Crowds Are Moving to Florida!

Crowds Are Moving to Florida!

It looks like Florida is the place to be!  According to this article in FloridaRealtors®, the following Florida cities have ranked on the list of the most desirable metropolitan cities to move to since 2017:

#3        Jacksonville

#5        Tampa

#6        Orlando

#30     Miami

If you are looking to sell, now is the time to do so.  Our Tampa seller agents, Orlando seller agents, and South Florida seller agents have been keeping busy with many homes closing at or above asking price.  What does this mean for you?  Since One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Agents is a 1 percent realty commission agency you will see more money back in your pocket!

Let’s take a look at some of the top reasons why people are moving to Florida:

Taxes

Property taxes in Florida are lower than in many parts of the country.  Florida also does not have a state income tax, making it especially attractive to families and working adults.

Affordability

Although home values have been on an upswing over the past year, they are still more affordable than in many other parts of the country.  Our Orlando listing agents, Tampa listing agents and South Florida listing agents report that many out-of-state homebuyers are impressed with the fact that they can get more of a home for much less money.

Sunshine

No more shoveling snow or dark depressing winters!  Our Orlando seller agents, Tampa seller agents and South Florida seller agents are seeing an influx of people from northern states coming to Florida for our year-round gorgeous weather.

Whether you are making local move or wishing to re-locate from our of state, we can help! Remember, not all who claim to be one percent real estate advisors have your best interests at heart.  One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Agents is the original 1 percent realty firm.  Our Tampa listing agents, Orlando listing agents, and South Florida listing agents are all passionate about carrying out the mission of our late founder and visionary, Mark Young.  We consider it an honor to serve you.  If you are seeking to buy or sell a home in the near future, please give your friends at One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Agents a call today!

Should I Accept Backup Offers?

Should I Accept Backup Offers?

Should I Accept Backup Offers?

The Florida real estate market is hot right now.  Our Tampa seller agents, Orlando seller agents, and South Florida seller agents are seeing homes going under contract within 24 hours of listing.  With real estate offers at an all-time high, more and more buyers are wanting to put in backup offers.  A backup offer is an offer that is made on a home or piece of property that already has an offer in place.  Sellers often accept backup offers as a contingency should their primary offer fall through. Here are some aspects to consider before accepting a backup offer.

Make Sure You Are Comfortable With The Price

You need to ensure you are comfortable with the backup offer before accepting it because should the primary deal fall through, your backup offer may contractually become your new primary offer.

You Can Accept More Than One Backup Offer

It has happened.  A primary buyer does not qualify for the loan and the backup buyer falls through.  You may accept as many backup offers as you wish, however, it is advisable that you are up front and honest with all interested parties as outlined below.

Be Honest and Up Front

If you have accepted multiple backup offers, be sure to advise them of where they stand.  Let them know if there are any offers ahead of theirs before any paperwork is drawn up. 

The 1 percent realty advantage with One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Agents will save you tons of money.  Our Orlando listing agents, Tampa listing agents, and South Florida listing agents have put more than $625,000 back into the pockets of our clients!  If you are buying a home through One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Agents, you can take part in our exclusive one percent real estate program that offers an additional 1% rebate on your mortgage. Give us a call to learn more today!

Home Upgrades to Consider

Home Upgrades to Consider

One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Agents® is happy to provide homeowners with upgrade ideas that can add value and appeal to their homes.  Our Tampa listing agents and Orlando listing agents spend much time learning about different features that attract homebuyers.  Our previous articles covered outdoor spaces and kitchen remodeling.  Today, we will look at some bathroom upgrades to consider.

Get Rid of Large Mirrors

Large mirrors were popular back in the 1980s. Today, the trend is toward smaller, decorative mirrors with surrounding wall space.

Do Away With Old Tile

Old tile on the floor and in the shower can be an eyesore.  Consider replacing outdated tile with something more modern and trendy.

Upgrade Fixtures

Dated sink and shower fixtures should be replaced with newer ones that not only look nice, but function better.  Dual and/or rain showerheads are among the fixtures that are trending in contemporary design.

Add a Sink

Double sinks in both the owner’s suite as well as children’s bathrooms are particularity appealing to home buyers.  This small upgrade can make a big difference.

One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Agents prides ourself on being able to save our clients money by earning a one percent real estate commission on the sale of each home.  Over the years, our  Tampa seller agents and Orlando seller agents have put more than $625,000 back in the pockets of our clients!  Buyers benefit as well through our exclusive program that offers an additional 1% rebate on their mortgages.  If you are considering buying or selling a home, the 1 percent realty advantage offered by your friends at One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Agents will save you money. Give us a call today!

Adding Value and Appeal to Your Home

Adding Value and Appeal to Your Home

Adding Value and Appeal to Your Home

We are continuing our series on upgrades to consider that add value and appeal to your home.  The staff at One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Agents® has seen an increase in home sales throughout the greater Tampa Bay and Orlando areas. Our Tampa listing agents and Orlando listing agents report that homes with contemporary style upgrades are in demand and selling for a higher price than those that do not have modern amenities.  Our previous article covered outdoor spaces.  This article will offer some tips on updating your kitchen.

