Featured Home of the Week!

by Jala Harris 15. April 2014 12:45

6315 NW 45th Place, Gainesville, FL 32653

Gainesville Featured Home

Welcome Home to this spectacular European estate in Windsor Glen Plantation! All brick with cast stone accents on private 5 acres with extensive landscaping, dramatic lighting and courtyard. This home is unbelievable! Click here for more photos and details.

Gainesville Featured Home

Gainesville Featured Home

People are back to buying houses right now and supply is low. If you see a home that you love, make sure you give one of our Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish sales associates a call right away, before it’s gone! It’s a seller’s market and we need houses… list with us! We can get it sold for you – we are Gainesville’s real estate leader for a reason.

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Realtor Roslyn Levy and husband featured in Gainesville Magazine- Weekly Wellness Walks

by Jala Harris 14. April 2014 11:27


Realtor Roslyn Levy and her husband Dr. Norman Levy were featured in the Gainesville Magazine as they strive to get Gainesville in better health and bring awareness to obesity. This year they started Weekly Wellness Walks held at Santa Fe College every Saturday for 10 weeks to get Gainesville moving to better health. For the full article click here.

Walking to wellness
Gainesville Magazine
By Whitney D. Smith

Couple at helm of medical groups hope small steps will lead to greater fitness

It was 8 a.m. on a chilly January morning at the Santa Fe College track. Walkers arrived bundled in jackets and gloves, sneakers laced up tight.

That Saturday marked the beginning of a 10-week initiative crafted by the Alachua County Medical Society and the Alachua County Medical Alliance to get Gainesville moving to better health.

The walks are part of a larger project of the two medical groups – Combating Obesity for Alachua County’s Health (COACH ) – and the organizers hope the series of weekly walks will be just the beginning of ongoing efforts to combat obesity.

The project is the brainchild of what may be the first husband-and-wife to helm ACMS and ACMA during the same term: Roslyn Levy, a Gainesville Realtor and president of the Alachua County Medical Alliance, developed the program with her husband, Norman Levy, an ophthalmologist and president of the Alachua County Medical Society. Click here to read more.

Photo by Elizabeth Hamilton, Gainesville Magazine

CBC assists in CordaRoy's Expansion in Gainesville

by Jala Harris 10. April 2014 13:22



CordaRoys
, a beanbag furniture company started in Gainesville, took off when owner Byron Young appeared on the ABC show Sharktank. When the show aired in March, 2013 visitors to the company website went from 23 to 25,000 before crashing. "It was terrifying and great at the same time," says Young.

Now a few months later, CordaRoys needs a lot more showroom space so they're moving east from their location at 5310 W. Newberry Road down the street to Westgate Regency Plaza. "I contacted The Beery Rainsberger Group because they had helped me find my current space and they really came through. We love the new space; we've got so much room it really prepares us for the future."

Todd Rainsberger, of Beery Rainsberger, observed, "Byron is great to work with because he's a visionary guy who thinks big. He is a true entrepreneur and a real Gainesville success story. Westgate Regency is undergoing a revitalization and CordaRoys will be a perfect addition."

Young founded the company 16 years ago and says the future has never been brighter. "I'm excited to go to work every day," he says, "I've got a great product and a great staff, it's all good."

See Byron's recent interview on TV 20 by clicking here.

Our hearts are heavy over the death of our dear Barbara Menzies

by Jala Harris 9. April 2014 11:38
Our hearts are heavy over the death of our dear Barbara Menzies. Barb was a big part of our lives and a major player in our company and the greater Gainesville real estate world. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and her many close friends. We loved Barbara and she will be missed greatly by her colleagues at Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish, Realtors.

Click here for obituary and funeral information.

6 Staging Secrets to Home Selling Success - Part 2

by Jala Harris 9. April 2014 10:44

6 Staging Secrets to Home Selling Success – Part 2
Coldwell Banker Blue Matter
By David Marine
Published: April 7, 2014

The following is a guest post form Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage agent and Previews Luxury Specialist, Michelle Serafini of La Jolla, CA.

So we already covered the six staging secrets for the exterior of your home, now it’s time we stepped inside and had a look around. Staging can sound like such a daunting task, but if you think about doing it over the course of a week or two it can really be quite manageable.

Without further ado here’s the six staging secrets for your home’s interior:

  1. Examine each room starting with the public living areas. De-clutter, remove furniture, and create fluid spaces that make it easy to maneuver through the house. This will make the main living areas feel larger. Think minimalistic when it comes to accessorizing. Use color blocking with neutral colors to create a streamline feel for the house.
  2. Review your decor. Strategically hang artwork that fits the style of the home, enhancing the architecture of the house and spaces of the rooms. If it requires moving some photos and artwork around, be ready to patch up those nail holes and do a little touch-up.
  3. Clear all unnecessary objects from the kitchen counter tops. Think clean, clear and fresh. So clear the refrigerator of messages, magnets, pictures, etc. and put all the blenders, coffee makers, toasters, etc. in cabinets or packed away.
  4. In the bathroom, remove any unnecessary items from the countertops, tub, shower stall, and commode top. Buy new towels and soap and place those out each morning, putting away the towels and soap you use daily to make the baths feel clean and fresh.
  5. In the bedrooms, use neutral colors and large pillows to decorate the bed. Stay away from frilly. Straighten the inside of your closets, donate or toss clothes, shoes, etc. Think of it as pre-packing, you get rid of what you don’t want, making your move easier.
  6. Paint and touch up walls. If you have brightly painted walls or wallpaper consider painting them in a neutral color to allow the buyer to focus on the room and not the walls.

