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I am now a 50/50 member with Coldwell Banker and have won the President Elite award for 2014 - 06/05/2015

I am now a 50/50 member with Coldwell Banker and have won the President Elite award for 2014 I am now a 50/50 member with Coldwell Banker and have won the President Elite award for 2014 2011 above is the 2011 award and above that the 2012 I had a previous post http://okaloosamls.wordpress.com/2013/12/28/i-am-now-a-5050-member-with-coldwell-banker-and-have-won-the-president-elite-award-for-2012 about 2012 year end awards and being a member of the Coldwell Banker group of 50/50 and I am happy to say for a fourth year in a row with 2014 ending up with 100 plus listings and 100 plus sales for the year of 2014 I have won the 2014 presidents award.

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Stop in for Free Foreclosure list 2514 S Ferdon Blvd Crestview FL 32536 - 06/01/2015

Stop in for a free foreclosure list at our office 2514 S Ferdon Blvd Crestview FL 32536   Free Foreclosure list Okaloosa County FL

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I received the 2014 Real Trends Best Real Estate Agent Award - 05/25/2015

I received the 2014 Real Trends Best Real Estate Agent Award bage now on Trulia.comBrandon Jordan 2014 Real Trends Best Real Estate Agent Award Winner

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Update to previous post My Safe Place Pet Rescue reached their goal of 5,000 for 1k likes - 04/25/2015

 
So here we are at the start of what I hope will be something that will help a lot of animals. Lets see if we can use the like button from Facebook to spread some good news. Starting today For every new like on my website
 
OkaloosaMLS.com I will be donating $5.00 up to $5,000 till Dec 31st,2014 to My Safe Place Pet Rescue.
 
*ELIGIBILITY* Any Facebook account liking OkaloosaMLS.com must have existed for at least 6 months so that Facebook doesn't mark the website with google as a spammed liked page*
 
http://www.OkaloosaMLS.com/ has added this year a like button to the website and currently there are 15 likes so hopefully there will be many more soon.
 
 
Please share this story on Facebook to help My Safe Place Pet Rescue and send to any pet lover you know and make sure to go to http://www.OkaloosaMLS.com/ and click the Facebook like today.



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NRT acquires Coldwell Banker United Realtors - 04/10/2015

NRT acquires Coldwell Banker United Realtors
 
 
Did a google search today to see how many press releases were out there on the news today
NRT has acquired Coldwell Banker United Realtors including 60 offices and 2,000 sales associates.
 
 
I am looking forward to the increase in exposure for all of the listings I am helping sellers with, this move expands the reach as now I am part of the largest residential real estate brokerage company in the United States.
 
 
In the news

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112 Eastview Dr Fannie Mae homepath approved property in Crestview - 08/07/2014

710690   - Residential  Detached Single Family - Active


$134,000
Office File #:
Address:112 EASTVIEW Drive Crestview, FL 32536
County:Okaloosa
Area:25 - Crestview Area
Sub Area:2502 - Crestview Southwest
Project Name/Subdivision:SOUTHVIEW EST PH II
Zoning:City; Resid Single Family
Parcel ID:05-2N-23-2323-000C-0020
Elementary School:Antioch
Middle School:Shoal River
High School:Crestview
Apx SqFt(Htd/Cooled):1,500
Price/SqFt:$89.33
Bedrooms:3
Full Baths:2
Half Baths:
Design:Ranch
# Stories:1



Year Built:1991
Occupancy Status:Vacant
Immediate Occupancy:
Construction Status:Construction Complete

Directions: From the intersection of Highway 85 and Interstate 10, go south on Highway 85 for about two miles. Turn right (west) onto Southview Dr. Southview Dr dead-ends at the property's driveway.
Legal Description: SOUTHVIEW EST PH II LOT 2 BLK C
Remarks: This waterfront home south of I-10 has been brought back to life and is ready for new owners. A picturesque stream runs along the back of the lot in the privacy-fenced backyard. The screened back deck is a great place to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Several elegant touches can be found inside including decorative tile in the kitchen and dining room and fluted trim in the living room. Both full baths also feature tiled floors. The walls have been freshly painted in neutral tones and brand-new carpets have been installed throughout the home. The kitchen with breakfast bar is open to the living room which offers a vaulted ceiling and large stone fireplace. The large two-car garage has plenty of shelving for storage. This one must be seen to be truly appreciated.

