Agent

April DeBoe in Stuart, Florida

Broker Associate
Contact Agent

The Keyes Company
[email protected]
Stuart, Florida

772.497.1330
772.486.8004



April DeBoe, Broker – Associate, has joined the award – winning real estate brokerage, The Keyes Company!





DeBoe grew up around the construction and design industry, as it was her family’s business in New Jersey. Carrying on the tradition after moving to Florida as a teenager, she attended the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and graduated in 2001.

For over ten years, DeBoe owned her own South Florida design firm, where she garnered expertise in residential, commercial, display window and yacht design.

“Working with yachts in an incredible experience,” DeBoe said. “They are like mini houses. The challenge is using the space as efficiently and effectively as possible. Yachts must be treated with the utmost integrity, as everything https://twitter.com/DeBoeRealtor. Everything has a function, and it is my job to make sure it functions optimally. That attention to detail, function and aesthetics strengthened my skills for residential and commercial design.”

Realtor® since 2017 and Broker – Associate as of 2021, DeBoe specializes in residential, commercial, business, relocation and luxury real estate.

Buyers and Sellers affectionately refer to DeBoe as their “Personal Shopper”. She isn’t just looking for a 3/2/2 with a pool… She is hunting for the best purchase that will deliver your wish list. She believes dreams are possible and do come true. Dreams begin with a desire, then the imagination creates the vision and the final key is The Personal Shopper. The Keyes Personal Shopper has a vivacious personality, a zest for life and a genuine commitment to each transaction, ethically representing her buyers’ and sellers’ best interest.

Why she does what she does: “I find the job really rewarding because it has all sorts of challenges… I never want to walk away from a closing with a customer unsure if they made the right decision. My Job is to arm my customers with the information available and the knowledge and experience I have to best make a decision to buy or sell and at the best market price to achieve success. People work hard to earn the money to purchase a home, often it is the most important investment in their lifetime. I consider it a great honor to be a part of each customer’s transaction. Whether it is their personal residence, second or third residence, business and/or commercial property, I am invited into their life and trusted with their personal, confidential and privileged information, I am honored to be trusted to handle sensitive information and to do it with integrity and respect for all I represent.


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Pre-Listing


1 Make appointment with seller for listing presentation


2 Send seller a written or e-mail confirmation of listing appointment and call to confirm
 3 Review pre-appointment questions


4 Research all comparable currently listed properties


5 Research sales activity for past 6 months from MLS and public records databases
 

6 Research “Average Days on Market” for this property of this type, price range and location


7 Download and review property tax roll information


8 Prepare Preliminary “Comparable Market Analysis” (CMA) to establish fair market value


9 Obtain copy of subdivision plat/complex lay-out


10 Research property’s ownership & deed type


11 Research property’s public record information for lot size & dimensions

12 Research and verify legal description


13 Research property’s land use coding and deed restrictions

14 Research property’s current use and zoning


15 Verify legal names of owner(s) in county’s public property records


16 Prepare listing presentation package with above materials


17 Perform exterior “Curb Appeal Assessment” of subject property


18 Compile and assemble formal file on property


19 Confirm current public schools and explain impact of schools on market value


20 Review listing appointment checklist to ensure all steps and actions have been completed


Listing Appointment Presentation


21 Give seller an overview of current market conditions and projections


22 Review agent’s and company’s credentials and accomplishments in the market


23 Present company’s profile and position or “niche” in the marketplace


24 Present CMA Results To Seller, including Comparables, Solds, Current Listings

25 Offer pricing strategy based on professional knowledge of current market conditions


26 Discuss Goals With Seller To Market Effectively

27 Explain market power of staging a home to be “show ready”


28 Explain market power and benefits of Multiple Listing Service


29 Explain market power of web marketing

30 Explain the work the brokerage and agent do “behind the scenes” and agent’s commitment to showing and selling your listing

