lakeland fl short sale agents: 5 Signs that You Need to Have a New Lakeland FL Short Sale Agent - 03/27/15 05:54 AM
5 Signs that You Need to Have a New Lakeland FL Short Sale Agent
 
Working with a good Lakeland FL short sale agent is key to having a successful short sale. When you work with the wrong agent, things are bound to go wrong along the way and it could only mean bad for you. So be careful with classifying whether or not an agent actually is a short sale expert or not. Here are a few signs to help you spot an agent who won’t be able to help you much with short sales:

1. If your agent … (1 comments)

lakeland fl short sale agents: 4 Common Short Sale Myths Debunked by Lakeland FL Short Sale Agents - 03/01/15 10:52 PM
4 Common Short Sale Myths Debunked by Lakeland FL Short Sale Agents
 
For some homeowners, a short sale might be the best possible option offered by Lakeland FL short sale agents. But others don’t agree immediately because of the many misconceptions surrounding this process. People fear what they don’t know, and tend to believe the first thing they hear. If you are considering a short sale, the following myths must be cleared out of your way to help you better decide.

Short sales are never successful
Contrary to this popular belief, there are many successful short sales every day. … (2 comments)

lakeland fl short sale agents: Top 5 Most Common Problems on Short Sales in Lakeland - 02/11/15 12:08 AM
Top 5 Most Common Problems on Short Sales in Lakeland
 
Short sales in Lakeland can be the best option for most homeowners who are facing foreclosure. In a short sale, the lender and the seller agrees that the proceeds of selling the home would be less than the amount borrowed. This is preferred as it is often more beneficial to all parties involved, especially when compared with foreclosure.

But a short sale also has its own sets of problems. These are the most common obstacles of a short sale:
 
There may be difficulty in compiling necessary documents Paperwork … (2 comments)

lakeland fl short sale agents: Lakeland FL Short Sale Agents Explain Why Short Sales Take Time - 01/20/15 01:33 AM
Lakeland FL Short Sale Agents Explain Why Short Sales Take Time
 
 
It is no secret to Lakeland FL short sale agents that short sales aren’t exactly short. In fact, it can take months to finish and doesn’t always end up well. Aside from the fact that the layers of negotiation contributes to this, there are a number of reasons for all these delays. Here are some insider information you ought to know:

Document related delays A short sale listing agent will have to be responsible in preparing and submitting the short sale package the bank needs in order … (1 comments)

lakeland fl short sale agents: What Affects the Price of a Short Sale in Lakeland FL? - 01/13/15 01:38 AM
What Affects the Price of a Short Sale in Lakeland FL?
 
Pricing a short sale in Lakeland FL can be a bit tricky. Apart from the home’s market value, several other factors come into play when it comes to pricing so that the short sale would end up successful. Aside from other tips for a successful short sale found in http://LakelandFL-ShortSaleAgent.com, here are some of the aspects that a seller should keep in mind when pricing a short sale.

1.The buyer must find it attractive
Before you submit the short sale to the bank for approval, you must first … (1 comments)

lakeland fl short sale agents: 4 Major Roles of a Lakeland FL Short Sale Agent - 01/06/15 02:56 AM
4 Major Roles of a Lakeland FL Short Sale Agent 
 
A short sale must be handled by Lakeland FL short sale agents simply because of the experience they can bring to the table. It may entail conflicts and problems only a short sale agent would know how to address. It is just impossible to do everything on your own as a buyer or seller. Understanding what they can do for you is crucial in setting your expectations. This article will focus on the responsibilities of a short sale listing agent.

1. Setting up the property for a short sale:
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lakeland fl short sale agents: Why You Need a Lakeland FL Short Sale Agent - 12/30/14 02:11 AM
Why You Need a Lakeland FL Short Sale Agent
 
Short selling with the help of Lakeland FL short sale agents can be the best option for some homeowners. It simply means you and your lender will have an agreement that the latter will accept an amount less that the full payoff amount of your mortgage. But why is it better to have a short sale agent and not just any other real estate agent? Or why can’t you just deal with it on your own?

