Area Real Estate News & Market Trends

You’ll find our blog to be a wealth of information, covering everything from local market statistics and home values to community happenings. That’s because we care about the community and want to help you find your place in it. Please reach out if you have any questions at all. We’d love to talk with you!

Dec. 7, 2018

The Best of “The Consumer Quarterback Show”

“The Consumer Quarterback Show” has been blessed with great guests and fantastic contributors. Here are some of our favorite moments from the show so far.

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Each day at 5 p.m., you can catch our radio show “The Consumer Quarterback Show” on AM 1380 The Biz, the Wall Street Business Network. We’ve been lucky to have some fascinating and entertaining guests, including Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, former Buccaneer great Warrick Dunn, and business guru Grant Cardone.

We’re actively looking for expert contributors to join our show and we’d love to hear from you if you think you’d be a fit.

If you have any questions for me in the meantime about the market or about real estate in general, don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email.

Posted in Real Estate
Nov. 21, 2018

The Power Players of Real Estate

I recently appeared on television to talk about a number of different things, including the real estate market. Here’s a video with my full appearance.

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I’m very excited to talk to you today about the power players of real estate. I was just featured on a broadcast of “The American Dream” television show and I want to share it with you today. Starting at 0:18 in the video above, you can see my appearance in its entirety. From my daily radio show to my charity work with the Children’s Cancer Center, you’ll get an in-depth look at my business and at the Tampa real estate market. 

Whether you’re a business owner or a prospective homebuyer, there are plenty of opportunities out there.

Whether you’re buying, selling, or investing in real estate, there are a lot of opportunities out there. If you're a business owner, there are also a lot of opportunities to with our radio and t.v. shows. Just contact us at ConsumerQB.com to learn more.

If you have any questions for me in the meantime about the market or about real estate in general, don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email.

Posted in Real Estate
Nov. 16, 2018

We’re Looking for Hard Working Individuals to Join Our Team—Are You Interested?

The Platinum MVP Realty team is expanding, and we’re looking for hard-working, high-character individuals to join us.

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Are you thinking of starting a real estate career or do you want to take your current real estate career to the next level?

In that case, we’re excited to tell you that the Platinum MVP Realty team is expanding, and we’re looking for hard-working, high-character individuals to join us. We currently have both salary-based and commission-based open positions. We have great lead generating systems in place, and our daily radio and TV shows give us a significant advantage over many of our competitors. Let us help you achieve the work-life balance you desire. 

If you think you’d be the perfect fit for us or you know someone who is, don’t hesitate to call, email, or text me. You can also inquire right here in our website or message us on social media. 

Let us help you achieve the work-life balance you desire.

I look forward to hearing from you, and in the meantime, make it a great day! 

Posted in Real Estate
Nov. 9, 2018

Can Buyers Still Feel Confident in Our Market?

Inventory is low and mortgage rates are high, but we’re still in a strong market in our area.

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What’s been happening in our market lately? Here are some of the latest Pinellas County statistics from this past September:

  • There were 1,643 closed sales, which is a 6.1% increase compared to the 1,548 closed sales we saw in September 2017
  • 647 of those sales were paid in cash, compared to 603 in September 2017
  • There were 1,746 pending sales, which is a 37% increase compared to the 1,274 pending sales we saw in September 2017
  • There were 1,977 new listings
  • There were 2,295 pending listings

As you can see, inventory is still relatively low, but the big news is the Federal Reserve has changed their monetary policy and mortgage rates are at the highest levels we’ve seen since 2011. This may explain why there aren’t as many buyers out searching for homes right now. 

So many numbers we hear are indicators of where our national market is at, but you have to remember that we live in a unique area. Everything that’s available to us to see and do on a day-to-day basis that encapsulates our Florida lifestyle makes our area a strong market. Hopefully, as the snowbirds start moving down here to escape the winter weather and traffic starts piling up, we can keep investing in our infrastructure and move things forward. 

We’re competing for all types of policies that will help us maintain our status as a great place to live, work, and play.

As a radio and TV host, I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing all of the mayors from each of our local cities, and they all say the same thing when it comes to our market: We’re competing for intellectual capital. Not only that, but we’re competing for jobs. We’re also competing for all types of policies that will help us maintain our status as a great place to live, work, and play. 

Whether you’re thinking of buying or selling or you have any other questions about our market, don’t hesitate to call, text, or email us anytime. We’d love to help you. 

Posted in Market Updates
Oct. 26, 2018

Are You Coming to Our Buyer and Seller Seminar on Nov. 8?

If you’re considering buying or selling a home, you should definitely consider coming to our upcoming buyer and seller seminar. Here are the details for the event and what you can expect.

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Today I want to let you know about an important buyer and seller seminar that our team is hosting next month at the Cox Media Group Headquarters’ 102.5 The Bone studio.

The first hour will be focusing on the buyer’s side of the transaction, while the second hour will be focused on the seller’s side. After that, we’ll have experts on hand to help answer all of your questions. 

You will learn how to buy and sell like a pro right here in Tampa Bay, including all the different dynamics involved in the real estate market. We’ll also clear up some common misconceptions.

Join us on Thursday, November 8 at 11300 4th Street N in St. Petersburg from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in 102.5 The Bone’s performance center. A lot of our team partners, show contributors, and more will be there to give you information to help you save time and money when buying or selling a home in the Tampa Bay area.

