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April 2020 Lee County Real Estate Report

As expected, the latest Lee County real estate report from the Florida Association of Realtors show April home sales, pending sales and inventory decreased double-digits compared to the same time last year. However, prices remained steady with both the median sales price and the average sales price both increasing during the month. The good news is, as states reopen, we are starting to see increased activity in showings throughout Southwest Florida.

Lee County Market Trends – Single Family Homes

April 2020 Lee County Real Estate Stats for Single Family Homes

 

April 2020 versus April 2019 Single Family Home Highlights:

  • Home sales decreased 14.1 percent going from 1,362 Lee County real estate transactions down to 1,170 sales
  • Pending sales decreased 36.9 percent down from 1,657 last April versus 1,046 this April
  • Inventory fell 22.9 percent down to 5,112 properties for sale compared to this same time last year when there were 6,633 homes for sale
  • New listings dropped from 1,518 down to 1,007 which is a 33.7 percent decrease
  • Days on market decreased to 92 days which is a 15.6 percent decrease versus April 2019
  • Available inventory of single family homes ended April with a 4.3 months supply of homes available for sale which is a 29.5 percent decrease

Similar to the rest of the country, Lee County finished the month of April well below last year for closed sales of single family homes. However, the number of days on market also decreased which is good news for sellers. As was the case in March, inventory and new listings remain low. Typically, a healthy level of inventory is considered to be 6 to 7 months of supply of homes for sale.  With only a 4.3 month’s supply of Lee County homes for sale, Southwest Florida’s inventory levels make it a sellers market.

So, if you are considering selling a home, now would be a great time. Let’s connect to talk about your home’s value and how we can leverage technology to help sell your home safely  in today’s market.

Lee County Market Trends – Condos and Townhomes

April 2020 Lee County Real Estate Stats for Condos

 

April 2020 versus April 2019 Condo Highlights:

  • Condo sales decreased 31.2 percent going from 823 Lee County real estate transactions down to 566 sales
  • Pending sales decreased 56.2 percent down from 812 last April versus 356 this April
  • Inventory fell 21.1 percent down to 2,970 condos for sale compared to this same time last year when there were 3,763 units for sale
  • New listings dropped from 988 down to 520 which is a 44.9 percent decrease
  • Days on market decreased to 85 days which is an 22 percent decrease versus April 2019
  • Available inventory of condos ended April with a 5.1 months supply of properties available for sale which is a 26.1 percent decrease

Similar to single family home sales, condo sales activity showed similar results. With inventory at low levels the Southwest Florida condo market is also a sellers market with a 5.1 months supply of inventory.

So whether you are planning to sell now or sometime in the future, now is a good time to connect with an agent to learn what your home is worth.

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If you are  Considering Selling Your Home Keep These Tips in Mind

Luxury Real Estate ExpertIf you are thinking about selling a home in Bonita Springs, Estero, Naples or Fort Myers, we encourage you to work with a Professional Real Estate Agent or REALTOR® who has the experience and knowledge to provide an accurate market comparison so you can determine the right asking price. Now more than ever, an agents presence on the internet is critical to selling your home. What type of on-line marketing does your agent offer? High end videos and photography, e-mail marketing, social media marketing and more.

If you live in a golf community in southwest Florida, you are competing with more than 150 other golf communities.  Contact us today to learn how your home or condo stacks up against the competition and how we can position your property to sell quickly and for a fair price.

Should I Use a Realtor or Sell on My Own?

Begin Your Naples Property Search

Golf HomesSo, if you’re ready to begin your search for your Naples home, or a Southwest Florida Luxury home or condo, we encourage you to explore our website to find information about communities in the area.  If golf is your game, we specialize in golf community real estate and would be happy to help you navigate the more than 150 different golf communities in our area.  If you prefer a more direct approach, we will provide a list of properties that meet your criteria and/or communities that meet your needs.

Also, if you are considering new construction, remember the contractor’s real estate agent represents the builder’s best interest, not yours.  There is no cost for you to have an agent represent you. In fact, we may be able to help you save money and negotiate for extras which the builder may not let you know about.

Lastly, we will handle all contract negotiations for your property from offer to close!

Bottom Line:

If you’re looking for a focused and goal-oriented real estate representative in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero or Fort Myers who will help you achieve your Real Estate needs, please reach out to us directly. Additionally, if you are looking for a golf community expert or you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, vacation home, golf home or dream home, call us or text us at 239-370-0892 or email Matt at Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

About Naples Golf Guy


Naples Golf GuyLuxury Real Estate AgentThe above Lee County Real Estate Report were provided by Naples Golf Guy, Matt Klinowski PA, an expert in Southwest Florida real estate.  When you are ready to buy or sell a single-family home or condo in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero or Fort Myers, contact me. With almost 20 years of experience, I can help provide the market information and insights into individual communities to help you find the perfect home.  Most importantly, I will handle all the negotiations to make your real estate transaction as smooth as possible.

Contact Matt:  Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

or at 239-370-0892

May 26th 2020, Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

Luxury Real Estate Expert

Buying or Selling a Home? You Need a Luxury Real Estate Expert

Luxury Real Estate ExpertWhy do you need a luxury real estate expert? In a normal housing market, whether you’re buying or selling a home, you need an experienced guide to help you navigate through the process. You need someone you can turn to who will tell you how to price your home correctly right from the start. You need someone who can help you determine what to offer on your dream home without paying too much or offending the seller with a low-ball offer.

We are, however, in anything but a normal market right now. We are amid one of the greatest health crises our nation has ever seen. The pandemic has had a dramatic impact on the journey consumers take to purchase or sell a home. To successfully navigate the landscape today, you need more, you need an experienced Luxury Real Estate Expert to guide you through the process.

This is much more than a normal real estate market.

Today, the average guide just won’t do. You need an expert who understands how COVID-19 is impacting the thoughts and actions of the consumer (ex: virtual showings, proper safety protocols, e-signing documents). You need someone who can simply and effectively explain the changes in today’s process to you and your family. You need an expert who will guarantee you make the right decision, especially in these challenging times.

So, hiring an agent who understands how the pandemic is reshaping the real estate processes is crucial right now. Let’s connect today to guarantee your journey is a safe and successful one.

Begin Searching for Luxury Golf Homes for Sale in Southwest Florida:

Search for Golf Community Homes for Sale in Southwest FLSo, if you’re ready to begin your search for properties for sale in a top private golf club in Southwest Florida, we encourage you to explore our website to find information.  If golf is your game, we specialize in golf community real estate and would be happy to help you navigate the various golf communities to find the best golf homes available.  If you prefer a more direct approach, we will provide a list of golf homes that meet your criteria and/or communities that meet your needs. For more information about the best properties in private golf clubs in southwest Florida please reach out to us directly!

Find a Real Estate Expert Who Specializes in Golf Community Real Estate

Look for an agent who specializes in the type of community or properties you are interested in purchasing. If you are considering a Southwest Florida Golf Community, there are more than 150 golf course communities to chose from. How do you know which one is right for you and your family?  Find a specialist who has the knowledge and experience about golf community real estate to help you navigate the various clubs, courses, membership options, amenities and location that will best match your lifestyles.

