Sometimes, as you search for Tampa Bay homes for sale, you’ll come across foreclosures. But why do some sellers go into foreclosure, and should you buy one? Why Some Sellers Go Into Foreclosure Sellers go into what’s called foreclosure if they stop making payments on their homes. Unfortunately, it happens more often than you think […]
When you’re buying a home, you will probably encounter the term “loan contingency.” But what is a loan contingency, and why does it matter to you as the buyer? What is a Loan Contingency? Most real estate purchase contracts contain a loan contingency, which allows the buyer a certain number of days in which to […]
If you’ve been looking for homes for sale in Tampa or any of the surrounding communities, you’ve heard the term “buyer’s market.” But what is a buyer’s market, and why does it matter to you? What is a Buyer’s Market? A buyer’s market describes the climate of the real estate market when there are more […]
If you’re interested in buying a home, you’ve probably heard the term fiduciary – but what does it mean, and why does it matter? Defining Fiduciary in Real Estate When you work with a real estate agent, you establish a fiduciary relationship. It’s created between the agent and the buyer or seller (the buyer or […]
If you’re selling a home in Tampa or the surrounding communities, you’ll need a listing agent – but what is that, and how does working with a listing agent help you? What is a Listing Agent? A listing agent (also called a seller’s agent) is the real estate agent who lists your home for sale. […]
When you’re buying or selling a home in Tampa or any of the surrounding communities, your real estate agent will look at comparable sales – but what are comparable sales, or comps, and why does your agent evaluate them? What Are Comparable Sales? Comparable sales are homes similar to yours that have been on the […]
If you’ve decided to sell your home in Tampa or the surrounding communities and you have pets, you may be wondering if they’ll create a potential red flag for buyers. Although Tampa is a pet-friendly place, you should remember that not everyone loves four-legged family members like you do… and that your fur-babies’ presence may be a turn-off […]
There is no requirement for a homeowner to work with a real estate agent when selling a property, and many homeowners consider saving themselves the cost of a real estate agent’s commission fee in an effort to reduce costs and to keep more money in their pocket from the sale. While this may seem to make sense, the fact is that a real estate agent’s services have true value to you, and there are several key reasons why you want to work with a real estate agent when selling your home.