Tuesday, November 7, 2017

4 RENOVATIONS TO GET MORE FOR YOU HOME AND SELL IT QUICKER

Selling in Land o Lakes or Wesley Chapel or surounding areas?

Everyone knows when you go to sell anything, you must get it ready to sell.  What do you need to do to get your home ready to sell?  Believe it or not, this is a huge part of marketing your home, and something I have my sellers spend a bit of time, but not so much money on.  You see, in order to sell a home you have to know what the buyers today are looking for.  With this knowledge, we prepare and stage our listings to maximize the interest and ultimately the offers we will receive.

1) Curb appeal.  Of course this is your first chance to make
a good first impression.  This is how we get the buyers in your house.  Pressure washing and/or painting, new mulch, new flowering plants, trimming, etc.  An experienced Realtor can help you know what to do and help you stay within a budget.

2 I always say, “Paint is cheap”.  And it can be fun.  It certainly makes a big difference in the impression buyers get.  I can help you know what to paint and what can slide, what colors are best in what rooms, what will get you the best return on your time and money.  It’s my job, and I study these things… for you.

3 The kitchen is the most important room in the house in our current market.  Kitchen reno’s can easily get out of hand.  I have seen some kitchen reno's where the homeowner definitely spent way more than they needed to, and will never recover the money spent. Also, some that certainly did not get the homeowner more money for their home, and some that were not a good idea at all.  Before you spend a lot of money on kitchen renovation, call me and let’s talk about what you are trying to accomplish.  You may be surprised at how little it can cost to make a big impact in the kitchen.   A little experience in this can save you a lot of money.

4 The bathrooms are very important, especially the master bath. 
You may not be able to add more room to your small master bath, but you can easily add style.  And in bathrooms as well as kitchens, “Clean equals Green” is what I always say.  The more clean you have in your kitchen and bathrooms, the more green you will get from the sale.

If you are going to be selling a home soon, contact me.  I would love to  help you save even more money while getting the extra value out of your home.  There are a lot of costs during the process.  Knowing where to spend your money, and where you can save money, will help put more money in your wallet.

Dee Smith  813-714-9737   deesmith@deesmit.com  www.DeeSmith.com
RE/MAX Premier Group  Wesley Chapel, FL 33544  

#LAND O LAKES  #WESLEY CHAPEL  #REAL ESTATE





Tuesday, October 31, 2017

4 TRICKS TO IMPROVE YOUR CREDIT SCORE BEFORE APPLYING FOR A MORTGAGE TO TREAT YOURSELF TO A LOW MORTGAGE INTEREST RATE

Buying a home in Land o Lakes or Wesley Chapel or surrounding areas?

When applying for a mortgage, you want your credit score to be as high as you can get it.  Here are a few tricks that work.  But, don’t get excited.  This isn’t going to happen overnight.  However, within 3 to 6 months you can raise your credit score significantly with just these 4 simple techniques.

1) Know your credit score.  Check on CreditSesame.com.
Your credit score determines the interest rate you will get on your mortgage.  A higher credit score can save you monthly on your mortgage payment.  This will show you what is keeping your score low so you can fix it.

2) The largest part of your credit score is your credit history.  If you have negative marks, like late payments on any of your credit, write letters to your creditors asking them to remove those please, and send them in the mail. Be very polite and give them a good reason why you made a late payment or whatever it is.  If you can convince them to do that it will raise your score right away… meaning in about 3 months.

3) Contact all your credit cards and ask them to raise your credit limit. This will lower your “utilization ratio” pretty quickly raising your score.  Paying off credit cards will do the same.  Do not close out the account.  It is good to have accounts that have zero balances.  It shows you can manage your money. 

4) Do not apply for any new credit cards, car loans or store credit for 6 months.  Even “No interest paid until next year” loans will drag your credit down.

If you are going to be buying a home soon, contact me.  I can help you save even more money during the process.  There are a lot of costs during the house buying process, knowing where you can save money will help.

