Central Florida Real Estate~The Good, the Bad & The Ugly by LaShawn Norden, REALTOR

Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Heritage Realty
As a 35 year Seminole County Native, I provide Real Estate services to those in Lake Mary, Sanford, Winter Springs, Altamonte, Longwood, Casselberry and Oviedo. Experienced in marketing & selling homes ranging from $100K to over $2M and in assisting Buyers to find a home that meets their personal and financial needs. Accredited Luxury Home Specialist & a Certified Distressed Property Expert with ample experience with distressed property purchases & sales!



  Only 10 days and counting...until the much anticipated "Street of Dreams" event will be open to the thousands (and I mean thousands!!) of people who will come see the mystery behind the wall!! This year, the "8th Annual Street of Dreams" event is being held in Lake Club, which is an exclusive, ...
  Often times, when a Buyer is relocating or an "in-town" customer wants to move, schools are a hot topic they question their agent about. Because not all schools are created equal, Buyers often seek the guidance of their Agent based on their family needs. Just recently, I was invited to particip...
Now that I've signed up for the TRANSNATIONAL REFERRAL CERTIFICATION (TRC) designation course (approved by the National Association of Realtors) and have obtained my Accredited Luxury Homes Specialist Designation, I am wondering if I am spending my time and money wisely.The TRC Designation Course...
As I usually do when I see it in my inbox, I opened the link to the Florida Association of Realtors electronic newsletter today and found that all of the articles were not only interesting, but "hot" topics of mine and many of my other colleagues.One of the articles actually addressed an topic th...
Tomorrow, I am showing property to a Buyer...yippeee! When I was scheduling the showings for my Buyer this evening, I noticed that they all had something in common...all three of them were "short sales" and the price and commissions were to be approved by the bank. O.K....I can handle that, as th...
I'm trying to go "more green" and would like to be able to write customized newsletters that I can email to my past clients, sphere, prospects, etc...I've tried E-Campaign, which runs about $35 per month, but am looking for other resources (preferably at less expense)...I've read a few other post...
When I first got my real estate license, the company I worked for used to say that each agent should have a "farm" area, walk it frequently, ask for listings in their farm and know everything about the community and the people who live there. They even suggested that being on the HOA Board or inv...
"STOP or I'LL SHOOT!!"....O.K., so maybe I'm exaggerating just a tad bit! Just recently, I was scheduled to host an Open House in St. Johns Landing, a gated community in Winter Springs, Florida. Just as I was about to slide my handy-dandy "Open House" sign into the ground at a nearby cross-street...
  Surprise, surprise, surprise! On the front page of today's paper, the Orlando Sentinel, (often referred to it as the Orlando Slantinel, the headline reads "Lenders slam the door on equity." It seems as though with the drop in home values, lenders are no longer allowing homeowners to utilize the...
Ok, so maybe the headline should read "What's a REALTOR gotta do to get feedback these days" as this is clearly an issue that affects all listing agents, regardless of gender.With this being only my second day as a member of AR, I am curious to know how many of you use an automated feedback syste...

LaShawn Norden

REALTOR, (321) 377-0157, Your Real Estate Advocate in Central FL
local_phone(407) 862-9700
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Selling or purchasing a home can be exciting and scary at the same time! The goal of my blog is to educate Central Florida Buyers & Sellers about the Good, the Bad & the Ugly things that can happen in a real estate transaction! As an advocate for consumers in Orange, Seminole and Volusia County, I especially enjoy working with first-time home buyers, relocation buyers, sellers of distressed property and luxury home sellers. Native to Central Florida, I'd welcome the opportunity to be your advocate too!

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