Preparing for the 2023 Hurricane Season

Preparing for the 2023 Hurricane Season 🌧️

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June Newsletter

Summer is almost here! You have probably already dug out your favorite pair of shorts and restocked on sunblock for those upcoming beach days.

In Florida, summer also means we have begun hurricane season. We have seen how our community comes together to support each other in the aftermath of natural disaster, which is a beautiful thing to see and we know they will be there when we need them. But instead of waiting until it's too late, let's work together to stay ahead of disaster to ease any potential damage and ensure our family's safety. Read this month's Patterson Group Newsletter for important hurricane preparedness tips.



01 | A Word from Matthew Patterson
02 | Prepare for Hurricane Season
03 | May 2023 Local Market Analysis
04 | News & Upcoming Events
05 | Team Behind the Scenes
06 | Selling a Home with Existing Tenants
07 | Patterson Group Careers
08 | Understanding the Hurricane Scale
09 | Client Testimony
10 | Recipe: Baileys & Coffee Cupcakes
11 | Featured Property in Punta Gorda

A Word from Matthew Patterson 

Prepare for the 2023 Hurricane Season 

Preparing Your Home
  • Buy plywood in advance to board up windows in the event a warning is issued.
  • Keep trees and shrubs trimmed BEFORE a hurricane warning is issued. Once a warning is in effect, trash pickup is suspended and loose debris can become dangerous in high winds.
  • Lower pool water levels by 6-12 inches and add extra chlorine to prevent contamination. Turn off electricity to equipment and cover pool pump if exposed.
  • Store or secure any loose items outside of the home (bikes, potted plants, etc.)
  • Turn fridge and freezer to the coldest setting and only open when necessary.
Non-Negotiable Supplies
  • One gallon of water per person in your household per day, three day supply. Extra for pets, food prep, and sanitation.
  • Basic groceries (bread, peanut butter, canned goods, protein bars, pet food, etc.)
  • Ice chest and ice.
  • Disposable plates, cups, utensils, and a manual can opener.
  • First aid kit and essential medications / medical supplies.
  • Basic tools (hammer, nails, screwdriver, utility knife, pliers, etc.) and duct tape.
  • Extra clothing and essential toiletries.
  • Battery-powered radio and flashlights, including additional batteries.
  • Cash in the event that ATMs in the area are out of operation.
  • Copies of personal documents (birth certificates, social security cards, passports, marriage license, etc.)
  • Inventory of valuable household items, including pictures if possible.

Charlotte County Shelters*
  • Harold Ave. Regional Park Recreation Center | 23400 Harold Ave.
  • Kingsway Elementary School | 23300 Quasar Blvd.
  • Liberty Elementary School | 370 Atwater St.
  • Neil Armstrong Elementary | 22100 Breezeswept Ave.
*All Charlotte County evacuation shelters are pet-friendly. No shelter should be treated like a hotel – basic necessities will not be provided. Bring emergency supplies listed above as well as sleeping bags, blankets, and pillows, and quiet activities for children. Emergency operations number for Charlotte County is (941) 833-4000.
Click HERE to Determine Your Evacuation Zone

Your Local Market Analysis

Local Events & News

Fisherman's Village Blues Fest  June 17
Fishermen's Village is proud to host their first Blues Fest featuring talented Blues Artists from around the country at Dry Beach beginning at 12 noon and continuing until 10 pm! Featured artists include: Joey Gilmore Band 12-3; Dottie Kelly Band 4-6:30 pm; Rockin' Jake 7:30-10 pm.

Wellen Park Debuts Downtown Farmer's Market
Wellen Park has announced Fresh Harvest, its new weekly farmers market coming to Downtown Wellen. Fresh Harvest Farmers Market begins Sunday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and will offer a selection of local goods from local vendors.

Fresh Harvest takes place every Sunday as part of Downtown Wellen’s event schedule. Attendees can peruse over 30 different vendor booths and stock up on a variety of goods. Vendors will offer produce, herbs, spices, cut flowers, teas, coffee, canned and preserved fruits and vegetables, syrups, baked goods, pickled foods, fresh seafood, meats, poultry, eggs, milk, specialty cheeses, and prepared food and beverages.  More Info
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Radio Show with Matthew Patterson
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Vendor Recommendation: Property Vault Management
"Acting as a shield between property owners and residents by offering helping hands with strong, dependable and HIGH quality service."

