Think all property managers are the same? Here are 6 ways Davidson is different!

November 13, 2019

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When you rent out your home, it can be easy to fall into the idea that all property management companies are essentially the same. They locate and screen tenants, collect rent and handle issues that arise during the lease.

 

 

However, how well property managers juggle these tasks varies widely! Here are six of the many ways your experience with Davidson Property Management (DPM) will be different:

 

1.) Our rental team: Unlike many companies in which property managers show their own properties, our team consists of staffed rental agents that are designated to show the rental properties. This makes it much more accessible to show the property, which makes your home more marketable and gets you a renter more quickly.

 

2.) Higher rental commission: For DPM managed properties, the rent commission is double what most other companies offer. How does this benefit our homeowners? It motivates agents to find great tenants and rent your property faster!

 

3.) 24/7 access: While some property management companies limit response times based on business hours, our team guarantees a timely response no matter the issue or question, and any time day or night.

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Pros and Cons of Living in a Master-Planned Community

September 17, 2019

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Master planned communities continue to pop up all over Northeast Florida, offering a new option for buyers seeking a beautiful home and sense of community.  Just some of these communities include eTown, Nocatee, Wildlight, Beachwalk, RiverTown, Shearwater, Tamaya, TrailMark, Palencia, OakLeaf Plantation, World Golf Village and many more.

 

While there are plenty of upsides to master-planned community living, there are also a few downsides you may want to consider when making the move to one of these communities.

 

Pro: Nearby amenities and services

Perhaps the most highly regarded of pros people cite for living in a master-planned community is convenient proximity to stores, service providers and amenities. Gone are the days of driving 20+ minutes to one store! In a master-planned community, almost everything you need from Publix and dry cleaners to a UPS store and elementary school are just a short drive, bike ride or walk away.

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Why New Construction Negotiations Require a Realtor’s Savvy

August 6, 2019

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One of the many reasons to use a real estate agent to buy a home is their negotiating expertise. But when buying new construction, buyers can be tempted to purchase straight through the builder’s agent (an on-site agent operating on behalf of the builder).

 

It’s not uncommon for a buyer to say, “I work in sales! I know how to negotiate.” Negotiating skills are valuable in virtually every industry, so many buyers assume their own skills can seal a great deal. But good Realtors have honed negotiating techniques that are specific not just to the industry but also to all builders and will benefit you big time at the closing table.

 

Here are five ways a Realtor’s negotiating savvy will benefit you when buying new construction:

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Mirtha Barzaga’s back-to-school donation drive coming July 27 & 28

July 9, 2019

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It’s almost that time once again—back to school time! Davidson Realty agent Mirtha Barzaga is committed to making sure every child in St. Johns County is ready.

 

Mirtha’s annual charity drive brings in hundreds of bags of donations to ensure all kids have the backpacks, lunch boxes and supplies they need to start the year right! This year, Mirtha will collect donations at two locations:

 

Saturday, July 27at the Heritage Landing Amenity Centerin World Golf Village (from 12 to 3 p.m.)

Sunday, July 28 at the King & Bear Amenity Centerin World Golf Village (from 12 to 3 p.m.)

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TREE TREASURES or ROOT FEAR

June 19, 2019

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Our region is green. We have extensive greenbelts of interconnected, preserved forested lands, distinguished with a variety of native trees. Our towns, communities and neighborhoods are populated with countless planted trees. In many instances, the built environment blends and meshes with the natural one to create a complete “green scene”.

 

According to the USDA’s official Plant Hardiness Zone, we are in Zone 8B – which is a thin string stretching from Savannah, down the Georgia Coast, thru Jacksonville, then due west along the Florida Panhandle, into southern Louisiana and deep south Texas. The northern portion of the next southern zone, Zone 9, lies just southeast, brushing the greater Jacksonville metro area and reaching into St. Johns County, near the ocean. Zone 8B is a temperamental zone. Appalachian-friendly plant species don’t like the heat and humidity of the Zone. Sub-tropical and tropical beauties, from points south, don’t fare well in our seasonally-cold events. These factors limit the number and variety of native plants in our region.

 

The silver-lining is that the variety we do have, flourishes. Rapid and lush tree growth is evident in both our forests and in our planted yards and commons. Many tree types readily respond to our soil and climatic conditions. When all related factors are in synch, our forests sustainably mature and our planted trees grow healthy and strong.

 

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