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If you decide that moving on your own isn’t for you, you need to find and hire good movers to get you from place to place. You can start with a simple internet search, but you need to find the right movers to be able to get dependable service. Below, you’ll find some tips to help making the process of finding a moving company that much easier. 



Get Quotes From A Few Companies


Get quotes on prices from a few different moving companies. Don’t just go with the first company that you find. Do a bit of research and even see if you can get some type of a background check on each company that you get a quote from. This way, you’ll avoid any nightmare stories from your move.


Have A Mover Do An Assessment


Your movers should come and visit your home before you move. Will they be packing for you? Do They need a larger size truck? If the moving company comes to make an assessment of the home, they will know what needs to be done when moving day arrives. Make an inventory list of everything in your home so that you’ll know what you have to take with you. You’ll also know what you have in your new home once you get there. This can really help streamline the process.   


Price Isn’t Everything


The most expensive mover may not provide much more services over the least expensive moving company. Sometimes, it’s better to pay a bit more if you get additional services like boxes or packing. If a quote is much lower than you think it should be, then you probably should be a bit cautious of hiring the company.


Look For Reputation


You need to be aware of the reputation that a moving company carries with them. If you’re moving locally, you can usually go with a local company that has some good reviews. If you’re moving across states, try and find a larger company that has a lot of experience and a reputation built up for those types of long-distance moves. 


Ask Questions


You’re paying a lot of money to hire a moving company and have a right to know exactly what you’re paying for. Make a list of questions to ask each company. Find out their protocols and understand how your things will be treated. You want to know that your items will be in good hands. Some things you’ll want to know about each moving company:


  • What kind of insurance do you have?
  • What types of fees do you have?
  • What’s the timeline for my move? 
  • Have all your movers undergone background checks?


If the company tends to avoid certain questions, you should beware. With a little research, moving both near and far will be a breeze.



This listing recently sold for $259,900.

28237 Jeneva Way, BONITA SPRINGS, FL 34135  

Residential
$259,900
Price
$259,900
Sale Price
3
Bedrooms
3
Baths
SPACIOUS 3 BEDROOM 3 BATHROOM TOWNHOUSE WITH RELAXING OUTDOOR LIVING SPACES IS PRICED TO SELL FAST! This highly desirable 2-story Cayman townhouse is a DiVosta poured concrete home, with 3 master bedroom sized bedrooms, 2 of the bedrooms have a relaxing retreat with either a private balcony or porch, ideal for morning coffee or watching the colorful sunset sky. The large open lanai is the perfect place to create your outdoor living space. The location is a short walk to amenities and provides a lake view from either the front balcony or porch. The home features built-in closets, mirrored closet doors, central vacuum, under vanity lighting, monitored security system, window treatments and more potential! There is something for everyone in this guard gated, lifestyle, amenity-rich community with a beautifully appointed Towne Center, full-time activities director, town manager, card/game rooms, ballroom, library, restaurant/bar, gas station/car wash, salon, bank, post office, state-of-the-art fitness center, group exercise classes, resort style pool, lap pool, 8 lighted har-tru Tennis/basketball/bocce courts, tot-lot, and 22 miles of walking and riding trails.



This listing recently sold for $425,000.

15381 Scrub Jay Ln, BONITA SPRINGS, FL 34135  

Residential
$439,900
Price
$425,000
Sale Price
4
Bedrooms
4
Baths
This 4-bedroom, 3-bath home is perfectly situated on a rarely available end of cul-de-sac lot and is one of the best homesites in Villagewalk of Bonita! With wrap-around water views and only 1 neighbor, this Carlyle is ideal for entertaining family and friends with its open floor plan and large screen enclosed pool deck with great outdoor living spaces. Enjoy the serenity and privacy of this lot from the front porch overlooking lush landscaping or from the pool deck with view of the lakes and bridges. The reasonable HOA fees include all land care, irrigation, high-speed internet, Basic HD cable and more. Located in a 24/7 guard gated, lifestyle, amenity-rich community with a beautifully appointed Towne Center, full-time activities director, town manager, card/game rooms, ballroom, library, restaurant/bar. gas station/car wash, salon, bank, post office, state-of-the-art fitness center, group exercise classes, resort style pool, lap pool, 8 lighted clay Tennis/basketball/bocce/pickleball courts, tot-lot, and 22 miles of walking and riding trails with activities for everyone.


If you want to sell your Florida home soon, you want to make sure you get the most value out of your home sale. Any project you consider doing on your home before you sell will pos the question, “How much return will I get for my investment?” Landscaping may be one of these projects. Will you actually get a return if you do any sort of outdoor improvement? The answer is yes! How much and in what way is another matter. The bottom line is that curb appeal adds value to your home. Curb appeal also makes your home more enticing.


Make It Welcoming


A home with a better landscape is more appealing to buyers. The only people this will affect are those buyers who are looking to buy a fixer-upper. For these buyers, the appearance matters much less. As a seller, you’re probably not even trying to reach them. 


How Much To Invest


You should invest about 10 percent of the value of your home on landscaping. If you think that is a significant investment, you’re right. That’s $20,000 on a $200,000 home. If this suggested price tag seems steep to you, there are plenty of little things that you can do to improve the landscape of your home without breaking the bank. Small landscaping projects for you to conquer are:


Adding shrubs

Adding seasonal flowers

Weeding

Edging

Mulching

Watering


These are seasonal projects you might tackle as a homeowner anyway. Just cleaning up your yard of leaves and debris can even be a considerable improvement. Any of the above-listed projects can range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. The goal of any outdoor project is to make your home look good from the curbside.     


Small changes can make a significant impact on a home’s appearance. The unfortunate thing is that no formula tells a homeowner how much of a return they will get for spending both money and time on landscaping. The crucial information is that it will be worth it. Your Florida home will be more attractive and sell for at least a little bit more when there is a good landscaping plan in place. 


Low Maintenance Buyers


The downside of elaborate home landscapes is that buyers who are seeking a low maintenance yard will scare away. Some buyers don’t want any kind of extensive job in their yard to upkeep. The more complex the landscape, the more significant the risk you’re taking as a seller.


The Simple Things


Just focus on the simple things when it comes to landscaping before selling your home. Clean, trim, do some minimal planting, add potted plants, and mulch the yard. From there, a new buyer can mold the outdoors of your home the way they want.        



28520 Hammerhead Ln, BONITA SPRINGS, FL 34135  

Residential
$294,000
Price
3
Bedrooms
2
Baths
JUST LISTED – This light & bright Pine Spring Model has 3 BR/2BA/2-Car Attached Garage is THE lowest priced single family home in Village Walk. With a desirable lake view and a covered lanai to enjoy spectacular sunsets is located just a short walk to the Towne Center and all of the amenities and activities. The open floor plan with split bedrooms is ideal for entertaining family and friends and is move-in ready with neutral finishes. Upgrades include granite countertops, tiled backsplash, wooden cabinets, ceramic tile flooring, lanai has roll-down hurricane shutters, vertical blinds and much more. The reasonable HOA fees include all land care, irrigation, high-speed internet, Basic HD cable and more. Located in a 24/7 guard gated, lifestyle, amenity-rich community with a beautifully appointed Towne Center, full-time activities director, town manager, card/game rooms, ballroom, library, restaurant/bar. gas station/car wash, salon, bank, post office, state-of-the-art fitness center, group exercise classes, resort style pool, lap pool, 8 lighted clay Tennis/basketball/bocce/pickleball courts, tot-lot, and 22 miles of walking and riding trails with activities for everyone.