Nathan Abbott Team Wins ResortQuest Real Estate “Top Producer” – 4th Year in a Row!

awardThe Nathan Abbott Team joined our brokerage, ResortQuest Real Estate, for a 2015 Awards Ceremony at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Tuesday, March 8th, 2016. The theme of the ceremony was all about “connecting” and the importance of what that means in relationship with our customers, in order to provide the best possible service. Connecting is what the Nathan Abbott Team is all about. We understand that selling real estate is secondary to building strong relationships within our community and with visitors coming to the Emerald Coast to vacation or to find their permanent or part-time home or investment property.

Our team was humbled at this awards ceremony by receiving the award for “2015 Top Producers” within the ResortQuest family, with $41 million in sales and listing production for the year. Our ResortQuest broker Carmela Bell, thanked Nathan and the team for our level of excellent service, energy and drive in setting a great example of achievement and service in the industry. The Nathan Abbott Team is proud to be #1 in production for ResortQuest Real Estate for four consecutive years.

In addition, one of our newest agents with the team, Annie Belter, was awarded as the “2015 Rookie of the Year.” Annie closed out 2015 with $1,788,500 in sales. She continues to raise the banner higher with $1,562,500 in closed and pending transactions already within these first few months of 2016!

We feel so much gratitude for our clients, friends, family, peers and business partners who support our efforts. We look forward to continuing relationships with all of you this year to make 2016 a year of amazing growth and opportunity! If you are interested in buying or selling real estate along Florida’s Gulf Coast, please contact the Nathan Abbott Team at ResortQuest. To search available properties click here.

Nathan Abbott Team Launches New Website

The Nathan Abbott Team would like to welcome you to our re-designed, mobile friendly website. We’re pretty proud of our new clean and sleek look, not to mention how easy it is for viewers to peruse through our various tabs and links. We hope you find it easier to view active real estate properties throughout the Emerald Coast, along with information on what’s happening in the market. We’ve also included a list of reputable business partners to assist you with additional services including: mortgage lenders and title companies, insurance agencies, a home inspector, landscaper, housekeeper, locksmiths, contractors, interior designers, and even wedding planners! We have an e-concierge site, EmeraldCoastLuxury.com that lists fabulous local hot spots for dining, golfing, and recreational fun and more! Get to know our team, and register to receive emails on updates in the real estate market on our site as well. We welcome you to let us know if there is anything else you would like us to include on our site.

Our updated website is “responsive web design” to those of you who prefer to use a mobile app to gather information. What that means, if you are not familiar with the term – our website can now be viewed on any device from your widescreen desk monitor to your mobile phone screen (and anything in-between), and the content will automatically resize to adapt to the size of your screen, making it much easier to view the information you want – when you want it. Responsive web design (RWD) is an approach to web design aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing and interaction experience along with increased search engine optimization.

You may have also noticed that our bi-monthly emails that we send through Constant Contact are also now on a mobile-viewable template. Check out our latest newsletter here. We redesigned our newsletter to stay current with the trends as majority of these emails are opened on a mobile device.  If you would like to receive our Nathan Abbott Team email newsletters, click here.

Our research has shown us that 86 percent of our time is spent on native apps versus mobile web browsers in today’s mobile society. According to Google, mobile-friendly sites rank first in searches to accommodate the need for users to get the highest quality, most relevant results that are optimized for their devices. The Nathan Abbott Team continually strives to keep abreast on how best to get you the most up-to-date information available!

The Nathan Abbott Team Supports The Emerald Coast

image1The Emerald Coast is best known for our beautiful beaches with turquoise green waters that span the panhandle from Pensacola to Panama City Beach making it a top tourist destination year after year. The hidden gem, and local’s secret is the community of people that make the Emerald Coast our home.  The communities that make up the coastline referred to as the Emerald Coast are rich with beautiful seascapes, history and wonderful organizations!

We work diligently with our clients to find their dream home and investment properties. In addition, we are proud to give back and participate with ongoing local events that benefit wonderful causes.  The Nathan Abbott Team supports Food for Thought every month packing backpacks to benefit area elementary school kids in financially insecure homes as well as several FFT events throughout the year.

This month, we sponsored the 7th Annual Duck Regatta & Guglielmo’s Golf ParTee Tournament – both benefited Sacred Heart Hospital.  Nathan Abbott Team has built a team to participate and sponsor the “Out of the Darkness” Walk to support American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) on November 14th at Beasley Park in Ft. Walton Beach at 12pm.  Please join us by clicking here and let us know if you have an upcoming event we can support as well! 

Nate’s Emerald Coast Market Update Q1

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Walton County

For the first quarter of 2014, single family home sales in Walton County, Florida increased about 7.5% – 13.67% from 2013 to 21.26% 2014 Q1. Total home sales increased as well as total dollar volume. Walton County condominium sales increased 9.58% with a 40.1% increase in volume.

These statistics tell us that from January through March 2014, Walton County saw a nice increase in real estate sales. If the market keeps this trend and you own property in Walton County, 2014 may be the perfect year for you to sell.

Read the Walton County First Quarter Report compiled by the Association of Florida Realtors.

 

Okaloosa County

In Okaloosa County there was actually a decrease in both home and condominium sales during the first quarter of 2014. There were 14 less Gulf front condominiums sells in Destin compared to the first quarter of 2013. However, the average price per square foot increased $22, average total price increased $53,284 and the condos were on the market an average of 37 days less . In Miramar Beach there were only four less Gulf front condominium sells compared to the first quarter of 2013. The average price per square increased $44, average total price increased $103,587 and the condos were on the market an average of 66 days less. The same trends carried through in Destin and Miramar Beach for single family detached homes and residential land. To see more details, download ResortQuest’s Quarter 1 Report.

 

Bay County

For Bay County, single family home sales increased 25.24% and 29.59% in volume. If you own a residential single family home in Panama City or Panama City Beach, contact the Nathan Abbott Team for a free market analysis of your property. You may be surprised at the current market value of your property. While the single family home statistics increased, condominium sales actually decreased over the first quarter by 13.85% and 4.8% in volume.

Nationwide, existing-home sales remained level in March while home prices saw moderate growth, according to a recent report by the National Association of REALTORS (NAR).

 

If you would like to know more about the real estate market in Okaloosa Island, Destin, South Walton or Panama City, contact the Nathan Abbott Team with any questions. We have Seller Specialists and Buyer Specialists waiting to hear from you and we are here help you make the best real estate decision in 2014.

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