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Columbus Day Tradition in Gwinnett: RE/MAX Center Hosts Eleventh Annual Play 4 The Kids Golf Tournament on October 13

Benefits Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Atlanta, September 25, 2014 – On Columbus Day, October 13, RE/MAX Center of Duluth (GA) will host its eleventh annual Play 4 The Kids Golf Tournament. 144 golfers are expected to gather for the shotgun start and scramble at 1PM, and play 18 holes at Bear’s Best in Suwannee.

 

“We are confident that we will pass last year’s record of raising more than $31,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals – thanks to a lot of our friends, clients and colleagues, including local business owners, other real estate professionals, and bankers,” says Patrick Finnick, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Center.

 

“People block this day in their calendar months in advance. Everybody arrives early to warm up, enjoy lunch and then play their best. The day ends with a great award dinner.”

 

This year, there will be a number of Hole In One Contests. As Finnick explains: “That’s right; each par 3 will be a Hole In One. There will also be a Closest to The Hole Contest.”

 

Here is how it will work:

•    Hole 16 is the Primary Hole In One Hole. There will be a $10,000 prize with $5,000 going to the player making the Hole In One and $5,000 going to Children’s Miracle Network. This prize applies only to the first player with a hole in one.

•    The remaining Par 3 holes will have a Hole In One with a prize of a $500 gift card to Golfsmith. Again, only the first player to get a hole in one will receive the prize.

•    All 4 Par 3’s will have a Closest to the Hole Contest with the winner receiving a $100 American Express Gift Card.

 

The success of the Play 4 The Kids Golf Tournament is made possible by the dedication and continued support of the sponsors. Only a few hole and contest sponsorship opportunities remain, as do a few slots to play in the tournament @ $125 per person.

 

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has grown dramatically since it was founded in 1983. The organization has two simple goals:

- Help as many children as possible by raising funds for children’s hospitals.

- Keep funds in the community in which they were raised to help local children.

In 30 years, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised $4.7 billion.

 

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is one of the major charities championed by RE/MAX agents throughout the US. Since 1992, RE/MAX has raised more than $140 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

 
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Jody and Barry Sanders Are New Owners of RE/MAX Advanced

Gainesville Couple Applauds RE/MAX Support, Brand to Grow Agency

ATLANTA, September 24, 2014 – After 46 years of marriage, the husband and wife real estate team of Jody and Barry Sanders decided that the time was right to purchase RE/MAX Advanced in Gainesville, the office where both spouses had been working for the past 11 years. Their independently owned agency includes 17 additional professional real estate agents.

 

“It was an easy choice for us to purchase RE/MAX Advanced. This has been our base for a while – and it’s home,” says Jody Sanders, Managing Broker and Co-owner, who has more than 16 years of experience in the residential real estate industry. Her husband and Co-owner Barry Sanders has been serving both commercial and residential real estate clients since 2003.

 

“The RE/MAX name recognition is number one in this industry, and the tools that are available to RE/MAX Brokers and Agents such as the new mobile app, as well as the support RE/MAX offers home buyers and sellers, are outstanding,” notes Mrs. Sanders. “All of us at RE/MAX Advanced will continue to serve our community to the best of our ability,” she says.

 

“We sell many different types of real estate within at least a forty-mile radius from Gainesville,” explains Mr. Sanders. “That keeps us busy, and we love every minute of it.”

 

The couple stays busy outside of their real estate activities as well. Mrs. Sanders is president of the local Red Bud project, an organization founded as a “Model for Conservation of Green Space.” In addition, she plays the French Horn, enjoys swimming and tennis and serves as a member of P.E.O. Mr. Sanders enjoys his weekly bowling games and is an avid sports memorabilia collector.

 

“We congratulate Jody and Barry’s decision to become the new owners of RE/MAX Advanced – it is a recognition of the excellent support and tools that our company offers to all agents in order for them to maximize their potential,” notes Bob Zumbrunn, Senior Regional Manager of RE/MAX Regional Services.

