Staging Your Home To Sell

Does the thought of staging your home overwhelm you? Well, you’re not alone! Many home sellers often feel a sense of anxiety when they hear that staging their home will be a necessity in selling it. However, staging your home doesn’t have to be difficult. Depending on the state of your home will vary on how much time, effort, and money you’ll have to put into your house before you sell. You can rest assure with these tips your home will feel completely new and ready to be put on the market!

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Keep it Simple
The best-staged homes have a seamless color scheme throughout. The easiest way to determine if your house already has a color scheme that makes it feel as large as possible is by asking yourself, “can I move my furniture from one room to another and still have the colors looking like they belong?” If the answer is no, it’s time to replace your favorite colors and patterns with something more neutral and appealing to the general public.

Add a Pop of Color!
Now that you’ve neutralized your home, it’s feeling bigger, but a little boring. The best way to spice up a staged home is by adding a touch of color. Once you’ve determined your focal points of each room, adding a pop of color will enhance and bring attention to that area in each space. A great way to emphasize a fireplace is by staging the mantel with items that introduce a new color to the room. If the view is your focal point, window treatments that add color will pull the eye in that direction. However, in the bedrooms, a colorful headboard will add focus when it lacks architectural interest.

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Cleanse and De-Clutter
If you are serious about staging and selling your home, clutter must go. Whether it’s your “style” or you just work better in clutter, others most likely won’t see it that way. Clearing away unnecessary objects and furniture in your house can create a more open space, giving your home a larger feeling to potential buyers. Along with creating a larger space, de-cluttering your home will also help you decide what’s moving with you once you’ve sold. This time is perfect to throw away old items you no longer want or need, giving yourself a good cleanse before moving into your new space.

A Master Suite for Two
When staging a Master Suite, one of the most important details is attracting and intriguing both sexes. Keeping neutrals in mind, this Suite should feel like an oasis for everyone as soon as they walk in. Staging a Master Suite can be as simple as removing personal items, de-cluttering, and dressing the bed in crisp clean white linens. By adding pops of color like a folded blanket, decorative pillows, or paintings will give this room an added sense of life, helping to tie everything together.

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Turn Your Bathroom into a Spa
Staging your bathroom to feel like a spa is easier than you think! One of the best ways to enlarge a small bathroom is by installing pedestal sinks. These sinks take up very little room, giving you a completely new look in a small space. Another great way to give your bathroom a spa sense is by strategically placing spa like items within the space. By decorating the room with fluffy white towels, robes, and rugs you’ll give buyers a sense of serenity and tranquility that they can picture as their own reality. Giving off the illusion that your bathroom is a dream spa, will get your house sold faster than your neighbors!

Go Big or Store It
Oversized accessories are what give a space some weight and importance. The easiest way to determine what stays and what goes is as simple as one question, “does it add appeal to the room?” If the answer is yes, be honest with yourself. Will it attract potential buyers or will it deter their idea of what they could transform the room to be? If you’re having a hard time deciding what stays and what goes here are a few helpful tips. Clean up your bookshelves by removing small items and replace small wall art with larger pieces. Easily replace small lamps and other necessary furnishings with simple, larger ones and store small decorative items until you move to your next home.

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Staging your home can take it from average to outstanding with minimal effort. By implementing these tips throughout your home, you’ll find yourselves selling your house in no time! For those that are looking towards a professional service, Central Florida offers many different Staging Companies to choose from.

For more information on professional staging companies in Central Florida and putting your house on the market, contact Mike Rance of RE/MAX 200 Realty or visit his website at Central Florida Homes.

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P: 407-571-3640

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6856 Magnolia Pointe Cir. Orlando, FL 32810

Nestled in the Magnolia Pointe Subdivision of Orlando, FL resides this cozy townhome. Located near the heart of Central Florida, this townhouse is perfectly centered near restaurants, shopping centers, and is only a 40-minute drive to Orlando’s famous area attractions. If you’re one for enjoying the outdoors, this area is great for you! Take a short drive to the many different lakes around the area such as Lake Lockhart, Lake Gandy, Bear Lake, along with Lake Lotus. For those who travel, this location has easy access to many state roads such as the I-4, 414, and 436. Along with being near local shops, this townhouse is also close to nearby schools, students in this area attend. This home is great for any family and has a lot to offer the next residents!

