Did You Know Clermont Has a Historic Village?

By Emily Strzelczyk, Marketing Specialist Have you ever been to downtown Clermont and wondered what the clump of old little buildings are next to Lake Minneola near the boathouse? It is Clermont’s Historic Village! Located at the corner of West Avenue and Osceola Street (near the post office) in downtown Clermont, the Historic Village is a joint effort of the South Lake County Historical Society and the city of Clermont to preserve the history of South Lake County. The city of Clermont bought the village in 1996. At the time of purchase, the property only contained the train depot and the… Read More

Top 4 Clermont Restaurants

By Brandie Mathison-Klein, CEO, REALTOR® If you are anything like me, you face the never-ending dilemma of deciding where to eat. A couple of years ago, I made a pretty big lifestyle change. I try to eat gluten-free and organic as much as possible. This often poses a challenge when eating out. I also tend to lean towards the smaller, non-chain restaurants because I like to support our local business owners and like their unique atmosphere. Here are my top four restaurant picks and why I enjoy them. Yellow Dog Eats If you want an awesome atmosphere to go along… Read More

Why the Right Photography Sells Your Home

By Lee Sherrock, Executive Admin After spending hours and hours weighing the pros and cons and discussing it with the family, you’ve just made one of the biggest decisions of your life: you’re going to sell your home. You’ve selected an agent, maybe consulted a stager and spruced up every inch of your home—both inside and out—so it looks its best to potential buyers. Now it’s time for your home to be photographed! When you see the final pictures, however, they’re not what you expected. At all. Your spacious living room now looks about as inviting as a matchbox, and… Read More

Why Putting Your Home on the Market Is Like Competing in a Beauty Pageant

By Brandie Mathison-Klein, CEO, REALTOR® During the last 14 years of meeting with clients who are getting ready to put their homes on the market, we almost always discuss the important ways they can help their home show in the best light possible. I tell my clients when you put your home on the market, you are entering into a beauty pageant. Buyers are looking for the best contestant—in other words, the best-looking house, in the best location and for the best price. But if you don’t take the time to do some of the suggestions below, you may find… Read More