Selling Your House During the Holidays

Don’t wait until the new year to list your property

It’s the holidays and you have a house to sell. Isn’t it best just to wait until after the new year before putting it on the market?
here is 11 good reasons why you should list your home during the holiday season.
  1. People who look at your home over the holidays are serious buyers.
  2. Serious buyers have fewer homes to choose from over the holidays as most sellers take their homes off the market. That means less competition for you and more money for you.
  3. Since the supply of homes will drastically increase in January, they’ll be less demand for your particular home. Less demand means less money.
  4. Houses show better when they’re decorated over the holidays.
  5. Buyers are more emotional during the holidays and tend to spend more money on getting your price.
  6. Buyers have more time to look over the holidays and can come during the weekdays.
  7. Some people must buy before the end of the year for tax reasons.
  8. January is traditionally a month where employers have to move so they can’t wait until springtime. They have to buy now so you’re there to capture that market.
  9. You can still be on the market and you can have the option to delay your close or restrict your showings during those six or seven days if you want to celebrate the holidays.
  10. You can sell now for more money and provide a way for you to delay that closing and extend your occupancy until next year.
  11. By selling now, you have the opportunity to be a non-contingent buyer for next year when houses are less and you’ll have more opportunities to choose from. 

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Manatee Realtor defines purpose of Women’s Resource Center

Manatee Realtor defines purpose of Women’s Resource Center

We couldn’t be more proud of our Team Leader Angie Cegnar, as the guest speaker yesterday sharing her story on domestic violence to more than 250 people who attended the Women’s Resource Center’s Founders Impact Luncheon. Such a strong and inspirational woman! Read her story here on the front page of the Bradenton Herald!

Also wishing you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANGIE!!!!!!

Our office is right in the center of Lakewood Ranch ~ the growth of this wonderful community is tremendous, let us show you! call us now 941-556-5030



Lakewood Ranch is proud to announce the addition of its newest neighborhood, Windy Hill, located in Country Club East. The neighborhood is comprised of 37, 62-foot home sites. All sites are amenitized, many with unbelievable golf course views overlooking 10th hole of the Royal Lakes Golf Course – a challenging, dog-leg par four. Other home sites are situated on a preserve, overlooking a protected wetland. Most have southern exposures. “This is a great addition to Country Club East, as we have not had golf course home sites for almost two years” said Jimmy Stewart, vice president of sales for LWR Communities. “The ongoing demand for new product in Country Club East is part of the continuing momentum that Lakewood Ranch has realized over the past few years. As of June 30, 332 new homes had been sold in Lakewood Ranch; a 7 percent increase compared to the same period in 2012. There are currently 328 homes in various stages of construction, Stewart said, with new home sales representing more than 55 percent of all homes sold in Lakewood Ranch. Homes will range from 2,000 to 3,800 square feet, with home and home site packages beginning in the $400s. Windy Hill’s six approved builders are Arthur Rutenberg-Nelson Homes, Lee Wetherington Homes, John Cannon Homes, John Neal Homes, Homes by Towne, and Cardel Homes. There will be no builder models in Windy Hill; visitors can tour the available models in Country Club East’s Haddington neighborhood. Lots are available immediately.

Country Club East is a private, gated community built around lakes, nature preserves and 18 holes of Rick Robbins-designed golf. Every home built in Country Club East meets the Florida Green Building Coalition’s standards for energy efficiency, clean indoor air, sustainability and drought resistant landscaping.

Lakewood Ranch is the 17,500-acre award-winning master-planned community in Sarasota and Manatee counties on the West Coast of Florida. Just minutes from the Gulf Coast beaches and cultural assets in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch is already home to more 18,000 residents and features A-rated schools, a hospital, the Sarasota Polo Club, the 75-acre Premier Sports Campus, Ancient Oak Gun Club, its own Main Street with theaters, shopping and dining, and four million square feet of commercial property

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Braden Woods The Country-style community!  This two-story 3 bed/3 bath home is located on just under 1 Acre in one of the most convenient and secluded neighborhoods in the area. Offering long nature walks,  cycling and kayaking on the private lakes, community pride is evident. A rare gem that feels far away from the hustle and bustle but is in fact just minutes away from everything you’ll ever need.The large master bedroom is on the main floor, with the 2nd floor giving you the perfect opportunity for your private office space. This open plan home offers comfortable and spacious living, the French doors lead you to the side deck while the screened lanai with Pool and Spa offers a view of the large yard. What more do you need!





Rarely Available ! Excellent value on one of only a few acreage lots on the river in the Golf Course Community of River Club. Incredibly well maintained Arthur Rutenberg Bimini model with so many possibilities. From the HUGE pool and spa area to the 2+ acre homesite you’ll find nature all around as well as a place to launch kayaks and canoes in your own backyard. Call us @ 941-556-5030 for more info!

Siesta Key named one of the best beaches in Florida!


It’s one of the most picturesque places in town.  Its no wonder it has been rated as the #1 beach! The water is beautiful, and the sand is literally like walking in powdered sugar. One of the best places to spend a relaxing day by yourself, or with family and friends.  Check out this article  now , as Siesta Key is named one of the best beaches in Florida!