Aug. 14, 2017

7402 Atlantic Avenue Wildwood Crest

Beautifully upgraded Mediterranean style 4 bedroom 3.5 bath two story townhouse with ocean views! Exterior features large corner lot, nicely landscaped front and back yards, off street parking for 3 cars and garage. Interior features are endless. cathedral ceilings invite you into the foyer which leads to open concept living, dinging, and kitchen. Kitchen comes fully upgraded with stainless steel appliances, granite counter-tops, white cabinets and wine fridge. Hardwood Floors throughout. Upstairs bedrooms have newer carpet and ceiling fans. master bath has tile floor and huge shower with multi-head jets. Multi zoned central air & gas heat. The sale of the property includes the custom furniture package & window treatments and is move in ready. Incredible rental history.

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Aug. 12, 2017

108 S Harvard Avenue Ventnor NJ

Incredible beach block 4 bedroom 2.5 bath single family home with ocean views. This colonial has been well maintained and is only 3 houses to the beach and boards. The exterior features include beautifully landscaped front yard, off street parking for 5 cars, and a large covered front porch to enjoy nice summer evenings. The first floor entrance leads into a grand living room with a hardwood fireplace, elevated ceilings, and separate dining room. Very nice kitchen with white cabinets, range, stove and more. The second floor features 4 large bedrooms with oversize closets and 2 full baths. Other features include beautiful hardwood floors throughout, full basement, dual zoned A/C units, and an attached bonus garage that is currently used as storage.

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Sept. 12, 2014

Atlantic City Job Losses- A Special Message to Those Affected


There are many great South Jersey area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search, or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (609) 398-5333 for a FREE home buying or selling consultation to answer any of your real estate questions


Today we have a special message to those affected by job losses due to casino closings in Atlantic City. We're already hearing from casino employees who are looking for assistance in relocating out of South Jersey.

If you or someone you know has been affected by these job losses, our entire team is available to you. We'd love to help in any way we can. If you need to relocate from the area or just have questions on real estate, reach out to us.

We understand that this is a tough time, and the economic and lifestyle affects will extend far beyond just the employees themselves, to their families and our entire community. 

 

July 29, 2014

Our Top 5 Buyers May Be a Perfect Match for Your Ocean City Home


There are many great South Jersey area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search, or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (609) 398-5333 for a FREE home buying or selling consultation to answer any of your real estate questions


If you have been thinking about selling your home but haven't listed it yet, you may have a buyer ready before you even put it on the market. Our 5 top buyers are looking for the perfect home, and we're trying to find them the perfect seller. Here's what they're looking for:
  1. 3 bedrooms in the north end area of Ocean City. Price range: $275,000-$325,000.
  2. 4 bedrooms in the Gold Coast area of Ocean City. Wants it to be in a quieter area for year round living and prefers new construction. Price range: $500,000-$550,000.
  3. Smaller living space with a good view of the open bay in the Bayfront area of Ocean City. Price range: $700,000-$900,000. This is a cash buyer.
  4. 3 bedrooms around 34th Street area of Ocean City. Interested in something nice, newer, and with a second story. Price range: $500,000-$550,000.
  5. 3/4 bedrooms in the North Wildwood area. Condo or home is acceptable - something that requires less maintenance ideally. Want to be on the east side of New Jersey Avenue. Price range: $300,00-$350,000.

If your home matches any of these profiles and you are looking to sell, give us a call immediately. These buyers are ready to go, so your home will be sold quick and painlessly. If you know anyone who is looking to sell their home in this area, share this blog with them. We want to make an easy sale for both these great buyers and the potential sellers out there. 
 

If you have any questions about real estate in your specific area, give me a call or shoot me an email. I'm always available to talk.
June 26, 2014

Jeff Quintin Reviews Jack Starr


How we helped Jack buy his Ocean City home by figuring out his needs and meeting them

"Jeff Quintin’s team was very professional.  When we were looking for a home, they asked us what kind of house we wanted, what area, and showed us various places. I can’t complain one bit! They were very helpful and will find something that meets your needs. I would definitely recommend them."

