Rainbow Springs Real Estate Blog

Breathing New Life into Rainbow Springs with the first spec homes in over a decade! Gissy-Geotz Properties cleared two home sites, one SW 196 Avenue Rd and one on SW 97 Place (You can View it From Hwy 41!) and are set to break ground any day! The Chelsie IV model will showcase 2,009 Square Feet of open living area, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Lanai and 2 Car Garage. The David Model will feature 1587 Square Feet of Open Living Area, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Lanai, 2 Car Garage, and Pre-wired for a Pool! Both will be built by Bruce Kaufman Construction Inc and sold exclusively by Rainbow Springs Realty Group! You can stop by the office on the corner of SW 88 Place Road, Hwy 41, and SW 200th Circle to see blueprints, Features, and Finishes. Then talk to an agent about finding the perfect site for your new home!

This new housing boon will be beneficial to everyone in Rainbow Springs, elevating property values, bringing a sense of community by way of the New Club House, and help enhance the Real Estate Market. We have been waiting for this for a long time, and cannot wait to be a part of the future growth coming to Rainbow Springs!

Come By and See Us Today!

Posted on 20 Nov 2018 by rainbowsprings

For Sale by Owner or “FSBO” transactions are often seen in a seller’s market, where homeowners want to profit as much as possible without having to pay a commission. Sounds like a SWEET Deal Doesn’t It? But Is It Really??

Research shows utilizing a professional real estate agent will get you a higher profit, generally enough to cover the commission as well as put more money in your bank account. Sounds Good Doesn’t it? According to the National Association of Realtors 2016, there is an average difference of $60,000 between the average FSBO and agent represented home. WOW, what would you do with an extra $60,000?

Here are Some of Our top Reasons Why FSBO May Be More of a Headache than You Think!

You Post and Sell Things Online~ Meet them at the Local Police Station or Walgreens to make the transaction. YET, you are willing to let perfect strangers in your house? YIKES!

A professional realtor not only accompanies his/her clients to the showings, we screen our buyers ensuring your home will be shown to qualified buyers. Saving you time and energy from showing your home to under-qualified or unscrupulous buyers, as well as noisy neighbors.

Posting An Ad Online and Marketing Your Home may not be as easy as you think For Sale by Owner will need more than just a sign out front of your home. Picking what online marketing is confusing and tricky to say the least.

A professional realtor has access to a multiple listing service that reaches all area agents, search engines that allow specific criteria, and links to hundreds of websites. In order for a private owner to accomplish that amount of wide spread exposure would cost him/her far more than the commission they were trying to save.

Homes for sale by owner could be priced wrong
Those who put their homes on the market as FSBO tend to set a price based on an online assessment tool. “Using a free online valuation tool is like bringing your doctor a printout of your Google search about symptoms and possible cures,” says Jon Sterling, a real estate consultant. “There’s no substitute for actual market knowledge.”

A real estate professional will provide an accurate home value based on a comprehensive market analysis to help you arrive at the right listing price. “The goal is to make sure you’re pricing your home in the sweet spot—not too high so that you are turning off potential buyers, and not too low so you are leaving money on the table.”

Spending Too Much to Bring Curb Appeal!
A home owner has a hard time viewing his/her home objectively. An over grown lawn, broke down mailbox or That Bright Purple Wall with Orange Stripes may be a declaration to your favorite team; however, to a buyer it may be just enough for them to move on the next home. On the other hand, you might end up investing far more money than is needed. You are convinced your 20 year old kitchen needs a complete overhaul a cost of approximately $50,000. Instead, an experienced agent may recommend an $8,000 investment for paint, staging, and minor repairs, which can still net $45,000 above a targeted price.

Your professional real estate agent has an eye for detail and can recommend simple, budget-conscious swaps that can translate into real dollars when it comes negotiation time. A Real Estate Professional knows how to get the most bang for your buck.

Preparing your own paperwork can be frustrating!
Unless you have a background in contracts or law, you might want to leave the paperwork to the pros. A sales contract can consist of up to 12 pages of legal interpretation, then the closing documents can be 20 or more! A home owner could open him/herself up to lawsuits by not knowing state requirements. For example, houses set inside a Property Owners Association, Like Rainbow Springs, Require a Comprehensive Rider and Disclosures; houses built before 1978 require an addendum regarding lead-based paint and some states need a release confirming the presence of carbon monoxide detectors.

How an agent can help: Your agent will take care of all property disclosures and corresponding documentation to avoid future liability. As well as walk hand in hand with you step by step through the entire process making sure you are content and covered.

Now, if those aren’t enough reasons, give us a call and we can give you some more! We look forward to working hard for you! Rainbow Springs Realty Group, 352-489-6595

Posted on 02 Nov 2018 by rainbowsprings

The Annual Jazz Up Dunnellon Music Festival Is Slated for October 20, 2018 From 3-9 PM! 10 Stages will Line the downtown Streets of Dunnellon showcasing Jazz, Country, Rock, Blues & Classic Genres! Something For Everybody to Enjoy! It’s Always A Fun Filled Family Event With Food Vendors, Sponsors, The Best Entertainment Around!

