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Zillow Zestimates Are Usually Not Accurate

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For years we had people tell us that Zillow estimates, made their home be worth this or that. The problem with the estimates that Zillow gives, is that they do not take into consideration many things that a Realtor would know to take into consideration when giving an estimate of value.

  • Is the home a foreclosure?
  • What is the condition of the home?
  • What are the upgrades of the property?
  • Does the home back to a main road?
  • Does the home have a huge lot?
  • Is that floor plan typically more desirable than another in the same community?
  • What kind of views does the property have? Does it have a lake or a garden view? By the beach area, a condo on the 15th floor will not sell or rent for the same price as one on the 2nd floor. Does the property have an ocean view or an Intracoastal view, or both? They are stacks of a building that have better views than others.
  • Is the property rental price for an annual rental or a seasonal rental? The same property can rent annually for just $6,000 per month, but when it comes to a short term rental during season, the same property can go for $12,000 per month.

So, next time you want an accurate estimate of value, please, contact us! We will tell you what your home is worth based on accurate data and your property specific characteristics.

Thinking of selling?

We know that it is easier to get a listing when you tell the seller what he/she wants to hear. Many agents tell prospective sellers a sales price that is not that realistic so that the property owner is more willing to list with them than with another real estate agent interviewing for the same listing. As nice as it sounds to hear that you can get a higher price for your home, not listening to the agents that are being more honest & giving you a more realistic selling price based on the price of actual sold properties, will probably not do you any good. Your property will sit for months on the market without selling, while you help other comparable properties sell. Buyers in this market are very knowledgeable and computer savvy. Many overpriced homes will never sell, they become expireds. It has been proven, that if you price your property right from the beginning, you will sell it faster, and in many cases, even for more money than you would have gotten if you overprice your home. A property that has been on the market for so long makes buyers think that there is something wrong with it, or they will think that the owner is just not realistic, so they will pass and not even bother. As a seller, you might know that you will be flexible & negotiable once you get an offer, but all those buyers and agents out there do not know that. So, do you want to list with an honest agent that told you the truth from the beginning, or the one that did not?

If you want two honest, full time Realtors, with 20+ years of experience to represent you when selling your property in Palm Beach or Broward County, please, contact Ben & Mayra Stern with Stern Realty Co at 561-715-0314.

      

 

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Spectacular Penthouse for rent with ocean & Intracoastal views!

Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath, fully furnished condo available for rent short term from May to November 30, 2016. 3 months minimum. Listed at $2,500 per month. No pets. The Highland Beach Club is a luxury community located in Highland Beach, Florida, on the west side of A1A between the Intracoastal & the Atlantic Ocean. Highland Beach Club amenities include: pool, hot tub & BBQ area overlooking the Intracoastal, beach access, dock on the Intracoastal, 24-hour manned gate, tennis courts, clubhouse with social room, billiard’s room, business center, gym, sauna, and steam room. Walk to the beach! If you are interested in Highland Beach Club condos & townhomes, please contact Ben & Mayra Stern with Stern Realty Co. at 561-715-0314.
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Ben & Mayra Stern Sold More Condos in Toscana North Than Any Other Agent in 2015!

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We had a great year and we are very thankful that our Toscana clients gave us the opportunity to assist them in selling, or buying a condo here in Toscana. We could not have made it without them! Thanks so much for trusting us with the sale or purchase of your condo!

  • We sold more condos in Toscana North than any other real estate agent or company in 2015!
  • We sold almost 50% of all condos in Toscana North!
  • We sold 20% of the condos in ALL of Toscana in 2015!

We saved our Toscana owners almost $75,000 in commissions (compared to a 6% commission), and it took us an average of only 35 days to sell the condos (vs. the average days on the market of 121 days for all 25 condos sold in 2015). We sold our listings 4 times faster than the average. The average sold price vs. listing price for all 25 condos sold was 90%. Our average was 94% (As an average, our listings sell only 6% below listing price which means much more money in the sellers’ pockets).

