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Plan a Real Estate Trip to Destin & 30A
The kids are back to school. The weather has cooled off. The tourists have returned home.
Now is the time to plan a trip to look for that dream Destin or 30A home, townhouse or condo. Before you do that, make sure you are actively and intelligently doing your homework... from home. By registering with BeALocalDestin.com and BeALocal30A.com - you have immedite access to active, expired, contingent, sold along with a complete and comprehensive MLS history of that property.
Access to real information has been discussed and explored throughout this blog - as the educated buyer. Taking advantage of that access is paramount to searching properties within your price range, square footage, location - then simply “save” your real estate property search. You can continue to refine that search - or create a new one - to fit your changing needs.
An experienced agent is always available to discuss any questions with you - and set up a tour of your selected area to best use that time. By the time you get here, you should be armed with enough information, data and guidance to use your time wisely - and ultimately make a real estate purchase. Whether pre-qualified or a cash buyer - the informed starting point will save you and your family time and money.
So plan a trip to visit and search BeALocalDestin.com and BeALocal30A.com - then plan your trip to the Destin - 30A area.
How To Hire a Real Estate Agent
So you are ready to buy that dream Destin - 30A home and begin your online search. The majority of people rely on a search engine to deliver accurate results to their specific query and keywords. You hit "search" and wait to see what appears.
SEO/SEM will prioritize websites below the Pay Per Click (PPC) results. You then decide "what appears to be what I am looking for" - and engage in the PPC ad or hit the link to a specific real estate website - and begin to educate yourself on what's active, at what price - and then...
BeaLocalDestin and BeaLocal30A are unique in their offerings - due to the free membership agreement - that you can search real estate property beyond active and price - but also sold, expired, contingent and pending. From there - you can refine your search even further to include a specific neighborhood or area to get a better understanding of what is real vs what is listed.
In comes an experienced agent who hopes to earn your business - by emailing or calling you on the phone to get a better understanding of your price range, time to market and overall preferences to your lifestyle.
It is important to understand - the agent that reaches out to you also had a large part in serving that PPC ad or SEO/SEM website through his or her Real Estate Brokerage. That agent understands web searching, keyword searching - along with adding content and value to the web experience.
That agent and brokerage also understand - you will have many options to choose from and needs to best serve your search directly, in a targeted manner - or you will go elsewhere. That agent also understands the importance of matching a buyer with a property - based on what the buyer wants and needs.
So as you begin your search on BeaLocalDestin or BeaLocal30A - be prepared to roll up your sleeves and educate yourself immediately by viewing both properties and the ability to get daily/weekly updates of your selected properties. Also be prepared to discuss your wants and needs with an experienced agent who will help you along the way - and will earn your business.
Destin & 30A - The Heart of the Emerald Coast
Destin and 30A are affectionately known as "The Heart of the Emerald Coast" - due to the area’s beauty, thriving real estate market and it is a key tourist destination spot.
Destin and 30A also have unique differences that set them apart - namely to the new home, condo or townhouse buyer.
The factors important to that real estate buyer can easily be determined by registering with bealocaldestin.com and bealocal30a.com.
Do you prefer a quiet, "off the beaten path" piece of property? Or do you prefer to be in the "middle of activity?" Gated community... non gated? Condo on the beach or a townhouse a bit further north on the Bay?
Once you register to our website - you can begin a custom search and select real estate that meets your families criteria and lifestyle. From area location to bayside vs gulf side; total bedrooms; condo/townhouse - or residential family single home. The more information you input, the more targeted your search and ultimate buying decision will be.
This also helps a licensed Eimers Group Real Estate agent determine your preferences and parameters to streamline the process through buyer-dictated information and not guessing at what you want or think you need.
The buyer tells the agent. The agent helps the buyer.
So please register to one of our sites and begin to actively and intelligently search for that perfect piece of real estate - and become a proud member to the Heart of the Emerald Coast.
As Summer Nears the End, Let the Real Estate Buying Begin
The Destin - 30A area is coming off another record breaking season in total tourists, bed tax receipts and retail sales across the Emerald Coast. 2012 picked up where 2011 ended - as did the real estate market. While inventory is down, average price per home is up, average price per square foot is up and interest rates are at the lowest level in years.
Now is the time to consider that second home or rental property purchase. Oh - and make sure to enjoy yourself while down here during the “off season” months.
September, October and November are key months to both enjoy the “Season of Festivals” - and more importantly ramping up the search process for a new home, townhouse or condo through Bealocaldestin and Bealocal30a.
The Destin Seafood Festival kicks off October 5th and runs through the 7th. It is located at Harborwalk Village and is the area’s “Best of Show” for great music, food, activities and exhibits.
The Destin Fishing Rodeo runs from October 1 - October 31 and offers the opportunity to both enter the competition or head down to the pier for daily weigh-ins and experience “The Luckiest Fishing Village” firsthand.
Taste of the Beach kicks off in South Walton on November 4th and hosts 3 days of fine wine, food and the chance to taste some of the country’s best vintners.
The Destin - 30A area provides a unique blend of community-based events and a great opportunity for real estate buyers to fine tune their search - based on accurate and timely information, while working with an experienced real estate agent.
It is the perfect time of season to enjoy the host of events that best suit your lifestyle, while taking the time to educate yourself on active real estate. By comparing sold properties, expired listings, area trends and available real estate - you can begin the process of buying a home in preparation of having it rental ready for the new year.
“The Truth Lies in Sold and Expired Properties”
That is the blueprint and strategy of a successful real estate brokerage. The people who benefit are both real estate buyers and sellers.
In our last blog post - we discussed the importance of a properties status - whether its active, inactive, expired, pending or contingent. Take that philosophy one step further and you get a snapshot of the immediate areas real estate performance; what is the worth - based on similar properties that have sold or are now expired.
Bealocaldestin and Bealocal30a are unique in its membership capabilities - when you register to become a free member - you can both search and save searches based on more than just active properties for sale. We cannot emphasize how important it is to be educated as to the real worth and value when making a buy or sell decision.
The adage goes like this: “Sellers always want more than what the market dictates” and “the buyer always wants to pay less than what the market dictates” That’s fine for an exercise in nothingness. But the reality of the buy/sell process can be managed through more access to better information - and not just the simplicity of if a Destin or 30A property is active.
Once you become a registered member of Bealocaldestin and Bealocal30a - you can select a host of parameters to actively watch within your price range and compare it to other properties sold and/or expired - and make an educated real estate decision. You can edit, create new searches, contact a licensed and experienced agent who will work with you to fine tune that search for what is most important to you and your family. How many bathrooms, bedrooms, square footage? Is it bayside or gulf side? Single family home, condo or townhouse? What elementary, middle and high schools are in district? Now compare that to like properties that have sold and or are expired and you will get closer to the truth.
But don’t watch and wait forever if you truly are a serious real estate buyer or seller. With declining listings, matched with increased mean home prices - the bottom, in fact, may have already hit for the Destin-30A area. Register to become a member and get serious about your real estate choice, search and ultimate decision.