6 Tips for Choosing the Best Offer for Your Home

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Another “Motivated Seller” Story

 It’s Monday, and buyers tell me they want to see a home listed by a “Motivated Seller” on Wednesday. Fantastic, we can do that!

Showing instructions  are “Key in List Office, Contact Listing Agent”.  That’s pretty out of the way to go to there since the office is 20 miles away and your home is another ten but no problem, your agent says you’re motivated and my buyers want to see it so I’ll be there to pick up the key…

…it’s Wednesday now, you must be excited to have a showing today! I’ll be there shortly to pick up the key.

“Oh no, you can’t do that, the sellers are home today so you’ll have to call my office and ask them to call the sellers and see if it’s ok for you to show.”

“Well, um, can you call your own office and set that up?”

“No, I’m in my car.”

“Ok, I’m in my car too but I will call your office anyway because the buyers drove four hours to see it.”

The totally confused but super nice receptionist contacts the seller for me:

“Oh no, you can’t go yet, he is on the way to a doctor’s appointment and will call back when he gets home and then you can go.”

“I did mention I came from Gainesville and that the buyers drove four hours, right?”

5:00 rolls around and I get the call I’ve been waiting for! Sorry…they are on their way home and are going to make an offer on a home that really was easy to show.

Realtors are professionals and you really can trust us to use a lockbox to go in and out of your home.

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Sellers, Help an Agent Out!

If only these were made up. Seller, help us help you, make your home easy for Realtors to show!

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PRICE REDUCED! High Traffic Commercial Corner of University Ave. & NE 9th Street

JUST REDUCED $80,000!  High traffic University Ave frontage at the busy corner of NE 9th Street! Excellent location directly beside the Duckpond neighborhood, but situated in the East Gainesville Enterprise Zone. Traffic from most points east, including Jacksonville, Palatka and St. Augustine, pass by every day. Downtown Gainesville is just a few blocks away and property is less than two miles to University of Florida. Duplex present on property stays rented and has many recent renovations, but could easily be converted to a multitude of uses, removed or moved from the property. SELLER FINANCING AVAILABLE.
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Federal Entities Backing Investors to Convert Foreclosures into Rentals…Not a Fan

Home ownership, not home rentership, is the American dream. Children who live in their own homes do much better in school and have a stronger sense of family and connecting with the community than do  renters. Home owners take more pride in the upkeep of their own homes vs. renters. Sprawling neighborhoods of rentals is not the answer. More government meddling, no thank you!

The Foreclosure Switch has been Flipped…But It’s Ok…

All last year we heard that as soon as the market started improving there would be a flood of foreclosures coming on the market. This seemed to be a dreadful scenario at best. However, what most of us really weren’t thinking about was the flood of buyers back into the market! There are many: newlyweds, newly un-weds, empty nesters, snowbirds, investors, you name it, who were unwilling or unable to purchase over the past few years. I am actually starting to see list prices go up on hot properties, and “hot properties” is not a phrase I’ve used in quite a few years!

I’d say for every foreclosure that comes on the market, we are seeing 6 – 8 buyers right there, ready to make an offer. Happy to report that something I thought might actually put a damper on real estate recovery has not. So who’s ready to get out there and bargain hunt with me? 🙂

Investor Alert * Just Reduced * Home Near UF and Downtown that always Stays Rented

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You Too Can Live Like a Famous Football Coach…for a Cool $1.7 million!

Just saw that Urban Meyer’s house here in Gainesville, Florida went on the market today. Would you want to live in this former once loved/now mostly despised Gator coach’s home? It comes with six bedrooms, 5.5 baths, 2 acres, lots of bells and whistles and, of course, a pool. Located in a gated neighborhood. I’m sure that gate came in handy for him!

If You’re Going to Commit a Crime, You Probably Shouldn’t Leave Your Business Card!

Driving the company truck, a Gainesville tree service employee was out going door-to-door over the weekend to solicit business along NW 13th Ave. This came in especially handy for a neighbor when calling 911. According to GPD, “the caller reported that a white male in a white truck with “XYZ Tree Service” printed in the back window was seen taking a bed frame off a screened porch and loading it into the truck.

Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the truck or the suspect. No worries though, the officers conducted a canvas of the neighborhood and determined that just prior to stealing the frame, the employee who had been going door to door to solicit business had left his card at other residences!

Officer Preston called the number on the card, said his name was “Mike” and requested an estimate for services. Upon returning to the neighborhood, Officer Preston conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. The crime was admitted, the stolen property recovered and the bed burglar was arrested.

Source: GPD Crime Watch Bulletin

9823 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, Florida

 
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Deal Fell Through – Back On The Market! This Large Home On Over An Acre Right Around The Corner From Haile Plantation Needs Some Tlc, But The For The Acreage And Location It Will Be Worth Your Time. Perfect Set-Up For Roommates Or A Large Family. Lots of Room To Play In The Big Back Yard And There Is Even An In-Ground Pool. New Roof In 2009. House Does Not Sit Directly On Archer Road And Is Quite Secluded Since It Is Surrounded By A Working Family Farm On Three Sides And A Private Residence On The Other. Easy Access To Shands, Uf, The Va And I-75. Lots of Nearby Shopping And Dining In Haile And Along Archer Road.

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