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ST. AUGUSTINE & ST. JOHNS COUNTY BOARD OF REALTORS速

VOLUME 6, ISSUE 4

B O R APRIL 2013

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Officers & Directors

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Calendar

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REALTOR/Affiliate Spotlight

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New Members

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April Events in St Augustine

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Builder Council News

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Go Green

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Tech Tip

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April General Membership Meeting

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January GMM Photos

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Great American Realtor Days

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Scholarship Dinner Photos

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RPAC Gun Safety Course

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Wally Conway

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Website Wednesday

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Monthly Statistics

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May Preview Staff Contact Information

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FORWA R D BOR PUBLIC WEBSITE: www.stjohnsrealtors.com


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2013 ST. AUGUSTINE & ST. JOHNS COUNTY BOARD OF REALTORS® AND MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE, INC.BOARD OFFICERS & DIRECTORS

BOARD OF REALTORS®     Roy Barnes Jr., PRESIDENT                             St. Augustine Realty  (O)   824­3331 / (F)   825­2685/ (C )   669­1430  rbarnes4@bellsouth.net     Andrew Birchall, PRESIDENT­ELECT            St. Augustine Realty  (O)   824­3331 / (F)   825­2685/ (C )   392­3362  andrewbirchall@bellsouth.net     Roberta Odom ­  SECRETARY                                                              Re/Max 100 Realty  (O)   461­9500 (F)   461­9501 (C )  466­0114  propertybyberta@aol.com     Dianne Pittman –  TREASURER                          Watson Realty (US1)  O)   797­8600  (F)   797­8606 (C )   540­9644  mdpittman@watsonrealtycorp.com   

MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE, INC. Dirk Schroeder , PRESIDENT                           Century 21­ St. Augustine  Properties  (O)    797­6000  (F)  797­7963/ (C )   540­2360  c21staug@aol.com     Katherine Delaney , PRESIDENT­ ELECT      Watson Realty (US1)  (O)  797­8600/ (F)   797­8606/ (C )  669­2115  Kdelaney13@bellsouth.net     Robert West – SECRETARY                              Coldwell Banker Premier Properties  (O)   471­4204 / (F)   471­4216 / (C )     814­2006  rob@thepremierproperties.com     Ian Edmonson, P.A. ­ TREASURER                   Edmonson & Associates Real Estate, Inc.  (O)   827­0722 (F)   638­4746 (C)   315­0997  ian@edmonsonassoc.com 

DIRECTORS

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Rick McChesney (2)                                               

Ron Barry  (2)                                                     

Coldwell Banker Premier Properties  (O)   471­4204  (F)   471­4216  (C )  347­4040 

St. Augustine Team Realty  (O)    825­0099 (F)  513­9264 (C )  501­2424 

rick@thepremierproperties.com    John Taylor (2)                                               Awesome Real Estate, Inc.  (O )   429­0600 (F)   429­0601 (C )  669­7967  johntaylor@awesomerealestateinc.com     Bill Thew (2)                                                         Olde Carriage Realty  (O)   824­4500 (F)  824­6866(C )   347­6736  billthew@bellsouth.net 

realestatebyron@aol.com    Paula Silberberg (2)                                              Watson Realty (A1A)  (O)  461­9066  (F)  461­9925 (C )  687­8803  psilberberg@watsonrealtycorp.com     Gail Jones (1)                                                                                             St. Augustine Realty  (O)   824­3331  (F)   825­2685 (C )  501­7444   gjones4@bellsouth.net                                                                                               Daniel Lang (1)  Sunshine Realty & Appraisal Services  (O) 471­9259 (F) 461­3178 (C )  501­6867   langdan@hotmail.com   

  Gayle Logan (1)                                                    Watson Realty (A1A)  (O)   461­9066  (F)   461­9925 (C)  669­2778  gmlogan@aug.com     Judi Schuyler (1)                                                  Coldwell Banker Premier Properties  (O)   471­4204  (F)   471­4216 (C )   669­0788  judiseven@bellsouth.net     Sean Hess (1)                                                         St. Augustine Team Realty  (O)    825­0099 (F)  513­9264 (C )  386­8327  sean@seanhess.com     Chuck Pacetti , PAST­PRESIDENT                 Homestar Pacetti Realty  (O)   827­0600 / (F)   819­9907 / (C )   669­5000  chuckpacetti@comcast.net      Dirk Schroeder , Ex­Officio                                Century 21­ St. Augustine  Properties  (O)    797­6000  (F)  797­7963/ (C )   540­2360  c21staug@aol.com    Victor J. Raymos, Ex­officio                              (O)   829­8738  (F)   823­9512 (C)   505­220­8683    ae@stjohnsrealtors.org   

