Amy Maxson's Blog Posts

Maximizing Home Value: The Power of Renovations

Your home is both a sanctuary and an investment. Renovations offer a strategic way to enhance its value while improving your quality of life. Let's explore how renovations can elevate your home's

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Dennis Realty Cares 2023 Recap

Reflecting on a rewarding year of community service! Throughout 2023, Dennis Realty and Dennis Realty Cares actively engaged with various charitable initiatives and organizations in our community.

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2023 Season of Giving!

It was a season of giving for Dennis Realty and Investment Corporation this year! Thanks to the time, talent and treasures of our staff and agents, we were able to support several of our Dennis

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Dennis Realty & Investment Corp. Agent Recognized with Emeritus Award

Celebrating Excellence: Dennis Realty Agent, Lynn Smith, Receives Prestigious Emeritus Award! Read the full article here!We are thrilled to announce that our very own Dennis Realty Agent, Lynn,

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Exciting News Alert! Dennis Realty Welcomes the Buchi Team!

Exciting News Alert! Dennis Realty Welcomes the Buchi Team! 813-BUY-HOUSEWe're thrilled to announce the newest addition to the Dennis Realty family – let's give a warm welcome to Joe and Olga

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Santa’s Beach Bonanza 2023

The community got together in festive style at the Dennis Realty Santa’s Beach Bonanza event Saturday night in Hernando Beach.  Local families enjoyed getting their picture with Santa,

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Christmas Party for Children’s Advocacy Center Saved

Thanks to generous toy donations from the community, and the fundraising efforts of our agents, Dennis Realty and Investment Corporation was able to save the Christmas party for The Children’s

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Dennis Realty Cares & Metropolitan Ministries 2023 Annual Food Drive

One of Dennis Realty’s beloved traditions is holding the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive with Metropolitan Ministries, bringing the community together for our common goal of bringing some

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Socktoberfest 2023

The kids at A Kid’s Place will have toasty toes this holiday season thanks to a generous amount of socks donated to the Annual Socktober Fest, hosted by Dennis Realty and Investment.

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Trunk or Treat 2023

Trunk or Treat!Last Friday, Dennis Realty & Investment Corp hosted it’s second annual Trunk or Treat event at the Hernando Beach office. There were about 150 people in attendance at this

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Marion Kelley Makes a Difference in Guyana

Last month our agent Marion Kelley traveled to Guyana for several days with members of his church.Marion's mission to Guyana was eye opening for him to see the sub par conditions compared to what we

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Grand Re-Opening of The Life Center of Hernando County

Saturday was a special day for The Life Center of Hernando County as they celebrated the re-opening of their facilities. The Life Center’s Executive Director Barbara Lemoine, Mark Akers of the

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Sneakers for Scholarships!

In the month of August & September, Dennis Realty Cares collected shoes to support the Shoes for Scholarships drive through P.E.O. International.  P.E.O. International, founded in 1869, is

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End the Summer Right & Save a Life: July LifeSouth Blood Drive

Dennis Realty was proud to participate in the LifeSouth Summer Vibes and Saving Lives Blood Drive by hosting the bloodmobile at both the Lutz and Hernando Beach offices this month. Blood donations

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Dennis Realty & Investment Corporation Attends Global Real Estate Conference 2023

Contact: Dennis Realty & Investment Corporation / (813) 949-7444 / marketing@dennisrealty.com Dennis Realty & Investment Corporation Attends Global Real Estate Conference –

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Mortgage Rates! Important Update 30 Year Fixed Rates

Real Estate News from your Realtor, Paul!Keeping up to date with industry news that assist my clients and potential customers remains important to me!Check out my video with breaking news on the 30

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Dennis Realty Cares: Cereal Drive 2023

We kicked off 2023 with a bang! During the month of February we partnered with A Kid’s Place Tampa Bay to host a Cereal Drive for children in their care, just in time for spring break! Our

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2022 JUANITA DENNIS AWARD

Dennis Realty is proud to recognize Paul Sturdgess- Hayes as the 2022 Juanita Dennis Award Recipient.  This achievement speaks volumes to the character, determination, and dedication that Paul

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CELEBRATING OUR 50TH IN THE 50'S

SPRING HILL, Fla. (PRWEB) June 28, 2023 -- Elvis was recently spotted in Spring Hill at the 50th anniversary celebration of Dennis Realty and Investment Corporation. The community event

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TLC Rehab Project

TLC Rehab Project of BrooksvilleThe Life Center of Hernando makes a difference in the lives of young single homeless mothers and their infants. Currently one of their living facilities is in

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Dennis Realty Cares - Angel Tree 2022

 Safety and love is something all children deserve. A Kid’s Place Tampa Bay is a place that makes that happen. Since opening in 2009, they have been providing a safe and stable home for

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Dennis Realty Cares 2022- How We Helped

Look back at 2022 with us and see how Dennis Realty Cares helped the!

