MARDI GRAS VIP APPRECIATION PARTY

February 15, 2019 | Around Town

You’re invited!…The Jacksonville Beach Mardi Gras Pub Crawl is kicking off at 4pm on Saturday March 2nd, 2019. Nearly a dozen of the hottest locations in Jacksonville Beach are participating; including Lynch’s Irish Pub, Tavern on 1st Street, Surfer the Bar, The Wreck Tiki Bar and more! VIP Realtor Appreciation PartyWe know how hard you work every day to help your clients and make them happy, which is why we’re throwing a VIP Realtor Appreciation Party at Jacksonville Mardi Gras! Come celebrate and join other realtors in the community for a night of fun..The first 100 realtors get their first Mardi Gras drink for FREE… just show your business card! Oh, and did we mention that your ticket is FREE, too?…Click here to Redeem Tickets. Use the promo code “HOMEPROVIP” before checking out to receive up to 4 FREE tickets to our party, where we’ll also have former Jacksonville Jaguar Donovin Darius make a celebrity appearance. Stay after the … Continued

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Featured Inspector: Larry Newland

November 23, 2018 | Around Town

How the heck does a Certified Master Inspector who grew up in South Florida wanting to be a rock star end up as an offshore power boat racer hanging out with Oprah? Larry Newland is a Certified Master Inspector, loves being a home inspector, and works almost exclusively by referral as a Certified Master Inspector….but that was NOT the man’s original plan! Just like many young guys growing up in the 1950’s our featured HomePro Inspections certified master inspector, Larry, wanted to be a Rock and Roll Star! By the age of 13 with guitar in hand he started the rock and roll band “The Coachmen”. The Coachmen played together for more than a dozen years in venues all around South Florida.

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Say ‘THANK YOU’ with Oktoberfest Jacksonville!

October 1, 2018 | Around Town

What’s the easiest way for you to say ‘Thank You’ to your favorite friends, customers, builders and affiliates in Jacksonville? Invite them to attend Oktoberfest Jacksonville for FREE on Friday Oct 12th!It came to me in a vision. The answer to the marketing question that has perplexed real estate professionals since The Flintstones bought their first home in Bedrock… How could you bring the best and brightest builders, Realtors and affiliates together with 10,000 potential home-buyers in a single venue for a live business development event? The vision became clear — the answer was beer!Research reveals an interesting intersection between the early development of beer and the evolution of the modern real estate agent. In ancient Mesopotamia, clay tablets indicate that brewing was a well-respected occupation and that the majority of brewers were women. A coincidence?… I think not!Oktoberfest Jacksonville is being presented by Anheuser-Busch and Client Focused Media — the people who … Continued

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What’s Super-Single Dad and Certified Master Inspector Austin Barbour and His Boys Been up to Lately?

July 27, 2018 | Featured

Austin reports “nothing terribly exciting has happen over the last few months except events with my boys Dylan and Tyler, it’s really been great.” Austin and the boys went to SeaWorld for the first time last month, then down to Legoland for a nice get away weekend. Other recent adventures of the Barbour Boys have been trips to The Catty Shack Ranch on Jacksonville’s Northside. The big challenge for Austin this month is teaching Tyler to ride his bike without training wheels. That sounds exciting! HomePro Inspections dives deeper into our inspectors’ recent whereabouts.

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What Do Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Guns N’ Roses and HomePro Inspections All Have In Common?…

July 10, 2018 | Friends & Family

…Jennifer Schoenemann, of course!   Born and raised on Long Island, NY, Jennifer is a true music lover.  A die-hard Guns N’ Roses fan, Jennifer grew up listening to Elvis and The Beatles.  Her connection to The Beatles includes sharing a birthday with George Harrison, as does her Dad.  Adding to the ‘who shares a birthday with whom’ trend, Jennifer’s paternal grandmother shares her birthday with her own father… And they’re all in February!  Whew! With all the attention to the significance of birthdays in Jen’s life, it is not surprising that she has a knack for cake decorating, and she is quite good at it!  Her skills in hand-decorating character cakes are completely self-taught!  As much as she may enjoy crafting a cake from time-to-time, Jennifer’s true passion lies in finding ways to apply her business skills to help others whenever possible. Jennifer earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from St. Joseph’s College, … Continued

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My House is Killing Me: The Home Guide for Families with Allergies and Asthma

June 22, 2018 | Air Quality Testing

Would Your World Be Better If You Had An Easy Way To Make Your Home Healthy Without All The Media Hype and Hysteria? Here’s The Answer You’ve Been Wishing For! If you’re like me, you want to know that your home is a healthy place to live. While you seek simple solutions what you most often get is confusion followed by fear or expense. It doesn’t have to be that way. Thanks to Jeff May.

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HELP ENSURE SUCCESS IN YOUR SALES…LOOK FOR THE GUY WITH THE TIE!

June 19, 2018 | Featured

After spending forty-five successful years in the insurance industry, Scott Ables jumped to the real-estate side by joining HomePro Inspections as our Business Development Director. You might recognize him as the “Guy with the Tie” that visits your agency on a regular basis. If you know him, you also probably know he has a few interesting stories to tell as well as suggestions to help improve your sales. (How do you stand out? What is your Unique Selling Position?)So, who is this guy? Scott grew up in Dallas, Texas and later graduated from North Texas State University with a BA degree in Sociology. During his college years he worked in psychiatry, beginning as an attendant and later assisting in social work at Parkland/Woodlawn Hospital in Dallas. His work experience there made a strong impression on him since Parkland was the emergency hospital where John F. Kennedy was taken following his … Continued

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Inspector In The Spotlight: Allen Schimmelmann

June 8, 2018 | Featured

Meet HomePro Inspections’ inspector Allen Schimmelmann. In 1985 Allen Schimmelman’s Wife Told Him to “Go Fly a Kite”. Being an Obedient Husband He’s Now Been Flying Kites on the Beach for 30 Years! Funny how hobbies morph into obsessions. After Allen’s wife Kay bought Allen his first kite he fell in love with kite flying.

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Fuel Your Group with Turnip Soup!

September 3, 2017 | Food & Fun

Tonya’s Treats from the Conway Kitchen Fuel Your Group with Turnip Soup!  Experimenting with different foods to create new dishes is something Wally and I really enjoy. Since most everything we eat is grown local at KYVfarm.com or BlackHogFarm.com, we eat whatever is fresh from the field each week.  We don’t decide WHAT to eat; we decide HOW to eat whatever is fresh and local.  When turnips showed up, it was time to cut’em up, spice’em up, cook’em up and eat’um up.  Delicious and nutritious!          Ingredients 1 TB coconut oil 4 small turnips, cubed 1 small onion or several scallions, diced 3 celery stalks, chopped 3 carrots, chopped 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp coriander 1 tsp cumin 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp pepper 1/4 tsp paprika 4 cups chicken stock 1 cup water 1 bay leafDash of cayenne, to taste  Directions Heat coconut oil and sauté turnips … Continued

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