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10 JUL
15 Tips…Selling or Buying Condos post Surfside

15 Tips…Selling or Buying Condos post Surfside First, our thoughts & prayers go out to all the families affected by this terrible tragedy. A lot of people of people in general and in the Realtor community have asked me how this will affect the condo marketplace. Here... Read More

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25 JUN
Wanted: A job with an 87% Failure Rate.

Wanted: A job with an 87% Failure Rate. I read a report recently that said 130,000 people became Realtors since the pandemic. In fact, there are more Realtors than listings for sale!!! In Florida there are 275,000 licensed Realtors and in Palm Beach Country over 26,400 (I... Read More

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12 JUN
The Twilight Zone Real Estate Office & 15 Practices – A Post Covid Guide

The Twilight Zone Real Estate Office & 15 Practices – A Post Covid Guide It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and... Read More

22 MAY
8 Reasons Why it might make sense to sell your home right now, even though it wasn’t initially in the plan.

8 Reasons Why it might make sense to sell your home right now, even though it wasn’t initially in the plan. 27.7% - April 2020- April 2021 Average Increase Prices typically don’t go up 27.7%  a year. But they did for the average single-family home in Palm Beach County. ... Read More

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15 MAY
Buyer Essential Representation – 24 Must Items You Need to Be Aware Of

Buyer Essential Representation – 24 Must Items You Need to Be Aware Of Sellers Disclosure - It’s important to ask for the Sellers disclosure. While most do, legally, sellers do not have to fill out a disclosure in the state of Florida. The reason being that if a Seller... Read More

24 APR
A Dangerous Market for Valuation Errors

This is the most dangerous market for valuations. Years ago I wrote 2 blogs titled, Zillow, is for Idiots , which held up well. It shows how “off” AVM (automatic valuation models) can be. People want desperately to “push a button” with the immediate answer so if you... Read More

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17 APR
20 Strategies to Win Deals In a Hyper-Extreme Seller’s Market

"Meant to Be" There is not a worse curse word in real estate.  Buyers often say that it was not meant to be when a deal is lost. Sometimes it’s good to have a line in the sand as another home usually comes up right around the corner. But this market is different. Right... Read More

26 MAR
Pools. What is in style and How it’s important

How much value does a pool or pool enhancements add? Should I remodel my pool? What will I get a return on investment on?  What is a waste of money and should be avoided?   On the first part, the answer depends. In neighborhoods with lots of kids it's... Read More

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20 MAR
What Makes a Good Client?

We have a sellers guide, closing cost guide, buying process information , Buyers FAQ , Florida contract info but not much is written on being a good client. There are 2 parts to this, and this is a long article. However, it's important, as being a good client yourself will... Read More

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13 MAR
Wanted!

WANTED On the Buy Side, Echo purchases and organically receives 40-60 Buyer inquiries daily! We are the largest purchaser of Buyer inquires in the Northern Palm Beaches from a combo of Zillow, Realtor .com, Google Ads/organic, social media ads, and years of being out and about. On... Read More

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6 MAR
Escalation Clause/Private Listings

Escalation Clause Competition is so fierce that creativity when presenting offers is becoming paramount.  Here is one such tool that has won our clients 2 offers over the last week.  The Escalation clause can be used both by a listing agent or a Buyer’s agent. It assures... Read More

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