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Mistakes We Help You Avoid When Making an Offer on a Home

Mistakes We Help You Avoid When Making an Offer on a Home

The Orlando seller agents/Tampa seller agents/South Florida seller agents and buyers agents at One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Pros work with you every step of the way during the home buying and home sales processes. We are continuing our series of articles discussing some common mistakes to avoid when making an offer on a home. Our previous article discussed the pitfalls of not getting pre-approved for a loan and making the offer without the guidance and expertise of a professional real estate agent. Today, we will look at two more mistakes to avoid when buying a home.

Failing to Shop Comparable Properties

When considering a home purchase, you should shop comparable properties in the area. This can help ensure the offer you are making is fair for both you and the seller. And it can also help you make an offer with room to negotiate. The one percent real estate agents at One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Pros can show you listing prices and recent sales of comparable properties and help you determine an appropriate offer.

Not Asking Enough Questions

Although the real estate market is very aggressive with homes going under contract within days and sometimes even hours of being listed, it is still important that you ask enough questions to ensure the property meets your needs before you make a formal offer. The one percent real estate agents at One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Pros can assist you with a list of relevant questions to ask and also help you weigh the answers and options.

Our next article will cover more mistakes to avoid when making an offer on a home.

The South Florida seller agents/Orlando seller agents/Tampa seller agents and buyers agents at One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Pros are Florida’s original 1% real estate agents. We work closely with you throughout the home buying and home selling processes. Best of all, our 1% real estate commissions translate into more money back into your pocket. Considering buying or selling a home now or in the near future? If so, give your friends at One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Pros a call today!

Mistakes to Avoid When Making an Offer on a Home

While it may sound easy, making an offer on a home is a very detailed and sophisticated process. Do the right things when making an offer and you can put yourself on the path to homeownership. Step the wrong way and you could lose a potential dream home. The Tampa seller agents/South Florida seller agents/Orlando seller agents and buyers agents at One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Pros have extensive experience with helping buyers make offers and advising sellers what offers to take and which ones to turn down. Our next series of articles will cover some mistakes to avoid when making an offer on a home.

Not Getting Pre-Approved

The first thing you should do when entering the market for a new home is get pre-approved for a loan. This not only helps you know your maximum price range, but a loan pre-approval letter is attractive to sellers. Not getting pre-approved for a loan may result in you making an offer on a home you will not be approved to purchase. You also could have your offer rejected in favor of someone who does have a pre-approval letter.

Going it Alone

Making an offer on a home without the guidance and advice of a real estate agent can be risky. Real estate agents have the knowledge and experience to help you negotiate an offer and outline contingencies that meet your goals and objectives.

Our next article will cover more mistakes to avoid when making an offer on a home.

When it comes to 1% real estate, trust the original One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Pros. Our Tampa seller agents/Orlando seller agents/South Florida seller agents and buyers agents only deal in one percent real estate, which means more money back in your pocket. If you’re in the market to buy or sell your home, we can help. Give your friends at One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Pros a call today!

Using a Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home

We are continuing our series of articles discussing some of the advantages of using a real estate agent to sell your home. One huge advantage to utilizing Tampa seller agents/Orlando Seller agents/South Florida seller agents from One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Pros is that our 1% real estate commission saves you an average of 2.5%, which means more money back into your pocket!

We’ve also discussed in previous articles how real estate agents have access to valuable data and trends, handle all of the paperwork for you, are able to leverage their expertise to help you sell your home, and handle all of the home staging, marketing, and MLS listing information for you. Today, we will explore more benefits of hiring a real estate agent.

Time Savings

Selling a home is a very time consuming process. Hiring one of our Tampa seller agents/Orlando Seller agents/South Florida seller agents can save you a boatload of time that you can then dedicate to other important tasks such as packing and preparing for your move.

An Advocate to Look Out for Your Best Interests

An experienced, licensed real estate agent is savvy about the entire process of selling a home. He/she can look out for your best interests and advise you on important aspects about selling your home such as pricing, offers, contingencies, contracts, etc.

One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Pros are the original providers of one percent real estate. Our Tampa seller agents/South Florida seller agents/Orlando seller agents and buyers agents look out for your best interests and are passionate about making sure you get a maximum offer for your home. If you’ve never worked with one of our one percent real estate agents, you’re missing out! Whether you are seeking to buy or sell a home, we’re here to help. Give your friends at One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Pros a call today!

Why Should I Use a Real Estate Agent to Sell My Home?

