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Red Hot Tips for Selling In Orlando Florida

February 9th, 2010 by tisner

Getting Organized to Sell Your Orlando Florida Home

1079525_blogWe have all heard the stories about buyers who list their homes and receive a qualified offer within a week of placing their home on the market. While it has and can happen, more often than not in today’s economy, it takes some organization and some time for sell your Orlando Florida home. With a little planning and a time line of six months to a year, you stand a better chance of being prepared for both a fast or slow sale.

While no one has a crystal ball, if you are anticipating a major life change, from a marriage to a divorce, or job change or business downsize, the time to start is now.

First day to first month:

  • Gather your paperwork on your home together. Make sure you know how much of your remaining mortgage you owe, as well as the dates when you made major capital improvements.
  • Look at and adjust your living expenses if necessary to cover three to six months worth of mortgage costs beyond the time you have estimated to sell your home. Find and retain a lawyer specializing in real estate.

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A Orlando Florida Valentine for Your House

February 5th, 2010 by tisner

Top Ways to Make Your Orlando Florida Home Buyer Friendly for Little or No Money

valentine 3Valentine’s for Orlando Florida

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to ‘feel the love’ – for your home. Now is the time to start assessing ways you can make your house look more attractive to potential buyers as you get it ready to put on the market. Surprisingly there are many ways to make what you already have more attractive for little or no money.

1.  De-clutter
Go from room to room with your goal to reduce what is in the room by one-third to one-half. Buyers respond to a house that looks and feels spacious, airy, and appears to have room.  Remove everything from papers and magazines, to bulky, over-sized furniture. Whatever detracts from that particular room as an attractive living space should go – pack it, store it, or sell it, but make sure it is gone and out of sight.

2. Clean
Buyers also respond to that shine that can only be gotten by a little elbow grease. This means cleaning the baseboards, buffing the floors, wiping down the lighting fixtures, and dusting the furniture. Sparkling windows and clean counter-tops say that you love this home and you know someone else will too.

valentine3. Easy access
If you live in the part of the country where it is snowy, shoveled paths and driveways must be ready to receive visitors. Remove anything that makes the entrance and access to your home unattractive and impossible. Take down the holiday lights and invest in good lighting around the entrances to your home.

4. Landscape
While this might not be the time for gardening for most of the country, check your landscape and remove any fallen tree limbs, leaves, and lawn clutter. As soon as Mother Nature cooperates, plan on pruning shrubs, and painting and repairing any fencing around the yard.

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Teri Isner, CIPS, CRS, GRI
Keller Williams At-The-Lakes
1170 Celebration Blvd
Suite 200
Celebration, Fl 34747

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