Marco Island saw $196MM worth of real estate sales in Q1 of 2017 versus $142MM in Q1 of 2016…a 38% increase! Our average list to sale ratio remained unchanged at 93%. The highs and lows sales of the quarter:
Ranged from $283K to $4MM
Ranged from $98K to $3.65MM
Ranged from $85K to $2.5MM
Any lag in sales we saw in the fall and winter surely has disappeared! Why? Many sellers realized they needed to make one or more price adjustments to attract a buyer. There were nearly 800 price adjustments in Q1! A healthy inventory and competitive pricing allowed buyers to see some great opportunities and make their purchase early this year. History shows our busiest time for sales volume is after season, when buyers circle back. We will see if this holds true for Q2 of 2017. (Source: Dianna Shearer, Independent Broker’s Realty)
The combination of accommodating lenders and historic low mortgage rates makes this a great time to claim your ‘peace’ of paradise, from waterfront and beachfront to golf course homes and condos.
Located between sophisticated Naples and world-famous Everglades National Park, Marco Island is the perfect location for people who love nature, beaches, boating, fishing, tennis and championship golf. It is the largest inhabited island within the Ten Thousand Islands, with powder white sand beaches, rare birds, and exotic wildlife.
The average annual temperature is 75 degrees, with soothing afternoon breezes, spectacular sunsets and starry nights.
Tablets, iPhones, social networking and videoconferencing – how many hours do you spend working from home? Between 2005 and 2011, the number of people who telecommute increased 73%. Out of Forbes top 100 companies for 2013, 84 offer telecommuting benefits – for good reason.
According to a February 7, 2013 press release by Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., “Companies that have embraced telecommuting have found that their remote workers are just as, if not more productive than
traditional office workers. Analyses of Best Buy, British Telecom, Dow Chemical and many other employers have found that teleworkers are 35 percent to 45 percent more productive. American Express found that its teleworkers produced 43 percent more than their office-based counterparts.”
Imagine what you could accomplish in paradise. What could you achieve with goals based on results rather than hours? Imagine zero drive time, only quality time for soul-saving balance between family, self and work.
Unlike most local real estate and vacation rental agencies, we do not both sell and lease real estate – you can truly excel at only one trade. We believe in one focus, one strength perfected. We deliver luxury vacations.
However, we are closely networked with several respected real estate agents in both Naples and on Marco Island that truly look after our valued guest’s best interests so please feel free to give us a call if you are in the market to purchase a piece of our paradise. We’ll be happy to recommend only the finest local real estate professionals to serve you!