Dee Smith  813-714-9737   deesmith@deesmit.com  www.DeeSmith.com
RE/MAX Premier Group  Wesley Chapel, FL 33544  
#LAND O LAKES   #WESLEY CHAPEL  #REAL ESTATE




Monday, August 14, 2017




HURRY TO SEE THIS ONE! AMAZING NEWLY RENOVATED POOL HOME on a large lot & a quiet cul-de-sac street in Lake Padgett Estates East. Beautiful new kitchen has wood-look tile floors, pendant lights, granite & stainless, new island with sink looking over the fam room & pool area & new backsplash . This is a very efficient, open, 3 way split plan w/formal dining/office/den, foyer, & cathedral ceiling in great room looking over the pool & backyard. Relax by the pool on your huge lanai on the north side of the house for a shady view. All sliders are pocketed so they open up wonderfully to the newly updated pool area. This home has been well maintained & well loved & it shows. NEWLY resurfaced pool, NEW patio pavers around pool, NEW privacy fence, NEW carpet, NEW attic stairs, NEW appliances & NEW garage backdoor. NEWER a/c handler w/UV light, roof, water heater, gutters, central vac system & attic stairs. The salt water pool has awesome hands free agreement w/Pool Medic, $54/month includes leased equipment & chemicals 2x month.
Low HOA is $40/ month & low Pasco Co Taxes & great schools. Lake Padgett Estates East has a complete community center w/pool, clubhouse, lounge, party rooms, fitness, tennis, racketball, walking track, soccer field, play ground, basketball court & more. Near County park and Library, churches, shopping & restaurants. This one has it all! Call your Realtor to see it today.

SEE VIRTUAL TOUR:  http://www.searchallproperties.com/listings/2389289/23121-GENEVA-ROAD-LAND-O-LAKES-FL/auto

DeeSmith@DeeSmith.com
www.DeeSmith.com






DeeSmith@DeeSmith.com
www.DeeSmith.com

Thursday, March 23, 2017

WHAT TO DO THIS WEEKEND...ZEPHYRHILLS PIE FESTIVAL ...MARCH 25... 11:00AM -3:00PM

PIE FEST AT 38116 FIFTH AVE, ZEPHYRHILLS, FL
FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING

$10 ALL YOU CAN EAT
PIE BUFFET
Noon to 3:00PM


Pie vendors, slices of pie, whole pies, pie eating contests,
pie buffet, local business showcase, kids area,
DJ entertainment and more...

What fun!  I'll see you there...
or if you would rather look at houses
call or text me 813-714-9737
DeeSmith@DeeSmith.com
www.DeeSmith.com

Thursday, March 16, 2017

WHAT TO DO THIS WEEKEND ... DOG DAYS IN DADE CITY ... MARCH 18TH ... 10:00AM- 2:00PM

DOG AND WAGON PARADE, DOG COSTUME CONTEST,
CANINE GOT TALENT, ICE CREAM / YOGURT EATING
CONTEST AND MORE...
AGNES LAMB PARK in downtown Dade City

What fun this is going to be.



FREE for the whole family.



I'll see you there...
OR if you would rather look at houses
Call or text me 813-714-9737
DeeSmith@DeeSmith.com
www.DeeSmith.com

Thursday, March 9, 2017

WHAT TO DO THIS WEEKEND ... IT'S WHAT TO DO IN LAND O' LAKES ... MUSIC FEST ... MARCH 11

Second Annual Land o' Lakes Music Fest at the Land o Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land o Lakes Blvd.... Saturday March 11 from Noon to 8:00PM  Rain or Shine.


Early bird tickets $10-$25 and $15-$30 at the gate. $5 parking.

Live music, bounce house, obstacle course, car show, food and drink vendors, art and craft showcase, business showcase.


I'll see you there...
OR if you rather look at houses call or text me at 813-714-9737
DeeSmith@DeeSmith.com
www.DeeSmith.com

Thursday, March 2, 2017

WHAT TO DO THIS WEEKEND ... FLEA MARKET AT THE OLD LUTZ SCHOOL ... MARCH 3 AND MARCH 4


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FLEA MARKET AT THE OLD LUTZ SCHOOL ... MARCH 3 AND MARCH 4

AT THE OLD SCHOOL HOUSE ON U.S.41 N. IN LUTZ, FL

There will be thousands of items old and new from antiques to unique finds.  Don't miss this one.
Sponsored by the Lutz-Land o' Lakes Women's Club.
Learn more about this historic landmark  http://oldlutzschool.com/

ADMISSION IS FREE

Loads of fun for the whole family in the quaint little town of Lutz.

I'll see you there....
OR if you would rather look at houses call or text me 813-714-9737
DeeSmith@DeeSmith.com
www.DeeSmith.com