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Listing of the Day: A Florida oasis from Olga Smirnoff of Watson Realty Corp

July 14, 2017

The Listing of the Day for July 14  is over at 3414 Chrysler Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32257. Provided by Watson Realty Corp.

Be in your own pool! This charming cul-de-sac house has been completely upgraded in the last few years and it’s ready for a new owner to move in and enjoy! 2011 new roof, 2013 new water heater and 2013/2015 new ceramic tiles throughout. Updated kitchen with extra tall cabinets and granite countertops as well as brand new stainless steel appliances. The HVAC system was replaced in 2015. Gorgeous pavers around the pool, which was resurfaced in 2015 and got a brand new pump installed in 2016. Spacious master bedroom with private pool access, an upgraded master bath, and walk-in closets.  Lots of storage in the 2 car garage, including cabinets. Light and bright throughout. Large laundry room with storage area is not included in total square footage. Beautiful french door opens to your private and tranquil garden with the pool and waterfall surrounded by mature citrus trees (orange, lemon, tangerine, kumquat), gardenia and jasmine bushes. Walking distance to the park with rock climbing walls, playgrounds, and walking areas. Convenient access to all major transportation roads, restaurants, and shopping. No HOA dues!

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1742 square feet. Listed for $268,900.

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SetSchedule Member Spotlight: Barbara Berry with Ferrari-Lund Real Estate from Sparks NV!

July 13, 2017

Barbara Berry

Barbara Berry
Ferrari-Lund Real Estate

Specializations: Residential real estate
Areas Served: Fernley, Carson City , Dayton, Silver Springs, Fallon, Sparks and Reno

Q: What made you become interested in real estate?
A:  I have always liked looking at homes and designing a home to be warm and welcoming. Put that together with helping people, I became a Realtor. A natural progression.

Q: What is the most interesting thing that happened during an open house you hosted?
A:   I was hosting an open house at a listing I had and a broker from CA came in with family. I figured he would have already had an agent, but it turns out that he did not. He ended up sticking with me all the way through a buying transaction in Reno for kids that were going to University here in Reno.

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Five Challenges for New Real Estate Agents (And How to Overcome Them)

July 10, 2017

For those who are just entering the world of real estate, it can be overwhelming to keep up with the changing markets, juggling multiple sellers, all telling you “sell my house now” and buyers, and stay ahead of the game. Whether you’re seasoned or green, it’s an industry filled with twists and turns, many of them unexpected.  New real estate agents need to remember, however, which of these are temporary and which ones are part of the long-term job. SetSchedule CEO and real estate investor Roy Dekel shares some of the scary factors of being a real estate novice.

The good news?

Most of them are temporary.

FearsWhen starting a new career, or quite frankly starting with anything new, there’s going to be a feeling of excitement tinged with not a little bit of fear and/or doubt.  Long-term real estate investors need to learn to push past these fears.  This obviously isn’t going to be an overnight process, but proper training and consistent experience will go a long way to replace your fears with confidence not only in yourself but also in your skills.Read More

Listing of the Day: An extraordinary Italian estate from Alan Bloom of HÔM Sotheby’s International Realty

The Listing of the Day for July 7 is over at 1173 Sunset Drive Redlands, CA 92373. Provided by HÔM Sotheby’s International Realty.

Nestled in the hills high above Redlands, this extraordinary Italian estate, surrounded by 330 olive trees, is situated on over 2 acres. The exterior is cast concrete, a replica of many of the beautiful villas that surround Florence, Italy. You will feel as if you’ve stepped into another country. As you enter the imported Italian wood doors (circa 1870), you’ll be awestruck by the magnificent architecture. The kitchen is a true gourmet’s delight, outfitted with commercial appliances and a butler’s pantry with warming oven and dishwasher. All four bedrooms are en-suite and the master is adorned with a stunning wood- carved imported fireplace. Other features of the estate include a pool house capped with a copper dome and kitchen area, tennis court, four car garage, shop, pool and spa, game room, and exterior fireplace with a pizza oven. This home is consummately suited for large parties or just a quiet evening at home. Come experience a bit of Italy!

6 bedrooms, 6 baths, 8200 square feet. Listed for $2.55 million.

Do you want to sell your house and don’t know how? We do and you will too after reading our tips on selling your house.

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