Taking a Stand

One of the best aspects of my career as a real estate broker is being an advocate for others; our clients, our agents, and our community. Yesterday brought about a unique opportunity to advocate for a buyer client who was about to get ripped off with excessive title fees, unbeknownst to them. The lender, a…

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Five Ways to Make Sure You Have a Safe Halloween

Five Ways to Make Sure You Have a Safe Halloween Courtesy – Consumerist and Bay News 9 1 – Wear light costumes that are flame-retardant. – If your little ghoul is set on a dark costume, use reflective tape or glow sticks to enhance visibility. 2 – Ensure that any makeup used doesn’t cause an allergic…

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Five reasons you should hire Agentry to manage your rental

Five reasons you should hire Agentry to manage your rental: 1. Convenience – Your time is valuable, and hiring a professional gives you more of it to do what’s important, such as taking care of your family, or furthering your career. 2. Expertise – Hiring a real estate professional is invaluable.  Benefit from our knowledge;…

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Hurricane Irma approaches the mainland

Don’t panic, but prepare.  It serves as a useful mantra with Hurricane Irma looming on the horizon. While we all pray for the best and hope the storm turns, here are some tips and resources that may be helpful. General Hurricane Checklist: Flashlights Battery-operated lanterns Bottled water 1 gallon (per person/day) Weather radio Nonperishable food…

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Agentry spells “Engagement” backwards

OK, you’re right, it doesn’t.  It’s actually “Ytrnega.” That doesn’t change the fact that being engaged is one of our most important values. Being part of the community is important to us, and just this week our team has been involved with the PACE Center for Girls, Big Brother Big Sister of Tampa Bay, and…

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Florida’s 2017 back-to-school tax-free weekend!

It’s Florida’s back-to-school tax-free weekend! Soon, students will flock back-to-school and it’s time to maximize your savings! Now is the time to save money on clothes, computers, and school supplies.  The tax-free weekend runs from Friday, August 4th through Sunday, August 6th, 2017. There are a multitude of sales this weekend as well, so conserve…

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Are You Prepared for Hurricane Season?

Today marks the second day of hurricane season, and although Florida has only had two hurricanes make landfall in the last eleven years, it’s always best to be prepared.  Now is the time to protect your family, as the 2017 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins today and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 4th. Supplies that are…

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Tampa, FL – The Healthiest Housing Market?

There is no doubt that the greater Tampa real estate market has recovered significantly from the market downturn during the Great Recession.  Some sub-markets have eclipsed the 2005/2006 peak, while others have not.  Many homeowners who found themselves owning property that had depreciated dramatically are very happy to see that values are back.  However, is…

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Tampa Takes Top Spot in Healthy Housing Market Index

You may have noticed that real estate is recovering from the Great Recession, and that house prices are on the rise.  While there is still a lot of growth required to make a full return, Tampa is faring better than other markets.  The Greater Tampa Bay area has been named the country’s healthiest housing market.  …

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