Thinking about Selling Your Home? Choosing the best Real Estate Agent is an important decision. My team, and the whole team at Intercoastal Realty, would appreciate the opportunity to be considered.
I am a Professional Full-Time Real Estate Agent with years of Experience in the dynamic South Florida Market. I have the Expertise to do the best possible job for you, and I am a Skilled Negotiator who will advise you how to secure the highest possible price for your property.
Still I like to think my best trait is the high degree of professional service which I provide.
You are on my Website – www.FortLauderdaleBeachProperty.com. I can think of no better way to demonstrate who I am and what I do than to suggest you take a few minutes to check out my site. I know the WHOLE market. I handle Residential, Commercial and Income Property. I know Single Family and Condos. I am (I have to say unfortunately) an Expert in Distressed Property Sales – Foreclosures and Short Sales. I sell multi-million dollar waterfront homes, office buildings and $15,000 retirement Condos. I can advise you the best way to make money in this market, can tell you when to stand pat or walk away. I have an extensive network that monitors breaking properties day to day. You would be hard pressed to find another Agent so currently versed in the local market. I can tell you how many Single Family Homes are now For Sale as Approved Shorts in Broward County, and I can tell you how many Foreclosure Condos are Listed East of the Intracoastal from Port Everglades to Boca Raton.
There are frankly few areas from Miami Beach to Boca Raton with which I am not familiar. My family moved to Fort Lauderdale in 1957. In 1960 they took The Census; Broward County had a population of 60,000. People launched boats off trailers at Sunrise Boulevard and A1A. The first fish I ever caught was in a swamp which is now Weston. We gathered coconuts on barren wind-swept dunes along the coast named after the hotel on the corner – The Galt Ocean Mile. My father owned a television store on Broward Boulevard; my brothers and I drove all over South Florida picking up and delivering TVs. I attended the Grand Opening of the Seminole Reservation, way out in the middle of nowhere - Griffin Road and State Road 7. Going to Junior College at BCC I had to drive way out west on State Road 84 to Davie Road. My early professional life I worked for Advertising Agencies whose only Clients were Real Estate Developers, writing copy for Developments which grew into cities. My friends worked construction, building Condominiums, and one of my cousins bought land in Plantation Acres when Broward Boulevard was a dirt road past University Drive.
Yes, things change. But oddly enough the Real Estate Market in Fort Lauderdale and Broward County does not. It has always been a dynamic Boom and Bust market where millions were made and lost. Our most recent Market Slump has been deep and lasted longer than previous retractions, much of that thanks to our friends on Wall Street. Still I can tell you about other times Real Estate "collapsed" in the 70s, the 80s and the 90s. But the Market in Broward County is unique; literally like nowhere else in the country. And as long as we've got the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulfstream, and heaters we use less than two weeks a year you might as well worry if THE TIDE is coming back.
Some years ago I opened my car door, found the carpet soaked. Water had been sitting in my heater so long without getting circulated the pipes rusted through.
Where else in the U.S. does that happen?
Price vs. Patience
Let's get down to business.
The most important factor in Listing Your Home is naturally the Price. This is not Rocket Science. Any Real Estate Agent worth his salt can pull Comps in your neighborhood and figure out what properties are selling for. The Question quickly becomes - do you want to List it for that?
I am a lot more understanding than many of my esteemed colleagues in this regard. Face it, that's the basic difference between an Agent who just wants to make money as easily as possible versus an Agent who's trying to do the best for his Client. In addition, however, for me it boils down to a simple question of:
Price vs. Patience
Property Owners are often emotionally invested in their home. This is understandable. They know what makes it special. For this reason I do not argue with a Homeowner when they wish to List their property higher than the Comps may recommend.
I have enough experience to know in the dynamic Real Estate Market of South Florida Owners can get close to any reasonable price they name if they have the patience to wait for the right Buyer – someone who will appreciate the special Qualities of their property.
If you do not have the Patience, however, then we must address the Price.
The Power of Intercoastal Realty
In Real Estate Location is everything. Intercoastal Realty is located on Las Olas Boulevard in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale. Privately owned and operated we are one of the pre-eminent Real Estate Agencies in Broward County. Millions of people pass by our showcase offices, so we offer unparalleled exposure to you and your property. This upscale full service showcase is conveniently open 7 days a week and in the evenings to take advantage of the bustling traffic and nightlife on Las Olas Boulevard.
At Intercoastal Realty we have the experience, the expertise and the enthusiasm to do the best job possible for you. Your property will simply be represented by the best.
Marketing & Advertising
Naturally another prime concern you have Listing Your Home is how your property will be Marketed. Many Agents are going to blow a lot of smoke in this regard, but most will not do much more than enter your Property on the MLS. Because it is on the MLS, in this digital world, it will automatically appear on major Real Estate sites like Realtor.com, Trulia and Zillow. Also, Agents will talk about International Marketing. Like it's a big deal. But once again, in this digital world, International Marketing is offered free-of-charge through our MLS and any Agent worth his salt is going to be signed up for the Immobel Program.
See the 12 Flags across the top of my web page? That is a free service offered by the Realtor Association of Greater Fort Lauderdale which translates our MLS into 12 Languages.
In addition, however, to the normal Marketing and Advertising to which almost any and every Agent in South Florida will default I personally have developed a unique and highly effective Exclusive Marketing and Promotion Program, just for my Clients. Through this exclusive marketing and advertising program I will present your Property to a wide range of Qualified Buyers every week.
Put The Power to Work For You
If you are considering Listing your home my Team and the whole Team at Intercoastal Realty are only a phone call away.
Simply give us a holler. We'll set an appointment, come look at your Property, develop a game plan customized to your personal requirements.
We will do the best job possible representing you and your property.
Give us the opportunity to show what The Power of Intracoastal can do for you.