My Little Corner of The World

By
Real Estate Agent with TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE

First thing my thoughts and prayers are with those south of me dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.  Locally we dodged a bullet and after more than a week of tracking and preparing for Ian it’s time to move on.  This storm won’t be forgotten soon as the extent of the damages across the state of Florida and now South Carolina keeps coming to light.

Time to focus on business again, have a listing appointment this afternoon and an Open House tomorrow.  Working with out of state buyers and will send each a message that The Villages, Florida is just fine and back to 100% by tomorrow.  Meanwhile prepare my opinion on interest rates, sharpen my communication skills on why now is the time to buy and sell and put on my optimistic face and go get them!

Dick Betts, REALTOR®

The Betts Team

Touchstone Real Estate

The Villages, Florida

717-860-3107 cell

Dick@DickBetts.com

www.DickBetts.com

Comments (20)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Dick,

So glad you escaped the eye of Hurricane Ian. Now you can move on and get back to business..good to hear!

Sep 30, 2022 05:00 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Dick... a glimmer of good news from your end in the morass of horrid news from so many other parts of Florida... 

Sep 30, 2022 05:03 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Dorie Dillard Austin TX the stress of the unknown, watching the cone change a dozen times but now we move on, hope you have a great day!

Sep 30, 2022 05:08 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Nina Hollander, Broker remember about a week ago we talked about me sending Ian your way?  Well here he comes!

Sep 30, 2022 05:09 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Dick Betts Ian might be coming to NC, but it appears that Charlotte, itself, won't get much beyond some rain and wind. 

Sep 30, 2022 05:15 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Dick. Heard from a friend living close The Villages that he made it through just fine. A miracle given he has an older uninsurable doublewide. As for my friends further south it is devastating. Enjoy your day. 

Sep 30, 2022 05:12 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am glad that everyone in your area dodged a bullet with the storm and hope that those that were affected most will recover quickly.

Sep 30, 2022 05:24 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Wayne Martin glad your friend is ok, yes your old area did take quite the beating!

Sep 30, 2022 05:24 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

As we watch the continuing news reports of the hurricane damage, It is good to see that your community was not in the path.

Sep 30, 2022 05:25 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Brian England thanks yes we were very lucky and now thinking my Realtor friends in SWFL.

Sep 30, 2022 05:25 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Roy Kelley thanks, the 2 safest places in Florida for hurricanes is Leesburg and Ocala and The Villages is right between them!

Sep 30, 2022 05:27 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Thank you for sharing the information. Wishing you continued success.  Have a wonderful day and sell a house.  bill

Sep 30, 2022 06:16 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Bill Salvatore - East Valley thanks!  Do my best to sell a house today!

Sep 30, 2022 06:50 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

So gld to hear you are safe, Dick. 
Carry on...

Sep 30, 2022 12:01 PM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Carol Williams thanks and yes will carry on, we did dodge a bullet and sad about what is happening to my south!

Sep 30, 2022 05:44 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Dick- very glad that your area is safe and that The Villages were spared. 

Sep 30, 2022 06:03 PM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Kathy Streib thanks and now we need to keep SWFL in our thoughts and prayers!

Sep 30, 2022 07:04 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Ian is over and it's back to work - right? Have a great day and sell some homes! 

Oct 03, 2022 04:47 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Lise Howe plan on it, 4 open houses will keep me stepping!

Oct 03, 2022 05:09 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Dick - Do you know my husband's cousin, Rick Mitchell?  He lives in the VIllages and works as a DJ occasionally because he loves it 

Oct 03, 2022 05:29 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Lise Howe I do know of him, he has worked a few events I have attended.  He was, not sure if still on the local radio.  Small world, my youngest son lives in Arlington so make plenty of trips north!

Oct 03, 2022 05:52 AM