Opening Up the Space

Kitchens in older homes are often behind walls.  Modern kitchens are spacious and open. 

Walk-in Pantry and Expanded Cabinet Storage

You can never have too much pantry or cabinet space!  Often times, opening up the kitchen allows room to re-design the pantry and cabinets for additional storage.

Island

Kitchen islands are trending, particularly because they offer additional counter space for food prep.

Modern Appliances

Modern appliances with smart features are desired by many homeowners. In fact, when a kitchen does not have modern appliances, potential home buyers often ask for an appliance upgrade allowance.

Our next article will cover more home upgrades to consider.

One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Agents has a team of qualified Tampa seller agents and Orlando seller agents to handle all of your home buying and selling needs. We earn a one percent real estate commission on the sale of your home.  Buyers who go through us can receive an additional 1% rebate on their mortgage with our exclusive program through Quicken Loans. Remember, not all 1 percent realty agencies are alike.  One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Agents® is the original one percent real estate specialist.  Give us a call to learn more today!

Upgrades to Add Value and Appeal to Your Home

Upgrades to Add Value and Appeal to Your Home

Upgrades to Add Value and Appeal to Your Home

Your friends at One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Agents® have been extremely busy listing and selling homes throughout the greater Tampa and Orlando areas.  While home sales have been up, so have home renovations.  We are often asked by homeowners which home renovations add the most appeal and resale value. If you are thinking renovations, our next series of articles will discuss some upgrades to consider.

Outdoor Spaces

Outdoor spaces have taken center stage since the onset of the pandemic. Home buyers have been paying more attention to features of the back yard. Particularly appealing are decks, patios, full outdoor kitchens, swimming pools, soothing fountains, outside bars, retractable awnings or sunshades, firepits, gazebos and screened lanais. If you want to add re-sale value to your home, you cannot go wrong with improving or upgrading your outdoor space.

Our next article will cover more renovations that add value to your home.

One Percent Guys was founded with a mission to help people achieve their dream of home ownership.  We have a qualified team of 1 percent realty professionals who are Tampa listing agents / buyers agents and Orlando listing agents / buyers agents dedicated to saving the clients we serve money via a 1% commission or rebate.  We have saved home buyers more than $625,000 in the last three years while home sellers who list through us have saved millions! Remember, not all Tampa listing agents / buyers agents and Orlando listing agents / buyers agents who claim to be 1 percent realty professionals are alike. Trust the original One Percent Guys. Give us a call today!

One Percent Real Estate

Experience the One Percent Real Estate Difference!

One Percent Real Estate

One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Agents was founded by Mark Young after receiving a devastating cancer diagnosis.  Mark wanted to use the time he had left to touch as many people as possible.  He was passionate about helping people fulfill their goals and ambitions.  With home ownership being a dream of so many, he aimed to find a way to make buying and selling a home more affordable. Thus, One Percent Guys was born. 

Let’s take a look at some of the qualities that make One Percent Guys different:

Sellers

Your friends at One Percent Guys will list your home for 1% and take care of everything for you, including professional photography.  Our one percent real estate commissions have saved sellers more than a million dollars since our inception! 

Buyers

Our seasoned Tampa real estate agents and Orlando real estate agents have conducted millions of dollars in transactions and are prepared to provide you with  exceptional representation during the entire home search and purchase process. As an added bonus, our 1% buyers rebate toward closing costs has saved the home buyers we represent more than $625,000 over the past three years!

Quicken Loans Mortgage

In addition to one percent real estate commissions, home buyers can participate in our exclusive program through Quicken Loans which offers a closing cost credit of an additional 1% of your loan amount.  More cash in your pocket!

One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Agents is a premier provider of real estate services in Central Florida.  We have seasoned Tampa real estate agents and Orlando real estate agents with comprehensive knowledge of the market in their respective areas.  Remember, not all those who advertise themselves as one percent real estate professionals have your best interests in mind.  When you partner with One Percent Guys, there are no hidden fees or tricks up our sleeves.  What you see is what you get!  Give us a call to schedule a no obligation, complimentary consultation with one of our Tampa real estate agents or Orlando real estate agents today!

Visit our Tampa MLS search / Orlando MLS search to view current listings. 

Closing

1% Guys Make Another Dream Come True

Closing

Susan Young’s 1% Guys Team makes another dream come true!! Susan and Logan sold The Tadros family’s home and closed on the purchase of their new home the same day! The negotiation on the new home purchase netted $12,500.00 in Equity and between the 1% rebate on the new purchase, the savings on commissions on the sale of their first home the total savings was over $23,000.00!! Wow!! Let Us help You save money on selling your home at reduced commissions or help you find the home of your dreams and get a 1% of the sales price rebate at closing!