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My community lucked out and we only got rain .. but enough that we now have standing water... and yes,,, MOSQUITO breeding areas...Here is great info shared from my local and state health departments. In the wake of rain storms, Seminole County and the Florida Department of Health remind you to d...
06/07/2016
Great blog Margaret !  I think there is a lot of advice given on the How To that worked for many in years past, and that was one.. It was prior to the consumer being able to research everything on line prior to contacting a Realtor. We need to remember that the caller is often more familiar with ...
06/07/2016
Woke up this AM to the local news stations beginning their tropical storm warnings,  common from June-Nov in Florida,Then the email alerts started from the Emergency Management Center."The Office of Emergency Management is closely monitoring the tropical disturbance developing near the Yucatan Pe...
06/05/2016
Recently received a call from my SOI for a consult on selling their home.."Of course Id be happy to come over and talk with you...How is tomorrow at 11 or at 2?"Scrambled to pull comps, researched their subdivision, and knew my DOM and sold stats......off  I go.Pull up to a home with less than de...
03/31/2016
  Since September is  Realtor Safety month , thought I would share one of the most valuable lessons, taught to me by my Mother when I was just a little girl.When my brother and I were having our spats..My Mother had a rule... " STOP, and take a deep breath, Count to 3,,,,,, 1001,1002,1003 , befor...
08/30/2015
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Living in central  Florida year round, , we are used to HOT...( I think we are closer to the sun than anywhere else most of the time...)Our spring season is like our northern counterparts summer, not only temperatres, but the real estate market too..Since we dont have to winterize homes here, we ...
05/31/2015
Whats my #1 tip for preparing your home for sale???C-L-E-A-N....  think  Scrubbing-Bubbles on steroids! Everyone I know has a different definition of what  “clean” means. To a kid, Clean up your room, may just be picking up toys....  To my husband, cleaning up after dinner, is putting dishes in t...
05/24/2015
Great blog ....     This is a great idea to have for HOA/COA as well !!The more prepared the home buyer/renter is the better.Cant wait to share this idea with my customers wih pets.  Pet Resumes are the Newest Invention for Renters   If you own a dog or a cat and are trying to rent, you have prob...
04/20/2015
We live in a world of everchanging disclosures. In addition to the normal seller disclosure, we have added.. PolyB plumbing, Aluminum wiring, Termite, Sinkhole, Mold, and of course.....Chinese drywall. I watched the programon 60 minutes a few weeks back and the first thoughtI had was " wow.. how ...
03/13/2015
This is such a great blog about the struggles of  home-selling... many think all we (Realtors) do is open a door,not realizing all the hours we spend getting the potential buyers vetted by lenders, research of comparable comps ,etc  etc...   Do you like Fun houses? How about the rolling barrel at...
02/20/2015
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