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Rei Mesa, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty, President and CEO, Named an RISMedia 2020 Real Estate Newsmaker

Rei Mesa, President and CEO, Selected as RISMedia 2020 Real Estate Newsmaker

“My passion fuels the vision and commitment to drive our industry forward to make decisions that have positive impacts on homeownership throughout the country,” commented Mesa.

SUNRISE, Fla. (PRWEB) January 17, 2020
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty is pleased to announce that Rei Mesa, President and Chief Executive Officer, who was inducted into the RISMedia 2019 “Hall of Fame” Class of Real Estate Newsmakers, has been selected as a RISMedia 2020 Real Estate Newsmaker—a dynamic group of key influencers making headlines as a result of their newsworthy contributions to the real estate industry, and their efforts to positively affect the consumers and communities they serve.
RISMedia, the leader in U.S. real estate news and information services, announced its 300-plus, 2020 Real Estate Newsmakers on Jan. 8, in both an online directory on RISMedia.com and in the January issue of its flagship publication, Real Estate magazine.
RISMedia’s 2020 Real Estate Newsmakers were nominated in 2019 by RISMedia readers and editors and are showcased in the following categories: Influencers, Trailblazers, Futurists, Achievers, Crusaders, Inspirations, Luminaries and Trendsetters.
“In RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers, you’ll find an inspirational overview of more than 300 industry leaders who are making a difference in the real estate and homeownership sectors, and whose actions have a far-reaching and profound impact on the real estate industry, from nationwide to their own local communities,” said John Featherston, CEO and publisher of RISMedia. “You’ll meet the thought leaders and the icons. The heroes and the champions of a better way. The ones who are breaking the mold and the ones who are leading the industry forward.”
Within RISMedia’s Newsmakers Showcase, you’ll also meet this year’s “Hall of Fame” class—a select group of industry icons who have gone above and beyond toward the betterment of the real estate industry.
RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers, including the 2020 Hall of Fame, will also be honored at RISMedia’s 2020 Real Estate Newsmakers Reception & Dinner at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., in May 2020.
“My passion fuels the vision and commitment to drive our industry forward to make decisions that have positive impacts on homeownership throughout the country,” said Rei Mesa.
About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida RealtyBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty serves 21 counties throughout Florida with more than 40 locations and approximately 1,650 sales professionals. The full-service brokerage company, founded in 1999, is part of HomeServices of America, the nation’s premier provider of homeownership services. The company is a franchise member of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ network, one of the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name. The company offers residential and commercial services as well as seasonal rentals, property management, REO & Foreclosures, corporate relocations, referral services, title, home warranty plans, and personal concierge services. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty ranks in the Top 10 in the network nearly 50,000 Sales Professionals, 1,500 offices throughout 47 states. The company is the overall No. 1 fundraiser for The Sunshine Kids Foundation, having generated more than $3.6 million.

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Realty ONE Group Founder, CEO Named to Prominent Real Estate List

We’re more focused than ever on transcending into a lifestyle brand embodying a thriving spirit and coolture, while focusing on business coaching and proprietary technologies.

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (PRWEB) January 15, 2020
Realty ONE Group’s iconic CEO and Founder, Kuba Jewgieniew, once again have been labeled ONE of the real estate industry’s most influential, earning spots on T3 Sixty’s Annual SP200.
“T3 Sixty and the SP200 are so highly regarded in our industry but it’s everyONE in the Realty ONE Group Network that makes this list,” said Kuba Jewgieniew, CEO and Founder of Realty ONE Group, ONE of the fastest growing real estate franchisors today. “It’s our growth, coolture, business coaching, innovation and ingenuity that sets us apart from the others and earns us this type of recognition. It’s all these things and more that continues to draw people to the Realty ONE Group brand.”
The now global franchisor had another record year, selling 85 total franchises, surging into six new U.S. states and opening its first two international offices in Canada. The company closed out 2019, on average, signing a new franchise every four days and hiring a new real estate professional every six hours.
“We’re more focused than ever on transcending into a lifestyle brand embodying a thriving spirit and coolture, while focusing on business coaching and proprietary technologies,” said Jewgieniew.
With new upgrades to zONE, its sales professional all-in-ONE dashboard and another new launches including a new realtyonegroup.com, Realty ONE Group real estate professionals are positioned to achieve greater success faster. The company and thousands of its affiliates will celebrate these and other accomplishments at its 2020 ONE Summit at the MGM Grand Resort in Las Vegas, NV, Feb. 16-18.
T3 Sixty’s Annual SP200 acknowledges the contributions of the industry’s most powerful and influential CEOs, leaders and executives in residential real estate. Of the more than 3,000 individuals that were researched and considered this year, only 236 were named to the final SP200 list.
Realty ONE Group now has more than 12,000 real estate professionals in over 255+ locations in 39 states, Washington D.C. and Canada. The company has doubled its real estate professional count and volume and tripled its transaction count since 2017.
About Realty ONE GroupFounded in 2005, Realty ONE Group is an industry disruptor, radically changing the face of real estate franchising with its unique business model, fun coolture, technology infrastructure and superior support for its real estate professionals. The company has rapidly evolved to include more than 12,000 real estate professionals in over 255+ offices across 39 U.S. states, Washington D.C. and Canada. Realty ONE Group ranks in the top one percent in the nation by REAL Trends, has been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as a Top 5 Real Estate Franchise and has been on Inc. 500’s list of the Fastest-Growing Companies for seven consecutive years. Realty ONE Group is surging ahead, opening doors, not only for its clients but for real estate professionals and franchise owners. To learn more, visit http://www.RealtyONEGroup.com.