“Luxury Lifestyle” has different meanings for different people. What does it mean to you? Golf course communities in our area have enhanced their amenities to provide members with the ultimate luxury experience. From wellness centers to pickleball and everything in between. We will help you identify the best communities to visit.

Do I need a Realtor if I’m Buying New Construction?

View Testimonials…

Selling Your Home? Work with an Experienced Naples Luxury Realtor

In today’s rapidly changing market, it’s critical to make sure you have a digital game plan and an effective online marketing strategy when selling your home, especially if you are selling a luxury home. One of the ways your agent can help with this is to make sure your listing photos and virtual tours stand out from the crowd, truly giving buyers a detailed and thorough view of your home.

So, if you’re ready to move forward, virtual practices may help you win big when you’re ready to sell. While abiding by state and local regulations is a top priority, we can help make your sale happen. We know exactly what today’s buyers need, and how to put the necessary digital steps in place. For example, according to the same survey, when asked to select what technology would be Luxury Golf Properties for Salemost helpful when deciding on a new home, here’s what today’s homebuyers said, in order of preference:

  • Virtual tour of the home
  • Accurate and detailed listing information
  • Detailed neighborhood information
  • High-quality listing photos
  • Agent-led video chat

So, if you are contemplating selling a home in Bonita Springs, Estero, Naples or Fort Myers, we encourage you to work with a Professional Real Estate Agent or REALTOR® who has the experience and knowledge to provide an accurate market comparison so you can determine the right asking price.

Now more than ever, an agents presence on the internet is critical to selling your home. Let’s connect to talk about how we would leverage new real estate technology such as virtual tours and high end photography, e-mail marketing, social media marketing and much more.

Finally, if you live in a golf community in southwest Florida, you are competing with more than 150 other golf communities.  Contact us today to learn how your home or condo stacks up against the competition and how we can position your property to sell quickly and for a fair price.

Should I Use a Realtor or Sell on My Own?


Naples Golf GuyLuxury Real Estate AgentThe above information was provided by Naples Golf Guy, Matt Klinowski PA, a Luxury Real Estate Expert in Southwest Florida. If you’re looking for a focused and goal-oriented real estate representative in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero or Fort Myers who will help you achieve your Real Estate needs, please reach out to us directly. Additionally, if you are looking for a golf community expert or you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, vacation home, golf home or dream home, contact us today.

Contact Matt:  Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

or at 239-370-0892

May 25th, 2020, Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

Luxury Golf Homes for Sale

Luxury Golf Homes for Sale

Luxury golf homes for saleView Luxury Golf Homes for Sale in some of the best golf communities in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero and Fort Myers! There are more than 150 golf courses in southwest Florida. Over 90% of these golf courses require you to be a resident or purchase a social or golf membership. From private equity golf clubs to bundled golf communities, we have a home or condo which will fit your lifestyle.

Also, if you’re wondering why you should choose Southwest Florida, in addition to significant tax advantages (did I mention there is no state income tax?), we also have perfect weather and an abundance of outdoor activities, shopping, and dining to suit everyone’s lifestyle.

So, whether you are considering relocating to our area or you are looking to buy your dream home, a second, third or fourth home, check out some of the Top Private Golf Clubs and golf homes for sale in Southwest Florida Golf Communities on the market today!

 

Southwest Florida Luxury Golf Homes for Sale

Mediterra – 16859 Caminetto Ct. Naples, FL 34110 – $3,550,000 More about New Construction

Mediterra New Construction Luxury Home by London BaySingle Family Luxury Golf Home (Naples)

4 Beds + Den and 4 Baths

3,527 Sq. Ft.

New Construction

Private Naples Golf Community – 36 holes – Upfront Initiation Fee for Membership

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Miromar Lakes – 18104 Via Portofino Way, FL 33913 – $2,800,000 More about New Construction

Luxury Golf Properties for Sale in Miromar LakesSingle Family Luxury Golf Home (Miromar Lakes)

4 Beds plus Den and 4 Baths

4,670 Sq. Ft.

Built 2017 (New Construction) More about New Construction

Private Miromar Lakes Golf Community – 18 holes – Upfront Initiation Fee for Membership

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Pelican Bay – 7425 Pelican Bay Blvd Naples, FL 34108– $2,595,000

Pelican BayLuxury Waterfront and Golf Course View Condo (Naples)

3 Beds and 3 Full Baths

2,555 Sq. Ft.

Built 1999

Private Naples Golf Community – 18 holes – Upfront Initiation Fee for Membership

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Talis Park – 16639 Isola Bella Ln. Naples, FL 34110– $2,629,000 More about New Construction

Luxury Golf Properties for Sale in Talis ParkLuxury Single Family New Construction Home (Naples)

4 Beds, 4 Full Baths and 3 Half Baths

3,593 Sq. Ft.

Pre-Construction

Private Naples Golf Community – 18 holes – Upfront Initiation Fee for Membership

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The Colony – 23843 Tuscany Ct. Bonita Springs, FL 34134 – $2,490,000 More about The Colony Lifestyle

Luxury Golf home for Sale in The Colony GolfSingle Family Luxury Golf Home (Bonita Springs)

4 Beds and 4.5 Baths

4,922 Sq. Ft.

Built 2003

Private Bonita Springs Golf Community – 18 holes – Upfront Initiation Fee for Membership

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Gulf Harbour – 11371 Longwater Chase Ct. Ft. Myers, FL 33908 – $1,950,000

Gulf Harbour Great Homes for SaleSingle Family Home (Fort Myers)

4 Beds and 4 Full Baths and 2 Half Baths

4,801 Sq. Ft.

Private Naples Golf Community – 18 holes – Upfront Initiation Fee for Membership

 

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Esplanade – 9026 Arrezo Ct. Naples, FL 34119  $1,395,000 (Pending Sale!)

Esplanade Luxury HomeLuxury Single Family Home (Naples)

4 Beds and 4.5 Baths

3,333 Sq. Ft.

Built 2016

Private Naples Golf Community – 18 holes – Bundled Golf Community

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Quail West – 28862 Blaisdell Dr. Naples, FL 34119 – $1,245,000

Luxury Golf Properties for Sale in Quail West3 Beds and 4.5 Baths

2,822 Sq. Ft.

Built 2015

Private Naples Golf Community – 36 holes – Upfront Initiation Fee for Membership

 

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The Vineyards – 588 Avellino Isles Cir., Naples FL 34119 – $755,000 (Closed!)

Vineyards Sale Pending in Avellino IslesSingle Family Home (Naples)

3 Beds plus Den and 3.5 Baths

2,912 Sq. Ft.

