It’s Wendy… It’s Sold! Thank you to my Destin Florida Sellers!

Thank you to my lovely Destin Florida, Miramar Beach real estate seller clients! They tried to sell their development property near the beach as “For Sale by Owner” for two years, then listed with another real estate company for six months. When their property failed to sell, they listed it with me. It was sold in 30 days for $1,000,000.  How was this accomplished so quickly? Some of the keys to my marketing are attention to detail, follow up and thinking outside the box.

Are you interested in selling your Destin Florida, Miramar Beach house, condo or lot?  Give me a call. I will analyze your particular situation and devise a plan to get it sold!

It’s Wendy… It’s Sold!

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy: [email protected]

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, 30A, Miramar Beach, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Florida.

 

For Sale – OOPS UNDER CONTRACT -Quail Run Townhome, Destin Florida 32541

 

DISCLOSURE: I wrote this draft blog post about my new listing in Quail Run at 1014 Airport Road Destin, Florida, went on a week long trip, came back and it is now SOLD!  Before I could get a chance to publish my Quail Run Destin townhouse listing for sale – it went under contract while I was away! How? I worked the sale from a hotel room on the laptop and phone!  1014 Airport Road Unit 142 was SOLD in FIVE DAYS!

Envision coming home to this beautifully remodeled central Destin townhome. Plop your keys on the granite counter and tickle your toes in the new carpet! What’s cooking on your new stainless stove? After dinner, take a plunge at the Quail Run community pool. Think about how will you accessorize your newly remodeled home. This Quail Run townhouse has brand new carpet, is newly painted, has new granite counters throughout, including the three bathrooms. The kitchen, with long granite breakfast bar, has new stainless dishwasher, refrigerator and stove. There is new vinyl plank wood look flooring in the bathrooms to match the rest of the home. Quail Run is located near a plethora of shopping and dining, and of course, the beach. Welcome home!

1014 Airport Rd. #142, Destin Florida was listed for $204,900.

AWE SHUCKS! Since the unit is already sold, I do have some good news for you! I have another Quail Run listing with the same floor plan – three bedrooms, two and a half baths, coming on the market within about three weeks. The Destin townhome listing will also be remodeled with new granite in the kitchen and baths, new carpet and freshly painted, as well as some other upgrades. Would you like to be “in the know”?

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It’s Wendy… It’s Sold!

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy: [email protected]

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, 30A, Miramar Beach, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Florida.

Developer Lots – 212 Driftwood Rd., Miramar Beach Destin Florida – Walk to Beach

Opportunity to build new homes in Miramar Beach, Destin Florida within walking distance to the Gulf of Mexico beaches at 212 Driftwood Road. This South Walton, Miramar Beach-Destin area building lot is potentially subdividable to four lots, south of Highway 98 and about 1000 feet to the beach. Just south of Miramar Plaza, there is public beach access at Miramar Beach with a lovely boardwalk and Pompano Joe’s restaurant right down Driftwood Road! This .63 acre South Walton development lot is zoned Neighborhood Infill, which allows eight units per acre, subject to Walton County approval.  Smaller lots adjacent to this property have recent new home sales of over $1,000,000. Think about the prospects of building multiple new homes on one of the few remaining large lots within walking distance to the beach. It’s a rare opportunity to take advantage of interest in the vibrant Destin, Florida real estate market. This corner parcel is ideally located between Destin and Sandestin, 2.5 from Destin Commons and yards from the Gulf of Mexico!

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Here is the aerial perspective showing the relationship to Miramar Beach public access from this .63 acre parcel.

212 Driftwood Road, Miramar Beach Florida is offered for sale for $1,100,000.

If you are considering this valuable business and development opportunity to split the lot into four parcels and construct new homes in Miramar Beach, Florida, contact listing broker today.

It’s Wendy… It’s Sold!

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy: [email protected]

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, 30A, Miramar Beach, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Florida.

Indian Lake Condo Unit 368 – Under Contract in 10 Days! Destin Florida

Indian Lake Unit 368 went under contract in just ten days! This two bedroom Destin Florida condo had several showings and was sold fast!  The unit had a long-term renter with monthly gross income of $1200. The return on investment was quite attractive to the new owner. The quarterly homeowners association dues (HOA dues, also referenced as “condo association dues”) at Indian Lake for this two bedroom 1090 square foot condo are $804. The condo lease is currently is under professional management.  Amenities at Indian Lake include an in-ground pool, clubhouse, fitness center and playground. Indian Lake was originally built as an apartment complex in 1999, then converted into condominiums a few years later. The complex has one, two and three bedroom units and there are just under 300 condos in the project.

One item of note for purchasers of an Indian Lake condo in Destin Florida is that the association is discussing an upcoming special assessment. Nothing has been finalized as of this writing, but a formal study into water intrusion behind building walls has been made by an engineering firm. If you are buying an Indian Lake unit, be sure to ask for the details and a copy of the report.

