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Clean it up and rent it out or fix it and flip it. New roof 2013, new A/C 2015. Electric updated in 2000. Passed a 4 point in 2011 before the roof was replaced. Enclosed Florida room with window unit & Lexon windows not included in sq feet giving you about 1800 sq feet of living space (buyer to v...
11/16/2016
When a seller lists a home with an agent, the seller agrees to pay their agent a fee for professional real estate services upon the sale of their home. It's usually a percentage of the sale price. The sellers agent then loads the details of the home into the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), which ...
11/09/2016
In the Tampa Bay area of Florida, we are in a sellers market. Most of Florida is in a sellers market. In Pinellas County, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Palm Harbor and all the beach communities, we are even more so in a sellers market. I am working with buyers that are investor newbies. They want t...
11/06/2016
I have been noticing that some people tag me in the responses to my blog posts, so I tried to do it a couple of times when I was responding to someones blog post but couldn't figure out how to do it. So I did a search in ActiveRain Real Estate Network and found this original entry. Not hard to do...
11/05/2016
So, if you didn't read part 1, click here to catch up. I've made my first round of follow up calls post the invitation mailings. From the 94 invitations I mailed, 41 have responded to date. My biggest fear was that no one would come but I also had an attendance goal of 24. 26 are coming so far. Y...
11/04/2016
My mother always told me that you should never go to someones home empty handed. I popped by 8 past and current clients today with a small gift, not to ask for anything, but to just say Hi and make that face to face connection. It was nothing, really. In the spirit of Halloween, I purchased a sma...
10/20/2016
Ask you can see, the number of available homes in Pinellas County is low, especially compared to the number of buyers looking. But you can also see a slight trend upward. Predictions are that if this trend continues, sellers will not have the advantage that they do now.First time buyers are havin...
10/18/2016
I've finally decided to have my first Client Appreciation/Holiday Party and Pie Giveaway. I've participated in group coaching calls on the topic, read blogs and asked for advice from coaching groups I belong to on Facebook and I'm moving ahead. So follow me as I move forward and post a series of ...
10/14/2016
I am currently working with a buyer that was referred to me by my son. The buyer had been trying to work with another agent, but the agent was difficult to reach, didn't follow up and the buyer had difficulty getting that agent to return calls or text messages. I met with her, explained how I wor...
10/06/2016
I've done visual home tours for years. But desided to try my first video tour. Not bad, for the first time. It was fairly easy. I started with my phone camera by recording myself introducing my newest listing. Then I recorded a separate video of the exterior of the home while taking about the nei...
10/01/2016
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