Tampa Home Searcher Broker Notes Tampa Real Estate Blog

Everything you'll need to know about buying a home or selling a home in Tampa, Florida and Tampa Florida real estate.

If you have been thinking about buying a home in Tampa, Florida, or you'd like to sell a home in Tampa Bay, check out our blog posts below where we discuss important topics about Tampa, FL real estate.  This site is owned by Phil Bernie, Broker Associate and Real Estate Agent with Dalton Wade where Phil posts about real estate education, buying, selling, negotiations and negotiation strategies, nightlife, local Tampa news and information about the area. 

Read through the articles and reach out to Phil if you've got any questions.

Sept. 1, 2020

WHAT IS A BROKER ASSOCIATE?

Florida Licensed Broker Associate - What is it and is it any different from a Real Estate Sales Agent?

According to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation:

A broker is a person who, for another, and for compensation or in anticipation of compensation, appraises, auctions, sells, exchanges, buys, rents or offers, attempts or agrees to appraise, auction, or negotiate any sale, exchange, purchase, or rental of business enterprises or any real property or any interest in or concerning the same or who advertises the same.

“Broker associate” means a person who is qualified to be issued a license as a broker but who operates as a sales associate in the employ of another.

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June 14, 2020

HOW TO PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE PHOTOS

Getting Ready To Sell Your Home In Tampa Bay Area and Preparing For Your Real Estate Photo Shoot?

Here Is What You Need To Do To Prepare For Your Professional Real Estate Photographer

Professional real estate photographer.  How to prepare for your home photos when selling checklist.

DOWNLOAD A PRINTABLE VERSION OF THIS CHECKLIST HERE

As a real estate agent/Broker Associate, we use professional photographers to shoot the homes we list.  We feel we owe it to our clients to have the right people for the job and since your home photos will be your main front-facing, first impression to buyers both online and in person, we use trusted professional real estate photographers to shoot photos and videos of our clients' homes.

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April 13, 2020

TAMPA FOR SALE BY OWNER TIPS

Thinking About Selling For Sale By Owner (FSBO)?  Did you know we can help?

Tampa For Sale By Owner Tips

Are you interested in selling your home through a Tampa Real Estate Agent but the high cost of commissions are keeping you from moving forward with your plans? Don’t you worry, I’ve got you covered! 

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March 31, 2020

HOW DO I BUY A HOME?

A Guide To The Process of Buying Tampa Bay Area Real Estate Using a Tampa Real Estate Agent

How To Use a Tampa Bay Real Estate Agent To Buy a Home in Tampa bayHow do I buy a home?

In this post, I'd like to give you real world information about how to buy a home in the Tampa Bay area using a real estate agent and how the process goes.

Tampa, Florida real estate moves FAST!

If you love a home you find and aren’t financially prepared to buy, it will likely be gone the next time you return to make an offer.  It is important you get preapproved for a mortgage before you go out physically looking for a home.  Sellers in the area usually require a preapproval letter from a mortgage lender or they will not even consider your offer should you find a home you want to buy.  

Here’s the order in which you should your Tampa area home buying process typically follows:

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March 31, 2020

Tampa Bay Area Counties

Tampa Bay Area Counties, Neighborhoods and Subdivisions

Tampa Bay Area Counties

If you are considering buying or selling a Tampa Bay area home, it helps to become familiar with the different neighborhoods, subdivisions and areas in and around Tampa, FL.

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Feb. 5, 2020

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE TO BUY A HOME? CREDIT SCORE?

What credit score do I need to buy a home?

We get A LOT of people through our TampaHomeSearcher.com web site and unfortunately, many visitors who want to buy a home just aren't ready.  I usually tell potential clients who are still 6 months to 1 year away from buying to follow these steps as they prepare to purchase a new home or move out of a rental and into their first home.

640 - It's the magic number!  MONITOR YOUR CREDIT!

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Feb. 1, 2020

Tampa Home Searcher | Rules of Engagement

Tampa Home Searcher Rules of Engagement

I wanted to create a post to make my intentions clear and to convey our purpose and the way we go about things here.  

We process a lot of "leads" each month.  Our website is very popular because it is very user friendly and a fun site to search for homes.  A "lead" (a person who visits our site and registers) is NEVER a name and number to us - to me!  There's a journey that is about to begin for nearly everyone who visits TampaHomeSearcher.com and it is my responsibility and obligation as a licensed Florida Real Estate Broker to educate, protect and advise my clients and potential clients using the expertise I've gained through education and experience.  I typically extend that to include anyone - anyone at all, who needs my help.  I strongly believe expertise is meant to be shared.  I just happen to know real estate very well but it could be any expertise.  It's meant to be shared.

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Jan. 19, 2020

Tampa Bay Area Counties, Neighborhoods and Subdivisions

Tampa Bay Area Counties, Neighborhoods and Subdivisions

If you are considering buying or selling a Tampa Bay area home, it helps to become familiar with the different neighborhoods, subdivisions and areas in and around Tampa, FL.

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Jan. 19, 2020

Tampa Real Estate - Tampa FL Homes For Sale | Tampa Home Searcher

Tampa Real Estate - Tampa FL Homes For Sale | Tampa Home Searcher

Tampa Real Estate - Tampa FL Homes For Sale | Tampa Home Searcher

Tampa Home Searcher makes searching Tampa homes for sale very easy.  We've got the most up to date MLS listings where you can search specific to your needs in a very user friendly format.  Search for single family homes in Tampa, Tampa condos for sale, townhomes, mobile homes, investment homes and more.

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Jan. 18, 2020

WOULD YOU PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN AT ALL COSTS?

Real Estate Agent will protect your interest.

Real estate is a lot more complicated than most people think.  I asked about kids in the subject because it occurred to me - as a single, custodial Dad, I'd do ANYTHING to protect my kids from harm.  There's a correlation to real estate here....please read on...

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