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    Dryer Vent Cleaning
    Dryer Vent Cleaning should be on the top of your to-do list when buying a home or preparing your home for selling. Did you know that you should have your dryer vent cleaning performed regularly? It’s recommended that you have your dryer vents professionally cleaned every 1-3 years, depending on...
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    August 2017 Real Estate Market Update – Lee County
     Condos See Biggest Changes in July FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Fort Myers, FL – August 24, 2017) – The housing market in Lee County was still active in July, but Condos saw more of that action that Single Family Homes compared to the same month last year. While there were only 3 more Closed Sales for...
  • Map of Team Sales
    Map of Team Sales
    Team Stacey v. The Average Agent Sellers who used another realtor in 2017 sold their home for 94.9% of original list price. Sellers who hired me in 2017 sold their home for 96.0% of original list price.   Sellers who used another realtor in 2017 averaged 87 days on the market. Sellers who hired...
  • Appreciation of Shawn Cowan
    Client Testimonial: I received the following email expressing heartfelt appreciation of Shawn Cowan for a purchase-and-sell transaction: Dear Stacey, Now that we have settled into our beautiful new condo, we wanted to take a minute to let you know what a great job Shawn Cowan did as our Realtor® for...
  • Tour of Babcock Ranch, America’s First Solar Powered Town
    I’ve been waiting for a tour of Babcock Ranch since their ribbon cutting ceremony on my wedding weekend… seeing all the exciting activities going on and felt that tinge of FOMO, “Fear Of Missing Out”(apparently that’s a real thing these days). This past weekend I got the...
  • Habitat for Humanity
    Habitat for Humanity in Harlem Heights
    Habitat for Humanity: A Brush with Kindness Project in Harlem Heights August 19th from 8am to 2:30pm Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties is partnering with 13 Harlem Heights families for the largest Brush with Kindness project to date. The program partners with families to improve their homes...
  • Fort Myers Dream Center
    Fort Myers Dream Center
    Fort Myers Dream Center The Fort Myers Dream Center exists to heal the hurting and restore hopes and dreams. This Christ-Centered Community Center is just starting to be developed near the NE corner of Veronica Shoemaker and MLK. It provides a safe place for children to go after school, and for families...
  • GRI Designation Awarded to Stacey Glenn
    GRI Designation Awarded to Stacey Glenn
    GRI Award Ceremony Details Today I was awarded the highly esteemed Graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI) designation. The certificate of designation and lapel pin were presented to me by 2017 Board President Bill Steinke, of the Royal Palm Coast Realtor Association in Fort Myers, Florida. The GRI...
  • How’s the Market – July 2017
    Condo Market Heats Up with the Start of Summer FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Fort Myers, FL – June 21, 2017) The Condo market in Lee County is heating up, according to the newest statistics from Florida Realtors®. The numbers, released today, show a positive upswing for Condos and Townhomes in the month...
  • Homestead Exemption Information
    FLORIDA HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION OFFICIAL TIMELY FILING PERIOD JANUARY 1 – MARCH 1 LATE FILED APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UP TO 25 DAYS AFTER THE MAILING OF THE TRUTH IN MILLAGE NOTICE (TRIM Notice) – If you believe you may qualify – apply immediately. Florida law requires that application be made by March...
  • Claim Residency in the State of Florida
    Claiming Residency in the State of Florida State laws vary, but in general, you need to be able to prove that you intend to make the low-tax state your permanent home, says Rocky Mengle, a senior analyst for Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting. The easiest way to do that is to sell your place up […]
  • How to Downsize your Things Before Moving
    How to Downsize your Things Before Moving
    How to Downsize your Things before Moving Here are tips on how to downsize your things before moving Smart Real Estate advice by Stacey Glenn, Broker Associate at Royal Shell Real Estate Congratulations! You’ve found a new home! But before you do anything else you’ll need to move from your old...
  • Reasons Why You Should Hire a REALTOR
    Reasons Why You Should Hire a REALTOR
    Reasons Why You Should Hire a REALTOR These are some reasons why you should hire a REALTOR… Experience – REALTORS® know what to look for, common pitfalls to avoid, and understand the law and how to use it to help their clients. They have the training and experience. – REALTORS®...
