Lakewood Ranch, FL Real Estate News

Here are a few tips to help your Lakewood Ranch home for sale show better and sell faster: 1. Get rid of the excess: Eliminate as much as possible, and then do it again. Remember when staging your Lakewood Ranch home for sale, less is best. Swap out personal photos for framed art. The main idea is to remove as much as possible and replace personal items with neutral objects so that people can imagine their things in the home.   2. Repair and paint: Before painting, fix all those minor dings that don't really bother you. Buyers notice everything. A missing piece of baseboard, an outlet that doesn't work, or a closet door that won't stay on track all seem minor, but they can have a huge affect on how a buyer views your home. The next step is to apply a fresh coat of paint in a neutral col...
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By Alan Evans
(RE/MAX Alliance Group)
On first thought, selling your home by yourself seems to make perfect sense. It doesn't look all that hard, right? So you decide to sell your home the FSBO way (For Sale By Owner). You figure that you can put up a sign. Let people come to look at your house. Review all the offers you are sure to get and pick the best one and you're done. That's all there is to understanding the Lakewood Ranch real estate market-right? Well, not quite. One of the most difficult things for a person to do in trying to sell their own home is to understand the real estate market in order to price their home correctly. All of the above steps will not result in a sale without setting a price that will make you happy and get a buyer to sign on the dotted line. The Price is Right In some ways selling your home a...
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Everyone wants to save a buck and some think they can save a lot of money by selling their homes by themselves. But would you really save money by doing it yourself? To start off with it should be said that there are indeed people who can sell their homes for sale by owner (FSBO), and even save a few dollars doing it. Those are the people who have five important skills: 1. They know how to market and advertise their Lakewood Ranch real estate both online and offline without spending a fortune. 2. They are excellent sales people. 3. They know how to pre-qualify buyers to be sure they're actually able to afford the home. 4. They're great at negotiating. 5. They know how to execute real estate contracts and all the other associated legal work necessary to sell a home. Additionally, they ne...
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By John Michailidis, Real Property Management of Sarasota & M
(Real Property Management of Sarasota & Manatee)
Sarasota Short Sale Help - Stop Foreclosure On Siesta Key - Bradenton Short Sale Agent - FREE information on Foreclosure Defense, Mortgage Modification, Tax Consequences, Deed-in-lieu-of-foreclosure, Short Sales, Deficiency Judgments, Bankruptcy Referrals & more. John Michailidis, SaraMana Properties – Phone: (941) 822-5221   What Is A "BoA Short Sale" - Lakewood Ranch, Siesta Key, Sarasota, Bradenton, FL Short Sale Agent Help Like many professionals in various industries, we in the real estate business tend to use jargon that those who aren't a part of our community can't quite figure out. Someone emailed me the other day asking me what a "Boa Short Sale" was? They wanted to know if it had to do with a loan that strangled borrowers until they died -- like a boa-constrictor! Ha! While m...
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By Alan Evans
(RE/MAX Alliance Group)
There are a few misconceptions about how to set the sales price for your Lakewood Ranch real estate. Here are five common pricing myths and the reality behind them. Myth #1: It's OK to test a high price on your Lakewood Ranch real estate just to see if anyone will buy it at that price. Truth: If you're serious about selling your home, don't play games. In this buyer's market you have a very small window of opportunity to pull in serious buyers when your home first enters the market. If you play games, like over pricing your home just to test the market, buyers will stay away in droves. Myth #2: You should price your Lakewood Ranch real estate higher than the market value to allow for room to negotiate. Truth: No matter what your reasoning or rationale, overpricing your home is never a g...
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By Alan Evans
(RE/MAX Alliance Group)
Choosing a professional real estate agent can be a very imposing task. This person is responsible for finding your new home or selling your home, guiding you through the home inspection process and negotiating a good price and terms. These are important tasks that should be taken seriously. That's why finding a skilled real estate agent is key to a successful real estate transaction. Here are several tips for interviewing Lakewood Ranch real estate agents: · Interview at least three agents. Even if you love the first or second agent you interview, promise yourself you'll interview all three. You learn more from each interview, and you never know when that third agent is going to be the perfect match for you. · Ask all three agents the same questions so you can compare their answers and ...
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By John Michailidis, Real Property Management of Sarasota & M
(Real Property Management of Sarasota & Manatee)
Lakewood Ranch Foreclosure Agent - Lakewood Ranch Foreclosure Help - Stop Foreclosure In Lakewood Ranch Florida - FREE information on Foreclosure Defense, Mortgage Modification, Tax Consequences, Deed-in-lieu-of-foreclosure, Short Sales, Deficiency Judgments, Bankruptcy Referrals & more. John Michailidis, SaraMana Properties – Phone: (941) 822-5221   Lakewood Ranch Foreclosure Help -- Stop Foreclosure In Lakewood Ranch Florida It is what it is. It is happening to millions, so there's nothing to be embarrassed about. You can Stop Foreclosure, but you have to be willing to take a few simple steps. While the process is rarely quick, it's surprisingly simple, and works virtually 100% of the time . . . but only if handled by a Team that has intimate knowledge of and experience with the proc...