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2022 Christmas Extravaganza

Our Dennis Realty & Dennis Property Management Christmas Extravaganza was one of the best! Our event was held at the beautiful Florida Avenue Brewing Co. event hall with DJ Bengey providing

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Dennis Realty Cares & Metropolitan Ministries 2022 Annual Food Drive

This November Dennis Realty continued the tradition of partnering with Metropolitan Ministries for their Annual Holiday Food Drive. Cassidy Spitler coordinated the food drive in all of our offices

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Cookies with Santa 2022

Cookies with Santa 2022 was a HUGE success thanks to our very own Santa Claus, Mrs Claus, and the Grinch, aka Chris Parker, Nicole Parker and Paul Sturdgess-Hayes! It was an amazing night filled

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Help Us Deliver a Message of Hope by Donating: Toys for Tots 2022

Did you know that the Dennis Realty Lutz office is an official #toysfortots collection site? Share the holiday joy, donate a toy! Drop off new and unwrapped toys from 11/28 - 12/23 at any of our

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Adopt an Angel & Bring a Child Joy: Angle Tree 2022

Our Angel Tree is up at out Lutz Office! Embrace the true spirit of the season by stopping by to pick up a tag with a wishlist item for one of the residents at A Kids Place.Gifts will be due back by

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5 WAYS TO GET YOUR OFFERS ACCEPTED

Presenting the most competitive offer in today’s market can be frustrating and can make you feel like you’re in the 5th round of a boxing match! As we all know, “cash is king

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Celebrating My client Relationships with Carmen and Pedro!

Carmen and Pedro!Congratulations to my amazing Buyers, Carmen and Pedro on your beautiful home. It was a pleasure sharing in your journey. Feeling!

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FIVE WAYS TO PREP YOUR HOME FOR SUMMER TRAVEL

Summer is a time for slowing down and taking it easy especially if you have school-aged children. Planning a summer vacation can be stressful enough and ensuring that your home is in good shape

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How is the current market affecting buyers and sellers?

I've been seeing and hearing conflicting information out there about the nature of the current Real Estate market in Hernando and surrounding counties. There is fear that there will be a crash,

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Trunk or Treat 2022

Trunk or Treat 2022 was a HUGE success thanks to our very own Sanderson Sisters, aka Nicole Parker, Paul Sturdgess-Hayes, and Joan Cristinzio! It was an amazing night filled with princesses, ghosts,

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Egg House Hatches Real Estate Empire

Egg House hatched a Real Estate EmpirePasco Times February 21st 1999 written by Logan S. MabeLand O' Lakes, FL - She started out working out of an egg house, right next to the chicken coops,

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Socktober 2022

This October we celebrated with pumpkins, costumes, candy, and socks! Yep, you read that right – SOCKS! This year we partnered with A Kid’s Place Tampa Bay to host a sock drive for

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Dennis Realty Cares & Life South October Blood Drive

Our most recent LifeSouth Blood Drive was held on October 9th at both our Lutz and Hernando Beach offices and it was a HUGE success! We had a total of 20 donors who came prepared and ready to give!

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October Homeowner Smart Steps

October Homeowner Smart Steps! As we near the end of October, I thought I would share this article, to serve as a Checklist of items that you may wish to review for your home. Wishing you all a

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Hurricane Ian - Recovery Support

Hurricane Ian - Recovery SupportFirstly, I want to send my heartfelt wishes to all those that have endured physical and emotional trauma from recent Hurricane Ian.  This destructive storm,

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Hello "ween" It's almost here!

Hello 'Ween' is almost here everyone!!!It's getting close to Halloween everyone!Please share your pictures of your decorations, I would love to see them!!And 39% get egged. I kid, kind of 😉.Do

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Do's and Don'ts - Getting to the Closing Table!

Do's and Don'ts!Getting to the Closing Table can be full of demands from different parties involved in the transaction.Do not fear! I am here to help you as your Realtor.In this short video, I offer

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Love in Action

The Love in Action event hosted by Tracy Echols and sponsored by Dennis Realty Cares was an astounding success, raising both awareness and desperately needed dollars to help fund The Life Center of

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Balloons! Balloons!

Balloons! Balloons! Don't we all just love a great and unique gift!This is the work of Lewis Salter, a great Balloon Creator that I know very well! (He is my husband!)These are just a sample of the

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September Spruce Up!

