About Golf and Gulf Properties by Chris Q

About the Q Team The web master, Rita "Chris" Quackenbush The Web Master, Chris Quackenbush, has a long history of business and personal success before joining Sand Castle Realty Group, Inc. She learned that making money is the easy part. Keeping and building it can be much harder. With a degree in Real Estate Investing and Construction Management, her research caused her to select Southwest Florida as the most promising area for success in those fields. She has invested personally in many properties in addition to helping others make selections to help build their financial strength. AWARDS •2009 Selected FIVE STAR Best in Client Satisfaction Real Estate Agent by Gulfshore Life Magazine •2006 Platinum Club Award •2006 Top Performer Award-Womens Council of Realtors •Listed in “Who’s Who in the West”, “Who’s Who in American Women,” ninth edition, “World Who’s Who of Women,” Who’s Who in Finance and Industry” 24th edition, ”Who’s Who in California,” and “Two Thousand Notable Americans. • Featured in “Life Magazine” October 1982 issue • Nominated “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Venture Magazine 1987 • Winner 1987 Women Power Award •Winner 1988 Women of Achievement Award • US National water ski overall champion 1996, second or third in 1990-1999 •Record holder in the Western Region for Women’s 4 Jump •Broke 14 records in slalom, trick and jump in the Western Region ••Citizen of the Year (Rio Linda, CA) 1998 BUSINESS EXPERIENCE Founder and CEO of QTech . Starting with only $2,000 cash, she built the company to approximately 1,500 employees and a $10 million per year run rate before selling to a publicly traded company for cash. This highly profitable consulting and temporary help company never had a negative quarter. Founded QBit Computer Solutions simultaneously to handle relational database needs of sales organizations and temporary help companies. Co founded Quasar Engineering, a company tailored for high value added construction of high tech manufacturing facilities or other high value added engineering projects. Advisor to Lefcourt Venture Funds 1990-93. Served on the Board of Candescent Technologies 90-94 and arranged the first funding for this Flat Panel Display Company. Produced and Moderated a De Anza College series of live, Nationwide teleconferences called “Technology Revolution of the 90’s.” Founder Ski Park Boat and Ski, a boat dealership and ski facility 1998-2000. Host Sponsor of the World Pro Tour for Water Skiing and Wake Boarding. Host of the US Open Championships 2001. 2003-2005 degree in Real Estate Investment and Construction Management 2005- present Q Team Real Estate - Platinum Award 2006, Top Performer Award, 100% Award 2007 5 Star Realtor Award- Gulfshore Magazine 2009 COMMUNITY AND INDUSTRY BOARDS •American Electronics Association - Silicon Valley Council Chair 3 years and National Board 2 years •California Engineering Foundation Board member 2 years •Technology Center of Silicon Valley Board two years •San Jose State University President’s Advisory Board six years •San Jose Chamber of Commerce Board 2 years •Founding Board of Governors, Silicon Valley Capital Club •Founder of Professional Women’s Roundtable •Board Member of the IRS Commissioner’s Advisory Board 2 years •Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports 1997-2000 •Selected as one of 14 representatives for Inaugural Future Leaders Exchange, sponsored by the White House, IMDI and the Wallenberg Foundation. Traveled to Europe to discuss the European Union of 1992. •Homeowners Association President 1996-8 •Sacramento County Taxpayers League Board 1998-2000 •Water District Board Member 1997-8 •Founder- Community Quarantine Reform Coalition of Hawaii 2000- present, an organization now including about 1,300 members from 13 countries . This was a successful attempt to change a 91 year old law requiring pet quarantine for vaccinated pets entering Hawaii. Chris can be contacted at: Sandals Realty , 1567 Haley Ln, Fort Myers, Florida 33907. cell 239-823-2980

FOM Friday: ESEA Re-up Hype


Bad bills need to be KILLED! Not reauthorized. It’s Unconstitutional and Illegal. What more do we need to say?

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It's Friday, you know what that means! Time to measure what's truth, what's fallacy/fib or what's in between. It’s Friday, you know what that means! Time to measure what’s truth, what’s fallacy/fib or what’s in between.

In a special edition of my “Fib-o-Meter” Friday, anti CCSS article, I’m taking a look at who’s hyping FOR the reauthorization of HR5 and who’s uncovering the truth behind HR5.

