50 Years of Real Estate Excellence Celebrated at 2015 Broker/Owner Conference

“The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards.”
–  Arthur Koestler, novelist

Realty Executives honors top performers in attendance at annual event

Dale Rector started out with an innovative concept of 100% commission for agents. But little did he know that when he began a company, he’d really be revolutionizing the real estate industry.

More than 100 attendees from all four corners of the U.S., across Canada and even attendees from Mexico and Turkey came to Scottsdale to celebrate 50 years of innovation at the 2015 Realty Executives International Broker | Owner Conference.

The strides in technology, the Realty Executives brand as well as interactive networking and roundtable discussions were held, but the (surprise) highlight of the event were the Culture of Excellence awards. Realty Executives International started a new tradition at this year’s conference by celebrating top performers in attendance with a variety of awards recognizing growth, retention and excellence in real estate.

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Courtesy of Realty Executives Eite Ltd. Facebook | Costa Poulopoulos and Mary Johnson at the 2015 Culture of Excellence Awards

Awards included:

    • 2015 Special Recognition: Awarded to Len Huck, the former president of Valley National Bank who gave Dale the first loan to start Realty Executives.
    • 2015 Founder’s Award: Awarded to June Rector for her role in the creation and legacy of Realty Executives.
    • Agent’s Choice: Award winners represent stability, consistency and retention. Each company represented boasts more than 20 Executives that they have retained year-over-year.
    • Homes from the Heart Hero: Awarded to Steve and Nancy Summers of Realty Executives of Kansas City for their extended charitable support for Habitat for Humanity within the Kansas City area.
    • Fastest Growing: Award winners have 10 or more Executives in their brokerage and have grown by at least 15% or more during the last year.
    • Market Leader: Award winners hold major market share in their communities with more than 100 Executives in their brokerage.
    • Extraordinary Brokerage: Awarded to Jeff Murtaugh, Jeff Hawke and Joel Moyes of Realty Executives Phoenix for their leadership throughout the transition of Realty Executives Phoenix in the last year.  

For a full list of winners, click here.

EXECUTIVE SPOTLIGHT: Scott Grigg & The Grigg’s Group, Realty Executives Phoenix

Each year, Realty Executives International recognizes the leading Executives across our network through our annual awards program. As we celebrate 50 years of real estate excellence in 2015, we’re highlighting the achievements of some of our most successful agents (we call them Executives) sharing important keys to their incredible productivity in real estate, and honoring the many ways they make a difference in the lives of their clients.

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A native Phoenician, Executive Scott Grigg of Realty Executives Phoenix worked his way up to become a top ranked REALTOR® in the Phoenix metro area before forming the Grigg’s Group in 2008, which consists of Grigg, Kevin Petruska, Nathan Niemira and Kimberly Johnson. In the years since, Grigg has built and maintained a reputation of providing exceptional service to a variety of clientele and cited referrals as key to his success: “I always believe in doing the best for our clients the first time and the referrals will come.”

Areas served:
Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Biltmore and Arcadia

What are your specialties and designations?
Listing agent, buyer’s agent and builder representative

How many years have you been in the real estate industry?  How many years with Realty Executives?
I’ve been in the real estate industry 11 years; seven of those years have been with Realty Executives.

Did you have an “aha” moment in life – an experience that made it clear to you that real estate was the right career path for you?
When I realized that it is one of the few jobs that the more you work the more you can make. Your income level can go up as much as you want it to.

What led you to Realty Executives?
Realty Executives has the best opportunities as far as growth. I really liked that they have a satellite office program which fit well for my business. Continue reading

Realty Executives Expands Across Ontario, Canada

New real estate offices open in Toronto metro region

Realty Executives Priority One Opens in Vaughan, Ontario

REALTOR® and Broker/Owner Frank Covello brought Realty Executives Priority One Limited Brokerage to Vaughan, Ontario at 130 Bass Pro Mills Drive. The office had its grand opening in September.

Vaughan itself is one of greater Toronto’s fastest growing areas, a great office space for Covello and his agents. Covello’s team boasts decades of experience, supported by Covello’s own more than 25-year industry history.

Realty Executives Priority One Limited, Brokerage in Vaughan serves Woodbridge, Maple, Richmond Hill, North York, Toronto, Kleinberg, King City and its surrounding areas with both residential and commercial real estate needs.

The northern Toronto area sports York University as well as several golf courses, parks, and Canada’s Wonderland, the largest amusement park in the country.

To learn more about Realty Executives Priority One Limited visit frankcovello.com, email vaughan@realtyexecutives.com or call (905) 738-5478.

 

Realty Executives Infinity Opens in Waterloo, Ontario

Broker/Owner Cheryl Sarnavka has opened Realty Executives Infinity Inc., at 180 Columbia Street West Suite 1A in Waterloo, Ontario. Featuring a state of the art office, the brokerage is nestled inside what many call the “Silicon Valley of the North,” at The Realty Den and Waterloo Innovation Network (WIN180). 

As the name states, Ontario is a hub for jobs in technology. The Globe and Mail reported the Toronto-Waterloo corridor is home to more than 280,000 tech jobs at more than 1,000 companies, a more than $30 billion annual boon to the economy across the globe.

Sarnavka and her team will focus on residential properties, new home construction, condominiums as well as transition and retirement living. But the team will also work on international, commercial and investor properties in Waterloo and the surrounding community.

To learn more about Cheryl Sarnavka and Realty Executives Infinity, head to her website, email her at cherylsarnavka@realtyexecutives.com or call the office directly at 1-800-336-8037.