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2009 

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Overbuilt, well that's news.  NOT, anyone in this market could have told you we have way to many homes on the right now.  In fact a 10 month supply, only Miami-Fort Lauderdale with 12.6 has more.  Now the real facts are that it will not be to long that there will actually be a shortage!  No n...
01/23/2009
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You can tell how much people are working the system.  I contacted a potential lead source and he said he was flooded with responses! This was a short sales and he had over 50 responses.  Then is client is having second thoughts.  Interesting enough if you price a home to sell it will.  I have cli...
01/22/2009
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Week three of 2009 and I have written 2 contracts and one listing.  I need to do much better and it will come.      Prospecting is the key.  SW Florida is the land of beautiful beaches, warm weather and very inexpensive homes.  If you know of anyone who wants to live is a great place all the or p...
01/20/2009
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In our business we must be up-beat and positive.  Each day presents a new and exciting challenge.  Especially when many of our associates fail to perform the duties.  Today I was told, "I have so many short sale listing I can not keep up with the paperwork for renewals".  What does that...
01/19/2009
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It pays to be on top of things.  I had a buyer who purchased a home. He had seen another home and liked it alot so he called his borhter.  He wanted to go see the home I pulled it up on the MLS and the lisitng had expired 2 weeks ago.  I tried to call the ower for an appointment but the number wa...
01/16/2009
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Today's paper says mortgage interest rates are below 5%, 4.96% is unbelievable.  Take into account we have new 1700 square foot homes for $50,000 and up is incredible.  Yes we have thousands of foreclosures and short sales but then this is a BUYERS market.  SW Florida is a heaven for anyone, ...
01/16/2009
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I am amazed why banks even in a short sale situation will not fix a house to sell.  Yes prices are low but if they will not fix them then they will not be sold and more problems will manifest themselves.  You wonder what lenders are thinking, or not!  Weeds high, grass not cut, interiors are horr...
01/12/2009
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SW Florida is truly a place for real estate sales.  Having been home builder, developer for many years general real estate is the only viable way to make a living today.  In the first 3 weeks since I joined Keller Williams I have written 2 contracts and am working with 5buyers.   Activity is good...
01/11/2009
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It is January 9th and a busy week!  SW Florida with thousands of homes on the market is busy with activity.  Granted the sale price is low, I have not shown a home this week over $99,000 but wrote one and will write a second Saturday.  I also got 4 new referral leads for potential sales.  I would...
01/09/2009
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Why is it good to be in real estate today, plain and simple, in SW Florida there ware on average 2,100 foreclosures everymonth last year. that is over 25,200 properties that are distressedand must be sold. Try a new 1408 square foot home, never been lived in for $47,000.  Yes it needs a compresso...
01/07/2009
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