I love going to the beach every morning looking for shells and I am always hoping it is a
slow market low tide, so I would have a big selection of shells to choose from and find my rare and elusive Alphabet Cone, Colorful Natica, or Paper Fig.
Ahead of me, I see someone bending down to pick something up. My heart sinks and I am afraid that they got to my favorite shell before I did. I walk over to the same pile of shells, my heart racing now, and behold, here is my cone sitting there on the top for everyone to see.
When I was a newbie to shelling I would stop and wonder why that person before me did not pick this absolutely beautiful and rare find. Now I jump with joy that it is not what they are looking for and it will be mine.
You learn real quick that we are all different and not looking for the same thing. So why is it when a home buyer finds a property they like and its been there for a while, the first reaction they have is, “Why didn’t anyone else buy it? What’s wrong with this house?”
Low tide means more shells – Slow market means low prices and a wide selection of homes.
Since I scout our beaches (Barefoot Beach, Bonita Beach, Vanderbilt Beach, Delnor Wiggins State Park, Naples Beach & Pier) every day, I’ve become the expert. Same in real estate, I regularly preview homes every week so I’ve become the expert in my market area. Looking in the area closest to the water for the new finds – looking in the old piles for the best finds.
Yes, there are more shells in the sea that will come on the
market shore tomorrow, but today I can still find what I want, and maybe what comes tomorrow does not fit my needs.
Today the tide was very low and I found some exceptional shells. . . . and today is a great day in real estate in Naples, with a wide selection of homes, the lowest prices in years, the most serious and realistic sellers we’ve had for a while and with interest rates attractively low to make it happen. But like shelling, if you don’t grab the opportunity, the tide will change before you know it.
If you are serious about buying a home in Naples, as your local expert I can help you find your dream home in paradise.
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