Smart homes are the next big thing. You may not realize it yet, but somewhere your day will be easier because of it. Smart home technology is not only impacting the homes its installed into. Its reach stretches to other industries like business, science and even health care. Continue reading
Monthly Archives: November 2018
To Rent or Buy – Which One is Best for Me?
Whether you’re early in your career or a long-time renter, there are many reasons why you may want to consider renting or buying a home. Here are some questions to ask yourself when debating whether to rent or buy your next home.
Realty Executives International Launches EXEC University
Realty Executives International, one of the nation’s leading real estate companies for over 50 years, is excited to announce the launch of its signature agent training program, EXEC™University. EXEC™University is a unique training program laser-focused on propelling real estate agents to the next level in their careers, featuring a free, on-demand training library crafted to increase agent efficiency and productivity.
Top Five Things Millennial Agents Want From Their Real Estate Brand
Technology is embedded into everything millennials do, which means millennials are relying on and expecting technology to enhance the way they work. This expectation has a direct impact on how technology is applied in most industries, including the real estate sector. Continue reading
Nine Thanksgiving DIY Projects
With the autumn season in full force and Thanksgiving approaching, you may want your home to feel cozy and fall-themed. Here are nine Thanksgiving DIY projects to celebrate the Thanksgiving season this year.
Realty Executives Elite Announces Three Realtors® Certified as Accredited Commercial Practitioners
Realty Executives International is excited to announce that three Realtors from the Realty Executives Elite brokerage – Chris Budz, Jim Chipain and Maribel Salgado-Little – have recently been certified as an Accredited Commercial Practitioner (ACP) by the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®. The ACP certification is currently held by less than 100 brokers in the State of Illinois.
When Should I Refinance My Mortgage?
Refinancing your mortgage could be a smart financial move. It largely depends on timing.
But how do you know when the time is right for you to refinance?
First: Do you plan to own the home much longer?
Refinancing your loan doesn’t happen without a few fees. The good news is that most of these fees will simply be rolled into your new loan, so you won’t need to pay a lump sum out of pocket.
But if you’re planning to sell the home in a few years, you may not hold the mortgage long enough to recover these fees. Refinancing really only makes sense if you plan to own the home for the next several years.
AZ Business Magazine Names Realty Executives International in the “10 Best Places to Work in Arizona”
Realty Executives International, one of the nation’s leading real estate companies for over 50 years, is excited to announce it has been ranked in the “10 Best Places To Work in Arizona” by AZ Business Magazine. The company was selected based on its employee satisfaction score of 98/100, and its CEO, David Tedesco, received an approval rating of 99.
“Realty Executives has always been passionate to maintain a ‘people first’ culture,” said Tedesco. “Our culture fosters an open and collaborative work environment that is attractive to creative thought leaders who are incredible performers.”
Keeping Your Furniture Safe While Moving
If you are spending time and energy moving from one home to another, you probably want to make sure that your possessions do not get damaged in the process. Here are the best tips for keeping your furniture safe while moving.
Tips for Organizing Your Holiday Décor
With the holidays approaching, it’s important to ensure that your decorations don’t end up in a complete mess after the holiday season ends. Maybe you’re dreading decorating because you remember the stress of storing all of your decorations last year. Or maybe you just don’t know where to start. Whatever stage you’re at in the decorating process, here are some of our best tips for organizing your holiday decor this season and beyond. Continue reading