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Real Estate: What is a Seller’s Market?

If you're considering selling your home, you'll need to know more about current market conditions to determine the list price, set realistic expectations for how long your home will take to sell, and what renovations and repairs you should do b...

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Comparative Market Analysis Explained

What is a comparative market analysis?  A comparative market analysis, often referred to as a CMA, is a real estate agent's estimate of market value based on recent sales of similar homes in the same neighborhood.  A CMA is useful for sell...

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What is the Absorption Rate in Real Estate

The absorption rate in real estate is the rate at which listed homes in a given market will sell over a defined time frame.  A community can be defined as a neighborhood, city, zip code, county, or metropolitan statistical area.  This importa...

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How Does Real Estate Commission Work in Florida?

The Listing Agreement Determines the Real Estate Commission When listing your home for sale with a real estate agent, you will sign a listing agreement.  A listing agreement is a contract between the homeowner and the real estate agent's brok...

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Getting Your Home Ready to Sell: A Checklist

Planning to sell? Preparing in advance will make the process much easier. We suggest a three month lead time before you put your home on the market, this will give you time to get organized, reduce clutter, and make the home presentable. Below...

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Seller’s Disclosure: Building Code Violations

You Must Disclose All Known Building Code Violations When you are selling a property, you must make buyers aware of any fact that materially affects the property. If you have building code violations, or pending citations that are in the proce...

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Seller’s Disclosure: Property Condition

A Seller's Disclosure is a comprehensive document listing any known issues with the property and anything that may materially affect the value of the property. A Seller's Disclosure should include systematic, structural, electrical, plumbing, w...

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Marketing Your Home

Marketing Your Home to Sell Fast for Top Dollar Listing your property on the multiple listing service is a start, but really it's the bare minimum. If you want to get top dollar, exposure is the name of the game.  Your agent should be marketi...

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Appraisal

What is a Real Estate Appraisal? A home appraisal is an unbiased professional opinion of a home’s value. The appraisal assures the lender that they aren’t handing the borrower more money than the home is worth and that you are not overpayi...

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Curb Appeal

Potential buyers formulate a first impression of a home from the outside.  This is why creating an attractive, pleasant, and meticulously manicured exterior is of great importance while you get your home ready to sell.  Before you put your ho...

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Preparing for Open House

Preparing for Open Houses

Open Houses are a Great Opportunity for Exposure Properly preparing for an open house is very important. Open houses are a chance for potential buyers to view your home. If the open house is heavily marketed and has a good turnout, buyers will...

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