Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Price Reduction!

104 Double Eagle Reduced Price!


$349,900 

4 bed/3 bath home
3,655 total sq. feet
In gated Pelican Bay

104 Double Eagle Drive
Daytona Beach, FL 32119

Call for more information. 
(386)566-8091

1601 Big Tree Road 408 South Daytona, FL 32119

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/E4MC6C/1601-Big-Tree-Road-408-South-Daytona-FL-1034848
NEW A/C and HOT WATER HEATER! This impeccably maintained END UNIT is ready for immediate sale. Kitchen has an eat-in area and the laundry room, with washer/dryer is conveniently located just beyond. The bedrooms are large and there is plenty of closet space as well. The extra you'll find handy is that this has an ASSIGNED, COVERED CARPORT along with a PRIVATE STORAGE AREA. Yorktowne has a COMMUNITY POOL and CLUBROOM area. THIS IS ONE YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Square feet: 1,224
Price: $83,000

For more information about this property, please contact Mark Card at (386) 566-8092 or markcardteam@aol.com. You can also text 4661766 to 67299.


See more listings at: http://www.MarkCardTeam.com


MLS ID: 1034848

Trendiest Features

Making a Return on Investment of Home Selling


Whether you’re thinking of selling soon or have an eye on remodeling with solid return-on-investment potential, think about which features make your home oh-so-desirable when it’s time to list. An analysis of the Realtor.com listings over the past five years found that the following items were listed most often, solidifying a venerable spot among buyers’ favorites:

  1. Fireplace
  2. Wood floor
  3. Carpet
  4. Granite counters
  5. Stainless steel appliances
  6. Open floor plan
  7. Walk-in closet
  8. Formal dinning room
  9. Vaulted ceiling
  10. Open kitchens 
When looking to make a move we can help prepare you and your home for the be resale, or we can help find a home that has the trends you want. Check us out at MarkCardTeam.com. Contact us at (386)566-8091.

Friday, October 13, 2017

4626 Harbour Village Boulevard 3204 Ponce Inlet, FL 32127

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/9GX6C7/4626-Harbour-Village-Boulevard-3204-Ponce-Inlet-FL-1034696
GATED RIVERS EDGE at HARBOUR VILLAGE condo! Beautifully maintained and decorated, you'll find this to be a lovely spot to escape the ordinary. It offers a greater level of privacy because there is no facing building next to it. Eat-in kitchen and dining area overlook the family room and OVERSIZED BALCONY beyond. Each of the bedrooms is situated is en suit and has a French too leading to the balcony as well. The master has an additional sitting area, and large walk in closet while the bath area has a separate tub and shower along with a raised, double vanity. HARBOUR VILLAGE offers private POOL, BEACH CLUB, FITNESS AREAS, GOLF, TENNIS and MARINA.
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Square feet: 1,482
Price: $259,500

For more information about this property, please contact Mark Card at (386) 566-8092 or markcardteam@aol.com. You can also text 4655464 to 67299.


See more listings at: http://www.MarkCardTeam.com


MLS ID: 1034696

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

20 Questions for Buying a Condo

20 Questions to Ask When Buying a Condo

   according to FloridREALTORS®





  1. Condition? What is the condition of the unit-the building- the entire complex?
  2. Common Areas? Are common areas well maintained?
  3. For sale? How many condos are for sale (a large percentage could be a sign of issues)?
  4. Owner Occupied? What percentage of the units are owner-occupied? Some lenders may dislike large majorities being rented.
  5. Condo fees? How much are the condo/association fees, and what all do they cover?
  6. Reserves? Does the association have adequate reserves for emergencies and renovations?
  7. Board Temperament? What is the temperament of the board? Looking at board minutes could reveal tensions or controversies.
  8. Lawsuits? Are there any pending lawsuits against the association or judgements you may have to help pay?
  9. Insurance? What does the association's insurance cover? You may need supplemental insurance to cover everything else.
  10. Debt? How much outstanding debt does the association have?
  11. Arrears? What percentage of the units are in the arrears on their dues?
  12. Assessments? Does the seller owe back fees or assessments that may become your responsibility after you close?
  13. Neighborhood? What is the neighborhood like? Ask neighbor and walk the area at night to check it out and see when residents are home.
  14. Parking? Does the unit come with guaranteed parking?
  15. Guest Parking? Is there adequate parking for guests as well?
  16. Storage? Will you have extra storage for bikes, equipment, tools and the like?
  17. Management? Is the association managed by a qualified professional company?
  18. Complaints? Does management handle owners' requests and complaints quickly?
  19. Rent? Do association rules limit your ability to rent the unit?
  20. Restrictions? Will restrictions prevent you from changing visible elements such as the color of your front door or window coverings?

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Atlantic High School Career Expo 2017

Atlantic High School Career Expo

The Mark Card Team at Realty Pros Assured recently participated in the Atlantic High School Career Expo.  Principal Stephen Hinson and Counselor Jan Turp, as well as their staff, worked tirelessly to gain community participation in the event and it was a success for all.

Hundreds of students filed in to learn more about careers they can work toward once completing high school and we are grateful to have had the opportunity to answer questions and hopefully inspire this generation to explore careers related to real estate, as well as home and business ownership.

Jennifer Card with Counselor Jan Turp

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

New Home Buyers' Stresses

Need Help Finding the Proper Financing?

Recently it was found that Florida is the state with the most frustrated borrowers. This is according to a new Home Buyer Reality Report. This report assessed the satisfaction of successful buyers and those who did not make it to closing. Florida showed to have high stress for buyers trying for mortgage approval. Also 1 in 5 mortgage applications are turned down in Florida.

It was also found that 41% of the applicants felt they did not know all of their options throughout the process. On top of that 42% said that the home-buying process was stressful, along with 32% believing it was complicated.

