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December 2015 Top Producing Associates

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Norris & Company Real Estate recently recognized their December 2015 Top Performing Associates.

Debbie Bell, Jane Schwiering, Beth Livers’ Sand and Land team, Cheryl Burge and Chip Landers attained the highest dollar volume of closed sales for the month.

The highest dollar volume of new listings was achieved by Dan Downey, Becky Rossway, Pam Pendleton, Jane Schwiering, Debbie Bell, Sue Yahraes and Lucy Hendricks. Congratulations to all of our Top Producers!

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Real Estate Investing – Single Family Home vs. Condo

real-estate-investing-12-1If you’re considering getting into the landlord game, you might wonder whether it’s best to buy a single family home or a condominium. Many people believe it best to stay away from condominiums because of all the issues with homeowners associations, and they have a point. However, single family homes have many issues, too, so don’t make up your mind so quickly. Consider these things:

Investment returns When you’re buying an investment property, the first thing you should do is pencil out your real estate deal to see if it has fair cash-on-cash investment returns. As a general rule, you’ll find that single family homes typically have lower cash-on-cash returns than condominium properties. So a fair deal on a single family home might be a cash-on-cash return of 3 to 5 percent, while a condominium might have 4 to 7% returns. The condominium will probably take this round, but every property is different, so you need to pencil out your specific deal to understand the returns.

Tenant turnover Every time your tenants leave, you’ll need to re-rent the property. And it’s a lot of work! You have to advertise, take calls and emails, show the property, draft a lease, do a credit check, move the old tenant out,... Read More

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Top Producing Associates for November 2015

Norris & Company Real Estate recently recognized their November 2015 Top Performing Associates. Lucy Hendricks, Jane Schwiering, Cheryl Burge, Brenda Dwight, Beth Livers’ Sand and Land team and Rachel Leyda attained the highest dollar volume of closed sales for the month. The highest dollar volume of new listings was achieved by Debbie Bell, Beth Livers’ Sand and Land team, Gretchen Hanson, Erika Zeck, Jane Schwiering and Chip Landers. Congratulations to all of our Top Producers! NORRIS AD 1-3-16 EDITORIAL... Read More

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29 Ways It Pays To Work with a Realtor®

If you’re preparing to buy a home or wanting to sell yours, you’ve had to consider this question: Should I use a realtor? A lot of home buyers and sellers on the market prefer to go at it alone, wary of the fees and cuts realtors charge. In theory, sellers especially can make more money on their home by selling themselves, but the truth is, a realtor can save both time and money. If you’re on the fence about whether or not to use a realtor, consider these benefits:

29 Ways it Pays to Work with a Realtor                       Thinking about buying or selling a home? Think about all the steps you'll personally have to complete:
  1. Determine how much you can afford.
  2. Price existing home without the input of a market expert.
  3. Check credit report.
  4. Put existing house on market.
  5. Decide where to advertise to reach best potential buyers.
  6. Host open houses to sell existing home.
  7. Schedule appointments to show current home or to see new ones.
  8. Find new home with all the features you want
  9. Investigate school system.
  10. Research neighborhoods and local amenities.
  11. Analyze comparable home sales and make offer on new home.
  12. Consider offers for current home.
  13. Review homeowner's association documents for new home.
  14. Meet home and pest inspectors for review of current home.
  15. Arrange home and pest inspections on new home.
  16. Negotiate terms... Read More

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Our Commitment to Giving Back

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At Norris & Company Real Estate, a commitment to giving back to the community features strongly in our company values. This was keenly reflected during the month of November when the Brokers, Associates and Staff collected non-perishable food items and donated funds to the Food Pantry of Indian River County, a 100% volunteer organization providing emergency food provisions to the disadvantaged, unemployed and underemployed of Indian River County.