It's September everyone!!! Fresh out of Labor Day, we can take a fresh peek at our homes in readiness for the autumnal season and preparations. Check out this great article on 4 activities that we

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Florida Realtor Conference - Realtor Knowledge = Client Satisfaction

Realtor Knowledge = Client SatisfactionI am a firm believer that knowledge-based care is important. This is no less true in the world of Real Estate.During the week, I had the pleasure of attending

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Dennis Realty Cares Saves Lives

Did you know that every two seconds in the US, someone needs a blood transfusion? Our Hernando Beach agent, Nicole Parker does and is getting involved! Nicole has been a champion for our blood drive

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Friday Morning Humor and Weekend Plans

Friday morning humor from your local & global Realtor   The weekend is approaching! What are you plans?  Hopefully you are going to take some well earned rest and relaxation.   If

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Housing Market - Correction not Crash!

Housing Market - Correction not Crash!Over the last couple of weeks, I had the pleasure of listening to multiple individuals, discussing the current Housing Market.Equally, today I was reading an

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Making a Pet Paradise!

Making a Pet Paradise Pet's are often the central part of our home.  Many of us, benefit from the unconditional love that our animals offer us. In addition to the article which I am sharing

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Listing your home! Making a Change - Let me be your Realtor of Choice

Good Afternoon Everyone!It is a marvelous Monday today!Hope you all had a fabulous weekend.Listing your home is a scary thought, mixed with the excitement of finding somewhere new to make your home.

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Favors for Furbabies

Favors for Furbabies was a huge success! Over the last month, Dennis Realty & Investment Corporation has been collecting much needed items for the Community Pet Project.  It was my,

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Tidy Space....Tidy Mind - Monday Mindfulness

Tidy Space... Tidy Mind - Monday Mindfulness. As a Realtor, I have many offices.  Between work, home office and car office, there is always the risk of becoming overwhelmed.  Keeping

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Feeling Hot! Planting for Success

Feeling hot! Planting for success is an absolute must in Florida. Phew! Is everyone feeling the heat at the moment? Choosing our landscaping can be a challenging task.  If you are a novice in

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9 Ways to Rethink Your Landscaping for Severe Weather

9 Ways to Rethink Your Landscaping for Severe WeatherPick nature-friendly landscaping options to bypass weather fallout. ReadVisit houselogic.com for more articles like this.© Copyright 2022

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The Joy of Closing

The joy of closing with your clients is immense. After, what can seem an eternity you are finally sitting around the closing table. Recently, I had the pleasure of closing three transactions in

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Interested in making your home feel calm? - Add a House Plant :-)

Plants are still a budding trend for 2022! Did you know that indoor plants can create a calming effect and promote clean air inside your home? Plants and natural light are a great addition to any

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Mortgage Shopping - What do I need to know?

Mortgage Shopping can be a minefield of the unknown.  The current market, where anxiety has risen, there has never been a better time to understand how you can shop with confidence. When we are

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Maximizing your Outdoor Living Space!

As you sip on your morning coffee, or dine alfresco in the summer evening, your outdoor living should compliment your mood. After a hard day at work, your chance to enjoy the Floridian summer night

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Favors for Furbabies - Community Pet Project

The Community Pet Project is very dear to my heart.  As an Ambassador for the organization, I am delighted that our team at Dennis Realty & Investment Corporation has developed this awesome

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Open House - Realtor Readiness to sell your home!

This weekend is "Open House" Weekend, for one of the properties I have listed, which is part of readiness to sell your home. It made me think about the importance of an Open House, and why, as a

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4 Ways to Give Your Kitchen Personality

4 Ways to Give Your Kitchen PersonalityA creative kitchen can feature your interests and taste — and blend with other rooms. ReadVisit houselogic.com for more articles like this.©

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Hurricane Emergency Preparedness - Getting Ready for June 1st

Good Evening Everyone!   June 1st signals the start of a new month, but equally the beginning of Hurricane Season.As your local Realtor I wanted to share with you some hints and tips for

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DIY Tuesday! Kitchen Opportunities

DIY Tuesday Tips! Good Afternoon Everyone! Hoping that you all had a wonderful Memorial Weekend.  This time offered for quality enjoyment with family and loved ones and doing exciting.

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The History and Context of Memorial Day - Thank you for your Service!

