My name is Helen Fair-Mensik, I am originally from Wales, UK where I enjoyed many years renovating properties. Seven years ago I realized my dream and purchased a beautiful villa with pool on a lovely gated community in Davenport. I fell in love with Orlando on my first visit in 1998. Standing on main street looking at Cinderella's castle on our first visit to Magic Kingdom was an emotional experience. I couldn't believe that I had brought my children, then aged 3 and 10, to the magic that was Disney.More Less
I vowed then that I would own my own home here one day. There were many reasons for my purchase. I love Florida, with the fantastic climate (we are a little short on blue skies and sunshine in Wales!), variety of activities which are so varied and much, much more than just theme parks plus exceptional value on shopping and eating out . The other reason was investment. I decided to stop paying into my pension fund and invested in a mortgage instead. I successfully marketed the property as a vacation home which contributed to the running costs and refurbishment. We have been blessed to have some lovely people share our home with a number of these returning again.
In August 2007, following my divorce, I went to our Florida retreat with my son. Here I met my husband to be Marcel, who has lived in Florida for 11 years. We married on Clearwater beach in September 2008 and now live in Davenport.
My professional background includes running my own retail business for 5 years . For the past 9 years I have worked on an employed basis and self-employed consultant for Chambers of Commerce and the Welsh Assembly Government. I have decided to combine my work and personal experience of dealing with people, purchasing property in Florida, renting and marketing the property. I am on the doorstep of these beautiful communities and will personally view in order that you receive full and accurate information on your investment. I have been in your shoes and understand that the right property at the right price in the right area is important whether you want to rent the property out or just keep it for your family and friends.
I am honest and professional and will always "tell it like it is". My enthusiasm for this area and all it has to offer to families never waivers. I am working with a distinguished broker who will assist in negotiations with banks with regard to short-sale and bank owned properties.
Put your trust in me and let me help you achieve your dream!
UPDATE - AUTUMN 2010. We are now also helping clients to furnish their homes for the vacation rental market. Implementing a holiday ambiance to please young and old. All homes are themed with elements of Disney, Universal Studios, Palm / Tommy Bahama theme, Surf Dude/Woodies and the Treasures of the Ocean. We are constantly told by service providers that these homes are upscale and unique in the Orlando vacation market. We are VERY proud of these homes and the trust our clients have in our ability to create their dream property from start to finish. Consequently, we continue to assist our clients, who have now become friends, to market the properties for the very best vacation experience!