Mistakes that can cost when buying or selling a home near Orlando

Avoid these mistakes buying and selling a home near Orlando

There are various components to buying or selling a home that need to be considered throughout the process. Often times just knowing who to call about a situation or issue can save a buyer or seller time and money and help them avoid mistakes that cost.


Home sellers today need to be concerned with pricing more than ever. Listing a home at the wrong price initially could cost the homeowner money down the line. Not recognizing or adjusting the price to an ever-changing market condition often is the difference between sold and expired.


Home buyers will want to be confident that they are viewing and considering homes that are the best deals given the area conditions. Homes that remain on the market longer than the average need closer examination to determine the reason or reasons in order for the purchaser to buy with confidence.

Smooth transactions

Contacting and taking advantage of the home buying and home selling services we offer can help a buyer or seller navigate these areas so as not to make a costly mistake. We are familiar with all aspects of a transaction that need to be addressed and handled in a timely manner. Inspections, mortgage payoffs, interest rates, title issues, contract contingencies, short sales, pre-foreclosure situations and pricing concerns are areas where we specialize in assisting our customers so that costly mistakes are less likely to occur.

Give us a call, 407-765-4885 cell.

We suggest you check out this cool Orlando Pub; The Hammered Lamb

near orlando pubA couple of weeks back, Ellen and I took our neighbor and good friend, Debbie, out for a bite to eat and a few drinks.  Ellen and I had been to the Hammered Lamb once before and this would be Debbie’s first time.

It is a cute little pub located on North Orange Avenue and the two times we have been there, there is always a good crowd. It is close enough to where we live (Country Club of Orlando area), that you could walk or ride your bike as we had done in the past.

fun at hammered lambGood music, good food, and good crowd makes for a fun night.  Check it out.

Orlando and the Central Florida area is great for a Sunday motorcycle ride!

riding harley orlando

Ellen and I enjoy riding our Harley with friends whenever we have a chance.  The great thing about living in Orlando is that there are plenty of places to ride near Orlando and throughout Central Florida.  This past Sunday we took the back roads to Chases, located on the beach in New Smyrna Beach.

It was a fun afternoon, the weather was perfect and so many people were out enjoying the beautiful Florida weather.

Are you someone that enjoys riding motorcycles?  We would encourage you to purchase a home in our area and come ride with us!

Dinner at Marlow’s Tavern in Winter Park

marlows near orlandoThis past Saturday, Ellen and I met up with friends for dinner at the Winter Park Marlow’s Tavern.  We have been there before but this was our friends first time.

We have always enjoyed dining there and as new guests, our friends received a complimentary appetizer and a visit from one of the managers, welcoming them.

Good food, good music and atmosphere near Orlando.  You should check it out.


Hall & Oates in Orlando!

Hall & Oates in Orlando

Last night Ellen and I joined friends at the Dr. Phillips center for the performing arts to watch the concert put on by a duo from our past, Hall and Oates.

hall and oaes concert orlando

First off, if you have not seen a show at the performing arts center, you really should make plans to do so.  The center offers a nearly flawless venue to enjoy your favorite group or show.  I say nearly only because parking is a little difficult and/or pricy.  We ended up using valet.  $35.00.  Ouch!

The Hall & Oates show exceeded our expectations.  It is really nice to go to a show and hear music that you know and can sing along.  “I can’t go for that”, “You make my dreams” and “You’ve lost that lovin’ feeling” were crowd pleasers!  The entire band was energetic and you could tell they were enjoying putting on the show as much as the audience was enjoying it.

Great concerts like this one is another reason we think living near Orlando is awesome!


Solivita resales: 3 bedroom, 2 bath home

solivita home for saleWe are excited to offer our latest listing; a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in sought after Solivita.  This resale is a wonderful place to relax with friends after a swim in one of the community pools, playing golf or tennis, working out, or walking some of the trails throughout the community.

This 2100  square foot home is a great value and a must see!

Call us schedule a private showing or to receive additional information.

Watson Realty Corp.

Plumbing Leak! American Home Shield to the rescue!

plumbing leak fixed by AHSAmerican Home Shield fixed our plumbing leak

Ellen and I are thankful that we have kept an American Home Shield Home Warranty on the house.  This year has been a perfect example of the benefits of havingplumbing leak AHS an AHS warranty.

The photos in this post are of an area where we developed a major plumbing leak.  Yes, that is a hardwood floor saturated with water from the leak.  As you can see the plumber needed to cut a hole in our wall in order to access the area in need of repair.

Plumbing repairs are not cheap.  Because we had a warranty, we were able to call our AHS service number and almost immediately, they sent us a plumber that was located near Orlando.  Leak fixed!

We love American Home Shield and our rep, Teri Pryor.  Call us if you would like more information about AHS or any other real estate questions!

Ellen Thunell and Greg Staker
Watson Realty Corp.