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Denise Samouilidis

Denise Copeland
Mirsky Realty Group, Inc.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

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Traveling the country puts a new perspective on the local market

There's no better way to open your mind to the world of real estate than traveling and truly comparing your local market, prices, conditions, etc. to where you are visiting. This past week I flew into Pittsburgh and was shocked at the re-gentrification of the area and overall strength of the economy in general. Modest homes in the same price range as my Jupiter Florida territory were only slightly larger. Taxes in PA are higher, gas prices are the same, the roads are atrocious. So I'm left asking myself is the job market that much stronger than it is in the south? Or are these people die hard Steelers fans and willing to pay the price to see a game in person at the drop of a hat?Traveling west to Columbus Ohio, prices are 30% less for a similar home, yet the economy is strong. Jobs are abundant. Roads are decent. The shopping is incredible, and I'm quite certain that Columbus Ohio is the test market for a slew of restaurants. The weather isn't nearly as bad as Pittsburgh. So what gives? * insert sarcasm* Ah yes, must be the Cleveland Browns. I can't think of what would cause such a variance in pricing other than a subpar professional football team. Next I meandered south to Chillicothe Ohio. Along the Appalachian Trail, Chillicothe has an old small town vibe set along the Sciota River and Paint Creek. Not much to write home about, just an old industrial town with a lot of history. The warehouse district has seen a rival, with bistros, pubs, antique shops and sports bars in downtown. Lots of high rolling hills and winding roads that would give challenge to a professional race car driver. The main employer in Chillicothe, if I had to guess would be Mead Paper Company. Its' huge smoke stacks billowing a pungent mix of chemicals and steam into the atmosphere, and most likely hindering any possibility of an equitable increase in real estate values. Homes range from run down shanties priced under $20,000 to sprawling mansions in the hills. Still none breaking the one million mark that I saw. Compared to south Florida it was extremely affordable, and on a whim I would consider it if I was forced into the witness protection program. It's a laid back town with a depressed economic future, but might afford the right person a great place to retire.Back home in Jupiter, looking 40 miles north in Port St. Lucie home values are comparable to Columbus Ohio. An average home is priced in the low $200's to $300's, whereas a similar home in my hometown is easily $150,000 more. And since there really isn't a decent football team down here, I've come to the conclusion that it comes back to the old adage, Location, Location, Location.CLICK HERE FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF HOMES FOR SALE IN JUPITER & PALM BEACH GARDENSDenise Copeland | Realtor Associate @ Mirsky Realty Group LLC 4580 Donald Ross Road #107, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418c: 561-308-0007

Effective methods for reviving old leads

I'm THAT agent who has so many leads in a database that they've gone cold. I'm able to handle 4-8 transactions a month before I'm overloaded... post-it notes all over the office, phone ringing off the hook crazy, but still able to keep it together.My passion is lead generation. My websites generate on average over 30 leads per month, and sometimes 3 times that amount! My weakness however is follow up. This month I've partnered up with a colleague who loves to do what I hate.I've been happily pecking away at my keyboard, sending her gobs of leads with notations and simultaneously she's slowly reviving them into active clients! With over 3,900 leads I have my hands full! I'm locked in my ice cold office, door shut, bundled in a Harley Davidson sweatshirt, jeans and tennis shoes. Comfortably rouge attire for a real estate office.We're splitting 50-50 and I couldn't be more thrilled. What was once a dreaded task, is now delegated to someone who actually enjoys making cold calls, sending emails, following up and showing property. We drafted a simple agreement, shook hands and put our noses to the grindstone. If all goes as planned, we should be able to close a minimum of 3 clients a month or more. Leads which would have been otherwise lost. And 50% of nothing is nothing! 50% of something is a blessing!

A Name Change for the Better!

