WOW what a crazy October 2016!

Sales are up 32% from last October in  Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club

I would like to welcome “George Ballis” and “Linda Shannon” to my staff here at RE/MAX Capital Realty in Lutz a stone’s throw from Livingston and Sr 54!

 Shall I name all the homes I’ve sold and or have for sale at this moment? You see enough of my signs to know I’m a worthy contender in selling your home or bringing buyers to your home! Quickly I will say I currently have 7 homes for sale, 2 who have listed but not ready to place in the MLS yet and 3 pending.   That’s activity of eleven (11) homes inside Tampa Bay GCC.  This does not include the properties my staff and I have outside of Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club.

 It’s somewhat of an anomaly I’ve found this past year. Buyers visit in spurts, we may have 5 cash buyers one week, and half a dozen buyers qualified with VA, FHA, or Conventional loans. This is on average 11 buyers a month!

 12 homes closed this time last year, (3) of those closing were mine.  (9) Nine closed in the past 32 days, from October 1st. 2016 Four (4) of those homes were my buyers or sellers. This October has shown a lot of cash buyers, especially on some of the larger homes.

Sixteen (16 homes are pending at this time. Eight (8) exceed an asking price of $220,000 or more, and two of these are over ($300,000)

It’s important to know homes over 1800 sq. ft. and preferred locations have an average sold price of $122.00 per sq. ft. Many factors come into play to capture a sale at this price per square feet.

1700 sq. ft. with upgrades and semi-preferred to preferred location are capturing $111.00 to $117.00 per sq. ft.!  A significant difference in values, the upside to this; appraisers will potentially use new completed homes by K-Hovnanian. Providing your home has a fairly new roof, and A/C unit and the inside is comparable to the new homes that fit in this criteria your home may qualify in this sold price range.

Please understand and I repeat this over and over, the appraised value or just value of your home, “IS DEFINED BY HOW MUCH Square Feet has central heat and air UNDER SHINGLED ROOF”  Do not be deceived otherwise.

A great listing suggestion to a seller? To require an AS IS contract.  Florida Realtors Association offers three (3) types of contracts from buyers agents and depending on the selection, some have more provisions to protect you than others.  Call me when listing your home and I will share the pros and cons.  Many new provisions that you the seller should know and also many provisions a buyer needs to know other than just filling in the blanks that these documents provide.


Author: danswingblog

Dan has celebrated over 19 years as a full-time Realtor. Successfully listed and sold homes well through the 8 figure market. Advises and assists clients with challenging Portfolios! Not uncommon to be working with foreign nationals, buyers that leverage the Sterling, Euro, and similar currency. Dan welcomes the Global community, with friends in many Nations. He brings a reputation for Integrity, Expertise, and Focus. Our customers deserve the best. Currently provides Residential and Commercial B.P.O.'s, Broker Price Opinions, B.O.V's, Broker Opinion of Value to many lenders. Manage and Sells R.E.O., Real Estate Owned properties, distressed properties! Evaluate and negotiate solutions for sellers and lenders. Developed, operated and sold a Florida "AWARD WINNING" Ad Agency! 2010 & 11 Commercial Agent of the year. RE/MAX Paramount Properties. Relocated to Tampa in 2012, enjoyed retirement for 6 months. Saw unethical practices by some Realtors and choose to reverberate our profession in the Tampa area. In four years built his business to as many as four (4) transactions monthly. Mortgage brokers were calling Dan a Superstar in Real Estate. Dan and his wife relocated to North East Florida, to the community of Nocatee. Currently focusing on 55 and older communities and Luxury Real Estate. Successfully closed on many extremely challenging foreclosures, and Short Sale. Coached and participated in Commercial and Multi-Income Family REO's in the past six years. Elected to the Auburndale City Commission in 1986-88. Created and served as 1st Redevelopment Chair in 1988 & 89 personally put in place all the elements for the Auburndale CRA. 1990 City Commission refused to give a full vote of confidence. After a 5 year journey to personally raise funding, extensive research and study for the CRA district perimeters, and stunned with the Commissions doubt. Positioned himself to run for office again, was re-elected to Auburndale Commission, to serve 1991-93 to full fill the CRA master plan! Active with the Central Florida Development Council from conception in 1985 and sat on the board periodically for the past 25 years representing municipalities and private investors. The positions Dan held from 1986 through 1993 enabled him to have a complete workable understanding of the State of Florida Comprehensive Plan for Future Land Use, and the benefits of intergovernmental agreements, utility franchise expansions, and public/private partnerships! Specialties: Assets recovery & receivership, Real Estate Portfolio's, REO & Short Sale of Residential and Commercial negotiations, marketing consultant, public relations, and Broker Price Opinions for residential and commercial lenders.

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