July 15, 2017

Just Listed! 1486 Depew, Palm Bay

The Coastal Estate Team Just Listed

1486 Depew, Palm Bay, FL 32909, $220,000

Renovated solar heated Pool home features 3 bedrooms and 2 bath with 1728sf. Covered lanai and screened pool opens to completely fenced rear yard. Pool with beach entry is inviting for all those sunny Florida days. Granite in the kitchen and baths accompanied with maple cabinets. Many new updates, Exterior painted 2017, Irrigation deep well and pump 2016, Interior painted 2015, Front door and Garage door 2015. City water and septic (pumped 2016).

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July 14, 2017

6 Ways to Make Your Next Vacation Time Safety Time

6 Ways to Make Your Next Vacation Time Safety Time

An overstuffed curbside mailbox, blazing porch light at noon, or a pile of newspapers out there by your front door all indicate a couple of things Melbourne homeowners would do well to avoid. For burglars and housebreakers of all stripes, these are like lighted billboards announcing:

This Brevard County homeowner is off somewhere enjoying a nice summer vacation; and This afternoon and/or evening, there’s nobody home!

Every Space Coast homeowner deserves an extended break now and then—and the July/August weather makes now the ideal time for many—but it’s also high season for break-and-enter artists (or just ‘enter’ artists, since 34% of burglars walk in through the front door). As long as we’re discussing the percentages, the common assumption that break-ins are midnight outings doesn’t hold water. Sixty-five percent of burglaries happen in broad daylight; most between 10am-3pm.

For vacation-bound locals, a few precautionary steps will do much to avoid a miserable discovery on your return home. If your home is currently listed, I think it’s a good idea to notify your agent to add a “Do Not Disturb Occupants” rider under the “For Sale” sign (whether it’s occupied or not!). In general, here are another six good vacation safety tips:

1. Recruit some trusted neighborly help to keep an eye on the place and gather any mail and newspaper overflow. Most Space Coastites are delighted to help—and you should offer to reciprocate.

2. DON’T POST VACATION PIX on Facebook, Instagram, or any other social media haunt until you get back. High among leading vacation safety no-no’s are tweets like, “Off to Maui!”

3. Think like a thief (that is, take a few minutes to case the joint). You’ll find yourself securing little-used doors and windows that are usually unlocked.

4. Either unplug automatic garage doors that can be triggered by remote control frequency scanner or install a deadbolt lock.

5. Do a better job of hiding the spare key. Thieves know all the common places. A spare key can be a vacation safety backstop if you need to phone someone to help get into the house in an emergency, but a spare key under the flowerpot is asking for trouble. Best hiding place: inside an envelope you entrust to your neighbor.

6. Cancel deliveries. An Amazon Prime carton beside the front gate is a commonplace—but when one or more remain uncollected for more than 24 hours, it’s a virtual invitation to the unscrupulous.

Even for neighborhoods that are safer than most, vacation time burglaries can happen anywhere and anytime that basic vacation safety precautions aren’t observed. A few minutes of prevention should yield added peace of mind while you’re on the road as well as a pleasant return to a safely secured home. We’ll be standing by to help when you start planning the more extended kind of outing: to your next home!

 

If you are considering Selling your Brevard County home, Find Out What Your Home is Worth

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Whether you are buying or selling, it would be our pleasure to represent you!

Please call or email the Coastal Estate Team to review your real estate needs.

Contact Bridget Sentz at:
Phone: 321.537.5720
Email: BridgetSentz@gmail.com

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Phone: 321.271.0870
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July 1, 2017

Just SOLD 3940 Poseidon Way, Indialantic

The Coastal Estate Team Just SOLD

3940 Poseidon Way, Indialantic, FL

 

Another gorgeous New Construction home sold by the Coastal Estate Team!  This beautiful property located in Ocean Side Village, Indialantic on the Pond features 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths and a 2 car garage!

If you are thinking of New Construction, contact our team today!

 

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Phone: 321.537.5720
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June 30, 2017

Just SOLD 695 Brockton Way West Melbourne

The Coastal Estate Team Just SOLD

695 Brockton Way West Melbourne

UNDER CONTRACT IN 5 DAYS!!!

