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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Trick or Treat?

Can you believe it is the end of another month? The time just seems to fly by... Halloween to me always signifies the beginning of the holiday season...everywhere you look there are decorations. Each year it seems to get a little bit earlier. Doesn't it? Or is it just me? In addition to preparing for the holiday season, real estate agents in the south are also gearing up for our "other" season. The influx of "snowbirds" arriving is already evident by the out-of-state plates seen driving south along the interstate. I haven't finished my month end reports yet, but by the looks of things, after a cursory review, I'd say we are in for a good season. [Once done I will post the results of the October figures]. Inventory is down, rates are still low, the banks seems to be getting a handle on the short sale process, and there is a pent up demand looming over Naples that we haven't seen in several years. Our website inquiries are up, compared to last October a 400% increase! So, Happy Halloween everybody! "Trick or treat?" I'd say we are all in for a few treats...that is if you ring the right bell! ...Hoping you will call The Harris Peppe Team at 239-370-0575!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Staying Connected

We are eager to get back to the office after spending the past couple of months on the third leg of the Great Circle Route . While away we observed the following, which we would like to share with you: 1. No matter how far from civilization we veered off the beaten path; if there was a For Sale sign on a remote island on the rivers or on a cottage lawn on a quiet cove, it was almost always a Coldwell Banker sign!! The blue and white brand is universally recognized and respected. We are coming home more certain than ever that we are affiliated with the best full-service real estate company. We never missed an opportunity to stop in and visit with Coldwell Banker offices along the way. We met and networked with agents from many of our "feeder markets". Many already either know someone in Naples or knew someone looking to buy! They were glad to now have met a referral contact personally! 2. Even though we have a great office set up on board (see photo inset), there were many days while we were underway that we did not have reliable cell service and Internet connections- Krista, Meagan and Sam held down the fort like the competent experts that they are and handled all situations with the skill and efficiency of seasoned professionals. Together The Harris-Peppe Team closed $ 4 million in sales in the last 60 days and currently has over $ 4 million pending, including a $1.9 million dollar listing under contract that Chip negotiated last week! PLUS, We took some great new listings, too! 3. Unanimously, the Internet is the number one means to advertise, as told to us by the top agents we met along the way, as well as is evident by the number of quality leads we have been receiving each day from our websites. We now have 3 websites...and you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn as well as subscribing to our blogs and YOUTUBE channels. We intend to continue to dominate the Naples area with our successful web presence. We know we have challenges ahead, but we also know we have the strength of these three key ingredients to success: An internationally recognized real estate company: Coldwell Banker; a winning sales team: Harris Peppe; and a fabulous web presence with, and

We hope to hear from you soon, and we look forward to earning your business!

Call us anytime with any questions about Naples Real Estate at: 239-370-0574

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Rates Dip Below 5%

Interest rates on a 30 year home loan dropped below 5% for the first time since May! ~and, Currently 29% of mortgage experts polled by expect further reductions in the next 30 days. For more information about today's rates please contact our team member at Sunbelt Lending, Kelly Rebimbas 239-273-5239 direct or email her at On another note, on Thursday, The National Association of Realtors reported that the number of "signed sales contracts" rose for the 7th consecutive month! It's a good time to be a buyer! Call a member of The Harris-Peppe Team today for details about the best buys and extraordinary values available in Naples Florida.
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