Are You Paying Full Commissions on your Home Sale

Florida’s 1st Full Service, Discount Real Estate Office! Dedicated to Saving You THOUSANDS of Dollars in Real Estate Commissions. Why Pay 5, 6 or 7% Commission* When You Don’t Have To? Call Us Today, to List Your Home!homes for sale

*Real Estate commissions are negotiable in Florida. There is no set commission rate.

Sellers pay only 2% total Real Estate Commission with our exclusive BUYER DIRECT program! How do we do it? Well,HomeAdvantage
What does “Full Service” Real Estate Mean?

It means that we offer all of the same services that other Real Estate companies do, at a lower commission! As a matter of fact, we go above and beyond when it comes to marketing your property, so that you will get the most amount of money for your home, in the least amount of time possible! We provide the following services for each and every home that is listed with HomeAdvantage

Multiple listing Service.: We list all of our homes on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Putting a home on the MLS is a MUST, when marketing a property to the fullest extent. Most serious buyers are working with a Realtor. If they are not working with a Realtor, they are usually looking on the internet, at sites like Realtor.Com, which pick up listings from MLS systems all around the country. If a seller’s home is not on the MLS, there is very little chance that serious prospective buyers will even find the FSBO home. About 80-90% of For Sale By Owner listings end up being listed by a Realtor at some point. Usually after the sellers have had enough of “trying it on their own”. Our company is a great alternative, because sellers have the best of both worlds. They aren’t paying high commissions and they are getting full-service.

Internet Advertising: We are a progressive Real Estate company and we pride ourselves on offering the latest technology when marketing your home. At HomeAdvantage a majority of our marketing budget goes toward internet marketing. We utilize marketing tools such as “pay-per-click” advertising and “sponsored search” advertising. It can be very expensive, but the end result is undeniable….SOLD homes! Our listings will be seen on all of the major search engines, including google and Yahoo, as well as AOL and many more. Don’t sell yourself short when it comes to internet advertising! If your realtor isn’t internet savvy, you won’t get the exposure you need to sell your home.

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Digital Photo’s, and LOTS of them!: To market a property, you must draw the buyer in and make them want to see more! An exterior photo is not sufficient enough to make people want to view a home. If the interior needs a little updating, then we focus on the exterior features, such as LOCATION or beautiful landscaping. Either way, the use of quality photo’s does wonders when promoting a property. At HomeAdvantage , we put a lot of time into “presentation”. We have experience and expertise in advertising and will put that to good use, when advertising your home.

Virtual Tours: Home Advantage offers a Virtual Tour to our home sellers! We want you to have every advantage over the competition, when we market your home. We advertise on the internet to potential buyers, so that they come to our web site to look for homes! Your Virtual Tour will be viewable on the MLS and on Realtor.com.

Banner Advertising on Realtor.com

Our company is spending THOUSANDS of dollars on Realtor.com banner and tower ads. Realtor.com is America’s #1 Real Estate web site, with hundreds of thousands of visitors per day. We have strategically placed advertisements on Realtor.com because we know that to sell a home for TOP DOLLAR, in the shortest amount of time, your home needs EXPOSURE, and lots of it. F.S.B.O’s (For Sale By Owners) don’t attract the serious buyers. People who are pre-qualified and ready to buy, are generally working with a Realtor. Especially buyers who are not from the area. Out of town buyers (transferees) account for a large part of our “buyer pool”, because Southern Florida is home to many corporations. Another large pool of buyers are the people who live in, and around the Chicago area. Most, again are working with a Realtor who will guide them on what areas are experiencing growth, etc. That is why we place each and every listing on the MLS, Realtor.com and in Homes and Lifestyles Magazine. We wouldn’t offer our sellers anything less than the best!

Signage: Every listing gets a Home Advantage sign in the front yard, as well as directional signs for Open Houses. Our vibrant and colorful signs will have our office phone number on it and our web site address! Potential buyers will get professional, quality service when they call to inquire about any of our listings. Sellers can be assured that we will work diligently to follow up with buyers and schedule an appointment to show the home at a time that is convenient to both the buyer and the seller. Another thing that we want to emphasize, is that we don’t just show homes, we SELL them! If you want an agent who has sales experience and is determined to get get your home SOLD, call us today! We look forward to showing you the HomeAdvantage difference!

Lockbox: All HomeAdvantage listings get a lockbox so that the home can be conveniently shown after an appointment is scheduled. These are electronic lockboxes that are programmed to work only during 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. No home will ever be shown without our office calling first, to schedule an appointment with the seller. We will usually have 24 hour advanced notice, before any showing, unless the property is vacant and we have the sellers’ expressed, written permission to show with no notice. Since our listings are on the MLS, any licensed Realtor may show the home after scheduling an appointment.

Mailings: HomeAdvantage customers will benefit from our aggressive mailing program. With each home that we list, we will do a mailing to a targeted market, based on our independent MLS research. For instance, if the home we are selling is in the $250,000.00 range, we may choose neighborhoods that are in the $150,000.00- $185,000.00 range. This marketing concept is based largely on past sales in the area. Not all sellers buy in a higher price range on their next purchase, but a large majority do. Thus, doing direct mailings to targeted areas is a much more effective marketing technique.florida realtors

Magazine and Newspaper Ads: All HomeAdvantage listings are featured monthly in Homes & Lifestyles Magazine, Florida’s premier homes publication. Maximum exposure for each home is what we strive for. We also advertise in the Times Newspaper and the Post Tribune. Our newspaper advertising points potential buyers to the website.

