Eight of Twenty Five
Eight of the twenty five homes currently offered for sale in the “Cobblestone” community are being marketed with high resolution professional photography. Only thirty two percent. That is seventeen properties within this highly appealing development within an affordable price point in a great location that are not being presented to the myriad of potential buyers online in their best light. Sixty eight percent of the current “for sale” inventory in this neighborhood is not receiving the same online exposure as the other thirty two percent.
Why is that? Why is it that sellers are okay with their properties not being given the same consideration by their agents as those of the minority that are being presented in their most appealing angles and light? Why is it that real estate “professionals” marketing their listings are not making the investment to serve their clients in the highest capacity they’ve been contracted to?
South Florida is a spectacular place to live. We have achieved international recognition and appeal throughout the years in the real estate industry yet our resident real estate agents would rather save a few hundred dollars and take the property pictures from their Iphones instead of hiring a professional photographer to capture the true allure of their customers’ homes…the homes that they have been entrusted to market effectively, negotiate and ultimately sell. In my book and professional opinion this is unacceptable – and that among other reasons is why I have the highest market share of sales in this wonderful community I have the fortune of doing business in.
I take pride in my listings. I take pride in my work. I take pride in doing right by my customers and getting them the highest sale price in the shortest amount of time because I invest in my business and am appreciative of their trust in my commitment to them.
“My customers do not care about that, they just want their home sold”. Your customers should not have to care about whether or not their property is properly represented – that’s your responsibility Mr. / Mrs. Agent. Sellers should not need to worry about how it’s going to get done – that’s what they’re paying licensed real estate agents for. We are supposed to handle the details. My contention is that the details should be handled properly.
Oscar Rodriguez with Esslinger Wooten Maxwell Realty International
Here’s what you can expect when you work with me:
I will always have your best interests as my primary consideration.
Dedicated. Distinguished. Down-to-earth. These three words describe my career in real estate. I have a keen understanding of how to properly handle a real estate transaction – with tact and unwavering dedication to the needs of my customers. I strive to be a resource over the course of a lifetime rather than a participant in a single transaction, helping my customers with their evolving real estate needs as their stage in life changes. As a longtime resident of South Florida I have seen this quaint piece of paradise grow into a global destination that is drawing more and more buyers locally, nationally and abroad. My fluency in Spanish gives me the ability to negotiate effectively in South Florida’s diverse and ever-changing market.
By leveraging the power, presence and prestige of of the Esslinger Wooten Maxwell Realty International brand, I market my listings through EWM’s global network, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. This potent international alliance of more than 550 brokerages across more than 65 countries that span 6 continents exposes my listings to more than 131,000 associates globally. Equally as powerful is EWM Realty International’s parent company, HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate. HomeServices of America is the second largest real estate brokerage services firm in America with more than 41,000 associates throughout 30 states. By working with me you get more than just a realtor, you contract with a resource that is committed to getting you the highest possible results, and a network of associates that all have one goal: finding the buyer for your home.
Take a look at my track record here.
“Cobblestone” as a Community
A flair for the Mediterranean.
Cobblestone is an architectural fusion of Spanish / Mediterranean design located ideally just five minutes west of I-75 in the city of Pembroke Pines, South Florida.
A relatively new townhouse / condominium community, construction commencing circa 2006 and finishing just recently in 2014, its residents enjoy the modern lifestyle concept of “new urbanism”.
Residences are within walking distance to the Cobblestone Plaza, a sizeable commercial mall that fronts the entrance into the neighborhood with such retail stores and restaurants as Whole Foods, Pet Supermarket, Party City, Chase, Arena Salon and Spa, Shinju, Corner Bakery, Orange Theory, and many more.
The concept of localized living is truly perfected here. For the more laid back days, just three minutes beyond the Cobblestone guard house lies the palm tree laden strip of Pines Boulevard, your gateway to open air Pembroke Gardens Mall (restaurants, bars, and all of the boutique shopping you can handle) or the more traditional closed air Pembroke Lakes Mall (think big anchor store shopping and food court).
