Search This Blog

Loading...

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Difference Between an Agent & a REALTOR®



People use the term REALTORS® and real estate agents interchangeably, but that use is actually incorrect. There are big differences between the two.  Although both are licensed to sell real estate, the basic difference is that a REALTOR® is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, which entails much more than simply being licensed to sell real estate.  All REALTORS® must subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics.  

The REALTOR® Code of Ethics contains 17 Articles and various underlying Standards of Practice that are to be upheld and adhered to at all times. The Standards are much more restrictive and confining than those governing agents who hold a real estate license.  

Here are the 17 REALTOR® Code of Ethics:
  1. Pledge to put the interests of buyers and sellers ahead of their own and to treat all parties honestly. 
  2. Shall refrain from exaggerating, misrepresenting or concealing material facts; and is obligated to investigate and disclose when situations reasonably warrant. 
  3. Shall cooperate with other brokers / agents when it is in the best interests of the client to do so.
  4. Have a duty to disclose if they represent family members who own or are about to buy real estate, or if they themselves are a principal in a real estate transaction, that they are licensed to sell real estate.
  5. Shall not provide professional services in a transaction where the agent has a present or contemplated interest without disclosing that interest. 
  6. Shall not collect any commissions without the seller's knowledge nor accept fees from a third-party without the seller's express consent.
  7. Shall refuse fees from more than one party without all parties' informed consent.
  8. Shall not co-mingle client funds with their own. 
  9. Shall attempt to ensure that all written documents are easy to understand and will give everybody a copy of what they sign. 
  10. Shall not discriminate in any fashion for any reason on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.
  11. Expects agents to be competent, to conform to standards of practice and to refuse to provide services for which they are unqualified. 
  12. Must engage in truth in advertising. 
  13. Shall not practice law unless they are a lawyer.
  14. Shall cooperate if charges are brought against them and present all evidence requested.
  15. Agree not to bad mouth competition and agree not to file unfounded ethics complaints.
  16. 16) Shall not solicit another REALTOR'S client nor interfere in a contractual relationship.
  17. Shall submit to arbitration to settle matters and not seek legal remedies in the judicial system. The National Association of REALTORS® was founded in 1908 and has more than one million members.

So next time you're in need of a real estate professional, whether for sales or rental, it may be in your best interest to use a REALTOR®.  You'll be getting not only a state licensed real estate agent, but also one who has taken a solemn vow of honesty and integrity in all their dealings.  

All licensed agents at Siebert Realty, both in sales and property management (rentals), are members of the National Board of REALTORS® and have attended courses to learn about ethics.  Our trained and dedicated agents stand ready to represent you in all your real estate dealings and vow to work on your behalf, and with other real estate professionals, in an honest and ethical way.  It's a promise we make not only to the Board of REALTORS®, but to you, our customers and clients.  If you are in need of our services, simply give us a call at 877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200.  

Or visit our websites at:  
Rentals:  www.siebert-realty.com  

We look forward to serving you.


Siebert Realty The Beach People
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Sales & Rentals
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200

Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Cirque du Soleil is Coming!

Raise The Big Top!
Cirque du Soleil comes to Va Beach!

Excerpts from Virginian Pilot Article 
by Stacy Parker:

The Canadian entertainment company is working out final details to perform July 15 to Aug. 15 in the parking lot of the Virginia Beach Convention Center. 

"Kooza" is touring Europe. Cirque du Soleil's tightrope-walking and flying trapeze acts have wowed audiences around the world and, locally, at Hampton Coliseum and Norfolk's Ted Constant Convocation Center. Now, Virginia Beach will get its first taste of the excitement during the heart of the summer tourist season.


"We always look for additional amenities for our visitors," said Mike Eason, resort administrator.  He first reached out to Cirque du Soleil a couple of years ago. When Eason got a call from them last month, he suggested Rudee Loop as a possible venue. Cirquesa Dreamquest, a smaller acrobatic troupe, performed at that site two years ago. But he soon learned that Cirque du Soleil requires much more space. "This is a big operation," he said.  The convention center parking lot will accommodate the 50 tractor-trailer loads of equipment needed to set up the show. The circus tent will hold 2,500 attendees.  

KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil 
KOOZA tells the story of The Innocent, a melancholy loner in search of his place in the world. This show is a return to the origins of Cirque du Soleil: It combines two circus traditions - acrobatic performance and the art of clowning. The show highlights the physical demands of human performance in all its splendor and fragility, presented in a colorful mélange that emphasizes bold slapstick humor.

