Join the RE/MAX Town and Country Team for the Winter Springs July 4th Celebration of Freedom

Join your REMAX Town and Country team for The 2016 Winter Springs July 4th Celebration of Freedom will be held on Monday July 4th, 2016 at Central Winds Park in Winter Springs!  The event will include the much anticipated ‘Winter Springs Got Talent’ competition as well as Fireworks to celebrate Independence Day.  We look forward to seeing you there!

4 Things Only a Realtor (and Not the Internet) Knows About Real Estate

According to the National Association of Realtors, 42 percent of homebuyers start their home search online, and 92 percent use the Web during the home search process. While the Internet can be a good place to start looking, there are things real estate agents know about the process of buying and selling a home that can’t be found in any Web browser.

Here are a few.

1. How to price a home

When setting a listing price, agents consider scores of factors, from local and national market trends and neighborhood development activity to the latest buyer preferences for kitchen appliances and landscaping. Every home is unique, and an agent with a track record of success knows how to price it attractively in the market.

The Internet isn’t always much help when it comes to comparison shopping, either. Many of the same factors that help an agent set an appropriate listing price aren’t available in an algorithm, so online estimators aren’t always accurate – and could be costly if you purchase without consulting a real, live professional.

2. Marketing offline

While online marketing can certainly be valuable, agents have networks of contacts and years of experience to round out their marketing plans.

And, for buyers, agents often can tap into their network to learn about great properties before they hit the real estate websites or even the MLS.

3. Key points in the process

If you find a home you love online, the website won’t be there to guide you through a mortgage application, find a home inspector or advise you what to do if an inspection reveals issues.

4. How to negotiate

Having an experienced, professional negotiator drive your transaction can be vital to reaching a fair price for the property you’re buying or selling. A website can give you an estimate of how much a property should cost, but it can’t evaluate whether that’s a great price or not.

One way the Web is helpful in real estate? Finding a great agent to work with. Start your search here.

REMAX Wins Top Real Estate Franchise Ranking; Annual Franchise 500 Recognizes Strength, Stability & Growth

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DENVER: For the fourth consecutive year, RE/MAX, LLC holds the lead among real estate brands in the 37th annual 2016 Franchise 500 survey by Entrepreneur magazine. RE/MAX has held the top spot for 13 of the last 17 years.

Top Real Estate Franchise Rankings in the 2016 Franchise 500:

  • 21 – RE/MAX, LLC
  • 137 – Weichert Real Estate Affiliates
  • 166 – Realty Executives
  • 206 – Keller Williams Realty

In addition to the ranking as the leading real estate brand, the Denver-based franchisor was also ranked #21 among all franchises. This represents a significant jump from last year’s position at #75.

“The RE/MAX business model is attractive to franchisees because it’s agent-centric and focused on a high level of customer service,” said Chris Pflueger, Vice President, Business Development, RE/MAX, LLC. “Our franchisees benefit from the reach of a worldwide network and the many tools and resources that RE/MAX provides.”

Entrepreneur magazine’s annual Franchise 500 is the oldest and most comprehensive franchise ranking in the world. All companies are judged on quantifiable methods, including financial strength, stability, size, and growth rate. This year, top ranked franchises included well-known companies such as Jimmy John’s #1, Subway #5, McDonald’s #6, 7-Eleven #7 and Pizza Hut #11.

In October, RE/MAX was honored for the seventh consecutive year as the leading real estate franchise in another respected survey, the Franchise Times Top 200.

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About the RE/MAX Network:
RE/MAX was founded in 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger, with an innovative, entrepreneurial culture affording its agents and franchisees the flexibility to operate their businesses with great independence. Over 100,000 agents provide RE/MAX a global reach of nearly 100 countries. Nobody sells more real estate than RE/MAX, when measured by residential transaction sides.

RE/MAX, LLC, one of the world’s leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of RMCO, LLC, which is controlled and managed by RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:RMAX).

