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redfisher

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Sep 11, 2005
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to those of you that are agents (I don't know which of you are...), it seems that the lot supply has tightened up a bit on 30-a...are you seeing this in your own businesses?...the number of lots available seems to have gone down by about 20%...what are you seeing?...red
 

Smiling JOe

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Nov 18, 2004
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redfisher said:
to those of you that are agents (I don't know which of you are...), it seems that the lot supply has tightened up a bit on 30-a...are you seeing this in your own businesses?...the number of lots available seems to have gone down by about 20%...what are you seeing?...red
Maybe the listings are expiring, because the lots have not been selling at that rate. Maybe people are finally catching up on Economics 101 and realizing the supply and demand relationship. :dunno: My guess is that most Realtors have been on vacation and have not kept up their listings over the last couple of weeks, thereby allowing them to expire.
 

SHELLY

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Jun 13, 2005
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Realtors who know their stuff are having great difficulty convincing owners that if they want to move their properties the asking prices have got to come down. But property owners who have come to believe the rhetoric dished up by the RE industry that real estate can go nowhere but up now believe realtors who try to convince them otherwise are incompetent and lazy. With owners unwilling to budge on prices and buyers not willing to buy in at the top, the industry kind of dug a hole for itself that will temporarily stagnate sales and increase inventory of high-end (and high priced) properties.

In some cases contracts are expiring (and owners are POed at their realtors and visa-versa), some are pulling the properties in order to re-list closer to tourist season, and others will pull and re-list later at a lower price as a "new listing" to avoid the dreaded "reduced price" banner.

If you think real estate supply is dwindling, just walk into any real estate office and say you want to buy any type of property--they'll be all over you like an SUV salesman at a GM dealership.
 

redfisher

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Sep 11, 2005
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Sadly, I disagree but am disinterested in an argument...the reason for the post was to find out from the realtors if r/e closings are picking up...I do not believe they are lazy, incompetent and i own an SUV that was a joy to buy...Red
 

GreenWaveDave

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Oct 24, 2005
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Well put "Redfisher". The "bears" really take every opportunity to growl out there. Can't we all be a bit more positive in '06?
 

GoodWitch58

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Oct 10, 2005
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My business has picked up a lot in the last 10 days. I did not go on vacation! :clap_1:
 

Smiling JOe

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Nov 18, 2004
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Yesterday, there were 322 expired listings (all types) in the area. Six listings were extended. Four listings changed price, and ten properties were listed. There were no properties sold yesterday, obviously because it was Sunday and a Holiday, but more listings are expiring than are being sold and newly listed, so the inventory may indeed be decreasing. I am uncertain of the reason for the large numbers of expired listings yesterday, but the number is not typical of most days.
 

beachmouse

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Dec 5, 2004
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I suspect that there are a good number of not terribly motivated sellers out there. They figure if they can get price X for their property it's worth it to take the profit and sell, but if they can only get price Y, then they might as well hold on to it for a while yet, enjoy the property, and see how it goes.
 

ecopal

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Apr 26, 2005
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If someone does not need to sell their 30A property it might be best to take it off the market for a while. We are obviously in a buyers market with considerable over supply in many areas and property categories, and particular price ranges.

Property flippers that have to sell will be lowering their prices in desperation just to cut their losses. This is especially true for lots with build out deadlines and many preconstruction condos. Until those properties are sold off it will be very difficult to get a decent price even for prime 30A property.

There may be some good buying opportunites for the savvy buyer. But it is not a good time to be selling if you don't have to.

The new airport going in and the surge of baby boomers retiring will only be bullish for the area. 30A is one of the nicest and most unique coastal areas available anywhere and is still a bargain even at these prices.
 

TooFarTampa

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ecopal said:
If someone does not need to sell their 30A property it might be best to take it off the market for a while. We are obviously in a buyers market with considerable over supply in many areas and property categories, and particular price ranges.

Property flippers that have to sell will be lowering their prices in desperation just to cut their losses. This is especially true for lots with build out deadlines and many preconstruction condos. Until those properties are sold off it will be very difficult to get a decent price even for prime 30A property.

There may be some good buying opportunites for the savvy buyer. But it is not a good time to be selling if you don't have to.

The new airport going in and the surge of baby boomers retiring will only be bullish for the area. 30A is one of the nicest and most unique coastal areas available anywhere and is still a bargain even at these prices.

Exactly. I wish the people who really don't care if they sell would take their properties off the market. That would help the overall picture, though I think regardless it will be two years or so before things balance out. The main problem is that the new realtors that have flooded the market aren't going to tell them that. :roll: Maybe sellers are starting to figure it out? :dunno:
 
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