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Feb. 1, 2019

Clearwater Florida Real Estate - NEW LISTINGS!

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REALTOR Barrett Henry

Are you looking to buy, sell, or lease a home in Clearwater? Let the team of Clearwater real estate experts help you! 

Barrett Henry and The NOW Team have helped hundreds of families move to and from the Tampa Bay area. 


Check out this week's NEWEST CLEARWATER real estate listings below:




Dec. 22, 2018

Visit Florida

Plan your next getaway or road trip to Florida

Florida Vacation Deals 

There is so much to do in the wonderful state of Florida! Whether you are a beach person, shopaholic, theme park lover, foodie, history buff or share a passion for the arts - there is a Florida road trip itinerary for you!

Florida is the third most populated state and there’s so many reasons why! If you are looking to relocate to paradise aka Florida, you will find that the Florida locals are actually from all over the world! This state is made up of some of the most lovable, and nicest people on the planet. There’s a reason so many people choose Florida as their retirement home!

Florida not only has the best beaches in the country there’s so much more to do here!

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June 13, 2017

Carrollwood Area Health & Beauty Spotlights

Check out these LOCALLY owned Carrollwood area businesses.  

In this week's blog post, I point out some locally owned businesses with excellent reputations. We're focussing on health and beauty in the Carrollwood area. 

There are two places in Carrollwood with outstanding reputations you will definitely want to check out.

Carrollwood Area Salons - Orginal French Accent

The first, Original French Accent Salon and Spa has been located in the heart of Carrollwood for nearly 30 years! This locally owned salon is a cute above the other salons in the area. 

Owner and operator Marcel Perets, offers a truly international experience in the salon environment. Speaking numerous languages, and living & training in Europe and the U.S., Marcel attracts clientele from different backgrounds and cultures. Marcel and his staff of hairdressers are experts in the field of hair and beauty and continue to keep ahead of the latest styles and trends in cuts, colors, and products. Services includes hi-lites, balayage, cuts for straight or curly hair, up-dos, make-up, a new look, or just a trim to name a few. Marcel’s staff of nail technicians are trained specialists in nail care and will leave your hands and feet soft and pretty and ready to show off for summer. Relax and enjoy international music while being pampered. Leave feeling and looking exceptional.

Call Marcel Perets 813-963-1596 to make your hair and nail appointments.  


Abby's Health and Nutrition

The second, Abby’s Health and Nutrition, established in 1997, and located at 14374 N Dale Mabry Hwy, offers products to assist you with a healthier lifestyle. Abby’s is owned and operated by Abby Saylor, a nutrition expert, and run by a highly knowledgeable and educated staff in the organic and health field. Abby’s encourages people to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle to prolong and enhance one’s life.

Offering only the highest quality supplements, organic produce, natural skincare products, and an organic and natural deli offering veggie, gluten free, and even the famous paleo diet dishes prepared daily by their own chef and baker. Abby’s also has an education center that offers books to purchase as well as Abby’s own health and nutrition magazine which can also be read on-line.

Abby’s offers seminars, classes, scheduled massages, and farms their own Community Farm, an educational venue, teaching organic gardening to the public. Abby can be reached for health and nutrition questions on-line or by scheduling an appointment.

Open 7 days a week Abby’s phone number is 813-265-4951.



Buying or Selling Real Estate in Carrollwood?

If you or someone you know is looking to buy or sell real estate in the Carrollwood area, call REALTOR® Cheryl Perets with The NOW Team at RE/MAX (813) 625-0382

Posted in Carrollwood
May 30, 2017

Carrollwood Golf Course Townhomes - Rolling Green Townhouses

Rolling Green Townhouses in Carrollwood Florida

The Rolling Green Townhouses in Carrollwood are a great option if you are a golfer! These Townhomes are located on a beautiful golf course and offer privacy. 

There are only 12 units located in this community. Finding a Townhome for sale in here can be tough - Our team is always working the Carrollwood area Townhome market and always has a few coming to the market soon. Be sure to call and let us help you find your Carrollwood dream  home, condo, or townhouse. 

These townhomes are mostly 2 & 3 bedrooms and are averaging around $230,000 to $250,000. If this is the type of home you desire - let us help you with a personalized search. 

The Rolling Green Townhouses are pet friendly and do have an HOA that is REQUIRED. For more information on Condo / Townhome HOA's please call our team at 813-260-4663

Posted in Carrollwood
June 24, 2016

How to Sell Your Home in 7 days

How to sell your home in 7 days Tampa Bay Real Estate

Get Your Tampa Bay Home Sold Fast!

