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    Orlando Housing Market Report – July 2013

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    Highest and best regards.

    Vincent Paige |REALTOR® | RE/MAX Showcase
    Certified Broker Price Opinion Registered Agent (BPOR)
    Florida Military Specialist (FMS)
    8934 Conroy Windermere Road | Orlando, FL 32835
    Direct: 407.256.8190 | Fax: 407.264.8073
    E-mail: vince@thepremiumproperties.com
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    How To Get Multiple Offers On Your Home | Vince Paige

    Here are some tips on how sellers can best position themselves to get multiple offers, and how buyers can best position themselves to get the house of their dreams.

    For Sellers:

    Spruce Up. It helps tremendously if the home is move in ready.  Repainting the inside, repainting the front steps, power washing the outside, and cutting the bushes back is definitely worth the effort.

    Take professional Pictures! Do not take the pictures with a camera phone and try to slide by… Do NOT take just a couple… The MLS lets you post over 20, why would you give just 1 picture taking from the county records? Laziness! Get another realtor, your realtor should give 1000% like their hair is on fire! Take enough to spark interest!

    Build up excitement.  Leak the word out in the neighborhood that you might be putting the house on the market. Then list the house on a Monday with no showings until Friday to generate interest to see what the home has to offer.

    Use An Experienced Agent. Do not get emotional when offers come in, it is a business transaction of your most precious object, your home. The goal is to net as much as you can in the shortest amount of time. The longer your home sits on the market the “staleness” sets in and you lose negotiating leverage. Read the contracts thoroughly, and take note of contingencies!

    For Buyers:

    Put down a big deposit.  The deposit, or earnest money, can speak volumes. The more earnest money you put down, the more serious you appear to the seller.

    Limit contingencies. If a buyer demands too many contingencies, that can decrease the appeal of the offer.

    If there’s no financing, buyers can waive the right to an appraisal (typically a house has to appraise at or above the purchase price in the contract). I have even seen buyers bring a home inspector or contractor with them to a first or second showing to look at structural issues and help the buyer make a fast decision, without a home inspection contingency.

    Pay cash. “The best offer for a seller is cash and a quick closing.”

     

    Elevate your expectations,

    Vincent Paige |REALTOR® | RE/MAX Showcase
    Certified Broker Price Opinion Registered Agent (BPOR)
    8934 Conroy Windermere Road | Orlando, FL 32835
    Direct: 407.256.8190 | Fax: 407.264.8073
    E-mail: vince@thepremiumproperties.com
    Website: http://www.ThePremiumProperties.com