The Food Pantry is part of our company’s philanthropic values to help those in need within the community in which we live and work. Food insecurity can have a lasting impact on lives, from education to health to employment and Norris & Company is dedicated to not only help provide nutritious food to families in need, but the potential to improve the lives of many.

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Top Producing Associates for October 2015

Norris & Company Real Estate recently recognized their October 2015 Top Performing Associates. Lucy Hendricks, Debbie Bell, the team of Gena Grove and Andrew Harper, Joe and Nancy Jones, Lee Moore and Beth Livers’ Sand and Land team attained the highest dollar volume of closed sales for the month. The highest dollar volume of new listings was achieved by Chip Landers, Debbie Bell, Mark Seeberg, Anne Wallace, Jane Schwiering, Beth Livers’ Sand and Land team and Bob Faller. Congratulations to all of our Top Producers! ... Read More

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Giving Back For a Soup-er Cause!

Soup Bowl 2015 gOn Thursday, November 12th, Norris & Company Real Estate was pleased to host the 23rd Annual Soup Bowl at their Ocean Drive office benefiting the Samaritan Center, a transitional housing center for homeless families. Guests were treated to a variety of soups, desserts, and beautiful one-of-a-kind handmade bowls that were raffled off and available to purchase for a minimum donation.

We are grateful to all of those who joined us and generously contributed to the event. A big thank you to the Village Market for donating the baked rolls, and to the Norris & Company staff and Associates who helped make the day a complete success!

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Norris & Company Proudly Supports the Scholarship Foundation of Indian River County

Norris & Company Real Estate is proud to have been one of the sponsors for the 7th Annual Dan K. Richardson & William L. Marine Golf Classic benefiting the Scholarship Foundation of Indian River County. The event was held on October 17th at Grand Harbor Golf Club to support the organization’s mission in providing need-based college scholarships to Indian River County students.

Players participated in 18 holes of golf and were treated to a reception which included a buffet lunch and a drawing to win top quality gifts, prizes and other giveaways. Norris & Company Sales Associate Jonathan Sternberg, contributed to the success of the event by volunteering his time in organizing and participating in the day’s activities. He has been a Member of the Board for the Scholarship Foundation since 2006.

Norris & Company has maintained a history of leadership and involvement in the community by supporting organizations financially and through volunteer efforts reflecting our genuine commitment to community, families and children.

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Welcoming Back Pamela Pendleton to the Sales Team

PAM PENDLETONWe are pleased to welcome the return of Pamela Pendleton to the Norris & Company sales team. Originally joining the company in 1990, Pam’s expertise in matching buyers with their dream home and marketing properties for her clients has been the key to her success. She has been recognized as a consistent leader during her career due to her professional integrity, exemplary service to her clients and extensive knowledge of Florida coastal communities.

A graduate of Monmouth University, Pam’s passion for real estate began while spending summers in college working at a real estate firm located in a coastal resort area in New Jersey. Recently returning to Vero Beach, she listed and sold real estate in St. Augustine from 2006-2009 and in Naples from 2009-2015. While in St. Augustine she was also the co-owner of Coastal Chic Interiors where she provided design assistance to clients and consulted with Realtors in staging properties to maximize the appeal to potential buyers.

Pam moved to Vero Beach in 1989 from the northeast to raise her family and enjoy the beauty and lifestyle of Vero Beach. Her son Matthew is a graduate of St. Edwards School and now lives in Dunedin, FL. She volunteers her time at various organizations such as... Read More

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Top Producing Associates for September 2015

Norris & Company Real Estate recently recognized their September 2015 Top Performing Associates. Marshall Carlton, Lucy Hendricks, Jane Schwiering, Kelly Stubbs and the team of Gena Grove and Andrew Harper attained the highest dollar volume of closed sales for the month. The highest dollar volume of new listings was achieved by Chip Landers, Debbie Bell, Steve Owen, Gretchen Hanson and Bob Faller. Congratulations to all of our Top Producers! NORRIS AD 10-25-15 EDITORIAL... Read More

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