Saturday, April 19, 2014

The New Landlord: Importance of Property Managers

The New Landlord:  Importance of Property Managers
Pam Brantley interviewed by Small Business Trendsetters.

Our broker Pam Brantley appeared in Small Business Trendsetters April column.

The article, entitled, Pensacola Realtor Pam Brantley Discusses The Importance Of Having An Experienced Property Manager, summarizes Pam's history in Pensacola Real Estate and also highlights some of the main reasons it's important to hire a professional property manager.  

Pensacola Property Management Pam Brantley Realty Masters
Pam Brantley, Realty Masters Broker & USNR
 According to Pam, experience is key in successfully managing your home and your tenants. According to the article, "She has been in the business for 35 years now, and has probably encountered every imaginable scenario and has put policies in place."

To summary the article, other key factors when managing your investment property include:

  • Tenant screening
  • Landlord Tenant Law knowledge
  • Home Values
  • Maintenance & Repair knowledge
  • Connections with reputable vendors

For more information on Pensacola Property Management Services, contact Pam Brantley at (850) 473-3983 with Realty Masters or read the entire property management article here

This is the seventh article of our blog series "The New Landlord: Tips & Tricks for the Profitable Landlord."  Make sure to follow our blog for more advice on how to be an effective landlord!  

See our past articles including: 

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Seaglades near NAS Pensacola, FL 32507

Neighborhood Profile: Seaglades Subdivision
Newly developed, waterfront community in SW Pensacola near NAS Pensacola. 

The Seaglades community is located off of Gulf Beach Hwy between Blue Angel Pkwy & Perdido Key Dr., just minutes from the back gate of Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL 32507. 

Seaglades & Seaglades North Community in Pensacola, FL 32507 near NAS Pensacola Back Gate
Seaglades & Seaglades North in Pensacola, FL 32507 near NAS Pensacola Back Gate 

Located in Southwest Pensacola, FL, 32507 just minutes from Perdido Key Beaches & Naval Air Station Pensacola, this waterfront community is a favorite among military families.

The Seaglades community is located off of Gulf Beach Hwy, just minutes from the back gate of Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL 32507.  This community features three phases (Sealgades, Seaglades North, and Seaglades East) with over 200 homes with some homes featuring waterfront and water view lots overlooking Big Lagoon. 

Beautiful Neighborhood Photo of Seaglades by Dee Horton Images (Thanks Dee!)
The original Seaglades community was constructed in the 1970's, however, the majority of homes located in Seaglades Subdivisions are newer brick homes. Seaglades North was developed in the 1990's while Seaglades East was developed in the early 2000s.  

They range in square footage from about 1,400 square feet to 3,500 square feet and feature either front or side entry double car garages.  

Street names in the Seaglades Subdivision include:

Waterfront Homes in Seaglades Community, Pensacola, FL 32507
Waterfront Homes in Seaglades Community, Pensacola, FL 32507
Basla Ct., Bartram Ln., Cacao Ln., Catskill Ln., Ferdinand Dr., Flamingo St., Glades Ln., Mako St., Manatee Dr., Nassau St., Sandcliff Dr., Sea Oats Dr., and Seaglades Dr.

Neighborhood Amenities 
  • Waterfront community picnic area 
  • Dock for fishing! 
  • Underground Utilities
Perdido Kids Park, Pensacola, FL 32507
Perdido Kids Park- just a few miles away! 
Seaglades Pensacola, FL 32507
There is an awesome waterfront park on Seaglades Dr. but is supposedly only accessible to residents of Seaglades, not Seaglades North or East. 

Proximity to Major Employers & Attractions
Seaglades Neighborhood Waterfront dock! 
School Districts for Seaglades in Pensacola, FL 32507
Buses for each school run at different times. For more information, visit the Escambia County School District website! 

Seaglades Homeowners Association 
As with most newer construction communities, there is an active Homeowners Association in this community and mandatory dues that were $35 for 2013. Prior to renting or purchasing a home in this community, please familiarize yourself with the covenants and restrictions which govern the neighborhood. 

Seaglades Subdivision Homes for Sale 
Seaglades Association Park @ Pensacola, FL 32507 ~
Seaglades Association Park @ Pensacola, FL 32507 ~
Four homes sold during 2013 ranging in price from $105,000 to $260,000 with an average sales price of $160,000.  As of today's date, there are three homes for sale in Seaglades Subdivision priced between $110,000 for a foreclosed home through $200,000 for an updated home with an in-ground pool.  

For a current listing of homes for sale in Seaglades, email Pam Keen Brantley at or call her at (850) 232-2200. You can also browse for homes for sale on our website at 

Seaglades Subdivision in Pensacola, FL 32507
Seaglades Subdivision in Pensacola, FL 32507 ~ Sea Oats Dr. & Balsa Ct. 
Homes in Seaglades Subdivision for Rent
In 2013, twelve homes rented in Seaglades ranging in monthly rental rates from $975 for one of the older homes in the subdivision to $1975 for a waterfront 2,500 square foot home with an average rental rate of $1,250.   

This is a popular area and homes do not last on the market long Availability changes daily, so make sure to email me if you are interested in renting a home in the Seaglades Community or in nearby neighborhoods near the back gate of Naval Air Station Pensacola. 
SW Pensacola Rental homes near NAS
SW Pensacola Rental homes near NAS

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Pensacola NAS History Video~

Quick video history of NAS Pensacola 
The Birth of Naval Air Station Pensacola video by the Naval Air Museum.

Thanks to NAS Pensacola, Pensacola is proudly known as the Cradle of Naval Aviation.

