Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Many congratulations to our clients who just closed on 370 Saddlebrook Lane in Naples, Florida. Realtors will want to reference MLS Number 214037290. Our clients did a lot of things right on this one searching out their Naples Best Address. We would like to pass on some advice to all buyers in this Naples “seller’s market.” Even though sellers may have the upper hand buyers can still find and purchase the properties they like.
Here is link to the property our client’s pruchased http://matrix.swflamls.com/Matrix/Results.aspx?c=AAEAAAD*****AQAAAAAAAAARAQAAAE0AAAAGAgAAAAQyMTUzBgMAAAABMwYEAAAAATEKBgUAAAACNTEGBgAAAAI0NQ0CBgcAAAACMTANDQYIAAAAAjI1BgkAAAABNQoGCgAAAAExDQIGCwAAAAVzbXzDiw0sBgwAAAABMQ0DCw))
When you look at the MLS description provided by Laurie Elliot at Berkshire Hathaway you will read “… This 4BR+Den / 3BA home with a fabulous SALT WATER POOL & HUGE LANAI is perfect for large families & gracious entertaining. SPECIAL INCENTIVE: SELLER WILL PAY HOA for TWO (2) QUARTERS at Closing!! Situated on over ¼ acre in the low density single family community of Horse Creek Estates, this convenient North Naples location can’t be beat! Numerous upgrades include tile throughout the living areas, granite in the kitchen & bathrooms, brick pavers deck & driveway, tray ceilings, plantation shutters, crown molding & more! E-Z to show & see! Property includes ONE YEAR AMERICAN HOME SHIELD® HOME WARRANTY. HOA includes your Lawn care, Irrigation, Cable, Internet, Alarm Monitoring & Pest Control! Realtors – Please see Conf. Remarks!!” A very nice place to be sure!
Now a few words of advice to any buyer in this seller’s market of ours.
First off, some realtors are reluctant to show you a lot of property but do not let that stop you. Get out there and look and look. Go to open houses. Go online, but be careful of the online photos which tend to over flatter the place. Find something you love. It is not so much about price and location at first but how you feel about the place. My experience as a realtor helping many buyers is if you love it when you first see it, the place will probably grow on you in the future. All the little things (and sometimes big things) that may go wrong owning a house will seem less of a challenge if you actually love the place.
Secondly there is a lot to know about making an offer. First look at comparable prices of recently sold and listed prices to give you an idea of what the place might go for (you might boil all the prices down to a per square foot analysis and then add and subtract for important differences). Also find out if places are really selling near their asking prices in your area. Wide variations between selling and asking prices may give buyers a chance to negotiate. Tighter ask-sell ranges may mean the sellers have more power.
Finally, manage your contingencies – the contingencies you submit along with your offer. Be careful making too many contingencies but I think better safe than sorry in most cases. A financing contingency makes sense if you are borrowing. Even if you have a pre-approval letter things may change. (you can always show your pre-approval letter to the seller to give them some assurance). Inspection contingencies are pretty standard but make sure you have the ability to ask for a credit at closing or demand needed repairs be fixed before buying. Ask for and review the seller’s disclosure letter so you know what they know about the place. Any other contingencies you can think of may also make sense – like building code or HOA approval for any expansions you plan, or write in those furniture pieces you would like. If it is not in writing it may not stick.
There is more to buying property here so please give us a call and let us help you. We would be pleased to help you look at these properties or other offerings. We have toured or owned property in Naples for nearly forty years. We are fortunate to call this wonderful paradise our full-time home. here.
Also consider reading our book “Understanding Naples Real Estate” to get you started on your real estate search https://www.naplesbestaddresses.com/offer/ or just give us a call about things to do here.
Hope to meet and talk with you soon,
Mark Goebel PA, Nan Goebel PA and David Goebel, PA
Co-Founders of the Naples Best Addresses team Coldwell Banker
Mark Goebel, PA and Nan Goebel, PA
REALTOR Coldwell Banker 5th Avenue South
Mobile: 239.595.3921 239.595.3920
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