Orlando, Florida September 1, 2020 – RE/MAX Exclusive Collection has brought on Karen Evans as VP Agent Development. Karen’s 19 years of experience in Florida real estate will assist her well as she helps bring quality agents who want to build their business to the Exclusive Collection team.

A highly credentialed Broker, Karen brings a wealth of knowledge, along with a strong background in sales, marketing, mentoring & management to the company. Karen will focus on recruiting experienced Realtors that will benefit from our extensive in-house marketing, state of the art RE/MAX technology tools, and the concierge level of service the Exclusive Collection consistently delivers.

“We are excited to have someone of Karen’s caliber come on board and look forward to sharing the story of our family’s legacy in Central Florida real estate with new team members as we build this office to be a market leader” says Lee Acker, Broker Owner.

RE/MAX Exclusive Collection agents cover the full spectrum of real estate including commercial, new construction, income producing and luxury residential. Located at 2630 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, FL. 32804, it services College Park and Winter Park as well as Greater Orlando area.

Karen can be reached @ 407.571.3677 & KEvans@RMXmail.com

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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 110,000 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

Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 5-11PM Along Edgewater Drive (from Smith to Bryn Mawr)

On Saturday, May 11 – College Park Main Street will be hosting its Annual Spring Street Party (Spring Fest) from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. along five blocks of Edgewater Drive. Spring Fest will feature a vibrant and festive creative vibe with live music, diverse food trucks, beer garden with local craft brews, and the local shops and restaurants open onto the street.

During this event, Remax Exclusive Collection will host an Annual Client Appreciation Evening with Food and Drinks at 4 pm in our College Park Location, having the opportunity to join the fun in front of our building. Please come and join us!

ORLANDO, FL. (January 21, 2019)—Lighthouse Central Florida today named local businessman and former board member, Tom Langmann, chair of their 30th Annual Sight & Sole WalkFest, scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs.

Langmann, who is a realtor with RE/MAX 200 Realty in Winter Park, has been involved with Lighthouse Central Florida for six years. He first learned about the work of Lighthouse after his wife was diagnosed with macular degeneration, a leading cause of vision loss for Americans age 50 and older. Langmann served on the board of directors from 2014-2017.

“Wow, what an honor,” said Tom Langmann. “This is an organization that is very close to my heart. I’m very excited to help make our community more aware of Lighthouse and the incredible work they do to empower our neighbors who live with vision loss. And my family is eager to help out as well.”

The chairman’s primary duties include helping to recruit community partners to participate in the Sight & Sole WalkFest. As one of Lighthouse’s largest community events, the WalkFest has evolved over the years from traditional “awareness walk” to a family friendly street festival.

The event is meant to raise funds and bring community awareness to the issues facing Central Florida’s community of blind and visually impaired.

Local businesses including restaurants and beverage distributors are all represented in the WalkFest’s vendor village. Past food vendors have included: La Femme Du Fromage, 4Rivers, The Coop, Bagel King, Outback Steakhouse, Hubbly Bubbly, Planet Smoothie and Jeremiah’s Italian Ice.

 

Get Connected:

For more information on this year’s Sight & Sole WalkFest please visit: LighthouseCFL.org/Sight&Sole

Join Tom’s walk team, The Langmann Group: https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/WALKLCF

Donate to Tom’s walk team: https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/WALKLCF/team/LangmannGroup

Text to donate directly to Tom’s walk team, Text WALKLCF74 to 71777

 

About Lighthouse Central Florida

Since 1976, Lighthouse Central Florida has provided education, independent life skills and job training and placement to more than 100,000 people with sight impairment and their families. They are the only private, professional experience, Lighthouse ensures that individuals of all backgrounds have the tools they need to lead productive, independent lives while pursuing their dreams and goals without limitations.

About RE/MAX 200 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.

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Orlando, FL  1/16/2019 – Two of Central Florida’s most prominent real estate offices, RE/MAX 200 Realty and RE/MAX Town & Country have acquired RE/MAX Exclusive Collection, expanding one of the most experienced and productive real estate brokerages in the area.  RE/MAX Exclusive Collection is currently open for business and is expected to be fully transitioned to new ownership by the end of January 2019.

