Winter Park, FL Real Estate News

By AngelaKristen Taylor, Integrative Real Estate Coach
(Master Agent Life)
Evernote... you may have heard of this incredible app. You may even have it downloaded. The big question is, are you truly getting the most out of this powerhouse of an app and utilizing it for every single one of your real estate needs? People in real estate tend towards being disorganized. Now, don't get me wrong... there are definitely some organized agents out there but the majority of us are sorely lacking when it comes to clean uncluttered desks, immaculately maintained file folders, and crisp clean notebooks. Evernote has the capability of ending the chaotic madness IF you use it correctly. So, first things first... You know all those reciepts you have piled up in that accordion folder that you typically don't take out until right before your taxes are due and you dump them on yo...
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By AngelaKristen Taylor, Integrative Real Estate Coach
(Master Agent Life)
As real estate agents, we tend to have what I call, "If Only" syndrome. "If Only" I had this lead source, "If Only" I had extra time in the day, "If Only" I had this techno-gadget, "If Only" I could get organized. The ONLY problem we really have and the one that keeps geting in our way time and time again and also the SAME one that prevents us from doing truck loads more business than we are right now is... CHAOS!  Chaos gets in our way every single day and in more ways than you realize. Did you lose a note, lose your keys, forget to send an email, forget to follow-up with that buyer, not plan your food for the day so now you're sitting in the drive through at Mc Donalds? Chaos makes us flustered. When we're flustered we forget things (more than usual). We become disorganized, stressed ...
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By AngelaKristen Taylor, Integrative Real Estate Coach
(Master Agent Life)
Okay so you bought an iPad (or another brand of tablet) and now that you have it, you realize it's one more thing you don't have the time to figure out properly. So you carry it around with you and play Angry Birds and check your email... Oh that's right! You have your phone for those things already! If you really want to make that iPad work for you and your business you need to take these three easy steps and then watch the magic unfold.   1. Visit the App Store with your business in mind. When I first bought mine, I also bought a $50 itunes card and loaded it on my account. I researched what agents were using and why and then carefully combed through the store for apps that would be the most useful and then checked reviews before buying. I got everything I needed and also managed to g...
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By AngelaKristen Taylor, Integrative Real Estate Coach
(Master Agent Life)
While we all know it's important to have a strategy when it comes to planning our business, we base those strategies upon what others have told us is true: 1. We need to be organized 2. We need to be structured 3. We need to block our time 4. We need a marketing plan 5. We need to follow-up So... what's wrong with these things? Nothing whatsoever... except for the fact that we as real estate agents typically have problems doing any of them. I have yet to meet an organized real estate agent. The fact is, the chaos involved in real estate is likely what attracted us to the career. Organized and chaos don't play well together. In fact structured and chaos don't play well either. That independent streak we love about ourselves is also what makes real estate so doable for us. We aren't strap...
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By AngelaKristen Taylor, Integrative Real Estate Coach
(Master Agent Life)
So... in case you're wondering about the latest in mobile technology, wishing you could be all mobile and techie like that OTHER Realtor you know (YOU know... the one who always has the latest of everything techie and somehow just seems to miraculously know how to use it the instant they get it in their hands...) this post is for you... :)   The thing with all us "real estate people" is that we love all the cool ideas out there and yet don't ever seem to implement any of them. Why is that? Well... we're busy, we don't really know where to start, we don't have time to research, we don't have time to learn and honestly... we really don't even know where to go TO learn anyway. The solution? Master Agent Life offers a service that makes it all happen FOR you so you just get to turn it on an...
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By Jeffrey Funk, Broker Associate | Team Leader
(eXp Realty)
Central Park - Winter Park, Florida With its excellent location, directly in the heart of the city, Central Park is the flagship park of all the recreational parks in Winter Park, Florida. Boasting 11 acres of land, it is the perfect location for events, festivals, and activities. Surrounded by several fountains, and lined by a canopy of oak trees, it is the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon stroll. On the south end of the park, visitors will also marvel in the beauty of the Central Park Rose Garden. Central Park is also surrounded by seemingly endless shops, boutiques, and dining establishments - all within a short walking distance.  Whether you attend the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, or an intimate wedding ceremony in the Rose Garden - you too, will see why Winter Park locals ...
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By AngelaKristen Taylor, Integrative Real Estate Coach
(Master Agent Life)
Have you updated your LinkedIn app yet? I am loving this version!   So how can you utilize this incredible app for your real estate mastery?   Well...   How many recommendations do you have?   What kind of clients do you have?   By adding your clients to LinkedIn and getting their recommendation after a successful transaction, you have a clear and easy way to show potential new clients exactly what kind of reputation you have and allow them to learn more about the variety of people you represent.   So picture this...   You're at a listing appointment... They have reservations about listing because they don't know much about you... They've just met you... You're now able to show them past recommendations along with a photo of your previously satisfied clients. Not to mention the whole di...
