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March 15, 2021

JUST LISTED | 5207 4th Ave W. Bradenton, FL 34209



3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,361 Sq. Ft. | MLS#: A4494146

Your "white picket fence" dream is possible with this cheerful home! Complete with a screened front porch, storage shed, and spacious backyard. A perfect option for mid-sized families! The kitchen has a cozy feel. It's decorated with homey touches and has a built-in shelving unit for storing dry goods/extra supplies. Use the bonus Florida room as a green room, sitting area, office, home gym, or your favorite hobby. Prime location off of Manatee Avenue! You'll be just down the road from fun adventures like Robinson Preserve and Anna Maria Island. Daily errands are also a quick steer away—get to the Publix, Walgreens, Dollar Tree, Urgent Care or Bank in minutes! Ready to tour this home in person? Schedule a private showing today!

Posted in Bradenton, New Listing
March 12, 2021

How to Be a Competitive Buyer in Today’s Housing Market

How to Be a Competitive Buyer in Today’s Housing Market [INFOGRAPHIC] | MyKCM

Winning an offer in today's market can be tough, but here are some of the ways you can be prepared to win! 

1. Meet with your lender early, provide all the requested docs. This adds another layer of confidence for you and the sellers. In multiple offer situations they may call the lender to see how far in the process you are. 

2. Go over the contract ahead of time with your agent. During our Buyer Consultation, your agent will go over the key points of the contract and how to use those key points to make your offer stand out! 

3. Be prepared to let the seller stay in the home for 30 days. With a hot market if you are selling a home, you may have the same challenge when finding a new home. This allows the seller to sell with confidence, making your offer look alot better than someone who wants to move in right away. 

.... this is just the beginning of the checklist we run through with our buyers in a multiple offer scenario. If you need to schedule a FREE Buyer Consultation please do not hesitate to reach out! 941- 219- 4717

Some Highlights

  • With so few houses for sale today, it’s important to be prepared when you’re ready to buy a home.
  • Meeting with your lender early, knowing your must-haves and nice-to-haves, preparing for a bidding war, and keeping your emotions in check are all ways to gain confidence in the homebuying process.
  • If you’re looking for an expert guide to help you navigate today’s lightning-fast housing market, let’s connect today.
Posted in Real Estate
March 12, 2021

5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Spring

When selling a house, we know homeowners hope for a quick and profitable transaction. If you’re waiting for the best time to win as a seller, don't wait any longer. The market is calling your name this spring! Here are five reasons why now is the perfect time to sell your house.

1. There’s high demand from homebuyers.

Buyer demand is strong right now, and buyers are active in the market. ShowingTime, which tracks the average number of buyer showings on residential properties, recently announced that buyer showings are up 51.5% compared to this time last year. Daniil Cherkasskiy, Chief Analytics Officer at ShowingTime, notes:

“As anticipated, demand for real estate remains elevated and continues to be affected by low levels of inventory…On average, each home is getting 50 percent or more requests this year compared to January of last year. As we head into the busy season, it’s likely we’ll push into even more extreme territory until the supply starts catching up with demand.”

When your house is positioned to get a ton of attention from competitive buyers, you’re in the best spot possible as the seller.

2. There aren’t enough houses for sale.

Purchaser demand is so high, the market is running out of available houses for sale. Recently, reported:

“Nationally, the inventory of homes for sale in February decreased by 48.6% over the past year, a higher rate of decline compared to the 42.6% drop in January. This amounted to 496,000 fewer homes for sale compared to February of last year.”

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) also reveals that, while home sales are skyrocketing, the inventory of existing homes for sale is continuing to drop dramatically. Houses are essentially selling as fast as they’re hitting the market – in fact, NAR reports that the average house is on the market for only 21 days.

It’s this imbalance between high buyer demand and a low supply of houses for sale that gives sellers such an advantage. A seller will always negotiate the best deal when demand is high and supply is low. That’s exactly what’s happening in the real estate market today.

3. You have a lot of leverage in today’s market.

Clearly, many more people are interested in buying than selling this spring, creating the ultimate sellers’ market. When this happens, homeowners in a position to sell have the upper hand in negotiations.

According to NAR, agents are reporting an average of 3.7 offers per house and an increase in bidding wars. As a seller, this means the ball is in your court – so much so that you can use your leverage to negotiate the best possible contract. Demand is there, and now is the perfect time to sell for the most favorable terms.

4. It’s a great way to use your home equity.

According to the latest data from CoreLogic, as of the third quarter of 2020, the average homeowner gained $17,000 in equity over the past year, and that number continues to grow as home values appreciate. Equity is a type of forced savings that grows during your time as a homeowner and can be put toward bigger goals like buying your next dream home.

Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American, notes:

“As homeowners gain equity in their homes, they are more likely to consider using that equity to purchase a larger or more attractive home – the wealth effect of rising equity. In today’s housing market, fast rising demand against the limited supply of homes for sale has resulted in continued house price appreciation.”

5. It’s a chance to find a home that meets your needs.

So much has changed over the past year, including what many of us need in a home. Spending extra time where we currently live is enabling many of us to re-evaluate homeownership and what we find most important in a home.