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    Florida’s Hottest Real Estate Markets
    Florida’s Hottest Real Estate Markets Are you planning to move to Florida? Here’s a List of Florida’s hottest Real Estate markets and why you should consider looking at houses in the area. Cape Coral–Fort Myers, FL Fort Myers is the county seat and commercial center of Lee County,...
  • Home Improvements to Consider Before Selling Your Home
    Home Improvements to Consider Before Selling Your Home
    Home Improvements to Consider Before Selling Your Home These are the most basic home improvements to consider before selling your home. Smart Real Estate advice by Stacey Glenn, Broker Associate at Royal Shell Real Estate If you start thinking about selling your home, it’s essential to repair any issues...
  • Top 5 Home Organization Tips
    Top 5 Home Organization Tips
    Top 5 Home Organization Tips These are Top 5 Home Organization Tips. Smart Real Estate advice by Stacey Glenn, Broker Associate at Royal Shell Real Estate Label Label your containers. You can also use transparent containers so you can see through what’s inside. This is to avoid going through every...
  • florida home selling process
    The Florida Home Selling Process
    The Florida Home Selling Process The process of selling your home can seem like a lot of work but your agent’s job is to make it as easy as possible for you. Yet, as with most things, it helps to know what to expect. Here’s a brief outline of the Florida Home Selling Process: Interview and...
  • 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home
    5 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home
    Take Note of these Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home 1. Overpricing Overpricing is the first of 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home. Overpricing leads to a long time on the market, listings going “stale” and homes end up selling for less than they would have if they had been priced...
  • market update
    33908 Market Update
    Question: “How’s the Market?” This is the most common question I get as a real estate agent in Southwest Florida. From strangers in elevators to my dearest friends, everyone wants to know what’s happening in the market… My usual answer is “it depends” because it really does depend...
  • 184 Tasks of a Real Estate Agent
    184 Tasks of a Real Estate Agent
    True Value of a REALTOR: 184 Tasks of a Real Estate Agent The True Value of a REALTOR® Surveys show that many homeowners and homebuyers are not aware of the true value of a REALTOR®. The following 184 tasks are performed by Realtors, and while the list may be different depending on your area, it […]
  • important people in southwest florida history
    Important People in Southwest Florida History
    Veronica Shoemaker, Rayma C Page, Ben C Pratt and Michael G Rippe Get to know some of the important people in Southwest Florida history who made a big difference in shaping our community. You may recognize their names on major roadways, or even on schools. Veronica Shoemaker, Rayma C Page, Ben C Pratt...
  • Just listed: 6111 Waterway Bay Drive Fort Myers FL
    Just listed: 6111 Waterway Bay Drive Fort Myers FL
    Property for Sale at 6111 Waterway Bay Drive Fort Myers FL 33908 – 3 beds 2 baths 1,287 sqft offered at $265,000… 6111 Waterway Bay Drive is priced to Sell! Absolutely stunning and unique 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with a 4-car garage! Completely renovated from top to bottom. Chef’s dream...
  • Shawn Cowan Joins Team Stacey
    Shawn Cowan Joins Team Stacey
    Shawn Cowan joins Team Stacey Shawn Cowan joins Team Stacey at Royal Shell Real Estate I would like to introduce to you the newest member of Team Stacey. Please give a warm welcome to Shawn Cowan. He is a full time licensed professional REALTOR and a great addition to our team. Shawn was born and...
  • My 34 Favorite Things about Southwest Florida
    My 34 Favorite Things about Southwest Florida
    My 34 Favorite Things about Southwest Florida I can’t explain how happy I am to celebrate another year in my life. As I turn 34, I wanted to share with you my 34 favorite things about Southwest Florida. 1. Sunshine Year Round 2. Vacation and Retirement Mentality 3. You Can Wear Sperry Boat Shoes...
  • Top Beaches in Southwest Florida
    Top Beaches in Southwest Florida
    Top Beaches in Southwest Florida Everybody experience stress once in awhile and one of the best ways to relieve stress is to relax in a beach. Whether you’re travelling to Southwest Florida or you’re a local, you won’t regret spending your day in these beaches… Here’s a list of the...
