Ron and Bozena Suponcic of RE/MAX Alliance Group recently shared their insights on the real estate market in a question-and-answer interview in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
In an interview with reporter Josh Salman that appeared in the newspaper's Business Weekly section on November 24, Ron discussed the current state of the real estate market, his projections for the future, the role of baby boomers, and the best performing properties.
“We have not seen a slowdown in summer or fall, and we believe that our market is becoming less seasonal,” Ron said in the article. “I think we will continue to see price increases into 2015 and most likely for the next 10 years. I think the increases will slow to around 5 percent to 10 percent annually for our full market, which is slower than we have seen in the last three years, but this is still very strong compared to the rest of the country. Waterfront properties will perform even better.”
Driving the market, according to Ron, are the baby boomers. “The majority of our customers are baby boomers, including a significant number of foreign boomers, because of our own foreign marketing, contacts and experience," Ron said.
"Our customers are people who have been successful in life as business owners, investors, professionals and managers, coming from both the private and public sectors. They are either close to retirement or recently retired and have the funds to purchase the home or condo that they want. Eighty percent of our transactions are cash, so cash really dominates, but we are seeing a slight increase in financed deals.”
When asked if there was a particular neighborhood or area of town that outperforms the others, Ron answered,“Waterfront is hot, new construction is hot and newer, well-maintained, well-designed properties on good lots are hot. When properties like this come on the market, they sell. This is consistent throughout Manatee and Sarasota counties.”
Ron and Bozena (FloridaHomeChannel.com) are consistent top producers with proven performance in Sarasota, Siesta Key, Lakewood Ranch, Longboat Key, Bradenton and Venice. They are 14-time winners of the Five Star Real Estate Agent Award for best in customer satisfaction. Ron and Bozena are Luxury Waterfront property specialists and International Marketing specialists with an extensive foreign marketing network and a large base of foreign customers. They offer flexible listing programs that can save sellers thousands of dollars on the sale of their home.
Ron, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, has 27 years of real estate experience. He has been a local multi-million dollar producer for the past 12 years. He has years of Internet, social media, and international marketing experience, which he uses to offer innovative, cost saving, and highly effective listing programs as a Listing Specialist. Ron also has extensive new home sales and construction experience and works as a buyer’s New Home Specialist.
Bozena, a native of Poland, is a multilingual International Specialist who focuses on foreign buyers, sellers and investors. She is a consistent multi-million dollar producer with 12 years of real estate experience and extensive market knowledge. Bozena excels at customer service, and her focus is on creating an enjoyable and productive experience for all buyers.
The Suponcics work as the FloridaHomeChannel.com Team. They are based in the RE/MAX Alliance Group Siesta Key office at 5140 Ocean Blvd., Sarasota, Florida 34242. Ron can be reached at (941) 320-2682 and Bozena can be reached at (941) 350-2453.
RE/MAX Alliance Group is a full-service real estate company that has been serving the residential and commercial real estate needs of southwest Florida for more than 20 years. RE/MAX Alliance Group is the Number One RE/MAX in Florida based on transactions and volume, and the Number 10 RE/MAX in the nation based on transactions.