    For those who don’t know Toscana, here is more info about it:

   Toscana, also known as Toscana Towers, is a three building luxury community located on the west side of A1A between the Intracoastal & the Atlantic Ocean. Toscana has spectacular Intracoastal, ocean and city views. Toscana North has 17 floors and 143 units, Toscana West has 16 floors and 118 units, and Toscana South has 18 floors and 159 units. There are 422 units in Toscana. Toscana is a 24-hour manned gated community with 2 tennis courts, bocce ball court, shuffleboard, and private beach with beach club. The Toscana Beach Club has a social room, lockers, kitchen, showers, BBQ area, and beach chairs with umbrellas. The Toscana attendant will provide you with towels and water! Each Toscana building has a heated pool and hot tub with attendant, cabana baths, fitness center, sauna, steam room, locker room, billiard’s room, social room, TV room, business center, kitchen, private coded elevator access to each apartment, underground parking, valet parking, 24-hour concierge service & staff, private air conditioned storage, bicycle storage, and on-site maintenance & management. 2, 3, 4 & 5 bedroom units. 2 Huge Balconies! Residents must have a parking space for each car they own or lease. They can purchase ($50,000+) or rent ($150-$250 per month) a parking space, if needed. Public schools are: J. C. Mitchell Elementary School, Boca Raton Community Middle School, and Boca Raton Community High School. A few pets (no size restriction) are allowed in Toscana, except for tenants renting a unit. Toscana has lots of social gatherings. The price range of condos for sale in Toscana is $550,000 – $5,500,000. The price range of units for rent in Toscana is $4,000 -$12,000 per month. Highland Beach was voted second safest city in Florida by ValuePenguin.com . Come to beautiful & exclusive Highland Beach, Florida to escape from the cold, the noise, and the crime! Call Ben & Mayra Stern with Stern Realty Co. at 561-715-0314 to see any properties in Highland Beach. Visit our Toscana Real Estate Website here! 

Thinking of selling your Toscana condo? Do not list with anyone else until you watch our Toscana Listing Presentation!

 

Remodeled Waterfront Townhouse in Boating Community Walking Distance to the Beach!

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Remodeled waterfront townhome in the exclusive gated, boating community of Ocean Ridge Yacht Club. Corner unit on a cul-de-sac w/ 3BE+loft, 2.1 baths, and 1 car garage. Huge deck & balconies overlooking the beautiful canal & the marina. Just painted, new impact windows and doors. New impact resistant garage door. Just remodeled kitchen with GE profile appliances, granite counter tops, highest quality cabinets, Mexican tile floors, & more. New hardwood flooring, recently remodeled bathrooms, new water heater, new high efficiency W/D, rebuilt lower deck, & more. The roof was inspected recently and was found to be in superb condition. Just steps from the community pool & the boat docks. Listed at $800,000.

   Ocean Ridge Yacht Club is one of the most exclusive boating communities in the town of Ocean Ridge. ORYC is a secluded small gated community with magnificent professionally landscaped grounds. As soon as you enter through the gate, you feel the peacefulness surrounding the most beautiful community: well kept wood deck pathways, huge open grass areas, mangroves, boat docks with picnic areas, and views of the Intracoastal and the water canals leading you into the Intracoastal Waterway. Ocean Ridge Yacht Club is located on 9.9 acres of waterfront property and originally had only 44 luxury townhomes. Award winning architects Schwab & Twitty designed the Mediterranean style, two story townhomes. Kamil Pharaony and Teymoor Siahpoosh were the developers of ORYC. Renowned designer Prof. Grenville Pollen was the designer. 18 years later, 6 more townhouses were built within ORYC. Features & amenities include: beach access, a custom designed community pool surrounded by a wide sun terrace, a cabana bath, showers, eating area, and a BBQ grill. Walking distance to the beach! The community boat docks accommodate boats of up to around 35 feet. Take your boat out on the Intracoastal and get to know your town and the beautiful towns that surround Ocean Ridge. There are plenty of casual and upscale restaurants very close by that you can dock your boat at. It will only take you 15 minutes to get to the Boynton Beach Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean from Ocean Ridge Yacht Club. This yachting community is close by to one of the best deep water fishing areas in Florida. Ocean Ridge Yacht Club is a pet friendly community located next to Boynton Beach, and just a few minutes away from the exclusive town of Manalapan, Palm Beach, Delray Beach, and Boca Raton.
If you are interested in this property, please contact Ben & Mayra Stern with Stern Realty Co. at 561-715-0314. View the video here: https://youtu.be/8LmFnz17he4

