Naples Real Estate Voice

Real Estate Agent - Downing-Frye Realty
A blog for real estate specializing in the greater Naples area market.
I've always considered myself a ‘networker' probably even before the term became a term. In real estate, we all look toward our happy clients for referrals, and actually it doesn't matter whether whether it is real estate or not, any business can benefit from the power of word-of-mouth marketing....
The current inventory in Collier County of approximately 5,800 homes and 4,800 condominiums remains excessive and the potential buyers out there seem to be firmly on the sidelines, waiting for the prices to decline even further. There is also disagreement among the ‘experts' as to how and when th...
Finally, after a great deal of debate between the Florida House and Senate, a much sought after tax reform bill was passed. Now it is up to the voters in January to approve or disapprove the measure. Continue
With the enormous amount of inventory in the real estate marketplace, (now well over 3 years,) it is truly a buyer's market. The big question on everyone's mind is when are they going to start releasing some of that pent up demand and start buying. Continue
You know it's funny, I'm a very computer literate person, which can be good and bad. In this increasingly mobile society, (and I refer to the technological aspect,) fast is just not fast enough! Continue
The great debate continues to rage on about tax reform and more especially about the portability issue within the State of Florida of Homestead Exemption and 3 percent Save Our Homes cap. The Florida governor, Charlie Crist, has been pushing the legislature to remain in session until they pass a ...
With residential real estate in the greater Naples area taking a plunge during the past year and a half or so, so also has the rental market. Not only is there a glut of homes and condominiums for sale, there now is an enormous glut of rental as well. Continue
The Naples Press has somewhat slowed down on the constant bashing of the local Naples Real Estate Market that has taken place over the past two years. Continue
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work" - Thomas EdisonI believe that the current ‘down' real estate market that we are experiencing offers some wonderful opportunities to us as real estate agents, and although it might take a fair amount of wo...
Boy...don't you wish that you could push a button and program your prospects to buy now? I sure do because the market here in Naples, Florida  seems stuck in those summer doldrums, even though I was talking with a friend this afternoon in New England and he told me it was 51 degrees there. (One t...

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A blog for real estate specializing in the greater Naples area market.