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July 13, 2021

7 Things to Do Before Showing Your Home

When you’re in the market for selling your home, it can be a taxing and draining experience even in a seller’s market. However, the stress of constantly showing your abode can reap you the benefits of finally moving on to the next chapter and get you an offer on the table. After all, that is the end goal, isn’t it?  If you have anxiety about how to make your home ready for potential buyers, here are seven things you can do to ensure success. Tuck Away Personal Items While we understand that it is your home and most likely full of personal items, do your best to remove photos of yourself and your family. This simple act can help prospective […]
June 15, 2021

Why the Comps are So Important to Look at When Selling Your Home

Comparables, or comps, are how you calculate the value of your home based on the recent sales prices of homes in your area. As a seller, you and your real estate agent will use comps to figure out your asking price. Comparatively, buyers and their agents will also be using comps to determine how much to offer on homes in their price range. Comps are crucial for sellers to get the best sale price on their home and to get their home sold in a reasonable time. Price your home too low and you are potentially losing out on a lot of money. Price it too high and your home could sit for months on the market. The key to […]
May 11, 2021

Is Summer the Best Time To List Your House?

There’s an old adage in the real estate world that says to wait until the flowers start blooming to list your home. There are many reasons to wait until spring or summer to list your home: Weather, tax season ending and returns coming back, the ability to view homes and summer vacation for your kids. These are some of the typical reasons that spring and summer tend to be the best times to list homes. But is Florida typical? And is the (post) pandemic world we’re living in typical? In a normal year, on average across the country, spring and summer are the best times to put your home up for sale. However, 2020 was anything but normal and 2021 […]
August 25, 2020

Tips for Finding the Right Realtor for You

For most things in life, we turn to experts to help us navigate the intricacies of whatever challenge we’re up against. If we have health questions, we turn to a qualified medical professional, if we have finance questions, we talk to a financial advisor. The same is true for real estate. Since most of us don’t go around buying and selling houses every day, we turn to someone who does. And like all things in life, there is more than one person who excels in their given profession. So the question then becomes, how do you find the right person to help you? With so many qualified professionals, it can feel overwhelming to even know where to start. Here are […]
August 4, 2020

What to Expect When Closing on a Home

Closing on a home is to many the defining milestone of the home buying process, and it should be celebrated. After all, upon closing, you are a new homeowner and you finally get to enjoy the new home you’ve been dreaming about for months or years. But closing is not all sunshine and roses. The road to closing can be long, excruciating, and filled with every emotion (and document!) imaginable. In short, a lot has to happen before you get the keys to your new kingdom. But don’t let that scare you. Simply knowing what to expect should ease many of your worries and relieve some stress about the process. Here’s what to know so you’re better prepared to face […]
June 15, 2020

The Best Ways to Boost Your Home’s Screen Appeal for a Virtual Showing

Shopping online for homes is not a new phenomenon in the real estate world, but things certainly have changed in recent months in regards to how people go about finding their next property. While pre-pandemic online house hunting was typically used as a way to screen potential homes that a buyer would later then tour in person. Now, more and more buyers are relying on virtual showings as one of the most important components of their real estate experience – with some transactions being completed even without a buyer ever stepping foot on the property. In order to position your home for the best possible sale, creating a strong virtual presence and marketing the property are imperative. Even as social […]
June 9, 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 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 […]