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DOES A HOME BEING SOLD FURNISHED ADD VALUE TO THE APPRAISAL VALUE?

A: No it does not, but if the home is in the short term rentat district it will be valueable to the buyers if they plan on renting the home out to vacationers. 

 

I OWN A HOME NEAR DISNEY BUT I'M FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY, HOW DOES THE PROCESS WORK IN AMERICA?

A: Real Estate in America is sold on what we call a co-broke system which means for Disney Home Sellers hundreds of Florida Licensed Real Estate Agents from other agencies big and small who have buyers will see your home with pictures and it's information online as soon as we put it on the market. Sales commissions are split making the process more affordable and expediant to sell.

 

WHAT IS THE AVERAGE TIME FROM ACCEPTING AN OFFER TO CLOSING THE SALE FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS?

A: If it's a cash sale you could collect your money within 14 Days, if a mortgage is involved 30 - 47 Days..

 

IS IT TRUE BEING A FOREIGN NATIONAL SELLER THE US GOVERNMENT WILL HOLD A % OF MY SALE?

A: Yes, 15% of the sales price will be held until the US IRS confirms you paid all US taxes. There are special circumstances we know of to avoid it.

 

WHAT IS THE BIGGEST MISTAKE AN ABSENTEE OWNER MAKES WHEN THEY TRY TO SELL THEIR HOME NEAR DISNEY?

A: If it's a vacation rental home than listing the home with their property management or someone they know, if they are making money with your home why would they want to push it? 

A: If it's not a vacation rental than listing the home with so-called Realtor.com or Zillow type experts is a mistake. We can tell you 1st hand we looked into these big sites to advertise on but they didn't care about our experience in the area we wanted to market so they were not for us. These sites make their money from new agents or struggling agents or big box agencies. If you pay them a lot of money they will make any person with a Real Estate license the expert of the area or multiple areas they've never set foot in. If your home is near Disney, we are the experts near Disney.

 

I HAVE A VACATION RENTAL HOME I  WANT TO SELL, WHAT ABOUT THE FUTURE GUESTS AND MONIES?

A: Not every home buyer looking at homes near Disney will want to rent their home out, many will want to and would love to honor the bookings sellers have in place but we need to address it during the offer stage not after. We deal with this every Day, every situation is different but we know how to handle it.

 

HOW IS IT THAT YOU GET MORE BUYERS INTERESTED IN DISNEY AREA PROPERTIES OVER OTHER AGENCIES?

A: Being referred by other sellers or buyers is our # 1 source of retaining new clients. We have a good on-line marketing campaign that draws our type of clients as well as a good local campaign. Whether you live near Disney or on vacation near Disney you'll see Mickey Homes on billborads, our wrapped vans and trailers, our wrapped bus and most importantly our "For Sale " signs in front of our listings.

 

IS IT TRUE IF YOU BRING THE BUYER TO THE CLOSING TABLE YOU WILL DISCOUNT YOUR COMMISSION?

A: Yes, we will discount the commission 1 %

 

BEING FULL SERVICE REALTORS HOW IS IT YOU CAN CHARGE THE SAME COMMISSION PART TIME REALTORS CHARGE? 

A: We don't know why a seller would even hire a part time Realtor, we think most of the time sellers don't know the agents are part time, it doesn't have to be disclosed. Full Disclosure, "We are full time Realtors."

WHAT IS THE STANDARD TIME FROM LISTING A HOME TO SOLD?

A: It truly depends on the market condition, it depends where the house is priced compared to the competition in the same area or neighborhood and it depends on the condition of the home. Early 2022 the market was extremely fast and our listings only lasted 2 Days on the market and sold for over asking price, late 2022 there were less buyers due to higher interest rates so it took longer if the sellers wanted to hold.

 

WE SAW YOUR BILLBOARD ADVERTISEMENT ACROSS FROM MARAGARITAVILL, DO YOU HAVE MORE?

A: Yes

 

WILL I NEED A LAWYER / SOLICITOR FOR THE TRANSACTION?

A: No, 90+ % of home sales in Florida are sold through title agencies, title agencies are usually owned by law firms but because the Florida FARBAR contracts are so detailed all title agents need to do is follow the buyer and seller agreed rule of the contract to transfer title legally. Another reason why law firms are not needed is because Florida is a Title Insurance State so if a mistake was made or a claim to title was made in the future the new owner will have insurance in place to take care of it.  

 

DO I HAVE TO BE IN ORLANDO TO SIGN MY CLOSING DOCUMENTS?

