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Virtual Tours Add Clout to Clearwater Beach Real Estate Listings

Clearwater Beach Sellers Get Real Life Advantages to Virtual Tours

Clearwater Beach Florida – The May 2013 release of National Housing Data from REALTOR.com shows yet another rise in list prices, which, as expected, apparently spurred more previously reluctant sellers to put their homes on the market. The pressure to jump on board continued as “the home buying season shifted into high gear…”

With more  Clearwater Beach real estate listings competing for prospects’ interest, one of the features we like to provide for our clients are the increasingly valuable virtual tours.

Virtual tours offer many advantages for sellers and buyers. In the past, the audience for a new listing was limited to the area reached by local advertising outlets, but now we cross state and international borders instantaneously with online marketing. With Clearwater Beach virtual tours we have added an immensely more powerful marketing tool: instead of words and a single picture, now the most remote prospect can really get a feel for a property — and even end up buying! When a virtual tour sets your home apart from the others, there’s no doubt it adds measurably to its marketability.

And there are other advantages when virtual tours are added to Clearwater Beach real estate listings. Online house hunters can take a 360-degree look at key areas before requesting a live tour, which can help by making sure that we sort out buyers that are not a good match for your property. It also means we can create more buyers for your property when buyers see all of the beautiful features of your home presented in a manner not available in photos. You and I can now focus our efforts on the prospects who will wind up making a serious offer.

Virtual tours also allow your potential buyers the ability to look at the property over and over again following an in-person viewing. They don’t have to try to remember the points that attracted them to your home: they can view them as often as they like. They can share your virtual tour with their own families and friends…the spillover enthusiasm can become the final impetus that spurs a winning offer.

If you’re considering selling your home in Clearwater Beach, why not contact me today? We will talk over a superior marketing plan that moves your property for top dollar in today’s market!

Just let me know if you would like a free home evaluation, so you will know what your home is worth in this marketplace. Call Jack at 727.710.8036, or email at jack@sandbarstosunsets.com and let’s get started selling your home.

 

About Jack Haydon

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Your Clearwater Beach Home Sale and Kids Do Mix!

Clearwater Beach Home Sale and Kids Do Mix with a Showing Plan

Clearwater Beach FL – Thought I’d share a few tricks of the trade for a successful home sale when you have kids and planning to sell your Clearwater Beach home.

In our experience, when it comes to your home sale on Clearwater Beach, adults automatically appreciate the importance of presenting a pristine property to potential buyers. Kids, on the other hand, would like a glass of apple juice, please.
selling your clearwater beach fl home when you have kids

Parents are forever juggling their other adult responsibilities with the needs of the children, so when you add showings of your Clearwater Beach home to the list, it might seem to make for a stressful situation.

But selling your home does not need to be disruptive — after all, it’s just one more ball in the air!

Clearwater Beach Home Sale Success in Kid-Infested Digs

A few tried-and-true tactics make the process easier:

Our teamwork will result in a serene setting for all our showings when selling your Clearwater Beach home.

Thinking of selling your Clearwater Beach home in the next 3-6 months?

Get Your Free Home Evaluation by clicking on the link below and leave me your information. I will email  Your Free Home Value Report, so you will know what your home is worth in this marketplace:

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Clearwater Beach Short Sale – Should I Short Sale My Clearwater Beach Condo?

Clearwater Beach Short Sale Questions and Answers

Should I Short Sale My Clearwater Beach Condo or Home Now?

Clearwater Beach FL – There’s a lot to consider before you decide to do a Clearwater Beach short sale. In my last post, Is 2012 the year to sell my beach home or condo?, I said you should call us to receive our free Clearwater Beach Real Estate Market Analysis Report before you decide to sell your property, so you will have an idea of what your property is worth, and you will know if the real estate market is going up or down in the near future, which effects your marketing strategy. I also said that our Clearwater Beach Real Estate Market Analysis Report takes into consideration the: Clearwater Beach Real Estate Market Values, Clearwater Beach Real Estate Prices, Clearwater Beach Residential Real Estate Market, and Clearwater Beach Real Estate Market Forecast.

Today, I will answer the question you are probably asking yourself right now if you owe more on your Clearwater Beach condo or home than it is worth:

Should I ‘Short Sale’ My Clearwater Beach Property?

In 2011, more banks signaled a willingness to allow property owners to work with Realtors to ‘Short Sale’ their properties, as Clearwater Beach Realtors we are seeing that as well.  Now that those banks like Chase, Wells Fargo, Citibank and more have recognized this process as a better alternative than the traditional home foreclosure process.

