Janet Dowgul, REALTOR®
Silver Sands Realty
206 S. Arnold Street
Panama City Beach, Fl 32413
To List Your Property?
If you have found this site you are most
likely preparing or in the process of buying and/or selling
real estate in our area. I hope that you find this site
helpful to answer some of your questions but I know you
will have more. You can call me anytime and I will be
happy to help however I can. I want to be able to guide
you during all phases of your transaction.
If you are planning on selling your property, I would
love the opportunity to be your REALTOR® during this
very important transaction.
As your REALTOR®, your property will be listed on
the MLS in our area, searchable to thousands of interested
home buyers and developers. Our listings are also syndicated
through list hub to many of the leading real estate sites.
I also advertise in Homes & Land magazine which is
the leading real estate magazine in our area, as well
as across the country. Your listing will be seen by thousands
in print and online. Homes & Land is distributed to
hundreds of locations throughout the area as well as in
our new airport, Northwest Florida Beaches. Homes &
Land also syndicates my listings to over 25 of the most
popular real estate search hubs including Wall Street
Journal, New York Times and more!
I begin working for you, I take high quality photos of
your property and create a virtual tour to place online
so that it gets that extra special attention it deserves.
This website serves as an essential tool in placing home
buyers and sellers together. I receive email leads from
wonderful people like yourself that are interested in
These are just a few examples of how I put my marketing
plan in place to work for your property.
Tips for Selling Your Home
by J. Lammers
a little preparation and the guidance of a professional
real estate agent, you can help make the sale of your home
go much more smoothly. Key factors include setting the proper
price, effective marketing, and making your home sparkle
inside and out.
Inspect Your House
1. Inspect your home and make any necessary repairs or renovations
2. Tidy the exterior and give your home curb appeal
3. Thoroughly clean the interior and get rid of unneeded
Before putting your house on the market, a seller's inspection
is highly recommended. The inspection can help identify
previously unknown problems, as well as give you time to
make any necessary repairs or renovations. Likewise, many
states require sellers to disclose known problems with their
Consider hiring a professional home inspector, as they can
often identify problems that are easily overlooked by a
novice. Important things to look for include leaks, evidence
of wood rot and wood-destroying pests, structural integrity
and a thorough assessment of major systems such as the plumbing,
electrical, heating and cooling systems.
Give Your Home "Curb Appeal"
Even if your home is in good shape, there are probably a
few things you can do to make it really sparkle. This is
what's known as "curb appeal," and experts agree
that making a good first impression is a crucial factor
in attracting buyers. Improving your home's curb appeal
can be as easy as tidying up the yard, washing windows,
touching up exterior paint or even adding a new bed of flowers.
Cleanliness and Clutter
Houses look a lot smaller if they're crammed full of belongings-and
you can't just hide it in the garage either. Buyers like
to imagine storage spaces full of their belongings, not
yours. Get rid of clutter, and give the house a top-to-bottom
cleaning. In particular, make sure the kitchens and bathrooms
are immaculate. Buyers will notice right away if these rooms
If you want to go the extra mile, you might even consider
"staging" your house for showings. This can be
as simple as adding houseplants and some decorative lamps,
all the way to hiring an interior designer to bring in elaborate
rugs, antique furniture and expensive artworks.
Getting Your House Ready Inside and Out
•Mow the yard, trim hedges and edge sidewalks and
•Wash the windows, and repair screens and shutters
•Clean oil spots from the driveway
•Pressure wash the outside, or touch up paint if necessary
•Keep the entryway attractive
•Remove clutter and dust all surfaces
•Touch-up paint scuffs
•Thoroughly clean the kitchen and bathrooms
•Mop floors, shampoo carpets and clean fireplaces
•Organize closets so they appear spacious as possible
•Clear out the garage by holding a sale or donating
items to charity
•Make sure light switches and the doorbell work
•Store excessive photographs, trophies or other knick-knacks
•Consider adding plants or other items to "stage"