C.B. Smith Park (waterpark, running, cycling, tennis, water skiing, and anything else outdoorsy you can conjure up in the hot Florida sun) is a wonderful public attraction to explore on those days you need to burn off some physical energy.
Cobblestone is designed with wide, expansive, paved walkways that course through the 774 residence grounds. Its greenways are meticulously manicured by a professional landscaping company. Palm trees take residence by the hundreds and sway with the wind. Amenities boast a generous cool blue community pool surrounded by recliners, tables and chairs under the shade and breeze of a fan laden clubhouse.
An onsite property manager, manned guard house, janitors, and maintenance performed on all of the common areas by the pros allow you to enjoy the best part of living in a planned community – your time.
Let the professionals concern themselves with upkeep of the high standard set for the Cobblestone lifestyle so that you focus your spare time on doing those things that make you happy. Go fishing, cycling, to the movies, out to eat, or laze around on the hammock in your courtyard and read that book.
Listing in Cobblestone by Oscar Rodriguez with Esslinger Wooten Maxwell Realty International
1506 SW 147 Terrace just came onto the market for sale in “Cobblestone” of Pembroke Pines. Newest listing by Oscar Rodriguez with Esslinger Wooten Maxwell Realty International. Reach out to me for your personal tour or additional information.
Some features of this property for your consideration:
- offered @ $360,000
- 2013 construction
- 2,290 sq. ft. of adjusted living area
- 3 bedrooms / 2 & 1/2 bathrooms
- 2 car garage
- 2 private gated courtyards for your enjoyment
- open concept distribution of space with volume ceilings throughout both floors
- upstairs loft in addition to the bedrooms
- hurricane impact windows & doors
- corner lot positioning allowing for lots of natural light throughout the unit
- stainless steel Whirlpool appliances (range, refrigerator, dishwasher, space saver mounted microwave)
- clothes washer & dryer are located in the garage
- tile and engineered wood flooring in all areas under air conditioning
- granite counters & wood cabinetry in the kitchen & bathrooms
- situated along the most private line of the community with no neighbors to the rear of the property
- and much more for your consideration on your personal tour
1506 SW 147 Terrace, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
What I Like about the “Magnolia” Floor Plan
This is one of my favorite layouts within the “Courtyard” town homes of the “Cobblestone” community. The fact that it is a corner unit affords it more privacy than many of the other town homes of similar size and both of its private courtyards are ample enough to provide its new resident with comfortable space to barbecue / grill out or develop / exercise green thumbs with nurturing a great space for greenery and relaxation. The living / dining room and family room areas on the first floor are conducive to entertaining / hosting as they both see through to the generous sized kitchen. The bedrooms are spacious and the loft upstairs can be utilized for many purposes such as a game room; arts & crafts space; office or a library / reading area.
This is a rare offering in that this floor plan is one of the least built in the community and is therefore not often available in the marketplace for those looking to move to this community.
Another perk is that the garage is accessible from both the kitchen of the home and the side courtyard.
Association Fee of $285 Monthly
What do you get for this?
- 24/7 manned guard house
- roving security guard in the evenings
- use and maintenance of the common areas which include: exercise room; community pool; club house; 2 tot lots
- Comcast cable package
- alarm system monitoring
- liability insurance for the community common areas
- onsite property management
- regular maintenance of the exterior of the buildings (pressure washing, painting)
- common areas maintenance (landscaping)
Cobblestone in High Demand
This community is relatively new in comparison to surrounding similarly priced neighborhoods and it’s location is key. Its residents have ease of access to the I75 access ramps and they are within minutes of:
- Fort Lauderdale & Miami International Airports
- Port Everglades
- C.B. Smith Park
- I75, I595 & the Florida Turnpike
- retail, restaurants and top tier healthcare facilities
- Pines Boulevard retail corridor
- the cities of Weston, Miramar, Cooper City, Davie, Plantation, Sunrise and Fort Lauderdale
- Sawgrass Mills Mall
- and much more
Thanks for the read.
For additional Cobblestone market information you can read my blog here.