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REALTY EXECUTIVES SOUTHEAST HOLDS GRAND OPENING

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Realty Executives Southeast ribbon cutting ceremony in Waukesha, WI

Realty Executives has expanded to Waukesha, Wisconsin. The new office, Realty Executives Southeast, marks the 17th Realty Executives office in the state and will serve the communities of southeastern Wisconsin, with a focus on Waukesha County.

The grand opening was celebrated in style, with an open house and a ribbon cutting ceremony. “The City of Waukesha Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Shawn Reilly, owners Joe and Shelley Gallamore, our Executives and staff, and some key players who really helped with the process of opening the business were on hand to cut the ribbon” according to Realty Executives Southeast Brokerage Manager Debbie Giese. She added that over 100 people attended the event, including clients, business partners and friends.

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REALTY EXECUTIVES FIVE STAR HOMES HOLDS RIBBON CUTTING FOR NEW OFFICE

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Members of the Farmington Regional Chamber of Commerce, Realty Executives Five Star Homes, and friends and family gathered at the new office on Potosi Street for a ribbon cutting

 

Realty Executives Five Star Homes recently opened a new office on 609 N. Potosi Street in Farmington, Mo. Celebrating the new location with a ribbon cutting ceremony, the Farmington Regional Chamber of Commerce held the event on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Board members and staff of the Chamber of Commerce, Executives, and friends and family joined in on the fun.

 

Headed by Broker/Owner, Cindy Callahan, the office currently has four Executives specializing in residential and commercial properties. Realty Executives Five Star Homes will serve St. Francois County, including the cities of Farmington, Bonne Terre, Park Hills, Desloge, Bismarck and Leadwood.

 

The United States Census Bureau reports St. Francois County is home to an estimated 66,500 people and has approximately 30,000 residential homes. The average value of an owner-occupied home is $99,000.

Average Days on Market for Homes in St. Francois County, Missouri

 

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Charlie Ponde and other Realty Executives pros honored by the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton

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REALTOR® of the Year winner, Charlie Ponde, pictured with Steve Sedgwick, Chair (left) and
Michael Thompson, President & CEO (right)

 

Realty Executives professionals featured prominently at The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton’s (RAE) annual awards ceremony held on Friday, March 4, 2016. Taking home three of the eight awards presented at the gala, Realty Executives veteran Charlie Ponde won the REALTOR® of the Year Award, Broker/Owner Bill Tarrabain was awarded a Life Membership, and Executive Brittany Collard was presented with the Rookie of the Year Award.

Ponde of Realty Executives North Star, has been a REALTOR® since 1992 and with Realty Executives since 1997. He was named the REALTOR® of the Year for his service to both the real estate profession and the community.

As an active member of the community, Ponde has been elected to and served on multiple industry bodies, including the Alberta Real Estate Foundation, AREX Claims Committee, the Arbitration and Professional Standards Committee, the Edmonton Realtors’ Charitable Foundation, the Government and Political Action Committee, and the Technology Committee. He also served as the President of the RAE in 2009 and is now a Life Member of the association.

 

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EXECUTIVE SPOTLIGHT: Lauren Ellington, 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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Real Estate Agent Lauren Ellington of Realty Executives Phoenix made the switch from a corporate career to real estate more than a decade ago when she made the leap from her home state of Texas to Phoenix, Arizona. Now, Lauren is sharing a little bit about how she’s learning life/work balance, why her broker answers her calls on his motorcycle and why NBA players love her style.

Areas served:
Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Fountain Hills, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa

How many years have you been in the real estate industry?  How many years with Realty Executives?
12 years in real estate and 12 years 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?
Right out of college I worked in the corporate world. I wanted a career that didn’t have a cap on how much you could earn. I love people, houses, design and business so real estate was the perfect fit! Continue reading

Realty Executives Comes to Flagler Beach, Florida

Donna Tofal and her team have joined Realty Executives, opening Realty Executives Oceanside located at 2561 Moody Boulevard in Flagler Beach, Florida.

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“We are very pleased that Donna and her office have accepted our invitation to join the Realty Executives International network,” said Bruce Vinnick, Realty Executives Regional Developer. “Donna Tofal’s alignment with Realty Executives compliments and strengthens the growing presence of Realty Executives in the northeastern Florida area.” Continue reading

Christine Wilczek Gives HGTV’s Frank Fontana Her Expert Advice

Managing Broker Christine Wilczek of Realty Executives Elite has one takeaway for sellers: to attract buyers, make sure your current house feels like their future home. The real estate expert based out of Lemont, Illinois, had honest guidance for radio callers and for Frank Fontana, who hosts WGN’s “The Frank Fontana Show” and designs on HGTV’s Chicago version of “Design On A Dime.”

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Photo courtesy of Christine Wilczek

For those looking to sell their home, Wilczek had some key pieces of advice:

Staging your home isn’t optional, it’s necessary. Wilczek says staging is one of the most important parts of marketing a modern home because of what she called “the HGTV effect.” “Today’s buyer watches a lot of TV shows, including HGTV shows,” she said. “Today’s buyer wants to walk into staged perfection. They don’t truly have a vision of what a house can become. They want to walk into and already see the vision of what a house is. That’s how our market has changed.”

De-personalize your home. “If there are any personal pictures up, take them down,” Wilczek said. “It’s a distraction to a potential home buyer.” She also advised sellers that taking out references to pets in a home is critical as it’s a major buyer turn off. Then, neutralize wall color and remove other personal objects to ensure the home is ready for a buyer to view, Wilczek said. Continue reading