Many agents today are looking for ways to differentiate themselves from the competition. I know some have come up with catchy slogans, spent thousands on glossy magazine ads, walked many miles knocking on doors, etc. I'm here to tell you those things work the agents have received a decent return ...
I have to admit it; these past few months have been very trying. The house values are tumbling, foreclosures are rising, more and more people are losing their jobs -- the picture is bleak. I have let it get to me. I lost my drive, I stopped posting to my blogs, I stopped prospecting, I haven't ta...
Central Florida top growers will be on the lakefront in downtown Mount Dora this weekend to present the 14th Annual Mount Dora Plant and Garden Fair. In addition to plants and trees the Fair offers garden antiques, festive flags, unusual containers and a wealth of free advice on gardening in Cent...
The First Lake County Green Fair presented by the Lake County Green Team will be Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wooton Park in Tavares, FL. The Fair will feature educational programs and displays that highlight best practices in environmental issues. Fair exhibitors will offer sustain...
Festival season in Lake County officially kicks off this weekend with the 24th Mount Dora Crafts Festival held along the downtown streets of Mount Dora. The Crafts Festival is a nationally ranked juried event with over 330 artisans and vendors.  The rainy weather should be clearing by late mornin...
Early voting for the November 4, 2008 General Election has begun. Early voting started Monday October 20th and will continue through November 1st. Hours of operation are from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day. Early voting will not take place on 10/26/2008 (Sunday). Any registered voter wishing to vote...
Vickie McCartney from Home Realty--GMAC in Owensboro, Kentucky gives some great advice to sellers in this post on the qualities a seller should look for in a REALTOR. Thank you Vickie!Sellers, are you tired of the status quo?  You don't have to be scared of this real estate market!  Just look for...
Up to this point I have met with the buyers, viewed properties with them, researched those properties, presented an offer to the seller's agent or seller and negotiated the offer to reach a legally binding Contract for Sale and Purchase. (See Part 1 and Part 2 to this post.) Once the contract is...
At this point I have met with the buyers, viewed properties with them, researched their choices and presented an offer to the seller's agent or seller. (See Part 1 of this post.) The seller usually has a day or two to consider the offer. Sometimes the seller will accept the offer as presented but...
This Monday, October 6 is the deadline to register to vote in Lake County, Florida if you want to vote in the November General Election. This is the perfect time to update your registration if you have moved as you must vote in the precinct in which you reside. The County Administration Building ...

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