31 Explain agent’s role in taking calls to screen for qualified buyers and protect seller from curiosity seekers


32 Present and discuss strategic master marketing plan

33 Review and explain all clauses in Listing Contract & Addendum


Once Property is Under Listing Agreement


34 Review current title information


35 Measure overall and A/C square footage


36 Measure interior room sizes


37 Confirm lot size via owner’s copy of certified survey, if available


38 Note any unrecorded property lines, agreements, easements

39 Obtain house plans, if applicable and available


40 Review house plans and make copy


41 Obtain plat map for retention in property’s listing file


42 Prepare showing instructions for buyers’ agents and agree on showing time schedule with seller


43 Obtain current mortgage loan(s) information: companies and & loan account numbers


44 Provide closing agent with current loan information with lender(s)


45 Discuss assumability of loan(s) and any special requirements


46 Discuss possible buyer financing alternatives and options with seller


47 Review current appraisal if available


48 Identify Home Owner Association manager if applicable


49 Verify Home Owner Association Fees with manager – mandatory or optional and current annual fee


50 Obtain copy of Homeowner Association bylaws, if applicable


51 Research electricity availability and supplier’s name and phone number

52 Calculate average utility usage from last 12 months of bills


53 Research and verify city sewer/septic tank system


54 Water System: Calculate average water fees or rate from last 12 months of bills

55 Well Water: Confirm well status, depth and output from Well Report


56 Natural Gas: Research/verify availability and supplier’s name and phone number


57 Verify security system, current term of service and whether owned or leased, if applicable 


58 Verify if seller has transferable Termite Bond


59 Ascertain need for lead-based paint disclosure


60 Prepare detailed list of property amenities and assess market impact


61 Prepare detailed list of property’s “Inclusions & Conveyances with Sale”

62 Compile list of completed repairs and maintenance items


63 Send “Vacancy Checklist” to seller if property is vacant


64 Explain benefits of Home Owner Warranty to seller


65 Assist sellers with completion and submission of Home Owner Warranty Application

66 When received, place Home Owner Warranty in property file for conveyance at time of sale


67 Have extra key made for lockbox


68 Verify if property has rental units involved. And if so:

69 Make copies of all leases for retention in listing file

70 Verify all rents & deposits

71 Inform tenants of listing and discuss how showings will be handled

72 Arrange for installation of yard sign, unless otherwise not permissible by community/HOA


73 Provide seller with of Seller’s Disclosure form for completion by seller


74 “New Listing Checklist” Completed

75 Review results of Curb Appeal Assessment with seller and provide suggestions to improve salability


76 Review results of Interior Décor Assessment and suggest changes to shorten time on market

77 Professional photos


Entering the Listing Property into MLS Database


78 Load listing into MLS database, Prepare MLS Profile Sheet — Agents is responsible for “quality control” and accuracy of listing data


79 Enter property data from Profile Sheet

80 Proofread MLS database listing for accuracy – including proper placement in mapping function

81 Add property to company’s Active Listings list


82 Provide seller with signed copies of Listing Agreement

83 Provide seller withy MLS Profile Sheet Data Form within 48 hours
 Marketing The Listing

84 Create Internet ads

85 Coordinate showings with owners, tenants, and other Realtors®. Return all calls and/or inquiries

86 Install electronic lock box if authorized by owner


87 Review comparable MLS listings regularly to ensure property remains competitive in price, terms, conditions and availability