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We are continuing our series of articles highlighting some of the reasons to hire a professional real estate agent to sell your home. Our previous article covered the fact that professionals such as the Tampa seller agents, Orlando seller agents, and South Florida seller agents at One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Pros have access to important data and trends and the fact that real estate agents handle all of the paperwork associated with making and offer and closing the sale. Today, we will look at more reasons to consider engaging a real estate agent to sell your home.

Leveraging Their Expertise

When you hire one of our Tampa seller agents, Orlando seller agents, or South Florida seller agents who deal in 1% real estate, selling for maximum market value can really put a lot of money back in your pocket. An experienced and licensed real estate agent can leverage their expertise to help you sell your home fast and for maximum market value.

Home Staging, Marketing, MLS Presentation

The presentation and marketing of your home can make all the difference. The Tampa seller agents, South Florida seller agents, and Orlando seller agents at One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Pros can help you stage the inside and outside of your home for professional photographs and showings. We know how to write a description of your home and design your MLS listing for maximum impact. We also have relationships with buyers agents who we can connect with and can utilize some of our own proprietary marketing tools and strategies.

Our next article will cover more reasons to engage a real estate agent when selling your home.

As the original “one percent real estate” firm, the agents at One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Pros are passionate about helping our clients. If you are in the market to either sell or purchase a home, we invite you to experience the 1% real estate difference. Give your friends at One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Pros a call today!

Advantages of Using a Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home

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When it comes time to sell your home, you will need to decide whether or not you want to do it yourself (By Owner) or hire a licensed real estate agent. Some people choose “By Owner” because they want to avoid high real estate commissions. A significant advantage of using One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Pros is that we deal in 1% real estate, so our commission is a flat 1%.  This is a small price to pay for the expertise of a professional. Our next series of articles will cover the many advantages of hiring a real estate agent to sell your home. 

Access to Real Estate Data and Trends

Real estate agents have access to the latest and most accurate data and trends, including specific information about your neighborhood and general area. The Tampa seller agents, Orlando seller agents, and South Florida seller agents at One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Pros use the professional tools and databases we have access to and conduct thorough research to identify pertinent information and attractive selling points before we even begin marketing your home.

Paperwork Handled for You

If you’ve ever bought or sold a home, you know there is a TON of paperwork involved. Your Tampa seller agents, South Florida seller agents, and Orlando seller agents at One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Pros will handle all of the paperwork for you, from the offer through closing.

Our next article will cover more reasons to consider hiring a real estate agent to sell your home.

 One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Pros is the original “one percent real estate” firm that was founded to help both buyers and sellers enjoy a professional experience without having to pay unreasonably high commissions. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home, we invite you to learn more about how you can benefit from 1% real estate. Give your friends at One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Pros a call today!

Real Estate Deals That Fall Through

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The Tampa seller agents/Orlando seller agents/South Florida seller agents and buyers agents at One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Pros have seen it all over the years. While we are disappointed when a deal falls through, we do know there is usually something better just around the corner. We are continuing our series discussing some of the most common reasons why real estate deals go south. Our previous articles discussed inspection, appraisal, and financing issues.  We also covered how some contingencies can contribute to a deal falling through. Let’s take a look at more reasons why a contract on a home doesn’t make it through closing.

Title Issues

Title issues can cause real estate deals to fall through. The Orlando seller agents/Tampa seller agents/South Florida seller agents and buyers agents at One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Pros conduct preliminary research on properties to determine if there are any obvious title issues. However, the full truth about a property is uncovered during a comprehensive title search. Examples of common title issues include liens, probate issues, survey disputes, seller not being able to legally sell the property, and bankruptcy.

Breach of Contract

At the end of the day, if either the buyer or seller decides to back out of the deal, they can do so. This will result in a breach of contract and subject the parties in breach to penalties outlined in the agreement including loss of earnest money. The Tampa seller agents/Orlando seller agents/South Florida seller agents and buyers agents at One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Pros do not see this happen often because of the penalties involved, but it most definitely does occur.

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Top Reasons Why Real Estate Deals Fall Through

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Even when dealing in one percent real estate, some deals do fall through. We are continuing our series of articles discussing some of the most common reasons why a real estate deal goes kaput. Our previous article covered houses not passing an acceptable inspection and the home appraisal coming in under the offer amount. Today, we will look at two more reasons why real estate deals fail.

Financing

If the buyer’s mortgage does not get approved, then the real estate deal will likely fall through. Most of the time, buyers will put a contingency in the contract that the deal may be null, and void and the buyer will be refunded the down payment if their funding falls through. But not all is lost. The Tampa seller agents/Orlando seller agents/South Florida seller agents at One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Pros encourage sellers to take back-up offers in the event that the original buyers financing falls through.

