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October 22, 2019

Why Real Estate Agents are Still Valuable to Sellers in the Age of Tech

In 2018, 91 percent of home sellers used an agent to sell their home. This may come to a surprise for millenials with a Do It Yourself attitude. While it is true, technology has changed the way Americans shop for homes, that doesn’t devalue the work of a full-time real estate agent. The role of realtors are shifting and the best agents are embracing the tech-driven era to market their client’s homes through various online platforms.  These agents are leveraging technology to simplify the complex, home selling process. While a For Sale By Owner can certainly get an idea on the value of their home online, this information doesn’t compare to the expertise that an experienced realtor has on market […]
October 22, 2019

Why Tech-Savvy Home Buyers Still Need a Real Estate Agent

In this day and age, many home buyers question the value of hiring a real estate agent. The same way that Uber has put taxi drivers out of work and the internet has left the phone lines of travel agents’ hanging dry, many are surprised that the role of a realtor hasn’t dramatically suffered due to technology. It used to be that agents were the keepers of a ton of information that consumers couldn’t obtain on their own. Now, buyers have access to endless data, from demographics to neighborhood crime rates. Searching for a new listing is as easy as downloading an app, entering a desired location and filtering out the best homes that fit your needs. But while technology […]
October 22, 2019

Featured Listings in Pinecrest

The Village of Pinecrest is one of the most beautiful residential areas in South Florida and is known the world-over for its excellent schools and enviable location. Just 20 minutes from downtown Miami and Miami International Airport, this neighborhood community boasts beautiful natural surroundings, family-friendly amenities, and so much more. If you’re interested in seeing what Pinecrest has to offer, check out several of these featured listings. Then, give us a call at 305-329-7744 to schedule a tour or learn more. 6740 SW 133 TER At 7,090 square feet, this 7-bedroom, 8-bath home takes your breath away the moment you approach it from curb. Designed in a Mediterranean style, the home features an expansive formal living area with fireplace, formal […]
October 15, 2019

What to Know When Selling Your Home During the Holidays

One of the most frequent questions clients come to us with is, “When should I sell my home?” This is an understandably big concern as many clients want to time the market for the best price and quickest sale. The reality is, the right time to sell is really what’s right for you and your family. And for some, that may very well be during the holidays. Rest assured, this can be a good thing! Why sell your home during the holidays One of the biggest reasons to consider selling your home during the holidays is quite simply because no one else wants to do it. During this time of year – from around November through the first of the […]
October 8, 2019

Should You Get a Home Inspection?

Buying a home in South Florida is not like buying a home in other parts of the country. During a good portion of the year, we face the triple threat of heat, humidity and hurricanes. And if we happen to experience a reprieve from any of those, we might find ourselves staring down a King Tide. All that said, Florida is a great place to live as long as you take prudent steps to prepare your home for safety. That starts with getting a home inspection. Why get a home inspection? Some home buyers feel tempted to skip the home inspection either because they think it will speed up the purchase process or because they don’t want to spend money […]
September 24, 2019

What Parents Need to Know When Buying a Home

Whether you’re buying your first home or you’re back on the market again and this time as parents, you’ve undoubtedly come to the realization that buying and selling a home with kids is tough. Not only is it difficult to even find the time to look for a house, your list of concerns and wishes have likely changed. Things you would have at one time easily overlooked now become deal-breakers for you. As parents you have additional considerations to factor above and beyond school districts, safety and other practicalities of daily life.   If you’re a parent looking to buy a home in South Florida, identifying your priorities and keeping a few other important tips in mind will help your […]
September 17, 2019

Palmetto Bay: Featured Listings

Palmetto Bay is well-known for its fabulous parks, expansive recreation opportunities, and preservation of the natural environment. Its location just south of downtown Miami makes it pretty unbeatable, too. If you’re interested in the “Village of Parks,” check out several of these featured listings. Then, give me a call at 305-329-7744 to schedule a tour or learn more. 5860 Paradise Point Drive This 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath home is charming from top to bottom. As a three-story home, it offers remarkable water and treetop views and is just a short boat ride from Biscayne Bay. Located in the gated community of Paradise point, the home comes with a spot in slip #5 as well as a grand formal living and dining area, […]
September 10, 2019

3 Simple Ways to Stage Your Small Kitchen for the Sale

For many people, the kitchen is undeniably the heart of the home. It’s the place where everyone gathers when hosting guests, and it is the source of nourishment to keep the crew running on a daily basis. It’s also one of the most scrutinized of all places when potential buyers are evaluating a home. If it’s too small, too outdated, or simply too cumbersome, a buyer may walk away without giving even a second thought to the rest of the house.   So what are some of the best ways to overcome kitchen flaws without having to spend thousands of dollars on a full-scale remodel? Check out these three simple tips to help you maximize your kitchen space and stage […]
September 3, 2019

Don’t Make These 5 Home-Buying Mistakes

When you’re house hunting, you’ll often find many well-meaning people trying to steer you in the right direction. While it can get old fielding advice from family, friends, and complete strangers, their guidance usually comes from a place of good intent – something they themselves wish they would have known before buying their house. And it’s true, hindsight is 20/20. While it’s impossible to prepare for every potential scenario when buying a house, there are some important tips to follow so you don’t end up mistakenly making one of these five home-buying mistakes:   Not having a full picture of what you can afford– Buying a home requires you to be smart and sensible about how much money you have […]