Realty Executives International Announces 2014 Top Award Winners

 

Each year, the top Executives, Broker/Owners and Regional Developers across the Realty Executives International network build their businesses and create superior client experiences through excellence in real estate.

Once again, it’s the time of year we celebrate the achievements of the top real estate professionals throughout our company. These award winning Executives, Broker/Owners, Regional Developers and offices have demonstrated exemplary sales and production achievements in 2014.

2014 Award Highlights Include:

The Solo, Team, and Top Gun awards rank individuals, 2-person teams and groups throughout the entire Realty Executives International system.  There are two sets of awards, gross commissions and units sold. The Top in each category include:

TOP SOLO – Individual Executives

SOLO COMMISSION
Lyle Caddell
El Cajon, California

SOLO UNITS
Deanna Moen
Elkhart, Indiana

TOP TEAM – Two Executives working together

TEAM COMMISSION
Rick McCandless & Scott Waid
San Diego, California

TEAM UNITS
Cindy Cahill
Taylor Mill, Kentucky

TOP GUN – One or more Executives working with a team

TOP GUN COMMISSION
Williams Group
Phoenix, Arizona

TOP GUN UNITS
Laura Harbison
Las Vegas, Nevada

Realty Executives International also recognizes the top offices throughout our system, for top listings and sales, in various categories:

TOP LISTING OFFICE

NUMBER OF LISTINGS
Realty Executives Associates
Knoxville, Tennessee

DOLLAR VOLUME
Realty Executives Associates
Knoxville, Tennessee

TOP SALES OFFICE

NUMBER OF UNITS SOLD
Realty Executives Associates
Knoxville, Tennessee

DOLLAR VOLUME
Realty Executives Polaris
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

The Realty Executives International Fastest Growing Franchise Awards are designated for the top Owners who recruit the most Executives during the year:

TOP FRANCHISE PERCENTAGE GROWTH
Realty Executives SELA
Tammy Randles
Metairie, Louisiana

EXECUTIVE COUNT
Tammy Randles
Realty Executives SELA
Metairie, Louisiana

Top Region in Executive Count Growth:

TOP REGION
Scott Gilmour
Realty Executives Ontario
Ontario, Canada

The Regional Developer of the Year, Owner of the Year and Rookie of the Year Awards are chosen internally by Realty Executives International senior management and are awarded for overall contributions to the company throughout the year:

TOP REGIONAL DEVELOPER

REGIONAL DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR
Ken Durkee & Zig Ziegelman
Southeast Region

TOP BROKER OWNERS

OWNER OF THE YEAR
Tammy Randles
Realty Executives SELA
Metairie, Louisiana

ROOKIE OWNER OF THE YEAR
Cindy Callahan
Realty Executives Five Star Homes
Festus, Missouri

Congratulations to all of the 2014 Realty Executives International Award Winners!

Realty Executives Phoenix Pro Helps Family Revive Dreams of Homeownership on HGTV


Their story is one that so many Americans can relate to.  Having once enjoyed a dual-income lifestyle, this family experienced two lay-offs and downsized into an apartment during the great real estate recession.

Executive Gina Lisy of Realty Executives Phoenix played an important role in turning this family’s story around — and shared the experience with us through HGTV’s popular program, House Hunters.  

With the dream of home ownership back in reach, watch as this New York Times best selling author, her husband and their children decide to return to Arizona (where their story as a couple began) and go on a real estate adventure with Lisy, who seeks to find them the perfect home in the Tempe, Arizona area. Mom, dad and the kids each have input on the ultimate real estate wish-list. Watch and see which of those priorities (and which of the 3 properties) comes out on top.

Gina Lisy appears in the episode which originally aired on January 22, 2015, while her business partner and mother Janice Lisy-Anderson helps guide the way behind the scenes.

REALTOR® Mary Johnson’s Charity ‘Kindness Above Everything’ (KAE) Wins Award

Mary Johnson
Mary Johnson (left) of Realty Executives Elite Ltd. receives the Ontario REALTORS Care Foundation Spirit Award at the Ontario Real Estate Association’s 2015 Leadership Conference in Toronto.

