Archive for January, 2016

Buyers Want to See Personality in Your Home Staging

Friday, January 29th, 2016

  NEW YORK – Jan. 26, 2016 – In the age of HGTV, real estate professionals say home staging is growing in importance and becoming more sophisticated, according to a New York Times article. “It always makes a difference and is essential in this market,” says Richard Balzano, an associate broker at Douglas Elliman Real […]

Experts give Sellers advice and tips for selling this 2016

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

If you’re planning to sell your house this year, well, you’re in luck. “The 2016 housing market is forecasted to be mainly a seller’s market, filled with increasing home prices, relatively low inventory, and fierce competition between buyers,” says Jonathan Smoke, chief economist for But you could still make missteps on the way to the bank. Yes, your house […]

Increased Home Prices & Decreased Mortgage Rates — Now Is The Time To Sell!!

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

The number of projected home sales dipped to 4.8 M from 5.4M. The national median home price for existing homes increased from $219,000 to $220,300. That’s up 0.5% from last month and up 6.3% from this same time last year. Last year’s median home price a was $207,000 — so now’s a good time to […]

On the Road to ALC – Daytona Beach

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

5:00am alarm is never fun…Especially when it’s dark and cold outside.  But it was Friday, it was 5:00am, and it was time for my feet to hit the floor and get ready for a full day in Daytona!  January 15th in Daytona was ALC Regional Event #1 for 2016.  What’s ALC, you ask??  It stands […]

5 Innovative ways to Sell Your Home – Freshly Baked Cookies are Old News!

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

These days a plastic box stuffed with brochures at the curb, a Sunday morning open house, and cookies baking in the oven may be considered outdated or unimaginative to ways to attract today’s buyers.  Amp up your marketing plan with this list of unusual, bold, and even downright wacky marketing tricks you can use to sell your home ! Social Media […]

Your Guide to Jacksonville

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Your guide to the First Coast Jacksonville is a growing metropolitan area with a superb quality of life and ample business opportunities. Forbes lists the area as No. 31 of its Best Places for Business and Careers in 2015, and the city continues to grow with downtown development and expansion. With three Fortune 500 companies, a […]

Steve Tuft’s Recommended Authors

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Steve Tufts is our Northeast FL Keller Williams Operating Partner who currently has about 650 real estate agents licensed under his brokerage – wow! He’s an avid bookworm and gets most of his motivation and guidance from the authors below, enjoy 🙂 Here’s a list of highly recommended authors: John Maxwell Andy Andrews – Travelers […]

What’s Happening with FHA Loans this Year

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

FHA loan limits are to increase in 188 counties in the USA including some of our immediate surrounding areas of Northeast Florida.  Loan limits in our area are increasing to $316,250 giving your buyers an additional $6,900 of buying power within the FHA loan program, effective January 1st, 2016. Information provided by National Mortgage News FHA Loan Limits to Increase […]

New Year, New Goals, New Business Plan

Thursday, January 7th, 2016