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This listing recently sold for $365,000.

4921 BELLA TERRA DR, VENICE, FL 34293  

Residential
$365,000
Price
$365,000
Sale Price
2
Bedrooms
2
Baths
This immaculate, tastefully updated home should be tops on your list when previewing homes in this tropical community known as Venetia. From the moment you enter this residence you will feel the warmth and spacious flow of this home leading to the awesome, serene, private pool/spa and lounge area. There are NEW DOUBLE E HURRICAME WINDOWS FOR STARTERS. The great room features volume, coffered ceilings, crown moulding and an amazing Media wall looking out to the pool. The gorgeous, roomy kitchen shows off its custom cabinetry, endless stone counter tops, SS appliances and double oven. The master bedroom offers an adjoining sitting area looking out to the pool. Master bath includes dual sinks, garden tub and two walk in closets. A split floor plan offers a private guest suite with bath. interior and poolside surround system, new pool pump, washer, dryer, refrigerator and a solar assisted hot water heater. Need that extra room for some quiet time, study or office-you got it, including beautiful custom built in's. An oversized two car garage includes a work area for the handyman of the house and cabinets in the garage for extra storage. This gated community with low HOA fees offers top of the line community amenities including a resort style pool, fitness center, tennis courts and active community clubhouse. This stunning home can be yours. Come visit soon. It is worth the trip!


844 PATTERSON DR, SARASOTA, FL 34234  

Residential
$514,999
Price
3
Bedrooms
2
Baths
This must see FABULOUS pool residence/cottage is not to be missed! NEW! NEW! NEW! This is a brand NEW rebuilt home from top to bottom with all the imaginable updates. Be proud to live here. Elegance and simplicity with character in its most fashion form can be recognized upon first entering this exceptional home without the MILLION Dollar price tag. Upon entering this home, the gorgeous porcelain tile will guide you as you roam from room to room and be mesmerized by the workmanship of this cottage and its beautiful tropical setting overlooking the oversized pool just off the living area. This three bedroom, two bath hideaway offers so many additional enhancements you will need to come and see for yourself. This is a classy, beach home that would make an ideal fulltime or vacation home-ALL NEW NEW! This home is located in a quaint neighborhood and this upscale refurbished Grand Floridian home is steps to Sarasota Bay, the John Ringling Museum/College and a stroll to the waterfront. Enjoy the outstanding views out to Lido and LongBoat Keys and bird watch, fish, kayak or just plain relax on the benches provided. When its time to return home, oh my, you might wonder why you ever left. This is a beautiful hidden oasis in "Paradise". Make an appointment to preview this very special residence today.


The home selling journey may include many ups and downs, particularly for a seller who fails to plan ahead. Fortunately, we're here to help you set realistic expectations for the home selling journey so you can achieve the optimal results.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you establish realistic expectations for the home selling journey.

1. Know Your Home

Your home's condition may have deteriorated over time. Therefore, the value of your house today is unlikely to match what you initially paid for your home.

To understand the current valuation of your house, you may want to perform a home appraisal. This will enable you to receive a property valuation from an expert home appraiser. Then, you can use this valuation to establish a competitive price for your residence.

2. Conduct a Home Inspection

Although you may have performed a wide range of home upgrades over the years, underlying house problems may persist. Thankfully, a home inspection makes it easy to learn about myriad home problems before you add your house to the real estate market.

During a home inspection, a property expert will examine your residence both inside and out. Following the inspection, you'll receive an inspection report with detailed findings about the condition of your house.

Examine the results on a home inspection report closely – you'll be glad you did. If you analyze the inspection results, you may be able to discover innovative ways to enhance your residence. And if you perform property improvements, you may be able to boost your house's value and increase the likelihood of a fast, profitable home sale.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

If you're unsure about how to kick off the home selling journey, there is no need to stress. In fact, real estate agents are available in cities and towns nationwide who are happy to provide comprehensive insights into all aspects of selling a house.

