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4th Win for BHHS Booth at Taste of Vero!

People's Choice Awards for Taste of Vero

This year was really stiff competition for the Taste of Vero awards. We heard really incredible feedback from guests at the event about how the food was better this year than ever before! Thank you to everyone for participating. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. The Outstanding Food award goes to Ocean Grill for a beautiful crabcake and mango salsa! The Outstanding Dessert award goes to Countryside Citrus for Key Lime Pie and ice cream! The Best Themed Booth award goes to Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Realty for the mexican theme and Mariachi band! While there are no awards for second place the voting was REALLY tight, and honorable mentions should go to the following participants: For Outstanding Food: Vero Beach Yacht Club, Vero's Caribbean Catering, and Osceola Bistro, The Patio For Outstanding Dessert: Amalfi Grille For Best Theme: Baci Trattoria... Read More

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Vero Beach through the eyes of a NY Blogger

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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.

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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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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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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