Ann King  (1)                                                                                  Prudential Network Realty  (O) 471­6906 (F)   471­6907 (C)   806­3865  ann.king@prunet.com      Andrew Birchall, PAST PRESIDENT                St. Augustine Realty  (O)   824­3331 / (F)   825­2685/ (C )   392­3362  andrewbirchall@bellsouth.net 

Roy Barnes Jr., Ex­Officio                                    St. Augustine Realty  (O)   824­3331 / (F)   825­2685/ (C )   669­1430  rbarnes4@bellsouth.net     Victor J. Raymos, Ex­officio                                  (O)   829­8738  (F)   823­9512 (C)   505­220­8683                                                                 ae@stjohnsrealtors.org   

     


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1st—Education Committee 9am RPAC 12pm 3rd— Technology Committee 9:30am 4th—Vacant Land 9am 5th—Code of Ethics 3CE 9am 10th—RPAC Bus Trip 11th— Commercial Committee 8:30am 16th— MLS Training 1pm Finance Committee 12pm 17th-—Public Relations 9am Website Wednesdays 1pm MLS Board 12pm 18th— Board 12pm 20th—RPAC Gun Safety 9am 23rd—INNOVIA 2 1:30pm 26th—General Membership Luncheon 11:30am

April 2013 Birthstone: Diamond Flower: Sweet Pea, Daisy  Astrological Signs: Aries: March 21 - April 19, Taurus: April 20 - May 20

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REALTOR® SPOTLIGHT– ROBERT “BOB” SALGADO FLORIDA HOMES REALT Y & MORTGAGE Following a successful commercial real estate career that exceeded 20 years from the other side of the nation, San Diego, California, Bob made the bold decision to embrace a new challenge; to help his friend grow her real estate business in the nation’s oldest city. A year and a half later, he’s excited to catapult to his latest adventure; joining the new generation of real estate platforms, Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage in the newly opened St. Augustine office. Along with his vast experience and extensive clientele in the leasing, investment, disposition, and development of real estate, Bob brings with him an infectious energy, an engaging spirit, and a high level of integrity. In the short time that Bob has been working in the local residential real estate market, it’s quite evident that Bob is well respected by both his peers and customers and takes tremendous pride in providing thorough and vigilant representation for each and every one of those customers; most of whom become close friends. Prior to moving to San Diego to attend the University of San Diego and subsequently, starting his real estate career, Bob grew up in a small town in southern California where he quickly learned the importance of commitment, unconditional service and respect from his parents and surrounding environment. It’s from there, that he’s been engrained with values such as ethical responsibility and compassionate service; values that he incorporates into his focused and unwavering dedication to providing his clients with the guidance and knowledge necessary to finding them the perfect home or ideal investment. While in San Diego, Bob was quite active in the community, spending his free time volunteering in many capacities and on many boards; coaching little league every spring, weekly visits to the Oncology ward of the world-renowned Rady Children’s Hospital, and still an active member of USD’s alumni committee, to name a few. He is currently a Lector at St. Anastasia Catholic Church on the island and proud to be part of a wonderful community outreach program called Dining with Dignity. Bob is a Broker Associate, licensed to practice real estate in both Florida and California. You can reach him at any time at 619.252.4236 or 904.466.4044 and via email at bob@INVisionre.com.

A F F I L I AT E S P O T L I G H T — B R I L E Y & D E A L , P. A . ATTORNEYS AT LAW-BLAKE F. DEAL III Blake moved to north Florida in 1990 from his native Charlotte, NC after graduating from engineering  school.  His first job in Jacksonville was working for Unison Industries as a Mechanical Engineer designing  aircraft ignition systems.  His permanent magnet alternator and ignition exciter box project designs are on  the Boeing 777 (GE90 Engine), Canadair Regional Jet (Rolls Royce RB211 Engine), Allison 250 jet   helicopter engine, and the Saab Grippen fighter jet.  He earned his Certified Flight Instructor Rating in  1993 and paid his way through law school at U.F. working as a flight instructor and charter pilot.  While at  U.F., Blake was proud to win the Trial Team competition his freshman year, and then place 4th in the   nation in the ATLA National Trial Team competition. He graduated with honors in 1996 from U.F. and   entered private practice in real estate law that same year with the predecessor firm of Briley & Deal.   An  entrepreneur at heart, Blake has owned several small businesses including Sterling Flight Services Air  Charters and Flight Instruction at Craig Airport, Ocrakoke Investments real estate development, and  Briley & Deal.  Blake's engineering background coupled with experience building houses gives him an   in‐depth understanding of the needs of both builders and clients who are building houses.  Blake also has  experience in land development, having been a managing partner in the development of the Ponte Vedra  East and Payasada Estates communities in St. Johns County.  During his almost two decades of real estate  law practice he has successfully handled over 10,000 closings ranging in value from $100 to  $72,000,000.  His experience has covered almost every aspect and area of real estate transactional  law.  He is an Airline Transport Rated Pilot with over 8,000 hours flight time and is rated in the Sabreliner  and Cessna Citation Series business jets.  Blake enjoys flying, fishing, the islands, boating, traveling, and  snow skiing.  He is an active member of Crosswater Community Church where he serves as a missionary  and as a teacher for the Awana Sunday School program.  He is a proud and loving father of his two   children‐ Ian born in 1999 and Julia born in 2001.  He has two brothers, Darron and Michael, as well as his  parents Blake & Shirley‐ who all live in the Statesville, NC area.   