The Innocent's journey brings him into contact with a panoply of comic characters such as the King, the Trickster and the Obnoxious Tourist and his Bad Dog.

Between strength and fragility, laughter and smiles, turmoil and harmony, KOOZA explores themes of fear, identity, recognition and power. The show is set in an electrifying and exotic visual world full of surprises, thrills, chills, audacity and total involvement.

KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil | Official Trailer:

If everything works out, tickets will go on sale online within a month for evening shows and matinees, and also will be available on-site when the tent arrives. Tickets at other venues have cost $42 for children and from $60 to $250 for adults.

When:    July 15 to Aug. 15, 2015
Where:   Parking Lot - Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th Street
Pre-Sale Tickets:  bit.ly/KoozaVB


Siebert Realty - "The Beach People"
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

 Town Center Restaurant Week
March 29th - April 4th
Is your mouth watering yet?  It will when you take advantage of the spectacular offers at the Town Center of Virginia Beach Restaurant Week!  Try a new place or visit old favorites. With 19 dining establishments participating, there's something to please everyone's palate.  So come to Town Center and EAT IT UP!  More info at: Town Center Restaurant Week

$10, $20 & $30 Lunch and Dinner prix fixe menus or special exclusive discounts offered to you!  Exclusively featuring Ruth's Chris Steak House at $40!

Please call the individual restaurants for more information on offers.  

Bon Appetit and EAT IT UP!


Siebert Realty - "The Beach People"
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200

Friday, March 20, 2015

Easter Weekend!

If you're in town this Spring and looking for a fun way to celebrate Easter, we have a great place for the entire family! The little ones will especially love all the exciting Easter events going on at Hunt Club Farms April 4-5th!  

For more detailed information, visit: HUNT CLUB FARMS EASTER WEEKEND.
Easter Weekend April 4-5!
  • Children's Easter Egg Hunt
  • Visits with the Easter Bunny
  • Farm Tour Hayrides
  • Petting Farm Admission
  • Unlimited Inflatable Rides*
  • Live DJ with Music and Farm Games
  • Costumed Characters
  • Only $15 per child / $8 per Adult


Other Activities:

(Not included in General Admission)
            • Pony Rides $5.00
            • Carnival Games  (Every Player Wins a Prize! Ducky Duck Pond, Big Mouth Toss, Fishy Fishing, Ring The Bottle & Milk Can Toss)
            • Food Concessions, Candy & Caramel Apples, Face Painting & Much More!
            • Photos with Bunnies, Chicks and Ducklings!


Easter Sunday Sunrise Service

There's nothing more inspirational than watching the sun rise over the ocean. It takes your breathe away to witness such a sight... especially on Easter morning! Come celebrate the season and join us for a breathtaking Easter Sunrise Service at Sandbridge Beach. Service begins at 6am at Little Island Park near the pier (southend of the beach).  

Need lodging over the Easter week or weekend?  Give Siebert Realty a call at 877-422-2200 or visit us at www.siebert-realty.com. Think how special a beach house or condo would be with the beautiful Atlantic as your backdrop. Also, Sandbridge is conveniently located just a few minutes from Hunt Club Farms, and only 15-20 mins from the exciting Virginia Beach Boardwalk.  See you at the beach!

Siebert Realty - "The Beach People"
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Shamrock Marathon - March 20 - 22, 2015

The Yuengling Shamrock Marathon

March 20 - 22, 2015


The Yuengling Shamrock Marathon and Fitness Expo from March 20th - 22nd... and is quickly approaching!  Come celebrate with us as we bring the "Luck of the Irish" to all runners in Virginia Beach, VA on St. Patrick's Day weekend. ShamRock On!

The marathon weekend is always so much fun.  There are tons of races, sports expos, concerts, and more! Be sure to download their new mobile app available at IOS and Android App stores.  Or you can visit their official Shamrock Marathon website at: http://www.shamrockmarathon.com   

To get a feel for all the exciting activities planned for this annual event, check out this video of a past marathon: Shamrock Marathon Video 


Now's a great time to secure your last minute lodging for a beach house or condo at Sandbridge Beach during the Shamrock Weekend at http://www.siebert-realty.com  Enter Promo Code:  LUCKY... and get $50 OFF.  We also have dozens of ongoing REDUCED RENTALS & SPECIALS, as well as a **BOOK 3 Nights, Get 4th Night FREE** Offer!  

If you're coming with a group, renting a beach home or condo rental at beautiful Sandbridge Beach is alot more fun, roomier, and usually less expensive than the cost of several hotel rooms.  You can even get in some great running practice along the beach... providing awesome ocean views!