So you have made up your mind about selling your home. Chances are you’ll want it sold quick so you can get back to life. Following these useful strategies will greatly increase your chances of getting your home sold fast!


Hire a Professional

Hiring the right real estate agent is a crucial first step to getting your home on the market. The NOW Team isn’t just an agent, we’re a whole team of agents that specialize in one or more processes needed to get your home sold fast. Our team is established with an entire division of agents that are already working with qualified buyers. Our goal is to deliverGet your Tampa Bay home sold fast! the absolute “BEST Real Estate Experience” through our impeccable customer service matched with our expertise of both the local and global real estate markets. 


Pricing for Success

If your goal is a quick sale, pricing it to match the market is important. In a slower market, sellers will often price their home thousands of dollars below the competition to attract the most buyers possible. Lets face It, you didn’t list your home for sale to lose money on your investment, but be open minded to offers that might not net you as much profit as a traditional sale but still achieves your goal of getting your home sold in 7 days or faster!


Choosing Practical Pays

Any experienced real estate team or agent is going to make certain your home is in tip top shape. Our pre listing process involves a consultation from our team’s design coach who will address any concerns that could cost you money and / or stop your home from selling fast. It’s important to keep personal feelings out of the “freshening” of the home. Choosing practical colors and upgrades which will make certain your home will gain the attention of the most buyers


Sweet Incentives

Everyone loves a deal so why not offer a few sweet incentives that could persuade a buyer’s decision in your favor. Sellers will often leave refrigerators, washer & dryer sets, small appliances and sometimes if you’re lucky, a nice BBQ grill. Our team has seen huge success with our Certified Pre-Owned Homes Program. This program offers up to a one-year warranty on most major systems and appliances. Incentives are great for first-time home buyers that may not own much as they are just starting out, as well as traditional buyers that may be purchasing the families third or fourth home. 

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Closing Costs and Inspections

Offering closing cost assistance and / or to pay for buyer inspections is an excellent way to make your home stand out to area buyers. There are several benefits to having a prelisting inspection. Our Certified Pre-Owned Home Program addresses any issues that could stop or slow the sale of your home. The majority of residential real estate transactions will involve a building inspection. To get your home sold fast, a certified and well trained inspector will assess the property and identify any possible problems that could affect the quick sale. 




If you want to get your home sold in 7 days, follow these tips that have been proven to get a fast sale. Start by call The NOW Team so we can start marketing your home. Price your home just a bit below the competition, and make sure your renovations or updates are practical. Offering incentives such as a refrigerator or home warranty can really increase your chances of a quick sale.


June 2, 2016

Is your home FIT TO SELL?

Getting the most money out of the sale of your home is important


Main Selling Rooms - Video Tips for Selling Your Home

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April 26, 2016

Brandon Pool Home Values Surge

Brandon Area Pool Home Values keep rising! 

Brandon Pool Home Values Are Up - Picture showing that the Brandon Area Pool Home Values have increased over the last year. The NOW Team

The Brandon area located in Hillsborough County, Florida has seen some impressive gains in both residential and commercial real estate sectors. 

 Button that will lead to Brandon Pool Home Listings that are for sale by The NOW Team and other local Realtors.

Here is a quick story that really opened my house on the fact that these values are on a rise and it's looking very promising for future pool home sellers as well as buyers looking for a safe investment:

An area that really caught my eye was the Brandon Pool Home Values. I was showing the most sought after Brandon Pool Homes (4 bedroom, 2 bath with at least 2,000 sq ft) in 2015 to clients that were on the fence about buying. In the end they decided to sign another year lease so they could save more money to put down.

A year has passed us by and quickly! The clients had called to let me know that the lease was up and they were ready to start the search for that perfect Brandon pool home.

The original budget was $225,000  in 2015 and when they called me a year later they made it very clear that the budget couldn't exceed $230,000 and that was only if "the house was perfect" otherwise they wanted to negotiate and be closer to $200,000.

Here are the market statistics for 2015 vs 2016

This is for homes with PRIVATE pools

Breakdown of 2015's Pool Home Sales

  • In 2015 Brandon had 342 Pool Home Transactions
  • The "SOLD" average price of Brandon Pool Homes for the year of 2015 was $215,446

Breakdown of 2016's Pool Home Sales

  • So far Brandon has seen 93 pool home transactions as of April 26, 2016.
  • The "SOLD" price of Brandon Pool Homes year to date has been an average of $230,746

Do you have a Brandon Pool Home?  > > >  Are you curious to know your home's value?  

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