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Stay in the know! Duncan Real Estate Newsletter!

Look what I just finished and sent out today – The Duncan Real Estate October 2017 newsletter!  It features a new restaurant we have on Anna Maria Island called Smoquehouse BBQ, our Reader’s Choice Award, Duncan Deals, and an upcoming event on Pine Ave.  Click here to view the newsletter and see what is happening with Duncan Real Estate and on Anna Maria Island.

 

Just so you don’t miss out on the Duncan Deal, here is what it is!  If you rent for 7 or more nights in November or December of 2017, you get one night FREE! (excludes holiday weeks) . Get out of the cold and come enjoy all that Anna Maria Island has to offer during the holidays!  PLUS, the weather is perfect this time of year.  If you are here during the week of December 8th, come to the Holiday walk on Pine Ave!  SUCH a fun event and it is free!  The locals look forward to this walk and it really gets you in the holiday spirit.  Duncan Real Estate serves grilled oysters, cookies and processco!  That should be enough reason for you to come out for the Holiday Walk on Pine!

 

Enjoy reading our short October newsletter and give our office a call to book a vacation rental or to help you with the sale or purchase of your new home!

 

Sunny regards,

Ginger

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Five Mistakes to Avoid When Listing Your Home

If you are ready to sell your home, or plan on selling in the near future, you may be having a hard time trying to find the right path to a successful sale. There are many potential pitfalls involved in selling a home, but with the right knowledge and expertise, you can make the sale of your home a complete pleasure. 

Five Seller Mistakes to Avoid

1. Putting your home on the market before it is ready

Selling can be an exciting step toward your future. That being said, it is easy for sellers to skip proper preparation, thus making hasty decisions. There is a lot of work to be done during the pre-sale stage, and having proper guidance will ensure your ultimate success in selling your home.  We have 12 sales agents that can guide you through the proper steps, advising what needs to be repaired, and how to make your home stand out from the competition.

2. Over-improving your home

There is a fine line between making home improvements and knowing what upgrades will bring you the highest returns. Many sellers get mixed up in home improvement projects which might look nice, but in the end do not add any value to their home. It is important to have a professional who knows your local market. Home improvements and upgrades need to be balanced with other homes in your neighborhood to capitalize on your investment return. 

3. Improper pricing of the home

Any seller can decide on an asking price, but ultimately, knowing the ins and outs of a particular market is the only way to properly determine a specific sale price. Team Diuncan has access to a wealth of information regarding the sale of your home. We utilize current and accurate sales data to pinpoint the ideal selling price for your property and can show you how to profit from current market trends.

4. Getting emotionally involved in the sale

Your home represents many things to you. It is a symbol of security and a place holding many memories. One of the toughest parts of the selling process is keeping your emotions at bay. A proper real estate agent will listen to your concerns and stand up for you through tough negotiations. You deserve an experience that is as stress-free as possible. When you are ready to sell your home,  we can provide you with the peace of mind that will make the entire transaction a pleasure.

5. Hiring the wrong agent

Selling a home on your own can be overwhelming. Hiring a real estate agent with a proven track record is an important business decision that will ensure you peace of mind and a successful sale.

Just wanted to share these few things with you and would be happy to pair you with an agent in our office that would work with you in the sale of your home!!

Sunny Regards,

Ginger

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New Sales Agent to Team Duncan – Carole Wilson

Team Duncan is super excited to welcome Carole Wilson to our sales team!  A third-generation Floridian, Carole was born and raised in Lakeland, Florida and has been a lifelong visitor to Anna Maria Island.  Her family has been living and vacationing in this little slice of paradise since the early 1940′s which has instilled in Carole a passion and love for this island she is now lucky enough to call home!

Carole comes from a long line of realtors and home builders and she herself was a realtor with Exit Realty of Lakeland for several years.  She has always had the unique ability to connect with people from all walks of life which has led to many satisfied and happy customers.  Carole is a dedicated and professional agent whose expertise has proven to lie in matching buyers with their perfect home.  The knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm she brings to all her real estate transactions makes Carole the perfect agent for your next purchase.

When Carole is not working, her passions are travelling with her husband, reading, checking out yard sales, and working on DIY projects.  However, her greatest passions are her three amazing grown sons and her two poodle babies.

