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Jenn Rooks joined the team at Realty Executives International as the Communications Manager in the Spring of 2013. She brings more than 15 years of experience in the Realty Executives brand to her role as she has proudly supported Executives at the company’s flagship brokerage in Phoenix since 1997.

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.

“I wanted to do something positive, both physically and financially, that had broad based community benefits,” he explains. Continue reading

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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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

How to maintain your appliances without voiding your home warranty (Infographic)

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For many home buyers, purchasing a basic home warranty for around $350-500 annually is a cost they are willing to incur in order to protect themselves from expensive repairs or appliance replacements. First-time home buyers in particular should not overlook the advantages of investing in a basic or upgraded home warranty, according to the National Association of REALTORS®.  

Whether you are considering your home warranty options now or are already covered, you can take simple steps to fend off appliance breakdown.  While “DIY” major repair attempts can actually void your warranty, keeping up a regular maintenance schedule will extend the life of your appliances and improve performance.

Check out these recommendations from the experts at Reviews.com:

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3 Trends driving the 2017 housing market

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What can homeowners, buyers and sellers expect in 2017? Real estate experts have a positive outlook for 2017 and are predicting continued growth. “Opportunities in the Canadian market continue to be abundant but no two markets are the same,” says Frank Magliocco, partner  and national real estate practice leader at PwC Canada.

Commenting on the U.S. market, National Association of Home Builders Chairman Ed Brady said, “Ongoing job growth, low mortgage rates and rising incomes are contributing to a firming housing market and economy.” He added, “Though some areas are recovering faster than others, the overall trend is positive.”

Here are three trends that are expected to have a significant impact on housing over the next 12 months:

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