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11-28-2015 9:42:57 AM CST
Edward Cambas has Flat Fee MLS starting at $49 see more at www.edwardcambas.com
In 1992, Edward Cambas started this process of Flat-Fee Listings as a Lic. Real Estate Broker in Tampa, Florida. Mr. Cambas worked at Buy Owner in Tampa which was a large Real Estate advertising company including having their own television show on Sundays. The "Buy Owner" concept was to pay a fee up-front to go into the magazine and on television while the homeowner fielded their own calls, worked their own contracts, and were responsible for the entire process and sellers would also be able to continue to market on their own in an attempt to find a buyer who is willing, ready and or able to purchase the property.
A Flat-fee listing on the MLS would provide the seller with a listing just like any other listing with the difference being they maintained freedom to sell on their own and had to deal directly with inquiring agents all the way through contract and closing. At first, there was an uprising by full service Real Estate companies because this service would surely cut their ability to monopolize the MLS and the ability to get Exclusive Right of Sale Listings where no matter what they would get a commission. The FTC eventually stepped in and ruled that the Flat-fee model be able to remain in place because it gave the home sellers another option which would save them money and introduce more competition to the marketplace.
Whipping your place into its most marketable shape might land you abuyer with a dream offer. And it might all spring from a terrific open house—the kind where every attendee is entranced, the hors d’oeuvres are delicious, and nothing remotely goes wrong.
You don’t have to hire a pro home stager and rent all new furniture to get the look buyers love. We asked agents and home staging experts for their secret staging hacks. Here are nine little moves that have a great impact for minimal effort or money.
1. Strip the windows
“Light and bright is what sells,” says Randy Wine, a real estate agent in Rutherford, NJ. So pack away your curtains. “They might be beautiful, but they’ll darken and date the room. You can leave the sheers, but take down the drapes.”
Pull the blinds all the way up. “If blinds are left in the down but open position, that can reduce light by 50% over the course of the day,” says Justin M. Riordan, founder of Spade and Archer Design Agency in Portland, OR. And make sure your windows are sparkling clean; they let in more light and just look nicer, too.
2. White-out the bathroom
Just as hotels use white items to reinforce the idea that they’re clean, white in the bathroom makes things look fresh and new.
“Even if you can’t replace cabinets or countertops, at least purchase fresh white towels,” says Sheila Schostok of Your Home Matters Staging & Redesign in Lake County, IL. And add a white shower curtain, white soap dish, and new white bathmat (though, if your bathroom floor is a selling point, skip the bathmat).
3. Update kitchen fixtures
You don’t need to replace the countertops or even paint to give your kitchen an update. The solution is simpler and cheaper.
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“Replacing an old light fixture with a nice modern one from Home Depot can do a lot to improve the look of your kitchen,” says Wine.
If your drawer pulls and cabinet knobs look dated, swap them out for the style and finish that’s most sought-after in your area, whether that’s brushed nickel or polished brass—ask your broker what’s hot.
4. Flip every switch
Lighting up the house by turning on every lamp and overhead light will make prospective buyers confident that you have nothing to hide. Remember, you’re not trying to create “atmosphere” like you would at a dinner party—you’re showcasing a product for sale. Place floor lamps in dark corners. “An inexpensive, high-intensity floor lamp directed at the ceiling can do a lot to make a room look bigger and brighter,” says Wine.
5. Replace wall art with mirrors
Whether your walls feature fine art or family photos, swap those personal pieces out for a large mirror on one or two key walls. Since people’s taste in art varies a lot, you should hide prominent paintings or art photographs unless you are confident they have broad appeal.
“Mirrors have the advantage of maximizing light to make rooms look bigger and brighter,” says Wine. If you have a nice backyard, try placing a mirror on the wall across from the window that looks out on the yard, so the greenery will be reflected and visible from multiple angles in the room.
6. Roll up rugs
Hardwood floors are a major selling point for most buyers, and a rug that’s even slightly stained or tattered is a turn-off. So don’t hide wood floors, unless they’re a mess or your rugs are classic and pristine. Always remove area rugs from your kitchen, because the room will feel cleaner and more spacious without them.
7. Swap out lampshades
To make a room look more light, clean, and modern, replace any old lampshades for new white drum shades, which are cheap and readily available at Ikea and Target.
8. Set the table
Elaborate table settings can have an overly staged look, but if your dining room table has seen better days or the room could use some livening up, set the table with simple modern place settings from CB2 or Bed Bath & Beyond. Go for modern white plates, sleek stainless-steel cutlery, and stemless wine glasses atop neutral-hued place mats or a tablecloth. If the room could use a touch of color, add vibrant napkins.
9. Add a metallic accent
Making a room look more luxurious and contemporary is as easy as adding a metallic accessory or two—like a silver leather throw pillow, a bronze side table or garden stool, or a copper tray.
“Metallics add visual appeal, but they’re less controversial than color,” says Wine. “They’re like glamorous neutrals.”
Homes and Apartments for Rent in Kendall. Edward E. Cambas is a Lic. Real Estate Broker and expert for Kendall Rentals. 786-200-8817. www.edwardcambas.com
11-09-2015 8:00:45 AM CST
Special REO Disclosure and Multiple Offer Disclosure
The term “REO” shall refer to any of the following type (s) of properties:
“Foreclosure; Corporate Owned; Bank Owned; Institution Owned; PMI Co. (Private Mortgage Insurance)
or any other type (s) of property where ownership may have or has been acquired through a foreclosure
type deed, and/or any other type of deed conveyed through or by any government courthouse sale, etc.