NAS Pensacola was established in 1914 and is celebrating its 100th birthday this year.  To help celebrate, the National Museum of Naval Aviation (located here in Pensacola) is working on a series of short videos describing Pensacola Naval Air Station's history. Watch The Birth of Naval Air Station Pensacola below.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tips to protect your pet - and your home - from fleas and ticks

(BPT) - Fleas and ticks are on every pet owner's radar when warm weather flourishes. This is the season when both pets and people are itching to get outside, but without proper protection, four-legged friends can end up itching even more. However, if fleas and ticks take hold, and an infestation starts, this seasonal concern can turn into a year-round headache. That's why many veterinarians advocate parasite prevention all year long.

Taking precautionary measures will protect your pet from much more than a few bites. Ticks and fleas can spread a range of ailments and diseases - from Lyme disease and tapeworm, to flea-bite anemia.- While several are downright uncomfortable, some can be very severe for your pet, and even you.

Fleas and ticks are so tiny that, if they get into your home they can easily hide in carpet, furniture, and other nooks and crannies. In the warm environment of your home, they can survive year round, no matter where you live, leaving you and your pets exposed to irritation and disease.

"Protecting your pet from these pests is as good as protecting your home," says veterinarian Dr. Liz Hanson of the Corona del Mar Animal Hospital in Newport Beach, Calif. "When you have a healthy pet, it's more likely that you'll have a healthy household. Luckily, setting a protective barrier against fleas and ticks is quick and simple."

Follow these tips from Hanson to ensure that your pets are effectively shielded from fleas, ticks and other pests:

* Don't assume that you have to spend a lot of money. If you're weighing the costs of medication versus infestation, look for lower-cost options that are still highly effective. VetGuard Plus ( is a triple action formula that is effective at killing, preventing and repelling pests such as fleas, ticks, lice and mosquitoes. VetGuard Plus exceeds the pest-control claims of similar medications, but is available at significant cost savings.

* Choose what's right for your pet. Cats and dogs have different tolerances, so choose a medication that is appropriate for the species and size of your pet. VetGuard Plus is a vet-grade quality product available for small, medium, large and extra-large dogs. In addition, VetGuard is also available for cats.

* Apply medication properly. Topical flea and tick treatment should be applied directly on the skin in one or several spots along the top of the neck or back, and in areas your pet cannot reach by mouth. Be sure your dog or cat is completely dry before applying and do not bathe for several days after the application.

-"Keeping your pet and your home flea and tick free should be a year-round priority, and if you shop smart, you can save on quality flea and tick control for your pet," Hanson adds.

Courtesy of BPT

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Pool Homes for rent in Pensacola, FL

Pool Homes in Pensacola~
Find your own backyard oasis with in-ground pool in Northwest Florida! 

With an average of 343 days of sunshine per year, the Pensacola area is blessed with a sub tropical climate that creates the perfect environment for a private backyard oasis! That's why so many homeowners install in-ground pools in their backyards. 

Maintaining Your Pool
Before you lease a pool home, make sure you inquire about pool maintenance.  Many times, our owners provide professional pool services included in the monthly rent. This often includes a once a month service in the fall and winter months and a bi-weekly service in spring and summer. 

Homes in Pensacola for rent with Pools
Inground Pool at Pensacola, FL 32506 Rental Home
Even with professional pool maintenance to distribute chemicals and care for the Ph of your backyard pool, you still have routine pool maintenance responsibilities.  These include:

  • Emptying leaves and other yard debris from the pool
  • Ensuring debris doesn't get into the pump or skimmer
  • Filling the pool with water as needed
  • Ensuring the pump and all pool parts are operating continually

In addition to some TLC, your pool will increase your water and electricity bills, so make sure to budget accordingly.

Pensacola Pool Homes
It's Springtime and we are hearing a lot of requests for Pool Homes in Pensacola! Luckily, we have a few pool homes currently available for rent.  Pool homes in the Pensacola area generally range in rental rates between $1,000 to $2,000 a month depending on size and location.
Pool at 4610 Bridgedale Home

  • 4610 Bridgedale Rd., Pensacola, FL 32505- This 3 bedroom 2 bath smaller home features a private circular pool and rents for $895 with pool service. 
  • 1200 St. James Pl., Pensacola, FL 32506.  This 3 bedroom 2 bath is located near the back gate of Naval Air Station Pensacola off Fairfield Dr.  This home also includes pool service at a monthly rate of $1200.
    Pool homes for rent in Northeast Pensacola
    4165 Kingsberry~ In-ground backyard pool!
  • 4165 Kingsberry Dr., Pensacola, FL 32514  (Now Rented!)  This 3 bedroom 2 bath home in Northeast Pensacola features over 2,000 square feet and a beautiful in-ground pool. The rental rate is $1450 per month with a $1400 deposit and includes professional pool service!
  • 11555 Belize Dr., Pensacola, FL 32506.  This executive, newly built home is located near the back gate of Naval Air Station and features a beautiful in-ground, salt water pool. This sprawling home boasts over 2,950 square feet and rents for $1775 with professional pool service.
Pool homes for rent near NAS Pensacola, FL 32506
Salt Water Pool in Osprey Place home
Of course, pool homes rent fast so visit our Pensacola Real Estate Website to view current listings of Pensacola area homes for rent or sale. 

Pensacola also has several luxury subdivisions with community pools including Herons Forest near NAS Pensacola and Nature Trail near Beulah's Navy Federal Credit Union as well as condo complexes that feature community pools. 
Community Pool at Nature Trail, Pensacola, FL 32526
Community Pool at Nature Trail, Pensacola, FL 32526

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Thanks and have a great day,
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