​What’s up on the Waterfront?

By MJ Coleman, Broker Associate, Lead Listing Agent Looking for something to do outdoors on the weekend? There is no better place to start than the Clermont Waterfront Park. Host to a variety of events throughout the year, the Clermont Waterfront Park is always buzzing with activity. Whether it is a 5 K run, community festival or boating competition, there is something for everyone at one time or another. Coming soon is the 4th annual Dragonboat festival. This event is Saturday, May 6th from 7:30 am- 4:00 pm. Teams are formed by area businesses with experience varying from first time dragon boaters to… Read More

Here’s Why I Love Disney

By Malloree Pontzius, Transaction Coordinator Living in Central Florida has many advantages, but my very favorite is living really close to “The Happiest Place On Earth.” As a Disney Annual Passholder, I hear all the time, “You go to Disney EVERY weekend? Are you nuts?!?” or something along those lines. I’m here to tell you that there is so much more to Disney than what meets the eye. It’s more than the cast members perfectly portraying our favorite childhood characters. It’s more than the nostalgia of the introduction of those characters to our favorite small humans. It’s more than the… Read More

Ten Places You Must See When You Have Out of State Visitors

By Tiffany Fisher, REALTOR®, Buyer Specialist When people from other states think of Orlando, they mostly think of theme parks, but there is so much more to Central Florida than just Disney World and Universal Studios. I was lucky enough to be born and raised in the Sunshine State, so I have been able to experience all the things this amazing city has to offer. Here are my top 10 “must-sees” when my family from up north comes to visit! 1. Crooked Can Brewing Company – Winter Garden, FL Crooked Can is a local brewery that was created by twofamilies from… Read More

3 Quick Ways to Stage Your Home Without Breaking the Bank

By Laurie Rietze, Listing Manager When getting ready to sell your home, it is necessary to prepare your home to make the best impression possible. It is called “staging,” and it is one of the most critical aspects of selling your home. Less Is More Many times, buyers will see multiple homes at the same time they are seeing yours, so it is very important that you are able to leave buyers with a lasting impression of your home. Your home needs to stand out above the rest, and buyers need to envision their own belongings in your home. Many… Read More

How to Think Like a Real Estate Investor

If you’ve ever thought about investing in real estate, there is good news. And then there is better news! First, let’s talk about the good news. Real estate has been an incredible wealth builder throughout history. It is no wonder that in ancient times, property owners were called lords (now landlords). There are a number of reasons why everyone should invest in real estate. Here are a few: Inflation-Proof Inflation is what happens when cash loses its value. If a candy bar is $1 today and there is 10-percent inflation over the next 12 months, the candy bar will be… Read More

Happy Camper

By Brandie Mathison-Klein, CEO, REALTOR® For several years my husband and I have had on our bucket list to go across cross country RVing. We always imagined driving across the states and pulling over when we are hungry for a snack while the kids played games, took naps and we would explore beautiful USA. We had an unexpected opportunity pop up last year that allowed us to take a trip across the US. We decided to rent a big RV and had a very long haul across several states. Did I mention we had to go over 3,000 miles in 7… Read More