I work primarily as a buyer’s representative. In just the past two days I have gotten emails from buyers I have been working with pulling the plug on their purchases. I have copied and pasted their comments below.
Week of August 08, 2011
1) Thanks Kelly. After discussing with my wife, we are going to hold off for now. We have a new infant and would not be able to use a beach house now. We are still hoping to find something but a bit skittish about the current market.
2) Probably won’t do anything until we see how this all shakes out.
3) We don’t want to buy a vacation home now, given the economy.
Is this happening to you too? How can we get the message out that now is still a great time to buy? Real Estate may very well be the safest investment out there. It is tangible and a wise purchase can make you money. Let me hear from you, if you are seeing a similar response to our current state of affairs. This is a bad trend that I am beginning to see. Kelly Klein, Broker Owner of Lifeguard Real Estate, Inc. http://www.KellyKleinSoldMine.com 850-420-2480 Destin, Miramar Beach, Sandestin, Santa Rosa Beach and Panama City Beach, FL
I am originally from Ohio. I lost my job in the IT field and found a new career in 2003 as a Realtor®. I lived in the Atlanta area at the time and worked for a top real estate company there before transferring my license to Florida and the beaches. I have moved in and out of the state many times, but always found myself wanting to come back to the most beautiful beaches in the world. The snowy white quartz sand against the emerald green and blue shimmering water kept calling me. I opened up Lifeguard Real Estate, Inc. in December of 2009 and decided that I wanted to have a firm that represented the interests of buyers. I love working with buyers and it is thrilling for me to save people money, help them avoid a bad purchase, and disclose everything that I know about a property before they purchase. My buyers are some of the most satisfied buyers I know. Because of my honesty and full disclosure, many of my buyers are now lifelong friends as well.
I am a Licensed Real Estate Broker/Owner and Realtor® in Florida. I am a hands on Realtor® working 100% of my time dedicated to my buyers and their interests. Whether you are looking to buy your very first home, a 2nd vacation home, income producing property, condo, or a lot to build on, I can help. I have experience working with short sales, foreclosures and bank owned properties as well as the more traditional type of sales. In 2009, I was voted as the South Walton Realtor® of the Year by my peers. When searching for an agent who can get the job done, look no further. Experience pays off in the long run, so let me put my many years of real estate know-how to work for you. Together we can make it happen!
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