About Me

My commitment to you, seller or buyer

TO ALWAYS DO THE FAIR AND HONEST THING IN ALL MY DEALINGS, TO HELP THE PUBLIC FIND OR SELL THEIR HOME OR INVESTMENT PROPERTY AND TO PUT THEIR INTERESTS ABOVE MY OWN DURING THE PRACTICE OF MY PROFESSION AS A REALTOR.

My experience and background includes:

While specializing for almost ten years from 1995 to 2005 in primarily helping sellers of property in Indian River County, both before that from 1984-95 and now again since 2005 till the present, with changes in the real estate climate and a need to also work with buyers, they too, have found working with me both helpful and satisfying. Why? Due to being able to counsel them about a range of subjects including financing, both conventional and VA and FHA to being expert on which neighborhoods enjoy quicker appreciation or offer certain amenities they may want, as this is THE ONLY PLACE I HAVE SOLD REAL ESTATE during my 30 year career.

While operating as a, listing agent only, for about ten years, and with a legal background including working for a court reporting firm and various attorneys as a legal secretary during the 1980’s and specializing in real property, personal injury, wills and estates, along with going half way through a para-legal course, I thoroughly understood representation issues which had been important to many buyers and sellers during the recent past in Florida and elsewhere.

Now all agents in Florida are legally considered TRANSACTION BROKERS, unless special arrangements are made at point of contact. What does that mean? It means all agents must be fair and honest in their dealings, point out all defects they are aware of, and account for all funds in a timely manner---they do not have an agency relationship with you however, unless you request same and some still do request that level of expertise and service.

History:

  • Moved to Vero Beach in 1972 from the Akron-Canton-Cleveland areas of Ohio
  • Worked and helped set up a court reporting office in 1976
  • 1978-82 Legal Secretary
  • 1983 Assistant to the Marketing Director for Sea Oaks-an ocean/river side development
  • 1984-1992 Licensed in real estate sales and worked for a premier office on the island until 1992
  • 1992-1995 Re/Max Connection sales associate
  • 1995 Richards Real Estate, Inc. For Sellers Only (opening my own business to specialize in listings only-a unique concept whereby buyers were referred out, unless they bought one of my own listings)
  • 2014 Richards Real Estate again working with buyers and sellers

Management of real property and Work Experiences:

  • 1984-1986 Worked in sales, rentals and management of a local riverfront condominium project, Tarpon Island Club
  • 2003-2008 Worked in management of Miracle Mile Shopping Center, a local premier shopping destination. Oversaw tenant relations, negotiating and procuring tenants and doing leases for the center and handling all kinds of maintenance issues and day to day problems associated with a commercial shopping center.
  • Served for nine years on my own condominium board as an officer.

Member of the following:

  • NAR-National Association of Realtors
  • FAR-Florida Association of Realtors
  • Realtors Association of Indian River County
  • MLS subscriber----(access to all the properties listed by Realtors)
  • President of Sea Grape Circle, Garden Club of Indian River County

Past memberships and service

  • Exchange Club (both Treasure Coast and Indian River clubs)---won awards for service and fundraising and was President of both clubs
  • Exchange Club C.A.S.T.L.E.---Board member and volunteer for national project of Prevention of Child Abuse charities which bring education to families to preserve them and fight child abuse
  • Healthy Start---Board member and winner of Volunteer of the Year award for new programs
  • Youth Guidance—volunteer as mentor for “at risk” children for three years
  • Past member of N.O.W.---National Organization of Women

Greatly reduced business load so as to become primary caregiver for my Mom in my own home who has memory disorder from 2011-2014 and volunteered and contributor to local Alzheimer-Parkinson Association to present time.

Hobbies and additional avocations: Singing---blues, jazz, standards, “Nancy Sings” is my business name.

Areas of expertise

  • Indian River County (Vero Beach, Sebastian, Fellsmere, Orchid Island),
  • Northern St. Lucie County.

I sell residential homes and condos, land, investment properties, and do rentals.

Call Today! 772-538-1932