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Emerald Coast of Florida real estate and personal insights.
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The Sound of a VoiceIt had been several months, at least. My long-time friend had moved to another state years ago. She used to live across the street.  We would see each other frequently, have girls-night, kicking out the husbands, and splurging on sushi. When she moved away, we still kept in to...
09/16/2021
JUST SOLD – 167 Starlight Ln., West Hewett Rd., Santa Rosa Beach FL 32459Case Study:The home at 167 Starlight Ln. was in excellent condition. Features included trendy décor, bamboo floors, upscale light fixtures, and substantial outdoor living areas.  The Florida room was 30 x 15, with wood ceili...
09/11/2021
 You’ve seen it before. The telltale sign of a scared agent. Scared of what? Their own customer.  Classic clues are: Their contract is full of every contingency and additional term – to the point of extreme.They won’t provide proof of funds for their customer and have an excuse.They need the info...
09/08/2021
I’m about to list a waterfront lot in Walton County, Florida.  It’s on a rare Coastal Dune Lake.  (Whenever you speak of “Coastal Dune Lake” in Florida, the word “rare” usually accompanies it.)  Yesterday, I walked the lot for the first time. The sellers are not local, so I went by myself, a bit ...
09/07/2021
Having recently sold a new construction home in Destin, Florida, I was not surprised to review the builder contract and find an “Escalation Clause for Specified Building Materials”.  My buyer client had not read the contract carefully, and as we sat with the builder to finalize the sale, I brough...
09/05/2021
Sold! 1415 Baytowne Ci. E., Sandestin, Miramar Beach, Florida 32550Factors contributing to the sale: Pricing analysis was done taking into account the condition of the Sandestin home, which was excellent, but also the non-updated aspects of the home. The kitchen and bathrooms had not been updated...
09/01/2021
       I was going to show a condo the other day. It was Destin. It was Florida. And it was hot. The scorching pavement reflected the sun and made it seem hotter than the 95 degrees out.I arrived early so I could turn on the lights, open the blinds and welcome my buyer. The agent had given me the...
08/31/2021
“Stop by my house, when you’re in the neighborhood”, the seller of one of my upcoming Destin, Florida listings had asked me.  I had been trying to reach the elegant, older Southern lady for a few weeks to make an appointment to see her, but had been unsuccessful.  So, when I was in the neighborho...
08/28/2021
Sometimes it’s good to pre-scout what properties you are showing buyers in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.  I recently sold a Palm Court Yacht Club condo on Okaloosa Island, but I hadn’t seen it yet. The buyers, long time clients of mine, knew of the building and when a tempting listing came on the m...
08/27/2021
I always said that in another life I would be a detective. Well, sometimes being a real estate agent is like being a detective.  To help different types of buyers in Destin, Florida requires varying degrees of investigative work.  Here are some examples of recent “cases”.Cold Case – Buyer #1   He...
08/25/2021
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