Big Improvements to Orlando Realty Consultants’ Website

Mobile devices are changing the way people do business today and this is especially true for Orlando Realty consumers. Analytical research clearly shows that the majority of online home searches are now done from smartphones and tablets instead of home computers and laptops., our company’s main website has recently been upgraded with a responsive theme and highly advanced IDX home search technology in order to enhance the performance and new capabilities of the site.

These exciting new changes have also greatly increased the speed and functionality of the site for all mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. Now, it’s just as easy to navigate the site from mobile devices as it is from traditional laptops and desktop computers.

Now, more than ever people are using smartphones and tablets instead of their home computers for their real estate needs, and these improvements are dedicated to them. We live our lives on the move these days and mobile devices are the future. It’s our job to keep up with the changing times.

The new site is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art IDX search software allowing users to search Florida homes for sale on the MLS just like a pro from the comfort of their own home. Our goal as Orlando realtors is to provide our clients with a pleasurable user experience from any device.

The new website even offers users an option to sign up for new home listing alerts as well as current market condition reports. These days it’s extremely important that real estate agents are familiar with the latest technology related to the real estate business. Orlando real estate agents have to be tech-savvy or their clients will suffer for it.

Our team of high-energy real estate professionals prides themselves on providing professional real estate services with a personal touch. This is why we provide them with the most advanced and up-to-date real estate tools available today.

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Orlando Home Values Are In The Eye Of The Beholder

Real Estate Is Not An Exact Science…Not Even Close! 

The truth is that there are many variables involved and I’m not just talking about physical variables like granite countertops and travertine floors. I’m talking about other aspects like the motivations and the desires of both sellers and buyers. It can be very difficult to account for more value or less value when you bring the human element into the mix. Sure, it’s easy to pull up data for value trends in a certain area, but you have to blend that data with variables that are present in each situation.

Working as a Realtor in Orlando since 2004, I realized long ago that real estate is about people and every person is different with different needs and different motivations. Orlando home values can differ drastically depending on who you’re talking to.

These days most home buyers know exactly what they want. What may be considered valuable to one person may be viewed as a negative to another. Does the home provide a specific need for the new buyer? A perfect example of this can be a home with a pool. Living in Orlando especially, I personally place tremendous value on having a pool in the backyard so that my family and I can cool off on those hot summer days.

However, there are people who prefer to not have a pool. Having a pool for them could represent having more things to maintain and more expensive or maybe they have small children who can’t swim. To these people, having a pool is a huge negative and they may not want to even consider looking at a home with a pool.

Other examples that can influence buyers with a specific need may include having an in-law suite, one-story or two-story floor plans, a master on the main floor, a handicapped-friendly floor plan, etc. Some may place the quality of the construction and the home’s design at the top of the list.

Elements outside of the home itself like living in a specific school district, being close to public transportation, or having a pond view can also increase or decrease the appeal of a home depending on what the homeowner is looking for.

People will always be willing to pay more for what they perceive to be valuable to them in their lifestyle. A Home’s Value has to be measured in two different ways: On paper – what the data says and, how well it will serve the buyer and their needs.

Appraisal Value Is The Only Thing That Matters To Lenders

I’ve seen single-family homes in Orlando with bowling alleys, batting cages, and even basketball courts…indoors! However, while a house may contain all these luxurious features, the problem is that these items are considered to be over improvements and just don’t add any “dollars and cents” value to the home.

Although a buyer or a seller may place more value on a home for personal preferences, the lenders are only interested in the appraised value. Attempting to challenge an appraisal in these situations is close to impossible. Underwriters typically do not like to think outside of the box.



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