And now for a bonus staging tip that is also the most important one to remember…Clean Everything!

Hire a professional cleaning company that specializes in prepping your home for sale. It is worth it. Making everything from the hardwood floors to the carpets shine, the windows and patio doors sparkle, and the bathrooms and kitchen feel as if they are new will do more for selling your house than you can imagine.

Remember your house is now your new product. Bring your product to market in the best light possible. Set your emotions aside and put your marketing hat on and let the buyers see your house as their new home!

6 Staging Secrets to Home Selling Success - Part 1

by Jala Harris 9. April 2014 10:24


6 Staging Secrets to Home Selling Success – Part 1

Coldwell Banker Blue Matter
By David Marine
Published: April 7, 2014

The following is a guest post form Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage agent and Previews Luxury Specialist, Michelle Serafini of La Jolla, CA.

Selling your home in today’s market means appealing to the way people shop and see products. Think of your home as a product, and think of the first day it is on the market as your home’s product debut. The house needs to not only sparkle but create a feeling that will linger in the minds of the potential buyers.

Most people think staging your home means just the inside. Not true. Actually, the part of your home that many people remember the most is what the outside looks like. So for first time sellers week, we’ll break out my staging secrets into two parts: the exterior and the interior. For this post, let’s focus on the outside. Here are 6 tips to make that outside of your home ready for its close-up:

  1. Go around the perimeter of the home and remove all garbage cans from sight. Discarded wood scraps, extra building materials, tools, you know…all those items that you saved for the “project” or “just in case” need to go. You would have to toss all that before you move so do it before you even go on the market. Think of a trip to the dump as one of the least expensive staging tools available!
  2. Check your gutters and roof for dry rot and moss. Make sure they are clean, repaired and operational.
  3. Examine your yard. Remove dead plants, weed all planting areas, prune bushes and trees and put down fresh mulch. Keep plants from blocking windows.
  4. Plant seasonal flowers to bring color to your yard, create outdoor spaces that set the tone for outdoor living, even if you are in cold climates, the outdoor spaces can extend the living area of a home, use that to your advantage.
  5. Clear patios and decks of all small items, such as little planters, flower pots, charcoal, barbeques, toys, etc. Stage these areas with furniture and plants that give a visual of an outdoor oasis, tranquil garden space, or added entertaining area for the home. In other words, create outdoor vignettes that let the buyer’s imagination run wild with the possibilities your outdoor spaces offer.
  6. Check the condition of the paint on your home’s exterior, especially the trim and the front door. Touch up as needed to give the house a tidy and well-kept look.


Click here to read Part 2 of the 6 Staging Secrets.

10 Pieces of Valuable Info to Gather Before You Sell Your Home

by Jala Harris 7. April 2014 14:17


10 Pieces of Valuable Info to Gather Before You Sell Your Home

Coldwell Banker Blue Matter
By David Marine
Published: April 7, 2014

The real estate process is chock full of information. I feel like more information is exchanged in a real estate transaction than on a national security background check. But before you even put that “for sale” sign in the front yard, there’s some information you need to put together that will help you get that home ready to be sold.

We talked with Sally Isom with Coldwell Banker Collins-Maury in Memphis, TN who has a handy list of 10 pieces of valuable info that you need to have together before you sell your home.

1. Gather your receipts for improvements and repairs – This is excellent information that will help you fill out your State Property Disclosure and will also disclose any repairs made to the property. Your Property Disclosure is an opportunity to show buyers the extensive improvements that have been made to your home.

2. HOA rules and regulations – Have a copy of your Home Owner’s Association Rules and Regs so this can easily be shared with interested buyers or provide buyers and their agents with a link to the HOA website for up to date info.

3. Mortgage documentation and info about any Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) – When you obtain a contract on your home, the closing office will need all of the information about your mortgage and any additional loans on the property (mortgage company name, loan #s, etc.).

4. A 1-page home “brag sheet” – List any improvements you have made to your home whether major or minor including redesigns of rooms, new flooring, bathroom updates or anything else that you can “brag” about your home.

5. Warranty information – If any major improvements have warranties this could be very desirable to a buyer. For example windows with lifetime warranty or a roof with a 25 year warranty.

6. Provide your Realtor with details
about outdoor features – Pool, landscaping, irrigation systems, outdoor kitchens, fireplace, etc. These items have become very important to buyers and the more information they are given, the more excited they get about your home.

