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Barry Grooms – Perspectives – 2018 Legislative Session

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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Property Owners And The 2018 Legislative Session By Barry Grooms So here we are half way through the 2018 legislative session and we are left wondering if anything is going to get done. Floridians are asking themselves what have the elected officials done to help property owners in our area. The answer is not as simple as one may think, you see the hundreds of bills that are filed are filled with special interest and “pork”. 2018 is an election year. Couple that with defect years because of the 2017 hurricanes and you come up with a conservative session. You […]

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Barry Grooms – Perspectives – REAL Estate And Hurricanes

Monday, December 18, 2017

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Have Hurricanes Had An Effect On The Housing Market In The Sarasota/Bradenton Area? By Barry Grooms First of all, I want to state the obvious and say YES hurricanes affect housing numbers. However, has it hurt the market? There are many reasons why over 1000 people every day make Florida their new home. Ask yourself why you are here; are you a native, a snowbird, a transplant or a work relocation? Regardless of why you’re here or how you got here there is one commonality in all of us, we love this place! So, let’s look at the numbers behind […]

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Barry Grooms – Perspectives – REAL Estate Legislation

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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You Should Be Afraid, Very Afraid! By Barry Grooms Under all is the land and private property rights are considered the “American Dream”. The 5th Amendment protects property by stating, “No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, with out just compensation.” Our rights are something that most of citizens take for granted until it affects them directly and very few monitor the machine called legislation in Tallahassee. Year after year law makers and special interest strategize on legislation that may have adverse effect […]

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Coldwell Banker & International Sales By Sue Wolverton

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

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In 2008, Coldwell Banker Previews International property specialists participated in nearly 16,670 transactions priced at $1 million with a total sales volume of $31.2 billion. The scope of experience in handling luxury residential properties has allowed the sales associates specializing in luxury property in Southwest Florida to close a lot for $10,500,000, and homes priced at $9,200,000 and over $4,000,000 in 2009.

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Authenticity By Judy Green

Sunday, March 29, 2009

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Our firm is the exclusive Sotheby’s International Realty affiliate for Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte Counties with unrivaled access to qualified people and distinctive properties around the world.
The mission and culture of Signature Sotheby’s International Realty is based on three principles, which guide our business. Authenticity is one of them.

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Effective Recruiting & Co-Branding by Michael Saunders

Sunday, February 22, 2009

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On Effective Recruiting: Co-Branding For Success By Michael Saunders Recruiting the top agents in any given market is as essential to the success of a real estate company as finding the right buyers, having the best listings and closing the most transactions.  Once you’ve signed the best and brightest agents and fortified them with the layers of support they need to succeed, the listings, closings and market share typically follow in kind. To attract and retain the top people in any field you have to continually prove that having your company’s name emblazoned across their business cards is the best […]

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Inside the Crystal Ball by Helen Sosso

Saturday, December 20, 2008

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“So, what’s happening to real estate in the Sarasota area? Are prices stabilizing? Is there any mortgage money? And….oh, by the way, how do you think 2009 is going to be?” These are all common questions frequently asked of anyone in real estate. A few years ago the answers were easy. Today –the only way to know a true answer is if you could get inside that fictitious crystal ball where you could see the future.

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Door of Opportunity in Local Market by Ray Porter

Sunday, November 9, 2008

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Featuring Helen Sosso. While the national and international financial markets continue to navigate stormy seas, the local real estate market may soon be viewed as a safe port – a haven for those seeking to move to and invest in a tremendous community and real estate market.

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