Press Release: Tom Waters Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) -  Tom Waters has recently joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty as a licensed real estate Sales Professional. The announcement was made by Elaine Glandon, Regional Vice President, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty.

Tom Waters, a top tier REALTOR® who has been recognized locally and globally continues to demonstrate his determination and dedication to his customers throughout Sarasota and Manatee Counties. With over 350 home sales in the last 3 years, Waters “treats every customer like family” - which has been his motto for over 20 years. He and his team work hard to market and sell their inventory of properties through a systematic networking and marketing strategy.

Waters has received numerous performance recognition awards including the International President’s Premier Award – which ranks the top 1% of real estate agents in the world, the International President’s Elite Award, which ranks the top 3% of real estate agents in the world, and the Florida 100 among all real estate professionals in Florida.  

“Tom’s personal attention and commitment to his customers are a true reflection of his impressive achievements,” said Rei L. Mesa, president, C.E.O., Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty. “Tom is a high caliber Sales Professional and we are proud to have him as an ambassador for our company and our brand as we continue to grow the Lakewood Ranch / Sarasota region.”

“Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty’s reputation, leadership, and commitment to providing the best industry tools, resources, and services for its Sales Professionals and customers are what make affiliating with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty the right choice for me and my team,” commented Waters.

Tom Waters is working under the leadership of Michael Holland, Managing Broker of the Lakewood Ranch / Sarasota/ Palmer Ranch Branch Sales Offices of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty.  Tom Waters can be contacted at tom@watersteam.com or 941-228-5373 or visit www.watersteam.com.   

 

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty serves 17 counties throughout Florida and more than 1,650 sales professionals. The full-service brokerage, founded in 1999, is a wholly owned subsidiary of WCI Communities, Inc.  Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty is ranked fifth in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network and is the overall No. 1 fundraiser for The Sunshine Kids Foundation, having generated more than $2.8 million since 2001. Visit www.BHHSFloridaRealty.com.


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Posted on: 9/23/2015 at 5:11 PM
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Press Release: Rick Bechtold Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) -  Rick Bechtold has recently joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty as a licensed real estate Sales Professional. The announcement was made by Elaine Glandon, Regional Vice President, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty.

Rick Bechtold, originally from Burlington, North Carolina, earned his undergraduate degree in Business from North Carolina State University and received his MBA in Finance from Loyola University Maryland.  Bechtold has a uniquely strong real estate background that stems from working for several commercial real estate companies where he has leased and / or developed over 2,000,000 square feet of office, warehouse, and retail projects around Baltimore, Maryland.  Bechtold also owned his own real estate development company – Stonebridge Development that focused on the development of several office buildings, warehouses, and residential projects. 

In 2004, Rick moved to Sarasota where he has leased and / or developed over 1,000,000 square feet of commercial space and has since obtained his Florida Real Estate Broker’s license.

“Rick’s passion for growth, commitment to real estate development, and dedication to his customers are the perfect fit for our company,” said Rei L. Mesa, president, C.E.O., Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty. “Rick truly represents the type of Sales Professional we are seeking, as we continue to grow the company in the Lakewood Ranch / Sarasota region.”

“Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty’s vision and mission to exceed the customers’ expectations along with the company’s goal to provide the best industry tools, resources, services, and leadership for its Sales Professionals and are what make affiliating with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty the right choice,” said Bechtold.

Rick Bechtold has been a licensed REALTOR® for over 20 years in Maryland and in Florida.  He has successfully leased and / or developed over 4.5 million square feet of commercial real estate in Maryland and Florida. He has also created and invested in several startup companies including BuliSpitt, LLC, Garage Buddie, LLC and My Corner Now, LLC.  Rick is working under the leadership of Michael Holland, Managing Broker of the Lakewood Ranch / Sarasota/ Palmer Ranch Branch Sales Offices of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty.  Rick can be contacted at rickbechtold@bhhsfloridarealty.net or 941-724-0636.   