 

RE/MAX is the most productive real estate network with its Associates averaging more sales than other real estate agents. Remax.com is one of the most visited real estate franchise websites (Source: Experian Marketing Services Hitwise data, full-year 2013. ‘Real Estate Franchise websites’ identified by RE/MAX.). RE/MAX is in over 90 countries, more than any of its competitors.

 
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RE/MAX University Wins Big for eLearning Track

 

The RE/MAX training platform, RE/MAX University (RU), has been recognized by the Brandon Hall Excellence Awards for its eLearning track “Diving Into Distressed Properties.” The track received a Bronze Medal in the Best Custom Content category, making RE/MAX the only real estate company to be recognized by the Brandon Hall Group.

 

“We work hard to provide RE/MAX brokers and agents with unparalleled training tools that help them provide informed advice to their clients,” says Mike Ryan, RE/MAX, LLC, Executive Vice President. “Recognition from the Brandon Hall Group reaffirms that we are creating training programs that make a difference.”

 

RE/MAX was in the company of several highly respected brands. LinkedIn, PepsiCo and McDonald’s were all Bronze Award recipients in the Best Custom Content category. The award program attracts entrants from leading corporations around the world and recognizes organizations that have successfully deployed programs, strategies, modalities, processes, systems and tools. Judges require measurable results.

 

The RU eLearning courses feature comprehensive education with built-in accountability on a variety of topics including social media, business planning and luxury properties. The complete RU platform encompasses live events, webinars and a video library of more than 1,000 titles. RU will celebrate two decades of industry-leading education this November.

 

In July, RU accepted 13 Silver and Bronze Telly Awards while competing among more than 12,000 entries. The Telly Awards honor the best in film and video production, online video content and local, regional and cable television commercials and programs. Earlier this year, RU was named by Training magazine for the third consecutive year as one of the best among corporate-sponsored training programs, capturing a place on the 2014 Top 125 list. RU has won more than 150 international film and video awards that recognize innovation and creativity.

 
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Local Broker Celebrates 27 Years of Achievements with RE/MAX

Janice Mueller Marks Anniversary with Creative Realty Since 1987

Lexington, KY—September 25, 2014—Broker/Owner, Janice Mueller, is celebrating 27 years with RE/MAX as owner of RE/MAX Creative Realty. Since 1987, Janice and her team have grown RE/MAX Creative Realty to three offices and over 70 sales associates.

 

After a teaching career in Fayette County and owning her own real estate company, Janice recognized the appeal of RE/MAX and opened the first RE/MAX office in Central Kentucky in 1987.

 

“I knew that RE/MAX was what I needed to grow and be successful, so I wanted to gain the RE/MAX name before anyone else in my area did,” says Broker/Owner, Janice Mueller.  “The real estate market fluctuates with time, and right now the RE/MAX brand is what is needed to best serve members of our community. I look forward to being a RE/MAX Broker/Owner for many more years.”

 

Janice has been an active member of the Lexington Bluegrass Association of Realtors since 1975 and has served many positions, including President twice in the past twenty years. She has also collected many achievements with RE/MAX, including RE/MAX Regional Distinguished Service Award, RE/MAX Broker/Owner of the Year 1998 and 2003 and RE/MAX Creative Realty being ranked #1 RE/MAX Office in Kentucky in 1993, 1995 and 2003.

 

Janice’s most rewarding business accomplishment is being named a National Association of Realtors Good Neighbor Award Finalist in 2010 for her work with the Makenna Foundation. Janice worked with Greg and Sheila David, parents of Makenna David, a little girl who died at 20 months from a rare lung disease, to create the Makenna Foundation. It is one of the largest fundraising arms of the Kentucky Children’s Hospital. It all began with a three-dimensional wall in Makenna’s memory. The Foundation also helped establish the new Makenna David Pediatric Emergency Center at the UK Medical Center in 2010. By partnering with the CMN Miracle Home Program, RE/MAX Creative Realty continues to support the Kentucky Children’s Hospital through the Makenna Foundation.

