5 Ways To Get Noticed In A Seller’s Market

Are you looking for an Orlando home in a neighborhood where there’s little or no inventory? And if you do find one that meets your criteria are you ready to be faced with a bidding war? That’s typically what happens in a seller’s market, especially in the most sought-after neighborhoods in Orlando.

Here are a few tips that will help you to maximize your chances of finding yours and getting it under contract.

  • Make your search a top priority. If you really want it, you have to go for it. Have your Orlando Realtor set up email alerts for you. This way every time a home that meets your criteria hits the market, you’ll be one of the first to know. You should be ready to go see it immediately, don’t wait for the weekend to come around because it will probably be under contract by then. Also, be ready to make a quick decision, not doing so could cost you.
  • Get pre-approved by a lender and bring your pre-approval letter with you whenever you go see a house. A seller will take you more seriously if you show them that you mean business and you’re not there to waste their time. This will give you a huge advantage over a buyer who hasn’t taken this step yet.
  • Consider waiving the contingencies. The typical home buyer will put contingencies in the contract in order make sure they don’t lose their deposit as well as making sure their financing gets approved. For example, if the home doesn’t pass inspections, they can back out. Waiving the contingencies is always attractive to buyers but it’s not recommended for every buyer. Consult with your Orlando Realtor before considering this as an option.
  • In a seller’s market, sellers have the advantage. Don’t send in a low ball offer on a home that you know is worth the asking price, because you’ll likely end up losing it to buyer willing to pay full asking price. Figure out how much you’re willing to go up to within your budget and bid aggressively.
  • Tweak your criteria when searching. Consider going further outside your search area and look at homes that may need some remodeling or updating. By doing this you’ll not only have more options, but you could even end up getting a better deal, especially if the home needs some repairs.

If you’re looking for a house to call home in Orlando, FL, or even an investment property, call or text us at 407-902-7750 for a free consultation. In the meantime feel free to use our Orlando Home Search Tool.

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A Beautiful Day In Hunters Creek, FL. Come Join Me!

I wake up to a dense mist over the pond in my backyard, the only things I see moving are the deer grazing in the open field. It gives me the feeling of living deep in the forest as I notice the tops of the tall pines towering above. Throughout the day I get regular visits by a wide variety of native birds that swoop into the fish-filled pond to grab their meal for the day. This is a common sight to see in Hunters Creek, FL. my favorite neighborhood in the whole world. It’s a crisp and peaceful winter morning as bicyclists and joggers make their way through the many nature trails located throughout the neighborhood. 

When you live and work in a neighborhood where the quality of life can be seen just by peaking out the window or grabbing the morning paper, you have no choice but to feel fortunate and blessed. As my two boys [8 and 10] reluctantly wake up to eat breakfast, my wife and I get ready for our morning bike ride through Shingle Creek Trail. On the way to the trail, our 3rd and 5th graders join us for a few blocks until we arrive at their school, West Creek Elementary, an A school with an impeccable reputation.

As we continue on our journey to the trail we cruise through the Vista parks which include: 3 soccer fields, 4 basketball courts, a volleyball court, 2 playgrounds, gazebos, and two dog parks… all within a distance of 1/2 mile! My boys both play competitive soccer for the Hunters Creek Soccer Club which is ranked one of the top clubs in Central Fl. However, if soccer isn’t your child’s sport of choice, Hunters Creek also offers youth basketball, baseball, football, tennis, and even a volleyball league.

The community center located in Osprey park which is less than a mile from my house has so many amenities including recreational activities, classes, and programs for residents of all ages. And when the weather is nice, they have movies in the park on Friday nights where you can bring chairs, blankets, and snacks to enjoy popular family movies under the stars.


On our way back to the house my wife and I who is also an Orlando realtor decide to ride through the new development of “Hunters Point” formerly known as “Kailey’s Ridge” to see how the construction of the highly anticipated new subdivision is coming along. The area will consist of 127 homes built by “Surrey” and “Ryan” home builders. So far, the streets and sidewalks have been paved but no sign of the first foundation being laid yet.

At the end of the day we all head over to the Alehouse located at the Hunters Creek Villages, to take advantage of the weekly BBQ rib special that they offer to residents. We are fortunate enough to have a wide variety of great restaurants, bakeries, delis, frozen yogurt, and pizza places all within walking distance. If shopping is your thing, “The Loop” just 2 miles away has everything you could wish for in a mall including a state-of-the-art movie theater.

