Tips on handling “House Karma” in Today’s Lakeland Florida Real Estate Market

 

Has your home been on the market in Lakeland for a long period of time? I’m sure it is not easy for you worrying about the sale of your home with the housing market in turmoil and the crisis in the economy. How do you handle the “house karma” – a term that real estate agents use widely – anxiety about selling your home?

With mortgage rates at an all time low, home prices at their lowest reaching folks who are still looking over the fence and plenty of homes on the market, I’m very optimistic that the year 2009 will improve as the year progresses. Homeowners who price their home realistically will be at ease managing to sell.

Let me give you some suggestions for “house karma” – selling anxiety.

Count to ten…… this may help but honestly surrounding yourself with an experienced real estate agent who is calm and collected, who can handle stress very well and has been there, hence gone through past recession is by far the best suggestion to alleviate stress and greatly improve your chances of a smooth sale in Lakeland. Real Estate Agents, whose income depend solely on commissions from selling your home are as equally stressed as the property owner who is trying to sell the home. This can only sum up to more stress which amounts to an unsuccessful sale.

Exercise regularly is a great stress reliever – a great workout constitutes to optimism and positive attitude.

Harmony within the household – aim for a sense of normalcy, allowing children their playtime as long as they agree to put their toys back before a showing.

Disappear for showings – homeowners still believe that being present at the time of showing could be positive knowing all the ins’ and outs’ of the home. However, prospective buyers mostly feel uncomfortable and nervous when the seller is present, making it hard for them to imagine the home as their own. Consider visiting friends or go watch a movie at the theater to relief anxiety.

Leave for a weekend getaway – getting out of town works wonders and is an excellent stress reliever when selling your home. You don’t have to take your property off the market while you are taking a break. In this day and age where cell phones, emails and texting are as common as food, a skilled listing agents should have no reason they can’t reach you promptly to keep the communication line open and discuss offers coming in while you’re away.

 

 

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Tips on handling “House Karma” in Today’s Lakeland Florida Real Estate Market 

Petra Norris – Realtor®

Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

CDV TransAtlantic, Inc.

P.O. Box 92050 – Lakeland, FL 33804-2050

Telephone (863) 618-6919

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1614 Lowry Ave. Lakeland Florida 33801 – Polk County

1614 Lowry Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33801
For Sale $146,860
Spacious Clean Home – Move right in!

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Style: Single Family Home
Square Footage: 1,790
Lot Size: 7,278 sq. feet
Year Built: 1971

Well kept spacious clean home features grand entry door way leading to grand living room dining room area. The kitchen has ample storage and counter space with updated appliances and is adjoined by a large laundry/utility room. In recent years a new roof, bath fixtures and air conditioning has been installed. Shopping, parks, lakes, schools, and churches are located nearby. For the commuter to work, it is a short drive to the Polk Parkway leading to Orlando and Tampa. This home is ready for you to move right in, it is sold as-is with right to inspect for seller’s convenience.

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Seller’s Net Sheet or should I ask: How much lower can you go?


Before I go out on my listing appointment, I prepare a detailed CMA (Comparable Market Analysis) to come up with the best recommendation for the Seller to price the home right. The seller will also get an estimated Seller’s net sheet so they can see what their proceeds will be. I’ll base the net sheet on the lower end of the recommended listing price detailing all the typical expenses, such as commission, title charges, government recording and transfer charges, additional settlement charges, they have when it is time to close, including the mortgage payoff if there is any and estimated property tax proration.

It was not too long ago, I remember when the buyer would bring money to the closing table and the seller would leave happily with a nice check in their hand heading to the bank? Aah… these were the good times. With the declining home values, it becomes more and more apparent that an old game of tug of war is being played between the seller and buyer. It shows that times really have changed. More often now, the table is reversed – Sellers has to bring the check to the closing table or walk away with no money to take to the bank.

Sellers – please ask yourself these questions below before you sign on the dotted line of the listing agreement!

  • How much lower can I go?
  • Value of my home today including mortgage and selling cost does it equal the purchase price I am willing to accept?
  • Do I really have to sell my home?

 

The bottom line you must consider is that your home is sold when the buyer, the buyer’s lender, the appraiser, and of course yourself are all in agreement. When an offer is received, you want to make sure that another seller’s net sheet is prepared prior to signing a binding real estate sales contract.

Folks, if you are thinking about selling your home, make sure that you are given a detailed CMA and an estimated Seller’s net sheet before signing a listing agreement.

 

 

 

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Petra Norris – CDV TransAtlantic, Inc. – Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker –

PO Box 92050 – Lakeland, FL 33804-2050 –

Telephone (863) 619-6918

Lakeland Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club

Tee Time at Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club in Lakeland, FL

 

Do you like to play Golf? Then this is the place for you. Lakeland has to offer this semi-private 18-hole

Huntington Golf & Country Club in Lakeland, FL

Huntington Golf & Country Club in Lakeland, FL

Huntington Hills course that was designed by Ron Carl with its tree-lined fairway, elevation changes, sand bunkers and a water hazard that waits as you make your round through the golf course. It has been opened since 1992 and features 6,768 yards of golf from the longest tees a par of 71 with multiple tiers with only a slight slope. The greens are large and of Bermuda grass that produce a medium speed with a course rating of 72.6 and a slope rating of 126.

 

Check out the photos of the golf course!

Golf Course view at Lakeland Huntington Hills & Country Club

Golf Course view at Lakeland Huntington Hills & Country Club

  

Golf Course view at Lakeland Huntington Hills & Country Club

Golf Course view at Lakeland Huntington Hills & Country Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Golf Course view at Lakeland Huntington Hills & Country Club

Golf Course view at Lakeland Huntington Hills & Country Club

 

Puttin Green view at Lakeland Huntington Hills & Country Club

Puttin Green view at Lakeland Huntington Hills & Country Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Driving range view at Lakeland Huntington Hills & Country Club

Driving range view at Lakeland Huntington Hills & Country Club

 

Lakeland's Huntington Golf & Country Clubhouse

Lakeland's Huntington Golf & Country Clubhouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club is open daily from 8:00 a.m. For tee time, pricing and membership call the Pro Shop at (863) 859-3689.

 

Surrounded by this beautiful golf course there are almost 400 attractive homes nestled in their gated community. Currently, there are 13 homes for sale ranging from $169,900 to $479,900 with an average price range of $339,885.00. The homes vary in size from 1,629 square feet to 3,040 square feet.

 

Folks, if you are in the market to buy a home and want to live in a Golf Course Community, such as the Huntington Hills Golf and Country Club in Lakeland. Look no further!

Check out this video tour of this beautiful home in the Huntington Hills Community!

7968 Hazeltine Circle, Lakeland

6926 Hazeltine Circle, Lakeland

    Please visit this home’s personal website for additional information at www.6926HazeltineCir.com                            

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Tee Time at Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club in Lakeland, FL

 Petra Norris – CDV TransAtlantic, Inc. – Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker – PO Box 92050 –                          Lakeland, FL 33804-2050 – Telephone (863) 618-6919
This blog is solely my point of view