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Listed at $75,000 this home features 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Inside, this two story townhouse includes a spacious kitchen, 1st-floor bedroom, walk-in closet, and features carpet and tile throughout. Outside, this townhome has mature landscaping, as well as outdoor storage, perfect for any family’s necessities. Along with being a great neighborhood for growing families, the Magnolia Pointe Subdivision is also great for your furry friends! This property is currently pet-friendly and is a great place for your animals to grow old in. Whether you’re looking for your first home or something to grow into, this townhouse is perfect for any family!

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If you’re interested in Listing or Purchasing a home in Orlando, FL or would like to see other single family homes, please contact Mike Rance at MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com

To see more Properties and Listings in your area, please visit Central Florida Homes.

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5549 Ligustrum Loop, Oviedo, FL 32765

Nestled within the gated community of Aloma Woods in Oviedo, FL rests this charming single family home. Located conveniently near the Oviedo Mall, this home offers easy access to main roads such as the 408 and 417. Along with being near local shops, this home is only a 30-minute drive to downtown Orlando and area attractions, making it a great escape from the hustle of Central Florida. Aloma Woods offers its residents a community pool and playground, as well as a walking and bike trail to enjoy. For parents looking in the Aloma Woods area, this location offers a great school district for students to attend. The three schools within this district are Evans Elementary, Tuscawilla Middle School, and Lake Howell High School. This home has a flare of its own and is perfect for any type of family!

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Listed at $244,900, this home has 3 bedrooms along with 2 bathrooms. Throughout the house, there has been new ceramic tile installed giving it a Mediterranean style. The heart of the home, also known as the kitchen, has seen upgrades as well. There are new granite countertops along with detailed backsplash that helps bring the kitchen to life. For those looking for counter space, this home has an island with breakfast bar, giving you plenty of space to work with. There is a breakfast nook to enjoy, as well as gas appliances included in the sale of this home. If you’re looking for a place to relax after a long day of work, look no further! One of the best aspects of this home is the Mater Retreat. The master bath includes his and her vanity, garden tub, as well as a stand alone shower, while the master bedroom features double french doors that lead to the backyard. In this community, you’ll feel like you’re escaping the stress of everyday life!

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If you’re interested in Listing or Purchasing a home in Oviedo, FL or would like to see other single family homes, please contact Mike Rance at MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com

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12143 Pilot Ct Orlando, FL 32828

Residing in the Waterford Lakes area rests this beautiful two-story single family home. Located near the University of Central Florida, this house is also conveniently located near the Orlando Medical City and Waterford Lakes Town Center with shopping, dining, and entertainment options for the whole family! The Waterford Lakes area is only a short 30-minute drive to Orlando’s famous attractions, giving you a sense of seclusion from the tourism of Central Florida. Within the community of this home, there are walking trails as well as tennis, racquetball, and basketball courts to use while outside. Along with a picnic area and playground, this community also offers a pool for their residents to enjoy. This home is conveniently located near the 408 and 417, making traveling around Central Florida a breeze.

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Listed at $227,000, this home has 4 bedrooms along with 2.5 bathrooms. There have been multiple renovations and upgrades, both inside and outside of this house. Inside, this home has had the kitchen remodeled with all new appliances, new plumbing, along with a full master bathroom renovation with soaking tub and stand alone shower. Outside, this home has had the roof replaced in 2004, had a new fence installed, and had the storm door replaced, along with the screen on the front porch. With vaulted ceilings in the living room, this home feels open and large enough to house you and all of your extended family. Not only is this house perfect for someone looking for a move-in ready home, but it’s also perfect for a family looking to grow and create new memories in it!

 

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If you’re interested in Listing or Purchasing a home in Orlando, FL or would like to see other single family homes, please contact Mike Rance at MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com

To see more Properties and Listings in your area, please visit Central Florida Homes.

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216 W CUMBERLAND CIR, LONGWOOD, FL 32779

Nestled in the subdivision of Wekiva Hunt Club resides this charming single family home. Located near Wekiva Springs State Park, Lakeside Park, and Sand Lake, this home offers any family the convenience of enjoying the Florida outdoors. Not only is this home close to a natural spring, but it’s also located near walking trails and the Wekiva Golf Course. This is the perfect location to enjoy many different outdoor activities! Longwood, FL has a rich historic district and is one of the oldest cities in Seminole County. Living in the Wekiva Hunt Club subdivision, you will feel tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Central Florida, with the flexibility of a short drive to many different cities. Being only 40 minutes away from Orlando’s famous attractions, this home is perfect for any family wanting a property within the heart of Central Florida.

