As a follow up to my last post about flood zone changes in South Venice, here is an update for 2016 proposed flood zones for the greater Venice area.
The darker green is the existing AE flood zone, which requires flood insurance if you have a federally-backed mortgage on your property. The lighter shades are the proposed changes to the AE flood zone.
Of note in this map is the increased AE zone coverage in many of the Venice golf course communities.
I was doing some market intelligence today and I noticed something quite interesting.
The major real estate portals such as Zillow/Trulia, Redfin, Movoto, etc., are including what are supposed to look like an active inventory count of available properties for the search term queried. It seems one of our competitors has picked up on this trend.
Both of these search results are displaying incorrect inventory levels for the search terms used. Since "Venice Island" is a geographic area more than a neighborhood, I use the mapping feature available in our MLS to display properties there for sale on my website. Today there are 93 single family homes, condos, townhomes, and villas for sale in that area, not 127.
As far as Zillow's link, it wasn't even accurate based on the keywords used. For Venice FL, there are not 977 homes for sale. There are 246 single family homes for sale today as of this writing in our MLS with Venice as the city.
Bigger doesn't translate to…
I have worked with a lot of Venice FL home buyers over the years. Buyers take their time to make a decision on which property to purchase and are looking for a WOW factor to help make that decision.
If you are thinking of sprucing up your Venice FL real estate to sell, consider something different for kitchen countertops: stainless steel.
Stainless steel counter tops are not for the budget minded investor or seller, but it can give that WOW factor to a property and help it stand out in the mind of a potential buyer. Consider installing a stainless counter top in just one part of the kitchen.