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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Century 21 First Story Real Estate - SL# 3052075
For news and events about Tallahassee. From personal experiences to professional information, Debbie Kirkland's views as a native and as a real estate professional offer you insight into the area!
Wakulla Springs is just minutes from the heart of Tallahassee and a favorite spot for swimmers, nature lovers, and bird watchers! I've been going to Wakulla Springs since I was a kid, and taken my kids many times over the years. Wakulla Springs is one of the largest fresh water springs in the wo...
It's that time again! Every spring new things blossom in Tallahassee, including shiny, stately, spacious new construction homes. Ever wonder what granite counter-tops would look like with dark maple cabinets, or a white kitchen with tile accents would look like? Do you want to know what a "green-...
It is hard to believe I began a journey only 18 months ago with social media. It's taken me about 12 months to get organized, put a team together to build a website that works for me, and that is manageable and marketable. Another 6 months and I am learning the ins and outs of content, placement,...
Today I completed the Short Sales and Foreclosures" Protecting Your Client's Interest's  CRS Course given at the Tallahassee Board of Realtors.  I have to complete a couple of webinars, after-which I will have a designation of SFR (Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource). While it's an accredited ce...
  Has your home been on the market longer than your listing period? Are you on your second.. or possibly your third Realtor? Are you still stumped after all that time, left wondering why your home has not sold? I'm going to attempt to explain what most Realtors want to say, but some can't seem t...
I can not wait for this .. what a terrific idea!.. Will have an audience here in Tallahassee for sure! I'm game to sponsor a meet-up in my area...ideas rolling around already! Some said we were crazy, but no one said it was a bad idea. On November 17th from 9AM until 4PM PSTwe will be holding the...
I write this as I sit waiting to talk on the inagural Twitterqueen radio show and just after a conference call with Florida State University's Family Connection Board of Directors, for which I'm President.  My post is actually inspired by another Active Rain Featured Post of Paul Cutajar: Twitter...
I've never had a problem talking... don't get me wrong.  But researching the hows and whats and wheres of social media marketing had been a journey.  IThe journey has lead me to the most fascinating women and minds in my business. The goal of social networking, to build relationships.. well.. con...
No doubt.. the best minds in the business.. sharing life, work and play.. all up on the social media networks.. that's how we met.. and how we roll now!  We depend on seeing each other often virtually,.. and soon in person!Sound the bugles...roll our the red carpet....prepare the curtseys and bow...
Here's Hoping This is the Only Fire Truck You See This Holiday Season! Don't forget as you are decorating, the safety factor!  Preventing fire and theft  are two of the most important things to be mindful of.  This is a great post by Royal Home Inspectors.. and I look forward to sharing it with m...

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