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Quiz: How to tell if a real estate agent is right for you

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Hiring the wrong real estate agent could significantly impact your experience as a buyer or a seller. The right real estate agent will not only have a great resume and be genuinely committed to helping you meet your needs, but he/she will “click” with you too.

“Real estate is a people business. You have to like and understand people if you want to succeed in real estate,” says Matt Williams, Broker/Owner of Realty Executives Williams Sykes Realty.

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How to choose a real estate pro online: 5 Secrets to finding the perfect agent

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What should you be looking for when you start your real estate search and are trying to decide on an agent to represent you as a buyer or seller? And how can you tell which real estate agent will do the best job? Here are the five things to look for when deciding:

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7 Things To Have On Your Checklist When Choosing A Real Estate Pro

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As a homebuyer you’re about to embark on one of the biggest, most stressful and exciting journeys in your life. You need to be certain that you can trust your real estate professional to deliver the goods.

However, choosing the right realtor can be difficult. There is a lot to consider, and with fierce competition between agents, all of the information can be a little bit overwhelming. Here are some key steps to help you pinpoint the real estate agent that will be the best fit for you.

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Denise Barker Named 2015 Pocono Mountains REALTOR® of the Year

Denise Barker of Realty Executives Pocono Pines has been honored by the Pocono Mountains Association of REALTORS® (PMAR) with the 2015 REALTOR® of the Year Award.
“We are thrilled to see Denise commended for her hard work and commitment to excellence,” states Deirdre Cramer, Broker/Owner of Realty Executives Pocono Pines.
Receiving REALTOR® of the Year is the greatest honor bestowed upon a REALTOR® by their peers at the board level. The Award recognizes an outstanding member of the PMAR for meritorious contributions to the advancement of their profession, their community and the real estate industry. Nominees are considered based upon their history of integrity, spirit of cooperation with fellow REALTORS®, professionalism, involvement and participation at the state or national level, dedication, experience, and commitment.

Denise Barker, Realty Executives of Pocono Pines
Denise Barker | Courtesy of Realty Executives of Pocono Pines

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EXECUTIVE SPOTLIGHT: Chris Proctor, Realty Executives Devonshire Realty

Each year, Realty Executives International recognizes the leading Executives across our network through our annual awards program. As we celebrate 50 years of real estate excellence in 2015, we’re highlighting the achievements of some of our most successful agents (we call them Executives) sharing important keys to their incredible productivity in real estate, and honoring the many ways they make a difference in the lives of their clients.

Chris Proctor, Edmonton REALTOR, Realty Executives

REALTOR® Chris Proctor’s family has been in real estate since the early 1990s, spending more than 15 of those years at Realty Executives. So when it came time for him to join the family business, Realty Executives Devonshire Realty with Patti Proctor was a natural choice.

Areas served:
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada — all central Edmonton neighbourhoods

What are your specialties and designations?
Listing agent, buyer’s agent, accredited buyer’s representative®, and infill specialist

How many years have you been in the real estate industry? How many years with Realty Executives?
I’ve been in real estate for 6 years — all of them with Realty Executives. Continue reading

Realty Executives’ Alison Callow Named 2015 Sussex County REALTOR® of the Year

With more than 10 years in real estate industry, Callow is ‘true asset’ to Realty Executives

Alison Callow, Branch Office Manager for the Vernon Office of Realty Executives Exceptional Realtors, was recently named the 2015 REALTOR® of the Year by the Sussex County Association of REALTORS® (SCAOR). Licensed since 2004, Callow is a highly regarded REALTOR® by both her clients as well as her REALTOR® peers. She is known for being a caring and compassionate individual who lives her live unselfishly, always giving to others.

“Alison exemplifies REALTOR® spirit,” states Doug Radford, President of Realty Executives Exceptional Realtors. “Every REALTOR® should have the knowledge, tenacity and positive attitude that Alison has. She is a true asset to our industry.”

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“It’s not business, it’s a relationship,” says Alison Callow of Realty Executives Exceptional REALTORS® | Picture courtesy of Callow’s website

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EXECUTIVE SPOTLIGHT: Dale’s Home Selling Team, Realty Executives Integrity

Each year, Realty Executives International recognizes the leading Executives across our network through our annual awards program. As we celebrate 50 years of real estate excellence in 2015, we’re highlighting the achievements of some of our most successful agents (we call them Executives) sharing important keys to their incredible productivity in real estate, and honoring the many ways they make a difference in the lives of their clients.

