Dick Betts REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

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My home town was 5 miles from a Penn State Campus in Mont Alto, PA.  The campus offered Forest Technology and so I learned early on the difference between an arborist and a guy in a pickup truck with a chain saw.  My current home here in The Villages, Florida has a 50-foot oak tree and it is my p...
06/04/2021
I have a financial advisor I work with who I won his business helping him with a problem listing for one of his clients.  The property was on and off the market for two years, I showed the property twice and he called and asked me if I wanted the listing.  I told him I would try and did sell the ...
06/03/2021
Growing up in a small town in Pennsylvania parades were always a big deal, the parade season started on Memorial Day, then 4th of July and Christmas.  My dad was a big fan of parades and as far back as I can remember we were on Main Street to watch the parades. Memorial Day was a very special par...
05/31/2021
The question most REALTORS® get regularly is how’s the market and we try our best to explain it good for both buyers and sellers, today that is a little harder to try to explain.  I do believe in the old saying “real estate is local” which is true in many ways but when you have buyers looking and...
05/27/2021
Like most of the REALTORS® I know we just keep writing and sending, writing and sending offers only to have nothing to show for it.  Working in The Villages, Florida most of my buyers are scattered around the country and one is in Brazil, my DocuSign account is getting a workout.    I recall the ...
05/25/2021
 The other day I had friends stop over and the discussion turned to real estate, one of them said “I guess in this market about anybody can be a REALTOR@”, hmmm wait a minute.  I knew that wasn’t a slam rather what maybe some of the public thinks but we still do all the things we normally do in a...
05/24/2021
When I decided to go to work as a REALTOR® in The Villages, Florida I nicknamed myself “The Golf Cart REALTOR®”.  It seemed only fitting as I drive my four-seater golf cart to do real estate 90% of the time.  It’s great loading up a couple that I am showing homes to get the feel of golf cart livi...
05/21/2021
Being a REALTOR® in The Villages, Florida is much like most cities and towns when it comes to prices of homes.  To give you an idea I have a closing this Thursday for $232,000, had a $420,000 listing of mine go pending, did a virtual tour with an out of town buyer with a budget of $800,000 and ye...
05/18/2021
My last two listing appointments have been a challenge, not for the reason most REALTORS® think rather homes not matching tax records.  First The Villages are a 55 and over community and the area I am working on getting listings was built in 1998.  So now the first owners of these homes are in th...
05/17/2021
Last year I was contacted by a financial adviser here in The Villages to help with a problem listing for one of his clients.  The owner tried to sell it himself for over a year it was then listed with a broker for 210 day before I got it, The Betts Team got it sold.  The same financial advisor ca...
05/17/2021
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REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
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