Congratulations to our seller! This home located in the gated 55+ community of Compass Pointe, did not disappoint. Only one owner, and pride of ownership abounds. Features 3 bedroom 2 bath home with 2 car garage is very open and bright. The eat-in kitchen has plenty of cabinets and counter space, and is open to the ''great room''. Tile floors in the kitchen and baths, laminate floors in the common area and carpet in the bedrooms. Beyond the great room is the screen and covered lanai, to enjoy the outdoors. Compass Pointe offers beautiful amenities for its residents, pool, club house, shuffle boards courts etc. Close to shopping and restaurants.

 

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Whether you are buying or selling, it would be our pleasure to represent you!

Please call or email the Coastal Estate Team to review your real estate needs.

Contact Bridget Sentz at:
Phone: 321.537.5720
Email: BridgetSentz@gmail.com

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June 27, 2017

Just SOLD 2021 Lune Court, West Melbourne

The Coastal Estate Team Just SOLD

2021 Lune Court, West Melbourne

Congrats to the buyers of this brand new construction home from Holiday Builders in Eastwood at Heritage Oaks in West Melbourne! If you are thinking about New Construction, we can help!

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Whether you are buying or selling, it would be our pleasure to represent you!

Please call or email the Coastal Estate Team to review your real estate needs.

Contact Bridget Sentz at:
Phone: 321.537.5720
Email: BridgetSentz@gmail.com

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Email: CarolynSmithRealtor@gmail.com

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June 21, 2017

The Nuts and Bolts Behind Real Estate Negotiations

When the goals motivating the parties in a negotiation—including Brevard County real estate negotiations—are understood by all concerned, the odds for success are greatly improved. In most cases where the negotiation is between a buyer and seller of Brevard County real estate, the goals are straightforward enough that it doesn’t seem to require much attention. Yet with a negotiation as weighty as the buying and selling of a home, stripping down the motivations common to the various parties can be a clarifying exercise. Here is what you might call a negotiation matrix:

When a buyer puts together an offer, more often than not their mental decision-making process goes something like this:

    — — — — — — — — BUYER — — — — — — — —

  I do not want to lose this house  | I want to pay as little as possible

    — — — — — — — — —— — — — — — — — — — —

The reason for the colliding arrows is that the two goals run the risk of conflicting with one another. If the buyer’s offer is too low, another buyer could come in to swoop up the property, and: game over. If the offer is higher than would turn out to be acceptable to the seller, the second goal will have been needlessly sacrificed.  

At the same time and on the other side, the seller is usually thinking:

    — — — — — — — — —— — — — — — — — — — —

I want to complete the sale | I want to bank the full asking price (or higher!)

    — — — — — — — — — SELLER— — — — — — — — — — —

It’s quite similar to the buyer’s mental process. Both are calculations of the risk vs. reward that making an offer and responding to an offer entails.

When a buyer makes a lowball offer, it signals to the seller that the “don’t want to lose this house” side is probably losing out to the “pay the least” side of the buyer’s calculation. If the seller is leaning toward the “complete the sale” side of his or her own calculation, the offer will either be accepted or countered with a significant discount. If the current inclination is more toward the “full price” side, the counter may contain just a minor discount.

This negotiation matrix is the barest of bare-bones reductions. In practice, it’s often a little more complicated. Offers often contain details about desired maintenance corrections or may be dependent upon outside factors (like selling their current home); counter-offers, likewise.

Where a possible negotiation can needlessly go off the rails is if either party becomes emotionally threatened by an offer or counter. And believe me, it can happen! What’s vitally important is that each side understands that the other’s goals are legitimate, even though at odds with their own. A lowball offer may be misguided, but it’s not evil. A refusal to counter at all is, likewise, a statement of a legitimate bargaining position. Either may be disappointing, but neither is necessarily evidence of bad faith.

It’s our job to help my buying and selling clients chart a course through the negotiation rapids while avoiding such emotional cross-currents. At best, they are a needless distraction; at worst, obstacles that can prevent a meeting of minds. Appreciating the legitimacy of everybody’s motivations before the actual numbers start to fly is a good way to prepare. And, as usual, calling us is another prudent idea!

 

If you are considering Selling your Brevard County home, Find Out What Your Home is Worth

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Whether you are buying or selling, it would be our pleasure to represent you!

Please call or email the Coastal Estate Team to review your real estate needs.

