An Update on My You Tube Real Estate Channel | Sarasota FL | David Barr Realtor
Here's an update on my YouTube channel:
Over 400 HD video tours;
Playlists for homes in Sarasota, Venice, and Lakewood Ranch;
Videos cover 2 of the top 4 selling master planned communities in the country.
My YouTube channel dashboard
Why is this important? I'm able to showcase our local real estate markets to the vast majority of potential home buyers who come from long distance to live here.
Question: What good is listing with a "luxury broker", when one of them, over the past 90 days, had 7 out of 26 (27%) expired listings on Siesta Key and Longboat Key in our MLS?
If you like how I market myself as a Realtor and our market area to attract buyers, you'll love how I market your home or condo for sale. And I don't do any of it with assistants, "buyer's agents", or an unlicensed spouse. A high tech Realtor like myself will attract the right buyer for your home using the latest tools and technology.
Using reclaimed wood is becoming an even more popular design trend, and one which could work well in decorating your Venice FL home or condo.
Reclaimed wood is being used in all kinds of ways: dimensional walls, coffee tables, side tables, and outdoor furniture. You can use all kinds of wood: pallet wood, siding, logs, and even paint stirrers.
There's a lot you can do with reclaimed wood to personalize your home or condo in Venice FL. These types of elements will create a memorable selling point and add value if you are renovating a home or condo to sell. Please contact me for more ideas on selling your Venice FL real estate.
One of the common questions we get in Venice FL real estate is if concrete block homes are really better than wood frame homes.
I myself was surprised when I first moved to Florida to find that concrete block was prevalent. Where I come from, it was the garage that was built out of concrete block, but not the homes themselves. I encounter many buyers from up north with the same reaction.
The pros for concrete block homes in Florida are:
Concrete block is stronger than wood frame, in the case of a major storm or flood; Better insulating properties and lower utility costs; Improved sound deadening properties; Lower insurance costs; Lower long term maintenance costs;Higher apparent demand among the buying public.
Concrete block homes are more termite resistant, but are not fully termite proof. Most concrete block homes have wood roof trusses and interior wall studs. Home buyers should also be aware that two story homes may be listed for sale described as a concrete block home, but th…
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.