LetsGo2PuntaGorda Newsletter 
June/July 2018

Happy Summer Everybody!

I am cheating and combining the June and July newsletters - will do the same for August/September. Hope you don't mind, it's that time of year when you are all having a great time traveling, visiting family, lounging by your lake house or beaching it along the coasts. Everyone always asks if it slows down during the summer - the answer is yes and no. There are less people here in Punta Gorda, so the market is less hectic - but the buyers that are here are serious buyers - they want to get their winter escape home purchase done - and get back to vacation time! Let me know if you need any help - buying OR selling - we can do both and offer you our advice along the way. 
 
Besides weddings, graduations, family reunions, July 4th celebrations - remember we also have Gay Pride Month, Father's Day, Flag Day and Hug Your Cat Day in June .... and in July it's National Hot Dog month (woohoo!), International Kissing Day, Cow Appreciation Day, Parents Day, Cousins Day - and All or Nothing Day!
 
Have fun and stay safe~!

Susan Hill
Susan Hill, REALTOR® 
RE/MAX "Platinum" Club - 2015, 2014, 2013
RE/MAX "100%" Club - 2012 
RE/MAX "Executive Club" - 2011
 
RE/MAX Harbor Realty
Direct: 941-676-1033
Cell: 941-347-8782 

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Latest PGI Civic Association News

The Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association is a great organization and if you're new to the area, it provides a lot of valuable information about how to become more involved in the community. 
 
Click here to view a copy of the latest PGICA Commentator, a monthly publication where you can find information about our area and the multitude of community activities available to you. 



Our Featured Listing



2590 Tarpon Cove Dr., #811
Punta Gorda, FL 33950

List Price: $499,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath


WHAT A GREAT LOCATION - This highly sought after first floor unit on SAILBOAT WATER is move in ready! Over 2300 square feet - 2 bedrooms AND a den/office! Clean as a whistle, this unit has its own 2 car garage, deeded dock, slip and 27,000lb boat lift and a panoramic water view. Tarpon Cove is the epitome of carefree, condo living and this home has it all! Consider the wide open floor plan with a great room that features sliders out to the roomy screened lanai and outdoor kitchen, volume ceilings and fans. Spacious kitchen with Corian counters, breakfast bar, breakfast nook, built in desk unit and lots of storage. Split bedroom plan-master suite featuring double vanities, a soaking tub and walk in shower. The guest rooms share a full bath with tub/shower combination. One is currently set up as an office/den. Plantation shutters throughout! The utility room with washer/dryer and laundry sink leads to the full size 2 car garage. Bring your boat and you will be out to Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf in no time. Hop on your bike and be downtown in the historic district with waterfront dining, music and dancing, galleries and shopping - Fisherman's Village - Laishley Marina - Farmer's Markets and weekly celebrations. Or walk across the street to your own community pool, spa and clubhouse. Whatever your needs - it is all here!!

Visit my website to learn more about this listing or contact me at (941) 676-1033 or a susan@letsgo2puntagorda.com .


What Our Customers Are Saying...


"When it's time to sell a home, we all want the same thing: a Realtor with experience and expertise, someone who understands the market and can beautifully present your home, and most of all someone who is capable of negotiating the best price. We found that person in Susan Hill. She is the consummate professional with years of broad marketing experience on which she draws. Susan is a respected member of the real estate community and has a sixth sense when it comes to what the market wants and will bear. We recommend her without reservation. She is a pleasure to work with."

 
Sold a home in Punta Gorda Isles
Janice & John R., Punta Gorda, FL, May 2018



What You Should Really Know About Browsing for Homes Online


You Keep Current. Your Property Site Should Too
F irst things first: You wouldn't read last month's Vanity Fair for the latest cafe society gossip, right? So you shouldn't browse property sites that show old listings.  Get the latest listings from realtor.com®, which pulls its information every 15 minutes from the  Be First Through the Door.  Ask your agent to send you automated emails from their MLS with new properties that meet your specs.  Multiple Listing Service (MLS), regional databases where real estate agents post listings for sale. That means that realtor.com®'s listings are more accurate than some others, like Zillow and Trulia, which may update less often.

The Best Properties Aren't Always the Best Looking
A picture, they say, is worth a thousand words. But what they don't say is a picture can also hide a thousand cracked floorboards, busted boilers, and leaky pipes. So while it's natural to focus on photos while browsing, make sure to also consider the property description and other key features. Each realtor.com® listing, for example, has a "property details" section that may specify important information such as the year the home was built, price per square foot, and how many days the property has been on the market. 

Treat Your Agent Like Your Bestie
At the end of the day, property sites are like CliffsNotes for a neighborhood: They show you active listings, sold properties, home prices, and sales histories. All that data will give you a working knowledge, but it won't be exhaustive. To assess all of this information - and gather facts about any home you're eyeing, like how far the local elementary school is from the house or where the closest Soul Cycle is - talk to your real estate agent. An agent who can paint a picture of the neighborhood is an asset. An agent who can go beyond that and deliver the dish on specific properties is a true friend indeed, more likely to guide you away from homes with hidden problems, and more likely to save you the time of visiting a random listing.

Around Town

Isles Yacht Club

The Isles Yacht Club offers a variety of activities and amenities for boaters and non-boaters alike. Membership offers social opportunities, 4 professionally maintained, lit Har-Tru tennis courts, 7 different card and board games, exercise classes, billiards, cruising & kayaking, biking, bocce, a 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center, award winning dining, golf reciprocity, and much more! There is truly something for everyone! 



Do You Know About This Free City Service?

Away From Home

If you are away from your home for an extended time, the Punta Gorda Police Department can conduct periodic home checks and notify you of any concerns or problems that arise. 





About Susan Hill, REALTOR ®

After 30 years in the trade show business, I sold my company, Hill & Partners, Inc (www.hillpartners.com) and moved to sunny Florida and focused on real estate. Working with buyers and sellers affords me the opportunity to apply the same skills that brought such success to my previous endeavor. You can be certain I will respond to your real estate needs with excitement, enthusiasm, rapid response, networking skills and problem-solving solutions!

Member of:
Charlotte County Chamber  of Commerce   
Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce   
Punta Gorda Isles Civic  Association


Susan Hill, REALTOR ®    |   RE/MAX Harbor Realty 
 941-347-8782  |   susan@susanhillrealtor.com   |  www.letsgo2puntagorda.com