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February 2024 Newsletter

A Message from Matthew H. Maschler

Real Estate Broker

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Now is a great time to sell your house. Many northerners have second homes in Florida that they can flock to as a reprieve from the cold weather, so the number of buyers is typically much higher. Buyers are here on vacation, Spring Break, visiting family, etc. If Spring is the traditional "Selling Season" in Florida, why am I saying this now? In February? Isn't this message coming too early? No. You need to start getting ready EVEN if you are only thinking of Selling. 

Maybe you do not know what your house is worth, or how much you can afford to buy when you sell. In order to list your home in March, April or early May, you need to meet with one of my Signature agents right away!!!!

We can help you price your home and make suggestions to declutter. We can make plans with a stager, give you time to make necessary repairs, have photographs taken by our team of the best photographers in town. It takes time to craft a marketing plan and put it into action. Sure, you can rush and any discount agent can throw your house on the MLS, but with the proper time and care, listed by a highly trained Signature agent, we can get your home sold quicker and for more money. I have seen it happen dozens of times.

Also in February we have several EPIC events. We have a FULL BUYOUT of Anthony's Runway 84 www.MeatsBowl.com and the RMLC Kosher Club rides again RedMeatKosherClub.com

Once again we will go OVER THE EDGE on Saturday, February 24, 2024!!!!

Volunteer to rappel down the side of the 32-story Hyatt Regency Orlando OR donate to your favorite daredevil team member!

Click Here to Join or Donate  

All monies go to Give Kids the World Village. It is the host resort for terminally and critically ill children who wish for a central Florida vacation.

I hope you enjoy this month’s newsletter.

AnnMarie Pezzola

AnnMarie Pezzola, a lifelong New Yorker, takes a diligent and thorough approach to real estate, offering a calming force for clients in all of South Florida, Westchester County, and the rest of New York. As a compassionate ally and confident leader, AnnMarie assists buyers, sellers, renters, and investors to make sure that no matter the circumstance, clients know they're working with someone who truly cares about their happiness and satisfaction.

Working tirelessly to achieve clients' goals, AnnMarie is a 24/7 advocate, providing expertise and support even during unconventional hours. She educates clients on every aspect of the process, ensuring they feel informed and empowered. AnnMarie's passion for real estate stems from her experiences as an investor, and her multitasking skills, problem-solving abilities, and abundant patience are honed as a mom of three. This has transformed her into a wealth of valuable information and an honest businesswoman who prioritizes her clients and their needs.

Born in the rhythm of the Bronx, AnnMarie's journey led her from the vibrant streets of New York to the scenic landscapes of Westchester County. Now residing under the Florida sun, she has found her dream home, embracing the warmth, palm trees, and laid-back lifestyle. Join AnnMarie as she continues to explore and celebrate the unique chapters of her life's journey—from the Bronx to Westchester, and now, basking in the sunshine state she's always envisioned.

AnnMarie Pezzola

Signature Real Estate Finder

[email protected]

(917) 559-6031

AnnMarie and her children Giana, Dominic, and Frank

Ask Matt

Dear Matt,

I recently bought a 2nd home in Florida and plan on living in FL most of the year but I also reside in New York for part of the year, would I be able to qualify for a homestead exemption?

Yours Truly,

A Home Owner

"All homestead exemption applications must be submitted by March 1!"

Dear Home Owner ,

If you are a permanent Florida resident, you may be eligible for a homestead exemption, which can generally save you an estimated $750 to $1,000 in property taxes each year.

(Did you receive your pink homestead exemption receipt card in the mail? If so, no need to refile. Simply keep the card as your receipt that you have been automatically renewed for another year.)

A $25,000 exemption is applied to the first $50,000 of your property's assessed value if your property is your permanent residence and you owned the property as of Jan.

1. This exemption applies to all taxes, including school district taxes. An additional exemption of up to $25,000 will be applied if your property's assessed value is between at least $50,000 and $75,000. This exemption is not applied to school district taxes. In addition, a homestead exemption limits any increase to your assessed value to a maximum of 3 percent each year or the amount of the change in the Consumer Price Index, whichever is lower.

Three ways to apply:

  • E-file - www.pbcgov.org/papa
  • Visit one of our five service centers to file in person.
  • Complete the application online, print it out, and mail it to our office.

Once you qualify, we will renew your homestead exemption annually as long as you contiue to qualify for the exemption.

Visit pbcgov.org to e-file and for information on other available exemptions for seniors, families, veterans, and more.



Preferred Partner Showcase


Raised in The Bronx, NY, Bob began his affinity for dressing well at an early age. As a child, he would spend many Saturdays at a higher-end men’s clothing store, owned by his dad’s friend, watching and learning about style and fit. With his appreciation of clothing, Bob’s first job was working for Sym’s clothing store where he learned to appreciate the two most important things about clothing: fit and fabric.

"An educated consumer is our best customer!"
— Sy Syms of Syms Clothing Store in The Bronx, NY, and Bob Goldfarb's first boss & mentor.

