Top 3 mistakes sellers make (and how to avoid them)

March 3, 2020

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There is so much advice floating around about avoiding mistakes as a buyer that it’s easy to overlook the pitfalls and potential blunders of selling. There are a few that stand out to me as some of the most common mistakes that sellers fall into. Here they are, as well as ways you can avoid them.

 

Avoiding repairs and instead offering credit to buyers.

If your home needs repairs, upgrades or just some TLC before anyone will take notice, it can be easy to say, “Gosh, I’d rather just take less money, and they can worry about it after the house is theirs.” This can be a big mistake! The simple fact is that while you may not have the time to deal with it, neither do your buyers. “Time is money” may sound cliché but it certainly applies to everyone.

 

The effect is that potential buyers will likely bring extremely low offers. Instead, I often recommend to sellers to invest in the repairs and get the work done before you list your home to sell. Not only will your home sell more quickly, you are much more likely to benefit financially from the sale. There is nothing buyers love more than a turn-key home!

 

Ignoring initial offers.

It can be tempting to overlook the first offers that come in, but not taking these seriously can be another colossal misstep. While the first offer might not blow your socks off, potential first offers are often very motivated. Perhaps they are in a rush. Maybe they fell in love with your kitchen. It could be your home is near their aging parent’s home. You never know!

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Army veteran Max Reyna joins Davidson Realty’s agent team

February 26, 2020

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We are happy to introduce our Max Reyna, a new agent on Davidson Realty’s sales team! Max is a veteran of the U.S. Army and has experience in logistics and supply chain management.

 

Real estate is a natural fit for Max. He’s dedicated, solidly familiar with the local market and has a lot of experience from many years of military relocations.

 

Max grew up in a Navy family and moved frequently, eventually settling in Neptune Beach. After graduating from Fletcher High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served honorably for five years, including two deployments to Iraq.

 

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Davies awards banquet celebrates the best of Davidson Realty in 2019

February 10, 2020

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On Saturday, January 25, we celebrated our annual awards banquet, known as the Davies, to honor outstanding agents and staff from 2019.

 

The Wild West themed event, which was held at the Davidson Realty headquarters in World Golf Village, was filled with fantastic eats, dancing and an awards ceremony to celebrate another great year.

 

Top accolades went to Mirtha Barzaga, who was presented with the President’s Award and recognized as Closing Agent of the Year and Sales Agent of the Year. Suzy Evans took home Listing Agent of the Year.

 

 

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Seth Knolhoff joins Davidson Realty’s World Golf Village team

February 7, 2020

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We are pleased to announce the addition of Seth Knolhoff to our expanding sales team! Seth brings to Davidson years of experience in education.

“Seth has a great knack for connecting with people and an appreciation for our area that really shines through to his customers,” said Sherry Davidson, President of Davidson Realty. “We’re happy to have him on our team.”

Seth attended Eastern Illinois University where he played football and earned a degree in biology. After graduating, he taught biology in Illinois and, after relocating to St. Augustine in 2016, continued teaching as well as coaching football and basketball. An avid people person, Seth has also guided wine tasting tours in historic St. Augustine.

As a new Realtor, Seth looks forward to creating a superior experience for buyers and sellers throughout the area. He works out of Davidson’s World Golf Village office.

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Congratulations to the top producing agents at Davidson Realty for January 2020.

February 6, 2020

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Mirtha Barzaga is the Top Producer with 5 closings in January. She is also our Top Sales Agent with 6 sales totaling $2.5 Million in sales for the month. Mirtha is following up a great year in 2019 where she was Top Producer and Top Sales for the year. She also received The President’s Award for 2019.

 

 

 

The Top Lister for January is Suzy Evans. Suzy had over $1.2 Million of her listings go under contract during January. Her total sales for the month were $1.8 Million. Suzy also had a wonderful 2019 and she was our Top Listing Agent of the year.

 

 

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