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Friday, March 20th, 2009

INSPECTORS PLUS REALTORS EQUAL GREAT BUSINESS…Jacob and I have been working together for over two years in the Real Estate market in SW Florida.  The relationship has done several things for my business.  The most obvious, my buyers have peace of mind before closing on a new home.  In Florida, a large number of our current sales involves short sales and foreclosures.  The biggest problem these houses face is mold.  Without an air conditioner, moisture is not pulled from the air and mold has the chance to take hold.  Jacob is also a mold inspector and has saved several of my customers of the heartache of this hidden problem.

Secondly, it also gives my listing customers peace of mind as we face this very competitive market.  Before I list a home, my customers have an inspection done.  How often has a deal fallen through because the buyer’s home inspector tells his customer about roof or air conditioning problems.  We head this off so any repairs or pricing adjustments can be done from the start.  No “surprises” just before closing.  I make a copy of the inspection report available to potential buyers.

Lastly, home sellers must make their house stand out from all the others.  A program Jacob and I use effectively is the “Move In Ready” program.  A sign is placed next to mine showing the house has already been inspected so a quicker close is possible.

Just my opinion, but anything that closes a deal faster is a win-win situation for all!

Mike Cathell, ePro Realtor at Florida Future Realty

Email: Jmcathell@comcast. net           Cell:  (239) 770-6250