Time for a Contest & Giveaway!!

Happy Friday Everyone!! 

We have another contest for you and the winner will win a Dunkin Donuts Gift Card!! 

I understand that it is very stressful for a homeowner or home buyers to hire and choose the right Realtor for them! Below are 5 things I think you should consider when hiring a Realtor. 

  1. Experience 
  2. Personality 
  3. Reviews 
  4. Marketing Strategy 
  5. Local Expertise of the Area 

Which one of these is most important to you when hiring a Realtor? All you have to do is leave a comment on my Facebook post regarding this topic and your name with go in a drawing for a Dunkin Donuts Gift Card!! >>> www.Facebook.com/RountreeRealty 

Winner will be announced next week on Facebook!! Stay tuned for more contest and giveaways!! 

New Listing- 107 Acre w/ Farm Home

New Listing on 107+/- Acres in Fort McCoy!!

Are you looking for large farm with Old Florida feel? If so, this is the perfect property to call home. Currently set up as small cattle farm, the entire 107+ acres is fenced and includes 3 ponds(on or bordering the property). 107 acres includes 4 parcel numbers(Acreage – 75, 17.5, 10, 5) Original farm house, but has many updates since 2003 including floor joist updated/replaced, wood siding, electric panel upgrade, metal roof, kitchen with wood cabinets and hard surface countertops, updated appliances; crown molding in kitchen and living room.  Florida room is 107 square feet and features custom teak wood paneling and old hand hewn posts. Short walk to 2 story workshop/barn you will find 40’x40′ 2 story structure that can be finished and customized to your needs and wants. 2nd story would be great to finish as living quarters or possible game room and includes viewing deck overlooking beautiful pond and magnificent oak trees and more. The acreage includes variety of oaks, palms, pine, cypress trees and boasts tons of wildlife (deer, turkey, foxes) and ponds bring many types of water fowl. Don’t miss your chance to own one of Fort McCoy’s oldest homestead properties and live the “Old School” Florida Lifestyle.

Close to Silver Springs which is great for kayaking, boating and outdoor activities. Located minutes to downtown Fort McCoy with grocery store, doctor office, pharmacy, hardware, gas station, pizza delivery and more. Ocala is just another 20 minutes away with Walmart, Lowes, Bealls, Outback and many more of your favorite restaurants. Gainesville(Home of Florida Gators) is only 50 minutes to downtown. If you’re a fisherman, hunter or simply love hiking, canoeing or kayaking you are in luck! Minutes to Ocklawaha River, Rodman Reservoir boat ramp, Ocala National Forest and many natural springs(Salt Springs, Silver Glen Springs, Juniper Springs) awaits your explorations. One of a kind property and location! Ready for new owners! 

 

For More Info Please Call/Text (352) 577-9171 or Email Info@Search352Homes.com 

 

  • Asking Price $650,000
  • 107.5 +/- Fenced Acres
  • Zoned A-1 for Agriculture
  • Cattle Farm w/ Agriculture Exemption
  • 40 x 40 2 – Story Barn (Separately Metered)
  • 2 Bed 1 Bath Home w/ 1088 Living Sq. Ft.
  • 3 Ponds

 

Homestead Exemption-Marion County

 

Good Day All, 

I hope everyone is having a great week!! It’s such a busy time of year with holiday preparations, parties, shopping, and list goes on and on. If you purchased a home in 2018 and it’s your primary residence than this blog post is for you!! 

Please don’t forget to file for homestead exemption so you qualify for the tax break in 2019. Below is a link with instructions to apply online for homestead exemption for Marion County. 

http://bit.ly/HomesteadExemptionApplication

If you have any questions please contact me at (352) 577-9171 or Info@Search352Homes.com or Call Marion County Property Appraiser office at (352) 368-8300

0.35 Acre Lot For Sale in Kershores – $18,000

 

New Listing For Sale in Kershores in Salt Springs!! Lake access(Membership yearly fee required, has a club house and boat launch with access to Little Lake Kerr). Well, septic and power pole in place. Water test on file. Secluded location close to the Ocala National Forest! Great lot close to fishing, camping, hiking, atv trails and more!!

  • 0.35 Acre Lot 
  • Asking Price $18,000
  • Zoned R-4 Residential Mixed Used 
  • Close to Ocala National Forest, Water, ATV Trails, Etc. 
  • Existing Well and Septic 

For More Info Please Call/Text (352) 577-9171 or Email Info@Search352Homes.com

Do You Know Who You’re Hiring?

Good Day All, 

I hope everyone is having a great week!! The weekend is almost here and I’m sure your weekend is jammed packed with preparations and holiday activities! Lately, I’ve seen so many homeowners listing their homes with Realtors based out of Jacksonville, Orlando and even some in South Florida. For the homeowners that are doing this, I have 2 questions for you.

