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At Elena VIP Homes, we’re committed to giving you all the information you need to feel confident in buying and selling processes.  This article is aimed at discussing an often-overlooked step in the home-selling process— the pre-listing Inspection.  You might be wondering, “What is a pre-listing inspection? Do I really need one? Is it worth […]

What is a Pre-Listing Inspection? This Inspection’s Value for a Top-Dollar, Stressless Sell

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Life since 2020 has been a roller coaster for many reasons, and the real estate market has been no exception. If you’ve bought or sold a house over the last few years, you know that timing has been critical to getting the best deal or making the most profit possible.  If you’re considering moving in […]

Tampa Bay 2024 Real Estate Trends: A Comprehensive Overview

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If you’re in the market to buy a house, you’ve likely heard that the housing market is in an interesting spot. While demand continues to be high, the inventory is low in the Tampa Bay market and many other hot markets around the country. The good news for buyers is that in fast-growing areas like […]

Should I Buy New Construction or Resale? 

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Congratulations! You’ve taken the plunge and listed your house on the market. You hope that the offers will start pouring in. With any luck, you’ll get a fair offer, have a clean inspection, and make it through the closing day without any roadblocks. Preparing is the best way to ensure your sale goes smoothly. Make […]

Spotlight on Sellers: What To Do Before, During, and After Accepting an Offer

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Are you getting ready to sell your house? Whether you want to put your home on the market right now or plan to sell within the next year, it’s a good idea to start making some repairs. But don’t get out the paint roller just yet! Not every repair is worth the time and effort, […]

Home Repairs You Must Make to Sell Your Tampa Home

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When I’m curating a list of homes for my VIP clients, one conversation that comes up is finding a neighborhood that will be the best fit for their family. With record growth in the Tampa Bay housing market, more and more developments are popping up to meet this demand. With so many neighborhoods, it can […]

The 5 Best Established Neighborhoods Around Brandon, Florida for Families

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I am all in with my clients when they are buying or selling a home in Brandon, Florida, and that’s what I mean when I talk about a VIP experience. I’ve been on my client’s side of the transaction, and while a real estate purchase or sale is a big deal, I’m determined it shouldn’t […]

5 Questions to Ask to Find the Best Real Estate Agent in Brandon, Florida

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Last summer, home inventory was as hot as the Florida sun: Houses were literally flying off the market. In a head-spinning market, each of my VIP clients wanted someone who could keep up with the market’s pace and had the experience to ensure a solid offer would land on the table, when they found the […]

3 Ways to Sell Your Home for Top Dollar in the Current Market | Brandon, Florida Real Estate Agent

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Move Your Brandon, Florida Home from For Sale to Sold! Before I worked in real estate, I had a long and incredible career in sales and service within the casino industry.  It was quite the ride and taught me a great deal about creating appealing client experiences. When we’re trying to sell anything from casino […]

Staging to Maximize Your Profits when Selling Your Brandon, Florida Home | Brandon Real Estate Agent

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The last two years have certainly seen a whirlwind of activity in the housing market. A year ago, houses were flying off the shelves across the US, and a year later, we’re still seeing a busy market topped with record-high rental prices and creeping interest rates.  Then, we add in the Florida factor. Record numbers […]

5 Reasons to Make Your Next Real Estate Purchase Now | Valrico Real Estate Agent

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