Category: Selling A Home

Conquering Clutter By Mindi

Posted on June 27, 2019 by Great Florida Homes

Unless they’re taking a listing from a devout minimalist, probably every REALTOR has uttered the dreaded, “you need to pack away the clutter,” mantra to prospective sellers. And every seller probably looked around wounded thinking “Who, me?” As much as we love the house we owned and only entertained in for 10 years….(and finally live …


Five Steps to Transform a Property Into a Successful Rental

Posted on June 18, 2019 by Great Florida Homes

Investing in a rental property offers many opportunities for a rewarding secondary income. Yet, to be competitive in the market, you need to understand how to best appeal to potential clientele. Here are some ways you can set yourself apart from the competition. Use Your Wall Space A blank space can make an environment seem …


Getting Ready to Sell? AS IS or for Top Dollar? Top Tips to Help You Price it Right for YOUR Situation By Mindi Rudan

Posted on June 6, 2019 by Great Florida Homes

You know how every January you “start that diet” you’ve managed to put off the rest of the year… or pledge allegiance to a new exercise regime? In real estate it’s kinda the same thing when spring and summer roll around. Especially if you go on vacay and drive thru quaint neighborhoods. You see yourself in …

Remodel or Move my House

Remodel or Move: Should I Sell My House or Renovate and Stay?

Posted on February 4, 2019 by Great Florida Homes

When the house you once loved no longer seems to fit your needs, you are faced with the decision whether to remodel or move. It is not an easy decision to make for most people. There is the stress of moving, selling your existing home, and finding the “perfect” new home for your family. Deciding …

Increase Home Value

How to Increase Home Value – Top 9 Tips for Success

Posted on January 16, 2019 by Great Florida Homes

Before you put your home on the market, finding out how to increase home value is a crucial first step. You might be surprised how easy it is to make a few simple changes yet see a hefty asking price jump. Today, we will show you the top 9 tips for success for increasing home …


6 Reasons for Selling Your Home at the End of the Year

Posted on December 28, 2018 by Great Florida Homes

If you are thinking about selling your home at the end of the year, but do not think anyone will buy it in November or December, think again. Back in 2014, Forbes reported that homes listed this time of year were more likely to sell quickly and closer to the asking price. In the first …


Preparing Your Home for Sale

Posted on December 19, 2018 by Great Florida Homes

One of the most stressful – if not THE most stressful things about selling your home is getting it ready for the parade of people that will be marching through. Will they be judging your home – or judging you? Our top 10 tips for preparing your home for sale will help you simplify the …


Who Pays For Title Insurance?

Posted on August 20, 2018 by Great Florida Homes

To say title insurance can be a confusing concept is an understatement, especially for a first time home buyer. Although it is not required, a lack of title insurance can mean a lack of protection from claims against your ownership of the home, and therefore the risk of losing your insurance. So what is title …


What Are My Closing Costs?

Posted on July 9, 2018 by Great Florida Homes

There are a lot of terms and fees that a first time home buyer may not be all too familiar with, and closing costs are no exception. Without guidance, it can be difficult to navigate through your deal and understand what you’re paying for. To break it down, closing costs are the fees associated with …


I Have An Accepted Offer-What’s Next?

Posted on June 19, 2018 by Great Florida Homes

Your offer on your dream home has just been accepted and you’re getting ready to pop the champagne, but is it too soon to celebrate? Even though your offer has been accepted, the home buying process has just begun. Inspections are a big part of home buying. Home inspections and other types of revisions may come …