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Full service and investor-friendly Realtor - Sand Dollar Realty Group. Serving Central Florida / metro Orlando for rentals, foreclosures, short sales, REO, wholesaling, creative finance & flat fee MLS
Since 1996 when we opened for business, we have been a real estate brokerage specializing in creative problem solving for all sorts of real estate situations. We offer creative ideas, investor-friendly services,flat fee discount MLS, and short sale & forelcosure assistance throughout Central Florida (metro Orlando) and the Space Coast as well as South Florida and the Treasure Coast including Miami and Tampa. Your full service and investor friendly realty office.
We also have sister companies that specialize in real estate investing, wholesaling, developing, rehabbing, real estate referrals, rental properties, and private mortgages.
Rob Arnold is a full-time Florida licensed real estate broker and real estate investor.
Notary public, commissioned by the State of Florida.
I was born and raised in Central Florida with family roots going back some 3 generations in the Orlando area. I graduated from the University of Central Florida ( UCF ). I presently live in Altamonte Springs, FL with my wife and 2 daughters. Outside of selling properties and investing in real estate, I enjoy traveling, going to our many local theme parks, watching movies, reading, fishing, and spending time with my family.
I've seen many changes in Central Florida over the years. I know much about the history of the area and most of the neighborhoods. While still in college I began working at Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund and eventually became a Senior Title Examiner and later the Statewide Education Manager. I obtained a very strong background in searching/examining residential and commercial real estate titles during this period. It was also during this period that I began my career in real estate investing and obtained my sales associate license and later my real estate broker license.
Areas of Expertise
We work with buyers, sellers, and landlords in all types of residential, vacant land, and smaller commercial transactions. We also work with investors who are looking for foreclosures, fixer-uppers, rentals, hard money loans, seller financing, subject to, lease purchases, short sales, and other creative real estate deals. We know how to structure win-win transactions, and we have lots of local contacts to help make even the toughest deals go through. We offer full-service, menu-based services, a la carte services, and flat fee MLS listing services.
Personally what I do is 4-fold.
(1) I work with investors (including myself - yes I am one of those We Buy Houses guys) looking to buy or sell their properties. This was my original intent when I opened the brokerage back in 1996. Since that time I built an email list of some 2000+ investors, Realtors, and buyers looking to purchase Central Florida properties. These are investors who actually requested that I put their email address on my list. I also have a handful of investors that I work with on an ongoing regular basis to help them find and sell deals. Many of these investors eventually got their real estate license and now I am their broker as well. My website for buying properties is at http://www.webuyhousesflorida.com/ . Over 15 years experience in real estate investing.
(2) Along with my lead sales associate, Sylvia Carraway, together we team up and work on short sales, bank and lender-owned REO listings, HUD properties, foreclosure listings for short sale mitigators, broker price opinions (BPO's) and property preservation for asset managers, as well as regular buyer and seller full service listings in Central Florida and metro Orlando.
(3) Flat fee listings, discount MLS listings, flat fee MLS listing, fixed fee MLS, for sale by owner services, a la carte real estate, it is known by several different names in the industry. We are a pioneer in the flat fee listing industry in that we started offering this service back in the late 1990's when transaction brokerage in Florida was in its infancy, and nobody had even heard of this type of service. Basically it is a concept that came in to play with the invention of the internet, the switch over from paper MLS books to computerized data, and the outlawing of dual agency (and for the mostpart sub-agency) in Florida. We input your listing data and photos into the Realtor's MLS computer. This uploads onto internet sites like http://www.realtor.com/ and http://fl.living.net/ . Realtors and consumers find your listing and deal directly with you instead of the listing broker. We get paid a fee of a few hundred dollars to input your listing and do basic servicing of it. This is a great savings for the seller as long as the seller is comfortable representing themselves. If not, we have menu-based services in which we can assist the seller in various parts of the transaction from listing to contract to closing. Or a seller can simply upgrade their listing to a full service listing and have us develop a personal marketing plan for the property. The important thing to remember is that we offer you a choice of services and the option to obtain more help if you need it.
(4) Brokerage management. Our office has many sales associates / Realtors and staff that I get to manage on a day-to-day basis. I am the owner, operator, and managing broker for 3 brokerages, Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc., our Realtor-member real estate brokerage, and Sand Dollar Referrals, L.L.C., our non-Realtor referral company brokerage, Sand Dollar Property Management, our property management brokerage. We presently have 4 different commission split plans for sales associates to choose from. If you are not an investor but want a Realtor to work with, we have many associates in our office to work with that service the entire Central Florida area, Daytona Beach, Brevard, Ocala, Tampa, and Miami. Our associates are not just investor focused. Many of them work the new home, resale market, condos, regular retail buyers and sellers, business sales, etc. We also have Realtors that specialize in foreclosures, REO's, short sales, wholesaling, rentals, and more. We have some 70+ agents in our office with a big diversity in ethnicity, and one of our associates will make a good fit for you. We have associates that speak English and Spanish.
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References and testemonials are available upon request. Hundreds of satisfied customers over the last decade. We love referrals.
Accredited Member of the Better Business Bureau of Central Florida (BBB). Business Member of Central Florida Realty Investors (CFRI), Investors Resource Center (IRC), Lighthouse Landlords Association, the Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Orlando Regional Realtor Association (R), the Florida Association of Realtors (R), the National Association of Realtors (R), the My Florida Regional Multiple-Listing Service (MFR MLS), the Daytona Beach Area MLS, the New Smyrna Beach Area MLS, the Brevard County MLS, the Ocala/Marion County Association of Realtors (R), the Greater Fort Lauderdale Association of Realtors (R), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) brokerage program.
I am or have been involved as a committee member, focus group leader, board member, officer, speaker, presenter, and author for several of these investor and Realtor associations. I believe it is important to give back to the community and the industry.
We can do flat fee MLS listings and For Sale By Owner services in most of peninsular Florida including Orange County, Seminole County, Osceola County, Volusia County, Brevard County, Flagler County, Lake County, Sumter County, Marion County, Citrus County, Polk County, Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, Pasco County, Hernando County, Hardee County, DeSoto County, Alachua County, Duval County, Putnam County, Clay County, Bradford County, Union County, Baker County, Nassau County, St. Lucie County, Martin County, Palm Beach County, Broward County, and Miami-Dade County including Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland, Apopka, Ocoee, Winter Garden, Saint Petersburg, Clearwater, Tarpon Springs, New Port Richey, Dade City, Tampa, Brandon, Brooksville, Spring Hill, Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Lake Wales, Davenport, Kissimmee, St. Cloud, Clermont, Groveland, Leesburg, Mount Dora, Eustis, Tavares, Lady Lake, Sanford, Altamonte Springs, Lake Mary, Oviedo, Longwood, Casselberry, Winter Springs, Deltona, Deland, Debary, Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Port Orange, Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater, Gainesville, Amelia Island, Jacksonville, Paltaka, St Petersburg, Titusville, Cocoa Beach, Rockledge, Palm Bay, Melbourne, Vero Beach, Port Saint Lucie, Fort Pierce, Okeechobee, Stuart, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Coral Gables, Homestead, Hialeah, Pembroke Pines, Miami, Kendall, and Miami Beach.
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