Atlantis, FL Real Estate News

By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
DEEP  THOUGHTS BY MEN WHILE  FISHING Two men are out ice fishing at their favorite fishing hole, just fishing quietly and drinking beer. Almost silently, so as not to scare the fish , Bob says,  'I think I'm going to divorce my wife - she hasn't spoken to me in over 2 months.' Frank continues slowly sipping his beer, then thoughtfully says ,  'You better think it over , women like that are hard to find.'
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
 A Must See Shot of This Sunday 6-7-15 I have been taken much pleasure with the ownership of a few cars and motorcycles, so that has been the theme on my mind. Supercars and Harley Davidson’s are the vehicles of choice. With the approaching of my son’s first child of two years old, these types of photos have created a pleasurable buzz. Hope you enjoy and don’t forget to share with someone today. 
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Two Sales Tips That Will Help You From June 8th-December Get Started Now. You're excited about your present opportunities? You're proud of your company and its business model? Therefore, your best keys to success, when talking to a customer, is to tell the story of your company and its products with excitement and enthusiasm, right? Not So Fast….Customers don’t care about your company. They don't care about its products. And they certainly don't care about your personal feelings towards your company and its products. What customers care about is... you guessed it themselves.The failure to pick-up on this simple fact about human nature is why most companies have sales and marketing messages that make customers shrug or walk away. Remember these sentences are the most important to your cu...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Truth beats fiction!However One Needs to Laugh Now & Then   Dear Abby admitted she was at a loss as how to answer the following questions:   Dear Abby,A couple of women moved in across the hall from me. One is a middle-aged gym teacher and the other is a social worker in her mid-twenties. These two women go everywhere together, and I've never seen a man go into or leave their apartment. Do you think they could be Lebanese? Dear Abby,What can I do about all the Sex, Nudity, Fowl Language and Violence on my VCR? Dear Abby,I am a twenty-three year old liberated woman who has been on the pill for two years. It's getting expensive and I think my boyfriend should share half the cost, but I don't know him well enough to discuss money with him. Dear Abby,I've suspected that my husband has been ...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Save our trees now or what could be next?     Look what happens when we cut down too many trees. Global warming is one thing,  but see below & look at what is happening if we continue to clear our forests!We have to stop cutting down trees!This is getting really serious! 
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
The Daily Hot Sheet of Top Real Estate News Trending Now Monday, June 1, 2015   TODAY'S TOP STORIES   Foreclosure relief scams hit with $27.7M judgment Fla. and the CFPB announced a final judgment against Hoffman Law Group and affiliates. They were charged with scamming homeowners facing foreclosure. Read more.   NAR: Closing timelines change Aug. 1: Prepare now Two bits of advice from NAR: If you're used to confirming closing details at the last minute, change. And add in buffer days to cope with unexpected problems. Read more.   One property ins. change can saveowners money Study: Fla. homeowners can save an average 23% on property insurance by increasing deductibles from $500 to $2,000 - the third best state in a U.S. comparison. Read more.   Hot housing market sparks bidding wars M...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Monday Morning Insperation For  A Wonderful Day   Someone has written these beautiful words. Must read and try to understand the deep meaning of it.They are like the ten commandments to follow in life all the time.1. Prayer is not a "spare wheel" that you pull out when in trouble,but it is a "steering wheel" that directs the right path throughout.2. So why is a car's windshield so large and the rear view mirror so small? Because our past is not as important as our future. So, look ahead and move on.3. Friendship is like a book. It takes few seconds to burn, but it takes years to write.4. All things in life are temporary. If it’s going well, enjoy it, that won't last long. If it’s going badly, don't worry, that won't last long either.5. Old friends are gold! New friends are diamond! If y...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
