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Mermaids and manatees

Highlights from this episode

  • Looking for mermaids at Lido Beach. - (0:04)
  • Recording from the beach! - (1:02)
  • Social shout-outs to Laraine, Rhett, Niel, and Noemi. - (1:24)
  • Ed could be a mermaid. - (2:50)
  • Meet the Chief Executive Mermaid. - (3:20)
  • The one and only Mermaid Mafia. - (3:30)
  • One sip and we got hooked! - (4:27)
  • Carol's passion for fishing and for mermaids created Mermaid Vodka. - (6:45)
  • Why Carol is not distilling vodka in The Mermaid Lounge. - (7:15)
  • Why mermaids? - (9:15)
  • Could Ed be a merman? Should he wear leggings? - (10:57)
  • Fish Mavericks sponsorship on Discovery! - (13:50)
  • Local places where you can get hooked! - (18:30)
  • Nobody thinks Ed should be a designated driver. - (23:02)
  • Jinx! Shelley owes Ed a Coke! - (23:28)
  • Ed can't tell sharks from manatees. - (24:00)
  • Confusing manatees for mermaids? Rum goggles maybe? - (24:30)
  • Finders keepers - really? - (27:16)
  • Shenanigans...and other big words. - (30:15)
  • My realtor has a first name. - (34:10)
  • We love mermaids, because unicorns are soooooooooo last year! - (34:40) 

The Local Flavor - extended edition - (2:09)

This week in The Local Flavor we are focusing on all things MERMAID (and that includes manatees)!

Interview with Carol Strickland, Chief Executive Mermaid of Mermaid Vodka - (2:49)

We had the good fortune of being one of the first customers to order Mermaid Vodka the day it was first sold at Crescent Club and we were hooked from the very first sip!  From then on we started following the mermaids on social media and booked an interview with the Chief Executive Mermaid herself - Carol Strickland!
 
Carol shared with us the origins of Mermaid Vodka combining her passions for fishing and mermaids along with the journey so far and her plans for the future including upcoming events and and exciting new sponsorship of the hit show Fish Mavericks on Discovery this summer!
 
Mermaid Vodka
 
Fish Mavericks
On Discovery starting in July 2018 - Sundays at 7am!

Upcoming Events featuring Mermaid Vodka

April 6th - Mix & Mingle with the Chief Executive Mermaid
April 23rd - Sides Charity Golf Tournament

Local spots where you can get hooked on Mermaid Vodka!

Crescent Club (bar & package)
6519 Midnight Pass Rd, Sarasota, FL 34242
 
Siesta Spirits (package)
6637 Midnight Pass Rd, Sarasota, FL 34242
 
Claytons Siesta Grille (bar)

1256 Old Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota, FL 34242
http://claytonssiestagrille.com/

Manatee Viewing Center from Tampa Electric - (24:50) 

The Manatee Viewing Center is the best place to get a look at this amazing creatures in their natural habitat every spring! The warm water flowing from the Big Bend Power Station into the bay and the manatees seek refuge there during the colder months.  The canal is now a state and federally designated manatee sanctuary.  Admission is free to watch the manatees, pet the rays in the petting pool, and take a walk on the nearby hiking trail.  On the trail you'll find a 50-foot-high vantage point where you can enjoy a breathtaking 360 degree view.
 
As much as we love manatees, we just can't figure out how sailors used to mistake them for mermaids?
 
Tampa Electric - Manatee Viewing Center 
6990 Dickman Rd, Apollo Beach, FL 33572
Open Daily: 10am to 5pm
 
Paradise Adventure (paddleboard rentals & tours)
 
Ted Sperling Nature Park at South Lido
190 Taft Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236
 

Shell & Tell - (26:45) 

We had several questions asked on a Facebook post from Shelley and we will answer them all in future episodes.
 
Laraine Chulla asks via Facebook:
"If I accept a deposit on my home and the potential buyer's loan is denied do I have to return the deposit?"
 
The answer is "probably not, but it depends" on what is written into the contract and when the loan is denied.  Listen for more details from Shelley. 

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The information contained in this episode has been obtained through sources deemed reliable by Shelley Panas and / or any guest on Selling Sarasota Podcast, however, we cannot warrant the complete accuracy thereof subject to errors, omissions, change of price, rental or other conditions, prior sale, lease or financing, or withdrawal without notice. We recommend to our listeners that any information, which is of special interest, should be obtained through independent verification. 
 
 
 
 
 

Century 21 defying mediocrity with Nick Bailey!

