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Fort Walton Beach is a great place to live, work, and play. It is a community well known for its family-friendly, easygoing beach town atmosphere. In 2015, FWB ranked in the Top 100 Small Towns in America according to the website Livability. It has been described as a “shining spot along a stretch of beach communities known collectively as the Emerald Coast,” and was ranked 83rd among 12,000 towns with populations of 20,000 or less. Fort Walton Beach continues to command high ratings for amenities and education.
Whether you are looking to buy a home in Fort Walton Beach, or sell one, I can help you with your journey. Whether you are a first-time buyer looking for a starter home, or a family on military orders needing to sell, I can make things go more quickly and smoothly than trying to go it alone. If you want to downsize, upgrade, or find/build your dream home, I am happy to help you reach that goal.
What to Know About Buying or Selling a Home in FWB
Buying or selling a home in Fort Walton Beach can be stressful and can make you feel overwhelmed. However, it does not have to be this way. I work hard to make your life easier during this potentially difficult process by becoming your business partner from start to finish. My job is to help you navigate the realities of the Fort Walton Beach real estate market and to negotiate on your behalf to have you receive the best deal possible.
My expertise is specific to the markets that I serve. Fort Walton Beach has housing values that suit specific buyer preferences. It also has legal regulations specific to the city. So, having someone familiar with the area ensures that you are working with someone able to understand and cater for your specific needs.
I make it my business to set my clients up for success and do so by thoroughly understanding the market in which I work. In this way, I can help you make the best decisions throughout the process of buying or selling a home.
Strategies for Selling a Home in Fort Walton Beach
Working with you to sell your home requires a marketing strategy that understands that most buyers begin their search online. Here are some tools and techniques to consider:
- MLS Listing
- Exclusive/Coming Soon Listing while you prepare your home
- Your home’s own property website
- Targeted Facebook ads directed at prospective buyers
- Social media posts promoting your listing
- Professional photography and video tours
- Vibrant print ads, ‘Just Listed’ cards, and property brochures
In real estate, every day is a “business day.” Working evenings and weekends is standard procedure. Being available to my clients means checking in with them routinely, as well as answering their questions and phone calls in a timely manner, regardless of the time of day. Being available is key to successfully completing real estate transactions.
To get started, we perform an extensive Comparative Market Analysis of similar properties. From there we factor your unique needs into the equation to determine the best price for your property and situation. The best price will result in more exposure and showings, which should lead to more offers.
A major factor impacting the speedy sale of your home for the price you want, is your home’s condition. As such, I work with my clients on staging, removing clutter, repairs, and cleaning, so that they sell at their price with less time on the market. Ideally, we achieve this before listing the property, because first impressions are critical.
Helping You Find the Right Home in FWB
Helping people to find a new home is exciting, but it can also be stressful and even terrifying for some, especially first-time buyers. Clients typically worry about choosing the best location, the best schools, and being able to fix anything repairs that may be needed. You might even worry about being in one of the best situations of all, which is when you find more than one place that you love.
There is no crystal ball for house hunting. To make final decisions, some rely on their calculators, others have strong intuitions, and others have checklists and weigh advantages against disadvantages. Couples often have different approaches to house hunting, and both sets of needs must be met for them both to feel happy. I can help provide the information, ideas, and encouragement to help any buyer make a decision that will work.
The first things to focus on, however, are budget and location. What do you feel comfortable paying? Where can you afford to look? These two factors help people to narrow their search. Knowing your budget and having a desired geographic area will narrow your search and can make it faster to achieve results.
Speaking of speed, here are some tips that routinely help my home buyers:
- Location, schools, and neighborhoods.
- Negotiating offers.
- Finding home inspectors.
- Attending inspections.
- Negotiating home repair requests.
- Communicating with the seller’s agent and the buyer’s attorney throughout the process.
- Monitoring client’s loan commitment.
- Finalizing everything necessary for closing.
I know that my buyers are making a significant commitment, so I work closely with everyone concerned to ensure the best results.
A Fort Walton Beach, FL Realtor Working for You
Whether you want to buy or sell, I will work with you from beginning to end through any and all transactions and interactions. From negotiations with real estate agents, to inspectors, attorneys and bankers. Leave it to me to effectively communicate with all parties involved while keeping you in the loop. I will remain calm and persistent throughout the process. I consider us business partners and am dedicated to making the process smooth and successful for everyone concerned.