Winter Park, FL December 7, 2018 – RE/MAX Town & Country Realty announced today that REALTOR® Jacqueline Hughes has joined the growing real estate firm.

Research begins with you, the client…. It is my goal to understand your needs so that I can efficiently meet and hopefully exceed your expectations.

Showing begins for the buying process with you viewing selections to ensure I’ve properly inferred your desires; and within the selling process to bring forth the full potential of your property to the prospective buyer.

Attainment begins with me fully supporting you through the buying or selling process from beginning to end to achieve your goal.

I have lived in Orlando since 2005 and I absolutely love this city. It’s a wonderful place to live with a myriad of different activities to suit everyone’s taste. I’m familiar with the different areas “districts” of the city and will provide you with the best options your looking for.

I’ve been a Registered Nurse for 14 years and grew passionate about real estate in 2016. I’ve been recognized as exceptional in customer service, patient advocacy, leadership, and mentoring new nurses. I have been managing an investment property since 2008 and decided to renovate it last year (2017) and thoroughly enjoyed the creativity and return! I intend to attain more rental investment properties. I purchased a townhome in Baldwin Park and successfully completed a full renovation hand selecting every detail and managing the project.

I have been married since 2010 to my wonderful husband, James, and we have two beautiful daughters, Courtney & Lauren. Our baby is a Sheltie “Berkley.” I love to run, I completed my first 10k Winter Park road race this year and have done multiple 5k’s. I have volunteered for multiple different organizations including Grace Medical Home, Audubon Park Elem., Glenridge Middle, and Winter Park HS. I love to cook, travel, dine out, attend performing arts and sporting events.

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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.

Orlando REALTORS® don’t just help people realize their dreams of homeownership, they also help build communities.

Now, 10 of those community-building REALTORS® have been honored for their efforts by the fourth annual Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association Good Neighbor Awards. Each of the nonprofit organizations helped by our GNA recipients’ volunteer efforts will receive a $1,000 donation from ORRA to support their missions.

“The ORRA Good Neighbor Awards recipients epitomize the REALTOR® dedication to improving the quality of life for all residents of our communities,” says ORRA President Lou Nimkoff, Brio Real Estate Services, LLC. “This year’s award winners – along with every Orlando REALTOR® who embraces the spirit of volunteerism – go above and beyond in their commitment to making our neighborhoods better places to live.”

The ORRA Good Neighbor Awards is a project of the ORRA Community Relations Committee, which is responsible for many of the association’s community service initiatives. It also organizes volunteerism activities for all members’ participation and considers requests for ORRA support by local nonprofit organizations.

Amy was also recognized in the Orlando Sentinel for her efforts as an ORRA Good Neighbor Award Winner and for choosing Autism Speaks to receive her $1,000 donation.

Winter Park, FL July, 2018 – RE/MAX 200 Realty is excited to announce that Patricia Alonzo has joined the growing real estate franchise.

Prior to Real Estate, Patricia worked in the teaching field for more than 22 years in her native country of Guatemala. She has also brought the airwaves to life as a radio host and is the mother of three amazing children. Patricia enjoys traveling, serving her community and meeting with and empowering those around her.

“Building relationships with my customers is my number one priority. I set my heart and mind to meeting my clients’ needs, with a resolve towards helping them create positive new memories when buying a house or gaining the best possible return when selling,” Patricia said. “I decided to join RE/MAX for their professionalism and experience as the #1 Real Estate Company in the world. Their great values and ethics fit to perfection with mine. We are a happy family working hard to bring smiles to our customers.”

The right home starts with the right agent and in today’s Seller’s Market, connecting with an agent you can trust makes all the difference.

RE/MAX 200 is located at 954 South Orlando Avenue in Winter Park, Patricia Alonzo may be reached at (407) 432-2777, and email: pattialonzo@gmail.com

Additionally, Patricia Alonzo’s listings and thousands of other RE/MAX listings worldwide can be found at www.remax.com. For more information about RE/MAX 200 Realty, please visit MetroOrlandoProperties.com or contact Rob Breese, Sales Manager at (321) 436-8813.

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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

Winter Park, FL July, 2018 – RE/MAX 200 Realty is excited to announce that Sandra Wellmon has joined the growing real estate franchise.

Sandra Wellmon has been successfully selling real estate for over 16 years. Her success is the result of hard work, dedication and excellent communication to establish the highest level of service for her clients. She uses the latest Internet marketing tools to expose her client properties to the widest possible range of buyers. For home buyers, she has access to incredible search engines & National Listing Service (MLS) to find just the right property.

 “My promise to you and your family is that I WILL do my very best to provide you with excellent service.” Sandra holds a Bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida and she is fluent in Spanish as well.

