Tips and Information written for Selling your home in the Jacksonville Florida Area.

Currently the median time it takes to sell a waterfront home in Jacksonville and the surrounding areas is 155 days.  This number is taken from the Multiple Listing Service statistics of homes that have sold that are waterfront and navigable (dockable homes).

This is an interesting number of days considering the obvious higher price of waterfront homes versus other homes on the market.  What this should prove is the attraction for waterfront is still strong.

Another interesting find is the Median % price change is a 15% decline.  This is the % decline from the list price to the sold price.  Considering the market - this is good.  A "normal market" typically brings an 8% decline as most homes average 92% of list price to sold price.  Again, 2 good…

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YES!  Absolutely

Most agents will tell you no, but they absolutely work!

Even the Wall Street Journal agrees.

Top 4 Reasons Open Houses Work in Jacksonville:

  1. Statistics: National Association of Realtors survey of 2008 home buyers.  Get ready for this, 48% of all home buyers in 2008 attended Open Houses while searching for a new home.  If you don't read 2, 3, or 4, this 1 point should convince you the need for Open Houses.
  2. National Home Builders: The nations largest home builders use Open Houses.  In fact, that is one of their first goals in opening a new community:  How fast can we get the model home open. Potential buyers need to visualize the home in person and not on paper.
  3. My Results: I've seen nice homes, priced right, and in…

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Looking for a professional Real Estate Agent in Jacksonville, FL to sell your home?

In today's home market, selling a home requires a competitive nature and a professional real estate agent.

You must have  a competitive nature in that your home for sale in Jacksonville or Ponte Vedra needs to be more attractive than your neighbors home for sale - you are competing.  Better curb appeal (good curb appeal tips here), cleaner, updated, and priced right are a requirement if you are serious about selling.  Think of it this way, there is someone looking to buy a home in your neighborhood, maybe even on your street, right now.  You want them to buy your home over your neighbors!  Check out these Sell a home in Jacksonville Tips.

Your professional real…

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Positive economic news is starting to float around the news channels more frequently.

This article from the Jacksonville Business Journal,  is calling for the end of the recession in the third quarter and even a stabilization of the housing market.  The article goes on to state that they expect a slight increase in housing values in 2010!

Additional positive news, Jacksonville is seeing some signs of a drop in the unemployment rate.   This graph from Google shows the unemployment rate for Jacksonville compared to Florida and the US overall.  Interesting to see the last high point in the 90's and the 8 years of falling unemployment that followed.  Will history repeat? reports this story, as many economic indicators are…

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There are many graphs and charts showing the housing market, but I like this one.  This one is different in that it shows the actual emotions of what we feel as homeowners going through a major real estate cyle like we have all just experienced.

We are currently seeing the "Point of Maximum Financial Opportunity".  How long will it continue has been argued by many economist.  Doesn't matter.  The main point is that now is a great time to buy a home in Jacksonville, FL......especially waterfront homes!

If you are already a home owner, notice the graph goes up and goes down.  We are always somewhere on this cycle as the cycle will keep going on forever.  Amazingly, home prices always go up over the long term.  Proof:  Not many people will agree to…

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Jacksonville RE/MAX Agent

Ready to sell a home in Jacksonville?   A RE/MAX agent should be your first phone call.  To sell a home in Jacksonville you need the Marketing which creates traffic (Potential Buyers).  My motto:  Traffic = Sales.

With the RE/MAX marketing exposure, your choice is an easy one.  A short list of RE/MAX marketing and advertising in action:

  • Best Internet Exposure: #1 Most visited website of a Real Estate Company in the world.  Over 2.3 million unique visitors per month.  Almost all home buyers start their search on-line, this gives you a competitive edge.
  • Dominates the industry in Advertising: Selling a home in this market requires big marketing and advertising.  RE/MAX does more advertising which drives more…

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Jacksonville Homes For Sale Lead the Nation in Price Slashes!

This is not the best news! Based on a recent Trulia study, Jacksonville tops the nation in price cutting with 36% of all homes that get listed for sale, end up dropping their price.  This tells me those homes were over priced when they were originally put on the market for sale.  The Times Union did a story on this.

If you have a home to sell in Jacksonville, FL, do not fall victim to Nostalgia Pricing.  Definition:  Dreamy price appreciation of 2005.

Instead, price it correctly for today's real estate market, and watch it sell!  The buyers are out, looking, and making offers.  They want a Deal!  Don't get passed up by the Buyer who says "Their dreaming" after seeing your asking…

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