Dick Betts REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

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Being a REALTOR® anywhere is a very rewarding career as we help people make lifestyle changes.  First time homebuyers, as the family grows needing a bigger home, relocating for a job or simply a change, downsizing as children venture out onto their own and my case working with folks who have work...
06/10/2021
I belong to about 10 Facebook groups discussing life in The Villages and surrounding areas.  I do this to pick up leads for my business as many people are thinking about moving here from around the country join to start learning about the area and asking questions.  One topic that seems to come u...
06/09/2021
I’m an early riser and enjoy the quiet time before 8:00 am to read, clear up any leftover paperwork and generally catch up on work and the world.  I like to think about my day, make a mental list or sometimes write a list of “To Do’s” I would like to accomplish and get ready for unexpected surpri...
06/07/2021
My home town was 5 miles from a Penn State Campus in Mont Alto, PA.  The campus offered Forest Technology and so I learned early on the difference between an arborist and a guy in a pickup truck with a chain saw.  My current home here in The Villages, Florida has a 50-foot oak tree and it is my p...
06/04/2021
I have a financial advisor I work with who I won his business helping him with a problem listing for one of his clients.  The property was on and off the market for two years, I showed the property twice and he called and asked me if I wanted the listing.  I told him I would try and did sell the ...
06/03/2021
Growing up in a small town in Pennsylvania parades were always a big deal, the parade season started on Memorial Day, then 4th of July and Christmas.  My dad was a big fan of parades and as far back as I can remember we were on Main Street to watch the parades. Memorial Day was a very special par...
05/31/2021
The question most REALTORS® get regularly is how’s the market and we try our best to explain it good for both buyers and sellers, today that is a little harder to try to explain.  I do believe in the old saying “real estate is local” which is true in many ways but when you have buyers looking and...
05/27/2021
Like most of the REALTORS® I know we just keep writing and sending, writing and sending offers only to have nothing to show for it.  Working in The Villages, Florida most of my buyers are scattered around the country and one is in Brazil, my DocuSign account is getting a workout.    I recall the ...
05/25/2021
 The other day I had friends stop over and the discussion turned to real estate, one of them said “I guess in this market about anybody can be a REALTOR@”, hmmm wait a minute.  I knew that wasn’t a slam rather what maybe some of the public thinks but we still do all the things we normally do in a...
05/24/2021
When I decided to go to work as a REALTOR® in The Villages, Florida I nicknamed myself “The Golf Cart REALTOR®”.  It seemed only fitting as I drive my four-seater golf cart to do real estate 90% of the time.  It’s great loading up a couple that I am showing homes to get the feel of golf cart livi...
05/21/2021
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Dick Betts

REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
local_phone(717) 860-3107
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