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Follow YOUR Own Path.

By Jon Brooks

Happy Holidays everyone! It's that time of year to stuff our faces and make the once or twice a year migration to connect with family. It's also that time of year when we are sharing our dreams, aspirations, and goals for 2020 while also reflecting back on the past decade!

This year has been especially interesting for me and Brittany. Going from 0 to 60 in 4 years has been an incredible journey, riddled with challenges, failures, and wins; though nothing compares to the priority re-rank when having your first child. Overnight, life changes -- time slows down and speeds up all at the same time. There is certainly an adjustment period that we are going through.

As we pick up our heads and look a...

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Dream Home on the Water.

By Jon Brooks

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Dream Home on the Water.

Plans for Jane* and Peter’s* dream house were years in the making. Their stunning, Old World style home -- combining elegant European elements with casual, waterfront living — began taking shape with pages taken from design magazines.

“We started dreaming about what we wanted years before we actually started building in late 2005 / early 2006,” says Jane. “When I saw something in a magazine, I would cut it out and put it in my binder, so I had pictures of kitchens, fireplaces, railings -- all these ideas. Just thinking about what we would build...

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Six Figure Agent Podcast

By Jon Brooks

Check out our story on this great podcast! Join our journey and ask us questions. We would love to connect

Here is a link to your episode: http://bit.ly/jonbrooks

Stepping out of his comfort zone to go all in, Jon and his now wife, relocated to Jacksonville Florida in 2015. That same year he switched careers and got licensed in Real Estate. His first full year, 2016, in Real Estate was a huge success! He closed 60 Homes with a GCI of $330,000. His wife joined him in the business in 2017 and they sold 75 homes. The Brooks Group sees opportunity and jumps on it, having big goals for this year!

3 KEY POINTS:

Ask current and past clients for referrals
Building deep relationships with every client in ...

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For many home buyers in Northeast Florida, the process of buying a home is very exciting. From starting your home search, speaking with a lender, and getting the keys at the closing table, you will encounter many series of paperwork, forms, and signing. Once you leave the closing table, there’s still a very important thing to do: file your homestead exemption!

The Florida Homestead exemption is a huge benefit of owning a home in Northeast Florida! Here is everything you need to know!

Who is eligible?

All legal Florida residents who own and occupy a home, condo, co-op apartment and certain mobile home lots. To qualify, you must own and occupy the home as a permanent residence on January 1s...

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Results and service mean a lot to us. That’s why we want to share with you our Mission Statement and Core Values.

Mission Statement

Over the next ten years, develop the most reputable premier residential real estate group in Florida by providing Buyers and Sellers with the highest level of service and maintaining strong relationships with those we serve.

Core Values

Do the right thing – even when it hurts

Services to others above all else

Competitiveness in the market

Always hungry and eager to learn

2017 RESULTS - YES WE CRUNCHED THE #s!

Average Sales to List Price Ratio

Northeast Florida Association of Realtors: 96.9%

The Brooks Group: 99.5%

**The Brooks Group sold homes for +2.6% above o...

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As you are likely already aware, major tax reform just became law. With so many changes, particularly to portions of the code affecting real estate, we here at The Brooks Group wanted to help educate our clients and friends on what changes were made and how we expect it to impact the real estate market in 2018 and beyond. There were essentially three changes that will have some amount of impact on real estate costs:

1) SALT Deduction
Previously, taxpayers were able to deduct state and local property and income taxes from their Federal tax return. This still remains the case but is now limited to a cap of $10,000. It seems this will primarily impact high-income individuals or those with more ex...

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Before getting started in real estate I loved my job and the work that I did. I simply couldn't get over the fact that the level of work I was doing didn't match up with the pay I was receiving. It ended up being another year of working 12-14 hour days, and weekends, to break even financially. At the same time, the company I was working for had an incoming CEO who was known for cutting costs and bonuses. The writing was on the wall and I took the plunge. Switching locations from Washington, DC to Jacksonville, FL didn't make a difference. I needed to switch careers. I needed to have control over my future.

Getting started in real estate is a first class education in entrepreneurship AND budge...

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As Senior year at Tech arrived, I was immersed in the job search. I had done well at school, ending up near the top of my class in finance, and applied for many of the typical finance positions. But I also was looking to do something a little different from the typical Wall Street path taken by most new finance graduates. The dad of one of my best friends was a partner at a unique group within one of the big accounting firms. My friend had told me about the type of work his dad did, and I reached out to his dad to learn more. I found out that this group’s work was not typical Wall Street finance, but more policy oriented, and absolutely incredible. I immediately knew I wanted to be a p...

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