Contact Bridget Sentz at:
Phone: 321.537.5720
Email: BridgetSentz@gmail.com

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June 20, 2017

Just SOLD 511 Hibiscus Trl, Melbourne Beach

The Coastal Estate Team Just SOLD

511 Hibiscus Trl, Melbourne Beach, FL

 

Congratulations to our buyer on the purchase of this home!   This pool home has a large lot and a ton of potential and is located in a desirable location in Melbourne Beach!! 

 

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Whether you are buying or selling, it would be our pleasure to represent you!

Please call or email the Coastal Estate Team to review your real estate needs.

Contact Bridget Sentz at:
Phone: 321.537.5720
Email: BridgetSentz@gmail.com

Contact Carolyn Smith at:
Phone: 321.271.0870
Email: CarolynSmithRealtor@gmail.com

 

 

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June 17, 2017

Just Listed 4955 Evinrude, Melbourne

The Coastal Estate Team Just Listed

4955 Evinrude, Melbourne, FL 32934

This custom built CANAL FRONT property features 3 bedroom 2 baths upstairs in the main house with an ''IN-LAW SUITE'' downstairs and full bath. Eat In kitchen features wood cabinets and SS appliances. Open to the family room with access to the covered balcony. Master bedroom with wood floors, tray ceiling, updated master bath. No carpeting, wood and tile floors throughout. Metal Roof and hurricane panels for all doors and windows. Access to Lake Washington and St. John's River is literally down the canal. For all those fishing enthusiasts now is the time to be on the water. Oversized garage with 494sf and the covered car port has 912sf great outdoor space for entertaining. Enjoy the fire-pit out back and your own private dock. Quiet community to call home.

To see all information & photos for this property, click here.

 

If you are considering Selling your Brevard County home, Find Out What Your Home is Worth

Start your dream home search right here: Coastal Estate Team Dream Home Search

Whether you are buying or selling, it would be our pleasure to represent you!

Please call or email the Coastal Estate Team to review your real estate needs.

Contact Bridget Sentz at:
Phone: 321.537.5720
Email: BridgetSentz@gmail.com

Contact Carolyn Smith at:
Phone: 321.271.0870
Email: CarolynSmithRealtor@gmail.com

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June 17, 2017

Just Listed 860 Aquarina, Melbourne Beach, FL

The Coastal Estate Team Just Listed

860 Aquarina, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951

Paradise awaits! Perfectly situated within the gates of Aquarina, this special home is truly a rare find. Surrounded by lush tropical landscaping, this Mediterranean pool home allows privacy and beautiful views of the 7th Fairway and lake beyond. Featuring 3 Bedrooms plus an Office which easily doubles as a 4th Bedroom. Designed for entertaining - wet bar, formal dining & living rooms, fabulous kitchen, breakfast nook and family room look out over the sparkling salt water pool & spa and provide easy access to the summer kitchen and large covered lanai. Endless upgrades including coffered ceilings, crown molding, double sided gas fireplace, hurricane impact windows and shutters, gas & solar pool heat, landscape lighting and so much more! Beach, Golf & Tennis Clubs, River Access & more!

To see all information & photos for this property, click here.

 

If you are considering Selling your Brevard County home, Find Out What Your Home is Worth

Start your dream home search right here: Coastal Estate Team Dream Home Search

Whether you are buying or selling, it would be our pleasure to represent you!

Please call or email the Coastal Estate Team to review your real estate needs.

Contact Bridget Sentz at:
Phone: 321.537.5720
Email: BridgetSentz@gmail.com

Contact Carolyn Smith at:
Phone: 321.271.0870
Email: CarolynSmithRealtor@gmail.com

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June 17, 2017

Just Sold 1841 Lune Court

The Coastal Estate Team Just SOLD

1841 Lune Court, West Melbourne, FL  32904

 

Brand New Construction with Holiday Builders located in the Premier Development of Heritage Oaks! 

 

If you are considering Selling your Brevard County home, Find Out What Your Home is Worth

Start your dream home search right here: Coastal Estate Team Dream Home Search

Whether you are buying or selling, it would be our pleasure to represent you!

Please call or email the Coastal Estate Team to review your real estate needs.

Contact Bridget Sentz at:
Phone: 321.537.5720
Email: BridgetSentz@gmail.com

Contact Carolyn Smith at:
Phone: 321.271.0870
Email: CarolynSmithRealtor@gmail.com

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