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Yulee Real Estate

Like most Floridians we want to live in a place where we can raise a family in a safe and positive environment. A home that is reasonably priced, centrally located and close to the water. Yulee is that hidden gem. As an up and coming market, Yulee is the 189th largest community in Florida. Most of the homes in Yulee are new construction as most home buyers are choosing to move to Yulee due to its inexpensive housing and its proximity to both Jacksonville and Amelia Island.

Yulee’s population is relatively small at 12,000+ residents. However due to Jacksonville and Amelia Island’s booming housing markets and significantly more expensive price per square foot real estate, many individuals are looking for more economical options with the same perks. The vast majority of homes in Yulee are new construction, on average some of the newest homes in the nation. The average price per square foot is running around $108.00. Over the last few years the median household income has increased to $55,828.00 due to an influx of new middle-class residents calling Yulee home.

Yulee’s residents are a mix of both white-collar and blue-collar occupants. The percentage of adults who live in Yulee with a college degree is just below the national average at 21.8%, with almost 15% having a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Yulee is a town of office, sales, professionals and service providers. Almost 40% of Yulee’s residents work as office/administrative professionals, sales and food service industries.

The only downside to living in Yulee is the travel. On average, residents of Yulee who work in Jacksonville or Fernandina have to travel almost 32 minutes for their daily commute. With that said the residents of Yulee (86.5%) drive a car daily, while a small percentage (13.5%) choose alternative methods of transportation.

Yulee is a quiet town. The majority of its residents are older adults. Though the demographics are shifting as families with younger children are starting to move in and call Yulee home.

Choosing the Right Real Estate Agent in Yulee

If you are looking to move to Yulee you will want an experienced real estate agent in Yulee to help you navigate the local housing market. As most of the communities in Yulee are brand new, you will want someone who knows the builders, the neighborhoods, and the overall market. Whether you are looking to move to Yulee or move closer to Fernandina, Andrew Clark can help educate you on both markets, what the pros and cons are for each, and which market will be the best place to call home.

As a fast-growing community Yulee has a lot to offer new residents. Whether you want a few acres of land to build your dream home on, or a newly built single-family home, Yulee offers it all at a much more economical price than the larger surrounding markets of Jacksonville and Fernandina.

If you are interested in moving to Yulee contact Andrew Clark today. I specialize in helping new residents find their dream home. I understand that a new home is probably the largest investment you will make, which is why I am committed to educating and help every one of my client’s make the right decision on their new home purchase. Contact me today (682) 239-4282 for a free consultation, or to learn more about the Yulee real estate market and the benefits of moving to this charming community.

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Choosing the Right Real Estate Agent on Amelia Island

Whether you are buying or selling a home, choosing the right real estate agent is essential to a successful transaction and a good experience. In the United States there are over two million realtors. With so many individuals competing for your business, how do you know which one is right for you?

All of us have family or friends, your first and best source of referrals should be from the people you trust the most. Ask them questions regarding their experience with their agent, how long was the process, was there good communication, did they have a plan for you? Once you get a few names contact the agents to set up a quick meeting and ask them a few pertinent questions. Below are some important questions that will help you identify the best real estate professional for you.

Questions to ask Real Estate Professional prior to hiring them

  1. How long have you been a real estate agent?

This question can help you identify those agents who have been in the industry for years, versus those who have jumped into the industry because the market is hot. Not that experience is the only variable to gauge success, as many newcomers are extremely talented agents. But due to the nature of real estate as being a commission only industry, an agent with longevity has seen both highs and lows and was able to make a living through both.

  1. How many clients do you typically service at the same time?

Basically what you are asking is do you have enough time for me? If an agent has a high number of clients’ they are trying the service at the same time it can be difficult to address the individual needs of each client. No one wants to feel like they are on the back burner due to their agent not being accessible. Customized service is always the best recipe for success.

  1. What areas do you service?

All agents are licensed to sell real estate in their home state, however you want an agent that knows the area. It is always best to choose an agent who lives in the local market. Their tie to the community can really help you navigate the Amelia Island market and assist you in making the right decision based on your real estate needs.

  1. What is your plan for my situation?

Whether you are a first-time buyer, seller, investor or are selling an expensive estate what plan will the agent have for your situation? The last thing you want is an agent who has little to no experience. Think about the different situations that could arise and ask the agent how they would handle them.

  1. How do you communicate with your clients?

Whether you are someone who needs constant communication or someone who just needs the occasional call, ask the agent how they will communicate with you? Set expectations right out of the gate, as well as methods of communication that work best for you (email, text, phone call, etc…).

  1. Do you have vendor recommendations?

A seasoned Realtor in Amelia Island has formed relationships with virtually every industry. If you are in need of a vendor (Plumber, Electrician, Mortgage Broker, Title Company, Inspector, etc…) they can often times refer a reputable company to you based on their many years of dealing with these different companies.

  1. Do you have references I can reach out to?

A reputable real estate agent will always be able to provide references of prior happy customers. Typically, you can also go online to see their reviews and how others have rated their services.

  1. What questions do you have for me and my situation?

This is probably one of the most important questions. An experienced Realtor will want to know everything about you, your wants, needs and requirements. They will also provide you with pertinent details of the local market and will help guide you to make the best, most informed decision based on your real estate requirements. This question will help you get a better understanding of their thought process, experience, aggressiveness and whether or not their approach is customer-centric which is of the utmost importance.

Your Amelia Island Realtor

Andrew Clark has years of experience with real estate. He specializes in all aspects of real estate transactions. Whether you are listing your home for sale, or are looking to purchase a new home Andrew is the Realtor your need on your side. As a resident of Amelia Island, Andrew knows the market and is intimately involved in the local community. If you are in need of assistance in buying or selling a home contact Andrew Clark today for your free consultation (682) 239-4282.

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