Myth: In Fla.’s economy, citrus is second to tourism. Fact: Real estate sales and leasing are far-and-away Fla.’s No. 1 industry. It makes up 16% of the state’s economy ($173B per year), according to an analysis of North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) data. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Myth: In Florida’s economy, citrus is second only…

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Private Flood Insurance is Available in Florida and Less Expensive than the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Florida has laws to encourage a vibrant private flood insurance market and is one of the few places where a robust private insurance market is able to compete with the NFIP subsidized flood insurance. The number of private companies…

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Tackling clutter is my first recommendation when it comes to staging a home. It’s a great way for clients to start clearing out items ahead of their move. Here are a few tips to get started. List your sale on the “Garage Sale” section of Craigslist and on any neighborhood Facebook page groups. Include photos…

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We are so excited that our team was ranked #16 in sales for Residential Listings among all RE/MAX Brokerages in Florida for the first quarter of 2017! We LOVE helping people with their Happily Ever Afters here in paradise! When you hire StiverFirth International, you are hiring a team with experience, dedication, and proven success.…

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Congratulations to StiverFirth International for their major accomplishments in 2016: – #1 in total sales for RE/MAX Alliance Group, the #1 RE/MAX Brokerage in Florida with 7 offices in Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties. – #17 in residential sales in Florida for all RE/MAX brokerages. – #18 in commercial and residential sales in Florida for…

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[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] I sometimes write in the third person, or more often in the dreaded First Person Plural arena where no one really knows who “we” is, but today it’s all about First Person Singular because I feel compelled to talk about how proud I am to…

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