Selling Your Home Out of Season? A Great Deck Makes a Difference

September 14, 2018 | Featured

In a perfect world, no one would ever have to face the challenge of trying to sell a house when there’s snow on the ground and the trees are bare. In reality, people have to sell and buy homes throughout the year. While winter may not be the optimum season to showcase your landscaping, there is one improvement you can make that will help you boost your home’s outdoor appeal no matter what the season: a deck. When potential buyers visit your home in winter, they might not be able to envision how green and lovely your backyard will look come spring. But they will be able to see with their own eyes the square footage that a deck adds to the home’s living space. HomePro Inspections provides quality inspections to the Jacksonville area.

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LinkedIn Unlocked: Unlock the Mystery of Linkedin to Drive More Sales Through Social Selling!

September 10, 2018 | Real Estate Info

“When you stop collecting connections and start building relationships, you increase trust and credibility; you are able to attract more clients.”  That’s Melonie Dodaro’s opening sentence in “LinkedIn Unlocked.”Every real estate agent I know has a LinkedIn profile, and each month as we mint more new agents, I get dozens of requests to connect on LinkedIn.  Yet few, if any, agents have learned to convert LinkedIn connections to offline customers!The three great truths that Melonie shares about LinkedIn are:  Very few people take the time to build a compelling LinkedIn profile; Few learn to engage in a way that builds authority, credibility and trust; Nearly none have learned to convert the conversation from online to offline.While there is a ton of real estate activity online, the real business is conducted offline in real estate offices, at listings, and in living rooms! The first order of business is to “transform your … Continued

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What Sets HomePro Inspections Apart?

September 10, 2018 | Commercial Inspections

There are many home- and business-inspection firms to choose from these days. So why trust HomePro Inspections more than the others? What sets us apart is our unique mix of experience, dedication, and professionalism alongside our wealth of professional services. No one knows the Jacksonville real estate market better than us or offers the comprehensive array of professional services that we offer. Here’s a quick look at what sets us apart from the competition.

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Increase Your Home Value, Simple Ways to Improve the Exterior of Your Home without Breaking the Budget

September 7, 2018 | Featured

Whether you want to prepare your outdoor spaces for entertaining or you’re trying to make a great first impression on home buyers, now is the time to get the outside looking great. From fixing up the deck on the front porch to adding some colorful flowers to the landscaping, there are plenty of elements to make your home look more inviting. Start by determining your home’s best exterior features, and then assess some improvements that you can tackle on your own and get the biggest bang for your buck. HomePro Inspections provides quality inspections to the Jacksonville area. Here are some simple ways to help boost your curb appeal: Clean up clutter Getting rid of clutter and scrubbing down grime should be the first steps in giving your home’s exterior a fresh new glow. Start by removing any unused items or dead plants from the yard. Clean out the gutters … Continued

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The Home and Garden Show is coming to TV

September 5, 2018 | Featured

In collaboration with the Northeast Florida Builders Association and Client Focused Media, “The Home and Garden Show” is expanding to television!It’s been 15 years since “The Happy Home Inspector” show first aired on News 104.5 WOKV in 2003, and ten years since morphing to become “The Home and Garden Show.”  Time does fly when you’re having fun!Radio was not my original venture into mass media, it began for me on HGTV as a featured expert inspector on the show “House Detectives.”  That show was a fun four-year run until production went to the west coast, eliminating any Jacksonville episodes.The East Coast production company rebranded that show as “Finders Fixers” and moved to the DIY Network, where it aired for another season before the screen went dark on my national television career.  In 2007 with co-host Mike Cella, we launched “My Buddies Boat TV,” which was the nautical version of “The Real … Continued

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How Overcoming Closing Obstacles Can Be SUPRA Easy!

September 1, 2018 | Environmental Services

You work hard to get your buyer and seller under contract. In businesses besides real estate, once a contract is signed, it’s pay day. Often in real estate, once the contract is signed, the real work has just begun… and there are obstacles between you and the closing table.Predicting when obstacles will appear and knowing who can give you a boost over obstacles is key to keeping your deals together and done without delay.One predictable obstacle is that VA / FHA lenders will require that well water be tested. Once the sample is captured, it is typically 3-5 business days for a certified lab to return the results. IF there are no contaminants in the sample, on to closing you go. If there ARE contaminants found, remediation of the well or well equipment will be needed, prior to re-testing of the well water. This typically delays closing another 7-19 days.These … Continued

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Is Vinyl Siding Right for your Jacksonville Home?

August 31, 2018 | Around Town

Through tempestuous weather and extreme four-season cycles, today’s vinyl siding is living up to both the style and durability demands of discerning builders, remodelers, architects, homeowners and multifamily developers. Manufacturing advancements allow the market’s innovative producers to artistically recreate looks of genuine weathered cedar, reclaimed brick and deeply-faceted stone. Contact HomePro Inspections to schedule a quality inspection in the Jacksonville area. Vinyl Siding Options One manufacturer, Foundry Siding by The Tapco Group, offers a line of Shakes, Shingles and Shapes along with various stone siding profiles and colors in its expanding Stone Collection. While their authenticity to the “real thing” rings true, these premium vinyl panels surpass natural counterparts with an optimal blend of affordability and stout performance – top level Class 1(A) fire resistance, 170 mph wind load rating, 60-plus pounds per inch of &;impact resistance and limited lifetime warranty. “The Foundry has great looks and I like the … Continued

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Let the Jacksonville Sun Shine in with an “Enlightened Roof”

August 24, 2018 | Energy Audits

Enlightenment isn’t just a state of mind – it can also be an important energy-saving state of being for your home’s roof. By “enlightening” your roof, you can use less energy, save money, and dress up the interior of your home at the same time. All roofs protect us, and the interiors of our homes, but they can do so much more. They can be the collection and distribution point for an inexhaustible supply of free natural light and energy. HomePro Inspections provides quality home inspections to the Jacksonville area. Benefits of a Skylight A roof that uses Energy Star qualified venting skylights, for instance, admits healthful natural light while providing passive ventilation through the natural “chimney effect” of rising air. This is not an insignificant consideration especially in kitchens and baths that have higher moisture and humidity levels than other areas of the home. Another kitchen- and bath-specific issue … Continued

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Our Residential Services

August 20, 2018 | Environmental Services

Whether you’re buying, selling, or currently living in a home in the Jacksonville area, you need to know that it’s up to code and safe for both you and your family. Given all of the health and safety hazards that could arise from lack of maintenance, shoddy construction, environmental damage, and the like, you need a company with the professionalism and experience to get the job done right the first time. Here at HomePro Inspections, we offer just that. Here’s a look at how we can help to ensure your home is safe to buy, sell, or currently stay in.

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Jacksonville Boomers Downsize Homes, but Up-Size the Amenities!

August 17, 2018 | Around Town

Jacksonville say goodbye to the McMansion. According to a leading real estate website, Trulia.com, 2010 was officially the year that homes over 3,200 square feet ended their dominance and appeal. But don’t think that downsizing means downgrading. In fact, homeowners are looking to upsize their amenities to help them enjoy every inch of their homes. And, while many different generations are following this trend, Boomers are a unique group, looking to enjoy their smaller nest now that the kids have flown the coop – yet ensure that their homes are filled with the many amenities they’ll require for their golden years. HomePro Inspections provides home inspections to the Jacksonville area. Anything But Basic Baths While they may purchase a smaller floor plan, mature adults are looking for ways to turn ordinary rooms into extraordinarily indulgent experiences. In the bath, that means the ultimate spa experience – from elaborate showers to … Continued

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