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Friday, August 31, 2018   /   by Harvey Rosenberg

Do you Need to Upgrade Before You Sell?

Does it feel like you need to spend thousands of dollars on upgrades just get your home sold? While certain upgrades will in fact, fetch you a better overall price, others are just may just be excess money you don’t need to spend. We look at what upgrades you should and shouldn’t worry about when trying to sell your home.



 
Kitchen


Perhaps the number one thing homeowners think to upgrade before selling is the kitchen area. Shiny new appliances and gorgeous countertops sound appealing, right? However, the buyer may have very specific tastes. Upgrade outdated appliances with newer models, but don’t feel the need to go all out on a kitchen remodel.


 
Bathroom


Just like in the kitchen, bathroom remodels may not recoup what you put into them. Updating and deep cleaning may be better investments. Check the caulk work, remove any dated fixtures, and a fresh coat of paint can do wonders. If you think the cabinets look dated, paint instead of ...

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Friday, August 24, 2018   /   by Harvey Rosenberg

Back to School - Back to Sports - 6 Fall Sports for Kids and Adults

When kids go back to school, they often begin new sports. Even if you don’t have kids, adults have options for Fall sports in the South Lake County area.


These are just a few of the options and ideas for adults and youth in the South Lake area.




Soccer – youth and adult


Soccer is quite popular in this area and a variety of both recreational and competitive leagues exist. Some, like International Pro Soccer Academy are year-round. Others such as the Clermont Football Club offer seasonal play in both fall and spring.
The Clermont Soccer Club has men, women, and co-ed soccer leagues. Play in the 18 & up or the 40 & up.


Lacrosse


Lake Lacrosse for youth grades 1-8 starts in August, but there’s still time to join.


Rowing


With a. brand new boat house in downtown Clermont, there’s bound to be a rowing club. The Lake County Rowing Association offers rowing clubs for middle and high school aged children, as well as a beg ...

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Friday, August 17, 2018   /   by Harvey Rosenberg

5 Things You Need to Do Before You Shop for a Home

We get it, you’re excited to start shopping for a home. After watching hundreds of hours of House Hunters, you’re ready to hit the pavement and start looking. However, if you’re serious about buying a home, these things should be done first.


Know Your Credit Score


You’re making a big purchase when buying a home. Going into knowing what your credit score is, will help you get the financing down the line. Additionally, if it’s not great, it’ll give you the knowledge to fix it before you make a purchase.




Create a Budget


Before you start shopping, you should know how much home you can afford. Get a general idea of what you can afford to spend monthly on the home loan, a well as any HOA fees that may factor into your monthly payment. Know that the loan payments often include your property taxes, homeowner’s insurance, and any mortgage insurance you many need to carry.


Determine Your Down Payment


A down payment, wh ...

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Friday, August 10, 2018   /   by Harvey Rosenberg

Agent of the Month - Tess Uddenback-Slack

Congratulations to Tess Uddenback Slack, Our Realty Professionals of Florida, Agent of the Month!

A little about Tess - 

Tess has been selling for most of her working life. Originally from Sweden, she came to the USA in 1993 with just 2 suitcases. She has built a life that you would call living the American dream.

She graduated from Valencia with a degree in Hospitality and the customer service skills she achieved working for Marriott International she uses to help both buyers and sellers.

Tess also has property management experience with international investment buyers and has run her direct sales business for the past 10 years being a top performer in Florida for years.

She is excited to take all the experience she has to help you market your home for sale and utilize her people skills st help buyers find their new dream home.

Reach out to Tess to say congratulations!
321-624-4259
tess@realtyprosfl.com

Or find her on Facebook.

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Friday, August 3, 2018   /   by Harvey Rosenberg

How to Stage Your Home to Sell

If you’re ready to sell your home, one of the key elements in getting buyers interested is in the staging of the house. First, let’s look at what we mean by staging and some tips on how to stage your home to sell.



What is Staging?


The term staging simply means you’re making your home ready for the spotlight. It could be dressing it up to make it desirable to more home buyers, thus increasing your potential asking price. Staging your home is preparing the house to be a welcoming and attractive property. So, what are the best tips to stage your home?




Get it Cleaned


This should be an obvious one, but we’re talking deep clean here. Buyers are looking into all the nooks and crannies to determine if this is the house for them. You don’t want them to find any dust bunnies in the back of a closet.


De-Clutter


There’s a difference between a home that looks livable and lived in. You want potential buyers to picture themselves ...

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