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Sunday, 25 September 2016

These are true stories that actually occurred this week in Naples real estate.

Story 1:

I made the showing appointment Friday. When I made the appointment the person on the phone (not the listing agent) said, "I don't think we can show in that community on Sundays". My response, "Yes, we can. I've done it a million times. My people are only here for one day and they're ready to purchase. Please make that happen for me". Appointment was confirmed, YAE!

We got there today and there's no guard at the front desk and the door is locked. We call the number it says to call to gain access. Nobody answers the phone. Clients are disenchanted. I call the unit, no answer. We wait around for a few minutes. Finally a lady with the new, temporary guard appear from around the corner. Lady doesn't know how to open the door for us and depends on the guard to do it which takes an unusually long time. Door finally opens.

Lady: Are you here to see the unit.

Me: Yes, that's us.

Lady: I'm sorry, I can't show it to you. The owner has their own security system and I can't figure it out, I've been up and down the elevator 6 times, we have a call in for the owner but we haven't heard back. Can you come back next week?

Me: What? No...they don't live here. What do you mean the owner has their own security system? Are you talking about the elevator security?

Lady: Yes, there's a button in the unit if you press it then you can't access the unit.

Me: You can if you have the four digit code. Do you not have the code?

Lady: No...we can't get in.

Me: Well...security has a fob, they can get us in...let's try again. (shake head up and down to security guard)

Lady: Well we've tried and tried and we can't.

Me: Show me...walk to bank of elevators with clients and security guard. Elevator opens...everyone gets on. I said, is this the elevator you've been using to access the unit?

Lady: Yes.

Me: Ok well...we're in the wrong stack. We need to be in the elevator stack on the other side of the building.

Escorts clients, lady, security guard to other side of the building. Enter elevator. Press floor number. Elevator goes up. (If the security had been on in the elevator for that floor the elevator would not move...holding breath...we may actually get in). Door opens on the right floor. Yaae! Security guard says goodbye and lets door close without realizing she's the one with the key. (sigh) we get her to come back up. Security guard attempts to open door. Can't.

Me: Yes, sometimes these are tricky, may I try? Attempt to unlock door, won't turn, wrong key.

Lady: Well, I'm sorry I couldn't get you in.

Me: Yes, I understand...opens back door and puts key in service entrance. Ok, we're in. Thank you Ms. security lady.

We check out the unit. Clients are considering it as an option.

Folks, this is why you hire a professional office who knows the neighborhood and a professional agent who attends the showing.

The lady who showed us the unit is a retired real estate agent who does not even hold a license. We were told the agent's car broke down at the last minute. Possible? I suppose...probable? It's happened way more than once with this agent on properties well above 5 million. Had I not known my way around that building, that showing wouldn't have taken place at all. The buyers would not have accomplished what they came in town to specifically do and the sellers would've not had a very active agent in the neighborhood see the property or ready, willing and able buyers see it as well.

Please, please, please list your property with us. If you can't list with us, please use a professional who knows what they are doing and are willing to open a unit on a Sunday. My team and I can insure that sort of success for you.

Story 2

My colleague and I had a listing appointment on a property that has been on the market for several months. The sellers are not happy with their listing agent.

Me: How many showings have you had?

Seller: 1

Me: What? I was the only one who has shown your property in all this time?

Seller 2: No we had 5 showings.

Me: Wait, you've only had 5 showings this whole entire time?

Seller: Well the market got really bad after season.

Me: No actually 16 properties in your same price range and neighborhood have sold during the time you've been on the market.

Seller: What?

We have a very simple, easy to understand and successful selling strategy. We can explain it and then we can deliver the expectations you're after.

Please, please, please call us to help you sell your Naples luxury property and if you can't call us, please call someone who knows what they're doing. That will help us help you sell your property!

For more information regarding Naples real estate, call us! We have answers!

Best Regards,

Shannon Lefevre, PA
Your Naples Smart Girl!
239-595-6223

Posted by: [email protected] (Shannon Lefevre, PA) AT 07:45 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Monday, 12 September 2016

Hello Naples Friends,

It's time for the Pelican Bay high rise report! Here I'll tell you:

  • How the Pelican Bay high rise market has performed
  • What's going on now with the market
  • What buildings are winning, losing and standing still

The past 365 day performance of Pelican Bay high rise product:

A whopping 162 high rise condos in Pelican Bay sold during the past 12 months. With only 4.44 months on the market, that puts this segement in a pretty good undersupply. Prices are still going up but not at the rapid pace they have been. In fact, there have been 17 price reductions with the units currently on the market but there's also been 4 price increases as well.

