The Facebook IPO got me thinking about their future, and how it will affect Google and online advertising as a whole. I don't get Facebook mania. In my opinion, there's a lot better things to do in life. GM recently cancelled plans to spend $10 million to advertise on Facebook because they got disappointing results. I can't see Facebook users clicking on ads when they are chatting with friends or playing games. Does anyone feel like social marketing is being shoved down our throats? Advertising on Facebook and Twitter has yet to produce impressive results for most companies. However, social media does play a meaningful role, in my opinion, in driving traffic to a website. Here is a fascinating graphic comparison of advertising on Facebook versus Google, which you can read here: http://bit.ly/JHJ5LR So why am I blogging about this? As much as many in the real estate industry in Sarasota want to deny it, the days of Open Houses, magazine ads, and newspaper cl
Sarasota County has come out with new flood zone maps that have everyone talking. Take a look at how the new preliminary flood zones affect the South Venice area: South Venice FL flood map The darker green shows the existing FEMA AE zone, and the lighter green shade shows the preliminary changes to the 2016 AE flood zone. If your home was re-zoned into a high risk area, there are steps you can take to mitigate flood insurance costs. Take a look at Sarasota County's new flood zone mapping tool: http://ags2.scgov.net/sarcoflood Please visit my website to learn more about flood insurance in Venice.
Are there homes in Palmer Ranch the same distance to a beach, as a home located east of I-75? Yes, they do exist. You'll be surprised to know that both Toscana Isles and Willow Chase are almost the exact same distance to Nokomis Beach . Palmer Ranch to Siesta Key beach: 7.3 miles Toscana Isles to Nokomis Beach: 7.1 miles Take the estimated travel times by Google with a grain of salt. If you've ever tried to get to Siesta Key beach in season, the travel time from Tamimi Trail over Stickney Point Bridge can take up to 30 minutes. Contact me for expert local market knowledge to help you select a home with the features and lifestyle that matter to you.