7. Tell the story of your neighborhood – The neighborhood website, walking trails, etc. In Memphis there is special neighborhood called High Point Terrace that has a street called Aurora Circle and Mimosa. Theses treets have hosted the 4th of July parade for decades and even have their own “mayor.” Everyone wants to live on these streets because of this, so make sure tell the story of your street.

8. Remember how it felt when you first bought your home – You wanted as much information about the home as possible. Put yourself in the buyer’s shoes and try to provide as much documentation as possible.

9. If you are having trouble remembering any issues or repairs made to your home, walk through each room – A tour of each room and the exterior will help you remember any changes and repairs or issues that have come up while you lived there. If you have had any Homeowner’s Insurance claims, be sure and provide all documentation to your Realtor.

10. Always remember: disclose, disclose, disclose – Be sure not to withhold any reports or information about your home. What may seem minimal to you may seem major to a buyer. Oversharing is always good practice when selling your home!

Selling a home is a daunting task. There are so many details to cover, financial implications and of course the emotional stress involved with uprooting your life from one place to another. Often times it’s an exciting experience, but if you’ve never done it before there’s a lot to figure out. This week is Coldwell Banker First Time Sellers Week. Continue to check back here for more articles and tips.

The Beery Rainsberger Group Named To Coldwell Banker Commercial Gold Circle of Distinction For 2013

by Jala Harris 4. April 2014 10:59

Contact:
J Parrish
CEO - Coldwell Banker M.M Parrish Realtors
352-264-3810, jparrish@mmparrish.com

Gainesville, Florida, April 3, 2014

Beau Beery and Todd Rainsberger of Coldwell Banker Commercial M.M. Parrish, Realtors have earned a spot in the company's Gold Level Circle of Distinction based on their transaction revenue for 2013. The Circle of Distinction is an honor bestowed upon the top ranking producers among Coldwell Banker Commercial sales professionals around the globe.

Beery and Rainsberger combined were the top producing agents in the entire State of Florida for the Coldwell Banker Commercial global brokerage giant. Beau Beery and Todd Rainsberger topped the local Gainesville MLS charts with the most sales volume in 2013, too. "We know these fellows are remarkably productive because of their consistent top local rankings, but to also be recognized as top in the entire state is absolutely awesome", says J. Parrish, one of their business partners. "To accomplish this in a smaller town like Gainesville is a true testament to their tremendous focus and work ethic. They are outperforming power brokers in major metro markets like Orlando, Tampa and Miami. We're very grateful for their significant contributions. Beau and Todd bring extraordinary value to their customers and colleagues."

Beau Beery said, "Wow, when I started with Coldwell Banker 2 and a half years ago, one of our long-term goals was to lead the state. I guess Todd and I have to re-set that goal." Beau's partner and father-in-law, Todd Rainsberger added, "It's quite amazing how well our different skill sets seem to complement each other. To do this well this fast is beyond our expectations. The amazing thing is we're only getting started."

Michael Kitchens, President, thinks the formula is simple, "Maybe the best thing is that those two guys are fun to work with. I think that's part of the reason for their impressive success. And they work really hard."

Logisticare Expands with the help of Coldwell Banker Commercial M.M. Parrish Realtors

by Jala Harris 2. April 2014 11:30

Beau Beery, head of the commercial division of Coldwell Banker M. M. Parrish Realtors, announced today that the Beery-Rainsberger Group has successfully handled the expansion of Logisticare to larger facilities. Said Beery, "This company stays under the radar but they have been extremely successful and more than doubled their office space, moving to the second floor of the Bank of America building on NW 43 Street. CBC had previously secured space for them down the street in Metrocorp but they outgrew that faster than they expected."

Logisticare is a national company that is the largest provider of non-emergency medical transportation in the country. They provide credentialing service as well as proprietary software for tracking and managing transportation services. Once the move is complete the company is expected to have 27 employees.

Landlord Paul Thur de Koos of Nalbandian Properties talked about his new tenant. "These folks are very professional and thorough in all they do and will be a great addition to our Millhopper property. We'll be doing some customizing of the space to fit their stringent security demands."

Featured Home of the Week!

by Jala Harris 1. April 2014 15:40

10104 SW 84th Terrace, Gainesville, FL 32608

Gainesville Featured Home

Country living retreat only 15 minutes to UF/Shands. This pool home is ready for you. Brand new roof, completely custom renovated bathrooms, freshly painted interior in warm neutral colors, and tile in living areas are some of the many features. The wooded lot with towering oaks is completely fenced with four-board and wire combined. The exterior is maintenance free with concrete block, brick, and hardi-board. Expanded kitchen/dining area has open bar to family room. The family room enjoys a beautiful stone fireplace and has sliding doors that open onto your large screen-enclosed pool with enormous deck and lanai for outdoor enjoyment and relaxation. The pool has a removable safety fence. Click here for more photos and details.

Gainesville Featured Home

Gainesville Featured Home

People are back to buying houses right now and supply is low. If you see a home that you love, make sure you give one of our Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish sales associates a call right away, before it’s gone! It’s a seller’s market and we need houses… list with us! We can get it sold for you – we are Gainesville’s real estate leader for a reason.

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