For Buyers

Buying A Home
To Help You FIND A Home We Will:
  • Discuss your home requirements, including style, location and price
  • Review specific facts of financial alternatives to determine the price most suited to your financial abilities.
  • Provide information on all homes available in the area of your choice, not just those listed in the MLS
  • Provide access to the MLS directly from my website to see all Residential Properties listed by all Realtors available today
  • Show you the entire area you select, locating schools (Palm Beach County Schools) shopping areas, recreational facilities and houses of worship
To Help You CHOOSE A Home We Will:
  • Discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each home in relation to your specific needs
  • Upon request obtain the necessary written information on taxes, local laws ordinances, building permits, inspection reports and comparable sales
  • Upon request give you a complete estimated settlement expense sheet for any home on which you make an offer -- there will be no surprises
To Help You BUY A Home We Will:
  • Explain all the financial alternatives, to find the lowest cost financing available on the home you choose
  • Handle all the detail work and negotiations, carefully explain all written documents, and give you a copy of everything you sign
To Help You to LIVE In Your New Home:
  • We will help in transferring all utilities and services
  • Stay in touch after the closing.

For Sellers

South Florida real estate market is experiencing an incredible change in the way real estate is bought, sold and marketed. If you are ready to list your Boca Raton, Delray Beach or in the surrounding area, you will require an experienced full time Realtor. Our Goal is to get you the best possible price, with the least amount of stress, and in the time frame that meets your needs.

Professional Representation: Our expert team will meet with meet with you to discuss the many ways our firm will professionally represent you.

Custom and Exclusive Marketing Plan: We will design a custom marketing plan and strategy exclusive to your property to attract more buyers and review and help you formulate competitive pricing information.

Multiple Listing Service (MLS): Your home will be marketed to other real estate professionals, locally, nationally and internationally by promoting it in the Multiple Listing Service,

Direct mail: When appropriate, our marketing strategy may include mailing professional full color postcards to prospective buyers.

Virtual Tours and Professional Photography: Upon listing your home we hire a professional photographer to take pictures and in some instances do a 360 virtual tours of the best areas of the house. Virtual Tours and additional photos allow buyers to learn specifics about a particular property early on in the search process. Many times buyers only look at homes that have virtual tours.

World-Wide-Web... includes: Realtor.com, Trulia.com, HomesandLand.com, Yahoo ,Google and many more. Our web sites put millions unique visitors in orbit around your online listings each month. More than 80% of buyers use internet to search for a home with Abrams/Block Realty Group your success is sure to be out of this world.

Advertising: We will discuss our advertising program which includes local print media and other advertising benefits to you.

Disclosure Forms: We will provide you with and explain the various written disclosures to make your home more saleable.

Signage: Our realty firm's sign will be placed on your property (where allowed).

Showing the Property: A quick response will be provided to other brokers desiring to show your home. If requested by you, we will accompany you on all showings of your home.

Keep you Informed: Our team will keep you informed on a regular basis and provide you with feedback on all showings.

Qualify Buyers: We will bring you financially pre-qualified buyers.

Offers and Negotiations: We will present and discuss with you all written offers and help you negotiate with the buyer or buyer's agent.

Property Inspections: We will attend property inspections and appraisals.

Closing: We will attend your closing and help resolve any issues that may arise.

Follow-up: We will keep in contact and follow-up on any remaining details after the sale.

We understand that your home is your biggest investment. That is why when it is time to sell, you should seek the help of a professional Realtor. If you would like to get in touch about your next home sale, please contact us at your convenience.

BECOMING A FLORIDA RESIDENT

Once an individual decides to change his/her State of domicile, he/she should consider taking as many of the steps listed in the checklist below as possible to further evidence his/her intention to make the new State his/her primary home. The changes should be effected near-simultaneously with the change in domicile. State taxing authorities are likely to discount those changes that take place a substantial period of time prior to or after the purported date of the change of domicile.


Of course, common sense should prevail in considering the checklist. The list is offered as an illustration only, and even full compliance with the list will not guarantee that a change in domicile will be respected. Each individual's activities, patterns and contacts in both the old State and the new State will be unique, and cannot all be covered in a generalized checklist.

In layman's terms, domicile is essentially the place that "one calls home." State taxing authorities will look at the totality of an individual's activities, patterns and contacts to try and determine which State appears to be most significant to the taxpayer.

This is especially true if changing domicile. In the absence of conduct that shows a clear and definite intent to change domicile, the prior State of domicile will claim that there has not been, in fact, any change in domicile. Accordingly, taxpayers should periodically review their contacts both in the old State and the new State to see how their activities, patterns and contacts would appear to taxing authorities in the old State.

