You are thinking about buying a home near Disney and you landed on this website.
Realtors Jane & Alan LaFrance have been sitting in front of their computers for hours punching each other in the arm waiting for someone like you to reach out to them for their help.
If you like the Bold get the seller in the headlock to submission kind of approach than email Jane at Jane@MickeyHomes.com or call her directly at 407-436-2130
If you like the Soft shucks kind of approach who stands quietly in the back ground while you take everything in than email Alan at Al@MickeyHomes.com or call him directly at 407-492-7254
You've reached out, you have a price point, you may already know of the area or even the subdivision you want to buy in and conveyed it to Jane or Alan. They have sent you a bunch of properties to look over based on what you told them, this is the time to think of what you want. Maybe your price point allows you a bigger home than you thought, a home closer to Disney than you thought you could afford so simply have Jane or Alan change the criteria to look at other choices.
What is important to you?
Maybe you have a bad knee so a ground floor master suite is important to you.
Maybe eating out is important so you may want a home close to the restaurants.
Maybe you like new, there are a lot of new communities being built.
Maybe you are a sun worshipper, South and West facing pools get the most sun.
Maybe it's about price and you wouldn't mind driving 20- 30 minutes to Disney for a lesser price.
Just let Jane or Alan know what is important to you.
You've narrowed down the properties and you arrive next week.
Look at your upcoming schedule while in Orlando and pick a Day or 2 to go around looking at what you chose.
Be aware because many of the homes you chose in the vacation rental district there is a chance vacationers may be occupying them when you are here to look and we as Realtors can-not bother guests. So make a good list knowing you maybe able to see 90% of the homes on that list. Jane and Alan are very good about making sure you see a home with the same floor plan in the same neighborhood if they can-not show you one that is occupied. If you are only looking into a few neighborhoods in the same area seeing 12 - 14 homes is a breeze in around 3 hours. If you are not sure of what area you want to be in seeing 12 -14 homes could take most of a Day. Either way that's fine with Jane or Alan because it's just another joy ride in sunny Florida for them because you're doing all of the thinking.
Jane or Alan are happy to pick you up at your Hotel or Rental
Let them do the driving, this way you get to pick their brains between showings. If you prefer to drive and follow it is no problem, it will give you and the family some precious time together to pick on Alan's skinny legs in the privacy of your own car if you chose him.
You found the right home for you.
It's time to make the offer, Jane and Alan like to educate their buyers when they found the right home meaning they will go over what has sold in that neighborhood recently, what is for sale in that neighborhood to see if the seller's asking price is in line or too high.
All offers are in writing, they are done on a Florida State FAR/BAR contract and there are 2 types more commonly used, a regular contract and an AS IS contract. Since the Real Estate crash of 2007 most listing agents request all offers to be done on an AS IS contract. You as a buyer are protected on both types but an AS IS in simple terms means the seller isn't going to fix little items found on an inspection. Yes if it's a structural or functional item that is a concern to you we will ask the seller for the concern to be fixed or replaced. Based on the AS IS intensions the seller does not have to repair or fix such items but they would be foolish not to because if you walk away ( which you can without penalty ) the same flaw will be found by the next buyer's inspection/ survey report.
95% of our absentee owner closings are done as what we call a Mail Away or by a remote closer where you work or live. The Mail Aways are either FedExed or UPS Overnighted to you a Day before the actual agreed closing Date so you can sign the highlighted documents, you will have to sign a couple documents in front of a Notary. In the USA this is simple but if you live outside the USA you may have to make an appointment with a Notary.
Remote closers are only in the USA and there is a small fee for them to go to your home or work, they are Notaries as well so everything can be done in the same place.
The final # for funds to be wired will be sent to you a Day or 2 before closing, it is safe to wire the funds a Day or 2 before closing as well because it will be held in the closing agency's nuetral account and not released until the final walk through of the home has been done and is acceptable and all paperwork has been signed by both parties.
The House Warming Gift
Alan found a deal on Fruit Cake in bulk, he has a whole closet full of it.
Jane recommends if it's brought up by Alan to simply say you are allergic to fruit.