Hope to see you at the beach!

Siebert Realty - The Beach People
Over 350 Beach Home & Condo Vacation Rentals
Sandbridge Beach - Virginia Beach, VA
877-422-2200

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

2nd Annual Sandbridge Charity Open Golf Tournament


Come be a part of the 2nd Annual Sandbridge Charity Open Golf Tournament! 

Siebert Realty is proud to be the Main Event Sponsor for this tournament.  We would like to take this opportunity to personally thank all the other local sponsors for their support of this event. 

The Tournament will be held at Hell's Point Golf Club on Saturday, May 16, 2015.  

12:30pm - Shotgun 
Registration starts 
at 11:00 am

18 Hole Scramble 
(4 man Captain's Choice)

$85 person / $330 Foursome Team / Fee Includes:

  • Golf & Cart
  • 3 Beer Tickets
  • Lunch
  • Entry into Door Prize Drawings 
  • Dinner by Sandbridge Island Restaurant:  Roasted Oysters, Grilled London Broil, Au Gratin Potatoes, Sauteed Green Beans, Caesar Salad.


Hole in One wins a Brand New Car by **Hall Automotive** 

All proceeds go to benefit:

The Sandbridge Community Chapel, Sandbridge Day School, & Youth Group Mission Trip to Nicaragua 

The entire event is currently posted on Facebook at ** CLICK HERE ** 2nd Annual Sandbridge Charity Open Golf Tournament  Contact Summer Lane at 757-641-3421 or email your questions to: sandbridgecharityopen@gmail.com
  
Hope to see you there!

Siebert Realty - The Beach People
Over 350 Beach Home & Condo Vacation Rentals 
http://www.siebert-realty.com
877-422-2200  /  757-426-6200

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Top 5 Reasons to Choose 
a Vacation Rental Home… over a Hotel Room
Whether it's a vacation home or condo, these lodging options offer comfort, convenience, and unmatched value.  Here are the Top 5 reasons to rent a Vacation Home:


1.  Vacation Rental Homes are more comfortable than hotel rooms

Thanks to the Internet, renting a vacation home or condo has grown tremendously. Now you can see photos of beautiful vacation homes that offer:  multiple bedrooms, fully equipped gourmet kitchens, spacious theater rooms, private pools and hot tubs… and compare them to a cramped and expensive single hotel room.  Once people learn they can rent an entire fully furnished house with all the bells and whistles, the choice becomes clear compared to renting a hotel room.

Vacation rentals provide spacious living and dining rooms, as well as private pool areas, so everyone can gather together, plan their day, and share quality time together under the same roof.  They also offer spacious decking and screened porches perfect for relaxing with a cup of coffee, reading a book, or just kicking back and enjoying the ocean views and breezes. 

2.  Vacation Rental Homes are cheaper than hotel rooms
Considering vacation homes generally have 3 or more bedrooms and can comfortably sleep the entire family (some larger homes can sleep up to 30 people), a vacation rental is definitely a great value. Our website at www.siebert-realty.com  will even break down the "cost per person" so you can see the rental rates upfront... per person or per family.  You’ll be pleasantly surprised by how much you can save by renting a vacation home when sharing the costs with other family members.  All of our vacation homes have fully equipped kitchens for cooking your own meals, which can also save money when you consider the costs of dining out for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

3.  Vacation Rental Homes have more privacy than hotel rooms
Most hotel rooms and common area facilities (like public pools, beaches and lobbies) are jammed with other vacationers. Rooms tend to be small and often you can hear a noisy neighbor through the walls.  All of our vacation rental homes are located on quiet residential streets away from the busy resort area and offer a slower paced atmosphere.  And many, if not most, of our homes offer private swimming pools.  Not only that, everyone has their own private bedroom, and there are also spacious 2nd living areas such as dens, recreation rooms, decking, screened or enclosed porches, etc. where you can sneak  away for your own private time. 

4.  Vacation Rental Homes are Kid Friendly
A vacation home is ideal for families with little ones offering more room to spread out with their favorite toys, and many rentals have fenced yards where kids can run and play. Other options are available to keep kids smiling and entertained, especially on rainy days.  Fun times can be had by all in separate game rooms offering pool tables, ping pong tables, foosball, or just tables set up for playing cards and board games. Many rentals also have multiple living areas with flat screen tvs, and some even offer huge theater rooms complete with reclining movie seats, so buy some popcorn and bring the kids' favorite DVD movie!  And let's not forget the indoor and outdoor swimming pools and basketball courts – all great kid friendly amenities!