A: No, thanks to the internet and Over Night carriers neither the buyers or sellers need to be present at closing, we call them mail-away closings and because the Disney area has so many absentee owners from out of State and Country 90 % of the closings we are part of are mail-away.

 

I UNDERSTAND PICTURES ARE IMPORTANT TO THE SALE, DO YOU HAVE A PHOTOGRPHER AND IF SO WHO PAYS FOR IT?

A: Yes we have a great photographer anytime at our disposal, it's on us.

 

HOW DO I HANDLE FUTURE BOOKINGS I TOOK THAT ARRIVE AFTER THE SALE?

A: At the time of the offer we discussed your options and when it comes time to close we will exercize the option you chose and the buyers accepted. We do this all of the time.

 

IF I LIST MY HOME WITH YOU WILL I GET TO USE THE TOOL TRAILER TO UPDATE THE HOME FOR THE SALE?

A: Yes.

         

WILL YOU CHARGE ME TO USE THE TOOL TRAILER?

A: No

 

SHOULD I NOTIFY MY PROPERTY MANAGER THAT MY HOUSE IS GOING UP FOR SALE?

A: It's up to you, they are going to find out sooner or later but it's your call.

 

WHAT IF MY PROPERTY MANAGER IS NOT CO-OPERATIVE?

A: It's your house, if they don't want to co-operate they will hinder the sale, fire them, we'll be happy to collect your keys, change the locks and secure your home. Depending on your immediate needs we will introduce you to one of our trusted property managers or even service providers to do the job they were doing. In simple terms we won't take crapp from disgruntle property managers.

 

WHAT ARE CLOSING COSTS?

A: For sellers closing costs is the cost to sell your home, there are taxes to be paid, doc stamps, our commission, title insurance, legal fees, HOA etc.., these #s will be sent to you before you sign a listing agreement with us. The State of Florida requires estimated fees to be disclosed before signatures. The Title agencies will sort out all of the details such as mortgages, taxes and everything so you or the buyer do not need to panic wondering what to do.

 

I HAVE A MORTGAGE, HOW WILL THAT GET PAID AND WHO WILL PAY IT?

A: The Title agencies will sort out all of the details such as mortgages, taxes and everything so you or the buyer do not need to panic wondering what to do.

 

I PAID MY HOA IN ADVANCE, WILL I LOSE MY MONEY?

A: The Title agencies will sort out all of the details such as mortgages, taxes, HOA dues and everything so you or the buyer do not need to panic wondering what to do.

 

MY SALE CLOSES BEFORE THE PROPERTY TAX BILL COMES OUT, WILL I HAVE TO SEND A CHECK BEFORE CLOSING?

A: No, The Title agencies will sort out all of the details such as mortgages, taxes and everything so you or the buyer do not need to panic wondering what to do.

 

I READ YOU WILL DISCOUNT YOUR COMMISSION 1% IF YOU BRING THE BUYERS, IS THIS TRUE?

A: Yes

 

IS IT TRUE IF I LIST MY HOME WITH YOU IT WILL BE SEEN ON ZILLOW, TRULIA AND 10 OTHER  POPULAR REAL ESTATE SEARCH ENGINES OTHER THAN YOUR REALTOR'S MLS? 

A: Yes, even though we don't agree with how those home search websites mis-represent what is a pay to play real estate expert they do get a lot of buyer traffic on them and the more traffic for our sellers the better chances for a quality offer.

 

IF I NEED TO SELL QUICK WHAT TIME FRAME COULD IT BE DONE IN?

A: If priced right less than 14 Days.

 

IF I WANT TOP $ FOR MY HOME WHAT WILL I NEED TO DO TO GET IT?

A: Make sure the home looks it's best and list it with us.

 

WHAT DETERMINES THE VALUE OF MY HOME?

A: The strength of value is what has sold recently that compares to your home in your neighborhood, there are a lot of variations to consider but we'll have access to that information when the time comes.

 

WHAT IS APPRAISAL VALUE AND HOW DOES THAT AFFECT THE SALE OF MY HOME?

A: Appraisal value is what a lender needs to secure a loan for the buyers, there are non-Realtor appraisers who will assess the home and look at the market to detail. The lenders require it and the buyers have to pay for it, because of the crash of 2007-8 banks no longer have persuation and choice on who they choose to be the appraiser. In most cases the value the appraiser comes up with should be in-line of what we suggested to list your home at.

IF I ACCEPT AN OFFER WHAT IS THE STANDARD AMOUNT OF MONEY THE BUYER WILL PUT DOWN AS RISK?

