I wrote an article on my blog about this very subject a few years ago it it has generated more traffic than any other post I have written. It still gets about 15 to 20 hits a day. The reality is we don't have a selling season like they do in Chicago or Boston or other parts north of here. I have looked at statistics over the past few years. They show through the earlier part of the year sellers get closer to their asking price than Nov or Dec, but the difference is negligible. It isn't consistent year over year either. Remember 2006, 2007, 2008? I'm not saying the market may collapse again. I do know its good now and I don't know anyone who is very good at predicting the future. If you are ready to sell then sell. Trying to time the market won't help you.... more
Have your real estate agent change the price for you. If you are selling by owner, you would have to go back to your original listing site and change the price there. Eventually it should get updated to trulia as well.... more
Cancel an agent's contractIf you want to sell your current home before buying a new one and you feel that your out-of-county agent is not being active enough, is it acceptable to notify that person that you decided
You don't list directly on Trulia. Basically what happens is when you list with a Realtor your listing will appear on several sites including Trulia, Zillow, Homes.com, etc.
FSBO is a tricky proposition. Folks think "I can do that myself and save huge commissions!" but it's rarely as simple as that. Do yourself a favor and at least interview a couple Realtors so they can explain to you exactly what they do and how they add value to the transaction. At least consider it. With the new real estate settlement laws that were just enacted Oct. 1st it would help to have a pro representing you.... more
If you have a specific property address or a specific community then I can provide you with the information you are requesting. Please contact me if you would like assistance with anything. 954-560-0162 - Jeff Jacobs... more
First, some basic info about owning mobile homes in FL. In Florida, a mobile home is a motor vehicle and requires a certificate of title as proof of ownership just as your car or truck does. There is a separate title document for each section of your mobile home (there is one title document for a single-wide mobile home, and two title documents for a double-wide). If your mobile home has been paid for in full, you will receive the title(s) from Tallahassee.
If you own the land on which your mobile home is located and the home is permanently affixed to the land, it is considered "real property" and property taxes are paid each year as set by the county property appraiser's office. If you rent the land on which your home is located, or if your home is not permanently affixed to your land, you must purchase and display a decal each year for each section of your mobile home.
If you purchase a new mobile home, the dealer must be licensed with the Division of Motor Vehicles, Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Used mobile homes on rented lots may be sold by licensed dealers or the owner may sell his own mobile home just as with site built homes. If the mobile home is permanently affixed to land you own, then it can be sold through a FL licensed real estate agent.
On a used mobile home on a rented lot, the selling dealer is responsible for fulfilling the terms specified in the contract. The title should show the correct model year of the mobile home. If the home is purchased from a dealer, the dealer must apply for title in your behalf. If no dealer is involved, follow the same procedure as you would to transfer any other motor vehicle title.
Your county tax collector's office will be able to answer any questions you might have concerning the title transfer once you find a buyer.... more