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Nancy Nagy Named President of Premier Sotheby's International Realty

Press Release – updated: Jan 13, 2020 12:00 EST

NAPLES, Fla., January 13, 2020 (Newswire.com) – Premier Sotheby’s International Realty announced today that Nancy Nagy has been appointed to the role of president. In this position, Nagy will be responsible for leading all sales operations of the $5 billion brokerage, a leading affiliate in the Sotheby’s International Realty® network ranked as the 34th largest real estate company in the country. She succeeds Budge Huskey, who was named chief executive officer on Jan. 1.
An accomplished leader with a proven track record of success, Nagy previously served as chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Chicago, ranked among the top 10 in the franchise’s global network. During her 12-year tenure, she orchestrated significant growth through mergers and acquisitions, and also led affiliated service entities. In July 2019, she stepped back to an advisory role with the brokerage.
During her esteemed career, Nagy has been ranked on the Swanepoel Power 200 as one of the most powerful women executives in the residential real estate brokerage industry, as well as earning a spot among Crain’s Chicago Business 2019 Notable Women Executives. She has served on the board of the National Association of REALTORS® for many years.
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“I am excited to be joining one of the most discerning luxury real estate brands and a talented leadership team with Budge Huskey at the helm. On a personal note, I am thrilled to be relocating to Naples — a place that has been a second home to my family and me for the past 45 years — and to also represent such great markets across the company’s dynamic footprint.”
·         Nancy Nagy, president, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty
“I am pleased to welcome Nancy to our leadership team. She is a highly respected professional whose reputation and values align not only with our brand, but with our vision for the future. I am confident that her appointment positions us for continued growth as a leader in luxury real estate.”
·         Budge Huskey, chief executive officer, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty
About Premier Sotheby’s International Realty
Headquartered in Naples, Florida, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty has over 1,100 associates and employees in 40 locations throughout Florida and North Carolina. Premier Sotheby’s International Realty also benefits from an association with the storied Sotheby’​s auction house, established in 1744. The brokerage is a division of The Lutgert Companies, a prominent member of Southwest Florida’s business community since 1964. For more information, visitpremiersothebysrealty.com.
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Source: Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

Turks & Caicos Sotheby's International Realty Announces Significant Price Improvement for Dream Big Villa located on a beautiful shoreline in Sapodilla Bay.

Dream Big Villa

“Our family and friends have thoroughly enjoyed this magical retreat for many years! It’s time to let this beautiful destination go to the next family to enjoy for years to come.” DBV Owners