The market is slowing down at a pretty fast pace though. Market time is up 87%! That means Seller's, it's time to look at your traffic and decided if you're priced where you need to be and if you're planning on hitting the market for the 2016-2017 selling season, you'll want to price it right this year and have a great strategy to attract buyers. We have one already in place so you might as well call us since you heard it here first!

Even though list price to sales price ratio is 94% (That's pretty strong for Naples) and even though our inventories are low, I expect our inventories to increase as it always does starting around October. This is excellent news for Buyers because they should start seeing some relief in prices and have more options to choose from.  You'll want to work with a proven professional and a Pelican Bay resident like myself to help you navigate your way through a successful sale. Call us, we'll help you hit your objective!

Here's how each building is performing:

Biltmore at Bay Colony: UNDERSUPPLIED WE NEED LISTINGS HERE!

  • 1 active
  • 1 pending
  • 1 sold during the past year.
  • 95% of list to sales price ratio

Brighton at Bay Colony: I NEED '04 STACKS AND LOWER FLOOR LISTINGS HERE!

  • 2 active
  • 2 sales during the past year.
  • 92% of list to sales price ratio

Cap Ferrat at Pelican Bay: There's lots to choose from here. Might be some opportunities for remodeling too!

  • 6 active
  • 7 sales during the past year
  • 94% of list to sales price ratio

Carlsyle at Bay Colony: WE NEED INVENTORY HERE!

  • 0 active
  • 2 sales during the past year
  • 89% of list to sales price ratio

Chateaumere Royale: WE NEED INVENTORY HERE!

  • 0 active
  • 1 pending
  • 2 sales during the past year
  • 100% list price to sales price ratio (How about that for perfection?)

Claridge at Pelican Bay: WE NEED INVENTORY HERE!

  • 1 active
  • 0 pending
  • 5 sales during the past year
  • 97% list price to sales price ratio

Contessa at Bay Colony: WE NEED INVENTORY HERE!

  • 1 active
  • 1 pending
  • 1 sale (I had the buyer on the only unit closed so far this year)
  • 88% list price to sales price ratio

Coronado at Pelican Bay: WE NEED INVENTORY HERE!

  • 1 active
  • 1 pending
  • 8 sales during the past year
  • 93% list price to sales price ratio

Dorchester at Pelican Bay: WE NEED INVENTORY HERE!

  • 1 active
  • 0 pending
  • 3 sales during the past year
  • 89%  list price to sales price ratio

Grosevenor at Pelican Bay: ONE OF THE MOST AFFORDABLE PER/SQUARE FOOT OPTIONS!

  • 4 active
  • 1 pending
  • 9 sales during the past year
  • 95% of list price to sales price ratio

Marbella at Pelican Bay: This is an assisted living building with onsite medical services and meal service

  • 3 active
  • 0 pending
  • 4 sales during the past year
  • 94% of list price to sales price ratio

Marquesa at Bay Colony: WE NEED LISTINGS HERE!

  • 0 active
  • 0 pending
  • 1 sold this year
  • 95% of list price to sales price ratio

Montenero at Pelican Bay: WE NEED LISTINGS HERE!

  • 3 active
  • 0 pending
  • 6 sales during the past year
  • 93% of list price to sales price ratio

Mystique at Pelican Bay: A SELECT NUMBER OF LISTINGS ARE NOW IN MLS

  • 2 active
  • ? pending
  • ? sales during the past year (all data is not being recorded in MLS yet)
  • ? of list price to sales price ratio

Remington at Bay Colony: 3 OF THE 7 BEACHFRONT CONDOS ARE HERE! CHECK THEM OUT!

  • 3 active
  • 0 pending
  • 1 sale during the past year
  • 91% of list price to sales price ratio

Salerno at Bay Colony: THIS BUILDING HAS AN OVERSUPPLY OF INVENTORY

  • 4 active
  • 0 pending
  • 1 sale during the past year
  • 93% of list price to sales price ratio

St. Kitts at Pelican Bay: WE NEED LISTINGS HERE!

  • 2 active
  • 0 pending
  • 9 sales during the past year
  • 94% of list price to sales price ratio

St. Laurent at Pelican Bay: BIG WATER VIEWS IN UNITS CURRENTLY FOR SALE!

  • 3 active
  • 0 pending
  • 3 sales during the past year
  • 91% of list price to sales price ratio

St. Lucia at Pelican Bay: COOL UNIT HERE!!!

