Dick Betts REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

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Living in Florida we have much more time to spend outside in the evenings.  Normally we carry our evening meal out to our patio, end of day have a beverage and enjoy the tropical breezes.  Most evening there is no reason to fire up the heaters but something we need almost nightly is lighting.  Th...
06/19/2020
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When you describe a “golf cart community” you should use The Villages as an example.  It’s estimated there are 60,000 golf carts in The Villages which travel estimated 6 + million miles a year (25,100 trips to the moon).  With over 100 miles of golf cart paths, over 120 places to dine and most re...
06/18/2020
You put 130,000 people in The Villages during peak season and you need a lot of dining, seems moving here leads to wanting to dine out more and why not!  The country clubs have great restaurants with golf course views, dining in the squares leads to people watching and the list goes on.  With exc...
06/17/2020
Homes in The Villages are covered by 6 Zip Codes, 3 counties, 51 square miles and a 30-minute drive from the northern most home to the southern most home.  Using a home search site with either a map, zip codes or using the name The Villages you will either get you way too many homes outside of Th...
06/16/2020
For 20 years, I have taught REALTORS® to not be a “Me Too” agent when speaking with a homeowner about selling their home.  Today most people have become much more educated about the real estate process which for a REALTOR® works best.  A true professional is not worried about an educated consumer...
06/15/2020
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 Flag Day is celebrated on June 14, the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777 by the Second Continental Congress.  The flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new ...
06/14/2020
For years, I have helped REALTORS® with their online presence even built a few websites in my past now I have the opportunity to work on my own as a rookie agent with 20 years of experience.  I took down my Dick Betts National Speaker and replaced it with Dick Betts REALTOR® serving The Villages,...
06/13/2020
Open House Sunday June 14th Noon until 2:00 pm2154 Madero DR, THE Villages, Florida 32159-9415Price has been reduced $10,000 to $375,900 as of June 12thHighly desirable location, short distance to Spanish Springs and Lake Sumter Squares. Blocks from the Tierra Del Sol Country Club, Bar and Grill ...
06/12/2020
Over the years, I have had friends interested in moving to The Villages and very early on in the conversation they realize for the first time The Villages is huge!  With about 130,000 people and 51 square miles and a good 30-minute drive from end to end we need to dig a little deeper into what is...
06/11/2020
Here in The Villages, FL I see more and more homeowners using other ways to sell their homes and not using a REALTOR®.  FSBO’s and a local Craig’s List style classified ad service probably accounts for almost 10% of the local housing market for sale.  When you consider the scale of your transacti...
06/10/2020