Frequently Asked Questions


What’s my home worth?

A variety of factors must be considered when setting the price for your home including market and financial conditions. As your Tampa Realtor, we will assist you in setting a price for your Tampa area home based on comparable sales, offering incentives, estimated net proceeds, and other pricing considerations. Learn More


How do I choose the right neighborhood for my home search?

Keep your search focused and efficient by limiting it to Tampa homes for sale in neighborhoods that will be a good match for you. When considering a neighborhood, you may want to look at factors such as property values, school district, proximity to businesses and services, community profile, and more. We are here to offer neighborhood information that will guide you in your search. Learn More


Why should I use a Realtor when buying a home?

As licensed Tampa real estate agents, we will guide you through the home buying process, connecting you with a broad range of Tampa homes for sale, and helping you to understand all the details. Real estate transactions involve one of the most significant financial investments most people will ever make. You can be sure the home buying process will be as trouble-free and advantageous for you as possible with an experienced and knowledgeable real estate professional looking out for your needs. Learn More


How do I choose the right home?

Focus your search to your desired neighborhoods and develop a list of "must have" features for your Tampa home search. Consider the type of home you want, the condition you are prepared to accept, the amount of space you need, and specific features that are important to you, such as lot size and number of bathrooms. Put your list in the form of a chart, which you can use to compare properties. Learn More


Why are home inspections important?

Professional home inspection provides a thorough evaluation of the home and everything included with the home. The inspection report typically covers a review of the home's heating and air-conditioning systems; plumbing and wiring; roof, attic, walls, ceilings, floors, windows, doors, foundation and basement. Home inspections are especially important with older homes because problems are more common and maybe less noticeable to the untrained eye. Issues may arise from neglect or as the result of faulty repair or renovation work. Even new homes can have issues due to poor construction methods. Learn More


What are the best ways to take charge in the home buying process?

Knowing and understanding the buying process is the best way to talk charge in the home buying experience. Ask a lot of questions during the process and do your own research. If something does not make sense, insist that your Realtor explain it to you. If you still have questions or concerns, consult with another knowledgeable and trusted resource, such as your banker. Remember that as the buyer, your needs and concerns are central in the home buying process. Never be intimidated and always look out for your best interests. With all of the resources available to Tampa home buyers, there is no reason you cannot approach the home buying process intelligently and confidently. Learn More


What do I need to know in making an offer?

The Realtors at The Perfect Pad will help you put together a written, legally binding offer that reflects the price as well as terms and conditions that are right for you. Your purchase offer or contract must conform to state and local laws and incorporate all necessary items. We will guide you through the offer, counteroffer, negotiating and closing processes. We will make sure that everything throughout the entire process is in compliance with Florida real estate law. Learn More


What do I need to know about marketing my home?

Your home sale marketing efforts should include advertising, along with showing the property. Your home should also be listed, whenever possible, through a Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Properties are commonly advertised through real estate agency websites home search/listing services, classified advertising and real estate guides. Prepare your home for showings to Tampa home buyers by making it as clean, attractive, and welcoming. Learn More


How do I set the list price for my home?

There are a variety of perspectives to consider when pricing your home. A home that is over-priced may be avoided if it seems to expensive compared to the other houses on the street. Homes that are priced too low may not fetch a sum that matches true value. As your experienced Tampa area Realtor, we have the expertise to help you determine the right price to list for your home. Learn More


How do I get my home ready to show buyers?

A beautifully staged home with curb appeal will attract more buyers and will sell faster, most often at a higher price because buyers feel more comfortable purchasing a well-cared for home. Before putting your house on the market, take some time, and possibly a modest investment, to enhance its exterior and interior appearance. Make the home look spacious, bright and clean as possible, keeping things neutral so buyers can begin to imagine living there. Learn More


Why should I use a Realtor when selling my home?

A licensed Tampa real estate agent will help you get the most for your investment in the home selling process, helping you to understand all the details. The sale of real estate is one of the most significant financial transactions most people will ever make. Be assured that the home selling process will be as trouble-free and advantageous for you as possible when you have an experienced and knowledgeable real estate professional assisting you. Learn More