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Behind the Scenes
Keller Williams Red Day 2023
Every year KW offices all over the country dedicate the 2nd Thursday in May to helping in their community. This year our brokerage, Keller Williams Peace River Partners Realty, spent TWO DAYS giving back! They raised $10,000 and volunteered at Camelot Community Care by helping them redo their transition rooms and donating items to help with the foster kids. Two days later, they spent time at the Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens, getting the property ready and setting up for a FUN afternoon for the foster kids to enjoy Bounce Houses, games, pizza & ice cream! Our Patterson Group family is already looking forward to next year!
Florida Weekly's 2023 Flamingo's BEST Awards
We received a visit from Florida Weekly that included lots of goodies and their annual Flamingo issue highlighting some of the BEST in the area – with a twist! We're proudly displaying our award and loved flipping through the issue reading about other businesses in the community.
Patterson Group FUN DAY at Boca Grande
Work hard, play hard! We loved spending some time kayaking and paddle boarding during a recent Patterson Group Team Fun Day on Boca Grande! The weather was beautiful, waters were calm, and smiles were everywhere. We're so blessed to have such an incredible group of people to work alongside and also enjoy life with! Special shoutout to SUP Englewood Eco Tour Agency for the amazing tour.
Congrats to a Special 2023 Grad!
CONGRATULATIONS to Hayley, who is the daughter of our Buyer's Specialist, Jennifer Gabbard, who recently graduated with her Associate of Arts degree from Florida Southwestern State College!

14 Do's and Don'ts for Selling a Property with Existing Tenants

Written by Tony Carrick | April 2023

Selling a home is stressful enough. Selling a rental property with existing tenants can be downright overwhelming. Coordinating showings with your renters, coaxing them to keep the home tidy for prospective buyers, and navigating landlord/tenant laws all add to the complexities of selling real estate. But while selling a property with existing tenants may be challenging, it’s not an uncommon practice. It’s possible your renters might even make selling your property easier. Avoid the pitfalls that come with selling a rental property that’s occupied and find out how good tenants can help you sell by following the tips below.
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Happy Father's Day!

Coming up on the 18th of this month, we get a whole day dedicated to saying THANK YOU to all of the amazing fathers in our life. We have a few stellar ones on our team alone. If you're the gift-giving type on these holidays, click HERE check out this Forbes list of Father's Day gift ideas for every kind of interest or hobby!

Patterson Group Careers
Looking to Join Our Team?

While we aren't currently looking for any specific roles to be filled, we are always looking for individuals with BIG GOALS and BIG TALENT! If you feel you would be a great addition to our team, let us know!
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Understanding the Hurricane Scale

The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale categorizes the severity of an impending hurricane with the numbers one through five, based solely on wind speed. This scale does not take into account other aspects just as storm surge or flooding.

Client Testimony
"Brooks was a joy to work with when purchasing a condo in Florida! We had looked at the condo while wintering there and returned home before actually purchasing. He was available day and evening for all of our questions and concerns. Once our offer was accepted he didn’t stop there. He assisted with the Condo Association application and put us in touch with an insurance agent. With our many texts, calls, and questions, Brooks was professional and considerate! Thank you, Brooks for all of your help and patience."

Ray & Trudy | May 2023

Family Meal Ideas in a Power Outage
With no power, littles ones might be especially hard to keep well-fed and happy. We found some ideas that might help.

Click HERE for Easy Meal & Snack Ideas

Featured Property
2491 Palm Tree Drive | Punta Gorda | 3 Beds | 4 Baths | 3 Cars | 2,500+ SqFt

Take a look at this STUNNING and move-in ready waterfront home in Punta Gorda Isles with a NEW ROOF in 2023 and DIRECT SAILBOAT ACCESS to Charlotte Harbor! Features include BREATHTAKING water views, a cedar BONUS ROOM with beamed ceilings and attached bathroom, STONE FIREPLACE in the living area, a beautiful STUDY with library ladder and private balcony, ROOFTOP DECK, an expansive Florida Room with an outdoor kitchen overlooking the POOL, and SO MUCH MORE. Click the link below for FULL property details!
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