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Thursday, March 3, 2022   /   by Blake Hollaway

Gailey Enterprises Celebrates $156 Million Dollars in Real Estate

The stars were all out at the Gailey Gala Red Carpet Awards and Casino Night at World Equestrian Center where twenty-six awards were presented to the agents and operation leaders that contributed to $156 million in real estate sales in the year 2021! 
Thirteen new agents were inducted into the Millionaire Club winning the Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond & Black Diamond Awards including Valerie Mitchell, Christian Larson, Laikyn Blackwell, Tanya Haston, Ruthie Meyer, Roger Garcia, Kyle Sanders, Jennifer Florit McNeill, Jill Henneberg, Triston Brewer-Tackett, Parker Gailey, & Rich Gailey. 
Additional awards were given to Jennifer Florit McNeill of the Central Florida Office for Agent of the Year, Laikyn Blackwell of the Georgia Office for Most Improved Agent, Ashley Davey of the Jacksonville Office for the 5 Star Award, Roger Garcia of the Central Florida Office for the Most Authentic Award, Ezra Brewer-Tackett of GE Headquarters We Are Thankful Award, and Tanya Has ...

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Wednesday, January 26, 2022   /   by Blake Hollaway

Reminder for 2021 Home Buyers: Homestead Exemption

What is Homestead Exemption? 
According to LendingTree.com, a homestead exemption is a special provision in a state's tax laws that reduce property taxes you have to pay on your home.
The rules vary widely from state to state, but if you qualify for a homestead exemption, it means you will save money on your annual tax bill
How do I know if I qualify?
According to LendingTree.com, The homestead exemption in Florida allows homeowners to exempt up to $50,000 of the taxable value of their homes. The first $25,000 for non-school district taxes.
Homeowners who have properties valued between $50,000 to $75,000 can deduct up to another $25,000 for non-school property taxes only.
The state also exempts quadriplegic people and surviving spouses of first responders killed in the line of duty from all property taxes.
Here is an example from LendingTree.com:
If your home is worth $200,000, and your local property tax rate is 1% then you'd normally owe $2,000. But if the homestead ex ...

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022   /   by Blake Hollaway

The Home Buyer's Roadmap & Checklist

Buying a home is an important purchase but it doesn't have to be stressful. We have put together a home buyer's roadmap to give you some guidance on what to expect when you're going through the process of purchasing a new home.
1. Initial Consultation With Your Local Agent

Write out your home needs and wish list
Prioritize your needs and wants
Find a local market expert
Get guidance and get educated
Sign a Buyer's Brokerage Agreement

2. Get PreApproved For a Home Loan

Speak with a Lender. We here at Gailey Enterprises have some great suggestions we can make for possible lenders.
Credit check 
Obtain preapproval from your lender of choice
Formal commitment by the lender to extend credit

3. Start Your Home Search

Set up a custom home search
Discuss needs and wants with your agent
Select homes you are interested in 
View homes

4. Make An Offer On Your New Home

Strategize and prepare a strong offer based on current market trends
Seller concessio ...

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Monday, January 3, 2022   /   by Blake Hollaway

7 Reasons People Are Moving To Ocala, Florida

Ocala, Florida has grown quickly over the last few years. Why? Because Ocala has a lot to offer! Here are 7 reasons people are moving to Ocala, Florida. 
1. Ocala is the horse capital of the world.
That's right! Of the world! With the recent opening of The World Equestrian Center, Ocala has a variety of horse, rodeo, and other animal competitions and shows that bring crowds from all over the world to the city of Ocala. 
2. Ocala is the #4 safest place to live.
According to the US News & World Report Ocala is ranked as the number 4 safest place to live making it an ideal candidate for families looking to settle down. 
3. Ocala is affordable.
The sales price for a single-family home is lower than the national average. Property taxes are near the state average and sales tax is just under the state average giving an overall more affordable lifestyle.

3. Ocala is the #16 best place to retire according to US News & World Report. 
Because Ocala is affo. ...

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Tuesday, December 28, 2021   /   by Blake Hollaway

15 New Years Resolutions For Realtors

With only 4 days left of 2021, now is a wonderful time to reflect, celebrate accomplishments, and set new goals for the coming year. With experts projecting that the real estate market will be equally, if not busier, this coming year, setting new goals now can really help you gear up for success and make the most of your year. 
Lucky for you, we have created a list of some great new year resolution ideas specific to real estate agents! 
1. Start Dialing
Not sure where to start? Just picking up the phone is a good place. Dialing can help you create new connections, new leads, and grow your sphere of influence. Try setting aside at least an hour a day to make calls uninterrupted. Treat it like a job you have to show up for to help hold yourself accountable. 
2. Post Daily On Social Media
Make content part of your daily routine. Take pictures and videos throughout your day to help you batch your content. Come up with a consistent posting schedule even if it isn't eve ...

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