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Do you have a small room in your Lakewood Ranch home that'd you'd like to make larger, but you don't have the money in your budget to tear down a wall or add on to the room? By using a bit of creativity, you can make that tiny room look larger without breaking the bank.Here are 8 low-cost decorating tips to make any room in your Lakewood Ranch home look bigger: 1. Leave open space. Place taller pieces of furniture along a wall rather than out in the open space. To prevent blocking the view into a room, use shorter pieces of furniture like an ottoman or a low table. The more open space you can see, the larger the room will look. 2. Brighten the room. A well-lit room looks larger, whether it's brightened with natural or artificial light. Remove heavy, dark draperies to let the natural lig...
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By John Michailidis, Real Property Management of Sarasota & M
(Real Property Management of Sarasota & Manatee)
Lakewood Ranch Short Sale Help - Lakewood Ranch Short Sale Agent. Why Short Sale? – FREE information on Foreclosure Defense, Mortgage Modification, Tax Consequences, Deed-in-lieu-of-foreclosure, Short Sales, Deficiency Judgments, Bankruptcy Referrals & more. John Michailidis, SaraMana Properties – Phone: (941) 822-5221   Lakewood Ranch Short Sale Help - Why Not Every Agent Deserves Your Time Or Your Business General real estate sales are one thing, but Short Sales are a complicated and sophisticated type of transaction that requires a skill-set that far exceeds that of the typical real estate practitioner. Nothing in the real estate licensing classes prepares one to professionally handle Short Sales. Even a high level of experience with conventional sales does not prepare one to "succe...
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By Sarasota & Manatee Counties FL, QuickFreeMLS.com - Listings In Paradise
(SaraMana Properties - QuickFreeMLS.com)
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By Sarasota & Manatee Counties FL, QuickFreeMLS.com - Listings In Paradise
(SaraMana Properties - QuickFreeMLS.com)
You know you want to live in Paradise! What Are You Waiting For? Pristine white sands, crystal blue waters, and cool gulf breezes! Begin your FREE Florida Gulf Coast Property Search Now!   **CLICK HERE for Lakewood Ranch Condos For Sale**   Lakewood Ranch Condos For Sale - Florida Gulf Coast Real Estate Listings! Looking for deals on Lakewood Ranch Condos? You've come to the right place! Find every condo, listed with any agent, with any company, right HERE! Search the entire Lakewood Ranch Florida Realtor® Multiple Listing Service (MLS) just like agents do, anytime, anywhere!   **CLICK HERE for Lakewood Ranch Condos For Sale**  
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By Alan Evans
(RE/MAX Alliance Group)
Spring is here and there is no better time to give your yard a fresh look. Here are a few simple tips to make your Lakewood Ranch home sparkle this spring. Tip #1: Everything is blooming; take advantage of it. Clean out the flower beds and let them shine. Don't have a flower bed? Now is the perfect time to create one (or more). Visit your local nursery to purchase small starter plants, large mature plants and everything in between. Mix them to make your beds look their best. Tip #2: Get a lush lawn. Reseed your yard, or if you don't want to wait, purchase sod rolls. If your lawn is in good shape, take the time to edge the sidewalks and driveway. Mow in a pattern to give your lawn a manicured look. To keep your grass healthy, alternate the mowing pattern. Tip #3: Take it up a notch. Add ...
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By Alan Evans
(RE/MAX Alliance Group)
Today's turbulent real estate market means the days of selling Lakewood Ranch homes without planning or preparation are a distant memory for most people. Don't put all of your eggs in one basket, because there is  competition and buyers are not always in a hurry like they once were. To sell your house quickly, staging and well-thought-out marketing plans are now necessities - not luxuries. Do you know how to best present your property? What are the most effective ways to get buyers in the door? Using the tips and techniques below, you can begin to emerge from your rabbit hole and quickly move on to your next home with as much money in your pocket as possible. Selling techniques for Lakewood Ranch homes: Price it Right - No amount of marketing or staging will help if your property is ove...
