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?
With mortgage applications at historic highs - largely due to interest rates being at historic lows - so many of my newest customers are first time buyers, wondering if they might have a chance at taking advantage of the current market. The answer is an overwhelming YES! TRY! WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO LOSE?! Coming… Continue reading Mortgage Pre-Approval: Are you ready?
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!
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!
One of the traits I pride myself on in real estate - and something I try to point out as modestly as possible - is that I am NOT a pushy agent. There is nothing worse when trying to decide which home to purchase, or worse, IF one of the homes you've toured is actually… Continue reading Professional Guidance versus Bossypants : Walking the Tightrope
Hello world. This morning I am less-than. ( < ) Today I pitch to new clients why I am the person to sell their beautiful waterfront home, and I am READY. All night I prepared for this appointment, including the three dry run throughs my new clients and I shared in my dreams. Unfortunately, the… Continue reading The Jitters (and why my kids dread new clients!)
Everything from soup to nuts can be found right here, pertaining not just to market conditions here in SW Florida but occasionally the national real estate climate as well. Whatever I come upon in my travels as a licensed real estate professional that might help a prospective home buyer or seller, I promise to pass… Continue reading For Buyers and Sellers Alike