Carole would love to work with you to help you sell your home or find your perfect piece of paradise on Anna Maria Island!  Carole Wilson - Team Duncan

Stop by our office on Historic Pine Ave and say hello to Carole and me too!

Ginger,

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Bradenton-Sarasota area named #1 in US for well being!

It is always so exciting to read something about the area that you live in!  Especially, when it is in another county’s paper – how wonderful is that!  Bradenton-Sarasota area was named #1 in the US for well being. Read the article and to see the Anna Maria City Pier featured as the photo for the article.  Team Duncan would love to help you and your family enjoy this area that is ranked #1 for well being.  I 100% agree with the research – I like what I do, I have supportive relationships, and I am very proud of our community.  Don’t miss out on living in the Sarasota-Bradenton area and don’t miss out on having the best real estate company help you!  Just a reminder – we were voted #1  Real Estate company on the island!!!

 

Sunny Regards!

Ginger

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February News from Team Duncan!

BUSY is the word that comes to mind our here on Anna Maria Island!  Season is in full swing out here and our office is hoping.  We just sent our our February newsletter to our email list and wanted to share it with you.  We are featuring some really good specials on “Duncan Deals” which can save you up to 20% on a vacation rental!  Take advantage of these specials!  Click here to check out the February newsletter

Sunny Regards,

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It is all about networking!

I started the New Year off right by attending the first networking lunch of the year with the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce.  It was great to see some old friends and meet some new ones.  Networking is so important.  You are able to promote your business as well as support other local businesses.  It is all about working together.  And I can say with experience that it works!  Duncan Real Estate has gotten many referrals from the Anna Maria Island Chamber for vacation rentals and customers that are looking to buy or sell a home!  Gotta love that.  And thanks to En Rich Bistro for a fantastic lunch…I will be sure to go back!

My goal this year is to attend as many networking functions as I can….it can only help!  If you would like to join me, let me know!

Sunny Regards,

Ginger

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December News 2016 from Team Duncan!

Just wanted to keep you in the know of what is going on at Duncan Real Estate and on Anna Maria Island!   Please click here to check out the December newsletter that we send out to over 4,000 people!  We have featured a few of our vacation rental properties that are still available to rent during season during the months of January – April!  If you are already sick of the cold weather, give Team Duncan a call to enjoy this gorgeous island we live on and get a fabulous vacation rental on Anna Maria!

Sunny Regards,

Ginger

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Raving Review for Christine Kourik!!

Always makes my heart happy when I receive a survey in the mail from one of our buyers or sellers!!  The one I received today was praising Christine Kourik – a new agent with Duncan Real Estate but not new to the real estate world!   “Christine Kourik is the best thing that ever happened to AMI real estate!  She is a super agent and truly a professional”  Judy – seller

Team Duncan is so blessed to have Christine on our team and we are looking forward to watching her grow her business here on Anna Maria Island.  And I have to ask…are you looking for a super agent to help you sell your home or buy a new one?  Why not give Christine a call and let her charming personality win you over!

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October News from Team Duncan!

TGIF friends!

Anna Maria Island is so beautiful today.  Perfect weather, sun is shining, and the weekend is almost here.  I wanted to make sure that I shared with you our October Newsletter so that you know what is going on at Duncan Real Estate!        Click here to view the newsletter.  If you see a vacation rental or have interest in one of our featured listings, please give the team a call.  Anna Maria Island is the place to be.

 

Have a fantastic weekend!

Ginger

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Team Duncan Welcomes Terry Hayes!

I am pleased to announce that Terry Hayes has joined the sales team at Duncan Real Estate.  Not only does Terry have years of experience in the real estate world, she also has 22 years of experience as  a registered investment adviser.  Terry Hayes is a very valuable resource and shows clients how they can creatively purchase property and gives them expert advice on planning, managing and growing their real estate portfolios.   We are thrilled to have Terry as a member of Team Duncan.  She truly is a real estate rock star!!  

 

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Terry Hayes
terry@teamduncan.com
941-779-0304
http://www.teamduncan.com/agents/terry-hayes/
Have a great week!

Ginger
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Contact us or call Duncan Real Estate today at 941-779-0304 to speak with our knowledgeable real estate specialist.