Type Of  Property Sale % of Value

—RealtyTrac 02/2012

Why the big difference in selling Clearwater Beach short sales or foreclosures? This comes about in part because the banks are realizing that it makes more sense to sell the Clearwater Beach property at a higher price than they could receive from the foreclosure and subsequent bank owned, REO sale. In addition, the banks are recognizing that the foreclosure process has a tendency to blight entire real estate areas contributing to the lowering of everyone’s Clerawater Beach condo and home property values for several years. Which in turn lowers their return when they foreclose on these and sell even more properties – just a bad cycle.

“We continued to see a shift toward pre-foreclosure sales, or short sales….That trend will likely show up in more local markets in 2012 as lenders recognize short sales as a better option for many of their non-performing loans.” —RealtyTrac 02/2012

If you think your Clearwater Beach condo or home’s current market value (what you could sell it for today)  is less than the amount you owe on your property, then call me to discuss your situation. I will create a Market Analysis report for your Clearwater Beach property and answer your questions about the Florida short sale and the foreclosure processes.

For today, I will leave you with some things to think about as you consider

There are many points to consider, but I will focus on one key element in my answer today; your credit rating.

With a Short Sale: There is a negotiated settlement with your bank(s). Your credit will be bruised, but it will not be ruined, you will have no foreclosure attorney fees, you will have the peace of mind knowing that you can turn this problem over to our team to handle, and know that you can probably buy another home in about two-years.

With a Foreclosure: There is a court hearing, and a court settlement. Your credit is damaged for the long-term, there are usually attorney fees, and you may be able to buy another home in about ten-years.

Can You Help Me With a Clearwater Beach Short Sale?

We can help you. We are Clearwater Beach Realtors who know how to assist you in selling your home and getting out-from-under this difficult situation. Just know that we are here to help you.

What Can I expect If I Work With You To Do a Short Sale?

Our experienced team will take over once you make the decision to do a  Clearwater Beach short sale. You will have the peace of mind knowing we handle all of the details and work with your bank(s) to negotiate a short sale, so you can move on with your life.

How Do I Contact You?

We  have a site with videos and more explaining Clearwater Beach Short Sales and also invite you to call us at 727-710-8036, or if you feel more comfortable asking questions via email, then email us at jack@sandbarstosunsets.com because we are here to help you, and want to make sure you get the answers to your questions.

Give us a call today or email us to save your credit,

Call: 727-710-8036 or

email us at jack@sandbarstosunsets.com

We are Clearwater Beach Realtors who offer real estate services. We are not attorneys or accountants. We have attorneys and accountants on our team who offer their professional services. We work as a team to do short sales.

Jack Haydon, Realtor®

Email: jack@sandbarstosunsets.com

Phone: 727-710-8036

P. S., If you would like to receive a Real Estate Market Analysis for your property, then just click on the link below and leave your information. I will perform a Real Estate Market Analysis for your property free-of charge and email it for your review:

Website link is here:

http://www.BeachHomeValueReport

About Jack Haydon

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Is This The Year To Sell My Clearwater Beach Condo or Home?

Sell My Clearwater Beach Condo or Home Now

Clearwater Beach Florida – In my last post, I said you should call me, experienced Clearwater Beach Realtor and receive our free Clearwater Beach Real Estate Market Analysis Report before you decide to sell your Clearwater Beach condo or home. Why?  So you will have an good idea of what your property is worth right now, and you will know if the Clearwater Beach real estate market is going up or down in the near future, which effects your marketing strategy.


We understand the importance of being able to make good decisions so our Clearwater Beach Real Estate Market Analysis Report takes into consideration the:

  1. Clearwater Beach Real Estate Market Values,
  2. Clearwater Beach Real Estate Prices,
  3. Clearwater Beach Residential Real Estate Market, and
  4. Clearwater Beach Real Estate Market Forecast.

Today, I will answer the question you are probably asking yourself right now:

Is 2012 The Year To Sell My Condo or Home in Clearwater Beach?

I will start by saying, “The answer to the question will depend upon your goals”.

If you don’t need or want to sell your home and move for a few years it might make sense to wait for the housing industry and the Clearwater Beach real estate market to completely recover and prices to appreciate to sell your Clearwater Beach condo or home. Now, ask yourself this question: When will the Clearwater Beach Housing Market fully recover?

On the other hand, if you want to move and sell within the next 6-18 months, it is probably better to sell sooner rather than later.

“For 2012, we are expecting better housing numbers than in 2011, and a better second half than first.”