Built 2008

Private Naples Golf Community- 36 holes – Upfront Initiation Fee (Membership Optional)

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Twin Eagles – 12774 Dundee Ln, Naples FL 34120 – $743,768

TwinEagles New ConstructionSingle Family Home (Naples) – New Construction More about New Construction

3 Beds and 3.5 Baths

3,064 Sq. Ft.

Built 2019

Private Naples Golf Community- 36 holes – Bundled Golf Community

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The Vineyards – 5910 Hammock Isles Cir., Naples FL 34119 – $698,000 (Pending Sale!)

Vineyards Home Pending SaleSingle Family Home (Naples)

3 Beds plus Den and 3 Baths

2,690 Sq. Ft.

Built 2008

Private Naples Golf Community- 36 holes – Upfront Initiation Fee (Membership Optional)

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Greyhawk at Golf Club of the Everglades – 9431 Greyhawk trail, Naples FL 34120 – $605,000 (Closed!)

Greyhawk HomeSingle Family Home (Naples)

3 Beds plus Den and 3 Baths

2,496 Sq. Ft.

Built 2017

Private Naples Golf Community- 18 holes – Upfront Initiation Fee (Membership Optional)

(More about Golf Club of the Everglades) – (Greyhawk Family Homes)

 

 

Verandah – 13757 Magnolia Isle Dr., Fort Myers FL 33905 – $494,450 (Sale Pending!)

Single Family Home (Naples) – New Construction More about New Construction

3 Beds and 2 Baths

2,888 Sq. Ft.

Under Construction

Private Naples Golf Community – 18 holes – Upfront Initiation Fee for Membership

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Verandah – 13741 Magnolia Isle Dr., Fort Myers FL 33905 – $494,124 (Sale Pending!)

Florida Golf homes in VerandahSingle Family Home (Naples) – New Construction More about New Construction

3 Beds and 2 Baths

2,888 Sq. Ft.

Under Construction

Private Naples Golf Community – 18 holes – Upfront Initiation Fee for Membership

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The Vineyards – 806 Regency Reserve Cir. Unit 9-902 Naples, FL 34119  $424,500 (Closed!)

Regency Reserve Condo For SaleCondo (Naples)

2 Beds and 2 Baths

2,058 Sq. Ft.

Built 2003

Private and Public Naples Golf Community – 2 golf courses – Upfront Initiation Fee (Membership Optional)

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TwinEagles – 12010 Covent Garden Ct. Unit 102, Naples FL 34120 – $349,000

TwinEagles Home Just ListedCoach Home (Naples)

3 Beds and 2.5 Baths

2,297 Sq. Ft.

Built 2016

Private Naples Golf Community- 36 holes – Bundled Golf Community

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Naples Lakes – 4655 Winged Foot Ct., Naples FL 34112 – $305,000

Naples Lakes CondoCondo (Naples)

3 Beds and 2 Baths

1,098 Sq. Ft.

Built 2001

Private Naples Golf Community- 18 holes – Bundled Golf Community

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Foxfire 308 Foxtail Ct. #3-308 – $209,500

investment condo for sale in FoxfireCondo (Naples)

2 Beds and 2 Baths

1,295 Sq. Ft.

Built 1986

Private Naples Golf Community – 27 holes – Bundled Golf Community

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Begin Searching for Luxury Golf Homes for Sale in Southwest Florida:

Search for Golf Community Homes for Sale in Southwest FLSo, if you’re ready to begin your search for properties for sale in a top private golf club in Southwest Florida, we encourage you to explore our website to find information.  If golf is your game, we specialize in golf community real estate and would be happy to help you navigate the various golf communities to find the best golf homes available.  If you prefer a more direct approach, we will provide a list of golf homes that meet your criteria and/or communities that meet your needs. For more information about the best properties in private golf clubs in southwest Florida please reach out to us directly!

Find a Real Estate Expert Who Specializes in Golf Community Real Estate

Naples Golf Guy will help you find Luxury Golf Properties for SaleLook for an agent who specializes in the type of community or properties you are interested in purchasing. If you are considering a Southwest Florida Golf Community, there are more than 150 golf course communities to chose from. How do you know which one is right for you and your family?  Find a specialist who has the knowledge and experience about golf community real estate to help you navigate the various clubs, courses, membership options, amenities and location that will best match your lifestyles.

“Luxury Lifestyle” has different meanings for different people. What does it mean to you? Golf course communities in our area have enhanced their amenities to provide members with the ultimate luxury experience. From wellness centers to pickleball and everything in between. We will help you identify the best communities to visit.

Do I need a Realtor if I’m Buying New Construction?

View Testimonials…

Selling Your Home? Work with an Experienced Naples Luxury Realtor

In today’s rapidly changing market, it’s critical to make sure you have a digital game plan and an effective online marketing strategy when selling your home, especially if you are selling a luxury home. One of the ways your agent can help with this is to make sure your listing photos and virtual tours stand out from the crowd, truly giving buyers a detailed and thorough view of your home.

So, if you’re ready to move forward, virtual practices may help you win big when you’re ready to sell. While abiding by state and local regulations is a top priority, we can help make your sale happen. We know exactly what today’s buyers need, and how to put the necessary digital steps in place. For example, according to the same survey, when asked to select what technology would be Luxury Golf Properties for Salemost helpful when deciding on a new home, here’s what today’s homebuyers said, in order of preference:

  • Virtual tour of the home
  • Accurate and detailed listing information
  • Detailed neighborhood information
  • High-quality listing photos
  • Agent-led video chat

So, if you are contemplating selling a home in Bonita Springs, Estero, Naples or Fort Myers, we encourage you to work with a Professional Real Estate Agent or REALTOR® who has the experience and knowledge to provide an accurate market comparison so you can determine the right asking price.

Now more than ever, an agents presence on the internet is critical to selling your home. Let’s connect to talk about how we would leverage new real estate technology such as virtual tours and high end photography, e-mail marketing, social media marketing and much more.

Finally, if you live in a golf community in southwest Florida, you are competing with more than 150 other golf communities.  Contact us today to learn how your home or condo stacks up against the competition and how we can position your property to sell quickly and for a fair price.

Should I Use a Realtor or Sell on My Own?


Naples Golf GuyThe above information about luxury golf homes for sale was provided by Naples Golf Guy, Matt Klinowski PA, an expert in Southwest Florida real estate. If you’re looking for a focused and goal-oriented real estate representative in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero or Fort Myers who will help you achieve your Real Estate needs, please reach out to us directly. Additionally, if you are looking for a golf community expert or you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, vacation home, golf home or dream home, contact us today.

Contact Matt:  Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

or at 239-370-0892

May 25th, 2020, Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

April Real Estate Trends

April Real Estate Trends For Naples Florida

The April Real Estate Trends Report shows both inventory and Naples Home Sales dropped 29 percent compared to the same time last year. Clearly the significant decrease is due to the countrywide lock down. However, the good news is home values are being maintained. In fact, April’s overall percent of list price increased .5 percent compared to this same time last year. Additionally, the median closed price increased .3 percent in April from $339,000 in April of 2019 up to $340,000 this year.