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By AngelaKristen Taylor, Integrative Real Estate Coach
(Master Agent Life)
In the real estate world of chaos and disorganization, assistants seem like the must-have accessory of any upstanding agent. An assistant will cost you at least $10/hour but definitely more for a good one and a lot more for an amazing one who knows the business as well, if not better, than you do. Even at part-time, you're still spending $200/week minimum. In thinking about conservation of your resources, namely time and money, do you really need that assistant?   Okay so what does your assistant do? Sorts through your chaos, makes some calls, sends some emails, maybe helps out with marketing items, data entry, puts your contracts together, files, etc? Sounds like a lot but in most cases... It really isn't. With the proper organizational systems in place along with good time management,...
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By AngelaKristen Taylor, Integrative Real Estate Coach
(Master Agent Life)
As much as I love the real estate agent's penchant for writing down task lists in a pretty little notebook, it's a bit difficult to sort through all the items on the list when they are each placed randomly on different pages. Does that sound familiar? Do you write your notes down sideways in the notebook sometimes, ignoring all those little blue lines? Do you circle each thought, showing how it all goes together rather than making straight lines down your page and just numbering them? Maybe you don't even have a notebook... Just random pieces of loose paper?   Okay so the big problem here is obvious but first we must address the real problem: why on earth don't we just take notes and write task lists the normal way?    1. We are chaotic and disorganized. 2. We like structure but have tr...
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By Eve Alexander, Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers
(Buyers Broker of Florida )
What Winter Park Home Buyers don't know about Real Estate Agents... 1.The Winter Park listing agent is not your buddy.  They work for the seller and their job is to sell the property for the highest price and most favorable terms for the seller. 2.  If a Winter Park property is listed with XYZ Realty, every agent that works at XYZ Realty is obligated to promote their brokers company listed properties.  Some agents get paid more commission if they sell  "in house". 3.  In Winter Park Florida 99.99% of real estate agents practice as "Transaction Brokers" with no loyalty to either the home buyer or the home seller.  If so, you as a Winter Park Home buyer, have no one to advocate for you. 4.  In Florida, if you wish to be a represented home buyer, you must have a written agreement with a Fl...
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By Eve Alexander, Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers
(Buyers Broker of Florida )
Florida's new "Home Inspection" rules:  UGH!!!    Florida has royally "screwed up" with the new Florida Home Inspector changes coming this summer. Just a long list of stuff that home inspectors don't need to check. Because we always recommend that the home buyer get a good home inspection, I was thinking that forcing Florida home inspectors to get licensed and setting up guidelines for home inspectors was going to be a good thing, the reality is that the list of items that inspectors no longer need to inspect is growing...  Let me name a few... 1. If a licensed home inspector finds termites, unless they have a additional license, they are not allowed to tell you. (..what termites? oh, that is just the grain in the wood...I don't see anything moving...) 2.  If the inspector goes up in th...
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By Steve Glose, TRC, CIPS, 407-616-7286, Orlando Real Estate, Orla
(Keller Williams Classic Group)
1652 BOMI CIR, WINTER PARK FL 32792                                                                     $$$ 170,000 $$$ Exterior Front Kitchen Den/Family/Great Room Dining Room Living Room Master Bedroom Master Bath Bedroom 2 Bath2 Bedroom 3 Swimming Pool/Hot Tub/Sauna Exterior Back Great opportunity to own a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in Winter Park.  This charming home has so much family fun space including a living room, dining room, spacious kitchen with breakfast bar and a great Family Room with plantation shutters.  The Master bedroom is an owners retreat and the Master bathroom is wonderfully undated.  The two additional bedrooms are well sized with ample closet space.  Walk out the back door and you are in a lush paradise with mature trees and a screened in swimming pool.  This ...
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By Eve Alexander, Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers
(Buyers Broker of Florida )
 Chiropractic and Acupuncture for Pets in Winter Park, Florida.   Some may think that any medical pet treatment other than a pill or surgery is voodoo...but not so.  There are many alternative treatments for Pets that involve natural and holistic care,  which in many cases can be more effective than traditional care. Chiropratic, Acupuncture, and Natural remedies should always be considered as an option for optimal health, particularly for active or senior pets.        Finding an alternative Veterinary office is not easy, but Winter Park Florida has one of the best: Veterinary Acupuncture and Complimentary Therapy Clinic Constance A. Dinatale D.V.M 743 Clay Street Winter Park, Fl. 32789 407-644-0080 Dr. Dinatale's office has treated all of the dogs pictured, each one of them are senior ...
