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The real estate market is proving to revive itself whether transactions are being conducted virtually or in person, real estate is back according to data from ShowingTime. Our market continues to show signs of improvement each week and is poised to gain traction back to pre-pandemic levels very soon. The DuPree Team advises that if you were planning to sell this year and postponed your plans due to the pandemic, now is the time to reconsider before the market is flooded with sellers. Call, Text or Email us today for your free market evaluation!

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  1.     More views. The average online listing with a real estate virtual tour receives substantially more views than listing without tour.
  2.     Permanent Open House. The virtual tour is like having a 24/7 Open House – without the presence of the realtor or home seller to show the property.
  3.     Saving time. It’s a tool to help realtors and home buyers pre-qualify properties, saving everyone time.
  4.     Instant information. The Virtual Tour can be easily found online and provide access to instant information for home buyers about the property, including schools, location and mortgage information. Did you know 90% of home buyers begin their search on the Internet?
  5.     Used in social networking. With just one click, the virtual tour can be
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Home buyers should enter the marketplace with more than a vague idea of their borrowing ability. They should seek a written statement from a mortgage lender or mortgage broker before negotiating to buy a house, that they would qualify to purchase a home for up to a stated maximum price with a specified down payment.

Living Room by Studio McGee

“Pre-approvals” are usually based on the consumer supplying detailed creditor information, but are always contingent on the consumer’s credit information proving accurate and satisfactory at the time the consumer actually applies for the loan and the property purchased being worth enough to support the required LTV ratio.  Often, pre-approvals are only good for a certain number of days (e.g., 60 or 90

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BORED? How about a VIRTUAL trip to the Smithsonian American Art Museum or VIRTUALLY explore the views from the Eiffel Tower? Or check out both and then head to New York and stroll through the American Museum of Natural History! Using the same 360 degree virtual tour technology The DuPree Team uses to showcase your home on the internet, #Google has put together an impressive global list of Museums and Landmarks free to virtually explore whenever you want. Just follow any of the links below or browse the list yourself HERE -




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An inspection is a visual analysis of the accessible portions of the home and its component systems, such as plumbing, electrical, roofing, structural and cooling/heating systems.  An inspector’s report alerts the buyer to potentially expensive and annoying physical defects in the condition of the home. Based on the inspector’s findings and recommendations, the buyer may use the results as an opportunity to probe the seller’s willingness to cure defects. Further, often times buyers may elect to exit the deal for material defects, negotiate a promise from the seller to make needed repairs, or convince the seller to grant a compensatory price reduction. 

Kitchen by Studio McGee

Although many buyers tend to hire a single inspector or inspection

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Did you know that making portraits out of leaves and flowers is a fun and easy activity to do with your kids. Families and designers all around the world are joining the trend of creating art from foliage! Designer Justina Blakeney shows just how magical these art creations can be from supplies from your backyard. Gather flowers, leaves and twigs and then get creative!  We invite you to get lost in creating these magical botanical ladies  and gentleman.

Floral Portraits by Justina Blakeney

Check the hashtag #FaceTheFoliage to see more! 

Floral by Margaret from Logan Living


Floral Portraits by Sarah Sherman Samuel

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Celebrating 41 Years of Service in South Florida with Over a BILLION Dollars in Sales!
What Makes Us Different? What Ensures YOU get the Best Deal?


 Our Team of Experts Includes:

  • Certified Luxury Specialist, Distress Property Specialist, Investor Specialist and Commercial Specialist

  • Florida State Certified Appraiser who knows values and will assist you in “best pricing” for your sale and/or your purchase

  • Licensed Attorney/Realtor  with legal knowledge that enables you to feel confident when signing contracts and closing documents

  • Remodeling and construction expert who can guide you with information on costs of potential renovations, share knowledge as to which renovations will bring

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If you can’t bring your buyers to your home, The DuPree Team can help bring your home to potential buyers. We are using all our expertise to adapt the home sale process to current times and are excited to offer a Virtual 360 Tour to showcase all the unique details of home. We realize that home owners may feel uncomfortable welcoming prospective buyers into their home but still have a need to sell. The goal with our 360 Virtual Tour is to get your listing MAXIMUM exposure locally and on the internet.


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Today we are sharing our key steps to getting your home market ready. These are easy steps that will maximize the unique characteristics of your home. The goal is for potential buyers to be able to easily visualize themselves calling the house 'home.'

Staged Home by Logan Living

  1. Declutter your home. Organizing and decluttering your home makes such an impact to potential buyers. When buyers are walking through the home, the goal is for them to focus on the great features and not all the ‘stuff’ and overflowing closets.
  2. Give your walls a fresh coat of paint. Start by neutralizing your home and painting over any bright orange and green walls with neutral colors. Choosing paint colors like whites, light grays, light beiges, and “greige” will give
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