Key Biscayne Local Expertise… Global International Exposure

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The Sotheby’s International Realty Difference:

  • SEO is done in the native language of each country’s google we target
  • Each property slide show is translated in 5 spoken languages
  • Listings are showcased in 80 affiliate websites worldwide
  • Meet with affiliates from around the world every 18 months to network and showcase exclusive properties
  • Targeted media partnerships worldwide have been developed to reach an internationally affluent audience with publications such as the International Herald Tribune, the BBC, South China Morning Post, Wall Street Journal (inc Asia and Europe versions), New York Times (including global version), Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, and more.
  • Participation in Sotheby’s Auction House events worldwide, reaching an elite international audience that’s nearly impossible to reach via traditional marketing efforts.

To Get the International Exposure that your Key Biscayne Property Deserves and a Confidential Marketing Plan and Seller Consultation Contact us Today!

 

Benefits to a Proper Pricing Strategy for your Key Biscayne Florida Real Estate Home

Pricing to get your property SOLD.

The best chance for selling your property is within the first seven weeks. Studies have shown that the longer a property stays on the market, the less the seller will net.

It is very important to price your property at a competitive market value since the begining. Overpricing a home could mean that your house will not sell.

Below are reasons for pricing your property at the market value right from the beginning which will allow you to net the most amount of money in the shortest amount of time.

1.- Faster Sale

Pricing your property realistically at the begining increases the likelihood for a timely sale with less inconveniences and greater monetary returns. When your property sells faster, you save carrying costs, mortgage payments and other ownership costs.

2.- Less Inconvenience

Proper pricing reduces the inconvenience that it takes to prepare for the showings, such as, keep the house clean, make child care arrangements and alter your life style.

3.- Exposure to More Prospects

Buyers educate themselves by viewing many homes. They know what is a fair price. If your home is not competitive in value with those they have seen, it will not sell. If your property is not priced within the correct range, it very likely will not be exposed to its potential or targeted buyers. In addition, wWhen the property is priced at market value the exposure of your home increases since more people can afford the price.

4.- Increases Buyer’s Agents Responses

When a Buyer Agent is excited about the price of a home they make special efforts to show it to all their potential buyers.

5.- Better response from advertising and sign calls.

When a property is priced correctly the number of ad calls and sign calls increases which tur into more showings.

6.- Reputation

Overpricing causes most homes to remain on the market too long. Buyers, aware of a long exposure period, are often hesitant to make an offer because they fear “something is wrong” with the house. Often home that are on the market for a long time eventually sell for less than their fair market value.

7.- Attracts Higher and Multiple Offers

When a property is priced right buyers are less likely to offer low out of fear of losing a good home, and there may in fact, be several offers made simultaneously.

8.- Means more money to sellers

When a property is priced right, the excitment of the market produces a higher sales price. You net more both in terms of the actual sales price and in less carrying costs.

 

 If you are interested in a more detail Information on How to Price your Home Correctly or  in buying or selling please, email, text or Call @ 305.205.1567 your Key Biscayne Real Estate Expert JOSIE Albaine.

Why Should you Stage your Key Biscayne Florida Real Estate Home

What is Staging?

When you get ready to place your home on the market for sale it becaouse a product. Similar to a product on the shelft as your local store, the product has features and benefits as well as pluses and minuses, and competition. To complete with the competition in the marketplace you must be priced right and look better than the other products. Your home is no different, it is one of many homes for sale and you must present it, to the buyers, in the best possible light.

Staging is the process of preparing any home for sale, regardless of price and location. Using a proven, professional set of guidelines your house is reviewed for compliance with present standards, and any necessary modifications are made. Once your house meets these criteria, a Staged Home Certificate will be issued and your home will be registered as a Staged Home. This entitles your home to a special marketing program developed to promote those homes which have been designated as Staged Homes.

This unique system has proven to help sell homes faster and/or for more money. Real estate agents will have great confidence in showing your home to potential buyers because they know it is Staged and ready to be sold.

Why should you sell a Staged Home?

  • A Staged Home will look better than similar competing homes for sale in your local market, allowing it to sell faster and/or for more money.
  • Stated Homes that are prepared for sale sell quicker and / or for more money! Staging will immediately give your property a marketing edge in any market.
  • Staged Homes are recognized by other real estate agents as properties ready to sell. They will be more likely to show your home to potential buyers.
  • Staged Homes are recognized by buyers as the best properties to see.
  • More buyers want to see Staged Homes, increasing your visibility and showings.
  • Staged Homes qualify for special promotional materials including street signs (where permitted) and pring material designations – allowing your home to be marketed to more potential buyers.

Source: Home Appeal – A Home Staging Company

SET THE STAGE TO GET THE HOME SOLD!

One of the best way to sell a home more quickly and for more money is to Stage the home. Whether the market is hot or not, a Staged house is going to sell quicker and for more money than the ones that are not.

 What is the best way to Stage? Barb Schwarz the CEO and founder of StagedHomes teaches 7 C’s that help get the most out of a home.

 1.- CLEAN. When Barb talks about clean, she means a clean that many sellers have never seen before. Barb calls it “Q-tip Clean”. Clients go so far as to take Q-tips around the faucet, the sink edge, the light switch plates, the doorknobs – everywhere. The property must be extremely clean on both the inside and the outside.

 2.- CLUTTER-FREE. We all have a lot of… stuff. And that stuff can interfere with a buyer’s ability to see the home, including furniture, kitchen counter-top appliances, pictures, and collections. Each seller has his own special kind of clutter. Simply explain to them that they’re planning to move anyway, so it makes sense to pack it up early.