88 Upload listing to company and agent Internet sites

89 Advise Network Referral Program of listing


90 Provide marketing data to buyers coming through international relocation networks


91 Provide marketing data to buyers coming from referral network


92 Provide “Special Feature” cards for marketing, if applicable


93 Submit ads to company’s participating Internet real estate sites


94 Price changes conveyed promptly to all Internet groups


95 Review weekly Market Study


96 Discuss feedback from showing agents with seller to determine if changes will accelerate the sale


97 Place regular weekly update calls to seller to discuss marketing & pricing


The Offer and Contract


98 Receive and review all Offer to Purchase contracts submitted by buyers or buyers’ agents.


99 Evaluate offer(s) and prepare a “net sheet” on each for the owner for comparison purposes

100 Counsel seller on offers. Explain merits and weakness of each component of each offer


101 Contact buyers’ agents to review buyer’s qualifications and discuss offer


102 Email Seller’s Disclosure to buyer’s agent or buyer upon request and prior to offer if possible


103 Confirm buyer is pre-qualified by calling Loan Officer


104 Obtain pre-qualification letter on buyer from Loan Officer


105 Negotiate all offers on seller’s behalf, setting time limit for loan approval and closing date


106 Prepare and convey any counteroffers, acceptance or amendments to buyer’s agent

107 Email copies of contract and all addendums to closing attorney or title company


108 When Offer to Purchase Contract is accepted and signed by seller, deliver to buyer’s agent

109 Record and promptly deposit buyer’s earnest money in escrow account.


110 Disseminate “Under-Contract Showing Restrictions” as seller requests 1

111 Deliver copies of fully signed Offer to Purchase contract to seller


112 Email copies of Offer to Purchase contract to Selling Agent


113 Email copies of Offer to Purchase contract to lender


114 Provide copies of signed Offer to Purchase contract for office file


115 Advise seller in handling additional offers to purchase submitted between contract and closing


116 Change status in MLS to “Sale Pending”



Tracking the Loan Process


117 Confirm Verifications Of Deposit

118 Follow Loan Processing Through To The Underwriter


119 Add lender and other vendors to transaction management program so agents, buyer and seller can track progress of sale

120 Contact lender weekly to ensure processing is on track

121 Relay final approval of buyer’s loan application to seller


Home Inspection


122 Coordinate buyer’s professional home inspection with seller


123 Review home inspector’s report


124 Enter completion into transaction management tracking software program


125 Explain seller’s responsibilities with respect to loan limits and interpret any clauses in the contract


126 Ensure seller’s compliance with Home Inspection Clause requirements

127 Recommend or assist seller with identifying and negotiating with trustworthy contractors to perform any required repairs


128 Negotiate payment and oversee completion of all required repairs on seller’s behalf, if needed


The Appraisal


129 Schedule Appraisal


130 Provide comparable sales used in market pricing to Appraiser 154 Follow-Up On Appraisal


131 Enter completion into transaction management program


132 Coordinate closing process with buyer’s agent and lender


133 Update closing forms & files


134 Ensure all parties have all forms and information needed to close the sale


135 Select location where closing will be held


136 Confirm closing date and time and notify all parties


137 Work with buyer’s agent in scheduling and conducting buyer’s Final Walk-Thru prior to closing


138 Request final closing figures from closing agent (attorney or title company)


139 Receive & carefully review closing figures to ensure accuracy of preparation

140 Coordinate this closing with seller’s next purchase and resolve any timing problems


141 Have a “no surprises” closing so that seller receives a net proceeds check at closing


142 Refer sellers to one of the best agents at their destination, if applicable

143 Change MLS status to Sold. Enter sale date, price, selling broker and agent’s ID numbers, etc.


144 Close out listing in transaction management program




“The April Advantage”, Listing Guarantee!!



Entering into a listing agreement with a real estate agent can be a risky business. Every sales representative will promise the world when it comes to effectively marketing your home, but how many of them can back that up with a solid performance guarantee?

Most sellers worry about being locked into a lengthy listing agreement with a possibly less than competent real estate agent, costing your home valuable time and exposure on the market. Our guarantee takes the risk and the fear out of listing your home. How? We are providing you with a rock solid performance guarantee including the right to cancel your listing agreement.



I will be present for all showings

I will hold one open house per week till your house is sold

I will give a status update every Friday 

I will promptly return all calls, text and/or emails the same day, based upon priority

I will stage your house with your belongs making it “show ready”

I will consult with you regarding any trades people needed to facilitate and repairs or improvements 

I will serve as your liasion between you and any trade services needed

I will give you my undivided attention

I will represent your investment with professional knowledge, confidence and a smile!!




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