There are many factors that affect how you’ll price your home when you’re ready to sell. In spite of market conditions, interest rates, and so on, every transaction is unique. So you should seek the assistance of an agent and prepare yourself and your home well in advance of placing the For Sale sign out front.

Sometimes a home will have three different possible prices: the price the sellers want to net, the price the buyers would like to offer, and the final sales price agreed upon by both parties. Your home’s ultimate value is determined by other local sale prices, which are often a product of supply and demand.

The asking price or the offered price is not the whole story, however. While an offer of $200,000 doesn’t seem to appear as good as an offer of $210,000, pay close attention to the terms attached to that higher offer. If the buyers also want you to offset closing costs and deduct for a decorating allowance, the “clean” offer of $200,000 might actually put more money in your pocket.

It’s wise to seek representation and assistance with pricing, marketing, negotiation and closing. Put a real estate agent with local experience to work for you. Once armed with the facts relating to terms and conditions of local sales, you can move forward with confidence in your listing.

If you’re planning to sell your home soon and would like accurate and up to date information on its current value, give us a call at (772) 323-6996 or visit us on the web at or Our office is located at 1121 SE Ocean Blvd. in Stuart, (Sewall’s Point) Florida; please ask for Gabe Sanders or .

Price Reduced on 5070 SE Burning Tree Circle in Mariner Sands Golf Club, Stuart Florida

Mariner Sands, Stuart – Announcing a price reduction on 5070 SE Burning Tree Circle, a 3,768 sq. ft., 2 bath, 3 bdrm ranch. Now MLS® $299,000 – Drastic Price Reduction.

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There’s been discussion among professionals in the real estate business for years now regarding the value of holding open houses. The National Association of REALTORS® conducted a survey last year that revealed 80 percent of buyers used the Internet for property searches, but only 42 percent visited open houses. What gives, and are open houses a waste of everyone’s time?

The answer varies according to whom you ask, and there are good arguments on both sides. Some agents feel that truly serious buyers do their searching well in advance, and choose to make appointments to see the homes that really excite them.

Other agents have learned that buyers enjoy the freedom of seeing properties without an appointment and without the company of a representative when they visit. Sellers, on the other hand, sometimes expect agents to host open houses to show that they’re working hard for their compensation.

Real estate agents often begin developing relationships with buyers through open houses. By learning the needs of particular buyers at an open house, the agent may be able to direct those buyers to another home that’s better suited to their needs – perhaps yours!

In a nutshell, both sides can be equally argued, but the sale of your home is as unique as you are. Discuss the potential benefits and deterrents of an open house with your agent.

If you’re planning to sell your home soon and would like accurate and up to date information on its current value, give us a call at (772) 323-6996 or visit us on the web at or Our office is located at 1121 SE Ocean Blvd. in Stuart, (Sewall’s Point) Florida; please ask for Gabe Sanders or .

Lot / Land For Sale in Sewalls Point

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Custom Estate Home Plans Included

• lot / land “.66 Acres” – MLS® $675,000 – Land with Water Views
Sewalls Point, Sewall’s Point – Located in the prestigious Castle Hill subdivision of Sewall’s Point, this oversized .66 acre residential lot only feet away from the wide Saint Lucie River is available for your dream home. Potential wide water views from a two story home. Complete building plans included for a 6800 sq ft(4553 AC sq ft) home designed by M.A. Corson – Architect. Castle Hill is one of the premier neighborhoods in Stuart, Florida and Martin County with great “A” rated schools and easy access to the beaches, recreational areas and shopping.


Larger home inventories coupled with tougher financing requirements have made it difficult for both sellers and buyers to achieve their respective goals. In the search for creative solutions, one has recently begun catching on – Rent To Own.

The advantage for buyers is that a portion of your rent payment is put into an escrow account to be used eventually for down payment on a traditional loan. You can begin building equity before you’ve even applied for financing! If your credit is less than perfect or you simply haven’t the funds available for a significant down payment, this could be a great opportunity.

Sellers also benefit from receiving income from the tenants and the likelihood that they will eventually purchase the home outright. However, caution must be exercised, and you can protect yourself by seeking the advice and services of a real estate agent. Many agents can even manage the property for you.

Consider who will maintain the property and what percentage of the rent will go towards the down payment. What will happen if one party wants to back out of the deal or if the renters don’t eventually qualify for financing?

These are just a handful of the questions and concerns associated with this otherwise mutually beneficial arrangement. If you’re facing challenges as a buyer or seller, consult with us today to discuss the possibilities.

If you need information to help you solve a real estate puzzle, call us at (772) 323-6996, or visit us on the web at or We’ll be happy to share our knowledge with you at no cost or obligation, and if we aren’t sure of our answer we’ll direct you to the best Martin or Saint Lucie County resource. Our office is located at 1121 SE Ocean Blvd. in Stuart, Florida (Sewall’s Point); please ask for Gabe Sanders or .