Thursday, May 25, 2017

Your Real Estate Agent Will Not Sell Your House!

Regardless of what anyone may say,  here is the reality - your real estate agent most likely will not sell your house!

I had a phone call earlier today from someone who is considering selling their Melbourne, Florida home.   They were not calling to ask me to list their house for sale.

Rather, they were calling to get a second opinion on something they had apparently heard during the listing interview.

The reality is the odds are against the listing agent selling a listed house.  There are a lot of reasons for this and none have anything to do with a listing agent's professionalism or skill.

First, the odds are against it.  Think about it. Here in Brevard County, Florida there are about 4,000 Realtor members of our local Board of Realtors.  The chance of one of the other 3,999 members finding the buyer are greater than the one listing agent.

Secondly, educated buyers are trained to not call the listing agent.  Sure the sign out front will advertise a home for sale with a real estate company to contact for more information.   Educated buyers know that the listing agent works for the seller - not the buyer.

This is especially true here in Florida where it is illegal to represent buyer and seller (dual agency).

So although your real estate agent may not find the buyer they will facilitate the transaction.  They will provide the listing information to the greatest number of potential buyers (syndicate the listing).  They may even go so far as to have open houses.

Your listing agent will work with the buyer's agent to insure the process is timely and in keeping with the established standards for real estate transactions.

As a listing agent (or buyer's agent) I appreciate it when the other agent is a real professional.

As a seller, your key to success is hiring a professional real estate agent who will successfully market your property, advise in accordance with rules and values, and follow the process closely to ensure your goals are met.

And, even if they do not sell your house themselves see that you are satisfied with their service.

If you are considering selling your Viera, Florida, home call or text me at 321-693-3850.  I am happy to answer questions or market your home.... your goal is my goal.

agent@moving2brevard.com

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Home For Sale: 3995 Waterford Drive, Rockledge FL - 4 BR/3.5BA/2+GARAGE POOL SPA $419,000

This Rockledge, Florida home is located at 3995 Waterford Drive in the Plantation Point subdivision is priced to sell.  (It is the only house on the market in this highly sought after development near Viera, Florida.)

With easy access to US 1 and I-95 this home is great for commuters whether working in Melbourne to the south or Orlando (45 minutes).  Its location is convenient to everything including several golf courses,  some of the best schools in Brevard County, medical facilities, some of the world's best beaches and shopping at Viera.

Situated on a .30 acre corner lot this home offers four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms and a screened in ground pool and spa! 

Built in 2004, this two story home has a 2+ car garage ( third golf cart garage door on side), all electric appliances, an inside laundry room and more. 
Just off the upstairs loft area is a balcony which overlooks the pool and spa. 

One of the nicest features in this home is the ground floor master suite with all other bedrooms being on the second floor.   Also this home does not have carpeting - ceramic tile and laminate only).   The spacious kitchen has granite counters and stainless appliances! offer!

Send me an email to schedule your private showing today!

Offered by Waters Realty of Brevard, agent@moving2brevard.com, 321-693-3850, Gary Waters Broker.  






Saturday, May 6, 2017

Home Seller's Guide To Hiring a Realtor® to Sell Your Florida Home.

Most real estate agents have the same goal - a satisfied customer.   In any service business it is the results that matter.

Who, besides the real estate agent, is responsible for a seller being a satisfied customer?

The answer.... the seller.

Are you really saying the seller contributes to their own satisfaction?

Yes.

How is that possible when the real estate agent is the one who does the selling?

Because the seller chooses their real estate agent.  Choosing the wrong agent can start the process down a bumpy road and result in a potentially disastrous process!

The key attributes to consider in choosing the correct real estate agent are local knowledge and experience.   Local knowledge is more than having lived in the area for so many years.  Likewise, experience is not necessarily "years" of being a real estate agent.

Finally, a seller having realistic expectations will set the tone for the process.   A knowledgeable, experienced agent will make it a point to ensure a seller's expectations are reality based.

Here are some additional articles to consider when hiring a real estate agent to sell you your Florida home.


Local knowledge, experience and realistic expectations deliver satisfied customers.  When you are ready to hire a real estate agent to sell your Viera, Florida home, call or text me at 321-693-3850.   
I want to help you be a satisfied customer!

agent@moving2brevard.com

Friday, April 28, 2017

Buying a Home in Florida: Well, it is the same house.... Is it really?

Some houses are created (built) equally.  But the structure alone is not the entire picture when buying a house.

Many times I read about the same product being sold under a different name for a tremendous price difference.  I think of this when it comes to store brands versus the better known private label.   But is it really the same product?

Lets assume for a minute that the same steak served at  Ruth's Chris Steak House is served at say, Longhorn's.  Would it be priced the same?

Likely not.  Why?

Because the location offers something a bit different.  It could be in the way of amenities, surroundings, service, experience, etc.

So when it comes to a house there are some builders in Brevard County, Florida (and elsewhere) who construct the same model home but in different locations.  And the prices vary.

The reason is simple....what the location offers.

The question for home buyers to answer is... which is more important? 

In the end, when it comes to value, there is one overriding consideration - location.

If the location saves a buyer money with acquisition, expect to also not sell for as much as the "same house" located in Viera (or wherever) when it is time to sell in five years.

Ready to buy a home in Melbourne, Florida?  Call or text me at 321-693-3850 for help. 

agent@moving2brevard.com