Coordination and negotiation is needed Short sale is not like an ordinary home selling … (2 comments)

lakeland fl short sale agents: Lakeland FL Short Sale Agents List 3 Short Sale Buyers’ Mistakes - 12/22/14 09:30 PM
Lakeland FL Short Sale Agents List 3 Short Sale Buyers’ Mistakes
 
Buying a short sale can be tricky and difficult, especially if it is your first time. Often, buyers make common mistakes that lead to unfortunate results. The good news is, most of these can actually be avoided if you have a talented Lakeland FL short sale agent working with you. Be warned of the common mistakes buyers tend to make below and together with your agent, you are sure to succeed in the end.

 
1.       Expecting things to be done fast
You cannot enter a short sale … (1 comments)

lakeland fl short sale agents: How to Prepare Your Lakeland Sandpiper Home For Sale - 11/06/14 10:37 PM
How to Prepare Your Lakeland Sandpiper Home For Sale
 
So you’ve decided to sell your home. The next step is to list it in the market. But certainly, your Lakeland Sandpiper homes for sale cannot be photographed and advertised as is. There are tried and tested tips given by professionals which can boost your home’s appeal, making it sell fast. Follow these 6 simple steps in preparing your home to sell.
 
Eliminate emotional attachment
By now you have to realize that your home is now a commodity which has to be sold. Although you may have fond … (3 comments)

lakeland fl short sale agents: 3 Ideal Lakeland Sandpiper Homes for Sale Design for Seniors - 10/24/14 12:30 AM
3 Ideal Lakeland Sandpiper Homes for Sale Design for Seniors
 
Recent statistics reveals that the percentage of Americans seniors are increasing every year. This report has an effect on a a lot of things, even on contemporary home architectural designs. If you have a Lakeland Sandpiper homes for sale and you want to attract 55+ buyers, it would be worthy to check this list of the most common design ideas that are fit for elderly.
 
 
Have less obstructions for better mobility.  
Stairs, steps, and narrow pathways and doorways are all not advisable for seniors. On the other … (3 comments)

lakeland fl short sale agents: How Interior Design Helps Sell Lakeland Sandpiper Homes for Sale - 10/13/14 11:48 PM
How Interior Design Helps Sell Lakeland Sandpiper Homes for Sale
 
Before you raise your brow on the idea of spending to design a home that you’re actually planning  to sell, you need to be aware of its benefits. The possible returns of interior design in your Lakeland Sandpiper home for sale can outweigh the initial money you will shell out. Read on to find out how it can help you as a home seller.
 
 
Attracts more buyers online  
At this day and age, online photos of your listed home are the most compelling reasons for a buyer … (3 comments)

lakeland fl short sale agents: How to Get Buyers to Attend Your Lakeland Sandpiper Home’s Open House - 10/02/14 04:02 PM
How to Get Buyers Attend Your Lakeland Sandpiper Home’s Open House
 
One of the best ways to meet prospective buyers for your Lakeland Sandpiper home for sale is through an open house. It seems simple, but in truth, it’s not that easy.
 
Have you ever attended an open house where you were the only one present? Sadly, this is the reality for most sellers who hold open houses.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here are 5 simple ways to get people attend your open house:
 
 
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lakeland fl short sale agents: How to Prepare the Yard of Your Lakeland Sandpiper Home for Winter - 10/01/14 11:06 AM
How to Prepare the Yard of Your Lakeland Sandpiper Home for Winter
 
Fall is the time to prepare your Lakeland Sandpiper home for sale for the winter.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Protect that curb appeal that you worked so hard on with these easy tips to protect your yard from the harsh winter:
 
 
Remove dead leaves.  
Removing dead leaves, flowers, and grass in the fall means you don’t have to remove it in the winter when it becomes harder. Be careful not to remove dead-looking … (3 comments)

lakeland fl short sale agents: 4 Ways to Make Your Vacant Lakeland Sandpiper Home For Sale Appealing - 09/18/14 10:34 PM
4 Ways to Make Your Vacant Lakeland Sandpiper Home For Sale Appealing
 
If you are selling a vacant Lakeland Sandpiper home, it has its benefits as well as challenges. For one, you don’t have to worry about negotiating move out versus move in dates since the buyers can move in any time after closing.
 
