RISMedia Names Seven Realty Executives as 2019 Newsmakers


Realty Executives International is proud to announce that seven members of the Realty Executives team were widely recognized in RisMedia’s 2019 Newsmakers.

As a top real estate source for news, trends and information, 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. The Newsmakers are nominated by RisMedia readers and editors, showcased in the following categories: Futurists, Inspirations, Trendsetters, Achievers, Crusaders, Luminaries, Influencers and Trailblazers.

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Snowed In? Tips to Have Some Fun Indoors!

Snow days can be a relaxing escape from work or school… or they can cause you to feel trapped indoors for hours on end. No matter your opinion on snow days, we can all agree that sometimes, spending an entire day (or multiple days) indoors can bring on a wave of boredom for your family. But a snow day doesn’t have to be boring! Here are our tips for how to have the best day ever when your family is snowed in.

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Realty Executives Bayview Opens Three New Offices in Vancouver Island

VANCOUVER, BC (December 17, 2018) – Realty Executives International is excited to announce that three new Realty Executives offices have opened in Vancouver Island, BC.

The offices celebrated their grand opening on December 13 as part of Realty Executives Bayview brokerage, located at 407c 5th St. Courtenay, BC. The new offices opened in Parksville, Courtenay and Campbell River, serving north and mid-Vancouver Island.

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What BUYERS Need to Know About the Closing Process

So you’ve made an offer on your dream home, and the seller has accepted…what are the next steps?

Several things still need to happen before the deal can close, and the house can officially become your home.

The closing process (also called the escrow process) generally takes 30-60 days to complete. Much of the work is done behind the scenes by the team of real estate professionals handling your transaction. But you’ll also be involved in several of the upcoming steps.

Here’s an outline of what buyers can expect during the closing process.

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What SELLERS Need to Know About the Closing Process

That 30-60 day period between accepting a buyer’s offer and closing the deal is a busy time for both parties.

While the buyers are focused securing financing and making sure the house is as it appears to be, sellers are mainly concerned with 1) proving that they have the right to sell the property, and 2) making sure the buyers are aware of the true condition of the property.

Here’s an outline of what sellers can expect during the closing process.

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Top Five Real Estate Myths – Debunked!

The real estate world is full of myths. Myths that prevent people from making smart decisions when buying and selling and keep people from maximizing their real estate returns.

Let’s count down the top five biggest real estate myths. And debunk each one!

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Patrick van den Bossche Featured in Real Estate Broker’s Insider

Reprinted with permission from Real Estate Broker’s Insider. www.BrokersInsider.com

Franchise System President Combines Hard Work, Tech Savvy

Patrick van den Bossche brings an atypical background to his role as president of Realty Executives International, the Arizona-based franchise system with 500 offices and 8,000 agents.

Van den Bossche’s resume includes stints at companies such as Barrett-Jackson Auction Co., the firm known for high-end auto sales, and Echo Automotive Inc.

But van den Bossche — who was named this year to a top job at Realty Executives — is quick to point out that he has held a real estate license since 2005. And he says manufacturing isn’t so different from real estate.

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Hosting During the Holidays? Here’s a Few Tips to Stay Sane.

Hosting family and friends during the holiday can be stressful. Crazy relatives, little ones and of course the family dog, all in one place with different opinions, expectations and food allergies. It may seem chaotic at first, but the tips below can offer some solutions to make you and your home the hit of the holidays.

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What to Consider When Moving to a New Part of the Country

Moving to a new place comes with its share of stressors and concerns, and moving to different part of the country is no different. There are many things to consider when deciding to move, so here are some questions to ask yourself before relocating to a new place.

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