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    Monday, July 31, 2017   /   by Tom Nickley

    Why Sellers Are in the Driver's Seat Right Now

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    Right now in Central Florida we’re seeing an extremely hot market for sellers. But what exactly does this mean? 
     
    As you might have guessed, there are a lot of benefits. 
     
    First of all, this kind of market means that sellers have the ability to price aggressively. This all comes down to supply and demand, and demand is at an all-time high. 
     
    Sellers right now are able to price up to 20% over market value because of how few homes are available. In fact, supply continues to decrease to the two months we’re seeing now. 
     
    Obviously, pricing will also be affected by the appraised value; however, this kind of situation is still hugely beneficial. 
     
    Also, multiple offer situations are extremely common right now. They can often lead to the best deal since buyers are being forced to compete ...

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    Friday, March 10, 2017   /   by Tom Nickley

    Here’s How We Do Things Differently

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    With so many facets to every real estate deal, it's important to work with a real estate team that has expertise across all areas. We take a lot of pride in being able to do all the things that other agents in the market don't do.

    Some of the big problems you get with other agents are that they don't do this full-time or they don't listen to their clients. One of the biggest concerns we hear from people buying and selling a home is that they feel like they're not being heard.

    We try to do literally everything differently. We have specialists at every position that allows them to focus solely on servicing clients.

    Check out the video above to get a better feel for how we do things differently and all the ways we can help you buy or sell a home.
    "We try to do literally everything differently."

    If you have any questions about how we can help you ...

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    Friday, February 17, 2017   /   by Tom Nickley

    What Are Closing Costs & Who Pays Them?

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    What are closing costs and who pays them?

    Closing costs are fees associated with the closing of a real estate transaction. Closing is when the title gets transferred from a seller to a buyer, and closing costs are incurred by both the buyer and the seller.

    As a buyer, you will be responsible for loan origination fees, title transfer fees, documentation stamps, surveys, tax stamps on your mortgage, and title service charges. Things like taxes, insurance, and HOA prorations are known as pre-paid.
    " Closing costs are incurred by both the buyer and the seller."
    Buyers can expect to pay 2% to 5% of the purchase price of the home in closing costs.

    Closing costs for sellers are a little bit different. As a seller, you are responsible for prorate taxes until the day of closing, owner title insurance, documentation stamps, municipal lien searches, title ...

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    Thursday, December 08, 2016   /   by Tom Nickley

    What to Expect When You're Inspecting

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    What can you expect during a home inspection? Let's run through them briefly.
    To start, remember that there are several types of inspections: a general home inspection, a wood-destroying organism inspection, and a four-point and wind mitigation inspection to name a few. None are required by you as a buyer or a seller, but they're highly recommended.
    Today, we'll focus on the general inspection.
    It consists of the roof, the heating and air elements, the mechanicals of the home from the appliances to the windows, and all the way down to the home's foundation. You're not required to be there during the inspection, but it is a good idea. You can ask any questions or voice any concerns you have about the home.
    It's important to choose a licensed and certified inspector. Once they inspect the house, they'll take lots of photos and notes to point out issues. All ...

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    Wednesday, September 28, 2016   /   by Tom Nickley

    The Benefits of Working With a Real Estate Team

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    Buying or selling a home is a big deal, and choosing the right agent or real estate team to work with is a very important decision.

    Here at the Nickley Group, we believe in the benefit of a real estate team. There are more than 200 moving parts in any real estate transaction, so I find it imperative for buyers and sellers to work with a team rather than just an individual agent.

    One of the benefits of our team structure is that we have highly-specialized people working on each and every part of the transaction to ensure a world-class experience for our clients.

    We have a full-time listing and marketing manager whose number one job is to expose your property in the best light by marketing your home online. Our listing and marketing manager will get the best possible photos of your home and get your property in front of the most buyers in order to s ...

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