HOMM Real Estate Services Blog

We understand there are several reasons for selling your home. Most of the time we see that our sellers are looking to start the next chapter of their lives. A growing family needing a larger home with more living space, a new career opportunity, financial reasons necessitating a move, or empty-nesters deciding to downsize. Whatever your reason is, once you’ve made the decision, you will want to sell it today and move tomorrow.

Yet, after several months of having your home sit on the market, there is nothing more disheartening than to have no offers. You’ve gone through the exhaustive efforts to not only prepare for sale, but the emotional stress of keeping your home show-ready and then the listing expires. Every home seller’s worst nightmare.


The truth is, in almost every scenario, the number one reason why a listing doesn’t sell and eventually expires is…price.  There may be other factors contributing to no sale, but typically it is down to price. Even the most run-down properties will receive offers if priced at the right point. Plus, for those moving with time constraints and/or financial issues, there is always an acceptable market-driven price that meets both the seller’s and buyer’s requirements.


So, what happens when your home is overpriced? When a home is newly listed, there is an immediate excitement and interest. Agents flock to the open house and line up their buyers for showings. Buyers will also see the sign, receive email alerts from agents or see the on-line listing, and will be hounding their agent to arrange an appointment to view your home. You receive a few early offers. Yet, it is still for sale. Then it quickly dwindles to no activity and ultimately no offers. You’ve lost the new-on-the-market appeal and people are starting to question, “Is there something wrong with the house?” In the end, an over-priced house gets overlooked and the listing becomes stale. Eventually it expires and all because you are waiting for an asking-price offer.


Pricing your home to sell is both an art and a science.

The science comes from the facts. Market fact checks: a thorough Comparative Market Analysis (CMA), location, proximity to schools and amenities, condition of your home and area and so on. These are the facts that determine a pricing strategy.


The art comes from the experience of the REALTOR®. Your agent should instinctively know how to decipher the facts, translate the data into a meaningful listing and marketing strategy for you to SELL your home. They know to listen to the showing agent’s feedback. Most agents are very candid with their feedback, which comes from both their professional experiences as well as the response from their buyers.

Your home is unique and you need a tailored experience to sell it. The HOMM Real Estate Services team takes their specific expertise to create a marketing plan that evaluates both your needs and the current selling market. Our team has an array of expertise, making sure we have agents as unique as you. 

Oftentimes, it takes the right REALTOR® to figure out the selling price that will work best and get your home SOLD. With HOMM Real Estate Services, suddenly the goal of selling today and moving tomorrow is much more achievable.

HOMM Real Estate Services, located in the Brandon, Florida area of Tampa-Bay focused to Hillsborough, Pasco, and Polk Counties. As a full-service general real estate company, we specialize in general real estate, home buyers, home sellers, new home construction, rentals, tenants and landlords, and property management.

Learn more about Marie Negron, her team and HOMM Real Estate Services. Call 813-684-5954 or emailinfo.hommsales@gmail.com to get started.


Posted by Marie Negron, Owner on March 5th, 2019 3:52 PM

The holiday season is in full swing and with the excitement of decorating, eating delicious home-cooked meals, and seeing friends and family, comes the not-so-exciting reality of hosting in a home you’re no longer in love with. Here are some signs it might be time to the move to a home better suited to fit your needs.

#1 You can’t get to or find your holiday decorations.

It’s finally time to deck the halls! Now you have to gather up your favorite holiday decorations. Are they in the tiny attic that needs a rickety ladder to access? Under the bed in the guest room or the top shelf of the hall closet? No, that’s what is in those plastic bins in the garage stacked to almost toppling… you think! Instead of decorating as a family one Sunday afternoon, you spend the first week of the holiday season hunting down where you hid your décor. Rather than having to store the décor in any and every possible space in your home – or for those apartment-living who may be using disposable decorations because you have no spare spaces, take time at the start of the New Year to look at home with ample storage and an attic with a drop-down ladder access and maybe even a hobby room where you could unravel your Christmas lights in comfort.

#2 Your neighborhood curbs the bright lights.

You want to be the home that everyone drives by to be awed by the bright lights of Santa and his reindeer, Mr. and Mrs. Snow, the North Pole Penguin family and enough lights to be seen from the International Space Station. One problem, the Homeowners Association Grinch is about to blow a fuse and impose a blackout. Time to move to another neighborhood where you can have the best and brightest yard on the block and celebrate like a star!  

#3 Your kitchen just isn’t cooking up the holiday spirit

Big family dinners should be a time of excitement and celebration, not an episode of cutthroat kitchen. If your small oven is making you choose between pie and stuffing, you’re forced to microwave the turkey, (which you can do, according to Butterball) and you keep trying to figure out a way to make more counter space, but always end up with the same amount (not enough), you might be trying to make something work that can’t. Buying a new home with a large kitchen island, up-to-date appliances, ample prep and serving surfaces doesn’t have to be a dream. It’s really very possible to find a kitchen where you can prepare, cook, serve every big festive meal AND the dessert and hors d’oeuvres.  Then, you can have your pie and stuffing and eat it too! 

#4 There’s no room for the whole family.

Arguably the best thing about the holiday season is gathering the entire family. The dining table has the leaf added, the card table and folding garden table and chairs are set up, but the lack of space means you have to open the sliding glass doors and the head of the table, Grandpa, is physically seated out on the lanai. Not to mention that the kids aren’t just at another table, the table is in another room altogether. What’s the point of all coming together if you are forced to separate just so everyone gets a seat? Instead of banishing family members to the outdoors, consider how to upgrade your eating arrangements with a dining room to accommodate everyone. Holiday gatherings around the table create the greatest of memories, it’s time for the youngest, and everyone in-between, to hear and enjoy the amazing stories the family elders have to tell.

#5 Too many cars, not enough carolers

There’s nothing like holiday cheer to unite people, especially among neighbors. Whether it’s enjoying each other’s lawn displays or sharing Christmas cookies. And while your neighbor’s ugly sweater party is filled with festive cheer, it makes it almost impossible to park on your street. Not to mention the fact that the holiday cheer stays inside. You miss the old days of familiar faces singing door to door.  A change of scenery means you can find the type of community you can sing alongside. 

#6 You simply don’t want to host anymore

Like the turkey, you’re done! You’ve paid your dues! As your kids have left and started nests of their own, it’s time to let the younger generation take over. The new memories you make in their homes will become just as important as the old ones. Plus, downsizing allows you to choose what’s most important to take with you and what you need to pass on or just leave behind. You can fully embrace the start of a new life in a new environment.

New Year New Home

Consider giving yourself the present you actually want, a new home with all the bells and whistles you deserve and need to really enjoy being home for the holidays.

HOMM Real Estate Services can help you find exactly what you want on your wish list, no holiday magic needed.


HOMM Real Estate Services, located in the Brandon, Florida area of Tampa-Bay focused to Hillsborough, Pasco, and Polk Counties. As a full-service general real estate company, we specialize in general real estate, home buyers, home sellers, new home construction, rentals, tenants and landlords, and property management.

Learn more about Marie Negron, her team and HOMM Real Estate Services. Call 813-684-5954 or email info.hommsales@gmail.com to get started.


Posted by Marie Negron, Owner on November 27th, 2018 7:41 PM