Why? And Do You Know Who You’re Hiring? 

Below are just a few questions you should ask Realtors when you’re interviewing them to list your property. 

  1. Are You a Member of your Local MLS and Board of Realtors? 
  2. Do You Have a Marketing Plan to Get my Property SOLD? 
  3. What Are Ways That Will Make My Property Stand Out Against Others? 
  4. Ask Realtors for Their Recommendations?
  5. Do You Have a Follow Up System to Keep Me Informed?

Have you seen all of the marketing that is included when you list with Rountree Realty? Professional Photography, 3-D Tour, Floorplan of Home, Social Media Marketing Campaigns, Website Article and MORE!!  Below is an example showing just a few of these items. >>> 

http://bit.ly/HomewithHwy315Frontage

For More Info on How I Can Help You SELL Your Property and Provide the RESULTS You Deserve Please Contact Me! (352) 577-9171 or Email Info@Search352Homes.com 

$69,500 – Country Dirt Road Life

Florida Highlands – 10450 SW 153rd Lane, Dunnellon, FL 34432

Privacy awaits at this 2 bedroom split floor plan home. Each bedroom has it’s own bath with tile. Kitchen features white cabinets, tile floors and updated appliances and inside laundry room. Home features an entire home generator, updated HVAC and laminate flooring throughout the living areas and bedrooms. Private porch off the back with a view of your private yard and location. Close to Lowe’s, Walmart, Chili’s, and so many more shopping and eating establishments. Located 30 minutes from Crystal River and 15 minutes from I-75 and easy access to Orlando and Gainesville(University of Florida. 

  • Asking Price $69,500 
  • 1.25 Acre Lot 
  • Zoned A-1
  • 2 Bedrooms – 2 Bathroom
  • Private Location 

 

For More Info Please Call/Text (352) 577-9171 or Email Info@Search352Homes.com

Advantage to Listing Your Home After the New Year!

 

Good Day All, 

I hope everyone is having a great week!! Can you believe that it is almost December 1st? The countdown to Christmas is here!! This may surprise you that a Realtor is telling you this, but now is NOT the time to list your home! I know it’s a shocker, but below are a few reasons why you want to wait and list your home for sale after the New Year. 

  • Holiday Décor – I know we all like to have our homes decorated for the holidays! Honestly though the last thing you want in your homes pictures and in your home while buyers are looking is Christmas tree’s, Santa Clause all over the place, the home plastered in green and red, etc. Wait until after Christmas, put the décor away, clean and be ready to impress buyers!! 
  • Timing – Most people list their home for sale in the Spring time. Listing your home right after the new year makes your home stand out and not get lost in the flood of homes listed in the spring. Plus, hopefully you will be under contract and moving in the spring instead of just getting the process started. 
  • Ring, Ring Ring – Realtor’s phones, emails and all forms of communication is typically very slow in December. Which means buyers are typically waiting until after the holidays to purchase a home. Listing in January means they will be waiting to see your home verses having it sit on the market in December with very to no activity. 
  • Tax Time – Often at the end of the year people start to look at their taxes, financial situation, etc. and plan for the next year! Having your home fresh on the market in January is ideal for people getting a head start on 2019! 

I hope you find this information helpful!! Just remember list with me in January, but call me today so we can get a plan together!

Call/Text (352) 577-9171 or Email Info@Search352Homes.com 

 

New Listing! Church/Commerical Property in Fort McCoy!

 

Good Day All, 

I hope everyone is having a great week!! I have a new listing that just hit the market here in Fort McCoy!! The possibilities are ENDLESS for this property!! There is a main church sanctuary on the property as well as a separate large building that was used for a thrift store. The church sanctuary seats 100+ people and has a commercial size kitchen. The separate building that was used as a thrift store is located on the far SW corner of the property. Below are some more details. 

  • Asking Price $175,000 
  • Zoned R-4 for Residential Mixed Used (currently a church) 
  • 2.38 Acres
  • 6,024 Total Sq. Ft. 
  • Plenty of Space for Parking 

For More Info Please Call/Text (352) 577-9171 or Email Info@Search352Homes.com 

Licensed & Insured!!

 

Good Day All, 

I hope everyone is having a great week!! Lately, I’ve heard of so much horror stories of homeowners hiring unlicensed “professionals” for maintenance and updates for their home. I cannot express how important it is to hire a licensed and insured professional for ALL projects around your home. 

I’ve seen some “professionals” require huge down payments for jobs and never show up to complete them. I’ve seen roofers complete a job without pulling a permit and then you run into issues when it comes time to close the sale of your home. No matter how big or small the job is, make sure you hire a professional that is licensed and insured. 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact me. I have a list of local vendors for all jobs and would be more than happy to share it with you if needed. (352) 577-9171 or Info@Search352Homes.com