Naples Real Estate Blog

Facebook and Linkedin and Twitter, oh my!

Posted on August 15, 2012

...Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my! Yes, like the old quote from one of my favorite movies goes...there's a lot of scary things out there on the road to Oz! The road to Oz being the successful path to social media... Everyday it seems I am being introduced to a new method of social networking--Yesterday I discovered Mailchimp [don't ask]...I subscribe to Hubspot, Activerain, The Real Estate Tomato,  Market

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153 Days Till Christmas!

Posted on July 25, 2012

Christmas I say...Seriously, you think I'm kidding? I was in several stores this week, had I not known it is still July, I would have guessed it was Thanksgiving weekend! The craft stores actually have some of their Christmas displays out. ~To me, August always makes me feel like autumn is in the air...fall is a month away, the Allstar game is over, the kids go back to school, folks are calling to

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Naples Real Estate Update

Posted on June 01, 2012

May 2011 vs. May 2012 Well, here it is, the 1st of another month. Time flies when you're having fun! May has been a very good month all the way around. We took a few well priced, saleable new listings...we showed homes to some fabulous customers and wrote a few offers...negotiated a few sales...and managed a few days off, including presently being on our boat, bringing her home from the

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Naples Florida Real Estate Update

Posted on February 11, 2012

Inventory Is Down ~ Inquiries Are Up! January is now behind us, and Easter is early this year, which means we are now technically 1/3rd the way through our "season". There are a lot of buyers in the market place....open houses, floor time opportunity, sign calls and Internet leads have all increased substantially. Even the media, for the most part, is reporting good news on the real estate front. Inventory

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Naples Real Estate Update

Posted on January 21, 2012

What is happening today in the Naples Real Estate market? Just released, The NABOR Market Report has some exciting and interesting statistics about the current state of the real estate market in Naples Florida. Several factors are coming into play regarding value, primarily supply and demand. The 2011 housing inventory ended at a 5 year low. Specifically, the number of properties listed below $300,000., which has been the driving force

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Naples featured Business of the Week

Posted on January 09, 2012

Hi there! It has already been a crazy first 9 days of 2012. Wow! The feedback I've gotten from the last question posed online regarding content was overwhelming! Thank you all for your emails! I have already decided to change one thing because of the result of asking for your suggestions. Our "Select Vendor of the Week" will now be called "Naples featured Business of the Week". This will also

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The Unveiling of a New Year of Blogging!

Posted on January 06, 2012

Greetings Naples Real Estate Blog Fans! We are nearly one week into the new year and I am trying to come up with some fresh ideas to increase activity on our blog! One thing which I am going to try to do this year is keep a "patterned pace" when posting. I've learned several tips from fellow bloggers, and more regular posting seems to be one of the keys to

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2012 : The Year We Have All Been Waiting For…

Posted on December 31, 2011

"An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in...A pessimist stays up till midnight to make sure the old year leaves." ~Bill Vaughn So, has there ever been another year written about as often as 2012? Of course, 1984 comes to mind...as does the new millennium. Ah yes, waiting for the clock to strike on December 31st, 1999 at 11:59 PM--I'm sure you remember where you were

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“Real Estate is NOT Real”!

Posted on November 02, 2011

Again we are faced with the media presenting erroneous information to consumers based on data that is inaccurate and far too broad-based to carry water. As one of my colleagues so eloquently put it earlier today in remarking about various newspaper and magazine accounts of the current real estate market, "Real Estate is NOT real, it's the perception that is real"! As stated in CNNMoney this week, according to FISV,

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Naples Real Estate 3rd Quarter Stats

Posted on October 12, 2011

Nothing indicates what is happening in the real estate market more accurately than listings going under contract. The graph below depicts pendings of Naples residential listings over the past 4 years, per the local multiple listing service: SunshineMLS. This is a clear illustration [click on graph to enlarge] of the peaks and valleys in our local market. Obviously, our pendings go up during "season"-- that just makes sense. But, what

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