Our team has moved! NEW office location!

After a lot of thought, and analysis, our team has decided to move to RE/MAX UNLIMITED in Nocatee. I can again drive my golf cart to work!

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I had 38 transactions in 2016 thru the first few months of 2017 in a Golf Community with a builder. All these transactions were resales. I did guide some buyers to the builder, people need to remember going to a builder on your own is like walking in naked. You have no one to arm you so you are never caught off guard. When you truly love what you do.  Life becomes the joy we all ultimately strive for.

Who’s your go to Realtor?

Dan & Pat I can’t tell you how many Realtors and Brokers visit my blogs, it’s a great deal and I’m proud that they pick up tips off this site. I do not believe in bashing my competition, with that said, it’s healthy for us all to pick up on constructive criticism!

I have been attending many open house showings in the Ponte Vedra, Nocatee, Ponte Vedra Beach, St Augustine, and Jacksonville areas the past 90 days. It’s priority to know my markets and the pros and cons of their locations. I am extremely disappointed in their efforts and presentations. I’ve observed individuals, teams, “obviously many new to Real Estate industry,” as they proudly describe their role and define why they stand out from competing teams and brokerages!

It is my obligation and commitment to my seller upon listing their home with my team and staff to focus on the ultimate exposure and results. We spend a great deal of time, money, professional photography, and marketing expertise to prepare and maintain these homes while on the market! We’re here to serve our customers.  I have been surprised to hear how many agents have sold mostly new homes and boast how well they know their community. “Not a word about how they must serve their resale customers!”  Please do not get this wrong, we do have some great realtors in the area, it’s the training process for their team that has much to be desired and improved on.

I’ve specialized in 55 and older communities, Golf communities, and assisted many current and retired military with their purchase, sale, and relocations.  When my sellers share their stories of how they must compete with an active builder in their community, they seem hopelessly challenged.  I ease your concerns, share observations you may NOT always want to hear, and describe the best possible process to confront challenges you may fear!  I’ve been an active full-time Realtor since 2000 almost 19 years and have experienced every challenge you may imagine. Give us a call,  my team will define what it takes and how to prepare your home so it sells for the highest and best price possible. We will team up, discuss our game plan, produce a model we all are on the same page with and execute!

For many reasons I’ve improved on my marketing strategies, and a Seniors Real Estate Specialist, a Military Relocation Professional. These added resources have assisted us by understanding where you are in your challenges. You are our first priority and what we do to provide the excellence in service you expect and deserve.  Another testimonial from an agent I coach.

On Monday, October 8, 2018, 8:44 PM,

Dan has provided many referrals for my business in the past 8 months, he has single-handedly jump-started my real estate business and I believe he truly wants me to be successful!  Dan is a great mentor and he is highly respected as a real estate professional. 

He continues to advise me in ways to procure new listings and recommends marketing techniques that have proven to be very productive. He knows our market extensively and is up to date on all the newest technology.  His work ethics are unsurpassed and I’m very fortunate and thankful to have met him.

Teresa M.

Realtor with Future Home Realty

Homes in Plantation, the only equity community in Ponte Vedra Beach! Call me!

Open house, today from 1 to 5pm. The Plantation at Ponte Vedra Beach! 161 Plantation Circle South, Ponte Vedra Beach! Priced below market at $769,000. Only private equity community in Ponte Vedra Beach! New an resales from very reasonable $$500’s to $2,000,000. I AM your go to realtor in NE Florida.

What to expect when you engage my services

I’m not just a Realtor, my experience brings marketing and negotiating techniques that surpass your ordinary Realtor experience. Whether living locally or across the country or across the pond. “The Ocean” A US Citizen or Foreign National. When you engage my services we are in it together for life. I appreciate all your referrals and assure you, my staff and I will surpass your expectations.

October 9, 2018

I personally would recommend Dan Swing for any real estate marketing or purchasing venture. I’ve worked with him for the last three, plus, years now and couldn’t be more pleased despite the many hardships and complications we’ve worked through.

