2014 Florida Hurricane Season is Officially Underway

Just how long can Florida go with no hurricanes

It has been a long time since Florida has had a hurricane to deal with. A very long time. A record breaking long time. As we start off our 3rd day of the 2014 Florida hurricane season one can only wonder if we can continue our record breaking streak before the season ends on November 30th. Sure the waters are calm now but…..

Lifeguard Stand-2

The record breaking years of 2004 and 2005 are still fresh on many residents minds. If you remember 2004 was the year we had four hurricanes hit; Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne. Never before had we had 4 hurricanes cross our path in a single year. Then mother nature whacked us in 2005 with another 3 hurricanes. It has now been over 8 years since a hurricane crossed the Florida coast and we are overdue. Way overdue.

How overdue are we? Consider that the last time Florida had a hurricane make landfall was Wilma. That was an amazing 3,143 days ago. Never since we have kept records have we come anywhere close to that number. We are overdue. Way overdue.

Experts are predicting a slow season with estimates of between 8 and 13 tropical storms and between 3 to 6 hurricanes. El Nino is a weather pattern that is in force and expected to keep storm chances down this year. Last year was the first hurricane season in 45 years that there were no storms reaching a Category 2 intensity. We are way overdue but the experts say it may not be this year. Let’s hear it for 9 years without one!

When it comes to real estate in Palm Beach and Martin Counties Paradise Sharks knows the waters like the back of our hand. Your home can have many features that can help protect you from the day a hurricane does decide to come for a visit. Concrete block construction, impact windows, flood zones, proper roof types and tie downs, the list goes on. If you need help in locating the right home, in the right location at the right price give us a call and learn why swimming with the sharks might just be the smartest real estate decision you will ever make. Always interesting, always fun.

Fins way up for no hurricanes in 2014…………

Tom Priester
Principal Broker

Paradise Sharks Real Estate
Direct Line 561 308-0175


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Tom Priester

After spending years among the top individual performers at one of Palm Beach County’s largest and most successful real estate brokerages, Tom Priester knew there was another way to do real estate. A better way. Real estate services focused on the customer. Like the old days when the customer truly was #1. He tired of listening to why he should be going out to have his customers sign one sided buyers’ brokerage agreements. He tired of hearing how he should be selling customers why paying higher commissions, like 7% and 8%, was to their benefit. He tired of hearing how he should sell his clients on why they should be paying hundreds of dollars in additional “transaction fees”. The business had slid way too far from being focused on the customer. His customer. So he decided the time was right to be different…..by design. To start his own unique boutique real estate firm truly focused on his customers. They will now have access to a process focused on them. Only the best marketing techniques to sell their homes. No cutting corners. Commission structures based on his clients needs not his. Paradise Sharks was born out of Tom’s passion to return this business to the customer. Where it belongs. If you want a real estate experience that benefits you, just give Tom a call at 561 308-0175 or send him an e-mail at tom@paradisesharks.com. You can always pay more and receive less but that just would not make any sense. Would it?

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