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As the nation’s first 100-percent commission company, Realty Executives International is committed to providing its associates and consumers alike with excellence and professionalism in real estate.

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Recent Press Releases

Realty Executives Leadership Named RisMedia's 2021 Newsmakers Realty Executives International Vice Presidents David Celaya and Alysia Heun, along with Realty Executives Arizona Territory President, Jeff Murtaugh.  

Realty Executives International Celebrates 55 Years of Strength and Stability Realty Executives International celebrates 55 years in business, a rare and exciting milestone in the real estate industry.

Realty Executives Southern Living Partners with Luxury Home Developer Realty Executives Southern Living partners with luxury home developer to expand market reach.

Northern Arizona and Tucson Elite Unite to Launch Realty Executives Arizona Territory This new brokerage comes as the next step in Realty Executives International's expansion strategy.

Realty Executives of Cape County Named Market Leader of 2019 Realty Executives International is excited to announce that Realty Executives of Cape County, of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, has been named a 2019 Market Leader for the international real estate franchise.

Realty Executives International Launches First Proprietary Home Listing Platform Realty Executives is the first real estate franchisor to replace its third-party Multiple Listing Service (MLS) aggregator with a proprietary home listing platform.

Realty Executives Exceptional Realtors® Named 2019 Extraordinary Brokerage Realty Executives Exceptional Realtors®, of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, was recently honored as Realty Executives International’s Extraordinary Brokerage of the Year at the 2019 Annual Conference held in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Realty Executives Broker D. Patrick Lewis Named Arizona's Realtor® of the Year Realty Executives Phoenix Managing Broker, D. Patrick Lewis was awarded 2019 Arizona REALTOR® of the Year at the National Association of REALTORS® annual conference.

Realty Executives Great Lakes Region Raises $10,000 at Annual Community Event Realty Executives brokerages of the Great Lakes Region recently benefited the Make-a-Wish foundation, raising $10,000 at the annual Booling for Wishes event.

Realty Executives Tucson Elite Named Top Property Management Group Realty Executives Tucson Elite has been named to the “Best Property Management Company” list for 2019 in Tucson, Arizona.

The Rick O'Connor Group and Realty Executives Cornerstone Welcome New Broker Realty Executives Cornerstone and The Rick O’Connor Group is proud to announce the addition of Megan Willette as both a Broker and Administrative Assistant to their Crystal Lake office in Illinois.

Realty Executives Broker, Linda Weis, Helping Appoint Kansas Supreme Court Justice Linda Weis is a busy lady on any given day, but for the last six weeks or so, she’s spent countless hours researching candidates applying to become the next justice of the Kansas Supreme Court.

Realty Executives of Hickory Continues to Expand, Welcomes Three New Agents Realty Executives of Hickory, North Carolina, continues growth and expansion with the welcoming of three new agents to the family-run brokerage.

Realty Executives Local Group Inc. Brokerage Moves to Downtown North Bay, Ontario Realty Executives Local Group Inc. Brokerage is excited to announce it held its grand opening of the new office and investment in North Bay, Ontario.

Realty Executives Top Producers Featured in Real Trends America's Best and The Thousand 62 teams and 107 individual Realty Executives agents that have been featured in REAL Trends annual report, America’s Best Real Estate Professionals.

Broker/Owner Mike Tezak Signs on for 10 More Years of Success With Realty Executives Recently opening a second office in Crowne Pointe and expanding his brokerage territory to LaPorte county, Tezak is excited to continue his relationship with Realty Executives and build the Premier brand.

Top Real Estate Agent and Team Leader, Kim Anderson, Joins Realty Executives Northern Arizona With over 25 years of extensive real estate knowledge and experience in Payson and the Rim Country area, Anderson heads one of the top real estate teams in the market.

D. Patrick Lewis Assumes Role as Managing Broker at Realty Executives Phoenix Lewis, who joined the Realty Executives team in 2015 and was previously the Regional Executive Development Specialist, is excited for his new role and is positioned for continued success in his real estate career.

Realty Executives East Valley Broker/Owner Celebrates 15 Years Since Founding SEVRAR's Leadership Development Program Founded in 2004, the leadership program works to build local communities and create better leaders and REALTORS®.

Realty Executives Claims 10 Spots in the Annual T3 Sixty Mega 1000 Report The second annual report ranks the nation’s top 1,000 brokerages, the top 20 franchisors and the top 20 holding companies by annual sales volume, transaction sides and agent count.