Bob Salgado 619.252.4236 bob@INVisionre.com

The difference   between   who you are   and who you   want to be   is what you do.

Blake F. Deal III  CONTACT: bdeal@jaxrelaw.com (904) 571-3877 direct cell 


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MARCH NEW MEMBERS PETER R KUC

TOTAL PROPERTY STRATEGIES

Join Date 03/01/2013

(Primary BOR/Primary MLS)

FRANCINE SCHILL NEW Join Date 03/01/2013

PRUDENTIAL NETWORK REALTY (Primary BOR/Primary MLS)

GAYLE G. HUFF

COLDWELL BANKER PREMIER PROP.

Join Date 03/04/2013

(Secondary BOR/Reciprocal MLS)

CHAD DUFRESNE

PRINCIPAL APPRAISAL SOLUTIONS

Join Date 03/06/2013

(MLS Only)

PATRICIA M. MOHR

WATSON REALTY CORP-ST. JOHNS

Join Date 03/8/2013

(MLS Only)

ANNE CONSTANTINE

ENDLESS SUMMER REALTY

Join Date 03/08/2013

(Primary BOR/Primary MLS)

PAUL GALLUCCI

NEW

Join Date 03/08/2013

(Primary BOR/Primary MLS)

CHERYL GILLESPIE

RE MAX UNLIMITED

Join Date 03/11/2013

(MLS only)

LAURA FREEMAN

WATSON REALTY-ST. AUG BEACH

Join Date 03/11/2013 HENRY STRICKLAND

(Primary BOR/Primary MLS) NEW

Join Date 03/13/2013 LORI MIECZKOWSKI Join Date (03/14/2013) KIM MARTIN Join Date 03/15/2013 SHARON JUHASZ Join Date 03/20/2013 MADALAN MARINE Join Date 03/22/2013

WATSON REALTY CORP-BEACH

WATONS REALTY-US 1 (Primary BOR/Primary MLS) KELLER WILLIAMS JACKSONVILLE RE (MLS Only) WATSON REALTY CORP. (MLS Only) WATSON REALTY CORP-JAX (Secondary BOR/Reciprocal MLS) WATSON REALTY-US 1 (Primary BOR/Primary MLS)


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APRIL EVENTS IN ST. AUGUSTINE April 2013 Sunday

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Picasso Exhibit At St. Monday & Friday Lost Ships Augustine Visitors Center Tour At The St. Augustine Lighthouse

St. Augustine Eco Boat Tour

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St. Augustine Eco Boat

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Fridays, Saturdays, & Fridays And Saturdays Sundays Historic Weapons Inside The Old Jail Paranormal Demonstrations Investigations

Monday & Friday Lost Historic Tours Of Flagler Ships Tour At The St. The Wednesday Market College Augustine Lighthouse

Wooden Boatbuilding Demonstrations

St. Augustine Eco Boat Historic Tours Of Flagler College

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Wooden Boatbuilding Dedication Of GTM NERR Demonstrations Ponce De Leon 30 Degree And 8 Minute Historical Site

Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays Historic Weapons Demonstrations Cultural Guided Hike At The GTM Research Reserve

Picasso Exhibit At St. Augustine Visitors Center Wednesdays And Fridays Musket Firing Demonstrations At Fort Matanzas National Monument

Curator's Tour At The Lightner Museum

What Could Be Exhibition

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Old City Farmers' Market La Fiesta De La Florida Fort Matanzas Living History Day

Saturdays St. Johns River Rhythm & Ribs Festival Farmers' Market In St. Augustine

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The Cellar Upstairs Wine, Jazz & Blues

Wednesdays And Fridays Musket Firing Demonstrations At Fort Matanzas National Monument

