Feel Good Friday – Realty Executives in The Villages

Glenn Stein and his team at Realty Executive in The Villages have had a busy year impacting their community.

They help wherever they see a need, donating approximately $18,000-$20,000 to different local charities each year including Combat to Careers. Most recently, they hosted a musical bingo tournament which raised funds for children in need and are preparing to help host the Vietnam Wall Memorial in The Villages over Veteran’s Day.

However, Stein’s main focus is to help underprivileged children, a cause he holds close to his heart. Continue reading

Realty Executives Top Producers featured in REAL Trends America’s Best and The Thousand lists

We want to congratulate the 62 teams and 107 individual Realty Executives agents that have been featured in REAL Trends annual report, America’s Best Real Estate Agents, with the highest-ranking agents and teams also included in REAL Trends renowned list, The Thousand, as advertised in The Wall Street Journal. The prestigious national awards rankings represent less than one percent of America’s real estate practitioners. Continue reading

Essential Questions You Need to Ask Your Contractor

Getting construction work done is always an exciting prospect, but it can also get very stressful . What could lessen the stress, however, is if you hire a good contractor for your project. To make sure you’re hiring the right contractor, you will need to ask certain essential questions. Here are a few: Continue reading

Realty Executives Plus Ltd. (Mississauga) is making a difference with agent success center

Mississauga, ON- After attending a number of real estate “masterminds”, which were often hosted by online companies, Carol-Anne Schneider, Broker Manager of Realty Executives Plus Ltd., was inspired to take the concept of the mastermind and have Scott Gilmour, the Broker Owner build out the agent success center in his Mississauga office branch. Continue reading

What to Consider if You’re Planning To Move for Retirement

Usually, the only thing you’d think about when moving is location, location, location. However, when you’re moving for retirement, it’s never the same thing – you have to consider several factors because things will never be the same once you retire. For one, you won’t be earning the same money you usually earn from a regular day job. This means that when you retire, you should be keen on your expenses. Healthcare will also become a necessity during this phase of your life. To ensure that your move during retirement will become beneficial to you in the long run, consider these questions: Continue reading

Commonly Overlooked Features When Buying a Home

A few of the most common features that buyers look for when buying a house include the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage, and whether or not the home has a garage. Then, there are the few important features that often get pushed to the bottom of the list. Don’t forget the following important features when choosing the right home for you and your family. Continue reading

Ways to Add Value to Your Home on a Budget

It’s no secret every homeowner eventually wants to add value to their home. Not only does it boost the resale price, but it can create a more inviting and cozy space. When you stop and think about a home renovation, an overwhelming wave of stress overcomes you because all you can think about is the price tag. Well you’re in luck; adding value to your home doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

One good option to pay for your home updates would be to take out a low-rate personal loan. Since the duration of a personal loan is anywhere from 3 to 7 years, compared to a home equity loan which ranges from 20 to 30 years, you’ll end up paying way less in interest. Another alternative would be to apply for a 0% interest credit card to finance some of the smaller projects. Be wary, as it can be very easy to overspend when using a credit card. Set up automatic payments each month to chip away at the balance.

We’re not here to talk about a $40,000 kitchen remodel. Most people don’t have that kind of cash laying around. There are many inexpensive projects you can do around your home that will boost the financial worth of your home. Expect to spend around $300-$3,000 to complete some decent projects. Here are some great ideas for how to increase the value of your home at a smaller cost: Continue reading

How to Give Your Home a “Smart” Financial Stress Test

Do you ever feel like your money is literally flying out the window? Parents have ribbed their kids about turning off the lights and closing the door for as long as there have been homes, but there’s quite a bit of truth behind one of the most common household pet peeves. Wasted utilities can be a monetary black hole in the budget of any family, and in many cases, the ways we’re wasteful aren’t always immediately obvious.

Thankfully, today’s smart home technology can enable every family to do some smart snooping for inefficient habits, and set up intelligent scheduling to keep a home comfortable while minimizing costs. Here’s some helpful advice to consider: Continue reading

6 Affordable Home Renovations for Your Pet

It is estimated that over half of people internationally have a pet living with them, and statistics show pet ownership steadily rising every year. With so many people welcoming pets into their families, it stands to reason a pet’s specific needs would eventually make its way into home design. But, while some people go all-out building over-the-top pet palaces, the best design schemes marry a pet’s comfort with their human’s convenience without busting the budget. Here are six affordable home renovations for your pet that are stylish, functional and won’t cost you an arm and four legs Continue reading

Gallery Properties is taking full advantage of the Certified Marketing Executive program

 

Christopher Nutt (Broker/Owner) and Meghan Benham (Agent/Certified Marketing Executive)

ORLANDO- The team at Realty Executives  Gallery Properties are taking full advantage of the CME (Certified Marketing Executive) training, and it’s helping them grow their agent count.

Broker/owner Christopher Nutt, and in-house Certified Marketing Executive Meghan Benham, have gone the extra mile by providing additional training for the agents of Gallery Properties in excess to the training webinars offered by Realty Executives International.  Continue reading

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