Category Archives: Press Release

Realty Executives International Launches Digital Marketing Executive Course for Continuing Education During COVID-19 Outbreak

Realty Executives International has launched the newest addition to their exclusive training suite, the 2020 Digital Marketing Executive course. This four-week certification course is offered annually to all Executives, Broker/Owners and office employees of the Realty Executives’ franchises. 

The educational event is held virtually twice per week for four weeks. Brand leadership including President, Patrick van den Bossche, and Vice President, David Celaya, are joined by various guest speakers to lead the network through a multitude of topics pertaining to real estate in the digital world. Topics include: social media advertising, leveraging your CRM, perfecting online profiles and more. The goal of the DMX certification is for all attendees to leave with a digital strategy and execution plan for their business. 

Realty Executives International launched the 2020 course, understanding the evolving state of real estate and the opportunities for business that lie ahead. As many agents and brokers are having to adapt to staying distant from clients, the brand wanted to provide different opportunities to utilize downtime and connect with clients through digital channels. By providing the training course free-of-cost, Executives and Brokers are able to provide better service to home buyers and sellers around the world. 

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Outlier Named One of Arizona’s Most Innovative Businesses

Outlier has been selected as a first-ever recipient of AZ Big Media’s 2020 Arizona Business Innovation Award. This award is given to local companies of varying industries that showcase innovation through disruption and stretching the limits of how business is done. 

Out of hundreds of nominations, Outlier was selected for its culture of entrepreneurship and technology development throughout each of the firm’s portfolio companies. Headquartered in Central Phoenix, the Outlier family of brands includes niche-leading businesses acquired and grown through innovation as well Outlier’s own start-ups, Atlas Packs and inDispense. Other Outlier brands include: Realty Executives International, Passport Health, Anmark, Pump it Up and Bounce U.

CEO David Tedesco’s intentions for Outlier have always been to reinvest in the Valley, looking to grow and create opportunities for future generations within Outlier throughout Arizona. Because of the business model, careers are not rigid, but are opportunistic. Employees can be a part of different businesses and learn what they are most passionate about, helping recruit and retain top Phoenix talent. 

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Realty Executives White Mountains Executive Beth Williams Helps Find Equine Sanctuary

Finding the perfect home is already a challenge, but finding a home that can host several horses, donkeys and minis, may be one the hardest finds. That was the challenge Beth Williams of Realty Executives White Mountains faced when she was hired by Christine Griffin, founder of animal sanctuary, Equine WellBeing Rescue.

In 2012, Williams was hired by Griffin to find a property that had a family cabin along with shelter and land for the equines that were going to be cared for throughout the seasons, all at the right price. Understanding Griffin’s passion for animal rescue and the importance of their mission was key to Williams having the determination and expertise to search northern Arizona for the right home.

Equine WellBeing Rescue was founded in 2006 by Griffin in San Diego, CA before moving the non-profit to Snowflake, AZ for more affordable housing and resource costs. The equine rescue is a 501c3 public charity that provides loving rehabilitation, nursing, and hospice care for equines at risk, waiting for adoption, or with medical needs. Additionally, the charity provides community support by offering an emergency equine food fund for those in need of short-term assistance caring for their animals. They continue to work with regional, state, and national rescues to assist during disasters or emergencies while working with law enforcement agencies to help find homes for neglected or abused equines. Equine WellBeing Rescue is 100 percent volunteer based.

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Northern Arizona and Tucson Elite Unite to Launch Realty Executives Arizona Territory

Realty Executives International is excited to announce the launch of Realty Executives Arizona Territory, Arizona’s newest mega-brokerage, with over 600 agents and a billion dollars in sales volume. Formerly Tucson Elite and Northern Arizona, the two Realty Executives brokerages have partnered to better serve communities throughout Arizona.

The partnership formed with the objective of better serving consumers throughout Arizona. Jeff Murtaugh, former Broker/Owner of Tucson Elite, is the CEO and Designated Broker for Realty Executives Arizona Territory. Murtaugh, along with leadership teams from each brokerage, will merge resources, clientele and market knowledge to position the brokerage as a leader in sales and customer service.

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Realty Executives of Cape County Named Market Leader of 2019

Realty Executives International is excited to announce that Realty Executives of Cape County, of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, has been named a 2019 Market Leader for the international real estate franchise. This award is given to franchisees with 100+ agents, 1000+ transactions, or 20-plus percent market share (based on transactions in the MLS).