HR5:

Short title: “Student Success Act”; the long title’s much to long to even bother with. Since I write from the perspective of OPPOSING Common Core and that most of my readers are also fighting to halt CCSS, I’m going to assume you’ve read up on the reasons WHY HR5 is not the Bill it’s pretending to be. However, in case you haven’t:

Supposedly it will give back to the states back local control of education  (“Total Fallacy”) The “Total Truth”is that the bill will continue to mandate what the states must do in education!

States currently receiving federal…

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Here’s a valuable connection for preparation for the hurricane season you might like to review:

Dear Chris,

Disaster Preparedness Week begins this Sunday, May 27, with the official start of hurricane season on June 1. With hurricane season right around the corner, it is important to protect your home and business both structurally and financially.

With so much concentration placed on protecting your home, it’s easy to forget about your business. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, 40 percent of all businesses that experience a disaster never reopen and more than 25 percent of the remaining businesses close within two years following the event. Being prepared can change those statistics.

Following a storm, common mistakes include: insufficient documentation for an insurance claim, inadequate insurance coverage and failure to retain proof of damage. Preparing financially could help you avoid paying thousands of dollars in repairs.

I encourage you to visit my Department of Financial Services Division of Consumer Services’ website, www.myfloridacfo.com/division/consumers, which offers videos, brochures, resources and tips, along with a Disaster Preparedness section that includes an inventory checklist. Should a tropical storm or hurricane take aim at our state, we will activate a special consumer helpline, 1-800-22-STORM, to assist victims with insurance matters.

It is an honor and privilege to represent you, and I look forward to your feedback. Join me on FaceBook and Twitter at JeffAtwater.

Humbly,

Jeff Atwater
Chief Financial Officer of Florida

 

 

 

 Florida Department of Financial Services
200 East Gaines Street | Tallahassee, FL 32399

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This is what I’m working on this Summer to enhanse my real estate effectiveness.  Old dogs do learn new tricks!  Check out this link:

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Amazing new listings in Colonial Country Club for Summer bargain shoppers in beautiful Fort Myers, Florida. Here are three new beauties:

9050 Shadow Glen Way, Ft Myers 33913, Unique 2,124 sq’ 3bedroom/3bath +den Laurel model with extra large pavered lanai/pool area always in the sunshine and framed with custom landscaping. Salt water pool w/solar and electric heater. Granite counters, custom paint and upgraded tile. Upgraded washer and dryer. 22′ high soaring ceiling makes living large. Sliders to pool pocket all the way to bring the outdoors in. Elegant 14,000 sq ft Clubhouse provides fine dining and entertainment and sports bar for 19th hole discussions and the full time social director has something for everyone. Fitness center with all Nautilus equipment boasting individual TVs on each aerobic piece, or perhaps a quiet massage, and miles of tropical nature trails where wildlife abounds… All this close to Florida’s Famous White Sand Beaches and only minutes from the airport for easy travel. Here’s the listing link: http://ping.fm/49T5T

10005 Sky View Way #2108 is a carriage home with golf membership that will take your breath away! http://ping.fm/wNDdr

You can’t beat these beauties in the Sunny West Coast of Florida!

Call Chris Quackenbush, Sandals Realty, at 239-823-2980 cell, and see if we have the home you’ve been dreaming about.

Here’s another great home in Prestigious Colonial Country Club


This $239,900 carriage home has the best location on the friendliest street!  Right next to pool and grills. Full golf membership included! Model 3bed/2bath 2 car attached garage 2,045 sq’ Tamarind carriage home with new carpet guaranteed 25 years, completely remodeled kitchen with granite counters, full granite backsplash, 42 inch cabinets with crown molding, upgraded lighting, fans, beautiful lake view, 2 master suites, garage cabinet system. Beautiful sunrise and moonrise view over lake. Intercom with speakers throughout. Elegant 14,000 sq ft Clubhouse provides fine dining and entertainment and sports bar for 19th hole discussions and the full time social director has something for everyone. Active tennis programs, Fitness center with all Nautilus equipment boasting individual TVs on each aerobic piece, or perhaps a quiet massage, and miles of tropical nature trails where wildlife abounds… All this close to Florida’s Famous White Sand Beaches and only minutes from the airport for easy travel. http://fgcmls.rapmls.com/scripts/mgrqispi.dll?APPNAME=Fortmyers&PRGNAME=MLSLogin&ARGUMENT=%2Fp%2Bu3k4gNc1WC4toKfPh45m4VLy00gCtUcLZss21zmCSMlWzesEy4o5ZWZh6VLxJ&KeyRid=1


 Just call Chris Quackenbush of Sandals Realty at 239-823-2980 for details!


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