Rhythm & Ribs Festival In St. Augustine

The Cellar Upstairs Wine, First Friday Art Walk In Jazz & Blues St. Augustine First Friday At Flagler Beach

Evening Nature Program At Anastasia State Park

The Dark Of The Moon The Dark Of The Moon Tour After-hours Paranormal Tour After-hours Paranormal Tour Tour Fridays And Saturdays Inside The Old Jail Paranormal Investigations

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St. Augustine Eco Boat

La Fiesta De La Florida

St. Augustine Eco Boat

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Picasso Exhibit At St. Augustine Visitors Center Tour

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Fridays, Saturdays, & Fridays And Saturdays Sundays Historic Weapons Inside The Old Jail Paranormal Demonstrations Investigations

Monday & Friday Lost Ships Tour At The St. Augustine Lighthouse

Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays Historic Weapons Demonstrations

Picasso Exhibit At St. Augustine Visitors Center

GTM Reserve Second Saturday Guided Trail Hike

Lincolnville Farmers' Market

Rhythm & Ribs Festival In St. Augustine

Wednesdays And Fridays Musket Firing Demonstrations At Fort Matanzas National Monument

St. Augustine Eco Boat Tour

Old City Farmers' Market The Dark Of The Moon Tour After-hours Paranormal Tour

The Cellar Upstairs Wine, Jazz & Blues

2nd Saturday Plant Sales At The Park

The Dark Of The Moon Saturdays St. Johns River Tour After-hours Paranormal Farmers' Market Tour

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Lincolnville Farmers' Market

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The Dark Of The Moon Tour After-hours Paranormal Tour

St. Augustine Eco Boat

Florida's Birding And Photo Fest

The Wednesday Market

Historic Tours Of Flagler College

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Wooden Boatbuilding Demonstrations

Historic Tours Of Flagler College

Florida's Birding And Photo Fest Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays Historic Weapons Demonstrations Monday & Friday Lost Ships Tour At The St. Augustine Lighthouse St. Augustine Eco Boat Tour Picasso Exhibit At St. Augustine Visitors Center

Wednesdays And Fridays Musket Firing Demonstrations At Fort Matanzas National Monument

Fridays And Saturdays Inside The Old Jail Paranormal Investigations Florida's Birding And Photo Fest Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays Historic Weapons Demonstrations Guided Beach Exploration At The GTM Reserve

Old City Farmers' Market Wednesdays And Fridays Musket Firing Demonstrations 24th Annual Earth At Fort Matanzas National Day Monument Saturdays St. Johns The Cellar Upstairs Wine, River Farmers' Market Jazz & Blues Tolomato Cemetery 'Till Beth Do Us Part Tours The Dark Of The Moon Tour After-hours Paranormal Tour

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Florida's Birding And Photo Fest Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays Historic Weapons Demonstrations St. Augustine Eco Boat Tour

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Historic Tours Of Flagler College

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Picasso Exhibit At St. Augustine Visitors Center

Wooden Boatbuilding Demonstrations

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The Wednesday Market Tour Wooden Boatbuilding Demonstrations

Wednesdays And Fridays Musket Firing Demonstrations At Fort Matanzas National Monument

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Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays Historic Weapons Demonstrations

Fridays And Saturdays Inside The Old Jail Paranormal Investigations

Monday & Friday Lost Ships Tour At The St. Augustine Lighthouse

Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays Historic Weapons Demonstrations

Picasso Exhibit At St. Augustine Visitors Center

GTM Reserve Fourth Saturday Family Seining Activity

'Til Beth Do Us Part

Wednesdays And Fridays Musket Firing Demonstrations St. Augustine Eco Boat Tour At Fort Matanzas National Monument Sunset/Moonrise At St. Old City Farmers' Augustine Lighthouse The Cellar Upstairs Wine, Market Jazz & Blues 16th Annual A Taste The Dark Of The Moon Of St. Augustine Full Moon Sail On SchooTour After-hours Paranormal ner Freedom Walk On The Wild Tour Side At Anastasia State St. Augustine Orchestra Park Concert Living History Days At Fridays And Saturdays Fort Mose Inside The Old Jail Paranormal Saturdays St. Johns Investigations River Farmers' Market Uptown Saturday Night In St. Augustine 'Till Beth Do Us Part The Dark Of The Moon Tour After-hours Paranormal Tour

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Wooden Boatbuilding Demonstrations

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ST. JOHNS BUILDERS COUNCIL

www.stjohnsbuilderscouncil.com

Leona Brown—Director 1535 SR 207, Ste 304 St. Augustine, FL 32086 (904)671-3875 Email: sjbcouncil2@aol.com

St. Johns Builders Council 5th Annual Fishing Tournament May 18th, 2013 To be held at the Northeast Florida Marlin’s Association Clubhouse at Camachee Cove

Fishing Inshore for Redfish, Sea Trout and Flounder Boat Entry $250. (register before April 1st $200)

Prizes

Visit

Angler Competition Each Category

Www.stjohnsbuilderscouncil.com to download boat registration form.

