Real Estate Musings from St Pete, Florida

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Real Estate Agent - Coastal Properties Group International
Information on Real Estate, Properties, Traditions, Neighborhoods, Market Activity and other items of interest in the Tampa Bay area (St Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, Bradenton) and the Gulf Beaches, Florida.

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2008 

Lots of people up north think we're missing out because it's warm here and we don't have any snow.  No - not at all! Not only do people here decorate their homes on the street side - many more decorate their homes on the waterside. December 13th is a day to enjoy the Boat Parades in St. Petersbur...
11/29/2008
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Is it about getting more leads, or doing a better followup on the ones we have? I think the even more relevant question is, How are we staying in touch with our current clients? It costs so much less to keep a client, than to attract a new one. Current clients are already sold on us - we don't ha...
11/29/2008
Unless you're starting from scratch, with no clothes, and an empty house - make a rule that for something to come in, something must first go out. Want a new pair of shoes? Fine - but take a pair that you aren't wearing anymore and send them to a thrift shop or the trash. Buying a new book? ok, b...
11/29/2008
If you're one of the first to have a home built in a new subdivision, historically you'd get in at the lowest price, and you'd have the best choice of lots. Times have changed, though, and many early purchasers find that the developers lower the prices to increase sales, thus making it impossible...
11/29/2008
Once you've built up a library of blog posts, these can be very useful and timesaving when you get questions in your e-mail. Instead of typing out an answer you've written before, you can just send them a link to your blog post on that topic. It not only saves you time, it gives the additional cr...
11/29/2008
Baywalk Shopping Plaza opened as a great success in downtown St Petersburg, with an assortment of shops and restaurants, as well as a multi-screen movie theater. Recently one of the partners bought out the other partners and planned to put lots of money into renovations. Point 1: the new owner wa...
11/28/2008
If the day after Thanksgiving is for shopping, what I want to know is: 1) Did you buy a house or condo today? 2) Did you help someone else buy a house or condo today? 3) Did you represent a seller who had a buyer for their house today? We have to remind people that Shopping is a good thing to do,...
11/28/2008
We hear about getting a Voice in your blog posts. It's really very simple - you should sound like you. Your writing should be similar to what you'd be saying over coffee with a friend. A local real estate agent started blogging recently, and none of his posts sound like him. On a whim this week, ...
11/26/2008
Our team is lucky to have Amy, our Information Guru. We'll often call her from the field with some of the wall question a client has asked, or some tidbit that we need (as well as often asking her in the office). It's great when she calls back quickly with the information. She'll sometimes ask - ...
11/26/2008
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Yesterday 200+ luxury real estate agents received an appreciation gift from the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. The Institute gave ALL of their founding members (those who joined in 2003 and have stayed with them for the five years since) a free one year extension of their membership. They g...
11/26/2008
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