Upgraded Realtor.com Listing: All HomeAdvantage listings will be featured on Realtor.com. The Realtor.com web site gets more visitors than ANY other Real Estate web site on the internet. Our sellers will have an UPGRADED listing, which offers scrolling text, banners and more photo’s. More exposure…less commission! Why would you expect anything less from us?

Billboard Advertising: To promote our company, HomeAdvantage will be utilizing billboard advertising throughout the Florida. Again, exposure is key and what better way to direct buyers and sellers to our web site than with eye-catching BILLBOARDS! Our billboard advertising will be promoting the web site, where buyers search for homes on the Treasure Coast!

Red light camera tickets

As new technology comes out there are new advances in the law enforcement department. Red light camera tickets are just another of these new things that are being used to help enforce laws. One down fall with these is that they are very easy to dispute in court after.traffic ticket attorneys

The main reason that tickets that are given out like this are easy to fight is because of the lack of witnesses. With a normal ticket there is a police officer that hands you the ticket and therefore he is the witness. The only thing that these have is pictures of your car and who ever is driving it.

A thing that makes them simple to fight as well is the fact that you can’t sometimes tell in the picture who is driving. Sometimes though in court they can tell that it is you and you have to take the charges. In some cases though this does not mean you have to pay anything though. Even though you are in the picture it might not stand.

The first thing that you might to want to do as soon as you get one of these is to make sure that it is real. There are past cases were police in different counties have mailed out fake tickets to get people. In other cases people who are not with the police have sent them out to get personal things from people.

When you receive a ticket like this is a good idea to check with the court to make sure its real. The court number and address should be on the ticket so you can call and verify it. No matter what a real ticket will have you get a hold of the court house and this will defiantly prove that the ticket is a legitimate one so there will be no question.

If your ticket is real there are a few things that you can do before you go to the court. A major thing that you can do is to start learning the laws on these type of tickets so you can be ready. Like if there are no signs saying that there is a camera, it can’t be held up in court because there is no warning that there is a camera at that intersection.speeding ticket dismissal

Another thing you can do is to actually go into the court to fight your ticket. Make sure you are prepared before you go in front of the judge with all of your evidence. If you look at the photo and it is not you, you can tell the judge that you can’t be held accountable for it.

Law enforcement problems are slowly going down with the new technology coming out. With things like red light camera tickets though, there are a few holes that people found to fight them. You do not want to make your problems worse in court, so make sure that you do not lie in there because you can get into more trouble that way. For more information visit this website

The Time for Autumn Cleaning Has Come

The Time for Autumn Cleaning Has Come

Autumn is already knocking at your door, which automatically means that the time for the traditional cleaning is already here. Here are some practical pieces of advice which are capable of facilitating you considerably in this annual operation. maid services - home cleaning

The good old list

Regardless of the choice you make, to create it in your mind or write it down on a paper, the list will provide you the general orientation what your home actually needs after the end of the summer, where to start from and how much time you will precisely need to fulfill the purpose. Arrange your tasks according to their priorities, and mark those which can cause some unforeseen delay. Stay realistic while creating the schedule – if you set up unachievable deadlines, the failure to observe them will discourage you.

The drawing up of a strategy

Having at your disposal the already marked down goals, it is time to draw up a strategy in order to achieve them. For example, if you‘re cleaning a given room, don’t leave it until you are completely done with it just to remain calm that one task less is ahead. Don’t rush into redundant “excursions” from one room to another to put back an item to its original place but look around to check if there are any other items to take with you while going in that direction. It is up to your personal preferences whether to start with the premises which require more work or to leave it for a “dessert.”

Armour yourself

You can’t start an operation “autumn cleaning” if you are not supplied with the right weapons. Gather in a basket all kinds of sponges, scrubbing pads, mops of different fabrics and detergents for various purposes. Keep the saviour basket always close to you while you clean so that you won’t waste time to search the “weapons” all around the house. A pair of rubber gloves is a must – they may feel unpleasant at touch but nothing else will protect the skin of your hands better.home cleaning services  - make ready

Thorough cleaning

If there are tasks which you persistently ignored during the standard home cleaning, you cannot avoid them during that particular cleaning. Including the window cleaning – you better use a special rubber nozzle which sweeps the foam and the water, leaving no traces at all.

Clean all the electrical equipment, remove the dust from the more inaccessible spots of your air-conditioning and computer and pay a special attention to the key pad. The range and the fringe will occupy a great amount of your time if they have greasy spots and spills. Some of the housewives prefer to soak the old forgotten utensils from the cabinets in a special solution to disinfect them. The autumn cleaning is a wonderful chance to throw away the broken glasses and dishes – don’t heap yourself with unusable stuff.

Even if you feel exhausted at the end of the summer, you should handle the challenge called autumn home cleaning. That way you will refresh your home and mind just before the arrival of the winter.