Are you an owner of real property in the tri-county area? If so, you should register yourself and your loved ones on this free Property Fraud Alert service. Why? Because according to the FBI, Property Fraud is becoming increasingly popular and oftentimes, it goes undetected. You may be wondering how does property fraud occur? Typically, this happens when someone creates a fraudulent deed or mortgage that gives your property to someone else who has no legal right to the property. You would not even be aware that this happened, unless you are constantly reviewing the County Official Records Site. Thankfully, Lee County, Charlotte County, and Collier County have created a Property Fraud Alert which is a FREE service that sends you alerts of potential property fraud. So, if someone records a deed, lien, or other land record, it will email you a notification within 24-48 hours. And, if the document is fraudulent, you can address it immediately. Signing up is easy and details on registering for this free service are below for each of the three counties.Lee County: https://or.leeclerk.org/LandMarkWeb/FraudAlertCollier County:https://app.collierclerk.com/record-search/Official-Land-Records-Risk-Alert#:':textCharlotte County:https://or.co.charlotte.fl.us/Recording/FraudAlert
Here are WayForth's 5 tips for selling your house quickly and for more money: Stage Your Home One of the most important steps in selling your house is staging it effectively, but also efficiently. Buyers need to be able to envision themselves living in the house, so take time to declutter, deep clean, and repair any necessary items, but dont go overboard. But at a minimum, focus on decluttering, removing personal and unnecessary items and leaving the home as clean and open as possible. Price it right Setting the right asking price is essential if you want to make a quick sale with minimal time on the market. Working with an experienced realtor who can provide some insight into both current market conditions as well as comparable listings in your area is critical. Take Good Photos In todays digital world, many people will be seeing your property online before they even set foot inside it. Investing in quality photographs that can accurately capture how great your space looks will help attract more buyers and entice them to schedule a viewing appointment faster. Make Repairs (but not renovations) Buyers have high expectations when it comes to buying a home, and many struggle to see past even basic defects, so before listing yours make sure all those minor fixes have been addressed from squeaky door hinges to cracks in drywall to leaky faucets! Leverage Social MediaSocial media is an incredibly powerful tool that can help reach potential buyers matched specifically for your house! Once the listing is complete and your realtor is ready to launch the marketing campaign, be sure to share the listing on your own social media and encourage friends, family and especially neighbors to do the same. At WayForth, we can help you with almost every step of the process, while also making sure you get settled in with minimal stress wherever you might be going. We can get you started whenever you are ready by doing some basic decluttering and packing. Give us a call at 817-697-4478 or go to our website to learn more!
Have you created an estate plan for yourself? Estate planning doesnt have to be overwhelming, nerve-wracking or boring. Its simply a method to outline your intentions for your assets and possessions if you are not able to take care of yourself or pass away. Why do you need an estate plan? It gives you control now over events in the future. It can involve everything from who receives your financial assets and who your possessions are given to. Distributing possessions is often one of the hardest and most emotional parts of a loved ones passing. Having a complete inventory and clear direction makes things go much smoother for the remaining family members. Another word that you need to know as you step into estate planning is probate. This is the legal process that administers and divides your estate according to your plan or local laws. Probate is the step in the process when any outstanding debts are paid, and other disputes are settled. This is the time when paperwork with the courts or localities is done, and assets are distributed if necessary. How does WayForth fit in? Having a home inventory is helpful when all involved parties need to understand the value of the estate or decide what to keep and what to pass on or donate. WayForth will create a complete, detailed inventory for large and small estates and can also help with downsizing, coordinating donations, and clear-out and prep for sale services to help with your estate. For help with your next move, contact WayForth's moving professionals today. Call us at 817-697-4478 or go to our website to learn more!