Friday, December 31, 2010

Take a Video Tour of Village Walk at Palmer Ranch

Here's a link to the video tour:  http://youtu.be/cj6FchPsu1o

Village Walk is a very popular neighborhood in Palmer Ranch.  It seems to have weathered the real estate market better than most neighborhoods and communities in Sarasota, and watching the tour, you'll see why.

If you'd like to see MLS listings for available homes in Village Walk, and it's sister community, The Isles of Sarasota, please visit my website.

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Real Estate Video Tours

I've been researching how Realtors are using video to educate consumers and showcase their listings, and I've learned quite a bit.  One of the better examples I've found is actually a Realtor from Canada, and you can see his website here:  http://www.oneillrealestate.ca/

I don't plan on showing my mug as much as the O'Neill videos, but I do believe I can improve on what local Realtors are currently providing.  For example, I was visiting a local competitor's site and clicked a link to see University Park video, and found the majority of it was devoted to shopping and Lakewood Ranch.  Another local Realtor is posting "HD video", with no narration, and it basically looks like static pictures.

I made my first foray into putting together an informative, concise, and accurate representation of what a home buyer would actually see, and ask about, in my latest video tour upload to my YouTube channel, sarasotahomes.  There you can see a video tour of the popular Turtle Rock, a gated community in Palmer Ranch in Sarasota, FL.   As with most things tech, I'll get better at shooting and editing the video with future entries for popular Sarasota neighborhoods.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

New content on davidbarrhomes.com

I've been hard at work continuing to develop unique content on my real estate website, http://www.davidbarrhomes.com/

I've recently added some very compelling sales data from 2007-2010 for the areas that correspond to my Neighborhoods Maps in Sarasota, Manatee, and Charlotte Counties.  I show number of units sold, average sales price, average price per square foot, and more.  This should be very useful to home buyers who are evaluating price trends in our real estate market.  Home sellers should also find the data helpful in determining what their homes may be worth.

Google Analytics shows there are a lot of searches being performed for new homes.  To accommodate those buyers looking for a new home deal, I have created an interactive Google map of new home communities with links to the builder websites, color-coded based on starting price.

Combine this new content with my unique interactive Golf Map, complete with a search page for golf course community homes for sale, and you'll see that http://www.davidbarrhomes.com/ is an important resource for your Sarasota real estate needs.