Michael Kara, who previously owned and operated RE/MAX Exclusive Collection made the decision to sell his boutique brokerage to Kevin and Lee Acker to offer his team of real estate professionals the tools, technology and support staff made available by becoming a part of the 100+ strong RE/MAX 200 and RE/MAX Town & Country family.

“We’re excited about the opportunity to expand in the Downtown Orlando market and the chance to combine efforts with our new team members at RE/MAX Exclusive Collection to provide the best service in the city,” said Kevin Acker, Broker/Owner.  “The agents at RE/MAX Exclusive Collection have a proven record of outstanding service to their clients for years and with the tools we can offer at their disposal, we’re confident we’ll continue to build on their reputation as one of the most respected offices in Orlando,” added Lee Acker, Broker/Owner.

Located at 2630 Edgewater Drive in College Park, RE/MAX Exclusive Collection will retain its current name, and will help families throughout Central Florida find the right home. This particular office specializes in Downtown Orlando as well as the ‘Bungalow’ districts surrounding the area.

RE/MAX Exclusive Collection

 

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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

Daniel Wilson from RE/MAX 200 Realty was recently featured in a story on Channel 6 talking about safety concerns with self-driving cars.  Take a look at the video and complete article on the Click Orlando Channel 6 Website:

ORLANDO, Fla. – Do the rules of the road apply to drivers if you aren’t really driving?

Local realtor Daniel Wilson reached out to me and had some safety questions, along with some concerns about his daily driving commute.

Wilson drives to work every day, kind of.

In today’s society, it’s not just cut and dried anymore when it comes to how the rules apply, especially when some drivers are not in complete control of the vehicle. Wilson owns a Tesla and has noticed that other “self-driving” car owners negate some important safety practices.

Wilson had one important question: Is texting and driving legal in a self-driving vehicle when the car has the control?

It may be 2018 and things are starting to look like the “Jetsons,” but the traffic laws apply to all motor vehicles on the road, self-driving or not. As a driver, you are responsible for the safe operation of the car, and texting while in the driver’s seat is still considered illegal and could result in a hefty ticket.

After clearing that up, Wilson shared some things he’s come to learn while owning his new ride.

First and foremost, Wilson was adamant about wearing his seat belt. Just because the car may be able to drive itself doesn’t mean it’s going to put the seat belt on for you.

Making sure you’re aware of your surroundings is another big tip, Wilson said. Being constantly aware of your surroundings will keep you ready to for whatever hazards may present themselves and allow you to be aware when approaching stop signs and red lights.

 

Read the entire article and view all 40 Metro areas on MSN

ORLANDO – Cushman & Wakefield has released its 2018 Florida Population Reports, which detail projected population growth statewide and in nine major markets throughout Florida. The overall Florida Growth Markets report predicts that Florida’s population will increase by just over 450,000 people in 2018, as compared to 430,000 in 2017.

In the next five years, the state’s population is expected to increase from 21 million to 23.3 million.

Of the Florida Growth Markets examined, the Fort Myers MSA will see the greatest change in year-over-year population growth, while Miami is expected to see the smallest change. Tampa ranks as the largest MSA in the state, and Orlando boasts the lowest unemployment rate.

“Florida’s population grew significantly in 2017, aided by continued net migration from northern and high-tax states,” said Chris Owen, Cushman & Wakefield’s Florida Research Manager. “In addition, thousands of Puerto Rico residents also migrated to the state after Hurricane Maria. Whether the majority of them stay or ultimately go back to the island will depend on reconstruction efforts and any boost to economic activity.”

Cushman & Wakefield’s Florida Market Leader, Larry Richey, added: “As an expanding consumer market, Florida Growth Markets benefits from recent population increases that will in turn continue to support new construction and development in commercial real estate. We see overall fundamentals improving, which will be enhanced by the pace of net migration both from out-of-state and Puerto Rico. These new residents will also alleviate some of the pressure on already tight labor markets.”