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands (PRWEB) January 12, 2020
PARADISE FOUND. Dream Big Villa is a one-of-a-kind 8-bedroom exclusive retreat, located on the sought-after shoreline of Sapodilla Bay. The beautiful design, relaxed and elegant spaces, and fun-filled amenities define this dynamic and sophisticated home. The exquisite site features private sandy pocket beaches, lush landscaping, and draws on its relationship with the famous turquoise waters and limestone rock.
Built in 2010 and expanded in 2014, the highly functional and multi-faceted destination graces 280’ of spectacular private beach and ocean frontage. Approximately 9,000 sq. ft. of internal living areas open to more than 5,000 sq. ft. of finished areas. Two pocket beaches and expansive hardwood decks offer multiple lounge and dining areas, including a covered poolside dining terrace, and a dramatic dining terrace seating 14, only a few feet away from the sandy-bottomed turquoise waters.
The highly private destination is enveloped in lush landscaping, and discretely incorporates a sophisticated security system including an electronic entry gate and perimeter fencing. The professional-grade tennis court is carved into the picturesque indigenous limestone for a stunning backdrop for court-based activities. Ping-pong can be enjoyed in the oceanfront and poolside Family Room off of the Great Room. Entertainment and activities are abundant with the Home Movie Theatre seating 10, the Gym with its top-of-the-line cardio equipment (arc trainer, treadmill and spin bike), and a state-of-the-art lighted professional Tennis Court and Covered Tennis Area with a regulation basketball net. Also included are a ball machine and ball hoppers. The Covered Tennis Area features additional laundry facilities and a guest ½ bath area. The pristine sandy bottom of this crystal-clear shoreline is the perfect launching spot for swimming, paddle-boarding, kayaking and more.
Would you like to tour this property in the comfort of your own home? Check out our VR Tour link here.
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Realty ONE Group Soars in 2019 and Prepares For Another Record-Breaking Year

The growth of this company is not about our success, it’s about building a profitable business for our franchise owners and real estate pros, innovating to make sure they have the right tools, training and technology to be the best in their markets.

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (PRWEB) January 09, 2020
The now global franchisor had another record year, selling 85 total franchises, opening doors to new offices and converting large-scale offices. The franchisor opened its first two offices outside the U.S. in Leduc and Edmonton, both in Alberta, Canada and surged into six new states, bringing the total to 39 U.S. States, Washington D.C., and Canada.
“We’re so proud of what we continue to build together and of the massive number of new real estate professionals and entrepreneurs who embrace our vision every year,” said Kuba Jewgieniew, CEO and Founder of Realty ONE Group. “While we want to take time to reflect on the major milestones we hit last year, we’re already off and running with new launches and a large-scale event in the first quarter. We’ve got a lot to do and no time to hit pause. This company will continue to grow beyond even our expectations.”
“The growth of this company is not about our success, it’s about building a profitable business for our franchise owners and real estate pros, innovating to make sure they have the right tools, training and technology to be the best in their markets,” Jewgieniew said earlier in the year.
NEW LAST YEAR WITH MORE LAUNCHES IN 2020Realty ONE Group also announced recently the launch of its new ONE University (ONE.U) Learning Management System (LMS) which includes over 1,500 courses and content delivered online. That’s just one of several exciting launches to be announced as Realty ONE Group focuses more on being a coaching company to further develop the careers of its professionals. New tech and upgraded systems are just a few of the reasons why the company had its best quarter (Q3 2019) of franchise sales in its history.
Another reason is the Recruit UP program that launched in the second half of the years and is hosted by Realty ONE Group’s coaching experts, Mark Pessin and Kathy Baker. Recruit UP traveled to four cities and resulted in a net gain of over a thousand real estate pros and a potential market shift of over $2.9 Billion in sales.
Realty ONE Group is transcending into a lifestyle brand, embodying a thriving spirit and coolture, while focusing on business coaching and proprietary technologies. With new upgrades to zONE, its sales professional all-in-ONE dashboard and another new launches, Realty ONE Group affiliates will achiever greater success faster.
MAKING GIVING BACK A PRIORITYThe company finished off a charitable year, donating $11,111 to the Beverly Carter Foundation which works to keep real estate professionals safe and the same amount to the Vegas Knights Foundation after fundraising during its Las Vegas holiday party. With its 501(c) arm, ONE Cares, Realty ONE Group donates tens of thousands to charities every year and celebrates its anniversary, May 1, with a company-wide day of volunteering and giving.
AWARDS, GROWTH & CELEBRATIONSRealty ONE Group is also celebrating making the 2019 Franchise Times Top 200+ List, becoming ONE of the youngest franchisors named to the T3 Sixty’s Mega 1000 list and a repeat spot on Entrepreneur Magazine’s list of fastest growing franchisors. The company also claimed a Guinness World Record Title back in March for creating the largest word – the company’s ONE logo – out of gold dice.
Realty ONE Group will celebrate these and other accomplishments at its 2020 ONE Summit at the MGM Grand Resort in Las Vegas, NV, Feb. 16-18. This year’s annual convention is themed ‘Learn, Laugh and Love,’ themed appropriately during the Valentine’s weekend but this event is always filled with more surprises, fun and memorable experiences concluding with a blow-out BLACK & GOLD party at MGM’s famous Hakkasan Nightclub.
Realty ONE Group now has more than 12,000 real estate professionals in over 255+ locations in 39 states, Washington D.C. and Canada. The company has doubled its real estate professional count and volume and tripled its transaction count since 2017.
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About Realty ONE GroupFounded in 2005, Realty ONE Group is an industry disruptor, radically changing the face of real estate franchising with its unique business model, fun coolture, technology infrastructure and superior support for its real estate professionals. The company has rapidly evolved to include more than 12,000 real estate professionals in over 255+ offices across 39 U.S. states, Washington D.C. and Canada. Realty ONE Group ranks in the top one percent in the nation by REAL Trends, has been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as a Top 5 Real Estate Franchise and has been on Inc. 500’s list of the Fastest-Growing Companies for seven consecutive years. Realty ONE Group is surging ahead, opening doors, not only for its clients but for real estate professionals and franchise owners. To learn more, visit http://www.RealtyONEGroup.com.

