Facebook Live: Buyer Advocacy with New Construction

Take me with you to new construction!

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.

Homes for sale in Markland.

Catch us live on Facebook every Wednesday at 1:00 pm.

Facebook Live May 23, 2018: Local Farm Produce

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:

  • Preserved
  • Floridian
  • Precious Moments
  • Elk House Eatery
  • Black Fly
  • Llama

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.

What You Should Know About Seller’s Disclosures

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.

Facebook Live: Preparing to List Your Home

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.

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Past episodes of Facebook Live with the Fallon Real Estate Group:

Live from Palm Coast  

Live from Ocean Cay in St. Augustine 

Live from Kookaburra Beachside 

 

 

Veteran’s Day in St. Augustine

On Veteran’s Day 2017, my husband Kevin (a U.S. Navy Veteran) and I went to the bay front in Downtown St. Augustine to watch the annual Veteran’s Day parade. It was a beautiful display of patriotism and the atmosphere was exhilarating! St. Augustine High’s band and JROTC program was fabulous, and I am so touched and thrilled to see our local  youth become involved in something as important as honoring our veterans!  My family has served in the military for over 100 years, with my brother Stephen serving in the Navy and his son Ben now serving in the Army!  I am so grateful to every single service member for their fight to keep America free, and to their families for the sacrifices they have made to support those who serve!  May God bless you and keep you!

With tremendous gratitude,

Paula Fallon

 

Ecotourism in Marineland

Ecotourism in Marineland

Explore the vast nature in Marineland with an eco-excursion from Marineland. What this consists of is a 2.5-hour kayak tour into the Marineland Matanzas Basin. While on this tour an expert will be focusing on things like the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin natural habitat. There is no prior kayaking experience needed either, this tour is offered from September – May.

 

Top Five Golf Courses in St.Johns

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Top Five Golf Courses in St. Johns

While St. Johns County has a vast array of golf courses both public and private, these are the top 5 courses in the county.  Happy Golfing everyone!

King & Bear: Located at the World Golf Village, the design of the course is a unique collaboration between Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Experience truly spectacular forestry with exotic loblolly pines, majestic oak trees, and crystal clear lakes. This course is open to the public.

Slammer & Squire: Conveniently located within the resort of World Golf, this course was designed by Bobby Weed with other design consultants like Sam Snead and Gene Sarazen.  This course is open to the public.

TPC SawgrassKnown as being one of the best courses in the country, this course is located between Jacksonville, Florida, and St. Augustine Florida. Travel + Leisure Golf Magazine has awarded TPC with, “Top 10 Golf Course Resorts in the World”.  This course is open to the public.

Palencia Club: One of the greatest luxuries of this course is the location. Conveniently located within Palencia’s village center, golfer or not, there’s an experience for everyone. Whether it be golfing, fine dining, or a night out, this course has it all. Designed by Arthur Hill, this massive 7,701-yard course consists of ancient maritime oak trees and is along the Intracoastal Waterway.  This a private course.

Marsh Creek Country ClubThe only private golf course located on the barrier island of Anastasia, Marsh Creek encourages golfers of all levels of experience to enjoy the course. There are six tee placements in order to accommodate all level of players.  This is a private course.