Not Just Selling Homes, Selling a Lifestyle

Sales are HOT this summer!!

This cute bungalow was listed and smartly marketed with great results! 

Emailed to 1000's of buyers and 2700 real estate agents.  Mailed to hundreds of local neighbors.  Viewed 2773 on Zillow in the first few days with 73 of those shoppers who saved the home.  Facebook ad's and an amazing listing video tour allowed this home to go under contract in less than a week and that was after negotiating two offers and accepting a cash buyer.  

Mark Yorke Home Team 
has already closed many great houses in 2017!

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Amazing Views!  
Flawless Kitchens!  Waterfront Communities!
Picture Perfect Bungalows! Our buyers love our homes!

 Interested in Selling?  It's a Great Time!!  Recent studies show the housing market is up!!  Curious to know what your home value is?  Let us work smart for you!!

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Posted by Mark Yorke on July 6th, 2017 2:02 PM

Fourth of July in Downtown St. Petersburg: This year's fireworks are set to go off at 9 p.m. and can be seen from most of the city's waterfront parks like Vinoy Park or North Straub Park. Afternoon activities include live music, food trucks, children's activities, face painting and a live broadcast from Q105's Flash from 5 to 7 p.m. Weather conditions may bump the start time for fireworks up to 30 minutes or delay the start time up to one hour. Free. Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 893-7441. 5-9 p.m. July 4, 2017 .

Also you may want to check out The Birchwood’s Canopy Rooftop Lounge if you are in Downtown St Pete:
Birchwood Fourth of July: The Canopy rooftop lounge hosts a Fourth of July party offering a stunning view of St. Petersburg's fireworks and a barbecue pig roast. Cabanas are available for rental. $30. The Birchwood, 340 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 240-3534. 4 p.m. July 4, 2017 .

Gulfport’s Fourth of July: The day starts early with a free kids fishing derby casting off from the sea wall adjacent to the recreation center at 8 a.m. Plan on sticking around the beach for the sand sculpting contest (10 a.m.-noon). Because the holiday falls on Tuesday this year, the Fresh Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Clear the street for a parade on Beach Boulevard at 6 p.m., but stick around the area for the fireworks finale at 9 p.m. Gulfport, along Beach Boulevard, Gulfport. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. July 4, 2017.For More information, please call (727) 893-1066

Madeira Beach Fourth of July: Madeira Beach celebrates Independence Day with fireworks over Boca Ciega Bay at 9:15 PM. Best viewing will be from areas around the recreation center and along adjacent sea walls. Free. Madeira Beach Recreation Complex, 200 Rex Place, Madeira Beach. (727) 392-0665. July 4, 2017

St Pete Beach

Fireworks show to begin around 9 p.m. July 4, 2017 launched from Upham Beach.  For safety reasons, parts of Upham Beach will be closed beginning at 6 p.m. Gulf Boulevard and 68th Street, St. Pete Beach.

A great viewing area on St Pete Beach will be Level 11 Rooftop Artisian Bistro Bar, the Grand Plaza Hotel Beachfront Resort, 5250 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706 (727) 360-1811

Treasure Island

Fireworks on the beach at Gulf Front Park (104th Ave and Gulf Blvd) at 9pm July, 4th, 2017.  Off site parking will be offered at Treasure Island Park for $15 per vehicle and $10 per vehicle at the Treasure Island Community Center

Posted by Mark Yorke on July 3rd, 2017 7:04 PM

Bungalow Living can be yours with this recently restored 1925 Craftsman Home in Historic Kenwood. 

2719 Dartmouth Ave N St Petersburg, FL 33713

Completely Updated 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 

986 SqFt Bungalow Built in 1925!

Located on a tree lined Augusta Brick street the front porch will embrace you and welcome your friends with a distinctive warmth, while the rear deck extends your living space and bridges the gap between indoor comfort and your outdoor paradise. While greeting friendly neighbors on your porch swing and enjoying the beautiful weather your beverage somehow tastes better as you realize your dream has come true! 

You will be sure to appreciate the attention to detail and abounding character from the coffered ceiling, fireplace with ceramic hearth, crown molding, and warm hardwood flooring, to the open concept kitchen with granite countertops and stainless appliances, gas range, custom cabinets, utility room with storage, washer & gas dryer, completely updated baths, guest with tub and master retreat with walk in shower, French doors leading out to the back deck, fenced in yard, fire pit area, and detached garage with alley access. Freshly painted with brand new Hardi Board siding, this light and bright home was updated in 2011 with newer windows, electric, plumbing, duct work, AC, and hot water tank, roof in 2010. 

Take advantage of the social events in this designated Artist Enclave centrally located in a no flood zone yet minutes to pristine Gulf Beaches, Downtown St Petersburg, Seminole Park, and Central Ave Shopping District. This is the cure for your Bungalow Fever, hurry this home won’t be available long!
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Posted by Mark Yorke on February 16th, 2017 11:17 PM

Winter in Florida Has Been Beautiful!! 
The last several months have reminded residents here in the St Pete Beach area why the Florida lifestyle is exceptional.  
No Snow & Perfect Temperatures in the mid 70's!?!   
We can't really ask for better weather to enjoy! 

Interesting 2017 Home Trends

Year end real estate statistics show 
2016 had the highest record for homes sales in a decade and Florida outperformed the U.S.

Trends also revealed that it is a Seller's Market and home prices are UP! Now is a great time to list and sell your home since the current inventory is low.

Curious to know what your home value is? Click here!!

It's a new year, is remodeling on your list? This article on growing trends in interior decorating offers some things to think about!

Color of the Year is "Greenery." This fresh green has the feeling of Spring time and renewal. 

Check out the color and suggested pairings Here

It's something to consider for your next home renovation project!

Mark Yorke
Celebrating over 14 years of 
Real Estate Sales and Marketing Success! 

Posted by Mark Yorke on February 13th, 2017 9:38 PM

Buyers Want to be Home Sweet Home!

A simple space is what buyers want!  When previewing your home a potential purchaser wants to feel that they could live in your space.  They want to envision themselves at home with their belongings.  Cluttered spaces prohibit the imagination of the buyer.  Too much stuff distracts from the appeal and beauty of the home.  Sellers need to de-clutter closets and cabinets because it is inevitable that buyers will look in.  We are all nosy but order isn't to please those who are nosy, it's main point is to help encourage the home to sell.   When buyers can see how their items will fit inside this drawer or that pantry it makes a difference.  As they open the cabinet and see a mess they can not visualize past the unorganized space.

Organized Space Shows Pride of Ownership!
Everyone wants a home that has been well maintained. When homeowners take the time to rearrange and organize all their belongings it helps to show they care for their possessions which reflects that they care for their home!  Having clean, organized spaces shows an owner's pride in their property and makes the possible buyer feel comfortable about their prior upkeep and diligence in managing the home. 

Simple is Charming!

Personal items such as pictures of family or bold & specific furniture take away from the the home's appeal.  Removing distracting items and allowing for modern simple touches give the buyer a chance to see the best in the home and not focus on your wedding day picture or your favorite red rug!  This removes major distractions and helps the buyer focus more on the home's character which in turn can help sell your home!

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Posted by Mark Yorke on January 22nd, 2017 7:26 PM


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