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Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Metro
My opinions and comments on the most beautiful city in Florida! St. Petersburg!
6 months ago, I was contacted by a propect who wanted to see a condominium that was not listed for sale yet.  I contacted the trustee of the estate, made the appointment, and faxed a one party agreement to pay a commission to the trustee referencing the prospects name.  At the appointment to show...
Not sure whats going on, but over the past 3 or 4 weeks we have been extremely busy with Buyers and Sellers!  In the next 4 weeks we will be closing on over 1.6 million $$ in sales.  This seems to be happening all over our marketplace!  Is anyone else seeing this trend?  I'm hoping its not isolat...
In times like this, you'd think the new construction developers and such wouldn't want to screw over Realtor's.. right??  Not...  Here is a brief letter of explaination that I wrote to the developer and to the Broker of the sales associates.  Keep in mind, policy at this development is if the Buy...
Chef (Sir) Robert Irvine has announced that he is opening 2 new restaurants in the new downtown development 400 Beach Dr.  Claiming that St. Petersburg Florida is the next Monaco on the Gulf Coast!  This will have a huge impact on real estate sales and desireability to this living city.  Chef Irv...
Tropicana Center, a new proposed twin tower high-rise development has been approved for a go-ahead.  All variances were approved.  These towers will join Parkshore Plaza, 400 Beach Dr, Signature Place, Ovation, The Arts, The Grand Bohemian, Vinoy Place, The Florencia, The Cloisters, 475 and Bayfr...
Can you believe that 2 new towers are proposed for downtown St. Petersburg?  We already have an over-abundance of available condos in new projects!  This new development claims to have available over 500 condos, 230 hotel rooms and retail.  Hopefully, as the project won't be complete until 2010, ...
What a great day to work with great Buyers!  So rare that a Buyer is savvy enough to NOT have their hand held all of the way!  They secured insurance, wired money to the title company, worked out utilities, flew in from out of town the night before closing, walked through and closed without incid...
Have you ever worked with Buyers non-stop, demand this, expect that and then poof?  Take this example.  We were working with pre-approved first time Buyers for about 2 months now.  Weekends, rainy afternoons, non-potty trained baby in the back seat, you get my drift (and boy did we get the babies...
I can't believe we have put behind us the first 4 months of the year.  Things are still slow, yet Buyers have been actively looking at property.  We had the good fortune of meeting out of town Buyers who, on their first visit to St Pete, flew in on a Wednesday, bought on Thursday and left for Mas...
With so many Buyers coming to St Petersburg right now, why aren't sales throught the roof?  List prices have settled in, interest rates are low, and of course the weather is unreal!  Lets face it, Property Taxes and Insurance!  Our new Gov. Charlie Crist has promised to do something about these i...

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My opinions and comments on the most beautiful city in Florida! St. Petersburg!