A: It varies on the cost of the home, $100k - 600k usually $5k, 600- 1 Mil $10k on so on and so forth.

 

HOW CAN A BUYER GET OUT OF A CONTRACT ?

A: If a mortgage is involved we received a pre-approval letter from the buyer's lender basically saying if everything the buyer is telling them is true along with a good credit score they will check it out and approve the loan, the lender will have a set time both parties agreed to to give us ( the sellers and agent ) an approval, if they get denied a mortgage before that set time and tell us they want out in writing they can walk without penalty..

If the buyer's home inspector finds a structural or functional problem with the home you are not willing to fix on request they can walk without penalty, the buyer can also walk if the structural or functional flaw of the home is unacceptable to them as long in both cases it's done in the time frame agreed upon in the contract.

 

WHAT IS THE AVERAGE TIME FROM ACCEPTING AN OFFER TO CLOSING THE SALE FOR AMERICANS?

A: Less than 16 Days if it's cash and up to 45 Days if it's a mortgage.

 

DO I HAVE TO SIGN A LONG TERM LISTING AGREEMENT WITH YOU?

A: No, we're very confidentl in the ability to sell a home near Disney World.

 

DO REALTORS IN AMERICA HAVE TO BE LICENSED WITH GOVERNMENT OVESITE TO ENSURE ETHICAL BEHAVIOR?

A: Yes

 

WHAT DOES CO-BROKE MEAN?

A: Real Estate in America is sold on what we call a co-broke system which means for Disney Home Sellers hundreds of Florida Licensed Real Estate Agents from other agencies big and small who have buyers will see your home with pictures and it's information online as soon as we put it on the market. Sales commissions are split making the process more affordable and expediant to sell.

 

HOW DOES CO-BROKE HELP THE SALE OF MY HOME?

A: Real Estate in America is sold on what we call a co-broke system which means for Disney Home Sellers hundreds of Florida Licensed Real Estate Agents from other agencies big and small who have buyers will see your home with pictures and it's information online as soon as we put it on the market. Sales commissions are split making the process more affordable and expediant to sell.

 

IF I DON'T LIVE IN ORLANDO CAN I LIST MY HOME WITH YOU FROM WHERE I LIVE?

A: Yes, thanks to the internet and Over Night carriers neither the buyers or sellers need to be present at closing, we call them mail-away closings and because the Disney area has so many absentee owners from out of State and Country 90 % of the closings we are part of are mail-away.

 

DO YOU HAVE TRUSTED CONTRACTORS THAT CAN FIX ANY ISSUES THAT MAY COME UP FROM THE BUYER'S INSPECTIONS/ SURVEYS?

A: Yes, we will set them up for you if you.

 

AS IS CONTRACTS, DO THEY REALLY MEAN AS IS?

A: Yes to a small degree, buyers still have the rights to walk away without penalty if they are refused a mortgage or a bad inspections. AS IS sometimes takes the petty repairs out of the picture.

 

I UNDERSTAND YOU KNOW HOW TO SELL A FURNISHED HOME WITHOUT AN APPRAISER DEDUCTING THE ESTIMATED VALUE OF THE FURNISHINGS AGAINST THE APPRAISED VALUE OF THE HOUSE, HOW IS THAT ?

A: Yes we do, we do it all of the time and it's a discussion in person.

 

AS AN ABSENTEE OWNER I DON'T KNOW THE HOME ALL THAT WELL, WHEN I SELL MY HOME I KNOW I SHOULD HAVE TO FILL OUT A SELLER'S DISCLOSURE, WHAT SHOULD I DO WHEN I DON'T KNOW THE ANSWERS TO SOME QUESTIONS?

A: Yes we want our sellers to fill out a seller's disclosure, just be truthful, if you don't know the answer to the question being asked on the disclosure just write "I don't know"

 

WHAT IS A TITLE COMPANY AND WHAT WILL THEY DO?

A: 90+ % of home sales in Florida are sold through title agencies, title agencies are usually owned by law firms but because the Florida FARBAR contracts are so detailed all title agents need to do is follow the buyer and seller agreed rule of the contract to transfer title legally. Another reason why law firms are not needed is because Florida is a Title Insurance State so if a mistake was made or a claim to title was made in the future the new owner will have insurance in place to take care of it.  

 

WHAT DOES A TITLE COMPANY CHARGE FOR THEIR SERVICES?

A: Most are priced the same between $350-550 as of 2022

 

HOW DO I HANDLE SHUTTING OFF MY UTILITIES AND WHEN?