The word “Seller” shall refer to any of the following: legal owner, representative of owner; Mortgage
Servicing Company; Mortgage Servicing Provider, etc.
Please be advised that there may be multiple offers at any given moment for the property that you are
currently placing an offer on.
The “Seller” is under NO obligation to negotiate offers in order in which they are received, and it is solely
at the discretion of the “Seller” as to which offer, if any, they elect to accept, reject or counter at any given
Listing Broker cannot guaranty or predict which offer the “Seller” will accept, counter or even consider,
and cannot disclose any criteria whatsoever relevant to any offer, nor outline any specific reason as to why
“Seller” rejected, countered this or any other offer, and/or accepted this or any other offer.
Listing Broker’s obligation is to present all offers to “Seller” in a timely manner once received, and there is
no pre-determined time frame for “Seller” to act upon said offer. “Seller” MAY or MAY NOT act upon
any offer received.
At no time shall “Buyer” or “Buyers Agent” assume that any offer has been accepted until a “Fully
Executed Contract” has been delivered to “Buyer” and/or “Buyer’s agent, attorney, representative, etc.
OFFERS ACCEPTED BY SELLER VIA VERBAL, LETTER, FAX, EMAIL, OTHER ELECTRONIC
TELECOMUNICATION, ETC., ARE NOT TO BE CONSTRUED TO BE A LEGALLY BINDING
This “REO DISCLOSURE” is directed to “Buyer’s Agent” as well and shall be adhered to by “Buyer’s
It is the sole responsibility of “Buyer and/or Buyer’s Agent” to incorporate any and all “Seller’s
Addendum: required by “Seller.” Offers received without “Seller’s Addendum” will not be submitted to
Seller will select and choose Escrow/Closing Agent and all escrow monies shall be held by seller’s Escrow
Agent NO EXCEPTIONS. Seller will pay for buyer’s title insurance as per special addendum to contract.
Buyer will be charged a commission of $495.00 upon a successful closing of this Transaction payable
to the listing broker. Edward E. Cambas, Lic. Real Estate Broker. Buyer agrees to allow Broker place a lien on property to secure
payment if necessary. Buyer waives all homestead rights to this lien.
Buyer(s) and selling agent hereby acknowledge to have read and understood this disclosure prior to
signing contract and all other addendums to the contract including this disclosure.
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Selling Agent License Number _______________
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08-19-2015 5:21:25 PM CST
Flat Fee MLS services since 1992. Florida By Owner was originally estabished by Edward Cambas in 1992 to assist homeowners in saving money while still providing MLS access so that the property is exposed to the Real Estate Licensees. We contend that we are the first firm in Florida and possibly in tihe entire U.S. to provide such services.
1. Freedom to sell on your own and not pay any commissions.
2. Pay 3% total if and only if the property is successfully sold and closed by a Real Estate Licensee.
3. You completely control the showings on the property including any open houses. In addition, you are responsible for showing the property.
4. You maintain and control the sign in the yard and are able to advertise the property at will to the general public.
5. Property Listings include Commercial, Rentals, Condos and Single Family residences.
6. Your MLS posting will proliferate out to over 50 Professional Websites such as Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, Yahoo Real Estate and more.
7. Other services are available for an additional fee. (1% Trotal fee paid to our brokerage for handling the contracting part of the transaction)
Clubhouse: With grand hall, party kitchen, billiard room, lounge area, kids playroom, sauna, BBQ/pavilion.
Fitness Center: State-of-the art equipment.
HOA: Ask an NHC for more details.
Park: Over 30 acres of lakes, parks and green spaces plus walking trails.
Swimming Pool: Infinity edge pool and kids splash zone.
Tot Lot: Slide and fun for the kids!
The grand clubhouse will span over 13,000 total sq. ft. and has been beautifully designed for the enjoyment of residents and their families. The grand hall will be perfect for birthdays and special celebrations, outdoor sitting area with fire-pit for casual get-togethers, BBQ pavilion, covered terrace with sitting areas, and relaxing sun-deck, areas for pool side relaxation or sun bathing. Residents will also enjoy the Grand infinity-edge style pool with built in loungers and a kids splash zone. The fitness center will have state-of-the art equipment. Kids will be able to play in the indoor playroom or outside at the tot lot. There will also be a billiard room, lounge area, women and men’s saunas and over 30 acres o flakes, parks and green spaces plus walking trails and so much more!
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07-18-2015 7:55:41 PM CST
Edward Cambas - 305-684-3076 is An equal housing Opportunity Lic. Real Estate Broker and Travel Agent. He has over 30 years total experience in Business Development and Real Estate and here is some of the story. I started working at the age of 15 years old raising funds for the Police Benevelent Association (PBA). In the mid 1980's an opportunity presented itself to work in Real Esate. Initially I started working with Ariel Quintella selling properties in Lutz and doing general sales. I also worked at Century 21 Geiger and ERA the Polo Group on Dale Mabry Hwy.
Following with the trends of the time In 1990 I became licensed as a Series 7 Registered Representative and began to raise capital as an investment advisor/ stock broker. This was kind of like what you see in the movies with all of the large paychecks. We were living in a fantasy world of glitz and glammer although making 200 cold calls every day has it's drawbacks. I can remember going for happy hour beers and appetisers at rocky point near the beach in Tampa. Then it was back to the office to cold call for a couple hours before heading home for the evening. I later became licensed as a Series 24 and was a managing director for a New York Investment Banking Firm and acting Principal for the Tampa offices.