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How New Material Graphene Can Make Smart Homes Smarter

 

By Patrick van den Bossche, President of Realty Executives International. Originally published in inman.com.

We are in an era where sustainability, energy savings, solar options, innovations, engineering and smart home tech knowledge are all extremely important to consumers, business leaders and employees trying to make a difference in the world. In 2018 alone, the U.S. spent $19.8 billion on smart home technology. I predict a new material called graphene will revolutionize the smart home industry and become a key factor in smart home technology advancements and innovations.

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Realty Executives Premiere Welcomes Lisa Hoffmann as Director of Agent Development

Realty Executives Premiere is excited to announce that Lisa Hoffmann has joined as Director of Agent Development, bringing her skills and passion to work with new and experienced agents across Illinois. As part of her new role, Hoffmann will offer a whole new curriculum for Executives while incorporating elements of Realty Executives’  EXEC™ University, and will conduct one-on-one classes that are focused on agents’ long-term goals.

Hoffmann will be a great asset to Realty Executives Premiere as they focus on bringing in new energy and attracting new Executives to the brand. The office takes pride in developing its Executives, providing onsite coaching to help them escalate their real estate careers and perform at the highest level.

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Patrick van den Bossche Featured in Real Estate Broker’s Insider

Reprinted with permission from Real Estate Broker’s Insider. www.BrokersInsider.com

Franchise System President Combines Hard Work, Tech Savvy

Patrick van den Bossche brings an atypical background to his role as president of Realty Executives International, the Arizona-based franchise system with 500 offices and 8,000 agents.

Van den Bossche’s resume includes stints at companies such as Barrett-Jackson Auction Co., the firm known for high-end auto sales, and Echo Automotive Inc.

But van den Bossche — who was named this year to a top job at Realty Executives — is quick to point out that he has held a real estate license since 2005. And he says manufacturing isn’t so different from real estate.

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Smart Homes are the Next Big Thing

Smart homes are the next big thing. You may not realize it yet, but somewhere your day will be easier because of it. Smart home technology is not only impacting the homes its installed into. Its reach stretches to other industries like business, science and even health care. Continue reading

Realty Executives International Launches EXEC University

Realty Executives International, one of the nation’s leading real estate companies for over 50 years, is excited to announce the launch of its signature agent training program, EXEC™University. EXEC™University is a unique training program laser-focused on propelling real estate agents to the next level in their careers, featuring a free, on-demand training library crafted to increase agent efficiency and productivity.

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Top Five Things Millennial Agents Want From Their Real Estate Brand

Technology is embedded into everything millennials do, which means millennials are relying on and expecting technology to enhance the way they work. This expectation has a direct impact on how technology is applied in most industries, including the real estate sector. Continue reading

Realty Executives Elite Announces Three Realtors® Certified as Accredited Commercial Practitioners

Realty Executives International is excited to announce that three Realtors from the Realty Executives Elite brokerage – Chris Budz, Jim Chipain and Maribel Salgado-Little – have recently been certified as an Accredited Commercial Practitioner (ACP) by the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®. The ACP certification is currently held by less than 100 brokers in the State of Illinois.

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When Should I Refinance My Mortgage?

Refinancing your mortgage could be a smart financial move. It largely depends on timing.

But how do you know when the time is right for you to refinance?

First: Do you plan to own the home much longer?

Refinancing your loan doesn’t happen without a few fees. The good news is that most of these fees will simply be rolled into your new loan, so you won’t need to pay a lump sum out of pocket.

But if you’re planning to sell the home in a few years, you may not hold the mortgage long enough to recover these fees. Refinancing really only makes sense if you plan to own the home for the next several years.

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AZ Business Magazine Names Realty Executives International in the “10 Best Places to Work in Arizona”

Realty Executives International, one of the nation’s leading real estate companies for over 50 years, is excited to announce it has been ranked in the “10 Best Places To Work in Arizona” by AZ Business Magazine. The company was selected based on its employee satisfaction score of 98/100, and its CEO, David Tedesco, received an approval rating of 99.

“Realty Executives has always been passionate to maintain a ‘people first’ culture,” said Tedesco. “Our culture fosters an open and collaborative work environment that is attractive to creative thought leaders who are incredible performers.”

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