JUPITER, Fla. (PRWEB) September 09, 2012
The three-bedroom home went for $760,000, the swath of land went for $175,000, and both were sold this summer by a Waterfront Properties and Club Communities agent who got within 5 percent of their asking price.
Kathy Palmer, a specialist in Western Communities real estate, sold the house within 4.4 percent of the seller’s asking price and the land within 2.8 percent.
The owner was so ecstatic, she penned a public letter of recommendation for Palmer and said the transactions were effortless, quick and easy.
“When friends and associates find out our properties sold in this market, they all say, ‘How did you do that?’ The answer is, ‘Kathy Palmer’,” the letter reads.
The two properties that sold were in Old Trail, a community west of Jupiter that includes scenic plots, immaculate homes, bridle paths and an air strip. Old Trail is one of five subdivisions offering Ranch Colony homes for sale.
Earlier in her career, Palmer was scouting property in the western communities when a guardhouse came into view on Mack Dairy Road. She turned onto the long stretch of pavement and found Ranch Colony, a planned-use development that encompasses about 2,000 acres and 257 lots. She immediately saw the potential for investors and homeowners and realized she had found South Florida’s new frontier.
“No one knew this existed,” Palmer said. “Realtors didn’t know where it was. I didn’t know it was there. This place was incredible.”
That was in the mid ’90s. Today, Ranch Colony’s subdivisions offer exquisite equestrian estates for sale. Amenities include three golf courses at The Dye Preserve Golf Club and Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club at Old Trail – a private airstrip and 24-hour security. The area attracts buyers from all over the world.
Palmer helped make it all happen. She wrote, designed and produced a comprehensive marketing brochure for Ranch Colony and handed it to every one of her clients. She touted the area’s nature preserves and wildlife habitat. She dispelled the myth that it’s too far west to be practical, and she and her husband Alan built a home there.
“My job has always been to get it on the map,” Palmer said. “In 2012, I can say now, we’re getting there.”
Waterfront Properties’ Western Communities Division handled 10 out of 16 transactions in Ranch Colony in 2011, and it continues to make strides as it heads into 2013.
“The bottom line is, I came here because it was going to be the best service for my clients,” Palmer said of the licensed brokerage based in Jupiter.
For information, call 561-746-7272.