Aspects to Consider When Buying a Home

Aspects to Consider When Buying a Home

Aspects to Consider When Buying a Home

There are many moving parts and considerations when purchasing a new home. Our Tampa seller agents/Orlando seller agents/South Florida seller agents strive to include as much detail as possible about each listing they place on the MLS.  However, not all listings are as comprehensive as the ones written by your friends at One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Agents.  Let’s take a look at some aspects to consider when in the market for a new home.

Insurance

It is important to research the cost of insurance before you purchase your home.  Consider both homeowners insurance and flood insurance.  You don’t want to purchase a home that you think you can afford only to find out that the insurance is significantly higher than you budgeted.  If you are working with One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Agents, our Tampa listing agents/Orlando listing agents/South Florida listing agents can provide you with guidance on this.

Schools

If you have children in school, you should definitely consider the proximity of your new home to the school(s) they plan to attend now and in the future.  If they are in private schools, consider the overall travel time. If they are in public schools, are they zoned for the elementary, middle, and high schools they plan to attend? Don’t assume they are zoned for the schools in closest proximity to your new home. Our Orlando seller agents/Tampa seller agents/South Florida seller agents have a list of the schools for each property we represent.

Commute to Work

Another major consideration is the commute to work. Your job location may be less than 10 miles from the home you plan to purchase, but it could be an hour or more drive in rush hour traffic.  It is a good idea to do a test run to see just how long your commute to work will be from the home you plan to purchase.

If you need qualified Orlando listing agents, Tampa listing agents, or South Florida listing agents, you’ve found the right place!  One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Agents deals in one percent real estate, which means more money in your pocket since our commissions do not exceed one percent. Another advantage of using us as your one percent real estate service is that we also offer buyers an additional 1% rebate on their mortgages through our exclusive Quicken Loans program.  Give us a call to learn more today!

Should I Sell My Home or Wait?

Should I Sell My Home or Wait?

One question many homeowners ponder is whether or not the time is right to put their home on the market. That is a difficult question that involves many factors to consider. Your friends at One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Agents are here to provide you with some guidance as you think through your options.

Talk With An Agent

The first thing you will want to do is to contact a trusted listing agent.  Our Tampa listing agents/Orlando listing agents/South Florida listing agents are experts in their respective areas and will be happy to discuss your current situation. If you choose to list with One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Agents you will enjoy the savings on commissions that go along with choosing to list with one of our one percent real estate agents.

Determine Your Next Move

Our Orlando seller agents/Tampa seller agents/South Florida seller agents will tell you that while right now is a great time to sell, you still need to prepare for your next move.  Selling your home for top dollar is of great benefit if you are downsizing or moving to a new area where prices are a bit lower than where you are currently.

Have a Plan for the Profits

If you do plan to sell your home using one of our agents who works on a one percent real estate commission, then chances are you will see some real profits from your sale. Think ahead and have a plan for those profits. Are you going to invest in more real estate?  Do you plan to use them to help fund college for your children?  Do you wish to place them in a retirement fund?  Having a plan ahead of time will ensure you maximize the profits you make off of the sale of your home.

Considering some of what we have pointed out in this article will help you think through your options and plan ahead for the future.  If you are panning on selling your home, our South Florida seller agents/Tampa seller agents/Orlando seller agents are here to help. Give your friends at One Percent Guys Full Service Real Estate Agents a call today!

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!