  • Must Do Before Showing Your Home
    Must Do Before Showing your Home
    Must Do Before Showing your Home Must Do Before Showing your Home. Advice by Stacey Glenn, Broker Associate at Royal Shell Real Estate. A little effort goes a long way towards the curb appeal of your home. And great curb appeal means buyers may fall in love your home at first sight. It starts with...
  • Just Listed: 16850 Fox Den, Fort Myers, FL 33908
    Just Listed: 16850 Fox Den, Fort Myers, FL 33908
    Property for Sale at 16850 Fox Den, Fort Myers, FL 33908 – 3 beds 3 baths 1,876 sqft offered at $349,800… 16850 Fox Den is defined as relaxation at its finest! Enjoy the beautiful view from your heated pool. Overlooking the first fairway of the championship 36 hole golf course at The Forest...
  • Just Listed: 13896 Village Creek Drive, Fort Myers
    Just Listed: 13896 Village Creek Drive, Fort Myers
    Property for Sale at 13896 Village Creek Drive, Fort Myers  FL 33908, 3 beds 2 baths 2,051 sq ft, offered at 399,900… 13896 Village Creek Drive is A RARE GEM! Only 5 minutes to the beach, this warm and inviting furnished home will win your heart. Located in the heart of the Iona McGregor Corridor...
  • Just Listed: 8517 Sumner Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33908
    Just Listed: 8517 Sumner Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33908
    Property for Sale at 8517 Sumner Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33908, 4 beds 3 baths 2,601 sq ft, offered at $350,000… 8517 Sumner Ave has an elegant 3 bedroom + bonus room, 3 bathroom home with fountain lake views. Located in sought-after gated Catalina Isles. A pet friendly community with low HOA fees....
  • Just Listed: 1089 N Town and River Drive
    Just Listed: 1089 N Town and River Drive
    Property for Sale at 1089 N Town and River Drive, Fort Myers, Fl 33919, Offered at $339k… 1089 N Town and River Drive is an immaculate 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in highly desirable Town and River with gorgeous details. This home is rich with detail and feature upgrades including: plantation shutters,...
  • Just Listed: 15841 Chance Way, Fort Myers, FL 33908
    Just Listed: 15841 Chance Way, Fort Myers, FL 33908
    Property for Sale at 15841 Chance Way, Fort Myers, FL 33908, 3 beds 2 baths 2,151 sq ft, offered at $279,000… 15841 Chance Way is just minutes to the beach with impressive construction and low fees! This spectacular custom-built 2006 home with open floor plan has 3 bedrooms, 2BA, and a 2-car garage....
  • Just Listed: 14501 Hickory Hill Ct APT 624, Fort Myers, FL
    Just Listed: 14501 Hickory Hill Ct APT 624, Fort Myers, FL
    Property for Sale at 14501 Hickory Hill Ct APT 624, Fort Myers, FL 33912- 2 beds 2 baths 1,243 sq ft, offered at $150,000… 14501 Hickory Hill Ct APT 624 has a Great Golf Course View from East Lanai and View of Swimming Pool/Spa from West Lanai. Second Floor 2 Bedroom Condo with cathedral ceilings,...
  • 7 Reasons to List Your Home in January
    7 Reasons to List Your Home in January
    7 Reasons to List Your Home in January Real Estate Broker Stacey Zuleta gives you the Top 7 Reasons you should list your home in January 2017. 1. January is a great time to list your home because our local population doubles in the winter time. More people equates to more potential buyers. 2. Interest...
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    Mortgage Interest Rates
    Mortgage Rates Since Recent Election Mortgage interest rates have earned their way into the hottest topics of discussion of late, and since the recent presidential election, rates seem to have a mind of their own. In the months leading up to the election, mortgage rates were near an all-time low. In...
  • 2017 Housing Market
    2017 Housing Market
    2017 Housing Market What Does Electing Trump Mean for the 2017 Housing Market? Mr. Trump started his career in the real estate market, and while to my knowledge, he has not specifically made any claims that he wants to improve the market. There are a few indications that lead me to believe that this...