 

“I have had the privilege of working with Janice for 35 years and believe her increasing love for her company and the real estate profession is contagious,” says Carla Hisle, Sales Manager, RE/MAX Creative Realty, “Janice has always been a visionary and with that comes a positive attitude towards everything she does. You can’t help but feel the energy when you are around her.”

 

Janice is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Kentucky Association of Realtors in addition to the Lexington Bluegrass Association of Realtors. Janice holds a Bachelors in Education from University of Kentucky, is a Certified Residential Specialist, Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager and Quality Service Certified.

 

Mueller grew up in Lexington, brought herself up from very little and created a very inspirational story. She is married to Larry Freels, the upcoming LBAR President. Janice has a daughter and two grandsons that she enjoys spending time with and watching them thrive and grow.

 
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A Good Time to Buy!

According to CNN Money, mortgage rates dropped to their 2014 low this August. The average 30-year loan now stands at 4.1%, which is the lowest it’s been since June of 2013, when the average hit 3.39%. The low rates are being attributed to a steady mortgage market, but experts also warn that The Fed’s plan to end its Treasury bond and mortgage-backed securities purchasing plan this October may cause rates to rise again come fall. If you’re planning to take out a mortgage on your next home, now is the time to take advantage of these rates!

 
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RE/MAX of Kentucky – August 2014 Market Trend Report

September 15, 2014 (Alpharetta, GA) – While 2014 sales have not been rising as rapidly as sales in 2013, this year remains well above the sales of the same period in 2012. July home prices were 7.9% higher than prices last July. Nashville, TN had a 10% increase over median sales prices in August 2013. The inventory of homes for sale is moving in the right direction. Three of the last four months have seen month-over month increases in inventory. At the rate of home sales in July, the Months Supply of inventory increased to 4.3, where a supply of 6.0 indicates a market balanced equally between buyers and sellers.

 

According to CEO of RE/MAX, LLC, Margaret Kelly, “After a slow start to the year, 2014 home sales have been improving. Sales are following the expected seasonal pattern and are approaching the levels we saw last year. As inventory continues to build the recovery continues at a more stable and sustainable rate.”

 

For more information about your market check out the full Market Trend reports based on local MLS data:

 

Every market is local! Contact a local RE/MAX of Kentucky real estate agent for details on your neighborhood.

 

The National Housing Report by RE/MAX, LLC reports on 52 major markets and generalizes the nation’s housing industry.

 
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RE/MAX of Tennessee – August 2014 Market Trend Report

September 15, 2014 (Alpharetta, GA) – While 2014 sales have not been rising as rapidly as sales in 2013, this year remains well above the sales of the same period in 2012. July home prices were 7.9% higher than prices last July. Nashville, TN had a 10% increase over median sales prices in August 2013. The inventory of homes for sale is moving in the right direction. Three of the last four months have seen month-over month increases in inventory. At the rate of home sales in July, the Months Supply of inventory increased to 4.3, where a supply of 6.0 indicates a market balanced equally between buyers and sellers.

 

According to CEO of RE/MAX, LLC, Margaret Kelly, “After a slow start to the year, 2014 home sales have been improving. Sales are following the expected seasonal pattern and are approaching the levels we saw last year. As inventory continues to build the recovery continues at a more stable and sustainable rate.”

 

For more information about your market check out the full Market Trend reports based on local MLS data:

 

 

Every market is local! Contact a local RE/MAX of Tennessee real estate agent for details on your neighborhood.

 

The National Housing Report by RE/MAX, LLC reports on 52 major markets and generalizes the nation’s housing industry.

 
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RE/MAX of Southern Ohio – August 2014 Market Trend Report

September 15, 2014 (Alpharetta, GA) – While 2014 sales have not been rising as rapidly as sales in 2013, this year remains well above the sales of the same period in 2012. July home prices were 7.9% higher than prices last July. Nashville, TN had a 10% increase over median sales prices in August 2013. The inventory of homes for sale is moving in the right direction. Three of the last four months have seen month-over month increases in inventory. At the rate of home sales in July, the Months Supply of inventory increased to 4.3, where a supply of 6.0 indicates a market balanced equally between buyers and sellers.

