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Greater Piedmont Realtors present annual awards. Contributed Photo. Greater Piedmont Realtors top award winners (from left) Stephanie McDonald, Tammy Roop, Tish Smyth, association President Philip Thornton, Chuck Cornwell and ... Tish Smyth with Piedmont Fine Properties -- Realtor of the Year.
Carlos Chapa is now a Realtor at Cornerstone Properties. He was born and raised in Victoria. Prior to becoming a Realtor, he spent 25 years in customer service as a manager in the restaurant and automotive industries. In Good Company recognizes people who have won awards, been promoted or ...

Thomas F. Hartnett will be joining Mike Simmons, a top producing realtor with Carolina One Real Estate's Mount Pleasant Highway 17 North office to form the Simmons Hartnett Group. Michael Scarafile, President of Carolina One Real Estate said, "We focus on serving the consumer by partnering with the ...
The guy who murdered his ex-wife inside a crowded mall and then attempted to commit suicide has Hollywood connections and has sold houses to some major players in hip-hop. 33-year-old Kevin Crane is currently in critical condition after Saturday's incident when he walked into the Thousand Oaks mall ...
ROCK ISLAND -- Ald. Dylan Parker, Ward 5, has filed a formal complaint with the state and the local Realtors group over Facebook posts by Ryan Latko of Aledo. In his complaint last week to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and the Quad-City Area Real Estate Association, ... Realtor is striving to help the next generation of homebuyers with the debut of its Local Pride Scholarship, which gives college-bound students the opportunity to win a first-place $2,500 prize, second-place $1,000 prize or third-place $500 prize for their 300- to 500-word essays on what they love about ...

The wave of new agents, combined with fewer homes to sell, means more competition between realtors, said Jim Haffey, Jr., a realtor with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services in Northeast Ohio. On a recent, and unseasonably warm, afternoon Haffey spent two hours walking door-to-door in the city of ... market
The president of a local Realtors group has issued an apology after receiving backlash for a flyer that some parents have called insulting to the Page High School community. The flyer, sent by Weichert Realtors - The Andrews Group, has a picture of Page High in the background. The text states, "Do you ...
A: It is very important for a Realtor to be a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and its affiliates such as the San Francisco Association of Realtors. NAR, the largest trade association in America, has a collective voice of 1.3 million commercial and residential professionals. Members adopt ...
A REALTOR® is either an agent or broker who is a licensed member of the National Association of REALTORS®, the world's largest professional organization. To become a REALTOR®, the real estate agent joins the National Association through membership with their local association, like MIBOR ...
It can be a long, painful experience for cash-strapped buyers and their Realtors, who are writing more offers than they used to and are, in many cases, going for long stretches without closing deals — or getting paid. "I wouldn't want to start out in this market," said Marrs, who has been a Realtor here since ...
Sheila Rumsey was familiar with the Realtors Association of South Central Kansas when she took over leadership of the organization in the fall of 2016. She had spent the previous 10 years as the association's chief financial officer. That understanding made for a smoother transition, she says, because the ...
These numbers go to show that there are many misconceptions about the number of homes being listed. Too many people, including realtors, continue to say things like: “No one is listing their homes.'' “Nothing is for sale.'' “No one wants to sell.'' As you can see from the numbers, this is simply not the case.
Actress and comedian Mindy Kaling has been busy. She's currently in cinemas as Mrs. Who in the fantasy film “A Wrinkle in Time”; she's producing "Champions," a new sitcom on NBC; and she just sold another home in Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles Times. The charming Spanish-style abode ...
On Wednesday, dozens of Realtors arrived on buses from the Bay Area to see why properties in the Sacramento region have become so attractive. Luxury homes in Roseville, Granite Bay and El Dorado Hills may be unaffordable for many in the Sacramento region, but they're a bargain for Bay Area ...
PHOENIX — The Arizona Association of Realtors is trying to forever block state lawmakers from expanding the state sales tax. An initiative launched Friday proposes to constitutionally prohibit a sales tax from being imposed on services. Backers need at least 225,963 signatures by July 5 to put the issue on ...
The Manhattan Association of Realtors and the Tall Grass Association of Realtors will merge on April 1. The merged association will remain the Manhattan Association of Realtors until a formal name change is approved by the National Association of Realtors. Members will use one central listing service ...