Seeing this data is worrisome for us as agents. We believe that as an agent we should help minimize the stresses of the home-buying process. For those looking to buy/sell make sure to go with an agent that does this for you.
At Mark Card Team we are here to ease the home-buying process. For more information check us out at MarkCardTeam.com or call (386)566-809. 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Just Sold HALIFAX LANDING #606

Mark Card Just Sold Halifax Landing #606

Mark and his team just completed and closed the sale of unit #606 at Halifax Landing, located at 2801 S. Ridgewood Ave. South Daytona, FL and the seller says that he couldn't be happier. "It's a great feeling to know my condo is sold and I appreciate all of the hard work to get it done."

The unit was an estate sale and the personal representative needed extensive guidance and coordination through an estate attorney as well.  Our team has completed advanced coursework in order to obtain the National Association of Realtors Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation.  This has proven to be helpful to our buyers and sellers unique situations to keep them moving in a smooth motion during transitions.

If you know a senior that is looking to make a move, please give us a call.  We're happy to answer questions as well as provide tools to make a smooth move for your loved one.  Jennifer can be reached at 386-566-8091 



Tuesday, September 26, 2017

925 Pelican Bay Drive Daytona Beach, FL 32119

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/Q6DAZX/925-Pelican-Bay-Drive-Daytona-Beach-FL-1034017
Opportunity knocks in this lovingly maintained WATERFRONT home in the GATED PELICAN BAY neighborhood. From the moment you enter the circular drive, you'll be impressed by the manicured lawn and inviting entrance. Inside you'll find that all of the ROOMS are HUGE. Formal LIVING & DINING ROOM. FAMILY ROOM is cozy w/ a BRICK FIREPLACE & ceiling w/ WOOD BEAMS. EAT-IN KITCHEN has a BAR AREA, SECRETARY & FRENCH DOORS that lead to the AIR CONDITIONED FLORIDA ROOM and the VINYL-ENCLOSED PORCH beyond. Back inside, the MASTER SUITE has plenty of room for a sitting area overlooking the WATER & has a SUPER BATH with DOUBLE VANITY, SOAKING TUB & SEPARATE SHOWER. The other BEDROOMS ARE HUGE & they ALL HAVE WALK-IN CLOSETS. Pelican Bay offers GOLF, TENNIS, PICKLE BALL, WALKING TRAILS & RESTAURANT.
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Square feet: 3,934
Price: $289,900

For more information about this property, please contact Mark Card at (386) 566-8092 or markcardteam@aol.com. You can also text 4622103 to 67299.


See more listings at: http://www.MarkCardTeam.com


MLS ID: 1034017

Home Appreciation

What appreciates the most for your home?

A home generally should appreciates between 3 and 4 percent annually. But, not every home appreciates equally. Every market is different of course, and appreciation is naturally affected by factors homeowners can't control. But there are some home features that create greater appreciation than others. Realtor.com did some research and analyzed millions of listings over the past five years to determine what creates the most appreciation. The 5 features they analyzed were: size, bedrooms, floor plan, style, and adjacency.

The following table tells what factors affect a home's appreciation:

Our team understands how a home appreciates, and we want to help you get the most for your home when looking to sell. For more information on our team find us at MarkCardTeam.com or call (386)566-8091. 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Local Residential Inventory

Low Local Inventory Still



   In the first half of this year we have seen a tight availability of inventory. According to statistics released by Florida REALTORS® the recent months' supply of single-family homes in the Daytona Beach Area has a very low inventory The supply in may was 3.8 months. This means that if no new homes are added to our inventory, then the supply of homes on the market would be gone in less than 4 months.
   From previous data and charts, we can see that this market metric has steadily declined in the last few years. Four years ago we were moving towards a more balanced market. And analysts usually consider a 5.5 to 6 month supply as balanced. More recently the supply of homes has shifted towards a seller's market.
   May's data shows a decrease in inventory of residential listings of 11.8% compared to May of last year. In some neighborhoods, the months supply of is under 2. But a good sign for inventory is that new listings added to inventory increased 3.5% compared to last year. This increase shows a good sign for the tight inventory in the area.
   To see the listings available check out our home search on our website: www.MarkCardTeam.com.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach Margaritaville Community 



The Jimmy Buffet-inspired 55+ community is coming soon! If you are ready to change your latitude and let your hair down, then this is the place for you. This place has the Jimmy Buffet outlook on life, and offers life in paradise. Sales for these homes will begin at the end of 2017. These homes will start from the low 200s. We are getting ready to launch this new community in a big way!

To get more information, click here.... Margaritaville

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

145 Blue Heron Drive A Daytona Beach, FL 32119

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/YMMU5C/145-Blue-Heron-Drive-A-Daytona-Beach-FL-1033541
JUST BEAUTIFUL!! This FIRST FLOOR 3/2 condo in the GATED PELICAN BAY subdivision is MOVE-IN READY. It has a superbly designed use of space and the kitchen has a breakfast nook, bar and STAINLESS APPLIANCES. It is super clean, has upgraded vanities and fixtures, is freshly painted and has a terrific screened patio area. Pelican Bay has roving security, 2 golf courses, tennis & pickle ball courts and a clubhouse with restaurant. Pelican Bay Master Association fee is $710/yr.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Square feet: 1,459
Price: $149,900

For more information about this property, please contact Mark Card at (386) 566-8092 or markcardteam@aol.com. You can also text 4571767 to 67299.


See more listings at: http://www.MarkCardTeam.com


MLS ID: 1033541

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Family Emergency Plan

Emergency Plan Checklist

Disasters, natural and man-made, come without warning often. Having a plan, for when a disaster comes, is a great idea. The following items will help you get through the storms with less stress. 