1st Place—$500 2nd Place—$300 3rd Place—$200 Triple Challenge Heaviest total weight of one of each fish (Boat Competition) 1st Place—$1,000 2nd Place—$600 3rd Place—$400

Prizes for Youth division (under 15) in registered boat.

You are invited to join SJBC for a fun filled day! Watch the Captains and Anglers return to the dock with their catch, hoping to win the Big Prizes!! Fish Fry Barbeque Band Awards

$15.00 per person (children under 12 free when accompanied by adult) Email sjbcouncil2@aol.com for reservations


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Tips for Going Green on Earth Day, Every Day Happy 42nd Earth Day! The first Earth Day, observed across the country on April 22, 1970, highlighted a growing public concern for ecological issues. Forty-two years later, the call to protect our planet still resonates. Recyclebank, a company that gives discounts and deals to people for taking everyday green actions, put together some easy electronic-minded ideas to help the planet. • If all of Facebook’s 845 million users shortened their shower by 1 minute, the amount of water saved would fill 1.1 million Olympic sized swimming pools. • If every person on Twitter turned their computer off for one hour, it would be like taking 9,128 cars off the road each year. • If every smart phone was recycled when it was no longer in use, enough energy would be saved to power 199,800 homes for one full year. 1. Shut down your computer when you're not using it. 2. Take a shorter shower. 3. Recycle plastic water bottles. 4. Better yet, use a reusable water bottle. 5. Use citronella candles instead of bug spray to repel insects, when you can. 6. Carpool. 7. Better yet, ride your bike. 8. Borrow books from the library instead of buying them every time. 9. Unplug appliances and chargers that aren't being used. 10. Switch your light bulbs to CFLs. 11. Wash laundry in cold water instead of hot. 12. Plant a garden or shop at a local farmers' market. 13. Let your kids color on the back of junk mail or one-sided copies. 14. Give things away instead of throwing them away. 15. Stop paper bank statements and pay bills online. 16. Keep a priority on recycling. 17. Don't preheat the oven, unless you really need to. 18. Use old clothes for rags instead of paper towels. 19. Buy secondhand when possible and check places like craigslist before you look for new items. 20. Remember that no one is perfect. You will better serve the planet by just doing what you can, when you can


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Technology Committee “Tech Tip”

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Microsoft Security Essentials

By: Bill Crosby I’ll bet most of you haven’t heard of Microsoft Security Essentials. Like many computer users, I’m employing one of the popular anti-malware programs that you pay for. Here’s the surprise, especially since this is from Microsoft. Microsoft Security Essentials is FREE!

Microsoft Security Essentials does all of that too. You can set the program up to do a quick scan, a full scan (takes a lot longer), or customize your scan and schedule it when you want it to run – usually a time when your computer will be ON, but not in use. I’ve been using Microsoft since DOS 1.0 – yeah I know- that was a long time ago! I figure who knows more about their operating system than Microsoft, and since most viruses and other malware are directed at Microsoft, they probably have a better angle on how to stop these threats.

This program protects your computer from viruses, Trojans, worms, and spyware. It’s based upon the same technology that Microsoft uses in their commercial programs like Windows Defender.

One of the features of Security Essentials that I think is probably the best is its rootkit protection. Rootkits are employed into the heart (often referred to as the “kernel”) of Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7 or 8 and are really difficult to protect against.

I’ve been using McAfee and it’s done a pretty good job. However, my computer was doing some pretty unexplainable and scary things. Several times when turning on my computer I received a message “Missing Operating System” and the computer would not start. I’ll not go into an explanation on how to solve that, but after getting the computer up and running again I took the advice of a friend that I should check out Microsoft Security Essentials. I installed it on my computer and did a system scan. I was surprised when it found some “stuff” that my paid for antimalware software did not. I followed the straight-forward instructions and removed the threat! McAfee warns me constantly that I am running another anti-malware program and it may interfere with McAfee’s operation, I don’t run Security Essentials “real-time”. I set Security Essentials up on a schedule to do a system check every other week. Since running Security Essentials, most of my very frustrating computer problems have gone away. Most anti-malware programs offer “real-time” protection which detects possible threats before they become a problem. If you are running a commercial anti-malware program you have probably received alerts that a program wants to open on your computer and allows you to go ahead or prevent the program from taking control.