The Daily Hot Sheet of Top Real Estate News trending Now Tuesday, May 26, 2015 TODAY'S TOP STORIES New-home sales jump 6.8% in April A higher-than-expected spike suggests builders have picked up production as buyers, frustrated by a lack of resale inventory, turned their focus to new housing. Read more.   NAR: Modest growth expected in commercial markets A stronger labor market and increasing household formation should keep commercial real estate demand on a gradual incline, according to NAR's latest forecast. Read more.   U.S. consumer confidence edges up in May Confidence rebounded slightly this month to 95.4 from 94.3 as the job market improved, but it's up substantially year-to-year: It was 82.2 in May 2014. Read more.   Congress urges slower enforcement of mortgage rules NAR has as...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Something found herein may give you the answer to a trivia question someday.     Interesting Facts    Here are some "things" about the United States; many of which you may find shocking to you.   The following are 35 facts about America…                       #1 The  amount of cement that China used from 2011 to 2013 was  greater than the total amount of cement that the > United States used during the entire 20th century.    #2 In more than half of all U.S. states, the highest paid public employee in the state is a football coach.             #3 It > costs the U.S. government 1.8 cents to mint a penny and 9.4 cents to mint a nickel.   #4 Almost half of all Americans ( 47 percent) do not put a single penny out of their paychecks into savings.    #5 Apple  has more money than the U.S. Tr...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
State to State Highway Driving Humor.. Are you in one of those states????  FloridaA Florida senior citizen drove his brand new Corvette convertible out of the dealership. Taking off down the road, he pushed it to 80 mph, enjoying the wind blowing through what little hair he had left. “Amazing,” he thought as he flew down I-95, pushing the pedal even more. Looking in his rear view mirror, he saw a Florida State Trooper, blue lights flashing and siren blaring. He floored it to 100 mph, then 110, then 120. Suddenly he thought, “What am I doing? I’m too old for this!” and pulled over to await the trooper’s arrival. Pulling in behind him, the trooper got out of his vehicle and walked up to the Corvette. He looked at his watch, then said, “Sir, my shift ends in 30 minutes. Today is Friday. If...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Does Crime Pay? In this case yes, with life's vital lesson Many years ago, Al Capone virtually owned Chicago. Capone wasn't famous for anything heroic. He was notorious for enmeshing the windy city in everything from bootlegged booze and prostitution to murder.  Capone had a lawyer nicknamed "Easy Eddie." He was Capone's lawyer for a good reason. Eddie was very good! In fact, Eddie's skill at legal maneuvering kept Big Al out of jail for a long time. To show his appreciation, Capone paid him very well. Not only was the money big, but Eddie got special dividends, as well. For instance, he and his family occupied a fenced-in mansion with live-in help and all of the conveniences of the day. The estate was so large that it filled an entire Chicago City block. Eddie lived the high life of t...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Bear Who knows where to find a good Real Estate office? This is the actual picture of a bear at the front door of a Caldwell Banker/Ace Hardware store in Caldwell NJ. As you know Real Estate attracts all kinds of buyers, with certain shapes and sizes. It is also important to know it takes that special someone to service those most challenged customers. Commission rates are still negotiable... .