April 2020 Real Estate Activity

April Real Estate trends for Naples FL

April 2020 Versus April 2019 Real Estate Activity Highlights

  • Single family home sales decreased by 20 percent with 409 Naples real estate transactions
  • Condo sales decreased to 429 sales which was a 35 percent increase compared to last April
  • Overall pending sales decreased to 613 representing a 54 percent decrease
  • Overall inventory fell 29 percent down to 5,394 properties for sale compared to this same time last year
  • Days on market decreased slightly to 87 days which is a 11 percent decrease versus April 2019

Naples Closed Sales

April Real Estate Trends show a drop in closed home sale in Naples FLDue to the unique situation we are in at the moment, looking at April real estate trends for overall closed sales by price range for a rolling 12 months shows home sales increased in all price categories. Most notably, Naples Luxury homes between $1 million and $2 million lead the way with a double digit increase. Luxury home sales in the above category were up 16.5 percent over the same time period last year.

Additionally, we saw a slight increase in ultra luxury homes sold above $2 million dollars which had just under a 1 percent increase.

Also, the number of homes sold between the $301,000 to $500,000 and the $500,001 to 1,000,000 price categories showed double digit increases.

In looking at the property type, the largest increase in closed sales activity were single family homes between $301,000 and $500,000 which were up from 17,39 homes to 2,097 which represents a 20.6 percent increase. A close second was luxury single family home sales from $1,000,001 to $2,000,000 price category which saw a 19.7 percent increase versus last year.

We’re starting to see a shift in buyers looking for single family homes with more space and privacy. Single family home sales increased 12.1 percent compared to condos which only increased 5.3 percent. Homes with at least three bedrooms saw double digit increases in closed sales.

Days on Market for Naples Home Sales

A bright spot for the month was the decrease in the number of days a property was on the market before it sold. The median days on market fell 9.3 percent for single family homes and 12.2 percent for condos in Naples.

Naples Inventory of Homes for Sale

So the biggest impact to the market for April was the decrease in pending inventory. As people were encouraged to stay home in March and April, the number of showings decreased from 22,862 in April of 2019 down to 9,420 this year. Although, these numbers to not take into account virtual showings which have seen a significant increase over the past couple of months.

April Real Estate Trends show low inventory in Naples FLOverall, inventory fell from 7,605 properties for sale down to 5,394 properties for sale which was a 29.1 percent decrease compared to April of last year. As evident in the chart to the left, all price ranges saw major impacts.

The decrease in inventory is due to homeowners either waiting to list their property until the fall or existing home sellers removed their property from the market. If you are seller who took your home off the market in April, consider relisting in May. Traffic has increased considerably over the past couple of weeks. There are many buyers looking for homes in less populated areas and with more space.

Ultimately, Naples offers a luxury lifestyle with numerous outdoor activities, sunshine and low taxes. So, if you are considering relocating or perhaps buying a second home or vacation home now is a great time to get started.

For those planning to sell your home, there is no better time than now to connect with us to talk about how we can prepare your home for sale safely.

More Naples April Real Estate Trends

NABOR’s Naples Area Market Report

Luxury Golf Community Trends

Latest Naples Real Estate Transactions Report 

Find a Real Estate Expert Who Specializes in Golf Community Real Estate

Naples Luxury Realtor and Golf Community ExpertLook for an agent who specializes in the type of community or properties you are interested in purchasing. If you are considering a Southwest Florida Golf Community, there are more than 150 golf course communities to chose from. How do you know which one is right for you and your family?  Find a specialist who has the knowledge and experience about golf community real estate to help you navigate the various clubs, courses, membership options, amenities and location that will best match your lifestyles.

“Luxury Lifestyle” has different meanings for different people. What does it mean to you? Golf course communities in our area have enhanced their amenities to provide members with the ultimate luxury experience. From wellness centers to pickleball and everything in between. We will help you identify the best communities to visit.

Do I need a Realtor if I’m Buying New Construction?

View Testimonials…

Selling Your Home? Work with an Experienced Naples Luxury Realtor

In today’s rapidly changing market, it’s critical to make sure you have a digital game plan and an effective online marketing strategy when selling your home, especially if you are selling a luxury home. One of the ways your agent can help with this is to make sure your listing photos and virtual tours stand out from the crowd, truly giving buyers a detailed and thorough view of your home.

So, if you’re ready to move forward, virtual practices may help you win big when you’re ready to sell. While abiding by state and local regulations is a top priority, we can help make your sale happen. We know exactly what today’s buyers need, and how to put the necessary digital steps in place. For example, according to the same survey, when asked to select what technology would be Luxury Homemost helpful when deciding on a new home, here’s what today’s homebuyers said, in order of preference:

  • Virtual tour of the home
  • Accurate and detailed listing information
  • Detailed neighborhood information
  • High-quality listing photos
  • Agent-led video chat

So, if you are contemplating selling a home in Bonita Springs, Estero, Naples or Fort Myers, we encourage you to work with a Professional Real Estate Agent or REALTOR® who has the experience and knowledge to provide an accurate market comparison so you can determine the right asking price.

Now more than ever, an agents presence on the internet is critical to selling your home. Let’s connect to talk about how we would leverage new real estate technology such as virtual tours and high end photography, e-mail marketing, social media marketing and much more.

Finally, if you live in a golf community in southwest Florida, you are competing with more than 150 other golf communities.  Contact us today to learn how your home or condo stacks up against the competition and how we can position your property to sell quickly and for a fair price.

Should I Use a Realtor or Sell on My Own?


Naples Golf GuyLuxury Real Estate AgentThe above information about April Real Estate Trends in Naples Florida, was provided by Naples Golf Guy, Matt Klinowski PA, an expert in Southwest Florida real estate. If you’re looking for a focused and goal-oriented real estate representative in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero or Fort Myers who will help you achieve your Real Estate needs, please reach out to us directly. Additionally, if you are looking for a golf community expert or you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, vacation home, golf home or dream home, contact us today.

Contact Matt:  Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

or at 239-370-0892

May 23rd, 2020, Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

May Real Estate Transactions

SWFL May Real Estate Transactions For The Week of May 2nd

May Real Estate TransactionsMay real estate transactions for the week of the 2nd showed there were 195 properties sold in Southwest Florida, which was a significant increase from 160 property sales during the prior week in the Southern Ft. Myers, Estero and Bonita Springs area.

Southern Fort Myers remained in the top spot with 73 property sales which was up from 68 during the prior week. Transactions were as follows: 34 percent vacant lots, 21 percent were condos and 44 percent were single family homes. The remaining Ft. Myers property sold was mobile home.

Estero moved into the second position with 67 home sales versus 47 real estate transactions during the week of April 25th. Real Estate sales were split between multiple property types. Of the 67 home sales, 4 percent were mobile homes, 42 percent were vacant lots, 22 percent were condos and 30 percent were single family homes.

