Executing a Productive Golf Membership & Real Estate Search?
Trying to combine the perfect club with the perfect home? You’re not alone…
It’s not surprising to learn that 80% of consumers who use Golf Life Navigators – to find their ideal golf and club community – say they plan to combine the club search with a home search. Of the 80%, it is a 50/50 split on what is more important: club or home? The caveat, what he might find important, she doesn’t necessarily view as important, and vice versa.
So, the entirety of the situation quickly turns into an anxiety filled process as consumers simply do not have all the resources needed to conduct a thorough search – and who to trust. In a recent study, consumers said they have two common resources to utilize once the search begins: their peers and the internet. Both resources come with parameters and complexity – not to mention lost time and travel costs with no structured plan in place.
If you are in the same boat as thousands of consumers trying to determine where to begin, rest assured, there is a solution: a Golf Certified Real Estate Agent specializing in golf and club communities. An agent who understands typical golf operations and can conduct a targeted market analysis. Most importantly, they bridge the gap between club and home with local knowledge and data – for you.
Chief Navigator Tip: Alongside each club’s membership programs, fees and other important data points, here is an example of what a Golf Certified Real Estate Agent should be able to provide once your “Best-Matched clubs” have been identified via the ProGuide3:
- Club 1: Three-year market value decrease of 4.5%
- Club 2: Three-year market value increase of 1.6%
- Club 3: Three-year market value increase of 8.1%
*Club 3 conducted a $10 million capital improvement plan in 2018 which drove positive real estate values compared to peer clubs.
In all, a Golf Certified Real Estate Agent is a rare find. In the Carolinas alone there are approximately 70,000 Realtors, all competing for your business with varying levels of golf knowledge. That said, we at GLN know who the golf experts are and will happily make an introduction via our Navigation program.
If you are preparing to start the search process between club and home, we strongly suggest you take advantage of our free Navigation call. Our Navigators will talk through your “Best-Matched clubs” using the latest data and expert local knowledge, along with introducing you to a Golf Certified Real Estate Agent who can conduct a comprehensive analysis like the example above.
My name is Fred Alter, the Broker-In-Charge/Owner of Golf Life Properties - Carolinas. My company is an exclusive Buyer's Agency, and we are "Golf Certified" with Golf Life Navigators in the brokerage of luxury golf course real estate in the Carolinas. My email address is Fred@GolfLifeProperties.com.
Professional real estate service since 1993.
Licensed in Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina.