The Neighborhood Report – Bradenton

MS&C Bradenton Office

MS&C Bradenton Office

From the shore of Anna Maria Island and stretching eastward along the Manatee River, the Bradenton-Manatee area is a remarkable place highlighted by a host of art and historical attractions, as well as a coastline of sun-drenched beaches. From adorable Florida fishing cottages and stately southern houses to luxury condominiums, modest mid-century homes and island bungalows, this Gulf Coast destination boasts a great sampling of residential lifestyle options. As proven area experts, the agents of our Bradenton office specialize in helping homebuyers and sellers throughout the communities of Bradenton, Palmetto, Anna Maria Island, Parrish, Terra Ceia and Lakewood Ranch.

How’s the market in Bradenton?

Bradenton office branch manager Pam Ali has witnessed a very active market in her area. Additionally, our Bradenton agents have recently seen a significant increase in the number of buyers and sellers making inquiries via the Michael Saunders & Company website, michaelsaunders.com. Many of these are from out-of-town potential buyers who found our piece of paradise online. Within the last 14 days, the Bradenton office has received 20 pending transactions, which indicates a healthy amount of interest in Bradenton real estate.

Recent Bradenton Listings

Bradenton is unique in that we have the beautiful Manatee River that runs along the border between the city and Palmetto. Along the river, you can find magnificent properties that boast home sites of up to three sprawling acres.

A sampling of some recent properties listed with the Bradenton Office include a two-bedroom condominium for $37,500; a centrally located three-bedroom pool home near the Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport for $199,000; and a large piece of amazing “Old Florida” property on 25 acres with 1,750’ of Terra Ceia Bay frontage offered at $9,999,900.

Area Sales Statistics

With the activity of home buyers and sellers increasing daily, the number of pending sales reported to Trendgraphix for Manatee County is up 51 percent from June 2008 to June 2009—definitely an encouraging figure for those still doubting a recovery.

Client Questions

Sellers most often inquire about pricing their home correctly for today’s market. Incidentally, the homes that are closing are being purchased by savvy buyers who recognize good values. Many are finding them listed on the Best Opportunities section of the MSC website, where the area’s most aggressively priced properties are showcased.
The Bottom Line – Pam’s Advice to Buyers and Sellers

1) For both buyers and sellers, it is important to work with a real estate professional who engages the tools and support resources necessary for a successful transaction. A professional agent offers assistance throughout the entire process, from navigating through pricing statistics all the way to the offer, contract and closing. For the most desired results, it is best for a seller to benefit from a professional’s pricing and negotiating skills, technology tools, and continued education in order to execute the timely sale of a home.

2) Pricing is the most important factor in this current market, and today’s buyers are searching for the best values. Working with a Realtor who can assist you in evaluating the competition, providing comparable sold information, and monitoring the current market for any changes in trends will help you find the perfect buyer for your property.

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