All you have to do is turn on the tv to find a show about flipping houses these days. TV shows tend to make everything look easy, especially DIY repairs and updates! But how does the average person decide if a fixer upper is really worth the time, effort, and MONEY? Here are a few… Continue reading Fixer – Upper : Your best bet?
Hello friends. Have you noticed that suddenly our market is on F I R E? I have negotiated more multiple offer situations in the past month than I have in my previous decade of work in SW Florida real estate! That is an actual fact. But why? Of course, low rates have an awful lot… Continue reading Market Update Time!
In this new age of virtual everything, experiences that are already pretty foreign and unnerving for most feel downright impossible now. Never fear! Here in Florida, the land of part time residency, mail away and virtual closings have always been a part of how we do things in the real estate business. Admittedly, we are… Continue reading How Do Virtual Closings Even Work?
First of all, can I just say that I am *not* finished with the bread making craze of 2020's lockdown - BUT - in the spirit of keeping things fresh, I thought I might try something new. You 'southerners' may call this drink a "frappe" (where I'm from "frappe = milkshake!"), but whatever you may… Continue reading Need a Luxurious Treat? Try This!
There are so many questions amid the Covid-19 quarantine. The real estate market is especially hard hit, and we know that sellers in particular have significant concerns about how this shut down will affect market value. Real estate at its core is a relationship-driven business. It relies on person-to-person interaction, which needless to say is… Continue reading Selling During the Shut Down – What to know:
The most overused phrase of the year - "these are crazy times". Unfortunately, for so many of us, that is truer than true. If you're not in a mandatory shelter in place location, it's highly possible that you will be sometime soon. So how do you protect your home, with supplies so scarce? Happily, I… Continue reading Squeaky Clean in Crazy Times!
It's that time again! If you know me, you know I watch statistics in our area very carefully. As ever, it is an interesting time in SW Florida real estate. Days on market are creeping back down, which is a good thing. But don't be seduced by the lack of listings and holding rates. Buyers… Continue reading Market Update Time!
People ask me all the time, what really needs to be done BEFORE getting my home on the market? Often my answer is "very little" - but that doesn't mean you should wake up one day and throw a for sale sign out in the yard. These 3 "must-do” items are about showing your home… Continue reading BEFORE Listing Your Home – Do This!
Happy Monday, everyone! Rose Tree Realty was B U S Y this weekend - with a kick off open house in our new listing for an absolutely beautiful townhome located in gated San Simeon, followed by a productive meeting that resulted in our brand new RENTAL listing - located in Forest Lake Townhomes, also in… Continue reading NEW Rental Listing in Fort Myers!
Happy October, friends! While doing my weekly market updates, I came across an interesting article on my favorite Florida Realtors news site. This particular piece disseminates national real estate trends per quarter, gathering information and sorting it between generational buyers. Across the board, the news is GOOD! One of the biggest changes I've noted however… Continue reading Market Gains in Momentum, Optimism!