Rootkits use stealth to hide themselves in other programs so detecting them is really difficult. Security Essentials uses Microsoft’s newest technology to uncover them and remove them. Many of the programs that you pay for do not find all of these programs. How do you get this “free” program? Just get on the internet and Google Microsoft Security Essentials Download. It’s easy to download and install. After installing it, run the program and follow the directions. It will take a little while to do a “full scan” depending on the size of your hard drive and how much stuff is on it. Good luck!

Bill Crosby


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JANUARY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP

Lunch Sponsored by: FBC Mortgage– Seymoine Schmidt & Ted Smith Paradise Title - Pam Gessell (not pictured) , Kim Collins & Brandy Jordan (not pictured)


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JANUARY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Roy O Barnes, Jr, President Board of Realtors Victor J Raymos, AE/CEO

Bill Lazar, Executive Director St Johns Housing Partnership

From Left: Steven Schuyler, Roy O. Barnes Jr (kneeling) Dirk Schroeder, Rick McChesney, Kathleen Lamb, Gay Marsh, Andrew Birchall, Debbie Link, Ian Edmonson, Tom Clarke

Ellen Avery Smith, Board Attorney


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JANUARY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Ian Edmonson, Kathy Delaney & Dirk Schroeder

Dave Hall & Seymoine Schmidt

Gay Marsh & Ted Smith

Ian Edmonson & Andrew Birchall

Dianne Pittman & Rob McGee

Ed Paucek Listens Intently


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JANUARY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Gail Jones & Clair Funk

Jeff Norton, Sonny Shanks & Joy Avery

Ian Edmonson & Dan Lang

Bill Lazar & John Pack

Bill Crosby & Kim Collins

Carol Alford & Seymoine Schmidt


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SCHOLARSHIP FUND LASAGNA MEAL Local Affiliate, Maria Gelinas cooked 65 cheese Lasagna and meatball  meals for two that sold for $20 each. On March 13th Maria, with the  help of Carol Lagasse and Ted Smith, packaged the meals for 2 and   disbursed them as members arrived to pick up their dinners.     ALL PROCEEDS WERE DONATED TO THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND. 

Carol Lagasse, Maria Gelinas & Ted Smith

Maria Gelinas serves the meals Carol Lagasse packages the meals

Lanny Linn picks up his meals from Maria & Ted

Pat Kane picks up her meal from Carol, Maria & Ted


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An Energy Miser's "Baker's Dozen" by Wally Conway, Host of The Home and Garden Show, Saturdays 7 to 9 AM on WOKV AM690 and 106.5 FM, and President of HomePro Inspections 904-268-8211 WOKV AM690 and 106.5 Uh-oh, here it is again - your utility bill. Every month, just like clockwork. At least that's what most people think. Me, I LOVE getting my utility bill. No, really! I find it a great challenge to see how low I can get it each month! It's become a passion of mine. My utility bills average less than $70 per month, which has caused great stir on my weekly radio show. Everyone wants to know how I did it! Honestly, most people's energy consumption is behavioral – even habitual. Yes, we all want to be comfortable, but there's no reason to spend a ton of money on energy improvements! The best energy-efficient improvements are usually those you can do yourself, either for free or for very little cost. The following are things you can do now, cost nothing, and will save you bunches: 1.

When at home, set your thermostat at 78 degrees in summer, 68 degrees in winter. Dress accordingly!

2.

Set your thermostat cooler/warmer by 5 to 10 degrees at night, and when leaving home for more than 1 hour. HOWEVER, avoid setting your thermostat to a colder/hotter setting than normal when trying to cool/heat your home (after returning); it will not cool/heat your home any faster and could result in excessive cooling/heating and unneeded expense.

3.

Close and open curtains and blinds according to the seasons; during summer, close during the day to reduce heat gain and in wintertime, open during the day to increase heat gain. This makes more of a difference that you think!

4.

Adjust water heater to 120 degrees or lower; each 10 degree reduction will save up to 5% on water heating costs.

5.

Run ceiling or table fans in addition to A/C to feel up to 5 degrees cooler, but ONLY when you are IN that room. Turn off all fans when you leave the room. Keeping fans on does not save on cooling costs – that’s an old wives tale!

6.

Set refrigerator temperature to 40 degrees and freezer to 5 degrees; keep as full as possible for optimal savings. And unplug extra refrigerators and/or freezers (and other appliances) and save about 7% on your bill - INSTANTLY.

7.

Clean your dryer's lint filter after each use, which will allow it to work more efficiently

8.

