Buying a New Construction Home: Do I need a Realtor?

buying a new construction home

Buying a newly built home can be exciting.  If you have ever visited a builder’s model home, you know what I am talking about.  When you first step into the new home, you see how beautiful the home is decorated. The features of the model home are top of the line, and it looks and feels great. … Continued

Preparing to Sell Your House

preparing to sell your house

Preparing to sell your house is something that most of us know we have to do, but is rarely a fun task.  It’s almost like a necessary evil, but doing some work and getting your home ready to market can equate to a quicker sale and for more money.  So, look at it this way, … Continued

Top 9 Strategies for Making an Offer on a House

New Construction and Realtor

Thinking about making an offer on a house? Are you tired of losing out to other buyers on a home that you want to buy? Every day I hear real estate agents say how baffled they are because their Buyers keep losing the house they want to buy due to a multiple offer situation. It … Continued

Sarasota Real Estate Market Report-May 2017

Sarasota Real Estate Market Report

May 2017 Real Estate Market Report for Sarasota County Here’s a look at the real estate market for May 2017 for Sarasota County, Florida. The month of May for real estate sales in Sarasota saw a strong market, however, there are indications that a market shift is happening to favor the buyer.  A shift to … Continued

Sarasota Real Estate Market Report-March 2017

Sarasota Real Estate Market Report March 2017

Sarasota Real Estate Market Report for March 2017 Here’s a look at the Sarasota real estate market for March 2017.  According to the report released by My Florida Regional MLS, prices in the Sarasota County area continue to increase as we move into the prime selling season in the Sarasota area. Although the beginning of … Continued

What Happens if I Have a Bad Home Inspection?

what happens if I have a bad home inspection

Table of Contents: What a Home Inspector Does Bad Home Inspection Mortgage Types May Determine Repairs Repairs Can Be Negotiated-So Can Price Guidelines for Doing Repairs Getting Estimates for Repairs Just Say No Selling your home can be a stressful situation.  It’s more about the unknown that bothers most sellers than actually moving and packing. … Continued

The Home Inspection Process: Get the Inside Scoop

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Table of Contents: What is the Home Inspection Process Home Inspection Results: What Comes Next Seller’s Response to the Home Inspection What Happens if the Buyer Terminates the Contract Does the Buyer Get Their Money Back Home Inspections Do Not Have to Be a Bad Experience Home Inspections are normally part of the contract. According … Continued

Six Costliest Mistakes Sellers Make Pricing Their Home

Pricing you home to sell

Pricing your home to sell does not have to be a complex process when you have a plan of action and great information at your fingertips.  After 21 years and over 2,200 homes sold, I can honestly say, the well informed, prepared seller will get the most money for his/her home in the shortest period … Continued

Real Estate Prices at 5 Yr High in Sarasota

The Bradenton and the Sarasota real estate market is going strong in terms of rising prices.  However, real estate sales in Sarasota overall for 2016 are down from the 1st quarter last year. So, there is some good news and some bad news too.  Here are the figures as reported from the Florida Realtors for … Continued