Although Hunters Creek was voted the 21st best place to live in the whole United States, in my book it’s #1. It’s obvious that enjoy Hunters Creek, the place I call home and I would love the opportunity to show you any of the limited amounts of homes that are for sale now as well as in the new community of Hunters Point. I’m sure that you would love Hunters Creek as much as I do. let’s turn your dream into an address! Contact me at 407-902-7750 or visit.  https://orlandorealtyconsultants.com/

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Orlando Real Estate’s Perfect Storm

In 2014, the Orlando real estate market recovered significantly. Home sale prices rose and continue to rise and at the same time, mortgage interest rates remain relatively low. These conditions created the perfect storm of opportunities for those looking to buy or sell Orlando real estate.

Different real estate markets across the nation are typically labeled as being either a “buyer’s market” or a “seller’s market”, which is what makes the Orlando real estate market so special right now. It’s both a buyer’s and seller’s market! More and more buyers are being attracted to the market yet the number of Orlando homes for sale remains low compared to the demand. The low-interest rates allow homes to remain affordable while the supply and demand still help sellers to get top dollar for their homes.

New Homes Expected To Drive Down Prices of Older Homes

The bad news is that these market conditions won’t last forever. Moving into 2015 more and more Orlando homeowners are expected to put their homes on the market and home builders are busy developing brand new neighborhoods throughout Orlando and Kissimmee. These new homes will create a lot of competition for homeowners that have older homes thus driving prices downward, especially when builders/developers reveal the incentives they will offer buyers to move into one of their brand new homes. Given a choice of buying brand new or used, I can’t think of anyone that would prefer to buy a used home or anything else for that matter, especially when the homes are in the same price range.

No matter what your situation has been over the past few years, chances are that it’s changed. Lately, when I’m asked to provide a potential seller with a free home valuation report, they become both shocked and happy when I show them how much I can sell their Orlando home for. I also express to them how the real estate market is ever-changing and home values can drop just as easily as they can rise.

My advice to homeowners that are serious about selling is that they should explore their options sooner than later. Homeowners should beware of trying to convince themselves of holding off on selling a home solely because they believe that their home’s value will continue to go up.

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Why Hire A Top Realtor? VIDEO

Why Hire A Top Realtor 407-902-7750

If you are looking to sell your home you don’t want just any Orlando realtor, you need the best realtor, one who is an expert in the area you’re looking to buy in with proven results.

Having the right real estate agent representing you can help you sell your home quickly and for the best price. Buying or selling a home will be one of the most important decisions of your life so make sure you hire an agent that understands exactly what you expect from them.

Orlando real estate agents are not all the same and only the top few percent of Orlando realtors do the most transactions. By choosing a top realtor, you’re giving yourself the best chance at achieving your real estate goals. Even if you find yourself facing foreclosure, a top real estate agent will be able to get your home sold by completing a short sale or loan modification.

On the other hand, choosing the wrong agent will cost you time and even worse money.  Get connected with the top realtors in Orlando today!

Call us at 407-902-7750 or visit https://orlandorealtyconsultants.com/

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Orlando Realtor – Seller Series part 6

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading our 6 part seller series thus far. This final edition of the series goes over what to do when the time finally comes to move out.
Moving is just as exciting as it is stressful. Your Orlando Realtor should be able to ease the stress by providing you with some insight on how to make the move go smoothly and stress-free as possible. Here are some tips that will help you get ready for moving day.

You can choose to do the work yourself by renting a moving truck and enlisting the help of friends and family, or you can hire a professional moving company to do all the heavy lifting for you. Ask your real estate agent to provide you with a list of their preferred vendors.

Whether you decide to hire a moving company or not, you should be ready with all the necessary materials for packing. Things you will need include boxes, tape, and lots of packing material for breakable items.

Don’t wait until moving day to start packing boxes! Everything that goes in boxes, should already be in boxes on moving day. This is also a great time to get rid of unwanted items that you can sell, donate or throw away.

Mark each box with a permanent marker so you know exactly what’s inside when you get to your new home. It’s a good idea to write “fragile” on boxes containing breakables, especially if you’re using a moving company. Whether you hire a moving company or not, make sure that you’re there to supervise the move because no one will care about your stuff more than you do.

If you decide on moving yourself, you’ll have to rent a truck. Don’t pick the first company you find. You should shop around to compare which company has the best rates. Sometimes you can get better rates during the week as opposed to the weekends.

Another alternative to using a moving truck is a portable storage unit. Once you’ve packed all your belongings inside of it, the company will move the unit to your new home.



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