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Searching for Fort Myers homes for sale? Looking for the top agents in Fort Myers, FL? Curious about the lifestyle here, and what this town and the surrounding area is all about?
Look no further because you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to the Fort Myers Homes & Lifestyle Show where we answer ALL of your questions about local real estate topics and the lifestyle in a fun and fresh way! Rebecca Kroseberg & Brad Graves with the Florida Heritage Team at Premiere Plus Realty designed each episode to help bring you relevant and timely content with free resources like checklists, short how-to guides, cheat sheets, quality lists of tips, secrets, area insights, and local recommendations.

Fort Myers Homes & Lifestyle Florida Heritage Team

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Searching for Fort Myers homes for sale? Looking for the top agents in Fort Myers, FL? Curious about the lifestyle here, and what this town and the surrounding area is all about?
Look no further because you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to the Fort Myers Homes & Lifestyle Show where we answer ALL of your questions about local real estate topics and the lifestyle in a fun and fresh way! Rebecca Kroseberg & Brad Graves with the Florida Heritage Team at Premiere Plus Realty designed each episode to help bring you relevant and timely content with free resources like checklists, short how-to guides, cheat sheets, quality lists of tips, secrets, area insights, and local recommendations.

    #6: Get Our Open House Comparison Chart

    #6: Get Our Open House Comparison Chart

    THIS WEEK'S FREEBIE DOWNLOAD FOR THIS EPISODE: To download this week’s freebie, just go to FloridaHeritageTeam.com/6


    Have you been open house shopping lately? Do you have different random stacks of printouts, brochures, and flyers with notes scribbled on them all over the place?


    If that sounds like you, and you’re drowning in overwhelm, we have an awesome resource for you today: The Open House Report Card Checklist.


    February is prime time for home shopping (and also total overwhelm). By the time you’ve navigated multiple communities, your head is spinning. It usually goes something like this:


    “Wait, which house was the one with the updated kitchen again?”


    “Did that one have the white cabinets or the brown cabinets?”


    “What didn’t we like about that one again?”


    If only open house shopping were as easy as checking off your shopping list at Target, right? Well, on today’s podcast episode we are sharing a checklist with you that will do just that.


    Think of it as a comparison report card for each open house you see. Thumbs up & thumbs down, room-by-room, to keep your thoughts organised, on track, and easy to refer back to.


    P.S. Would you kindly forward this episode to one of your friends or family members that are home shopping and might find this helpful?

    • 3 min
    #5: What You Should Know About Saving Money on Florida Property Taxes With Homestead Exemption

    #5: What You Should Know About Saving Money on Florida Property Taxes With Homestead Exemption

    Can you feel tax time creeping in? There is nothing Brad and I despise more than doing taxes I have to admit, but when it comes to this time of the year, there’s a sneaky deadline that comes and goes just like that. And if you miss that deadline, you lose out on some big property tax savings.


    What are we talking about? We're referring to the Homestead Exemption. So if you recently purchased a house or condo in Florida, it is your primary residence, and you have not yet filed your homestead exemption forms with the county, you need to pay extra attention to today’s episode because that filing deadline is coming up fast - and nobody else is going to remind you!


    Before we get into it, we have to preface this by giving you our disclaimer that we, the Florida Heritage Team, and/or Premiere Plus Realty does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal or accounting advice. You should always consult your own tax, legal and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction.


    We've put together a quick & easy cheat sheet with links to all the forms you'll need to submit, where to bring them, county addresses, phone numbers, and other helpful info to make sure this is as easy as possible for you! Just go to www.FloridaHeritageTeam.com/5 to access that.


    On another note, if you have a friend or a family member that is thinking about buying a place here in Florida or that just bought one, would you please be their best friend ever and forward this episode to them? This is one of the most common things for new Florida homeowners to forget to file with all the hustle and bustle of moving, and once that filing deadline has passed there’s not much you can do. You’ll have to wait to file for the following year, and will miss out on your tax savings until then!

    • 11 min
    Bonus: 5 Unique SWFL Valentines Date Ideas that Aren’t Dinner & a Movie

    Bonus: 5 Unique SWFL Valentines Date Ideas that Aren’t Dinner & a Movie

    THIS WEEK'S FREEBIE DOWNLOAD FOR THIS EPISODE: For the addresses & contact info to the local date ideas we mention go to FloridaHeritageTeam.com/valentine


    Valentine’s Day usually means the most gorgeous February Florida weather, and should be celebrated by doing something fun - outside! After all, we really don’t have long until the humidity returns!


    So this year, Rebecca and I wanted to challenge our typical Valentine’s Day dinner date with a fun way to celebrate this love filled day in other ways than dinner & a movie.


