Dick Betts REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

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Being a REALTOR® in The Villages, Florida is much like most cities and towns when it comes to prices of homes.  To give you an idea I have a closing this Thursday for $232,000, had a $420,000 listing of mine go pending, did a virtual tour with an out of town buyer with a budget of $800,000 and ye...
05/18/2021
My last two listing appointments have been a challenge, not for the reason most REALTORS® think rather homes not matching tax records.  First The Villages are a 55 and over community and the area I am working on getting listings was built in 1998.  So now the first owners of these homes are in th...
05/17/2021
Last year I was contacted by a financial adviser here in The Villages to help with a problem listing for one of his clients.  The owner tried to sell it himself for over a year it was then listed with a broker for 210 day before I got it, The Betts Team got it sold.  The same financial advisor ca...
05/17/2021
What a great place to call home! How about BOND paid?  This unique Designer Gardenia expanded to 2,297 square feet offers everything needed in a home.  Centered in the heart of The Villages just 2 miles from Lake Sumter Landing offers dining, shopping and entertainment, .7 miles to both Mallory H...
05/06/2021
The hot nationwide housing market is not only effecting Florida but also The Villages, Florida.  We see different home price points having more demand than others and mostly in the higher price ranges.  The Villages, Florida is a unique housing market, homes start at the low 100’s to over a milli...
04/29/2021
There has been some discussion about where to place your phone at the dining room table or to keep in it your purse of pocket. It is correct to keep your phone in purse or pocket if you are wearing an Apple Watch so you can see who is calling, texting and other notifications. Also, if you are hav...
04/28/2021
Thrilled for my Buyers, after 5 months of searching for the perfect home they decided a lake home was it for their family. Located on the 500-acre Lake Panasoffkee a few miles west of The Villages, FL I'm sure they will love their new home and all the area offers!The Villages is a 55+ community w...
04/27/2021
Florida population is growing at a rate of 950 domestic migrants a day, so what is a domestic migrant?  Domestic migrants are defined by the tax records of citizens in other states moving to Florida, according to U.S. Census data, Florida has the highest level of net domestic migration.  So where...
04/22/2021
Working an Open House today which here in The Villages is important with so many seasonal renters and folks coming for the “Lifestyle Visit” packages offered by the developer.  The Villages has their own Licensed Sales Associates which are not REALTORS®, they don’t belong to local, state of natio...
04/21/2021
So, my last video I built for my open house scheduled for tomorrow has raised some interesting comments.  I wanted the video to create interest on all the social media accounts so I decided to use flames, if you missed the video it is below.  My thoughts were it’s a hot market or I have people us...
04/20/2021
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Dick Betts

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