Jenn Rooks joined the team at Realty Executives International as the Communications Manager in the Spring of 2013. She brings more than 15 years of experience in the Realty Executives brand to her role as she has proudly supported Executives at the company’s flagship brokerage in Phoenix since 1997.
It’s your worst nightmare as a buyer: one minute, everything is a go for purchasing the house of your dreams and the next, the entire down payment is gone with little hope in getting it back. This nightmare, known as wire fraud, has happened across the country to buyers who have fallen prey to a phishing scam resulting in losses of hundreds of millions dollars with devastating results for those in the process of purchasing a home.
The way this scam works is hackers target email and other accounts with messages relating to real estate activities, collecting contacts/email address of those in the process of buying a property. The scammer then spoofs an email to the buyer, often pretending to be an agent, title company, etc., directing them on where to wire their down payment. For those unfortunate buyers who follow through, they are out their down payment with little chance of ever getting it back. Continue reading →
Do you want to sell your house as fast as you can for as much as you can? REALTORS® and home staging experts agree: staging your home should be at the top of your checklist. A big part of this process entails removing excess items and furniture. The inevitable question becomes, “Where do I put my stuff?”
It’s tempting to stuff everything you own into a closet or a spare bedroom, but even a single unorganized space could turn off buyers. For many years, the common solution to this problem was renting a storage unit. This was not convenient, and definitely time-consuming. You had to rent a truck, load it, unload it, and then subsequently do it all over again when you moved into a new place.
As we start the new year, many of us focus on self improvement and making changes. A majority of the new year’s resolutions people make are health related, but only about 8% of resolutioners succeed in maintaining their new goals.
Check out our tips and ideas to make your home and your home life work with you, so that you can be a part of the crowd of people who succeed.
Goal: Lose Weight
Losing weight and eating healthy are the two most common new year’s resolutions that people make. How can you use your home to help you shed some unwanted weight? Continue reading →
With the new year comes brand new home design trends. And while some trends seem to continue on from years past, like the ever-popular metallic accents as well as sleek, simple designs, there are new and exciting home design trends you can implement in 2018.
Darker Wood Is Making a Comeback
This one might be surprising seeing as the past few years have emphasized lighter, blonde wood as the main design choice for the home. However, richer and darker woods like mahogany, rosewood, and walnut are making a comeback for the upcoming year.
The darker brown hue of these types of wood will make any room feel luxurious and grand. Whether this means getting a new dining room table, a new chair set, or even just décor featuring darker wood, this modern trend will make your home feel cozy and luxurious. Continue reading →
Realty Executives Northern Arizona, with 9 offices and more than 150 real estate professionals throughout northern Arizona, is Realty Executives International’s Brokerage of the Month for November 2017.
Led by Broker/Owner Don Bonnell and Managing Broker Cynthia Yannitelli, Realty Executives Northern Arizona offers expertise to buyers and sellers throughout Prescott, Prescott Valley, Dewey, Chino Valley, Sedona, Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Verde Valley, Payson, and cities throughout central and northern Arizona.
The firm has gained both national recognition by leading industry publications as well as the vote of local patrons. In November, Realty Executives Northern Arizona was again named “Best Realty 2017” by Quad Cities Business News. 2017 marks the fourth year in a row the brokerage has received the distinction, which is based on a vote from the readers of the Quad Cities Business News, which serves Prescott, Prescott Valley, Dewey/Humboldt and Chino Valley with news about local business, health care and education. Continue reading →
Realty Executives Allegiance Ltd. has opened its doors in London, Ontario, which is one of several recent announcements about the brand’s expansion across Canada and part of Realty Executives International’s aggressive growth campaign. Broker of Record and real estate veteran Richard Miller heads up the new brokerage.
“We are excited to ignite the London market with our entrepreneurial approach focused on providing the highest level of expertise and service to our customers, supported by ongoing training, state-of-the-art technology tools, and a brand legacy that’s been building for over 50 years,” said Richard Miller. Continue reading →
Bret Ceren, MBA and REALTOR® with Realty Executives Phoenix in Scottsdale, Arizona is the recipient of the prestigious “Rookie of the Year Award” by Craig Proctor Coaching International. The award is given to the agent who has been a Craig Proctor Success System member for less than a year and has excelled at system implementation. Candidates across North America are considered for the recognition.
Following a successful corporate career in marketing and operations, Ceren, a long-time Phoenix resident, launched a career in real estate in 2014. Ceren took advantage of a Craig Proctor training opportunity Realty Executives Phoenix brought to it’s real estate professionals in 2016, and fellow Realty Executives agent and Craig Proctor Coach Lester Cox stepped in as a mentor to Ceren. Cox has witnessed the results of Ceren’s commitment and professionalism first hand.
“Bret eagerly and simply followed the directions of his coaches, copied the system as presented, and masterfully applied the principles of Craig’s system. This is resulting in a rapid, yet steady growth in his business and we expect he will continue to have record-breaking months in his career for many years to come,” says Cox. Continue reading →
Realty Executives Algoma Ltd., Brokerage has merged with the formerly independent Castle Realty Ltd., expanding Realty Executives’ presence across Northern Ontario and creating a robust network across Sault Ste. Marie and the Algoma District. The new company, now named Realty Executives Castle Alliance Ltd. is led by Dave Butkovich, former Broker of Record of Castle Realty Ltd.
Butkovich has assumed the ownership role for the new company from former Broker/Owner of Realty Executives Algoma Ltd., Ross Viotto. Viotto will serve Realty Executives Castle Alliance Ltd. as Director of Staff Development. Continue reading →
2017 has been an eventful year for Edmonton-area real estate experts Steve and Darlene Reid, who opened Realty Executives Vision this summer and celebrated with a Grand Re-Opening event in the fall. Realty Executives International caught up with the powerhouse pair as they set their sights on expansion and look ahead to the New Year.
How have the last few months gone? How has the community received you?
It’s been a whirlwind of activity, that’s for sure! We’ve been spending a lot of time talking to real estate professionals who are curious about our office. It’s been gratifying to hear so many of them say that they are glad Realty Executives is maintaining a strong presence in Edmonton. And yes, a lot of them have expressed interest in joining our team. As a result of our Grand Re-Opening, we’ve hired new Executives and look forward to growing our team.
What differentiates your office and agents from the competition?
Our office takes Realty Executives’ approach to real estate seriously – offering leading-edge technology and support with lower fees. This is attractive for those who are motivated and entrepreneurial because there is more of a payoff for the effort they put in. Agents who put in the time, who look for ways to improve themselves and their business, and who put their clients first thrive under this model. In addition to Realty Executives’ proprietary PrimeAgent marketing suite (which is AMAZING), our office offers in-depth training from local experts. Our Executives benefit from ongoing professional education offered by our broker (who is also a lawyer) plus one-on-one, high-performance training from a perennial top producer. We cover the bases, from legal and marketing, to technology and client care. We don’t just want a brokerage with a lengthy roster, we’re focused on creating a centre of real estate excellence. Continue reading →
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 →