We can’t wait to answer all of your questions.

In addition to this important information that you won’t want to miss, we’ll also have some catered food from Amici’s Catered Cuisine for you to enjoy. 

To reserve your spot, you must RSVP. Reach out to us by phone or email today to make sure that you don’t miss out on this special event. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Posted in Real Estate
Oct. 8, 2018

How “The American Dream” Will Help You Achieve the American Dream

“The American Dream” will be launching soon on NBC, ABC, FOX, Amazon TV, Apple TV, and Roku, and i’m honored to be a part of it.

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As you may know, I host a daily radio show called “The Consumer Quarterback Show” from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on 1380 The Biz that can also be seen daily on We Beam TV. Now, I’m proud to announce that I’ll be a part of another TV show about real estate in the Tampa Bay area called “The American Dream.”

This show is launching next month on NBC, ABC, or FOX, and it will also be streamed on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Roku. “The American Dream” endeavors to deliver an empowering message to viewers, and I’m honored to be selected as part of the Tampa Power Players of Real Estate! 

We’ll feature a lot of on-location shooting and provide market updates, insight into different local neighborhoods, and all the latest hot listings. We’ll also spotlight several local charities, which I’m very excited about.

I’m honored to be selected as part of the Tampa Power Players of Real Estate!

In other news, we also have a buyer and seller seminar coming up on November 8 at the Cox Media Group office building where 102.5 has their studio. We’ll be able to answer any buying or selling questions you have, and we’ll be serving food from Amici’s Catered Cuisine.

If you have any questions about either of these items or you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d be happy to help you.

Posted in Real Estate
Sept. 26, 2018

What Can You Do as a Buyer to Get the Best Deal Possible in Our Market?

If you’re a buyer in our market, you need to partner with an experienced real estate agent in order to find the best home possible.

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What’s the market been doing lately?

That’s a detailed question and the answer depends on your location, price range, and what type of home you’re talking about. Generally speaking, we’re in a low-inventory market for most demographics, and many buyers out there are frustrated because they can’t find the right property. 

This is why, if you’re planning on selling your home, you need to work with an agent who has a whole team behind them (like myself) and who has all the resources you need to help you position your property to sell quickly and for the most money possible. We utilize all the latest technology, and we’re doing things that other companies aren’t even thinking about yet. We would love to sit down with you for a confidential interview and give your home an accurate valuation with a complete comparable market analysis.

If you’re not working with an agent who can help you navigate these waters, you’ll be like a ship lost at sea.

If this sounds like something you’d be interesting in or you have any other real estate questions at all, just call me, visit my website platinumMVPrealty.com, or text “REQB” to 313131. I’d love to help you.

Posted in Home Buyer Tips
Sept. 19, 2018

What Can You Do to Sell Your Home Quickly & For Top Dollar?

Inventory is low in our market, so if you work with a team like ours to sell your home, you’ll sell quickly and for the most money possible.

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What’s the market been doing lately?

That’s a detailed question, and the answer depends on your location, price range, and what type of home you’re talking about. Generally speaking, we’re in a low-inventory market for most demographics, and many buyers out there are frustrated because they can’t find the right property. 

This is why, if you’re planning on selling your home, you need to work with an agent who has a whole team behind them (like myself) who has all the resources you need to help you position your property to sell quickly and for the most money possible. We utilize all the latest technology, and we’re doing things that other companies aren’t even thinking about yet. We would love to sit down with you for a confidential interview and give your home an accurate valuation with a complete comparable market analysis.

We utilize all the latest technology, and we’re doing things that other companies aren’t even thinking about yet.

If this sounds like something you’d be interesting in or you have any other real estate questions at all, just call me, visit my website platinumMVPrealty.com, or text “REQB” to 313131. I’d love to help you.

Posted in Home Seller Tips
Sept. 19, 2018

A Valuable New Resource For You

I’d like to welcome you to my new video blog.

On my blog, you’ll find tips for both buyers and sellers in the real estate market, as well as updates on what’s happening in our local market. The real estate market affects all of us!

I really want this page to be a valuable resource for you. If you have any questions about our market or about real estate in general, send me an email. Odds are good that if you have a question about a topic, someone else does as well; so, send your questions my way and we’ll make an educational video

Take a look around. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Posted in Real Estate
July 31, 2017

Curious About Local Real Estate?

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Curious about local real estate? So are we! Every month we review trends in our real estate market and consider the number of homes on the market in each price tier, the amount of time particular homes have been listed for sale, specific neighborhood trends, the median price and square footage of each home sold and so much more. We’d love to invite you to do the same!

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You can sign up here to receive your own market report, delivered as often as you like! It contains current information on pending, active and just sold properties so you can see actual homes in your neighborhood. You can review your area on a larger scale, as well, by refining your search to include properties across the city or county. As you notice price and size trends, please contact us for clarification or to have any questions answered.

We can definitely fill you in on details that are not listed on the report and help you determine the best home for you. If you are wondering if now is the time to sell, please try out our INSTANT home value tool. You’ll get an estimate on the value of your property in today’s market. Either way, we hope to hear from you soon as you get to know our neighborhoods and local real estate market better.

Posted in Market Updates