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Custom Lakefront Home for Sale in Keystone Park Colony

Custom Lakefront Home for Sale in Keystone Park Colony

At the end of a winding, private road, you’ll find this magnificent custom estate nestled on the shore of the ski sized Lake Pretty in Odessa, Florida.

It features 5 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms in 5,793 square feet on a large lot of over an acre of beautiful landscaping.

From the built-in grill on the large, covered back porch that overlooks the pool and the lake to the gourmet kitchen highlighted by granite counters, custom cabinets, and a Wolf range, this home exudes luxury and top-of-the-line convenience.

There are multiple lofts and a multi-purpose game room, so everyone can have their own space to study or to play.

The amenities don’t stop with the home!  There is also a 4-car garage and a dock with a boat lift.

 

Custom Lakefront Home for Sale in Keystone Park Colony

Custom Lakefront Home for Sale in Keystone Park Colony:  Two Story Dining Room

Custom Lakefront Home for Sale in Keystone Park Colony:  Gourmet Kitchen

Custom Lakefront Home for Sale in Keystone Park Colony:  Family Room with Beams and Lake View

Custom Lakefront Home for Sale in Keystone Park Colony:  Guest Bath

Custom Lakefront Home for Sale in Keystone Park Colony:  Game Room

Custom Lakefront Home for Sale in Keystone Park Colony:  Large Master Suite with Bowed Picture Window

Custom Lakefront Home for Sale in Keystone Park Colony:  Master Bath with Dual Vanities and Spa Tub

Custom Lakefront Home for Sale in Keystone Park Colony:  Master Bath Walk In Shower

Custom Lakefront Home for Sale in Keystone Park Colony:  Loft / Bonus Room

Custom Lakefront Home for Sale in Keystone Park Colony:  Balcony with Lake View

Custom Lakefront Home for Sale in Keystone Park Colony:  Poolside Covered Porch with Built In Grill

Custom Lakefront Home for Sale in Keystone Park Colony:  Dock with Boat Lift

 

For more details, photos, stats, and a map, PLEASE VISIT THIS LISTING.

Listing courtesy of WEICHERT REALTORS YATES&ASSOC
Photos Copyright 2014 Mid Florida MLS

Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Lakefront Home for Sale in Odessa, FL

Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Home for Sale in Odessa, FL

This custom home in Odessa, Florida was inspired by the Prairie Style architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and designed by architect Thomas Szumlic.

It features 5 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in 5,276 square feet.

Nestled on the banks of Lake Ann, it sits on over four acres of beautiful, mature Florida landscaping.

Enjoy spectacular sunsets over the ski sized lake from your master bedroom balcony or your multi-tiered back deck with built-in grill.

Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Home for Sale in Odessa, FL

Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Home for Sale in Odessa, FL

Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Home for Sale in Odessa, FL

Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Home for Sale in Odessa, FL

Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Home for Sale in Odessa, FL

Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Home for Sale in Odessa, FL

Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Home for Sale in Odessa, FL

For more details, photos, statistics, and a map, PLEASE VISIT THIS LISTING.

Listing courtesy of PRUDENTIAL TROPICAL REALTY
Photos Copyright 2014 Mid Florida MLS

3 Tips for Selling Your Home

When selling your home, there are a few key things you should keep in mind:

1.  Price Your House Right

2.  Consider a Pre-Sale Inspection

3.  Consider All Offers

To  hear the full explanation, watch the video above.  And if you have any questions, or want to get your Tampa-area home on the market, contact me at Rosemary Sells Tampa!

This Month in Real Estate: May 2014

The median price for homes was $198,000 and home prices are up 5.4% from last month and 7.7% from the same month last year.

And the average nation rate for 30-year fixed mortgages has slightly risen to 4.33%.

To get tips on selling your home faster and for more money through staging, watch the video above or contact me at Rosemary Sells Tampa!

Tips for Buying a Vacation Home

Tips for Buying a Vacation or Second Home

Investing in a second home is a great way to vacation.  Whether it’s a beachfront condo or a Disney-adjacent single family home, there are so many wonderful ways to make lasting memories with your family.

But, before you jump in, review these 6 tips:

1. Keep costs within the budget.  Unless you’re paying cash, make sure you get prequalified for a loan before you start looking.  And don’t overspend:  you’ll need cash for ice cream.

