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Residential SOLD Listings By Month

Posted on February 15, 2011

Here is a graph displaying the average number of closed sales per month for the past 4 years [February 1st, 2007 through January 31st, 2011] in Naples, per our local *Sunshine Multiple Listing System. Since this graph indicates closed sales it is interesting to note the peaks which occur each year shortly after our winter season. The number of listings that sold peaked at over 400 closed sales per month

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You Know It’s February When…

Posted on February 14, 2011

You know it's February when the locals are wearing leather jackets because it's only 68 degrees, but the tourists are in shorts, flip-flops & halter tops and applying sun screen...You know it's February when it takes 15 minutes to drive the 5 blocks from my office to four-corners...You know it's February when the people you meet at open houses don't want to give you their real names or where they

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Select Vendor of the Week!

Posted on February 10, 2011

This week The Harris Peppe Team is pleased to feature Naples Boat Charters as our select vendor of the week. Captain Jim Albert will take up to six passengers on board his 33' Sea Ray Sundancer: Maritime Lady, to see beautiful sunsets, dolphins & eagles, luxury homes and gorgeous yachts in Naples Bay. Captain Jim is a USCG licensed & insured Merchant Marine Captain who pilots The Naples Princess, and

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Select Vendor of The Week

Posted on February 02, 2011

Over the years, Chip & I have amassed a select group of professionals that we easily feel confident recommending to our customers. Each week, The Naples Real Estate Blogger, will be featuring one of these Select Vendors to be featured on the Naples Real Estate Blog. We are pleased to choose our very first Select Vendor of the week for 2011, [click here to link directly to website] Lynn Lombardi

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Is it February already?

Posted on February 01, 2011

Chip & I have been working non-stop since the first week of January. This is the time of year when we make hay because the sun is shining---and it's not shining in other parts of the country, which is pretty obvious by the number of leads we are fielding each day from the snowy north. Inquiries are up across the board. The flurries fall and the phone starts to ring!

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Best Small Art Town in America

Posted on January 31, 2011

Naples has the distinction of having been named The Best Small Art Town in America...and for sure, this past weekend's activities proved once again why this honor was bestowed upon our special little town...For a glimpse of some of the things that went on around Naples--and most especially on the street right outside The Coldwell Banker Previews office on 5th Avenue South: Naples Main street, please click HERE! *You can

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Get Motivated!

Posted on January 26, 2011

Yesterday, I joined the nearly 5 million people who have experienced the largest, longest lasting, and most successful business seminars in North America! Reported to be best seminar of its kind by Time, People, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Get Motivated Seminars have also been featured on CNN, 60 Minutes, 20/20 and on radio and television shows around the globe. It is a proved fact that

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“Mansion In The Sky”

Posted on January 19, 2011

Now being offered at $2,195,000! We just had a huge price adjustment at this exquisite Le Ciel Park Tower residence. One of the most prestigious addresses along Naples eminent Park Shore beach. The views from this 14th floor "mansion in the sky" are breathtaking! The 3,145 sq ft condo features 3 spacious bedrooms, 3 baths, an updated granite kitchen, gorgeous brand new hardwood floors, expansive screened terrace with built in

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Naples Real Estate Statistics

Posted on January 13, 2011

2011 is off to a fast start! Sorry for the delay in reporting the *year-end results...It's not for lack of what to blog about, trust me...We've just been very busy, and the days just seem to slip by. Looking back over last year's blog post, it is obvious we are experiencing a constant trend that promises to show more signs of improvement in both the low end and the luxury

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Naples New Year Wishes!

Posted on December 31, 2010

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Global Connections

Posted on December 27, 2010

Coldwell Banker and The Harris-Peppe Team open homes to the world in 50 countries, on 6 continents...and our network keeps growing and growing! The Coldwell Banker brand is known worldwide. In addition to our global network of over 106,000 agents, in 3,500 offices in 50 countries, we are also a member of FIABCI, The International Real Estate Federation. This uniquely positions us as the leader in international real estate brands.

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Reduced, Re-listed and Ready for Offers!

Posted on December 15, 2010

With our selling season fast approaching, The Harris-Peppe Team has listed and relisted several wonderful waterfront properties; all priced to reflect today's prices and to encourage offers! Call us today to schedule showings at one of these fine homes: 239.370.0574 Once in a lifetime opportunity to own a 3 bedroom, 3 bath bayfront townhome which includes a private deck at the waters edge, perfect alfresco dining. Also includes a deeded

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Zen and the Art of Selling Real Estate

Posted on November 17, 2010

"Service is the lifeblood of any organization. Everything flows from it and is nourished by it. Customer Service is not a department...It is an attitude. It was about 30 years ago when I first came across 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values'. It is Robert M. Pirsig's first text in which he explored his theory of metaphysics and reality. Reading it then reconfirmed a belief

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October Stats

Posted on November 04, 2010

Season is here! There is no denying it. The "out of state plates" are cruising along the Naples streets...in addition to more street traffic, our Internet traffic is up substantially...Rental inquiries: UP! ...Buyer inquires: UP!...Showings on listings: UP!...Offers on listings: UP!...Pending sales: UP! (click on chart below to enlarge which tracks pendings for the past 4 years). PENDINGS are always the best barometer for determining the current real estate climate.

