Pet Friendly Flagler County

Many people moving to Florida are looking to increase their quality of life by moving to a state that has great weather, excellent educational opportunities, a lower cost of living, no state income tax, arts & culture, and bountiful recreation. We have it all in Flagler County! Living the “Florida Lifestyle” also can include spending recreational time with your pets, further increasing intrinsic happiness. 

As dog lovers, we are thrilled to live in such a dog friendly community! Flagler Beach offers dog friendly beaches north of N 10th Street and south of S 10th Street as long as they’re on a leash and they are picked up after. Most restaurants with patios will allow dogs to dine by their owners side and are happy to offer a dish of cool water for our four-legged friends.

Some Florida State Parks are pet friendly, always check www.floridastateparks.org before heading out. Many Flagler County parks are also pet friendly Flagler County Parks offering numerous opportunities for fun and frolicking with Fido! Personal favorites include Princess Place Preserve, River to Sea Preserve at Marineland, Haw Creek Preserve, and Bing’s Landing.

We’ve written before about the great outdoors on our blog and we are a little obsessed with being outside and who can blame us? It’s just part of living the Florida lifestyle. At RE/MAX Flagstaff our dedicated REALTORS® are driven to serve you and are committed to success. Please let us know how we can assist you with your real estate needs. Call us at (386) 246-8585.

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Growing Roses in Flagler County

Flagler County is the perfect climate for growing roses! Many think that growing roses is out of reach for the average gardener, but nothing could be farther from the truth. Growing roses in Florida is easy!

 

Successful rose cultivation can be as simple as picking out a “lower” maintenance rose like an “old garden” rose or a shrub rose. “Higher” maintenance roses like a hybrid tea, grandiflora, or floribunda rose require “dead heading”, fertilization, chemical treatments including fertilization, and watering. You can also pick out your favorite colors and aromas. 

 

Don’t let the “high” maintenance aspect put you off of growing roses. By choosing disease resistant roses and using a combination fertilizer, insect, and disease control granulated product, the “maintenance” is very manageable. We’ve had better luck shopping for roses at a locally owned nursery whose reputation depends on the plants they sell or a mail order company specializing in roses for our region.

 

Roses need at least six hours of full sun and placement in the sun is critical to success. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to find a sunny spot in Flagler County. Because of our sandy soil, it’s impossible to overwater roses, and once established they don’t need too much extra watering as long as we’re not in drought condition. Weekly pruning or dead-heading roses is actually part of the reward of having them as that’s when you harvest your roses. Investing in proper rose gloves and pruning shears is also important.

 

There’s a saying in gardening, “the first year they sleep, the second year they creep, and the third year they leap”. Let us know how your garden grows!

 

For more information on growing roses:

http://solutionsforyourlife.ufl.edu/hot_topics/lawn_and_garden/pruning_roses.shtml

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Local RE/MAX Agent Named Among “America’s Best”

Annette Gardinal Earned Ranking for 2015 Home Sales

 

The Annette Gardinal Team with RE/MAX Flagstaff is among the 2,691 RE/MAX agents and teams featured in the 2016 REAL Trends “America’s Best Real Estate Agents” survey. The agents included in the survey represent less than 1 percent of all real estate professionals in the United States.

“Our commitment is to provide the best service to our customers, with the highest level of integrity and to build a relationship for the future with each and every person we are privileged to serve,” said Gardinal.  “Being recognized alongside so many hard working and dedicated real estate professionals is an accomplishment, and we’re honored to be named among ‘America’s Best’.”

 
“America’s Best” is the industry’s largest ranking of agents based on homes sold in 2015. The survey is open to individual agents who closed at least 50 transaction sides or $20 million in sales volume and teams who had at least 75 sides or $30 million in volume.  The fourth annual ranking groups agents by state and metro area. Both individual agents and teams are recognized for their number of transaction sides and/or sales volume.

Gardinal has more than 15 years of experience in the Flagler County/Palm Coast market. This is the second year Gardinal has been recognized among “America’s Best.”

RE/MAX agents accounted for 22 percent of the more than 12,000 participating agents who qualified for the survey. This year, RE/MAX had more agents named in the survey than any other brand.

