Aruba

December 18, 2019 // Tammy // No Comments //

We provide 8-Day, 7-Night Resort Getaway certificates to everyone who meets with us to discuss buying or selling a home (regardless of whether you ultimately decide to work with us or not).

To address questions we were getting about this offer – we recently used one of the certificates to document the process. Watch the video to see how it went.

Bottom line – we spent a week in a very nice resort in Aruba – on the water – for $100 per day (includes all fees and taxes). We didn’t encounter any “surprises” such as a requirement to sit through a timeshare presentation or hidden costs that weren’t expected.

We had such a good experience, we plan to try other destinations. Next trip – we’ll probably take another couple and book a 2-bedroom unit. There are dozens of locations in the U.S. to choose from…but I’m thinking maybe St. Maarten.

-Tammy

Current Destinations Offered
Our Aruba resort

Hurricane Preparation Tips You May Not Know About

August 30, 2019 // Tammy // No Comments //

Everyone, please take all precautions to stay safe!

And…when you’re thinking about buying or selling a home, please keep our team in mind. 🙂


Johns Pass Bridge View

May 27, 2019 // Tammy // No Comments //

See the scenic view from the Johns Pass Bridge – overlooking Johns Pass Village (Madeira Beach), the sandbar and Gators Cafe (Treasure Island).

You’ll also learn how Johns Pass was created – and where it got its name – along with a brief overview of the real estate market along the barrier islands and south Pinellas county.


Pre-Qualifying vs Pre-Approval – What’s The Difference?

May 5, 2019 // Tammy // No Comments //

Watch the short video to get an idea of the difference between pre-qualifying for a loan versus getting formal pre-approval for a loan.

Many sellers are requesting that buyers have a pre-approval letter available and require it to be submitted when placing an offer.

Remember that the “best” homes sell fast – often in the first few days after they go on the market. If you fall in love with a home, you want to put in an offer quickly – before someone else beats you to it.

This is one of the major reasons it’s important to start your home search process by contacting a lender FIRST – before you start looking at homes.

If you don’t currently have a lender, please feel free to contact us for a list of referral partners we recommend for getting a home loan.

 

 

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How Lenders Determine Your Loan Amount (Video)

May 5, 2019 // Tammy // No Comments //


Property Insurance AOB Update – April 2019

April 26, 2019 // Tammy // No Comments //

Legislation that has been in the making for over six years regarding the Assignment of Benefits (AOB) for homeowner insurance claims has finally passed! This is good news for those making a claim against their homeowner insurance for damages received during storms, etc.

See the details provided by the Florida Realtors® Association HERE.


5845 87th Ave N

April 6, 2019 // Tammy // No Comments //

OPEN SUNDAY, APRIL 7 – Noon-4:00 p.m.

$265,000

4 Bedroom/2 Bath, 1,632 sq ft home for sale in Pinellas Park, FL

You have to see this BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED 2-story home featuring a private in-ground SWIMMING POOL.

This home is situated on a huge corner lot and is located near Park Blvd and 66th St N in Pinellas Park – centrally located and convenient to St Petersburg, Clearwater, and Tampa with only a short 20-minute drive to the beautiful area Gulf beaches.

OPEN KITCHEN boasts lots of storage with all NEW CABINETS and GRANITE. STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES and recessed lighting.

The interior has been totally remodeled with new paint, new flooring, new 6-panel doors, and all new lighting throughout.

UPDATED BATHROOMS.

Separate large inside LAUNDRY ROOM. Laundry Room has washer/dryer hookups, new water heater and laundry closet to store your pool towels and floats.

FIRST FLOOR MASTER BEDROOM is separate from the others and boasts a huge wall-length closet.

All bedrooms have new ceiling fans and lighting with wall remotes.

From the family room, walk out the patio door to a LARGE SCREENED-IN PATIO (16’x20’) with direct access to the pool area.

LARGE STORAGE SHED is perfect for a workshop and/or craft area or just tons of storage.

NEW INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINT.

This beautifully remodeled home is truly move-in ready.

Call or text to see this home:

Michael Flake – 727.888.3886

Tammy Slater-Kendrick – 727.888.3882

Agent/Owner.


Exterior Projects That Net You Cash

December 12, 2018 // Tammy // No Comments //

A Buyers Guide to Closing Costs

December 12, 2018 // Tammy // No Comments //

Getting Rid of Home Odors

November 25, 2018 // Tammy // No Comments //

Why is it important to get rid of home odors while selling your home? Home buyers don’t just look at homes…other senses also come into play when deciding which home to choose.

For example, they listen for noises from busy streets, airplanes and railroad tracks.

But, of all the senses, smell can be the most powerful – and is (thankfully) the easiest to fix.

As a home seller, your job is to ensure that your home is as enticing to potential buyers as possible – and that includes ensuring that the home’s scent doesn’t give buyers a reason to look elsewhere. Unfortunately, when living with the odors every day, we can become “nose blind” to them (meaning that we no longer notice the odor). Your real estate agent should tell you if he/she smells an odor when entering your home, but there are steps you can do to remove odors even if you’re not aware of them.

  1. First – look for the source of potential odors and remove or remedy them.
    • If you’ve ever had a roof leak, be sure there’s no mildew in the attic and ensure that the insulation is dry.
    • Make sure doors and windows are sealed so water can’t enter the home.
    • Remove or replace old pet beds.
    • If you have a smoker in the home – wipe down the walls (consider a fresh coat of paint).
  2. Be sure to remove the trash daily. Clean the trash can at least once a week.
  3. Avoid making strong-smelling food (such as fish, onions, garlic).
  4. Have carpets professionally cleaned (or replaced if they are stained or worn).

The Easiest Way To Get Rid Of Home Odors

Real estate agents have long used the trick of baking cookies the day of an Open House to fill the home with the inviting aroma. But, what about the day-to-day scent?

To remove odors naturally – without using strong-smelling sprays, candles or plug-ins – consider using this simple solution:

  1. Pour at least 2 cups of water into a crock-pot (slow cooker)
  2. Add 3 tablespoons of baking soda and mix to dissolve
  3.  Set the slow cooker to LOW and leave it for several hours without the lid

The baking soda will actually pull the offensive odors from the air.

You can also add a few drops of any of the following to add pleasant scents to the room:

  • a teaspoon of lemon juice (or a few slices of fresh lemon)
  • a few drops of vanilla extract
  • a sprinkle of ground cinnamon (you can also add cloves)
  • essential oils such as lavender

If you don’t have a slow cooker, you can use a small pot on the stove for kitchen odors. For other rooms, consider using a candle warmer.


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