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If you are looking to sell or buy a home, you want the best people working with you to get the best deal possible. There are plenty of real estate agents in the area, hundreds in fact. So how do you determine who is the right agent for you? The answer is simple, look at their track record.

First, one would look at who industry professionals, who spend their careers charting the data on such things, consider to be the best in the field. For Hernando County, REAL Trends, the industry leader in real estate data, recently compiled their list of the best real estate agents in Hernando County. The result?

“Three agents and one team from Spring Hill’s Re/Max Marketing Specialists made this year’s list. The Hardy Team, Cheryl Burnett, Joan Herr, and Bonnie Barbieri, joined this prestigious group. Criteria for inclusion on the list  include having fifty or more transactions for the year or $20 million or more in sales.”

Top Agent Magazine is runs profiles on the best real estate agents in their regions. One of those agents, Bonnie Barbieri, has been featured on both the above list and received a profile in Top Agent Magazine. This has lead to exposure in Florida’s top newspaper, the Tampa Bay Times. Not many agents receive both of those honors.

Next, one would look at tangible performance records. Only a percentage of real estate agents perform well enough to become million-dollar sellers. Bonnie Barbieri is a multi-time million dollar seller. This is another accolade that many agents never achieve.

The next thing one would look for is reviews from clients. A glance on Zillow can give you all  you need to know. Five star ratings, numerous sales, it is all right there front and center. Few agents produce these kinds of results.

The facts speak for themselves. If you want results, the first call you should make should be to Bonnie Barbieri. The current real estate market is heavily competitive. If you want to buy or sell a home, do not delay.

Hernando Realtors Named Among Best in Country

SPRING HILL, FL- Real estate data company REAL Trends, in partnership with Trulia, have announced their list of America’s Best Real Estate Agents. Three agents and one team from Spring Hill’s Re/Max Marketing Specialists made this year’s list. The Hardy Team, Cheryl Burnett, Joan Herr, and Bonnie Barbieri, joined this prestigious group. Criteria for inclusion on the list  include having fifty or more transactions for the year or $20 million or more in sales.

There were a total of seven agents and four teams that made the cut in Spring Hill, with Re/Max Marketing Specialists taking three of those seven and a quarter of the teams. This is out of hundreds of agents in town. For the full listing of Florida agents that received the honor, check out REAL Trends’ website at

Hate Winter? Buy Florida Real Estate.

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Photo by Al Camardella Jr.

For those still stuck in the midst of the brutally cold winter that has engulfed the country, I say one word to you, Florida.

Buying real estate in Florida, especially in the Tampa Bay area and further south, means that your home is far enough south that forty degrees is usually about the lowest temperature you will deal with all year. Rarely do the temperatures in this area get much lower than that. You maybe deal with one or two days of actual “winter” temperatures per year. On the day I write this article, it is about fifty degrees out. Much of the country is still buried in snow. Jealous yet?

The thing is, the fifty degree temperatures in March that we are getting here currently are an anomaly. It is usually a good bit warmer this time of year. Much of the country is still usually cold either way. Many Floridians consider March to be the beginning of beach season, a season that generally lasts until after September. Hating that winter chill? Thinking of coming here yet?

We have one of the warmest climates in all of the country. We have the longest (non-frozen) coastline in the country (who wants to go to the beach in Alaska?). We have the largest community of water-sports enthusiasts in the country. Did I mention how long the beach season is?

Why are you still living with all of that shovelling? Why do you sit waiting for your car windshield to defrost every morning before your commute while you freeze? Why are you risking injury trudging through ice and snow just to get to and from your car? Why are you torturing yourself? You do not have to live like that. You can be living the Florida lifestyle. Sunshine, beaches, and warm tropical air can replace that frigid chill in your life. Call us and see how many affordable homes you can be living in and basking in the sunlight instead of freezing in the snow.


Tour Our Featured Listings 2/10/14

This gorgeous 2/2/2 in a gated 55+ community is located near plenty of shops and is in a community full of wonderful activities. Allowing a dog or two cats, there is room for you and your furry friends to enjoy themselves. This home features a large kitchen and living room too, so there’s even room to entertain. You have to see this one for yourself.

This 2/1 has a spacious yard and nicely flowing floor plan. With a bright, airy kitchen and a Florida room to lounge in during those beautiful summer days, this home gives you the best of the Florida lifestyle. Check it out further here.

This 3/2/2 Is like brand new! This place is beautiful. Plenty of love has gone into rejuvenating this home. It is waiting to create some lasting memories with you. You really must see it person. Find out more here, and then call us to arrange a showing.

This 2/2/2 sits on a nice. quiet street. Spacious and superbly well maintained, this house is bound to be sought after. Be ahead of the crowd and give us call to schedule a showing. You can see more here, and you really should. See all this home has to offer.

Celebrating 40 Years of Re/Max

2013 marks the 40th year that Re/Max agents have been making the American Dream come true. For all that time Re/Max agents have been serving communities across this great nation, helping people make their dreams of home ownership a reality. Join us in celebrating this milestone. If you are one of the millions of people we have assisted over the years, thank you for choosing us. If you have not had the opportunity to work with a Re/Max agent, there no better time than the present. Give us a call and see what we can do for you.

What You’ve Been Missing

The Bonnie Barbieri Team @ Re/Max Marketing Specialists Is More Than A Real Estate Website

Here are a few things you are missing if you have not checked out the site:

Historic Hernando County: An ongoing series of articles about the history of sites around Hernando County. Scan the QR code below to check it out.

Videos From Our Marketing Manager: Our Marketing Manager, Fred Moutran provides a variety of YouTube videos for our audience. From cute ads to helpful information, there are videos for everybody. Again, you can scan the QR code below to visit our YouTube video page directly.

There are also helpful articles, useful tools, and resources for everyone in Hernando County.

Check out the site today, and see what you’ve been missing!