For More Information Regarding Vendors, Sponsors, and Bands –

please visit www.dunnellonchamber.com

For Information Visit: www.facebook.com/jazzupdunnellonmusicfestival/
Posted on 15 Aug 2018 by rainbowsprings

February 1 Grandview Invitational: 11008 S HWY 475, Ocala

February 2 Bat Viewing:6 pm to 7 pm Ft. Cooper State Park, Inverness

February 2 Highland Craft Brew Festival: 6 pm-9 pm275 S Rock Crusher Rd Crystal River

February 7 Citrus Uncorked: 8123 S Lecanto Hwy, Lecanto

February 12 Rainbow Springs Ramblers-Giraffe Ranch Safari: rsramblers@gmail.com

February 16 Ranger Led Hike: 9:00 am to 10:00 am Ft. Cooper State Park, Inverness

February 22 Full Moon Bat Viewing: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Ft. Cooper State Park, Inverness

February 23 Par Tee For Veterans 4 Man Golf Scramble: 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 9301 Ft. Island Trail, Crystal River

March 2 2019 Habitat Strawberry Festival: 9 am to 5 pm 601 SE 25th Ave, Ocala

March 13 Rainbow Springs Ramblers: Stetson Manor: rsramblers@gmail.com

March 14 -17 Ocala Spring Carnival: 2200 NE Jacksonville Rd., Ocala

March 16 St. Patrick’s Festival & Parade: 5 pm to 9pm Inverness

March 16 Shamrock Shenanigans, a music festival for literacy: 5 pm to 10 pm 120 SW 5 th St., Ocala

March 30 Pine Ridge Obstacle Course Challenge: 8 am to 4 pm 6850 SE 41 st Ct.,Ocala

March 30 Marion County’s 175th Anniversary Celebration: 601 SE 25th Ave., Ocala

April 5 & 6 Magnolia Junkin Market – Spring – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 540 NE 14th St., Ocala

April 6 Spring Home Outdoor Living Show: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crystal River Armory, Crystal River

April 8 Rainbow Springs Ramblers: Pancakes and Pontoons

April 12 -14 6 th Annual Ocala Bike Festival: 5331 N US HWY 441, Ocala

April 13 The Taste – 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.212 W Main St., Inverness

To See the Flyers for Rainbow Springs Ramblers Events: Visit the community and resources page at: www.rspoa.nabrnetwork.com

To Book call AAA at 352-753-2500 EXT 2245


Bridge: Mondays – Woman’s Club at Noon

Rainbow River Conservation- 3rd Monday of Month 7 pm at Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce Building

RS Garden Club – 4th Thursday 1pm– Dunnellon Masonic Lodge (Fees Apply) (except July & Aug)

RS State Park Volunteers- 4th Monday (Except May & Dec-2nd Monday)

Rainbow Springs Residents Organization: 1st Thursday- Sheriff’s US Hwy 41 (except July & Aug)

Posted on 08 Jun 2018 by rainbowsprings
Whether you are for or against the proposed country club refurbishing, everyone can certainly agree it has stirred up some emotions in this nostalgic nature hub. As the local real estate center, we can honestly say that the main grievance we have heard from our clients that are looking to sell and move elsewhere is “there aren’t enough activities around here.” Sure we live in Mother Nature’s playground, but there is also a niche that needs to be filled that only a community center can do. To round out the top objections to we hear are “What is that monstrosity of weeds across the street?” and “what do you mean my property has lost that much value, we paid x and it is only worth x?? II How can that be?” Mr. Jim Gissy has proposed a plan to ease all of this discontentment and offer us a Once in A Lifetime Opportunity to flourish once again! If voted in, his plan would swiftly take action starting in July of 2018 and include Refurbishing the Old Rainbow Springs Country Club, Pool, Converting the Tennis Courts to Pickle Ball Courts, and RV! Boat Storage I The Community Center would house the POA and once again host Classes including but not limited to line dancing, art, yoga, and ceramics, Social & Community Events, Parties, Meetings, Games, and so much more. If you aren’t interested in social activities and getting to know your neighbors, then the sheer fact that the most important investment you’ve made, your home, will see a 3-5% increase in value. Comparing Rainbow Springs Home Values to those in other like neighborhoods, we have had a net loss of home value from 4-9%1 Wouldn’t it be great to get some of that back? There will always be a multitude of opinions on matters like these, but if you would like to see the work of Mr. Jim Gissy, please stop by our office on the hill! He is our landlord. Everyone that walks into our front door, is awe inspired by the quality and beauty that we have the privilege of working in everyday, thanks to Mr. Gissy. We can attest to his word and honor as a business man and pillar of our community. We respect your decision and your vote, but ask you to consider all sides! If you have any questions prior to voting, please contact our sales office at 352-489-6595 and we would be happy to answer all your questions! Remember, we don’t just sell here, we LIVE here!!
Posted on 08 Jun 2018 by rainbowsprings
Every year thousands flock to downtown Dunnellon for a taste of Music, Fun, and All That Small Town living has to offer! Our very own Keith Caton, (Broker-Owner) makes regular appearances on the stage!

Take me back to yesterday, Boomtown Days Dunnellon does just that. From Six Gun Territory Performances to Pie Eating Contest, Beauty Pageants, Music and Dance~ this festival is fun for all. Browse the vendors, Appease the Appetite on the Food Extravaganza, Win the Crown and Watch the Cancan Dancers, Everywhere you Look there is an exciting sight to behold! Year after year it gets better and better. Take me back to the good ole days or just come to Dunnellon! Check out all the action on the Facebook Page! www.facebook.com/dunnellonboomtown/

Posted on 01 Jun 2018 by rainbowsprings
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