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March 2021

This is my post from March 15, 2020:

What a difference a few weeks, days, hours make. My head is spinning!

To contrast the scary news, I need to remain grateful for:

Family (including the 3 most charming grandsons ever).

Caring co-workers helping each other so we all remain safe.

A close knit business community.

The opportunity to walk a few blocks to the ocean, breathe in salt air, and shed a few tears.

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Hello March

I think we are all reviewing our lives from the past 12 months- trying to make sense of an unfathomable situation.

So many recent conversations start with “this time last year…”

For example, my March 11, 2020 tweet:

We live in a town where “social distancing and isolation” are the definition of our winter!

Yet I’m still feeling anxious. Grateful for the opportunity to regularly breathe in salt air and walk the beach…

 

Looking forward to a better 2021 for all of us.

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The Privilege of Vaccines

I feel so fortunate that family members are getting vaccinated.  Yet I also realize this is not the experience for all.

We have the privilege of Internet access with numerous devices to log on to get a spot in the queue.

We have the privilege of transportation to the Atlantic City mega center.

We have the privilege of flexibility with our jobs to accept the vaccination appointment given.

Hopefully the system continues to improve to allow for even greater inclusion.

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2021 Trends for Vacation Rental Properties

Another busy summer of visitors arriving soon!

1) With limitations and concerns about indoor dining, 2020 tenants prepared more meals at their rental homes.  The trend is likely to continue in 2021.  Inventory your kitchen with this in mind and replace well used cookie sheets, frying pans, utensils, etc.  Make sure to run the oven’s cleaning cycle prior to your first guest.

2) Gas grills have always been popular.  Check on the condition of the grates, and grill tools.

3) Some owners are creating “work/learn from home” space in their properties.  Adding a simple desk (by wall outlets of course) is a practical and appreciated update.

4) We expect another extended rental season.  Realistically, the change over cleaning crews have limited time, so it’s helpful if owners plan one or two in person visits during the summer.  Check the ceiling fans and HVAC return vents for dust, clean the outdoor shower, and organize/clean the deck furniture.  If distance makes this impractical , work with your cleaner to tackle a few add on tasks throughout the summer months.

5) Speaking of deck furniture-the value of outdoor living space has never been greater! Look at your pieces objectively for comfort, cleanliness and function.

Planning for summer is a wonderful distraction from our snowy February!

I am here to help with any questions in the meantime.

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Searching for the beach??

Our web site: Tim Kerr Sotheby’s International Realty   is easy to navigate for sales and vacation rental searches in the Avalon, Stone Harbor NJ area (including the Multiple Listing Service).

For potential buyers , it’s worthwhile to talk with a lender in advance.  With historically LOW interest rates, you may be pleasantly surprised by your purchasing power! I am happy to recommend an experienced mortgage representative  to start the process.

If you are planning a summer vacation, I am familiar with the rental properties and can help with your selection.

ann.delaney@timkerrsir.com    609-967-7950

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Love and Hope

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Presidents Day weekend is traditionally the start of our season.  Businesses begin to open, and we see more property owners here to check on their homes.

Our sale and rental markets are already running at a fast pace.

As we approach summer of 2021, I’m feeling hopeful.  Once more of us are vaccinated, we will be comfortable to venture back inside restaurants and gather with our extended families.

And travel!  I can’t wait to book a trip!

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Winter Beach Days…

Looking forward to warm and sunny beach days ahead!

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Sale Pending!

The vacation home market is booming-  with Avalon and Stone Harbor rightfully positioned as fan favorites!

Sale inventory is at an all time low.  A well priced property is bound to sell (often with multiple offers) within a short period of time.

If you are considering selling your island home, I am here to help!  ann.delaney@timkerrsir.com  or 609-967-7950

Under Contract- 4388 Ocean Drive, Avalon NJ

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 Under Contract- 4351 Ocean Drive, Avalon NJ

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For Sale! Avalon NJ

Meticulous Avalon beach cottage extensively updated (interior and exterior) and ready for summer 2021.

High end details throughout.

And check out the huge salt water pool!

For pictures and more information: MLS link

Take a virtual walk through the house, too:  Virtual Tour

Please contact me to schedule an appointment (609) 967-7950.  This home will sell FAST!

Thank you for your interest.

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Winter Storm

Although no issues with snow, the island felt the effects of moderate tidal flooding and some beach erosion.

The crews from public works were out in force today handling street and beach path clean up.

Beach access may be limited on some blocks until the sand is leveled.  Watch your step!

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