Realty Executives Associates of Knoxville Celebrates 40 Years of Success Realty Executives Associates has seen decades of growth and continues to be one of the most productive and professional brokerages decades of success and continues to be s of Realty Executives and in its market.

Realty Executives Ranks Amoung Nation's Best in the 2019 Real Trends 500 The REAL Trends 500 is an annual research report that identifies the country’s largest and most successful residential firms as ranked by closed transaction sides and closed sales volume. 

REALTOR® Magazine Welcomes Realty Executives Elite Megan Beechen to 30 Under 30 Class of 2019 Serving the Chicagoland Suburbs in Illinois, Beechen has quickly became a top producer at her brokerage and in her market.

Realty Executives International Hosts the 2019 Broker/Owner Symposium in Kansas City The 2019 Broker/Owner Symposium was filled with education, discussion and valuable feedback from our attendees. 

Realty Executives International Takes Full Ownership of Northern Arizona Brokerage As part of its continued growth strategy, Realty Executives International announced today that it has acquired the remaining 50 percent of Realty Executives Northern Arizona.

Realty Executives Leadership Strong Presence on the Arizona Association of REALTORS® 2019 Board Realty Executives is proud to be well represented on the leadership team for the Arizona Association of Realtors® (“AAR”) with 75 percent of the team being represented by Realty Executives. 

Realty Executives Eagle Pass Broker/Owner Launches Comprehensive Real Estate Coaching System Doris Salinas-Sanchez, has launched a new DSS Coaching System for real estate professionals. 

Quad Cities Busienss News Ranks Realty Executives Northern Arizona as #1 Real Estate Brokerage For the fifth consecutive year, Realty Executives Northern Arizona has been voted as the Top Residential Real Estate Brokerage in the annual “Best of Business” rankings by Quad Cities Business News. 

Realty Executives Announces New State-of-the-Art Training Center The Southeastern Michigan Regional Headquarters and training facility, located in Shelby Township, a northern suburb of Detroit, is used for office and training space for regional real estate professionals.

Realty Executives International Announces Strategic Growth Investment with Mid-America Region Realty Executives International announced its significant investment into Realty Executives Kansas City and the Realty Executives Mid-America Region, a territory that includes Kansas, Missouri and Colorado.

RISMedia Names Seven Realty Executives as 2019 Newsmakers RisMedia considers those who have been nominated as Newsmakers as thought leaders in the housing industry and for contributing to the field, their communities and consumers.

Realty Executives Bayview Opens Three New Offices in Vancouver Island Owner and President of Realty Executives Bayview, Allan Landa, and Managing Broker, Scott Reed, are no stranger to the real estate industry with a combined 30 years of experience.

Realty Executives International Launches EXEC University Realty Executives International announces the launch of its signature agent training program, EXEC™University. 

Realty Executives Elite Announces Three Realtors® Certified as Accredited Commercial Practitioners Chris Budz, Jim Chipain and Maribel Salgado-Little have recently been certified as an Accredited Commercial Practitioner (ACP) by the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®. 

AZ Business Magazine Names Realty Executives International in the "10 Best Places to Work in Arizona" The company was selected based on its employee satisfaction score of 98/100, and its CEO, David Tedesco, received an approval rating of 99.

David Tedesco Announces Realty Executives International Acquires The Great Lakes Region Covering Three States This recent acquisition continues franchisor’s aggressive growth strategy 

Realty Executives International Partners With Zillow To Include Canadian Property Listings David Tedesco, CEO of Realty Executives International, says Zillow shares the same consumer-centric perspective so partnership was a natural fit

Realty Executives International Acquires Largest Area Developer Region Covering Five States Southern Region acquisition continues franchisor’s aggressive growth strategy

CEO David Tedescco Announces the Appointment of New Realty Executives International President Patrick van den Bossche With 30 years of experience leading fast growth, start-up, and next-growth companies across multiple industries, van den Bossche brings a passion for people and a depth of expertise to his new role that matches Realty Executives International’s focus on aggressive network growth and expansion while nurturing a community-centric culture. 

Realty Executives International Acquisition: The Northern Arizona Brokerage David Tedesco, CEO of Realty Executives International says Realty Executives Northern Arizona has significant market share as well as strong leadership.

