November Newsletter









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CHANGE OF SEASONS
PUNTA GORDA & BURNT STORE MARINA


What beautiful autumn weather we are enjoying in Punta Gorda this year! Many of our winter residents have arrived earlier than usual this year to enjoy the salty crisp air, sunshine and to check on their homes after the hurricane season. Overall, we were very fortunate to have sustained limited damage which mostly involved tree debris. The Isles seawalls were hit the hardest, but true to form, the City of Punta Gorda has diligently managed the matter. If you are interested, CLICK HERE to read the Press Release on the effect Irma had on the seawalls and the city’s plans for repairing them.

A special thanks to all of you who responded so kindly to last months newsletter. Keeping in touch with our clients beyond the sale means so much to us! We are excited to provide a higher level of service through our new team structure and are proud of our affiliation with Michael Saunders & Company.
Enjoy this months News & Views, and to all of you and your family and friends, have a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving!

DO LOW BALL-OFFERS WORK?

“We’re going to low-ball them!”. These words make every buyers agent cringe… mostly because we know it usually doesn’t obtain the intended result. This “low-ball strategy” may have worked during the recession due to the number of foreclosures and abundance of inventory that made it a buyer’s market. Many homebuyers beginning their search do not realize how drastically the market has changed since that time. In Charlotte County, the List to Sales Price Ratio dipped below 80% in 2008, with two years of inventory for buyers to choose from. Today, we see about 5 months of inventory in Charlotte County, with the List to Sales Price Ratio at 96%. Sellers are holding firm to their list price, and may even see multiple offers, especially at the lower price points.

There may be cases when it is appropriate to put in a low offer. Some homes may be listed at a high price that cannot be justified by data pulled from comparable homes sold in the neighborhood. If a home is offered at a fair price, however, putting in a low offer will likely offend the sellers and make them less likely to negotiate with you. Remember, selling a home is not strictly business for sellers who have sentimental attachment to a home they shared with their family, whether it is a full-time residence, or a vacation home filled with good memories.
If you insist upon making a low offer, understand the potential consequences and determine how you can make it more appealing to the sellers. When a seller is considering an offer, they may have priorities other than obtaining the highest possible price. They may be looking for a quick 30 day closing, or a potential seller leaseback. Let the sellers know you’re serious by putting up a large deposit and shortening inspection timeframes.
If you find a house that you love, don’t risk losing it by putting in a low offer!

NOVEMBER

OPEN HOUSES!!

SUNDAYS 1:00 -4:00 PM!

(CLICK ON THE PICS FOR DETAILS!)


November 12th
310 Islamorada
in Burnt Store Marina


November 19th
101 Colonial Street
in Port Charlotte

November 29th
5042 San Rocco Court
in Burnt Store Isles


Come by and say hello to our
Buyers Agent, Audrey Townsend, and enjoy some refreshments and view these beautiful homes for sale!
For additional information Audrey can be reached at 941-208-3025.

CHEERS FOR PEERS
A HUGE HEARTFELT THANKS GOES OUT TO JOHN DYER THE PAINTER!
We have been consistently referring John to our clients and friends to paint the interior and/or exterior of their homes over the past several years and we are always getting compliments on both his work and his world-class customer service. Thank You John!
John Dyer (941) 875-5825

P u n t a G o r d a E v e n t s



ALIVE AFTER 5
November 16 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
The Punta Gorda Downtown Merchants Association bring you Art-Music-Live Demonstrations-Shopping & Food! What better way to spend an evening out with old friends while you take the time to make new ones. (Every 3rd Thursday of the month!)
https://www.facebook.com/AliveAfter5PuntaGorda/


PUB RUN, WALK, OR STROLL
November 15 & 29TH 2017 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
Registration is FREE and begins at 6PM Locations Vary. Approx 2.1 to 3.1 miles. Runners and walkers of all abilities are welcome. 1st wave (walkers/strollers) at 6:15pm 2nd wave (runners) at 6:30pm The dynamic of the run will be very laid back. No timing will be involved. This is a great opportunity to meet other local runners and walkers in a relaxed atmosphere.
https://puntagordachamber.com/calendar-events/


FINE ARTS FESTIVAL: INSPIRED BY PICASSO
Recurring weekly on Mon, Wed, Fri until 11/29
Most events are free and family friendly! Events (unless stated otherwise) are at the Visual Arts Center, across from Fishermen’s Village. Call (641) 639-8810 for details, or to purchase tickets for the Luncheon and Tapas Night. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Exhibit in Goff Gallery: October 28 – November 30

  • Ribbon Cutting & Mural Unveiling: October 30, 12:00pm – with J&K’s Mobile Cafe Food Truck on site for lunch! Storytelling & Art For Kids, At The Punta Gorda Library: Nov. 1, 10:15 – 10:45am Copperfish Book Discussion: November 1, 9:00am & 6:00pm
  • Movie Night at the Visual Arts Center “Surviving Picasso”: November 3, 7:00pm
  • Movie night at FGCU Reniassance Academy “Picasso: A Primitive Soul”: Nov. 7, 1:00pm
  • Luncheon and One Woman Show “Picasso & Matisse: Artistic Rivals” By Baila Miller: Nov. 10, 11:30am – $40 Per Person
  • Sip & Paint like Picasso: Nov. 15, 6:00pm – $35 Per Person
  • FAF Finale – A Tapas Night: Nov. 17, 7:00pm: Celebrate the inspiration of Picasso while raising funds to support the Visual Arts Center! Tapas, Sangria, Spanish Music & Dancing – $50 Per Person


FOR EVENTS AT BURNT STORE GOLF & ACTIVITY CLUB CLICK ON LOGO


FOR ADDITIONAL NOVEMBER & FUTURE EVENTS CLICK ON LOGO

Copyright © *2017* *Calenda & Associates*, All rights reserved.
Jennifer Calenda, PA Lead Agent JenCalenda@Comcast.net 941-916-0798 Cell
Audrey Townsend Buyers Agent AudreyTownsend9@Gmail.com 941-208-3025 Cell
Makala McClannan Closing Coordinator M.Mulley@TopProducer.com 941-505-5555 Office
Caroll Jean-Rene Listing Coordinator Carollj@TopProducer.com 941-505-5555 Office
Marianne Goldberg Executive Assistant Marianneeg@Comcast.net 941-505-5555 Office

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