“I chose RE/MAX 200 Realty because of the level of professionalism of all of the agents that make part of this great family. I’ve worked at this office in the past for almost 9 years and I was lucky enough to have met Ron Acker, founder of RE/MAX 200 Realty. He gave me much advice but perhaps the most important piece was to work with the highest ethical standards so I could rise above the crowd. I have lived to this commitment and have successfully assisted hundreds of families during the past 16 years achieving the American dream. I have always put my clients’ needs first because clients become friends, and friends are like family.”

RE/MAX 200 is located at 954 South Orlando Avenue in Winter Park, Sandra Wellmon may be reached at (407) 629-6330. Also, check out her website at sandrawellmon.com

Additionally, Sandra Wellmon’s listings and thousands of other RE/MAX listings worldwide can be found at remax.com

For more information about RE/MAX 200 Realty, please visit MetroOrlandoProperties.com or contact Rob Breese, Sales Manager at (321) 436-8813.

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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

RE/MAX is arming agents with automated marketing tools to generate and place highly targeted ads around the web as RE tech race heats up

A week after debuting an automated marketing platform for its agents with the marketing company Imprev, real estate franchisor Re/Max is touting the results of another automated tool.

Last October, Re/Max gave its agents access to automated marketing through a partnership with the online advertising firm Adwerx. Since then, Re/Max says, the online marketing campaigns generated through Adwerx’s platforms have received 1 billion impressions. Re/Max got 850 million impressions from its usual digital ad campaigns outside of Adwerx throughout all of 2017 in its company-owned markets, or about 70 percent of its U.S. markets.

Re/Max is bullish on automation — and for good reason.

“In the past, the number one most powerful marketing tool has been the physical yard sign,” Re/Max Executive Vice President Mike Ryan told Inman in an interview. “People drive past the yard sign, and they know the Realtor in their local community is doing business. Now we’ve taken that to the next step, to a digital yard sign. We’re reaching that highly targeted customer out there looking for a home. It’s not just somebody driving by. It’s someone engaging behavior that makes them a warmer lead.”

The Adwerx automated marketing tools are similar to the automated platform Re/Max introduced with Imprev, although the Adwerx platform has more of a focus on hyperlocal ad targeting. The Imprev platform lets agents enter new listings into their multiple listing service and receive ready-to-go marketing materials, including YouTube videos, virtual tours and physical marketing materials like flyers and postcards. Adwerx’s platform auto-generates ads for new listings and places them strategically on websites and on Facebook.

The Adwerx platform uses behavioral data analysis to target consumers within 15 miles of the listing and to target consumers who have been searching homes online, who have used mortgage calculators, and who have been buying items related to a new home at big-box stores like Costco.

Ryan expects that Re/Max agents will use both its Adwerx and Imprev platforms. While the offerings use similar data analysis and automated tools, they provide complementary services: automated ad creation and automated ad placement across the web.

Re/Max made its Adwerx tool available for free to agents for the past five months and will keep the tools available for agents in company-owned regions through June. Independent agents can purchase the service for $36.75 for a weeklong campaign, discounted from Adwerx’s usual $59 weekly price.

Adwerx-created Re/Max ads were used by between 90,000 and 100,000 agents on 350,000 to 400,000 listings, Ryan said.

The two marketing platforms are part of Re/Max’s efforts — like many big real estate brokerages and franchisors — to become players in real estate technology. Along with its Imprev and Adwerx partnerships, Re/Max announced its acquisition of the real estate tech startup booj last week.

Global Franchisor Acquires Leading Technology Firm booj

 

DENVER – In a move signaling a shift in RE/MAX technology strategy, RE/MAX, LLC announced today REMAX Acquires booj, an award-winning Colorado-based web design and technology company.

The acquisition exemplifies a new approach for RE/MAX that goes beyond adapting third-party vendor products to fit broker and agent needs. Moving forward, RE/MAX will leverage the capabilities of booj and other strategic partners to deliver core technology solutions designed for and with RE/MAX affiliates. The objective: technology platforms that create a distinct competitive edge for RE/MAX brokerages and agents and complement other tech products they choose to use.

“Our strategy is to serve the industry’s most productive agents by providing technology that saves them time, connects them to buyers and sellers, helps them leverage the brand and its many competitive advantages, and ultimately enables them to be even more productive and successful,” said Adam Contos, RE/MAX CEO. “In collaboration with booj, our membership and other strategic partners, we will deliver the best technology to the world’s most productive real estate network. The future of global real estate is RE/MAX.”

Booj has developed powerful technology systems for more than 40 regional real estate companies and 20,000 agents, allowing agents and brokerages to grow their business. These platforms, designed by and for the real estate industry, include websites, mobile apps, lead generation and cultivation systems and predictive analytics.

