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How to Buy a Home

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 our 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 expect and need. Doing some preliminary planning before you

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The Secret to Being a Successful Realtor While Being a Full Time Mother: Part II

Part II of this mini series is an interview with another one of our Rockstar Agents who just so happens to be a full time mother on top of that. Angie Spigner is head of our Orlando area. She not only works her own real estate business, but manages a team of 7 agents too. While there might not be a secret potion you can drink and know exactly what to do when juggling motherhood and a job, Angie speaks to what her routine looks like and encourages you to take action as well. 

Q: How do you balance being a busy mother and a busy professional? 

A: Very carefully! You really have to be on a schedule, but willing to fluctuate, very organized, and be able to function

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Being a Successful Realtor and Full-Time Mother

We've talked about how real estate can be a rewarding career path, in part, because you get to "pick your own hours". We've also talked about how in order to be a successful real estate agent, you need to put in the work and treat it as if it were an 8-5 job. Sure, working from home is great, but what do you do if you have children? How do you juggle building a real estate business and caring for your family? We're going to take a look into how one of our most successful agents, who also happens to be a full-time mother, handles her business. 

Interview with Katherine Paquette:

Q: How do you balance being a busy mother and a busy professional?

K: No one has a crystal ball to tell you how busy

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Tips on Writing Listing Descriptions 

We know the importance of having great photos when it comes to selling a home, but do you ever think about the importance of the descriptions, too? Sure, the pictures are what gets them to click, but the description is a powerful tool to get them to put that home on their list of "must-sees". Here are a few tips on what to do to get your potential clients to want to get in the car and look at your listing. 

1. Don't be repetitive.

You are only allowed so much space on the MLS for your descriptions, so it's important to make the most of it. Do not repeat facts that can be found in the property details section. For example, there is no need to reiterate the fact that the home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

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Open Houses for July 19-22, 2018

1919 SW 27th St, Cape Coral 

Thursday, 1-4pm Wood Casimir

Friday 3-5 Allen Steinhart 

 

2823 SW 46th Ter, Cape Coral 

Saturday, 11am-2pm Katherine Paquette

Sunday, 11am-2pm Katherine Paquette 

 

5019 Chiquita Blvd S, Cape Coral 

Saturday, 10am-1pm Allen Steinhart 

 

2017 Sourwood Blvd, Dunedin

Thursday 4pm-7pm Samantha Mothner

 

942 Sunset Ter, Stuart

Sunday 1pm-4pm

 

Come see us at any one of our open houses! Check out our Facebook page to see more details about each home! 

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Should You Be A Realtor: What are the Benefits?

More than 44 million people have a side hustle according to Bankrate.  The "Side Hustle" trend has become a huge part of life within the millennial group, especially, in order to save money for big moves like launching a business of their own or for a downpayment on a home. Whatever the case may be, these numbers tell us something. People are willing to hustle.  However, not all "side hustles" can provide the kind of return most are looking for, but real estate can. In fact, real estate is so customizable, that it often becomes a full time career, which is what we strive for with our agents. 

Here is why many people get into real estate, and why you should consider this your next career move. 

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OPEN HOUSES

Thursday:

1919 SW 27th St, Cape Coral : 1-4pm with Wood Casimir

Friday:

1919 SW 27th St, Cape Coral: 3-5pm with Allen Steinhart 

Saturday:

565 SW Homeland, Port Saint Lucie: 10am-3pm with Laura Sellers

222 SW 34th Ter, Cape Coral: 10am-2pm with Allen Steinhart 

1904 SW 44th Ter, Cape Coral: 11am-2pm with Katherine Paquette

1720 NW 9th St, Cape Coral: 1-4pm with Lisa Baez

1919 SW 27th St, Cape Coral: 1-4pm with Wood Casimir

2823 SW 46th Ter, Cape Coral: 2-5pm with Allen Steinhart

Sunday:

1904 SW 44th Ter, Cape Coral: 11am-2pm with Katherine Paquette

222 SW 34th Ter, Cape Coral: 12-3pm with Lisa Baez

1919 SW 27th St, Cape Coral: 1-4pm with Vincenza Olsen 

 

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Temporary Relief for Home Owners

According to the National Associate of Realtors Magazine, we're seeing a decrease in mortgage rates across the board. Earlier this spring we were seeing the rates increase rapidly, but it appears there's room to see even more of a decrease in the soon to come months. This is good news for those looking to purchase a home but may only be temporary relief. 

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How To Prepare For Rainy Season 

Rainy season hits Florida hard. If you aren't ready for it, it can end up causing some pretty costly damages. That's why it's important to take these steps to assure you are prepared for what Mother Nature might throw at you.

1. Make Sure Your Gutters are Good To Go.

Clean your gutters out so that there is no backup that can end up causing roof damages, and double check for any holes in them that may cause water to get straight to your foundation.  This is an easy step to take in order to avoid havoc later on. 

2. Make Sure To Have Flood Insurance.

Many homeowners think they are in the clear by not being in a "flood zone". However, there are many times that flood zones still get flooded, especially in

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5019 Chiquita Blvd S, Cape Coral

Thursday, June 28, 1-4pm with Wood Casimir

Saturday, June 30, 10am-12pm with Allen Steinhart

 

222 SW 34th Ter, Cape Coral

Friday, June 29, 3-5pm with Allen Steinhart 

 

2823 SW 46th Ter, Cape Coral

Saturday, June 30, 1-4pm with Allen Steinhart 

 

1919 SW 27th St, Cape Coral

Saturday, June 30,  1-4pm with Wood Casimir

 

1904 SW 44th Ter, Cape Coral

Saturday, June 30, 11am - 2pm with Katherine Paquette

Sunday, July 1, 11am-2pm with Katherine Paquette

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