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By Eve Alexander, Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers
(Buyers Broker of Florida )
Winter Park Florida Bank owned Foreclosure Homes Winter Park is considered one of the best addresses in Central Florida.  Winter Park Florida is a  quaint cultural city, centrally located and quite beautiful. Winter Park has no "cookie cutter" tract housing, therefore it has some of the nicest unique homes in Central Florida. Unlike the other cities, Winter Park has very few bank foreclosures.  Currently there are only three foreclosures in Orange County, Winter Park.    These Winter Park Foreclosures range  in Price from $220,000 to $574,000 with the average asking price at $133 a square foot.  These properties have been repossessed by the bank and are available for purchase. (Information taken from MLS April 2012)   1647 BERKSHIRE AVE, WINTER PARK  2 bedroom, 2 bath 2,400 square feet....
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By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(AmeriTeam Property Management)
Aloma's loss, First Baptist Atlanta's gain- one of God's soldiers marches on... Aloma's loss, First Baptist Atlanta's gain- one of God's soldiers marches on... This is a tough one.  There's an old Tennessee Ernie Ford country Gospel song that instructs us to live by the will of God, and to a call- or as it says, "Children go where I send thee...".  The Lord has chosen to lead Pastor Anthony George away from sunny Central Florida and Aloma Church- and has steered him towards First Baptist Atlanta. Aloma Church says farewell to Pastor Anthony tomorrow, and I say so long to my friend. http://www.alomachurch.org/answering-gods-call/ I first met Anthony George in September of 2006.  From the first time I heard him preach, I knew that he was speaking nothing but the truth.  What he spoke of a...
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By Steve Glose, TRC, CIPS, 407-616-7286, Orlando Real Estate, Orla
(Keller Williams Classic Group)
2733 AMSDEN RD, WINTER PARK FL, 32792                                                                   $$$ 130,000 $$$ Exterior Front Exterior Front Dining Room Living Room Kitchen Other: Hallway between living area and bedrooms Master Bedroom: Master bedroom with attached full bath Bedroom 2 Bath1: Hall bath View: View from screened porch/rear yard Patio/Deck Florida Room Light and Bright home with awesome water views from expansive sliders in living room and screened porch area, galley kitchen leads to an eat-in area, open concept living space, mature landscaping, 2-car garage was converted to a storage area with laundry/full bath - can be converted back to garage. Generous driveway parking. WOW! Lots of potential!! For the latest status on this property and many more in the Winter P...
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By Steve Glose, TRC, CIPS, 407-616-7286, Orlando Real Estate, Orla
(Keller Williams Classic Group)
7606 WAUNATTA CT, WINTER PARK FL 32791                                                    $$$ 199,000 $$$ Exterior Front Kitchen: Like New Kitchen Swimming Pool/Hot Tub/Sauna Den/Family/Great Room Den/Family/Great Room Dining Room Patio/Deck Master Bedroom Master Bath Bedroom 1 Bath2 Bath2 Winter Park! 3 Bedrooms, 2 bath spacious home. Updated with new carpet, new light fixtures, new stainless steel appliances and freshly painted. House located on a quiet, tree lined street, close to shopping, dining and major roads. All Winter Park schools. Do not Miss! For the latest status on this property and many more in the Winter Park Area, contact Steve Glose with Keller Williams Realty direct at 407-616-7286 or visit www.thefloridalivingteam.com. For a faster reply you can also email me at stev...
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By Steve Glose, TRC, CIPS, 407-616-7286, Orlando Real Estate, Orla
(Keller Williams Classic Group)
666 OVERSPIN DR, WINTER PARK FL 32789                                                                      $$$ 149,000 $$$ Exterior Front Kitchen Kitchen Facade/Exterior Front Great Room Living Room Great Room Bath1 Bath1 Bedroom 1 completely remodeled cozy 3/1 with separate family and living area. over sized backyard,close to Winter Park Dining and shopping. Renovations include new floors new roof, new appliances , counters and cabinets. Dont miss this opportunity!! For the latest status on this property and many more in the Winter Park area, contact Steve Glose with Keller Williams Realty direct at 407-616-7286 or visit www.thefloridalivingteam.com. For a faster reply you can also email me at steve@thefloridalivingteam.com. Prospective U.K. Buyers please call: 020-3239-7286. All infor...
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By Jim Poole, Zero Down, USDA Purchase Loans, FHA 203(K) Rehab & VA Streamline Loans
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By Eve Alexander, Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers
(Buyers Broker of Florida )
Winter Park Florida 32789 Short Sales in Windsong Windsong is a prestegious luxury community in Winter Park, Florida 32789.  Winter Park is the city of gracious living, with art, culture, music festivals and a lot of history.  Rich with large oak-tree canopies, brick streets  and custom homes, Winter Park is considered one of the most desirable cities in Orlando and Windsong is considerd a premier address.  Winter Park Florida's old world charm is reflected in the ambiance of Windsong.  The luxury communty of Windsong is located on the shores of 3 lakes; Lake Virginia, Lake Berry and Lake Mizell, with close proximity to downtown Orlando.   There are currently 17 homes for sale in Windsong, Winter Park, Florida 32789.  These luxury homes range in price from $630,000 to $7.9 Million three...
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