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Senior Computer Skills??....... NOT ANY OF US, OF COURSE.     Tech support:      What kind of computer do you have?         Customer:      A white one...   Tech support:      Click on the 'my computer' icon on to the left of the screen.         Customer:     Your left or my left?      ************************            Customer:      Hi, good afternoon, this is Mary,  I can't print. Every time I try, it says 'can’t find printer’.  I've even lifted the printer and placed it in front of the monitor,  but the computer still says he can't find it..      *************************               Customer:      My keyboard  is not working anymore.   Tech support:      Are you sure it's plugged into the computer?         Customer:      No. I can't get behind the computer.   Tech support:      ...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
The Daily Hot Sheet of Palm Beach Real Estate & Florida News Monday, May 18, 2015 TODAY'S TOP STORIES NAR board OKs nationwide broker data entry system It creates a data entry and collection system for the brokerage community in partnership with NAR subsidiary RPR and its Advanced Multi-list Platform (AMP). Read more.   Realtors await A-OK to fly drones There will be a time when Realtors can legally fly a drone to capture images for marketing listings - but that time has not yet arrived, at least not completely. Read more.   TransUnion: Foreclosures at pre-recession levels The number of homeowners late on their mortgage payment by 60 days or more dropped below 3% for the first time since 2007. Read more. Why economic growth has disappointed this year A host of mostly temporary factors h...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
If you sold homes like a politician, properties would be described like this?   Only a politician could use that many words and say absolutely NOTHING! You don't wanna pass this one up!    Quote of the day, no, it's the greatest quote EVER!    “My accomplishments as Secretary of State? Well, I'm glad you asked! My proudest accomplishment in which I take the most pride, mostly because of the opposition it faced early on, you know… the remnants of prior situations and mindsets that were too narrowly focused in a manner whereby they may have over looked the bigger picture and we didn’t do that and I’m proud of that. Very proud.  I would say that’s a major accomplishment.” - H.R.C. 11 March 2015 Could someone please tell me what she just said?  
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
How To Be A Better Negotiator In Four Easy Steps Negotiating is something everyone does, but only a number of us do well. Below are a few tips to help you negotiate better so you can feel confident with the process and be satisfied with the outcome.  Number one:, be prepared. Know the other person's needs along with yours too. By asking questions that uncover the individual's true motivation such as "Why do you want that?" and "Why is that important to you?" When asked a question, consider responding in a tactful way: Ask, How would you like me to answer that?" Be relentless but to invasive in collecting information wherever you can. Number two: Listen more and talk less has always been a rule of thumb! Leverage and master the long pause. Allow the points to settle a bit for maximum imp...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
 Meet the newest member of the 1,000,000 club. Is it a big deal or just a daily routine? Regardless, I want to thank all those that have contributed to my point count which started somewhere in 2011. Currently, I rank 144th nationwide, 19th in Florida, 6th in the county of Palm Beach, and No.1 in my small city of Atlantis.Thanks again in advance, let in Rain Winston
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
SOME INTERESTING FACTS FOR YOUR WEEKEND CONVERSATIONS...ENJOY Never tempt fate.. MONEY BAGS   Glass takes one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!   Gold is the only metal that doesn't rust, even if it's buried in the ground for thousands of years.   Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.   If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.   Zero  is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals.   Kites   were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and newspapers.   The song, Auld Lang Syne,   is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the worl...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
The Daily Hot Sheet of Palm Beach Real Estate & Florida News Monday, May 11, 2015   TODAY'S TOP STORIES Fla.'s housing market shows strength in 1Q 2015 Florida Realtors: 1Q single-family sales up 18.6% year-to-year, median price up 8.3%. Condo sales up 7.1%, price up 7.4%. Median price up in many U.S. metros. Read more.   Florida No. 2 among CEOs as best state for business For the second year in a row, Fla. was ranked as the second-best U.S. state to do business by CEOs surveyed for a new report in Chief Executive magazine. Read more.   Aerial photos snapping for unpermitted additions HD aerial photos enable tax collectors to find additions, such as pools, not being taxed because no permit was issued. Hillsborough identified 10,000 last month. Read more.   $50M foreclosure prevention pl...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
FloridaA Florida senior citizen drove his brand new Corvette convertible out of the dealership. Taking off down the road, he pushed it to 80 mph, enjoying the wind blowing through what little hair he had left. “Amazing,” he thought as he flew down I-95, pushing the pedal even more. Looking in his rear view mirror, he saw a Florida State Trooper, blue lights flashing and siren blaring. He floored it to 100 mph, then 110, then 120. Suddenly he thought, “What am I doing? I’m too old for this!” and pulled over to await the trooper’s arrival. Pulling in behind him, the trooper got out of his vehicle and walked up to the Corvette. He looked at his watch, then said, “Sir, my shift ends in 30 minutes. Today is Friday. If you can give me a new reason for speeding – a reason I’ve never before hea...
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