Recent Articles by Sue Benson

5 tips to make stepping in front of the camera less scary

5 tips to make stepping in front of the camera less scary

As a self-proclaimed "camera hog," I don’t have many issues with going in front of the camera. It’s the reason I have a degree in broadcast journalism, which I used for a decade before going into the real estate business ......
By Sue Benson | Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Where are your ethics?

Where are your ethics?

Let's talk about ethics for a moment. It’s time for some confessions. I’m going to be honest. Hold on to your seats. OK, are you ready? This is it: I swear. I mean to say, I have a potty mouth, and sometimes I swear like a sailor. But that’s no...
By Sue Benson | Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Video listing of the day: A find for any Tampa house hunter

Video listing of the day: A find for any Tampa house hunter

This nearly 4,000-square-foot luxury home has it all, and you don't have to worry about deed restrictions or HOA fees. With a salt-water, solar-heated pool, crown molding and real wood floors, this custom home should be at the top of any Tampa house ...
By Sue Benson | Thursday, March 31, 2016
5 tips to make a mic-drop branding video

5 tips to make a mic-drop branding video

Videos, videos, videos -- they are everywhere on Facebook and Instagram. And if you're a real estate agent (if you're reading this, you most likely are) then you know the future -- wait, I mean the now -- of selling homes is branding videos. And mayb...
By Sue Benson | Wednesday, March 2, 2016
3 lessons I learned from the worst year of my life

3 lessons I learned from the worst year of my life

It's the end of yet another year for me in real estate. I'm closing in on a decade of being a Realtor now. And as 2015 comes to an end, I find myself contemplating my future like never before. I'm about to tell you why the worst year of my life was s...
By Sue Benson | Monday, December 28, 2015
Selling homes of the dead: Do you divulge their bloody past?

Selling homes of the dead: Do you divulge their bloody past?

Having been in the real estate business nearly a decade, I've run across my fair share of homes with a few skeletons in the closet. Usually, it's your typical leaky cauldron -- I mean sink -- or the deep dark holes under the home (I'm serious on that...
By Sue Benson | Friday, October 30, 2015
5 things ‘Back to the Future’ can teach today’s agents

5 things ‘Back to the Future’ can teach today’s agents

Oct. 21, 2015; it might not seem like much of a date to many of you, and to others, it's a moment in time we've been waiting for. Flying cars, the Cubs winning the World Series and Marty McFly’s arrival. Yep -- that's right, it's the date when Doc ...
By Sue Benson | Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Trick or TRID

Trick or TRID

Well whether you like it or not, TRID or Truth In Lending- RESPA Integrated Disclosure is here to stay, at least for now. So once again it's our job to educate ourselves and our customers on how these changes are going to affect them. I sat down with...
By Sue Benson | Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Listing video of the day: Back to the future

Listing video of the day: Back to the future

The Pink Lady of Real Estate takes us back in time to 1981 for her listing at 7435 Jomel Drive, River Country Estates, Spring Hill, Florida ......
By Sue Benson | Wednesday, September 9, 2015
What ‘The Golden Girls’ taught me about homebuyers

What ‘The Golden Girls’ taught me about homebuyers

It came to my attention that each GG (Golden Girl) personality can be broken down into a type of buyer. Let me explain ......
By Sue Benson | Friday, September 4, 2015