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Extremely Attentive to Details

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Extremely attentive to details. Knowledgable about specific property and real estate in general. Very prompt responses to texts, emails and voicemails. In addition to all the objective positives, Brad is a great guy. I will recommend him and his company without reservation.

~The Duerr’s

The Summer Doldrums

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The Summer Doldrums

 We have all heard this phrase “the summer doldrums” and associate it with a slow down. Here is the dictionary definition:

doldrums. a state of inactivity or stagnation, as in business or art: August is a time of doldrums for many enterprises. a belt of calms and light baffling winds north of the equator between the northern and southern trade winds in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

Here in Southwest Florida it has deeper meaning by both definitions. In the literal sense we find that the waters on the Gulf are much calmer than normal. For us boaters it is an opportunity to get out and enjoy the Gulf of Mexico without having to worry too much about choppy waters. More importantly though, from a business perspective, it is the time of year when things are most calm. Year round residents enjoy less crowded highways and shorter lines while checking out at stores. Most importantly though, they enjoy the best deals of the year. Merchants are offering all kinds of incentives to drum up summer business. Coupons, 2 for 1’s, and incentives abound this time of year as merchants vie for the local residents who clearly have the upper hand this time of year.

It should come as no surprise that the same concept exists in the Real Estate market. We are in a seasonal market and the majority of residents think seasonally. Come January the market will be flooded with new listings and higher prices and transactions in April and May will be double that of August and September.

fort myers home pricesWe are all familiar with the contrarian theory and for those of us that are willing to adopt it there can be rewards. In every market there are those who for whatever reason need to sell. It only stands to reason that those who need to sell in the summer have fewer buyers and will therefore pay more attention to whatever offers they receive. Are you a contrarian? If so we want to hear from you. Brad and I stand ready to assist you in finding the dream home you have been waiting for. Give us a call at 239-963-4811.

Brad Has Gone Above and Beyond

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My wife and I have used Brad for buying and selling of our homes. We have found him to be very knowledgeable and attentive. He has gone above and beyond in assisting us with our transactions. Brad is very good about keeping his clients informed about all areas of real estate ventures. He is very tech savvy which in todays real estate culture is great. He does his best at assisting in the process of buying or selling, always performing at a very professional level. We have found him very easy to approach with questions that assisted us during our transactions. We would highly recommend him if your in the need of a real estate professional. You will be in the hands of a very trusted person.

~Sylvia and Jim Quillen

Honest, Dependable and Trustworthy

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I went through the wringer with various agents in Cape Coral. Brad was the first one that I felt I could trust. This is extremely important when buying a home sight unseen from overseas. It was easily apparent that he did not sugar coat his descriptions of a property either visually or in writing. I would be happy to provide a reference for Brad and highly encourage others not to make the mistakes I did. Honest, dependable, and trustworthy, not much more needs to be said.

~Stephen Desautel

He Makes Buying a Property from a Distance Possible

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My husband and I were looking for a house in Fort Myers to escape Canadian winters. We were very lucky to have come across Brad Dohack. It was a pleasure to deal with Brad who is such a professional and helpful person. He was always available to provide useful and valuable information on various properties. When we finally visited Fort Myers, he lined up a number of properties for viewing during our stay.

He makes buying a property from a distance possible and seamless. We are so pleased with his services and recommend him without reservations for a real estate transaction. Thanks Brad.

~Bob and Gaetane

Most Powerful Tool for You – The Home Owner or Buyer

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We are beyond excited to share our latest feature for our clients.  It’s called the Market Snapshot.  It’s free for you and will completely empower you to know more about what is going on in the real estate market near the home you own or the home you may potentially buy. 

Watch this quick video to see how powerful this is. 

You can pick up your Market Snapshot free at SWFLMarketTrend.com.  We’re excited for you to view the power of it!

How Will a Short Sale Affect My Credit?

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This is the most often asked question and as always there is no pat answer.  It really depends on three factors:

1.) Your lender

2.) Your personal history

3.) Your representative handling the transaction.

Lenders are all over in their approach to short sales and can change strategy at any time.  Currently the general environment is that banks and lending institutions see short sales as a better alternative than holding properties through till foreclosure.  Of course they are going to force the homeowner to prove that they cannot honor the commitment they have made.  If you have the means to continue to pay banks likely will not forgive the debt just because home values have dropped.  They are not in the real estate business; they are in the loan business.  Taking back property is a last resort for them.  Currently lenders are ramping up efforts to deal with short sales.  They are finding that it saves money to deal with homeowners that are still living in the homes and caring for them.  Each lender has criterion for their own evaluation and operating structures which govern their actions and response times.

Finally, there is the representative that is handling the negotiation.  I encourage anyone interested in listing or purchasing short sale property to carefully scrutinize your representative.  All are not created equal.  At the Dohack Group we work hand in hand with an attorney negotiator who does nothing but work on short sales.  They deal with all of the lenders and know what is necessary to submit a complete package to their specifications the first time.  This assures that the timeline will be cut to the very minimum.  Additionally, we are finding that many financial institutions are increasingly willing to review the offer early in the process so that buyers know their potential for success in the end.  This is not widespread yet but is an early trend and long overdue.

When you own a Fort Myers FL home and find that a short sale is your only option, procrastination is the WORST possible idea.  The more proactive you can be in working on an alternative to foreclosure, the better. It is worth the effort and in the end it could be the best overall solution to a mortgage that you can no longer afford due to uncontrollable circumstances.  If you find yourself having these considerations I encourage you to act quickly.  The worst response is no response. The earlier you begin the better your chances of a successful conclusion.  We at the Dohack group are here to help you answer your questions and offer whatever help is in your best interest.

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