Keeping Pets Safe in Winter Weather

Winter weather can create extra challenges for homeowners, between shoring up vulnerable areas against wind and rain, and winterizing structures against freezing cold.  But wintertime can pose serious risks for your pets, too, so follow these tips to help keep your home a safe and comfortable place for your pet in winter weather.

1. Keep them inside your home. Domestic pets don’t have inherent traits that protect them from extreme conditions any more than you do so if it’s too nasty for you to be outside, it’s too nasty for your pet. Keep domestic pets inside and make sure outdoor livestock has adequate shelter, dry bedding, and blankets, if necessary, to protect them from cold, wind, rain, ice and snow. Continue reading

Smart downsizing storage tips for a less stressful move

Whatever your reason for downsizing, it’s a process that requires careful planning and savvy storage ideas. The key to your success – and also the hardest part of the process – can be figuring out what to do with all the stuff you no longer have space for. Here are a few helpful tips.

Get a reliable layout of your new home

The first step is knowing how much room you’re going to have by obtaining a layout of your new home, with accurate measurements. Use this to make a list of all the items you’re going to take with you and the ones you’re going to get rid of. Continue reading

REALTY EXECUTIVES EXCEPTIONAL REALTORS® HONORED AS TOP PLACE TO WORK IN NORTH NEW JERSEY

Realty Executives Exceptional Realtors® has been recognized by Energage as the best mid-sized workplace in North New Jersey. The Top Workplaces program invited organizations across businesses, non-profits, and government offices to uncover the best places to work and provide valuable insight to employers. With offices throughout northern New Jersey and Pike County Pennsylvania, Realty Executives Exceptional Realtors® was recognized as the Top Workplace in the Midsize Category (150-399 employees) and also received a special award for direction.

Chief Operating Officer Kyle Poskitt called the recognition a “big deal” as the awards came directly from the firm’s people. Awards were based on a study which surveyed employees at participating workplaces and then ranked employers on the results of those 24-question surveys.

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Realty Executives Premiere recognized as Brokerage of the Month for October 2017

Realty Executives Premiere, with 60 real estate professionals across St. Louis, Franklin, and Jefferson counties, has been named Realty Executives International’s Brokerage of the Month for October 2017. Whether through providing industry leadership, orchestrating local outreach, or by taking a boots on the ground approach to working with community stakeholders, Realty Executives Premiere’s legacy of excellence is defined by offering more and giving back. Continue reading

Holiday Lights Done Right

The holiday season is now upon us. It’s time for family visits, warming up by the fireplace, and holiday decorations.

What house is complete during the holiday season without holiday lights? Here are some tips to make hanging your holiday lights easy and fun so that you can focus on how good they look instead of worrying about proper installation.

Make a Plan

This step is key: hanging lights without a plan will be frustrating and difficult. Continue reading

Home for the Holidays: Staging to Sell

While selling your home during the holiday season might be challenging, it is not impossible. For those venturing out into the real estate market during this time of festivity and sometimes stress, we have compiled a list of tips to help you with home staging during the holidays.

  1. Use Décor To Highlight Your Home

Festive winter decorations are a great way to make your home feel inviting and cozy. A wreath on your door and some baubles here and there can go a long way in making your house feel like a home.

You can also use these decorations to your advantage. Use the decorations to highlight the key selling points in your home. Continue reading

Winterizing Your Home

Winter will soon be upon us, and it is time to start thinking about how to winterize your home. But where should you start? Here are six easy tips that will keep your home warm, secure, and efficient during the cold winter months.

  1. Avoid Drafts

Cold drafts can make their way under doors and through windows, which will force you to turn up the heat and thus increase your heating bill. The U.S Department of Energy has stated that reducing drafts in your home can save 30% of your annual energy usage. Continue reading

Realty Executives Santa Clarita named Brokerage of the Month for September 2017

Realty Executives Santa Clarita, with more than 275 Executives and five offices serving buyers and sellers throughout Santa Clarita Valley, Frazier Park, and surrounding areas is Realty Executives International’s Brokerage of the Month for September 2017. Under the leadership of Broker/Owner Jim Tanner, Corporate Developer, Janus Tanner, and Co-Owner, Phil Nordella, the company boasts a 27-year legacy of service, an unparalleled brand presence, and ongoing recognition by both local and national industry news.

For the fourth year in a row, Realty Executives Santa Clarita is The Best Residential Real Estate Company in Santa Clarita, as recognized by The Signal, the area’s thriving multimedia print and digital news source, offering some 280,000 residents local news and information. On September 30, The Signal published its annual “Best Of” Awards and Realty Executives Santa Clarita once again came in on top according to Santa Clarita residents. Continue reading

Realty Executives International Ranked a Top Franchise Brand by Entrepreneur Magazine

Realty Executives International ranks as a Top Franchise Brand for 2017 in Entrepreneur magazine’s first-ever Top Franchise Brands list. The report recognizes the top 200 franchisors that have built the strongest brands, with 988 companies across industries considered for this year’s ranking.

Entrepreneur set out to discover the brands that are beloved, recognizable and robust. Social media followers, system size, number of years in business, number of years franchising, and overall reputation were taken into account for this ranking. Continue reading

Chad Arend: ‘An Executive is someone you can rely on’

As a former financial advisor, Chad Arend brings a unique skill set and background to the real estate market. He takes pride in his ability to work with data and contracts, and he enjoys the analytical and technological side of the job.

“I love being out in the field with buyers and talking marketing with sellers, but I also really enjoy putting together various systems to work with on an everyday basis so our team can be productive,” he explains.

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