Dan recently procured a very difficult commercial transaction for my great uncle’s trust, which involved negotiating many difficult transactions on several entangled parcels with multiple owners. This deal truly appeared to be a hopeless undertaking, but Dan dug in. First, he managed to get a reduction on the property taxes, which saved me $1,000’s! Then, developed a multiple parcel acquisition that enabled me to finally sell for a handsome profit.

I’m not sure what I would have done without him. I’m actually located across the country from him, out in California. So, if I can attest to his frequent communication, continuous support, and overall business savvy… Dan should be made well renown on a local level!

Brandi McCuistion 

Compliance coordinator Aerotek

Four Ways to Help Your Appliances Last Longer

Appliances like your washing machine, dishwasher and refrigerator tend to be major investments. You can protect these investments and prolong their lifespans through regular maintenance.

Here are four ways to help those appliances – and your investment – last longer:

1. Make sure the seals seal.

One of the biggest reasons refrigerators break down is because the doors aren’t closing properly, causing the motor to work too hard. The magnetic strips in the gaskets around the doors wear out after a few years, but replacing and re-magnetizing them can be a simple DIY fix.

2. Keep the drum clean.

Always empty your pockets before loading your washing machine to prevent the drum from rusting or getting nicked. Also, clean or swap out the thimble-shaped filter in the machine that traps water sediment.

3. Inspect the vents.

Cleaning out the lint trap on your dryer should be a routine task after every load, but go one step further by inspecting the exterior vent to see that it pops open and scraping off debris with a toothbrush.

4. Clean the dishwasher.

Once a week, run an empty dishwasher cycle with nothing but a cup of white vinegar to keep smells at bay. Also, wipe down seals and clear the food trap often.

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Existing home sales slowed for the fourth consecutive month in July!

Interesting data provided by the National Association of Realtors
August 22, 2018
July 2018 Existing Home Sales Snapshot

© National Association of REALTORS®

Existing-home sales slowed for the fourth consecutive month in July, reaching their most sluggish pace in more than two years, the National Association of REALTORS® reports. The West was the only major U.S. region to see an increase in sales last month.

Total existing-home sales, which include completed transactions for single-family homes, townhomes, condos, and co-ops, fell 0.7 percent month over month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.34 million in July. Sales are now 1.5 percent lower than a year ago.

Rising home prices may be prompting would-be home buyers to pull away, says NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun. “Led by a notable decrease in closings in the Northeast, existing-home sales trailed off again last month, sliding to their slowest pace since February 2016 at 5.21 million [units],” Yun says. “Too many would-be buyers are either being priced out or are deciding to postpone their search until more homes in their price range come onto the market.”

Yun notes that a steady climb in home prices over the past year—along with an uptick in mortgage rates this spring—is cooling sales. “This weakening in affordability has put the most pressure on would-be first-time buyers in recent months, who continue to represent only around a third of sales despite a very healthy economy and labor market,” he says. First-time buyers comprised 32 percent of sales in July, down from 33 percent a year ago.

Here’s a closer look at some key indicators from NAR’s July housing report:

  • Home prices: The median existing-home price for all housing types was $296,600, a 4.5 percent increase from a year ago.
  • Inventories: Total housing inventory fell 0.5 percent to 1.92 million existing homes available for sale, unchanged from a year ago. At the current sales pace, unsold inventory is at a 4.3-month supply.
  • Days on the market: Fifty-five percent of homes sold were on the market for less than a month. Properties typically stayed on the market for 27 days, down from 30 days a year ago. “Listings continue to go under contract in under a month, which highlights the feedback from REALTORS® that buyers are swiftly snatching up moderately-priced properties,” Yun says. “Existing supply is still not at a healthy level, and new-home construction is not keeping up to meet demand.”
  • All-cash sales: All-cash transactions compromised 20 percent of sales, up from 19 percent a year ago. Individual investors tend to account for the biggest bulk of cash sales. They purchased 13 percent of homes, unchanged from a year ago.
  • Distressed sales: Foreclosures and short sales accounted for 3 percent of sales, down from 5 percent a year ago. Broken out, 2 percent of sales were foreclosures, and 1 percent were short sales.

July 2018 Existing Home Sales