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MLS# A4194209

Beautiful lake view and peaceful wildlife awaits you as you enjoy your morning coffee on your screened lanai. Mostly ceramic tile (MBR carpet 2 yrs. Home is just waiting for your personal touches. Residents are very active with tennis, pickle...
Visit this property in VENICE: 204 SILVER LAKE DR #105, VENICE

MLS# T2899110

Easy to maintain home with tile floors in kitchen and living room. Watch someone else care for the lawn and grounds, don’t spend your hot summers outside mowing the yard, the homeowner association takes care of that for you. The kitchen is...
Visit this property in TAMPA: 9932 ASHBURN LAKE DR, TAMPA

MLS# A4194178

Fixer upper located near tidy island just off cortez and minutes to anna maria island and our beautiful beaches. Make this house great again. Some of the major work has been done - new roof in 2011, new double pane windows in 2012. Electric panel...
Visit this property in BRADENTON: 4539 86TH STREET CT W, BRADENTON

MLS# H2203934

Located in Central Tampa, with close proximity to Busch Gardens and Fowler/Florida Avenue, this 3 bedroom 1 bath Single Family Home offers 1200+sqft of living space, with very large back yard. The double lot of the property allows for private...
Visit this property in TAMPA: 317 E 121ST AVE, TAMPA


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  • Test the listing agent you're contemplating on listing your house with. Call the agent, email the agent. See how responsive he/she is on returning your calls / emails. This is the person who will be representing you and your property. His/her response time is crucial to making or breaking a deal. This is the person who the buyers and buyers agents will call to see your house. Request CMA (comparable market analisys) for your property and see how quickly you will get a response.

  • Inquire about what kind of marketing techniques they will be using to sell your house. Inquire about the effectivity of these techniques. Remember, you may be charged for some of these marketing materials whether they work or they don't.

  • Most Buyers start their search online. Does Realtor have a website? How visible it in Google, Bing and other search engines? Would Buyer be able to find it by typing your community name, or area?
  • Check to see how long their listings stayed on the market. Request a preview of the past and current listings they have had on the MLS. Review how well it's written, how detailed the information they put in, read to see how well they wrote the remarks and specially the driving directions on each listing, see how well the property was photographed, how many photos were used and how photogenic the property looked.
  • Ask for at least 3 references: ask how often they got a feedback while their properties were on the market.

  • Rates: don't just sign with the cheapest agent you can find. Focus on the results not the price. The purpose of all this is to sell your house. It doesn't do you any good if your property will just sit for 6 months. It will cost you more in the end. Do your homework and do the math. Most likely, another agent (a buyers agent) will be involved in the sale of your house. Inquire about the co-broke structure (how much of the total commission will be offered to buyer's agent). Hint: In a slow market you need to maximize the incentive for a buyer's agent (3% or more) to show your property. If the commission is LOW, it may not SHOW.

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