port orange realtor: Facebook Changes and Abuses Part 2 - 10/23/10 03:46 PM
My last post was a reblog of C Tann Star's post about recent changes on Facebook, that allowed random people to add you to groups without your knowledge. At that point, and up until now, I had not had this personally happen to me... that I know of. But just a few minutes ago, I was logged in, and a box popped up at the bottom of my screen, saying that *insert name* had just added me to the group "Please Join! Stop Bullying In Schools!!".
Well, that certainly sounds like a worthy cause, but the problem is, I did not … (16 comments)

port orange realtor: Port Orange Family Days - Happening Right Now! - 10/02/10 05:22 AM
I'm late on posting about Port Orange Family Days this year, since I haven't been blogging as much. And it's happening right now! But don't worry. It lasts all weekend. And so far we're having great weather for it!
So if you live in the Port Orange/Daytona Beach areas, head on over to the Port Orange City Center. If you've never been before, you should definitely go! You can enjoy music, games, food (LOTS of food!), fun and rides at the midway! I rarely miss a year, so I'll be there tomorrow. (You'll probably find me on the rides.)
If you're … (5 comments)

port orange realtor: Sunday: Burning! - 08/15/10 03:22 AM
Since I've recently shared with you all, that I've been writing a LOT, only it's not about real estate, I decided to share just a little something from under The Willow Tree. Whether you worship on Saturday or Sunday, we serve the same God; and I pray blessings, healings, miracles, and encouragement for all of you.  (The following poem/prayer *possibly a song in the future, if I add to it*, was written about a year ago.)
As we look up to the Heavens; His fire is burning and it glows.
May that fire falll upon us, and purify our souls.

port orange realtor: Photo Friday - Above the Chicago Skyline - 07/23/10 04:31 PM
Today is not one of my usual photo days, but a friend of mine who frequently travels to Chicago insisted on e-mailing me this photo today. He said I HAD to see it. I warned him that if I liked it, he knew where it would end up. He didn't care. Sooo....  ENJOY!  Isn't this amazing!?

BTW, a lot of the photos you see on my blog, if taken by my friend Nick, are from Chicago, where he lives =)  But this one happens to be from a REALTOR right here in Port Orange, who has family in Chicago. So … (16 comments)

port orange realtor: Summer's Almost Over. Are Your Children Enrolled in a YMCA Summer Program? - 07/22/10 09:00 PM
It seems like summer (in terms of children and school) can fly right by. Before you know it, your children are back in school and a grade higher (hopefully)  ;-)   But to families where both parent's work, or in single-parent homes, summers can be a stressful time. And you don't want your children sitting idle and bored. You probably want something your children can enjoy, while you can have some peace of mind while you're working to support your family! So I ask, have you considered your local YMCA?
When my daughter was younger (she's now in college and chose to … (0 comments)

port orange realtor: Wordless Wednesday - Getting All My Ducks in a Row - 07/21/10 04:58 PM
It's time for another one of my (not) Wordless Wednesday posts =P  And I haven't tapped one of my friend Nick's shots in a while so I figure we're due. I hope you like his ducks. They're so perfectly aligned... in a row =D

If you're a real estate buyer, or real estate seller in the Port Orange/Daytona Beach/Ponce Inlet areas (and all of East Volusia County), I'd love to help. Make a Smart Choice and contact Lisa Hill for all your real estate needs.
To order prints of Nick's photos <--click here.

**ALL TEXT, … (23 comments)

port orange realtor: Buying Real Estate in the Summer in Port Orange Florida - 07/16/10 12:59 PM
Summer is officially here in Port Orange, Florida! You know it by the sweltering heat that always accompanies the months of July and August. (We dread the electric bill every year during these months.) You know it's summer when you walk across the bright, sunny parking lot (leaving umbrella in the car) into our "gi-normous" (my daughter's word-just combine giant + enormous. lol) Super Wal-Mart to buy your groceries, and anything else you could possibly need; and 30 minutes later you hear, and feel the vibrations of huge bursts of thunder. So you rush for the checkout counter, buying yet another … (0 comments)

port orange realtor: Consistency- The importance of writing regularly to your blog - 07/13/10 06:34 AM
I just read this post by Jeremy Blanton, and HAD to share it with those of you who have not yet read it. The statistics he shared are astounding! Read his blogging statistics below.
If you're looking to buy a house or condo in Port Orange or Daytona Beach, or if you're looking to sell a house or condo in Port Orange or Daytona Beach (or any city in East Volusia County) make a Smart Choice and contact Lisa Hill for all your real estate needs.

I get asked from time to time by new bloggers how … (6 comments)

port orange realtor: Live Life to the Fullest. Don't Let Fear Hold You Back! - 06/24/10 10:24 PM
A little while ago I was reading a post by Jeff Dowler titled "Make Mistakes, and Make Mistakes Often". I highly recommend you read his post! (You may have to scroll down to his post since it's for members only. My link is to his blog.)
As I contemplated, and commented on Jeff's post, I decided to expound on it with this post. And I made this decision because of a personal decision and commitment to which I've held myself for as long as I can remember.
In my comment to Jeff, I stated... "It's amazing how many lessons we learn … (23 comments)

port orange realtor: Keeping Track of Our Real Estate Listings, For the Benefit of our Sellers and Buyers - 06/24/10 08:07 PM
Last week I wrote a blog post that voiced my concern about the copyright violations that can occur with the pictures and/or photos we take for our real estate listings. In our MLS, there is no copyright protection, so I've begun watermarking my images. But based on your comments, I've discovered that in some areas, the opposite is the case. Some of you work in areas where your MLS prohibits the use of another REALTOR'S® real estate images. However, we know that there are many web sites that pick up our listings from our local MLS's, and others that pull them … (2 comments)

port orange realtor: Home Staging is Expensive . . . Really? - 06/20/10 05:13 PM
I ran across the following post on home-staging for real estate selling, when I found it on another re-blog of the post. And I HAD to do the same! This is absolutely the best way I've ever seen the benefits of home-staging explained... in black and white NUMBERS! Dollars and cents are what it all boils down to anyway.
So enjoy this excellent information on real estate selling and the benefits of home staging in the post below. And for all your real estate needs, anywhere in the Daytona Beach Florida area, make a Smart Choice and contact Lisa Hill for … (8 comments)

port orange realtor: How Do You Keep Your Real Estate Images Copyright Protected? - 06/17/10 03:18 PM

