March 2015 Alachua County Community Events

By Michelle Schibuola

Spring is almost here! Our community is filled with so many wonderful events this month. Mark your calendars for the 16th Annual North Central Florida Home & Garden Show at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center on March 7th. On March 29th, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens will be having an Easter egg hunt with over 3000 candy and toy filled eggs spread over Kanapaha’s expansive lawns for the youngsters to hunt. Remember to set your clocks ahead before you go to bed on March 7th.

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Now is the Best Time of Year to List Your Home

By Michelle Schibuola

If you’ve been toying around with the idea of putting your home on the market, we’re currently in the midst of the best time of year to do so. “Sellers who list and buyers who buy often find the winter season the most advantageous time to make a move in real estate,” according to a new study by the real estate brokerage Redfin. The winter season takes place between December 21st and March 20th.

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This Sunday Only: The Bosshardt Blitz with over 60 Homes on Tour

By Michelle Schibuola

The first Bosshardt Blitz of 2015 is here and we couldn’t be more excited to host this extraordinary event. The Bosshardt Blitz, Alachua County’s largest open house event is this Sunday, February 22nd from 12:00-4:30pm. The Bosshardt Blitz provides a great opportunity for both buyers and sellers.

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New Construction in Alachua County

By Michelle Schibuola

Whether you’re looking for your starter home or your “forever” home, there are several new communities to consider in the Gainesville area. From exclusive Bella Vista where your custom dream home can be built on a quarry to larger community developments with several floor plans to select from, there is something sure to meet and exceed your expectations.

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2014 Realtor Awards

By Aaron Bosshardt

Today, Bosshardt Realty recognized all the hardworking Realtors that made 2014 a success. We appreciate your continued support in our Realtors, and the confidence you have placed in them. You are at the center of everything we do and we will work tirelessly towards ensuring that we meet and exceed your expectations.

A heartfelt thank you from the Bosshardt Family of Companies for making Gainesville and Alachua County the best place to live, work & call home.

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Out with the Old, In with the New: Design Trends in 2015

By Michelle Schibuola

If you’re building, remodeling, simply redecorating a couple of rooms in your house or staging your home to be placed on the market, there are a few things you may want to keep in mind before you begin your transformation. Are you changing an element that is outdated or is it still appealing to a wide variety? Will your new design add value or make it look outdated before it’s time? Here are 5 trends to steer clear of this year and how to fix them.

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Costly Home Seller Mistakes to Avoid

By Guest Blogger

By Chris Handy

As a Sellers’ Representative, my customers ask me to get the most amount of money for their homes, and usually in the shortest amount of time possible. As we began to recover locally approximately 18 months ago, and the market is stabilizing, a mix of time-tested methods and modern strategies, when put in place, allow me to help them achieve the goals they demand of their trusted professional.

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February 2015 Alachua County Community Events

By Michelle Schibuola

So much to do, so little time! If you’re looking to unwind a little, this is the last weekend of the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire, so get out and enjoy this beautiful weather. If you’re considering a kitchen remodel, be sure not to miss the Tour of Kitchens where you can get some great ideas for your new kitchen renovation.

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2014 Gainesville-Alachua County Annual Review

By Perry McDonald

I hope this extended analysis provides you with information that will both educate and prepare you to make the best real estate decisions possible in 2015. The data presented in this report were accumulated from the GACAR MLS and FloridaRealtors.org through 12/31/14. Some of these statements are forward-looking and actual results may differ materially.

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The Importance of an Open House

By Michelle Schibuola

Many sellers ask if having an open house is important to selling a home. While it’s not the most vital component, it certainly gives you the opportunity for more visibility. Having your Realtor® host an open house is all about the exposure it’s going to receive. When a potential buyer walks in the front door of your home, it’s already passed some litmus test in terms of location, price and features. The open house is attracting a captive audience with real buyers coming directly to you with one purpose is mind, finding the home that is right for them.

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