Monday, July 9, 2012

Classic 1 Realty Weekly Staff Feature Joe Thomas

Joseph Thomas leasing agent for Classic 1 Realty and Property Management in Orlando Florida came to Classic 1 in 2005 after several years as a Property Manager. 

 He is a U S Navy veteran having served aboard two nuclear submarines and a retired police officer serving the Winter Park Police Department for 29 years. He is also a graduate of Rollins College and holds a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice.
Joseph recently was awarded a certification as a REO Specialist through American Real Estate University.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Classic 1 Realty Featuring Staff Member Ken Ashori

Classic 1 Realty Featuring Staff member Ken Ashori

Ken Ashori is a full service Realtor including services such as: Selling and Listing properties, working with Buyers and investors, Property management and Real Estate Consulting as well.
Ken specializes in Short Sales and Foreclosures.
  • Selling Real Estate
    1996 to present
    Ken handles Sellers and investors interested in selling properties in regards to Real Estate and have had great success throughout my career. He specialize in Short Sales and Foreclosures (as well as traditional sales). Ken guarantees costumer service for all of my clients, and will bring the best service to the table every time.
  • Buying Real Estate
    1996 to present
    Ken has worked with and continues to work with all forms of buyers ranging from investors all the way to personal properties. His system has had a great amount of success and do to the amount of connections he has maintained through my career he is able to move through the motions quicker than most Realtor's.
  • 1996 to present
    Ken Ashori currently manages several properties with the help of his direct coordinator Thomas O'Neill, he provides a consistent and successful format that benefits all parties involved. Ken advertises the property all over the market, find and qualify a quality tenant, and prepare the lease for signing. We also handle all repairs, maintenance, billing, and tax matters for all owners.
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Until next time, 

Monday, June 25, 2012

Weekly Staff Feature Diana Blake Classic 1 Realty

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Personal Bio for Diana Blake
Diana Blake, owner/broker, and property manager for Classic 1 Realty, Inc. has been in the residentional investment industry for over eighteen years. Ms. Blake is a graduate of Rollins College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in organizational communications and specializing in public relations. She is a member of the National Association of Property Managers as well as a member of the Orlando Regional Realtor Association. 
Diana’s talents include expertise in investment property analysis (both the purchase and sale of), home renovation, repair and cost accounting techniques as well as proficiency with ‘Promas’ property management software applications. She also has earned a technician’s degree in air conditioning, refrigeration and heating.
Diana Blake has a history of active involvement in the community including fund raising, speaking, and program efficiency development.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Weekly Staff Feature - Jorja Farnham

Presenting Jorja Farnham Classic 1 Realty Featured Staff Member 
Jorja has been a property management bookkeeper for over twenty-five years. And is experienced in all facets of the property management business. She prides herself in the work she does in administration, bookkeeping and maintenance coordination.
Jorja Farnham
Administrative Asst/Bookkeeper
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Monday, May 28, 2012

Moving Yourself

Do it yourself move.  If you have a truck, trailer, van, lots of able and willing friends and/or family. This is the least expensive way to go.  Have a Pizza Party Move", provide refreshments and expect your bathroom to be used.
Topic:  How to choose a truck and how to start the planning process
1.  Measure the size of the rooms in closest square foot.
2.  Count for furniture or rooms of furniture, try to keep the rooms together.
3. Carefully estimate how long you will need for pick up drop off and return to rental business.
4.  Pick a solid date to move.
5.  Carefully box and label all fragile equipment and breakables.
6.  Overnight or 3 days if personals for after the move, labeled.
7.  Cleaning equipment in a separate box with lids on  tight, label it.
8.  Pre-routed maps for everyone who is driving.
9.  Plan a schedule to correlate with helpers or other drivers.
10. Cell phones are a must.
11. Keep your sense of humor, it will be a long day.

Until Next Time,
Classic 1 Realty

Friday, May 11, 2012

Reputable Moving Companies

Stress and moving pretty much go hand in hand. When possible rent a moving truck and move everything yourself. Who else can you depend on?   Well in a perfect world that would be the way to go, as long as everyone is very careful, items are packed well and you have a strategy in place in case of vehicle mishaps, volunteers not showing up.  More on that next blog.
Credential checking:What is the moving crews status with the company? Back round checks?  Temporary Employees? What is the company's U.S. Department of transportation registration number.  Twenty-eight states require both state and U.S. DOT registration Florida is one of the twenty-eight states  that requires State and US DOT registration.

Remember if it sounds to good to be true it probably is.  Unrealistic price breaks, very low estimates probably indicate foul play.
It is difficult to trust a company with all of your belongings.  Moving company scams are definitely on the rise with more than 4,000 scams reported each year across the nation.  Read more on moving scam information  moving scams  and fox business.  

There are many sites that offer customer reviews  and company suggestions such as merchant circle, the better business bureau and angies list

Most moving companies are reliable, just do your research.
Until next time,
Classic 1 Realty

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Part 5 Last Of This Series - The Garage Sale Is Over

All the work is done!  Wait a minute, what about the left over stuff?  Don't bring it back in to your home.  It just defeats the purpose of the purge. 
Three choices A. Try one more time to sell it at a yard or garage sale, why not? you already have everything
B. Ebay or Craigs list or the local penny saver or classifieds.  C. My favorite Donate it.  There are so many wonderful charities that will come and pick your donation up or if you can deliver it.  Choose one of your favorites the following is an example list of tax deductible charities: Amvets , Salvation Army, ASPCA, just to name a few pick your favorite.   Help those in need, always a good thing.  

