Jack Elkins’ summer sales exceed $26 million

Waterfront Palm Beach Island Real Estate

As snowbirds flock north and the Florida heat sets in, many real estate agents sit back and relax while they wait for the busy season to arrive in the fall. Jack Elkins is the exception. This summer, Jack generated over $26 million in total sales in the Palm Beaches. As Jack puts it himself, “I […]

Tips for buyers: Winning the bid

When bidding on a property, the seller always picks the best offer. Interestingly enough, “best offer” is most definitely not synonymous with “highest offer”, as most people may often think. Many factors are taken into consideration before the selection of an offer, or counter-offer, is made. Below are some guidelines you may find useful, in […]

Home appraisals no longer derailing sales


JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. – May 16, 2013 – Are more home sales going through because appraisals are coming in at – or above – contract prices? A CNN story says they are. Home sale transactions often collapsed during the housing bust because appraisals fell well below selling prices, and low-ball appraisals made homes too costly […]

Real estate reality TV shows: fact vs. fiction

SAN FRANCISCO – May 14, 2013 – Network television offers a slew of reality shows that supposedly give viewers an inside glimpse into the home buying process, but the programs aren’t necessarily a true representation of the real-world experience. San Francisco-based realty broker Herman Chan, a previous guest on two HGTV reality shows, notes that […]