    *Spoiler Alert* you can still do dinner, too!


    Download your 25% off coupon to Lucky Anchor Charters Sunset Cruise or Fishing Charter go to FloridaHeritageTeam.com/valentine


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    If you're feeling extra loving, Brad and I would be forever grateful if you left us a review over on iTunes, too. These reviews help other people find our podcast, and give us valuable feedback to make sure we are putting out the content that you will love. Just click here to review, scroll to "Ratings & Reviews" and give it to us straight!


    "Hear" you next week!

    • 14 min
    #4: Specialty Inspections You Need to Do If You're Buying a Waterfront Home in Florida

    #4: Specialty Inspections You Need to Do If You're Buying a Waterfront Home in Florida

    The first month of 2020 has come and gone - just like that! This is the busiest season to date, and lots of buyers are here home shopping for their own slice of paradise this time of the year.

    Speaking of home shopping, people have so many assumptions about buying a home in Florida - especially a waterfront home.

    Assumption #1
    "I've bought several homes in [insert Michigan, New York, New Jersey, etc.] and know what I'm doing from experience" 

    Assumption #2
    "I live on the water up North and know what maintenance waterfront homes need" 

    Assumption #3
    "My brother in law was a contractor before he retired. I'm going to have him inspect the place for me. His help and a standard home inspection is just fine"

    Well, call us crazy but as professionals that have sold a waterfront home or two (or three or seven - you get the point) we can say with certainty that none of the above is true. 

    You see, we recently worked with a waterfront buyer that escaped a nightmare money pit of upwards of 100k in repairs. How? He decided to take the necessary steps to ensure his investment in FL was going to be sound one. 

    What if we told you that having your (trusted) brother in law, or just a regular home inspector take a look at the waterfront home you want to purchase is a sure fire way to get yourself in trouble?

    On the podcast today, we're sharing a true story of a past waterfront buyer that dodged a 100k repair bullet. We're sharing exactly what specialty inspections this buyer did, why he did them, and what steps he was able to take to end up in his dream home.
    THIS WEEK'S FREEBIE:
    "Specialty Marine Inspectors Vendor List"
    To download the vendor list go to www.FloridaHeritageTeam.com/4

    • 15 min
    #3: 5 Tips to See Manatees in Fort Myers

    #3: 5 Tips to See Manatees in Fort Myers

    Around this time of the year, we love being outside and try to soak up every last ounce of nice weather. Not too hot, not too cold - usually just right. 

    This same time last year we got to see real life manatees in the wild, and that's a Floridian right of passage! The only problem is, these creatures can be very elusive and we haven't seen them much since - because they don't like the heat!

    Back then we posted a video on our Facebook Page of a manatee we saw. It is one of our most popular snippet videos to date, and several people messaged us privately asking for tips on where and when to best see these beautiful creatures this time of the year. We thought it would be fun to turn all those responses into another episode.   If you love Florida wildlife like we do, then you're in for a treat. Temps are "low" and this means the manatees are mingling!   In this week's short but sweet episode, we cover exactly where, when what and how to seeing these critters for yourself.    For this week's free download summarizing the steps and giving you directions to the manatee park, just head to www.FloridaHeritageTeam.com/3

    • 7 min
    #2: Fool-Proof Showing & Open House Prep Checklist for Sellers

    #2: Fool-Proof Showing & Open House Prep Checklist for Sellers

    Does the idea of surprise guests at your door step spin you into a fit of frenzy? 

    If you have pets you could be the cleanliest person but there will still always be fur on the floor - am I right? 

    Maybe you had a busy day and you just didn’t get around to doing the dishes quite yet. Your kids could have left hand prints all over the freshly washed windows. Cue a nosy neighbor popping by, ringing your door bell, your dogs go into over drive, there’s barking and tails knocking over vases, and all in all you just aren’t ready for guests.

    Well, imagine that your home is for sale, and you have not only a surprise guest show up at your door step, but on top of that this surprise guest might be the most important guest that’s ever been to your home. After all - if they like your house and want to buy it, you can finally move back home closer to the grandkids like you’ve wanted, or upsize into that larger 2 story your growing family needs so badly…! Your future could be riding on this one showing! 

    So today, we are giving you quick and concise tips on what to do, room-by-room and category-by-category. We even have a fool-proof checklist to prepping your home for a showing or open house quickly.

    Get ready for brutally honest advice, and some funny stories of things Brad and I have had to do in a last minute panic when we’ve sold our own homes in the past because nobody is perfect at this - not even real estate agents that do this every single day.

    • 15 min

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