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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.

3 Things to do when you move into a new neighborhood

moving into a new neighborhood

Whether you’re planning ahead, in the process of moving, or have already moved into your new home, these three tips will help you get settled.

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Common house problems and how to solve them (Infographic)

Common house problems and solutions

For first-time homebuyers, there can be nothing as scary as the prospect of home repairs. Whether it’s a leaky faucet, a drafty door or a crack in the basement wall, any sign that a house needs repairs can cause new homeowners’ hearts to sink. Although there are many home repairs that are easily within the DIY capabilities of even the most inexperienced homeowner, there are many others that should be handled by a professional.

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Realty Executives Associates named “Brokerage of the Month” for May 2017

Realty Executives Associates Brokerage of the Month

Realty Executives Associates, with more than 550 real estate experts serving all of east Tennessee, has been named Realty Executives International’s Brokerage of the Month for May 2017.

Founded in 1979 by Vance Burkey, the brokerage is led by Steve Fogarty (President), Tony Rodgers (Broker/Owner), Pat McGill (Broker/Owner) and Greg Cates (CFO). Realty Executives Associates has led the east Tennessee market for nearly four decades and has once again ranked amongst the industry’s best, gaining national recognition in the 2017 REAL Trends 500 and in RISMedia’s 29th Annual Power Broker Report. The prestigious reports list the top 500 largest residential real estate companies in the country, ranking them by closed transaction sides and total closed sales volume for 2016. Continue reading

Laura Harbison: ‘I am constantly reinventing my business’

Laura Harbison saw the value of working within a real estate team before the idea became trendy.

“The brokerage that I was with prior to Realty Executives discouraged team structures, and Realty Executives was supportive of my ‘out of the box’ dreams and goals for my business,” she says.

Harbison hasn’t looked back since joining Realty Executives in 1997 and launching her winning team, which has taken home the Realty Executives Top Gun Award since 1999. The Top Gun Award recognizes the peak achievements of the top-performing team lead in the Realty Executives network, and Harbison is the epitome of that.

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Getting your AC ready for summer

Summer is starting to heat up, and that means your energy bills may soon pay the price. About six percent of a household’s annual expenses come from cooling costs, resulting in a net $29 billion in utility spending each year across the country. That’s a lot of green!

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5 Tips for buying an AC unit online

The lifespan of an air conditioner is 15 to 20 years, depending on how often it’s used. But chances are you’re going to need to replace your AC unit at one point or another, and when you do you’ll probably have some questions. For example, is buying an air conditioner online safe? Or is it safe to buy a second-hand or refurbished AC unit? We asked a 25-year veteran of the HVAC industry all of the important AC questions so you don’t have to.

We spoke to Erik Bryan, a licensed HVAC contractor and owner of NewACUnit.com, and asked what you need to know about buying an air conditioner online.

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Realty Executives Integrity recognized as “Brokerage of the Month” for April 2017

Realty Executives Integrity, which serves home buyers and sellers throughout the entire southeastern Wisconsin area, has been recognized by Realty Executives International as the Brokerage of the Month for April 2017.

The company has gained the attention of local and national press for outstanding office culture and 2016 sales production. On April 27, 2017 The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel awarded Realty Executives Integrity with a “Top Workplace Award” for 2017. Now in it’s eighth year, the annual feature recognizes the best places to work in southeastern Wisconsin, as ranked by the employees (and in this case, real estate agents) themselves. Continue reading