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General Area in Santa Rosa County : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Jul 22, 2016
Robert answered:
We moved to Navarre Florida from Idaho two years ago. As an entire family we have seen 1 snake in the entire two years. That was in our yard, but a pretty harmless encounter.

Now there is plenty of thick forest, where humans normally do not venture into. If someone wanted to encounter a snake, they probably could go off path into some forest and find one. Also, when it rains hard, ad hoc streams can form in the streets/yards, and we tell our kids to stay out of those because of the possibility of snakes (we've never seen one in such a stream, but we are being cautious). Generally, snakes are not a problem here.

Similar comments about gators. I know of few people who have encountered a gator in the wild. And even the bugs/spiders were worse in Idaho than they are here.

Move to Navarre and enjoy all that this beautiful place has to offer.
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Wed Sep 11, 2013
Annette Lawrence answered:
What do you know about the real estate business?
Do you have or are you creating a strawman businesss plan?
Changing career???? hmmm, and how much time will be available for real estate?
Do you really think a new part time agent can competently represent a buyer or seller?
What skills do you bring to the table?
What assets do you possess that can be leveraged?
Do you have access to vertical markets?
Are you involved in associations or groups through which you have member contact?
What is your income goal? It should not be less than $250,000 (gross) on your fifth year.
Your well thought out answer to all of these questions will prove essential in identifying the broker who will be most benefical to you. Why? If you have no clue what you have, where you are or where you want to will never be able to recongnzie you are in the wrong place until the ship sinks. Like any small business should expect to do your homework. Failure to do so is a accurate predictor of the end result.
The best broker for you will get you on the path to your income goal with a unique plan that effectively leverages your skills and assets. To seperate the song and dance brokers from the ones who are willing to invest in you, you must get the response to one question, and one question only. This question reveals the validity of the compensation, training, support, infrastructure, systems and lead generation of the brokerage. This question puts a SPOTLIGHT on what you can expect....your income....your success. Everything else is addictive sugar words.
"On an annual basis, what is the average number of transactions of the agents in this office?"
9 is the national average. Brokerages promoting 'accidential' real estate will have averages near 9.
You need to identify the brokerage with averages of 17, 24, 30 transactions annually.
Assuming the average price of a SFH sold is $170,000, you can estrapulate your potential income.
Now, you've identified the broker...YIPPEE!!! wait a minute......
'willing to guide new agents" that could be a problem.
Highly productive brokderages will avoid loading up with the dead wood of a load of newbies. You would be well advised to make this a headline, bold, underlined. Be aware, those willing to take on EVERYBODY...are taking on EVERYBODY....and Darwinism is the rule of the land.
Make your business case. Explain how a part time, newbie can help the broker make money.That will be a hard sell, if not an impossble sell, in a highly prodictive office.
Explain how your resources, assets and skills are a good combination to allow you to hit the ground running. Convey you want to start making money as soon as possible. You need to get plugged into the transaction river.
The broker will assign you to be a member of a team or a mentor. From there it's not rocket science. Follow the instructions provided. Now if you are carrying with you a trainload of baggage from your last career that includes IDWDT syndrom...there may be a problem. Following the directions provided by your mentor will become extremely complicated if you are infected with a long list of "I Don't Wanna Do That".
Your success or failure is solely your responsibility. Success is inseperably connected to your level of COMMITTMENT. The lower your commitment, the quicker you wlll join the 95% of mewbies who never see their 2nd year anniversary. You learn by doing. You earn by completing. You do neither warming a seat in a classroom.
Take what I have written seriously, if you want to be taken seriusly.

Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
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Fri Aug 10, 2012
Jerry Foster answered:
Hey Jean … here is a link to a map of the Navarre / Navarre Beach area:

check out my website ‘n if I can be of any assistance please give me a call:
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Fri Aug 10, 2012
Jerry Foster answered:
Hey Jean … Navarre is a VERY special place … check the below link 2 c just 1 unique thing we offer our residence:

Know U will have a ton of ?’s so please check out my website and if I can be of assistance please give me a call:
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Fri Aug 10, 2012
Myke Atwater answered:
Josh, I have lived here for 11 years, and Navarre did get damage from one Hurricane. However, any coastal area on the east or southern coast of the United States is susceptible. However, you have had terrible tornados in Huntsville, and I would rather see it coming than be surprised in the middle of the night. We have hurricane insurance. I would encourage you not to live directly on the Gulf if you worry about hurricane damage, but anywhere on the north side of hwy 98 is pretty safe. Mostly wind damage if we have a cat 4 or 5 hurricane!! I don't worry about living here at all. Hurricane shutters, a generator are a good idea if you live here. But the quality of life is fantastic!! I am from Pennsylvania, and I don't want to live anywhere but here!!

Myke Triebold, GRI, LMC, ABR, SFR
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Fri Mar 30, 2012
Msmac answered:
I have DirecTV and am really pleased with it, but I prefer having a dish because of some of the sports programming from other areas. Mediacom was also good; didn't have a problem with them at all.

We have also used AT&T for everything cellular and the reception is fine.
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Sun Mar 4, 2012
Angie Lefebvre-Nallick answered:
Milton high school is zoned for the zip code 32583.
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