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The Battle Lines are Forming

Tim Shepard Destin posted this 436 Views

If Coke keeps its Recipe in a safe, and Google keeps its Algorithm a Secret, then why do agents give their data away? Doesn’t make sense does it? Fortunately, Realtors® and MLS boards across the country are starting to question this silly business practice. In fact, the Austin Board of Realtors® (ABoR), Edina Realty (MN), Crye-leike (Memphis), and ARG Abbott Realty Group (San Diego), have all decided to stop syndication to some extent. These folks have all ...

Destin Homes for Sale - 2013 Summary

Tim Shepard Destin posted this 312 Views

We just finished a stellar 2013 with 410 Destin homes sold, at prices from $60,100 to $5,125,000, and ranging in size from 700 to more than 12,000 square feet. Destin Waterfront Homes Waterfront Homes in Destin consist of those located on the Gulf, a canal, the Destin harbor, the bay, or a Bayou, and accounted for 49 sales or about 12% of the total. Canal front and harbor homes are generally found on Holiday Isle and favored by buyers that have boats. The water fronting these homes ...

Google - What Happened?

Tim Shepard Destin posted this 1 364 Views

It seems like yesterday; the Nasdaq was tracking to 3000, dot com mania was in its infancy and the Wall Street Journal had a little blurb about a company making noise as a search engine. The article mentioned that the company already had a solid following from engineers and techies who appreciated the quality of their search results, which were based on some proprietary "magical" ranking algorithm. Funny thing was, I already knew about GOOGLE. I had read chatter about them ...

Yahoo PPC Fraud

Tim Shepard Destin posted this 2 1,212 Views

On August 15, 2010, I noticed an unusual amount of activity for the search term, Okaloosa County Real Estate.  I immediately suspended the term from my marketing campaign and filed a complaint with Yahoo requesting that they investigate the issue and credit my account for the fraudulent charges. The graph below shows the click activity for "Okaloosa County Real Estate" since January 1, 2010 through the date of suspension.  Keep in mind, that my marketing parameters (budget, type, etc.) ha...


Choosing a Destin Realtor

Tim Shepard Destin posted this 1,664 Views

Are you thinking about buying a second home in Destin, a vacation rental, or have you just decided to make Destin your permanent home?  Whatever the case may be, you'll need to hire a Destin Realtor.  Making a good choice will save you time, money, and frustration. With thousands of homes for sale at any given time, the right Destin realtor will listen to your needs and help you find the perfect home.     Traditionally, buyers have chosen their Destin Realtor...

Destin FL Homes For Sale | Q1 2010 Up 25%

Tim Shepard Destin posted this 1,478 Views

Sales of Destin FL homes increased more than 25% for the first quarter of 2010 when compared to the same time period last year.  The increased demand is also exerting pressure on home values as the average sales price was $435,715 or 17% higher than last year. Other key statistics are listed in the table below.    Q1 2009 Q1 2010 % CHANGE Homes Sold ...

Destin Foreclosures Lead to Strengthening Market

Tim Shepard Destin posted this 1,353 Views

Destin Home Inventory Priced at market value, Destin Foreclosures, are leading the way in reducing the number of  available homes for sale in the area.  Many buyers are anxiously looking at recent selling prices in an attempt to "guess" the market bottom. However, the first sign of  a strengthening Destin real estate market is found by analyzing inventory trends*. As demand fell for Destin homes in 2005, 2006, and 2007 (see chart below), inventory rose ...

Destin Seafood Festival - Rock and Roll on the Harbor

Tim Shepard Destin posted this 1 1,320 Views

Fall is my favorite season of the year.  The temperatures are in the mid-80's, the water is still warm, and the beaches are less crowded. It's also the season of festivals. My favorite, the Destin Seafood Festival, runs from October 2 - October 4 this year. The event is held on the Harbor and features activities for everyone. Visitors can enjoy many of the arts and crafts booths or sample a wide variety of local seafood favorites prepared by the best chef's in the area. The Sea...

Destin Real Estate Deals - For Sharks Only

Tim Shepard Destin posted this 1 1,886 Views

For the past several years, I have quietly compiled a daily list (The Shark's List) of the best homes and condos that are currently for sale.  Every entry on this list represents the one property that is head and shoulders above the competition in one or more aspects.  This could be price, location, quality, amenities, neighborhood, or a combination of all. This is a list that I maintain privately and do not email or publish on my website.  Because the list represents best ...

Hunting Houses Out of Season is Legal! - Destin, FL

Tim Shepard Destin posted this 1 1,159 Views

Fishing out of Season is Illegal! Hunting out of Season is Illegal! But....hunting homes in Destin out of season is absolutely Fine. I have shown homes in Destin to the same couple for three consecutive years now.  They always visit the third week of August and plan on doing so again next year.  Every year, we look at homes and the same thing happens.  There aren't any available that fit their criteria.  It's really unfortunate because there were many qualified c...