“We’re passionate about building technology that changes agents’ lives and makes buying and selling a home easier,” said Ido Zucker, Enterprise Director and Managing Partner of booj. “Putting our existing platform and new innovations into the hands of RE/MAX agents will be incredibly rewarding for our entire team. We’re excited to see what world-class technologies we can build together.”

The acquisition is one of many RE/MAX initiatives in the past year demonstrating the global franchisor’s drive to continue to lead the industry – including a refresh of the powerful RE/MAX brand, the creation of a new Business and Product Strategy team, and the launch of new automated social media and digital marketing solutions for agents.

“We’re investing in tremendous talent, proven systems and future innovations as REMAX Acquires booj which will develop modern technology that helps our brokers and agents deliver even better service to their buyers and sellers,” said Contos.

Why booj?
Founded in 2005 by Managing Partners and technology evangelists Ido Zucker and John Sable, booj has rapidly become an industry leader in producing end-to-end productivity solutions for real estate brokerages. The company has won numerous awards and was ranked in the Inc. 5000 for rapid growth for six consecutive years. With its staff of 77 members, booj, whose motto is “be original or jealous,” will retain its name and office.

“Our extremely talented team at booj has worked hard to deliver dynamic technology to the real estate industry,” said booj Managing Partner John Sable. “Joining forces with RE/MAX allows us to invest even more in research and development to take our suite of tools to the next level, bringing new and powerful solutions to busy agents and their buyers and sellers.”

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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 115,000 agents provide RE/MAX a global reach of more than 100 countries and territories. 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 $157 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® and other charities. For more information about RE/MAX, to search home listings or find an agent in your community, please visit www.remax.com. For the latest news about RE/MAX, please visit www.remax.com/newsroom.

The January 2018 Housing Report shows that December capped off 2017 with record-breaking home prices, speedy sales and low inventory. One thing is for sure is that the real estate market is on fire, and there’s no indication the flames will be dying down anytime soon. Here are key points from the January 2018 Housing Report based in 54 metro areas including Orlando:

1. Homes are selling fast
In December, homes spent an average of 57 days on the market. That’s the shortest time of any December in the report’s history.

2. Prices are rising
The median sales price of a home sold in December was $232,500. That’s nearly 3 percent higher than the median sales price in December 2016.

3. Inventory continues to shrink
Making sales harder was a low supply of inventory at 3.7 percent — which is the lowest December figure in the nine-year history of the report. That corresponds with a 14.6 percent decline in inventory, lengthening a streak of monthly declines that began in November 2008.

4. Slightly fewer transactions occurred
The overall average number of home sales fell 3.3 percent compared to December 2016, with 39 markets reporting fewer transactions. The end of year is typically a slower selling season, but buyers should still work with their agents to navigate the competitive market.

Dig into the details of the January 2018 RE/MAX National Housing Report in the infographic below.

 

January 2018 Housing Report

January 2018 Housing Report

The January RE/MAX National Housing Report shows the median home price rose 8.1% year-over-year, with 50 of the report’s 54 markets posting increases. At the same time, December sales dropped 3.3% from December 2016, with 39 markets reporting fewer transactions. Making sales harder was a Months Supply of Inventory of 3.7 which is the lowest December figure in the nine-year history of the report. That corresponds with a 14.6% decline in inventory, lengthening a streak of monthly declines that began in November 2008.

Also setting a report record for December was the speed of home sales: 57 days. That figured into an overall 2017 median for Days on Market of 52.5 — nearly a week less than the 2016 median of 58.5 days.

Home buyers paid record prices in 2017, led by June’s Median Price Sold of $245,000. Prices increased year-over-year in every month of 2017, with December marking the 21st consecutive month of year-over-year price increases dating back to April 2016.

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

Winter Park, FL  January 12, 2018 – RE/MAX 200 Realty announced today that REALTOR® Yvonne Clayton has joined the growing real estate firm on Orlando Avenue in Winter Park.

Yvonne has been in real estate since 1983 in one form or another; from property management, marketing, sales and training to being part of a family of builders and developers.  She is a native of Orlando and has watched her hometown change dramatically.

“Now having raised my 4 children and spending countless hours volunteering at church, school and sporting activities, as well as overcoming the challenge of breast cancer over the last two years, I feel ready to launch my career (and hopefully help others conquer breast cancer),” Yvonne said.

“I love meeting and helping people.  I am a researcher and problem solver at heart. I have a lot of energy and being involved in real estate most my adult life it just seemed natural to combine all my gifts into helping people find their perfect home,” Yvonne added.  “As usual, I did my research before deciding on a real estate firm and I chose Remax 200 because of its fine reputation, professionalism, training and family atmosphere.  I am thrilled to be part of the team and look forward to taking off!!”

For more information about RE/MAX 200 Realty or Yvonne Clayton, please visit MetroOrlandoProperties.com or contact Rob Breese, Sales Manager at (321) 436-8813.

 

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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