  • Know your area and what disasters are possible. Know if you're in a flood plain or active fault line. (Locally we know we are at heightened risk for hurricanes and storms)
  • Create a basic emergency supply kit. Make sure it includes: water, food, can opener, battery powered radio, flashlight, batteries, wipes, towelettes, whistle, wrench and pliers, and first-aid kit.
  • Consider a few extra items, for your family's personal needs. These could be: food, medication, pet supplies. infant formula and diapers, extra clothing and shoes, blankets or sleeping bags.
  • Know your evacuation routes. Be sure to know your options when trying to get out of town.
  • Designate family meeting spots. Have an area near the home to meet at if you need to escape the home. Have a local spot to meet at if the family gets scattered. And also, an out-of-town spot for evacuation, if the family is separated.
  • Have an out-of-town contact. Select a person who can serve as the point of contact for everyone if family happens to get separated.
  • Make a list of important numbers. Make enough for everyone of in the family to have one in case of emergency. The numbers can include cell numbers of family, work numbers, health and home insurance numbers with policy number. 
  • Write down important personal information. On the phone list also include important notes, such as medical conditions, addresses, and birth dates.
  • Know the emergency plan for your children's schools.
  • Have a family meeting. Sit down with your family to make sure they all understand the emergency plan. 


Our team wants your family to be safe in any emergency. www.MarkCardTeam.com 

204 N Gull Circle Daytona Beach, FL 32119

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/PDJSW6/204-N-Gull-Circle-Daytona-Beach-FL-1033515
Sparkling GATED PELICAN BAY home. Enter the front door and you are in a wide open floor plan with a clever layout that provides great views of the WATERWAY. It has been lovingly maintained and has cozy wood flooring in the bedrooms and tile in the high traffic areas throughout. Upgraded sliders, lighting and doors give an extra touch while the custom made HURRICANE SHUTTER panels provide the SECURITY you need during rough weather. The kitchen has a NOOK, DOUBLE OVEN and a PASS THROUGH to the BAR & FAMILY room area. LIVING ROOM w/STONE FIREPLACE. Each bedroom has a PRIVATE BATH and WALK IN CLOSET with CUSTOM SHELVING. Pelican bay has 24 HR ROVING SECURITY, 2 GOLF COURSES, TENNIS & PICKLE BALL and a CLUB HOUSE W/RESTAURANT. Pelican Bay Master Association is $710/year.
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 3
Square feet: 2,586
Price: $173,900

For more information about this property, please contact Mark Card at (386) 566-8092 or markcardteam@aol.com. You can also text 4569617 to 67299.


See more listings at: http://www.MarkCardTeam.com


MLS ID: 1033515

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Volusia County Schools Early Release

2017-2018 Early Release Schedule

With this new school year upon us, our team wants to make sure everyone stays up to date and involved in our local schools. Through out the year many Wednesdays are early release, meaning students are released 1 hour earlier.
This is all the dates of these early releases:

Tomorrow, August 30th, is an early release day as seen above. Also, in April there are fewer early release day, and this is because of testing happening within the schools.

The Mark Card Team knows this area and is involved in the community. To find out more about the team check us out at www.MarkCardTeam.com and continue to follow our blog.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Spruce Creek Football Season

2017 Spruce Creek Hawks

The school year has started, which of course means the return of Friday night football. Last year this team became district champs, and our team can not wait to see what this team brings this year!













Here's their schedule:

August
   Aug 18- Seminole HS
   Aug 25- Seabreeze HS

September
   Sept 1- Atlantic HS
   Sept 8- Matanzas HS
   Sept 15- @ Sandalwood HS
   Sept 22- @ Haines HS
   Sept 29- @ Deland HS

October
   Oct 13- Flagler Palm Coast HS (Homecoming) 
   Oct 20- @ Mandarin HS
   Oct 27- University HS

November
   Nov 3- @ New Smyrna Beach HS

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

New School Year!

The Mark Card Team wishes all the students, faculty, staff & parents a great year! 

School starts back in Volusia County on August 14th

Strive to Make the 2017-2018 School Year your Best Yet!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Common Home-Selling Mistakes

When our sellers come to us, we do all we can to ensure they do not make these mistakes. If you are looking at selling, we would love to help you. For more information check us out at markcardteam.com or at (386)566-8091.


Thursday, July 27, 2017

104 Double Eagle Drive Daytona Beach, FL 32119

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/N62BGJ/104-Double-Eagle-Drive-Daytona-Beach-FL-1031964
This is a SHOWSTOPPER!Lovely one-owner home in the Estates at Pelican Bay. 4 Bedrooms & 3 Baths with Dining & Living Room that offer beautiful views of the LAKE in the front & POOL area in the back.Spending time with loved ones is easy in the INTEGRATED FAMILY ROOM & KITCHEN AREA. There is GRANITE, BREAKFAST NOOK, BAR, SECRETARY and a FIREPLACE here along with TRIPLE SLIDERS & BAY WINDOW that make the LANAI ideal as an expanded outdoor living area. The owners' retreat offers plenty of room for a sitting area while the bathing area has separate tub & shower as well as a huge walk- in closet, double-vanity and linen closet. All of the bedrooms are large with ample closet space. The POOL is SOLAR HEATED with HUGE LANAI. Pelican Bay is Gated, has Golf & Tennis and roving security.
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Square feet: 3,655
Price: $369,900

For more information about this property, please contact Mark Card at (386) 566-8092 or markcardteam@aol.com. You can also text 4489034 to 67299.


See more listings at: http://www.MarkCardTeam.com


MLS ID: 1031964

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

What to Pick in an Agent

When selling a home the sellers want the to be sure they are picking the right person for the job. According the the 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, generally customers are looking for guidance through the process, marketing skills, and negotiation skills.

