Sombrero Reef-Marathon 7 Mile Bridge-Atlantic on Left - Gulf of Mexico on Right Sombrero Beach City Park - Marathon New-Old 7 Mile Bridge - Marathon A typical sunny day in the Keys Sunset in the Florida Keys Point in Marathon
Diane Chaplin-Colvard, Broker/Owner, REALTOR®, CRB, CRS, GRI
Office: (305) 743-6084  

Welcome To The Islands of Marathon 

The Florida Keys .......known as America's Caribbean islands.

This is no surprise to us here at Waterfront Specialists, Inc. Almost 90% of our home buyers are from out of our immediate area and why do they want to live here? Great climate, beautiful warm waters, excellent diving and fishing, fresh air and a relaxing lifestyle.

Buying a home in the Florida Keys should be as pleasant as a one of our beautiful days boating on the azure waters of the Ocean or Gulf. That is why you need to choose the right real estate brokerage. By selecting Waterfront Specialists, Inc, you are assured of working with a highly respected name in the real estate industry since 1972. Over the years, in direct response to the ever-changing needs of our customers, our community and the market, Waterfront Specialists, Inc. has become one of the most successful independent real estate brokerages in the Islands of Marathon. We specialize in the waterfront property from the 7 Mile Bridge, Greater Marathon area through Duck Key so if you are considering a relocation to a sunny tropical island, we are prepared to provide you with all the information you need to make a wise decision.

The majority of properties in our area are waterfront homes either direct Ocean or Gulf or on canals allowing drafts of 4-6+ feet with access to both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico through Moser Channel at the 7 Mile Bridge (62+' height) or Vaca Cut (15' height). All of our associates live on the water and are enthusiastic about boating as fishermen, divers, cruisers. We pride ourselves on being very knowledgeable about both real estate and boating in the area. Therefore our name: Waterfront Specialists, Inc.

Since 1972, our broker, Diane Chaplin (Colvard has been added most recently), CRS, CRB, has been marketing and selling more homes than any other agent in the Greater Marathon area and offers an unparalleled level of expertise. Contact us today with any questions you may have regarding buying,or relocating to the "Heart" of the Florida Keys.

Each sales transaction is the result of the talent, innovation and creativity of our sales associates who are ready to provide the knowledge, skills and service essential to achieving the results you desire. We are waiting for the opportunity to lead the way to your new home.

Whether buying your first home or a magnificent waterfront estate, you can trust  Waterfront Specialists, Inc to deliver the service you expect and the results you deserve. Buying a home is usually the largest single investment anyone makes in their life. It is critical buyers make use of all the tools and services available to them. Real Estate practices, laws and operational procedures constantly change. We are here to help guide you safely through the process, ensuring a successful relocation. Contact us for expert assistance and additional information.

As buyers may look at properties in several areas, such as the Lower or Upper Keys, our membership in the Multiple Listing Service allows the buyer to benefit from our broad market exposure. Your sales associate offers you a thorough approach to buying property, designed to achieve the desired results at the best price as quickly and conveniently as possible. We have a reliable list of lenders who can approve you for a loan within an hour. When the time finally arrives for you to begin the moving and transition process, we can help with all the details of your relocation.

Once you have decided to buy property in our area, the next factor will be to focus on your needs, desires and goals. One of our knowledgeable sales associates can help you evaluate your priorities and research appropriate properties to satisfy your requirements.

Topics you may wish to consider include which neighborhoods or areas would best suit your needs. There are many lifestyle choices available, and you may choose a neighborhood offering beaches, boating canals, tennis and golf. Whether you desire water views, beach access and boat docks, there is the perfect area for you.

You may review some of our listings and all of the MLS properties by searching this web site, and select the properties you would like to view in person. Our sales associates would be happy to schedule showings at your convenience. Once you have selected the perfect property you wish to purchase, we can help you negotiate the contract, obtain financing and guide you through the closing process.

Here are a few tips for Buyers:

1. Be informed, the more information you have, the better decision you can make!

2. Decide on what you need and want. What is important in your new home? What would be nice to have?

3. Work with an Agent. It helps to establish a relationship with someone who will assist you with all your questions. By contacting us we will be happy to take you through the entire process. Remember our services to Buyers are free! We expect to earn your loyalty by providing quality professional advise and service.

4. Get your financial picture in focus as soon as possible. It's important to know your credit situation. We can show you how to get pre-qualified and pre-approved from a Mortgage lender. We can also advise on how to approach 1031 exchanges and other advantageous investment strategies.

5. Home Hunting Time! We offer a quick way to get an overall understanding of our market. Your time is valuable. Contact us and we'll advise you on methods of maximizing your time when home hunting.

6. Understand how the value is determined on a house. This can save you a great deal of time and helps to avoid disappointment. As your Realtors¨ we will provide you with recent sales information in analyzing the property of interest to you.

7. When you find an acceptable property and are ready to write an agreement remember, the right agreement is not just based on price. Other factors are important to a successful "meeting of the minds." Work with us and maximize your negotiating power.

To request more information CLICK HERE or contact us at 1.800.342.6398.

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