Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Just Sold | Bayou Village | Unit 639 | Sandestin, FL

2 Bed  |  2 bath  |  1,404 Square Feet  |  Selling Price: $305,000

We managed to sneak in one last closing for the year! Our listing at Bayou Village in Sandestin is a wonderful little place, whether a rental unit or second home, and was a pleasure to get sold for our client. What a great way to end 2017!

Feel the relaxation as you enter this renovated 2 bedroom end unit in Bayou Village. Plentiful windows and glass sliders allow natural light to wash over you as you flow from room to room. Exit to one of the patios to take in the sunrise or sunset, or enjoy from inside the bonus room with its floor to ceiling windows. The gorgeous kitchen, dining, and living areas all flow together: a great space to have the family all in one place. A bunk room allows for extra sleeping arrangements in addition to the master and guest suites both with attached full baths. Paradise! 

The Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort offers 4 golf courses, marina, tennis, pools, hot tubs, spa, over 30 restaurants, shops, daily live entertainment, tram, 
beach access, and so much more. 

Check out the various methods we used to market this property to get it sold. 

Email flyer sent to our database of investors, as well as an agent version for maximum exposure. 

Facebook post featuring a video tour of the property. We also post to YouTube, Google+, and Pinterest. In addition, we wrote a blog for this property.

Professional photos highlight each spectacular feature of the property.

We featured Sandestin amenities and the surrounding lifestyle which included four championship golf courses, marina, tennis, pools, hot tubs, spas, over 30 restaurants, shops, daily live entertainment, tram, beach access, and so much more. 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

November Sales Market Highlights

Following the previous months, November was quite a busy month as well! Rolling right through fall and into winter, we continue to stay busy with both buyers and sellers. Our area never ceases to provide a favorite place for young and old, all year round. Destin and the surrounding areas are an especially wonderful place to spend the holidays with family. For many who own here, it's proven to be a smart and satisfying move to purchase an investment property or second home here. We're looking forward to what 2018 will bring!     
Our team had an active share in the November market. We assisted our wonderful buyers in the sales of the following properties:

Ariel Dunes II | Unit 604
Hidden Dunes | Unit 640

We worked with our sellers to get these listings sold in the month of November:

Tropical Isle | Unit 208
Noblat Townhomes | Unit 128 

We also worked with sellers to get these properties on the market:

6 Lakeshore Drive

Calypso | Unit E2304

In addition, we were able to get several more properties under contract. We'll have all the details in the December Market Report.

The activity this year has been exciting and we're hustling our way right into the new year. We love staying in touch to keep both our buyers and sellers prepared for the rest of this year, the new year, and beyond. This is a great time to perform some due diligence regarding purchasing property. Spring will be here before you know it – and keeping on top of the market will ensure that you don't miss any deals. We are getting a new influx of inventory daily and there are some great opportunities out there right now. The daily hot sheet has new listings hitting the market every day, so let us know if you would like to receive updates on the market! 

Check out the area sales highlights for the month of November:  

The highest priced condo sold within the areas of Okaloosa Island, Destin, Sandestin, Miramar Beach, and 30A was:  

La Terraza | Unit A



7 Bed | 7.5 Bath

4,620 Square Feet 

The highest priced home sold within the areas of Okaloosa Island, Destin, Sandestin, Miramar Beach, and 30A was:  

114 Watchtower Lane | Watersound

30A East


6 Bed | 6.5 Bath

5,024 Square Feet 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

It's a Team Effort

Listing a new property is an exciting time for our team, but we always need the sellers to be part of our team. Yes, we handle the "heavy lifting" and will be a source of information and comfort. Sellers, you play an integral part of the selling process.

Here is what we need from you:

1. Git 'er done!  If you have some maintenance concerns or just some aesthetic eyesores, take care of these prior to listing. During the pre-listing period, we will work with you to address issues that might devalue the property or diminish your buyer pool. 

2. It's not personal.  You may absolutely love your home and its d├ęcor, but it is YOUR home. Buyers come with varying tastes and vision. This is why prior to listing we will help you stage the property to showcase its best assets. And, don't be offended by negative buyer feedback – it's part of the game!

3. Honesty is the best policy.  Part of the seller's responsibility is to complete the property disclosure. Please disclose any problems you have had or any ongoing issues. Our knowledge of any issues will help us maneuver the sale process better. 

4. Get REAL!  We will provide you with a snapshot of the market related to your property: sales, active listings, and pending contracts. Comparing and contrasting these will give us a price range. Buyers have access to the same information, and contemporary buyers are very savvy about the market. 

5. Spic-and-Span.  With every showing your property should be sparkling clean. Neat. Fresh-smelling. De-cluttered. 

6. Patience is a virtue.  Benjamin Franklin said, " He that can have patience can have what he will." The listing and selling process can be trying and sometimes long. We will be there, always, to take the stress out! 

The Sold in Paradise Team will be totally focused on taking care of you during the listing and transaction process. We are your partners in fulfilling your real estate selling goal. 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Just Sold | Gulf Crest | Unit 1506B | Panama City Beach, FL

2 Bedroom  |  2 Bath  |  1,310 Square Feet  | Selling Price: $355,000

Our buyers were looking to find an ideal investment property along the Emerald Coast. Their desire was to purchase a Gulf front condo to utilize as a rental unit in the peak season, but also wanted an escape to enjoy for themselves in the winter. We're happy to say we assisted them in finding their perfect paradise at Gulf Crest in Panama City Beach! 

This beautifully decorated gulf front unit is a two bedroom, two bath, with a bunk area. Featuring 9-foot ceilings and large glass windows in the living room, dining room, and master bedroom so you can soak in every gorgeous view. Situated on the 14th floor the views are just breathtaking, especially sitting out on the 40-foot gulf front balcony! The kitchen includes GE profile appliances, solid surface counter tops, and refrigerator, dishwasher, built in microwave and self-cleaning drop in range and oven. The bathrooms have custom raised panel cabinets, custom tubs with glass enclosures, and cultured marble vanity tubs with integral bowls.  

Gulf Crest features tropical landscaping, assigned covered parking, three high-speed elevators, two large outdoor pools (one heated seasonally), two hot tubs and a kiddy pool. They also have a Tiki Bar serving food and beverages, poolside wireless internet access, gazebo, two grills, fitness room, game room, direct access to beach. In addition, an on-site rental and management office is staffed seven days a week, and 24-hour security is provided. A wonderful community to own paradise!

    Looking for your perfect paradise? Give us a call!