Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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HOW TO MAKE YOUR OFFER ON YOUR NEXT HOME STAND OUT

Written by Realty Times Staff on Thursday, 25 August 2016 3:40 pm

It may seem hard to imagine but, yes, the cycle has spun around and in some markets there are bidding wars leaving buyers wondering, "What can I do to make my offer stand out?"
The real estate market is again heating up and many buyers are trying to get into the market now after taking a long break. For some, it's a chance to become first-time homeowners. For others, it's a chance to make a move up to a larger home or to buy a second home. Still others may have owned in previous years and are now getting back into home ownership. Regardless of the situation, making your offer to buy stand out among the others is important.
  • Keep your offer simple and straightforward. In a market that has multiple buyers making offers, one of the best things you can do is keep it simple. That doesn't mean you have to neglect important things that you want in the offer. However, it does mean that you should not get caught up in smaller issues that could become huge issues for no apparent valid reason. For instance, a minor repair might be worth fixing yourself as opposed to putting it in the offer as a repair demand.

  • Try writing an offer letter. This is a formal letter explaining why you want to buy their home. This is an opportunity to show the buyers how you will utilize the home. This is where you tell them about your family, how much you like the home and how it's perfect for your needs.

  • Personal Delivery. The next two have to do with follow through. It's a good idea to have your agent present your offer in person to the listing agent. It may sound old-fashioned but this can go a long way. Real estate, like all business, is about relationships. Faxing or emailing an offer may seem very efficient but it can be less effective. Your agent should be prepared to build you and your offer up to the listing agent. This will give the agent a good presentation to take back to the buyers.

  • Loan Officer Follow-Up. Another great tip is to have your loan officer call the listing agent after the offer has been submitted. The loan officer can assure the listing agent that the buyer is qualified and ready to close the deal
    This is not where you tell the sellers that you plan to gut their precious home and completely remodel it (even if that's the ultimate plan). You don't write an arrogant letter that expresses “there are many fish in the sea". Instead, you want to convey that this home is the one you truly want to buy. Let the sellers know that you have done your homework and hope that they will accept this offer as this home is a good fit and you're prepared to move quickly.
    Most important, be ready to act swiftly when the time comes to close escrow.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

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HIRING A HANDYMAN WHEN SELLING YOUR HOME

Written by Realty Times Staff on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 3:07 pm
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As you get ready to sell your home, you may discover the need to make numerous repairs and updates. But when do you have the time? Most jobs you can do yourself, but others require a little more skill. Maybe it's time to consider hiring a handyman.
According to Angie's List, hiring a handyman can prevent waste and overcharging, as the handyman will only charge you for hours worked. Plus they keep their rates low with low overhead and by not having to pay other workers.
A handyman is someone who can handle small painting and carpentry jobs that can be completed quickly. He typically works alone, charges by the hour plus materials, and in some states is required to be licensed and carry insurance.
If you think you're going to more extensive work, you should consider a contractor. A contractor differs from a handyman by taking larger jobs that require going behind walls, or tearing out and rebuilding areas. Contractors supervise specialized tradespeople such as plumbers, electricians, and craftsmen.
Before you hire a handyman or a contractor, make a list of the jobs you need done. If your list is composed mostly of repairs and some updating like painting, a handyman should suit your needs.
To hire the right person for the job, do the following:
1. Get recommendations from family, friends, or your real estate professional. She may know an individual or company that specializes in "make-ready," a room-by-room clean-up, touch-up and fix-up. You can also contact sites such asHomeAdvisor or Angie's List, to hire workmen.
2. Interview several handymen before making your decision. Make sure the handyman you hire has the experience and equipment to do the jobs you need and is willing to guarantee the work.
3. You want someone you'll feel comfortable having around your family and in your home. Hire only personnel who are bonded and insured.
4. Inspect the work while it's in progress and when it's finished. Most professionals want to do a good job out of pride of workmanship. Handymen also rely heavily on referrals, so if you're pleased, you'll recommend the handyman to your family and friends.
What you don't want to do is leave small repairs undone. Home buyers notice if maintenance has been ignored, and may conclude the home needs greater repair than it actually does.

Friday, August 19, 2016

New Tech All Homes Will Have By 2020

Good Friday Morning! Here is a little real estate update (see below), if you would like any additional, more detailed info, please let me know. Have a great weekend!

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Terence Trombetti | REALTOR®
FLORIDA COMPLETE REALTY
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Real Estate Data for Cape Coral
Cape Coral market trends indicate an increase of $19,000 (11%) in median home sales over the past year. The average price per square foot for this same period rose to $127, up from $116.

Real Estate Data for Punta Gorda

Punta Gorda market trends indicate an increase of $1,500 (1%) in median home sales over the past year. The average price per square foot for this same period rose to $130, up from $123.

Real Estate Data for Fort Myers

Fort Myers market trends indicate an increase of $20,000 (11%) in median home sales over the past year. The average price per square foot for this same period rose to $131, up from $120.

Real Estate Data for Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers Beach market trends indicate an increase of $52,500 (16%) in median home sales over the past year. The average price per square foot for this same period rose to $359, up from $307.

Real Estate Data for Naples

Naples market trends indicate a decrease of $1,852 (-1%) in median home sales over the past year. The average price per square foot for this same period rose to $184, up from $183.

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New Tech All Homes Will Have By 2020
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Terence Trombetti
Florida Complete Realty
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