Why Hire a Realtor?

Good Morning!! 

I hope everyone is having a great week! Have you ever really thought about what a Realtor does? A lot of people think we just unlock and show houses,  but there is so much more that a true, professional Realtor does? I could think of 100 reasons why you should hire a professional Realtor, but below are my top 5 reasons!  

  • Code of Ethics – You would only hope that everyone would be honest during a real estate transactions. Realtors who belong to the National Association of Realtors, have agreed to abide by 17 rules to promote honesty and fairness. 
  • Insider Information – Full time Realtors work in this field everyday. We have the most up-to-date information and often know of things happening before anyone else does. 
  • Marketing Masters – Have you seen my marketing plan? (professional photography, 3-D tours, website, professional signage and so much more) Call me and let’s chat! 
  • Negotiators – For sellers the key is to get top dollar for your home. For buyers the key to get a good deal within the current market conditions. With 20+ years of experience I have helped buyers and sellers accomplish their goals!  
  • Real Estate Law – Realtors are constantly taking continuing education courses and keeping up with the latest real estate laws to protect YOU. 

If you’re thinking of buying or selling real estate call me! I would love to help. (352) 577-9171

13240 NE 247th Ct – $110k

“Salt Springs Delight” is what I like to call this beautiful 2008 Manufactured home located on 1.14 partially fenced acres. As you arrive you will see the home located on back portion of the acreage with chain link fenced front and back yard. Oak trees adorn the front yard and the property is surrounded by woods on 2 sides. Upon entering the home you will see cathedral ceiling, spacious open floor plan, dining area and huge kitchen. Kitchen has large island, lots of cabinets and counter space, walk-in pantry and includes range, refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave. Just off kitchen is an in inside laundry room with door leading to fenced back yard. Main bedroom is spacious in size, walk in closet, bathroom has garden tub, shower and double sink vanity. Guest bedrooms are cozy in size and also have walk in closets. Guest bath includes tub/shower enclosure and cabinets for linen and storage. Back yard is very private and has covered wood deck with a few small storage sheds for yard tools and more. Other features include new HVAC in 2015, water softener(salt system) and gutters/downspouts front and rear. This property is located minutes from several boat ramps and is ready for new owners. 

Located in the heart of the Ocala National Forest w/ beautiful Salt Springs swim area, boat launch and short ride to Lake George and the St. Johns River. Salt Springs is also home to miles and miles of ATV/SxS, Horseback and hiking trails. Great fishing year round in the many lakes, rivers and forest ponds, and don’t forget about the excellent hunting too. Close to local shopping including grocery store, Dollar General, hardware, gas station, great restaurants, entertainment and more. Only short 30 minute drive to Ocala or Palatka for all your needs.

 

CALL, TEXT or EMAIL to Schedule your Appointment Today!

 

  • 3 Bed   2 Bath
  • 1,404 Sq Ft 
  • 2008 Mobile Home 
  • 1.14 Acres Zoned A-1 (Agriculture) 
  • Asking Price $110,000



 

Increase in Home Showings!

Happy Thursday! 

I hope everyone is doing well and managing through quarantine. Are you starting to feel like this is a new normal? Or are you still struggling with it? On the brighside, here is some great news regarding the real estate market! ShowingTime is a platform Realtors use to schedule showing appointments. Please see article below with statics showing an increase in showing appointments! 

https://www.floridarealtors.org/news-media/news-articles/2020/04/fla-home-showings-pick-after-bottoming-out-april-7

The past few listings I’ve had sold within days of hitting the market! Sale price are up for sellers and interest rates are low for buyers! Wanna buy or sell? Call me! (352) 577-9171 

7 Tips for Mastering Zoom Meetings!

Good Day, 

Over the past month or so we have all had to conform to new ways of communicating! Use these 7 tips to master your next Zoom conference call! If you haven’t checked out Zoom you must! It’s also a great way to just stay connected with friends and family! 

