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1/16/2018 12:46:00 PM

What to do Before you List your Home


We have begun a new year, and you may be ready to sell your home this year. There is a lot that needs to be done when selling a home from repairs to cleaning. Now before talking to an agent to list, do these things on your own to be ready for selling.

  • Research your home online. Most buyers start searching online, therefore you want to see what is already on the internet about your home before it is listed. Google your home and see what comes up, what the pictures of it may look like, and see if there are estimated values already out there. Researching this you can see what can be fixed, and can possibly contest the estimated values. Also, look at your neighborhood and what is selling in it. 
  • List all the improvements and repairs you made. Walk through your home and write down everything you may have changed, no matter how small. Somethings will include a new hot water heater, rebuilt deck, new hardware, or roof replacement. Also list the problems you have addressed and being them up to a professional to see what you may have to disclose.
  • Note the obvious flaws. Go through you home and see any things that may need to be fixed. Such as a small dent in the wall from moving furniture or struggling landscaping. These are fixable problems that could affect the sale of your home, and the list gives you an idea of what needs to be done to get the home market-ready. 
Having all these done will make your prepared when you are ready to speak to an agent about selling your home. Our team is dedicated to helping people buy and sell. If you are looking for a qualified agent, contact us at (386)566-8091 or at www.MarkCardTeam.com. 

1/16/2018 11:07:00 AM

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/UDY6P8/1385-Coconut-Palm-Circle-Port-Orange-FL-1038101
RARE EARL MODEL 3/3 with SEPARATE IN-LAW SUITE, COURTYARD and SOLAR-HEATED, SCREENED POOL & JACUZZI. GATED COMMUNITY where the LAWN, PAINT, PRESSURE WASH, PEST CONTROL, CABLE, TENNIS, SHUFFLEBOARD, FITNESS CENTER, 2 POOLS & MORE are all included in the HOA fee. 20 kW AUTOMATIC START HOME GENERATOR. Owners spared no expense with TILED LIVING AREAS, lighted architectural niches, 3 YEAR OLD STAINLESS APPLIANCES. The kitchen is a delight, with plenty of cabinet & counter space, along with a breakfast bar, and dining area that overlooks the PRIVATE COURTYARD. Each of the BEDROOMS are SPACIOUS and provide plenty of storage. THE CONFIGURATION OF THE LOT gives the owner a great deal of PRIVACY. ACTIVE COMMUNITY CONVENIENTLY LOCATED near the PORT ORANGE PAVILION, RESTAURANTS & MEDICAL FACILITIES.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Square feet: 3,132
Price: $354,900

For more information about this property, please contact Mark Card at (386) 566-8092 or markcardteam@aol.com. You can also text 4797918 to 67299.


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MLS ID: 1038101

1/9/2018 11:46:00 AM



Pre-Sale Renovations

It's the new year and you maybe looking to sell this year, and if you are here's some renovations to do before selling. These few upgrades will help you sell your home faster. 


 Ž Flooring- Remove outdated carpets and replace them with either laminate, hardwood, or tile flooring. Often buyers are specifically looking for the updated flooring.
 Ž Fixtures and Hardware- Replace all the outdated doorknobs and handles, cabinet hardware, bathroom fixtures, and lighting fixtures. These can date a property and seem as if it has not been maintained. This an easy and fairly inexpensive way to add value to your home.
 Ž Bathrooms- They are considered the second most important room in the house, and is very often worth the money for upgrades. Upgrades can include: new tile, new faucet and hardware, fresh coat of paint, and upgrading cabinets.
 Ž Kitchen- Simple add-ons such as a deluxe faucet, new cabinet hardware, upgraded appliances, new lighting or adding a backsplash can help the appearance and functionality. The kitchen is considered the most valuable room in the house so adding these updates can add value to your home.
 Ž  Add a Suite- Depending on your city, and neighborhood allowance, adding an income suit could add major equity to a home. These can be used for additional income through a tenant, adult children, or housing aging parents. 

h When looking to sell our team can help you get the best value and buyer. Find us at www.MarkCardTeam.com and contact us at (386)566-8091. 



1/6/2018 2:05:00 AM

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/E6JX95/148-Bounty-Lane-Ponce-Inlet-FL-1037678
DEEP WATER DOCK in PONCE INLET and SUPER QUICK ACCESS to the INLET! Many features added for SAFETY, STRENGTH & DURABILITY. Both 1st & 2nd floors are POURED CONCRETE BLOCK & the reinforced stem wall construction provide a solid foundation to enjoy all this home has to offer. NEW AC installed June '17. Safety abounds - HURRICANE RESISTANT GLASS rated to 120/mph, additional HURRICANE SHUTTERS, an AUTOMATIC START 35kW DIESEL GENERATOR that powers the entire home in the event of power outage & surveillance/alarm system create further piece of mind. CUSTOM Cabinetry, GRANITE countertops, and CLOSET SYSTEMS are used throughout the home along with SOLID CORE DOORS. HUGE garage to store all your toys. SHORT WALK TO THE BEACH, LIGHTHOUSE & EATERIES
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 6
Square feet: 5,376
Price: $1,025,000

For more information about this property, please contact Mark Card at (386) 566-8092 or markcardteam@aol.com. You can also text 4783322 to 67299.


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MLS ID: 1037678

1/2/2018 10:38:00 AM

De-Cluttering for the New Year

De-cluttering when selling your home is always a good idea, but removing clutter in general is always a good idea in your home. The new year is an opportunity for a clean start and removing the clutter in your home can help. Whether you are selling your home or just trying to get a clutter-free home, here are some helpful tips:


  • Designate a specific spot for incoming papers. A certain spot to put them before you are able to file them.
  • Start with one "no-clutter" area. This is a spot where nothing can be placed that is not in use and  everything must be put away. Once you've got that it can expand to more places.
  • Pick up five items and find specific locations for them. These are things you actually use, but don't have a good spot yet.
  • Pull everything out of the draws. Separate the contents into three piles: belongs in the draw, belongs elsewhere, and ditch. 
  • Create a "maybe" box. When organizing, put items that you don't know what to do with, but you aren't finished yet in here. Go through this box every 6 months to re-evaluate the items. 
  • Keep it going: after decluttering, don't get tempted to go buy new things. For this create 30-day list with the things you do not need, but want to buy. Check after 30-days, and if you still want it, then buy it. 


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