About RE/MAX Flagstaff:

RE/MAX Flagstaff is a locally owned and operated full-service real estate brokerage located in Flagler County. Founded in 2010, the brokerage has 8 Realtors® and specializes in Residential and Commercial real estate. RE/MAX Flagstaff is a proud supporter of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® and other charities, and is located at 1 Hargrove Grade Suite 1, Palm Coast FL 32137.

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RE/MAX Citizen Scientists!

When you move to Florida, you never know what you might end up doing for fun! RE/MAX Flagstaff owners Jimmy Millhollin and Annette Gardinal have become “citizen scientists” through the University of Florida’s Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience! The duo has learned how to become oyster gardeners as part of the lab’s oyster restoration initiative. 

Each week, Jimmy and Annette tend to their oyster garden by monitoring, maintaining, and recording data about their oyster crop. Over harvesting a whopping 20 million bushels a year led to the decline of oysters which started in the 1890’s. The population stabilized by the 1950’s and then diseases further compromised the oyster production. Currently harvests are under 200,000 bushels per year!

If all goes according to plans, scientists at Whitney Lab will be able to place juvenile oysters in a caged garden and they’ll eventually be placed in artificial oyster beds where they will grow abundantly. 

Until then, Jimmy and Annette are doing their part by measuring and recording salinity and water temperature, weeding barnacles out of the oyster cages, and lovingly tending their garden. 

We’ve written before about the great outdoors on our blog and we are a little obsessed with being outside and who can blame us? It’s just part of living the Florida lifestyle. At RE/MAX Flagstaff our dedicated REALTORS® are driven to serve you and are committed to success. Please let us know how we can assist you with your real estate needs. Call us at (386) 246-8585.

 

 

 

 

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It’s a Great Time to Sell Your Home in Flagler County!

“The 2016 housing market is forecasted to be mainly a seller’s market, filled with increasing home prices, relatively low inventory and fierce competition between buyers,” says Jonathan Smoke, chief economist for realtor.com®. 

Buyers at this time will have to be astute and prepared to get the right house for the price they’re able to pay. Buyers would be wise to get prequalified before they start looking at homes. If the buyer hesitates too long, the house they want might be sold before they make a decision. Sellers may find that they have multiple offers on their home. 

If you’re ready to sell, your home has to be priced correctly, staged correctly, and needs great curb appeal in order to sell quickly. Our professional REALTORS® from RE/MAX Flagstaff will help you every step of the way. In our blog from December 26th, 2015 “Preparing Your Home For Sale”, we go in depth about the things that can be done to ready your home for sale. 

Timing is everything and listing your home in the late spring when home buying “season” begins will benefit from more people looking to buy in the summer months. More buyers equal more competition, more bids, and faster closings.

We have the resources to help you with all of your real estate needs. Our staff of highly trained Realtors® can help you buy or sell homes and properties in Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, Bunnell, St Augustine, Jacksonville, Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach and surrounding communities. At RE/MAX Flagstaff our dedicated REALTORS® are driven to serve you and committed to success. Please let us know how we can assist you with your real estate needs. Call us at (386) 246-8585.

 

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Welcome to RE/MAX Flagstaff!

At RE/MAX Flagstaff we are always looking for real estate agents to join our team of dedicated professionals. We are thrilled to welcome new agent Dorothy Thompson and broker-associate Ted Lesher to our team!

Dorothy had been visiting Flagler County for 30 years and decided to become a permanent resident 21 years ago. Since moving here, Dorothy has helped numerous friends and family relocate to the area and can be reached at (386) 931-1852.

Ted has been in the Florida real estate industry since 1997 specializing in new home sales. Ted is now branching out to general real estate working with buyers and sellers. With an entrepreneurial spirit Ted launched and produced a local TV show called "Talk to Ted”. Ted’s internet marketing skills and broad  knowledge can assist you with all of your real estate needs. You can "Talk to Ted" at (386) 503-1101.

There’s a reason that RE/MAX sells more real estate than any agency worldwide. We have name recognition and with over 100,000 agents worldwide creating a powerful reputation, just add your talent and dedication to the mix and the sky is literally the limit. The imagery of the hot air balloon logo is no accident. Our training is second to none and we can get you off to the right start even if you’re new to real estate. It does take motivation and commitment, but at RE/MAX Flagstaff you’ll be well equipped to take on the world of real estate.