For almost 30 years, Tony Arvanitis has worked as a commercial realtor, but began to focus on helping the buyers as a Residential Realtor in February 2006. Not only does Arvanitis understand the legal differences between commercial and residential transactions, but he also understands the emotions at ...
As the Senate debates its latest regulatory relief bill, S. 2155 or the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act, Realtors joined the ... Now, the National Association of Realtors is voicing its support for the bill, explaining the benefits NAR says it would bring to the housing industry and ...
Homebuyers are increasingly looking to texting as a way to communicate with housing professionals on the go during the home buying process, however, certain topics are off-limits for this method of communication, according to a new study from Ellie Mae. Ellie Mae's study, Great TEXTpectations: The Text ...
FILE - This Dec. 3, 2015, file photo shows an existing home for sale in Roswell, Ga. Money spent on lobbying by corporations, trade associations and special interest groups spiked during the final three months of 2017 as they battled for the biggest breaks possible in the most dramatic rewrite of the U.S. tax ...
Dear Joan: I have been interviewing Realtors to list my home. I really liked the third one, and she seemed talented and aggressive enough to get the job done, but I have one reservation. She started talking about "staging" and having someone come into my home to tell me what I needed to change to make ...
Dressed in Go Texan Day attire, Beth Wolff and Ed Wolff of Beth Wolff Realtors Real Living hosted their team at Tony's for their annual agent appreciation luncheon celebrating their 40th year of exceptional service, and praising their dedicated team of Realtors. Complete with cowboy boot centerpieces and ...
Explore Corsicana Magazine is seeking nominations for the Best Real Estate Agents in Navarro County for an upcoming Top 10 list in our April to June edition. We ask the public to nominate only real estate agents they know through personal experience with a brief description evaluating them in areas ...
Ask a Realtor: 4 things to know about tax benefits for homeowners. 0. Homeowners may qualify for several tax deductions, Realtor LeAnne Gage said. ... Local Realtors answer questions about trends and offer tips to homebuyers and sellers considering buying or selling a home in or around Tomball and ...
In her real estate career Riley has served as president of the El Dorado County Association of Realtors (2011), earned her Graduate Realtor Institute designation, become a lifetime member of the EDCAR Top Achievers Club, as well as serving on the Women's Council of Realtors, the Board of Directors for ...
"Desperate Housewives" star Teri Hatcher has put her longtime home in Studio City, CA, on the rental market for $25,000 to $30,000 per month. Hatcher, 53, won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Susan Mayer, a newly divorced mother living on Wisteria Lane—a seemingly perfect suburban neighborhood ...
Home sales rose by double digits in the 10-county regional real estate market while prices dipped in February from a year ago, according to the Longview Area Association of Realtors. The association said Realtors sold 190 homes in February, up 21.8 percent from 156 a year ago. However, the average ... operator Move, Inc. has announced the appointment of Michelle Meyers to vice president, customer success in its Scottsdale office. The new position, designed to increase value to the company's agent and broker customers, takes the perspective of the customer across their experience with ...
The North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Board of Realtors to educate the public on short-term rentals. The agreement comes in the wake of a fire that forced 16 people to evacuate their Incline Village vacation home rental (VHR) in early ...
Ingrid Nelson, a realtor with Keller Williams Realty, was named the 2017 Realtor of the Year by the Grand Rapids Township-based Greater Regional Alliance of Realtors, or GRAR, at its annual awards ceremony this winter. Nelson has spent 17 years as a realtor with Keller Williams, and she recently ...
Crystal Lilley, 2018 Realtor of the Year, center; is congratulated by Matt Difanis, Illinois Realtors President, left; and Gail Pyszka, Illini Valley Association of Realtors CEO, during the association's annual awards banquet. (Photo contributed). PERU - Awards were presented to area realtors during the Illini ...
A Mesa branch manager for Keller Williams Realty was named the East Valley's top Realtor and more nearly two dozen other Realtors and brokerages were honored last week at the second annual BREA awards dinner. The big individual winner was Kenny Klaus, whose Kenny Klaus Team operates out of ...