 3.- COLOR. People tend to have strong, emotional reactions to color. And as you probably know, dark paint colors make a room seem smaller, while light colors push the walls out. So Barb recommends using whites, creams and beiges.

 4.- COMPROMISE. In a perfect home Stage, every minor dent or ding would be fixed and every room made up for maximum results. But for the sake of money or time, it’s sometimes necessary to compromise. You can’t change everything, so find and improve the areas that make the biggest impact.

 5.- CREATIVITY. A room can really come together using a few small, creative items. An example is using black towels – Barb is a big fan of black towels – to neutralize a pink-tiled bathroom. The seller may already own them, or they can be purchased inexpensively. Roll them up for a “spa” fell. A bow made of black-and-white ribbon tied to each shower curtain ring will tie the look together. All can be done very inexpensively, using your own creativity.

 6.- COMMUNICATION. Barb said it best: “The words we use, the tone we use, the passion tat we have and the energy- your clients really feel it. That’s what Staging does, too. It communicates this feeling wit the buyer about the room.”

 7.- COMMITMENT. Barb says that an agent must be committed to the process. You’ve got to say to yourself, “No matter what this property looks like, I’m working for the good of all and they need to get this done.” When you make that commitment, it’s contagious and people will believe in you. Commitment to your career and every project is essential for success – including Staging.

 It’s easy to spot a Staged home. They’re the ones that have a subtle simplicity tat brings out the home’s best qualities. Once you learn and use these tips from the top Staging expert, you’ll be on your way to a faster sale for more money.

 Source: Set the Stage to Get the Home Sold by Claydia Wicks on the Real Estate Professional Magazine.

 If you are interested in a more detail Information on Home Staging or in buying or selling please,  email, text or Call @ 305.205.1567 your Key Biscayne Real Estate Expert JOSIE Albaine.

Key Biscayne Real Estate Market Update April 2013

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Key Biscayne Lighthouse

As a service to YOU, below is a summary of the Real Estate Sales Activity for the Condos and Houses in Key Biscayne . Details of individual listings are available upon request.

Key Biscayne Single Family Market Summary

 

No. for Sale

Price Range

No. Pending

No. of YTD Sold

Waterfront

20

$5.150 M – $22.30M

2

0

Non-Waterfront

37

$1.395 M – $5.50M

11

8

TOTAL

57

 

13

8

Source: MLS April 2013

       

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Key Biscayne Condos – Market Summary

 

No. for Sale

Price Range

No. Pending

No. of YTD Sold

Waterfront

85

$249k – $7.499 M

34

41

Non-Waterfront

22

$235k – $2.645 M

16

13

TOTAL

107

 

50

54

Source: MLS April 2013

       

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Key Biscayne Condos – Market Summary by Building

 

No. for Sale

Price Range

No. Pending

No. of YTD Sold

Ocean Club

25

$780K – $7.499M

8

9

Grand Bay

4

$2.300M – $5.500M

2

1

Commodore Club

11

$425 – $1.999M

6

5

Key Colony

17

$639K – $1.950M

7

12

The Towers of Key Biscayne

11

$550K – $2.200M

5

8

Casa del Mar

4

$540K – $2.420M

4

1

The Sands

1

$1.140M

1

2

Ocean Lane Plaza

1

$710K

2

0

Ocean Village

1

$575K

1

1

The Ritz Carlton

12

$410K – $1.6M

2

1

Source: MLS April 2013

       

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Sotheby’s International Realty Marketing Advantages

Through our partnership with Sotheby’s International Realty, we are able to place your Key Biscayne home on a level above the rest. Their marketing advantages plus our expertise in the Key Biscayne and South Florida areas means your home will been seen by the right people at the right time.

 

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The Evolution of Extraordinary in Key Biscayne Real Estate

 

Our vision is about artfully uniting extraordinary properties with extraordinary lives. This video explores the evolution of the extraordinary qualities that set our brand apart along with some interesting global statistics, which combined reinforce the marketing strategies that we employ to help us maintain our leadership role in the luxury real estate marketplace.  I will like to Help You apply our Marketing to sell your Key Biscayne Real Estate.  Contact Us Today!

 

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What has been selling in Key Biscayne Real Estate

There has been a lot of activity in the Key Biscayne which indicates that Key Biscayne Luxury Market is active.  In the past 30 days the top 2 sales in Key Biscayne Real Estate were 2 Waterfront Homes.  The House on 330 Harbor Dr that sold for $8.712M and 1080 Mariner dr that sold for $4.1M. One Sotheby’s International Realty has been involved in both transactions.   

Below is the list of the Houses that closed in the Last 30 days.

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2011 Year in Review – South Florida Trends

Absorption summarizes 2011 in one word. Miami is in the Top 10 Recovery List. Prices have increased in almost every market segment.  The luxury market continues to improve. The ultra luxury section experiences especially high activity and ONE | Sotheby’s was involved in 3 of 4 sales closed over $20million.

Key Biscayne oceanfront stays very steady and continues to be a sure value. Key Biscayne waterfront single family homes have performed teh best in 2011 with a healthy increase in average sales price and a 7% increase in median sales price. 

The second half of 2011 has seen the last of the "bargain" for non waterfront Key Biscayne single Family Homes: the trend if back to positive with 11% in average sales price and 13% in median sales prices with an average sales price per square foot at $564.

The Trends Report covers all South Florida Real Estate with an overview of every segment for South Florida including Key Biscayne, Florida. Click here to read our 2011 TRENDS Market Report.

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Which Houses are Selling in Key Biscayne Real Estate

 

The Key Biscayne Real Estate Market Has been very active and inventory is Low.  Between the Key Biscayne Condos and Key Biscayne Houses there has been a total of 80 property that have closed already in 2012 and 75 currently under contract. 

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