  • Test Meetings – Set up a test meeting before your first “real” Zoom meeting.
  • Join Early – Test equipment and make sure everything is working properly.  
  • Avoid Hackers – Require a PW for your meeting. 
  • Mute Option – Remind everyone of the mute option. 
  • Scheduling – Schedule meetings at “off” times to avoid interruptions. 
  • Turn Off Alerts – Silence phones and notifications while in meetings.
  • Chatroom – Use your chat room for questions and recognition.

Deferment and Forbearance

Good Day All, 

With all of the challenges that we’re facing due to the Coronavirus, I have had heard a lot of people wanting to know what their options are with their mortgage payments. We have all heard of the terms deferment and forbearance, but do you really know what they mean? 

Deferment – Allows borrowers to repay missed mortgage payments over time or add them to the end of their loan period. 

Forbearance – allows borrowers to temporarily stop making their mortgage payments without risk of foreclosure, but missed payments are typically due in one lump sum. 

I hope this helps! Before making any decisions I would recommend talking to a loan officer or your financial advisor. For all of your real estate needs please feel free to contact me! (352) 577-9171 

 

Stay Home, Stay Fit!

Happy Hump Day, 

I hope everyone is doing well. Are you having a hard time coming up with things to do while being quarantined? Now is a good time to stay home and stay fit! Use these workout ideas that require very little workout equipment! 

  • Jump Rope (2-3 minutues) 
  • Jumping Jacks (25 reps) 
  • Lunges (5 reps each leg) 
  • Push-ups (10-20 reps) 
  • Bodyweight Squats (10-20 reps) 

Don’t forget ~ Stay Home, Stay Fit!

Let’s Stay Connected-COVID19 Style!

Socializing from a distance ~ 

It’s easy right now to feel alone and disconnected from friends and family, but you’re not alone. Have you heard of Zoom or Google Hangouts? This is a great way to stay connected and socialize while remaining a safe distance! Check out 5 ways to virtually socialize, entertain and have fun while remaining socially distanced. 

  • Virtual Happy Hour  
  • Virtual Book Club 
  • Virtual Karaoke 
  • Virtual Cooking Club 
  • Virtual ANYTHING! 

And if you’re still feeling isolated,  please realize that you are not alone. This is not easy and I want to be a resource to our clients and community through good times and bad. If you and your family are in need of assistance, please reach out and let me know how I can help.  (352) 577-9171 or info@search352homes.com 

COVID-Preparation Checklist

Good Afternoon, Everyone! 

With everyone going right now during this pandemic the best thing you can do is try to be prepared! I create this checklist of items either to purchase or make sure you have available in your home. If there is anything I can do to help you during this difficult time please let me know! 

Coronavirus Update

Happy Friday Everyone! 

The news and updates about the coronavirus changes daily. Florida Realtors posted this article regarding interest rates,  contract changes,  payment delays and small business aid. I hope you finds these updates helpful. If there is anything I can do to help you get through this trying time please let me know. 

https://www.floridarealtors.org/news-media/news-articles/2020/03/coronavirus-lot-changed-last-week-real-estate

17076 NE 141st Court

17076 NE 141 Street Fort McCoy, FL 32134

More trees than neighbors! This property is located on 3.22 +/- acres with very well kept single wide manufactured home, built in 2005. Home is 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with 960 living square feet and includes cathedral ceilings and open floor plan. Kitchen has lots of cabinets and counter space with all appliances included(electric range, dishwasher, refrigerator). Laminate flooring in living room, hall and main bedroom was installed within last 3 years and guest bedroom has new carpet as well. Large front covered wood deck is 1.5 years old, well replaced 1 year ago with additional irrigation well too. Screen room w concrete slab is located on rear of the home and overlooks fenced yard and storage shed. Front yard is also fenced with several gates. Don’t miss this great property! 

Located minutes to downtown Fort McCoy with grocery store, doctor office, pharmacy, hardware, gas station, pizza delivery and more. Close to Silver Springs which is great for kayaking, boating and outdoor activities. 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.  Ready for new owners! 

Call, Text or Email to Schedule Your Showing!

  • 2005 Mobile Home
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 960 Living Sq Ft 
  • Asking Price $101,000

0.46 acres and home will be for $70k