5. Many Vacation Rental Homes are Pet Friendly

Approximately 75 of our vacation rental homes accept pets (with an additional fee).  We believe our four-legged family members deserve a vacation too, so bring them along!  

Some rentals also have fenced yards so your pets can run and play safely.  Clearly, this is a huge advantage over hotel rooms since most will not consider a pet under any circumstance.


It’s clear there's a huge advantage to renting a vacation home over a hotel room, and these are just a few reasons why.  So what are you waiting for? Check out our rentals for yourself at www.siebert-realty.com or call our friendly rental agents at 877-422-2200.  Our website gives you a full overview of all our rentals including street maps, exterior and interior pictures of each room, floor plans, and some even have videos.  Best of all, we have a detailed search page set up on our website where you can easily narrow your search down by selecting specific amenities such as indoor or outdoor pools, hot tubs, pet friendly, basketball hoops, or whatever you specifically want or need for your family.  Take a look for yourself and see why so many vacationers have made the switch.  You’ll be glad you did too!  Want to hear from some of our previous guests?  Check out some of our Rave Reviews at:  bit.ly/SiebertReviews  

Hope to see you at the beach!

Siebert Realty - The Beach People
Over 350 Beach Home & Condo Vacation Rentals
Sandbridge Beach - Virginia Beach, VA
877-422-2200

Monday, February 16, 2015

Girlfriends Getaway!

Girls Just Want To Have Fun!
Calling all damsels in d-stress! Spring is the perfect time to take a break from the men (and kids) and get your relaxation on!   So, grab your BFFs and start planning some time all to yourself.

Girlfriend Getaways are so special… and necessary.  They’re basically “camp for women”!   It’s a time to hangout with your best friends and just be yourself. You can shop, eat, explore, pamper, or do nothing at all (guilt-free).  It can be as simple as gathering at the beach with no definite plans each night but to sip some wine, chat, play cards, order pizza, and basically have a fun, giggly girls’ PJ party… to a full weekend of massages, manicures/pedicures, hair salons, shopping, dining, wine tastings, movies or theater, and much more!  Or you can plan an active weekend of golf, bike riding, kayaking, surfing, jogging on the beach, nature walks or tram rides through Back Bay Wildlife Refuge. 

Groups of traveling women can vary in age, marital status, economic level, and reason for travel, but most have in common a multi-faceted life from which they need to “escape”.  We see groups of women that include female family members, bridal parties, high school/college/sorority reunions, or female co-workers... all wanting to bond and reconnect with their life-long "sistas". 

Many women share common interests and are looking to deepen their passions. They might be book club members, scrapbookers, quilters, photographers, or even gym buddies looking to step up their daily workout with bootcamp on the beach. As a result, today's getaways can be tailor-made to fit such varied travel tastes.

Why Do You Need A Girlfriend Getaway?
To regain your sanity
Food and laughter!
You can talk about anything
You don't have to talk... just enjoy the peace and quiet
Shopping... lots of shopping!
Sleeping in, then taking naps on the beach
Chick flick movie night (with no one rolling their eyes)
Pedicures, manicures, and facials
Poolside cocktails and board games
Did we mention regaining your sanity?  :)

So grab your girlfriends and head to Sandbridge Beach for a weekend of complete relaxation. You deserve it!

Siebert Realty - The Beach People
Sandbridge Beach Vacation Rentals
877-422-2200  /  757-426-6200

Thursday, February 12, 2015

2015 Mid-Atlantic Home & Garden Show



2015 Mid-Atlantic
 Home & Garden Show

Join the Tidewater Builders Association for this fantastic event, featuring an exciting line-up of celebrities and home and garden experts, offering gardening activities that offer something for everyone in the family.


Refresh and renew the inside and outside of your home with ideas and inspiration from more than 200 exhibitors offering everything from flooring to roofing to everything in between – plus learn new ways to save energy and improve your indoor air quality. For more show info, visit:  **2015 Home & Garden Show**  



Craft Beer Garden  
Bud’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning presents the Craft Beer Garden. Sample 8 fine craft beers from four local Virginia Breweries. Tasting is daily from 1-5pm!




Healthy Eating Challenge   

100 lucky people will get to take part in a tasting event designed to inspire you to eat healthy! Students from the Culinary Institute of Virginia will prepare “family favorite” recipes with a healthy twist.




K&D Rounds Outdoor 
Living Give Away 

Three very lucky southside home owners will win an instant outdoor living upgrade for their back yard! You must visit the show to register to win!