So far this year, 14 Indian Lake condos have sold at an average sale price of $124,493. There are two units under contract, and ten for sale, ranging in price from $89,900 to $154,900. The list price for this unit was $109,900 and was reduced to $99,900 for a quick sale.  The sale price will be revealed once the condo closes, in about two weeks.

4020 Dancing Cloud Court, Unit 368, Indian Lake Destin Florida

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It’s Wendy… It’s Sold!

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy: [email protected]

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, 30A, Miramar Beach, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Florida.

Indian Lake 2 Bedroom Investment Condo – Destin Florida 32541

Newly for sale – Indian Lake Unit 368 is a striking condominium value in Destin Florida!  These Indian Lake Destin condos sell fast and are an attractive investment property. Earn rental income of $1200 per month with the long-term tenant in place in this two bedroom, two bath second floor unit!  Indian Lake is located off Commons Drive and Two Trees Road at 4020 Dancing Cloud Court.  The Destin condo complex is near Morgan Sports Center in Destin, which offers a variety of youth and adult sports opportunities, like baseball, volleyball, basketball and more. Henderson Beach State Park on the Gulf of Mexico is a five minute drive away, across from Walmart.  This lovely beach offers a boardwalk and pavilions. Indian Lake has a community swimming pool, work out facility and playground.  The unit needs paint and a little “TLC” and is sold “as is”.

What are you waiting for?

4020 Dancing Cloud Court, Unit 368, Indian Lake, Destin Florida is offered for $99,900.
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It’s Wendy… It’s Sold!

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy: [email protected]

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, 30A, Miramar Beach, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Florida.

Welcoming Showing – Buyer Agents into your Destin Florida Home for Sale

The other day I was showing homes in the Destin Florida area and had to schedule seven houses to show a couple.  This is an exercise in geography and timing. You see, you cannot just jump in the car and show up at people’s houses, knock on the door and expect them to let you in. Also, in my association – the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors, you must even call to schedule appointments for houses that are vacant.  So to plan my showing timeline, I started with Google Route Planner (there is also Mapquest Route Planner) to show me which homes were most closely located.  I added my client’s current home, as I would be picking them up from there. From the map results, I picked the best order to show the homes.  I then had to guesstimate how long we would spend at each house and call the seller’s agents to schedule the showings and get instructions. Of course, the first house is the easiest to set a time to show. I still gave the listing agent a 30 minute “window” in case there was an unexpected traffic delay (and in Destin – there usually is). The next houses in order became a bit trickier to set up a window for arrival, as you never know how long a buyer will stay in a house. If they don’t like it – it could be five minutes. (Sometimes if they don’t like a house, they still spend time analyzing it). For each home, I gave about a 45 minute window for arrival, for example, between 11:00 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The last houses to show have the highest risk of being off schedule, so I may give those a one-hour time frame.  Interestingly, at one of the homes, I was met by the seller (it’s better not to be present at showings), who stated his agent said I would be there “at noon”. This was absolutely not the case, as I never give an “exact time” for arrival! My clients and I decided to leave and come back when they vacated the house, rather than wait in the driveway.

The other interesting Destin showing experience was the house with the piles of “instructions” in the foyer for the buyer’s agent. It was all typed in bold and numbered with items such as “1. Do not open any blinds 2. Turn off all lights 3. blah blah blah”.  I’m telling you, it was not a very friendly introduction to the home.  I called the listing agent later to ask a question about the home for my buyers and she asked, “Didn’t you see the packages I left?” Hmmmm, you mean there were packages underneath the pleasant instructions? I certainly wasn’t going to pick up one of those papers and cast a negative light in front of the buyers….

As luck would have it, my clients went to a couple of open houses the next day, and remembered to hand the seller’s representatives my business card. One of those homes was the one they bought.  I’m happy – they are happy!

Are you selling your home soon? Should you be present for showings? Also, check out my seller’s showing tips!

It’s Wendy… It’s Sold!

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy: [email protected]

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, 30A, Miramar Beach, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Florida.

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Sale Pending – Sunsail Subdivision, Destin FL

Sunsail Destin Florida

In less than a week, this lovely home in Sunsail in Destin Florida is now under contract. The pending home for sale at 4680 Windstarr Dr. will close in April.  At over 2100 square feet and built in 1997, this attractive house is within walking distance to the beach on the Gulf of Mexico.  What actions cause a home to sell so quickly? Here is a quick list:

  1. Price it right.
  2. Make the condition as clean and fresh as possible. In this case, the seller painted the home in neutral colors.
  3. Hire a professional photographer.
  4. Advertise the property for maximum exposure. We promoted this Destin home to a targeted market on Facebook, as well as Linkedin, Google+, Pinterest, Youtube, Tumblr, WordPress, craigslist, Trulia, Zillow, Twitter and hundreds more websites.
  5. Pay careful attention to presentation, follow up and  feedback.
  6. Understand the seller’s needs and negotiate in his best interest.

