Monday, October 11, 2010

Brevard County Florida Real Estate: Luxury Living at Affordable Prices!

It is not the slogan or marketing material that sells a house in any market.  It is the property.

I saw a Brevard County, Florida property this morning where the advertisement said luxury living at affordable prices.

Although I am not a fan of slogans I do believe that statement holds a lot of truth.

After you get past the "cliche-esque" sound you realize it says affordable.  It is not saying cheap or imply below market pricing.

Ultimately the price (and the description) must be consistent with the property.   And that is how you sell your house in a buyer's market!

Gary L. Waters PLLC, Florida licensed real estate agent, Century 21 Baytree Realty, Rockledge, Florida serving Florida's Space Coast including the cities and communities of Melbourne, Viera, Rockledge, Suntree, Merritt Island, Cocoa Beach and the surrounding region.

It Should Not Take AARP Magazine to Tell You...

As a fifty-something I read the AARP Magazine regularly. (Isn't it an American tradition once you reach the big five-oh?)

While reading the money section day I noticed it was about real esate.  As a real estate agent in Brevard County Florida I read the question.  Someone was selling, unsuccessfully, and asked the money columnist how to sell her house.

Her answer sounded like any other real estate agent around here: "First, set a realistic price."

When all is said and down, regardless of whether you are in Viera, Florida or Ontario, Canada, the answer to selling your house or condo will be the same...

First, set a realistic price!

If you are considering selling your Viera, Florida house or condo, call me at 321-693-3850 or email me.  Let's discuss what a realistic price is and how we can work together to get it!

Gary L. Waters PLLC, Realtor, Century 21 Baytree Realty, Rockledge, Florida

Friday, October 8, 2010

No, You Can Not Pay Me a Finder’s Fee for Finding You a Tenant.....

 An “acquaintance” knows I am a real estate agent in Brevard County, Florida.  She knows I even have a web site and another blog.  See here – Florida Homes for Sale and Florida Homes and Condos For Sale.

So she asks me “the question.”   Can you find me a tenant for my house and I will give you $200.

Sorry, I can’t!

You see, as a Florida licensed real estate agent I must receive all my compensation through my broker, Century 21 Baytree Realty.  And, even if I (could and) did find you a tenant at $200 how much would I have left after everyone including the government gets finished….less than $100!

If you want me to find you a tenant let me list your house in the Brevard MLS system, post it on,,,,,,,,, and well – you get the picture!   Let's do it the right way!

If you are in Viera. Suntree, Rockledge or Cocoa, Florida and you are looking for an honest and hardworking real estate agent, call me at 321-693-3850.  Anyone can say they are honest and hardworking – let me prove it! 

Gary L. Waters, Century 21 Baytree Realty, Rockledge, Florida – a professional Florida licensed real estate agent serving Brevard County, Florida.  Email me!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Real Estate Poker…When You Have Drawn a Bad Hand!

This morning I was reading an article and came across a quote by Robert Louis Stevenson.  This quote, “Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.” reminded me of how some folks are coping with this deflationary, depressed real estate market in Brevard County, Florida.
Some are going through the painful process of short sales.  Some are “choosing” to go through the even more painful process of foreclosure.  Some are changing their plans for the future and opting to live in the same house for who knows how long "until the market bounces back.”  Some are choosing to work with their mortgage lender for a mortgage loan modification in hopes of reducing their monthly payments. 
With the end of the space shuttle program, increasing unemployment in Florida, uncertainties about the future, it will come down to how you play your cards.
If a short sale is a possibility, contact a real estate agent who knows what is involved and has the support too successfully achieve your goals.  [I am not an attorney, tax adviser, CPA or financial planner. Seek appropriate advice from a qualified specialist.]

Regardless of how you choose to play your real estate hand, the first thing you should do is contact your mortgage company.  Get and keep the communication lines open and see if you can get another draw!
And if I can help you, give me a call. Gary L. Waters, PLLC, Florida licensed real estate agent, Century 21 Baytree Realty, Rockledge, Florida, 321-693-3850 or by email.  If I do not know your answer, I will refer you to someone who will!