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Homes for Sale by Owner: 5 Reasons Why FSBO Sales Fail

ORLANDO, FL – November 27, 2017 – According to Realtor.com, “homes for sale by owner, or FSBO, transactions are commonly seen in seller’s markets or whenever homeowners want to maximize their profits by not having to pay commission.” Sellers believe they are saving money, when in fact, they are losing money.

 

Statistics show that selling your home with the assistance of a professional real estate agent will garner you a higher profit, enough to cover the commission, as well as put more money in your pocket. According to the National Association of Realtor®’s 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, the average FSBO sales price was $185,000, while the average price for a home represented by an agent was $245,000. That’s a difference of $60,000 and, over 30% higher!  When you do the math, a real estate agent is only 6% and saves you time, money on marketing that you would spend on your own and negotiation skills.

There are many other reasons why someone should hire a real estate professional.

“If the seller does not use an agent and doesn’t know every law and required paperwork specific to their community, they open themselves up to lawsuits,” sourced from Realtor.com

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ORLANDO, FL – October 27, 2017 – Tips on getting your home ready to sell. If you are thinking of selling your home, here are some quick tips to keep in mind:

  • First impressions are important
  • De-clutter and remove personal items
  • Don’t over-upgrade
  • Always have your home “show ready”
  • Lighting & details matter

Maximize your digital presence – the home exterior is the first photo that potential buyers will see. You must be ready for people to pop in at a moment’s notice. Professional photography is key to grabbing their attention online, as well as a property video to fully maximize the digital presence of your home on the internet.

Inside your home, create inviting sitting areas and intimate spaces. Make sure the bed is made every day. $20 for fresh flowers makes a huge difference. Remove personal items/photos so people focus on your home, not your pictures. Themed bedrooms are not a good selling point. The kitchen comes first – they can make or break a sale.

And finally, pack before you list your home – decluttering is very important so that potential buyers can envision their own personal items in the home without any distraction. They can visually “move” themselves in!

Our expert real estate team would be happy to help you with any real estate advice on your Orlando home! Call us at 407-909-5900 and we can provide a free consultation on your home.

Sources: Today, HGTV, Forbes, Realtor.com

WINTER PARK, FL – June 30, 2016 – The City of Winter Park is one of Florida’s finest cities, famous for its stately trees, abundant parks, brick-lined streets, spectacular homes, museums, vibrant lakes and fine shops along the world-renowned Park Avenue. Located within Winter Park is the gorgeous Rollins College, the innovative Full Sail University, as well as many museums and gardens.

Now available for sale, two iconic properties were launched on the market at a big event hosted on Tuesday, June 28th. With approximately 70 total invitation-only guests, the VIP event was held at The Winter Park Lakeview Estate located at 161 Palmer Avenue.

Spanning over two acres and 140-feet of lake frontage on the largest lake of the Winter Park Chain, the modern masterpiece designed by NBA Star Horace Grant, offers 17,649 square feet of luxury living space. Now exclusively for sale, this lakefront contemporary paradise with panoramic lake views of Lake Maitland is a must-see for aficionado’s of Winter Park.

Another sought-after property for those who want to build the home of their dreams, is a gorgeous lakefront lot which just announced at the event, you can get a free Nautique boat with the lot purchase!

The 2.25-acre lakefront crown jewel is a once-in-a-lifetime offering of one of old Winter Park’s most prestigious estate lots. Situated high above expansive Lake Osceola and only a short walk from famed Park Avenue, this lot, with its prevailing breezes, towering cypress trees and breathtaking lake view will inspire visions of the most elegant of estate homes.

Attendees of the Winter Park event were top area selling brokers and VIPs, including NBA players, and business influencers around Orlando. The real estate companies represented were Fannie Hillman, Coldwell Banker, Regal Realty, Suzi Karr Realty, Berkshire Hathaway, Florida One Real Estate and Palmano Group. Local media outlets also made an appearance.

The exclusive tour event included test drives by Ferrari and Maserati of Central Florida, personal chef service by Elijah of Elemental Chef, art displayed by Baterby’s Art Gallery, a Bald Eagle and Screech Owl on display by Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, boat tours by Nautique of Orlando, Bay Hill Jewelers and models by Sultre Boutique on Park Ave.

If you would like to schedule a private tour of Winter Park’s iconic estate or prestigious estate lot, please contact us today at jbettosini@stockworth.com or 407-909-5900.

 

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About Stockworth Realty Group

Stockworth Realty Group is a concierge real estate brokerage serving the Orlando area.  Created by Tavistock Group, Stockworth has a successful track record in Central Florida and averages more than four closings per week with a dedicated, select group of experts.

As the preferred referral company for Tavistock Development, Stockworth has the privilege of serving as the official relocation company for Lake Nona’s Medical City, the United States Tennis Association and many other major employers in Central Florida. Nobody knows the Orlando real estate market better than our team who has been entrusted for years to relocate some of Central Florida’s most exciting new companies.

With experience in the fast-growing and dynamic marketplace of Central Florida, Stockworth Realty has a very experienced and sophisticated team to assist you in finding creative ways to get you the most money and the quickest sale.

Media Contact: Sara Cohen; 407-909-9936; scohen@stockworth.com

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