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Volusia County Property Management

Since 1971 Vincent’s Realty has been serving Volusia County with comprehensive property management services. We act as an independent contractor. This alleviates you the hassle of being an employer.

Dealing with a property management company allows you to have more free time as we deal with the day to day operations of owning real estate for you.

Property Management Company Benefits

Property, Management, Company, Benefits

Owning rental property is a great source of additional income, however, it also comes with added responsibilities. Some of the benefits of working with a property management company include:

  • Market your rental
  • More efficient rent collection
  • Ensure rent is paid on time
  • Screen tenants
  • Lower repair and maintenance costs
  • Avoid legal problems
  • More free time

Vincent’s Realty operates as an independent contractor. This alleviates you the hassle of being an employer.

Wind Mitigation Inspection

What is a wind mitigation inspection?

A wind mitigation inspection is the process of adding features to your home that help withstand or increase resistance to high winds caused by a hurricane or major storm. A wind mitigation inspection is important as it verifies components on your home including the roof to wall connections, nailing patterns, new roof coverings and window protections are all up to par.

Why do I need a wind mitigation inspection?

Homeowners can receive credits by outfitting their homes with windstorm mitigation features that can help the home to withstand or are more resistant to high winds. Mitigating your home is important as it will help to protect your family in the event of a major storm.

Not only will adding the features better protect your home, these features can also present savings on your homeowners insurance. According to the Florida Division of Emergency Management 15%-70% of home insurance premiums can be attributed to wind-damaged risk. Upgrading your home with mitigating features can result in significant long-term savings.

Chick-Fil-A coming to DeLand

deland, real, estate, companyThe long-anticipated arrival of fast-food chain Chik-Fil-A is finally coming to fruition. It will be their first restaurant in DeLand. The closest locations before being in Orange City and Daytona Beach.

The grand opening is expected to be sometime at the beginning of next year.

With the vast economic development in the area and the recent approval of the Gateway to DeLand project, the entrance of Chik-Fil-A to DeLand could not come at a better time.

DeLand Property Management

For 50 years Vincent’s Realty, LLC. has been offering comprehensive property management services to DeLand and surrounding communities

Property, Management, CompanyDeLand, Florida is the seat of Volusia County and is well known as being home to historic Stetson University. The Historic Downtown District, various local attractions and Central location to Daytona and Orlando make it a great place to live.

The property management services offered by Vincent’s Realty are second to none. When it comes to the control, oversight, and operation of real estate we are here for you. With over 40 years of experience in the field you can be sure that your investment is in good hands. Our professional staff are passionate and committed to delivering exceptional client experience when you decide to rent your home through our company. Offering complete property management services to DeLand FL and surrounding communities.

To search rentals using our online search tool, click here.

Real Estate Market in Full Swing

Rental Inventory Low and Homes are Selling

deland real estate rentalsWith rentals hard to come by and homes selling almost as soon as you list them the associates at Vincent’s Realty, LLC. say that the real estate market is “in full swing”. Buying is not easy as many homes listed have multiple offers in the first week of listing and often above asking price. There is no question about it, is a sellers market.

Not only is the residential market hot but the commercial real estate market as well. DeLand has welcomed big name chains such as Dairy Queen, Zaxby’s and soon to be Marriott Hotels in Historic Downtown DeLand.

Rentals Hard to Come By

Vincent’s Realty sells real estate and also manages rental properties. With rental inventory low, finding an available rental is hard enough. The next hurdle is actually being selected over numerous other applicants. Not only are rentals hard to come by but the rates have increased. If you are looking to move it is important to speak with a rental agent well in advanced.

Rental inventory is low and homes are selling. To search the local real estate market online click here. Our search tool provides you all listings straight from The MLS (Multiple Listing Service). To contact an agent at Vincent’s Realty in regards to rentals, property management, or selling your home, give us a call at (386) 734 3973


10 House Hunting Tips

Finding the right home can seem overwhelming. Here are a few tips to help you find the home of your dreams.