I've struggled with my previous surname for years, granted to me by an unfortunate marriage when I was in my 20's and not thinking of my future. The name has haunted me, not only with the memory of a not so nice man who was my husband at one time, but the spelling and pronunciation have been mentally exhausting to say the least. After years of branding "Samouilidis" (I'm sitting here staring and still wondering if I spelled the damn name correctly) I was hesitant to make the move back to Copeland. Easy to spell, easy to say, remember and best of all no connection to my ex... YES - GOOD RIDDENS, bye-bye-bye.After much consideration, I began the daunting task at the courthouse. $401 filling fee here... the humiliation of being told you filled the forms out incorrectly. Stand in this line for an hour... pay more money for more forms which of course are filled out wrong AGAIN. Being told I should retain an attorney for more money. I mean, seriously how HARD can this be? 7 trips to the courthouse, and 2 trips for fingerprinting at the sheriffs office, 45 days later the name change was granted.I now face a laundry list of documents, bank accounts, credit cards, thousands of pages of blogs, websites, social media and marketing materials which need to be updated to obliterate my past. My friends and clients are thrilled with my name restoration, but don't seem to understand the pile of endless to-do lists I'm faced with completing.Which to finish first? I've decided this is the path I'm mapping out. (but please feel free to comment in interject if you think there's something more important to do first)1) DBPR - professional licensing. 2) Board of Realtors. 3) Business Cards. 4) Signage. 5) Websites & Blogs. 6) Drivers License. 7) Car Titles. 8) Bank Accounts. 9) Credit Cards. 10) Health Insurance. 11) Social Security. 12) Passport. 13) Retirement Accounts. 14) Subscriptions. And the scary thing is, I'm sure there are things I'm forgetting... like my real estate name badge. I'm constantly questioning if it was worth it to make the change... I still think it was the right move and there's NO going back now.I truly feel enlightened to be rid of the connection to my unfortunate past. It was a long hard learning curve, now in my rear view mirror. Not to be repeated. I'll be so happy when this is over and done!.....................................................................................................................................................Denise Copeland | Realtor Associate - Mirsky Realty Group LLC4580 Donald Ross Road #107, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418c: 561-308-0007  o: 561-775-8010

Ocean Trail Way - Jupiter Florida Ocean Front Condos for Sale

Jupiter Florida Ocean Front Condos at Ocean Trail Way offer the finest in beach side living on the east coast. Nestled between the infamous Dubois Park, Jupiter Inlet, Atlantic ocean and Jupiter Dunes amazing par 3 golf course, are 4 monolithic buildings lining the white sands and white capped waters.Each of the 4 buildings encompasses a resort style pool area with direct beach access from the terrace level. In addition to covered, assigned parking under the building and additional storage, there's ample parking for guests in this quiet gated oasis.Each building is secured with onsite management, guard shack, elevators and a view to die for. Terrace level condos offer direct access to the pool area from their oversized decks, and although they barely have a sliver of a view of the ocean, the close proximity to the water sans elevator makes up for it. Penthouse units with million dollar views up to 12 miles on a clear day tower over the Atlantic.Ocean Trail Condos are the top choice not only for their location, but also price. Ocean Trail buildings are the only condos with direct beach access which don't require a commute across a busy road. Ocean Trail offers seasonal residents the ability to secure their units with wrap around hurricane panels, manned gate and roving security. See all Ocean Trail Condos for Sale.See Ocean Trail Market Trends.

Riverwalk - Affordable Jupiter Townhomes | Jupiter FL Real Homes

Riverwalk - Affordable Jupiter TownhomesJupiter FL Real HomesRiverwalk in Jupiter is nestled away on the south fork of the Loxahatchee River. As you travel the winding roadway entrance into Riverwalk you'll be in awe of the towering oaks and palms shading the path ahead. It's hard not to fall in love with this cute waterfront community, making you feel like you're on vacation every day.  There are three community pools, on-site management, tennis courts, kayak and boat storage available for residents, a private boat ramp and day docks and a playground for the kids. Vibrant bougainvilleas wrap around lattice work over outdoor living spaces. Two story townhomes are spacious, offer ample parking both assigned and guest spots, and a few select buildings offer covered parking. Premium home-sites offer river and lakefront views.  Riverwalk is one of the most affordable communities and one of the most desirable in this price range. With so many amenities, one fixed bridge to the ocean and minutes to waterway cafes and bars, it's no wonder Riverwalk townhomes don't stay on the market for any length of time!SEARCH ALL RIVERWALK TOWNHOMES FOR SALE HERE.

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