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Preparing Your Home for Sale: What to Skip and Where to Spend

Once you make the decision to sell your home, the real work begins. Your realtor has to find the right marketing strategy for your home so that the buyers that are looking for exactly what you have can find it. For some properties, it’s easy. If a homeowner has been in their property in the Gables or Pinecrest for 40+ years without any renovations, their property will immediately be on the radar for any buyer looking at locations only and planning...Continue Reading >

House Hunting by Schools: 4 Facts to Keep in Mind

Choosing the right school district for your children is a huge decision, and it should be a major factor in deciding where to buy a house. House hunting by school districts isn’t just a good way to ensure that your kids get a great education, it can also preserve your home’s value and, when the time comes, help you to sell your home faster. South Florida has many amazing schools, and plenty of nearby homes your family will love. While school...Continue Reading >

From Contract to Closing: What You Need to Know to Get Across the Finish Line

For first-time homebuyers, buying a home may seem like a never-ending to-do list. From selecting neighborhoods, calculating drive times to schools, work places, and even restaurants – it seems that the fun idea of finding your first house is looking less like fun and more like hard work. That’s where we come in. My team and I are here to not only help you find the perfect home, but also to get you across the finish line and into your new...Continue Reading >

10 Simple Ways to Boost Your Curb Appeal

If you’re a fan of HGTV, you’ve probably seen the massive impact a well-landscaped yard can have on a home’s overall aesthetic. A simple paint job, a new door, and some well-placed sconces can be the best invitation your home has ever given. If you’re looking to sell your home – it’s worth considering taking steps towards increasing the home’s curb appeal. And if you are concerned about putting more money into your home just to sell it, don’t be. Home...Continue Reading >

Hurricane Season: 7 Tips to Get Your Home Prepared

There’s a reason they refer to Miami as Paradise. But, paradise is not without its stormy weather. Life as a homeowner in South Florida comes with a few must-do items in order to be adequately prepared for hurricane season. You bought your house, you’ve made it your own. It’s the foundation of your entire family’s life. So, protecting your home from natural disasters should be at the top of your to-do list. And we’ve got good news: performing routine maintenance to get...Continue Reading >

How the New Tax Law Will Affect Miami’s Real Estate Market

Miami’s real estate market could turn into the Wild West thanks to the new tax law. The massive, complicated tax reform bill was signed into law on December 22, but nobody really knows yet what it will mean for the real estate market in Miami. There are parts of the bill that are clear, while other parts make less sense. This means that it wouldn’t be surprising for the law to undergo changes and corrections over the next few months and...Continue Reading >

What You Need to Know About Earnest Money

An earnest money deposit is a huge part of the home-buying process. It can help get you the house you want. With earnest money, you’re telling the seller that you’re serious and committed to buying their house. Without it, you risk losing your dream home to someone who provided earnest money. Earnest money does more than just show your good faith in a transaction; it also helps to fund your down payment. If everything goes as planned, the funds used for your deposit...Continue Reading >

3 Negotiation Tips All Homebuyers Need to Know

Buying a home is all about negotiation. Even though you most likely have a realtor to help you through the process (link to previous blog), you should learn some solid research skills to prepare yourself for the negotiation. When you’re buying a house, you want the best price. To get the best deal on the home you’ve always dreamed of, you need to know how to negotiate, when to stick to your guns, and when to wave your white flag and...Continue Reading >

For Sale by Owner Nightmares That Prove You Need a Realtor

It’s tempting to do everything yourself. The sense of satisfaction of doing it on your own, whether you’re changing your oil or fixing a fence, is meaningful. That's why I completely understand when people want to sell their house on their own. The accomplishment of securing a contract on your own feels great…but it often doesn’t make financial sense. The commission on selling a home with a Realtor is often 6%, which adds up to $30,000 for a $500,000 house. And while everyone should...Continue Reading >

Signs It’s Time to Downsize: Smaller homes are sometimes better

It is tough to decide to move from your home to a smaller one, especially after you’ve watched your family grow up in your home. It’s often the most practical decision you can make. Here are four signs that you’re ready to downsize from your large family home. It’s too much maintenance If there’s a room that no one goes in except to clean it, it may be time to downsize. Large homes are, at times, difficult to keep up. Big homes...Continue Reading >