-Jack, Home Buyer

Posted in Testimonial
June 24, 2014

Why Now is the Best Time to Sell Your Summer Home in South Jersey


There are many great South Jersey area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search, or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (609) 398-5333 for a FREE home buying or selling consultation to answer any of your real estate questions

Hey all, I hope your enjoying your summer!

I have some tips for those of you who are looking to sell your South Jersey vacation home.

Most importantly, don't wait until summer is over. 

Many homeowners wait until summer ends before putting their home on the market. Here's why that's a bad idea:

  • The spring selling season wipes out our inventory, leaving no homes to sell to interested buyers in the summer.
  • There are thousands of potential buyers in the summer months, making it a good time to expose your property.
  • Inventory goes way up in the fall, meaning there won't be any buyers paying top dollar because no one wants to carry the property to next spring to get the income.

There are many reasons you may not want to put your home on the market during the summer months. Whether you don't want to bother your renters or you simply want to collect summer income, there are many good reasons selling your home in the summer may not interest you.

However, there is a way to put your home on the market in the summer months without losing summer income and without hassling your tenants.

Here's how: 

  • We show your property during the change-overs: From 10 am-2 pm on Saturdays. Your tenants will not be bothered and interested buyers can see the property during peak season.
  • The summer market is as strong as the spring: With so many  people flooding South Jersey during the most beautiful time of the year, tenants often ask about purchasing property upon check out. 
  • Sell in the summer, close in the winter: You can still collect income from summer renters, and the deal is closed by the end of the year.

Selling in the summer is the best way you can get the maximum price for your home, keep your income, and minimize expenses.

The important thing to remember is that today's tenants are tomorrow's buyers!

If you have any questions, please call me at (609) 398-5333, I'd love to help!

Posted in Home Seller Tips
April 19, 2014

Make Your Real Estate Decisions Quickly to Take Advantage of Heightened Market Activity



There are many great South Jersey area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search, or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (609) 398-5333 for a FREE home buying or selling consultation to answer any of your real estate questions


The Importance of Timing in the Real Estate Market
Hey - I wanted to reach out to you in between appointments because I just had a very interesting conversation with a buyer about the importance of timing in our market.

Before I do this, I need to update you on the market here if you have not already received our South Jersey Market Update. For the month of March, all the shore points (from Ocean City to Longport to Sea Isle) are way up in their number of transactions.

For example, this past March in Ocean City there were 74 homes that were sold. Compare this to last year where there were only 55 homes sold here in March. That is a 34% increase in buyer activity from year to year. 

 
What is important about this is that if you're a seller, the timing is critical. Between today and Memorial Day, there are only 48 days left. So if you find a buyer for your home, then that buyer will probably want to close before Memorial Day. The countdown has begun, so if you want to sell, you better be prepared to act!

It's not that we don't sell homes in June, July or August; it's just that most buyers are making their decisions right now. So, this April, the market will be great and you will need to decide if you're going to sell. The high quality inventory that is available is being scooped up quick, - if you wait to buy, you will be left with inventory that is not worth your money.

If you were thinking of putting your property on the market and would like to know how much it might be worth, simply give me a call and I will do my best to to give you an accurate valuation of your home so you can sell at an attractive price. This will be a no-obligation, free market analysis.

Just remember that time is running out.
Act quickly if you want to have a successful real estate transaction. So, as always, feel free to reach out to me for any of your Southern New Jersey real estate needs.

Posted in Market Update
March 25, 2014

Timing is crucial: Both buyers and sellers need to act now!

  

There are many great South Jersey area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search, or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (609) 398-5333 for a FREE home buying or selling consultation to answer any of your real estate questions
 
With the spring season in full bloom, the imminent surge of both inventory and demand will continue to intensify, as the vast majority of market activity revolves around the fast-approaching “memorial day season”.

