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A native of Rehoboth Beach, Bill Mann has intimate knowledge of the resort area. After graduating from Goucher College, with B.A.s in Mathematics & Economics, Bill spent 4 years working in trust accounting in D.C. and NYC.

Desiring formal technical experience, Bill spent the next 4 years in NYC working in database design & network administration before returning home to the family business in 2001.

Bill began his sales career selling new construction where Bill gained valuable insight into the construction business. Just prior to his current focus on residential sales, Bill spent 2 years managing the rental department.

Bill has served the Sussex County Association of REALTORS® on the Professional Development, Grievance (Chairperson 2011) & Professional Standards (Chairperson 2013) committees.

Bill holds the following licenses & designations:
• Broker Associate
• GRI (Graduate REALTOR® Institute)
• ABR® (Accredited Buyer's Representative)
• RSPS (Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist)
• e-PRO® (Internet Professional)

Found 158 blog entries published by Bill Mann.

Fun Facts About DelawareIf you are reading this it is because you have visited our site www.mannandsons.com and are interested in the state of Delaware and in Rehoboth Beach real estate or Lewes real estate. But how much do you really know about the state of Delaware? Well thanks to the Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Delaware Economic Development Office we have some fun facts that we’ll share with you about Delaware.

  • Delaware was the first state to ratify the United States constitution. It did so on December 7, 1787.
  • Delaware shares a semi-circular border with Pennsylvania. The border was drawn at the time of the original land grants to William Penn from King Charles II and the Duke of York.
  • The nation's first scheduled steam railroad began in
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Rehoboth Beach homes for saleNow is the time to start looking for a Rehoboth Beach home...mortgage rates are low, and homes are being added to the market daily. If you are looking to buy a new home, you need to be prepared before going out in search of the perfect property. Here are some things that every prepared house hunter should have when they go.

How much do you want to spend?Calculate the amount you can spend on a monthly mortgage payment. Make sure you take the cost of insurance and taxes into consideration. Then, go to the bank and get yourself pre-approved for a loan. The bank may tell you that you can afford more than you want to spend, so be aware that you restrict your search to what you are comfortable with. If the bank says you can afford more than you want to

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Rehoboth Beach vacation activitiesThe summer can’t come soon enough for beach lovers in Southern Delaware. Already in Rehoboth Beach, we’re enjoying 65° to 70° weather, glorious mornings and balmy nights. From the restaurants along the boardwalk, you can watch the hypnotic waves and never want to leave.

Why not stay the whole summer? Many people do. Thousands of visitors make their way to this area each year feeling welcomed with all the Rehoboth Beach activities such as horseback riding, brewery tours, and day spas. Some other highly rated vacation activities include:

  • Junction & Breakwater Trail
  • Funland
  • Clear Space Theatre
  • Jungle Jim’s
  • Gordons Pond
  • Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum

Mann & Sons, Inc. REALTORS® have a large inventory of Rehoboth Beach rentals for

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Picking a great real estate agent

In part one of our blog on Tips for Picking a Great Real Estate Agent, we looked at Experience, Education, Market Knowledge, and Honesty and Integrity. In part two we will look at Work Ethic, Resources and Attention to Detail.

Work Ethic: Real estate is a 7 day a week job. Sometimes it involves very early hours and very late nights to meet the needs of buyers, sellers, rental property owners and renters. It is just a fact of life that sometimes people are only available early in the morning, late at night and weekends. Bear this in mind because you will want to work with a real estate agent who is able and willing to meet with you on any day, at virtually any time to get you the property that is best for you. So before you agree to work with any one

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Tips for Picking a Great Real Estate Agent

Once you are ready to either rent or buy a piece of property you will most likely need to work with a real estate agent. Like in any industry there are great real estate agents and not so great agents. Here are some tips on what to look for to find a great real estate agent for Rehoboth Beach real estate and Lewes real estate.

Experience: You’ve heard the phrase when it comes to real estate, “Location, location, location”? Well when it comes to real estate agents the phrase becomes, “Experience, experience, experience”. A real estate agent with experience will make your search for your new home or rental property much easier for the simple reason that he or she has done it so many times in the past. This gives you, as the buyer or renter, a real

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Looking for a Rehoboth Beach homeBuying a new Rehoboth Beach home is an exciting feeling, and it is so easy to get carried away and fall in love with a home that may not be the best one for you.    There will be plenty of time for celebrating after the closing.  When you are looking for a new home, here are a few things to focus on.

Foundation and Structural Elements – Ugly paint and bad draperies can be changed very easily and with minimal cost, but when it comes to foundation or structural problems, it may be best to just walk away.  Look for evidence of cracks or bulges in the foundation wall. If there has been renovation in the home, ask an inspector to check if any load bearing walls were modified or removed.  

Electrical and Plumbing – Many people like to do their own home

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After you have taken a look at some of our property listings for Coastal Delaware real estate, we thought you might enjoy a little bit of real estate trivia – just for fun.

Question: What is the most expensive private residence ever built in the United States?

Answer: When it was built, Hearst Ranch in San Simeon, California cost over $30 million, which in today’s dollars is about $277,883,320.

Istana Nurul Iman palace - not real estate in Coastal DelawareQuestion: The world’s largest residential palace belongs to whom?

Answer: The Sultan of Brunei. The Istana Nurul Iman palace has 2,152,782 square feet, 1,788 rooms, 257 bathrooms, and a 110-car garage.

Question: The United States Government paid $7.2 million for what piece of land?

Answer: The state of Alaska. In 1867 the United States bought Alaska

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Rehoboth Beach Rental PropertyIt is vacation time! You have worked hard all year and are really looking forward to those one or two weeks this summer when you can escape your everyday grind and spend some time sitting on a gorgeous beach, sipping a cool drink and baking in the sun. If this is what you’re looking for, then a beach rental property that will act as your home away from home, can offer you a great beach vacation at a very reasonable price. So what are some of the things you should look for when searching for a beach rental property?

Amenities: Make sure you know ahead of time which amenities you just can’t do without. Beach rentals can come with a myriad of different options, (e.g., full kitchens, outdoor showers, access to swimming pools or private beaches, etc.), and

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Lewes Delaware Home Buying AdviceWhen you are looking for a Lewes Delaware home, there are a lot of thing to consider. Sometimes, you find a great house, but it has a few flaws. Some flaws are the type you don’t want to have anything to do with, but other ones are minor and can be corrected with minimal effort or expense. For example, if the décor of a home is not something you like, you can paint with little effort. But if you are looking for a home with three bathrooms, and there is only one, it would be a more difficult fix. Work with your REALTOR® and a home inspector on specific issues, but here are some examples of items that can or cannot be worked out with the owner:

Water in the basement

If you visit a home and there is water in the basement, that may or may not be a deal

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A History of Rehoboth BeachIn our first post we looked at the history of Rehoboth Beach from some 12,000 years ago up until its original charter as a city in 1873. In the second part of our blog we’ll take a look at its history from the late 1800s to today - and some of the features of the area that will help you to get the most out of your new Rehoboth Beach Real Estate.

In 1878 the railroad came to Rehoboth Beach, which in turn brought many new visitors to Rehoboth Beach. The times were changing and because of this large influx of people the focus became much more on the “seaside resort” aspects of the area, as opposed to the religious leanings as had been planned by Rev Todd and his followers when the original charter had been set forth only five years earlier. In 1879 the

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