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Dale’s Home Selling Team of Realty Executives Integrity — Neil Miyashita, Nicole Brown, Vicky and Dale Schaechterle, Sarah Smart, Sharon Doyle, and Becky Wilde — offer first hand knowledge of the Lake Country, Wisconsin area where they live and serve clients and customers. We chatted with the team to talk about their decades of experience and how their agents stand out by providing three things better than the competition: real estate knowledge, earned trust and professional customer service.

Areas served:
Southeastern Wisconsin, specializing in the Lake Country area: Hartland, Delafield, Nashotah, Oconomowoc, Merton, Lisbon, Genesee, Dousman, Ottawa, Pewaukee, Chenequa, Okauchee, Wales, Sussex, Waukesha and surrounding communities.

Specialties and designations:
The members of Dale’s Team work with buyers and sellers of residential and investment property, including single family homes, new construction, lake homes, vacant land, condominiums, duplexes and multi-families.

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The support of Realty Executives Integrity has been incredible and we believe their support greatly attributed to our success. The leadership team is always there to support us in our business by providing the systems and tools we use on a daily basis.  Our front desk staff is professional and offers high-quality service to our team and our clients and customers. Continue reading

EXECUTIVE SPOTLIGHT: Scott Grigg & The Grigg’s Group, Realty Executives Phoenix

Each year, Realty Executives International recognizes the leading Executives across our network through our annual awards program. As we celebrate 50 years of real estate excellence in 2015, we’re highlighting the achievements of some of our most successful agents (we call them Executives) sharing important keys to their incredible productivity in real estate, and honoring the many ways they make a difference in the lives of their clients.

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A native Phoenician, Executive Scott Grigg of Realty Executives Phoenix worked his way up to become a top ranked REALTOR® in the Phoenix metro area before forming the Grigg’s Group in 2008, which consists of Grigg, Kevin Petruska, Nathan Niemira and Kimberly Johnson. In the years since, Grigg has built and maintained a reputation of providing exceptional service to a variety of clientele and cited referrals as key to his success: “I always believe in doing the best for our clients the first time and the referrals will come.”

Areas served:
Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Biltmore and Arcadia

What are your specialties and designations?
Listing agent, buyer’s agent and builder representative

How many years have you been in the real estate industry?  How many years with Realty Executives?
I’ve been in the real estate industry 11 years; seven of those years have been with Realty Executives.

Did you have an “aha” moment in life – an experience that made it clear to you that real estate was the right career path for you?
When I realized that it is one of the few jobs that the more you work the more you can make. Your income level can go up as much as you want it to.

What led you to Realty Executives?
Realty Executives has the best opportunities as far as growth. I really liked that they have a satellite office program which fit well for my business. Continue reading

Realty Executives Expands Across Ontario, Canada

New real estate offices open in Toronto metro region

Realty Executives Priority One Opens in Vaughan, Ontario

REALTOR® and Broker/Owner Frank Covello brought Realty Executives Priority One Limited Brokerage to Vaughan, Ontario at 130 Bass Pro Mills Drive. The office had its grand opening in September.

Vaughan itself is one of greater Toronto’s fastest growing areas, a great office space for Covello and his agents. Covello’s team boasts decades of experience, supported by Covello’s own more than 25-year industry history.

Realty Executives Priority One Limited, Brokerage in Vaughan serves Woodbridge, Maple, Richmond Hill, North York, Toronto, Kleinberg, King City and its surrounding areas with both residential and commercial real estate needs.

The northern Toronto area sports York University as well as several golf courses, parks, and Canada’s Wonderland, the largest amusement park in the country.

To learn more about Realty Executives Priority One Limited visit frankcovello.com, email vaughan@realtyexecutives.com or call (905) 738-5478.

 

Realty Executives Infinity Opens in Waterloo, Ontario

Broker/Owner Cheryl Sarnavka has opened Realty Executives Infinity Inc., at 180 Columbia Street West Suite 1A in Waterloo, Ontario. Featuring a state of the art office, the brokerage is nestled inside what many call the “Silicon Valley of the North,” at The Realty Den and Waterloo Innovation Network (WIN180). 

As the name states, Ontario is a hub for jobs in technology. The Globe and Mail reported the Toronto-Waterloo corridor is home to more than 280,000 tech jobs at more than 1,000 companies, a more than $30 billion annual boon to the economy across the globe.

Sarnavka and her team will focus on residential properties, new home construction, condominiums as well as transition and retirement living. But the team will also work on international, commercial and investor properties in Waterloo and the surrounding community.

To learn more about Cheryl Sarnavka and Realty Executives Infinity, head to her website, email her at cherylsarnavka@realtyexecutives.com or call the office directly at 1-800-336-8037.