Realty One Group Inspiration
Richard Vaughn

There are several steps that you need to take in order to prepare your property for showing. The time-consuming part is why I suggest that you give yourself a little stint between actually deciding to sell and putting a sign out front.

Lots and Lots of Paperwork. One of the very first items you’re going to want to check off is getting all appropriate paperwork in order. The list is a bit extensive, and is by no means an ‘across the board’ kind of deal.
Precisely what you need often varies by state. Even worse is the fact that it just as often varies by county. The best way to find out exactly what you need is to check with a local real estate agent. Of course, I am always at your disposal and can help you sort out what you need for all of my surrounding areas. Just give me a ring, and I’ll help you out.

Dig Out Your Title Insurance Policy. Be prepared to provide proof of your title insurance. Most mortgage companies require that you present this before loan approval can be made, so it is advantageous to have it within arm’s reach before you actually nail down a buyer.

Title insurance can be tricky business, and a professional needs to handle the whole situation. Customs of who pays for title insurance is different across the nation.
You may recall hiring someone to ‘search your deed’ when you originally bought the home you are now selling. Title insurance is bought at that time, although you may not have even been aware that that was what you were doing.

It basically guarantees that the deed to your property was searched from the present back to its U.S. Patent. The insurance is for protection against human error, because let’s face it: mistakes do happen. The process will also have to be done again with your current sell, but it’s very handy to have your prior paperwork nearby.

Surveys Are Sometimes Required. Some states require by law that if a home buyer is using a mortgage loan to purchase a property that mortgage surveys be done. This guarantees that the property is as is should be without any encroachments.

An example of an encroachment might be that a neighbor has gone over the boundary line of your property with their garage, or that you might have put a fence in that is actually on their land. All improvements will also be noted on this survey. Many states also require that the boundary of the land be surveyed. Again, every place is different. Make sure you check with a professional to find out exactly what your specific laws require.

Some States Demand Disclosure Statements. It isn’t uncommon for states to mandate that a seller provide potential buyers with certain disclosures about the property being sold.

Some examples of disclosures are natural hazards, pest control and lead paint. These few are certainly not the limit of what can be required of you. An attorney or a qualified real estate agent, such as myself, can help you to determine what is needed from you specifically.

A Pre-Inspection Report is Recommended. Technically, it isn’t normally a requirement for you to have a pre-inspection performed. Regardless of whether you’re forced to or not, it’s a good idea.

You see, most of the time certain inspections are going to have to be done before a mortgage lender will indeed offer the money for your buyer’s to purchase your property.
In the event that some part of your home doesn’t pass inspection, you are in a whole wide world of very complicated trouble.

Now, if you go ahead and pony up the cash to get a pre-inspection done, you have every opportunity to make repairs yourself, and before the mortgage company in your future ever finds out about the problems.

Or, you could also choose to make allowances in your asking price for the repair of any faults once the home is out of your hands. Another route you could take is selling the home ‘As Is,’ but that’s a whole other ballgame unto itself. I can’t say it enough, and you might be a little tired of it, but you really need to check with a professional before assuming anything.

The rules for these sorts of circumstances are just too diverse from location to location for you to take anything to chance. The last thing you want is to have legal repercussions from this sell hounding you years from now.

A Home Warranty is a Great Idea. A home warranty is becoming a greater and greater incentive to prospective home buyers. These warranties are purchased by you, the seller, at the close of your property.

Most often, a basic package is below $500 and guarantees a number of different home features for a year. These could include major appliances, electrical, plumbing, and heating and air systems, among other things.

You’ll want to really research and understand what you’re getting, because there are all sorts of home warranty packages available. Having the one you’ve chosen on hand while showing your property can really put your potential buyers at ease.


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"Richard's experience allowed him to point out items that required my attention in order to get top dollar for the property. That coupled with his knowledge on the neighborhood and his marketing/showing experience enabled the property to sell in it's first weekend on the market for well above market value. I would highly recommend Richard Vaughn if you want top dollar quickly for your property."