Change Address
Homestead, Exemption Application. File for homestead exemption at the Properly Appraiser's Office of Palm Beach County. Florida. The South County Service Center of the Property Appraiser's Office is located at 501 South Congress Avenue, Suite 150, Delray Beach, Florida 33445. Phone: (561) 276-1250. Hours of Operation are Monday through Friday. 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Property Appraiser's website is listed on Exhibit A. A homestead exemption application and instructions can be accessed through the Property Appraiser's website.


Declaration of Domicile. File a Declaration of Domicile in the Office of the Clerk & Comptroller of Palm Beach County. You must bring some form of legal identification. Acceptable forms of identification include, but are not limited to an identification card or driver's license issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and a passport issued by the Department of State of the United States. You may leave the Declaration of Domicile at the South County Courthouse, 200 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida 33445. Phone: 561-355-2991. Hours of Operation are Monday through Friday. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Declaration of Domicile will be forwarded to the Central County Courthouse in West Palm Beach where all domicile declarations are formally filed. There will be a small recording fee owed at the time of the submission of the Declaration of Domicile. The Office of the Clerk & Comptroller of Palm Beach County website address is listed on Exhibit A.

Florida Driver's License. Obtain a Florida driver's license and relinquish your old State of residence driver's license. The contact information for the Delray Beach office of the Palm Beach County Driver License Office is 14570 South Military Trail, C-3, Delray Beach, Florida 33484. Phone: (561) 681-6333. Hours of Operation are Monday through Friday. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles website address is listed on Exhibit A.

Change Your Address on Bills. Pick up change of address forms at the local post office branch in Florida. Change your address on utility bills, phone bills, cable bills, credit card bills, other bills and newspaper and magazine subscriptions to your new Florida address.

File Tax Returns in Florida.
File Federal Income Tax Return with the IRS Center corresponding to Florida: Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service Center Atlanta, GA 39901-0102.
File resident tax returns in Florida and pay taxes there. Contact your accountant, attorney or financial advisor for information on taxes applicable to Florida residents. Contact information for the West Palm Beach Service Center of the Florida Department of Revenue is 2468 Metrocentre Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33407-3105, Phone: (561) 640-2800. The Florida Department of Revenue website is listed on Exhibit A.
File a nonresident, rather than a resident, income tax return in your current State of residence provided there is no current State of residence based income. Have your accountant contact your current State of residence Department of Revenue Services to remove you from your current State of residence income tax rolls.

Change Automobile and Boat Registrations. Reregister automobiles and boats, if any in Florida and relinquish registrations in your current state of residence. The contact information for the Delray Beach office of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is located at 14570 South Military Trail, C-3, Delray Beach, Florida 33484. Phone: (561) 681-6333. Hours of Operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Florida Department of Highway Safely and Motor Vehicles website address is listed on Exhibit A. Bring title, registration and proof of insurance to the Palm Beach County Tax Collector’s Delray Beach Branch Office, 501 South Congress Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida 33445. Hours of Operation are Monday - Friday. 8:00AM - 5:00 PM. Motor Vehicles Phone: (561) 355-2622. The Palm Beach County Tax Collector's website address is listed on Exhibit A.

Change Voter Registration Location. Register to vote in Florida and vote in each election. To register to vote in Delray Beach, Florida go to the Palm Beach County Supervisors of Elections Southeast Branch Office located at 345 South Congress Avenue, Room #103, Delray Beach. Florida 33445, Phone: (561) 276-1226. You may access an online voter registration form at the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections website whose address is listed on Exhibit A.

Other Actions
Furnish your Florida home more extensively than your prior State of domicile/residence home.
Transfer works of art, expensive furniture and heirlooms to your Florida residence.
Transfer safe deposit box contents to Florida.
Open a bank account in Florida.
Transfer securities to a brokerage account opened in Florida.
Refer to Florida residence in all trusts and other legal documents.
Associate with entities of the new state
Obtain doctors and dentists in Florida.
Join country or social clubs in Florida.
Affiliate with a religious groups in Florida.
Affiliate with Florida organizations and consider reduction in level of commitment with your current State of residence organizations.
Where feasible, have family gatherings and social activities centered in Florida rather than your current State of residence.
Consider acquiring cemetery plots in Florida.
Keep track of travel to and from Florida (such as credit card charges for travel, etc.) to provide evidence of the amount of time spending in Florida.

EXHIBIT A
Name of Entity/Website Address

Palm Beach Counts Properly Appraiser's Office http://www.pbcgov.com/papa/index.htm
Office of the Clerk & Comptroller of Palm Beach County http://www.pbcountyclerk.com
Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Driver’s Licenses http://hsmv.state.fl.us/html/dlnew.html
Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Automobile And Boat Registrationhttp://www.flhsmv.gov/html
Palm Beach County Tax Collector http://www.pbcgov.com/tax
Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections http://pbcelections.org
The Florida Department of Revenue http://dor.myflorida.com/dor
The Social Security Administration Southeast Regional Offices http://www.ssa.gov/atlanta/southeast/fl/florida.htm