As I explained in my last post, most buyers and sellers naturally gravitate towards the specific time-frame of March-May, mainly due to the lull in external distractions (holidays, undesirable weather, and work/school demands). Without the lifestyle constraints experienced during other parts of the year, such a period of time is essential for buyers, as they are afforded both an expansive inventory, and a legitimate amount of time to close a deal before the advent of Memorial Day. With this being said, sellers should already know the importance of getting a property sold by Memorial Day, as it allows them to maximize the sale value of their property.

However, many sellers either are unaware, or tend to overlook another crucial caveat of the home-selling process: After going under contract, buyers take an additional 30-60 days to actually close the property. This means that the remaining span of time between now and Memorial Day must be partitioned into two separate phases. The first phase consists of getting a contractual agreement with a buyer, while the second phase centers around getting the buyer to close on the property. If we allot 45 days as the median amount of time for buyers to close, the remaining amount of time is for sellers to actually sell their property and still get top dollar for the sale value.
Because Memorial Day is so quickly approaching, I cannot stress enough the urgency of this message for sellers. With a subsequent 45 days set aside after the initial sale of the property, the amount of time left for sellers to get a buyer under contract is a swiftly closing gap.

Obviously sales will continue to occur after Memorial Day, but the quality of surrounding inventory will be significantly less in value, followed by a diminished level of demand. Therefore, I must reiterate again that TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE. If you are a seller who desires top dollar for their property (who doesn’t), then you will heed this message and take every proactive measure possible to get your property sold as fast as you can!

If you are a prospective buyer, this time-frame is equally crucial for you as well. With inventory being as extensive as it is, the corresponding competition for such a vast array of different properties is nowhere near as extreme and cutthroat as it will be in the summer season.

I can only put so much emphasis on the current state of market conditions in words on my blog. Regardless of whether you are a buyer or seller, please watch my video and do not hesitate to contact me about any questions as I will be more than happy to accommodate you in the best way I can.

March 11, 2014

Home Sellers: Sell Your Home Now and Receive Top Dollar!

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There are many great South Jersey area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search, or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (609) 398-5333 for a FREE home buying or selling consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.
There a bunch of great things happening in the market right now! Between the months of March-May, we sell more homes than any other month; the peak selling season has arrived. Now is the time to sell while our demand is at its highest! To break it down even further, we sell more homes in the last week of March than any other time during the year. If you’re not on the market, get on the market! If you are on the market, you must be prepared and be priced right so you don’t miss out on the rush.
 
So the big question is, why is March the best month to sell in our market, especially in a resort/secondary home market? In my 22 years of selling real estate, I’ve noticed a pattern in the market. This pattern consists of the decisions people make based on the stage they are at in their life whether they are buying or selling. In most cases, it all hinges on getting buyers down to the shore to purchase a secondary home or investment property.
 
If you take a look at the Christmas season, the distractions are all around us. We may still be selling property, but the weather prevents people from visiting the shore. People then settle back into their school and work routines after the holiday season and begin to gear up for the spring market. The only distractions in the months between February and April are Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day and Easter.
 
Once May hits, however, weddings, graduations and sports take over. This is why the window from March to May is so important. Now is the time to be on the market and priced right! During the month of February, my team sold 20 listings and 9 buyer sales. Now, our current market is outselling the inventory! This is a great sign because it shows that inventory is beginning to drop.
For those of you who are on the fence about selling, you need to do so now while the quality inventory is being purchased. All of the quality inventory will be sold within the next 60-90 days! If you’re a buyer and still haven’t made your purchase, you need to get here now! Otherwise you will be facing more competition on inventory that isn’t as good as in the peak months. Just in the past three weeks I’ve had five properties receive multiple offers. One of them sold for full asking price and the other sold for $2,000 over asking price. This is what happens when your home is priced right!
 
