Lakeland Real Estate Services
PMI Arrico Realty & Property Management provides comprehensive and flexible real estate brokerage and consulting services. Our industry knowledge, extensive experience, and dedicated customer service will deliver successful real estate solutions whether you are looking to buy or sell. With our focus on quality, value and results, we are able to focus our efforts on meeting or exceeding your needs.
Buying a home is probably your most significant investment in life. Not only are you choosing where you will live and raise your family, you are most likely investing a large portion of your savings. The more informed and prepared you are the less overwhelming the buying process will be.
At ARRICO OUR SERVICES are FREE to YOU! How do we get paid? The SELLER or Builder pays our commission. Both build the Realtor commission into the sales price and it is paid by them at the closing.
Some buyers try to go directly to the seller figuring they will get a lower price by cutting out the realtor. This usually backfires! Often the seller prices the property too high so you don’t actually save any money.
Builders encourage real estate agent participation because it increases their exposure. Commissions paid to agents by the builder are part of their marketing fee and is built in to the price of every home. The price for you will be the same with or without a Realtor.
CAUTION: The Builder’s Sales Agent Works for the Builder! You need to have a real estate expert represent your best interests and ensure you know all the details of the transaction.
Home Buying Services
Step 1: Get pre-approved – You will need to have available W-2s from the last 2 years, 30 days worth of pay stubs, last 3 months bank statements, savings, investment or other account statements where escrow and down payment funds are held.
Step 2: Location, location, location. Determine what area of town best suits your needs. Consider schools that children will attend, commute time to work, shopping, entertainment, etc
Step 3: List and prioritize the features you need and want the most in a house. How many stories, bedrooms, baths, split floor plan, pool, 2 or 3 car garage, etc.
Step 4: Search. Search the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) via our property search feature at www.arricorealty.com and do a preliminary search comparing prices and features in the location(s) you want. If you are searching out of our area go to www.realtor.com to view properties anywhere in the nation!
Step 5: Showings. Select the properties you are most interested in and would like to have us schedule personal showings. You can go through the home and get a “feel” for it and decide which house is best for you and your family.
Step 6: Make an offer. We will help you determine what price to offer by researching recently sold homes in the area as well as other pertinent data.
Step 7: Escrow. Know that you will have to submit an earnest money check when making an offer. The amount is usually $1,000 to $5,000 depending on the price of the home.
Step 8: Timelines. You have certain timelines to accomplish mortgage application, mortgage approval, inspections, etc. We will keep track of all these to ensure the process is completed quickly and efficiently.Properties For Sale
The days of looking up neighborhood comps and adding 10 percent are over. In addition, sellers are confused about pricing. Many sellers haven’t made the adjustment to today’s market. They want higher prices - and they want them now! Remember, neither you nor I set the price for the home - the market does. Listing your house for a higher price doesn’t mean you’re going to get more money. It’ll just take longer to sell because buyers aren’t going to look at overpriced homes. In fact, it actually hurts when homes remain on the market too long because buyers start to assume there is something wrong with it! At Arrico Realty & Property Management we help the seller price their property right!
When considering Realtor commissions don't just sign with the cheapest agent you can find. Focus on the results not the price. After all, the purpose of all this is to sell your house. Most likely, another agent (a buyer’s agent) will be involved in the sale of your house. Ask how the commission will be split between your agent (Listing Agent) and the buyer’s agent (Sales Agent). You need to maximize the incentive for a buyer's agent (3% or more) to show your property. It’s simple…when a buyer’s agent has several houses to show he/she will likely show the ones with more commission first. If the commission is too LOW, it may not SHOW.
Commissions are only part of the equation. Make sure the Realtor is dedicated and willing to do all the necessary things to SELL your home! Take a look at our pledge to sellers and our marketing strategies…we go above and beyond what many other Realtors do.
Service Pledge to Sellers
- Professionally assess my seller’s needs, wants and plans.
- Provide comprehensive market information and recommend the best pricing strategy.
- Develop and implement a complete marketing plan to include innovative and extensive marketing techniques.
- Consult sellers in preparing their homes for staging and showing.
- Consistently provide showing feedback, updated market information and discuss the best options throughout the home sales process.
- Deliver quickly all purchase offers and discuss the terms of all offers to help determine which scenario best fits their needs.
- Coordinate the entire process from contract, inspections and through closing.
- Review final documents and advise sellers about the closing details.
- Assist in coordinating their move in whatever way they like.
- Provide post-closing information, consulting services and be available to assist with any future real estate needs.
Aggressive Marketing is the Key to Selling Your Home!
Your home will be marketed for quick sale by using some of the most innovative and advanced marketing and advertising media available. Here are a few examples:
- Multiple Listing Service (MLS) – Over 20,000 Realtors with prospective buyers and their individual websites through Internet Data Exchange (IDX) Portals.
- World Wide Web: www.Realtor.com The Official site of the National Association of Realtors with Enhanced Property Profiles! Zillow Pro, Trulia, YouTube, and social media.
Our extensive use of online marketing gives YOUR home Global Exposure!
WE CAN HANDLE ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS.
If you are selling your property in today's market, it is critical to have an agent that understands the complexities of our current market. It takes a team effort between you as sellers, and the right agent - we will help you put together a comprehensive plan to get your property sold. For buyers, whether this is your first purchase, or you are a seasoned real estate investor, we can yield experienced real estate advice for your next purchase and help you through every step of the way, minimizing your stress.Free Market Analysis