Realty Executives of Cape County, celebrating 16 years in business, has successfully completed over 1,400 transactions in 2019, representing a remarkable 48 percent market share in their local market.  

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Realty Executives International Launches First Proprietary Home Listing Platform

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Realty Executives is the first real estate franchisor to replace its third-party Multiple Listing Service (MLS) aggregator with a proprietary home listing platform. This new technology eliminates the third-party challenges of incomplete and delayed listing information, ensuring Realty Executives has the most comprehensive, up-to-date and consistent home listings available. 

Needing access to hundreds of separate MLS feeds, international real estate companies have had to partner with MLS aggregation and standardization companies in order to provide a comprehensive list of homes for sale. However, these listings are often incomplete because of broken feeds third-party vendors have not addressed. Realty Executives decided to connect directly to over 70 MLS feeds in order to provide their brokers, agents and customers access to the most thorough and up-to-date listings available.  

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Realty Executives Exceptional REALTORS® Named 2019 Extraordinary Brokerage

Realty Executives Exceptional Realtors®, of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, was recently honored as Realty Executives International’s Extraordinary Brokerage of the Year at the 2019 Annual Conference held in Scottsdale, Arizona. The award is given annually to the brokerage who exemplifies the Realty Executives brand through culture, technology and the continuation of forward thinking leadership.

Realty Executives Exceptional Realtors®, with 13 branch offices and over 300 real estate professionals throughout northern New Jersey and Pike County, Pennsylvania, affiliated with Realty Executives 10 years ago under the leadership of Kyle Poskitt, COO and President Doug Radford. The brokerage has grown consistently in agents, transactional and dollar volume annually, and has been recognized as one of the top brokerages nationally by top real estate industry rankings. This award comes as another stepping stone of success, as Realty Executives Exceptional Realtors® was named “Brokerage of the Month” in March 2017. The company is known for attracting top Realtors® in the area.

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Realty Executives Broker D. Patrick Lewis Named Arizona’s REALTOR® of the Year

Realty Executives Phoenix Managing Broker, D. Patrick Lewis was awarded 2019 Arizona REALTOR® of the Year at the National Association of REALTORS® annual conference. This award is presented by each state REALTOR® association to one member who has shown exceptional work to advance their association and the real estate industry.

The award focuses on several categories including REALTOR® spirit, participation in civic activities, notable business accomplishments and local or national association activity. Lewis, an accomplished agent of 17 years and Phoenix native, joined the National Association of REALTORS® in 2002 and has served on the Board of Directors since 2012. He currently serves as the 2019 President of the Arizona Association of REALTORS®. 

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Realty Executives Earns Top Rankings in the Phoenix Business Journal Book of Lists

Realty Executives is pleased to announce that James Wexler has been named the #1 residential real estate agent by the Phoenix Business Journal Book of Lists. The prestigious ranking is based on total dollar volume for 2018 residential real estate sales in Maricopa County, which was $82.14 million for Wexler. Along with dollar volume for 2018, other information points for the rankings include number of transaction sides, most expensive home sold during the year, and agent email and website information.

In addition, Realty Executives Phoenix agent Scott Grigg was ranked #6 with $60.29 million total dollar volume and Rosie Derryberry was ranked #17 with $31.47 million total dollar volume. The publication also ranked real estate teams, Realty Executives of Phoenix teams recognized included: Williams Team of Realty Executives Phoenix, ranked #9 at $139.9 million, the Realty Network Group ranked #34 at $50.76 million and ONE Priority Team ranked #44 at $46.13 million. All rankings in these categories for the Book of Lists were based on total dollar volume for 2018 residential real estate sales in Maricopa County. The Book of Lists provides rankings of hundreds of the top local companies in their fields. It also provides the names of key decision makers, along with their titles and contact information. 

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Realty Executives Associates Expands With The Dwight Price Group In Maryville, TN

Realty Executives Associates is pleased to announce it has expanded its regional footprint with the addition of the Dwight Price Group, based in Maryville, TN. The newly renovated offices of the Dwight Price Group are located at 537 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville. Having worked in the Foothills area for 20 years and serving in Blount, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Anderson and Sevier Counties, Dwight Price, his daughter Sara and the entire group knows the local real estate market and is ready to lend their expertise to home buyers and sellers. Since 1980, the Dwight Price Group has provided Maryville and surrounding areas in Tennessee with the full real estate experience, offering a full complement of services and specialists to help homeowners buy and sell their properties.    

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