But there's more to specific things consumers value the most. These include:

  • Having a thorough plan for their home
    • Sellers want to be presented with a plan that can get their home market-ready as soon as possible
  • Being problem solvers
    • Problems will always arise when buying or selling, thus an agent must be able to find solutions to the problems with little stress on the customer. 
  • Having strong customer service
    • Real estate is constantly dealing with sellers and buyers, and any agent must have the skills to please the consumer.
  • Being there through every step to ensure all the work gets done
    • Buyers and sellers want an agent who will be there through every step of the process, and who will explain and help them understand all the necessary steps.
  • Listening to exactly what a buyer is looking for or seller is needs
    • An agent should understand what their customer is wanting so they are able to meet all their expectations
  • Being knowledgeable in the area and the inventory
    • Buyers want an agent to know the area so that they are able to find the best home; sellers want an agent that knows the area so they can price and sell their home fast.
Our team wants to help buyers and sellers have the best experience, and therefore we highly value these traits. We would love to help you! Check us out at www.MarkCardTeam.com or call at (386)566-8091. 

Friday, July 21, 2017

Summertime Nuisances

Summer should be a carefree time. Not the time to have to spend time constantly fixing your home. Here are some issues you may face and ways to help solve them:

#1 Mosquitoes

These bugs can suck the fun out of any outdoor festivities.
What to do:
-Clean your gutters- neglected gutters can be breeding nests for mosquitoes.
-Plug in a fan. Or install a ceiling fan to deter the pests with high winds. 

#2 Doors That Stick

Wooden doors can swell, outgrowing their jambs on humid days, causing an annoyingly sticky situation.
What to do:
-Tighten the hinge screws.
-Scale back the weather stripping. If you installed it in the winter to keep out drafts, it could be too thick come summer.
-Shave down the door. As a last resort, use a planer or sander to trim down the door ever so slightly. Seal the newly exposed edge with paint or wood sealant to block out future humidity.

#3 Carpenter Ants and Carpenter Bees

Carpenter ants and carpenter bees often make their nests by burrowing into your home’s wood, which can cause some really pricey damage on top of their annoying presence.
What to do:
-Keep all exposed wood sealed or painted. Including window sills!
-Direct water away from wood.Gutters and flashing will help keep wood dry.
-Remove existing colonies. Look for sawdust trails to find the entrance, then use a rinsed squeezable ketchup bottle to blow an insecticide dust or boric acid powder into the hole.

#4 AC That Causes You to Freeze in One Room and Sweat in Another

Moving from room to room shouldn't mean a temperature change. 
What to do:
-Check your ductwork. Look for unsealed joints or hire a pro to make sure your ducts are properly working.
-Set your whole-house fan to “on.” This continuous circulation will mix the air so no space is too hot or too cold.
-In two-story homes, send cool air upstairs. 

#5 Fruit Flies

Summer’s excess of fresh fruits and veggies can invite these pests into your home. There’s a ton of solutions on the Internet, but preventative measures work best.
What to do:
-Keep sinks, drains, and disposals clean. Even dirty dishes can harbor fruit flies.
-Freeze food waste. Place rotting fruit, meat scraps, etc. in a bag in your freezer until garbage day.
-Pitch overripe fruit. And until you eradicate the flies, keep all other produce in the fridge or a sealed container.
-Pour bleach or boiling water down the drain. This will kill any eggs or remaining adult flies.

#6 Weeds in Patio Cracks

Besides ruining a well-manicured view, resilient weeds can crack or shift your pavement.
What to do:
-Block new growth. Fill the weed-free cracks with asphalt or cement crack filler, sand, or corn gluten meal, which prevents future germination.
-Pull ‘em. Especially if you don’t want to use an herbicide, which can spread and damage desirable plants.

#7 Faded Furnishings 

Summer makes you want to open the shades and enjoy that summer sunshine, but your furnishings and flooring are sensitive to the fading and drying effects of UV rays.
What to do:
-Add transparent window film. It shuts out 99% of UVA and UVB rays without blocking sunlight or view.
-Spray furnishings with a protectant. Spritz upholstery, curtains, and rugs with a UV-blocking fabric protector and treat wood with a varnish. Providing better sun protection than other types of sealant.

#8 Splinters on the Deck

Keeping your decking is in good shape, your bare feet don’t have to suffer through a gauntlet of splinters again this summer.
What to do:
-Resurface it. Apply one of the newer deck restoration products that essentially gives your deck a coating that will prevent splinters.
-Sand it- this is best if splinters are deep and big. Then apply a water-repelling, UV-resistant sealer.

#9 Slamming Screen Doors

Slamming the doors can not only become annoying, but can damage the hinges of your screen door.
What to do:
-Adjust your door closer. If your door has a closer, find the perfect bang-free tension by simply turning the screw on pneumatic models or rotating the body on hydraulic styles.
- If you don't have one, then add a closer. It costs just $10 to $20 to retrofit an older screen door.
-Apply felt pads to the door frame. 

#10 A Patio or Deck That Burns Your Feet

Your patio or deck should be for enjoying this summer, not giving you the risk of burning you,
What to do:
-Throw some shade. Position an umbrella or pergola over frequently used areas.
-Add an outdoor rug. Choose a lighter color that won’t absorb as much heat. Plastic styles keep their cool best.
-Refinish the surface. If you have a darker color, choose a lighter color. 

#11 Ugly, Dried-Out Brown Grass

Widespread browning, rather than patches of brown grass, has two common causes: lawn care oversights and a cool-season grass going dormant.
What to do:
-Sharpen or replace your mower blades. This could be the answer if just the tips of your grass are brown and jagged.
-Set the blade height to 3 inches. When you take less off the top, it helps grass absorb water before it evaporates.
-Water less frequently, for longer periods of time. This helps grass develop deeper, drought- and disease-resistant roots. Aim for 1 to 1.5 inches of water a week.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Safe Selling

Sellers' Mistakes




You’ve decided to sell your home and naturally you want to sell it quickly, profitably and smoothly. To maximize your success, here are five common and costly mistakes to avoid when selling your home.


