Category Archives: Executives in the News

Ramon Cardenas appointed president of Lynwood Chamber of Commerce

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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.

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Meet Realty Executives International’s Franchise Advisory Council for 2016/2017

Realty Executives Franchise Advisory Council

The Franchise Advisory Council (FAC) represents Broker/Owners from across the Realty Executives International system. The group, which rotates membership periodically, works with management to exchange ideas and opportunities for growing Realty Executives at the grassroots and network levels.

“The FAC provides the perfect setting for franchisees to participate in the development of the Realty Executives brand, marketing, technology, tools, training, and concierge support,” says David Celaya, Vice President of Training and Product Development.

The FAC currently consists of nine members spread across North America and meets twice a year to help shape the development agenda for the network. Members are not only expected to participate in meetings, but to also reach out to their peers for ideas and input throughout the year. FAC member brokerages also participate in beta testing for technology and marketing initiatives in order to help fine-tune plans prior to releasing to the system-wide network.

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Realty Executives MidSouth Hosts Regional Conference in New Orleans

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Realty Executives Broker/Owners and Executives across the Midsouth Region came together August 21-22, 2016, at the Ritz Carlton New Orleans in Louisiana.  With over 80 real estate professionals in attendance, the event brought together more than a dozen brokerages across the Realty Executives MidSouth Region, representing Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. Director of Franchise Development Drew Rambo and Regional Developer Randy McKinney also welcomed a number of Broker/Owners outside of the MidSouth Region hailing from Florida, Illinois and Indiana to their annual learning and networking event.

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REALTY EXECUTIVES EXCEPTIONAL REALTORS® CELEBRATES 15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Realty Executives Exceptional Realtors of New Jersey recently celebrated their 15th anniversary

Realty Executives Exceptional Realtors of New Jersey recently celebrated their 15th anniversary. At an event hosted by owners Doug Radford and Kyle Poskitt, they acknowledged the outstanding work of their support staff, management team, dedicated associates and industry partners, saying, “It takes an incredible group of talented professionals working together to make it all happen.”

According to Radford, the partners teamed up in 2001 “with a dream of offering superior client service” and have now grown to over 260 Executives in 12 branches. The brokerage has offices throughout Northern New Jersey, Upstate New York and Northeastern Pennsylvania, including Butler, Byram, Fairfield, Little Falls, Oakland, Pompton Plains, Randolph, Sparta, Vernon, West Milford and Woodland Park in New Jersey, and Milford in Pennsylvania.  The firm also has affiliated companies that offer mortgage, title and home warranty services.

Realty Executives Exceptional Realtors recently received national recognition in the 2016 REAL Trends 500 report, placing in the top 500 real estate companies in the country ranked by closed unit transaction volume. 

“Our associates and our clients love our company, because we have professionals handling every aspect of the marketing and administration behind the scenes. Our support center staff handles all incoming phone calls and internet home inquiries and seamlessly forwards all calls and inquiries directly to the homes’ listing agent.  Who knows the house better than the listing agent?” asks Radford. “As logical as this system sounds, we are the only brokerage in New Jersey that operates this way,” he adds. 

The firm is continuing to grow and expand, with plans to open their 13th office in Wayne, New Jersey this summer. “We are looking forward to another 15 years of success for the Realty Executives Exceptional Realtors® brokerage, as well as the continued growth and development of the Realty Executives brand throughout New Jersey,” says Radford.

For more information, visit Realty Executives Exceptional Realtors online or call them toll free at 866-742-5732. You can also find them on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.

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.

2016 Franchise 500

“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