Bob didn’t pursue a career in clothing, opting instead in 1978 to have a career in executive recruiting, focusing on the highest levels of Silicon Valley technology, starting his own recruiting firm in 1982. With a continuing passion for clothing, and interacting with C-Level executives, Bob always “dressed for success,” wearing the finest suiting, shirts and shoes. In early 2004, due to a collapse of the technology industry, Bob closed his practice.

With a free spirit and desire to do something he was passionate about, starting in 2004, Bob worked for Nordstrom in sales and then became the Men’s Department Manager in Miami and Palm Beach, and then Bloomingdales in the same role, later working in the shoe business.

In 2014, Bob’s entrepreneurial spirit got hold of him and he started Bob Goldfarb Custom Clothing. Bob is a certified clothier/fitter.

Bob is strongly committed to his community with membership in many chamber, business and civic organizations. He has a strong desire to give back and volunteers for multiple nonprofit organizations. Bob and his custom clothing business are award-winning, and his involvement in the community, he says, "sometimes takes as much or more time and energy than maintaining my business."

Bob Goldfarb

Custom Clothing

[email protected] 

(305) 491-0083

Check out BRCW and CCW Go Over the Edge! 

Sponsored by Signature Real Estate Finder

Does your New Year's resolution for 2024 involve helping others and / or taking risks?

If so, let's go OVER THE EDGE on Saturday, February 24, 2024!!!!

We are forming a team and are looking for people to volunteer to rappel down the side of the 32-story Hyatt Regency Orlando.

By registering, you are agreeing to raise $1,000 and rappel. But don't worry, I will help you raise the money. It only costs $50 to sign up and this is counted toward your fundraising minimum.

Click Here to Support The Team or Donate

All monies go to Give Kids the World Village. It is the host resort for terminally and critically ill children who wish for a central Florida vacation.

BRCW & CCW Go Over the Edge!

Sponsored by Signature Real Estate Matthew H. Maschler, Real Estate Broker & The Real Estate Finder Podcast




Contemporary & Tranquil Estate Home

5BR / 4.1BA

Contact Jill Glanzer

(561) 208-3334

[email protected]



Beautiful Townhouse w/ 2-Car Garage Nestled in the Heart of a Charming Neighborhood.

3BR / 2BA

Contact Michelle Martinez


[email protected]



Open Floor Plan w/ Beautiful Finishes

4BR / 3BA

Contact Jill Glanzer

(561) 208-3334




Beautiful Home with Pool on A

Huge .38 Acre Pie-Shaped Cul-De-Sac Lot

in One of Central Boca Raton's

 Most Sought After Neighborhoods.

3BR / 2BA

Contact Jill Glanzer

(561) 208-3334

[email protected]

Woodfield Country Club

$12,500 Monthly Rent

This exquisite property features a spacious 3-bedroom layout plus a versatile loft, creating a perfect balance of sophistication and comfort

3BR / 3BA

Contact Jill Glanzer

(561) 208-3334

[email protected]



Preston Smith and Friends at his Monthly Jam Session at The Retreat Lounge

Travis Julmis, Michelle Martinez, Artist Dragan Bogdan, and Preston Smith at the Posh Art Gallery Charity Event for "Helping Israel Fund"

Michelle Martinez with Joseph Gormley at the Boxing & Rib Throwdown IV fundraiser for Caring House Project

Travis Julmis, Michelle Martinez, and Preston Smith at the Boxing & Rib Throwdown IV fundraiser for Caring House Project

Matt Riddle, Matthew Vogel, and Matthew Maschler at the Boxing & Rib Throwdown IV fundraiser for Caring House Project

Sara Van Kirk and Family at Mean Girls The Musical


AnnMarie's Dog Shiloh

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Check out the Real Estate Finder Podcast!

New agents AND experienced agents, I highly recommend listening to our podcast because we cover all sorts of topics that you will definitely find both interesting and entertaining, even when we weren’t trying to be funny or educational. Our experiences are extremely relatable and you might get insight into how to find your own solutions based on one of our episodes. Plus, we want to hear from you! Let us know what you want us to cover, explain, discuss or define. There are so many moving parts in real estate. It would take a decade to discuss everything. What do you find extremely rewarding in our industry? What is your pet peeve? Have you ever wanted to quit real estate? What kept you going? Let us know. Currently there have been 102 episodes of the podcast. And if you’re up for it, come on our show! We do have as much (probably more!) fun as it sounds like we are having. ~ Staci Garcia 

Visit www.RealEstateFinder.com/Podcast to get the latest insider information on market trends, and some of the tips, tricks, and techniques needed to make smart decisions and get the very best from this and any market! For additional questions or inquiries about the podcast please contact Staci Garcia at 561-239-1449 or [email protected]

We are hiring!

Looking for Licensed Agents and those interested in obtaining their Real Estate license.

Signature Real Estate Finder is looking for savvy, enthusiastic agents to join our team. If you know anyone who is interested in a career in Real Estate please let us know!

Want to get your Real Estate License? Check out www.SignatureRSVP.com and when asked "How did you hear about our Company/School” please select "Family/Friend" and enter my name "Matthew Maschler" when it asks "Who can we thank for the referral."

Already licensed? Please call or email 561-208-3334 or [email protected]

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