Mistake #1 Overlooking repairs
Making repairs before selling is a must. These include electrical issues, water damage, rotten or chipped flooring, or a leaky roof. Consider getting a pre-inspection to uncover necessary repairs that might spook buyers and cause them to lower their offer or back out of the deal.

Mistake #2 Overpricing your home
Buyers are going to compare a sale price to other homes in the area, so your home should be priced competitively. We'll make sure your Realty Pro provides a comparative market analysis to help establish a competitive price and has their own system for helping you price your home.

Mistake #3 Over-sharing with buyers
Another costly mistake is having too much communication with potential buyers. You don’t want to give away too much information to potential buyers, which could be used later during a sale negotiation. Either make yourself scarce during showings or think carefully about what you disclose to buyers.

Mistake #4 Poor Staging 
Both a cluttered home and an empty home will be unappealing to buyers, so proper staging and curb appeal are important. A majority of buyers are shopping for homes online these days, so consider bringing in professional staging and photography services.

Mistake #5 The wrong attitude
Đ¢his includes both patience and setting expectations too high. Not every prospective buyer will submit a bid—some are just window-shopping or are interested in a nearby home. Remembering that browsers are part of the home-selling process will help keep disappointment at bay.

With the Mark Card Team, we can help you avoid all these mistakes when selling. Check us out on our website! Or contact us a386-566-8091

Friday, July 14, 2017

1601 Big Tree Road 507 South Daytona, FL 32119

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/N3Q58S/1601-Big-Tree-Road-507-South-Daytona-FL-1031543
Yorktowne Estate condo 2 bedroom 1 1/2 bath with covered carport and storage area. Community pool and clubhouse. Located near colleges, hospitals, restaurants and shopping.
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Square feet: 1,224
Price: $83,900

For more information about this property, please contact Mark Card at (386) 566-8092 or markcardteam@aol.com. You can also text 4464573 to 67299.


See more listings at: http://www.MarkCardTeam.com


MLS ID: 1031543

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Yards with Big Appeal

Lawn Staging


Not everyone has the lush and sprawling yard, and not everyone dreams of the big backyard. So don't count out the smaller outside areas. It can be even be easier to make smaller spaces more charming. There are tips that can make any outdoor space, from balcony to backyard, make a bigger statement.

  1. Watch the scale- Decluttering is crucial for outdoor spaces, as it is the rest of the house. You do not want to overcrowd your space. The placement and size of plants is very important in smaller yard spaces. Make sure your trees or plants don't block the architectural features of your home. Also keep garden statues and ornaments to a minimum.
  2. Set a focal point- Outdoor spaces often benefit from an attention-grabbing feature. These include a water fountain, outdoor fireplace, or just a restful nook in a compact garden. 
  3. Outdoor reflections- A trick borrowed from interior designers, hang an outdoor-friendly mirror on an exterior wall to reflect light and make spaces feel more open. Be mindful of what you are reflecting, make it greenery, not a bare wall.
  4. Go for the vertical- Taller plants can add height to areas. A spiral topiary by a front door can accentuate the space. For height, prune your plants to grow vertically, rather than out. Also, vertical wall planters can add to the space and plant height; consider using containers of ornamental grasses. 
Outdoor spaces can be a great selling point to a home, and no matter the size you can make it feel more charming. Adding a appeal to your yard can take just a few steps. 

For more home tips check out more of our blog or out website, MarkCardTeam.com.  


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Keeping your Air Conditioner in Prime Shape

Air Conditioner Maintenance 



With warm weather upon us, it's important that homeowners and sellers make sure this feature is on full display and tuned up. It's also helpful for homeowners to make sure their units are properly maintained throughout the year.

Air Conditioner Checks:

  • Inspect the unit to make sure it's in good working condition.
  • The A/C must be leveled and free from obstruction
  • Clean and/or replace your air filter
  • Check your thermostat to make sure it’s working properly
For  more information or professional maintenance, check out our friends at Air Systems of Daytona


 We'd love to help you maintain your home and resell it. Check us out at markcardteam.com or at (386)566-8091.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

2801 S Ridgewood Avenue 503 South Daytona, FL 32119

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/FALTDM/2801-S-Ridgewood-Avenue-503-South-Daytona-FL-1031223
Fantastic Views of the River and the Atlantic Coastline on the 5th FLOOR! 2 balconies that provide amazing scenery from the Living area, Master bedroom and the second bedroom. It is complete with GRANITE countertops, STAINLESS appliances and a DOUBLE DOOR ENTRY that, once again, bid well for those that enjoy watching the BOATS, BRIDGES and WATER SPORTS. Halifax landing has a HEATED POOL, FITNESS CENTER, CLUB ROOM, SAUNAS, DOCK and FISHING AREA.
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Square feet: 1,785
Price: $219,900

For more information about this property, please contact Mark Card at (386) 566-8092 or markcardteam@aol.com. You can also text 4446756 to 67299.


See more listings at: http://www.MarkCardTeam.com


MLS ID: 1031223

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Certified Residential Specialist

What is a CRS?


About our CRS Designation

Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) is the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents, managers and brokers. As Certified Residential Specialists, Mark and Jennifer work with the Council of Residential Specialists. The council provide its representatives with the tools, resources and strategies needed to help guide buyers and sellers through the residential sales process.

How do we earn the title Certified Residential Specialists?

In order to obtain the Certified Residential Specialist Designation, Mark and Jennifer were required to meet minim sales volume standard of $20 Million in order to demonstrate high levels of real estate sales, contract negotiations, successful marketing strategy and negotiations components. Only then, were they able to sit for the 48 advanced training course classes. 


Our Professional Affiliation:

  • Member in good standing of the Council of Residential Specialists
  • Member in good standing of the National Association of REALTORS®
  • Member in good standing of the Florida Association of REALTORS®
  • Member in good standing of the Seniors Real Estate Specialists
  • Member in good standing of the At Home with Diversity Trained professionals
  • Member in good standing with the ePro Real Estate Marketing Experts
Certified Residential Specialists are an elite group of residential sales agents, managers and brokers. As a husband/wife CRS team, we are part of an even smaller group. We have earned this title with our dedication and residential experience. Find out more about us on our website, www.markcardteam.com. Or contact us at (386)566-8091. 

