No Doubt About This New Trend; Foreclosures Down 43% in Palm Beach County

More Great News from the Palm Beach County Clerk

Sounding like a broken record but it has now been the same story for the fifth week in a row in the Palm Beach County foreclosure market. After over a month I am going out on a limb and saying we do have a trend of fewer foreclosures in Palm Beach County. Just add up the totals for the past 5 weeks and we get 904 with the highest weekly total being 234. The 5 weeks prior to this stretch the total was 1,583 and the lowest weekly total was 271. Truly quite a turnaround and a 43% decline when comparing the two periods. Remarkable!

What we do not know, and it is too early to say, is this really the beginning of the end of the great real estate collapse? Or is this a residual effect of the robo-signing debacle? One thing is for sure, “Results Driven Real Estate” will be here every week giving you the facts.

The chart above represents the actual foreclosure sales for each week over the past six month period. We do have historical numbers going back since on-line auctions began so if anyone wants that information please contact me at your convenience. Please note that the numbers shown represent the total sales for that week but are not broken down into sales that were sold to the Plaintiff or sold to a third party. This week, the actual foreclosure auction numbers increased to 145 units from 144 the previous week and still at a record low since auctions have been held on line.

Third party bidders did not have as much success this week as for the past three weeks we were seeing them win about 14% of the auctions that were held. This week that number dropped to 10.34% which is still high and a sign that banks are happy to let investors take over some of their headaches.

Here at “Results Driven Real Estate” we are passionate about the market and love assisting each one of our clients achieve their real estate goals. If we can ever be of help in any way with your needs throughout Palm Beach and Martin Counties please feel free to contact Tom at 561 308-0175 or via e-mail at It would be my sincere honor to work with you!

Always at Your Service,

Tom Priester   e-PRO
“Results Driven Real Estate”
Keller Williams Realty
561 308-0175


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Tom Priester

After spending years among the top individual performers at one of Palm Beach County’s largest and most successful real estate brokerages, Tom Priester knew there was another way to do real estate. A better way. Real estate services focused on the customer. Like the old days when the customer truly was #1. He tired of listening to why he should be going out to have his customers sign one sided buyers’ brokerage agreements. He tired of hearing how he should be selling customers why paying higher commissions, like 7% and 8%, was to their benefit. He tired of hearing how he should sell his clients on why they should be paying hundreds of dollars in additional “transaction fees”. The business had slid way too far from being focused on the customer. His customer. So he decided the time was right to be different… design. To start his own unique boutique real estate firm truly focused on his customers. They will now have access to a process focused on them. Only the best marketing techniques to sell their homes. No cutting corners. Commission structures based on his clients needs not his. Paradise Sharks was born out of Tom’s passion to return this business to the customer. Where it belongs. If you want a real estate experience that benefits you, just give Tom a call at 561 308-0175 or send him an e-mail at You can always pay more and receive less but that just would not make any sense. Would it?

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