5 Things You Should Never Say During Your 30A Luxury Home’s Open House

An open house is one way for sellers to showcase their 30A luxury homes for sale to a number of potential buyers. While you want to be as honest and open as possible to interested buyers, you also want to leave a good impression – and this means there are some things better left unsaid during an open house.

Make sure you are presenting your 30A luxury home for sale the correct way with these tips.

Here are 5 things you should never say during your 30A luxury home’s open house:

1. “The neighbors can get a bit noisy.”

Most buyers are looking for a 30A luxury residence where they can relax and escape from the noise and stress of city life. The last thing you want to do is create an impression of a home that cannot offer them peaceful evenings or weekends. Let the buyers judge for themselves if the noise level is tolerable or not. What may be “a little noise” to some may not bother another.

2. “The schools around here aren’t very good.”

Being near a school district with lots of great schools adds value to any property. Mentioning that the schools in your area are not that good can turn buyers off from your home along 30A. If you think the schools in your area are not up to your standards, it would be best not to mention them at all. Again, leave it to the buyers to decide whether the schools are good or not.

3. “The scented candle is covering up for the fishy smell from last night’s dinner.”

Your open house should help the buyer visualize how they can enjoy living in your home. If a candle is covering up an unpleasant odor, the buyer may wonder what else the seller is hiding.

4. “Pardon the carpet stain, that’s where the dog peed.”

Ever heard of the term “too much information?” This is one example of giving a buyer “too much information.” There’s a chance that the buyer is going to do something about the stained carpet or floor but being too honest about what caused it could turn a potential buyer off.

5. “There isn’t much to do around here besides the beach.”

Although buyers of 30A luxury homes want to know the nearest attractions, entertainment, and dining spots, there is no reason to be negative about a waterfront home. Buyers of homes along 30A most probably have already done their research online about the community and the fact that they are in your open house means they probably like it enough to consider buying your home. The 30A lifestyle is far from boring with all the events and places to see.

During the open house, it would be advisable if the owner does not linger in the home with the guests and to just leave them with the 30A luxury home agent. This way, you won’t have to worry about accidentally saying these things and guests won’t feel awkward asking questions about the home to the agent.

Check out  www.30ALuxuryHomes.com for more tips on how to sell 30A luxury homes.

Call me, Debbie James at 850-450-2000. Let me help sell your home by providing you the tools and information that you need to get the best price for your 30A luxury homes.


How to Have the Perfect Beach Bonfire along 30A

One of the best things about living in a 30A luxury home is having access to the beach any time, any day. Strolling along the pristine beaches of 30A, feeling the cool fine sand between your toes, hearing the soothing sounds of the surf, and of course, there’s the beach bonfires!

The experience of living in a home along 30A is not complete without the magic and fun of a campfire along the beach set against the breathtaking beauty of the Gulf of Mexico at night.

Enjoy a beach campfire with friends and loved ones, and experience the pristine beaches along 30A like no other.

The only thing better than enjoying a beach campfire with friends and loved ones is not having to haul your own chairs and coolers to the beach, setting up the fire pit, then cleaning up and leaving no trace in the dark afterwards.

Here are some cool services that offer 30A luxury home residents and guests a hassle-free and amazing beach bonfire experience:

1. Sea Oats Beach Service in Rosemary Beach

Sea Oats provides a complete bonfire set-up including a fire attendant, chairs, cocktail tables, a fire, a covered table for food, a cooler stocked with ice, even roasting sticks!

2. Live Well 30A

            Live Well 30A gives guests and residents of homes along 30A a spectacular a la carte experience, including a grill.

3. Grayton Beach Catering

Grayton Beach Catering provides bonfire set-up and clean-up service and the s’mores, too!  For an extra fee, they can also give you a mouth-watering Low Country Shrimp Boil.

When you live in a 30A luxury home, you get to take pleasure in having a beach campfire in the beautiful beaches along 30A anytime you feel like it.

If you’re the type who enjoys setting up the bonfire by yourself, you can easily obtain a one-day bonfire permit for only $50. Applications are processed at the South Walton Fire District on County Highway 393 from Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm. You can also contact them through their phone number 850-267-1298.

For your safety, make sure to follow these basic bonfire guidelines and precautions:

  1. Bonfire material should be placed into a metal burn barrel or tub
  2. Fire should be at least 100 feet away from structures and at least 50 feet away from roads, vehicles, and vegetation.
  3. Keep a bucket of water, garden hose, or any extinguishing device ready and at hand.
  4. All ashes and leftover materials should be thoroughly wet down and completely removed from the beach.
  5. Do not bury materials and hot ashes in the sand or dump them in the trash.

Bonfire permits do not include rain-checks or refunds so make sure to check with your local 30A weather forecast before planning your bonfire.

Bonfires have become a tradition along 30A for residents of 30A luxury homes and these services make it an even more fun experience by giving you hassle-free services.

Enjoy these experiences and more, any time, any day, by buying your own 30A luxury home for sale! Check out www.30ALuxuryHomes.com

Call me, Debbie James at 850-450-2000. Let me provide you with all the information and tools you need to make your dream 30A luxury home a reality.


3 Things That Can Ruin The Sale of Your 30A Luxury Home

30A luxury homeowners in the market can face a longer and more challenging road to closing compared to regular homeowners. A smaller pool of buyers, setting the price for a unique luxury home, and luxury buyers who are in no rush to buy, are some of the challenges that luxury home sellers face.

Choose the right 30A luxury home agent to market your home towards a successful sale.

Here are some of the things that can further slow down the sale of your 30A luxury home and how to avoid them:

1. Uncooperative Seller

Don’t fall into the trap that other luxury sellers get into: thinking that their home is the most luxurious home on the market. This kind of seller takes it as an insult to their taste when the buyer requests for changes like in the flooring or lighting.

No matter how luxurious your home is, or how much effort you put into decorating it, it is still a financial asset and the sale should be treated as a business deal. As such, nothing in the sales process should be taken personally. It helps to detach yourself emotionally before putting your home for sale on the market in order to arrive at a successful closing.

2. Choosing the Wrong 30A Luxury Home Agent

Selling luxury homes requires a different and more specialized skill set that traditional real estate agents do not have. The marketing strategies and techniques for luxury homes are also significantly different from houses in lower price ranges. Make sure you hire not just any real estate agent, but one who specializes in, and has a good track record in selling 30A luxury homes.

3. The Homebuyer Who Takes Time To Buy

With so many homes along 30A to choose from and plenty of money (and other assets) on hand, the luxury home buyer can afford to take his or her time in buying a home and be choosy about it. They may have some demands that may seem trivial, but they could certainly slow down the process. These small demands may even make or break the deal! Make sure you are patient with your potential homebuyers and be flexible when it comes to their demands.

Avoid these things if you want to have a successful sale for your 30A luxury homes.

To get the attention of luxury home buyers, remember this tip:

Don’t Sell the Steak – Sell the Sizzle!

In real estate, the steak represents the luxury home while the sizzle is the lifestyle that homes along 30A represent. You have to understand your target buyer’s hot buttons, what sells, what they are willing to pay more for, what gets them excited to buy right away.

Luxury home buyers are a small pool of buyers and competition is usually tough. Make sure your 30A luxury home stands out among the rest to attract more potential buyers.

The quality of your marketing should reflect the quality of your luxury home. With the help of your agent, you could use creative techniques to market your home to affluent buyers like holding charity events at your open house.

These are the 3 most important aspects in selling your luxury home: being a cooperative seller and being emotionally detached from your home, choosing the right luxury home agent who can market your home well, and attracting potential buyers by selling the lifestyle your 30A luxury home represents.

You and your 30A luxury home agent should work together as a team so you could successfully move to closing.

For more tips on selling your 30A luxury home, visit www.30ALuxuryHomes.com

Call me, Debbie James at 850-450-2000. Let me provide you with all the information and tools you need to make your dream 30A luxury home a reality.


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