A real estate agent can teach you about the ins and outs of the housing market. By doing so, a real estate agent will help you understand how to price your home and promote it to the right groups of buyers.

Moreover, a real estate agent will deliver in-depth support at each stage of the home selling journey. He or she will set up home showings and open house events, negotiate with a buyer's agent on your behalf and help you review offers on your house. And if you ever have concerns or questions about selling your home, a real estate agent is available to respond to them right away.

Working with a real estate agent can help you transform an ordinary home selling experience into an exceptional one. Perhaps most important, a real estate agent can offer honest, unbiased recommendations to ensure you can maintain realistic expectations throughout the home selling journey. And as such, a real estate agent can help you quickly and effortlessly accomplish your desired home selling results.


7134 POINT OF ROCKS RD, SARASOTA, FL 34242  

Residential
$995,000
Price
3
Bedrooms
3
Baths
This is one very unique home you just cannot drive by. If you are looking for a gorgeous, updated, pool home with plenty of space for family and friends and just steps, yes just a few steps to the #1 beach in the U.S.A.-beach access #13, you can stop searching and make an appointment to see this residence today. No car needed as beach, shops, restaurants and entertainment are right in your back yard. Lets talk about some of the top of the line features this home has to offer. The entire home has been strapped to foundation including the newer metal roof, new Carrier A/C 2014 with a 10 yr warranty, completely re-plumbed, all PVC, no copper. The list goes on: new windows and sliders up to hurricane code, home has been completely rewired, new irrigation system in 2017, remote control blinds on the second floor along with bamboo flooring and a surround system installed in entire home including the lanai/pool area which has new decking and pool cage in 2016. This huge pool area features a large covered entertainment area perfect for those outdoor pool parties and a private shower. Bring your imagination and outside decorative ideas to landscape this private backyard and make it your own "tropical oasis" on Siesta Key. Ready for relaxation and all Siesta Key has to offer? Make an appointment now to preview this very special piece of Paradise today. Be sure to review the professional pictures and virtual tour. You won't be disappointed.


When you sell your home, there’s a cost associated with getting a return on your investment. Certain mistakes that many sellers make when deciding to sell their home can actually cost thousands of dollars in expenses. Before you decide to sell, read on to see what you can do to avoid unnecessary consequences.


Hire A Professional To Sell Your Home


Many people think that they can sell their home on their own. It’s the best practice to hire a professional to sell your home. Even in a seller’s market, a realtor can help you to get the best price on the sale of your home.


Remove Your Things Before The Sale Of The Home


Your clutter will undoubtedly affect the value of your home. People can’t see what their life would be like in your home if there’s too many things in the way. While one man’s trash sometimes is another man’s treasure, it certainly isn’t in the case of selling your home. 


Don’t Leave An Empty House For The Showing


While too much clutter is bad, it does make a difference for the home to actually be lived in. If possible, don’t leave a completely empty home. Buyers need something to help them visualize what life will be like living in the home. Home searchers want to see how functional the home will be for them. 


Don’t Neglect Repairs


You should take care of any repairs that need to be made before your home goes on the market. Any repairs that you don’t make will likely be discovered during the home inspection. Before you even list your home, make sure that you take care of any major issues that are around your home like a leaky roof or cracked tile. This will save you a major headache later, because you won’t need to scramble to fix things after the home inspection. Buyers will also be more impressed with the home if there’s little to fix. 


Don’t Overprice Or Underprice Your Home


If you don’t properly price your home, it could lead to a few major issues. You may be left wondering if you could have made more money on your home. On the flip side, your home could sit on the market for a long time, leaving buyers wondering what could be wrong with your property as to why it’s not selling.


Be Sure To Stage The Home


People will purchase a home based on what they see and how they feel. If your on-the-market home doesn’t look polished, there will be less interest in it. You don’t need to go overboard and make your home look like something out of a magazine, just make sure it’s clean. Things like dirty laundry on the floor, trash laying around, and papers on the tables are big turn offs for buyers. 


With a little planning, the sale of your home should be a smooth and profitable one.