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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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Why a Second Home in Vero Beach?

28 BeachWhether a quick weekend getaway to enjoy the beach, go sport fishing or golf with friends, Vero Beach is the perfect destination for those seeking a little R&R. Relaxed and understated, after a few trips, many visiting golfers and beachcombers become local homeowners when they fall under the spell of this panoramic, peaceful region. That is how many of our clients start before they become second homeowners in Vero. Many buyers want a special place where they can restore themselves and escape their hectic lives to unwind and enjoy time with their families.

Be it a house on the beachside or a condo on the mainland, Vero offers the diversity and quality of life you dream of. With its elegant and naturally preserved old Florida charm, a second home in Vero Beach is a place your family will cherish for years to come.

If you would like to learn more about homeownership in Vero Beach, please contact Norris & Company Real Estate at 1.800.635.5155.

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Norris Supports Habitat for Humanity

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

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5 Area Parks for Nature Lovers

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:

  1. Sebastian Inlet State Park – Boat Launch, Surfing, Fishing, Beaches, Picnicking, Camping, Restaurant and Gift Shop
  2. Round Island River and Ocean Parks – Boat Launches, Fishing, Manatee Viewing, Beaches, Boardwalks, Observation Tower, Picnicking
  3. Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge – Hiking, Birding, Wildlife Viewing
  4. McKee Botanical Gardens – Native and Tropical Plants, Gift Shop, Cafe
  5. St. Sebastian Buffer Preserve State Park – Hiking, Biking, Camping, Canoe Launches, Horse/Equestrian Trails, Geo-Caching, Boating, Picnicking
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Norris & Company Hosting Samaritan Center Soup Bowl

Please stop by Norris & Company at 3377 Ocean Drive and enjoy a bowl of gourmet soup as we proudly host the Samaritan Center's 21st Annual Soup Bowl. Proceeds benefit the programs and services for the homeless. Bowl of soup - $5.

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Housing on the Rebound!

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Website Quality Certification Awarded to Norris & Company

Vero Beach, Florida(February 15, 2012) – Norris & Company Real Estate has been awarded the 2011 Website Quality Certification (WQC), presented by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® to member companies that have demonstrated excellence in website design, functionality and execution. Every aspect of the site, www.norrisandcompany.com, was reviewed to ensure exacting standards were met in six key areas, ranging from design and content to human interactivity to search engine optimization.  The WQC was introduced in 2009 to recognize and encourage superior websites among Leading Real Estate Companies of the World’s 550 member firms. “With so many people going online to obtain information on homes, communities and everything relating to home buying and selling, it is vital for a real estate firm to have a current, easy-to-use and relevant website,” notes Pam O’Connor, president/CEO of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®.  “By earning the Website Quality Certification, Norris & Company Real Estate has demonstrated that it offers fundamental online resources to home buyers and sellers, which are further supported by the expertise only a dedicated real estate professional can provide.”   About Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (www.LeadingRE.com) is the largest network of top independent local and regional brand-name brokerage firms in the residential... Read More

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Norris & Company Announces Top Producers for 2011

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Mark Seeberg Joins Norris & Company

Norris & Company Real Estate is proud to announce the addition of Mark Seeberg as their newest agent. Mark is a full-time agent assisting both buyers and sellers throughout Indian River County and has held Realtor® status here for 16 years. He has also earned the Accredited Buyers Representative and Graduate of Realtors Institute designations from the National Association of Realtors. Mark currently serves on the Florida Realtors Board of Directors and is presently chairman of the Faculty Development Committee. In 2005-2006 he served as President of the Realtors Association of Indian River County and was 2005 Realtor of the Year. Mark is also a member of the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce and a member of its Industry Appreciation Awards Committee. Seeberg hails originally from New Jersey, is a graduate of Seton Hall University (Go Pirates!) and enjoys Florida’s great weather and beaches! Mark and his wife Toni also enjoy traveling, especially throughout Italy and the Mediterranean. He also finds time to lend a hand building homes with the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Mark can be reached at 772-696-0651 or emailed at mseeberg@norrisandcompany.com.... Read More

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Norris & Company Announces Top Performing Associates for November 2011

Norris & Company Real Estate recently recognized their November 2011 Top Performing Associates. Jane Schwiering and Bob Faller attained the highest dollar volume of closed sales for the month. Sherry Brown and Jane Schwiering accomplished the highest number of sales. The highest dollar volume of new listings was achieved by Lucy Hendricks and Beth Livers. Achieving the highest number of new listings was Lucy Hendricks and Beth Livers. Since 1974, Norris & Company Real Estate has been widely recognized as Vero Beach’s premier luxury real estate firm specializing in luxury waterfront, Intracoastal, and oceanfront homes, condominiums, and golf communities on Vero’s barrier island and throughout Indian River County. Through their exclusive affiliations, sterling reputation and integrity, Gena Grove and Jane Schwiering along with 39 quality professionals and staff, have created the #1 real estate company in Vero Beach. With over $2.5 billion in sales in the past decade, Norris & Company Real Estate’s platinum service, sophisticated global marketing, and technological advantages sets them apart from many larger companies in Indian River County and has earned them the distinction of being chosen as an Affiliate of both Christie’s International Real Estate and the Board of Regents for Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate.  ... Read More

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