On the other hand, selling a vacant home has some drawbacks. When prospective buyers view photos of vacant homes online, they have a hard time visualizing how the room is uses, the size of the room, and the actual layout of the home.
 
Vacant … (3 comments)

lakeland fl short sale agents: Does Your Address Affect the Value of Your Lakeland Sandpiper Home? - 09/17/14 01:13 AM
Does Your Address Affect the Value of Your Lakeland Sandpiper Home?
 
Your address (and zip code) can definitely affect the value of your Lakeland Sandpiper home for sale. In fact, some homebuyers even put more importance on what zipcode they will live in than anything else about the home.
 
Other factors relating to your home’s location that can affect its value are:
local schools and public services travel or commute time to work crime rate in the community state of the roads especially during winter future developments (new mall, road widening, etc.)  
All these factors affect not only … (3 comments)

lakeland fl short sale agents: Homebuyer Incentive Do’s and Don’ts for Your Lakeland Sandpiper Home - 09/02/14 11:51 PM
Homebuyer Incentive Do’s and Don’ts for Your Lakeland Sandpiper Home   Homebuyer incentive do’s and don’ts for your Lakeland Sandpiper home
 
Offering buyer incentives like a home warranty can set your Lakeland Sandpiper home for sale apart from the rest. Make sure your incentives send the right message to buyers to encourage them to buy your home for sale in Sandpiper Lakeland Fl.
 

 
To make sure you are giving the right incentives, follow these do’s and don’ts for offering homebuyer incentives:
 
DO’s
Use incentives that will set your home apart from the competition. If all the … (3 comments)

lakeland fl short sale agents: 5 Ways to Research the History of Your Lakeland Sandpiper Home - 08/22/14 01:43 AM
5 Ways to Research the History of Your Lakeland Sandpiper Home
 
5 Ways to research your Lakeland Sandpiper home’s history
 
If you are selling or buying a Lakeland Sandpiper home, it is important to know the history of how your property had developed over the years. The history of your property can give you information that will help you in updating or fixing your Lakeland Sandpiper home for sale.
 
If you plan to remodel your home, you will need to know how the home was built and what was possibly added on to it and what lies … (2 comments)

lakeland fl short sale agents: How to Attract Active Adult Buyers to Your Sandpiper Lakeland Home - 08/14/14 11:52 PM
How to Attract Active Adult Buyers to Your Sandpiper Lakeland Home For Sale  
Here’s a secret on how to attract active adult buyers to your Sandpiper Lakeland home for sale. It’s not what your home has, but what it doesn’t have that matters to these buyers.
 
Baby boomers are attracted to low-maintenance homes with one-story floor plans.
 
Here are other features that active adults look for in a Lakeland Sandpiper home for sale:
 
No steps First floor master suites and one-story type homes with ramps are very popular among this demographic. Hallways wide enough for a wheelchair … (5 comments)

lakeland fl short sale agents: Lakeland Sandpiper Fl Home for Sale Can Compete With Newly Built Homes - 08/06/14 12:13 AM
How Your Lakeland Sandpiper Fl Home for Sale Can Compete With Newly Built Homes  
How Your Lakeland Sandpiper Fl Home for Sale Can Compete With Newly Built Homes
If you are selling your Lakeland Sandpiper Fl home, it is important to learn more about your competition, which is not limited to other similar existing homes in the market. Your competition also includes new homes being constructed nearby or other newly built properties that are similar to your home’s price and style.

You can’t do anything about the fact that your home is 5, 10, or 25 years old, but you … (5 comments)

lakeland fl short sale agents: How to Use Lighting to Stage Your Lakeland Sandpiper Home for Sale - 07/24/14 11:27 PM
How to Use Lighting to Stage Your Lakeland Sandpiper Home for Sale
How to Use Lighting to Stage Your Lakeland Sandpiper Home for Sale
If you are thinking about selling your Lakeland Sandpiper home, make sure you stage it in the “right light.”

Staging with the right light makes any room look better, bigger, and airier. It can create a dramatic mood, draw attention to your home’s best features, and evoke positive feelings in potential buyers viewing your home.
Another advantage of proper lighting is it’s less expensive compared to repainting or reflooring, but creates dramatic results.
A dark home … (5 comments)

 
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