Call us today at (386) 246-8585 to get started on your new career with our team!

 

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Jimmy and Annette on WNZF's Chamber Chat

RE/MAX Flagstaff’s Brokers and co-owners Annette Gardinal and Jimmy Millhollin were recently featured on WNZF News Radio on a segment called “Chamber Chat” hosted by Gretchen Smith. 

Both Jimmy and Annette are retired Navy officers, which they credit for their success in real estate. Organizational skills, discipline, and extensive education, plus a strong work ethic also help this duo rise to the top. 

There are 174 real estate brokers in Flagler County and an astonishing number of real estate agents topping 1,000! With numbers like these, Jimmy says, “You have to go out and do lead generation, you can’t wait for it to come to you. You have to work”. And, work they do! Both have been in the real estate business for 16 years and have owned RE/MAX Flagstaff for the last five and a half years. It was a “rough start” as they started when the market was creeping back. The couple has seen the market go from boom to bust to the now healthy and stable market. As of March 2016 there are 605 houses on the market with five months of inventory, a very healthy market, indeed.

 Knowing the business is key to their success as well. There are 180 steps for a realtor to buy or sell a home! Both Jimmy and Annette have gone above and beyond in obtaining real estate designations and their continuing education sets them apart. Jimmy is also a numbers man and has been compiling sales figures monthly for many years. It’s a great time to buy, sell, or invest in real estate in Flagler County. 

Annette and Jimmy seem to be “naturals” on the radio and you’ll likely find the broadcast to be quite interesting. If you’d like to hear it for yourself, you can go to http://www.flaglerbroadcasting.com/wnzf/ click on “show archives” and then under Chamber Chat, click on 3/19/2016.

At RE/MAX Flagstaff our dedicated REALTORS® are driven to serve you and committed to success. Please let us know how we can assist you with your real estate needs. Call us at (386) 246-8585.

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Things are Warming Up in Flagler County!

Spring brings nature back to life! Although our winters are very mild, there are some noticeable changes out of doors. Leaves fall, grass becomes much less green, the breeze can be brisk, some plants go to seed. It all changes around the middle of March when the days get longer and the temps start to rise. Plants sprout a large amount of new growth seemingly overnight, hummingbirds reappear as well as the more commonly seen birds, and are busy building nests. The longer days encourage us to step outside and take it all in. We’re at a serious advantage in Flagler County since we can enjoy the outdoors year-round, but when spring hits it's not a matter of what to do, it’s a matter of how to fit it all in!

The housing market is warming up for the spring and summer seasons! February sales met the historical trends for the county, low January sales, then an increase in February sales. Pending sales at the end of 2015 were declining, less than 200.  February pending sales (349) were higher than January (332) and December (278). With pending home sales as an indicator for future sales, it looks like we'll see an increase in the spring sales that should carry us into summer 2016.

There’s a lack of inventory of homes for sale on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Less inventory means fewer selections for buyers. This means it’s a great time to list your home! 

Last year, RE/MAX sales were up 6.1% year over year and the median sales price was up 5.3% year over year. That’s not without rhyme or reason. Our agents are the best in the business and with more real estate sold worldwide by RE/MAX, it’s certainly an advantage for the consumer to have this kind to real estate power behind them. Whether measuring closed transactions, agent productivity, brand name awareness, agent education, or a number of other metrics, RE/MAX comes out on top, and just like the hot air balloon, we are still rising to the occasion to take care of your real estate needs.

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Go Outside and Enjoy!

One of the big reasons that we love living and working in Palm Coast is because we enjoy the natural beauty that the area offers. Springtime is when we fall in love with Florida all over again as we are drawn to the outdoors once the days begin to get longer and the temperatures warm up. We’re captivated by the expansive blues skies, the oak tree canopies, hiking and biking trails, golf courses, and boating and fishing in local waters.

The Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway beckon us to enjoy the great outdoors in our boat. With numerous boat ramps in Flagler County, outdoor enthusiasts can start out from points all over the county and enjoy kayaking, canoeing, or boating (including fishing) to their hearts content. The City of Palm Coast has a brochure outlining 26 recreational areas in the county plus the State Parks. http://docs.palmcoastgov.com/residents/trek-it-out/trek-it-out.pdf

If you’re a fan of golfing, you’re in luck! We have many beautiful and world class golf courses if fun on the fairways is your preference. There are also many golf course homes to be found if you want to walk to the clubhouse from your home.

You may remember a blog from November we did, "Enjoy the Great Outdoors Year Round in Flagler County". Well, I guess we’re a little obsessed with being outside and who can blame us? It’s just part of living the Florida lifestyle. At RE/MAX Flagstaff our dedicated REALTORS® are driven to serve you and are committed to success. Please let us know how we can assist you with your real estate needs. Call us at (386) 246-8585.

 

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Transforming Your Yard into a Native Plant Landscape

Taking care of a turf grass yard can be an exercise in futility. We need to use a lot of water and a lot of potentially harmful fertilizers (think of the run off and harm to wildlife) to get the grass to grow and look beautiful and once the long warm weather season is upon us. Then, it’s a constant routine of mowing, weed eating, and blowing to keep our landscape looking good. Even if we are not doing the work ourselves and have a landscape company doing the maintenance, it’s still constant upkeep. In terms of money and time, it can seem wasteful.

Florida Statute 373.185 says, ““Florida-friendly landscaping” means quality landscapes that conserve water, protect the environment, are adaptable to local conditions, and are drought tolerant. The principles of such landscaping include planting the right plant in the right place, efficient watering, appropriate fertilization, mulching, attraction of wildlife, responsible management of yard pests, recycling yard waste, reduction of stormwater runoff, and waterfront protection. Additional components include practices such as landscape planning and design, soil analysis, the appropriate use of solid waste compost, minimizing the use of irrigation, and proper maintenance.”

Our Florida Legislature has deemed that using Florida-friendly landscaping and other water use and pollution prevention measures to conserve or protect the state's water resources serves a compelling public interest and that the participation of homeowners' associations and local governments is essential to the state's efforts in water conservation and water quality protection and restoration. A local government ordinance, a deed restriction, or covenant may not prohibit the property owner from implementing a Florida-friendly landscape.

 

This is great news for Floridians who are interested in eliminating turf grass from their landscapes and adding attractive native plants which will attract wildlife and make the maintenance and upkeep so much easier. You can implement this yourself or consult with one of many Master Gardeners for advice and a referral to someone who can do the work for you. Once it’s done, you’ll be very happy with the appearance of your yard. If you are in a neighborhood with a homeowner’s association, you may need to submit a plan for approval before you start your project.

In Flagler County, contact the UF IFAS Extension Office for advice. http://www.flaglercounty.org/index.aspx?nid=339 Meanwhile, take a look at this video showing what the possibilities are for your yard.

 

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Real Estate Market is Great in 2016!

The real estate market is great these days whether you’re looking to buy or sell. With an average of 67 days on the market, if you’re ready to sell your house and put it on the market, you might want to start packing!

If you’re ready to buy or sell, our team of REALTORS® will help you every step of the way. If you’re selling our team knows the score on how to get your home ready for the market. If you’re buying we can help with getting your financing together, finding the home that’s right for you, helping you get through your closing, and getting settled into your new digs.

The supply of homes is a little short at 4.9 months of inventory. Economists say that a six month supply of homes indicates a more stable economy, with demand equalling available homes for sale. However, our inventory shortage is due to consumer demand for homes and the construction industry not being able to keep up with the demand in Florida.

Last year, RE/MAX sales were up 6.1% year over year and the median sales price was up 5.3% year over year. That’s not without rhyme or reason. Our agents are the best in the business and with more real estate sold worldwide by RE/MAX, it’s certainly an advantage for the consumer to have this kind to real estate power behind them. Whether measuring closed transactions, agent productivity, brand name awareness, agent education, or a number of other metrics, RE/MAX comes out on top, and just like the hot air balloon, we are still rising to the occasion to take care of your real estate needs.

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Join the RE/MAX Flagstaff Team!

