In this episode, Dr. Tami Patzer talks with Kristen Conti, a seasoned real estate expert associated with Peacock Premier Properties in Englewood, Florida. Kristen has a wealth of knowledge and experience in navigating the real estate market during challenging times, including the COVID-19 pandemic, hurricanes in Southwest Florida, and recent legal challenges.

Kristen began her career in real estate in 1993, celebrating 30 years in the industry in September 2022. Her extensive experience has equipped her with the ability to guide her clients through various market conditions, from the downturn of 2008 to the current volatile landscape. As an independently owned broker-owner, Kristen has been moving to the beat of her drum for many years, providing her clients with personalized and knowledgeable service.

During the conversation, Kristen delves into the current state of the real estate market, highlighting the significant impact of rising interest rates, which have more than doubled since 2021. She discusses the mindset of sellers who are still expecting pre-pandemic prices, despite the market adjustments, and the challenges faced by buyers, particularly those using mortgages. Kristen also touches on the wild card of insurance, with many areas now in flood zones and homeowners association fees skyrocketing due to hurricane-related repairs. Additionally, she addresses the condo market crisis, where lenders are no longer backing condo loans due to the high percentage of non-paying residents.

This episode is a must-listen for anyone considering buying or selling a home, especially in the Southwest Florida area. Kristen’s insights into the evolving real estate landscape, the impact of legal challenges, and the importance of working with a knowledgeable real estate professional provide valuable information for navigating the current market conditions. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, an investor, or a seasoned homeowner, this episode will equip you with the knowledge to make informed decisions.

To learn more about Kristen Conti and her expertise in the real estate industry, you can reach out to her directly. Her contact information is as follows:

Phone: 941-286-8486 Email: Kristen@KristenConti.com Website: www.PeacockPremierProperties.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/KristenContiRealtor LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/kristenconti

Kristen’s dedication to her community and her willingness to go above and beyond to assist her clients have earned her a reputation as a trusted and valuable real estate professional. Don’t hesitate to connect with her to learn more about the current real estate landscape and how she can help you navigate it successfully.

Tamara "Tami" Patzer

Tamara "Tami" Patzer is a No. 1 best-selling author, publisher, and video producer at Blue Ocean Authority.She is the creator of Women Innovators Radio with its sister book publications:No. 1 Women Innovators: Leaders, Makers and GiversBook Series and Big Message, Big Mission book series. She works with authors,influencers, innovators, and trendsetters to Get Media Exposure.