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Open Houses From June 22-24, 2018

Friday- June 22

3833 Mango St. Saint James City: 3pm-5pm Hosted by Allen Steinhart

 

Saturday- June 23

1904 SW 44th Ter: 11am-2pm Hosted by Jon Paquette

2454 NW 22nd Ter: 1pm-4pm Hosted by Wood Casimir

1919 SW 27th St: 10am-1pm Hosted by Allen Steinhart

222 SW 34th Ter: 2pm-4pm Hosted by Allen Steinhart

2951 SW 30th St: 1pm-4pm Hosted by Vincenza Olson

4051 River Bank Way Port Charlotte: 11am-3pm Hosted by Sharon Tinnin

 

Sunday- June 24

1904 SW 44th Ter: 11am-2pm Hosted by Jon Paquette

806 SW 54th Ln: 11am-2pm Hosted by Eva Burd 

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5 Tools to Boost Your Facebook Marketing in 2018

Facebook and social media are no longer just "the future". It's here. It's happening. It's where 9 out of 10 American companies build their business. It's where more than 87% of realtors build their businesses. It's now.

 The importance of your social media presence is huge and is only going to continue to rise. If you haven't committed to your social media strategy fully, it's time. There's no time to waste. Social media has taken the win as far as driving traffic to websites over Google, and if that doesn't say something to you, then I don't know what will. Also, I hate to break it to you, but that lead generating site that you pay hundreds of dollars to, is getting their leads straight from

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Do You Even Need Flood Insurance? 

By Cara Csotty

"I won't flood", "I can't flood", and as Luke Bryan sang, "rain makes corn and corn makes whiskey", so rain is a good thing, right? Well, the big deal is that in the last 5 years, all 50 states have had a flash flood or flooding event. Based on Flood Insurance Rate Maps, Florida has 6 of the country's 10 most at-risk cities to be affected by storm surge. The west coast of Florida is home to four: Tampa, Bradenton, Fort Myers, and Naples.

We commonly hear "flood insurance will cost too much to purchase", but this could not be further from reality. There are currently two ways to buy flood insurance. One is through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and the other is through a new

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Breathtaking Views of Florida That Are The Perfect End To Your Day

Florida is absolutely gorgeous! The views of the ocean, the wildlife, and best of all, the sunsets. Mother Nature sure knew what she was doing when she created those masterpieces, because the colors alone are enough to make you move here. One of the most consistently beautiful sunsets that we've found are in Marathon, Fl in the Florida Keys. We've compiled a few photos that just might be the perfect end to your day. 

Do you have any breathtaking sunset photos you'd like to share? Comment below! 

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Get out an explore your community this weekend by stopping in to some of our Open Houses! Here is a complete list of Open Houses in Lee County: 

Thursday, June 07: 11am-1pm, 9170 Water Tupelo Rd, Fort Myers, Hosted by Brent Garrett 

Friday, June 08: 11am-1pm, 9170 Water Tupelo Rd, Fort Myers, Hosted by Brent Garrett

Saturday, June 09: 12pm-3pm, 9170 Water Tupelo Rd, Fort Myers, Hosted by Allen Steinhart 

Sunday, June 10: 11am-2pm, 5019 Chiquita Blvd S, Cape Coral, Hosted by Rachel Lagana 

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Tips on Buying a Home 

by Stefanie Gruber, Sale Manager for Tampa office 

If you're thinking about buying a home, you'll want to carefully choose the real estate professional you work with during the process. 

You should commit yourself to working with one sales associate who can learn your likes and dislikes in homes to make your home-buying process easier. Choose a professional who specializes in residential real estate and who has specific knowledge of the local real estate and mortgage markets. 

The person you choose should listen to you and be interested enough in you to find out about your housing needs and preferences. Service first should be the motto of the professional you choose with services going above and beyond what you

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Knowing The Threats of Hurricanes: For Those Moving To Florida

If you're thinking of moving to Florida, chances are, you've had a few family members or friends warn you of the dangers of hurricanes....we know. Those of you moving from the north, first of all, great choice; paradise awaits. Second of all , you know how it is when it snows. If you're from a place where it snows all the time, your city is prepared and knows how to handle the situation. Hurricanes are a bit the same to an extent. If you are prepared, the damages are lessened, and if you aren't, well, let's just focus on the positives. In order to know how to be prepared, you'll need to know the actual dangers that are involved with hurricanes. Knowledge is power. 

What is a

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How Realtors Actually Save You Money

There's a few misconceptions out there revolving around paying realtors and we're here to educate and excite you about the savings they can actually bring! Many people (mistakingly) think that they shouldn't pay a realtor for something they can just do themselves. They gripe about the realtor's small commission thinking it's a waste of money, but the reality is, when you hire a qualified realtor, the savings you'll gain are far more than any commission you'll pay. The fact of the matter is, buying or selling your home is stressful, time consuming, and can get very expensive if you don't have the right help. Here's some enlightenment into how realtors save you money in the end:

1. They have a team ready to

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Curb Appeal Changes That Can Make You Money

Before putting your home up for sale, there are changes that can be made that are actually worth it when you go to sell your home. Here is a list of curb appeal changes that can actually end up making you more money than they cost you!

1. Update your mailbox 

Mailboxes are likely the first thing that people see when pulling up to your house. You want to make sure it is in good condition so it can make a good first impression for your home. This is one of the cheapest items to replace, if needed, and sometimes will only take a coat of spray paint that can cost as low at $2-3 to bring it back to life. Looking for cheap ways to upgrade your home? This is an easy fit. 

2. Power-wash

Power-wash

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Top Waterfront Restaurants in Cape Coral You Have To Try

One of the best things about Florida is the weather and one of the best parts of Cape Coral, FL, is the amount of waterfront property. It makes sense that while in Cape Coral, Fl you want to take advantage of the weather and the views at the same time when making your restaurant choices. Because of that, we've come up with a list of the top waterfront restaurants in Cape Coral! Check it out. 

1. The Boat House

The Boat House is the go-to waterfront restaurant in Cape Coral if you're looking for a fun outdoor, tiki-style place that's completely outdoor seating. It's got the only beach in Cape Coral, and is right next to the Yacht club. Arguably, it has one of the best views for

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