Tips for Buyers and Sellers in 2014

Vacation-Property-Emerald-CoastWe are very excited that the housing market across the nation seems to be strong so far in 2014, with a rise in new construction sales and positive equity for many homeowners. Even with a strong housing market, there are items both buyers and sellers have to take into special consideration to get the best out of the market. Whether you’re thinking about purchasing real estate on Florida’s Emerald Coast or would like to sell your Destin area property, Bankrate.com has compiled ten tips that will help you prepare to buy or sell in 2014.

Two of the tips that stand out to The Nathan Abbott Team

  • Buyers should know that lowball offers are generally not even considered in this market.
  • Sellers should cautiously consider major renovations due to lack of return on investment this year.

You can read all ten real estate tips in Bankrate.com’s entire article.

If you’d like to learn more about Destin and Panama City area properties for sell, contact one of The Nathan Abbott Team’s Buyer Specialists.

Interested in learning what your Emerald Coast property can list for right now? Contact The Nathan Abbott Team for a free market analysis.

Panama City’s Palazzo Condominiums Offer Great Investment Opportunities

Palazzo-exterior-vertIf you enjoy sugar white sand and emerald green water, Panama City Beach may be just the place for you. For years, the Nathan Abbott Team has been helping buyers find the perfect vacation home and helping sellers make the most from their beach property sell.

Palazzo Condominiums, on the west end of Panama City, is a premier beach front resort and The Nathan Abbott Team has been whole-heartedly involved with Palazzo from the beginning. The Nathan Abbott Team was one of the preconstruction listing agents for Palazzo and has been involved with approximately 60% of all units sold since the completion of the building in 2008. To say the least – We know Palazzo.

If you currently own a property in Palazzo and are thinking about selling or are interested in learning more about the current market and sales for Palazzo, we have the knowledge to help you make your decision. There has been a significant amount of activity in Palazzo for 2014.

The Nathan Abbott Team recently sold two Palazzo units at great prices:

  • Unit 208, Sold for $545,000
    This unit has been the highest three bedroom sale at Palazzo this year! Unique West end three bedroom corner unit with two balconies. This unit was sold fully furnished and decorated with contemporary décor, granite countertops, tile floors, white appliances, garden tub, and washer and dryer.
  • Unit 807, Sold for $410,000
    The Nathan Abbott Team procured the buyer for this three bedroom interior unit. The unit was sold fully furnished and decorated with granite countertops, tile floors, black appliances, garden tub, and washer and dryer. Highly sought after 8th floor at Palazzo!

We take great pride and care in how we will market and sell your property. With wide reaching website listings, professional photography, virtual tours, email campaigns, direct mail and Palazzo specific newsletters, our marketing efforts go a long way to entice buyers to visit your Palazzo property. We even provided designated text and QR codes for your property that can be scanned by any smart phone.

palazzo-sold-2014

See the table above for Palazzo units sold so far in 2014. *Units sold by The Nathan Abbott Team. 

If you think you may be interested in listing your property, contact us for a free market analysis today.

If you are thinking about investing in a Panama City Beach property, Palazzo Condominiums offers an impressive array of Gulf front amenities including an elevated tropical gulf front pool and spa, fitness facility, meeting space and covered Gulf side parking. Palazzo units include one, two, and three bedroom units, each with granite countertops, nine foot ceilings and private balconies. Palazzo is conveniently located just minutes from Pier Park and Frank Brown Recreation Center.

Ready to start looking for you dream Emerald Coast property? Contact The Nathan Abbott Team and one of our Buyer Specialists will help you find the perfect property. You can alsoview all Palazzo units currently available.

Photo: Palazzo Condimimums Exterior Beach Side

An Emerald Coast Buyers Guide

If you have been thinking about buying a home or investment property on Florida’s Emerald Coast, now is the time to start looking. The housing market from Destin to Panama City continues to appreciate and inventory is quickly absorbed, providing many fantastic real estate opportunities along our beautiful Gulf Coast.

If you’ve never owned a home, 2014 is a great year to purchase your first property. There are always pros and cons of purchasing your own property versus renting. Local populations in Okaloosa, Walton and Bay counties are growing and new housing developments are being completed each year. Currently you have a variety of properties and areas to choose from. We also have ten great reasons that detail the benefit of buying your own place. Read all ten reasons here.

If you’re in the market to invest in real estate in Okaloosa Island, Destin, Santa Rosa Beach or Panama City you may be overwhelmed by the volume and variety of available real estate. The Nathan Abbott Team has the knowledge and experience to guide you in your investment property search. Learn how you can find the best Gulf Coast investment property at the best price for you by reading our blog article.

Whatever reason you may be considering purchasing a property on the Emerald Coast, we are here to help. Contact us today to check our available properties or learn about our buyerservices.

 Photo: Ariel view of the Gulf Coast and Condominiums at Destin Harbor and the Destin Bridge

Tips for Selling Your Home

for-sale-sold-signThe housing market on Florida’s Emerald Coast has recently shifted into a seller’s market. So if you have thought about selling your home lately, now is a great time to list your home. Homes in Destin, 30A, Panama City and the surrounding areas are selling more quickly and inventory has decreased significantly in the last two years.

The Nathan Abbot Team’s number one tip to help you sell your home in 2014 – Price it right!

Sellers have an excellent opportunity to sell your home this season if they have the right pricing strategy in place from the start. Studies show that the longer a property stays on the market, the less the seller will net upon the sale and the property may appear less desirable to the buyers. It is very important to price your property at a competitive market value at the signing of your listing contract. The market is so competitive that even over-pricing by a few thousand dollars could mean that your house will not sell.

An Overpriced Home:

  • Minimizes offers
  • Decreases agent response
  • Limits qualified buyers
  • Decreases showings
  • Limits financing
  • Wastes advertising dollars
  • Nets less for the seller
When you are ready, contact us today for a personal market value analysis of your home. No hassles or obligation – just honest advice on how to get top dollar for your home!
Accurate pricing is the number one tip to help sell your home this year. HGTV has compiled the top ten tips. Read them all here.
Photo Credit: Sell your home this summer with The Nathan Abbot Team. Photo courtesy of Microsoft.

Nathan Abbott Team Awarded ResortQuest’s Top Producer for 2013

We are excited to announce that The Nathan Abbott Team was awarded ResortQuest’s Top Producer for 2013! This is the second year in a row we have had the highest sales for ResortQuest Real Estate of Florida. We are so honored and want to say Thank You to all of our clients, family, and friends who support us. We are very excited about our team’s plan for 2014. We are off to a great start so far, thanks again to our wonderful clients!

Photo: From left – Daniel Walker, Stacie Boudreaux, Roxxy Cole, Rachel Simerly, Frank Meader, Nathan Abbott, Erin Abbott, Jared Walker

Ready to Make Your Move to Paradise?