Great Kitchen!

When your kitchen becomes worn, now what? Should you remodel or switch homes?

The choice of buying a new home is personal. There are so many options. Start first with how you feel about your current home. Take visual inventory then think about the condition and age of the home. How’s the a/c, plumbing, electrical and yard space.

Once your set on selling your home and moving, the next step is financing. Should you be fortunate enough to have CASH, that’s great. If not the next step is to contact a mortgage lender and get pre-approved. There are many factors. Don’t be timid about asking your banker or loan officer. There are so many new loans available.

Should you need to sell your home first start with a free market evaluation for your local Realtor. Finding out what type of equity you have to utilize for the new home is essential for the new purchase. As always I’m here to help!

Feel free to contact me at paulaz@watsonrealtycorp.com

How Blessed is Florida!

AS Hurricane Dorian flu bye, we all counted our blessings. With all eyes glued to the tv, we watched for days. Waiting, waiting, waiting. Who knew Florida would be bypassed. 
Real Estate comes to a slow screeching halt. Once a Hurricane is announced the insurance company stops writing policy. The Title company stops and the clause in the Florida Far Bar Contract paragraph 5 take over. 

Paragraph 5 (b). If an event constituting “Force Majeure” causes services essential for Closing to be unavailable, including the unavailability of utilities or issuance of hazard, wind, flood or homeowners’ insurance, Closing Date shall be extended as provided in STANDARD G.

When buying and selling a home in Florida or any other State, be wary of people selling their own home. The real estate business is a closed, esoteric system. Our customers could search online for the answers to any state or national real estate test, and it still will not give them the full knowledge Realtors possess. Buyers and sellers might be able to glean the basics of filling out a contract—but then what? Even if they could find every answer to every possible question, how long would that take? Google is indeed an incredible gateway to knowledge, but it is no substitute for the hours, days, and years Realtors spent applying your knowledge to real-life scenarios.

Balance in the Real Estate World saves a lot of stress.

Dorian by passed Florida, how lucky we’re we? As always feel free to contact me with your questions or concerns Paulaz@WatsonRealtyCorp.com

Moving Forward!

What? I’ve moved forward, changed Brokerages. With an opportunity, I was invited to hang my license with Watson Realty Corp, Vero Beach. Watson Realty Corp. is an independent real estate company headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, with 51 offices and 1,400 employees in Northeast Florida, Central Florida, and Southeast Georgia.

I always say change is good, move forward. I loved my old company and the broker was fabulous. The new company is fantastic so far. I’ve become a member of The Core Team. So far we’re busy and getting along very well. Moving forward, fabulous!

I will be working on new articles to keep my readers updated on the newest Real Estate news. As always feel free to reach me at Paulaz@Watsonrealtycorp.com

Get inspired!

Keep in mind if you can imagine it, dream it, visualize it, it can be done.  Egyptians built the pyramids or did they? The USA astronauts flew to the moon, imagine that. Canaveral sits right here in Florida, fabulous! Technology is miles ahead of where it started. Unless you’re keeping up with the newest phone or computer your behind.  Nicholas Tesla was a genius. He developed the idea for smartphone technology in 1901. It was said that he had a photographic memory. 

Most of us work day to day with ideas that we envision. I embrace change, while it scares many people.  Change means ideas, which means taking action. There’s the fun part. Some actions start with a small steps. A phone call, checking google, speaking with family or friends. It has been my life’s work and pleasure assisting home buyers with an idea of homeownership. If you’re renting and thinking you’d love to get out of paying your landlord, here’s a tip you can. 

Make that quick phone call, contact your local lenders. If you don’t have a loan officer or favorite Realtor, no problem just ask me. I’ll be happy to refer you to someone that fits your needs. So beep, beep get out of your own way. Get Inspired!

Don’t let someone else’s thoughts slow you down!

Even if you’re not sure or if your thinking you might make a mistake. That’s no big deal. If you never take a chance you’ll never know. Right?