Operate dishwashers and clothes washers only when you have full loads; also use the "short" or "energy" cycles.

9.

Take short showers instead of baths (time your shower under 5 minutes for best savings).

10. Match pan size to burner size when cooking on the stove; use glass or ceramic pans when cooking in the oven (you can reduce the cooking temperature by 25 degrees and food will cook just as quickly). 11. Make a habit of turning off lights in any room not being used; use task lighting and natural light when possible. 12. Turn off exhaust fans within 20 minutes of cooking or bathing. 13. Plug home electronics, such as your computer, monitor, printer, and DVD players, into power strips; turn the power strips off when the equipment is not in use (items in standby mode still use several watts of power). Don't forget, despite your best efforts, your utility bill may suddenly be higher than normal. Often, these high bills are due to extreme weather conditions. Extreme heat, cold, and humidity seriously impact your heating and cooling costs, even if you haven't touched your thermostat! Due to the weather, your AC or heating unit may run longer to achieve those normally efficient settings of 68 degrees in the winter and 78 degrees in the summer. When you hear forecasts for extreme humidity and/or temperatures, prepare by adjusting your thermostat setting. A few degrees could normalize your electric usage while your indoor comfort level remains relatively the same. The list above list doesn't mean that insulation or other improvements isn't a good thing. Just begin with free or low-cost changes and go from there. Your current situation, budget, and goals will have an impact on what improvements are best for you. Finally, remember that when pondering an improvement, consider the source of the information. Someone selling a product may over-estimate the savings of their product or miss other, less expensive improvements that may be better for you. Obtaining unbiased information a 3rd party energy auditor like HomePro Inspections with no products to sell can help you choose high-dollar improvements best suited to your situation, and help you strategize long-term goals. Happy energy-mising! HomePro Inspections is your best source for agent liability reduction and client peace of mind! Your client’s one stop for: Environmental Testing (mold, radon, water, lead paint, meth lab); Wind Mitigation Evaluations, Chinese Drywall Assessments, Insurance Inspections, Energy Audits, Home Inspections, Termite Reports, Construction Consultations, Infrared Moisture Instruction Investigations, and More! 904-268-8211 GoHomePro.com

HomePro Inspections is your go-to source for agent liability reduction and customer peace of mind! Infrared technology separates the professionals from the pretenders in the home inspection industry, and only HomePro utilizes infrared technology on every exclusive 5 Star Inspection™ Package. Call for your 5 Star Inspection today – 904-268-8211.Have Wally Conway speak at your office or for your favorite group! Wally is a speaker, writer, FREC instructor, host of HGTV’s “House Detective”, host of DIY Network’s “Finders Fixers”, and host of The Home and Garden radio show on WOKV AM 690 and 106.5 FM. And don’t forget to pick up Wally’s book, “Secrets of the Happy Home Inspector”, available at GoHomePro.com or Amazon.com. Book Wally for your next speaking event today!


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JANUARY STATISTICS Monthly Statistics Report 01/01/2013 - 01/31/2013 St Augustine & St Johns County Compiled on March 1, 2013 1/1-13/2012 -

