Stephanie's Real Estate Blog & Tips
"What happens if the property I'm buying doesn't appraise?"
Once the price and terms are negotiated and you're under contract for the purchase of your new home, one of the next steps is your mortgage person will order an appraisal to determine that the home is worth at least the contract sales price. We Realtors breath a lot easier once the appraisal comes back, as appraisals are so subjective. (More)
When selling a home, de-cluttering is so important, but do you store or sell?
I always encourage my customers preparing for a move to cut back on their possessions to improve a home's staging. If a house is listed with the clutter remaining in the home, the potential buyers automatically think there isn't enough room, not enough storage in the home. Closets should be neat and tidy - with a clear floor, not piled up suitcases, etc. (More)
What is the Benefit of Selling your House with a Home Warranty?
If you list your home for sale with Coldwell Banker, you can pay for a home warranty to cover you during the time that the home is listed for sale. Also, you can offer to pay for the new home owner once the sale is completed. It gives those looking at your home a feeling of security -- For (More)
Home Inspection - Always a Smart Decision
Under the inspection repair and maintenance section of your home purchase contract, a seller has some limited responsibilities to the buyer to warrant certain items and/or systems in the home. While your agent may be representing you as a buyer, they are in no way qualified to determine the condition on these (More)
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We can not thank Stephanie enough for all the time and effort she spent on helping us purchase our first home. Stephanie was always available to answer any question no matter how difficult or impatient we became, and if she didn’t know she wouldn’t stop until she found an answer. Stephanie was a blessing throughout this whole experience even though it seemed like …
- Jessica Scanlan & Gabe Fahey, Client
Recently, I sold my home in the Carrollwood area of Tampa Florida and Stephanie LeFew was my real estate agent. Upon meeting her I noticed her calm and sweet demeanor but when it came to selling my house I found out she is a "go getter" and hardworking. The day my house was listed on the internet through Coldwell Banker she was in my neighborhood passing out flyers …
-Kathy Brookins, Client
Stephanie was very patient with us. We were completing a move from out of state and she had been assisting us with house searching for over 9 months. She let us see homes in many different areas before we finally found our ideal location.
-Dustin & Jess Rabbach, Client
As a veteran with 20 years of service I know first hand what it means to be a professional and to serve with pride. Stephanie LeFew exemplifies those values in her profession as a realtor. My wife Kim and I could not have had a better experience in searching and buying a home if not for her. She exceeded our expectations with her expert knowledge and attention to detail. …
-Jeff & Kim Schaefer, Client
I just bought my first house yesterday after over a year and a half of searching! Stephanie walked me through the process from looking at different houses to signing the final documents. One of Stephanie’s biggest strengths is her dedication to her buyers. This woman will answer her phone ANY time you need her. Not only does she respond quickly, but she can show houses …
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