148 Bounty Lane Ponce Inlet, FL 32127

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/VFJ99S/148-Bounty-Lane-Ponce-Inlet-FL-1031186
DEEP WATER DOCK in PONCE INLET. The beauty within is easily illustrated through the photos, but less obvious are the many features added for quality, strength & durability. Both 1st & 2nd floors are POURED CONCRETE BLOCK & the reinforced stem wall construction provide a solid foundation to enjoy all this home has to offer. NEW AC installed June '17. Safety abounds - HURRICANE RESISTANT GLASS rated to 120/mph, additional HURRICANE SHUTTERS, an AUTOMATIC START 35kW DIESEL GENERATOR that powers the entire home in the event of power outage & surveillance/alarm system create further piece of mind. CUSTOM Cabinetry, GRANITE countertops, and CLOSET SYSTEMS are used throughout the home along with SOLID CORE DOORS. HUGE garage to store all your toys. SHORT WALK TO THE BEACH, LIGHTHOUSE & EATERIES
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 6
Square feet: 5,376
Price: $1,050,000

For more information about this property, please contact Mark Card at (386) 566-8092 or markcardteam@aol.com. You can also text 4443744 to 67299.


See more listings at: http://www.MarkCardTeam.com


MLS ID: 1031186

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Summer Security

Security Tips for Summer


Summer is a care-free time: School’s out, the weather’s nice and vacations are planned. But that easy-going attitude can leave your house vulnerable, especially if you’re leaving it unattended while you’re kicking back on vacation. You know the standard tricks—stop the mail, have a trusted neighbor on the lookout—but you don’t have to stop there.




Some other ways to keep a secure home are:


Go for a smart home. A smart home set-up allows you to control lights, appliances, thermostat and security systems from your smartphone. So with the tap of a button you can turn the lights on and off from anywhere. Products differ, but simple starter kits are often available starting at around $100.
Fake your TV. Rather than leave your TV on, fake it, and utilize a product that mimics the light made from a real HDTV, including mimicking scene changes, fades and on-screen motion. These small devices start at around $20
Install fake security cameras. A security camera can be a strong deterrent, but it is expensive. Fake ones, however, are quite cheap—they sell for as little as $10.
Get a sophisticated light timer. Plugging your lights into a timer is the age-old burglar deterrent, which means that determined burglars are wise to this trick. So make sure your timer either turns the lights on and off at random, or allows you to program separate times for each day of the week.
Activate a barking dog. Although a little more expensive, several products mimic the sound of a barking dog as someone approaches the home. Attached to a motion sensor, the “dog” will start barking if someone is near the home and get louder and more persistent as the person gets closer.

Summer is a great time to keep a safe home or even do some home tune ups. Our team would love to help you with your home. Check us out!

Friday, June 23, 2017

1736 Arash Circle Port Orange, FL 32128

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/XP7QV7/1736-Arash-Circle-Port-Orange-FL-1030804
DING! DING! DING! This is a showstopper in Waters Edge. If you've been searching for a LAKEFRONT, CONCRETE BLOCK home you'll want to see this right away. It has TILE and WOOD and NO CARPET--ideal for Florida living. The kitchen is skillfully integrated with the great room , while the breakfast nook overlooks the LAKE beyond. The master bedroom has WOOD flooring (and so do the other 2 bedrooms) and the bath area is ideal for keeping everything ORGANIZED. The laundry room is located inside and has a hang dry area above. Pavered, Screen porch has a lovely view and this is located in the A+ Port Orange School District! Square footage received from tax rolls. All information recorded in the MLS intended to be accurate but cannot be guaranteed.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Square feet: 1,982
Price: $224,900

For more information about this property, please contact Mark Card at (386) 566-8092 or markcardteam@aol.com. You can also text 4422851 to 67299.


See more listings at: http://www.MarkCardTeam.com


MLS ID: 1030804

Thursday, June 22, 2017

709 Hillville Drive Port Orange, FL 32127

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/GW53Y7/709-Hillville-Drive-Port-Orange-FL-1030685
A + SCHOOLS, LOCATION, NEW KITCHEN, FENCED WITH A SUPER MAN CAVE & WORKSHOP! Seller has upgraded kitchen with beautiful cabinets, GRANITE, STAINLESS APPLIANCES, TILE and UNDER CABINET LIGHTING. There is also a CENTER ISLAND BAR & EAT-IN AREA. Wood laminate flooring is used in the living room and you'll love the OVERSIZED LAUNDRY/HOBBY area. The garage has been cleverly converted to an ADDITIONAL FAMILY ROOM/MAN CAVE area to allow EASY CONVERSION back to an oversized 2 CAR GARAGE. It has been outfitted with an upgraded window system, but still has the garage door in tact along with SUN TUNNEL for energy conservation. The back yard is COMPLETELY privacy-fenced and has a WORKSHOP & FIRE PIT...sure to impress. CLOSE TO SCHOOLS, BIKE PATHS & CLOSE TO SHOPPING/MEDICAL/RESTAURANTS.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Square feet: 1,789
Price: $229,900

For more information about this property, please contact Mark Card at (386) 566-8092 or markcardteam@aol.com. You can also text 4419012 to 67299.


See more listings at: http://www.MarkCardTeam.com


MLS ID: 1030685

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Your Return on Investment

ROI IS KING

Every smart homeowner knows that major—or even minor—remodeling projects should be undertaken with one eye on design and the other on the ROI. You want to be comfortable with whatever return on investment you receive for upgrading your home because, unfortunately, many upgrades won’t entirely recoup their cost upon sale. But the use you get out of the home with the upgrade might still make the construction worthwhile, regardless of the ultimate selling price. Here’s the top 10 remodeling projects that provide the best return on investment nationally.

