How To Set the Stage for Selling Your Valencia Lakes Home

cobble stone home valencia lakes tampaIf you are thinking of selling your Valencia Lakes Home you should know that the Real Estate Staging Association is always telling the world that when you are selling your home, you can expect to spend 73% less time on the market if you use the services of a professional staging company.  Although this is an outcome everyone aims for, the cost of full bore professional staging can be a budget-cruncher.

A compromise solution is to combine a little personal elbow grease with some of the ‘inside’ tricks stagers use. When selling your home in Valencia Lakes as quickly as possible is the goal, it’s worth following through with these staging pointers:

Magic Act-  Everyday living creates clutter — but to establish the look of a well maintained, move-in-ready home, the debris has to disappear. You don’t need to be David Copperfield or Houdini, but you will need a dedicated place to store all that stuff out of sight. No place on the property? Go ahead and rent some temporary storage space.

Bland is Better-  The Swiss are known for remaining neutral despite centuries of European strife. When it comes to selling your local home, avoiding controversy can serve you just as well. ‘Neutral’ means sticking to inoffensive color schemes. Stagers know that when it comes to matters of taste, extreme decorating styles tend to drive off some potential buyers. When it comes to selling your home, creams and beiges create the kind of clean look that’s more universally appealing.     Continue reading

About David Tipton

David Tipton was raised in Tampa, FL and has been a Florida licensed real estate broker since 1986. There have been massive changes in the real estate industry during the past 30 years and Dave has those experiences under his belt, which thoroughly prepares him for what ever comes in the future. Dave has become an evangelist for the Tampa Active Adult Lifestyle and loves working with folks of the 55+ age bracket preparing to retire. With a BA degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa he is a Huge Bulls fan, but roots for all the Florida teams that aren't playing the Bulls.

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4934 Marble Springs Circle Wimauma, FL 33598

Valencia Lakes Villa For Sale $256,900.    MLS#T2844923


Check out this video of a BRAND NEW! MOVE-IN-READY VILLA— Price reflects Builder incentive 10K off List Price. Numerous Upgrades! Popular CHRISTINA model offers 2 BR 2 BA and 2 car garage. With Pond view from the screened in lanai. Open floor plan, split BR’s and high ceilings. Kitchen offers GE appliances, 42″ maple cabinets + pantry, granite countertops and upgraded tile backsplash. Master BR offers huge walk-in closet and dual sinks in bathroom, separate glass-enclosed stall shower. Granite countertops also in both bathrooms. Separate laundry room. Security system in your home; brick pavers on driveway, walkway & on lanai.

VERY ACTIVE COMMUNITY offers a Fabulous Waterfront Outdoor Recreation Area; includes a brand new 40,000 sq. ft. Clubhouse with resort style heated pools to include a lap swim area and resistance pool. Outside you’ll also find Har-Tru tennis courts, Pickleball, Horseshoes, and Bocce Ball courts. State of the Art fitness center, spa with men’s & ladies steam rooms & lockers. A full-time social director will keep you busy with different classes, clubs, concerts & shows in the grand ballroom. Card rooms, a billiard room and more. Relax at the Bistro and enjoy breakfast, lunch and some dinners. Live the good life in Florida, be as busy as you want to be at Valencia Lakes located on Florida’s west coast between Tampa and Sarasota!

Interested in receiving a 1% Cash Back Rebate at Closing?  Send us an email, call or TEXT me.

Dave Tipton, Broker ~ Tampa Active Adult Living


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Bunker Hill Winery, Parrish, FL

Bunker Hill Winery, Parrish, FL

bunkerhill-wineryBradenton natives Lenora and Larry Woodham opened Bunker Hill Vineyard and Winery and are still receiving rave reviews.  Open daily and offering free vineyard tours and wine tastings, Bunker Hill focuses on “green” operations with handcrafted wines that are unfiltered, never blended, and fermented with the skin of the grape.  They pride themselves on using 100 percent recycled wine bottles, natural corks, and origami gift wrapping.  All of their wines are aged in a “wine cave” in complete darkness and at the appropriate temperature between 52 and 57 degrees. The winery is a popular choice for destination weddings and special events, and their Fresh Whole Fruit wines.

What a great way to spend an afternoon. As you climb out of your car, you are met by one of the owners, Lenora or Larry who will welcome you with a warm smile. Their passion for their wines are evident in her knowledge and easy sharing of the process they follow to make their wines. All the grape wines are from locally raised Muscadine and all but two of the fruit/vegetable wines are either sourced locally or collected from the wild around their winery.

The couple has spent time researching historical wines as well and produces the BEST Sweet Onion Wine. Yes – Sweet Onion Wine! Additionally, the winery uses recycled wine bottles (you gain points from returning them!) and those that can no longer be used to bottle their wine get turned into cool art projects! We highly recommend a trip out to the Vineyard whether you are a wine connoisseur or you like an occasional glass.

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