Bonita Springs moved into the third position with 55 real estate transactions up from 53 transactions the week before. Of the 55 real estate sales, 16 percent vacant lots, 45 percent were condos and 29 percent were single family homes. The remaining properties sold in Bonita were mobile homes,  commercial unit and multi-family unit.

In review, based on the real estate transactions report for the week of the 2nd, property sales were broken down by the following types in Southwest Florida: 55 condos, 68 single family homes, 62 vacant lots, 8 mobile homes, 1 commercial unit and 1 multi-family unit.

May Real Estate Transactions in golf communitiesMay Real Estate Transactions Report – Organized by zip code

Bonita Springs

  • 34134 – 26 properties sold (1 vacant lot, 2 mobile homes, 7 single family homes and 16 condos)
  • 34135 – 29 properties sold (1 mobile home, 1 multi-family unit, 1 commercial unit, 8 vacant lots, 9 single family homes and 9 condos)

Southern Fort Myers

  • 33912 – 16 properties sold (1 vacant lot, 8 single family homes and 7 condos)
  • 33913 – 48 properties sold (1 mobile home, 21 vacant lots, 18 single family homes and 8 condos)
  • luxury pool homes33967 – 9 properties sold (3 vacant lots and 6 single family homes)

Estero

  • 33928 – 58 properties sold (4 mobile homes, 28 vacant lots, 16 single family homes and 10 condos)
  • 33967 – 1 property sold (1 single family home)
  • 34134 – 4 properties sold (1 single family home and 3 condos)
  • 34135 – 4 properties sold (2 single family homes and 2 condos)

Southwest Florida Real Estate Sales and Trends:

Bonita Springs and Estero Real EstateLee County Real Estate Transactions Week of May 2nd 2020

Naples Golf Guy Monthly Market Report

Luxury Golf Community Real Estate Trends

Begin Your Southwest Florida Property Search

So, if you’re ready to begin your search for your southwest Florida Luxury home or condo, explore our website to find information about communities in the area.  If golf is your game, we specialize in golf community real estate and we’ll help you navigate more than 150 different golf communities in our area.  If you prefer a more direct approach, we will provide a list of properties and communities that meet your needs.

Also, if you are considering new construction, remember the contractor’s real estate agent represents the builder’s best interest, not yours.  There is no cost for you to have an agent represent you. In fact, we may be able to help you save money and negotiate for extras which the builder may not let you know about.

Lastly, we will handle all contract negotiations for your property from offer to close!

Considering Selling Your Home?

If you are thinking about selling a home in Bonita Springs, Estero, Naples or Fort Myers we recommend you work with a real estate professional or consultant who has the experience and knowledge to provide an accurate market comparison so you can determine the right asking price. If you live in a golf community in southwest Florida, you are competing with more than 150 other golf communities.  Contact us today to learn how your home or condo stacks up against the competition and how we can position your property to sell quickly and for a fair price.

Bottom Line:

If you are looking for a focused and goal-oriented Realtor in southwest Florida who will help you achieve your Real Estate needs, please reach out to me directly. Additionally, if you are looking for a golf community expert or you are considering buying or selling a home, luxury home, vacation home, golf home, pet-friendly or dream home, call or text 239-370-0892 or email  Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

About Naples Golf Guy


Naples Golf GuyThe above May real estate transactions recap was provided by Naples Golf Guy, Matt Klinowski PA, an expert in Southwest Florida real estate.  When you are ready to buy or sell a single-family home or condo in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, or Ft. Myers contact me. With almost 20 years of experience, I can help provide the market information and insights into individual communities to help you find the perfect home.

Contact Matt:  Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

or at 239-370-0892

May 22nd, 2020 Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

Naples March Home Sales

Naples March Home Sales End The Month Strong

Naples March Home Sales for the week of the 23rd end the month strong despite the environment. In all, there were 420 Naples Homes Sold up from 387 real estate transactions during the previous week.

North Naples moved into the top position with 88 properties sold compared to 72 properties during the prior week. Of the 88 sales, 11 percent were vacant lots, 47 percent were single family homes and 42 percent were condos.

East Naples moved into the second position with 83 real estate transactions versus 82 property sales during the previous week.  East Naples home sales consisted of 8 percent vacant lots, 16 percent single family homes and 75 percent were condos.

And finally, the City of Naples finished the week with 64 homes sold up significantly from 46 during the previous week. Real estate sales were made up of 38 percent single family homes and 61 percent condos. The remaining Naples property sold was a vacant lot.

In summary, the latest Naples real estate transactions for the week of March 23rd show properties sold were broken down as follows: 206 condos, 161 single family homes and 53 vacant lots sold throughout Collier County.

March Naples Luxury Home Sale Trends

Luxury Naples March Home SalesFifty luxury homes sold during the week. Luxury home prices ranged from $1,000,000 to $6,750,000.

  • $1,000,000 – $1,999,999 price range – 33 homes sold
  • $2,000,000 – $2,999,999 price range – 4 homes sold
  • $3,000,000 – $4,999,999 price range – 10 homes sold
  • $5,999,000 – $9,999,999 price range – 3 homes sold
  • 10,000,000 plus – 0 homes sold

Naples March Home Sales – Organized by zip code:

Luxury lifestyleCity of Naples

  • 34102 – 29 properties sold (1 vacant lot, 12 single family homes and 16 condos)
  • 34103 – 18 properties sold (5 single family homes and 13 condos)
  • 34105 – 17 properties sold (7 single family homes and 10 condos)

North Naples

  • 34109 – 24 properties sold (2 vacant lots, 9 single family homes and 13 condos)
  • Naples March Home Sales for golf homes34110 – 22 properties sold (1 vacant lot, 13 single family homes and 8 condos)
  • 34119 – 42 properties sold  (7 vacant lots, 19 single family homes and 16 condos)

East Naples

  • 34104 – 25 properties sold (4 vacant lots, 2 single family homes and 19 condos)
  • 34112 – 31 properties sold (1 vacant lot, 4 single family homes and 26 condos)
  • 34113 – 27 properties sold (3 vacant lots, 7 single family homes and 17 condos)

Ave Maria and Immokalee

  • 34142 – 8 properties sold (2 vacant lots, 5 single family homes and 1 condo)

Luxury BeachBarefoot Beach

  • 34134 – 2 properties sold (2 single family homes)

Big Cypress

  • 34117 – 4 properties sold (2 vacant lots and 2 single family homes)

Chokoloskee

  • 34134 – 2 properties sold (2 single family homes)

Coco River

  • 34108 – 30 properties sold (8 single family homes and 22 condos)

Naples March Transactions for luxury homesCorkscrew

  • 34120 –  47 properties sold (15 vacant lots, 25 single family homes and 7 condos)

Eastern Collier County

  • 34114 – 36 properties sold (10 vacant lots, 14 single family homes and 12 condos)
  • 34116 – 12 properties sold (11 single family homes and 1 condo)

Everglades

  • 34139 – 3 properties sold (2 vacant lots and 1 mobile home)

Marco Island

Marco Island

  • 34145 – 42 properties sold (3 vacant lots, 15 single family homes and 24 condos)

March Properties Sold Reports:

Collier County Real Estate Transactions Week of March 23rd 2020

Naples Golf Guy Monthly Market Report

Luxury Golf Community Real Estate Trends

Begin Your Naples Property Search

Naples Golf Community Homes for saleSo, if you’re ready to begin your search for your Naples home, or a southwest Florida Luxury home or condo, we encourage you to explore our website to find information about communities in the area.  If golf is your game, we specialize in golf community real estate and would be happy to help you navigate the more than 150 different golf communities in our area.  If you prefer a more direct approach, we will provide a list of properties that meet your criteria and/or communities that meet your needs.