Good Morning Everyone, Today I was thinking ahead to the Memorial Day weekend, and a time spent valuing families. The holiday enables us to reflect on the service of others, and the opportunities

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Making your "Home Sweet Home"

Happy Thursday to my wonderful followers; I have recently, like many of you, purchased a home, which needed some TLC.  My husband and I have been, and I use the term loosely 'strategically'

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Your on your way to Closing, but let's keep it smart - Understanding the Journey

Happy Monday Everyone! Wow! What a weekend! I spent the weekend with some fantastic clients, and this culminated in some accepted contracts for my clients, for which we are super thankful and

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Get your DIY on! Great Resources for the budding DIY'er :-)

If you are anything like me, I am not a natural with a hammer or a screwdriver!  I always want to be better at DIY, and find achieve new steps in becoming more proficient! Since recently buying

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Tuesday Tips and Articles for Relaxation in YOUR home!

It's Tuesday Tips Day! What's better than being able to relax in your home, and these articles from the National Association of Realtors, offer great ways to relax in your home, whether luxuriating

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Happy Mother's Day!

Sending all our Mom's the greatest warmth and love today, as we celebrate the life you give us, and the unconditional love you share with us!We appreciate you, and love you Mom!"A Mother's Love,"

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Cinco de Mayo 2022

Did you know, in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is known as El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (The Day of the Battle of Puebla). And while it is celebrated in parts of Mexico it is more widely celebrated

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Smart Home Security Gets Even Smarter — and Easier

Smart Home Security Gets Even Smarter — and EasierSmart home security can give you a (virtual) lock on protecting your home and peace of mind. ReadVisit houselogic.com for more articles like

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Fiesta Fun at the Hernando County Association of Realtors

Happy Whimsical Wednesday Folks! It was my pleasure to spend some time at the Fiesta Night, hosted by the Hernando County Association of Realtors on April 28th. On that night, I had some pictures

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May the 4th be with you! Tips from Yoda...not really, It's me, Paul! :-)

Money, pocket it should be. New house purchase it is! I am not so good at speaking Yoda, but I do not what is important to my Buyers and Sellers.   On this May 4th, let me share with you a

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Assisted Living Communities - Moving home is not always easy!

When we think of moving home, we often associate this with choosing a Realtor, looking at properties, putting in our offer and getting to the closing table. For some, moving home is not such a

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The Blueberry Festival

  We are so excited to share that the annual Brooksville Blueberry Festival made its way back to historic downtown Brooksville this year! The family fun festival which made its debut in 2012,

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Rising Interest Rates - Building our Knowledge

A Friday snippet for my lovely followers! Working in Real Estate, I have heard Buyers and Sellers, who are anxious about rising interest rates, and understandably this uncertainty raises questions.

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Getting to know YOUR Realtor® - Paul Sturdgess-Hayes - Beyond the Biography

Hello Everyone! I am sure you may have had an opportunity to read my Biography, but I wanted to share with you a little more about me. Like you, I have been in the position of having to find a home,

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Community Pet Project & Dennis Realty supporting our Homeless Community

Dennis Realty & Investment is out supporting Community Pet Project this morning. I am volunteering at the City Life Church on N Dale Mabry, where this awesome event for our Homeless Community is

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Understand What Goes into House Prices in a Competitive Market

Understand What Goes into House Prices in a Competitive MarketEven in a seller’s market, home sales depend on certain factors that may require you to be flexible. ReadVisit houselogic.com

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National Superhero Day! Who is your favorite Superhero?

Selling is my superpower! I appreciate every single one of my clients for allowing me to do what I love everyday. Happy superhero day to all those who inspire, lead, educate and nurture! Who is your

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Thank you to my new followers and customers!

Thank you for all my great new followers to my page! I appreciate you all!Please share my page with your family, friends and colleagues.Thank you to my valued contributors and comments that I.

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Celebrating the Blue Gem at the Blueberry Festival in Brooksville

Good Morning Everyone!   We are live at the Brooksville Blueberry Festival!   It's buzzing here with all the wonderful Vendors (Over 300!) It's big!   We are here celebrating our

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Opening the door to your new home? Pre-Approval is Essential

Getting pre-approved is crucial for knowing what type of home you can afford. Ready to begin the home buying journey? Let me know and I can guide you through the process.https://robin.homes/

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Fame at Last! Celebrating Dennis Realty and the Brooksville Blueberry Festival!