I'll start this post by stating that I am NOT a professional photographer. But I do go through great pains to get the best images I can for my real estate listings and sellers.
That being said; if your Multiple Listing Service (MLS) is like ours, once an image is uploaded to a listing, you lose your copyright protection of those images (Just think about how many sites pickup our listings to help us sell them). And if you're anything like me, you may spend a LOT of time in Photoshop (or another photo editor), tweaking your real estate listing … (14 comments)

port orange realtor: Beautiful Port Orange House for Sale in Upscale Gated Community - 06/16/10 12:30 PM

This house is perfect for a large family, and great for entertaining as well! You'll love the layout, the area, and the neighbors ( I live next door) =P
Don't wait. Call today!


port orange realtor: Photo-Danger and Beauty (and some real estate info too) - 06/13/10 06:25 PM
This is another beautiful photo by my friend Nick. I've been waiting to show this one. I think it's another astounding capture, which seems to be an amazing talent of Nick's. It also make me stop and think about how often beauty is mixed with danger. We all know that bees and other stinging or biting nuisances can be found among flowers. But there are also the dangers of beautiful roses and painful thorns; or to the unsuspecting person, the possibility of accidentally coming into contact with "Stinging Nettles" or "Poison Ivy/Oak/Sumac". Many other instances come to mind, but you get … (15 comments)

port orange realtor: New Florida Legislation for Home Inspectors - So What's the Big Deal? - 06/04/10 05:28 PM
This morning I received an e-mail from a local, husband-and-wife team of real estate home inspectors, regarding new, Florida legislation for home inspectors. These home inspectors (who have done an excellent job for my buyers on many occasions in the past) have decided to no longer offer home inspection services. (FYI- they have always been priced VERY competitively, and have still done a great job!) Apparently, as of July 1, there are new Florida requirements for real estate home inspectors.
I don't know how many home inspectors we have here on Active Rain, but I'd like to hear your feedback on … (11 comments)

port orange realtor: Port Orange Houses and Condos for Sale or Lease - 06/01/10 06:46 PM
It's that time of year again. It's the time of year when the weather in Central Florida is warm and wonderful. It's also perfect for anyone who would like to buy a house or condo in the beautiful town of Port Orange. We also have plenty of houses and condos for lease in Port Orange.
Below is a chart of the active real estate listings that are currently on the market in the Daytona Beach Area Association of REALTORS® and Multiple Listings Service (MLS) for the city of Port Orange.

If you're interested in buying, leasing or selling a house … (5 comments)

port orange realtor: Buy or Rent a House or Condo in Port Orange or Daytona Beach FL - 05/09/10 11:40 AM
Are you looking to buy a house in Port Orange FL? Or perhaps you'd like to buy a condo in Port Orange FL? Or maybe you need to buy or rent a house or condo anywhere in the greater Daytona Beach area? Here are some houses and condos for sale and for lease, located in Port Orange, Daytona Beach Shores and the greater Daytona Beach area. Each mini slide show contains a link to a page with greater details. If you'd like to view any of these listings, or if you need help getting pre-approved for your financing, or if you … (2 comments)

port orange realtor: Port Orange and South Daytona Residents-Let's Mix and Mingle - 05/06/10 07:55 PM
This Friday morning from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. at the Port Orange/South Daytona Chamber of Commerce, there will be a Mix and Mingle, with Food, Fun, and Door Prizes, sponsored by "Just Dancing Studio" and "Eisler Therapeutics".
This should be a fun way to start your Friday morning. It's almost like starting the weekend early!
This event is free for members of the Port Orange/South Daytona Chamber of Commerce, and only $10 for guests. Either way, it sounds like fun.
For more information, you can call (386)761-1601 or e-mail info@pschamber.com.
If you're interested in buying or selling a house or condo … (0 comments)

port orange realtor: Wordless Wednesday - Butterfly Beauty - 05/05/10 09:27 PM
Here's another treat from our still-new Rainer, "Nickrun". I love this photo! It's just such a perfect shot. And I envy Nick's eye for spotting these shots, and his ability to capture them! So enjoy, and if you'd like to order a print, follow this link --> order print of butterfly photo from Nick.

For all your real estate needs, make a Smart Choice and contact Lisa Hill. www.DaytonaBeachRealEstateSales.com

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port orange realtor: Buy a Luxury Condo in Port Orange FL. Short Sale! - 05/04/10 05:25 PM
Buy this beautiful condo in luxury Port Orange community for only $69,900. 3 bedroom, 2 bath unit with rear screened porch overlooking lake. This gated community has clubhouse, pool, hot tub, tiled pool deck, fitness center, and much more. You can even purchase your own garage space if you want one! Don't wait. Call today!


Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate (Florida Property Experts)

Lisa Hill

Daytona Beach Real Estate

Daytona Beach, FL

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