Homeowners in the Sunshine State know a thing or two about warm weather. Spring is just another season that offers optimal plant growth along with mild temperatures. Caring for your landscaping in the spring can be a bit more complicated when trying to sell your home. Check out these spring landscaping tips for Florida homeowners that are sure to attract potential buyers.

Keep It Mowed

Mowing the lawn properly and on a regular basis is an essential part of improving the curb appeal of your home. You should mow the grass every week at a minimum. You may have to mow more often if a recent rainstorm has boosted grass growth. Using a pole edger or weed eater to edge the lawn is another basic lawn care task that keeps a yard looking…

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Opinions about whether to hold an open house vary greatly across the country. You'll hear real estate agents flatly refuse to hold open listings because they view them as a wasted marketing effort, or they'll say open houses are just a tool to find the agent new clients. There is some truth to that reasoning, but open houses are a great strategy to sell houses. Consider also that many listing agents don't want to give up their Sunday afternoons to sit an open house and talk to strangers.

Although not all homes are candidates for an open house due to location, condition, or competition in the marketplace, you won't know how much buyer traffic you will draw until you try. Exposure to potential buyers and to individuals who will talk about your…

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We know, we know—you love your house. The kitchen is the perfect size, your weekly summer barbecues give your neighbors patio envy, and your '70s-style conversation pit is totally coming back into vogue—as you knew it would.

You've seen the comps for your neighborhood, but you just know your home is worth more, so you're going to list it at a higher price.

This is one of a few reasons why sellers overprice their home, and none of them is smart. If you price your home too high, it'll take longer to sell, raising doubts in buyers' minds about whether there's something wrong with it, and you'll probably have to drop the price eventually anyway. So don’t fall for any of these five common justifications sellers use to inflate the price of their…

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Key Takeaways

  • Sellers tend to overprice and spend a tremendous amount of effort trying to defend their price, even if the market doesn't support it.
  • Pricing a home correctly is a partnership between sellers and their agent, not a battle of wills.

When it comes down to it, the most important advice a real estate agent can give sellers is how to price their home. No matter how beautiful or well-maintained a property may be, how many upgrades it has or how well it shows, if a home is not properly priced, it’s going to be a tough sell.

The battle for agents most often lies with aligning what sellers’ think their home is worth with its true market value.

These disparate realities can be difficult to merge when working with a seller…

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Selling Your House: Here’s Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner!

With home prices on the rise and buyer demand still strong, some sellers may be tempted to try to sell their homes on their own rather than using the services of a real estate professional.

Real estate agents are trained and experienced in negotiation while, in most cases, the seller is not. Sellers must realize that their ability to negotiate will determine whether or not they get the best deal for themselves and their families.

Here is a list of just some of the people with whom the seller must be prepared to negotiate if they decide to For Sale by Owner (FSBO):

  • The buyer, who wants the best deal possible
  • The buyer’s agent, who solely represents the best interests of the buyer
  • The buyer’s attorney (in some parts of the country)

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With Inventory Low: Will Your Dream Home Need Some TLC?

According to a new survey from, the wave of first-time homebuyers hitting the market this summer has resulted in an interesting statistic. Nearly 60% of buyers searching for a home this spring are willing to consider buying a fixer-upper, with 95% believing that the projects needed will increase their new home’s value!’s Chief Economist, Danielle Hale, pointed to low-inventory at the entry-level price range for the increase in willingness to renovate.

“The combination of rising home prices and limited entry-level homes for sale is prompting many home shoppers to consider homes that need renovating.

Replete with inspiration at their fingertips – like Pinterest, Instagram, and various home renovation TV shows – some home…

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Tackle these 6 major areas, and potential buyers will be able to envision themselves living there 

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If you’re more than familiar with this situation, we’re here to make it easy for you. Below you’ll find a checklist to get you through staging without any fuss.

1. Declutter

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Less is more! Make the buyers feel like they are walking into their home. From the moment they walk through the door, do your best to help them envision their life in the home.

Declutter the following:

  • Make the foyer open and welcoming.
  • Hide keys and random items that might have been emptied from the residents pockets as we tend to do when we walk through…

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Winter Haven Florida Real Estate Market Report

Home to the largest Lego-themed vacationing spot “Lego Land Resort”, and various other water themed attractions, Winter Haven poses as an exciting investment for families looking for properties for sale in the area. Featuring a chain of lakes and striking wetlands converted to a thriving eco-tourism industry; Winter Haven, Florida has become an expanding hub of economic activity, generating up to $300 billion per year.

Over the past year, median home values in Winter Haven have risen 8.1%, and for now, the median home value is $166,000. The gradual descent trajectory that Winter Haven’s real estate market had taken in the early 2010s plateaued between the years 2012 – 2013. Since then the market has been increasing and is expected to further rise…

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By Clare Trapasso | Mar 14, 2019 best-week-to-listkiddy0265/iStock

For the past few years, home sellers have been in the driver's seat. With hordes of buyers fighting over a very limited supply of properties, many homes sold in days—and landed their sellers a windfall. But lately, sellers have been getting nostalgic for the good ol' days as the market has slowed down, with residences taking longer to sell and some even having their price cut.

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So sellers angling to unload their abodes fast—and for a boatload of cash—might pin their hopes on the first week of April. The week of March 31 to April 6 was deemed the best time to put a home on the market, according to a recent®…

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Reclaim the space in your home with these tips for selling, donating, recycling, and disposing of things you no longer need or want

By Consumer Reports

If you are looking to prepare your Home for Selling, or you just want to clean out the clutter, here's how to expand your attic, basement, bedroom, closets, counter space, garage, and/or shelving without paying a dime to a contractor. Sell, donate, recycle, or otherwise get rid of stuff that you no longer want, that others could use, and that's hijacking space in your home. But before we get to all the stuff around your home, here's advice on how to eliminate two nuisances from your everyday life. 

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