Category Archives: Real Estate News

Cultivating Community: Realty Executives Associates Downtown Grows

By: Jay Fitz | Downtown, Our Town Leaders

Bailey Rose and Emily Stevens of Realty Executives Associates Downtown Knoxville.

Realty Executives Associates has opened a downtown office that captures the edgy energy of Knoxville’s center city.

Realtors Emily Stevens and Bailey Rose are the founders/owners of Realty Executives Downtown, located at 323 Union Ave. Both are eager to connect with the downtown community.

“We’ve got three huge windows, said Stevens. “We’re going to showcase an artist each month and on First Friday, we’ll host an open house with the artist.” In September, for instance, they collaborated with the Knoxville History Center to display photos of Knoxville then and now.

Rose and Stevens use the space as a hybrid office for a business they own with Emilie Stooksbury – New2Knox.com and Moving2Knox.com.

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Realtors Give Time, Money to Communities

By: Sandra Clark | Our Town Leaders, West Knoxville

The Realtors at Realty Executives Associates preparing to clean up Lakeshore Park.
Realty Executives agents get instruction from Lakeshore Conservancy staff before beginning cleanup.

Charitable giving has continued to rise among Realtor associations, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors. The Community Aid and Real Estate Report – CARE – offers insight into the monetary and volunteer contributions of NAR members, broker-owners and association executives or multiple listing service staff.

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Green Design and the Market for Commercial Office Space

A shared work space, one of the ways that a commercial office can be greener.

By 2030, emissions from commercial buildings will rise by 1.8%. What are commercial construction companies doing to reduce this figure, and how is it affecting the market for commercial office space?

The commercial office real estate sector took a hit following the pandemic. Is the emergence of green design a potential aid in the sector’s resurgence? Keep reading about green design and its effect on the commercial office market.

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Realty Executives Mountain Properties Opens in Hamburg, NJ

A group photo of the team at Realty Executives Mountain Properties.
The full-service, premium brokerage serves Crystal Springs, Great Gorge Village, the Mountain Creek Ski Area, and greater Sussex County.

Realty Executives International and the New Jersey Region are pleased to announce the official opening of Realty Executives Mountain Properties in Hamburg, New Jersey. This full-service, premium real estate brokerage boasts two convenient locations at the Grand Cascades Lodge and the intersection of Routes 94 and 23. Led by owners Glenn Schechter and Jason Quitne, the brokerage specializes in the resort area of Crystal Springs, Great Gorge Village, the Mountain Creek Ski Area, and greater Sussex County.

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Which Demographics Are Driving Homeownership in 2021?

a key going into a door, symbolizing homeownership

The past year has been — excuse us — unprecedented for many Americans. With the pandemic still influencing Americans’ ability to work, move and navigate life, it’s no surprise that it is also shaping homeownership trends in 2021. However, other factors, including changing family dynamics and generational shifts, are also making a mark on home purchases this year.

Looking for an overview? Here are some of the top demographics driving the market in 2021.

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Realty Executives Sudduth Realty Recognized as Top Auction Firm

Mark, Donna, and Caitlin Sudduth at the Wichita Business Journal awards.
Donna, Mark, and Caitlin Sudduth at the Wichita Business Journal Awards.

Realty Executives Sudduth Realty and Auctions, Inc. has been honored as the 2021 Top Auction Firm with the Wichita Business Journal. As a full-service real estate brokerage led by Broker/Owner Mark Sudduth, this Augusta business takes client service to the next level by specializing in traditional sales and real estate auctions. Experiencing explosive growth in the past few years, the firm has become one of the leading auction firms in south central Kansas.

“Contrary to what some may believe, hosting an auction is not ‘giving away’ a property. In fact, effective marketing allows us to successfully increase visibility for unique homes, farms, ranches, and investment properties- properties that are often time incomparable to others in the area.  Although it isn’t appropriate for every client and property, an auction can be a great option to consider. We view it as an additional service that our Executives have in their arsenal,” says Sudduth.

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Realty Executives Elite All Stars Opens in Northern California

Realty Executives Elite All Stars logo next to Broker/Owner William Cering.

Realty Executives International is excited to announce the opening of Realty Executives Elite All Stars, located in Roseville, CA. The newest California brokerage is another successful addition for the real estate franchisor, who renewed their focus on growth and retention in the new year.

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realtors earn 2021 digital marketing executive certification

Multi-colored digital marketing executive logo. Large "x" stacked above "DMX" and "CERTIFIED".

Realty Executives International is proud to announce that 636 of the franchisor’s Realtors® participated in the 2021 Digital Marketing Executive (DMX) certification program.  These Realtors® represent over 90 independently owned and operated Realty Executives brokerages throughout North America.

The four-week training course, offered annually to all agents, brokers, owners, and administrators, is in its fifth iteration with the brand. Participants in the course complete two hour-long sessions per week and supplemental coursework, totaling 12 hours of education.  The DMX content is customized each year to provide the timeliest and in-demand subject matter for real estate professionals. Due to this dynamic structure, those who previously earned the certification are encouraged to recertify each year.

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Realty Executives The Executive Team Extends Partnership with Franchisor

Realty Executives The Executive Team, of Hattiesburg, MS, is proud to announce they have committed to another five years with the Realty Executives brand.

Joining the network in 1999, this renewal marks over 22 years with the international real estate franchisor. The Executive Team has successfully expanded their footprint over the years. The brokerage includes 18 agents in two offices, Hattiesburg and Petal, that serve the communities of Southeast Mississippi. Hattiesburg native and Broker/Owner Jim Stroo started his career in real estate in 1993 with Better Homes and Garden. Opening his own brokerage in 1999, Stroo focused on being the local expert in his market and evolving his expertise.  Stroo joined the Hattiesburg Area Association of Realtors Board of Directors in 1993 and continues to be an active member of the organization, including serving as President in 2004 and 2015.

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Leading Brokerages Honored with Realty Executives Excellence Awards

Realty Executives International is excited to announce the 2020 recipients of the Realty ExcellenceⓇ Market Leader awards. Eleven Realty Executives brokerages were honored for their commitment to growth, expansion, and productivity in their local communities. 

The annual Market Leader award is given to franchisees with 100+ agents, or 20-plus percent market share (based on transactions in the MLS). This year’s winners include: 

2020 Realty Executives Market Leaders

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