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8 decluttering tips that'll take your listing from hot mess to shining success

Clutter can mean the difference between a home that sits and a home that sells — these tips will ensure your listing moves BY CARA AMEER

It seems hardly a day goes by that we aren’t reminded of how crucial it is for us to use the latest tech, step up our “concierge” game and become neighborhood experts if we want successful longevity in this industry.

Those things are important — and they work — but it’s equally important to focus on the nitty gritty minutiae of every home sale. I’m talking about getting down to basics and mastering the simplest way to help get your listings off the market.

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It all starts with decluttering.

When marketing any

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seller home maintenance checklist Proactive is the buzzword when addressing both cosmetic and mechanical components of a listing BY CARA AMEER

It’s that time of year again, the 2019 selling season is upon us. If you have clients getting ready to put their home on the market, the task list to prep for the market can seem endless.

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To make it easy, we’ve compiled a home maintenance list for you of the seven things sellers should do before putting that for sale sign in the ground.

Spruce up the exterior

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Let’s face it, the exterior of the property is the first thing a buyer will see whether online or driving by. Now is the time to make sure it looks its best.

Walk around the entire

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Buyer Demand Surging as Spring Market Begins

Last fall, some predicted that the 2019 residential real estate market would be a disaster. There was even belief we might experience a housing crash like the one that occurred during the last decade.

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However, according to two separate reports*, buyer demand dramatically increased over the last three months, leading into this spring buyers’ market (the March data is not yet available).

Both the ShowingTime Showing Index and the National Association of REALTORS Buyer Traffic Index show that buyer demand has increased in each of the last three months.

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Why the increase in demand? Increased buying power.

According to the National Association of Realtors’ Economists’ Outlook Blog, purchasing a

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Orlando's median home price and inventory
maintain upward pattern in March 

 

April 2019 Recap

The Orlando housing market enjoyed a 2% increase in median price for the month of March, while year-over-year inventory rose 5% and experienced its fifth consecutive month of increase. Sales dropped 11% compared to last year.

However, Orlando home sales of all types leapt 30% compared to last month and condo sales soared a whopping 42 percent over February.

“Sales traditionally increase from month to month as the spring/summer homebuying season progresses. This year it appears that a powerful combination of more inventory and steady interest rates is driving a stronger-than-usual surge in buyer confidence,” says

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There’s no getting around the fact that investing in a fixer-upper home is a gamble. They come with built-in problems that you, as a homeowner, have to correct. Sometimes, one problem just leads to another problem, then another. Even if you have a “project” home carefully inspected, you may still experience deep-seated issues that seem to come out of nowhere, leaving you in possession of what’s commonly called a money pit. On the other hand, you could reap tremendous financial benefits if you succeed in transforming a fixer-upper into an appealing property in a good location. You may even put yourself in a situation so profitable that it will transform your financial situation and set you on the road to a solid financial

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Kissimmee Florida Real Estate Market Update

Owing to its close proximity to a multitude of amusements parks, including the Walt Disney World Resort and some of the most striking beaches within an hour’s distance, Kissimmee offers a thrilling investment opportunity for those looking at houses for sale around family oriented destinations.

With a median sales price ranging $215,000-$279,999, serious buyers can peruse through a variety of homes for sale in Kissimmee, including condos, foreclosures, and bank-owned properties to choose their future investment.

 

Kissimmee Real Estate Market Trends for March 2019

Florida’s real estate market has experienced a 6% year-over-year increase making it one of the securest states for a real estate investment opportunity. 20.81% of Kissimmee’s real

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