CHALLENGE. ACCEPTED. 30 Listings In 90 Days Is Back!

https://youtu.be/ipA53ZxoatI It’s back! Two years ago, we challenged ourselves to list 30 homes for sale in 90 days. In those 90 days we managed to list 16 homes and raise an extra $2,300 for local charities. This year we’re taking on the challenge again! Starting on October 1st, our goal is to list 30 homes for sale before the end of the year. We’ll also double our donation with each home sold to Greater Clermont Cancer Foundation and Aaron Strong Foundation. When we reach our goal it will be the most listings we’ve ever taken in a single quarter. (For perspective, we sold…

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Meet the Newest Member of Our Team: Bryan!

We are happy to introduce you to our newest team member, Bryan Bain. We met Bryan last summer as a client when he was moving to Florida from Wisconsin. Bryan is joining the team as one of our buyer’s specialists, bringing with him 22 years of experience working in higher education, the grocery industry, and as a locally elected official. He is a Ball State University graduate and lives in Clermont with his partner, Tim, and their cat.  They say it takes a village and we wouldn’t be where we are today without the hard work of all our team members. If you…

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How to Buy Your First Home

Buying your first home can be scary and stressful. A home is a huge investment - both upfront and ongoing. Plus, there's so much paperwork, companies, contractors, and things to remember that it can be overwhelming and have you worried about making a costly mistake. Here are some things to consider when buying your first home. Who qualifies as a "First-Time Homebuyer"? According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, a first-time homebuyer is someone who matches any of the following: An individual who has had no ownership in a principal residence during the 3-year period ending on the date of…

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How to Sell & Buy a Home at the Same Time

So you're currently a homeowner. You've owned it for at least a couple of years and you're thinking, "I know I have equity in my home, and I want to move, but where would I go?" So you start looking at what's for sale and find a home that you LOVE, but you have a home you'd need to sell first in order to buy it. Here we'll go over some tips for things you can do right now to put yourself in the best position to sell and buy a home at the same time. https://youtu.be/mrE5u5v1KyM Watch our video version of How…

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Real Estate is a Personal Business

Over the last 3 months, the difficulties and uncertainties of COVID-19, protests, stock market swings, stay-at-home orders, and lay-offs - all added to whatever is going on in everyone’s personal lives - has made things feel a little more difficult. As the first half of the year comes to a close, we’re eager for the second half of 2020 to begin. We don’t know what experiences we will have, but we know ups and downs are ahead of us. And if you need us, we’ll be ready to go through the ups and downs with you.  Real estate is a very personal business.…

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Goodbye Spring. Hello Summer!

May brought several welcome events for us in our office. Our whole team returned to working in the office rather than the limited usage implemented in April. Matt and his wife, Gina, celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary on May 4th by staying home and cooking. We celebrated Mother’s Day and were reminded of how thankful we are to have been so well-loved and cared for by our mothers. (And we mean it - moms are awesome!)  When restaurants opened up, we took the opportunity to have a team dinner at Bosphorus in Winter Garden. We ate outside on the patio and enjoyed sitting…

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How to Stage Your Kitchen for Photography

When someone wants to sell their home, it's so important to have professional photography done of the home since most buyers look online before requesting to see a home in person. But before those photos are taken, a seller should make sure their home looks as clean and open as possible. So today we're going to focus on one room in particular - the kitchen - and how to stage it for real estate photography. The kitchen is actually one of the easiest rooms to stage in a home, so we're going to start there. Watch the video below for a before and…

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Prepare to Buy a Home: 3 Things You Can Do RIGHT NOW

Whether you're planning to buy a home, or you have no plans to buy a new home, it's so important to do what you can now to put you in the best position to buy when you do find your dream home. So here are 3 things you can do today - right now - to prepare to buy a home whether it's soon or later. https://youtu.be/nwVlFOMMogw If you still have some of that COVID-19 stimulus money, a tax refund, or any other "extra" money (perhaps from not spending as much on eating/going out), here are a few tips to put yourself in…

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3 Simple (And Cheap!) Ways to Get Your Home Ready to Sell

https://youtu.be/q9ROdQjVyIs https://youtu.be/q9ROdQjVyIs The spring is a great time to spruce up your home, especially if you're looking to sell it since spring is typically the busiest time for our local real estate market. So today we're going to cover three easy, inexpensive ways to get your home looking dream-worthy to potential buyers! 1. Improve Curb Appeal When a buyer first pulls up to your home, the first things they'll notice are the lawn and the outside of the house. Make sure your lawn looks (and stays) mowed, edged, and free from debris. Clean up any other landscaping you may have or plant some…

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April – What a Year!

Since last month’s newsletter, so much has changed. Who would have guessed things would look the way that they do? Like most small businesses, we are being affected by CV-19. We’ve seen lending guidelines change and employment changes that have put families’ moving plans on hold. We’ve also changed the way we’ve worked and shown houses.  And more specifically, we had an 80% decrease in closings in April for our team compared to April of last year. While we don’t know how this COVID-19 season/market will end or how it will continue to affect our real estate market, there are some important things…

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