Reasons Real Estate Agents Suggest Remodeling

  Deciding to sell a house is never something that happens overnight. Changes in employment, financial circumstances, or family needs may all contribute to your desire to purchase a new home after selling your current one. Unfortunately, the news that you may need to make some changes to your beloved home may make the prospect […]

Why Sellers Ignore Their Realtors’ Advice           

The real estate market has always fluctuated, with various issues impacting how economists view the strength of the real estate industry as a whole. In a recent study, several housing markets, including the Tampa-St. Petersburg market, were considered overvalued, meaning the prices were not sustainable long-term. This news has started to alarm both buyers and […]

Pre-Closing Checklist for Sellers

Over the past few years the Florida real estate market has fluctuated wildly, creating apprehension for both buyers and sellers. In 2017, the market experienced a strong rebound, making it possible for sellers to benefit from rising property values. Sellers who want to benefit from the pricing increase and slight inventory decrease are eager to […]

What Not to do After Qualifying for a Mortgage Loan

Finding a lender is probably the most important step in the home buying process. Shopping for a house knowing that you have been pre-approved for a certain amount gives both the buyer and seller a sense of security. Unfortunately, some new homebuyers do not realize that getting pre-approved for a mortgage loan does not guarantee […]

Title Problems That May Delay Closing

Prior to scheduling a closing date, the title of the property must be checked to ensure that it is clear with no encumbrances. While most closings go smoothly, it is not uncommon for title problems to crop that delay the real estate transaction. Being aware of these potential issues helps prepare you for all eventualities. […]

Tips for Closing with an Investor

Real estate has long been a stable investment for anyone seeking to amass a valuable portfolio.  Though the real estate market has been slowed by past recessions, in many markets an investor with ready cash available has helped sellers who were attempting to sell property during a time when buyers are scarce. While it is […]

Four Things to Check Without Your Clients Present

  Getting ready for closing is a stressful experience for buyers, sellers, and their real estate agents.  Prior to closing taking place, a real estate agent and the client will usually walk through the property one last time. While the average agent will have a checklist of things to be on the look out for, […]

Fatal Oversights on the Road to Closing

Most real estate agents spend the majority of their time preparing themselves and clients for closing. In the world of realtors, closing represents the finish line at the end of complicated race.  Unfortunately, there are certain things that can happen during your journey that make closing difficult or outright impossible. Acknowledging that fatal oversights on […]

How Bitcoin May Impact Future Home Closings

Bitcoin and other forms of cryptocurrency have started changing the way some do business throughout Florida and the rest of the United States. Florida has created laws that clearly define what virtual currency is and has outlined the exact penalties for using cryptocurrency for money laundering. While these laws have started to create rules for […]

Preparing Your Buyer for Closing

Closing day is an important milestone in the life of a homebuyer. Regardless of whether a buyer is purchasing his or her first home or fourth, finalizing the transaction is an exciting day. While the homebuyer is eagerly anticipating becoming the owner of his or her dream property, the real estate agent is working hard […]