Coffee University Presented 
by Keurig Green Mountain
Keurig Green Mountain’s Coffee University's Sensory Lab Team will set up large versions of the flavor wheel to denote the different flavors of coffee, as well as a map of the tropics of cancer and tropics of Capricorn.




Dreaming of Design Challenge: 
The Vibrant 1980’s

Do you dream of being the next design sensation? Use the 1980's as your inspiration to design an amazing room using Value City Furniture and you could win a $1,500 VCF Shopping Spree!



Taniya Nayak

Taniya Nayak is one of the nation’s foremost interior designers. She became a household name as a design expert member on HGTV and Food Network. Taniya owns a successful, Boston-based interior design firm, Taniya Nayak Design LLC., where she adds a fresh, clean look to both commercial and residential spaces.  Taniya will appear Saturday & Sunday, March 7 & 8 on the Main Stage at the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Home & Garden Show. 


Paul James “Gardener Guy”

Paul James, host of Gardening by the Yard, admits there was a time when he hated gardening. The dislike stemmed from digging Bermuda grass out of his father’s vegetable garden in the middle of August. Paul has come a long way since that memorable hot day. Now known as the “Gardener Guy,” Paul serves as Gardening by the Yard’s creator, writer and senior producer and shoots almost the entire show in his own backyard.



http://www.siebert-realty.comPlan a "Home & Garden" Weekend!

Grab your family or best buddies and plan a fun weekend to Sandbridge while attending the Mid-Atlantic Home and Garden Show. We have hundreds of beautiful beachfront vacation rentals available, and best of all... many offer discounts including **BOOK 3 NIGHTS - GET 4TH NIGHT FREE!**  Many rentals also offer warm, relaxing Hot Tubs (great after a day at the show), spacious Theater Rooms, Gourmet Kitchens, and some even have Indoor Heated Pools!  

Give Siebert Realty a call at 877-422-2200 or visit us at www.siebert-realty.com. Think how special a beach house or condo would be with the beautiful Atlantic as your backdrop. Also, Sandbridge is conveniently located only 15 mins. from the show, as well as the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. See you at the beach!


Siebert Realty - "The Beach People"
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


1940s Valentine's Hangar Dance!
Sat, February 14, 2015 / 6pm – 10pm

Come Dressed in your best Vintage Clothing!
Live Music by the Terry Chesson Jump 'n Jive Orchestra
Miliatary Aviation Museum
1341 Princess Anne Road  Virginia Beach, VA 23457
(757) 721-7767


The Military Aviation Museum welcomes you to our 1940s Valentine's Hangar Dance! 2015 Valentine's Day Hangar Dance Tickets Now Available For Purchase at: Valentine's Dance Tickets

Tickets -       $50
Table of 8 -  $360
Table of 10 - $450

Come dressed in your favorite 1940s attire along side your sweetie as we transform one of our hangars into a dancefloor and celebrate Valentine's Day! Make sure to buy your tickets early before they sell out!

Valentine's Day Hangar Dance Menu (Click here for full menu)
Appetizers (available from 6:00pm - 6:45pm)
Raw veggies w/ sour cream artichoke dip, Cheese display, Sweet and sour meatballs *, Veggie quesadilla wedges *
Hors D'oeuvres Buffet Stations (available 6:45pm - 8:30pm)
Mixed green salad, Chicken tetrazzini *, Roasted top round of beef * ,Wild rice pilaf *, Herb roasted potatoes *, Sauteed seasonal vegetables *, Freshly baked breads *
Dessert (served to each seated table)
Valentine's cookie assortment, Regular & decaffeinated coffee available upon request
*Served warm



1940s Party Costumes

Visit Echoes-of-Time for local costume rentals in the Hampton Roads area.

Or visit feel free to visit one of these other companies for clothing, hairstyle ideas, and much more at: 
Hanger Party Attire


About the Military Aviation Museum 
The musuem is home to one of the largest private collections of World War One and World War Two era military aircraft in the world. Each has been beautifully restored to its prior military condition, using original parts whenever possible. Most of the planes are airworthy and flown at the museum during flight demonstrations and at air shows throughout the year. 

The museum is constantly growing as we add new aircraft and aviation-related ground equipment to our collection. Come often and share our love for military aviation history. Take a personal tour with one of our many volunteer docents who are well-versed in the personal history of each aircraft. Attend our monthly hangar talks,semi-annual air shows, and many other special events throughout the year. 


Siebert Realty Beach Home & Condo Rentals
877-422-2200  /  757-426-6200
Blogger Gadgets