Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
2:32 pm EST
Monday, January 24, 2022

From The Publisher

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you wanted to build or buy a home but you had no idea where to begin? I have been in that situation before and it can be very frustrating and overwhelming. In fact, my husband, Doug, and I felt this way just a few years back. We were in the market to buy a home, and after our Realtor showed us multiple homes that weren’t our “dream home,” we decided to consider the option of building.

We thought it would be great to be able to sculpt the perfect home for ourselves and create the layout we had always dreamed of having. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. As we began looking for model homes for ideas, we quickly discovered there weren’t any available to view. This left us feeling unsure, and we reconsidered our decision to build.

Things have certainly changed since then. The building and real estate industry is beginning to boom again. Homes are being sold daily, and people are now seeking qualified builders to create the home of their dreams.

Therefore, if you are in the market to buy, build, or remodel, we have made it easier for you with this month’s home issue. We’ve created a resource for building and buying a new home. We are highlighting Lake County’s top Realtors with a listing of multimillion-dollar and million-dollar producers for 2017. We’ve also included local Realtor profiles so you can get to know a few of them.

Congratulations to Danny Smith of Smith & Smith Realty in Wildwood for achieving the coveted title of “2017 Realtor of the Year.”

By the way, getting back to the beginning, Doug and I eventually found a house that we are remodeling and now call our home. It was a challenging process, but we are living happily ever after.

I hope you enjoy this month’s issue and, as always, we enjoyed putting it together for you.

Until next month,

Kendra Akers