When I start out writing, these things go through my head. But I’ve learned I like to take a chance. Am I always spot on? I know that I am not spot-on however my intentions are. I would love to see everyone own a home of their dreams. I would love to see peace in the world and everyone happy. I know that can’t be, but why not try? Just imagine that you are struggling and there is someone that would love to help you, there is always someone that has the knowledge to put your puzzle together. Want to buy a home, well maybe you can! Stop talking yourself out of it.  Are you a turtle or a roadrunner? 

Once you have the concept of what you want, take action. Will friends or family support you? If they are supportive they may have contacts. I like to refer to business people that I have personally worked with. I keep a list of professionals whether it is a banker, inspector, repair person, auto repair, favorite restaurants and so forth. By the way it’s okay to start at the turtle pace, once you pick up the momentum you can pick up the speed. Beep Beep!!

Keep moving forward! As always I’m here for you and all of your Real Estate questions and needs. Feel free to reach out Paulazrealtor@gmail.com

Personal Touch

Today’s technology is so far advanced for everyone. Think about 20 years ago, most of us didn’t walk around with a cell phone or have a personal computer. Many people had a pager or BlackBerry. Well, what comes around goes around.  The BlackBerry product is here again. Everyone that I know has a cell phone and replaces it about every 3 years. How about car shopping? Twenty years ago, we went to the dealership to purchase our cars. Now, look at the cars in the box, sitting in the carousel. You can go on the internet and have them deliver a car. If you don’t like it no worries, they will pick it back up and bring another. Do you really think you’re getting the best deal?

Real Estate is expanding, within the past 20, there have been adjustments, advances, revisions. A homeowner that lives out of State doesn’t even need to be in Florida to sell a home. A buyer can buy the same way and have a clause in the contract for inspection or time to see the home, before moving forward. One great advancement has been the opportunity to use the internet for signatures i.e. Digi sign, E sign it goes by a couple of names. I do love this product because it allows me to do business with people in any State all you need is your cell phone. E sign for its purpose is accepted by most Title Companies in the State of Florida. If you want to buy a home in Florida and need to sign additional documents it’s as simple as reading it on your phone and tapping the space for the signature. Closing, Listing, Sales may all be done over the internet with the simple touch of the keyboard or cell phone. 

I’m mentioning this for those of you that have a home to sell in Florida and can’t take the time to travel. Right now there are other large companies taking over the way we all have done business. Most of the sales advances I like to take advantage of myself. However, there is nothing better than the personal touch. I want to know the person I’m dealing with I don’t want a robot. I want to be able to refine my personal experience. 

Real Estate is a personal and expensive endeavor. I work in an age-old industry that has weathered ups and downs. The REALTOR® brand has been around for more than 100 years, and I carry on a legacy of continually putting systems into place to help consumers, set industry ethics standards, and find better marketing solutions. I’m backed by industry leaders who lobby for better training and laws that protect the client from fraud. And in the end, my clients are better off because of it.

As always feel free to reach out to me for Real Estate. Servicing Florida Sellers and Buyers for 20 years.

Real Estate Cause & Effect

Are you curious about the world of Real Estate? Some Realtors make it look easy, some Realtors struggle. That’s why approximately 20% of the Realtors are doing 80% if the business. 

When you think about selling your home, what do you do? ​Look at the postcard from the mail or the local Real Estate office. Those are good, but would if you’re not living in the property? The Internet is the place to go if you’re living out of the area. 

Once you speak with your potential Real Estate agent make sure you have an instant bond communication. You can tell almost instantly if the person your talking to has knowledge of the market community. He or she should know the dynamics of the property pretty quickly. 

Not only is it important to have the right agent, but that agent will also set up the transaction with vendors involved i.e. title company, inspector. Who in turn sets up the mortgage company and the​ appraiser. ​  So as you can see cause & effect.

Feel free to reach out to me for all of your questions concerning Real Estate.