Congratulations to all our Top Producers in May!

June 16, 2022

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May was another strong month for Davidson Realty with so many of our agents helping their customers make moves in this fluid housing market!  So, it’s especially important to us to recognize and congratulate our top performers who made such an impact!  In addition, we would love to share with you a little bit about them and what makes each of them so fantastic personally and professionally. Enjoy our Q & A of these great real estate advisors!

 

 

Our Top Producer (Closings) and Overall Top Sales Agent for May is Mirtha Barzaga with over $1.7 million in total closings and $1.4 million in overall sales for the month.

 

 

 

 

Q&A with Mirtha:

 

Q1 – What do you like best about living here in Northeast Florida?

Mirtha – World Golf Village in Northeast Florida is where l live and sell the most, it’s centrally located between Jacksonville, Old St Augustine, Daytona, and the beaches. To the north there is access to the Jacksonville work force as well as sports and theaters.  To the south you have the Old City, the beaches, theaters, and other attractions.  It is also a close commute to major airports like Jacksonville International Airport and Orlando where you can take day trips to the amusement parks.

 

Q2 – What is your favorite local restaurant and favorite dish to eat there?

Mirtha – Columbia Restaurant is a great place to entertain friends and family, my favorite there is Paella a la Valenciana and flan for dessert.

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Best Strategies to Win a Bidding War

June 2, 2022

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When buying a home in today’s real estate market, be prepared to pull out every weapon in your arsenal. Most agents are dusting off strategies and techniques they haven’t used since the early 2000s to compete in this competitive seller’s market. “Homes are selling fast and for thousands over list price. Homebuyers need to be ready to move quickly and aggressively when they find a home they love,” shares Davidson Realty President, Sherry Davidson. 

 

Putting together an offer to sellers? Make it strong! With only a month’s worth of inventory up for sale, more and more buyers are making all-cash offers. Cash sales are attractive because the seller has seemingly no risk of financing problems and they save time with the elimination of the underwriting process. 

 

Opt for a shorter inspection period or no inspection. Make an estimate of how much necessary improvements will cost and consider them in your offer. For newer homes, waiving the inspection could be a valid tactic, but the buyer must truly understand and be comfortable with it as it could be extremely risky. 

 

Allowing the seller to rent back the home for a short time is another way to appeal to the seller’s needs. If the seller needs time to find or move into their next home, the buyer can allow the seller to stay for a set period of time and pay rent, usually the mortgage payment, or stay rent-free as the buyer would begin paying the mortgage. Being flexible could be what helps you win a bidding war!

 

Waive the appraisal contingency. The appraisal contingency allows a buyer to get out of a pending sale if the appraised market value of the home is less than the agreed upon contract price. If the contingency is waived, the buyer agrees to pay the difference between what the bank is willing to lend on the appraised value and the contract price. Waiving the appraisal contingency is clearly an attractive strategy, however, the buyer needs to be aware of the risk. 

 

A tool many agents are recommending to buyers to win bidding wars is an escalation or escalator clause which states the buyer will pay a certain amount above the highest bid. This clause makes the offer more attractive because it guarantees it will beat the highest bid. Usually, a limit is set on the clause to avoid the buyer overspending.

 

Footing the bill for closing costs and paying the commission for both sides of the transaction is another way to sweeten the deal for the seller. Additionally, writing a “love” letter could appeal to the emotions of the seller. Trusting your agent to help you select the strategies that work best for your situation is key. 

 

In this real estate market, be ready and act fast! For expert advice on strategies to catch the seller’s attention and put your offer at the top of the list, contact Davidson Realty today at (904) 940-5000. 

Congratulations to all our Top Producers in April!

May 11, 2022

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Congratulations to our Top Producers in April! Our Company had over $18 million in closings for the month, so it wasn’t easy to be the tops.

 

The Top Producer (closings) and Top Buyer Sales is Mirtha Barzaga. Mirtha had over $4 million in closings helping 10 families in the month. She closed 3 homes for sellers, 3 new construction homes for buyers and 4 resale homes for buyers. Whatever your real estate needs, Mirtha has the knowledge and the skills to assist.

 

 

 

The Top Listing agent and Top overall Sales is Suzy Evans. Suzy had $2 million in sales for the month. Her knowledge of the local housing market and inventory, along with an extensive network of contacts, and her caring positive attitude are just a few reasons to choose Suzy for your real estate needs.

 

 

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Congratulations to all our Top Producers for March & the First Quarter!

April 11, 2022

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The Northeast Florida real estate market is heating up and the spring market continues to favor sellers. We are seeing multiple offers on most listings.

 

I want to congratulate our team of hard-working agents and especially our top agents for the month of March and the first quarter.

 

Our Top Producer, Top Sales Agent and Top Listing Agent for the month and the quarter is Mirtha Barzaga. Mirtha had over $4.3 million in closings and $5.5 million in sales for the quarter. Mirtha lives and sells in the World Golf Village area; however, she helps customers all over north Florida. Beyond her achievements, Mirtha remains grounded and focused on the needs of each and every customer.

 

 

 

The Top Producing and Tops Sales Team for the month and quarter is the Nemethy Group. Tim and Shelley had $1.9 million in closings and over $6.1 million in sales for the quarter. Tim and Shelley’s previous work backgrounds lends to the success of their real estate careers. Shelley worked as a teacher for many years while Tim had a successful career in Sales and Business Development. The combination of their work experience and education together makes them a dynamic duo in the real estate industry.

 

 

Our Jacksonville Beach team was also working hard. Caitlyn Hawkins was our Top Producer with the most closings for the month and the quarter. Caitlyn had over $1.7 million in closings for the quarter. Caitlyn and her family love the beach lifestyle. Caitlyn is also an avid Blogger who’s topics range from Design, Home Improvement, Real Estate Tips, and candid stories from the field while “Selling Homes and Momming Around the 904” on her website, http://closingsandcarseats.com/ .

 

 

 

The Jacksonville Beach team Top Sales Agent for the month and quarter is Jennifer Todd. Jennifer had over $2.1 million in sales for the quarter. As a broker associate with Davidson Realty, Jennifer’s real estate knowledge and experience is matched only by her commitment to providing unparalleled customer service.

 

 

 

I am very proud of our team and appreciative of the trust our customers have in our agents. If you need help with anything related to real estate, please give one of our agents a call.

Congratulations to all our Top Producers for February!

March 14, 2022

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Davidson Realty had a great February as this brisk real estate market continues in Northeast Florida. I want to congratulate our top producers of the month.

 

Our Top Producer with the most closings and our Top Sales Agent for the month is Reba Barkley.  Reba had over $1 million in closings and sales for the month. Reba’s customers love her willingness to go the extra mile for them. She is a true professional.

 

 

 

 

Our Top Lister with over $1 million in listings sold and $2 million in total sales is Mirtha Barzaga. Mirtha finished 2021 as our Triple Crown winner. She was our Top Producer, Top Lister and Top Sales for the company.

 

 

 

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