PHOTO COURTESY BEE REALTY OFFICIALLY OPEN — Mayor Bob Apgar and owner/broker Bee Powell jointly cut the ribbon Oct. 15 to officially open Bee Realty Corp’s Downtown DeLand office. About 100 customers, agents and community leaders celebrated the reopening of the office at 237 N. Woodland Blvd., in a building that has been the home of many other businesses over the years.

Bee Realty Corp’s office in Downtown DeLand is now officially open after an addition to and extensive remodeling of the building at 237 N. Woodland Blvd.

Mayor Bob Apgar helped owner/broker Bee Powell cut a ribbon Oct. 15 as about 100 customers, fellow agents and community members gathered around them.

“It’s always good when local businesses can grow and expand,” Apgar said before wielding the giant scissors. “[This office] is a welcome addition to Downtown.”

Powell thanked her staff members, her agents, her family and the builder who remodeled the building, Ken Goldberg Construction.

“Thank you. It is a great turnout, and I really appreciate it,” she said.

Entertainment for the ribbon-cutting ceremonies was provided by musician Bradford Buckley and the Bee mascot, and there was a food truck from Jimmy Hula’s, which will be opening an outlet next door in 2022.

Sponsors for the event were Home Team Lending, Celebration Title, and Integrity Home Inspections.

The reopened office is the second for Bee Realty Corp, which is headquartered at 118 W. Plymouth Ave., less than a mile north. The company opened a Deltona office earlier this year.

Bee Realty Corp specializes in the brokerage of Central Florida real estate properties, and maintains a high standard for customer service, communication and professionalism.

Powell started the company in 2012, and has overseen its growth ever since. The agents she has brought on have a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate in Volusia County, Seminole County and east Lake County.

WELCOME APPEARANCE — After an addition and extensive remodeling, Bee Realty Corp’s Downtown DeLand office at 237 N. Woodland Blvd. offers a ray of sunshine to prospective customers.

The Bee Realty website says buying or selling a home, investment property or commercial site calls for an ally you can trust. Whether you are retiring, moving up, investing or relocating your business, the company can help you sell a property with consultation on home-selling tactics, find a new property, invest in real estate, or help you buy or sell international properties.

The website promises that whatever you want or need to do in real estate, the team at Bee Realty will partner with you to represent your interests through the entire process, to the completion of a smooth transaction, often faster than you might expect.

The company also manages properties for landlords through Bee Realty Property Management Corp. It offers free rental analysis, quick qualified tenant placements, interior inspections, thorough tenant screenings, online rental tracking for landlords, no renewal fees, 85-percent placement fees, monthly property drive-bys, someone they can call and talk to 24/7, the handling of maintenance requests, and the providing of property accounting.

For more information, go to or call 386-279-7522.


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