    Reasons to list with a REALTOR | Orlando Realtor – Vincent Paige

    1. Order a complete property profile of your house.
    2. Review the property profile for accuracy.
    3. Perform a professional Competitive Market Analysis of your house.
    4. Review Total Market Overview with Sellers
    5. Create a customized market plan that targets your most likely buyers.
    6. Develop a specialized pricing strategy for your property.
    7. Calculate an estimate of your net proceeds from the sale.
    8. Tour your property from the Buyers standpoint.
    9. Conduct a complete staging analysis of your house.
    10. Provide instructions to help your house sell at a higher price.
    11. Review interior of the house to maximize attractiveness.
    12. Assist the seller in storing large pieces of furniture.
    13. Review exterior of the house to maximize curb appeal.
    14. Assisting in making the exterior as attractive as possible.
    15. Integrate photographs into marketing materials.
    16. Develop soon to be available postcards.
    17. Explain the advantages of seller carry-back financing.
    18. Conduct a thorough and diligent visual inspection of the property.
    19. Review the status of any encumbrances against the property.
    20. Review the status of any property tax liens against the property.
    21. Obtain copies of architectural drawings relative to the property, if available.
    22. Obtain copies of permits relative to the property.
    23. Accurately measure the house.
    24. Develop advertising copy for marketing.
    25. Place house description in the Realtor Multiple Listing System.
    26. Place photographs of your home on Realtor Multiple Listing System the day of the listing
    27. Place photographs on Realtor´s personal website(s) which means it’s also shown on at least 16 other websites!
    28. Place photographs on Broker´s website
    29. Place photograph of home in stores around area.
    30. Place photograph of home in the Real Estate Book for your particular area
    31. Provide a Real Estate Relationships Disclosure.
    32. Assist with the completion of an Exclusive Listing Agreement.
    32. Assist in completion of the Agency Agreement Addendum.
    33. Sign agent’s portion of Agency Agreement Addendum.
    34. Review Flood disclosures, if required.
    35. Review Lead Paint Disclosure requirements.
    36. Review Competitive Marketing Analysis.
    37. Explain commission splits between Listing and Selling brokers.
    38. Review how commission split affects house showings.
    39. Review benefits and drawbacks of using real estate lock box.
    40. Arranging for pest control inspection of the house.
    41. Arranging for contractor’s inspection on the house.
    42. Arranging for roof report of the house, as necessary.
    43. Arranging for septic tank inspection on the house, as appropriate.
    44. Arranging for county inspection, as necessary.
    45. Assisting in evaluation of inspection reports.
    46. Assisting in correction of significant items in reports, as requested.
    47. Provide Sellers Disclosure Statement to seller.
    48. Place professional For Sale sign on property, as authorized.
    49. Place appropriate riders on sign.
    50. Place brochure box on sign if requested by Seller
    51. Place lock box on property, as authorized.
    52. Directly contact agents with qualified buyers about the property.
    53. Respond to agent questions about the property.
    54. Respond to buyer questions about the property.
    55. Design attractive color flyer for the property.
    56. Obtain a report on academic status of local schools.
    57. Prepare flyers for potential buyers showing financing options.
    58. Assist homeowner in preparing home for showing.
    59. Print color flyers.
    60. Provide flyer display stand for inside the house.
    61. Deliver flyers to seller.
    62. Provide copy of MLS listing to seller.
    63. For vacant properties, coordinate the use of rental furniture if requested by Seller
    64. Order copies of Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions, as necessary.
    65. Place appropriate information into Multiple Listing System.
    66. Take professional photo of the property to be taken for MLS.
    67. Prepare Just Listed postcards for potential buyers.
    68. Mail Just Listed postcards to potential buyers.
    69. Meet and show potential buyers the property.
    70. Follow-up with agents who have shown the property to customers.
    71. As needed, obtain other real estate agents´ opinions of home pricing strategy.
    72. As needed, obtain other real estate agents´ opinions of home staging.
    73. Provide weekly status report to seller by email, phone or in-person.
    74. Review local news sources for changes in neighborhood.
    75. Assist seller in conforming with Fair Housing Laws.
    76. Prequalify potential buyers before offers are made.
    77. Periodically review progress of marketing program.
    78. Send Thank You notes to agents who show the property.
    79. Keep brochure box filled with flyers.
    80. Periodically update MLS information.
    81. Preview all competing houses for sale.
    82. Coordinate presentation of offers to purchase the house.
    83. Negotiate with potential buyers in a professional, unemotional manner.
    84. Review the financial impact of any offers with seller.
    85. Write Counter-Offers, as necessary.
    86. Make sure escrow is open in a timely manner.
    87. Make sure initial deposit is placed into escrow in a timely manner.
    88. Make sure deposit increases are placed into escrow on time.
    89. Make sure that buyer applies for a loan with contracted period.
    90. Provide access to property to inspectors, as necessary.
    91. Make sure seller provides all necessary documents.
    92. Assisting seller in transferring utilities to buyer.
    93. Keep seller informed on status of escrow
    94. Reminding seller to turn on utilities in new home
    95. Reminding seller to obtain insurance on new home
    96. Assisting seller in moving to a new residence.
    97. Providing keys to buyer.
    98. Other miscellaneous activities that help a house sell.
    99. Review Closing Statement with Sellers.
    100. ALWAYS available for questions/concerns on a timely basis

     

    Thanks for your time,

    Vincent Warren Paige, Jr.
    REALTOR® | RE/MAX Showcase
    Certified Broker Price Opinion Registered Agent (BPOR)
    8934 Conroy Windermere Road  |  Orlando, FL  32835
    Direct: 407.256.8190 |  Fax: 407.264.8073
    E-mail:vince@thepremiumproperties.com
    Website: http://www.ThePremiumProperties.com

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Florida Military Specialist Certified Realtor Vincent Paige

    Florida Military designation certification logo

    The What:  I just finished the two day FMS Florida Military Specialist Certification course and am ready to roll.

    The Why: Why do Military Customers Need a FMS Certified Realtor?

    The goal of the Florida Military Specialist Certification program is to educate REALTORS® so they can help active military, reservists, military retirees and their families with the complex issues they may face when it comes to buying or selling a home, finding a place to live, or dealing with home loans.The goal of the Florida Military Specialist Certification program is to educate REALTORS® so
    they can help active military, reservists, military retirees and their families with the complex issues they may face when it comes to buying or selling a home, finding a place to live, or dealing with home loans.

    Call me I will get it done, whatever your real estate task!

    All the best,

    Vincent Warren Paige, Jr.
    REALTOR® | RE/MAX Showcase
    Certified Broker Price Opinion Registered Agent (BPOR)
    8934 Conroy Windermere Road  |  Orlando, FL  32835
    Direct: 407.256.8190 |  Fax: 407.264.8073
    E-mail:vince@thepremiumproperties.com