Home sellers in Florida have a duty to disclose known defects concerning the home. We have sellers prepare a disclosure form before listing the property so buyers can make an informed decision before making an offer. This saves everyone time and effort in the transaction. If you want to see what a sellers disclosure contains please email Paula using the form below.
One of the best ways to begin preparation for selling your home is to look at your home through the eyes of a buyer. Always remember that preparing matters because we only have one opportunity for a first impression.
First, look at the front of your home and assess your curb appeal. Does your home or driveway need power washing? Would adding flowers increase attention and draw your eye to the home? Choose the options that you know will improve your curb appeal. It does matter.
To prepare your home’s interior and to make the best first impression on potential home buyers follow these tips:
- Depersonalize the space: Remove family photos and personal collections – like model cars, NFL memorabilia, etc. If you have children remove any items with names on them. Remember the photos will be public and your home address will be available. Take precautions to protect you and your family.
- Neutralize the space: Make your home as appealing to as many people as possible. Paint over bold colored walls, change bedspreads to neutral tones and pack items away that are personal. Help buyers imagine living in that home. If your home has too much of your personality that could be difficult.
- Clean everything: People see cleanliness as an indication that you have taken good care of your home and have taken pride in owning it.
- Organize: Clean out your closets and cabinets so that they don’t appear too cramped. More space in the closets and cabinets will make them look larger.
- De-clutter: You will be moving soon anyway, so pack away all the things that you will not be needing that take up space. Rooms will be easier to clean and will appear larger that a cluttered room.
- Offer a home warranty: If your appliances are near the end of their age of life offer a home warranty to ease buyers minds. The last thing a buyer wants is to buy a home and immediately have to purchase a major appliance.
Most buyers want move-in ready homes. Try to make yours as move-in ready as possible.
Staging will help you sell your home for more money and sell faster. The Fallon Real Estate Group will work with you and walk through your home to stage for buyers and as well as staging for photography and videos.
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This week we were live from 29 Deerwood Street in Palm Coast. Watch the video to see the details of this elegant home. If you are looking for a spacious outdoor living space this is it – peaceful, quiet and plenty of space on the screened lanai.
Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, this thoughtfully designed luxurious home offers a beautiful beach lifestyle. Learn more at 29DeerwoodSt.com. Make an appointment to tour this home in real life – it is truly a must see!
For our 2nd Facebook Live we toured one of our listings on Anastasia Island, last week we were live from Kookaburra on the island. Stay tuned to see where we go next! Hope you will join us live at 1:00 pm Wednesday, March 21st.
146 Ocean Cay Blvd. St. Augustine Florida: Enjoy life at the beach in this gorgeous home just blocks from the beach. Enjoy tropical breezes from the screened lanai overlooking the lake and preserve which is a wonderful bird sanctuary. Greet your neighbors from the inviting front porch which graces the elegant entryway. Filled with natural light and adorned with neutral finishes, this home is a cheery retreat! The seller is offering $5,000 towards closing costs and pre-paids for an accepted contract that can close in the next 30 days.
For more details about 146 Ocean Cay Blvd see: www.146OceanCayBlvd.com
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Kevin and Paula take you to Kookaburra Beach Side for a chance to hear about a unique coffee spot on the beach and give you some important advice about taking an exclusive buyer’s representative to see new construction and negotiate with local builders. Thanks to Ollie for being a gracious spokesperson for Kookaburra.
- St. Johns County new construction last year was 45,000 units and is projected to be 55,000 new units this year.
- A buyer’s agent will have a network of industry professionals, years of experience and relationships with builders.
- An agent knows the area. Picking the right community for your lifestyle is important. An experienced buyer’s agent will know the features of the neighborhoods and will help you choose based on your lifestyle desires.
- A buyer’s agent will negotiate on your behalf. A builder’s site agent works for the builder and negotiates on the builder’s behalf. You won’t get a better deal on your own.
- A Single Agent – an agent with a fiduciary duty to you, will work on your behalf.
Contact the Fallon Real Estate Group to get your copy of “20 Questions to Ask a Builder.”
On Veteran’s Day 2017, my husband Kevin (a U.S. Navy Veteran) and I went to the bay front in Downtown St. Augustine to watch the annual Veteran’s Day parade. It was a beautiful display of patriotism and the atmosphere was exhilarating! St. Augustine High’s band and JROTC program was fabulous, and I am so touched and thrilled to see our local youth become involved in something as important as honoring our veterans! My family has served in the military for over 100 years, with my brother Stephen serving in the Navy and his son Ben now serving in the Army! I am so grateful to every single service member for their fight to keep America free, and to their families for the sacrifices they have made to support those who serve! May God bless you and keep you!
With tremendous gratitude,
Ecotourism in Marineland
Explore the vast nature in Marineland with an eco-excursion from Marineland. What this consists of is a 2.5-hour kayak tour into the Marineland Matanzas Basin. While on this tour an expert will be focusing on things like the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin natural habitat. There is no prior kayaking experience needed either, this tour is offered from September – May.