Contingencies

Unmet contingencies can also cause a real estate deal to fall through. Examples of contingencies include the sale being contingent on the buyers financing as mentioned above or contingent on the sale of the buyer’s current home. Contingencies can also include repairs, i.e., the final sale is contingent upon the seller installing a new roof that passes inspection, etc. The 1% real estate agents at One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Pros advise both our buyers and sellers on acceptable contingencies.

Our next article will cover more reasons why a pending real estate transaction doesn’t make it through closing.

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Reasons Why Residential Real Estate Deals Fall Through

Reasons Why Residential Real Estate Deals Fall Through

Purchasing a home is exciting. However, once someone finds their dream home and makes an offer, that excitement often turns into nervousness about the uncertainty of whether or not the sale will be finalized.  Our next series of articles will cover some of the most common reasons why a pending real estate deal may fall through. Let’s get started:

Inspection

The one percent real estate experts at One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Pros recommend that our buyers make a sale contingent on a professional home inspection.  This can include, but is not limited to inspecting the roof, structure, plumbing, electrical, and even an inspection for termites. If the inspection finds issues with the property, then you have the option to move forward with the sale, move forward with the sale pending acceptable repairs, re-negotiate the sale price, or choose to abandon the sale.

Appraisal

Financial institutions require an appraisal before approving a mortgage. If you are paying cash, the one percent real estate experts at One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Pros will still recommend that you make the sale contingent upon an appraisal. If the appraisal comes in lower than the offer price, you may choose to either make another offer or abandon the deal.

Our next article will cover more reasons why a residential real estate deal may fall through.

One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Pros is comprised of Tampa seller agents/Orlando seller agents/South Florida seller agents and buyer’s agents who deal in 1% real estate, a model designed to put more money back into the pockets of the clients we serve.  Want to learn more about how this can benefit you? Give us a call to discuss more with one of our 1% real estate agents today!

Final Steps in the Home Buying Process

Final Steps in the Home Buying Process

At One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Pros, we are not only passionate about one percent real estate, but our Tampa seller agents/South Florida seller agents/Orlando seller agents and buyer’s agents are dedicated to providing our clients and visitors to our website with reliable resources and insightful information. We are continuing our series of articles outlining the various steps in the home buying process. Our previous articles covered the importance of engaging a trusted real estate agent, obtaining mortgage pre-approval, determining which areas/neighborhoods you want to consider and learning more about the homeowner’s associations that govern them, prioritizing your “wants” vs. “needs”, and allowing your real estate agent to guide you through making an offer. Today, we will explore the final steps in the process of purchasing a home.

Home Inspections/Appraisals

The home inspection and appraisal are each processes that your 1% real estate agent from One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Pros can guide you through and manage for you. If there are areas identified on the home inspection that need to be addressed, we can work with the seller agent to determine a mutually agreeable solution. Likewise, if there are any issues with the appraisal, we can advise you and re-negotiate on your behalf.

Final Closing

The last step in the home buying process is the final closing. We will attend the closing with you to guide you through the process and answer any questions about the purchase and documents you are signing.

When it comes to one percent real estate, One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Pros is the resource to trust. We are the original 1% real estate experts founded with a mission of helping people like you purchase their dream home.  Our Tampa seller agents/Orlando seller agents/South Florida seller agents and buyer’s agents stand ready to serve you. Give us a call to get started today! 

Understanding the Home Buying Process

Understanding the Home Buying Process

The Tampa listing agents/South Florida listing agents/Orlando listing agents at One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Pros are dedicated to providing you with valuable and useful information each month.  We are continuing our series discussing the steps in the home buying process. Our previous articles covered the importance of finding a trusted real estate agent, obtaining a mortgage pre-approval letter, narrowing down the locations/neighborhoods you wish to consider, and learning more about the homeowner’s associations that govern those areas.  Today, we will explore two more steps in the home buying process.

Prioritize “Wants” vs. “Needs”

It is a good idea to put on paper everything you “must” have in your new home as well as what you would “like” to have. This will help your real estate agent be able to better search and locate a property that fits both your dreams and budget. When you engage One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Pros, your one percent real estate agent will take everything into consideration and provide you with an honest, realistic evaluation of available inventory that fits your criteria and budget.

Allow Your Real Estate Agent to Guide You Through Your Offer

Making an offer is more than just presenting a price. There is a real strategy to it and your 1% real estate agent will guide you every step of the way.

Our next article will cover two of the final steps in the home buying process.

If you plan to purchase a home now or in the future, One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Pros will be here for you. Our Tampa listing agents/Orlando listing agents/South Florida listing agents and buyer’s agents all work on a 1% real estate commission, which ultimately means more money in your pocket. Want to learn more about how our one percent real estate model can benefit you?  Give us a call today!