30A Market Updates | News with Views

Posted by Go To The Beach Christie's on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 at 10:43pm.


GO TO THE BEACH finished up 2017 with a record year in sales—57 transactions, totaling just over 31.8 Million dollars. To reflect the size of the 30A market, this was just 2% of total sales volume (not including vacant land). We may not be the largest company, but I like to think of us as one of the best!
To that point, we continue to grow in numbers. We just had 3 new agents join our firm. Karen Thompson originally from Indiana. Jimmy McCracken originally from St. Louis. & Susan Howard who has her license both in Georgia and Florida. 
We come from varied backgrounds & offer different skill sets.
One of my main areas of expertise is in income-producing vacation rental properties. This knowledge was developed over a 20+ year period while investing my own money in 30A properties. Keith Vertes, also one of our agents, has a background in high-end custom home building.

GO TO THE BEACH agents consult with one another. Although small, our company has the expertise you need. 
Our group continues to help people relocate to this special area. Many of us have kids in local schools & have personal knowledge of what it's like to live on 30A full-time. We help guide our relocation customers until they are fully settled in.
Going back to my own skill-set: “income vacation rentals." The images below will give you a feel for what types of gross rentals you can expect in various price ranges when analyzing 30A income property. These are just estimates, but based on real data I recently researched.


On the theme of "vacation rental/income property" I want to remind you I am now one of the owners of Benchmark Management (www.Benchmark30a.com). 


As with our real estate brokerage, we have quality staff with skills honed to best serve our owners. Last year was a banner year for 30A vacation guest visits. Visit South Walton tracked 17,000 people entering the visitor center in 2017.  We predict this year will dwarf last year. 


30A was a secret at one time but not anymore.  Our markets continue to expand. 


Benchmark is a great choice to manage your vacation property & seize the opportunity to make some income during these great economic times on 30A.  Jimmy McCracken is doing many of our rental projections & is happy to assist you.
If you are a current owner looking to sell your property, I suggest you contact GO TO THE BEACH for a realistic evaluation of your property. 
If you have been thinking about investing at the beach, you are not too late in this rising market. Please put together a “wish list” consisting of area, price, property type, rental/non-rental, and we will send you a list of our “favorite picks". 
Whether you are visiting for a few days or investing for a lifetime, we can help.

*Contact Jon for his current recommendations for 30A income property: info@gotothebeach.com*


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