For more information, contact:

Mike Holland, Managing Broker

941.685.7933 | MikeHolland@BHHSFloridaRealty.com

 

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty serves 17 counties throughout Florida and more than 1,650 sales professionals. The full-service brokerage, founded in 1999, is a wholly owned subsidiary of WCI Communities, Inc.  Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty is ranked fifth in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network and is the overall No. 1 fundraiser for The Sunshine Kids Foundation, having generated more than $2.8 million since 2001. Visit www.BHHSFloridaRealty.com.


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Posted on: 9/21/2015 at 4:33 PM
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Reunion Resort Orlando: Orlando, Florida

By Lauryn Howell

Every year millions of people travel from around the world to Orlando, Florida to enjoy its world class attractions and sparkling Florida sunshine. But there’s much more to Orlando than what visitors can find inside the gates of a theme park. Orlando is just a short drive from some of Florida’s best beaches and lays claim to several professional sports teams and a convenient international airport. Another, slightly hidden, Orlando gem is the Reunion Resort.

Reunion Resort offers exclusive residences ranging from 5,000 to 20,000 square feet that are, unlike many comparable resorts, completely customizable. Owners of the larger models have incorporated things such as bowling alleys, home theaters, swimming pools, arcades, outdoor bars and even golf simulators into their homes. In the words of Matthew Montalvo, a vacation home rental expert and Realtor with HomesSalesNearDisney.com, “The homes themselves have become an attraction that the whole family can enjoy.”

Adding to the charm of this one-of-a-kind resort neighborhood are the golf courses designed by three pros, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson. Of course, no trip to Orlando would be complete without a visit to a theme park or two, and Reunion Resort’s location makes day trips a breeze. It’s also only 20 minutes from the international airport, making it a location that truly cannot be rivaled.

Unlike your typical hotel stay, these vacation homes are an opportunity to invest. Thanks to Florida’s unbeatable weather, the vacation rental market in Orlando is not seasonal, giving Reunion Resort home owners the opportunity to rent out their homes year round.

Whether it’s a little bit of that Disney magic or just Florida’s unbeatable weather, there’s something that keeps millions coming back to Orlando year after year. Contact them now to stay in a vacation home, experience the resort in person and discover that there’s no better way to enjoy this coveted vacation destination than from the convenience of owning a luxurious home in Reunion Resort.

 

HOME SALES NEAR DISNEY, LAROSA REALTY

Matthew Montalvo

863-420-7247

info@HomeSalesnearDisney.com

www.HomeSalesnearDisney.com

 


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Posted on: 9/10/2015 at 5:39 PM
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Rocky Mountain Turnkey Ranch: Loveland, Colorado

By Cathleen McCann

“Turnkey mansions” are one of the hottest real estate trends in the luxury marketplace. These move-in ready, fully furnished mansions are in high demand with second homebuyers, celebrities and foreign buyers looking for a complete luxury experience from the minute the property is theirs.

“You only need your toothbrush and favorite pillow on closing day,” says Geoffrey Thompson, partner with TurnkeyMansions Realty in Loveland, Colorado. “Absolutely everything is included in the home sale.”

High-end buyers understand that the benefits of turnkey mansions include time savings and cost savings. “They can move in and enjoy a five star home on day one,” Thompson says. “There is no time or expense spent furnishing a home or stress from packing and unpacking a move.”

Located in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, in the Fort Collins/Loveland area of Northern Colorado, is a beautiful, Santa Fe-style, turnkey mansion ranch offered by private sale through Thompson’s firm. This $2.3-million, 4,766-square-foot modern ranch is situated on 35 acres of picturesque landscape, hiking trails, flowing creeks and mountain streams. Its 5,700-foot altitude provides clean, crisp mountain air and an abundance of wildlife.

This idyllic mountain home blends beautifully with the landscape while offering 360-degree views. The four-bedroom home comes with everything, including furniture and a baby grand piano. It has an impressive array of amenities, such as a fun entertaining space fashioned after a classic 1960s malt shop, self-sustaining back ups and redundant systems throughout. A naturally formed outdoor shooting range has the latest range equipment. A three-car garage comes with a 4WD Land Rover LR4 and a John Deere tractor.