For Mary Johnson of Realty Executives Elite Ltd. in London Ontario, home is most definitely where the heart is.  Johnson has helped countless families find homes throughout her diverse, nearly 20-year career in real estate, and also mentors real estate professionals in her role as Owner of one of London, Ontario’s top brokerages.  Her consideration for others, attention to detail, tenacity and hard work extends beyond the everyday operations of Realty Executives Elite Ltd. and the London real estate market, and deep into the community Johnson serves.

“Mary has, for many years, been quietly helping people in need, always operating under the radar and not bringing any attention to herself,” said Carl Vandergoot, President of the London St. Thomas Association of REALTORS®.

At the Ontario Real Estate Association’s 2015 Leadership Conference in Toronto,  Johnson was awarded the Ontario REALTORS Care Foundation Spirit Award, in honor of the charitable work she does through an organization she founded, Kindness Above Everything (KAE), which exists “to improve the lives of local impoverished families through financial support.”  KAE connects with local agencies to find the hidden needs of families in the community, ranging from children to seniors.

For the full story, click here.

For more information about KAE, contact Mary Johnson at maryjohnson@realtyexecutives.com.

Realty Executives Premier to Restore 1927 Building

Mike and Pam TezakHistorical renovations are well underway at 310 E. Lincolnway in Valparaiso, Indiana, where Michael and Pam Tezak of Realty Executives Premier have operated their business for seven years.   Last month the Tezaks purchased the building and immediately began renovations, with plans to restore their office space to it’s original 1927 look.

The Chicago Tribune featured the Tezak’s story recently — click here for more.

Realty Executives of Simcoe Inc. Sponsors First Annual “Start Talking” Cup

Silence and stigma often cloud and prevent discussion about mental health issues in people of all ages.   Realty Executives of Simcoe Inc. in Barrie, Ontario recently sponsored the First Annual “Start Talking Cup” in Barrie, Ontario to help raise awareness and enact change in the community they serve.

The “Start Talking” Campaign seeks to change attitudes and patterns around mental health, especially concerning young athletes.
 start talking teams

To help raise awareness, a hockey match was held on January 7, 2015, between two youth teams, the Minor Midget AAA Barrie Colts and the Minor Midget AAA North Central Predators at the Barrie Molson Centre.  The event was held in cooperation with the  Canadian Mental Health Association,  Simcoe County Branch and the “Start Talking” Campaign.

Executive Don McAskin and Realty Executives of Simcoe Inc. were proud supporters of the event, which was a great success.  The match featured the son of Realty Executives of Simcoe Office Manager, Jill Peters.  Plans for future events are already underway and the Realty Executives office in Barrie looks forward to once again supporting the efforts and taking part.

Realty Executives Launches New Company Website

Realty Executives International has launched their new proprietary website hosted at RealtyExecutives.com!
 
Built from the ground up by Realty Executives International’s technology team, the new site represents a huge leap forward for Realty Executives, with a modern responsive design that is easy to use, mobile-friendly and showcases Realty Executives as a leader in real estate innovation.  The new technology is entirely owned and controlled by Realty Executives, giving the International franchising company a previously unprecedented ability to develop new features and incorporate new ideas into the site.
 
 

Phoenix Executive to Lend Expertise to CNBC

Gene on CNBCRealty Executives Phoenix top producing agent, Gene Urban,  has been asked to once again highlight Phoenix-area real estate on CNBC’s  Power Lunch– this time showcasing the popular Biltmore area.  Power Lunch is a national television business news program that examines influential businesses, people and trends.

Gene will cover some market stats for Phoenix and preview a few Biltmore area homes on Thursday February 5th.  The show streams live through CNBC.com

Gene Urban together with his brother Ron Urban make up The Urban Team.  The two are long-time Executives and true Phoenix real estate experts, specializing in downtown historic Phoenix.