This Sunsail home in Destin Florida sold as a result of all of the above. What do you need to sell?

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It’s Wendy… It’s Sold!

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy: [email protected]

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, 30A, Miramar Beach, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Florida.

4680 Windstarr Dr., Sunsail, Destin FL Home for Sale – Walk to Beach

4680 Windstarr Sunsail Destin

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This Sunsail home for sale at 4680 Windstarr Drive is one of the best deals in Destin Florida, south of Highway 98, walking distance to the beach and Henderson Beach State Park! This happy Sunsail home is freshly painted and has unique features like arched doorways and two living rooms. One is a great room open to the kitchen, with newly painted, white cabinets and pantry. You could make part of the great room an eat-in kitchen and keep the fireplaced portion as a secondary family room if that suits your needs alternatively.  The formal living room has a cathedral ceiling and plant ledge and is open to the dining room. The master bedroom is separated in this split-bedroom floor plan for more privacy. It has two walk-in closets and an ample bathroom.This Sunsail, Destin Florida home has a big patio for barbecues overlooking a natural easement and beautiful landscaping adding to the happiness. The home is decorated in a neutral palate and there is a $5000 allowance for new carpet.  If you know Florida, you will also appreciate the built-in exterinal whole-house generator as an added bonus.

Sunsail is one of the best neighborhoods to live in Destin Florida! Why? There is a plethora of public beach accesses to the Gulf of Mexico down the street on Scenic Highway 98 (Old 98). The neighborhood location is well-placed, only a couple of minutes drive to Destin Commons, Publix, Whole Foods, Fresh Market, IMAX movies, restaurants, Lowes, more shopping and the Mid-Bay Bridge! These amenities are basically within one mile! You can literally zip out to Highway 98 and get whatever you need quickly, be it food, dining or playing!  4680 Windstarr Drive is across the street from the private subdivision pool and near the end of the cul-de-sac.

If you want to be in Destin Florida, don’t miss the opportunity to own South of Highway 98, near Crystal Beach, in Sunsail!

4680 Windstarr Dr., Sunsail, Destin, Florida is offered for $309,900.

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It’s Wendy… It’s Sold!

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy: [email protected]

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, 30A, Miramar Beach, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Florida.

Maravilla Condo #3207, Destin Florida – Just Sold

Maravilla Condos for Sale Destin Florida

JUST SOLD – Maravilla Unit 3207, Miramar Beach, Destin Florida! The Maravilla condo complex is one of the most popular in Destin and Miramar Beach. Maravilla has four buildings, the most sought-after units have a gulf view. Unit 3207 had a side gulf view highlighting the stunning emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This two bedroom Maravilla unit was a rental unit and earned over $30,000 in revenues yearly. There recently was a special assessment for improvements to the Maravilla condo complex and the seller paid those prior to the sale.

Maravilla has 2.5 acres of deeded beach access directly across the street.  There are two pools, whirlpool, tennis courts, basketball, shuffleboard, clubhouse. Beachside dining is nearby at Pompano Joe’s, Kenny D’s, The Crab Trap, and Captain Dave’s restaurants! A short drive away are Destin Commons, Whole Foods, Silver Sands Premium Outlets, IMAX theater and more.

This Maravilla condo unit 3207 was 840 square feet and could sleep seven.  It sold for $270,000.

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It’s Wendy… It’s Sold!

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy: [email protected]

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, 30A, Miramar Beach, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Florida.

Maravilla Condo #3207, Destin Florida – Gulf View – For Sale

Beach View to Maravilla

Maravilla condo gulf view units rarely come on the market in Destin Florida. When they do, they sell fast!  Here is your opportunity to own a part of paradise! Maravilla Unit 3207 is two bedroom condo with a dazzling side view of the Gulf of Mexico from the balcony!  Enjoy 2.5 acres of deeded beach access to white, powdery sand and crystal blue waters! Sit on your beach chair under your umbrella and watch the dolphins jump! Walk to restaurants on the gulf like Pompano Joe’s and Captain Dave’s!  Take a five minute drive to shopping at Destin Commons, IMAX theater, Whole Foods and more fun stores and restaurants. The Maravilla condo complex in Destin Florida has two in-ground pools, one heated, tennis courts, a gym and clubhouse.  This unit has a strong rental history earning $30,000 a year.

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2606 Scenic Gulf Drive, Unit 3207, Maravilla condo, Miramar Beach, Florida

Offered for $294,900

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It’s Wendy… It’s Sold!

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy: [email protected]

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, 30A, Miramar Beach, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Florida.

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