Neil Mathweg’s out-of-the-box social media strategies are winning over clients

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Neil Mathweg is a social media superstar. He’s a sought-after influencer when it comes to Snapchat for real estate, and he completely dominates Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and all of the big social platforms. However, he is probably most well-known for his podcast Onion Juice.

“Onion Juice provides value to real estate agents who are tired of chasing business, and instead want to attract business,” he explains. “It’s for the real estate agent who wants to challenge the status quo, be an artist, be authentic. It’s for the agent who wants to be a media company that happens to sell real estate.”

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Realty Executives agents give back to their communities

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Realty Executives sponsored The 41st Annual Phoenix 10K & Half Marathon, which benefits The Mollen Foundation, a group dedicated to preventing childhood obesity

“REALTORS® are always working to improve and enhance the communities in which they live, work, and serve,” says Alan Marks, president of Realty Executives Boston West.

Marks participated in the 36th Pan Mass Challenge this year, cycling 162 miles in support of Dana Farber Cancer Research. He raised $13,866.

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2016 Realty Excellence® Awards recognizes leading Realty Executives Broker/Owners

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On behalf of the entire brokerage, Claire Zastrow, Dale Schaechterle and Adam Zastrow of Realty Executives Integrity with offices throughout southeastern Wisconsin were presented with the 2016 Extraordinary Brokerage award.

At the 2016 Realty Executives International Broker Owner Conference held at the franchisor’s  headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, this quarter, leading brokerages in attendance were recognized for their year-over-year accomplishments.

“Realty Executives International continued the tradition of recognizing top brokerages in attendance in the the areas of growth, retention, market leadership and more. We are excited about 2017 and it was meaningful to congratulate Broker/Owners in person for all that they bring to our brand on a local level, as we gear up for the new year,” said Alysia Heun, director of franchise services.

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Who do you work with when buying or selling your home?

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What’s the difference between a real estate agent and a REALTOR®? Or a buyer’s agent and a listing agent? Having a glossary of real estate professionals to refer to as you navigate the home buying or selling process should come in handy.

Here’s a list of professionals that you’re likely to encounter:

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Realty Executives agent brings community together with viral Facebook video

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“This isn’t about me, this is about all of us.” ~Ben Loates

Realty Executives agent Ben Loates was trying to come up with ways to keep his four kids occupied on a Saturday when he came up with a great idea: A park crawl. Meet up at a park with family and friends, rake some leaves and jump around in them, grab a snack, and then pack up and move on to another park where they’d do it all over again.

He decided to make a video and post it to Facebook, inviting his neighbors in Spruce Grove, Alberta, to rise to the challenge.  Four parks, 30 minutes at each stop, with free food and prizes donated by local business. He called it The First Annual Spruce Grove Fall Park Crawl.

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Ramon Cardenas appointed president of Lynwood Chamber of Commerce

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Ramon Cardenas was studying finance at California State University when he discovered real estate. “My goal was to be a stock broker or personal banker,” he says.

“I was introduced to real estate during my last year at college, so I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and a minor in Real Estate.” He graduated top of the real estate class of 2007 and went on to become a top-performing agent, continuously placing in the top 20% of REALTORS® in Los Angeles County when ranked by sales volume.

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How to avoid winter home maintenance issues

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Cold weather can wreak havoc on your home. According to the ​Insurance Information Institute, losses from winter weather average around $1.2 billion a year in the U.S. The best way to avoid problems caused by winter weather and precipitation is to prevent them before they happen. Here are five common problems that occur and some tips on how to prevent them: Continue reading

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