Realty Executives of Hickory, North Carolina, continues growth and expansion with the welcoming of three new agents to the family-run brokerage. Amy Wimbish, licensed real estate broker, Emily Lafone and James Berbec, both specializing in marketing and sales of real estate. The new agents will join the Hickory brokerage at their 785 U.S. 70 S.W office.
Wimbish will specialize in real estate sales in the Catawba Valley and Foothills area. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Wimbish is a member of the Catawba Valley Associations of REALTORS® and local and national REALTOR® Associations. Previous to real estate, Wimbish worked in contract negotiations, budget management and project management.
As any real estate agent and broker will attest, response time is key to earning you a spot at the top of the buyer and seller pyramid. In today’s world of instant gratification, brokers and agents have to be quick on the draw if they’re going to earn their clients’ business.
Our partners at dotloop understand the importance of being first and efficient. Here are four simple ways to help you take those hang-ups off hold and hit go.
1. Text Messenger
Our latest mobile features help streamline transactions to improve client response times and help you get deals done faster when you’re at the office or on the move.
1. Have a Security Plan And Follow It
All mobile phones and tablets used for business should be password-protected. Even better, use bio-metric authentication, such as a fingerprint or face scan, which cannot be replicated. Bio-metrics also make a strong password for apps.
Use a password manager to generate and store a different password for every account.
Know which data and apps are on a device and remove any apps that are not necessary for business. While the user may see a functioning app, like a flashlight or game, in the background, the program may be secretly sending information to a third party. Domingo Guerra, co-founder and president at mobile security firm Appthority, refers to these apps as “hospital gown” threats. The programs appear to be legitimate upfront and are even distributed in the major app stores, but they have a security gap in the back end. To be sure, only install apps from reputable developers and services, such as the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Selling your home is a huge decision and there is a lot to consider and prepare before and during the process. It is important to know what is involved and what it will mean for you. Realty Executives are experts in the home selling process. Use this exclusive Home Seller’s Guide to help walk you through the process from start to finish in preparation for selling your home.
No matter what type of rental property you’re dealing with, what most investors are looking for is a way to maximize the rent and to keep the tenants as long as possible. To achieve that, you need to put more time and effort into home improvements than before. In other words, a fresh coat of paint on the walls and a clean carpet just won’t cut it. You need to put some thought into rental property upgrades that won’t cost you a fortune but will raise the value of your property and pay off in the long run. Here are some useful ideas on how to improve your property value and get the best return on your investment.
Realty Executives is pleased to announce Broker/Owner Mike Tezak has renewed a 10-year contract to continue his successful Realty Executives Premier brokerage, headquartered in Valparaiso, IN. Recently opening a second office in Crowne Pointe and expanding his brokerage territory to LaPorte county, Tezak is excited to continue his relationship with Realty Executives and build the Premier brand.
By: Roberta Baumann, originally published in Waunakee Tribune
For the past five years or so, Waunakee’s Wine Walks have drawn hundreds to the downtown area to visit the shops and experience a night out.
But many may not realize that the event, organized by a small group of energetic women, raises funds to help the community.
The Waunakee Professional Women’s group, or WPW, is a 501 © 3 nonprofit and uses the proceeds for college scholarships and to help Waunakee residents in need.
Canada has been an increasingly popular area for real estate investment for decades, and this trend isn’t expected to die down anytime soon. From the Rocky Mountains to French Quebec to the West, there is an area in this country for every interest. Keep reading to learn all about some of the best places for real estate investment in Canada this year.
Sherbrooke, where property is cheap when you buy and is all but guaranteed to increase in price when you sell. Whether you’re a homeowner looking to rent out your property or a real estate investor looking to buy low and sell high, this city is the ideal place to start. In the past year alone, property value increased by an average of over 20 percent. Residents love the area as it’s a happy medium between an urban environment and a natural setting, making it a great place to live for young professionals and families alike.
Realty Executives is proud to be widely represented in the 2019 REAL Trends 500 report.
The REAL Trends 500 is an annual research report that identifies the country’s largest and most successful residential firms as ranked by closed transaction sides and closed sales volume. In its 32nd year, this year’s survey represents the most comprehensive collection of data assembled on the leaders of the residential brokerage industry. Numbers are documented by outside accounting firms and/or MLS reports. Realty Executives teams have continually been ranked over the years in REAL Trends 500, proving them to be some of the top producers in the real estate industry.