Pfeifer Articles

  • 15Sep2008

    Time to Jump Back into the Sanibel Real Estate Market?

    Sanibel Octifest
    In the third year of our down real estate market, we are all wondering if the end is in sight. Certainly, when the real estate market bounces back, Sanibel & Captiva Islands will lead the charge. Certainly this week’s announcement of the government takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac means things have to get better. And certainly once we get through the election year, people will reevaluate their financial goals and look to purchase some of the incredible deals currently available. But what will happen to prices?

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  • 26Aug2008
    Real Estate Sales - It's Better on the Islands

    Real Estate Sales - It's Better on the Islands

    The national and even local press continually reminds us that the real estate market is suffering and could get worse before it gets better. To make matters even worse, election years have historically been slow for real estate due to the uncertainty of tax ramifications. Throw in a war and rising gas prices, and you have the making for a very tough year in real estate. On Sanibel & Captiva Islands, however, we are having a positive “rebound” year with many sales.

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  • 28Jun2008
    Details Make a Difference

    Details Make a Difference

    In today’s challenging real estate climate, sales are taking place! Who are these buyers, and what is their motivation? Many buyers are driven and motivated by the convergence of large inventory and low interest rates (buyer’s market conditions). These buyers are remaining unemotional during their search for a property in their price range. The other type of buyer in today’s market is also driven by the advantages of purchasing their “dream property” in a market that favors their timing. The major difference between these two buyers is their emotional attachment to the property.

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  • 14Apr2008
    The Sanibel Stalemate

    The Sanibel Stalemate

    What’s going on with Sanibel’s real estate market? When you combine sellers who don’t need to sell with buyers who don’t need to buy, an interesting dynamic is created. Our unique market has more “wait and see” buyers then in recent past years. There are four major factors contributing to this stalemate: overall perceptions about the nationwide economy, and concerns about local property taxes, insurance rates and a large inventory. Read on to learn why despite these factors, buyers continue to invest here on the islands.

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  • 1Jan2008
    Pfeifer's Website Takes Top Honors in State - 4th Consecutive Year

    Pfeifer's Website Takes Top Honors in State - 4th Consecutive Year

    Eric Pfeifer’s website www.SunnySanibel.com does it again for the fourth year in a row! Every year the Florida Realtor Magazine panel of website judges award individual agents and companies with the best real estate websites in the state of Florida. This is Eric Pfeifer’s third year in a row winning top honors for his website www.SunnySanibel.com . Eric’s site can be reached by entering one of the three following URLs: sunnysanibel.com, ericpfeifer.com or mysanibelrealestate.com. Pfeifer’s site is also easily found in the top results on Google when searching for “Sanibel Realtor” or “Sanibel Real Estate”.

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  • 1Mar2007
    Pfeifer's Real Estate Commercial wins 2006 Telly Award

    Pfeifer's Real Estate Commercial wins 2006 Telly Award

    Eric Pfeifer's Television Commerical won the 2006 Telly Award for the best Real Estate Agent TV spot in the United States. Award credit goes to creative director and producer Mark Meyers of Trademark Films. Mark's talent and Eric's message merged to produce an award winning spot. After winning the top Florida Real Estate Commercial and the best in the south, "Real Estate Is..." went on to win the top award for the country.

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    Posted By:Eric Pfeifer
  • 15Feb2007
    Pfeifer's Website Wins Top Honors- 3rd Year in a Row

    Pfeifer's Website Wins Top Honors- 3rd Year in a Row

    Eric Pfeifer’s website SunnySanibel.com does it again! Every year the Florida Realtor Magazine panel of website judges award individual agents and companies with the best real estate websites in the state of Florida. This is Eric Pfeifer’s third year in a row winning top honors for his website www.SunnySanibel.com . Eric’s site can be reached by entering one of the three following URLs: sunnysanibel.com, ericpfeifer.com or mysanibelrealestate.com. Pfeifer’s site is also easily found in the top results on Google when searching for “Sanibel Realtor” or “Sanibel Real Estate”.

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    Posted By:Eric Pfeifer
  • 2Feb2007

    Earnest Graham Attends Sanibel Flag Football Trophy Night

    Sanibel Flag Football - Earnest Graham
    Trophy Night for Sanibel’s youth Flag Football League ended with a grand surprise. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Running Back Earnest Graham stopped by the football fields to pass out the trophies and sign autographs. Earnest spoke to almost each player and parent for over an hour as 115 excited young football players waited to greet him. Graham is from Ft. Myers and played for the Florida Gators before signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Most recently he is launching the Earnest Graham Foundation which is dedicated to helping children find their talents and develop their confidence and respect of self and others they reach for and achieve new goals.

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    Posted By:Eric Pfeifer