Showing posts from July, 2019

Instant Offers to Buy Your Home | Sarasota FL | David Barr Realtor

It seems you can't watch HGTV or cable news without being bombarded with commericials for different ways to buy and sell your home.  Real estate is a huge part of our economy, and "disruptors" are desperately trying to enter the market.  Zillow has been trying it for years, and is now offering these "instant offers" to buy your home in some markets. The prospect of having a sign in the yard, dealing with showings, negotiating a price, and making repairs, can be stressful for some home owners.  The reality is that you'll be giving up a good chunk of any equity you've earned in your home if you decide to go the "instant offer" route.   If you see a commercial offering to buy your house with an instant offer, and even help you move, it's too good to be true, based on a recent study from MarketWatch. For those of you who are retiring, downsizing, or moving into assisted living, you'll need as much equity from your current home

More Expired Real Estate Listings | Sarasota FL | David Barr Realtor

We had over 900 homes and condos expire in our MLS over the weekend. This means 900 properties did not sell, usually due to over pricing, and they came off the market.  It could also be due to real estate Brokers, who continue to advertise their agent's listings in newspapers, the weakest contributor to how home buyers find their home, according to the National Association of Realtors.  Advertising in The Herald Tribune or The Observer is not a strategic marketing plan.  It's lazy marketing designed to satisfy you, instead of reaching your home's potential buyer.   If you have a home to sell in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, or Venice, please contact me to learn about my exclusive, effective, no-BS strategy to get your home sold.

Using Electronic Signatures for Real Estate | Sarasota FL | David Barr Realtor

Many times, the buyers and sellers for Sarasota and Venice properties are out of town or out of state. While many folks may have used electronic signature software in the past. some have not.  To make your real estate experience as stress free as possible, I created a video to show you the step by step process of using our e-sign p rogram:  Please contact me for all your Sarasota, Venice, and Lakewood Ranch real estate needs.