Tuesday, March 12, 2019


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  


Tuesday, March 5, 2019


Because it is overpriced!

We live in a world where ALL the buyers have access to the same information we use to price homes.  You can't fool anyone into thinking your home is worth more than it is.

Buyers see many homes these days before they buy.  They start on the internet.  They look at the pictures, the maps, the satellite shots, HOA info, taxes, school grades, walk scores, public records sold comps and permits pulled, insurance, etc.  When they finally call their Realtor,  they know what they want, and what it is worth.  They probably know more about your house than you do.

If a home is over priced, the buyers think the seller is unreasonable, uninformed, or even greedy.  They will tell us, that seller needs to sit, and sit until they understand they are overpriced, and then lower the price to what it is worth.  They will not waste their time offering what the home is worth, because they understand the seller won't take it.   If the seller won't listen to their Real Estate Professional, then they wont listen to the buyer.  So don't waste my time.

Also the number of days a home is on the market plays against the seller.  After a while it becomes a big red flag and does more harm.  You are much more likely to get offers lower than the value, if you have been on the market a long time. 

In the beginning you have your best shot at getting the most for your home... in the beginning, when it goes on the market... at the right price.  

Bottom line,  listen to your Realtor, and price your home correctly in the beginning, sell it, and get on with your life.

If you would like more information about selling homes in Land o Lakes and Wesley Chapel please Text, Call 813-714-9737 or Email DeeSmith@DeeSmith.com
 For Testimonials
visit www.DeeSmithSellsHomes.com

Tuesday, February 26, 2019


Have you been feeling like a Victim?
Have you been trying for a long time to sell your home in Land o' Lakes or Wesley Chapel, FL?  Has it expired?  You hear that the market is great right now… but not for you?  It leaves you wondering why?

Have you been trying for a while to find a nice home to buy?  Do you keep getting out bid by other buyers?  Can’t find a home on the market that is up to your standards? 

A large part of your success, in anything really, depends on the professionals you use to help you.  You may have never bought a home before, or sold one.  You are not much different from the seller or buyer who bought or sold in another market years ago.  Each local market is different and having a real estate professional who is successful in this local market is the key.  Then listen to what your real estate professional tells you to do, and do it.  You will be successful … and not a Victim anymore.
Call me today for your free, no obligation phone consultation.

Text, Call or Email me directly at 813-714-9737 or Dee@DeeSmith.com 
or  visit www.DeeSmithSellsHomes.com

Tuesday, February 19, 2019


I recently closed on a home with my buyers and the wife said to another standing there, “ It was like magic!  I don’t know how she did it!” talking about some hurdles we were able to jump to get her house sold for her. 

Magic...   What is magic?  Is it a cosmic force we can sometimes count on to bring impossible things into being?    Or is it a mix of experience, knowledge and wisdom, along with a spiritual force that is always with us, that makes the impossible possible?

Throughout my many years in Real Estate, I have learned that patterns emerge and the real estate business has changed, but people have not.  The same things that work in a down market, also work in an up market with a little adjustment.  Hard work and experience, along with spiritual guidance is all we need to  get the job done. 

A wise man once said, "The harder I work the luckier I get."
That is my Magic in Real Estate.
And if you want to live in Florida, I am really good at fixing that problem ; ).

If you would like more information about homes in Land o Lakes and Wesley Chapel please Text, Call 813-714-9737 or Email Dee@DeeSmith.com
 For Testimonials 
visit www.DeeSmithSellsHomes.com

Thursday, February 14, 2019


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Tuesday, February 5, 2019


When asked my best advice, I would say...
Use sunscreen, eat your vegetables, and max out your 401k and self directed IRA's.

When you hear time flies, you don't understand what that means until you have a lot of years behind you... and you can't go back.

So protect your skin, keep your good health and save for your future, so you can have fun!

Meanwhile, go to the beach!  It's only a few minutes away. 

Oh, you don't live in Florida? 
Well... I am really good at fixing that problem.   Call, Text or Email me.  We will figure that out together.

If you would like more information about homes in Land o Lakes and Wesley Chapel please Text, Call 813-714-9737 or Email Dee@DeeSmith.com
 For Testimonials
visit www.DeeSmithSellsHomes.com

Tuesday, January 29, 2019


A home warranty is such a great value for such little money
it should always be offered by the seller as a value your home has that sets it above the crowd. 
A home warranty is peace of mind for the home buyer.  It assures the buyer  that he is protected against surprise repairs on electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems and more, as well as repairs and replacements of appliances.  It says the sellers care enough about the buyers to insure them against possible future costs.  It is a great way of paying it forward that the buyer will appreciate. 
Home warranties are a bargain if you consider they usually cost $365-450 for ordinary coverage for one year, and peace of mind is priceless.

If you would like more information about sellng homes in Land o Lakes and Wesley Chapel please Text, Call 813-714-9737 or Email Dee@DeeSmith.com
For Testimonials 
visit www.DeeSmithSellsHomes.com