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How to Give Your Home a “Smart” Financial Stress Test

Do you ever feel like your money is literally flying out the window? Parents have ribbed their kids about turning off the lights and closing the door for as long as there have been homes, but there’s quite a bit of truth behind one of the most common household pet peeves. Wasted utilities can be a monetary black hole in the budget of any family, and in many cases, the ways we’re wasteful aren’t always immediately obvious.

Thankfully, today’s smart home technology can enable every family to do some smart snooping for inefficient habits, and set up intelligent scheduling to keep a home comfortable while minimizing costs. Here’s some helpful advice to consider: Continue reading

6 Affordable Home Renovations for Your Pet

It is estimated that over half of people internationally have a pet living with them, and statistics show pet ownership steadily rising every year. With so many people welcoming pets into their families, it stands to reason a pet’s specific needs would eventually make its way into home design. But, while some people go all-out building over-the-top pet palaces, the best design schemes marry a pet’s comfort with their human’s convenience without busting the budget. Here are six affordable home renovations for your pet that are stylish, functional and won’t cost you an arm and four legs Continue reading

Realty Executives International Acquires the Realty Executives Southern Region

(Pictured above, L – R: Ken Durkee, Patrick van den Bossche, Jeff Walters, Zig Ziegelman)

Realty Executives International has acquired the Realty Executives Southern Region, its largest territory covering five states: Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina.

This acquisition marks a year since corporate purchased the remaining shares of the company from former owner Rich Rector.

The purchase sets the course for an aggressive company growth strategy focused on acquisition of competitive brands, independent brokerages and Realty Executives Brokers who are looking to retire.

Realty Executives International purchased the Southern Region from their longtime Regional Developers Ken Durkee and Zig Ziegelman. Continue reading

Boston West named to Swanepoel top 1000 list

Alan Marks and his team at Realty Executives Boston West hit the jackpot recently, landing at No.777 on the Swanepoel top 1000 brokerages list.

Alan Marks- President/Owner Realty Executives Boston West

The achievement is Boston West’s first recognition on the list since opening its doors in 2005.

“I was really surprised,” Marks said. “I didn’t know what the sales revenue cutoff was  so when I saw it I was really surprised.”

The Swanepoel top 1000 list is created annually by the staff at T3 Sixty, the leader in analysis of annual trends and industry leaders. Continue reading

REALTY EXECUTIVES SOUTHEAST HOLDS GRAND OPENING

Realty Executives Southeast ribbon cutting ceremony
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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