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Pre-Closing Checklist for Sellers

Over the past few years the Florida real estate market has fluctuated wildly, creating apprehension for both buyers and sellers. In 2017, the market experienced a strong rebound, making it possible for sellers to benefit from rising property values. Sellers who want to benefit from the pricing increase and slight inventory decrease are eager to list their properties, expecting a quick sale. Unfortunately, even in a seller-friendly market it is possible for a small oversight to sour or completely[...]

Title Problems That May Delay Closing

Prior to scheduling a closing date, the title of the property must be checked to ensure that it is clear with no encumbrances. While most closings go smoothly, it is not uncommon for title problems to crop that delay the real estate transaction. Being aware of these potential issues helps prepare you for all eventualities. More importantly, knowing about title problems that may delay closing allows you to better serve your real estate clients during a high stress period in their life. Liens on P[...]

Four Things to Check Without Your Clients Present

  Getting ready for closing is a stressful experience for buyers, sellers, and their real estate agents.  Prior to closing taking place, a real estate agent and the client will usually walk through the property one last time. While the average agent will have a checklist of things to be on the look out for, it is not unusual to be blindsided by something that you and your client are unprepared to deal with. One way to avoid these unpleasant surprises is to have a short list of things to ch[...]

Fatal Oversights on the Road to Closing

Most real estate agents spend the majority of their time preparing themselves and clients for closing. In the world of realtors, closing represents the finish line at the end of complicated race.  Unfortunately, there are certain things that can happen during your journey that make closing difficult or outright impossible. Acknowledging that fatal oversights on the road to closing exist will help you and your business prepare for eventualities that could severely impact your ability to get your[...]

Closing Day Surprises

One of the most exciting days in any real estate transaction is closing day. The day the sale is finalized is one of triumph for the buyer, seller, and their real estate agent. Unfortunately, even the most organized and thorough realtor can find themselves dealing with less than pleasant closing day surprises. No matter how hard you work to prepare yourself and your clients for the big day, it is not unusual to be blindsided by something out of your control at the last minute.  Being aware of a[...]