2. Determine the frequency of use.  If you’re going to be spending a week or a month at a time at your vacation home, then you may not mind spending half the day in the car (or in airports) to get to your destination, but if it’s a weekend home, you’ll probably want it a little closer. 

3. Pick the right location.  Pick an area that offers what you want.  If you’re not a beach person, maybe homes with the Gulf of Mexico in the backyard isn’t where you should be looking. 

4. Understand upkeep.  If you don’t want to hire a lawn service to mow a large yard, you may want to consider a maintenance-free condo or town home. 

5. Research rental potential and costs.  If you intend to rent out the property, be sure to research things like renter’s insurance and what properties in the area are renting for. 

6. Think about resale and changing needs.  Don’t forget to factor resale value into your decision.

These tips are summarized from Barbara Ballinger.  Read more at Realtor Mag.

And start the search for your Florida Dream Home today at Rosemary Sells Tampa!

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The Keller Williams Family Welcomes Dubai

Pictured, left to right: Keller Williams Worldwide President Chris Heller with Werner Burger of KW Dubai

The Keller Williams family welcomes Dubai as the newest member of KW Worldwide.

Plans have been announced to open a franchise in Dubai, the newest of over a dozen countries in which Keller Williams Realty – the largest real estate company in North America – operates.

Operating Principal for KW Dubai Werner Burger says, “We’re excited to bring the proven models and systems of Keller Williams to real estate agents and clients in Dubai.  Keller Williams is the real estate industry’s leader in training and technology and Dubai is one of the fastest-growing, most dynamic real estate markets in the world. In many ways, the Middle East is still in the startup phase when it comes to selling real estate. Keller Williams, with its agent-centric principles, will revolutionize the market, just as it has in the United States and Canada.”

Master franchise agreements for Keller Williams exist in dozens of countries, including Austria, Germany, Indonesia, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK and Vietnam. After a record-breaking year for growth, productivity and profitability, we’re on pace to become the largest real estate franchise by agent count, transactions, and volume all across the world!

Read more:  KW Worldwide.

Interested in joining Keller Williams?  Contact me today!

Why You Should Join Keller Williams Realty: Technology

Keller Williams Technology Infographic

Modern and relevant technology is one of the big reasons that Keller Williams Realty stands out from the crowd.

Some of the specific technology tools that Keller Williams provides for its agents include:

  • eEdge – A state-of-the-art contact management system that tracks communication with each and every client.
  • State of the art real estate websites with many template designs to choose from and syndication of your listings on 340+ websites.
  • Downloadable marketing materials and templates.
  • Automatic marketing campaigns through online lead generation.
  • Internet training video/audio sessions on Keller Williams University, KW Connect and the KW Intranet.
  • Database marketing and lead generation systems.
  • Virtual filing systems for sales/invoices.

These are some pretty amazing benefits, but there’s so much more!

For example, as a Keller Williams agent, I have my own property search app.  You can see it by clicking here to by texting “KW2B3CSU8” to 87778 on your iPhone, iPad, or Android.

Plus, my market center (Keller Williams Realty New Tampa) offers even more benefits for our agents.  We have a dedicated IT expert on staff to help us set up and run the technology available to us, as well as teaching multiple classes every month that are free to agents (and our guests – wanna go?  Just ask!)

We also have (unlike other realty companies in mid-Florida) memberships with powerful websites that help us sell our listings, like Hubzu and CirclePix.

If you want to learn more about this amazing technology and find out about joining the Keller Williams family, please contact me!

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Why You Should Join Keller Williams Realty: Culture
Why You Should Join Keller Williams Realty: Training & Education
Why You Should Join Keller Williams Realty: Profit Share

Why You Should Join Keller Williams Realty: Culture

RED DAY Keller Williams

Got Culture?  Keller Williams does!

But what IS Culture?  Culture is what comes from our mission statement:

“Our mission is to build careers worth having, businesses worth owning, and lives worth living.”

Those aren’t just pretty words to Keller Williams real estate agents.  They’re a way of life.

Here are some examples of our Culture:

And these examples are just the beginning.  There is more to Keller Williams Culture:

RED Day:  RED (Renew, Energize, and Donate) Day is a yearly opportunity for Keller Williams Agents to give back to the communities where they live.

KW Wellness Program:  Keller Williams is one of the few realty companies that provide affordable health coverage for their agents.