Also, if you are considering new construction, remember the contractor’s real estate agent represents the builder’s best interest, not yours.  There is no cost for you to have an agent represent you. In fact, we may be able to help you save money and negotiate for extras which the builder may not let you know about.

Lastly, we will handle all contract negotiations for your property from offer to close!

Considering Selling your home?

Or, if you are considering selling a home in Bonita Springs, Estero, Naples or Fort Myers, we encourage you to work with a Professional Real Estate Agent or REALTOR® who has the experience and knowledge to provide an accurate market comparison so you can determine the right asking price. If you live in a golf community in southwest Florida, you are competing with more than 150 other golf communities.  Contact us today to learn how your home or condo stacks up against the competition and how we can position your property to sell quickly and for a fair price.

Bottom Line:

If you’re looking for a focused and goal-oriented real estate representative in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero or Fort Myers who will help you achieve your Real Estate needs, please reach out to us directly. Additionally, if you are looking for a golf community expert or you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, vacation home, golf home or dream home, call us or text us at 239-370-0892 or email Matt at Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

About Naples Golf Guy


Naples Golf GuyNaples Luxury Real Estate Agent The above information was provided by Naples Golf Guy, Matt Klinowski PA, an expert in Southwest Florida real estate.  When you are ready to buy or sell a single-family home or condo in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero or Fort Myers, contact me. With almost 20 years of experience, I can help provide the market information and insights into individual communities to help you find the perfect home.

Contact Matt:  Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

or at 239-370-0892

May 23rd, 2020, Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

Rates Near Historic Lows

Interest Rates Near Historic Lows

Interest rates near historic lows with the current day rate at 3.24 percent. If you are planning to use a loan to purchase a home, lower rates means you have more purchasing power. Now more than ever, people are looking for homes with more space and privacy. Let’s connect to talk about how you can take advantage of these low rates.

Interest rates over time

Advantages of Interest Rates Near Historic Lows 

  • interest rates near historic lowsMortgage interest rates have dropped considerably this spring and are hovering at a historically low level.
  • Locking in at a low rate today could save you thousands of dollars over the lifetime of your home loan.
  • Increase your purchasing power giving you the ability to buy a larger home with more space and privacy.
  • Let’s connect to determine the best way to position yourself for a move in today’s market.

Naples Real Estate Trends:

Naples Golf Guy Monthly Market Report

Begin Your Own Search for a Luxury Dream Home in a Luxury Golf Community:

So, if you’re ready to begin your search for your dream home or condo in Southwest Florida, we encourage you to explore our website to find information about communities in the area.  If golf is your game, we specialize in golf community real estate. There are more than 150 different golf communities in our area and most of them have a private golf course within the community.  It can be challenging to navigate the plethora of communities, membership options, golf course design, amenities and more. We will help provide you with a list of the top private golf communities which match your lifestyle.

Also, if you are considering new construction, remember the contractor’s real estate agent represents the builder’s best interest, not yours.  There is no cost for you to have an agent represent you. In fact, we may be able to help you save money and negotiate for extras which the builder may not let you know about.

Lastly, we will handle all contract negotiations for your property from offer to close!


Naples Golf GuyNaplesGolfGuy is a Luxury Real Estate AgentThe above information about interest rates near historic lows was provided by Naples Golf Guy, Matt Klinowski PA, an expert in Southwest Florida real estate. If you’re looking for a focused and goal-oriented real estate representative in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero or Fort Myers who will help you achieve your Real Estate needs, please reach out to us directly. Additionally, if you are looking for a golf community expert or you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, vacation home, golf home or dream home, contact us today.

Contact Matt:  Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

or at 239-370-0892

May 21st, 2020, Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

Summer Homebuying and Selling

Summer Is the New Spring Market

Summer is gearing up to be the new spring for homebuying and selling! Inventory remains low and buyer demand is high in Naples Florida. It is a seller’s market so if you are considering selling now is a great time. Let’s connect to talk about how we can help you sell your home virtually and safely.

Homebuying and Selling This Summer

  • Zillow recently reported a 5.9 percent week-over-week rise in homes being listed for sale
  • National Association of Realtors notes buyer demand is strong or stable in ALL 50 U.S. States
  • Median price of homes rose 7.4 percent during April according to the National Association of Realtors

Selling Your Home? Work With an Experienced Naples Real Estate Professional

In today’s rapidly changing market, it’s critical to make sure you have a digital game plan and an effective online marketing strategy when selling your home, especially if you are selling a luxury home. One of the ways your agent can help with this is to make sure your listing photos and virtual tours stand out from the crowd, truly giving buyers a detailed and thorough view of your home.

So, if you’re ready to move forward, virtual practices may help you win big when you’re ready to sell. While abiding by state and local regulations is a top priority, we can help make your sale happen. We know exactly what today’s buyers need, and how to put the necessary digital steps in place. For example, according to the same survey, when asked to select what technology would be most helpful when deciding on a new home, here’s what today’s homebuyers said, in order of preference:

  • luxury home buying and sellingVirtual tour of the home
  • Accurate and detailed listing information
  • Detailed neighborhood information
  • High-quality listing photos
  • Agent-led video chat
  • Paperless Transactions

So, if you are contemplating selling a home in Bonita Springs, Estero, Naples or Fort Myers, we encourage you to work with a Professional Real Estate Agent or REALTOR® who has the experience and knowledge to provide an accurate market comparison so you can determine the right asking price.

Now more than ever, an agent’s presence on the internet is critical to selling your home. Let’s connect to talk about how we would leverage new real estate technology such as virtual tours and high-end photography, e-mail marketing, social media marketing and much more.

Benefits of Listing Your Home with Naples Golf Guy

Finally, if you live in a golf community in southwest Florida, you are competing with more than 150 other golf communities.  Contact us today to learn how your home or condo stacks up against the competition and how we can position your property to sell quickly and for a fair price.If you are considering selling your home now or in the future, let’s connect to discuss the value of your home and the benefits of listing your home with Naples Golf Guy:

  • Home Buying and Selling in Naples FLUnique Access to Buyers Specifically Interested in Golf Community Real Estate
  • Unparalleled On-line Exposure
  • Professional Photography
  • Professional Video
  • Digital and Print Marketing
  • Smoother Transactions
  • Less Stress
  • Superior Negotiations
  • Higher List Price

Call today to learn what your home is worth and how we can help you sell your home virtually- 239-370-0892. Ask for Naples Golf Guy, Matt Klinowski.