 

~ Todd S

We are extremely pleased that we chose Richard Vaughn as our realtor to sell our home. He was very knowledgeable in advising us as we prepared our house to be placed on the market. He was a wealth of information whenever we needed anything from the very beginning to the closing. He went way beyond expectations in assisting us with what could have been an HOA nightmare. His responsiveness to every detail and issue was exceptional. We highly recommend Richard Vaughn and would definitely use him again ourselves.

 

~ Pattie Smith

Richard is a great realtor - very knowledgeable and willing to go that extra mile to help you out in any way possible. he has sold a house to me and also helped me sell one. If you are looking for a home to buy or have one to sell, he is your guy.

 

~ Angela Turrentine

Richard was extremely knowledgeable about the local market and landscape. He is truly a professional’s professional. He went above and beyond at ever turn and was spot on with the market advise he gave me and I thank him and totally appreciate everything he has done to make my selling experience a good one. His marketing was exceptional and honest. He is highly recommended.

 

~ John Casson

Richard Vaughn is an incredible Realtor. He made sure we were updated and informed every step of the process. He also went out of his way in recommending professionals to help in other areas we were not experts in. They all lived up to the expectations set by Richard as well. I have already recommended him to a friend who is in the market.

 

~ Joe Denave

Richard was a joy to work with selling my home. Always kind and a smile on his face. I would recommend him to anyone that is looking for a good realtor.

 

~ Donna Russell

He is very kind hearted person who helped me and my wife a lot anybody would be lucky to have him as a realtor. He helped us look for a house for months always doing the best he can and it’s much appreciated

 

~ Marlon Barberena

Richard sold our house when other agents couldn’t. He went above and beyond to market our home and found a qualified buyer. He used his expertise and keen eye to recommend areas that we needed to improve in order to sell the house faster, and it worked. He was always available and made it his personal mission to get our house sold. He kept us informed throughout the process through email, texts, and phone calls. If you ever need an agent, Richard is the one!

 

~ Matt Clinger

"We enjoyed working with Richard. He was thorough, professional and caring. He showed great understanding of our needs and his determined approach was second to none. We would work with him again in a heartbeat and would thoroughly recommend him to anyone." Harpinder Chauhan

 

~ The Chauhans

Richard is an excellent realtor. He went above and beyond his call of duty. He didn't give up when I wasn't satisfied with some of the homes we looked at. He would just send me more and I would also find some and he made sure I was able to go see them even though they weren't on his website. He helped us find the perfect house. There was a few kinks but he took care of them. He gave extra time even after the sale to make sure everything was finished. If I sent an email, text or called him I got an immediate respond. I WOULD TELL EVERYONE I KNOW THAT IS LOOKING FOR A REALTOR TO CALL RICHARD whether they are buying or selling - HE IS THE MAN.

 

~ Alice White

Richard Vaughn did a great job selling our home. We were trying to sell our home on our own, but Richard called us and set up an appointment to discuss our home and the real estate market of our area, Winter Park. He was very informative, and not pushy. Over time, we decided to give Richard a try. It was listed right around a hurricane, and we had relocated to another state. Richard moved patio furniture and made sure our home was presented well for possible buyers. He held open houses multiple times, and was able to sell our home pretty quickly in the time frame we had given him. We would recommend Richard for anyone looking to sell their home.

 

~ Elizabeth Ledford

Patient and friendly, he was on the top of any deal when I ask for a showing, also he can help you to find a good loan and insurance if needed but I prefer to do my own homework.

 

~ Mohamed Abd el rahman

After meeting with 6 other realtors we finally lucked out by finding Richard Vaughn! He listened to our requests and lead us to different things that were still in our taste as well as budget. Super patient and not pushy. He is informative and kept our expectations realistic. Easy to contact and gave honest feedback. We feel that if we didn't use his advice when making the offer we would not be homeowners today. We would easily recommend him to all of our friends and family!

 

~ Maurine Sylverain

Richard was a great asset to have in my first time home buying experience. From the very beginning he was extremely accommodating to my last minute requests for showings, even going so far as to take my friends to see new listings at my request when I was out of town. I never felt pressured to act quickly and felt like I had someone on my side every step of the way. Being new to the process I had quite a few questions. Richard was knowledgeable, but more importantly honest when he did not know an answer and was happy to get back to me with the correct answer. Thanks again Richard.