An overview of the Population Report for each market Cushman & Wakefield analyzed is below (in descending order of projected growth rates):

  1. Fort Myers: Population is expected to increase by 3.6 percent, from 748,000 to 775,200, year over year. This market is projected to see the most significant change in population of those examined, fueled by favorable demographic trends and lower costs compared to South Florida.
  2. Orlando: Population is expected to increase by 3.2 percent, from 2.4 million to 2.52 million year over year. This growth is bolstered by strong job creation, as Orlando adds 1,000 new jobs a week and has an unemployment rate of 3.3 percent — the lowest in the state.
  3. Palm Beach: Population is expected to increase by 2.8 percent, from 1.4 million to 1.52 million year over year. The Palm Bach MSA has seen a growth rate of 3.1 percent annually over a 10-year period.
  4. Indian River: Population is expected to increase by 2.7 percent, from 148,000 to 159,700 year over year. Large-scale residential communities in this East Coast MSA were popular in 2017, with a significant number of homes in the planning and construction stages.
  5. Lakeland: Population is expected to increase by 2 percent, from 677,270 to 689,600 year over year. Lakeland’s central location between the high-growth markets of Tampa and Orlando puts it in the middle of 8.6 million people within in a 100-mile radius. Average home values will remain the lowest in the Lakeland market at $194,910.
  6. Jacksonville: Population is expected to increase by 1.9 percent, from 1.5 million to 1.6 million year over year. Strengthened by new tourists, military spending and infrastructure, Jacksonville is expected to outperform the state and the country in terms of growth over the next several years.
  7. Broward County: Population is expected to increase by 1.8 percent, from 1.89 million to 1.98 million year over year. Broward County’s high quality of life, marked by a broad scope of opportunities, positions it for continued expansion.
  8. Tampa: Population is expected to increase by 1.8 percent, from 3 million to 3.14 million year over year. Tampa is the largest MSA in the state and the 18th largest nationwide. With an increasingly business-friendly environment, further growth is anticipated as Tampa continues to attract companies from around the country.
  9. Miami: Population is expected to increase by 1.4 percent, from 2.7 million to nearly 2.8 million year over year. The Miami MSA is projected to see the least growth of the markets examined. Average home values will remain the highest in the state at $345,130.

Thank you: Florida Trend

Orlando, FL  1/18/2018 – Abby Nelson’s Great Homes Group with REMAX 200 Realty has qualified for the 2017 REMAX Diamond Award, which honors successful agents who have earned at least $1 million in commissions in the past year. In 2017, the Diamond Award was presented to less than one percent of all active REMAX agents.

This is the first year Great Homes Group has received this REMAX Diamond Award high honor.

“Abby’s tireless dedication to serving her clients, consumers and community has allowed her to achieve this prestigious and elite honor,” said Kevin Acker Broker/Owner of REMAX 200 Realty “Receiving the Diamond Award is a significant accomplishment and we’re extremely proud that Abby and her team continue to raise the bar in real estate.”

Abby is an established leader in the greater Orlando real estate industry and has been serving her community as a REMAX real estate agent for 14 years. She specializes in residential real estate and holds the 5-Star Professional, GRI, e-Pro and CDPE designations. Abby is also a member of the National Association of Realtors® and Florida Association of Realtors®.

In addition, Abby and her team actively support Children’s Miracle Network along with several of their colleagues at REMAX 200.

REMAX Diamond Award

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About RE/MAX Town & Country Realty and RE/MAX 200 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

If you’re looking to find a job for a fresh start in the new year, then you’ll be interested to know that Orlando is among the best places to find a job, according to a new WalletHub analysis.

To help you with the job hunt, WalletHub compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 26 key indicators of job-market strength, ranging from job opportunities and employment growth to monthly average starting salary.

The top 10 best cities for jobs included:

  1. Chandler, Ariz.
  2. Scottsdale, Ariz.
  3. San Francisco
  4. Peoria, Ariz.
  5. Gilbert, Ariz.
  6. Plano, Texas
  7. Portland, Maine
  8. Irvine, Calif.
  9. Madison, Wis.
  10. Boston

Orlando, by the way, came in at No. 13, besting all other Florida metro areas. Tampa ranked next highest at No. 16, while Jacksonville came in at No. 76 and Miami at No. 85.

With 2017 behind us, it’s time to think about fresh starts again. But whether that means a small change or a complete life overhaul, find a job or better job will be a top resolution.