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Listed at $219,000 this home consists of 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Inside, there is an open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, and split bedroom plan. There’s also a wood-burning fireplace in the family room, creating a cozy, welcoming environment. Along with an attached 2 car garage, this home also has an attached screened porch to enjoy after a long day at work. There have been a few renovations to this home in the past year. Along with brand new carpets and toilets, the roof was also replaced in 2016. The air conditioning system was replaced in 2013, making this home a great place to grow a family in. This home shows a pride of ownership and is waiting for the perfect family to start making new memories in it!

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If you’re interested in Listing or Purchasing a home in Longwood, FL or would like to see other single family homes, please contact Mike Rance at MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com

 

To see more Properties and Listings in your area, please visit Central Florida Homes.

 

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951 Glen Abbey Cir. Winter Springs, FL 32708

Residing in the desirable Greenbriar section of Tuscawilla Country Club and Golf Community rests this Mediterranean influenced single family home. This house is perfect for those looking to live in a carefree and relaxing neighborhood. Located in Winter Springs, this house is centrally located between both Orlando and Sandford airports, along with a 40-minute drive to Orlando’s famous attractions. For those looking to live near the water, Little Lake Harris, along with Lake Jessup, are just a short drive away from Tuscawilla Country Club. If you’re interested in local shops, the Oviedo Mall is right around the corner, making shopping trips quick and easy. With convenient access to roads such as 426, 434, and 417, Tuscawilla Country Club is the perfect place to escape to from the everyday hustle of Central Florida.

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Listed at $237,000 this house was built in 1999 and has 3 bedrooms, along with 2 bathrooms. Inside, this home features an eat-in kitchen, dining room, spacious living room, as well as a relaxing master retreat with a stand-up shower and garden tub. Outside, this home provides an attached screened-in porch with lush greenery and a private backyard. The community of Tuscawilla Country Club provides their members with an Aquatic Center, along with a Jr. Olympic-sized swimming pool, playground, private fitness facility and fitness classes. For students living in the community of Tuscawilla Country Club, there are multiple A-rated school options available. Winter Springs offers 3 different elementary schools, along with 3 secondary schools for parents to choose from. Whether you’re a growing family or a couple looking for a relaxing community within Central Florida, Tuscawilla Country Club, and Golf Community is the perfect spot to grow old in.

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If you’re interested in Listing or Purchasing a home in Winter Springs, FL or would like to see other single family homes, please contact Mike Rance at MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com

 

To see more Properties and Listings in your area, please visit Central Florida Homes.

 

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Income Properties

There are multiple reasons why investing in income properties such as duplexes, apartment complexes, triplexes, and quads, can be beneficial. One is simply the renter’s income you’ll be gaining every month. The direct income stream you will be generating from the property is hard to argue with. Since you own the property, you could also gain an increase in the property value over time. Due to changes in demand, it could help raise your value, without undergoing any changes on the property itself. Another reason why others are investing in an income property is for the tax deductions. By having the ability to write-off multiple fees and bills that occur from your income property, you will not only be gaining money from your renters but also saving money come tax season. Whether you’re interested in renting a duplex, triplex, quad, apartment or single family home, becoming a landlord comes with both pros and cons.

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As a new landlord, one of the most important starting points is reviewing federal and state laws that outline your responsibilities and liabilities. Along with checking that your lease is fully covered, you also want to be sure they are legal as well. If you have mistakes on your lease, you will find it more difficult to litigate if the tenant violates the terms.The best way to make sure your leases are legal and up to date is by hiring an attorney to write up your contracts. A great way to network with other local landlords is by joining a landlord’s association. There you will be able to speak with fellow experienced landlords, obtain copies of laws and regulations, as well as lists of lawyers, contractors, and inspectors to connect with.

Central Florida is a great place to test your new landlord techniques. By choosing an income property that is closely located to the different colleges in the area, you will be able to easily find a tenant for the property. By keeping your prices competitive and always doing a background check on prospective tenants, you will find yourself generating a sufficient supplemental income in no time!

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If you’re interested in Listing or Purchasing an Income Property, or would like to see other properties in Central Florida, please contact Mike Rance at MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com

 

To see more Listings in your area, please visit Central Florida Homes.

 

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4212 Hammersmith Dr. Clermont, FL 34711

Tucked away in Wellington at Kings Ridge community, rests an upgraded and unique single family home. The community of Kings Ridge is a 55+ community featuring a multi-million dollar clubhouse, golf course, and mature landscaping. The residents of Kings Ridge often enjoy social events and activities held monthly in the community ballroom.  Along with several shopping and dining options, residents rest easy enjoying the Kings Ridge Publix, that even has golf cart access!

