Property Description

SAFETY HARBOR POOL HOME  w/20K in UPGRADES in 2020 – incl. w/NEW ROOF! Homes w/pools & lots of outdoor space like this home are in HIGH DEMAND due to COVID.  MOVE-IN READY 3 BR/2 BA/2-car Gar ONE-STORY home w/POOL, LARGE COVERED/SCREENED LANAI (an absolute MUST in Florida!) w/LARGE FULLY FENCED BACKYARD (PVC!).

Approx. $20,000 in RECENT UPGRADES including: NEW DIMENSIONAL SHINGLE ROOF with 10-yr. workmanship warranty (2020-$11,700); NEW INTERIOR PAINT incl. ceilings, walls, closet interiors, doors, and all trim (bathrooms not included-prev. painted) plus pressure washing of exterior of home (drip edges & below), pool deck, driveway, sidewalks, walkways (2020-$3,200); Installation of NEW LANDSCAPING in front & backyards & RE-SODDING of ENTIRE front lawn (2020-$2,525); NEW sprinkler timer/controller box and servicing of entire system incl. repair of lines and head replacement (2020-$372.42); NEW hot water heater (2020-$1,200).

Desirable SPLIT PLAN (Master BR separate from secondary bedrooms for ultimate privacy). FORMAL LIVING ROOM at front of home is PERFECT LOCATION TO CONVERT TO HOME OFFICE or BONUS ROOM using framing & French doors (to maintain natural light), AS THE TREND INDICATES MORE WORK-FROM-HOME NEEDS (SHORT & LONG_TERM), adding potential add’l value to your home for a small cost. OPEN LAYOUT with KITCHEN OPEN TO FAMILY ROOM (with wood-burning FIREPLACE!) and view of lanai, backyard and pool. LARGE KITCHEN w/UPDATED CABINETRY, STAINLESS STEEL appliances and a large breakfast bar for friends to gather for appetizers while keeping the chef company as they prepare dinner (seats 4-5 bar stools). Master bedroom has view of pool/backyard and WALK-IN CLOSET with ensuite master bath (with WALK-IN SHOWER-updated floor & wall tile) and vanity large enough for double sinks. Secondary bedrooms share a nice-sized 2nd bath with remodeled shower/tub, updated floor tile and newer cabinets and bathroom is large enough to accommodate double sinks as well. NEST thermostat & WASHER/DRYER CONVEY WITH HOME. OVERSIZED laundry room w/utility sink & storage closet plus OVERSIZED 2-car garage (484 SF) w/side door entry allows for additional storage.

Wonderful local library with tons of programs for families and groups of all ages. It is centrally located – 15 minutes to adorable town of Dunedin, 25 mins. to Greek fishing village of Tarpon Springs, 30 mins. from beautiful Clearwater Beach, 20 mins. to Honeymoon Island. 15 mins. from St. Pete-Clearwater Airport and 25 mins to Tampa Int’l Airport.  And — 5 min. from adorable downtown Safety Harbor – Great restaurants, shops, marina, Safety Harbor Resort & Spa!  Grocery, incredible restaurant selection for miles & tons of shopping in this area.  A wonderful community to call home.

Success Story – 5021 Bridgeport

SUCCESS STORY FOR OUR SELLER CLIENT

 

Multiple Offers

  • Negotiate $10,000 over list price

Foreign seller (China)

  • Absentee owner
  • 13-hour time difference
  • Coordinated with local title company to arrange delivery of closing documents to seller notarizing of documents with Chinese Consulate
  • Involved complicated FIRPTA process (special tax laws for foreign sellers-provided recommendation for FIRPTA CPA)

Managed Pre-List Improvements to Achieve Highest Price (ROI = 100%) –

  • Home was a long-time rental property with much needed maintenance in order to maximize sale price.  At our recommendation, our seller client invested approx. $20K and received approx. $40K more in net profit due to these improvements (100% return on investment).  Roof was past useful life and leaking (so $11K cost was necessary).  The additional profit from our recommendations exceeded the commission we charged our client.  This is a value we bring to our clients regularly.
  • We obtained pricing, seller approval, and coordinated repairs & upgrades
  • We proactively recommended 4-pt.inspection prior to listing to determine condition of roof 
  • We assisted seller in coordinating repair of sprinkler leak that occurred after listing and prior to closing.
  • We coordinated with seller and our recommended contractors to maintain the home (pool, lawn maintenance/lawn treatment)

Virtual Staging of Photos (Home was Vacant)

  • Arranged virtual staging of furniture for photos (see before & after photos below), helping prospective buyers visualize how the layout could work for them and to put best foot forward for home.   

Above & Beyond

  • Seller received large water bill from City due to broken sprinkler line.  Our team informed the seller of a potential credit available to the seller from the city water dept.  We contacted the city and connected the seller with them to coordinate receipt of a large credit on their water bill in the HUNDREDS of dollars.