Condo For Sale in Oceanfront Luxury Community in Highland Beach! Listed at $750,000

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Immaculate condition! Hardly lived in! Beautiful view to the Toscana grounds, the fountain, and the beach club! 2 bedrooms + den, 2.1 baths, 2231 sq. ft. of living area, marble floors throughout main areas, custom paint, Jacuzzi tub, new stainless steel faucet and water heater, hurricane impact glass windows, and 2 oversized patios.Toscana, also known as Toscana Towers, is a three building luxury community located on the west side of A1A between the Intracoastal & the Atlantic Ocean. Toscana has spectacular Intracoastal, ocean and city views. Toscana is a 24-hour manned gated community with 2 tennis courts, bocce ball court, shuffleboard, and private beach with beach club. The Toscana Beach Club has a social room, lockers, kitchen, showers, BBQ area, and beach chairs with umbrellas. The Toscana attendant will provide you with towels and water! Each Toscana building has a heated pool and hot tub with attendant, cabana baths, fitness center, sauna, steam room, locker room, billiard’s room, social room, TV room, business center, kitchen, private coded elevator access to each apartment, underground parking, valet parking, 24-hour concierge service & staff, private air conditioned storage, bicycle storage, and on-site maintenance. 2 pets (no size restriction) are allowed in Toscana, except for tenants renting a unit in Toscana. The Toscana beach is pet friendly! Toscana is the most exclusive 5 star condominium in Highland Beach. Live the lifestyle of a 5 star oceanfront full concierge service resort, without the big price tag. Toscana’s lifestyle and social life is amazing! Residents must have a parking space for each car they own or lease. They can purchase (about $50,000) or rent ($150-$250 per month) a parking space, if needed. The Toscana HOA fee for this condo is $1,401 P/QTR + $3,081 P/QTR Toscana North Condo fee (Total maintenance fee is $4,482.86 P/QTR). Highland Beach was voted second safest city in FL by ValuePenguin.

Visit our websites:
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Contact Ben & Mayra Stern with Stern Realty Co. @ 561-715-0314.

Home Sellers: Please Watch our listing presentation! We will give you great customer service and fast results for a good price!

Watch our Listing Presentation YouTube video here: http://youtu.be/Hk7mzwno1zU

Please, Help Us Help Niko!

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Please, Help Us Help Niko!

Niko is an adorable 14 month old Yorkie who was attacked by another dog and had to undergo surgery. Niko had the surgery but All For One Pet Rescue did not raise enough money to pay for it. Ben & Mayra Stern, with Stern Realty, would like to help Niko and now you can easily help Niko too!

LIKE Stern Realty Co. on Facebook by August 1, 2014, and we will donate $1 per LIKE to All For One Pet Rescue up to a maximum of $300 to help pay for Niko’s surgery. The LIKES must be to the Stern Realty Co. page! We are looking forward to donating the money to this amazing organization. LIKE Stern Realty here: www.facebook.com/SternRealty

View Niko’s story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbNU2MbrP3k

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Stern Realty Co. will donate 20% of our side of the real estate commission at closing to All For One Pet Rescue when any of you, All For One Pet Rescue supporters, buy or sell a property with Stern Realty Co. We specialize exclusively in Palm Beach & Broward Counties, FL. We have 42 years combined experience and we speak Spanish, French, Dutch, and English to better assist you. You must mention this promotion when you first make contact with Ben & Mayra Stern. We are eager to start donating more money to this amazing organization! Please help us help the animals! Call us at 561-908-2474 as soon as you are ready to move! This offer can not be combined with any other offers! www.BenAndMayraStern.com