By Gail Pelto (a twist on ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore) ‘Twas a few weeks before Christmas along the Emerald Coast, Home Buyers and Sellers were busy making toasts. Offers had been made, negotiated by all, Everyone happy, no closing was stalled! It’s been a great year in real estate…interest rates...
It’s the Little Bit Extra, that Lagniappe, that Creates Raving Fans. By Gail Pelto The other day I was chatting with my coach on the subject of customer service (or the lack thereof) in business today and just how important “real customer service” is for every business. In today’s business world,...
So, How Do You (and Why Should You) Hire a Powerful Real Estate Agent? By Gail Pelto, Realtor Yes! We are experiencing a Seller’s Market in many areas of our community. So, if you are thinking about selling, NOW is a pretty good time to get your property actively on the...
More and more people are seeking the authentic, coastal 30A lifestyle as an everyday way of life, not just a vacation destination. KOLTERHOMES is excited to announce a new community coming to the 30A area this winter – NatureWalk at the Watersound Origins® Community. This will be Kolter’s second...
By Gail Pelto A well-run homeowners or condo owners association can be a blessing! However, because I’m an equal opportunity writer, I know that a poorly managed one can be a curse! When you purchase a home in a planned development and/or condo, it might require you to join the...
By Gail Pelto Yep—record low interest rates! Are you ready to take advantage of them? Here’s a few things to ponder, because there are a bunch of ”maybes” on how these historically low interest rates might work for you: • maybe you’ve accumulated some debt that you’d like to pay off; •...
By Gail Pelto, Realtor “Look, Honey! The beaches and short-term rentals are open! Yay! Let’s buy something! Come on, please, please!!” The buyers have been locked up too long and now they are bursting at the seams to buy! What’s that mean to YOU? Well, if you’re bursting to sell,...
By Gail Pelto, Realtor As a professional real estate agent, I study the real estate stats in our market on a daily basis and there’s a few things I’ve noticed over the last month and a half: Many properties that had been on the market for sale cancelled their listings,...
By Gail Pelto, Realtor It’s a crazy time right now, for sure. And because it’s a crazy time, we’re getting a lot of people calling and asking questions similar to the title of this article. Most folks just want to know what’s happening in our real estate market. And what...
By Gail Pelto, Realtor Many renters are renting because they don’t think they have the substantial down payment or the good credit necessary to get a mortgage in order to purchase their own home. So they get trapped in the rental market, paying a landlord instead of themselves. I’m here...

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