Dooon't Dooo It!

By Jim “Property Wizard” Beggins, broker, CENTURY 21Beggins Enterprises. Since most opinions about real estate can be supported with facts. I will inform you to the best of my ability so you can unconfuse the facts to your personal advantage. I think I can use my “hands on” experience in Florida real estate since 1970 to achieve your desired outcome. Please let me know how I’m doing. mailto:jimbeggins@c21be.com727 254 8144 Cell. Call, text or email with any questions.

Brad Inman, real estate guru, said that he was thinking about buying another house.

“I wanted to stand up and say, Dooon’t dooo it — the next downturn is on the way! There are multiple signs the next downturn is around the corner, but what if you could predict whether a specific property in a given market area would increase or decrease in price during the next year? Ever since we listed our house in September and lowered our listing price just two weeks into the listing, my gut has been telling me the next slump is coming. Our decision to lower our price paid off. Out of 47 listings in our price range and location during November and December, there were only two sales, and ours was one of them. My sense is that we are in 2006 again. Prices are flattening while inventories are increasing slightly, a precursor to the next downturn.” Bernice Ross, Inman News.

When we are confused about buying or selling we tend to do nothing until we get enough information to make an informed decision. I believe that “Trust is the Currency of the Future”. Who can we trust to get the facts?  I’d like to help you with some facts, theories and ideas about local real estate. If you want to learn interesting stuff about our Gulf beach real estate, I invite you to attend one of my Tuesday 1-hour discussion sessions about barrier island assets and liabilities. I call it “Informed Confusion” because of all the factors to consider before moving to or from one of our 16 unique beach towns. There is too much info to print on my short monthly article. Find out why I’m advocating selling now and waiting to buy, depending on your personal situation, of course. RSVP to my mobile, 727 254 8144 or . There is never an obligation, just barrier island information.  We meet each Tuesday 5.30-6.30 pm at 5050 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Beach, 33706.

Before you sell or buy, investigate. I have an agreement with an analytics company that gives the current value of property you own or are interested in and lets you correct any misinformation that you may find. Go to  and we’ll email your value…no obligation. I also suggest that you check values on other sites. Just google an address and other analytics sites will come up. Be careful, because the prices they give are very often way too high or too low compared to reality. Our informal weekly discussions cover any barrier island real estate subject that may interest you. We meet each Tuesday 5.30-6.30 pm at 5050 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. If you can’t make it, I’ll be happy to answer your questions by email or phone.

All the best, Jim “property wizard” Beggins