How to attract more buyers. Curb appeal is the first thing that buyers are gonna look at when they step out of the car before they even go into your house. So make sure you got new mulch, new flowers if it's necessary, the lawn is mowed. If you have a terrible paint color, if you know the paint is really chipped and bad on your house, maybe it's time to consider adding a new fresh coat of paint on the outside to really get that curb appeal going, so buyers have a good feeling before they even walk into the house, and it'll really shine in the pictures.

Second is interior paint. Paint is one of the cheapest things that you can do that changes the entire look of the house. You might love that dark, dark green or that red color in some of the rooms,…

308 Views, 0 Comments

Every year, many renters ask themselves the same question, "Shall I continue renting or is it time to buy a home?" If you're a renter, chances are you've asked yourself that question at least once and it's because you've faced an increase in your monthly housing cost over time.

According to census data, rents have driven consistently for decades. To make an informed and powerful decision, the first step is understanding what's happening in today's housing market so you can determine if buying or renting is the better long-term decision for you. Hey, it's Andy Mandel with The Mandel Team at RE/MAX and rents are skyrocketing right now. Data from shows just how much rental prices are surging throughout the country. This graph highlights…

309 Views, 0 Comments

Have you ever wondered how some buyers can find properties off market? Are you trying to compete in this crazy market but wanna find a property before it gets multiple offers? At the Mandel team, we specialize in trying to help our clients find off market deals. So I wanna show you just one of the ways that we can do that. We have a ton of different things that we're constantly doing to generate listings, but some of the things that we can do that to get off market properties for our buyers, I wanted to show you how we do that.

So there's certain things that we can do to try to find our most likely sellers. And what we do as your agent is we go, we'll door knock, we'll send emails, calls, we'll send letters in the mail, whatever we can do to get…

301 Views, 0 Comments

Are you thinking about selling your house? If so, you may wanna make it a priority to start the process soon. According to, the sweet spot for timing for sellers is just around the corner. In a recent study, experts analyzed housing market trends by looking at data from the past several years, excluding 2020 because it was very atypical because of COVID.

When applied to the current market, experts determine the ideal week to list a house this year. The research shows that the week of April 10th to 16th is expected to have the ideal balance of housing market conditions that favor home sellers more so than any other week in the year. If you've been putting your move on the back burner waiting for the ideal time to sell, you should know…

413 Views, 0 Comments

When it comes to buying a home, it can feel a bit intimidating to know how much you need to save and where to find that information. But you should know, you’re not expected to have all the answers yourself. There are many trusted professionals who can help you understand your finances and what you’ll need to budget for throughout the process.

To get you started, here are a few things experts say you should plan for along the way.

1. Down Payment

As you set your savings goal for your purchase, your down payment is likely already top of mind. And, like many other people, you may believe you need to set aside 20% of the home’s purchase price for that down payment – but that’s not always the case. The National Association of…

376 Views, 0 Comments

Today’s low inventory can be challenging for homebuyers, especially if you’re looking to purchase your first home. But if you’re one of many people who work remotely, you may have a great opportunity to use the flexibility you have at work to achieve your homebuying goals this year.

In a recent report, Arch Capital Services explains how the ongoing trend of remote work can open up more options for homebuyers:

“. . . This will enable those who are able to work from home on a part-time or hybrid basis to move slightly farther away from job centers. . . . For workers who secure full-time remote jobs, their place of residence will be determined by affordability and personal preferences.”

Basically, working from home is great news if you’re…

385 Views, 0 Comments

If you're a current homeowner, you should know your net worth likely just got a big boost. It comes in the form of rising home equity. Equity is the current value of your home minus what you owe on the mortgage.

Today, you're building that equity far faster than you may expect, and this gain is great news for you. In case you've been living under a rock, you know home values are on the rise thanks to low housing supply and high buyer demand. Basically, there aren't enough homes for everyone to meet the high buyer interest, so bidding wars are driving up home prices. When you own a home, the rising prices mean your home is worth more today than it was before. And as home values climb, your equity does too.

2021 saw the largest annual…

345 Views, 0 Comments

Are we starting to see a real estate slow down? Just how crazy is this market? Hey, it's Andy Mandel with the Mandel team at Remax, and I'm here to bring you your April, 2022 housing market update. As always for the purposes of these videos, we're gonna be talking about single family homes only in Boca, Parkland and Coral Springs. Those are the areas where our team does the predominant amount of our business. No condos, no townhouses, no 55 and over and no country clubs. Now, when we do these videos, we like to give you the leading indicator, showing you what's going on in the real estate market, right now. So you can make an informed decision for your family.

When the news media gives you these stats, they're typically giving you sales prices…

471 Views, 0 Comments

If you're getting a mortgage, you likely are gonna need an appraisal on the property. What that means is once you're under contract and you've gone through your inspection and you agree to move forward with the property, the bank is gonna order an appraisal. The way that works is the banks have third party companies where they hire an independent third party appraiser to come out and look at the property, tell you what their professional opinion of the value is. The appraiser's gonna look in that specific neighborhood at things that have sold within the last three to six months, similar size, similar conditions, similar views. And they're gonna make adjustments for square footage, for condition, location.

If your home backs up to a busy street…

260 Views, 0 Comments

The Mandel Team at RE/MAX Advisors is a team of experienced, licensed, full-time real estate agents serving South Florida. We specialize in Boca Raton, Parkland, and Coral Springs, but we sell from Boynton Beach to Fort Lauderdale.

We are the number one residential realtor group in Coral Springs and Zillow's top brokerage partner in the area. The digital revolution has changed the real estate business and the need for new solutions and expertise. That's why at the Mandel Team, we've organized a powerful team that can handle the increased services that residential sellers and buyers demand. Our agents are trained to be proficient in doing everything digitally, and we manage every aspect of the real estate transaction to give you our collective…

299 Views, 0 Comments