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A good photo can make all the difference!

April 1st, 2013 by Gary Mawson Jr.


Before you list your home for sale ask your agent to see some examples of listings that they have taken in the past.  A great photo can really go a long way.  Sometimes they may be a little deceiving but the goal is to get people through the door so that you can sell your home quicker.  The more people that come to view your home the more chances that you have of getting an offer to purchase.

Obviously a picture is not going to sell the home, but it will play a big part.  A home buyer is looking on the internet first before they even begin to go and look at any homes.  We love to look at photos and this is evident with things such as facebook and instagram.  Millions of people go onto these sites each day to look at friends, family, and strangers photos each day.

Here is a great example of a home that really could benefit from someone taking better photos of the home.

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Not all homes are going to have a ton of great photos to take, but you are also not going to be able to simply walk into a home and take some pictures.  It takes some staging, moving things around to take a better shot, camera angles, etc….  A good camera is a must.  It is alright to take some temporary pictures when the home is first put up for sale, but it is imperative to put your best foot forward.  The old adage of “a picture is worth a thousand words,” is so true even when taking photos of a home.  You want someone to feel like they can move in and call this place home.

So it is worth taking the time to not only interview the best agents but also to see what they are going to do to properly market your home for sale.


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Belmar is Rebuilding! Dont forget to buy a home!

March 29th, 2013 by Gary Mawson Jr.

Belmar has been quick to get everything back up and running.  They have the boardwalk nearly half complete.  The bridge between Avon by the Sea and Belmar is now open and cars are allowed on Ocean Ave up to Silver Lake between 5th and 6th Avenues.  Although you are not allowed on the boardwalk or the beach yet.  The boardwalk will be open for the summer rush of Memorial Day weekend.  It is really great to see things begin to get back to normal and the real estate is no different.

With the exception of some of the waterfront homes that people are just waiting to see what is going to happen with FEMA and their new flood maps (date TBD) homes that are currently on the market are selling like crazy.  Its not official yet, but we are moving into a sellers market!   It is really a great time for sellers, because with interests rates still very low home buyers are out there in full swing looking for homes to buy.  The buyers are not singled out to the first time home buyers though.  There are investors snatching up any good deal that they can get their hands on and also people that are looking to move up into bigger homes and also the people downsizing.

Dont miss out on the hot real estate market.  If you have thought about selling or buying another home call us first for a FREE market analysis of what your homes value is today!  It will only cost you about 30 minutes of your time.

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Selling Belmar NJ!

March 15th, 2013 by Gary Mawson Jr.

Belmar NJ is getting back to full swing trying to get waterfront back up and running!  There have been a lot of positive events that have shown that the beach communities will just not be affected as much as everyone thinks.  Real Estate has become a hot item in the area and people have been buying homes as fast as they come to the market here in Monmouth county and Belmar is coming around too.

With St. Patrick’s day behind us it was a positive thing to see everyone flock to Blemar to see everything that has happened.  This was the first day that they opened Ocean Ave and the bridge between Avon by the Sea and Belmar.  There were hundreds of people throughout the day that flocked to the beach to see the aftermath for the first time.  The positive is that the town has rushed to rebuild the boardwalk, so instead of seeing just a blank canvas of sand and water there are pilings and boards already in the ground.

Up and down Ocean Ave you can see that people are beginning to rebuild homes to get them back to a livable standards so that they can get back to Belmar NJ beaches in the summer and enjoy all that we have to offer.

There will be a lot of homes that are going to come to the market for both sale and rent in town now and in the near future. Some will be storm damaged homes and others will be homes that people just dont want to deal with anymore, but the reality is that we will always flock to the Ocean for the summer and there will always be a strong real estate market here in Belmar NJ.