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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Donations pour into Mirtha Barzaga’s annual school supply drive

August 1, 2019

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Davidson Realty agent Mirtha Barzaga hosted her annual school supply donation drive last weekend, July 27 and 28, at the King & Bear and Heritage Landing amenities centers.

 

As a result of Mirtha’s hard work, many disadvantaged kids in St. Johns County will return to school with everything they need.

 

“Thank you to the residents, customers and my vendors who came out and donated this year,” said Mirtha. “It shows that when we come together, we can make a real difference for local kids.”

 

Some of the hundreds of donated items include 24 backpacks, 70+ notebooks, 100 folders, as well as calculators, pencils, markers and crayons, folders and plenty of required classroom items.

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Michael Braddock Joins Davidson Property Management

July 18, 2019

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We are thrilled to welcome Realtor and Property Manager Michael Braddock to our Davidson Property Management team! Michael brings nearly 15 years of industry experience to his new role.

 

“Michael is a great fit for our property management team thanks to his experience and dedication to building great relationships with homeowners and tenants,” said Sherry Davidson, President of Davidson Property Management.

 

The Georgia native earned his real estate license in 2005. He quickly found an affinity for property management, ranging from single-family homes to large apartment buildings. Michael later consulted with property management companies on process innovation and marketing strategies.

 

Looking to work with customers again, Michael joined the team at Davidson Property Management in June. He is also currently pursuing his home inspector license.

 

In his free time, Michael enjoys playing sports with friends, traveling, gaming and following Atlanta Braves baseball.

 

Welcome to the Davidson team, Michael!

How to Find Your Ideal Square Footage

June 25, 2019

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New construction homes in the U.S. continue to inch a little larger each year, however the number of family members in the average household remains steady. This leaves many buyers scratching their heads and asking, how much house should I buy?

 

Since all residents generally meander around the entire house, estimations are individual and approximate. Some online sources estimate as high as 1,000 square feet per person while others dip down to 100 square feet per person. Many estimates fall around 500 square feet per person.

 

One Atlanta architect recommends calculating a ratio between bedrooms and living space. He said, “A rule of thumb that we have is: for every bedroom, you need to provide places for two people to sit in the dining area and living area.”

 

Before you start doing any math, there is another huge consideration: how much is right for you.

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November’s World Golf Village Office Agent Spotlight – Lynn Whitley

November 8, 2017

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LYNN WHITLEY

Never mistake soft spoken or tenderhearted as signs of weakness!  Lynn Whitley, who exhibits both qualities, has been an agent with Davidson Realty since May of 2008.  She is a force to be reckoned with.  Her soft southern drawl, courtesy of her hometown of Birmingham, AL, and caring attitude towards her customers goes a long way in getting her job done in an efficient manner.  In this agent spotlight, Lynn answered a couple of questions that tell us a little about her and you might be surprised! Read more

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