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TravelNet Solutions Announces that Village Realty, and Retreatia / Great Western Lodging, have Selected TRACK All-in-One Hospitality Software to Manage Their Growing Port

TravelNet Solutions, a leading provider of integrated software and marketing solutions for the hospitality industry, has announced that Village Realty, and Retreatia / Great Western Lodging, have selected TRACK as their all-in-one enterprise software solution to manage their, combined, 1500+ vacation rental properties in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and the Colorado Rockies, respectively.(PRWeb January 06, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/travelnet_solutions_announces_that_village_realty_and_retreatia_great_western_lodging_have_selected_track_all_in_one_hospitality_software_to_manage_their_growing_port/prweb16813882.htm

Premier Sotheby's International Realty Completes Leadership Succession

Budge Huskey appointed chief executive officer effective Jan. 1, 2020
Press Release – updated: Jan 2, 2020

NAPLES, Fla., January 2, 2020 (Newswire.com) – Premier Sotheby’s International Realty has appointed Budge Huskey as the company’s chief executive officer, which will take effect today. The appointment follows a three-year succession plan first announced when he joined the brokerage as president in 2016.  
Huskey will oversee all of the operations and growth strategies of the $5 billion real estate company, a leading affiliate in the Sotheby’s International Realty® network ranked as the 34th largest real estate brokerage company in the country. He succeeds Judy Green, who led the organization through a decade of significant expansion and who remains a shareholder in the company, serving in an advisory capacity.
A well-respected leader in the residential real estate and franchising industries, Huskey previously led the Coldwell Banker brand as president and CEO before electing to return to Florida and the brokerage business. During his esteemed career, he has been ranked among the top 10 in the annual Swanepoel Power 200 report, as well as frequently appearing on the Inman list of Most Influential People in Real Estate.
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“It is truly an honor to lead such a renowned firm of more than 1,200 top professionals representing real estate’s most iconic brand. We will ensure our company’s continued growth while nurturing the unique culture and elevated standards which serve as the foundation of our success.”
—     Budge Huskey, chief executive officer, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty
About Premier Sotheby’s International Realty
Headquartered in Naples, Florida, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty has over 1,100 associates and employees in 40 locations throughout Florida and North Carolina. Premier Sotheby’s International Realty also benefits from an association with the storied Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744. For more information, visit premiersothebysrealty.com.
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Source: Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