  1. House, Hunting, TipsPriorities – Before looking at houses, write down everything you want out of a home with input from all members of the household. Once you start looking, it can be easy to get swayed by charming details. Keep your priority list close at hand.
  2. Comparison charts – Once you have seen a fair amount of homes, it can become difficult to keep track of the features in each one. Making a comparison chart will allow you to weigh the pros and cons of the homes you are looking at. Be sure to take notes during or directly after each showing.
  3. Furniture measurements – Although furniture measurements probably isn’t the deal breaker, it is important to note if your current furniture will presents a problem.
  4. Ask to take photos – Taking photos or videos will help the important features of each home stay fresh in your head when it comes time to sit down and weigh out the pros and cons.
  5. Closets and cupboards – Proper and adequate storage is important. It is important to take note of the number and size of storage spaces throughout the house.
  6. Lift the rugs – If you are serious about making an offer on a home it it important to know what you are getting into. Rugs are a good way to hide damage. You have a right to know what is going on under there.
  7. Taking a look at the home at different times during the day – It is important that if looking at a house for a second time, that you look at it at a different time to notice the changes in light as well as the atmosphere in the neighborhood.
  8. Looking at the finer details – It is important to look at things outside your usual line of vision. Be sure to check out the ceilings, walls, floors, trim, windows, and roof.
  9. Insurance and taxes – Depending on the location and age of the home, it is important to take note of how much the taxes on the home will be as well as home insurance. If the home is older the home insurance could cost a substantial amount more than a newer home.
  10. The neighborhood – It is important to note that the neighborhood can affect the homes values. Do the neighbors take care of their lawns? Is there any major construction planned in the area? Does the home back up to a busy street?

Florida Dump Truck Insurance

Gould has competitive markets in the field of commercial auto including Florida Dump Truck Insurance.

Like any type of vehicle used for business, owners of Dump Trucks are required to have liability insurance before taking to the roads. Dump trucks are classified as Heavy Commercial Vehicles and commercial auto and liability insurance is required in order to drive one. Coverage in this line of business is particularly important as mishaps can lead to extensive damages. In many cases an incident involving dump trucks can be deadly. In fact, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports one dump truck related death every week.

With new competitive markets in the line of Dump Truck Insurance, be sure to contact Gould today for all of your Florida Dump Truck Insurance needs.


Florida Commercial Truck Insurance

Florida Commercial Truck Insurance. If you operate a trucking business out of the state of Florida, look no further than Gould.

With more than 100 years of experience, you can trust Gould to meet your commercial trucking needs. We have relationships with the best truck insurance providers in the nation. As an independent truckers insurance agency we offer a huge advantage over the competition as we are able to shop rates between all of our A-rated providers.

At Gould we cater to trucks and trailers of all sizes such as:

  • Box trucks
  • Semi trucks
  • Dump trucks
  • Flatbed trailers
  • Tractors
  • Garbage trucks
  • and more

At Gould we have the expertise and experience to help you find a Florida commercial truck insurance policy to fit your specific needs.

To learn more about truck insurance in the state of Florida and what Gould has to offer to Florida commercial truck business owners, click here.


Gould partners with Berkshire Hathaway

Our sister company V.W. Gould Agency, Inc. has recently partnered with Berkshire Hathaway for their entrance into the Florida Commercial Auto Insurance Market.

DUMP TRUCKBerkshire is one of the worlds largest and most admired companies. With a record of stability and an eye toward the future you can be sure that with Gould and Berkshire you are a competitive product at an affordable price.

Gould is proud to add Berkshire Hathaway to our growing repertoire of A-rated insurance providers.

What products does Berkshire offer?

The products offered by Berkshire include a versatile list of mono line commercial auto products that target everything from long haul trucks, public auto, and may other classes such as non emergency vehicles, charter buses and tow trucks.

Some of the products Berkshire offers includes:

Gould prides itself in fast quoting and superior customer service. If you are in the market for a commercial auto insurance product,call us today at (386) 734 3970.