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.

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

Housing Demand

Happy Thursday, Everyone! 

If you have followed my blog you know for the past several months I have talked about the housing shortage that we’re currently facing. Check out this article that Florida Realtors just posted! The U.S. needs 3.3 million more homes to satisfy the housing demand. 

https://www.floridarealtors.org/news-media/news-articles/2020/03/study-us-needs-33m-more-homes-satisfy-demand

If you have given any consideration to selling now is the time!

Call me! I would love to help (352) 577-9171 

Worst Advice for Home Buyers!

Happy Monday! When buying a home you hear all different types of advice and opinions from your family, friends and peers. Check out this article posted by Realtor.com ~ worst advice given to home buyers. 

  • Prices are going down (FALSE) 
  • You don’t need a Realtor (USING A REALTOR IS FREE FOR YOU! PAID BY THE SELLER) 
  • Make lowball offers (THIS ISN’T ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA.) 
  • Don’t obtain a home inspection (FALSE. THIS IS THE BIGGEST INVESTMENT YOU WILL MAKE) 

Link to full article >>>

https://www.realtor.com/advice/buy/worst-home-buying-advice/?cid=soc%5Ffy20_TW_RDCFY20_Buyi

Please call me for all of your real estate needs! I would love to help! (352) 577-9171 

November Events in Marion County!

Good Day Everyone! 

Here are just a few events going on around Marion County for the month of November! 

November 1st – First Friday Art Walk 

November 2nd – Ocala Downtown Market 

November 9th – Veteran Memorial Celebration 

November 23rd – Light Up Ocala 

November 30th (other dates as well) – Dickens Christmas-Holiday Exhibition 

For event locations, times and more information please visit.  ~  https://www.ocalamarion.com/events/ 

 

TBD NE Hwy 315, Fort McCoy – $28,000

SECLUSION AND PRIVACY! The 2 words to best describe this beautiful property with soaring pine trees and lots of wildlife. Don’t miss the chance to own this awesome 5 acre parcel. High and dry parcel is ready for your new site built or manufactured home. 

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. One of a kind property and location! Ready for new owners! 

      • 5 Acre Parcel 
      • Zoned A-1 for Agriculture 
      • Well & Septic Needed 
      • Asking Price $28,000

        Call, text or email us today to schedule your private showing!