 

~ Tyler Pyle

Richard was amazing! Our first ever real estate experience wasn't as seamless as we had hoped for, but Richard was by our side, helping us through the entire process. Without Richard, we may have given up on the house of our dreams, but with all of his help and "can-do" attitude, we persevered and are comfortably moved in to our new home! I would absolutely recommend Richard to anyone!

 

~ Overstreet

We were first time home buyers in the Orlando area so we selected the Mainframe Real Estate Team based on reviews we saw online and we were so lucky to have chosen them. We worked with Richard Vaughn and he was wonderful! He had a great knowledge of the surrounding area and knew exactly what we were looking for. He was very responsive to our needs and was always available when we needed him to be. Anyone looking to purchase a home would be lucky to work with Richard.

 

~ Mr. Stower

I happened across Richard when I was looking for another Realtor and what an amazing find! He's a breath of fresh air, He listens to your wants and needs, he's patient and kind, honest and very down to earth. He's not one to pressure you and however many houses it takes to find the one that's right for you. He will be right by your side through every one of them. Richard is incredibly knowledgeable and if he doesn't know an answer, he finds it. Richard will guide you through the entire process to the very end. My Husband and I HIGHLY recommend Richard Vaughn! We couldn't be happier.

 

~ Nicki "Goose" Heasley

Richard was very professional and attentive to all our needs. He provided excellent customer service and clearly explained the process of buying a home. Mr. Vaughn provided excellent referrals that did not disappoint. Richard Vaughn is highly recommended. The Browns

 

~ The Browns

Extremely helpful through the whole stress home buying process. Always there when we had questions, always answers our calls. Very knowledgeable of the home buying process. Made the entire process as enjoyable as it could be. :3

 

~ Gensler - Childer

Richard was a great help in selling our home. He brought his designer wife over who made some suggestions regarding staging our home, colors, etc., and after that our home sold. Richard also has a great rapport with the other agents and helped make this closing possible. I would definitely recommend Richard.

 

~ The Burtons

The closing on 2032 Illinois Street was the culmination of working five months with Richard Vaughn as my listing agent. I was quite pleased with the outcome on a number of fronts, and he has my full recommendation as an agent. Richard was a tireless advocate, undeterred, an exceptional problem solver and maintained a positive outlook despite some substantial obstacles we faced through the closing. He wasn’t afraid to spend countless hours to get the job done, keeping all parties calm, and he never passed the buck. And I would be remiss to add that I received a very strong value for the property – one 18 months prior I didn’t think was possible. The home was well marketed on a number of media platforms, and had strong interest from the moment the sign went in the ground. We were under contract within 3 weeks from listing – a time period that included both Christmas and New Years. I cannot recommend him more highly.

 

~ Marshall Hood

My wife and I were looking for property in FL. Moving there has been our goal for retirement. Our request to Richard was to own a property on or very near a lake, since we both love jet-skiing, sailing etc. We've been very happy with Richard's help and expertise. We'll be Floridians - soon!

 

~ The Veleys

I feel that we got Top Dollar for our home. Richard positioned us to get 8 offers for our home after only 2 days on the market. It was an all-around great experience with an all-around great realtor!! Trustworthy and smart and if he can sell our home in two days obviously he is diligent!!!!

 

~ Jessica Beman

Dear Richard, Thank you so much for your assistance in helping us find and purchase the home for our daughter! We could not have been happier with the service that you provided for us. My wife, Susan, and I have bought and sold homes in the past but this was our first experience with buying what turned out to be investment property. After letting you know what we were looking for in a property, you were able to put together a list of houses that met our requirements. Incredibly, we found the perfect property in only 4 days and closed on it the following month! You were able to guide us though all of the details of purchasing investment properties – and there were a lot of details to attend to before closing! We would (and will) recommend you to family, friends, and anyone else that we hear might be looking to buy or sell a house. Thanks again! Sincerely, Darrell Johnson

 

~ The Johnsons

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