KW Cares:  KW Cares is a public charity supported by all our associates across North America, designed to help fellow KW associates in times of need.

Agent Leadership Council:  members from each Market Center (office) meet monthly to direct decisions on how individual offices operate.

Reaching Out In The Community:  Our involvement includes numerous local charities and a 10% tithe to selected charities by KW Cares.  Some of these charities include Ryan’s Well Foundation, Homes For Our Troops, and MD Anderson Cancer Center.

To find out more about joining the Keller Williams family, contact me today!

READ MORE:
Why You Should Join Keller Williams Realty: Training & Education
Why You Should Join Keller Williams Realty: Profit Share
Why You Should Join Keller Williams Realty: Technology

Why You Should Join Keller Williams Realty: Training & Education

Keller Williams believes that education is a key component behind making our agents the best in the real estate industry.

In 2014, Keller Williams was named #2 in Training Magazine’s Top 125 Organizations in the world – and the #1 real estate company!

More knowledge brings better productivity.  If your current real estate company doesn’t offer you a calendar packed full of classes to help you further your career, then contact me today because you’re working with the wrong people!

Keller Williams Top Training Organization

Keller Williams in a pretty amazing company when it comes to education.

Here are some of the programs they provide their agents:

Ignite:  This is a training program for new sales associates.  It covers everything from how to get leads to how to close the deal.

Keller Williams University (KWU):  Our progressive learning-driven culture is centered around KWU’s classes, which are taught by top professionals in the real estate industry.

KW Connect: This gives us access to learning tools, like instructional videos, 24-hours a day.

MAPS Coaching:  These mastermind programs help agents reach their full potential with aggressive skill-building.

Agent Mountain:  Company founder Gary Keller uses this as a platform for interviewing top agents and sharing tactics that will help everyone’s real estate business.

KW Family Reunion:  is an annual meeting of agents and brokers where we gather to learn, socialize and become inspired to set and achieve even higher goals. It’s the largest gathering of real estate professionals in the entire industry.

Another benefit I’ve received in my own Market Center – for FREE – is coaching from The Mike Ferry Organization, North America’s Leading Real Estate Coaching and Training Organization.

Still not convinced?  Check out the rave reviews on Amazon for Gary Keller and Jay Papasan’s book The One Thing, or The Millionaire Real Estate Agent.  Pretty incredible, right?  The leaders of Keller Williams want you to succeed AND they provide the training and education to do so.

Want to learn more and find out how to join the Keller Williams family?  Contact me today!

READ MORE:
Why You Should Join Keller Williams Realty: Culture
Why You Should Join Keller Williams Realty: Profit Share
Why You Should Join Keller Williams Realty: Technology

Why You Should Join Keller Williams Realty: Profit Share

Keller Williams Profit Share

Profit Share is one of the most revolutionary ideas in real estate.  It’s something that sets Keller Williams apart as a company that cares about its agents.

What is profit sharing and how did it start?

Gary Keller created this innovative program in 1986 in order to create a real estate company that no agents would ever want to or need to leave, a company agents would want to be part of for life, by offering to make agents stakeholders in the company.

Why wouldn’t you want to be part of a company that shares half of its owner profits, half of over $500 million to date, with YOU?

What’s the most attractive aspect of Profit Share?  It’s passive income.  And passive income is powerful.

Once you sponsor another agent, you just sit back.  You are required to do nothing – NOTHING – more to receive your Profit Share.

To give you an idea of what Keller Williams agents are earning, here is a graph charting the cumulative Profit Share from 1996 to 2012, in millions:

Keller Williams Realty Profit Share Graph 2012

KW Cumulative Profit Share from 1996 to 2012, in millions

Most Realtors build wealth for their company.  At Keller Williams, you build wealth for yourself.

And isn’t that why you got into the business in the first place?

And the best part is that you’re helping other agents join the best real estate company around.

That’s what we call a win-win.

To find out more about joining Keller Williams Realty, the #1 real estate company by agent count, and learning how you can live your life the way you want to by building long-term wealth, please contact me!

Photos Copyright Keller Williams Realty

READ MORE:
Why You Should Join Keller Williams Realty: Culture
Why You Should Join Keller Williams Realty: Training & Education
Why You Should Join Keller Williams Realty: Technology