At RE/MAX Flagstaff we are always looking for real estate agents to join our team of dedicated professionals. Our entrepreneur based business model along with RE/MAX education and support attracts agents who are in business for themselves, but they are never “alone” in business.

There’s a reason that RE/MAX sells more real estate than any agency worldwide. We have name recognition and with over 100,000 agents worldwide creating a powerful reputation, just add your talent and dedication to the mix and the sky is literally the limit. The imagery of the hot air balloon logo is no accident. Our training is second to none and we can get you off to the right start even if you’re new to real estate. It does take motivation and commitment, but at RE/MAX Flagstaff you’ll be well equipped to take on the world of real estate.

Many people are hesitant to make changes in their lives because the fear of change is greater than the state of discomfort that they may feel with their current situation. If you’re looking to make a change, consider joining our team of highly trained REALTORS®.

With a clear purpose, RE/MAX agents guide their clients toward the best results. Their talent and vision, combined with many brand advantages, help them discover the success they always envisioned.

Call us today at (386) 246-8585 to get started on your new career with our team!

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Preparing Your Home For Sale

 

Too many people procrastinate selling their home as prepping for the sale and impending move can be overwhelming. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. Follow these words of advice from RE/MAX and before you know it, your house will have sold and you’ll be off to your next chapter in life. Our agents can also offer you additional advice on getting your home ready to sell.

 

Buyers see the outside of your home first and curb appeal is very important since it conveys the first impression.

 

Clear any clutter and keep lawn decorations to a minimum.

Mow your lawn and trim shrubs.

Add bushes and/or colorful flowers.

Sweep sidewalks, porch, and driveway.

Remove or update any dated or personalized fixtures.

Put all toys away.

Fix damaged gutters, shutters, siding or roof shingles.

Add a tasteful welcome mat to the front door.

Clean all windows inside and out.

 

Clean everything! Check for cobwebs on ceilings, dust on baseboards – everything.

De-clutter. Then de-clutter again. Rent a storage locker if you need to. This is very important for increasing your home's appeal.

 

Add a fresh coat of paint to the walls.

Remove family photos and excessive wall decorations.

Remove personal items, such as DVD collections and trophies.

Replace worn carpets, and shampoo carpets that are dirty but still in good shape.

Polish wood floors.

Add fresh flowers or plants, but don't overdo it.

Maximize your home's natural light by opening blinds and shades.

Do a smell check and address any odors.

Pet owners: Take Fido or Fluffy with you while your home is being shown.

Homeowners, it’s also best for you to leave while your home is being shown.

 

At RE/MAX Flagstaff our dedicated REALTORS® are driven to serve you and committed to success. Please let us know how we can assist you with your real estate needs. Call us at (386) 246-8585.

 

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Florida Ranks Number One


Florida is officially the most desirable place to live! According to a Harris Poll, Florida is at the top of the list among all states touting sunshine and waterfront property as the most prevailing factors. 

And, why not? As any newcomer from the north can tell you, shoveling sunshine sure beats shoveling snow! 

Florida’s real estate led the nation’s rebound with a 12.4% increase in single-family home prices! Real estate inventory is small right now with a slightly more than four-month supply of homes for sale as of October 2015. Economists generally consider a six-month supply a balanced market. First-time buyer programs abound, the economy is strengthening, most loans are at a fixed rate, and at the crux of the matter is that the construction industry is not able to keep pace with the increased demand for housing. 

Ahead in 2016 experts are predicting that Florida’s real estate market will remain strong and home sales should increase 8-10 percent over 2015, as well as home prices increasing by about 5 percent. 

At RE/MAX Flagstaff our dedicated REALTORS® are driven to serve you and committed to success. Please let us know how we can assist you with your real estate needs. Call us at (386) 246-8585.

 

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Marineland: 75 Years and Counting!

Marineland of Florida lies on the northeastern edge of Flagler County and just celebrated its 75th anniversary. Created originally as an innovative oceanarium to film marine life, Marineland was the brainchild of W. Douglas Burden, Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, Sherman Pratt, and Ilya Andreyevich Tolstoy (grandson of Leo Tolstoy). In 1938, Marineland opened with its main attraction, a bottlenose dolphin and 20,000 tourists created congestion on Highway A1A to visit this new entertainment venue. 

