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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I was very fortunate to have had Stephanie LeFew for my real estate agent. She was at all times very courteous, helpful, willing and understanding, as well as efficient and knowledgeable in the purchase of my new home. She helped to make my daughter and my dream of owning our own home come true. I would recommend Stephanie to anyone in the Tampabay area whether it be to …
-Alissa Young, Client
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
I always recommend Stephanie if you ever need a good realtor! We used her for buying and selling. A total of 4 times and have never been disappointed. What does she do that other realtors don't? If you are selling a home, she puts out a lot of signs when doing an Open House. I was amazed on the amount of people she drew and we had so many offers that weekend! This realtor …
-Christina Barnett, 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 a great realtor. She was patient and made my transaction stress free. I will definitely use Stephanie again for a future home purchase.
-Christine Sahyers, Client