We can’t wait to catch the show as Gene is a natural in front of the camera!

Realty Executives 2014 Food Drive Triples Results

Realty Executives of Illinois collected hundreds of pounds of food during the 2014 Food Drive. Broker/Owner Bruce Vinnick of Realty Executives Great Lakes Region
Realty Executives of Illinois collected hundreds of pounds of food to give back to those in need. Pictured: Broker/Owner Bruce Vinnick of Realty Executives Great Lakes Region

Realty Executives offices across North America joined together to bring food to the less fortunate this holiday season.

Together, we collected more than 11,300 food products for our communities and contributed to organizations like Feed My People, the City Harvest Food Drive, the Newton Food Pantry, Peoples Resource Center and others. The 2014 Food Drive brought in more than triple the number of food items donated in previous years. Way to go Executives!

Congratulations to the following offices on their successful 2014 Food Drives:

Realty Executives Ambassador | Orland Park, Illinois

Realty Executives Cornerstone | Crystal Lake, Illinois

Realty Executives Elite | Lemont, Illinois

Realty Executives Grove Realtors | Downers Grove, Illinois

Realty Executives Legacy | Oak Brook, Illinois

Realty Executives Midwest | Darien, Illinois

Realty Executives Premiere | Wheaton, Illinois

Realty Executives Success | Plainfield, Illinois

Realty Executives Today | Astoria, New York

Realty Executives Powerhouse | Floral Park, New York

Realty Executives Cape County | Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Realty Executives Esteemed Properties | Newton, Massachusetts

Realty Executives Premiere | House Springs, Missouri

Realty Executives Premiere | Eureka, Missouri

Realty Executives Elite Homes Opens in Nutley, New Jersey

Realty Executives New Jersey is pleased to announce Broker/Owner Matthew DeFede has recently opened Realty Executives Elite Homes in Nutley, New Jersey.
A Nutley native, DeFede is a former Broker with Coldwell Banker, and has been a high profile online marketing consultant for the past 20 years working with clients such as JPMorgan, NBC, Guggenheim, Hoffman La Roche, MERCK and has built products for Google as well. He plans to utilize his strong online marketing know-how and social media savvy to benefit both sales associates and clients alike.

“I chose Realty Executives after looking at every real estate franchise available. The brand is growing nationally due to their consumer-centric approach. Like me, they are totally focused on quality service and results for the client. The company is very responsive to the needs of Broker/Owners and the marketing tools and systems for agents are fantastic,” DeFede said.

Realty Executives New Jersey is one of the fastest growing real estate franchises in New Jersey with 13 offices and close to 300 sales associates. Last year the franchise closed nearly 2,000 transactions in New Jersey.

“Matt and his team of knowledgeable, highly productive and experienced Realtors® share the Realty Executives philosophy of providing the absolute best service to our clients,” said Doug Radford, Regional Developer for Realty Executives New Jersey.  “We are thrilled to have him on board.”

Office Information
674 Bloomfield Avenue
Nutley, New Jersey 07110
Broker/Owner:  Matthew DeFede
Phone:  973-846-0065

Realty Executives Northern Arizona Voted Best Residential Real Estate Company

Northern AZ Best of Award

Realty Executives Northern Arizona has been voted “The Best Residential Real Estate Brokerage” in the Prescott, Prescott Valley, Dewey/Humboldt and Chino Valley areas by the readers of Quad Cities Business News. 2014 marked the first year the business publication has held the contest, during which readers could vote for businesses in various categories.

“I’m so proud of all of our 132 agents and our support staff who embrace a true desire to deliver tremendous customer experiences. We are thrilled to have earned the designation of best in residential real estate,” said Realty Executives Northern Arizona Broker/Owner, Don Bonnell.

Realty Executives Northern Arizona holds the number one ranking in market share for the greater Prescott area and is one of the most productive real estate brokerages in Northern Arizona.
For more information visit RealtyExecutivesAz.com.

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