Whether it’s a house that has the features suited to working remotely, space for virtual or hybrid schooling, a home gym or theater, or something else, selling this spring gives you a chance to make a move and find the home of your dreams.

Bottom Line

Today’s housing market belongs to the sellers. If you’ve considered making a move but have been waiting for the right market conditions, your wait may be over. Let’s connect so you’ll be positioned to win when you sell your house this spring.

Posted in Real Estate
March 9, 2021

JUST LISTED | 200 28th Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208



3 Bed | 3 Bath | 1,921 Sq. Ft. | MLS#: A4493507

Charming 3/3 for sale in the South Bradenton area! Built in the midcentury modern era, this classic home has been majorly renovated while maintaining its original architecture. Updates include flooring, bathrooms, and a complete chef's kitchen makeover. Stainless steel appliances, stone backsplash, and a farmhouse sink are just a few of the notable upgrades. The convenient location is tough to beat. Tucked in Bradenton's Pleasant Ridge, it's less than three miles away from daily errands like banking, gas stations, grocery stores, coffee shops, the gym, and more. Not to mention—a straight shot to Anna Maria Island's Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach, and Coquina Beach.

March 8, 2021


Investment property available for purchase near Downtown Bradenton. The home is nestled just outside of the Manatee River. Its convenient location offers easy access to shopping, restaurants, flea markets, and countless other local activities! Check out photos of the floor plan below.


1601 18th St W Bradenton FL 34205 | 3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,144 Sq. Ft. | MLS#:  A4491178

March 3, 2021




2 Bed | 3 Bath | 1,616 Sq. Ft. | MLS#: A4493030

Welcome to the carefree lifestyle in gated Creekwood Townhomes! Since the HOA covers everyday maintenances, you'll have more time to enjoy your pristine townhome and community amenities (pool, cabana, and more). When you're in need of an outing, walk over to Creekwood Crossing for dining, shopping, and endless entertainment. The townhome was just built in 2017. It features an open concept, breakfast bar, and walkout to the patio/yard on the main floor. Both bedrooms and the bonus room live on the second floor, offering plenty of privacy when guests are over. The Master Suite is worth highlighting as it's dressed up with a dual vanity, walk-in shower, and two spacious walk-in closets. If you're seeking maintenance-free living in a desirable location, schedule a private showing today!

March 1, 2021




4 Bed | 2 Bath | 2,250 Sq. Ft. | MLS#: A4491213

Sarasota pool home with a fantastic location! Reside minutes from the bay, international airport, and tourist hotspots. Local favorites like The Ringling Museum and Sarasota Jungle Gardens are just a short drive away. The pool is completely enclosed with an entryway to the oversized, fenced yard. These personal outdoor amenities are a flawless choice for families with children or entertaining guests. Out back there's also a bonus shed for storage purposes. Upgrades, including wood plank tile, have been completed in select rooms. The new flooring complements the kitchen's dark accents perfectly. In addition to the beautiful design, it's highly functional with stainless steel appliances, an electric stovetop, double sinks, a breakfast bar, and separate dining area. Book your showing time today!

Posted in Real Estate, Sarasota
Feb. 22, 2021




3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,421 Sq. Ft. | MLS#: A4491853

Lakewood Ranch living at its finest! This newer home (built in 2019) resides in Indigo—a popular gated community that encourages an active lifestyle for residents. Enjoy family-friendly recreational, dining, and entertainment options year-round. This Tuscan-style home with an open floor plan features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a washer/dryer set-up. The kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances, double sinks, an island, and separate dining area. Just passed the main living quarters is the sliding backdoor. Your new, spacious yard backs up to a tree-line offering a private ambiance. It also makes for a fantastic view from your covered lanai! Schedule your in-person or virtual tour today!

Feb. 19, 2021




2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,215 Sq. Ft. | MLS#: A4491833

Resort villa just listed near IMG Academy! This exceptional community provides maintenance-free living and exclusive access to the pool, spa, and clubhouse. Two bed, two bath with an open floor plan. All main areas come with tile flooring, while the bedrooms have been finished with a trendy plank tile. The kitchen is beautifully designed with a light and bright feel. In addition to a separate dining spot, there's a breakfast bar top for bonus seating. Minimal maintenance worries with newer stainless steel appliances including the dishwasher, microwave, and oven. The A/C and water heater were also installed towards the end of 2020. This gem is going to sell quick. Schedule your private showing today!

Feb. 11, 2021




2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,030 Sq. Ft. | MLS#: A4490047

Brand new home for sale in North Sarasota! This is not your average home—structured with high vaulted ceilings, smart features, and a front porch area that can be used for outdoor seating or storage. The builder designed the interior with vinyl plank flooring throughout, granite countertops, backsplash in the kitchen, contemporary light fixtures, and marble window sills. A truly tasteful combination! The bathrooms are classy too! Master Bath has a tub/shower combo, while the bonus restroom has a walk-in marble shower. Surrounded by lush green grass and a partially-fenced backyard, there's plenty of space. Come see this beautiful newbuild in person today! Book a showing during a time that works best for your schedule.

Posted in New Listing, Sarasota