Highlights from this episode

  • A gold jacket for Ed? - (00:15)
  • This isn't Sarasota. - (1:10)
  • Why are we in Orlando this week? Nick Bailey and Century 21! - (2:18)
  • Century 21's new look and feel. - (3:15)
  • Defy mediocrity and deliver extraordinary experiences. - (4:40)
  • How does a real estate agent "defy mediocrity" for their customers? - (5:32)
  • How will Century 21 be like Amazon and online banking?
  • Century 21 Beggins recently closed the first fully digital transaction in Florida. - (8:20)
  • Bitcoin to buy a house? -  (9:10)
  • Shelley wants a Century 21 crypto-currency? - (10:35)
  • Nick explains why technology needs to be leveraged to improve the home buying/selling experience. - (12:10)
  • Shelley tries to get Nick to spill the beans on Century 21's plans for the future. - (13:30)
  • In the future the closing table may be your dining room table. - (13:48)
  • Why people are actually using real estate agents to sell their homes today than every before. - (18:56)
  • Nick's craziest real estate transaction. - (21:37)
  • I got a guy! - (25:00)
  • Ed asks Nick if has cloned himself. Really Ed? - (27:00)
  • How to have a healthy work-life balance as a realtor. - (28:40)
  • Apparently Danica Patrick has finally gotten over Ed. - (30:45)
  • "Alexa, play Selling Sarasota Podcast." Try it. You'll like it. - (41:00)
  • Ed wants to catch a mermaid? - (42:50) 

Interview with Nick Bailey, President & CEO of Century 21 Global - (1:35) 

"Century 21's new mission statement is "to defy mediocrity and deliver extraordinary experiences".  Mediocre is when there is anxiety, stress, or it's not easy.  When you remove these three things from the process it removes mediocrity.  Everything we stand for is to defy mediocrity."

About Nick Bailey*

Nick Bailey was appointed president and chief executive officer for Century 21 Real Estate LLC in August 2017. In his role, Bailey leads the iconic C21® brand and the organization’s approximately 7,450 independently owned and operated offices and more than 115,000 independent sales professionals in 79 countries and territories worldwide.
 
Bailey has over 21 years of industry experience as a licensed broker, and opened a real estate brokerage where he actively listed and sold properties. He is a leader in franchising, brokerage, management, and technology, and is known as a trailblazing revenue-generating operator who increases margins while mitigating the impact of economic change.
 
Prior to his current post, Bailey served as Vice President, Broker Relations for the Zillow® Group, helping build the company’s strategic partners and relationships throughout the U.S. He helped drive the expansion of products and services and partnerships and the broadening of brand awareness across the real estate industry. Before that, he spent nearly 12 years at RE/MAX® world headquarters as vice president where he led the growth and development for numerous regional operations throughout the U.S.
 
Bailey started his real estate career at 17 when he began purchasing commercial and residential property and was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year from the Powell Valley Chamber of Commerce. He earned the moniker as the “go-to” resource for market and regional turnarounds and franchise startups after successfully building and managing diverse teams, developing hundreds of multi-site franchises and jumpstarting best practice initiatives.
 
*This information is from Nick Bailey's office bio on Century 21's website. (https://www.century21.com/aboutus/officers

One 21 Conference in Orlando - (34:24)

Shelley shares her experiences at the One 21 conference regarding Century 21's  new branding and the new direction regarding technology's role in real estate.

More information here:

Why we support Easter Seals - (36:33)

Over $3 million has been contributed by Century 21 agents and corporate in 2017 and over $120 million since the program's inception in 1979.

What is Easterseals?*

For nearly 100 years, Easterseals has been the indispensable resource for people and families living with disabilities. Throughout all life’s moments – from the extraordinary to the ordinary and everything in between – Easterseals is here to help people and families realize and reach for their full potential.  
 
Across the nation, we remove physical, cultural, attitudinal and legal obstacles so people with disabilities have every opportunity to live meaningful and productive lives, on their own terms. We exist to provide the best services and opportunities for people with disabilities in communities nationwide. 
 
Easterseals serves people and families who face a wide range of disabilities, including physical emotional, intellectual, social and educational. 
 
The CENTURY 21 System collaborates with Easterseals throughout the US and Canada to help local families access critical Easterseals services in their communities. CENTURY 21’s commitment to help people with disabilities live the life of their choosing and achieve their personal goals is evident in the significant contributions they’ve generated since 1979. 

More information regarding Century 21's partnership with Easter Seals:

*This information is from Easter Seals website. 

Shell & Tell Information

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Need help buying or selling a home in the Sarasota area?  Contact Shelley!

Call: (941) 960-5115

Email: [email protected]

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/C21ShelleyPanas

Web:http://www.c21shelley.com

Shelley Panas is a licensed REALTOR® with Century 21 Beggins Enterprises in Sarasota Florida. The information contained in this episode has been obtained through sources deemed reliable by Shelley Panas, her real estate broker, and / or any guest on Selling Sarasota Podcast, however, we cannot warrant the complete accuracy thereof subject to errors, omissions, change of price, rental or other conditions, prior sale, lease or financing, or withdrawal without notice. We recommend to our listeners that any information, which is of special interest, should be obtained through independent verification.