What's the best trash can for kitchens, bathrooms, and other rooms in your home? If you like to keep your home trash-free and tidy, no run-of-the-mill waste receptacle will do. Each area of your home begs for a certain type of trash can, after all: some big, some small, some best for paper, some for wetter or ...
Chief Executive Robert Thomson on Monday revealed the secret to the multinational publishing corporation's continued success following its split into two publicly traded companies in 2012 — Harlequin romance novels and the acquisition of Speaking during Deutsche Bank's 26th annual ...
MONROE COUNTY — In the wake of 2005's Hurricane Wilma, the number of homes on the market almost doubled in the Florida Keys, as property owners pulled up stakes and left the islands for good, and outside buyers remained reluctant to acquire property that had been threatened in successive years ...
Some of Dickerson's more notable accomplishments include serving as president of the Rockford Area Board of Realtors, being named Illinois' Realtor of the Year, and making a hole-in-one at Forest Hills Country Club. Co-workers said Dickerson was most proud of his family and family-operated business.
In this role, Meyers is tasked with boosting the company's relationships with real estate agents, Realtors, and brokers. According to the company, Meyers will work with's customers (Realtors, real estate agents, etc.) to “identify opportunities to better streamline and coordinate communication, ...
What if you found the perfect home, but then you discover it had been the backdrop of countless porn movies? Would you still buy it? That was the question facing Linda Fein—who, according to the Arizona Republic, had fallen in love with a 4,172-square-foot, Mid-Century Modern house in Paradise Valley, ...
These folks don't know what Realtors do on a day to day basis. So, this week I thought I'd look at what we agents actually do and compare it to the FSBO selling process. In Realtor parlance a property that is “For Sale By Owner” is a FSBO (pronounced fizz bow). In some areas of the country they are quite ...
A former incinerator-turned-live-work space in Tulsa, OK, recently scorched our listings. Listed in early February for $275,000, the radical residence was quickly snapped up, according to listing agent Tim Barnes. Even though wider interest was snuffed by a speedy buyer, we still wanted to poke the embers ...
Hughes is also involved in her community, to the extent that she was honored with the John F. Wolfe Community Service Award by the Houston Association of Realtors in 2017. Her involvement helps her to have first-hand knowledge on the community, amenities available and new businesses moving in, ...
An influx of new construction at all price points could save us from the current housing crunch, but the hefty new tariffs on imported steel announced this week by President Donald Trump, on top of a tariff on Canadian lumber imposed late last year, could make the crunch even worse—and drive up home ...
We beg you: Stop typing "Ebbing, MO," into the® search box. The town depicted in the Oscar-nominated film "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" is just a figment of the vivid imagination of the British-Irish writer and director Martin McDonagh. The actual town where most of the film was ...
The guest speaker was Matt Difanis, ABR, GRI, & CIPS, co-owner of RE/MAX Realty Associates and the 2018 President of Illinois Realtors. Difanis' presentation focused on advocacy, along with license law and social media. He stressed the importance of involvement in the Realtor Association and ...
It looks like disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has a new money-making scheme. He's selling property at a fever pitch. His latest transaction got him out of his homes in Westport, CT, where he sold side-by-side waterfront homes on Beachside Avenue for a total of $16 million. The buyer, Andrew ...
This full-time El Dorado County Realtor has a business and construction background, so she is knowledgeable in helping people with buying land and building their own homes, or houses for investment purposes. Frisk handles new construction, resales and distress sales. She works out of RE/MAX Gold's ...
BAY CITY, MI -- The sentencing for disgraced Realtor Ivan L. Miller II has again been postponed. A judge, however, has ruled Miller owes a six-figure sum to one of his victims. Bay County Circuit Judge Joseph K. Sheeran was scheduled to sentence the 48-year-old Miller the morning of Monday, Feb. 26.
(KTRK/Meredith) – Real estate agent Ellis Young has taken a new approach to getting a Manvel, Texas home off the market, he added the words, "not haunted" on the for sale sign. The 3,600 square foot home features four bedrooms, three and half-baths, with a private backyard and no haunted history.
The Staten Island housing market got off to a strong start in 2018, and real estate professionals say there are many signs it will stay that way throughout the year. In January, 348 homes were sold in the borough, according to statistics provided by the Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR). Continued ...


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