  1. Add fiberglass attic insulation- Cost recouped: 107.7%
  2. Replace your entry door with a steel door- Cost recouped: 90.7%
  3. Install a manufactured stone veneer (instead of vinyl siding)- Cost recouped: 89.4%
  4. Complete a minor kitchen remodel (cost estimate includes new cabinet fronts and hardware, new energy-efficient appliances, laminate countertops, mid-priced sink and faucet, dingy floor replacement and wall paint)- Cost recouped: 80.2%
  5. Replace the garage door- cost recouped: 76.9%
  6. replace the siding- Cost recouped: 76.4%
  7. Add a wood deck- Cost recouped: 71.5%
  8. Add a two-story addition (cost estimate includes adding a family room, bedroom and bathroom)- Cost recouped: 71.1%
  9. Finish the basement- Cost recouped: 70%
  10. Add a family room- Cost recouped: 69.3%
When looking to sell our team is here to get you the best price, and your most return on investment. Check us out on markcardteam.com

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Hard Rock in Daytona

Daytona Beach Hard Rock 

Daytona has been known for many things that have drawn in thousands of visitors annually. Hard Rock International is excited to bring their product to our area, and make it more known for music and meetings. They recently announced it is scheduled to open later this year.

This will be their fourth hotel in Florida. It is on a beachfront property, and will include 200 rooms and 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space. This will be in the location of the former Desert Inn. 

Also included is new amenities, including a Rock spa, a Body Rock workout facility, kids club, and a beachfront pool. Additionally, they are introducing the “The Sound of Your Stay” music amenity program, which allows guests to set a mood with complimentary vinyl player and records or Fender guitars



Rendering by Hard Rock International
We are excited to continue to see our area grow. Our team wants to help our area develop. And if you are interested in being apart of this growth, check out some listings in our area. Contact us at (386)566-8091 for more information on these. 

Home Tune Ups

It's always a great time to do a quick tune up of your home.  It just takes a moment to make sure your home is humming along. Here’s a quick checklist of fixes to make now to save you time and money later.:

     Interior


Check seals around windows, doors and bath
 Drain your water heater 
Check and fix leaky faucets
 Replace your HVAC filters
Clean out your dryer vents
Replace batteries in smoke detectors
Make sure you have a working fire extinguisher
Vacuum refrigerator condenser coils

Exterior




Inspect the roof
Check driveway and walkways 
Clean the gutters
Wash the window exteriors and check screens for repairs
Inspect deck and patio for warped, molded or splintered boards
Trim bushes and trees, or any vegetation near an air conditioning unit in particular
 Remove leaves and other debris from lawn
Patch up your home’s paint job
Look for cracks or weak spots along the lower section of the exterior


At the Mark Card Team we can help you tune up your home for resell. We'd love to help you! Check us out at markcardteam.com



Wednesday, May 24, 2017

1018 Belleflower Drive Port Orange, FL 32127

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/W2F5MD/1018-Belleflower-Drive-Port-Orange-FL-1029488
OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS! NEW ROOF 2016 and $$$ saving, SOLAR HOT WATER HEATER. Live right on the lake, right in Countryside in this 3/2 with additional enclosed FLORIDA ROOM that is under air and overlooks the lake. You'll notice there is plenty of room to roam in this home because of the smart use of space in the design. Eat in kitchen with a bay window and PLENTY OF CABINET SPACE, GREAT ROOM with FIREPLACE. The cathedral ceilings make it even more open. Countryside offers a community pool, tennis & basketball courts, RV/Boat parking area and clubhouse. Located near everything, you'll find this is the ideal spot to call home.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Square feet: 2,756
Price: $199,900

For more information about this property, please contact Mark Card at (386) 566-8092 or markcardteam@aol.com. You can also text 4348701 to 67299.


See more listings at: http://www.MarkCardTeam.com


MLS ID: 1029488

2801 S Ridgewood Avenue 606 South Daytona, FL 32119

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/MVELL8/2801-S-Ridgewood-Avenue-606-South-Daytona-FL-1029104
VIEWS FOR DAYS! This is a barely lived in unit in Halifax Landing. It is available for those looking to live the waterfront life without the hassle. Enjoy amenities like a Riverfront pool, Fitness Center, Club room, and so much more.
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Square feet: 1,785
Price: $226,000

For more information about this property, please contact Mark Card at (386) 566-8092 or markcardteam@aol.com. You can also text 4323834 to 67299.


See more listings at: http://www.MarkCardTeam.com


MLS ID: 1029104

801 Sea Duck Drive Daytona Beach, FL 32119

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/R433H6/801-Sea-Duck-Drive-Daytona-Beach-FL-1029048
GATED Pelican Bay Golf Community. 4 Bedroom 3 Bath POOL home with a GORGEOUS LAKE VIEW. Formal living and dining room as well as a FAMILY ROOM with WET BAR and FIREPLACE. Just beyond is the BREAKFAST BAR and EAT IN KITCHEN with GRANITE and pull out shelving in the cabinetry. The MASTER BEDROOM has a SEPARATE SHOWER and soaking tub. As with many of the rooms, THIS OPENS TO THE SCREENED LANAI. The 4th bedroom is currently used as an office and has a PRIVATE BATH. GREAT LAUNDRY room with plenty of cabinetry, hanging and sink area. The POOL AREA is complete with a SHADED PORCH and SUMMER KITCHEN as well as a gardner's bench. Quiet street. Pelican Bay has 2 golf courses, tennis and pickle ball club & restaurant.
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Square feet: 3,364
Price: $329,900

For more information about this property, please contact Mark Card at (386) 566-8092 or markcardteam@aol.com. You can also text 4321297 to 67299.


