Monday, February 24, 2014

Integrity Means A Lot To This Realtor: Palm Citys Horse Talk:



I have been in the business world for many years and know one very important thing. If you want to get to your goal, you must have integrityy. I think sometimes folks just totally forgets that the word is in the English dictionary.  So I decided that I would try to define integrity and what it means to me. Realtor's must believe in their Code of Ethics. Florida Realtor's Association requires every Realtor with an active real estate  license to renew their Code of Ethics  on a regular basis so we all know how we are suppose to behave and have the opportunity to sell real estate in Florida.

1. Steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code.
2. The state of being unimpaired; soundness.
3. The quality or condition of being whole or undivided; completeness.

In selling or buying a home, we become entangled in the emotion that result form such a venture. It is incumbent upon your Realtor of choice to exercise true integrity in the face of difficult decisions, especially when it is disappointing news. A good professional Realtor remains hard at work and intent on satisfying the goals of his/her client.  In many cases, a much better result occurs if patience prevails. I remain there for my clients regardless and through the rough patches and that is where the true success of my business lies.

Carol Barron Cross, Broker
Sunflower Homes & Equestrian LLC
Palm City, Florida

Integrity is one of the fundamental values that a real estate client should expect. It is the hallmark of a person who demonstrates sound morals and ethical principles at work.  A Realtor who has integrity lives his or her values in relationships with fellow Realtor's, customers and others. Acting with honor and truthfulness are also basic tenets in a person with integrity. People who demonstrate draw others to them because they are trustworthy and dependable. They are principled and can be counted on to behave in an honorable way even when no one is watching.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Palm City Equestrian Properties: Thinking of Selling your Home? Let's consider an inexpensive tweak

Palm City Equestrian Properties: Thinking of Selling your Home? Let's consider an inexpensive tweak

Thinking of Selling your Home? Let's consider an inexpensive tweak

Homes & Equestrian are just about the same when staging a property.

HI, there. Many of you have read my resume and see that I formerly was an ASID Interior Designer in beautiful Mountain Brook, Alabama. My daughter and son decided to get their college degrees in Florida so Mom decided to follow.  I turned my career to real estate once I arrived in Martin County. Waterfront was interesting to me and then came more and more interest in all types of real estate. I later decided to build an equestrian farm in beautiful  Palm City Farms. This project was the most rewarding thing I could have done in my life. HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY.

My grand children were jumping horses when they were seven, fouls were coming and going, and I found myself engulfed with happiness. That is how my real estate company, Sunflower Homes & Equestrian, LLC was born. I guess I am just an open book but I have always been able to be successful with whatever I like to do so Homes & Equestrian became a natural for me.

In the line of real estate, interior design is often brought into the full picture for success. When some folks have decided they want to sell, that's it. They just say sometimes, "It is what it is. I am not doing anything else to this house."

Wait a minute. Let's just think this thing through a little more. Let us look at Homes first. A "cheap" fix is to stop and go through every room in your home. Analysis the room. If you are limited in your budget, I would suggest that you look at your lamp shades first and then go to  This website is the cheapest interior design consultant that you can find.   We all know how styles change each year but one funny thing that has changed is the LAMP SHADE. I bet we all have one of these OLDIES. I DID TOO!!  Guess where that one is now?  Charity.

This next photo is one that is a very inexpensive lamp and lampshade that is up to date. It seems that they work in almost all styles from formal to contemporary. Have fun and go to Home Goods in your area. They have very nice selections and very inexpensive. Check out this lamp below and see how it is used in a formal setting.

I am sure this lampshade could be purchased for $15.00 to $18.00 and will refresh your home.
I suggest you look through They have so many ideas and so helpful.


Most equestrian folks have their own ideas of what they want and how they like their Tack Room.
I would suggest a very good clean up and organize all your tack. If you are not using some of your tack and it is in the way, donate it to an equestrian rescue farm and make use of it. Orderly organization of your tack also gives the buyer a good idea of what and where they would put in the Tack room. Is there a laundry to wash the winter blankets and necessary things and can you find it behind the supplements and hay?  All of this should be considered before the property goes on the market. Take a look at a farm that I just sold last year in Palm City Farms. This farm was medium priced but SOLD ITSELF from staging. Staging truly goes a long way.

Staged Tack Room