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.
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 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.
Realty 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 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 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.”
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.
Realty Executives Way, Ltd. has opened in Lindsay, Ontario, Canada. Darolyn Jones, formerly with Re/Max All Stars, has acquired the franchise rights and is the Broker/Owner.
“We are very pleased that Darolyn Jones has accepted our invitation to join the Realty Executives International network and to expand the Realty Executives brand into the Kawartha’s region,” said Scott Gilmour, President of Realty Executives Regional Inc. “Darolyn and her team are top producing professionals servicing residential, commercial, agricultural and investment real estate. Darolyn is the consummate real estate professional; Knowledgeable, energetic, entrepreneurial and service-oriented. Through the years she has achieved success by doing it ‘her way.’ Now her new Realty Executives brokerage, Realty Executives Way, Ltd., will continue in the same spirit, allowing her to provide the highest level of excellence to agents and clients.”
Kawartha Lakes is a year-round outdoor playground and getaway destination with many options for boating, world-class fishing, hiking, cycling and skiing. More than 200 lakes and waterways are linked by the scenic Trent-Severn Waterway. Provincial Parks and conservation areas draw plenty of visitors, as does the Carden Plain, rated as one of the top 5 birding locations in Ontario and among the top 200 in the world. Kawartha Lakes is rich in culture with a deep heritage of railroad history, boasting sought-after museums and a thriving artistic community with historic performance venues.
Congratulations to Broker/Owner Nelson Mathew on the opening of Realty Executives Edge, Ltd. in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
“We are very excited to expand the Realty Executives brand into the Guelph region,” said Scott Gilmour, President of Realty Executives Regional, Inc. “Previously, Broker/Owner Nelson Mathew was the owner and broker of record with an independent firm. He built a residential, commercial and investment real estate business and is poised to expand his successful career through his affiliation with Realty Executives. We look forward to supporting Nelson, his team and clients.”
“Compared to other franchises, I plan to offer the ‘most affordable’ real estate brokerage in town,” Mathew said. “I understand the competition and challenges today’s real estate professionals face. I want to give them an opportunity to run their business most efficiently by using Realty Executives’ proven business systems. Sales are only one aspect of our business service. Our focus is on people and providing the information and education to lead them to the right solution.”
“This is an important development for our franchise,” adds Brian Gilmour, Vice President of Franchise Development at Realty Executives Regional, Inc. “Guelph is located west of Toronto and is a gateway to Southwest Ontario. I am sure this will lead to an expansion of the Realty Executives brand.”
“I believe Realty Executives offers the very best level of support. We look forward to a positive relationship and growing the Realty Executives brand in the Guelph region. We invite you to visit us at our office anytime,” Mathew said.
Broker/Owner John Witt of Realty Executives Rocky Point recently showed off 3 beautiful beachfront properties on HGTV’s popular show, House Hunters International. In case you missed this recent episode (John’s second appearance on the show), you can catch him as he guides his excited buyers- a husband and wife looking for very different things in a home- through the eye-popping Puerto Penasco area. Look out! You may be overwhelmed by the sudden desire to take a trip to Rocky Point (and consider staying there) once you watch this!
Especially during the holiday season, we are so proud of the impact Realty Executives brokerages are making– right in their own backyards.
As 2014 draws to a close, we are inspired by the many Realty Executives offices throughout our network as they host canned food drives to impact local charities. Together, we can extend the holiday celebrations we all enjoy to those who struggle to put food on the table. Please join us in donating canned food to your local Realty Executives office in order to make the holidays brighter for everyone in your community.