See more listings at: http://www.MarkCardTeam.com


MLS ID: 1029048

6364 Fairway Cove Drive Port Orange, FL 32128

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/6YV2XD/6364-Fairway-Cove-Drive-Port-Orange-FL-1028328
OWNER SAYS SELL! Located in the GATED CYPRESS HEAD Golf Community and next to a CONSERVATION AREA, you will find this a quiet place to call home on the Fairway Cove Dr. CUL-DE-SAC and it has a 3 CAR GARAGE!! Beautifully appointed & RECENTLY UPGRADED with INCREDIBLE TILE WORK in the kitchen and bathrooms, along with crown molding & PLANTATION SHUTTERS. The kitchen has a breakfast nook, bar & plenty of work space along with UPGRADED WOOD CABINETRY & an additional COMPUTER/WORK/FLEX AREA. The master retreat has a SITTING AREA, and a super BATH with double vanity, separate tub and shower along with a huge WALK IN CLOSET. HURRICANE PROTECTION BARRIER. NEW ROOF, NEW HOT WATER HEATER & PAVERED, SCREENED LANAI. Cypress Head offers Community Pool,Clubhouse,Tennis & Golf Club.Master dues $210/yr
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Square feet: 2,732
Price: $329,000

For more information about this property, please contact Mark Card at (386) 566-8092 or markcardteam@aol.com. You can also text 4281562 to 67299.


See more listings at: http://www.MarkCardTeam.com


MLS ID: 1028328

936 John Anderson Dr. Ormond Beach, FL 32176

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/SSQD2T/936-John-Anderson-Dr-Ormond-Beach-FL-1027131
Live the Dream of a Tropical Oasis Right on the Halifax River. This Ormond Beach home is located on the highly-sought, 900 block of John Anderson Drive & is sure to impress as you approach the GATED ENTRY that offers privacy to the beautiful gardens beyond. Once inside, you’ll notice every attention to detail. From the custom wood staircase, to the incredible tile, WOOD PLANK FLOORING & CEILINGS, this very livable floorplan has an ideal set up for a FIRST FLOOR MOTHER-IN LAW SUITE of GUEST QUARTERS with PRIVATE ENTRANCE. As you would expect in any happy home, the kitchen has a synergistic layout filled with custom cabinetry, center island work station, sub-zero refrigerator and VIKING GAS STOVE along with BREAKFAST NOOK, additional casual dining area, BAR, PANTRY and SECRETARY….a TRUE
GATHERING PLACE. The MASTER RETREAT boasts PHENOMENAL RIVER VIEWS, has a private porch & den along with SITTING AREA. The bathing area has a JACUZZI TUB, dual head shower and two vanity/dressing areas along with closet systems that make ORGANIZATION easy. There is also an ADDITIONAL STUDY flanked with custom mill work and built-in shelving conveniently located near the master bedroom. VACATION AT HOME with a HEATED, FREE FORM POOL designed with SPILL SPA, diving board & SUN DECKS. After a fun day of FISHING FROM the DOCK (10 lb BOAT LIFT) with SUN DECK & JET SKI area, the FAMILY ROOM/THEATER AREA will be the perfect end to the day while winding down with a selection from the WINE CELLAR. Additionally, there is a 5.1 Surround Sound System, wet bar with DUAL DISHWASHERS, DUAL REFRIGERATOR and ICE-MAKER. Sellers are replacing closet in 5th BEDROOM. The home is complete with an automatic start, 30 kW generator, 500 gal propane tank & as additional security, HURRICANE SHUTTERS, a closed captioned surveillance & alarm system. The third level of the home offers plenty of room to play along with CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE space.
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5
Square feet: 9,348
Price: $1,995,000

For more information about this property, please contact Mark Card at (386) 566-8092 or markcardteam@aol.com. You can also text 4278534 to 67299.


See more listings at: http://www.MarkCardTeam.com


MLS ID: 1027131

Ocean Way Ponce Inlet, FL 32127

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/K53LK4/Ocean-Way-Ponce-Inlet-FL-1024660
Perfect Lot to build the perfect home!! PHENOMENAL VIEWS from this Ponce Inlet Lot and it is mere steps to the beach and the river. If you love Ponce Inlet, you'll find this lot to encompass all the wonders of this beautiful town. The DOG PARK, RESTAURANTS, BOAT RAMPS and LIGHT HOUSE PARK are all within walking distance.
Bathrooms: 0.00
Price: $220,000

For more information about this property, please contact Mark Card at (386) 566-8092 or markcardteam@aol.com. You can also text 4100166 to 67299.


See more listings at: http://www.MarkCardTeam.com


MLS ID: 1024660

148 BOUNTY Lane Ponce Inlet, FL 32127

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/X7GDFC/148-BOUNTY-Lane-Ponce-Inlet-FL-1023509
DEEP WATER DOCK & Incredible 5 Bedroom home in PONCE INLET. The beauty within is easily illustrated through the photos, but less obvious are the many features added for quality, strength & durability. Both 1st & 2nd floors are POURED CONCRETE BLOCK & the reinforced stem wall construction provide a solid foundation to enjoy all this home has to offer. Safety abounds - HURRICANE RESISTANT GLASS rated to 120/mph, additional HURRICANE SHUTTERS, an AUTOMATIC START 35kW DIESEL GENERATOR that powers the entire home in the event of power outage & surveillance/alarm system create further piece of mind. CUSTOM Cabinetry, GRANITE countertops, and CLOSET SYSTEMS are used throughout the home along with SOLID CORE DOORS. HUGE garage to store all your toys. SHORT WALK TO THE BEACH, LIGHTHOUSE & EATERIES
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5
Square feet: 5,376
Price: $1,050,000

For more information about this property, please contact Mark Card at (386) 566-8092 or markcardteam@aol.com. You can also text 4033968 to 67299.


See more listings at: http://www.MarkCardTeam.com


MLS ID: 1023509