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2018 Summer Rentals

RentSignAre you ready for next summer?

Tenants are starting to inquire for 2018, and if they search our web site, only those with set rates will return on the search.

Please contact me to discuss rental rates and availability of your shore property.

As a reminder, we are expanding our island coverage with the new Tim Kerr Sotheby’s International Realty office on 96th Street, Stone Harbor!

Two locations to serve owners and tenants:

2821 Dune Drive, Avalon         and         231 96th Street, Stone Harbor


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Shore House Reminders

Our balmy fall days will eventually fade to a blustery, cold winter  :(

A check list for shore owners:

1) Disconnect the garden hose and turn off/drain any faucets that aren’t frost proof (most faucets on decks are NOT frost proof). Turn off and drain the outside shower (often overlooked and the pipes are the first to freeze and break).

2) Close the foundation vents and secure the crawl space door (the newer Smart vents will close automatically).

3) Secure/store trash cans, deck furniture, kayaks, grills, flags, etc.

4) Unless you completely winterize the house (drain the water), turn on the heat to 55- 60 degrees.  The upper floors can be set slightly lower, but not below 50 degrees.  A whole house water shut off valve is an extra level of protection against frozen pipes in the event of a power failure.

5) Open the cabinet doors below all sinks to allow heated air to circulate around the pipes.

6) Lock all windows (especially casement style that open with a crank handle) and sliding glass doors. Strong winds can vibrate a door or window open!

7) Unplug small appliances.

8) Check the kitchen sink for any random food items left in the garbage disposal – run with ice cubes or a piece of lemon.

9) Empty and turn off the ice maker if you won’t be using the house for an extended period of time.

10) Open the lid on the washer and prop open the door to the dishwasher to avoid musty odors.

And ideally, hire a winter watch service for peace of mind.  I am happy to recommend someone if needed.



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Depending on the time of year, I am walking either before or after the sunrise.

In the early fall, I often have to wait for more day light before heading to the beach.

And although I don’t love leaving the office in the dark, I will appreciate the earlier morning sun once we “fall back” in 2 weeks.


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Living by the water

waterlineFlooding- a common topic as we toured the charming villages along the Rhine River.

Tour guides pointed out the water levels from historic storms, and talked about the practical preparations of shop keepers and residents during a flood warning.

And although they didn’t minimize the devastation or damage, the guides were quick to point out that residents deal with it, and continue on with their lives.

The reality of life by the water!




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Back to the beach…and work!


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It’s our turn for vacation

Local residents definitely appreciate the perks of living “at the shore”.

For those of us working in tourist related industries, the summer is also our busiest time of the year.

So, the arrival of fall means it’s our turn for vacation!

Our travel is purposely planned to miss only one weekend of work.  I will be back in the office  Saturday morning, October 14th.

Will post a few pictures of our adventures on Twitter…


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Sunday Sights

A beautiful fall morning, and a peaceful walk before work…


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Search the MLS, Avalon and Stone Harbor NJ

The new Sotheby’s app provides quick access to our agency sale listings, as well as all inventory in the Cape May County Multiple Listing.

Click HERE to sign up

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Hello Fall

Perfect combination of fall colors and summer weather!




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Bay Front with Boat Slip!

Move in condition!

Enjoy life on the water…with access to your boat just outside the door.

Very attractive 1st floor condo features an open living room, dining area, and NEW kitchen- all with bay views.  The spacious master suite is also faces the water and wetlands.  The covered deck  is perfect for outside dining, and enjoying the spectacular nightly sunset.  Steps from the porch lead directly to the bay side walkway, dock, and boat slip.

For complete MLS info, click HERE.

Thank you for sharing with friends looking for a great value on the bay!




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