Bret Ceren Wins Prestigious North American Business Award

Bret Ceren receiving the “Rookie of the Year” Award at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Anaheim, CA. From left: Rick Brash (Craig Proctor Coach), Lester Cox (Craig Proctor Coach), Bret Ceren, and Catherine Proctor.

Bret Ceren, MBA and REALTOR® with Realty Executives Phoenix in Scottsdale, Arizona is the recipient of the prestigious “Rookie of the Year Award” by Craig Proctor Coaching International. The award is given to the agent who has been a Craig Proctor Success System member for less than a year and has excelled at system implementation. Candidates across North America are considered for the recognition.

Following a successful corporate career in marketing and operations, Ceren, a long-time Phoenix resident, launched a career in real estate in 2014. Ceren took advantage of a Craig Proctor training opportunity Realty Executives Phoenix brought to it’s real estate professionals in 2016, and fellow Realty Executives agent and Craig Proctor Coach Lester Cox stepped in as a mentor to Ceren. Cox has witnessed the results of Ceren’s commitment and professionalism first hand.

“Bret eagerly and simply followed the directions of his coaches, copied the system as presented, and masterfully applied the principles of Craig’s system. This is resulting in a rapid, yet steady growth in his business and we expect he will continue to have record-breaking months in his career for many years to come,” says Cox. Continue reading

One of Northern Ontario’s Largest Independent Real Estate Firms Merges with Realty Executives in Sault Ste. Marie

Realty Executives Algoma Ltd., Brokerage has merged with the formerly independent Castle Realty Ltd., expanding Realty Executives’ presence across Northern Ontario and creating a robust network across Sault Ste. Marie and the Algoma District. The new company, now named Realty Executives Castle Alliance Ltd. is led by Dave Butkovich, former Broker of Record of Castle Realty Ltd.

Butkovich has assumed the ownership role for the new company from former Broker/Owner of Realty Executives Algoma Ltd., Ross Viotto. Viotto will serve Realty Executives Castle Alliance Ltd. as Director of Staff Development. Continue reading

Realty Executives Vision Gears Up for New Year Following Successful Grand Re-Opening Celebration

2017 has been an eventful year for Edmonton-area real estate experts Steve and Darlene Reid, who opened Realty Executives Vision this summer and celebrated with a Grand Re-Opening event in the fall. Realty Executives International caught up with the powerhouse pair as they set their sights on expansion and look ahead to the New Year.

  1. How have the last few months gone? How has the community received you?

It’s been a whirlwind of activity, that’s for sure! We’ve been spending a lot of time talking to real estate professionals who are curious about our office. It’s been gratifying to hear so many of them say that they are glad Realty Executives is maintaining a strong presence in Edmonton. And yes, a lot of them have expressed interest in joining our team. As a result of our Grand Re-Opening, we’ve hired new Executives and look forward to growing our team.

  1. What differentiates your office and agents from the competition?

Our office takes Realty Executives’ approach to real estate seriously – offering leading-edge technology and support with lower fees. This is attractive for those who are motivated and entrepreneurial because there is more of a payoff for the effort they put in. Agents who put in the time, who look for ways to improve themselves and their business, and who put their clients first thrive under this model. In addition to Realty Executives’ proprietary PrimeAgent marketing suite (which is AMAZING), our office offers in-depth training from local experts. Our Executives benefit from ongoing professional education offered by our broker (who is also a lawyer) plus one-on-one, high-performance training from a perennial top producer.  We cover the bases, from legal and marketing, to technology and client care. We don’t just want a brokerage with a lengthy roster, we’re focused on creating a centre of real estate excellence. Continue reading

Keeping Pets Safe in Winter Weather

Winter weather can create extra challenges for homeowners, between shoring up vulnerable areas against wind and rain, and winterizing structures against freezing cold.  But wintertime can pose serious risks for your pets, too, so follow these tips to help keep your home a safe and comfortable place for your pet in winter weather.

1. Keep them inside your home. Domestic pets don’t have inherent traits that protect them from extreme conditions any more than you do so if it’s too nasty for you to be outside, it’s too nasty for your pet. Keep domestic pets inside and make sure outdoor livestock has adequate shelter, dry bedding, and blankets, if necessary, to protect them from cold, wind, rain, ice and snow. Continue reading

Smart downsizing storage tips for a less stressful move

Whatever your reason for downsizing, it’s a process that requires careful planning and savvy storage ideas. The key to your success – and also the hardest part of the process – can be figuring out what to do with all the stuff you no longer have space for. Here are a few helpful tips.

Get a reliable layout of your new home

The first step is knowing how much room you’re going to have by obtaining a layout of your new home, with accurate measurements. Use this to make a list of all the items you’re going to take with you and the ones you’re going to get rid of. Continue reading

REALTY EXECUTIVES EXCEPTIONAL REALTORS® HONORED AS TOP PLACE TO WORK IN NORTH NEW JERSEY

Realty Executives Exceptional Realtors® has been recognized by Energage as the best mid-sized workplace in North New Jersey. The Top Workplaces program invited organizations across businesses, non-profits, and government offices to uncover the best places to work and provide valuable insight to employers. With offices throughout northern New Jersey and Pike County Pennsylvania, Realty Executives Exceptional Realtors® was recognized as the Top Workplace in the Midsize Category (150-399 employees) and also received a special award for direction.

Chief Operating Officer Kyle Poskitt called the recognition a “big deal” as the awards came directly from the firm’s people. Awards were based on a study which surveyed employees at participating workplaces and then ranked employers on the results of those 24-question surveys.

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Realty Executives Premiere recognized as Brokerage of the Month for October 2017

Realty Executives Premiere, with 60 real estate professionals across St. Louis, Franklin, and Jefferson counties, has been named Realty Executives International’s Brokerage of the Month for October 2017. Whether through providing industry leadership, orchestrating local outreach, or by taking a boots on the ground approach to working with community stakeholders, Realty Executives Premiere’s legacy of excellence is defined by offering more and giving back. Continue reading

Holiday Lights Done Right

The holiday season is now upon us. It’s time for family visits, warming up by the fireplace, and holiday decorations.

What house is complete during the holiday season without holiday lights? Here are some tips to make hanging your holiday lights easy and fun so that you can focus on how good they look instead of worrying about proper installation.

Make a Plan

This step is key: hanging lights without a plan will be frustrating and difficult. Continue reading

Home for the Holidays: Staging to Sell

While selling your home during the holiday season might be challenging, it is not impossible. For those venturing out into the real estate market during this time of festivity and sometimes stress, we have compiled a list of tips to help you with home staging during the holidays.

  1. Use Décor To Highlight Your Home

Festive winter decorations are a great way to make your home feel inviting and cozy. A wreath on your door and some baubles here and there can go a long way in making your house feel like a home.

You can also use these decorations to your advantage. Use the decorations to highlight the key selling points in your home. Continue reading

Winterizing Your Home

Winter will soon be upon us, and it is time to start thinking about how to winterize your home. But where should you start? Here are six easy tips that will keep your home warm, secure, and efficient during the cold winter months.

  1. Avoid Drafts

Cold drafts can make their way under doors and through windows, which will force you to turn up the heat and thus increase your heating bill. The U.S Department of Energy has stated that reducing drafts in your home can save 30% of your annual energy usage. Continue reading

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