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A survey conducted by "Money" magazine and Lowe's found that out of 21 common projects, energy updates gave DIYers the most satisfaction, given the time and money. Get some satisfaction this week by implementing one or two of these easy energy savers at your Lakewood Ranch home: 1. Add dimmers: If every home in the U.S replaced two standard light switches with a dimmer, we could save $1.5 billion in electricity. 2. Recycle rechargeable batteries, plastic bags and compact fluorescent lights (CFLs): It's as easy as taking them to your local Lowe's Recycling Center. Simply drop the items in the bins near the store's entrance. 3. Stop energy leaks: Seal all holes and cracks in your Lakewood Ranch home. Add weather stripping or caulk to leaky doors and windows. The Environmental Protection A...
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By Christina Miller
(Sarasota Bay Real Estate)
Welcome to the Lakewood Ranch Country Club located 15 minutes north-east of downtown Sarasota, Florida Lakewood Ranch is a master planned community that spans more than 8,500 acres, features 8 residential subdivisions, 72 holes of golf, a polo club, a hospital, a large business center, countless retail establishments and restaurants. Lakewood Ranch is also the second largest green certified community in the US and the largest in Florida. Lakewood Ranch has become the best and most exciting new Florida community to own real estate in. Prices for Lakewood Ranch real estate for sale ranges from $60,000 to more than 5 million. This Lakewood Ranch Country Club video will provide you with more information about this amazing community and the lifestyle that is offered here. Christina Miller is...
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By John Michailidis, Real Property Management of Sarasota & M
(Real Property Management of Sarasota & Manatee)
Lakewood Ranch Short Sale Real Estate Agent - Why Short Sale? – FREE information on Foreclosure Defense, Mortgage Modification, Tax Consequences, Deed-in-lieu-of-foreclosure, Short Sales, Deficiency Judgments, Bankruptcy Referrals & more. John Michailidis, SaraMana Properties – Phone: (941) 822-5221   Lakewood Ranch Short Sale Real Estate Agent - Use A Short Sale To Stop Foreclosure In Florida - Short Sale Agent Help And Answers! The good news is that a great number of Lakewood Ranch property owners have found Foreclosure Relief through Short Sales. While it can be nearly impossible for an inexperienced homeowner to pull off a Short Sale without professional help, an Experienced Short Sale Agent -- one with "real-world experience" closing many Short Sales -- usually has a 90%+ chance of...
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By Alan Evans
(RE/MAX Alliance Group)
It's a war out there. If you're still sitting in your robe and slippers, sipping a cup o' joe while you casually read the Sunday comics - with the absolute knowledge that your house is going to sell - you haven't been paying attention. The percentage of Lakewood Ranch homes for sale versus qualified potential buyers has made this a buyer's market. It's time for some tough love, sellers - some straight talk. If you're not ready to do more than spruce up your lawn a little, you won't win the battle. You won't even win a skirmish. In short, if you're not doing everything you can to get your home taken off the list of Lakewood Ranch homes for sale, you're not a motivated seller. Motivated sellers use all the knowledge they can squeeze from their agent. Unless it's a matter of money, sellers...
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Whether you're planning on selling soon or just want a comfortable home to live in now, here are five projects that increase your Lakewood Ranch home's comfort and value. 1. Uncover hardwood floors. Is there a hardwood floor lurking under your Lakewood Ranch home's carpet? If you're not sure, pull up the carpet in an unnoticeable corner and investigate. If you find wood floors, you'll probably need to refinish them, but that's a lot less expensive than installing new hardwood flooring. 2. Add ceiling fans. Everyone likes to save money, and adding ceiling fans can reduce your electric bill considerably. Central air conditioning costs about 70 times more to run than a ceiling fan. In the summer, fans can make you feel 3 to 8 degrees cooler, allowing you to reduce the use of your A/C and s...
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One of the more frustrating aspects of buying real estate is qualifying for a mortgage that will allow you to buy the home of your dreams. Lenders use terms to describe your loan status that may be confusing. For example, what is the difference between being pre-qualified, pre-approved or approved for a mortgage on your Lakewood Ranch real estate? · Pre-Qualified - This just means that the lender may approve you for a loan if everything checks out. Pre-qualification is based solely on information you give the lender about your income and debts. This is no guarantee that you will get a loan.  · Pre-Approved - Once your lender pulls your credit report, they can give you an idea of what kind of loan you may get. When you're pre-approved, you still have no guarantee that you will get a loan...
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You know it's a buyer's market. But you really need to sell your home now. Here are 6 tips to get Lakewood Ranch homes sold even in today's real estate market: 1. Price your home competitively from the start. Ask your agent to find out what similar homes in your neighborhood sold for in the last 6 months. Don't bother looking at pricing prior to that. And don't base your decision on listing prices. Some homeowners price their Lakewood Ranch homes high to start with but end up drastically reducing the price in order to get them sold. 2. Offer incentives. There are a lot of similar properties on the market, so in addition to competitively pricing your home, you should consider including incentives. You could offer a home warranty, pay part of the closing costs or leave the big screen tele...
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