Check out the rest of this garage sale yard sale series:
Part 1 Part 2   Part3 Part 4

Thanks for reading Next week ..... Getting ready for the move
Until then have a great week!
Classic 1 Realty

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Successful Garage Sale Part 4 Organization

We have stuff? check!  We advertised online? check!   We have signs? check!  Ready, Set,                 ..... Hold on, not quite, yet.....
Garage sale curb appeal, the phrase of the day.  What that means is to have everything organized together in sections and looking attractive.  Small appliances with small appliances, clothes with clothes, jewelry with jewelry,  organize it!  Table tops with table cloths (or sheets) look great for display surfaces.  For easy closing, store boxes under the tables. 

The more attractive your display looks from the street the more likely the vehicle will stop.  Walk out to the street how does your place look?  Does it look organized and neat?  Or sloppy and cluttered?

Place your more expensive items towards the street or entry this will create intrigue and promote your sale.

  Price your stuff, remember be realistic, you can always go down,  people love to barter.

Necessary supplies - change, bags, boxes, pen paper dots for pricing

Fridays are always a busy day if you can, start your sale on a Friday morning, Saturday morning&Sundays after church.  Be Inviting!  Say hello and smile to every person that comes up you want them to feel comfortable.

Check out the rest of our series on Successful Garage sales
Part 1Part 2 Part 3

That's it for now stay tuned for the last part of the Garage Sale Series next week - Part 5  The Sale is Over 
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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Successful Garage Sale Part 3 Signage

Garage/Yard Sale Signage
Studies show that the signs that stand out the most are red print on a white back round. Around ten signs on  White poster board  and  red markers are ideal, of course depending on the distance from the nearest main road.  Make sure that the words Yard Sale or Garage Sale are first, large and on the top, arrows are great!  
The address of your sale location must be prominently displayed.

Anything you can do to make your sign stand out, do it!  Balloons, big letters, some additional neon poster boards with black lettering.  
No time to make your signs?  Lowes, Home Depot, Walmart they all carry Garage sale signs.

Do not forget to advertise online!  So many free advertising sites, take advantage of it, especially if where you live prohibits signage.

Stay tuned.... up next Garage Sale Curb Appeal.....
Bye for now
Classic 1 Realty

Monday, April 2, 2012

Moving in Steps ... Step 2 Successful Garage sale

OK, going through all of your stuff make 3 piles: Keep, Sell or Donate and Toss it!
While trimming down think about the broken items that  you maybe able to sell on ebaycraigslist or amazon for parts.

Most important is advertising!  Cannot express this enough, if people do not know where you are it doesn't matter how great your stuff is.

Now let's talk about online FREE advertising my fave!  Craigslist FacebookTwittermyspacepennysaver, create your own site with details and photos on   Start your online advertising 10 days in advance, make sure you update every three days and the day before your sale.

Stay tuned.... up next signage....
Bye for now
Classic 1 Realty

Moving in steps : Step 2 Successful Garage or Yard Sale

OK, going through all of your stuff make 3 piles: Keep, Sell or Donate and Toss it!
While trimming down think about the broken items that  you maybe able to sell on ebay, craigslist or amazon for parts.

Most important is advertising!  Cannot express this enough, if people do not know where you are it doesn't matter how great your stuff is.

Now let's talk about online FREE advertising my fave!  Craigslist,  Facebook, Twitter, myspace, pennysaver, create your own site with details and photos on   Start your online advertising 10 days in advance, make sure you update every three days and the day before your sale.

Stay tuned.... up next signage....
Bye for now
Classic 1 Realty

Friday, March 30, 2012

Moving in Steps, step 1 Ready, set, purge!

Getting ready for the big move?  New beginning, out with the old, in with the new!  Go through your kitchen cabinets, your closets, old art & furniture.  Have a yard sale, garage sale or sell it on Amazon,  ebay or craigs list!  Rule of thumb, if you haven't used it in a year and do not see using it in the near future, get rid of it!
Please follow our new moving tips series.
Bye for now,
Classic 1 Realty

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Choosing the perfect home

Whether you are buying a  home or in the process of renting a home there are key factors to consider depending on your wants and needs.
First is deciding which is more beneficial for you leasing or buying.  If you are planning to stay in an area for a temporary amount of time a lease maybe best for you.  If maintaining a home and being responsible for necessary repairs is not something you wish to deal with leasing maybe for you.

At the time of this blog post the housing market is filled with short sales and foreclosures.  This is definitely a buyers market.  Take your time to find what suits you.

Monday, March 5, 2012

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Classic 1 Realty Helpful Links

When you are ready to make that move to/or in  Orlando Florida  Classic 1 Realty helpful links make your move easier! Check us out at Have a great day!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Homes for Rent in Beautiful Orlando

Classic 1 Realty - Homes for Rent in Orlando Fl, Houses for Rent in Orlando Fl, Townhomes for rent in Orlando Fl and Condos for rent in Orlando, Florida  Check out our newest rentals at Classic 1 Realty  Have a great day!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Stress free property management

Tired of the stress that comes with managing your residential property?  Contact us and reduce your stress