A: We will prompt you when we get closer to the closing Date to have them shut off on a certain Date, not too early because the buyers have a right to do a final walk through to be sure everything is working the way it was when they saw the house and made the offer.

 

IF I KNOW SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE REPAIRED OR REPLACED SHOULD I DO IT BEFORE LISTING THE HOME WITH YOU?

A: We recommend it, a $300-500 repair if not done could result in a $1,000 - $5,000 less in an offer or request for repairs after inspections were performed.

 

WHAT DOES SUBJECT TO FINANCE MEAN?

A: If a mortgage is involved we received a pre-approval letter from the buyer's lender basically saying if everything the buyer is telling them is true along with a good credit score they will check it out and approve the loan, the lender will have a set time both parties agreed to to give us ( the sellers and agent ) an approval, if they get denied a mortgage before that set time and tell us they want out in writing they can walk without penalty.

 

WILL THE BUYER'S HOME INSPECTOR/ SURVEYOR DO ANY DAMAGE TO MY HOME LOOKING FOR A PROBLEM THEY MAY SEE ON THE SURFACE?

A: Inspectors should not dig into a problem, if the detect there is a problem they will say why on the inspection report, take a picture of it if they can and recommend to the buyers to have a specialist look at it. If the buyer chooses to have a specialist to look further into it they have to ask our permission,

 

IS IT TRUE ALAN HAS A CLOSET FULL OF FRUIT CAKES HE GIVES OUT TO SOLD CLIENTS?

A: You'll have to find out.

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  or any other questions you may have during these odd times.

Realtors Jane and Alan have been selling vacation homes, condos and townhouses in Orlando near the mouse for nearly 31 years combined. They have successfully closed hundreds of real estate transactions with buyers and sellers from all over the world who loved Central Florida enough to own a home here. 

Jane & Alan are full time Realtors who answer their phones, return phone calls and get their clients to closing.

 Foreign National sellers will get penalized by the US IRS if  their Realtor isn't familiar with FIRPTA or have a specialist who works directly with the IRS regarding foreign nationals selling their US homes. Jane and Alan have been working with foreign national home owners for years and  their friends in England UK, Brazil, Ireland, Iceland, Canada, Scotland, Germany and the EU have always made it to closing with out IRS penalties.. 

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Top questions asked by home sellers near Disney


I OWN A HOME NEAR DISNEY BUT I'M FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY, HOW DOES THE PROCESS WORK IN AMERICA?

DOES A HOME BEING SOLD FURNISHED ADD VALUE TO THE APPRAISAL VALUE?

WHAT IS THE AVERAGE TIME FROM ACCEPTING AN OFFER TO CLOSING THE SALE FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS?

IS IT TRUE BEING A FOREIGN NATIONAL SELLER THE US GOVERNMENT WILL HOLD A % OF MY SALE?

WHAT IS THE BIGGEST MISTAKE AN ABSENTEE OWNER MAKES WHEN THEY TRY TO SELL THEIR HOME NEAR DISNEY?

I HAVE A VACATION RENTAL HOME I  WANT TO SELL, WHAT ABOUT THE FUTURE GUESTS AND MONIES?

HOW IS IT THAT YOU GET MORE BUYERS INTERESTED IN DISNEY AREA PROPERTIES OVER OTHER AGENCIES?

IS IT TRUE IF YOU BRING THE BUYER TO THE CLOSING TABLE YOU WILL DISCOUNT YOUR COMMISSION?

BEING FULL SERVICE REALTORS HOW IS IT YOU CAN CHARGE THE SAME COMMISSION PART TIME REALTORS CHARGE?   

WHAT IS THE STANDARD TIME FROM LISTING A HOME TO SOLD THIS YEAR?

WE SAW YOUR BILLBOARD ADVERTISEMENT ACROSS FROM MARAGARITAVILL, DO YOU HAVE MORE?

WILL I NEED A LAWYER / SOLICITOR FOR THE TRANSACTION?

DO I HAVE TO BE IN ORLANDO TO SIGN MY CLOSING DOCUMENTS?

I UNDERSTAND PICTURES ARE IMPORTANT TO THE SALE, DO YOU HAVE A PHOTOGRPHER AND IF SO WHO PAYS FOR IT?

HOW DO I HANDLE FUTURE BOOKINGS I TOOK THAT ARRIVE AFTER THE SALE?

IF I LIST MY HOME WITH YOU WILL I GET TO USE THE TOOL TRAILER TO UPDATE THE HOME FOR THE SALE?