With a passion for the communities in which its agents live and work, RE/MAX is proud to have raised more than $150 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® and other charities.

17 Quarters of Continued Agent Growth. And That’s Not All!

When you build something truly great, others want to be a part of it. It is why REMAX has experienced 17 consecutive quarters of agent growth and now has more offices and a presence in more countries than any other real estate brand.

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Liz Schaffer Joins REMAX 200 Realty as New Sales Associate

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Winter Park, FL April 25, 2016 – RE/MAX 200 and RE/MAX Town and Country Realty has announced today that Realtor® Liz Schaffer has joined the growing real estate franchise. Elizabeth Schaffer, or Liz as she prefers, is married and a mother of one to her beautiful daughter. Liz was born in Nairobi, Kenya and was also educated in Kenya. She moved to Columbus, Ohio 14 years ago and then down to Florida in 2006. Liz was a business owner and later became a product specialist in the automotive industry before entering the real estate business. She has always enjoyed working with people and looks forward to helping buyers and sellers in the Central Florida area.

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About RE/MAX 200 Realty and RE/MAX Town & Country Realty:
RE/MAX 200 is a family business in constant operation for nearly 40 years through all types of real estate markets in Winter Park, Florida.  Founded by Ron Acker in 1975 the company has grown into one of the most respected, largest, independently owned and operated real estate brokerages in the area.  RE/MAX Town & Country Realty is the Winter Springs branch office of RE/MAX 200 Realty and has been serving Seminole County from the same location on Tuskawilla Road for over 20 years.

About RE/MAX:
RE/MAX was founded in 1973 with an innovative, entrepreneurial culture affording its agents and franchisees the flexibility to operate their businesses with great independence. Over 100,000 agents provide RE/MAX a global reach of nearly 100 countries. When measured by residential transaction sides, nobody sells more real estate than RE/MAX.  With a passion for the communities in which its agents live and work, RE/MAX is proud to have raised more than $150 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® and other charities.

Contact:
Peter Nadler, Marketing Director
(407) 629-6330 x518, peter.nadler@rmxmail.com

Chris Bright Joins REMAX 200 Realty as New Sales Associate

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Winter Park, FL April 25, 2016 – RE/MAX 200 and RE/MAX Town and Country Realty announced today that Realtor® Chris Bright has joined the growing real estate franchise. Chris moved from Jacksonville recently and is originally from Nashville, TN. Orlando is the 10th city he has lived in and the 5th in Florida!  Chris worked in Jacksonville for CSX in their International Energy Group. He is also a Morehouse College and UF Alumni. Chris’ real estate experience began as an investor; because he enjoyed selling properties and meeting new people so much he decided to make the move to Central Florida to pursue real estate full time!

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About RE/MAX 200 Realty and RE/MAX Town & Country Realty:
RE/MAX 200 is a family business in constant operation for nearly 40 years through all types of real estate markets in Winter Park, Florida.  Founded by Ron Acker in 1975 the company has grown into one of the most respected, largest, independently owned and operated real estate brokerages in the area.  RE/MAX Town & Country Realty is the Winter Springs branch office of RE/MAX 200 Realty and has been serving Seminole County from the same location on Tuskawilla Road for over 20 years.

About RE/MAX:
RE/MAX was founded in 1973 with an innovative, entrepreneurial culture affording its agents and franchisees the flexibility to operate their businesses with great independence. Over 100,000 agents provide RE/MAX a global reach of nearly 100 countries. When measured by residential transaction sides, nobody sells more real estate than RE/MAX.  With a passion for the communities in which its agents live and work, RE/MAX is proud to have raised more than $150 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® and other charities.

Contact:
Peter Nadler, Marketing Director
(407) 629-6330 x518, peter.nadler@rmxmail.com

The RE/MAX Balloon: Still Above It All

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In addition to being the world’s most productive real estate network, RE/MAX has the world’s largest hot air balloon fleet. How awesome is that?

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