Jan-13

Jan-12

1/1-31/2013

YTD 2013

YTD 2012

2012-13 YTD

Residential New Listings

401

417

-3.83%

401

417

-3.83%

Sold Listings

181

147

23.12%

181

147

23.12%

$36,759,242.00

$26,163,454.00

40.49%

$36,759,242.00

$26,163,454.00

40.49%

$203,089.73

$177,982.68

14.10%

$203,089.73

$177,982.68

14.10%

157

202

-22.09%

157

202

-22.09%

New Listings

118

82

43.90%

118

82

43.90%

Sold Listings

22

14

57.14%

22

14

57.14%

Vol. Sold Listings

$2,516,500.00

$769,850.00

226.88%

$2,516,500.00

$769,850.00

226.88%

Avg. Sell Price

$114,386.36

$54,989.29

108.01%

$114,386.36

$54,989.29

108.01%

636

225

182.35%

636

225

182.35%

New Listings

23

9

155.55%

23

9

155.55%

Sold Listings

1

3

-66.66%

1

3

-66.66%

Vol. Sold Listings

$350,000.00

$905,550.00

-61.34%

$350,000.00

$905,550.00

-61.34%

Avg. Sell Price

$350,000.00

$301,850.00

15.95%

$350,000.00

$301,850.00

15.95%

133

359

-62.98%

133

359

-62.98%

New Listings

8

4

100%

8

4

100%

Sold Listings

1

3

-66.66%

1

3

-66.66%

Vol. Sold Listings

$135,000.00

$470,400.00

-71.30%

$135,000.00

$470,400.00

-71.30%

Avg. Sell Price

$135,000.00

$156,800.00

-13.90%

$135,000.00

$156,800.00

-13.90%

46

252

-81.77%

46

252

-81.77%

New Listings

550

512

7.42%

550

512

7.42%

Sold Listings

205

167

22.75%

205

167

22.75%

$39,760,742.00

$28,309,254.00

40.45%

$39,760,742.00

$28,309,254.00

40.45%

$193,954.84

$169,516.49

14.41%

$193,954.84

$169,516.49

14.41%

208

208

208

208

0.20%

Vol. Sold Listings Avg. Sell Price Avg. Day on Market

Lots and Land

Avg. Day on Market

Commercial/Industrial

Avg. Day on Market

Multi-Family

Avg. Day on Market

Total

Vol. Sold Listings Avg. Sell Price Avg. Day on Market

0.20%

Search Criteria Date Start:

1/1/2013

Date End:

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FEBRUARY STATISTICS Monthly Statistics Report 02/01/2013 - 02/28/2013 St Augustine & St Johns County Compiled on March 25, 2013 Change From

Feb-13

2/1-28/12 2/1-28/13

Feb-12

2013 YTD

2012 YTD

2012-13 YTD

Residential New Listings

379

336

12.79%

783

753

3.98%

Sold Listings

211

170

24.11%

393

317

23.97%

$42,353,655.00

$26,433,022.00

60.23%

$79,462,887.00

$52,596,476.00

51.08%

$200,728.22

$155,488.36

29.09%

$202,195.64

$165,919.48

21.86%

142

165

-14.11%

149

182

-18.37%

New Listings

76

71

7.04%

194

153

26.79%

Sold Listings

12

21

-42.85%

34

35

-2.85%

Vol. Sold Listings

$1,297,700.00

$1,323,500.00

-1.94%

$3,814,200.00

$2,093,350.00

82.20%

Avg. Sell Price

$108,141.67

$63,023.81

71.58%

$112,182.35

$59,810.00

87.56%

308

369

-16.64%

520

312

66.96%

New Listings

9

17

-47.05%

32

26

23.07%

Sold Listings

0

1

-100%

1

4

-75%

Vol. Sold Listings

$0.00

$100,000.00

-100%

$350,000.00

$1,005,550.00

-65.19%

Avg. Sell Price

$0.00

$100,000.00

-100%

$350,000.00

$251,387.50

39.22%

0

119

-100%

133

299

-55.55%

New Listings

2

3

-33.33%

10

7

42.85%

Sold Listings

4

1

300%

5

4

25%

Vol. Sold Listings

$844,900.00

$75,000.00

1026.53%

$979,900.00

$545,400.00

79.66%

Avg. Sell Price

$211,225.00

$75,000.00

181.63%

$195,980.00

$136,350.00

43.73%

263

75

251%

220

208

5.67%

New Listings

466

427

9.13%

1,019

939

7.30%

Sold Listings

227

193

17.61%

433

360

20.27%

$44,496,255.00

$27,931,522.00

59.30%

$84,606,987.00

$56,240,776.00

50.43%

$196,018.74

$144,722.91

35.44%

$195,397.20

$156,224.38

25.07%

153

187

-18.16%

179

196

-9.00%

Vol. Sold Listings Avg. Sell Price Avg. Day on Market

Lots and Land

Avg. Day on Market

Commercial/Industrial

Avg. Day on Market

Multi-Family

Avg. Day on Market

Total

Vol. Sold Listings Avg. Sell Price Avg. Day on Market

Search Criteria Date Start:

2/1/2013

Date End:

ALL INFORMATION DEEMED RELIABLE BUT NOT GUARANTEED 

2/28/2013


MAY 2013 PREVIEW

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1st

TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

9:30AM

3rd

BOARD ORIENTATION

9:00AM

6th

EDUCATION COMMITTEE

9:00AM

RPAC COMMITTEE

12:00PM

8th

AFFILIATE COMMITTEE

9:00AM

9th

CRSP-12 CONTRACT

9:00AM

COMMERCIAL COMMITTEE

8:30AM

10th

AFTER THE CONTRACT

9:00AM

15th

PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE

9:00AM

WEBSITE WEDNESDAY

1:00PM

17th

LISTING AGREEMENT

9:00AM

21st

MLS TRAINING

1:00PM

FINANCE COMMITTEE

12:00PM

22nd

MLS BOARD MEETING

12:00PM

23rd

BOARD MEETING

12:00PM

27th

CLOSED IN OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY

28th

REALIST TRAINING

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1:30PM

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CONTACT INFORMATION

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