  • 1 active
  • 1 pending
  • 3 sales during the past year
  • 94% of list price to sales price ratio

St. Maarten at Pelican Bay: OPEN AIR LANAIS COMPARED TO "SCREENED" HERE CHECK THEM OUT!

  • 4 active
  • 0 pending
  • 4 sales during the past year
  • 98% of list price to sales price ratio

St. Marissa at Pelican Bay: UNDER 800K HERE!

  • 2 active
  • 0 pending
  • 5 sales during the past year
  • 95% of list price to sales price ratio

St. Nicole at Pelican Bay: SOME OF THE BEST WATER VIEWS ARE HERE!

  • 4 active
  • 0 pending
  • 4 sales during the past year
  • 100% of list price to sales price ratio

St. Pierre at Pelican Bay: BRING YOUR IMAGINATION!

  • 1 active
  • 0 pending
  • 5 sales during the past year
  • 94% of list price to sales price ratio

St. Raphael at Pelican Bay: NICE LISTINGS HERE!

  • 2 active
  • 2 pending
  • 5 sales during the past year
  • 94% of list price to sales price ratio

St. Tropez at Pelican Bay: WE NEED LISTINGS HERE!

  • 0 active
  • 0 pending
  • 3 sales during the past year
  • 95% of list price to sales price ratio

Stratford at Pelican Bay: SOME OF THE MOST AFFORDABLE PER SQUARE FOOT HERE!

  • 2 active
  • 1 pending
  • 1 sale during the past year
  • 100% of list price to sales price ratio

Toscana at Bay Colony: NICE UNITS LISTED HERE! CHECK THEM OUT!

  • 2 active
  • 0 pending
  • 4 sales during the past year
  • 93% of list price to sales price ratio

Trieste at Bay Colony: GOOD DEALS PER SQUARE FOOT FOR BAY COLONY HERE!

  • 5 active
  • 0 pending
  • 1 sale during the past year
  • 84% of list price to sales price ratio

Windsor at Bay Colony: WE NEED LISTINGS HERE!

  • 0 active
  • 0 pending
  • 2 sales during the past year
  • 92 % of list price to sales price ratio

Ok, that's all for today. I hope you enjoyed my Pelican Bay high rise report. If you want more information or want to set an appointment to list or sell your Pelican Bay property or any Naples property, call us. We'll be happy to assist!

Best Regards,

Shannon Lefevre, PA
Your Naples Smart Girl!
239-595-6223

Posted by: [email protected] (Shannon Lefevre, PA) AT 12:43 pm   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Friday, 09 September 2016

Hello Naples Friends,

If you've been looking for a comprehensive Pelican Bay single family home report, you've come to the right place! You want to sign up to get it sent to you directly here:

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Currently there are 18 single family homes in Pelican Bay for sale. That equates to just 6 months of inventory.  The Pelican Bay single family home market is under supplied but market times are rising by 67% (ouch). We might be headed for a cool down. If we are seeing a softening in the market, Now is the time to sell!

Some Pelican Bay neighborhoods have seen more success than others I'll run through each neighborhood here.

Barrington NICE LISTINGS HERE

  • 2 Active
  • 3 Sold during past year
  • Average list/sell ratio 90%
  • 8 months of inventory.

Bay Colony Shores UHM YEAH CHECK OUT THESE HOMES, WOW!

  • 2 Active
  • 3 Sold during past year
  • Average list/sell ratio  91%
  • 8 months of inventory.

Chanteclair Manor Time To List Here!

  • 0 Active
  • 1 Sold
  • List/sell ratio 100%
  • 0 inventory.

Georgetown at Pelican Bay OMTAMT

  • 1 Active
  • 0 Sold during past year

Oakmont at Pelican Bay THIS NEIGHBORHOOD IS SMOKING HOT! CHECK OUT THE NEW ONE!

  • 3 Active
  • 13 Sold during the past year!
  • List/sell ratio 96.7%
  • 2.7 months of inventory.

Pelican Bay Woods WATCH PRICES IN HERE!

  • 7 Active
  • 9 Sold
  • List/sell ratio 93%
  • 9 months of inventory.

St. Andrews at Pelican Bay NOW'S A GREAT TIME TO LIST!

  • 0 Active
  • 2 Sold during past year
  • List/sell ratio 93%
  • 0 inventory

Strand at Bay Colony GRAND POOBAH IS LISTED HERE!

  • 2 Active
  • 1 Sold during past year
  • List/sell ratio 82%
  • 2 years of inventory.

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Best Regards,

Shannon Lefevre, PA
Your Naples Smart Girl!
239-595-6223

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