Role of your Real Estate Agent

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This story is to help to understand how a licensed Real Estate Agent works for you. We recently were in conversation with a prospective buyer on a property that we have listed for sale. I answered all of her questions, gave her lots and lots of information that included the condo association documents, financials etc on the property, referred her to a lender that has a loan program on that condo and spent an hour showing her the property. I continued to answer her questions over the next few days. When she was ready to write an offer she thought that since I had it listed for sale that she could “represent” herself. I explained to her that unless changed, we at FletcherSales Realty, act as a transaction broker and that by doing so I would be working with both her and the seller within my obligation of such. I found it interesting as she was convinced that I was not going to be doing any work for her ??? I am pretty sure that I had ALREADY done work for her AND for the seller FOR FREE and only compensated when and if the property closes. Please respect your Realtor as they do LOTS of work and handle many bumps in the road that you do not see. If you do not understand their role in your transaction, just ask and we will be happy to explain.

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Emerald Coast Spring Break Fun along the Emerald Coast

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Spring Break along the Emerald Coast of FloridaSpring Break – a break for spring and run from school which began in the 1930’s. We are in our 2nd week of Spring break with  5 more weeks to go after this one, 2 weeks longer than last year.  Yes, a total of 7 weeks of Spring Break tourists visiting the Emerald Coast of Florida this year.  Visitors include families, couples and college kids from all of the United States. The weather has been a bit chilly this week with a low of about 38 (yes typical winter temps) last night. The sky however is clear and partly cloudy – which means it is mostly sunny over the condo pools and the Gulf Of Mexico. There is plenty to do with concerts, condo special rates, heated pools, shopping, great restaurants and the beach in Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Sandestin, 30A and Panama City Beach.

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How Long Will Your House Last?

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Have you ever wondered how long the various items and systems  in your house will last? Here is an informational chart based on information from a Study of Life Expectancy of Home Components including carpet, sinks, refrigerators, roofs and more!

A guide to the life expectancy of the systems in your home.

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February – the month of LOVE along the Emerald Coast

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Love is on the Emerald Coast of Florida. Find or sell your Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Sandestin, 30A or Panama City Beach properties during the month of LOVE.February is the month for love and romance, make it the month to fall in love with Destin area Real Estate!  What’s not to love owning a slice of Florida paradise along the Emerald Coast? February is the PERFECT time to either buy or sell your property. If you are interested in buying a property that will generate rental income, February is just in time for you to personalize your condo or house for the spring break rental season. If you are ready to sell, there are plenty of buyers taking advantage of our mild “winter” weather and are in town viewing Destin area Real Estate. We are getting both seller and buyer real estate appointments every day! Whether you are looking at a studio condo or a  house on the bay, FletcherSales Realty can help you with either and everything in between.

Beach to Bay…your connection to Emerald Coast Real Estate

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75 degrees AND sunny here along the Emerald Coast of Florida

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WOW the weather is awesome here (Panama City Beach, 30A, Miramar Beach, Destin and Fort Walton Beach) along the Emerald Coast. There are plenty of things to do like bask in the sun, walk on the beach along the Gulf of Mexico, paddle board, canoe, hike, swim, take a bike ride, enjoy the free Winter Concert Series at The Market Shops right outside the gates of Sandestin Resort.  Call, text or e-mail us for more information about Destin real estate.Look at the view of 1 of the 4 Sandestin's golf courses in Miramar Beach, Florida

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WOW – More Flights to Destin and Fort Walton Beach Florida!

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Fly to the Destin / Fort Walton Beach airport from more places. Visit and look at the Destin Florida real estate for sale!This is such exciting news, Allegiant is making it easier for you to visit the Emerald Coast of Florida by adding 11 new destinations to the Destin / Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS). Come on down, over or up to visit our sugar white beaches and emerald green waters. If you have an interest in buying a Destin area home or a Destin Beach area condo, let us at FletcherSales Realty know and we will be happy to show the real estate offerings along the Emerald Coast.

 

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Play Pickle-ball to work off those Holiday Calories

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What is Pickle-ball?Play Pickel-ball along the Emerald Coast It is a game of fun designed to folks of all ages! It is traditionally played on a badminton-sized court with special pickle-ball paddles, the ball used is similar to a wiffle ball, but slightly smaller. The net is low which allows the game to be accessible to people of all ages and abilities. Most community centers are now offering both pickle-ball lessons and court times.

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Emeril Opening in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin

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Emeril is coming to Sandestin's Grand BoulevardFamed chef, tv personality&  restaurateur Emeril Lagasse has announced plans to open  in Grand Boulveard in the Spring of 2017. This will be the 14th eatery in the Town center and will join Mitchells Seafood, Travinias Italian, Tommy Bahama, PF Changs, Wine Bar and Craft bar…and others. Yum.

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Downtown Panama City to be rebranded as “Harrison”

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Change is coming and there are mixed reactions to calling downtown Panama City “Harrison” .Once upon a time, a long long time ago in "Harrison" of Panama City. Many people are already using the new name along with a couple of spin off names and hashtag usage. Recently “Dickens of a Christmas was renamed “Holidays in Harrison”. Th name change is an attempt to draw more people to the downtown area.

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Real or Artificial Christmas tree for your Gulf Coast Home

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Decisions, decisions or sometimes it is a long held tradition on which kind of tree you decide to decorate. Destin and the surrounding Gulf Coast area has become more and more popular for out of area folks to spend the holidays. And why not, the weather is great, the gulf beaches are less crowded, shopping is fun and there are plenty of activities going on.

Christmas at the Gulf

So which ever type of Christmas Tree you choose (if one at all) It is fun to spend the holidays in an Emerald Coast Property.

Beach to Bay…your connection for Emerald Coast Properties

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