In its heyday, Marineland enjoyed 900,000 visitors per year and there were hotels, restaurants, and lounges to accommodate the masses. Those who ventured to see the dolphins, electric eels, small whales, exhibits, and the ever popular dolphin show were not disappointed. There were even two films that had scenes at Marineland, Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) and Revenge of the Creature (1955). When Disney World opened, attendance peaked, but once Sea World opened Marineland’s attendance declined drastically and was eventually sold several times. Challenged by high maintenance costs, the once successful park fell into disrepair and financial ruin. In 2003, all but the original buildings were torn down. The park closed for two years in 2004 (hence 75th anniversary vs 77th) for renovations. 

Marineland is currently owned by a subsidiary of The Georgia Aquarium and is currently Marineland Dolphin Adventure and offers educational programs and visitors may also swim with dolphins. Accredited by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums and a member of The International Marine Animals Trainers’ Association, Marineland Dolphin Adventures has a bright future in education and again as a sought-after attraction. 

http://www.marineland.net

 

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Enjoy the Great Outdoors Year Round in Flagler County!

One of the best things about living in Flagler County is the ability to spend time outdoors year round. In fact, winter is a great time to explore the wide open spaces in Florida! With more than fifteen city parks, twenty-one county parks, and four Florida State Parks to choose from—with a vast array of activities—there is something for everyone to enjoy. 

If you like bird watching, the St Joe Walkway, Palm Coast Linear Park, Haw Creek Preserve at Russell Landing, Bulow Creek State Park, Washington Oaks Garden State Park, and Princess Place Preserve are designated as Great Florida Birding & Wildlife Trails. 

If you’re interested in history, the Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park offers the ruins of an old plantation, slave cabins, and sugar mill with walking trails, as well as a boat ramp with a canoe/kayak trail. Want to swim? The Belle Terre Park & Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool offer a heated outdoor aquatic facility as well as tennis courts, racquetball, athletic fields, gazebos, a playground, and more. Fishing, kayaking, or canoeing are also readily available at a number of parks as well. Palm Coast also has the Palm Coast Tennis Center and the Palm Harbor Golf Club. 

And, then there are the beaches! While the water might be too chilly for all but a few, winter is still a great time for beachcombing, surfing, and even getting some sun. 

So many choices of things to do, the big dilemma is what to do first? 

Parks in Palm Coast http://docs.palmcoastgov.com/departments/recreation/facilities-guide.pdf

Flagler County Parks http://www.flaglercounty.org/index.aspx?NID=168

Florida State Parks https://www.floridastateparks.org

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Driven to Serve our Community and You!

One of the keys to our success at RE/MAX Flagstaff has been our passion for serving our community. Our combined experience in the Navy led us down the path of serving others and we continue these efforts in Flagler County today.

 

Whether we’re sponsoring The Fur Ball for Flagler Cats big fundraiser, collecting toys for Toys for Tots, supporting Christmas Comes True, or helping Habitat for Humanity, we’re following our hearts to do good in the world. This desire to serve is a perfect with with the way we run RE/MAX Flagstaff.

 

Our team of Realtors® shares in our values of serving our community and our customers with the enthusiasm you would expect. At RE/MAX Flagstaff our team can handle every aspect of real estate and delivers outstanding service that is second to none.

 

Our involvement in the community and in our business is driven by the desire to always do our best and to do it right the first time. We both find that the earnestness that we bring to our business is directly linked to our service in our community and our service to our customers.

 

We’re driven to serve you and committed to success, plain and simple. Please let us know how we can assist you with your real estate needs. Call us at (386) 246-8585.

 

 

 

 

 

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Why the Hot Air Balloon?

 

Ever wonder why RE/MAX uses the hot air balloon for our logo? 


When RE/MAX was founded back in 1973, Dave and Gail Linger built a steadily growing foundation of realtors who believed in hard work and resolve. Their network continued to grow outside of it’s roots in Colorado, becoming an international business model in just a few short years. By 1978, the RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon made it’s maiden voyage at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta and it’s been going up, up, up ever since! A year later, the balloon became the official logo of RE/MAX and has become synonymous with educated, knowledgeable, and helpful Realtors®. 