—IHS Global Insights

I think there is strong evidence that there will be more foreclosures and short sales coming on the market, and this alone will put downward pressure on prices over the next 12-18 months. So, it might be wise to get your Clearwater Beach condo or home sold before more of these distressed properties hit the Clearwater Beach real estate market and become your competition for buyers.

I think there is strong evidence that the lending standards will continue to tighten, and that legislation will be passed making it harder for buyers to qualify for first, second and HELOC loans which will eliminate some buyers from the market.

Is buying your own home better than investing in stocks right now?

“If I knew where I was going to want to live the next five or 10 years I would buy a home and I’d finance it with a 30-year mortgage… It’s a terrific deal.”

—Warren Buffett in the February 13, 2012 interview with CNBC

Another point to consider is that interest rates are at all time lows, so this may be the time to be moving-up to a larger or more expensive property and be in a position to gain more equity as prices eventually appreciate.

In the final analysis, you may decide to sell your Clearwater Beach condo or home and not allow the current Clearwater Beach real estate market prevent you from reaching your goals. On the other hand, you may be trying to find either the top or the bottom of the real estate market just like stock traders or day traders.

I recommend that you think about the reasons in favor of and against selling your Clearwater Beach Real Estate, and determine what’s really most important for you.

That’s it for today, but visit me again this week for the next article on the Clearwater Beach Real Estate Market Analysis. If you have not selected Clearwater Beach Realtors to help you sell your property, then please call or email me today to get started selling your property!

Jack Haydon, Realtor

Email: jackhaydon@gmail.com

Phone: 727-710-8036

P. S., If you would like to receive a Real Estate Market Analysis for your property, then just click on the link below and leave your information. I will perform a Real Estate Market Analysis for your property free-of charge and email it for your review:

Get Yours >>>>>> Beach Home Value Report

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How To Market Your Clearwater Beach Real Estate – Real Estate Market Analysis

Clearwater Beach Florida – as a Clearwater Beach Realtor,who specializes in luxury waterfront properties, I receive daily phone calls and email from people just like you who are interested in how to market their Clearwater Beach real estate or how to sell their property here on the west coast of Florida. Some of these people have equity in their Clearwater beach property, and some are upside down on their mortgages and might be facing foreclosure. Some owners have tried to sell their Clearwater Beach property unsuccessfully and their real estate listing has expired, and others are just starting to think about selling their property.

This is the first of many articles that will deal with how to market your Clearwater beach real estate in all of these situations. My focus in these articles will be on the following geographic area, but call or email me for assistance for any Pinellas County property: Clearwater Beach, Belleair Beach, Indian Rocks Beach, Indian Shores, Redington Shores, North Redington Beach, Redington Beach, Madeira Beach, Treasure Island and St. Pete Beach.

Today, I will start with our Clearwater Beach Real Estate Market Analysis. This topic will run over into the next article as there is much to cover.  In my experience, this is the first thing a property owner should do, with the help of a successful Clearwater Beach Realtor and we hope you will choose to speak with us, before deciding to sell your property. Yes, I did say “Before You Decide To Sell Your Property” because by doing this, you will have an idea of what your Clearwater Beach condo or home is worth, and you will know if the Clearwater Beach real estate market is going up or down in the near future, which effects your marketing strategy.

Our Clearwater Beach Real Estate Market Analysis takes into consideration:  Clearwater Beach Real Estate Market Values, Clearwater Beach Real Estate Prices, The Overall Residential Real Estate Market, and Clearwater Beach Real Estate Market Forecast.

Our Clearwater Beach Real Estate Market Analysis we provide to you takes into consideration that your property is like fine jewelry or art; that it is different than other properties which is an important factor in assessing your property’s value. We don’t like the auction-type environment that has developed in real estate where your property is treated just like another property near-by. We know that your home is special and that we know this is not stock trading or day trading your home. We know our Clearwater Beach Real Estate Market Analysis is key to advising you on the real market value of your precious real estate holding.

That’s it for today, but visit me again this week for the next article on Clearwater Beach Real Estate Market Analysis.

If you have not selected a Clearwater Beach Realtor to help you sell your property, then please call or email Jack today to get started selling your property!

Jack Haydon, Realtor

Email: jackhaydon@gmail.com

Phone: 727-710-8036

P. S., If you would like to receive a Clearwater Beach Real Estate Market Analysis for your property, then just click on the link below and leave your information. I will perform a current Real Estate Market Analysis for your property free-of charge and email it for your review:

Website link is here:

http://www.BeachHomeValueReport.

About Jack Haydon

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