Buyers and Sellers

Buying

HomesExcited and daunted all at the same time? At Waypoint Real Estate Group we fully understand the magnitude of the decision to become a home buyer. After all, we are home-buyers too, but because we facilitate the process each day for people as unique as you and your individual circumstances, we are able to accentuate the delightful and minimize the discouraging. We are here to partner with you every step of the way. We will help you, the buyer, as much as – or as little as – you’d like, although most of our buyers will tell you they had no idea the scope of all we do and the heart with which we do it. Love the house but not the neighborhood? We’ll be your thought partners in that. Found the perfect floor plan but wish you could have the kitchen from another home? We’ve got that covered too. At Waypoint, we’ve seen a lot and handled more.  We understand that every buyer experience is going to be different.  We get it, and pride ourselves on being different too.  We can’t wait to help you!  When you are ready, call us.  We are on standby, ready to walk with you from the very beginning of the home buyer process right to the front door of your new home.

 

Buyer’s Home Search


Home Search

[expand title=”Identifying what is most important to you when buying your next home is what we do best as we blend state-of-the-art technology with our professional experience and expertise.”]Not only can we help you find homes that have the right number of bedrooms and bathrooms that are in your price range, our technology can fine tune your search so that the things most important to you are right there in your neighborhood. Should your next home be within walking distance from your child’s school? Is Starbucks a mandatory stop on your drive to work? You are just a few clicks away from finding EXACTLY what you are looking for. Give our home search a try and see the difference!

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First Time Homebuyers – A Tale of Two Renters


[expand title=”A newlywed couple renting a condo nearby dreamed of owning their own home.”]Aside from tossing away money each month to rent rather than building their net worth and credit history, the couple wanted a place to call their own…to decorate, to furnish, and to start a family. “We can’t afford to own,” the couple thought. Sound familiar?

Our Waypoint Real Estate team was eager when they enlisted our help.  We spent time getting to know them and understanding what “home” meant to each of them.  We found dozens of homes that not only featured their “must have” list, but were nestled in their price range as well! Ultimately they chose the perfect home. That made the decision to buy an easy one.  Our team worked tirelessly to make each step of the process simple and fun.
We would be honored to extend the same experience to you.  In fact, we would love to send you a complimentary copy of “Your First Home”, a book authored by Gary Keller, co-founder and chairman of the board of Keller Williams Realty.  Here you will learn the key steps involved in being a home buyer in today’s market.  This knowledge will eliminate any fear you may have about buying a home and help you realize the opportunities of home ownership.
Simply complete the contact form and your book will be arriving in your mailbox soon.  We can’t wait to get started![/expand]

Homebuyers

Investing


Investing[expand title=”You don’t have to be a seasoned professional or a real estate guru to enjoy the benefits of investment properties.

“]Whether you are interested in buying a home to “flip” and resell, focus on commercial ventures, or rent property to tenants, we are here to guide you through the process and assist you in keeping things as smooth and simple as possible.

If you are just getting started with real estate investment, read on to learn, or brush up on the basics.

Fix-and-Flip vs. Buy-and-Hold
from “Flip:  How to Find, Fix, and Sell Houses For a Profit”, by Rick Villani and Clay Davis
The first decision that must be made in the real estate investment process is which method to choose. You may even find a combination of both may be the best choice for your situation.

Fix-and-Flip: House-flipping is a concept composed of three actions: buying, rehabbing, and selling. The basic idea is that a home is bought below market value, fixed up to significantly increase value, and sold for a profit. Ideally, this is a quick process, with property bought, rehabbed and sold in as little as a few months to avoid unnecessary carrying costs, such as interest, insurance, taxes, utilities or maintenance.

Buy-And-Hold: With this strategy, a home or property is bought and held on to for an extended period of time.  During the hold period, the property is rented out to tenants providing a steady monthly cash flow.  At some point, when the property has appreciated in value, the home can be sold for a profit or held indefinitely.  This strategy provides two possible income streams:  rent and increased value.

Check out the links below for more information and call us with any questions or when you are ready to begin looking for your next investment.

Three Things that Make a Great Real Estate Investment

Learn More About Fix-and-Flip:

Five Mistakes that Make House-Flipping a Flop

Blog: Flipping Junkie

Learn More About Buy-and-Hold:

How to Find Reliable Tenants

Top 10 Tips for Getting Started in Real Estate Rentals

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Relocating


[expand title=”Moving, whether across town or across the county, would be stressful enough if it only involved buying and selling your home.”]Relocating is so much more often bittersweet.  At Waypoint Realty we understand this unique change and have the tools and resources to help make your transition as smooth as possible.