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New Listing

Posted on October 19, 2010

The Old World Charm of Calabria has come to Naples Florida! There's a beautiful new listing in Naples Florida that we are so excited to tell you about! Over 5,000 square feet makes this Mediterranean masterpiece one of the best values for its size, age and location in the always popular downtown Naples locale. Three spacious bedrooms, each with its own balcony, plus a den, 5 full baths, a private

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October in Beautiful Naples Florida!

Posted on October 14, 2010

October is a very special month in Naples Florida. [I know, every month is special in Naples Florida--it's true] Summer is winding down, we are all busily getting ready for the influx of "snowbirds"... There are a lot of fun activities going on around town. The weather is near perfect-- not too hot...not too cool...It really is a great time of year to be in paradise! I found a couple

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What is a QR Code?

Posted on October 11, 2010

Once again, Chip and I are leading the charge in new marketing ideas! According to Wikipedia, a QR Code is a "matrix barcode, readable by QR scanners, mobile phones with a camera, and smart phones. The code consists of black 'modules' arranged in a square pattern on a white background." The information encoded can be text, URL or other data--even artwork! Created in Japan by a Toyota subsidiary in 1994,

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Vote NO on 4

Posted on October 06, 2010

Make no mistake about it...although the company I work for makes it clear that I appear to be apolitical, I actually have very strong, varying opinions on many issues. I understand completely the reason behind the policy, and I respect it. As an example last year an agent in my office lost out on a listing because of the bumper sticker on her car. To me, regardless of ones political affiliation...it has nothing

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Beyond Slogans

Posted on October 05, 2010

CatchySimpleShortSweetWittyDirect and, most of all... Memorable! Here are a few of my personal favorites... "Connecting People" ~Nokia "Because You're Worth It." ~L'Oreal "The Ultimate Driving Machine." ~BMW "Expect the Best" ~Coldwell Banker "Where Do You Want To Go Today?" ~Microsoft If I had not listed the company name you probably would have guessed most of them correctly, right? But, if any of these companies had the slogan without the substance to back it

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September Stats

Posted on October 04, 2010

I am always a couple of days delayed when the 1st of the month lands on a Friday, but here are a few statistics from September that I found interesting and wanted to share with you:  New listings taken in Naples, September 2010 numbered 1299. This is the fewest number of new listings taken in a month since August 2009. Currently there are 7,709 Active residential listings in Naples. Both "Pendings" and

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What a Difference a Day Makes

Posted on September 30, 2010

The difference between September 30th and October 1st is this: One day it still feels like summer, the next day you're trying to decide at whose house will you be eating Chistmas dinner...The pumpkin decorations have been out at the stores for weeks, but I was still able to avoid that "the holidays are upon us" feeling....Until today! Turning the calendar page over, and having it read "OCTOBER" does it to me every

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Out of the Area-Flat Rate Brokers?

Posted on September 28, 2010

This is a long story, but I will try to make it as brief as possible. Basically, I am just wondering what kind of experiences other agents are having when out of the area, flat rate brokers are listing homes in the Naples area, and we are forced to handle both sides of a sales contract's negotiations?  I've had several experiences, none of which have ended in a sale. Here

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Gordon River Views

Posted on September 25, 2010

There is definitely something for everybody in Naples Florida. Check out this spacious 1st floor two bedroom, two bath condo with a 28' boat dock included! This fabulous condominium is located in Mariners Cove--a hidden treasure right on the Gordon River, within walking distance to all the downtown amenities. The low condo fees include general insurance, professional management, a reserve fund, water & sewer, basic cable, exterior & interior pest control, lawn care and recreation

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“Season’s Coming”!

Posted on September 22, 2010

In Naples, when we say, "Season's coming", we don't necessarily meaning the holiday season...Contrary to popular beliefs, we DO have seasons in Southwest Florida! Dry and Rainy--just kidding...although that is pretty much right on! ~What I am actually referring to is our "Selling Season".  When the autumn winds start to churn, and leaves begin to fall...the annual migration of snowbirds begin to make their way down to a warmer climate. Whether

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Mansion In The Sky

Posted on September 20, 2010

Naples Beachfront Le Ciel Park Tower offers one  of the most prestigious addresses along Naples eminent Park Shore beach.  Spectacular views of both the Gulf of Mexico and Venetian Bay from this 14th floor mansion in the sky! Three spacious bedrooms, 3 full-baths, an updated kitchen with stainless appliances & granite, brand new gorgeous hard wood flooring, Bahama shutters, and an expansive screened terrace with built-in BBQ...Imagine yourself watching the magical sunsets

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