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.
You’ve found the home of your dreams, the paperwork is signed and the keys are in hand. What do you do if your new home was once shared with a four-legged friend that you or one of your family members are allergic to? Read on for tips and ideas to help everyone in your household breathe a little easier.
What’s the difference between a real estate agent and a REALTOR®? Or a buyer’s agent and a listing agent? Having a glossary of real estate professionals to refer to as you navigate the home buying or selling process should come in handy.
Here’s a list of professionals that you’re likely to encounter:
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.
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.
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 →