 

According to CEO of RE/MAX, LLC, Margaret Kelly, “After a slow start to the year, 2014 home sales have been improving. Sales are following the expected seasonal pattern and are approaching the levels we saw last year. As inventory continues to build the recovery continues at a more stable and sustainable rate.”

 

For more information about your market check out the full Market Trend reports based on local MLS data:

 

 

Every market is local! Contact a local RE/MAX of Southern Ohio real estate agent for details on your neighborhood.

 

The National Housing Report by RE/MAX, LLC reports on 52 major markets and generalizes the nation’s housing industry.

 
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RE/MAX of Georgia – August 2014 Market Trend Report

September 15, 2014 (Alpharetta, GA) – While 2014 sales have not been rising as rapidly as sales in 2013, this year remains well above the sales of the same period in 2012. July home prices were 7.9% higher than prices last July. Nashville, TN had a 10% increase over median sales prices in August 2013. The inventory of homes for sale is moving in the right direction. Three of the last four months have seen month-over month increases in inventory. At the rate of home sales in July, the Months Supply of inventory increased to 4.3, where a supply of 6.0 indicates a market balanced equally between buyers and sellers.

 

According to CEO of RE/MAX, LLC, Margaret Kelly, “After a slow start to the year, 2014 home sales have been improving. Sales are following the expected seasonal pattern and are approaching the levels we saw last year. As inventory continues to build the recovery continues at a more stable and sustainable rate.”

 

For more information about your market check out the full Market Trend reports based on local MLS data:

 

Every market is local! Contact a local RE/MAX of Georgia real estate agent for details on your neighborhood.

 

The National Housing Report by RE/MAX, LLC reports on 52 major markets and generalizes the nation’s housing industry.

 
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RE/MAX Agents Receive 14 Million Leads

Since 2006 Online Lead Generator Provides Referral-Fee Free Leads

 

RE/MAX online lead generator LeadStreet® has surpassed 14 million leads supplied to RE/MAX brokers and agents since its launch in 2006. RE/MAX, LLC, one of the world’s leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, does not collect fees for LeadStreet leads, which are equitably distributed to its U.S. agents.

 

“In today’s marketplace, quality leads are extremely important to real estate professionals, so the RE/MAX LeadStreet platform is a tremendous resource,” said Margaret Kelly, RE/MAX, LLC CEO. “Reaching the milestone of 14 million leads is certainly a momentous achievement. No-cost leads are just one of the many resources RE/MAX is pleased to provide to our agents.”

 

LeadStreet is a proprietary online lead generation and management platform that collects contact information from prospective homebuyers and sellers visiting the company’s many websites including: remax.com, theremaxcollection.com, remaxcommercial.com, global.remax.com. LeadStreet delivers thousands of leads daily, in near real-time, via email or text to agents’ computers, cell phones or tablets.

 

“When I joined RE/MAX, LeadStreet quickly became a tool that I relied upon. In fact, my very first transaction resulted from LeadStreet,” said Michael Schopf of RE/MAX Associate Brokers in Stanwood, Wash.

 

A redesigned remax.com launched in December 2012 and remains one of the most visited real estate franchise websites. The popular website offers a user friendly interface, along with an ability to create personal preferences. Homebuyers and sellers have easy access to what matters most: millions of home listings with numerous photos and valuable neighborhood information.

 

RE/MAX provides a consistent web experience across desktops, tablets and smart phones. Users can tap and swipe through oversized listing photos with easy-to-use controls.

 

RE/MAX, LLC along with Homes.com, unveiled an updated version of its consumer mobile app earlier this year. With the RE/MAX Real Estate Search mobile app 2.0, users are able to take advantage of syncing capabilities by logging in to their My RE/MAX accounts on all compatible devices to access saved listings and searches. The app was created to efficiently connect the user with a specific real estate professional. To complete the client/agent relationship, the mobile app provides innovative tools and technologies from Homes.com. Agents are able to brand the app and distribute it to their clients, creating a personalized user experience.

 
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