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May 28, 2020

The Pros and Cons of Professionally Staging Your Home

Preparing your home for potential buyers usually requires a little TLC. How much depends on your own personal situation and goals for the sale, but putting in some work upfront can not only help speed up your sale, it can also help you increase the home’s value. While it may feel unnecessary to put so much extra time, effort, and money into a home you will be leaving, a little preparation, especially when it comes to home staging, can go a long ways in making your property more appealing to potential buyers. But do you need a professional to do it for you? Let’s walk through some of the pros and cons of hiring a professional to stage your home […]
May 26, 2020

Million Dollar 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. If you’re curious about what larger homes Pinecrest has to offer, take a look at a few of these featured listings and then get in touch to schedule a showing. Featured listings in Pinecrest 7515 SW 122nd St – You’ll be wowed from the moment you drive up to this 6-bedroom, 6.5 bath residence with impressive double-entry doors, volume ceilings, and marble staircase. While the home itself is gorgeous and pristine, the serene and private gardens will simply take your breath away. The 5,875 square-foot home is listed at $2,650,000.   12320 SW […]
May 19, 2020

What to Consider When Listing Your House this Spring

Spring has generally been considered one of the best times of year to list your house, and there are many good reasons for why that is. While the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly left its mark on the market, homes are still moving and will continue to do so even if it’s not quite at the same pace as it typically is in the short-term. But before we dive in to what to know about the spring housing market in Florida, I always caution my clients to consider what truly meets their needs. In fact, the best time to sell your house is always when you are ready. For some, that may be summer, fall, or yes, even during the winter […]
May 12, 2020

How Will Buyer Demands Shift in a Post-Pandemic World?

The real estate industry is no stranger to market ups and downs as well as booms and busts, but after each upturn or recession things always look a little different in the marketplace, at least for a little while. The current pandemic is no different. COVID-19 has definitely made its mark on real estate, though not in the same way previous recessions have. For example, while the 2008 recession largely stemmed from the foreclosure crisis, today Miami home values are continuing to retain their mortgage value. There’s no denying, however, that the uncertainty surrounding the economic situation has buyers and sellers on edge. But it has also reshaped – or strengthened – our idea of what a home means. What […]
May 5, 2020

Why Marketing Matters Immensely When Selling Your Home

Selling a home has always been about portraying a property in its best possible light. That’s no surprise. We take steps to spruce up the space from top-to-bottom, inside and out, before listing it. Sometimes we even throw a batch of cookies in the oven to really make the space feel like home when potential buyers come for a tour. But selling a home during – and after – the pandemic will require home owners to take it up a notch even further if they want to compete in today’s more virtual marketplace. While marketing has always played an essential role in selling a home, in this new real estate landscape we’re all living in, preparing a home for sale […]
April 28, 2020

What We Can Expect in the Miami Real Estate Market During the Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has turned our world upside down. It is touching every industry, every sector, every life. The real estate market is no exception. There is reason, however, to remain cautiously optimistic about the real estate outlook in South Florida. What to Know About the Miami Market As recently reported in the Miami Herald, the Miami-Dade market was continuing to report robust listings and sales of single-family homes and condos well into March, but experts concede that the full impact of the pandemic on the industry may take months to reveal itself. While the industry has faced set-backs during periods of recession, the current pandemic is unlike any other recession in recent history, primarily because there is so much […]
April 21, 2020

Renting in the Pandemic

Among the many real estate options South Florida residents have during this period of crisis are to buy, sell, or rent. For insight into what to expect when buying or selling during a pandemic, be sure to read this post on buying and this post on selling. If you are currently renting or looking to move to a new rental property, there are also some unique considerations we must all be aware of as we live in or shop for new rental properties during a period of social distancing and widespread concern for rapid and extensive transmission of the novel coronavirus. What to Expect When Renting in a Pandemic Restaurants have closed, retail stores have transitioned online, and entertainment has […]
April 14, 2020

Buying in the Pandemic

Life during the pandemic has taken on a rhythm of its own. We’ve adapted to new-found social isolation, are finding ways to effectively work remotely, and many of us are navigating the additional challenge of keeping our kids safely at home and learning. We’ve all adapted to this quickly. We’ve had no other choice. Amid all the stress and anxiety and pressure, we’ve found a way to carry on and resume, as best we can, whatever sense of normalcy we can muster. And fortunately for buyers looking to continue on with their home search during this unusual time, there are numerous ways to do so. What to Expect When Buying in a Pandemic While the situation with the coronavirus is […]
April 7, 2020

Selling in the Pandemic

For those on the housing market right now – whether buying or selling – things may feel a little doomsday. The uncertainty around the coronavirus has everyone on edge, and things are changing by the day. But rest assured, it is not doomsday for the real estate market. In fact, the market is continuing to churn and real estate experts are remaining cautiously optimistic. New listings are being added – albeit at a slower rate, closings are continuing to proceed – even if there are some delays, and we all are taking important health and safety precautions to accommodate a more virtual real estate experience. Yes, the pandemic is top-of-mind for all of us, and that’s why we’re dedicating the […]