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Top Producing Associates for February 2016

Top Producers Feb2016

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Realty, formerly Norris & Company Real Estate, recently recognized their February 2016 Top Performing Associates.

Debbie Bell, Chip Landers, Gretchen Hanson, Beth Livers’ Sand & Land Team and Lucy Hendricks attained the highest dollar volume of closed sales for the month.

The highest dollar volume of new listings was achieved by Jane Schwiering, Debbie Bell, Marshall Carlton, Mark Seeberg and Peggy Hewett.

Congratulations to all of our Top Producers!

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Carol Prezioso Assumes Role of Managing Broker

DSC_9165Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty Leadership Named -- Carol Prezioso Assumes Role of Managing Broker

It is a pleasure to welcome Carol Prezioso to our Leadership Team! Carol has assumed the role of Managing Broker of our newly acquired, Norris & Company Real Estate, in the Northeast Region, now Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty - Vero Beach. The Branch Sales Office is located in the highly visible and well-trafficked heart of the beach area at 3377 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963 -just across from the ocean.

“Joining Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Realty is an exciting opportunity. I'm thrilled about the additional tools, resources and support that are now available to our Sales Professionals and customers. With the global recognition, integrity, and financial strength of the Berkshire Hathaway brand along with the wealth of knowledge and expertise our sales professionals possess, we look forward to delivering unsurpassed service to our customers!” remarked Prezioso.

Since 2012, Carol has been the General Manager of Norris & Company Real Estate where she assisted the owners, staff, and Sales Professionals with the day to day sales and operating duties of the highly productive office. Carol was also involved in selecting and developing the top real estate professionals in the Vero... Read More

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TOP PRODUCING ASSOCIATES FOR JANUARY 2016

PJ Top Producer Ad_Jan 2016 Norris & Company Real Estate, now Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Realty, recently recognized their January 2016 Top Performing Associates.

Debbie Bell, Steve Owen, Peggy Hewett, Gretchen Hanson, Sue Yahraes, Jane Schwiering, Lucy Hendricks and Claudia Johnson attained the highest dollar volume of closed sales for the month.

The highest dollar volume of new listings was achieved by Beth Livers’ Sand & Land Team, Lucy Hendricks, Jane Schwiering, the Team of Gena Grove and Andrew Harper, Steve Owen, Debbie Bell, Chip Landers and Gretchen Hanson.

Congratulations to all of our Top Producers!

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty has over 39 offices and more than 1,750 sales professionals serving 18 counties throughout Florida. The full-service brokerage, founded in 1999, is a wholly owned subsidiary of WCI Communities, Inc. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty is ranked fifth in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network and is the overall No. 1 fundraiser for The Sunshine Kids Foundation, having generated more than $3.1 million. Their Ocean Drive location is open daily or you may view available properties anytime at www.BHHSFloridaRealty.com or www.norrisandcompany.com or call 772-231-1270 for more information.

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Norris & Company Real Estate Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty

BHHSFR_PR   Transaction Expands Brokerage’s Presence in the Treasure Coast

SUNRISE, FL (February 9, 2016) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the real estate brokerage network operated by HSF Affiliates LLC, announced that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty has expanded to Vero Beach and Indian River County with the addition of Norris & Company Real Estate. The transaction adds its REALTORS® and support staff to the statewide company. Terms were not disclosed.

“Norris & Company Real Estate REALTORS® are well-respected throughout the Treasure Coast,” said Rei Mesa, president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty. “The firm’s long standing reputation and loyal client base speaks to the skills and professionalism of this fine sales team and we are proud to welcome them to our “Family of Services.”

For 45 years, Norris & Company has been recognized as the leading firm of premier upscale real estate in Indian River County. Since 1989, the company has been under the ownership of Gena Grove and Jane Schwiering, both long-time associates of the firm and long-time residents of Vero Beach. Under their esteemed leadership and collective vision, Norris & Company has enjoyed tremendous growth and success over the years. “Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty’s core values and vision are an excellent match for our REALTORS®.... Read More

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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

Norris and Company_Food Pantry 2015

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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