Friday, July 8, 2011

"Everyone knows you real estate agents are like car salesmen..."

He called me yesterday with questions regarding Heritage Isle, Viera's premier  55+ community

But first he prefaced his questions with the comment that he "did not want to be chased down because he called me because everyone knows real estate agents are like car salesmen - always bothering you."

I know how car sales folks are and it is for that reason I buy new cars about once a decade!

I did not get offended by his perception of real estate agents as I have heard it before - not in reference to me though!

I assured him I would not be bothering him.

If you have any questions whatsoever about buying and selling a house or condo in Brevard County, Florida, feel free to contact me. Here is what you can expect.
  • no cold calling,
  • return calls when asked and promptly if missed,
  • correspond by email if contacts prefer
  • don't chase people! [I prefer contact when possible via email as it does not "bother" people and is efficient.]

If you are looking for a resource for your Brevard County Florida real estate needs, call me directly at 321-693-3850 or email me.

I am not here to twist your arm.  Buying a house is an individual decision.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Phillips Landing in Rockledge–Short Sales, Foreclosure, New Construction

Phillips Landing in Rockledge–Short Sales, Foreclosure, New Construction

Phillips Landing in Rockledge Florida offers home buyers in Brevard County several choices in July 2011.

If new construction is what you desire you can find homes like a three bedroom two bath two car garage for about $176,000 or a four bedroom two and a half bath home with 2400+ sq.ft. under air for about $213,000.   The builder lists it at $212,900 but it is really $213,00 unless you negotiate it down.

HintTake your own real estate agent with you the first time you visit the model home.  Don’t have one, call me and I will meet you there!

Got the time to wait on a short sale?  Then perhaps one of the two short sale four bedroom two bath homes is for you.  One is listed at $169,000 and the other at $169,999 (again, why the hanging on with …999????).  These 2006 homes may be a good opportunity if you have the four to six months to wait for lender approval.  Actually no one really knows how long a short sale will take!

And we at Century 21 Baytree Realty have a five bedroom three and a half bath with almost 3,000 sq.ft. under air listed at only $249,900.  And this one has a pool and is on the lake…and, more importantly, its not a short sale!

And  if a foreclosure is a consideration there is a 3/2/2 listed at $154,500!

So if Phillips Landing in Rockledge is your destination, call me at 321-693-3850 or email me at .

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Pool Safety–It is an owner’s responsibility!

Every time I sell a house with a pool I always caution the buyers about pool safety.   As a real estate agent in Viera Florida I have found having a pool in your back yard may be a requirement for some.

But, having a pool in your backyard is a responsibility for all homeowners!

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has numerous publications available for consumers.

Another great reference for homeowners is the web site for the Pool Safety Council, a Washington DC based non-profit advocacy group dedicated to overall pool safety and, specifically the prevention of child drowning nationwide.

As a home owner with a pool, understand your responsibility, please.

Selling Your Viera Home: There will always be ONE!

One what?  Real estate agent who will…
  1. List your Viera house for $30-40,000 over everything else in the zip code (32940 and 32955).
  2. Use their sign in your front yard to sell other houses in Viera that are appropriately priced.
  3. Tell you next month to lower your price a “little.”
When you are ready to SELL YOUR VIERA FLORIDA HOUSE, call me directly at 321-693-3850 or email me.  I will tell you what I believe the real market price is and if you do not agree, we will shake hands and I will walk away.

I am Gary L. Waters, real estate professional and Realtor® with Century 21 Baytree Realty in Rockledge, Florida serving buyers and sellers in central Brevard County, Florida.