A prestigious, gated golf course community of 640 homes with welcoming neighbors, Waterford is located just moments from downtown Venice and beautiful area beaches. Waterford offers a variety of residential, deed restricted options, from homes of over 4,400 square feet to villas in the 1,300-square-foot range. It is composed of 10 smaller communities with individual homeowners associations, and a master homeowners association with architectural and property maintenance responsibility and oversight. The association fees are very reasonable.
Perfect for active lifestyles, Waterford of Venice boasts three nine-hole golf courses, tennis on four beautifully maintained Har-Tru courts, and five heated swimming pools. The community also provides a large hot tub, exercise equipment, sauna and steam rooms, and a clubhouse with a borrowing library, big screen TV and internet access. Waterford is also renowned for its meticulously kept private roads and well-manicured public areas located around 12 lakes.
Market Activity – Waterford
As with most of the communities in our area, correct pricing is paramount in Waterford. Originally listed by another agent in January 2008, 1614 Liscourt was on the market at an unreasonable price. After approximately six months, two minor price reductions and a year of attempting to sell themselves, the owners selected another agent at a somewhat reduced price for another six months. In January 2011, as the result of their local Waterford newsletter, Bob and Teddi Harsch of Michael Saunders & Company’s Venice office were asked to make a listing presentation. Together, they established an agreement to progressively lower the price within six weeks and consider offers up to 20 percent below asking price. After two open house dates, a buyer from Colorado stopped in at the second and made an acceptable offer. The property closed early April 2011.
As residents of the community, Bob and Teddi Harsch have had considerable success with 10 sales and 15 listings—one currently—since choosing Waterford as their specialty. Their clients are treated to an informative newsletter and regular e-mailings to keep up-to-the minute with market news and data.
Why Choose Waterford?
Adorned with very well-maintained homes and public areas on several lakes for water views, Waterford offers its residents a wonderful community lifestyle. The Championship golf course is rated in the top 20 in the southwest area, and together with the many other amenities, Waterford is an outstanding value as well as a great place to live.