Real Estate Questions and Answers | Sarasota

Bruce Myer Longboat Key Realtor Property Listings Aqualane Estates

If you live in Sarasota or any area around Sarasota, Florida, you know how lucky you are. More and more home buyers are coming to the Sarasota area searching for the perfect neighborhood. With so many communities and so much to choose from, you need a realtor that can help you narrow down your choices and show you the homes that match your ideal living situation.

Bruce Myer has been Sarasota’s leading Realtor for over three decades. He knows the areas well having lived, worked and participated in many local events. With all his experience he has put together real estate questions and answers that are frequently asked in the Sarasota area:

What is the difference between Pre-Qualification and Pre Approval? 

Pre-qualifying gives you an idea of how much of a loan you’ll likely qualify for. Pre-approval is the second step, a conditional commitment to actually grant you the mortgage.

How good does my credit score need to be?

Your FICO score (an acronym for Fair Isaac Corporation) will determine the amount of the loan, the interest rate and the percentage of the money you need to put down. The better your score the better the loan terms will be. A score of 700 or more is considered excellent. When your score drops into the 600s is good, 500s is risky. Below that, you may not qualify.

What’s the difference between a condo and a townhouse?

The difference is in what you actually own. Ownership in a condo means you own everything inside the condo including plumbing, electricity, and fixtures, etc.. You pay a maintenance fee to cover the external part of the structure such as the roof, steps, landscaping and any other common areas on the property. Townhouse ownership means you own the structure just as you would a single-family detached home, except you have a communal wall. You own the land underneath the townhouse including the yard, steps, patio, and garden. Most townhouses have HOA’s in place to cover the maintenance of the common areas.

Should I work with one Realtor?

YES! You need to pick one experienced realtor to work with when looking for a home in Sarasota. This is because, Knowledgeable, licensed realtors understand the ins and outs of the Sarasota real estate industry and can help you navigate what can otherwise be the often-confusing process of buying a home. You want a realtor that listens to what you want and can guide your to the right community in Sarasota that fits your style and budget. Working with Bruce will get you even more information about what each community and home has to offer and not waste your time showing you home in communities that don’t suit your needs.

Bruce Myer the Realtor to Call

By 7 a.m Bruce heads to his South Longboat Key Coldwell Banker office, which overlooks New Pass. He starts his day checking all new properties that have come on the market, and addressing all calls and emails from his clients and prospective clients. Clients and their needs come first this is why Bruce continues to get referrals and repeat customers. In a market that attracts knowledgeable and business savvy buyers and sellers, the ability to negotiate and keep your clients informed is crucial.

At age 26 he set the record for the most residential sales in Sarasota at $8.6 million in residential properties. The trend of performing at the very top of his field has continued for the next 30 years to the present. In fact, Myer sold more Longboat Key real estate than anyone else in 2012 and this year stands to be better than last year.

In many ways, Myer has refined the art of making a tremendously challenging and stressful job look easy. And while that may not be the key to success, it is the universal sign of talent.

Contact Bruce Myer 941-387-1847

Bruce Myer expert Sarasota area Realtor, is interested in your listing and investment goals. Bruce has his finger on the pulse of  Sarasota homes, land for sale and condos for the development market. His passion is for selling and marketing luxury homes and properties. He has sold over 1 billion dollars in real estate. Bruce is sought after for his unpretentious, straightforward and trustworthy approach.

Bruce has assisted many Sarasota clients list and sell their homes, condos, new developments, investment property, and luxury residences. His creative problem-solving skills help organize firm contracts. His negotiation, market knowledge, building, and luxury home sales are his expertise.  He is the ultimate resource for information, contractor referrals, and guidance.

Based in Longboat Key, FL, Real Estate Agent Bruce Myer is able to provide a full range of services to clients. Bruce and his team, provide the latest marketing techniques and methods to produce the very best results. We are able to serve retirees, families, businesses, organizations, institutions, and individuals looking to buy, sell or build in Longboat Key. We are committed to quality service for our clients.

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