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BHHS FLORIDA REALTY ANNOUNCES ITS SECOND QUARTER TOP PRODUCING ASSOCIATES

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty in Vero Beach, formerly Norris & Company Real Estate located at 3377 Ocean Drive, recently announced the names of its top-producing sales associates for the second quarter of 2016.

“We are proud to recognize our top performing associates for their outstanding production and dedication to their clients in the second quarter of 2016, and are very fortunate to have them as part of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty family,” said Carol Prezioso, managing broker of the Vero Beach sales office.

The top producers for the second quarter of 2016 include the following:

Debbie Bell was named Top Producing Agent, and the Team of Dan Downey and Anne Wallace were recognized as the Top Producing Team. Other Top Producers are Bob Faller, the Sand & Land Team (which includes Beth Livers, Ashley Harris and Maria Caldarone), Peggy Hewett, Chip Landers, Marshall Carlton, Christine Barry, the Team of Jane Schwiering and Lucy Hendricks, Gretchen Hanson, the Team of Gena Grove and Andrew Harper, Steve Owen, Cheryl Burge and Mark Seeberg.

Congratulations to all of our Top Producers!

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty Hosts Top Producer Panel in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty hosted a Top Producer Panel at Frenchman’s Creek in Palm Beach Gardens this week where eleven of the company’s award winning, top ranking Sales Professionals had an opportunity to share insight and perspective on what drives their success.  The audience included over 125 of the company’s Sales Professionals from the company’s Northeast Region that includes Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Wellington, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, Stuart, Palm City, Port St. Lucie, and Vero Beach along with our partners from EverBank mortgage and title representatives from Florida Title & Guarantee Agency and Carol Hill, Regional Vice President, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty.

The esteemed panelist members included Paula James, Cherie & Larry Gross, Jim Pappas, Charlie Forcucci, Priscilla Baldwin & Joan Rogers – The Horsepower Team, Anne Schmidt – The Anne Schmidt Group, Michele Dutkin, and Debbie Bell & Lucy Hendricks from recently acquired Norris & Company Real Estate in Vero Beach. The event was coordinated by the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty Leadership Team – Frank Struck (Boca Raton Managing Broker), Dave Camp (Delray Beach Managing Broker), Elizabeth Lewis (Boynton Beach / Wellington Managing Broker), Nancy Cardone (Palm Beach Gardens / Jupiter Managing Broker), Terri Kasnic (Stuart Managing Broker), Joyce... Read More

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In a Seller’s Market: Is it Time to Downsize?

20160517-KCM-ShareA study by Edelman Berland reveals that 33% of homeowners who are contemplating selling their house in the near future are planning to scale down. Let’s look at a few reasons why this might make sense for many homeowners, as the majority of the country is currently experiencing a seller’s market.

In a recent blog, Dave Ramsey, the financial guru, highlighted the advantages of selling your current house and downsizing into a smaller home that better serves your current needs. Ramsey explains three potential financial advantages to downsizing:

A smaller home means less space, but it also means less time, stress and money spent on upkeep. Let’s assume you save $500 a month on your mortgage payment. In 30 years, you could have an additional $1–1.6 million in the bank to get you through your golden years. Use the proceeds from selling your current home to pay cash for a smaller one. Just imagine what you could do with no mortgage holding you down! If you can’t pay cash, aim for a 15-year fixed rate mortgage and put at least 10–20% down on your new home. Apply the $500 you saved from downsizing to your new monthly payment. At 3% interest, you could pay off a $200,000 mortgage in less... Read More

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Top Producing Associates for February 2016

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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.

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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

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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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