I had the pleasure of recording a commercial for local radio celebrating the upcoming Blueberry Festival in Brooksville, and that Dennis Realty and Investment Corp will be at, and celebrating the

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Community Pet Project Amazon Drive

As one of our Dennis Realty Cares charities, we can get involved with supporting this awesome project.Check out this awesome link to the Amazon Wish List, full of necessary products which help

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Keeping your Pets Safe

Keeping our pets safe during an emergency and letting everyone know they are in the house is important to us all.Here is a little Tik Tok idea Have a great day,Your local and global

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Community Pet Project

I am delighted to be able to be supporting the Community Pet Project, who do incredible outreach work assisting homeless and other at-risk families struggling to keep their pets fed and healthy.I

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TOP 5 HOME UPDATES TO INCREASE RESALE VALUE

Your home is an investment! In order to ensure that you get top dollar when it's time to sell, it's important that the obvious things like the HVAC, roof, and overall structure are in good shape. To

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5 TECHNIQUES TO GET YOUR OFFERS ACCEPTED

Presenting the most competitive offer in today’s market can be frustrating and can make you feel like you’re in the 5th round of a boxing match! As we all know, “cash is king;,

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5 WAYS TO PREP YOUR HOME FOR SUMMER TRAVEL

Summer is a time for slowing down and taking it easy especially if you have school-aged children. Planning a summer vacation can be stressful enough and ensuring that your home is in good shape

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MASTERING THE ART OF ORGANIC LEAD GENERATION

As a real estate agent, you have most likely encountered difficulties finding new listings in the current market. While buyers are scrambling to put together competitive offers, buyer’s agents

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EXPAND YOUR REAL ESTATE NETWORK WITH THESE PRACTICAL TIPS

Success in real estate is in direct correlation to your network of potential clientele and without it, continued success in the industry may be difficult. Today, the way we interact with others is

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DENNIS REALTY SELECTED AS THE 2020 GLOBAL ALLIANCE CLUB AWARD WINNER

Dennis Realty & Investment Corporation Wins Prestigious Achievement Award     Lutz, FL – March 4, 2021– Dennis Realty & Investment Corporation was recognized with a top

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DENNIS REALTY WINS THE 2020 MOMENTUM CLUB AWARD

Dennis Realty & Investment Corporation was recognized with a top Member Achievement Award from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), a global network of market-leading

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2020 JUANITA DENNIS AWARD PRESENTATION

Dennis Realty & Investment Corporation is proud to recognize Nicole Parker as the 2020 Juanita Dennis Award Recipient.  This achievement speaks volumes to the character, determination, and

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IS BUYING A HOME MORE AFFORDABLE THAN RENTING?

Are you spending more time at home? Is your home doing double duty as an office?  If so, you're not alone.  If you're renting, you may be wondering whether or not buying a home is a better

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3 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN SELLING YOUR HOME

Selling your home is a big decision and it's important to understand how to get the most money for your investment in the current market.  When you think about selling your home you may be

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO SUCCESSFULLY PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR SALE

Preparing your home to be listed for sale is a lot like preparing to host a wedding in your backyard.  You don't have to make a seating chart or party favors but the tasks to ready your home

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Thanksgiving Food Drive 2020

Brought to you by Cassidy Spitler:Dennis Realty is supporting the local community and collecting for the Metropolitan Ministries Thanksgiving food drive. We will be collecting non perishable food

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Search the MLS for Free

Hello Tampa & Future Home Buyers! The power of starting your home search is now available to you! With our site you now have access to the MLS database at your fingertips! Here at Dennis Realty

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Dennis Realty is a Member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Hello I'm Carl Stratton Broker of Dennis Realty & Investment Corporation, a member of the Leading Real Estate companies of the world. As a member of this elite network featuring over 565 of the

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About Us

Dennis Realty has been a trusted resource for buyers and sellers of real estate since 1973. Founded by Robert and Juanita Dennis, their vision was to build a real estate company that supported

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Heroes On The Move - Giving Back to Our Everyday Heroes

Heroes On The Move - Home Rebate Program for Everyday HeroesHeroes On The Move is an amazing rebate program designed to give back to our everyday heroes. When a hero buys or sells a home through the

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Dennis Realty Celebrates 45 Year Strong Anniversary

LUTZ, FLA. (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 25, 2018On September 14th 2018, Dennis Realty Celebrated 45 years in business with a company 70's themed party. Dennis Realty Agents and Employees dug out and

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Toys for Tots Drive 2016

Dennis Realty Toys for Tots 2016 with Carl Stratton & Lisa Henderson are proud to participate in Toys for Tots for the 9th year in a row.This year the Dennis Realty and Dennis Property

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Grandma's House Roof Renovation Project - Before and After

Carl Stratton with Dennis Realty & Dennis Property Management got together with Phyllis & our team of volunteers in Tampa, FL who helped us to complete the Save Grandma's House Roof

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Dennis Realty - The Children's Home of Tampa Bay - Tennis Court Renovation

Dennis Realty is very proud to have had the opportunity to coordinate a successful renovation project to improve the tennis courts for The Children's Home of Tampa Bay. Established in 1892, it is

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