Leave It To The Professionals


Many of us may buy and sell a home maybe once or twice in our lifetime. This is one of the biggest investments that we will make so why leave it to chance. I know many of the DIYs are thinking I can do this job, this is a piece of cake. I can put my listing online and I can get a bunch of great offers. This is a common way of thinking for the average homeowner.

Don’t Make This Mistake

A homeowner may not know the value of their home. They either, undervalue it which they can potentially lose more than what they would have spent on hiring a Realtor who would have priced it correctly. On the flip side, we have the FSBOs that think their home is worth a lot more than it actually is.

Homes that are over-priced tend to sit on the market and get stale over time. Most people would not even call because they think that something is wrong with the home if it’s been on the market that long without a sale. It really isn’t an advantage, having your home sitting on Zillow for over 90 days. Don’t make the mistake of doing this.

Realtors know that homeowners are honest and hardworking people. We want to do our best to sell your home and get you as much as we can in the shortest period of time. We are there to be the buffer, to negotiate for you and your family, to do all the dirty work so you can get the benefit of a stress-free transaction. We strive to make your life remain as normal as possible during this whole process of selling your home.

Keep in mind

Your home will sell for what it is appraised at. It does not matter if you think your home is worth $20,000 more. It’s what the appraiser thinks it’s worth. Get a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA). Some Realtors will do this for free for you, so ask for one.

Tip: If you know you don’t like

  • answering the phone, and talking to strangers
  • is not available to show your home during the day or evenings
  • cannot do open houses
  • hate to negotiate with people
  • already busy with family life (school, sports, work, kids)
  • not computer savvy
  • can’t take good photos

Don’t attempt to sell your own home. You are better off using a Realtor to help you sell your home. Call me if you are selling your home in the Tampa, Seminole, Largo, Clearwater, Pinellas Park, Tarpon Spring, Palm Harbor areas. I am an agent in Pinellas County Florida and can answer any questions you may have about selling your home.

Call/Text: 727-422-9340 Email: arona.mcginley@gmail.com


Prevent Burglary

Keeping your home safe againt burglars


Here are a few inexpensive tips that can help you decrease the chances that your home will be burglarized.

  • Use some lighting tricks. Set up some DIY timers that you can automate from your smart phone and set it to turn on lights in different rooms at random times. This give the illusion of a lived-in look and can deter burglars from attempting to break in.
  • Secure all doors and windows when leaving your home. Have doors that automatically locks once the door is shut. Then you don’t have to worry about actually locking your door or drive yourself crazy wondering if you locked it.
  • Keep your trees and shrubs trimmed to avoid thieves from hiding between branches and shrubs.
  • You can install motion detector lighting around doors and windows, this can easily scare away unwanted visitors. This is very inexpensive but is very effective. Gives the impression that someone is watching.
  • Set up a DIY security camera outside or inside your home. This can be inexpensive and can be monitored by you on your smart phone at any time.
  • How about getting to know your neighbors. It’s a great way to know the people that live in your neighborhood. This way you can identify strangers. Let your neighbor know when you are going out of town so that they can keep an eye on your home while you are gone.
  • Don’t go on social media and let everyone know you are going to Europe for 3 weeks. You never know who’s looking at your posts. Post about your awesome trip with those fabulous photos once you’ve returned.
  • Have you heard of window stops.? This is a great way to prevent criminals from getting through windows in your home. This is very easy to install but can be a huge benefit to you.

Whether you’re going on a vacation or just leaving for work, please spend some time and take measures to keep your home safe.