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Friday, September 21, 2018   /   by Harvey Rosenberg

Agent of the Month - Althea Loydd

Congratulations to our Agent of the Month, Althea Loydd!


Althea is an experienced Real Estate agent and loves to help her clients! She can help you when you are ready to BUY or Sell! Contact her today!

 321-663-8432 Althea@RealtyProsFl.com

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Friday, September 14, 2018   /   by Harvey Rosenberg

How and Why to Choose a Listing Agent

Selling your home on your own may sound appealing at first. You save on commissions, walk away with more money in your pocket. That’s a common myth and not always the truth.  Here we’re going to look at why you should choose a listing agent to sell your home and how to find the perfect one.
 
Why Not Do It Yourself
 
The number one reason to hire an agent is the education and experience. No matter how much you read online and in books, you can’t match the experience of someone who does this day in and day out. A Realtor knows the market, knows the neighborhoods, knows what sells and what doesn’t.
 
Consider exposure. Having a listing agent also increases your exposure to home buyers.
Take into account that a majority of buyers are using a real estate agent, having someone list your home where they can see multiplies how many potential home buyers you reach.



 
How to Find an Agent
 
First and foremost, ask your frie ...

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Friday, September 7, 2018   /   by Harvey Rosenberg

How to Choose a Property Manager

If you’ve had a property for a while, and are ready to not DIY it anymore, you need to find a good property manager. Here’s how you should select a property manager that’s right for you.
 
Check Accreditation


First and foremost, be sure the property manager you’re looking at has the appropriate accreditation for your state. In some states that may mean a real estate license, in others that may mean simply a certification.
 
In our home state of Florida, a property manager needs a real estate broker license.



 
Interview


Yes, interview the potential property manager. You need to know their experience with renting properties, with handling maintenance, dealing with renter requests, finances and more. They should also know about local market trends, what homes rent for.


Additionally, ask how many properties he or she manages. Does he or she have any employees? Is there a 24-hour emergency hotline? What about maintenance v ...

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Friday, August 31, 2018   /   by Harvey Rosenberg

Do you Need to Upgrade Before You Sell?

Does it feel like you need to spend thousands of dollars on upgrades just get your home sold? While certain upgrades will in fact, fetch you a better overall price, others are just may just be excess money you don’t need to spend. We look at what upgrades you should and shouldn’t worry about when trying to sell your home.



 
Kitchen


Perhaps the number one thing homeowners think to upgrade before selling is the kitchen area. Shiny new appliances and gorgeous countertops sound appealing, right? However, the buyer may have very specific tastes. Upgrade outdated appliances with newer models, but don’t feel the need to go all out on a kitchen remodel.


 
Bathroom


Just like in the kitchen, bathroom remodels may not recoup what you put into them. Updating and deep cleaning may be better investments. Check the caulk work, remove any dated fixtures, and a fresh coat of paint can do wonders. If you think the cabinets look dated, paint instead of ...

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Friday, August 24, 2018   /   by Harvey Rosenberg

Back to School - Back to Sports - 6 Fall Sports for Kids and Adults

When kids go back to school, they often begin new sports. Even if you don’t have kids, adults have options for Fall sports in the South Lake County area.


These are just a few of the options and ideas for adults and youth in the South Lake area.




Soccer – youth and adult


Soccer is quite popular in this area and a variety of both recreational and competitive leagues exist. Some, like International Pro Soccer Academy are year-round. Others such as the Clermont Football Club offer seasonal play in both fall and spring.
The Clermont Soccer Club has men, women, and co-ed soccer leagues. Play in the 18 & up or the 40 & up.


Lacrosse


Lake Lacrosse for youth grades 1-8 starts in August, but there’s still time to join.


Rowing


With a. brand new boat house in downtown Clermont, there’s bound to be a rowing club. The Lake County Rowing Association offers rowing clubs for middle and high school aged children, as well as a beg ...

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