29, 2014 03:59 AM #8
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Actually, Jon, you can get a little something in downtown Houston for under $30,000. There's some very cute little crack houses in the Fifth Ward...  [I grew up about a mile from there...]

Dec 30, 2014 01:17 AM #9
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Tim - this is the relief. Being so singled out was not a very good feeling. Would be curious to look at those cute houses.

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