20 episodes

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.

    #19: Do this to Protect Your Roof from Rainy Season Leaks

    #19: Do this to Protect Your Roof from Rainy Season Leaks

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    When was the last time you walked into your home and decided to look up? We mean really took a good look up? At your ceiling, around your A/C vents, or even inside your attic? 


    Well.... your answer is probably, "not since I bought the place!" 


    Remember when you were first walking through your soon to be new home/condo, and you likely took a good look at every last nook and cranny - especially the ceiling? We tend to forget doing that once we've moved in. 


    NOW is the best time of the year to do so - at the beginning on Florida's official rainy season. That started on May 15th. 


    Don't let the Florida weather rain on your parade! Let us explain why: 


    The kiss of death in our line of work is walking into a home, looking up, and seeing a brown water spot. This almost always means a roof leak, and potentially even mold. NOT something you want to deal with in Florida.


    What's an easy fix to prevent this catastrophe? Doing your annual roof inspection!


    Why should you care? Because if you own property in Florida, or you are thinking about buying a place here, you owe it to yourself to ensure that your biggest asset, likely your home, is protected from water damage and leaks via a roof free of any issues. 


    >>Episode 19: 🌧️ Do This to Protect your Roof From Rainy Season Leaks


    On today's episode, we're talking about: 


    What is a roof inspection and what does it entail?How long does it take?How do I choose an inspector?When is a roof inspection needed?How much does it cost?Who pays for it?

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    Our Trusted Local Vendor List for Home Repairs and Maintenance. You can download it here.

    • 10 min
    #18: How 6 Moves in 7 Years Shaped the Way We Work With Buyers

    #18: How 6 Moves in 7 Years Shaped the Way We Work With Buyers

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    Think moving 6 times in 7 years ourselves has influenced & shaped how we guide and support our buyer clients? You bet it has… and what kind of real estate agents would we be if we didn’t go through the torture that is moving (over and over again) ourselves? We've made many mistakes along the way, and we hope we can save you some of the heartache!


    >>Episode 12: How 6 Moves in 7 Years Shaped the Way We Work with Our Buyers


    Listen in on today’s episode to learn:


    The #1 tool we use to ensure our buyers can easily pinpoint the exact neighborhood best suited for them between an area as large as Naples to Cape Coral.Why it’s AOK to rent for a while even though every other agent is probably telling you to commit to a house right away to "save money"The exact checklist we wish we had when we were house hunting (a room-by-room house hunting report card that allows you to quickly “grade” each home you see)The top mistakes we made building 3 new construction homes (we built a house next to a major road just because it was a great deal and regretted it to say the least)

    • 25 min
    #16: Our Local SWFL Gift Guide for Mother's Day

    #16: Our Local SWFL Gift Guide for Mother's Day

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    Some of you may or may not know that we spent several years living in Charleston, South Carolina, where Brad was working for Boeing Aviation at the time. 


    One of Charleston's most famous concepts is "SUPPORT LOCAL!" This is something we really took to heart when we lived there, and we try to do this here in SWFL, too.


    Mother's Day is only a few days away, and if you are still looking for a last minute gift, then check out today's episode for our Local Gift Guide for Mother's Day.


    We have a little something for every type of mom - from the "Foodie Mom" to the "Ultra Glam" mom. And best of all: everything we list are local SWFL businesses or artists that we love supporting!


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    • 9 min
    #15: Biggest Insurance Mistakes FL Homeowners Make

    #15: Biggest Insurance Mistakes FL Homeowners Make

    As we head into hurricane season each year (we have about a month left!), there are so many assumptions we see Florida homeowners making when it comes to their insurance (especially in the summertime) which leave them and their property completely vulnerable. 


    How do we know? Because this is what many of our clients have said to us, and we’ve tried our best to educate on:


    Assumption1: I don’t need flood insurance because I don’t live in a flood zone 


    Assumption 2: I don’t need insurance on my condo. My HOA dues pay for that


    Assumption 3: I'm automatically covered for hurricanes - it's Florida!


    Well, call us crazy but as real estate agents we can say with certainty that none of those assumptions are true. In fact, the most common insurance knowledge we see that people think they have is actually riddled with complete misinformation. 


