FAQ
frequently asked questions
01.
Installing Blade

Working with Relevé

When you partner with Relevé to acheive your real estate goals, you are working with a local Tampa Bay Real Estate Brokerage. We do not have costs associated with paying a national brand like most of our competitors.  Usually, your realtor has to pay their Team Leader, then their broker then the national franchise.  This means limited attention to your transaction and higher rates.

Since we are locally owned and operated, we have lower overhead, lower rates, can pass savings on to you and support our local economy.   Basically, you are not being charged a lot of money for a national brand name.

To us, you are not just a number.  Each transaction is dealt with by a local, personal agent and you have direct access to the broker.  Since we have lower costs, we can do less transactions and offer personal, customized service to all of our clients

We offer a free consultation to discuss your real estate needs including purchasing a new home or investment property, selling a home and property management.  Every situation and client is different and we customize our approach to you, not the other way around.

Relevé is a homegrown, Tampa, Florida Real Estate Brokerage.  We are located in the Tampa Bay area and offer services throughout.  We have provided services across four counties, from Land O’ Lakes to St Petersburg to Sarasota.

We are from and live in the Tampa Bay area and know the local market.  We have in-depth, detailed knowledge of the local neighborhoods and can offer our expertise to you.

Since we do not pay a national franchise, we can pass savings back to you and offer the lowest possible rates.  This also allows us to donate to local charities in the community.

02.
Blade Philosophy

BUYING

A multiple listing service is a computerized listing of the homes for sale in an area listed with a realtor. Agents are granted access to the MLS and can use it to find a house in a particular price range or area.

Homeowners association is a nonprofit association that manages the common areas of a condominium or “planned unit development” (PUD). Unit owners pay a fee to the association in order to maintain areas such as a pool or playground that are owned jointly.

Some neighborhoods may also have a CDD.  This can be an extra fee that is paid with your property taxes and is meant to go towards maintenance of common areas.

Listing Agents usually deal with sellers, and are the ones who will list a property for sale on the Multiple Listing Service.

Selling Agents (also Buyers Agents) mostly deal with the homebuyers, usually only listing just a few homes for sale. They will sell the homes (which have been placed in the MLS) via the listing agents.

The majority of agents will focus on one or the other. Some agents will also divide their time between sellers and buyers and are usually regarded as the best ones since they are dealing with both sides of the coin.

If you phone an agent from a magazine or newspaper ad, you are usually contacting the listing agent. These agents will place ads to show the seller that they are making an effort to sell their home. Also their advertising efforts can draw others who may decide to sell their homes.

03.
Set the elements

SELLING

You must take into account the prevailing state of the real estate market and especially local market conditions. The real estate market continually changes, and market fluctuations affect property values. So it is critical to determine your listing price based on the most recent comparable sales in your neighborhood.

It would be a good idea to get a Home Value Request, or CMA, also known as Comparable Market Analysis.

These are referred to as recently sold properties that are similar in size, location, and amenities to the home for sale. These properties help an appraiser determine the fair market value of a property.

A real estate agent is more than just a sales person.  A real estate agent may act on your behalf, providing you with advice and guidance when buying or selling a home. Due to the constant changing of the market, the information available on listings is not always 100% accurate.  There are times when you need the most current information about what has sold or is for sale, and the only way to get that is with a real estate agent.

You don’t need to use a commissioned real estate agent to sell your home, but you may want to consider the benefits of having a real estate agent versus not using a real estate agent.

In addition, many people would rather use an Agent due to the complexities of modern Real Estate transactions since they usually incorporate legal and financial attributes, which takes them well beyond more simple transactions, such as the sale of an automobile.

There are several advantages when using a real estate agent to sell your home, such as – your listing will be added to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) so that large numbers of buyers will have access to the seller’s property. In addition, your real estate agent absorbs all of the cost of advertising and marketing, and the screening that will be done of potential buyers by Agents. The Agent will also handle the details of negotiation.

Deciding whether to use an Agent or not depends on if you feel fully confident that you can handle all of the details, then you may well want to attempt selling your house on your own. If not, you most likely will want to use a real estate agent and leave the details to them.

04.
SIMPLY ADVANCED

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

We do not have a set rate sheet.  We work with you to figure out what will be the best possible offer for your situation.  We can be flexible and do whatever it takes to earn your business.

We keep our management fees simple with only Leasing, Renewal, and monthly Management fees as the only fees that will ever be charged and they are based on the percentage of the total monthly rent.

We are a full service property management company and we handle the entire process from start to finish.  We field all maintenance requests and have local, licensed and bonded contractors to complete the jobs.  Our philosophy is to take care of everything, so that all our clients have to do is receive their proceeds each month.

Our accounting is done completely in-house and with transparent, online bookkeeping.  Each owner has an owner portal where they can access monthly statements for their properties.  Direct Deposit is setup to your account and you will receive the proceeds for each month on the 1st day of the following month.

Our process is completely online and tenants have the ability to pay their rent online.