Sunday, January 31, 2016

4 Seasons or is it 5 in Naples?


We are all familiar with the 4 Seasons, Winter, Spring Summer and Autumn/Fall.  But in Naples we have 5 it's called "Season", the time when folks converge on Naples to escape the cold winter months.

You will find visitors from all over the world Canada is possibly the largest population with Germany and UK being large contenders and my newest buyers from Sweden.

The pilgrimage begins in October and is usually over after spring break about mid April.
The beginning of "Season", how can you tell, well for one the car carriers start entering the city. You have to ask yourself why transport your car for a "vacation". Well when your "vacation" is for 30 days to possibly 6 months it just makes sense. With many of our visitors being owners of condos and single family homes it is their second or third home.
A tremendous increase in all activities not only in Naples but each community within Naples. Folks come together to meet their "Season" friends for spending time at the beach, a round of golf, tennis matches, fishing, boating, many restaurants  and lets not forget our great weather. 
The return of the car carriers  indicates "seasons"end.

Agnes Tabor REALTOR®, 
ABR® - Accredited Buyers Agent
e-PRO® - Electronic Internet Professional
CNE - Certified Negotiation Expert
239-564-0384  agnes@agnestabor.com

Naples,Florida 34102

New Construction in Naples!

With over 56 communities in Naples and most of them having new construction you will hear such things as;

  • Only One left,
  • Time is running out,
  • Receive $$$ in upgrades,
  • Free Golf membership,
  • Our latest is Our Last,
  • Have it all,
  • Models now Open,
  • Free pool with purchase,
  • "Isn't it Time",
  • Move in Ready,
  • Coming soon,
These are words of encouragement from builders to bring buyers to see their many new properties. 




New construction is great  because not only is it new, they have new ideas in what is offered. 
  • From Single family homes, Condos, Coach homes and Town Houses to,
  • The latest technology in amenities, club houses, fitness centers and pools,
  • The latest in materials, Granite, Quartz, Marble, 10 foot ceilings, stainless steel appliances, impact resistant windows and doors, high efficiency  Air conditioning systems, large working islands in the kitchen and a grander great room allowing everyone to be part of what is going on in the property.
Then there is location;
  • Close to the beach, on the beach in Aqualane Shores, Port Royal, Royal Habour
  • and of course the most popular Olde Naples
  • Golf course communities
  • Boating and fishing



Agnes Tabor REALTOR®, 
ABR® - Accredited Buyers Agent
e-PRO® - Electronic Internet Professional
CNE - Certified Negotiation Expert
239-564-0384  agnes@agnestabor.com
Naples,Florida 34102

Are you Ready to BUY?



Be prepared before you start looking and make these decisions early on.
  • Choose your REALTOR® (not all agents are REALTORS®), agent associate
  • When do I want to buy, what is my time frame,
  • are you a CASH BUYER
    • Have a letter from your bank or financial broker indicating that the funds are available and where are they coming from,
  • will you be getting a MORTGAGE,
    • pre-approval letter is what a seller will require if they are going to take their property off the market while your loan goes through,
    • be prepared and know where your share of the mortgage will be coming from,
  • Be prepared to negotiate
  • Let your REALTOR guide you then take the time to listen after all they know the market in the area,
  • Every state is different in their requirements to purchase Real Estate; what worked in one may not apply in the other,

Agnes Tabor REALTOR®, 
ABR® - Accredited Buyers Agent
e-PRO® - Electronic Internet Professional
CNE - Certified Negotiation Expert
239-564-0384  agnes@agnestabor.com
Naples,Florida 34102

Friday, January 1, 2016

Naples named one of top 10 again!

There is no doubt the reason that Naples again found itself listed as one of the Top 10 travel destinations.  Come visit Naples Florida during season October thru end of April and you will see the impact we have on visitors. 

If you come as a tourist it won't be long before you are considering buying to continue the enjoyment or our weather and the many amenities. White sand beaches, boating, fishing, Golf, tennis, theatre, galleries.


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Selling your property, what is your motivation?

Selling your property?

Are you ready, here are a few things to think about;
  • What is your motivation?
    • downsize/upsize,
    • new construction,
    • demographic, same area but another location,
    • amenities
    • bored
  • What do you expect from this sale?
    • Financially,
  • Know as we go thru the listing process the things you are willing to give up,
  • Understand that the expensive new floor that you installed or the over the top appliances might not be what the buyer wants.
  • Please make renovations to your property that you have decided that you would like or have always wanted. Don't do it with the idea that you must be reimbursed. 
 Do it, enjoy it, then be ready to move on!

We have here in Naples a strong buying season which is typically January thru the end of April. Make no mistake, our real estate market is strong all year. But when you consider that our population grows to more than triple and a large portion of that population has now decided to buy then you can realize why I say we have a "Strong Season".

As a seller, inventory is very low so this is a very good time to present your property to the public.


Marketing your property is important!


  • Yes it will go into our Multiple listing service so that anyone, anywhere with access to the internet and a computer can view your property;
  • But what is the follow up process that your agent is following?
Access to your property is important! I like Open Houses the neighbors come thru and there will always be one that will say, "Oh, I am just a nosey neighbor"; but neighbors have family and friends that want to live in your community so welcome the Open House sign on your property.

If you are ready to sell please do not add a tenant to the mix; buyers want to see the property as soon as possible.

It's not a question of who will market your home for the highest price, because when your property is still on the market in 90 days with no interest, no offers, you have lost that valuable time and many buyers. 

Ask me about
marketing your home.


Based on information from the MLS these properties were not all listed or sold by Premiere Plus Realty Co. and were listed or sold by various MLS Participating Offices. These properties may not be all the listed properties in the target area. All material
facts and information from MLS should be verified.”



Agnes Tabor REALTOR®, 
ABR® - Accredited Buyers Agent
e-PRO® - Electronic Internet Professional
CNE - Certified Negotiation Expert
239-564-0384  agnes@agnestabor.com
Naples,Florida 34102

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Aqualane Shores in Naples

One of the things that I do for my buyers is preview the on market homes and condos in Naples! 

Yesterday I chose Aqualane Shores, just south of what is referred to as Olde Naples. This home features 5 bedrooms, 8 baths, private infinity edge pool, 3 car garage and outstanding boating on an 80ft canal w/a 60ft linear deepwater dock & sought after 36ft x 20ft covered, covered is unique and is only available where one already exists, boat slip cut in. 

Ask me about Aqualane and Olde Naples or any of our many luxury properties available for sale!




Aqualane - The Naples neighborhood of Aqualane Shores is designed for the boating community, with most homes having direct access to the Gulf of Mexico through Naples Bay.

Olde Naples -The Old Naples neighborhood in the City of Naples has most of the original homes in Naples, many dating from near the turn of the century.  Extending north from the Third Street South shopping area to the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club and west from US 41 to the beach, the neighborhood is filled with mature palms and tropical landscaping and a mix of old and new homes.



Based on information from the MLS these properties were not all listed or sold by Premiere Plus Realty Co. and were listed or sold by various MLS Participating Offices. These properties may not be all the listed properties in the target area. All material
facts and information from MLS should be verified.”



Agnes Tabor REALTOR®, 
ABR® - Accredited Buyers Agent
e-PRO® - Electronic Internet Professional
239-564-0384  agnes@agnestabor.com
Naples,Florida 34102