Realty Executives MidSouth Hosts Regional Conference in New Orleans

Realty Executives Midsouth Brokers

Realty Executives Broker/Owners and Executives across the Midsouth Region came together August 21-22, 2016, at the Ritz Carlton New Orleans in Louisiana.  With over 80 real estate professionals in attendance, the event brought together more than a dozen brokerages across the Realty Executives MidSouth Region, representing Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. Director of Franchise Development Drew Rambo and Regional Developer Randy McKinney also welcomed a number of Broker/Owners outside of the MidSouth Region hailing from Florida, Illinois and Indiana to their annual learning and networking event.

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Realty Executives Middle TN opens new office in Clarksville, Tennessee

Realty Executives Middle TN grand opening

Realty Executives Middle TN recently opened a new office in Clarksville, Tennessee. Clarksville is one of the fastest growing cities in America, and the Economic Development Council indicates that it is also one of the top 10 cities for first time home buyers, the top city for millennials, and the best place in the country to retire.

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CHILDREN’S BOOKS TO HELP YOUR CHILD ADJUST TO MOVING

Children's books about moving

According to child psychologists, children can experience moving as a type of loss. “A child loses friends, a home, and her early childhood program, the losses often resulting in feelings of sadness and anxiety or even anger,” says professor Marian Marion, Ph.D.

Equipping children with coping skills and teaching them how to manage the stress of moving could help ease their sadness and anxiety, particularly if these lessons are delivered in a relatable form, like a children’s story.

Here are eight children’s books to help your child adjust to moving. Click on each book cover to learn more about each story.

Moving to a new home is one of the most stress-inducing experiences that a family can face, but turning it into an adventure can help ease some of the tension. What are some strategies that you have used to help adjust to a new home?

 

FAMILY SAFETY TIPS TO CONSIDER WHEN YOUR HOME IS FOR SALE

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When you’re selling your home and your house is on the market, it’s almost inevitable that strangers will enter your house. Even if you don’t host an open house or showing, there may be strangers coming in and out to appraise your home, do renovations, clean the house or perform other necessary jobs related to the sale of your house.

Although the vast majority of these folks will be well-intentioned potential buyers, you have no way of knowing for sure who is and is not targeting homes for sale for all the wrong reasons. The good news is, you can take precautions in order to keep your home and family safe. Here are a few things you can do to protect your home and family:

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CAITLIN SUDDUTH: A YOUNG REALTY EXECUTIVES AGENT TO WATCH

Caitlin Sudduth
“I know that there is nothing stopping me from being the
best, and that’s what I strive for everyday.” ~ Caitlin Sudduth.

Caitlin Sudduth sold almost $2 million worth of real estate during her first year as an agent. At the time she was just 18 years old, going to college and also holding down a job at a bank.

“Making my first sale was incredibly hard. It took about five or six months. I worked open houses every weekend and followed up with every buyer,” reveals Sudduth, an Executive at Realty Executives Sudduth Realty in Augusta, KS.

“Eventually, I found a buyer for a small home with no central heating and air! It was a tough sell and very stressful putting it together, but I finally got it to closing and made my first paycheck, at which point I was hooked!”

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10 Common deck defects and how to solve them

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Summer is upon us and the outdoor living season is in full bloom. In neighborhoods all across the country, people are using their backyard decks for grilling, sunbathing and entertaining, day and night.

However, it’s important to make sure your deck is safe and structurally sound before using it. Start by conducting an annual visual inspection of the entire deck. You don’t have to be a professional builder or home inspector to spot trouble; you just have to know where to look. Listed below are 10 common defects that can cause a deck to fail.

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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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