For residents who enjoy an afternoon of golf, Kings Ridge offers two 18-hole courses within the community. Along with golf, Kings Ridge features many different activities for its residents to enjoy including health classes such as Yoga, Aquacise, and Flexible Strength. Those looking for even more activities can rest assure knowing there’s a tennis facility, pool, and spa, as well as pickleball and bocce ball courts, giving you plenty of options to choose from! Located on Highway 57, this community is only a short 30-minute drive from Orlando’s famous attractions giving you an escape from the hustle and bustle of Central Florida.

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Listed at $250,000, this charismatic single family home features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Built in 1999, this home has seen nearly $44,000 in upgrades, making it a great option for those interested in a low maintenance home! Inside, the home features all ceramic tile, walk-in California closets, an open floor plan, as well as an eat-in kitchen. This home features an upgraded brick paved driveway, attached 2 car garage, along with an attached enclosed new screened porch, to enjoy your golf course view from! A few of the upgraded renovations that have taken place include a new roof, double pane windows, fresh paint, along with landscaping, and stand-alone tile shower in the Master suite. Kings Ridge offers its residents an oasis from the hassle of everyday life, making every owner proud of their home and community.

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If you’re interested in Listing or Purchasing a home in Clermont, FL or would like to see other Single-Family Homes, please contact Mike Rance at MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com

To see more Properties and Listings in your area, please visit Central Florida Homes.

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9421 Candice Ct Orlando, FL 32832

Settled in the well sought after community of La Vina, in Orlando, lies this charming single family home. Conveniently located from the VA Hospital, Nemours Children’s Hospital, and UCF College of Medicine, this home is perfect for any type of family! Along with being only 10 minutes away from the International Airport, this home is also only a short drive to Orlando’s famous area attractions. If you’re a water enthusiast, this home offers a short drive to three different lakes in the area, Lake Nona, Buck Lake, and Red Lake.

The community of La Vina offers A-Rated schooling options for students in the Lake Nona area as well. Offering some of the finest schools in Central Florida, La Vina’s community provides an easy transition for parents. For those interested in golf, Lake Nona’s Golf and Country Club is just around the corner, making this home a perfect place to settle down.

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Build in 2005, this single family home is listed at $225,000 and features 4 bedrooms, along with 2 bathrooms. This home has an open floor plan, along with a relaxing Master Suite! Featuring a garden tub, stand alone shower, and double sinks, this bathroom provides an escape from everyday life. Outside, this home includes an attached covered porch and private backyard that backs up to a conservation area, providing a nice view. Along with mature landscaping, this home also features an attached 2 car garage, great for any family! La Vina’s community offers a family-friendly environment, perfect for those looking to grow into their home.

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If you’re interested in Listing or Purchasing a home in Orlando, FL or would like to see other Single-Family Homes, please contact Mike Rance at MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com

 

To see more Properties and Listings in your area, please visit Central Florida Homes.

 

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480 SANDPIPER RIDGE DR, ORLANDO, FL 32835

Located within Orlando’s highly sought after community of Westmoor, rests this alluring single family home. Westmoor’s community is a convenient 20-minute drive to Orlando’s famous attractions, giving you a sense of seclusion from the fast-paced Orlando environment. Westmoor’s subdivision is conveniently located near Rose Park and Florida’s Turnpike, making it easy to access. For those who enjoy an afternoon on the lake, Lake Herrick, and Lake Sherwood is only a short drive away! Young residents within Westmoor’s community have multiple public and private schools to attend, giving parents different options to choose from. The community of Westmoor in Orlando is a great place to put down roots in Central Florida.

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Built in 1990, this charming home is listed at $184,900 and features 3 bedrooms, along with 2 bathrooms. Inside, this home has a separate dining room and formal living room, as well as an eat-in kitchen space, bonus room, and private master bathroom. Along with a den, this home also features a split bedroom plan. Outside, this home has an attached patio and private yard with mature landscaping, perfect for any family! Living in Westmoor’s community will feel like home the minute you walk through the door!

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If you’re interested in Listing or Purchasing a home in Orlando, FL or would like to see other Single Family Homes, please contact Mike Rance at MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com

 

To see more Properties and Listings in your area, please visit Central Florida Homes.

 

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Mike Rance
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