Now in its third year, Luxury Defined: An Insight Into the Luxury Residential Property Market presents an in-depth analysis of trends shaping the luxury real estate market globally.To download the full report, please click here.... Read More
With the Atlantic Hurricane Season quickly approaching, June 1st-November 30th, now is the time for Indian River County residents to make or review Hurricane Checklists and Evacuation Plans. Below is a short list of items you may want to include while preparing:
- Water (1 gallon per person/pet per day, plan for 3 days)
- Medications (2 week supply)
- First Aid Kit
- Battery Operated Radio
- Flashlight / Lantern
- Non-perishable food
- Coolers for Food and Ice
- Propane for Gas Grills
- Fill Vehicle Gas Tanks & Cans
- If you have a Generator, check it to make sure it is in working order before a storm approaches.
- Pet Supplies (food, meds)
Have a plan in place with family members as to where you will go in the event you are ordered to evacuate for a storm. This is particularly important since cellular communication immediately after a hurricane is limited to first responders/emergency services and landlines are often not working in the affected areas. If you plan to evacuate to a shelter and have pets or special needs, be sure to make these arrangements well ahead of time as shelters for these services may have limited capacity.
Get cash ahead of time. ATM’s will likely be down as power may be out for days and/or businesses closed. Credit/Debit cards won’t work for the same reasons.
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During a recent Norris & Company sales meeting, Top Performing Agents for the month of February were announced.
Jane Schwiering, Beth Livers, Peggy Hewett, Steve Owen and Dan Downey attained the highest dollar volume of closed sales for the month.
The highest dollar volume of new listings was achieved by Beth Livers, Debbie Bell, Travis NeSmith, Peggy Hewett, Bob Faller and Lucy Hendricks.
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Norris & Company Real Estate Broker/Owners Gena Grove and Jane Schwiering present a check to Indian River Habitat for Humanity President/CEO Andy Bowler during a recent meeting at the Riverside Children's Theatre. Since 1997, Norris & Company’s Brokers and Sales Associates donate a portion from every sale to Indian River Habitat. In addition, they also volunteer their time and refer clients to donate and shop at the Habitat Home Center ReStore.
Indian River Habitat for Humanity (IRHFH) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, dedicated to eliminating sub-standard housing by building decent, safe and affordable homes for low-income, hardworking families who cannot qualify for a conventional mortgage. IRHFH offers a hand up, not a hand out. For more information, visit their website at www.irchabitat.org... Read More
The winter months in Florida can provide us with some of the best weather of the year. Cool, by Florida standards, lower humidity and just all around perfection in which to enjoy the great outdoors. If being outside and experiencing the beauty of nature is your thing, below are five area parks that you might enjoy:
- Sebastian Inlet State Park – Boat Launch, Surfing, Fishing, Beaches, Picnicking, Camping, Restaurant and Gift Shop
- Round Island River and Ocean Parks – Boat Launches, Fishing, Manatee Viewing, Beaches, Boardwalks, Observation Tower, Picnicking
- Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge – Hiking, Birding, Wildlife Viewing
- McKee Botanical Gardens – Native and Tropical Plants, Gift Shop, Cafe
- St. Sebastian Buffer Preserve State Park – Hiking, Biking, Camping, Canoe Launches, Horse/Equestrian Trails, Geo-Caching, Boating, Picnicking
(Vero Beach, FL) – January 28, 2014 – Norris & Company Real Estate has again been awarded the Website Quality Certification (WQC) from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, an international network of more than 500 premier real estate firms. Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) presents the certification to member companies that demonstrate best practices in website design, technology and service.
Norris & Company’s website, www.norrisandcompany.com, earned the certification by achieving superior marks on a range of measurements, including usability and performance, design and content, interactivity, customer service and Internet lead management, search engine optimization and mobile. The website was evaluated by Virtual Results, LLC, a real estate internet and social marketing firm enlisted by LeadingRE to review the websites.
WQC is a program available only to firms affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and is awarded based on criteria that is updated annually to reflect the latest in internet marketing strategies. To maintain the certification, companies are re-certified every two years.
“We are delighted to recognize the 117 companies that earned... Read More
Congratulations to our Top Producing Associates of 2014!Read More