Category Archives: Executives in the News

Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities and Realty Executives Canada announce partnership

Parkbridge & Realty Executives Announce Partnership

Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities and Realty Executives Canada are pleased to announce a new partnership. Realty Executives has been named the exclusive listing brokerage for The Bluffs of Huron in Goderich, Ontario. The announcement was made jointly by Andrew Blair, President and CEO of Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities, and by Scott Gilmour, President of Realty Executives Regional. An official ribbon cutting at the 55 and up lakeside community took place on June 17, 2016 in Goderich, Ontario.

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REALTY EXECUTIVES BROKER WAYNE WHITE RECEIVES DISTINGUISHED REALTOR® AWARD

Distinguished REALTOR® Wayne White and Earl Kotlar of  CMHC
Distinguished REALTOR® Wayne White (left) and Earl Kotlar of
CMHC (right) | Image courtesy of Realty Executives Diversified

Wayne White has been a part of Saskatchewan’s real estate community for over 40 years. He’s been a member of the Association of Saskatchewan REALTORS® (ASR) since 1975, a broker since 1978, served as president of the Association of Regina REALTORS® (ARR) twice, received an Honorary Life Membership from the ASR in 2004 and was named Regina’s REALTOR® of the Year in 2007. So it came as no surprise when the ASR and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) announced that they were honoring White with the 2016 Distinguished REALTOR® Award.

“To have contributed as much as he has to the boards and his community – that’s what this award is all about, and Wayne is an obvious choice for Distinguished REALTOR®,” says Bill Madder, CEO of the ASR. “There is no question about Wayne’s dedication to the REALTOR® community. Our sincere congratulations go out to him,” he adds.  

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REALTY EXECUTIVES HOME TOWNE LAUNCHES ‘HOME TOWNE HOUSE HUNTER’ TV SHOW

Realty Executives Home Towne recently launched a TV show for home buyers and sellers called “Home Towne House Hunter.” Airing on local TV station WKBD-TV, the show is a 30-minute series that highlights the best listings in the Detroit metropolitan area. “We are excited to launch this new TV show and look forward to expanding it in the future,” says Frank Locricchio, Broker/Owner of Realty Executives Home Towne.

Locricchio is excited about the exposure that the show will give Realty Executives clients, “Video is big right now and we saw a need to get our sellers and Executives exposure from a different medium,” he says.

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Charlie Ponde and other Realty Executives pros honored by the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton

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REALTOR® of the Year winner, Charlie Ponde, pictured with Steve Sedgwick, Chair (left) and
Michael Thompson, President & CEO (right)

 

Realty Executives professionals featured prominently at The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton’s (RAE) annual awards ceremony held on Friday, March 4, 2016. Taking home three of the eight awards presented at the gala, Realty Executives veteran Charlie Ponde won the REALTOR® of the Year Award, Broker/Owner Bill Tarrabain was awarded a Life Membership, and Executive Brittany Collard was presented with the Rookie of the Year Award.

Ponde of Realty Executives North Star, has been a REALTOR® since 1992 and with Realty Executives since 1997. He was named the REALTOR® of the Year for his service to both the real estate profession and the community.

As an active member of the community, Ponde has been elected to and served on multiple industry bodies, including the Alberta Real Estate Foundation, AREX Claims Committee, the Arbitration and Professional Standards Committee, the Edmonton Realtors’ Charitable Foundation, the Government and Political Action Committee, and the Technology Committee. He also served as the President of the RAE in 2009 and is now a Life Member of the association.

 

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Realty Executives International Climbs in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500® Ranking

Realty Executives International has continued to climb in the ranks of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500® List, the most comprehensive annual worldwide report that takes account of leading franchising companies poised for growth. The Scottsdale-based, international real estate franchising company came in at #166 overall and placed among the top three real estate brands included in the 2016 Franchise 500®. According to Entrepreneur, the 2016 Franchise 500® encompasses 462,585 individual businesses in 17 different categories.

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“A franchise that is run well is the key to success, and those in the ranking have a strong foundation that can survive in a changing marketplace. They can be excellent opportunities for entrepreneurial leaders ready to take on their next venture,” said Amy Cosper, VP and editor in chief of Entrepreneur in a press release announcing the latest rankings. Continue reading

Top Realty Executives Leaders Rank in Swanepoel POWER 200 2015/16

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President of Realty Executives International, Rich Rector, and CEO of flagship brokerage Realty Executives Phoenix, Tucson and Yuma, Jeff Murtaugh, have been named amongst the top leaders in the residential real estate industry.  The two industry veterans are ranked in the Swanepoel POWER 200 2015/16 (SP200), an annual report that names the 200 most influential corporate executives, experts and thought leaders in residential real estate across the United States and Canada.

