Sight unssen.What is that? It’s buying a piece of property without ever walking in the home before you close.
I have been working with a set of buyers for over a year, trying to find them the right condo for them. This set of buyers were out-of-state, located in Boston. There have been several condos that we have put in offers on, sight unseen but were not accepted, we were out bid. Happens all the time.
They had been looking on-line for the condos in Hollywood Beach, when something came across that they liked, they would call me and ask about the unit. I would go down and do what I do, did a property preview on the condo, the building, the amenities and anything else that the buyer would want to know about.
So when she sent me the last one she was interested, I do what I and I sent it to her. She said yes, yes, let’s put an offer on it. We did, it was a Homepath listing, so everything was done online. I get the email back 3 days later, OFFER ACCEPTED!. Now the buyers are happy, I handle all the leg work down here.
Closing was set of May 10, interview with the HOA May 9. So after the interview was done, we go upstairs to see the unit for the first time in person. She had tears in her eyes, my first reaction, Uh Oh, what’s wrong? She says she is happy, it’s even more beautiful in person. Look at my views, I have the ocean and the intercostal.
I was happy to see her so happy. Selling a home based on a video is fantastic. Love love love it. Now I plan on doing more property previews of listings, as well as my own listings. Buyers like to be able to have a visual. Pictures only go so far, how many times have you seen a picture and then walk into the house and think, this is not what the picture looked like. Well this is house she felt. She was able to see herself walking through the condo as I was recording it.
I do what I can for my buyers, so if that means taking the extra time to go out and record so they can have an idea of what it looks like so they don’t have to fly out every time so that they don’t miss out on the opportunity, then I will do that!
Here is the video of the unit I did for her.
Do you take the time out for your buyers like this. I do!
Would you color your walls?
When you list your home for sale, I know most agents say to paint your walls a neutral color. It’s easy on the eyes and usually goes with all styles of furniture no matter the color of it, but here is my problem with that. When buyers are shopping for a home, they usually have more then one home they are scheduled for in a day. So when they are going from house to house, they tend to blend into one another. So when you have that one house that has color on the walls it stands out, it’s bold!
Now when the buyer starts to narrow down on which home is the one for them, they start out by describing each home. The one with the island kitchen, or the one with the circular driveway, or in this case the one with the Green living room, since that’s the one they can remember. It’s how they described the home.
Now am I telling you to go out and paint your walls with color? No not at all, but if you have colored walls, don’t go and paint them white/neutral. You want to be remembered.
Here are two different pictures, one with Neutral colored walls, and the other with Green walls. Which one stands out to you? Which one would you remember? I would love to hear your input? Have you gone looking at homes? What do you remember about it?
Have you been telling yourself you are ready to move? But at the same time you would like the simple life in Fort Lauderdale, Florida? I have the perfect home for you!
This home is located between Davie Blvd and St Rd 84, just west of I95. Minutes away from Fort Lauderdale Beach, and Downtown Las Olas. This home is waiting for the right person and snap it up. It could use the tender loving care, fresh coat of paint, sit back by the pool and watch people play at Ann Herman Park.
This home is a 2/1 cottage with a huge yard and as well as a pool. There is a park right behind the home owned by the city. No HOA fees to worry about. Come and stop by, take a look, this home can be yours! The Simple Life is waiting for you…..
If you are ready to come and take a look you can reach me by phone at 954-993-4104 or by email at Jeannette@Condodomain.com. Pass the info to a friend.
7727 NW 79th St
Tamarac, Fl 33321
The most obvious form of protection on your home is often the most neglected. Citizens insurance requires some policy holders based on certain criteria to get what they call a roof certification on their Broward County home.
When this happens it means that the roof is aged and there is no recent record of replacement. Anytime a project on a home is started it is an argument for a permit. Permits are a snapshot in time on what was done, when it was done and by what Broward roof or home inspector. The permit date also reflects the building code of that time. Roof certs are basic short form of information just to verify condition and life expectancy of a roof. Roof inspections are far more comprehensive. When I do a roof inspection on a Broward County home or mobile home, not only do I walk on the roof if possible,enter the attic if possible and document the current condition of trusses,rafters,decking,all vent terminations ,eaves,soffits and attic ventilation.
The health of the attic is important to overall health and safety of the home. Just one small component that starts to fail will have a ripple effect and be costly down the road. A complete roof on any Broward County or Florida home can cost thousands. The average homeowner is not aware of the signs of trouble that a Broward roof inspector can identify…and that’s my job. Just a simple walk around looking up at your fascia and soffit notice any pulling away,missing discolored,rotting,etc., these should be repaired very soon as they may also reveal other problems. Sometimes just the soffit is out of place. This can mean you may even have what’s called rafter spread. This can be serious if left unchecked. Thank you for reading and please visit us online at http://www.homeinspector-tampa.com. Learn more about roof inspection, four point home inspection or more about our full range of home inspection services for Broward and Florida homeowners.
Do you still think its a buyers market
I met with a buyer yesterday for a home in Margate Florida. This home was a foreclosure listed for a Whopping $128,900. It had 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It also has a pool with a nice size yard to go with it, all new kitchen appliances, new carpet in all the bedrooms and freshly painted throughout the entire house.
When I walked through the house before they got there, I thought to myself, “wow this home is just perfect, there is nothing to do but move in!” Then I thought,I must have looked at the wrong price, this can’t be listed for only $128,900. I went back to get my paper to check it, and sure enough that’s the price it was listed for.
When the buyer came, she walked through the house and liked it very much. I then told her the price. She asked, how much lower can I put in an offer for. I explained what the house came with, explained that this was a foreclosure and I am sure that more than just ourselves were looking at this home. Putting in a low ball offer will decrease the chance of getting it accepted.
She said she wanted to think about it. I told her that’s fine, but the chances that this house is still available when you ar ready may not be. So I will wait to hear back from her today. Crossing my fingers that it will be there for her.
This market we are in now, is not the market we were in back in 2008. Homes are not staying on the market for 6 months, I tell you I am seeing homes that are on the market and scooped up in a matter of days.
What you should have with you….
As a buyer, if you are ready to purchase a home you must have your mind-set. When you are out with your agent have a few things on hand:
Have your list of homes ready
A notebook to write down what you like and don’t like about that house you are visiting.
An open mind..some homes have lots of clutter and you have to see past that.
Low ball offers are being rejected left and right. Sellers are sitting still till they get what they want for their home. But it doesn’t sit long trust me……
If you are interested in looking to buy in Broward County, contact me at 954-993-4104.
Do you see the market as a buyer’s market or a seller’s market? Leave comment and tell me what you think….
What a building this is! In the heart of Fort Lauderdale, on the corner of Broward Blvd and Federal Hwy.
This building is equipped with its own Gym, Club room, and a pool to die for!
Within walking distance to Las Olas strip the night life will be at your fingertips! Also within walking distance is one of the best schools in all of Broward County, Virginia Shuman Young Montessori. This school was a Blue Ribbon school last year, and has been an A+ school for as long as I can remember!
Ride your bike east on Broward and you are right at Fort Lauderdale beach! Who wouldn’t want to live in this building? If interested in visiting this building contact me at 954-993-4104 or by email at Jeannette@CondoDomain.com