St Augustine, St Johns County Real Estate & Home Staging


St Johns Real Estate is Heating up and we are Breaking Records!

The market in St Johns, FL is heating up and we are breaking records in our Watson real estate office. In a very exciting announcement in our Tuesday morning meeting this week, closed sales for the month of June 2013 shattered all of the previous year's records with a whopping $20 million in residential sales. 

st johns real estate statistics and sales june 2013

Compared to the best month on record, March 2007, we out-performed by 158% over the previous record! Of course I'm sure that this  being my first year to wear a real estate hat instead of a home stager hat to have a lot to do with it =). 

What caused the dramatic market increase in the Watson St Johns real estate office? 

For the most part, the change can be attributed to a positive shift in the market. Our inventory levels have dropped down to 3.6 months and prices have gone up 14.4%. View current St Johns County Market Statistics

St Johns has also been the target for real estate hedge funds that have been buying up foreclosures, short sales, and other well priced family homes.

And of course, the Realtors in the St Johns Watson real estate office are fabulous, in part because our broker, Mark Rosener is quick to embrace technology, and preaches to our agents that the home should be properly prepared before listing. He was even one of those rare agents that used a home stager back in the market peak before he became a broker. Helping customers get as much money for their homes as possible means better sale prices and more referrals. This means an increase in market share for our office. 

Does this dramatic change mean we are seeing another housing bubble in St Johns?

Put your worries aside. These are all good changes. There are many reasons why St Johns County is not in a real estate bubble.  Our homes are affordable, we have top rated schools, and interest rates are low. 

So now.... I do have one problem. I've actually sold out of all of my listings. Who do you know that can help me? 


 Author Bio: Melissa Marro, Home Staging Industry leader, Realtor, and entrepreneur offers a unique perspective on New Home Construction, Resale Residential Real Estate, and Home Staging

For more information on buying or selling in the Fleming Island, Orange Park, or Jacksonville, area, visit or call Melissa Marro (marro.melissa at, Keller Williams First Coast Realty, for more information (904-466-2093).


Comment balloon 2 commentsMelissa Marro • July 03 2013 07:58AM


Very exciting Melissa and for anyone looking to buy in that area waiting is going to be a problem. Prices will only go up and the interest rates already have.

Posted by Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson (Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ) over 5 years ago

Thank you Janis. I keep hearing people say that they'll wait another year to buy, but know they'll be frustrated when the home they want is also going up in value. 

Posted by Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging (Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team) over 5 years ago

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