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Buying a Home in Miami? 5 Questions That Can Help You Decide
 
 
 

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Buying a Home in Miami? 5 Questions That Can Help You Decide

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If you are thinking about moving, here are 5 questions that can help you decide.

→ What are the practical reasons for moving?

→ What are the emotional reasons for moving?

→ What type of new home can you afford?

→ In what ways would your lifestyle be better in a new home?

→ What else do you need to know?

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Buying Miami Real Estate 5 Secrets of a Stress-Free Purchase
 
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5 SECRETS OF A STRESS-FREE PURCHASE

Lay the Groundwork - Collect financial documents, such as bank statements, tax returns, pay stubs, etc. and avoid big purchases until you've met with a mortgage professional. Adding to your monthly payments can affect your ability to get a loan. If you can, start saving as early as possible to ensure you have adequate funds for a down payment and moving expenses. These steps will make your loan application process easier and you'll be able to start house shopping right away.

Work with an agent - An agent will guide you through the process and make sure you are informed every step of the way. In almost all circumstances, the seller pays the real estate commission for both their own agent and the buyer's agent. This means you get to reap the benefits of working with an agent for no out-of-pocket expense. Whether it's finding the best mortgage broker or helping you negotiate through a multiple offer situation, your agent will be there to help you succeed.

Communicate Effectively - Ask questions. If something in your contract seems confusing, ask about it before you sign. You don't want to have questions after you've committed. Pick a communication method since there will be a lot of back and forth between you and the team. Finally, be direct with your team and don't hesitate to speak up if you don't like something.

Be patient, persistent, and decisive - Buying a home is an important decision. You have to balance patience with your ability to be decisive when you find the right home. Depending on market conditions, your first offer may not get accepted but be persistent. Trust your intuition when you've found the right house and go for it!

Be Flexible - Remember, you can always update your home, the neighborhood may change in a few years, or you may decide to move again, so this might not be your final home. Besides your financial capabilities, almost everything else is beyond your control so be flexible with the process.

If you’re looking for agents who work diligently on your behalf, we are your team! 🤗 We help people in Miami, Miami Beach, Miami Shores, and the Upper East Side of Miami.

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Negotiating Tactics That Don't Work When Buying Miami Real Estate
 
 
 

Negotiating Tactics That Don't Work When Buying Miami Real Estate

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Negotiation is a subtle art in real estate, but skilled negotiators can usually find some common ground that satisfies all parties. On the other hand, using the wrong negotiation tactics can sink a deal pretty quickly.

Here are some negotiation tactics buyers (and real estate professionals) should avoid:

→ Lowball Offers (You can go low, but there is a fine line to get a response back from the seller.)

→ Every time you counter, you are opening a window for the seller to take another offer.

→ Inspections have to be handled with care, and these negotiations vary property by property.

→The common "take or leave it" phrase sometimes builds in resentment and you want to keep all lines of communication open.

→Don't disappear. Be available during the offer process so we can maintain the offer open and moving forward.

If you’re looking for agents who work diligently on your behalf, we are your team! 🤗

We help people in Miami, Miami Beach, Miami Shores, and the Upper East Side of Miami.

 
Tips For Searching Online For Homes in Miami
 
 
 

Tips For Searching Online For Homes in Miami

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→ Be careful with the online portals (websites) where you set up your searches.

→ Make sure the searches give you updated notifications asap.

→ If the photos aren't great but the property matches a lot of your criteria, check it out in person.

If you are thinking about buying a home in Miami it’s important to set up your real estate search accurately so that it gives you timely information about the neighborhood where you want to buy.

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Top 6 Home Organization Upgrades that “Spark Joy” for Buyers
 
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Top 6 Home Organization Upgrades that “Spark Joy” for Buyers

Thanks to Marie Kondo and her hit Netflix series “Tidying Up,” home organization is a hot topic right now. Marie encourages her viewers to minimize their possessions and keep only those items that “spark joy.”

With spring in full bloom, now is the perfect time to do some spring cleaning and add organizational systems to your own home. Not only will you clear out clutter, your efforts can actually increase the value of your home.

Ready to give it a try? Here are six home organization ideas that will “spark joy” for you and your property value.