Connect Now Inc. Announces Strategic Partnership With Realty World Mexico

Press Release – updated: Dec 18, 2019 09:00 EST

BOSTON, December 18, 2019 (Newswire.com) – Connect Now, Inc., working in conjunction with their joint partner The Global Referral Center, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with IP Virtual Solutions to provide to the real estate industry within Mexico the tools to respond to consumers in seconds and gain a competitive edge, starting with Realty World Mexico.
Connect Now, founded in 2018, provides software tools that enable Realty World Mexico’s regional brokerages’ websites to display an engaging lead-capture pop-up, which has increased lead generation by 95%. Once the consumer submits an inquiry about a property of interest, any of the agents who are available to respond can claim the lead and begin conversations with the consumer in an average of 14 seconds via the Connect Now mobile app. And because Connect Now also consolidates website leads with other leads generated via third-party sources, agents can manage all customer conversations during the sales process easily, via the same app.
“The ability to respond to inquiries immediately was a game-changer for us. Our client portfolio has grown significantly since we began working with Connect Now,” said Myrthea De La Pena, Franchise Director for Realty World Mexico. “Before using Connect Now’s product, we were also unable to track how quickly inquiries received a response … if at all … nor could we track the progress our agents were making toward closed transactions. With Connect Now’s online dashboard, all of these valuable insights are now at our fingertips.”
“We are excited to be working with IP Virtual Solutions and the Realty World Mexico family of brokerages. Their early and enthusiastic adoption of our tool proves how a savvy organization can be made even more successful with the right tools,” said Joshua E. Davidson, Connect Now Inc. Chief Executive Officer. “Their feedback continues to drive enhancements to our current product, as well as the development of new capabilities that benefit all of our customers,” said Rachael Burger, Chief Product Officer at Connect Now Inc.
As an indication of the commitment between the two companies, Connect Now supports 13 Realty World franchisee offices throughout Mexico and almost 300 real estate agents who use its mobile app every day. And, the user base continues to expand to new offices and new users weekly.
For more information, contact:
Karen NorrisVP Sales and Marketing​Connect Now Inc.Tel: 617-435-4789Email: karen@connectnowinc.com
Jorge E. Paredes​CEOIP Virtual SolutionsTel: 512-952-8871
Myrthea de la PenaDirector of Franchisees Realty World Mexico​Tel: +52 81 8220-8491Email: myrthea@realtyworld.com.mx
Ernie BloodGlobal Referral Center​Tel: 330-265-3850​Email: ernie.blood@cellahome.com
Source: Connect Now Inc.

Realty ONE Group Donates $11,111 to the Beverly Carter Foundation

Realty ONE Group’s generous support will exponentially impact our efforts to educate and inspire safer practices within the industry.

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (PRWEB) December 17, 2019
“Keeping our real estate professionals safe should be our number one priority as an industry,” said Kuba Jewgieniew, CEO and Founder of Realty ONE Group. “We are so moved by what Carl Carter, Jr., and his team has done with The Beverly Carter Foundation that we wanted to support the cause and raise the visibility of this tremendous organization.”
The death of Arkansas real estate professional Beverly Carter was an awakening for many in the industry that much more needs to be done to educate real estate professionals and arm them with the tools and resources they need to stay safe.
“Since losing my sweet mom through this horrific tragedy, I’ve been surrounded by a tremendous support system within our industry to ensure this never happens again,” said Carl Carter, who is also a real estate professional and Founder and Executive Director of the Beverly Carter Foundation which was created to honor his late mother. “Realty ONE Group’s generous support will exponentially impact our efforts to educate and inspire safer practices within the industry. I’m forever grateful for their kindness in honoring my mom, and their commitment to the safety of all real estate professionals.”
Realty ONE Group announced the donation at the RISMedia Power Broker Dinner during the National Association of REATLORS® Conference in San Francisco just a few weeks ago. Carl Carter, Jr., Beverly Carter’s son was being honored that same night with the RISMedia Hall of Fame Award.
With the donation, Realty ONE Group furthers its own mission to give back to the communities and organizations that make a difference. Realty ONE Group has its own 501(c)3, ONE Cares, to facilitate its network-wide philanthropy and the company honors its founding, May 1, with an annual day of volunteering.
If you would like to find out more about the Beverly Carter Foundation and to fundraise, volunteer or donate, visit http://www.beverlycarterfoundation.org. You can also access training and download resources to help yourself and others stay safe.
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About Realty ONE GroupFounded in 2005, Realty ONE Group is an industry disruptor, radically changing the face of real estate franchising with its unique business model, fun coolture, technology infrastructure and superior support for its real estate professionals. The company has rapidly evolved to include more than 12,000 real estate professionals in over 240+ offices across 36 U.S. states, Washington D.C. and Canada. Realty ONE Group ranks in the top one percent in the nation by REAL Trends, has been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as a Top 5 Real Estate Franchise and has been on Inc. 500’s list of the Fastest-Growing Companies for seven consecutive years. Realty ONE Group is surging ahead, opening doors, not only for its clients but for real estate professionals and franchise owners. To learn more, visit http://www.RealtyONEGroup.com.

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