bonita: TAX CREDITS - A Little Incentive Was Better Than None - 04/29/10 01:29 PM
Do you really think the Tax Credit was the driving force behind home sales?  I feel it was a nice incentive (a little incentive is better than none) but didn't impact our market very much.  While cash buyers were a substantial part of the SW Florida market, low interest rates and great home values played the biggest role in motivating customers; especially the Baby Boomers, from other parts of the country, looking to take advantage of the opportunities to buy a second home in the area they hope to retire to and call Home.  Several of my closing this year were done with money from very low interest Equity lines. Most clients were aware of the … (0 comments)

bonita: New 4 Bedroom Home Located on Fresh Water Canal - 10/20/07 10:50 AM
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bonita: SW Cape Coral Home - Move in Ready - 10/17/07 04:01 PM
                                              MOVE IN READY HOME ON QUIET STREET
                                   
                                                                     $259,500.
Beautiful 3/2 SW Cape pool home on quiet street near shopping and restaurants. This former model home has cathedral ceilings, new stainless steel applieances, new carpeting, window treatments,heated pool, alarm system and intercom. The fenced in back yard has plenty of space for animals to play and children to be secure. Mature landscaping creats a natural privacy hedge around the lanai and pool. If you want an exceptionally clean, Move-in ready home, come see this one!
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bonita: When Clients Listen - 10/15/07 09:16 PM
I am a Realtor and have no formal training in staging.  Since I believe staging is important I recommend my clients invest in a professional; sometimes, however, I meet with resistance.  In these matter I will make a list of suggestions of what they can do to show their homes to their best potential, with them putting in some sweat equity.  Most of the time this can be accomplished by simply rearranging furniture for easy flow of traffic, a new coat of inside paint, minimizing clutter and a good old fashion cleaning.  Below are a few pictures of what can be accomplished by them when your clients listen.  This home just needed the furniture moved around, … (5 comments)

bonita: Open Houses and Mortage Brokers - 10/13/07 10:45 AM
 
As a new agent I try to do as many open houses as I can, at almost everyone of them I see the same mortgage brokers looking for business.  My first impression is " gee these people must really be good, look how pro-active they are";  now after talking to several agents I am not so sure.  Some of the oppinions thought the agents can't be doing business if they are out of the office so much, and some felt that if you have seen the same agent several times he should just say "hello-how are you" and move on, not spend a lot of time with you over and over.  … (4 comments)

bonita: No Pumpkins Here - 10/12/07 02:50 PM
I haven't done virtual tours before and will be doing one soon.  It was recommended that I don't have anything around the property or in the house that would date the listing such as pumpkins, Halloween decorations or fall foliage.  My first inclination was to make the property colorful and "pumpkin pie" homey; but realize this agent was right.  If anyone has other suggestions to make a virtual tour timeless and appealing please let me know.  … (3 comments)

bonita: NEW 3 BEDROOM HOME-This is a Short Sale - 10/11/07 02:44 PM
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bonita: NEW 4 BEDROOM HOME - 10/11/07 02:29 PM
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bonita: GREAT 2 STORY HOME IN CAPE CORAL - 10/11/07 01:40 PM
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bonita: Just Feeling Good - 10/10/07 09:33 PM
With the market being slow I have taken the opportunity to participate in several seminars and refresher classes.  The other morning, as I was having coffee and feeling up-beat, I realized that most of the agents I enjoy being around are the ones either learning new methodes for deal with this market or implementing them into their daily routine.  We all know times are tough, but this is a perfect time to refresh ourselves and become creative.  Since I am not a creative thinker I cheat, I go to seminars and pick up my new ideas.  It's amazing how good a few new suggestions can make you feel, and … (2 comments)

 
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Cape Coral & SW Florida

Cape Coral, FL

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Century 21 Birchwood Realty, Inc.

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