Boost Bathroom Storage Capacity

When was the last time you cleaned out your bathroom cupboards? If it’s been awhile, remove everything and take a look at each item. Toss any old or expired products—keep only what you actually use.

If your vanity has drawers, add drawer organizers, so you have a dedicated space for smaller items, like makeup and jewelry. For deep cabinets, install roll-out shelves or baskets to maximize the use of space.

And don’t forget about the walls! Mount open shelves to store towels. If you’re short on storage space, a cabinet over the toilet can offer additional room for supplies. These inexpensive additions can make your morning routine a little easier while giving your bathroom a more custom feel. And on average, minor bathroom remodeling projects like these see a 102% return at resale.1

Upgrade Your Laundry Room

Sort through the items in your laundry room and throw away or donate anything you no longer need or use. If you’ve been holding onto a collection of old washcloths and single socks, it’s time to say goodbye. Then give your laundry room an upgrade with some customized organizational features.

A mix of open cubbies and cabinets with doors will give you plenty of options for storing detergents and supplies. If you have space, a divided hamper or set of laundry baskets can provide a place to sort your clothes before washing. Install a hanging rod or drying rack for delicates and a flat work surface for ironing and folding clothes. With a few simple tweaks, you can turn this chore into a score!

Fully Utilize Your Basement or Attic

Basements and attics can easily become a dumping ground for clutter. If that’s the case in your home, you know what to do!

Once you’ve conducted a thorough clean out, think about how you can better utilize the space to meet your family’s needs. Install cabinets and a table so you can use the area as a craft room. Or you could turn it into a game room with a media center and ping-pong table. Investing in your basement will not only add function for your family, but also the average basement remodel can see up to a 70% return on investment when it’s time to sell.2

If you have an attic, consider adding a cedar closet to store your off-season clothing. The cedar lining will keep your clothes free from moths and smelling fresh year round.3 Turning your attic into a more usable space will pay off down the road, too. A finished attic sees an estimated 60% return on investment.2  

Customize Your Closets

Cleaning out the closet is a chore most of us dread, but by now, you’re a pro! Get rid the clothes and shoes that don’t fit you, are uncomfortable to wear, or that no longer “spark joy.”

Then it’s organizing time. So where do you start? You’ll want to create a designated space for each type of clothing: high hanging rods for dresses and long jackets, lower rods for skirts and shirts, and shelves for folded items like jeans. And accessories need a place to go, too. Add racks for your shoes, drawers for jewelry, hooks for hats, and shelves or racks for handbags.

A well-equipped closet can be a major draw for buyers—the average return on a closet remodel is 57%.4 But more importantly, it’ll improve your day-to-day life. Surveyed homeowners gave their closet remodel a “Joy Score” of 10 out of 10, higher than kitchen or bath upgrades.5

Install Built-in Bookcases and Cabinets

Built-in furniture adds functionality and storage to a room while giving your home a high-end look. Built-in bookcases can turn an empty room into an office. Custom cabinets can be used in a living room to display media equipment while providing hidden storage for DVDs, board games, and family albums.

When designing any built-in feature, remember not to go too custom. A design that only fits your tastes or belongings could turn off future buyers. Instead, select standard sizes and classic finishes to appeal to a broad range of buyers when it comes time to sell.

Equip Your Garage

If you can no longer fit your car in your garage, it may be time for a clean out. Similar to an attic or basement, the garage can quickly become overrun with clutter. A thorough cleaning will help you assess which items are worth keeping.

When adding organizational systems your garage, start with a small rack to store yard tools and larger racks for bikes and sports equipment. Overhead racks are a great place to put seasonal items and bulky luggage. A workbench against a wall lined with pegboard and hooks creates a dedicated space to use and store tools. If you have children or pets, add a cabinet with a lock. This will give you a place to securely store harsh chemicals and sharp tools. With a little effort, you’ll be pulling in your car (and buyers) in no time!

SPRING INTO ACTION

If you’re searching for service providers to help with your spring cleaning or home organization efforts, let us know! We can connect you with our trusted network of local home improvement professionals. We can also help you determine which organizational upgrades will add the most value to your home. Call us today, and let us know how we can help!