Author Archives: Savino James

Going Green for a Better Lifestyle

Going Green for a Better Lifestyle

ORLANDO, Fla. — If you want to add value to your home, consider “going green.” Investing in energy-saving, environmentally friendly features can reduce your monthly bills, enhance your lifestyle and make your home more attractive to future buyers.

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Realtor® Connie Johnson: A Passion for People and Animals

BRANDON, Fla. – When Connie Johnson, a Realtor® with Coldwell Banker Real Estate in Brandon, Fla., gets involved, things get done.

“I always want to be the best at whatever I’m involved in, and now I’m passionate about helping others achieve their goals as well,” she says. And that drive doesn’t just apply to real estate sales, it applies to her charity work as well. After all, the year she became president of Rebuild Tampa Bay was the same year the Super Bowl came to Tampa – 2009. “I wanted to shake it up a bit and instead of rebuild homes, I wanted to transform a community,” she says.

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Florida Realtors®: Report Unlicensed Real Estate Activity

Florida Realtors<sup>®</sup>: Report Unlicensed Real Estate Activity

ORLANDO, Fla. – To help protect homebuyers and sellers from unlicensed real estate practitioners, Florida Realtors® wants to spread the word that unlicensed real estate activity is a crime.

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Florida’s Business-Friendly Climate Attracts New Investment

Florida’s Business-Friendly Climate Attracts New Investment

ORLANDO, Fla. – As the Sunshine State, Florida offers a warm welcome to new commercial and business investment, according to Florida Realtors®.

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Florida Realtors® Takes Part in Brazil Trade Mission

Florida Realtors<sup>®</sup> Takes Part in Brazil Trade Mission

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 24, 2011 –Representing the interests of the state’s real estate industry, a Florida Realtors® delegation headed by 2011 President Patricia Fitzgerald is in Brazil this week to discuss real estate investment opportunities for Brazilians living or vacationing in Florida.

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Fla.’s Existing Home and Condo Sales Up in September 2011

Fla.’s Existing Home and Condo Sales Up in September 2011

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 20, 2011 – Florida’s existing home and existing condo sales continued their upswing in September, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Existing home sales increased 10 percent last month with a total of 15,036 homes sold statewide compared to 13,723 homes sold in September 2010, according to Florida Realtors.

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Florida Realtors® Supports ‘Above and Beyond’ Service

Florida Realtors<sup>®</sup> Supports ‘Above and Beyond’ Service

ORLANDO, Fla. – To be successful, a business must build strong relationships with its customers. According to Florida Realtors®, one of the best ways to develop a solid client base is to offer service that goes beyond the expected and delivers an experience that’s welcome, unusual and unforgettable.

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Florida Realtors® Announces New Chief Economist

Florida Realtors<sup>®</sup> Announces New Chief Economist

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 27, 2011 – Dr. John Tuccillo, former chief economist for the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) and a highly respected business and planning consultant, has joined Florida Realtors® as chief economist and head of its new Industry Data and Analysis department.

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Florida Realtors® Honors Sept. as Realtor Safety Month

Florida Realtors<sup>®</sup> Honors Sept. as Realtor Safety Month

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 7, 2011 – In two days, hundreds of people across Florida will participate in Florida Realtors® “Day of Safety” program occurring simultaneously at numerous local Realtor boards/associations.

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What Do You Know About Florida?

What Do You Know About Florida?

ORLANDO, Fla. – With year-round blue skies, tropical breezes and warm climate, it’s no surprise that Florida’s nickname is the Sunshine State. But did you know that Florida has the nation’s second longest coastline, only behind Alaska. Or that it’s nearly 800 miles to drive from Key West in the south to Pensacola in the northwest?

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