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Tuesday, March 27, 2018   /   by Tom Nickley

Don’t Miss Our Spring Client Appreciation Event

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I want to invite you to our spring client appreciation event! 

Join us on Saturday, April 28 at the annual Dancing on the Drive event in College Park. 

This event is going to be awesome. It’s family-friendly, so there will be plenty of things for everyone to do.

Our clients will get VIP access to Dancing on the Drive. There will be live music, DJs, and a super fun dance floor. All of the restaurants, bars, and shops will be open along Edgewater Drive, and there will also be vendors, food trucks, adult beverages, entertainment, and a classic car show. 

So, join us on Saturday, April 28 from 6 to 11 p.m. in College Park. We’ll send plenty of reminders to make it easy for you to RSVP. 

Make sure you RSVP here by April 23. 

All of our client events are a lot of fun, and this one will b ...

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Tuesday, November 07, 2017   /   by Tom Nickley

How Has Our Orlando Market Recovered Since Hurricane Irma?

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How’s our Orlando market faring in the wake of Hurricane Irma?

It’s been about a month and a half since Irma struck, and the good news is our market is back in full swing. Obviously, when storms come through—especially hurricanes—it does have a lasting impact. In our market, though, that impact was pretty short-term.

The areas of impact are obvious to note. Because of power being lost, title companies being closed, and mortgage companies needing post-hurricane inspections, our market slowed down. Additionally, there is a segment of sellers who might’ve pulled their home off the market to do repairs and another segment of prospective sellers who delayed putting their homes on the market to get past the aftermath of the storm. Unsurprisingly, inventory declined 31% from September of last year to September of this ye ...

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  market updates

Monday, November 06, 2017   /   by Tom Nickley

You’re Invited to Our Holiday Party

I just wanted to reach out to you quickly and personally invite you to our annual holiday party and poinsettia giveaway. This year, the party will be at the historic Dubsdread Ballroom on Tuesday, December 12th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

It’s going to be a really awesome time, as it always is. We’ll have some great hors d’oeuvres, prizes, and great conversation with your agent to get in the holiday spirit. Every family will leave with a poinsettia, as well.

All you need to do is RSVP by phone or email by Friday, December 8th. Just give us a call or send us an email and we’ll get you on the list.

If you have any questions in the meantime, don't hesitate to give me a call or send ...

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Wednesday, October 04, 2017   /   by Tom Nickley

What’s the Best Way to Stage Your Home?

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Here are three home staging tips that will give you the most bang for your buck when putting your home on the market. 

The first is enhancing your curb appeal. I can’t tell you how much of an impact this has on the value, price, and offers you’ll get for your home. It’s the first impression buyers get when they drive up to your home, so amping up your curb appeal is hugely important. This means hedging trees, trimming bushes, and manicuring your lawn or adding some flowers for color. These details are inexpensive and can make a huge difference in your home sale.

"The kitchen and bathrooms are the most important rooms to buyers." 
Second, de-clutter and depersonalize your home completely. You want buyers to be able to walk into your home and be able to envision themselves living there. They want to see lots of wall spac ...

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  home seller tips

Thursday, September 21, 2017   /   by Tom Nickley

Buying Your First Home? Avoid These 5 Common Mistakes

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Purchasing your home can be a tricky process. Today, I wanted to go over five of the most common mistakes made by first-time homebuyers.

Hopefully by going over these mistakes, I’ll be able to help you avoid making them when you move forward with purchasing your first home. Knowing what not to do can be just as important as knowing the things you should be doing.

1. Assuming you won’t be approved for a mortgage. A high credit score, a low debt-to-income ratio, and a 20% down payment are always ideal. However, not all of these things have to happen. It’s a lot easier these days to get approved for a mortgage. Confer with a local lender to find out what kind of purchasing power you have. It could be more than you think.

2. Not getting pre-approved early. Many first-time homebuyers underestimate the importance of getting pre-appro ...

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  home buyer tips