Author: Tracey Velt


This article is sponsored by CINC (Commissions Inc.) Systems for Success How this Maryland-based associate broker grew from selling $4 million annually to $130 million through systems. With his start in the commercial division of Cold Stone Creamery, franchising and helping find retail locations, Nick Waldner, the lead agent and associate broker for the Waldner Winters Team of Keller Williams Realty Centre in Columbia, Maryland, found himself interested in investing in real estate for himself. “My mom was in real estate for 20 years, so I told her I wanted to make offers on ten investment properties all at...

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Expanding Your Team Through Acquisitions

When opportunity knocked, these team leaders answered and turned it into a new way of doing business. By Tracey C. Velt, editor of publications  Seventeen years ago, after 13 years in an international marketing position, Dar Walden, co-owner of the Dar Walden Team at Keller Williams Realty-Alaska Group, decided it was time for a change. It was then that she met Carol Butler, the No. 1 sales associate at RE/MAX in Alaska. Dar began working with Butler and learning the real estate profession. Three years later, after retiring from the Air Force in 2003, Ed Walden joined the growing...

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After 44 Years, RE/MAX Reveals Refreshed Brand Identity

The world’s most productive real estate network* is getting even stronger. RE/MAX Co-CEOs, Dave Liniger and Adam Contos, revealed today a refreshed RE/MAX brand, including the world-famous balloon logo and wordmark, to hundreds of franchise owners at the annual RE/MAX Broker Owner Conference in San Francisco. “Our new look better represents the enthusiastic entrepreneurs who comprise our network,” said Contos. “Great brands evolve and RE/MAX is no different. We believe the updated balloon and wordmark will help our agents grow their business and give them an even bigger competitive advantage in digital, social media and mobile marketing.” RE/MAX Balloon...

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  Former Zillow Executive to Build on Iconic Brand’s Strong Foundation, Leadership Positioning in Global Markets In today’s connected world, consumer expectations of products, services and experiences are continuing to rise, and in no industry are these ever-growing expectations more apparent than the real estate industry. As part of an ongoing effort to meet and exceed industry professionals’ and consumers’ ever-changing needs and expectations, Century 21 Real Estate LLC announced that Nick Bailey, formerly of the Zillow® Group, has been appointed president and chief executive officer. “We are excited to welcome Nick Bailey to the Realogy family,” said John Peyton, president...

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John Peyton of Realogy Wants People to Succeed — LORE Magazine Fall 2017

  Welcome to the fall 2017 edition of LORE magazine! We’re bringing you the amazing stories of the lives of real estate (LORE) professionals in an online publication. In This Issue John Peyton: A Creative Mind With a gift for art and business, the new leader of the Realogy Franchise Group (RFG) brings his talents from the corporate world to real estate. Secondary Feature Giveback Homes: Be the Change in the World Social responsibility is more than a buzz phrase to these entrepreneurs who founded a way for real estate professionals and brokers to build a social impact program....

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