Hitting it out of the park

Highlights from this episode

  • Ed's truly awfully horrible attempt at an Irish accent. - (1:40)
  • An awkward game show reference. - (2:31)
  • Why "The Local Flavor" is not a community calendar. - (2:40)
  • How to narrow your options. - (3:09)
  • Drummer to photographer. - (4:38)
  • Shannon side steps a paint ball drone question from Ed. - (8:42)
  • Ed admits he tried taking home photos for Shelley and can not replicate Shannon's work. - (11:00)
  • A pep rally for Shannon. - (11:40)
  • An amazingly clever segue followed by some bad puns. - (16:15)
  • Was that the Road Runner in the studio? - (17:08)
  • Hot dogs! - (17:50)
  • The Road Runner returns. - (18:55)
  • Shelley and the Marauder. - (19:30)
  • The episode is named during recording. - (19:45)
  • No loitering please. - (20:20)
  • What is Century 21's "Golden Ruler" and how can it help you sell your home? - (22:50)
  • Why Shelley is the realtor and Ed is NOT. - (26:45) 

Interview with Shannon Corr of Shannon Corr Photography - (3:55)

A short discussion of the importance of great photography is important to the sale of a home.  Shannon tells about how he got his start as a professional start taking photos documenting his experience as a drummer in a band in San Francisco.  He then went to school and became an credentialed professional photographer.
 
Beyond being a master of the technical aspects of photography (lighting, composition, etc), Shannon brings an artistic perspective to his work that makes your home photos look more like a magazine than just an MLS listing.  He recently expanded his services to include drone photography and video work.
 
While Shannon is an exceptional real estate photographer, he is not limited to just properties - he has a wide range of services including weddings, lifestyle, and portraits.
 
You can learn more about his work and contact Shannon Corr on his website or on Facebook.

The Local Flavor - Take me out to the ballgame! - (16:12)

Shelley and Ed headed out to enjoy a long standing Florida tradition - Spring Training baseball!

We went out on a Friday to see the Orioles play the Pirates at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota and then the Pirates take on the Phillies at LECOM Park in Bradenton.  The best part? The home team won both days!  These parks are fantastic and the food is great at both so get out and enjoy a game before the regular season starts!
 

Spring Training Stadiums

Baltimore Orioles
Ed Smith Stadium
2700 12th St
Sarasota, FL 34237
 
Pittsburg Pirates
Bradenton Marauders
LECOM Park
1611 9th St W
Bradenton, FL 34205
 

The Price is Right!  (How to price a home for sale. - (20:13)

Shelley talks about how to avoid the #1 mistake made in listing a home - pricing the home incorrectly.  If you price it too high then looks like other homes are more of a value and will sell before yours. She also explains why the "price it high at first and discount later" will backfire and may prevent your home being sold at all.
How can listing analytics provided by Century 21 can help you price your home properly and adjust it after listing?  Listen to this segment and contact Shelley directly for more details.

Shell & Tell Information

If you would like to have your questions answered on an upcoming Shell & Tell please contact us!
 
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The information contained in this episode has been obtained through sources deemed reliable by Shelley Panas and / or any guest on Selling Sarasota Podcast, however, we cannot warrant the complete accuracy thereof subject to errors, omissions, change of price, rental or other conditions, prior sale, lease or financing, or withdrawal without notice. We recommend to our listeners that any information, which is of special interest, should be obtained through independent verification. 
 
 
 

Tacos and Naughty Monks

Highlights from this episode

  • A concern about iTunes - (0:12)
  • Tacos and Naughty Monks - (1:20)
  • No tacos on Taco Tuesday? - (2:15)
  • New logo for The Local Flavor - (2:54)
  • Ed can't get a guest's name right (sorry Diana) - (4:22)
  • Ed asks to move into the brewery - (4:58)
  • Ed gets emotional over beer - (5:38)
  • Diana shares the beginning of Naughty Monk - (6:20)
  • Shelley learns that beer is not like cake - (7:44)
  • Diana describes the supportive craft brewer community - (12:00)
  • Rum and beer - too good to be true? - (14:15)
  • How to open a brewery without tanks - (16:00)
  • Ed discovers his favorite beer that he's never tasted - (18:15)
  • Diana names the monk - (22:00)
  • Who's on 1st? - (27:35)
  • Ed's plea for more iTunes subscribers - (40:45)

The Local Flavor - (1:43)

Tacos to Go
2773 Bee Ridge Rd
Sarasota, FL 34239
Tacos to Go (Facebook Page)
 
Naughty Monk Brewery
2507 Lakewood Ranch Blvd
Bradenton, FL 34211
 
Interview with Diana Eibler CEO and one of the founders of Naughty Monk Brewery - (5:00)
  • Diana shares the beginnings of Naughty Monk Brewery, how supportive the tightly knit craft brewing community is, and the relationship between Naughty Monk and Siesta Key Rum.

Shell & Tell - (26:02)

  • John in Lakewood Ranch asks "Do I have to repaint my house before listing my home? Won't the new owner just paint it a different color anyway?"
  • Carol from Gulf Gate wants to know "What the heck is a wind mitigation and why should I care?"
 
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The information contained in this episode has been obtained through sources deemed reliable by Shelley Panas and / or any guest on Selling Sarasota Podcast, however, we cannot warrant the complete accuracy thereof subject to errors, omissions, change of price, rental or other conditions, prior sale, lease or financing, or withdrawal without notice. We recommend to our listeners that any information, which is of special interest, should be obtained through independent verification.