    Now, we can’t and won’t blame buyers and Florida homeowners because that’s not their area of expertise… and technically it isn’t our’s, either. Which is why on today's episode, we bring you Bryce Wright, licensed insurance agent right here in Ft. Myers.


    Bryce is going to help us debunk these myths once and for all, so you can keep your home safe this hurricane season! 






    Why should you care? Because if you own property in Florida, or you are thinking about buying a place here, you owe it to yourself to ensure that your biggest asset, likely your home, is truly protected from natural disasters like hurricanes and floods. 






    >>Episode 15: Hurricane Season is Coming: The Biggest Insurance Mistakes FL Homeowners Make






    On today's episode, we're talking about: 






    Snowbirds purchasing the wrong type of policy (we bet you didn’t know that your place might not be covered if you have a leak and aren’t here for a few months)Not understanding exclusions to your policy when it comes to hurricanes (nope - pool cages and wind coverage isn’t automatically included in Florida)Ways to save money on your wind insurance (have you heard of wind mitigation certificates?)Not understanding what your hurricane deductible is and how it works (depending on the value of your home, you might not even want to file a claim if you have wind damage because your deductible is so high)Failing to get a contents policy for your condo because you think your HOA covers that - think a leak from your upstairs neighbor ruining your stuff…)Not getting insurance at all if you don’t have a mortgage (PSA: FL doesn’t require any insurance if you pay cash)Thinking you don’t need flood insurance because you don’t live in a flood zone (remember that 15ft. storm surge estimated for Ft. Myers when Irma hit?“Excluded Water Damage” on homes older than 35-40 years. This is a general rule that almost every insurance company here in Florida applies to older homes

    • 1 hr 30 min
    #14: The Best Florida Summer Getaway

    #14: The Best Florida Summer Getaway

    Can you feel summer creeping in? Does “Florida Regret” Set in for You in the Summer? It’s not that we want to necessarily “get away” from Fort Myers (after all we love it here!) but in the Summer months, what we call “heat & humidity regret” can set in… and as the temps rise, our level of acceptance for both rapidly falls! 


    Don’t despair, because you have summer getaway options aside from crawling through Disney and Bush Gardens on all fours in this summer heat. And what better summer getaway than one spent out in and on the water to cool off?! 


    >>Episode 14: The Best Summer Getaway in Florida 


    You see, there is the most amazing coastal summer getaway in Florida hiding just West of Gainesville. The little gem we’re referring to is called scallop season in Steinhatchee, Florida. This has quickly become an annual trip favorite for our family to take every July. It’s both relaxing and calming, and entirely exiting all at the same time. 


    In today’s episode we share: 


    The most unique and hidden coastal summer getaway we’ve come across in Florida - think an epic coastal scavenger hunt that’s enjoyable for adults and older kids alikeWhere to stay - this cute little "Old FL" village of sorts will have you swooningWhen to go - yes, there’s a legal scallop season in July)Essentials to bring - please learn from our mistakes!Things to keep in mind as you prepare for this unique getaway

    You can see photos, and get all of the links to where we stay and what we do here.

    • 13 min
    #13: Why Every Snowbird Needs a Home Watch Service

    #13: Why Every Snowbird Needs a Home Watch Service

    Can you believe we are already into the month of April? Season has kept us incredibly busy this year, and we are almost coming to the end of it. It sounds so cliché, but time really is flying... 


    Well, speaking of flying, we have something for all of our seasonal snowbirds this week. Episode 8 of our podcast is all about what to do to prepare your home before leaving to go up north at the end of season. Other than a great episode, we also have a great checklist for you for this week's freebie.


    Heading into March also means that season will be coming to an end before you know it. We love our snowbirds, and had the pleasure of working with the very best of them this year. Many of our snowbird clients are heading back north to spend Easter with the grandkids, which means we start getting the following questions right around this time: 


    "What should I set my thermostat to before we leave?" 


    "How do I get my house ready before heading back up north?" 


    "Should I shut the water off?" 


    "Do I need to make changes to my insurance policy while I'm gone?"


    While we're always happy to answer these questions individually, we only felt it was fair to share our checklist with the rest of the world. So whether you're a current snowbird, want to become a snowbird, or are headed out for an extended vacation, our Ultimate Snowbird Turndown Checklist will ensure your home is well taken care of during your absence!

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