“This gem of a five star home is just an hour from Denver and fifteen minutes from Fort Collins,” says Thompson. “You get that blessed feeling of living on one of the most picturesque mountains in the world, yet you’re still just minutes from town.”

 

TURNKEY MANSIONS

John Sokoll, Broker

970.744.8411

John@TurnkeyMansions.com

TurnkeyMansions.com

 


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Posted on: 9/9/2015 at 5:14 PM
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Round Lake Estate: Charlevoix, Michigan

By Lauryn Howell

When the founder of an award winning boat brand designs and builds a home from the ground up, one can certainly expect exceptional attention to detail. However, this Round Lake, Michigan estate defies even the wildest of expectations. No measure of comfort or luxury was spared in the design of the 10,437 square foot residence, featuring architecture expertly catered to the 102 feet of Round Lake frontage.

The three story main house is complete with 5 bedrooms, 7 full and 4 half baths, as well as a nanny’s apartment. Also present are a top-of-the-line kitchen with breakfast nook, butler’s pantry, living room and sunken bar with views of the boat house, a grand dining room, a theater room, a fully equipped outside deck and a fitness room. Each room is as extravagant as the next, teeming with rich mahogany accents, warm fire places, wooden floors and plush carpeting. While it may not seem possible, this estate has yet another crowning feature.

The entire residence was built around a private boat house with a completely insulated interior, finished in beautiful cypress wood. As if the 3 slips, 7 de-icers, 22 electric hoists and 9 hose bibs weren’t convenient enough, the boat house is attached to a woodshop containing 4 hoists of its own and a 40 foot long restoration room.

In the words of Pat O’Brien, Owner/Broker at Pat O’Brien & Associates, “This boat house lacks absolutely nothing.” Catering even further to boating enthusiasts, Round Lake’s deep canals allow access to countless other destinations.

To put it simply, there is nothing ordinary about this home. From the artfully designed interior, to the one of a kind boat house, there is not a single detail that has gone unnoticed. For more information on this property, visit PatOBrien.com.

 

PAT O’BRIEN & ASSOCIATES REAL ESTATE

Pat O’Brien

O 231.582.1700 | C 231.675.6677

pat@PatOBrien.com

www.PatOBrien.com

 


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Posted on: 9/8/2015 at 5:34 PM
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Mountain Masterpiece: Waynseville, North Carolina

By Natalie Watson

Arguably one of the most picture perfect towns in the United States is Waynesville – a beautiful, quaint North Carolina town nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, just 30 miles west of Asheville. The half mile long Main Street epitomizes a vibrant, friendly downtown with an assortment of restaurants and art galleries amidst a small professional community.

One thing Waynesville is known for is its community of accepting, kind and generous people, and because of that, the area tends to attract residents and visitors that are the same. Much like the people you’ll find here, Waynesville is one of the most beautiful places in the world. “Once you make it to Western North Carolina, your life will never be the same,” says Mark Fields of Mark Fields & Associates, LLC. “You’ll always think about being here.”

One of the most luxurious properties currently on the market is located on approximately 1 acre in the established Laurel Ridge Country Club community. A true Cinderella story, this property had been previously neglected before the sellers came upon it and saw it for the beauty that it was. It has since been completely renovated and dare we say is “one of the most distinctive, elegant homes in Western North Carolina,” according to Fields, president of Mark Fields & Associates and the property’s listing broker whose firm specializes in luxury homes and unique mountain properties.

There are many subtle attributes throughout that make the property special – including the sense of grandness and beauty that overcomes you the minute you walk through the front door. Once you make your way down the entrance hall – reminiscent of a New York art gallery – the living space opens wide and the ceilings soar.

The floor-to-ceiling windows on nearly every wall allow you to feel the expanse of the outdoors. A back deck sweeps across the entire rear of the house, providing closer views of the breathtaking scenery. The home is excellent for a couple or small family who would take full advantage of the amenities of the property and of Waynesville.

MARK FIELDS & ASSOCIATES, LLC

Luxury Homes & Unique Mountain Properties

C 828.777.0452 | O 828.253.2491

mark@markfields.com

www.MarkFields.com


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Posted on: 9/1/2015 at 1:22 PM
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