Paula Fallon REALTOR Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty
Author: Paula Fallon
The beach is my happy place. When I'm at the beach, all the stresses of everyday life seem to disappear. I also love to eat! Being physically active is important to me so having weather that allows me to be outside all year long without heavy clothing on is a definite plus. I enjoy artwork, strolling around a quaint downtown where I feel safe, and being on the water - whether in a boat, on a jet ski, on a surf board, or just swimming. Music is an important part of my life. It is for all these reasons that I picked St. Augustine as my home! St. Augustine offers all these things to me and so much more! There is always something going on in St. Augustine. I hope that you will come visit this amazing town and fall in love with it just like I did. Look me up when you get here!
ANNOUNCEMENT: We will be changing our time for future Facebook Live events to 2:00 pm on Wednesdays. Mark your calendar!
Hurricane season has just begun and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty has launched a new website for clients and residents of Northeast Florida to help with our hurricane preparedness. Have look and bookmark the website: FloridaHurricaneNetwork.com. This website has resources for how to prepare for a hurricane, what to do during a hurricane and what to do after a hurricane. Specific areas included are Clay County, Duval County, Flagler County and St. Johns County.
This resource will be invaluable to new Florida residents!
Remember to check out the great resources for kids and add to your home schooling projects!
Facebook Live from Markland, a new home community in St. Johns County, Florida.
Myth busted! You will NOT get a better deal without an agent to represent you when buying new construction.
Commission is already priced into the list price of the home. My representation will not cost you any money, but I can and will negotiate on your behalf.
Upgrades and buyer incentives are available to you when using a REALTOR to represent you.
We have relationships with local builders and can negotiate a better deal for you that is in your best interest.
As Single Agents, Kevin Fallon and Paula Fallon will fight for you. We will also be your boots on the ground if you are relocating and can’t be here during the building of your new home. We will visit the home site, take photos or video and check on the status of the property.
Kevin Fallon has 25 years in the design and build field and understands builders. He can help you get the things you need done during the process.
Contracts favor the builder, but we can approach and fight for you if the need arises.
The Florida lifestyle is about having fun in the sun and being healthy. Locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables are best for a healthy lifestyle. The Florida Agricultural Department maintains a website called “Fresh from Florida.” This website features a calendar of seasonal fruits and vegetables. Local area farms include; Organic, hydroponic, livestock like Ripe and Ready off of SR 207.
Farmer’s Markets: Pier, Amphitheatre, Marineland, and Nocatee
Farm to table restaurants in St. Augustine:
Elk House Eatery
Introducing, David Hobbs joins Fallon Real Estate Group as an intern. David will be getting his real estate license this summer while he assists the team with marketing and support. Davis is a student at Pensacola Christian College.
Home sellers in Florida have a duty to disclose known defects concerning the home. We have sellers prepare a disclosure form before listing the property so buyers can make an informed decision before making an offer. This saves everyone time and effort in the transaction. If you want to see what a sellers disclosure contains please email Paula using the form below.
One of the best ways to begin preparation for selling your home is to look at your home through the eyes of a buyer. Always remember that preparing matters because we only have one opportunity for a first impression.
First, look at the front of your home and assess your curb appeal. Does your home or driveway need power washing? Would adding flowers increase attention and draw your eye to the home? Choose the options that you know will improve your curb appeal. It does matter.
To prepare your home’s interior and to make the best first impression on potential home buyers follow these tips:
Depersonalize the space: Remove family photos and personal collections – like model cars, NFL memorabilia, etc. If you have children remove any items with names on them. Remember the photos will be public and your home address will be available. Take precautions to protect you and your family.
Neutralize the space: Make your home as appealing to as many people as possible. Paint over bold colored walls, change bedspreads to neutral tones and pack items away that are personal. Help buyers imagine living in that home. If your home has too much of your personality that could be difficult.
Clean everything: People see cleanliness as an indication that you have taken good care of your home and have taken pride in owning it.
Organize: Clean out your closets and cabinets so that they don’t appear too cramped. More space in the closets and cabinets will make them look larger.
De-clutter: You will be moving soon anyway, so pack away all the things that you will not be needing that take up space. Rooms will be easier to clean and will appear larger that a cluttered room.
Offer a home warranty: If your appliances are near the end of their age of life offer a home warranty to ease buyers minds. The last thing a buyer wants is to buy a home and immediately have to purchase a major appliance.
Most buyers want move-in ready homes. Try to make yours as move-in ready as possible.
Staging will help you sell your home for more money and sell faster. The Fallon Real Estate Group will work with you and walk through your home to stage for buyers and as well as staging for photography and videos.
This week we were live from 29 Deerwood Street in Palm Coast. Watch the video to see the details of this elegant home. If you are looking for a spacious outdoor living space this is it – peaceful, quiet and plenty of space on the screened lanai.
Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, this thoughtfully designed luxurious home offers a beautiful beach lifestyle. Learn more at 29DeerwoodSt.com. Make an appointment to tour this home in real life – it is truly a must see!
For our 2nd Facebook Live we toured one of our listings on Anastasia Island, last week we were live from Kookaburra on the island. Stay tuned to see where we go next! Hope you will join us live at 1:00 pm Wednesday, March 21st.
146 Ocean Cay Blvd. St. Augustine Florida: Enjoy life at the beach in this gorgeous home just blocks from the beach. Enjoy tropical breezes from the screened lanai overlooking the lake and preserve which is a wonderful bird sanctuary. Greet your neighbors from the inviting front porch which graces the elegant entryway. Filled with natural light and adorned with neutral finishes, this home is a cheery retreat! The seller is offering $5,000 towards closing costs and pre-paids for an accepted contract that can close in the next 30 days.