homes for sale in lake mary: Happy St. Patrick's Day - Wearing of the Green - 03/16/17 11:42 AM
Happy St. Patrick's Day! March 17th is the day for the "wearing of the green".  In fact, the Chicago River will be dyed green for the day.  Politicians will parade, beer will be consumed in an unnatural color, and some people will party a bit more than usual. It's also a sign of spring forthcoming.  The new, fresh appearance of the green that surrounds our homes, our neighborhoods within Central Florida. Please accept my best wishes for a fun and very safe St. Patrick's Day.  And, as always, if I can do anything to help you in your real estate business, please don't hesitate … (2 comments)

homes for sale in lake mary: What Are The Down Payment Requirements in Buying a Home - 03/09/17 02:38 PM

 
Literally every day I'm responding to phone calls and emails from people who think they would like to buy a home, but are not really sure what they need and what they should do to get started.
 
So I thought it might be fun to share a typical email correspondence between me and one of my newest customers about to buy their very first home here in Central Florida.
 
This is their very first email to me along with my response back to them. After several more back and forth questions, a quick call into their new lender, we're about to go out and find … (1 comments)

homes for sale in lake mary: City of Lake Mary, FL (Video) - Legends Realty - 12/02/16 03:47 PM
              
 
I commonly refer to Lake Mary as a Mayberry on steroids, Lake Mary has never lost its focus of promoting a sense of community where people can live, work and play in a safe and friendly environment...that's part of the reason Lake Mary is still one of the fastest growing areas in Central Florida. Located approximately 18 miles north of Orlando just off Interstate 4, the City continues to be a choice location for high tech businesses, many of which spend considerable time and money searching for the right place. Among other things Lake Mary is known for its well … (0 comments)

homes for sale in lake mary: Features in a Home that make it sell - 08/29/16 05:13 AM
              

According to the National Association of REALTORS® latest profile of homebuyers and sellers, buyers plan to occupy their homes for the next 10 years. They want homes that offer the room, flexibility and comfort they anticipate they will need for a long time. Over three out of four buyers chose a detached home, while attached homes - condos and townhomes - were favored by single homebuyers and buyers without children.
Buyers Today
The median-sized existing home purchased in 2010 was built in 1990, with 1,780 square feet, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Size mattered most, while the home's condition … (1 comments)

homes for sale in lake mary: Negotiating with Buyers - 08/29/16 05:09 AM
               

Sellers today have to do more to attract buyers and offers than ever before. When offers come in, sometimes they are low or have conditions that have to be negotiated. As a seller, you can be proactive before the offers come in to make sure negotiations are kept to a minimum and in your favor.
Negotiate by planning ahead
Before you begin negotiations with any buyer, make sure you have the upper hand by removing any sticking points in advance.
Price your home to sell at or below current market comparables and you’ll more likely receive serious offers close … (2 comments)

homes for sale in lake mary: Choosing your REALTOR® - 08/29/16 05:02 AM
               

To sell your home, you want your real estate professional to have many qualities, including experience, market knowledge, and great communications skills.
Find the Professional Who is Right for You
Ask for Referrals: Your family and friends may know a good agent. Be sure to ask what they liked and disliked about how the agent conducts business, not what they are like on a personal level. Also, consult with neighbors who have recently bought or sold their homes, how their agents performed for them.
Seek an Agent With the Right Experience: Neighborhood specialists have house-by-house market knowledge that is … (2 comments)

homes for sale in lake mary: Curb Appeal, A Buyer's First Impression - 08/29/16 04:59 AM
               

First Impressions
Most buyers form their first impression of your home before they even get out of their cars. This is “curb appeal,” or the view from the curb that tells the buyer how attractive and well-maintained your home is compared to other homes. In a competitive market, it takes more than trimming the hedges and planting a few flowers to create curb appeal.
The exterior of your home must be in pristine condition – freshly painted, cleared of clutter, with no visible repairs needed. A broken step, overgrown bush, or abandoned toys in the yard can spoil the … (1 comments)

homes for sale in lake mary: Moving Checklist - 08/29/16 04:56 AM
               
Ask your REALTOR® for recommended companies.
Moving to a new home can be an exciting journey. Whether you’re changing cities or neighborhoods, a move is not only a change in scenery, it’s the start of a new chapter in life. Yet, moving can also be very stressful, often seeming like one thing after another has to be done. By finding the right moving service and having a good, though flexible, moving plan, most of the common moving headaches can be easily avoided.
Start planning your move
Finding the best mover for your particular needs and at the right price involves a simple … (2 comments)

homes for sale in lake mary: How CMA's Can Vary - 08/29/16 04:52 AM
               

Whether you are buying or selling a home, your real estate professional can give you a snapshot of the local market known as the competitive or comparative market analysis or CMA.
CMAs are generated from multiple listing service data. They’re convenient reports that help sellers choose a listing price and buyers to make offers on a given home.
CMAs vary greatly depending on the search parameters that are input by the real estate professional, by type of home (detached vs. attached), postal code or by street, number of bedrooms, baths and living areas, square footage, and numerous other search … (0 comments)

homes for sale in lake mary: 10 Jobs For Your REALTOR® - 08/29/16 04:45 AM
               

Your real estate professional is there to help you through the most challenging aspects of selling your home. This includes marketing, negotiating and closing the sale. While it may be hard for you to relinquish control of such an important job to your agent, there is plenty for you to do to make your transaction successful.
Your job is to make your home appealing to the marketplace with the right price and by keeping it in show-ready condition.
Jobs Your Legends Realty Agent Will Happily Do
The CMA - While you choose the price of your home, your agent … (0 comments)

homes for sale in lake mary: It's Showtime - Keeping your Home in "Showtime" Condition! - 08/29/16 04:25 AM
               

Once your home goes on the market, real estate agents may call to show your home anytime, day or evening. Keeping your home "Showtime" ready can be challenging, especially if you have children and pets.
Showings & Open House checklist
• Eliminate clutter: Not only is clutter unattractive, it’s time-consuming to sort through and expensive for you to move. If you have a lot of stuff, collections, and family mementoes, you would be better off renting a small storage unit for a few months.
• Keep, donate, throw away: Go through your belongings and put them into one of … (1 comments)

homes for sale in lake mary: Back to School here in Central Florida - 08/09/16 11:31 PM
  When the school bell rings, it signals the end of Central Florida summer's long days and the beginning of the next season.  Chances are your family activities of travel, barbecue and trips to the beach or park will be scaled back as the school season commands full attention.   At this time it's natural for kids to want to choose their own leisure activities after school.  They may not choose homework over playing with friends, watching tv, or some other activity.  Parent's and kids work together to be sure the homework and important assignments get done.   That's never changed for … (0 comments)

 
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