Over the past year, we've seen the local real estate community eager to market The Village Club & Preserve (VCP) as an asset to promote the sale of their listings. It has features that are very appealing to those purchasing in the area BUT it's important that the protocol of our organization be respected and followed in any mention of us in your real estate listings so that the VCP is properly represented and to minimize any misunderstanding on how membership is obtained.
The Village Club & Preserve is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization supported strictly by public giving, "Friend of the Village" membership dues, and the generosity of the Treasure Coast community. We have no affiliation with any homeowners association, golf course, or other entity.
Membership is required in order to access The Village Club & Preserve grounds. Anyone is able to join--membership is not limited to any geographic area or community. Our members are called "Friends of the Village." The Village Club & Preserve is NOT an HOA amenity.
Currently, a $3,000 initial donation is required in order to become a member. It is a one-time donation that supports our mission and organization. Ongoing dues (currently $40/month) must be kept current in order to maintain membership.
Tours of the VCP grounds can be easily scheduled by calling 772-888-0094. We highly recommend that you get a tour yourself so that you can be fully knowledgable of our mission, property features, and membership requirements. Prospective members are encouraged to schedule a tour to view the grounds themselves (we have folders with membership info for prospective members).
Agents are welcome to accompany their clients on tours but must sign-in and have a guide (agents cannot just walk onto property and give tours--tours are led by our employee, a volunteer, or member of our leadership team).
This is the language recommended by the VCP for all MLS listings (please feel free to copy and paste):
Optional memberships available to the nearby grounds of The Village Club & Preserve, which would allow access to pools, tennis and pickleball courts, basketball, fitness trail, dog park, and other recreational features. For more info, visit www.villageclubpreserve.com.
REAL ESTATE LISTING PHOTOGRAPHY
Taking real estate photography for marketing purposes is strictly prohibited on the VCP grounds. The reason--we do not want our patrons or programming to be disrupted by photographers coming through AND we want to ensure that our property is portrayed with consistency through our authorized photos, taken at an ideal time by our photographer.
The only authorized manner to obtain photos of our grounds is by purchasing them through us. Our photo package is $50 and includes 10 photos that can be used for multiple listings. With your package, we also provide recommended language that will accurately represent the nature of our organization and the latest detail on membership.
Copying/saving photos from our website is copyright infringement. Any other photos (besides those purchased through us) in your listing demonstrate that your/your representative were trespassing, as we do not permit anyone on the property to take photos. We have a representative in the real estate industry who is authorized to contact you, with the authority to request that you remove any photos from your MLS listing immediately that are not in compliance. Non-compliance will be reported to the local MLS. Copyright infringement is a serious offense with serious penalties supported by law.