If your home is on the market and you want to know what you can do to get it sold, just give me a call as soon as you can. This is the time and we can’t miss the boat! I look forward to our conversation being the best of your day.
Posted in Home Seller Tips
Jan. 3, 2014

My Top 10 Predictions of 2014!

 

 

This past year has been pretty amazing and pretty interesting to say the least. Today I wanted to reveal my predictions for 2014; but before I begin, I wanted thank you for your continued business and your referrals. They are the lifeblood of my business and we are very appreciative and grateful for all you have done for us in 2013. Before I jump into my 2014 predictions, you can check out my 2013 predictions to see if I was correct!
My top ten real estate predictions for 2014 are (not in any order):


1.       Home prices will stabilize. In the last twelve months, most metropolitan areas across the county saw an increase in prices. As far as our local South Jersey market, we haven’t seen much for price increases. Don’t expect a big upswing in overall prices in 2014; however, appreciation will occur in small markets where inventory is low. I believe most markets have hit the bottom of the market in 2012-13 with some still declining. 

2.       Home builders and new construction will compete with resale housing. We are seeing it all over the place; developers are back in the game and new construction is being built. Big homebuilders are buying large tracks of land all over the country especially here in South Jersey. With Sandy coming in and doing a lot of damage to properties, homeowners are not repairing themselves and selling to developers. New construction is going to dominate the 2014 market and compete with resale property. 

3.       Rental housing markets will surge and go up. Rentals are in demand and they have been very strong both across the country and locally. Rentals, especially yearly rentals, are very limited (low supply, high demand). If you have a property you want to put on the market as a yearly rental, you could have up to 20 applicants. There is a lack of good quality rentals and this will cause the prices to rise. This is also great for investors who buy a property and rent it to a good tenant.

4.        Mortgage loan applications will rise and increase. We are seeing more and more people trying to get a mortgage or refinance. Lenders themselves have loosened up as more new homebuyers are entering the market.

5.       Interest rates must go up. Interest rates have been very low for a very long time. All eyes will on Janet Yellen this year; she will become new chairperson of the Federal Reserve in 2014. Yellen will continue to monitor the bond-buying program but inflation will continue which will lead to higher interest rates. Interest rates can only be suppressed for so long. Sometime in 2014, interest rates will rise and hit 5%. Buy now and lock in the rates now.

6.       Short sales and foreclosures will go away. Bank properties and REO (Real Estate Owned) Properties are being sold in bulk which is clearing out the short sale and foreclosure inventory. Locally, we’re seeing a surge in bank owned property again. For a long time, the state had a moratorium on foreclosures in the wake of Sandy. We will see more foreclosures in New Jersey versus the rest of the nation in 2014.

7.       Investors will scrutinize and secure rental homes for long term. They are going to look at buying properties and be cautious with who they rent to. They want to make sure they acquire a good tenant who will stay long term and pay rent. More investors will come onto the market to buy more investment property. 

8.      Homes with curb appeal will lead market sales. Home buyers will be extremely picky in 2014; they will only buy the best home in the best condition at the best price. Buyers don’t want something that needs to be fixed up and this will cause the “junky” inventory to sit. Great curb appeal is going to help sell a home.

9.   Housing inventory rises but remains low. There will be inventory coming on to the market but will remain low in some areas. Most economists agree that a healthy market will reflect about a six months’ supply of inventory. If there six or less months of inventory in a market, it would be considered a seller’s market or if there is more than six months’ supply, the market will favor the buyers. We will see both in different areas of the market next year. Locally, most of our markets have at least twelve months’ of inventory and are favoring the buyers. Until this is cleaned out, the market will remain stabilized.

10.      Real estate offices will have more of an open space environment. Look for more boutique offices in 2014 and the decline of the larger real estate offices. There will be fewer personal offices and more collaboration between agents

If you have any questions about this information, don’t hesitate to call or email me. I hope you have a prosperous and productive 2014 and thank you for a great 2013. I look forward to our next conversation being the best of your day!
Posted in Market Update