We have teamed up with fellow Keller Williams partners across the country to be sure that you are receiving personal attention from the best local experts. In fact, we will do the legwork for you by interviewing several Agents in your new area to find the best fit for your needs.  Your local Agent will not only help you find the home of your dreams, but will also be a valuable tool in providing advice on schools, neighborhoods and resources available in your new community.

When it’s time to pack up and head out, we’ve got you covered, too. We know that you have worked hard for your valuable possessions and honor that by working with some of the most experienced and highly regarded moving services in central Florida to help you organize, pack and move your things. Or, if you are ready to downsize, we will happily help you find local organizations to best “upcyle” the items you no longer use.

Don’t let the thought of moving overwhelm you. We are here to help you through the entire process, no matter where life takes you.

Take the Stress Out of Moving

Moving Checklist

Tips for Moving and Relocation: Advice from Professional Movers

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SellingSelling

Your home is a part of you. Whether it’s your first, or one in a line of many, making the decision to sell and move can be quite taxing.  Partnering with the right central Florida real estate team should ease – not exacerbate – the weight of the process. That’s where Waypoint Real Estate Group steps in. At Waypoint, we have the tools and experience to give your home every advantage possible in the marketplace, as well as the confidence and finesse to make the entire process as smooth as possible.  It is our goal to allow you to focus on the personal aspects of your move while we do the dirty work.

Here is how we go about our partnership with you:

Communication

Your needs come first, so you tell us what communication method that works best for you.  Once a week or once a day?  By phone, email or text message?   You decide and that’s how we’ll do it.  Our team will provide you with updates from our marketing efforts, including comments from prospective buyers and agents who have visited your home.  From listing to closing, we communicate the way you want us to.

Marketing

Our Marketing plan is designed to capture the maximum exposure in the shortest period of time.

  • For Sale Signage
  • Professional pictures and Virtual Tour
  • Professionally printed flyers
  • Distribute “Just Listed” flyers to your neighbors encouraging them to tell family and friends about your home.  (Just think…you can influence who your new neighbor will be!)
  • Listing in the local MLS, Realtor.com, and Keller Williams Listing System**
  • Target marketing to active real estate agents that specialize in selling homes in the area
  • Advertise your home in direct mail campaigns, email campaigns, and social media
  • Target active buyers in our database who are looking for homes in your price range
  • Personalize Showings:  We take the opportunity, every time, to showcase your property, the community, and the positioning of your home in the marketplace.
  • Extensive follow up and relationship building with the agents of prospective buyers

** The Keller Williams Listing System is an exclusive and proprietary system that ensures your property is fed to more than 350 online search engines and is available on KW’s Web network of more than 76,000 sites. Here is a snapshot of just a few of those sites:

Google Maps  ~ Yahoo Real Estate ~ AOL Real Estate ~ Trulia ~ Zillow.com ~ HGTV’s Front Door ~
Cyberhomes ~ Homefinder.com ~ Hotpads.com ~ Local.com ~ CLRsearc.com ~ Oodle ~ MyRealty.com
eRealInvestor ~ Homes.com ~ HomeAway Real Estate ~ RealtyTrac ~ tweetlister ~ Relocation.com ~
PropertyPursuit.com ~ Property Shark ~ plus many more…

Pricing

We price your home with both an understanding of your individual goals and timeframe as well as the latest neighborhood trends and sales data.

Staging & Preparing Your Home

It is our job to remove as many objections as possible to sell your home.  You may love your dining room paint color, but a buyer without the same discerning taste may not be able to see beyond it.  We will walk your home with you to determine anything that may distract a buyer from seeing the potential of your home.  It may be as simple as an A/C tune-up or as complex as a large project that will significantly increase the value of your home.  Either way, the Waypoint Team will walk alongside of you to make those decisions and offer recommendations, referrals, and a suggested timeline.

Satisfaction

We guarantee your satisfaction.  All we ask for is a spirit of partnership and open communication.  We want to know how you feel.  If ever we can’t make it right, we will cancel your agreement with us at any time, at no cost to you.

Teamwork

At Waypoint Real Estate Group, we have a team of people that are here to guide you from the time we put the sign in your yard to the day you sign the papers and beyond.

We look forward to helping you. Please feel free to contact us when you are ready to move on to wherever life takes you next.

Seller’s Home Search

Home Search[expand title=”If you are considering selling your home, chances are you are curious about the competition.”]Satisfying your curiosity is easy using our state-of-the-art home search technology. Take a look at what is for sale around you, and then give us a call to discuss how we can partner with you to sell your home quickly.

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What’s My Home Worth

Home Worth[expand title=”If you are interested in selling your property, the first question that comes to mind is generally, What is my home worth?”]At Waypoint Realty we have the tools and experience to provide you with an accurate and competitive value for listing your home.  To find out what your home is worth, please click the link below to get started.

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