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Realty Executives celebrates Canadian Executives and 150th Anniversary of Canada

 

This year Canada is celebrating its sesquicentennial, 150 years of being a nation, and Realty Executives is proud to be a part of the fabric of this wonderful country.

“It’s an exciting time to be in real estate, especially in terms of the future growth of the industry. We have an incoming generation of young REALTORS® and the opportunity to provide them with education and a foundation that they will undoubtedly use to shape the real estate landscape,” says Wayne Zuk, Saskatchewan Regional Developer and Broker/Owner of Realty Executives Saskatoon.

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Neil Mathweg’s out-of-the-box social media strategies are winning over clients

Neil Mathweg doing his Onion Juice podcast

Neil Mathweg is a social media superstar. He’s a sought-after influencer when it comes to Snapchat for real estate, and he completely dominates Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and all of the big social platforms. However, he is probably most well-known for his podcast Onion Juice.

“Onion Juice provides value to real estate agents who are tired of chasing business, and instead want to attract business,” he explains. “It’s for the real estate agent who wants to challenge the status quo, be an artist, be authentic. It’s for the agent who wants to be a media company that happens to sell real estate.”

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3 Trends driving the 2017 housing market

Rising real estate market ahead

What can homeowners, buyers and sellers expect in 2017? Real estate experts have a positive outlook for 2017 and are predicting continued growth. “Opportunities in the Canadian market continue to be abundant but no two markets are the same,” says Frank Magliocco, partner  and national real estate practice leader at PwC Canada.

Commenting on the U.S. market, National Association of Home Builders Chairman Ed Brady said, “Ongoing job growth, low mortgage rates and rising incomes are contributing to a firming housing market and economy.” He added, “Though some areas are recovering faster than others, the overall trend is positive.”

Here are three trends that are expected to have a significant impact on housing over the next 12 months:

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How will the election affect real estate markets across the country?

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Questions about how the 2016 presidential election is going to affect the housing market have been top-of-mind over the last 12 months. And with real estate magnate Donald Trump being voted into office as America’s 45th president, experts are taking a closer look at his policies and campaign promises.

However, the answer to this question is different depending on your location, so we reached out to real estate professionals across the country:

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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.

WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING ABOUT BREXIT’S EFFECT ON U.S. AND CANADIAN REAL ESTATE

Referendum in Great Britain (Brexit) about relationship with Eur

On Thursday, June 23, 2016, 52% of Britons voted ‘yes’ to a referendum proposing that Britain withdraw from the European Union, an economic and political partnership of 28 European countries. Brexit, or Britain’s Exit from the EU, triggered uncertainty about future economic relations with the UK and EU, and sent shockwaves throughout the world.

Shortly after the results were revealed, David Cameron announced his intention to resign as Prime Minister, the British Pound dropped to its lowest level in 31 years, and UK stocks fell drastically as well.

Noting the importance of the UK to the global economy, the IMF has cut its forecasts for global growth and financial experts worldwide are predicting what effect the EU referendum will have on their own regional economies.

But how will Brexit affect the real estate markets in Canada and America?

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REALTY EXECUTIVES INTERNATIONAL RANKS #5 IN BUSINESS JOURNAL’S FRANCHISORS LIST

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Realty Executives International has once again ranked among the top five firms on the Phoenix Business Journal’s annual list of franchisors.

Closing out last year with 500 franchise units, Realty Executives International placed number five on the list, which ranks Phoenix-area franchisors based on total number of franchise units as of December 31, 2015.  In all, 25 franchise concepts made the list, together accounting for 6,611 total franchise units and more than 245 years of franchising experience.

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REALTY EXECUTIVES PLACES IN RISMEDIA’S 28TH ANNUAL POWER BROKER REPORT

Realty Executives franchises rank in Power Broker list

 

RISMedia’s highly anticipated Power Broker Report was published this quarter, and six Realty Executives franchises made the list. Released annually, RISMedia’s Power Broker Report ranks the country’s top 500 residential real estate firms and brokerages by number of transactions and sales volume. The brokers surveyed reportedly closed 3,453,108 transactions and generated $1,123,494,913,023 in sales volume in 2015.

“This represents a more than $150 billion increase in sales volume over 2014, and nearly 250,000 more transactions—a clear indicator of low inventory driving prices higher,” says Maria Patterson, executive editor at RISMedia.

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REALTY EXECUTIVES BROKERAGES NAMED IN THE 2016 REAL TRENDS 500

REAL Trends 500 2016 features Realty Executives brokerages

This year seven Realty Executives brokerages placed on the REAL Trends 500 survey. Realty Executives Associates in Tennessee, Realty Executives Exceptional Realtors in New Jersey, Realty Executives Integrity in Wisconsin, Realty Executives of Kansas City, Realty Executives of Nevada, Realty Executives Santa Clarita in California, and Realty Executives PhoenixTucsonYuma and Green Valley all made the list.

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Splitting Up Is Hard To Do: Your Options for Home Selling During a Divorce

Your Options to Home Selling During a Divorce

There are a variety of issues a couple has to resolve when they decide to file for divorce. Don’t let the house become the elephant in the room – or on the lot. Work to put away the anger and find an agreeable middle ground that works for you both.

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