Realty Executives, FBI and NAR Team Up to Help Stop Wire Fraud Scammers have begun aggressively focusing on real estate in a serious phishing scam that has resulted in losses of hundreds of millions of dollars and devastating results for those in the process of purchasing a home. Realty Executives is teaming up with the FBI and National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) to help educate the industry on how to identify and help clients avoid falling prey to these potentially catastrophic scams with a free webinar on January 26 at 11 am CT.

Realty Executives International Ranked a Top Franchise Brand by Entrepreneur Magazine CEO David Tedesco states that the company's brand equity is built on a culture of excellence, agent productivity and entrepreneurial freedom. 

Realty Executives Premiere Recognized for Giving Back to Community Realty Executives International honors Realty Executives Premiere in Eureka, Missouri by naming the firm Brokerage of the Month for October 2017, highlighting significant and ongoing community service efforts.

Realty Executives Plus Ltd. awarded Brokerage of the Month Realty Executives International honors Realty Executives Plus Ltd. by naming the firm Brokerage of the Month for August 2017.

Realty Executives Agents are 47 Percent More Productive than Industry Average "Everything we do is designed to make our agents more productive - and it’s working." says David Tedesco, CEO of Realty Executives International.

Realty Executives Has the Highest-Ranking CEO in Real Estate According to Owler David Tedesco has been ranked the no. 1 leader in real estate according to community-based business insights platform, Owler.

Realty Executives Edge Named Brokerage of the Month for July 2017 Realty Executives International recognizes Ontario-based brokerage, Realty Executives Edge, naming the firm Brokerage of the Month for July 2017.

Realty Executives Alberta Elite expands to Edmonton and Calgary "We’re excited to partner as we develop our Western Canada territory and expand throughout Canada,” says David Tedesco, CEO of Realty Executives International.

Realty Executives International Announces New Vice President and VP of Franchise Services CEO David Tedesco Appoints David Celaya to Vice President and Alysia Heun to Vice President of Franchise Services.

Realty Executives Tucson Elite Honored as Brokerage of the Month for June 2017 Realty Executives International recognizes Realty Executives Tucson Elite for their high agent productivity, rapid growth, and agent-centric business model.

Realty Executives launches new brokerage in Ventura County, CA Realty Executives California Coast recently launched in Camarillo, CA. Broker/Owner Rick Pena and Business Manager Jodie Pena who will be managing the firm.

Realty Executives Welcomes New Edmonton Brokerage, Adds 15 REALTORS® as Newest Executives Realty Executives Vision, led by top 5% performer Darlene Reid and Steven Reid, a lawyer and REALTORS® Association of Edmonton instructor join Realty Executives network.

Realty Executives International Announces New Vice President and VP of Franchise Services Realty Executives International promotes company leaders David Celaya to Vice President, and Alysia Heun to Vice President of Franchise Services.

Realty Executives Metro Launches With Three High-Volume NYC Offices Former high-volume RE/MAX Broker Sal Calabrese launches new Realty Executives brokerage in NY, adding a team of almost 50 seasoned professionals to the network.



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Recent Exposure

3 Ways Your Buyers Can Prevent Wire Fraud

REALTOR® Mag  Features Alysia Heun

Realty Executives 'best workplace'

New Jersey Herald  Features Realty Executives Exceptional Realtors®

Condo sales slump while single family sales go up
St. Albert Gazette    Features James Mabey of Realty Executives Masters

Realty Executives talks to millennial agents about their careers
REAL Trends   Features Eddie Watters and Sarah Smart

Poll: Real Estate May Be the Answer to Millennials’ Financial Woes
RISMedia     Features Brittany Siller and Eddie Watters

Realty Executives focuses on B.C., Alberta
REMOnline.com     Features David Tedesco, and Darlene and Steven Reid of Realty Executives Vision

Realty Executives Edge named Brokerage of the Month for July 2017
Cambridge Now     Features Nelson Mathew of Realty Executives Edge

Realty Executives Agents 47 Percent More Productive Than Industry Average
RISMedia     Features David Tedesco, CEO of Realty Executives International

Realty Executives Today Has The Most Productive Agents In Queens
The Queens Gazette     Features Realty Executives Today / Steve Lagoudis

Local NJ Realtors rank among America's Best
The Sparta Independent     Features The Vega Valle Team and David Thoenig of Realty Executives Exceptional Realtors®

Are You Adapting Fast Enough? Your Questions Answered at RISMedia’s 2017 CEO Exchange
RISMedia     Features David Tedesco, CEO of Realty Executives International



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