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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Dockside Realty, Inc. - BK3027547
We have a listing that is under contract and closes next month.  The seller came down to take the furniture out of the property last week.  This house was fully furnished, but not being sold furnished.We got a call from her the other day wanting to know where her espresso maker was!  Obviously, w...
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Our standard Florida Purchase and Sale Agreement has an option for cash sales, that says, "Buyer will pay cash or may obtain a loan for the purchase of the property. There is no financing contingency to Buyer's obligation to close.".I have a customer who is using a hard money lender and does not ...
Yesterday I had the opportunity to bid for one of my customers on an online auction.  This was a bank property and we felt that the price could be very good on it, if we could win the bid.The buyer called my wife yesterday morning and said she has not been able to sleep for the last two nights be...
There are times when I really dread going out and showing properties.  Today was one of those days.  We had an older couple coming in town, who we met once before.  They are looking for an older, very inexpensive mobile home in a park where you own your land.  They don't want to spend any money t...
Well, fishing today was fun, but not very productive.  It was very windy, which was OK, but we kept watching the clouds and decided to come in after a short trip because of the pending storm.   If you are not used to FL, this is our rainy season.  During the summer months we see rain almost every...
SW Florida is well known for its great salt water flats fishing.  People come here from all around the world to fish for Tarpon, Red Fish, Trout, Snook, Sharks, etc.However, we also have great bass fishing in our lakes in Cape Coral.  Cape Coral has hundreds of miles of fresh water canals and lak...
I have to admit, I haven't done a lot of research on the new changes.  I am not generally a procrastinator, but I did put this one off!  Yesterday I watched a video about the new changes and this is going to be major.  The main message from the video, to agents, is that there is going to have to ...
I found out last evening that we are in another 'highest and best' situation with an offer.  It is interesting that a listing has been on the market for over 4 months with no accepted offers and then all of a sudden, when we make an offer, there are multiple offers.  Sometimes I think there is a ...
I don't know about you, but here in SW Florida we are generally concerned about appraisals coming in high enough.  For the most part we have managed to do pretty good.  Like most sellers, ours thought her property was worth more than the comps would support.  We listed her property on the high si...

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