Covid19 and Buying a Property in Florida

A Message to Our Homebuyers regarding COVID-19

As we monitor and learn more about the impact of the coronavirus in our communities, I want to share with you what we’re doing as a company to protect our clients, sales professionals and employees.

First and foremost, we are open for business and our branch offices as well as our support service teams are staffed. However, we are strongly discouraging our agents and clients from visiting our offices unless it is an absolute necessity. If you do need to visit one of our branch offices, please limit your interaction with others and know that we are maintaining and exceeding the CDC’s guidance for cleanliness. We are disinfecting surfaces throughout the day and having our offices professionally cleaned regularly.

Second, to prevent inadvertent transmission, we are advising our home seller clients to disinfect their homes thoroughly and to provide hand sanitizers and soap to visiting agents and home buyers whenever possible. We are also encouraging our sales professionals to provide virtual tours of listings for our buyers and to host open houses online.

Third, encouraging all our clients, agents and employees to practice social distancing by communicating through the many digital apps and tools available – email, text, Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts, and conference calls.

Your Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty agent is 100% dedicated to guiding and supporting your transaction during this time of great uncertainty. We will offer you a choice of settlement service providers that are able to provide a 100% remote closing experience so that no in person gathering of buyers and sellers is required. Rest assured that we are committed to doing our part to protect the health and safety of the communities we serve, and to simultaneously ensure the best possible outcome for your home search and purchase.

If you are visiting a property in person, please use the following guidelines to safeguard the health and safety of you, the home seller and our sales professional:


  1. Please do not tour properties in person if you are sick in any way or have recently traveled.
  2. When visiting a property, we ask that you use your own vehicle and either meet your agent at the home or follow behind them on the tour.
  3. Before entering the property, please thoroughly wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizers.
  4. Please keep physical contact with surfaces and objects in the house to a minimum.


Thank you for your patience and understanding, and we wish you the best in your search for your new home.



Kelly Klein

Broker Associate | Florida Region

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty

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Here are seven reasons why it’s beneficial to work with an ABR® in the home buying process.

When you’re ready to buy, make sure to reach out to a real estate professional who has earned the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation. That means that they have specialized skills and education to advocate for you in the home buying process.

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What’s Happening in Real Estate?

Inventory levels are low and prices are increasing right now.  Listings are taking about 107 days on market before selling overall average.  We will run out of inventory in just 3 1/2 months at this pace.  Many investors are leaving the stock market fearing a crash and now buying up real estate.  If you understand investments and money, contact me to assist you with the best real estate investment options that we still have left.

I look forward to hearing from you.  In service, commitment, and integrity, I am here for you.

Have a great day!

Kelly Klein, Realtor (Top 2% in the US)

Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Pen Fed Realty


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Are you an Overachiever?

What is your definition of an overachiever?  Are you one?

  1. An overachiever often believes that success can only come from power, money or status.

What would your life look like if you were a true success?  Try mapping out a plan for other areas of your life~family, professional networks, investments, travel, books, physical fitness and more.

2.  Most overachievers suffer from negative thoughts and especially “I can’t” beliefs.

Things like “I can’t afford to do something falls into this category.  This self talk really means you won’t even try.  You can overcome obstacles with talent, conditions, time and the right amount of ingenuity.

3.  Classify and conquer your flaws.

If you think you have any flaws at all, you must work wholeheartedly to resolve them.  In order to achieve true happiness embrace the notion that you may have a few things left to learn and then actively aspire to gain the knowledge and wisdom to overcome them.






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136 Sugar Sand Lane, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

This home is a short distance from Seaside Florida located in Seagrove Beach just north of Hwy. 30A.  Closest public beach access will soon be right across the street with an addition of a new access.  Being sold furnished with very few exceptions it has a private pool in the pet friendly fenced in backyard.  Nearby is one of the best restaurants along Hwy. 30A called Café 30A.  Less expensive and just as good for pizza and pasta is Angelina’s.  Live the dream.  Selling for the current appraisal value keeping guess work out of what it is worth.  I look forward to hearing from you.  $670,000 Appraised Value.


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Must See Waterfront Home with Boat

I am bragging today about my newest listing because it is going to sell quickly.  It just went live this morning.  It is an absolutely beautiful Bay front home that conveys with a boat.  You can now find it by searching for either the address:   265 Crest Drive, Miramar Beach, FL 32550 or by the MLS # 826820.


Built in 2018.  This home is in move-in condition with many updates even since being built.  It is a boater’s dream home.  If you are a car collector you will also love the additional garage heated and cooled for your Antique Cars now being used as a Master Woodworker’s Shop.  There are a total of 5 garage spaces with a golf cart bay.  I can’t think of anything else you will need in this 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom new home with a gourmet kitchen and backup generator.  Owners have thought of everything.




Plenty of backyard space to add a pool.   Call today.  850-420-2480 Kelly Klein, Realtor

Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Pen Fed Realty

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Preparing for a Home Inspection

To properly prepare your home for a home inspection you will want to repair any damage to steps and walkways and declutter around the front door.  Make sure your doorbell works and make sure all of your window locks and seals are in good working condition.  Replace any missing shingles and arrange to have your furnace and central air conditioning serviced prior to inspection.  Fix leaky faucets and fixtures and repair grout around tubes and sinks.  If the home has battery operated smoke detectors, put in fresh batteries  and test prior to inspection.

You will need to allow approximately 3 hours for the inspection.  Do not plan on being there when the inspector is there.  Make sure the inspector has full access to any and all locked areas.  If you have pets make sure that your pet goes with you or you have them properly crated.  It is also a good idea to have valuable and medications locked out of sight for peace of mind.

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