Realty Executives Midwest believes in giving back to the community in which they live and work. Recently, Broker Joan Wayman assisted in organizing the Rotary Club of Darien, Illinois’ Taste of Route 66 event. This annual event features local restaurants who create delicious samples for ticket holders. People are also able to bid online to purchase donated items. All proceeds benefit a local Food for Kids Program put in place to help food-insecure children bring meals home on Fridays during the school year, as many families may be dependent on school sponsored lunches. Every six weeks, Wayman coordinates the Rotary Club members and local volunteers to buy and pack over 1,100 food bags for school social workers to privately place into the children’s backpacks. This years, the Taste of Route 66 event raised over $31,000 to help buy and pack nutritional meals for 200+ elementary students.
Moving is never the most fun task in the world, and moving in the summer is no joke. But with school out, more flexible vacation time, and less extreme weather conditions, moving in the summer is often the best option. With the heat and humidity that southern summers bring, there are some things you should keep in mind when making your summertime move. Here are some of our best tips for moving in the summer and surviving the southern heat.
In the wake of changing mindsets over large homes and the shift to sustainable living, un-used space has become a “no no” in the home design industry. These changes emanate from low-impact living and the need to have a cheaper living space that still meets an individual’s needs. Small space living has been the best option for many cities and even suburban dwellers. For this reason, there have been many emerging interior design tricks developed to get the most out of your common spaces. All these tricks come in handy whether an individual aims at increasing the functionality of the room or is looking at living on a smaller scale.
At Realty Executives, we dedicate ourselves to the four pillars of our value proposition: Brand, Technology, Concierge and Training. Each one of these pillars plays an integral role in every enhancement we make for our network, with the ultimate goal to maintain healthy company growth and a successful future for all. Our network is made up of innovators and entrepreneurs, which is why for over 50 years Realty Executives has been the trusted real estate expert by the most productive, efficient and successful professionals. The four pillars of our value proposition are a true representation of why our network continues to choose Realty Executives as the place to call home.
Realty Executives Integrity is proud to announce Pat Wunderlich’s involvement in the 25th annual Ladies Theme Luncheon, which has now raised over $425,000 since its inception. The women’s group “Designing Women for a Cause”, where Wunderlich is a member, began 25 years ago and is a fundraising group that has been participating in the annual spring luncheon since the beginning. The group and luncheon raise money to support the charity ACAP (Adaptive Community Approach Program). Over the years, the popularity of their efforts has led to the addition of a cocktail party and most recently, a public viewing. The women’s group started as a modest home and school group but is now instrumental in the support of ACAP and other local non-profits.
Fallacies about the buying process keep many renters from exploring the possibility of buying a home, but savvy real estate agents know a little education can go a long way in turning many of these would-be renters into lifelong homeowners. Many renters consider home ownership out of reach, have concerns about economic uncertainty and fear of a housing downturn as reasons to sit on the sidelines, with many preferring to watch the market before making a move to buy.
Homeowners insurance includes many myths and preconceived notions that can make the home buying process confusing and intimidating for first-timers. However, demystifying homeowners insurance may be easier than you think. Take these five common home insurance myths into consideration before buying your first home to help ensure a smooth process.
Whether you’re itching to take the vacation of your dreams or you’re ready for a fun getaway with the whole family, summer is perhaps the best (and most popular) time of year to travel. But leaving your home for any period of time comes with some precautions that you should take to ensure your property remains safe and sound while you’re away. Here are some tips for prepping your home for a summer vacation.
Finding inspiration to update and renovate your home is easier than ever. From tutorials available online to shows centered around the process of home remodeling, more and more homeowners are taking on the task of completing projects themselves. Although conquering these projects on your own may help your renovation budget, it’s important to be conscious of the unexpected dangers that may arise throughout the process. . If you’re thinking about taking on a project like this, here are a few tips to help protect you as well as give your home the upgrade it needs.
Owning a vacation property can enhance your life and give you the chance to retire to a location you enjoy. But it’s not something to be done without plenty of preparation and a full understanding of the benefits and disadvantages of dual property ownership. If you’re a senior, you must be especially diligent in selecting your second home.