Wednesday, April 27, 2016

What Sellers Expect

Ok, so now you are moving.  It really doesn't matter if you're moving across the street, across town or across the world.  The same service should be expected from your listing agent.
Sellers must disclose health and safety issues such as toxic mold or lead based paint; however, in Alabama, sellers do not have to disclose all past repairs.  In Alabama, it is the buyer's responsibility regarding discovery.  So leave the discovery to them.
Don't tell everything to your agent because then, if asked, by a discovering buyer, the agent should answer honestly.  Such buyer questions might include:  Has your home ever flooded?  Unless health and safety issues are involved, your agent does not need to know this information for it could harm your negotiations.
Research your listing agent prospects to see if they have an online presence which is critical to your success these days.
The duties of your agent include obedience, loyalty, disclosure, confidentiality, accountability and reasonable care and skill.
If the agent you are considering can not name these duties, keep searching.
Another important criteria is photo quality.  Pictures mean everything to obtaining showings. 
It is not our goal to sell more houses.  We strive for something better....
To sell houses for more.
We are equipped and ready to serve you.  We include professional photography, CirclePix internet marketing and direct emails to buyer prospects and their agents along with traditional print advertising to reach thousands of prospects.  We will keep moving so you can start moving.
Moving?  Need to list your property?  Call the experts at Alabama Coastal Properties, Inc. 251.974.4000

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Keeping It Real

When searching online for a vacation rental, be aware that booking fees are charged by third party channel partners that advertise vacation rentals.  While these sites help you compare prices, their fees can be between 4 to 15% added on top of your rental total.  These fees are in addition to what the vacation rental owner or property manager already pays to advertise on their sites.  It appears the channel partners charge both the owner or PM and the traveler... Almost like double dipping.
What do you get for this percentage upcharge?
What you get for the booking fee varies per third party site.  While some offers guarantees on having a pleasant vacation experience, you will most likely be directed straight back to the property manager onsite should any issues arise which creates an unhappy experience.  Why not just book direct from the proper manager servicing that owner's vacation rental? 
I suppose it could offer some assurances if you are booking from an individual you have never done business with.  But do you really want to gamble your hard earned vacation?
To avoid such fees, you can contact the property manager direct and avoid paying these fees and you will be booking the exact same property you located on the third party website.
On our website, you can enjoy the convenience of booking online and avoid the third party booking fees while resting easy that we are locally onsite to serve you.
It is time for travelers to wake up and  book smarter.  Establish a meaningful relationship and start enjoying your vacation.  You just might be really happy about the services and prices you get direct.  After all, it is our business to create happy vacations.
Call us to begin a lifelong relationship with our local property managers that deliver HAPPY VACATIONS.  251.974.4000
See You At The Beach

Thursday, April 14, 2016

24555 Perdido Beach Blvd 5414 Orange Beach, AL 36561

Property Site:
Wow what a view of the Gulf of Mexico. This updated three bedroom two bath condominium is a must see. Tiled throughout. Upgraded kitchen with tiled backsplash and furnishings that scream comfort. Don't miss this one. The complex features indoor/ outdoor pools, sauna, fitness, tennis, grilling area and more. Close to everything.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.00
Price: $362,000

For more information about this property, please contact Tesa Morgan at 251-609-6991 or You can also text 3514562 to 67299.

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MLS ID: 238402

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

1244 Dorado Way Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Property Site:
Beautiful energy efficient home built to Fortified Gold Standard,located off Ft Morgan Rd. You can be at the beach in less than 10 mins or at boat launch in 5,quiet area away from the noise but just over 3 miles from Gulf Shores,granite throughout home, scored,stained concrete floors,custom walk-in tiled shower,soaking tub, plumbing and light fixtures are upgraded.Trey ceilings,crown molding throughout,custom blinds, beautifully landscaped in a wooded subdivision.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.00
Price: $222,000

For more information about this property, please contact Ann Wood at 251.589.9966 or You can also text 3511176 to 67299.

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MLS ID: 238315

Monday, April 11, 2016

22035 Hillside Loop Silverhill, AL 36576

Property Site:
2 Story Custom Built Home in quaint county setting on large shaded lot. Master suite with jetted tub w/ separate shower on ground floor. Open floor plan with spacious living room w/ fireplace. Florida room spills out onto 2 level deck. Wood floors on most of the first level. 6X39 Covered Front Porch, 11x15 Patio, Large 12X18 Deck, 19x20 Double Car Covered Carport, Backyard space. 2 storage blds and a greenhouse. Must See! Appliances negotiable.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.00
Price: $239,000

For more information about this property, please contact Tesa Morgan at 251-609-6991 or You can also text 3505520 to 67299.

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MLS ID: 238212