Should I Use a Realtor or Sell on My Own?

Naples Homebuying and Selling Real Estate Trends:

Naples Golf Guy Monthly Market Report

Forbes Reports U.S. Home for Sale are Getting More Expensive

Begin Your Own Search for a Luxury Dream Home in a Private Country Club:

SearchSo, if you’re ready to begin your search for your dream home or condo in Southwest Florida, we encourage you to explore our website to find information about communities in the area.  If golf is your game, we specialize in golf community real estate. There are more than 150 different golf communities in our area and most of them have a private golf course within the community.  It can be challenging to navigate the plethora of communities, membership options, golf course design, amenities and more. We will help provide you with a list of the top private golf communities which match your lifestyle.

Also, if you are considering new construction, remember the contractor’s real estate agent represents the builder’s best interest, not yours.  There is no cost for you to have an agent represent you. In fact, we may be able to help you save money and negotiate for extras which the builder may not let you know about.

Lastly, we will handle all contract negotiations for your property from offer to close!


Naples Golf GuyNaplesGolfGuy is a Luxury Real Estate AgentThe above information about Homebuying and Selling was provided by Naples Golf Guy, Matt Klinowski PA, an expert in Southwest Florida real estate. If you’re looking for a focused and goal-oriented real estate representative in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero or Fort Myers who will help you achieve your Real Estate needs, please reach out to us directly. Additionally, if you are looking for a golf community expert or you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, vacation home, golf home or dream home, contact us today.

Contact Matt:  Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

or at 239-370-0892

May 21st, 2020, Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

Experts Predict Economic Recovery

Experts Predict Economic Recovery Should Begin in the Second Half of the Year

Experts Predict Economic RecoveryExperts predict economic recovery by year end. One of the biggest questions we all seem to be asking these days is: When are we going to start to see an economic recovery? As the country begins to slowly reopen, moving forward in strategic phases, business activity will help bring our nation back to life. Many economists indicate a recovery should begin to happen in the second half of this year. Here’s a look at what some of the experts have to say.

Jerome Powell, Federal Reserve Chairman

“I think there’s a good chance that there’ll be positive growth in the third quarter. And I think it’s a reasonable expectation that there’ll be growth in the second half of the year…

So, in the long run, I would say the U.S. economy will recover. We’ll get back to the place we were in February; we’ll get to an even better place than that. I’m highly confident of that. And it won’t take that long to get there.”

Nonpartisan Analysis for the U.S Congress

“The economy is expected to begin recovering during the second half of 2020 as concerns about the pandemic diminish and as state and local governments ease stay-at-home orders, bans on public gatherings, and other measures. The labor market is projected to materially improve after the third quarter; hiring will rebound and job losses will drop significantly Real Estate Trends and Experts Predict Economic Recoveryas the degree of social distancing diminishes.”

Neel Kashkari, President, Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank

“I think we need to prepare for a more gradual recovery while we hope for that quicker rebound.”

We’re certainly not out of the woods yet, but clearly many experts anticipate we’ll see a recovery starting this year. It may be a bumpy ride for the next few months, but most agree that a turnaround will begin sooner rather than later.

During the planned shutdown, as the economic slowdown pressed pause on the nation, many potential buyers and sellers put their real estate plans on hold. That time coincided with the traditionally busy spring real estate season. As we look ahead at this economic recovery and we begin to emerge back into our communities over the coming weeks and months, perhaps it’s time to think about putting your real estate plans back into play.

So, the experts note a turnaround is on the horizon, starting as early as later this year. If you paused your 2020 real estate plans, let’s connect today to determine how you can re-engage in the process as the country reopens and the economy begins a much-anticipated rebound.

Selling Your Home? Work With An Experienced Naples Real Estate Professional

In today’s rapidly changing market, it’s critical to make sure you have a digital game plan and an effective online marketing strategy when selling your home, especially if you are selling a luxury home. One of the ways your agent can help with this is to make sure your listing photos and virtual tours stand out from the crowd, truly giving buyers a detailed and thorough view of your home.

So, if you’re ready to move forward, virtual practices may help you win big when you’re ready to sell. While abiding by state and local regulations is a top priority, we can help make your sale happen. We know exactly what today’s buyers need, and how to put the necessary digital steps in place. For example, according to the same survey, when asked to select what technology would be most helpful when deciding on a new home, here’s what today’s homebuyers said, in order of preference:

  • Luxury Naples Pool HomeVirtual tour of the home
  • Accurate and detailed listing information
  • Detailed neighborhood information
  • High-quality listing photos
  • Agent-led video chat
  • Paperless Transactions

So, if you are contemplating selling a home in Bonita Springs, Estero, Naples or Fort Myers, we encourage you to work with a Professional Real Estate Agent or REALTOR® who has the experience and knowledge to provide an accurate market comparison so you can determine the right asking price.

Now more than ever, an agent’s presence on the internet is critical to selling your home. Let’s connect to talk about how we would leverage new real estate technology such as virtual tours and high-end photography, e-mail marketing, social media marketing and much more.

Benefits of Listing with Naples Golf Guy

Finally, if you live in a golf community in southwest Florida, you are competing with more than 150 other golf communities.  Contact us today to learn how your home or condo stacks up against the competition and how we can position your property to sell quickly and for a fair price.If you are considering selling your home now or in the future, let’s connect to discuss the value of your home and the benefits of listing your home with Naples Golf Guy:

  • Unique Access to Buyers Specifically Interested in Golf Community Real Estate
  • Unparalleled On-line Exposure
  • Professional Photography
  • Professional Video
  • Digital and Print Marketing
  • Smoother Transactions
  • Less Stress
  • Superior Negotiations
  • Higher List Price

Call today to learn what your home is worth and how we can help you sell your home virtually- 239-370-0892. Ask for Naples Golf Guy, Matt Klinowski.

Should I Use a Realtor or Sell on My Own?

Begin Your Own Search for a Luxury Dream Home in a Private Country Club:

SearchSo, if you’re ready to begin your search for your dream home or condo in Southwest Florida, we encourage you to explore our website to find information about communities in the area.  If golf is your game, we specialize in golf community real estate. There are more than 150 different golf communities in our area and most of them have a private golf course within the community.  It can be challenging to navigate the plethora of communities, membership options, golf course design, amenities and more. We will help provide you with a list of the top private golf communities which match your lifestyle.

Also, if you are considering new construction, remember the contractor’s real estate agent represents the builder’s best interest, not yours.  There is no cost for you to have an agent represent you. In fact, we may be able to help you save money and negotiate for extras which the builder may not let you know about.

Lastly, we will handle all contract negotiations for your property from offer to close!


