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The Brokers, Agents and Staff at Norris & Company would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving Holiday.... Read More

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Stacy Katz Brings Fresh New Talents to Norris

Norris & Company Real Estate is proud to announce the addition of Stacy Katz as their newest agent.

Prior to relocating to Vero Beach and commencing a new career in real estate, Stacy was an attorney in New York City specializing in real estate and entertainment law.  Through her position as an attorney, Stacy gained extensive experience in all facets of residential and commercial real estate.  She spent a great majority of her time handling all aspects of residential real estate (representing both sellers and purchasers) and in working with commercial clients, predominantly those involved in retail sales and shopping centers.  In her practice of law, Stacy gained invaluable knowledge as to the importance of fostering and maintaining close client relationships.  She has spent a great deal of time working with busy entertainment executives and personalities and is able to provide extraordinary professional service and personal care.

Stacy was born and raised in Manhasset, New York.  She received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania and her law degree from Fordham University School of Law.  Stacy relocated to Vero Beach from Monroe, New York with her husband and three children.  She has loved Vero Beach from the moment she moved here and is... Read More

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Beach Getaways Within Reach

Caught this article in TCPalm this morning...... Nice to be in the limelight. Russ Lemmon: Lucky for Vero Beach, Estefan picked up where Dodgers left off By Russ Lemmon Originally published 06:47 p.m., March 2, 2011 
Updated 11:44 p.m., March 2, 2011 An assortment of Lemmon Drops culled from a trip to Meltdownville with Charlie Sheen: • The Dodgers put us on the map, and Gloria Estefan is keeping us there. Thanks to the singer's Costa d'Este resort, Vero Beach received a prominent mention last month on NBC's "Today" show. During a Feb. 17 travel segment called "Beach Getaways Within Reach," viewers saw a big map of Florida with an arrow pointed toward Vero Beach. We were No. 2 on the list compiled by Nilou Motamed of Travel + Leisure magazine. In discussing Vero Beach with "Today" co-host Meredith Viera, Motamed mentioned Costa d'Este had rooms available for $139 a night. Talk about marketing gold. "The phones did not stop ringing for a few days," said Monica Smiley, the director of sales and marketing. Oh, yeah? How many of those calls resulted in a room being booked? "Over 250 room nights, and in excess of $50,000 in revenues have been generated thus far," she said, "and the property is still receiving calls." Whoa! "It was very effective," said Charles Nehme, the general manager... Read More

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What Are QR Codes ? Those Black and White Boxes..

What is a QR Code? At its most basic, a QR Code is a barcode on steroids. They're used for encoding information in two-dimensional space -- like in the pages of magazines, in advertisements and even on TV and Web sites. They were originally used to track auto parts, but have become popular (especially in Japan) for much broader, often commercial purposes. How is it different than a barcode? Whereas a barcode encodes data in only the horizontal plane (as scanners read the width and distance between the vertical lines), QR codes encode data both horizontally and vertically in a grid of tiny squares. This allows for much more data to be encoded in a smaller space. Barcodes, then, though ubiquitous, are good for little more than identifying products and objects. Specially programmed scanners can read barcodes, and match them to product names, prices and inventory, but that's about it. QR codes, on the other hand, can actually embed that information in the code itself, and, when read with the proper software, can trigger actions like launching a website or downloading a file. Additionally, QR codes can be read from any angle, while barcodes must be aligned properly. So what exactly can You do with QR codes? QR codes are tailor-made for quickly... Read More

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5 Things to do Before Putting Your Home on the Market

1. Have a pre-sale home inspection. Be proactive by arranging for a pre-sale home inspection. An inspector will be able to give you a good indication of the trouble areas that will stand out to potential buyers, and you’ll be able to make repairs before open houses begin. 2. Organize and clean. Pare down clutter and pack up your least-used items, such as large blenders and other kitchen tools, out-of-season clothes, toys, and exercise equipment. Store items off-site or in boxes neatly arranged in the garage or basement. Clean the windows, carpets, walls, lighting fixtures, and baseboards to make the house shine. 3. Get replacement estimates. Do you have big-ticket items that are worn our or will need to be replaced soon, such your roof or carpeting? Get estimates on how much it would cost to replace them, even if you don’t plan to do it yourself. The figures will help buyers determine if they can afford the home, and will be handy when negotiations begin. 4. Find your warranties. Gather up the warranties, guarantees, and user manuals for the furnace, washer and dryer, dishwasher, and any other items that will remain with the house. 5. Spruce up the curb appeal. Pretend you’re a buyer and stand outside of your home. As you approach the front door, what is your impression of the property?... Read More

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