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Ask An Expert

When it comes to questions about buying or selling a Sarasota home, always Ask an Expert.  Send your questions into the team at Key Solutions Real Estate Group - they love to help!

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Siesta Key investment property requirements

Siesta Key is one of Florida’s hottest markets for investment properties and it’s no wonder why. Between the beautiful beaches, world-class golf, and boutique shops, the area has a thriving tourism sector that dominates the economy of this quaint coastal town. But it’s important to note that not all investment properties are the same.

Here’s what to look for if you’re on the hunt for a great rental property in Siesta Key:

It’s all about location.

When people are looking for a place to rent in Siesta Key, they’re usually after one of two things: walking distance to the beach or somewhere with boat storage and access. Even condos located just a block away can have a harder attracting renters than those located on the beach, so location is

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Buying a home for retirement in Florida

Like many of life’s great events, many dream of the day they’ll buy their retirement home –and they should! They’ve worked hard over the years, built up their equity and saved where they could, all for the chance to spend their days of retirement in their dream location. Unfortunately, some big mistakes can make this idyllic train of thought come to a screeching halt, but not if you know how to avoid them.

Here’s what you and your spouse should consider if you’re hoping to purchase a retirement home in the near future:

Make A 5 Year Plan

He dreams of a home near the golf course, but she dreams of being close to the sea. Regardless of where you want to live, you’re going to need to have your finances in order to really start looking. First and

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why mortgage pre-approval is importantIn the past, people could take their time to buy a house — but times have changed, and in many areas, if you are a buyer, you are facing a lot of competition. For this reason, if you are looking to purchase a property and want to ensure the process is a smooth one, you need to have a pre-approval in hand, and here are three big reasons why.

Expedite The Buying Process

The Internet has completely changed the real estate market, and they now are moving faster than ever before. With so many available websites and social media outlets for savvy property buyers to let their fingers do the shopping online, you are facing a lot of competition from other buyers who are also extremely motivated to get a house. These buyers get instant notifications from

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Tips for Real Estate Agents in Sarasota

A professional real estate agent, in Sarasota and beyond, stays current and updated with the latest trends in the real estate market.

Understand Your Client’s Needs

Although in past decades investing in a home for 20 to 30 years was commonplace, however now, purchasing property is not always in the minds of shoppers seeking new investment opportunities. Take the time to inquire about the needs of your clients individually to better assess the type of properties you should be searching for regardless of whether they are more interested in buying or renting.

Finding The Right Property Is About Quality, Not Quantity

Inquire about your clients' needs and desires before moving too quickly to show listings that may ultimately waste your time and

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Buying a house is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make in your lifetime, ripe with excitement and new possibilities. It’s also a time-consuming, multi-step process, full of unfamiliar lingo and legal jargon. As such, the home buying process as a whole can be both thrilling and daunting at the same time. To help make sure your experience is more the former than the latter, we’ve broken down the home buying process so that you can learn how to buy a home in Sarasota in five easy steps.

Step 1: Gather Your Troops

Choosing the Right Real Estate Agent

Regardless of whether or not you’ve purchased real estate in the past, you’ll have a much more enjoyable and successful experience with the right people in your corner. The first member

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how to get your finances in order so you can buy a homeBefore you even start looking for a home, it’s important to get your finances in order. Buying a home is going to be one of the largest financial investments you’ll ever make, after all! Not only will this financially prepare you for homeownership, but it can speed up the entire home buying process, and let sellers know that you're a serious prospective buyer.

Step 1: Follow a Budget

If you don’t already have one, we highly recommend setting and following a budget. You can create a simple spreadsheet, or choose from one of many free templates available online. Not only does this allow you to assess your current financial situation, but it also allows you to plan for your new home expenses.

Factor in your income and estimate your expenses. Some of

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tips for getting multiple offers when selling your home

If you’re like most people who are selling a house in Sarasota, your dream is to get a great offer, and possibly multiple offers, on your home. After all, you live in a tropical paradise with world-famous beaches, upscale amenities, limitless opportunities for outdoor recreation and a perfect climate. What more could people want? Usually a lot, actually. But don’t worry! If you consider what your Sarasota home already has going for it and our tips below, you’ll greatly increase your chances of getting multiple offers when selling your home.

Location, Location, Location!

As is often said when buying or selling a house, location is key. A desirable location is often the first thing that homebuyers look for. If you were savvy enough to buy property

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baby boomer tips for entering the real estate market

Entering the real estate market is daunting for everyone, especially those entering it for the first time, or the first time in a while. The latter is where many Baby Boomers and soon-to-be retirees often find themselves. Most have been homeowners for many years, building equity and finally paying off their mortgage, but are now looking to downsize or relocate as part of their retirement plan.

Home buying and selling processes are quite a bit different than they were even a decade ago. But don’t worry! If you’re a Baby Boomer or retiree who’s been out of the game for a while, simply follow our tips for entering the real estate market below. It’s our sincere hope that they’ll help you to better understand what to expect, and ultimately have the most

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sarasota real estate timing is key

Your home is likely the biggest financial investment of your life, and choosing when to buy or sell a home, one of your biggest decisions. Before you embark on such an endeavor, there are some key things to consider when you enter the Sarasota real estate market, and one of the biggest is timing: when to buy, when to sell, when to list. Becoming a savvy buyer or seller can help ensure that your real estate transaction is as stress-free and successful as possible.

When to Buy a Home in Sarasota

Buying a Home during a Buyer’s Market

The Good News: We tend to see a higher number of homes available on the real estate market during the spring and fall. When supply exceeds demand, this increased inventory provides more options for buyers, thus

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Before you list your home, take the time to do these 7 home improvements

There are many home improvements that you can do yourself, avoiding the high expense of hiring a contractor. Here are some great tips to increase the chances of your home selling fast.

1. Give your home a Deep Cleaning

A home that is not clean is frowned upon by buyers. Dust furniture, wash windows, clean and vacuum floors, and if need be, shampoo carpeting arriving at the property. The kitchen must be spotless. Make sure the tile and grout has been thoroughly cleaned in the Kitchen and baths

2. De-Clutter

Buyers want to picture themselves in the home. It should present a spacious and non- personal appearance. Create 3 piles of items (Donate, Throw, or Keep). Consider

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