If that’s your mission for the new year, it’s a good time to be on the job market. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ most recent jobs report, the national unemployment rate has fallen to a 17-year low of 4.1 percent while hiring is up.

College graduates, especially, will see a strong boost in their job prospects. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, employers plan to hire 4 percent more members from the Class of 2018 than from the previous graduating cohort.

But your luck to find a job depends largely on location. To help you with the job hunt, WalletHub compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 26 key indicators of job-market strength. They range from job opportunities to employment growth to monthly average starting salary. Read on for our findings, additional insight from our panel of experts and a full description of our methodology.

Check out the full rankings here.

Thank you: Orlando Business Journal

Orlando, Fla.  The World Property Exchange Group, Inc. (www.WPEgroup.com), a globally emerging real estate fintech company with offices in New York City, Miami and Irvine, Ca, announced that Orlando will become the company’s future global headquarters location starting in early 2018.

The company plans to hire more than 100 people in the next three years, consisting mainly of computer coders, network engineers, data scientists, cyber security experts, economists, mathematicians and key corporate executives, as it builds and deploys the world’s first all-digital, patent-pending and government (SEC) regulated Real Estate Stock Exchange by the end of 2019. The company plans to deploy future real estate exchanges in key money center cities like London, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo in 2020 and beyond, all controlled and managed from WPE’s Orlando headquarters facility.

Company founder and CEO Michael Gerrity said, “Given Central Florida’s indigenous University of Central Florida tech, real estate, cyber security and banking software talent, coupled with the state of Florida’s zero corporate tax rates, lower cost of doing business and great quality of life, Orlando was the obvious choice to plant our company flag as the best place in the U.S. to build, grow and operate our global real estate investment platform.”

Governor Rick Scott said, “As Florida’s economy continues to grow, we are seeing more companies choose our state as the best place to grow. I welcome World Property Exchange and the 100 new jobs that they plan to create in Orlando. More than 1.4 million jobs have been created in Florida over the last seven years because of job creators like World Property Exchange and our relentless efforts to make Florida the number one place for jobs.”

“Orlando is a City where innovation, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit are some of the most abundant and valuable assets, and what I believe to be the foundation of our continued economic growth,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “The World Property Exchange Group’s decision to invest in Orlando as the home of their global headquarters location is a testament to Orlando’s strength as a hub for technology, innovation and dynamic economic development.”

“I am excited for the future prospects of Central Florida’s emerging tech economy and what may become one of the most innovative and significant real estate fintech companies in the world in the coming decade,” said World Property Exchange’s newest Advisory Board member Rebecca York, UCF’s Director of the Dr. P. Phillips Real Estate Institute. “This is just the latest example of Central Florida’s ability to attract and grow cutting edge tech businesses to our market.”

The company has attracted other notable Central Florida business executives to its advisory board, including Al Weiss, the former President of World Wide Operations of Disney Parks and Resorts and veteran institutional real estate investor Jeff McFadden.

The company recently signed a short-term office lease in downtown Orlando and will be located at 111 North Orange Avenue, Suite 800 as it begins to grow and scale up both its staff and technology platform in Central Florida starting in 2018.

The Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) assisted the company in its strategy to enter the Orlando market and provided market research as well as introductions to key business and education leaders.

“Orlando’s talent, reputation for innovation and outstanding quality of life is attracting companies like WPE to our every-growing market,” said the Partnership’s President and CEO Tim Giuliani. “We welcome the company to our region and are grateful for its contribution to our economy which will help boost our region’s prosperity.”

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About World Property Exchange 
World Property Exchange Group, Inc. (WPE) is the developer, owner and operator of a series of globally emerging, patent-pending and government-regulated Digital Real Estate Stock Exchanges. Visit WPEgroup.com and WPE.com to learn more.

About the Orlando Economic Partnership
The Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) works to provide the Orlando region with quality jobs, economic growth, broad-based prosperity and a sustainable quality of life. It is a not-for-profit, public/private partnership representing Central Florida’s seven counties  – Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and Volusia – as well as the City of Orlando. The Partnership was formed from the merger of the Central Florida Partnership and the Orlando Economic Development Commission. For more information, visit orlando.org.