If you are thinking of buying or selling a property in the Boca Raton area, you probably have some preconceived ideas about the process. Here are a few of the common misconceptions that we agents encounter:

  1. You should list your house a little bit higher than the market to leave room for negotiating. Anyhow, if it is priced too high you can always lower it.
    Listing your home at too high a price might actually result in you getting less than if you had priced it properly from the start. With virtually all buyers doing research online, they are very well-informed about the state of the market and what prices should be. Buyers and their agents will not look at a property that they perceive as overpriced. The more buyers that see your house, the…

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Selling a home is a difficult and emotional process and obviously you want to get the highest price possible. There are many factors that affect the price that you will ultimately get for your house. Some of these include: recent past sales in your neighborhood (what appraisers look at), what is currently on the market (your competition), interest rates, and general market conditions. Additionally, you must keep your house in mint “show ready” condition, and make it easy to be shown. Lastly, your Realtor® needs to be an expert negotiator adept in marketing your home for maximum exposure. 


Price Reduction.

Setting an initial asking price is more art than science. Often, our sellers will want to price the property higher than what we recommend, so they will have…

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Now that real estate prices have just about returned to market highs, many people are considering selling a home in Florida. Theprocess of selling your home involves many challenges, which are both time consuming and emotionally draining. These challenges make it easy to make costly mistakes. However, these common pitfalls can be avoided with guidance from an experienced real estate professional. If you want to get the most money out of your home in a reasonable amount of time, follow my advice.

Mistake #1: Pricing Incorrectly 

Setting a strategic asking price for your property right out of the gate is the key to a successful sale. Homes that are overpriced will not attract attention, and thus will receive fewer showings. Ultimately, these…

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When putting your Boca home on the open market, the obvious goal is getting as much money as you can in as little amount of time as possible. And while making sure the inside of your home is in tip-top shape will always be a top-priority before selling, spending plenty of time on the outside of your home is also a necessary component to achieving all your home selling goals. 

Landscaping will undoubtedly play a critical role in getting a home sold, especially when it comes to attracting potential home buyers initially. 

Let’s face it—if you can’t grab a buyer’s attention from the outside, do you really think that same buyer will take the next step and see what the inside of your home has to offer? Not likely; and that’s where landscaping comes into…

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Do You need an attorney when buying or selling a property in Florida? This is a question that we receive frequently in our real estate practice at our Boca Raton real estate brokerage. The answer is both yes and no. It is not required but you do need one.
Unlike many states, Florida law does not require you to involve a lawyer in closing a real estate transaction. Real estate agents are trained to complete contracts (i.e. fill in the blanks) which are prepared by the Florida Bar in conjunction with the Florida Association of Realtors. Regardless of the experience or expertise of your Realtor, most are not attorneys. In my opinion, you do need an attorney to represent your interests as well as to protect you should problems arise. There are many potential…

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Hurricane Irma has devastated much of Florida, and we in the Boca Raton area have emerged very lucky and intact compared to much of our state. As a business owner and real estate broker, what follows is my opinion of its impact on our local community and residential real estate market in its aftermath. 

I have read several studies about the effects of hurricanes on residential real estate. Considering previous major hurricanes in Florida starting with Hurricane Andrew in 1992, the number of real estate closings dropped sharply in the months immediately following the event. However, these numbers rebounded within 3 months. Median prices also dipped compared to the rate of change in the national market. Within a year of most major (Category 3 or above)…

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Truly immaculate 2-story custom built estate home now available in the highly sought after Thornhill Green subdivision of the Montoya Circle neighborhood in central Boca Raton. Built by a well-known builder in 2007, this unique home is located on a .31 acre lot and features 6700+ square feet of living space with 5 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms and 2 half bathrooms.

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Upon entering this impeccable home you will immediately notice the marble with onyx inlay floor along with the floor-to-ceiling living room window which offers you a beautiful view of the pool, spa and lush landscaping. As you continue through the first floor you will find the master suite with 2 full his and her bathrooms, a large walk-in closet, sitting area and extremely large walk-in…

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I am happy to announce that I just sold my listing at 2493 NW 64th Street in the Oak Run subdivision of the prestigious Broken Sound Club in Boca Raton! The original asking price for this property had been $349,000 and it sold for $338,000. Just slightly under 3,000 square feet of living space, this stylish home includes 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a half-bath, 2 car garage and heated swimming pool.

This property was well-maintained by the owners and had been kept up-to-date with hurricane proof screens in all windows, impact front door and garage door, speakers in the living room for the sound system and lush landscaping to name just a few of its many updated features.


Broken Sound is one of Boca Raton’s premiere private country…

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5th Avenue Roof InspectionThe first thing most of us do when we consider selling our home is to call an agent, set up a time to meet, get the agent’s advice on how to prepare and make the home its most attractive to potential buyers and then decide what to list the house for.

While decluttering your home and making it shine from top to bottom inside and out is definitely of the utmost importance, getting an inspection before selling your home could give you the edge in a competitive market.

Most sellers do not take this initiative. Purchasing a home is usually the biggest investment a buyer is ever going to make and while we all would like to believe that our home is the best on the block, wouldn’t you like to know if there are any hidden flaws or potentially pricey repairs…

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Exterior FrontSeller says sell this unique, bright and spacious single story home just listed for sale in the prestigious community of Boca Hamlet in Montoya Circle. Situated on a .42 acre lot, this beautiful home with open floor plan includes 4 large bedrooms, 3 ½ baths, a 500+ sf bonus room and a heated swimming pool with spa.

Completely renovated from top to bottom, this 3500+ sf home is meticulously maintained and no attention to detail has been spared. This home’s spaciousness, custom kitchen, marble flooring and high-hat lighting are just some of the features that make it perfect for large or intimate gatherings.

The chef’s kitchen includes ample cabinet space, granite counters and backsplash, top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances such as a Sub-zero…

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