Naples Golf GuyNaplesGolfGuy is a Luxury Real Estate AgentThe above information about when experts predict economic recovery was provided by Naples Golf Guy, Matt Klinowski PA, an expert in Southwest Florida real estate. If you’re looking for a focused and goal-oriented real estate representative in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero or Fort Myers who will help you achieve your Real Estate needs, please reach out to us directly. Additionally, if you are looking for a golf community expert or you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, vacation home, golf home or dream home, contact us today.

Contact Matt:  Matt@NaplesGolfGuy.com

or at 239-370-0892

May 21st, 2020, Posted by NaplesGolfGuy

Why Use Real Estate Professionals

6 Reasons Why You Should Use Real Estate Professionals

There are many benefits to working with a real estate professionals when selling your house versus selling your home on your own. During challenging times like the one we face today, it becomes even more important to have real estate professionals help guide you through the process. If you’re considering selling on your own, known in the industry as a For Sale By Owner or FSBO, please consider the following:

1.why use real estate professionals Your Safety Is a Priority

During this pandemic, your family’s safety comes first. When you FSBO, it is incredibly difficult to control entry into your home. A real estate professional will have the proper protocols in place to protect not only your belongings, but your family’s health and well-being too. From regulating the number of people in your home at one time to ensuring proper sanitization during and after a showing, and even facilitating virtual tours for buyers, agents are equipped to follow the latest industry standards recommended by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) to help protect you and your family.

2. A Powerful Online Strategy Is a Must to Attract a Buyer

Recent studies have shown that, even before COVID-19, the first step 44% of all buyers took when looking for a home was to search online. Throughout the process, that number jumped to 93%. Today, those numbers have grown exponentially. Most real estate agents have developed a strong Internet and social media strategy to promote the sale of your house. Have you?

3. negotiations with real estate professionalsThere Are Too Many Negotiations

Here are just a few of the people you’ll need to negotiate with if you decide to FSBO:

  • The buyer, who wants the best deal possible
  • The buyer’s agent, who solely represents the best interest of the buyer
  • The inspection companies, which work for the buyer and will almost always find challenges with the house
  • The appraiser, if there is a question of value

As part of their training, agents are taught how to negotiate every aspect of the real estate transaction and how to mediate the emotions felt by buyers looking to make what is probably the largest purchase of their lives.

4. You Won’t Know if Your Purchaser Is Qualified for a Mortgage

Having a buyer who wants to purchase your house is the first step. Making sure they can afford to buy it is just as important. As a FSBO, it’s almost impossible to be involved in the mortgage process of your buyer. A real estate professional is trained to ask the appropriate questions and, in most cases, will be intimately aware of the progress that’s being made toward a purchaser’s mortgage commitment.

Further complicating the situation is how the current mortgage market is rapidly evolving because of the number of families out of work and in mortgage forbearance. A loan program that was there yesterday could be gone tomorrow. You need someone who is working with lenders every day to guarantee your buyer makes it to the closing table.

5. FSBOing Has Become More Difficult from a Legal Standpoint

The documentation involved in the selling process has increased dramatically as more and more disclosures and regulations have become mandatory. In an increasingly litigious society, the agent acts as a third-party to help the seller avoid legal jeopardy. This is one of the major reasons why the percentage of people FSBOing has dropped from 19% to 8% over the last 20+ years.

6. You Net More Money When Using Professional Real Estate Professionals

Profit MarginMany homeowners believe they’ll save the real estate commission by selling on their own. Realize that the main reason buyers look at FSBOs is because they also believe they can save the real estate agent’s commission. The seller and buyer can’t both save the commission.

A study by Collateral Analytics revealed that FSBOs don’t actually save anything by forgoing the help of an agent. In some cases, the seller may even net less money from the sale. The study found the difference in price between a FSBO and an agent-listed home was an average of 6%. One of the main reasons for the price difference is effective exposure:

“Properties listed with a broker that is a member of the local MLS will be listed online with all other participating broker websites, marketing the home to a much larger buyer population. And those MLS properties generally offer compensation to agents who represent buyers, incentivizing them to show and sell the property and again potentially enlarging the buyer pool.”

The more buyers that view a home, the greater the chance a bidding war will take place.

So, listing on your own leaves you to manage the entire transaction yourself. Why do that when you can hire an agent and still net the same amount of money? Before you decide to take on the challenge of selling your house alone, let’s connect to discuss your options.

Selling Your Home? Work With Experienced Naples Real Estate Professionals

In today’s rapidly changing market, it’s critical to make sure you have a digital game plan and an effective online marketing strategy when selling your home, especially if you are selling a luxury home. One of the ways your agent can help with this is to make sure your listing photos and virtual tours stand out from the crowd, truly giving buyers a detailed and thorough view of your home.

So, if you’re ready to move forward, virtual practices may help you win big when you’re ready to sell. While abiding by state and local regulations is a top priority, we can help make your sale happen. We know exactly what today’s buyers need, and how to put the necessary digital steps in place. For example, according to the same survey, when asked to select what technology would be most helpful when deciding on a new home, here’s what today’s homebuyers said, in order of preference:What housing market experts say about luxury home sales

  • Virtual tour of the home
  • Accurate and detailed listing information
  • Detailed neighborhood information
  • High-quality listing photos
  • Agent-led video chat
  • Paperless Transactions

So, if you are contemplating selling a home in Bonita Springs, Estero, Naples or Fort Myers, we encourage you to work with a Professional Real Estate Agent or REALTOR® who has the experience and knowledge to provide an accurate market comparison so you can determine the right asking price.

Now more than ever, an agent’s presence on the internet is critical to selling your home. Let’s connect to talk about how we would leverage new real estate technology such as virtual tours and high-end photography, e-mail marketing, social media marketing and much more.

Benefits of Listing with Naples Golf Guy

Finally, if you live in a golf community in southwest Florida, you are competing with more than 150 other golf communities.  Contact us today to learn how your home or condo stacks up against the competition and how we can position your property to sell quickly and for a fair price.If you are considering selling your home now or in the future, let’s connect to discuss the value of your home and the benefits of listing your home with Naples Golf Guy:

  • Luxury Naples Homes For SaleUnique Access to Buyers Specifically Interested in Golf Community Real Estate
  • Unparalleled On-line Exposure
  • Professional Photography
  • Professional Video
  • Digital and Print Marketing
  • Smoother Transactions
  • Less Stress
  • Superior Negotiations
  • Higher List Price

Call today to learn what your home is worth and how we can help you sell your home virtually- 239-370-0892. Ask for Naples Golf Guy, Matt Klinowski.

Should I Use a Realtor or Sell on My Own?


Naples Golf GuyNaplesGolfGuy is a Luxury Real Estate AgentThe above information about the benefits of working with real estate professionals was provided by Naples Golf Guy, Matt Klinowski PA, an expert in Southwest Florida real estate. If you’re looking for a focused and goal-oriented real estate representative in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero or Fort Myers who will help you achieve your Real Estate needs, please reach out to us directly. Additionally, if you are looking for a golf community expert or you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, vacation home, golf home or dream home, contact us today.

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May 20, 2020, Posted by NaplesGolfGuy