Founder R. Dale Rector opened the first Realty Executives brokerage in 1965 with one office in Scottsdale, Ariz., attracting the most productive real estate professionals across the Phoenix metro area with the launch of the 100% commission concept. Continue reading

James Robertson Elected to CCIM Institute’s 2016 Board of Directors

Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Institute, one of the largest commercial real estate networks in the world, elected new members to serve on its 2016 Board of Directors during the organization’s annual conference in Austin, Texas, this past October.

James P. Robertson, Jr. MBA, CCIM, Senior Commercial Associate Broker, Realty Executives Tucson Elite, was elected to serve as a member of the CCIM Board of Directors, which serves as the governing body for the Institute and convenes at the organization’s spring and fall Annual Governance meetings.  

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CCIM Forum in Taiwan | Courtesy of James Robertson

 

The value James offers his clients is that he is an elite real estate professional and successful personal investor, who performs with a “Free Enterprise” business philosophy.  He believes that confidential relationships are a required tool to financial success. He is highly experienced in cash flow investment properties and specializes in multi-family properties.  Continue reading

Denise Barker Named 2015 Pocono Mountains REALTOR® of the Year

Denise Barker of Realty Executives Pocono Pines has been honored by the Pocono Mountains Association of REALTORS® (PMAR) with the 2015 REALTOR® of the Year Award.
“We are thrilled to see Denise commended for her hard work and commitment to excellence,” states Deirdre Cramer, Broker/Owner of Realty Executives Pocono Pines.
Receiving REALTOR® of the Year is the greatest honor bestowed upon a REALTOR® by their peers at the board level. The Award recognizes an outstanding member of the PMAR for meritorious contributions to the advancement of their profession, their community and the real estate industry. Nominees are considered based upon their history of integrity, spirit of cooperation with fellow REALTORS®, professionalism, involvement and participation at the state or national level, dedication, experience, and commitment.

Denise Barker, Realty Executives of Pocono Pines
Denise Barker | Courtesy of Realty Executives of Pocono Pines

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Realty Executives’ Alison Callow Named 2015 Sussex County REALTOR® of the Year

With more than 10 years in real estate industry, Callow is ‘true asset’ to Realty Executives

Alison Callow, Branch Office Manager for the Vernon Office of Realty Executives Exceptional Realtors, was recently named the 2015 REALTOR® of the Year by the Sussex County Association of REALTORS® (SCAOR). Licensed since 2004, Callow is a highly regarded REALTOR® by both her clients as well as her REALTOR® peers. She is known for being a caring and compassionate individual who lives her live unselfishly, always giving to others.

“Alison exemplifies REALTOR® spirit,” states Doug Radford, President of Realty Executives Exceptional Realtors. “Every REALTOR® should have the knowledge, tenacity and positive attitude that Alison has. She is a true asset to our industry.”

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“It’s not business, it’s a relationship,” says Alison Callow of Realty Executives Exceptional REALTORS® | Picture courtesy of Callow’s website

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Top Realty Executives Brokerages Place in RISMedia’s 27th Annual Power Broker Report

Seven Realty Executives brokerages from around the U.S. garnered a spot in RISMedia’s 27th Annual Power Broker Report ranking the top 500 firms. The report ranks companies based on two sets of criteria: each brokerage’s total closed transaction sides and total sales volume over 2014.

Realty Executives Phoenix out of Scottsdale, Arizona, was the leader in Realty Executives brokerages, followed by several other offices around the U.S.

The other brokerages who won top honors were: Realty Executives Associates in Knoxville, Tennesee; Realty Executives of Santa Clarita in Santa Clarita, California; Realty Executives of Kansas City in Leawood, Kansas; Realty Executives Integrity in Brookfield, Wisconsin; Realty Executives Nevada in Las Vegas, Nevada; and a newcomer to the list from last year, Realty Executives Tucson Elite in Tucson, Arizona.

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Cover of RISMedia’s 27th Annual Power Broker Report

 

RISMedia President & CEO John Featherston called the firms included in the list among “the nation’s most elite” stating in a release that “being ranked in the Power Broker Report validates your firm’s reputation as a trusted resource for today’s homebuyers and sellers.

The seven Realty Executives brokerages ranked overall comprise thousands of agents who within their offices closed more than $6.1 billion in real estate deals over the course of 26,211 transaction sides in 2014. Continue reading