Garage Spaces:2
Driveway Spaces:
Lot Features:Cleared; Dead End; Interior; Within 1/2 Mile to Water
Lot/Parcel Access:City Road; Near Interstate Exit; Paved Road
Parking Features: Garage Attached
Waterfront Feet:80
Waterfront:Stream; Waterfront Feet: 80
Waterview:
Lot Dimensions:135X80
Acreage:0.25
  
Beach Frontage:
 
Room NameLvlDimnsns
Bedroom - Additional112x11
Dining Room112x8
Kitchen112x10
Bedroom - Additional111x11
Living Room123x16
Bedroom - Master114x12
Construction/Siding: Fndtn Slab on Grade; Roof Dimensional Shg; Siding Vinyl; Trim Wood
Project Facilities:
Exterior: Deck Enclosed; Fenced Back Yard; Fenced Privacy; Satellite Dish
Interior: Breakfast Bar; Ceiling Cathedral; Ceiling Crwn Molding; Fireplace; Floor Tile; Floor WW Carpet New; Newly Painted; Pantry; Shelving; Washer/Dryer Hookup; Woodwork Painted
Appliances: Auto Garage Door Opn; Dishwasher; Range Hood; Smoke Detector
Utilities: Electric; Phone; Public Sewer; Public Water; TV Cable
Existing Leases:
Mstr Bdrm/Mstr Bath: MBath Tile; MBath Walk-In Closet; MBed Carpeted
Energy: AC - Central Elect; Ceiling Fans; Double Pane Windows; Heat Cntrl Electric; Water Heater - Elect
 

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I am now a 50/50 member with Coldwell Banker and have won the President Elite award for 2013 - 02/13/2014

I am now a 50/50 member with Coldwell Banker and have won the President Elite award for 2012 I am now a 50/50 member with Coldwell Banker and have won the President Elite award for 2012 2011 above is the 2011 award and above that the 2012 I had a previous post http://okaloosamls.wordpress.com/2013/12/28/i-am-now-a-5050-member-with-coldwell-banker-and-have-won-the-president-elite-award-for-2012 about 2012 year end awards and being a member of the Coldwell Banker group of 50/50 and I am happy to say for a third year in a row with 2013 ending up with 100 plus listings and 100 plus sales for the year of 2013 I have won the 2013 presidents award picture still to come awards received from Coldwell in March of following year.

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Click the like button on this website Buy A Florida Vacation Home to donate to My Safe Place Pet Rescue - 12/08/2013

I just finished reading the story http://socialnewsdaily.com/19074/facebook-likes-could-be-hurting-charity-donations-slacktivism-to-blame
 
So here we are at the start of what I hope will be something that will help a lot of animals. Lets see... if we can use the like button from Facebook to spread some good news.
 
Starting today For every new like on my website http://www.BuyAFloridaVacationHome.com  I will be donating $5.00 up to $5,000 till Dec 31st,2013 to My Safe Place Pet Rescue.
 
*ELIGIBILITY* Any Facebook account liking BuyAFloridaVacationHome.com must have existed for at least 6 months so that Facebook doesn't mark the website with google as a spammed liked page*
 
 http://www.BuyAFloridaVacationHome.com  has an added like button to the website and currently there are 7 likes so hopefully there will be many more soon.
 
Please share this story on Facebook to help My Safe Place Pet Rescue and send to any pet lover you know and make sure to go to http://www.buyafloridavacationhome.com  and click the Facebook like today


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Beating out investors for REO properties - 10/18/2012

Beating out investors for REO properties

Some home buyers look to the foreclosed property market for a bargain deal on a new home. It's not entirely surprising - the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports distressed properties cost, on average, 20 percent less than standard homes for sale. However, those looking to buy a home to live in might find surprising competition from investors looking to purchase a bank-owned property - also called REO - that they will later sell, according to the Wall Street Journal. There are ways for home buyers to stay ahead of the competition and buy a foreclosed home before the investors do.

Hire a real estate agent with REO experience

The top strategy home buyers should keep in mind is how to pick the right real estate agent. Some have more experience than others when it comes to dealing with foreclosed properties, which could give home buyers a leg up on the deal. They can also help identify foreclosed homes that are in better condition than others, helping home buyers find properties that may not need a lot of work beforehand and that may require less maintenance over time, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Consider government-owned

Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have all adopted measures that favor owner-occupants, also known as regular home buyers, over investors when it comes to the buying and selling of bank-owned homes. According to HUD, only home buyers who are purchasing an REO to use as their primary residence can submit bids for the home in its first 10 days on the market. After that time period, investors can enter the fray. However, that week and a half advantage can make all the difference for a home buyer, reinforcing the importance of having a real estate agent who's familiar with the process and can act quickly on new REOs.

Handle finances ahead of time

According to HUD, it's advisable to secure a preapproval on a mortgage before shopping for an REO property. The Wall Street Journal also reports having financing prearranged can give home buyers the benefit of time, allowing them to process a REO sale all the more quickly. Investors often pay for REO homes with cash, leaving unprepared home buyers on the outside looking in. While these steps won't guarantee a home buyer won't be outbid for a foreclosed home, it can give them a good head start on their investor competition.


Brandon Jordan is a member and or certified with the following

Accredited A-REO REO AgentFive Star Institute REO CertifiedEquator CertifiedReoTrans CertifiedCertified E-Pro™ Realtor
Short Sale and Foreclosure Certified RealtorMember of Five Star ForceRes.Net AMP Agent
REO Vendor Management memberCertified member of National Association of BPO ProfessionalsTrained member of LPS Desktop Invoice Management
REO Default Certified Professional from Default SchoolRDCPRO Certified from Default SchoolCertified Real Estate Pricing Specialist





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Properties I have Sold part 1 - 12/21/2011

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