+ Janet Bassett travels to Rome to discuss market conditions
Janet Bassett, sales associate with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s Longboat Key office, recently traveled to Rome, where she visited the city’s Sotheby’s International Realty office to discuss local market conditions and cross-border marketing between Rome and Florida’s Gulf Coast.
Bassett met with Silvia Ludica, a local expert in Rome who speaks fluent English and has traveled extensively to the United States and Florida, particularly in the past year.
With the European Union debt crisis and weakening euro, Bassett seized the opportunity to present opportunities on Florida’s Gulf Coast to potential European investors, while learning more about potential options available for American investors looking for vacation homes in Italy, according to a prepared statement.
+ October home sales in Sarasota up 24% from last year
The Sarasota Association of Realtors announced that members’ sales were up 24% in October, compared to the same month in 2011.
Members sold 719 properties last October, up from October 2011’ s 577. Pending sales, a good indicator of future closings, were also up, with 954 in October 2012, compared to 772 pending sales in October 2011.
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