Market share continued to rise and the balloon was again symbolic of RE/MAX’s growth. Growing from 2 agents in 1973, to 5,000 in 1984, 25,000 in 1989 and today we have more than 100,000 agents in more than 100 countries across the globe. We literally sell more real estate than any other company worldwide! 

It’s certainly an advantage for the consumer to have this kind to real estate power behind them. Whether measuring closed transactions, agent productivity, brand name awareness, agent education, or a number of other metrics, RE/MAX comes out on top, and just like the hot air balloon, we are still rising to the occasion to take care of your real estate needs. 

We have the resources to help you with all of your real estate needs. Our staff of highly trained Realtors® can help you buy or sell homes and properties in Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, Bunnell, St Augustine, Jacksonville, Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach and surrounding communities. Let us provide you with outstanding professional service available in the real estate industry

If you are looking for help buying, selling, or if you want to join an outstanding team, you want RE/MAX Flagstaff. 

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Celebrating Five Years!

What an amazing five years it has been. We've been delighted and challenged to build our brokerage during the depths of the recession but we have succeeded and we are thriving!

What's the secret? Our amazing team is the biggest reason we have grown and flourished during a severe down-turn in the market! As the leaders of the brokerage we have made a point of assembling a team of professionals that we believe are the very best in town. We encourage our sales associates to look at each other as part of a team and to act with cooperation and synergy in building our company to be the best.

Our name, RE/MAX Flagstaff, refers to the flagstaff or pole, that holds our country's flag up and supports our great democracy. So we have made it our mission to hold up and support our team and our vision for that team from the smallest to the greatest. We all succeed and we all succeed together. That's the synergy of working for the best for our buyers, our sellers, and our community.

Now, after five years, the real estate industry is well into recovering. Home prices are rising, inventory is shrinking, days on the market are down from a high of 274 days to 45 days or less. Homeowners are showing confidence and enthusiasm for upgrades and for moving up. Fewer homes are underwater and REO inventory is shrinking.

We are so happy to be a part of this turn-around and to see the success our team is having. We are proud of each and every team member and inspired by the effort they have put into their education, their efforts for their clients, and the way they each give back to the community.

As business people, we can say with utter sincerity, that we couldn't have done it without them. Thank you, each and every one!

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5 Reasons to Buy a Home in Palm Coast

5 Reasons YOU Should Live in Palm Coast.

Florida has always enjoyed an influx of residents from other states, especially the Northeast and Midwest. But sometimes, those new residents aren’t happy. They discover that Miami is really hot, or Orlando is great for vacation but nowhere near the ocean. Finally, in frustration they move back or try another state. But Northeast Florida offers a different welcome to new residents and you can see them on our beaches and golf courses with big smiles!

  1. Our weather is the best Florida has to offer. Thanks to the Gulf Stream few hurricanes hit the area from just below Palm Coast to just above St. Augustine. They go on up the coast or circle around Florida heading for the Gulf of Mexico. Additionally, we are measurably cooler than Tampa, Orlando, the Keys or Miami and being on the coast we have the breeze off the Atlantic to keep us that way.
  2. Which leads us to outdoor sports and activities. We enjoy them every month of the year and are near major centers for our favorite weekend exercises. Biking, hiking, kayaking, paddleboarding, tennis, golf, fishing and softball are played regularly and enthusiastically by happy residents.
  3. Who doesn’t love the ocean? Even if you are not fond of the sandy beach, the sight of the sunrising over the Atlantic and a right whale and her calf drifting by will warm your heart. And if you enjoy boating we have Palm Coast’s canals and the Waterway to keep you out on your craft and happy all day long.
  4. Economics are a key decision making factor in moving to the area. The state of Florida does not have an income tax, has low corporate taxes, and Flagler County enjoys low sales tax. Couple that with affordable home prices and property taxes and your balance sheet will be in favor of a move!
  5. Last but not least, the team at RE/MAX Flagstaff is ready to help you make a successful relocation and experienced enough to make it seem like the best purchase and closing you’ve ever had. What are you waiting for? Call 386-246-8585 today and ask to see a Palm Coast home!
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