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Friday, June 22, 2018   /   by Andy Mandel

4 Tips for Winning Against Multiple Offers

How should you deal with multiple offer situations as a buyer? Here are four of our best tips.
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Today we’re going to talk about how you should be handling a multiple offer situation as a buyer. Here are four of our best tips:

1. Get fully pre-approved by a reputable, local lender. By getting fully pre-approved up front with an experienced lender,  there’s a good chance they can actually push your loan through underwriting and allow you to present an offer that’s basically as good as cash. This will really help your offer stand out. We have great recommendations for you if you need one.

2. Reduce the number of contingencies in your offer. For example, shortening the inspection period to five to seven days from seven to 10 days will really help your offer stand out. Most good inspectors can complete an inspection with a one or two-day notic ...

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Friday, June 08, 2018   /   by Andy Mandel

Don't Let Buyers Click Away From Your Online Listing Because of Bad Photos

When it comes to photos of your listing, only the best will do. Today let’s discuss how professional photography can be the key to selling success in our current market.
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The way you represent your listing online is critically important because in today’s internet-based world, 90% to 95% of homebuyers begin their search online. These days, the internet is where 70% of all buyers find their next home.

So how do you make sure your home stands out from the competition? Truthfully, presentation is key. Buyers will perceive a professional-looking listing as more valuable, and will therefore be willing to pay more for that home.

The secret to achieving an engaging online presence is to utilize professional photography and videography. At the Mandel Team, we provide sellers with a full motion video tour of their home. This video tour allows buyers to vi ...

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Thursday, May 17, 2018   /   by Andy Mandel

What Zillow's Zestimate Tool Can and Can't Do

Many people wonder whether Zillow’s Zestimate feature can be trusted, so today I’d like to get to the bottom of this common question.
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You’ve likely heard of Zillow’s Zestimate feature, but can you really trust this online tool?

When Zillow assigns a numerical value to a home through their Zestimate feature, the figure is determined by a computer algorithm. And this algorithm is based on things like a home’s square footage and the number of bedrooms and bathrooms it has. It also takes into account comparable properties within a certain mile radius.

What the algorithm doesn’t take into account, though, is where issues arise. The problem with the Zestimate is that it doesn’t consider specific neighborhoods, upgrades, or other significant home features when it assigns a value to your property. A bathroom remodel or a ...

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Monday, April 30, 2018   /   by Andy Mandel

The 2018 Market So Far

Today I’m bringing you an update on how our market has done so far this year.
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Today I’m going to give you your 2018 Q1 market update.

For single-family homes, we had 946 come onto the market. That’s actually up 4.6% from Q1 2017.  As far as the number of closed sales, we only had 422 in the first three months of this year. That’s down 9% from last year. More homes finally coming to the market is a very good thing, but the number of sales are down.

Inventory is creeping up, which will affect pricing. In Parkland, the median price in Q1 was $620,000, which is a 3.5% increase. For a single-family home in Coral Springs, it was $390,000—a 5.4% increase. In Coconut Springs, that number was $345,000, which is up 6.97% from last year.

Based on these numbers, here is what I think will happen with more homes coming onto the market but fewer ...

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Thursday, April 05, 2018   /   by Andy Mandel

New Listing: 8820 NW 18 Street, Coral Springs, FL 33071

Fully updated waterfront home in Feathertree section of Ramblewood. NO HOA! Brand new flooring throughout the living areas, beautiful white kitchen w/ quartz countertops, & 2.5 REMODELED bathrooms. Vaulted ceilings w/ exposed beams in the XXL family room give this house a custom look with great character. Covered patio is great for BBQs & outdoor enjoyment. HUGE garage with tons of storage. Master bedroom features his/hers closets & cabana bath. Accordion shutters for low insurance! Roof replaced 2008! Call Listing Agent Andy mandel with REMAX for a private showing. 954-610-0563.

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