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Was looking at our 2017 Member profile and wanted to share some stats I found interesting. Our local association ,Orlando Regional Realtor Assn, ORRA is #8 in the country, with 14,214 members! 19% have less than 1year of experience and 6% have over 20 years.We are relatively equal in gender, with...
01/13/2018
Usually marketing to the "snow birds" is pretty easy when theyre having a cold winter.However, this past week was challenging.. While the NE was getting socked with snow and ice,, ( perfect time to suggest coming to FL....we were miserably cold as well The panhandle of the state saw snow, and clo...
01/09/2018
Am often asked "do Open Houses really work? "Well the answer is ,"Definitely, maybe!"However , they dont just magically occur, and a lot of work should be put into a successful Open House.* What time works best? Are there any events that could interfere?* Have you advertised enough? Handouts , in...
01/06/2018
Ok... you are at closing , title or atty office and they hand you the keys to your new home...BEFORE the movers arrive, here is a great blog by Debbie Reynolds that highlights 7 of the top things to do FIRST....( Love the Clorox wipe idea.. especially during cold and flu season!) 7 Must-Do's you ...
12/30/2017
This story was written by my broker and friend, Dee,who has just experienced one of the worst things ever.  We often forget that life is short and need to treasure every moment. My heart broke for her that morning, and while she is a strong woman, the loss is monumental.Some work too much, and fa...
12/20/2017
  Are you acting safely on Social media..???While we know people do business with who they know like and trust, social media puts you out there for all to see… Think before posting… and ask yourself “am I sharing too much?” Here are a few things to ponder....            Posting pics of others.. A...
11/09/2017
If you are like me, you aren't comfortable in front of the lens.Recently, tho, I had to do the dreaded update your profile and advertising pic.I splurged and hired a great local photographer for a "session". She did everthing from touching up makeup, hair to numerous clothing changes..( she told ...
10/28/2017
Its a full 24 hours since Hurricane Irma has left our beautiful Central Fl area.. Life is slowly going to get back to normal, but much faster than our southern areas. In the area that is the least hurricane prone area of the state its amazing to see the devastation that is done. From heavy oak br...
09/12/2017
So refreshing to see someone explain why it is so important even to investor/flippers to work hand in hand with a Realtor!   Real estate investors often sell their properties off-market, flat-fee list, or negotiate lower than average commission. Investor colleagues at the local REIA often tell me...
08/03/2017
Longwood Florida- This gem is tucked back in the Woodlands subdivision.5 bedrooms 3 bath POOL home!Split plan- Formal living room area adjoins the dining room, family room opens to covered lanai and screened in pool.Granite in kitchen, oversized indoor laundry and attached 2 car garage.Can close ...
06/09/2017
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