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It is estimated that more than half of all
houses are sold before the buyers even get out of their cars. The
buyer's first, and most lasting impression of
your home will be what they see as they drive up. It's called "Curb
Appeal." So stand
across the street from your house and review its curb appeal. it is
helpful to walk your property and list what is less than satisfactory,
without regard to cost or time. You can review the list afterwards to
determine what you can and can't repair. Here is a
checklist for the outside of your home:
windows and front door
Make sure roof,
gutters and downspouts are in good
condition; no repairs needed
Clean grease and oil
stains from driveway
Keep the garage door
sure the doorbell works
lanai screens if needed and keep pool sparkling
Remove everything outside your home that doesn't need to be
Move garbage cans, etc. into your
Inspect all plantings. Prune bushes & trees so they don't block
Mow the lawn more frequently and plant
Put down some fresh wood
Fertilize the lawn to make it
as green as possible
Put bikes and
toys in the garage
Park extra cars away from the
Keep pet areas
CLEAN! CLEAN! Just making a few changes can
allow a buyer to see your house as their dream home. Here are some ideas for
the inside of your home:
Kitchen and Bathrooms
Put dishes away, unless setting a formal display
Maintain all sealants (window, tub, shower,
sink, etc.) in good condition
have the tub re-caulked and mineral deposits removed
and clean mirrors
counter tops, maximizing the available space
refrigerator magnets and photos; if your kitchen is clear, prospective
Buyers can begin mentally "moving their own things" into your
microwave and refrigerator
Keep plumbing and all appliances in working
Bedrooms and Living Area
Clean carpets, drapes & windows. Repaint where it will make the room
Remove all unnecessary items from all
Keep decorative items to a
Less furniture and
clutter makes a room feel spacious
the drapes and leave all the lights on during showings
Install one size larger light
bulbs; brighter rooms look and feel larger
Remove personal pictures from walls &
furniture so your prospective
buyers will mentally "see themselves living in your home" Your
family's personal items make it hard for them to do that
Quick once-over with the vacuum; carpets should
Place fresh flowers in the main
Make beds and put all clothes
closets, put unused items in storage
Put toys away
Play soft music,
prospective buyers relax during a stressful time
Keep pets out of the way and pet areas clean and
Secure jewelry, cash, prescription medication
and other valuables
Allow your Realtor to put a lockbox on the property. Some agents won't
bother to show a home where they have to arrange to meet someone at the
Potential buyers usually feel more comfortable
if the owners are not present.
If people unaccompanied by an agent request to
see your property, please refer them to your real estate professional for an
Leave a number where you can be reached if you
are leaving town, even for a weekend
We enjoy showing the area and properties to our clients. Let us know when you are coming and we will e-mail you some great places to go and things to do, as well as MLS listings of condos, houses or lots.
The Sarasota area is one of the largest and affluent markets in
Florida, offering small-town charm and big city amenities.
One of the best places in the nation to live and work.
Over 500,000 people.
Previous 5 years, growth 4 times faster than the national average.
Fastest-growing segment is middle-aged adults and children.
A strong base of retirement age people, about 1/3 of the population.
Approximately 1/4 of the population of Tampa/St. Petersburg area.
Per capita retail sales are almost 20% above the national average.
Theatre visits offer many choices such as The French Film Festival, the Asolo Theatre Company, Florida Studio Theatre, Island Players, Lemon Bay Playhouse, or Theatre Works, for a start.
Music interest? Check out the Florida West Coast Symphony, Key Chorale, the Jazz Club, Sara. Ballet of Florida, Sara. Blues Society. Opera Association, or the Sarasota Concert Band.
Enjoy collecting art? There are numerous galleries and art shows.
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We are working with properties every day: Beach and bay front homes, condos, golf course homes, maintenance-free homes, planned communities, homes with charm, family neighborhoods, the downtown art area, gated and golf communities and new homes.
Our experience can make the deal happen: We know of properties that are not on the market yet, we know the differences in writing Manatee and Sarasota contracts to save you money and when negotiating a contract our experience can help you get the property that you want. Ethics counts when you want a level playing field and hard work is critical when you want the best.