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For many of us, working the nine-to-five shift at a steady job is a comforting and predictable career path. But for those seeking a little more excitement, there’s nothing quite like the fast-paced world of real estate! Not only is freedom a guarantee, but the life of a real estate agent comes complete with fulfillment, intrigue, and a comfortable monetary compensation package. Of course all of us at RE/MAX Plus won’t lie; becoming a licensed real estate agent takes a bit of work. But if you’re willing to put forth a little effort, the rewards of real estate are spectacular!

First Perk: Freedom
One of the biggest perks to the real estate agent lifestyle lies in the power to have complete control over your own work hours. Agents are able to create a schedule that works around his or her personal needs, which can be especially important for parents that need to support their family financially but don’t want to miss out on the important moments in their lives. Clients schedules however won’t typically be as flexible as their agents, which means that real estate agents must accept that there may be times that he or she will have to drop everything and see to the client’s needs. That being said, it’s hard to complain when there’s no time clock to punch.

Second Perk: Simple Education
There are many career paths that lead to success, but most require many years of education and a hefty amount of debt to get there. RE/MAX Plus agents however have the advantage of having full access to training material and industry experts 24/7, and no higher education degrees are required! Whether you decide to learn at your own pace or take advantage of our expert trainers, you can access the education you want, when you want it. There is an exam to become an officially-licensed real estate agent, and given the multitude of RE/MAX Plus resources at your disposal, starting or expanding a real estate agent career is only a matter of time.

Third Perk: Rewards
With no hourly wage or set salary weighing you down, the rewards of real estate are only limited to the time and effort he or she puts into their careers. Monetarily-speaking a real estate agent can enjoy an average commission of $1500 to $2000 after brokerage fees, and that only is after selling a modestly-priced property. A seasoned real estate agent usually works with several clients at a time, resulting in tens of thousands of dollars in a single quarter. But beyond the commission itself, the greatest reward a real estate agent receives is the personal satisfaction of finding his or her client a property that they love, or helping them sell their property at the best possible price. When a real estate agent forges those personal connections by helping resolve one of the most important decisions in a person’s life, the result is incredibly fulfilling.

May is for Miracles

 

RE/MAX Plus was recognized as the #1 Office in Donations in the RE/MAX of NY Region.

We’re gearing up for a special month that will touch the heart. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has designated “May is for Miracles” and millions of people will spend the month giving, donating, sharing & volunteering to help kids in Children’s Hospitals. RE/MAX is a proud partner of CMN Hospitals and we’ll give it our all in May. Get all the info at www.mayisformiracles.org and tell us how you’re participating.

Super Bowl Sunday

Super Exposure! RE/MAX Ads Air
During the Super Bowl!

It’s the biggest sporting event of the year, and RE/MAX is there, promoting your brand. Tune in to Westwood One radio to hear RE/MAX ads and announcements during play-by-play coverage of the big game.

All RE/MAX affiliates can enter into the Super Bowl contest and predict the score of the game. Just click here to enter the contest: http://goo.gl/yJVfN

Rochester Ranks

The Rochester-area housing market, long praised by real estate professionals for being a “steady Eddie” with stable values, has been named the 3rd-best place to buy a home.

Zillow Inc., used four factors to determine its Top 10 Cities: housing prices compared with incomes; unemployment rates; price appreciation; and foreclosure rates.

The 10 markets selected by Zillow for their real estate attributes vary significantly in size, from Pittsburgh’s metro-area population of 2.3 million to Utica’s 293,000.

Of Rochester, Zillow researcher Emily Trinks wrote: “Rochester offers buyers an affordable market and an improving local economy. Additionally, the local real estate market is solid: 91 percent of homes sold for a gain in October 2010.”

The strength of the Rochester market during the housing downturn of recent years is evident by price trends. Overall values nationally have fallen 26 percent since the peak in 2006, according to Zillow. In contrast, the median selling price in the Rochester area rose 4% between 2006 and 2010, according to the Greater Rochester Association of Realtors.

“We have a stable market compared to other markets of the country,” said Michael Haymes, president of RE/MAX Realty Group in Pittsford.

MCHAO@DemocratandChronicle.com

RE/MAX listings on Homes.com

NORFOLK, VA, January 10, 2011Homes.com, a division of Dominion Enterprises, today announced a new advertising partnership with RE/MAX, LLC. The partnership showcases RE/MAX listings to Homes.com’s more than 5.5 million monthly visitors. Homes.com was ranked as the #7 real estate portal in December, according to Hitwise.com.

The partnership follows a pilot program that proved the effectiveness of showing RE/MAX listings on Homes.com. Running in the Central Florida and Mid-Atlantic markets, the Homes.com-RE/MAX advertising pilot generated 7,000 additional leads for RE/MAX associates and

more than 1.3 million additional listing views. Based on the success of the pilot program, the partnership has now expanded to over 150,000 RE/MAX listings advertised on Homes.com. These listings now drive traffic to Remax.com and increase lead generation opportunities for RE/MAX Plus and Associates.

“We are excited to announce this landmark partnership with RE/MAX, one of the nation’s largest real estate franchises,” said Jason Doyle, vice president of Homes.com. “Homes.com has a proven record of attracting qualified prospects who are in the early stages of the home buying process. With this partnership, we are also enhancing the consumer experience by streamlining the hand-off to industry-leading RE/MAX agents at the local level.”

“Remax.com is the most visited real estate franchise Web site because we offer buyers and sellers tools and resources to make good decisions in any market and comprehensive information on listings around the country,” said Marnie Blanco, RE/MAX Vice President, eBusiness. “Our partnership with Homes.com gives RE/MAX listings added visibility and drives more buyers and sellers to a qualified RE/MAX agent.”

RE/MAX Plus is a three year old company founded by eight top producing Realtors in the Rochester New York area. It has grown to approximately 80 Associates, generating nearly a quarter billion dollars in annual sales from one centrally located office. Realtor/Partner Terri Granger says “Our business model encompasses the best the real estate business world has to offer with an attention to detail and Agent support seldom found in the profession. We are absolutely delighted to add yet another dimension to the strongest internet presence available for real estate marketing.”

RE/MAX Scores During NFL Playoffs

Want to know the winners of this weekend’s playoff games? It’s You!

RE/MAX will be generating incredible awareness for your business when the Jets, Steelers, Bears and Packers take to the field this weekend.

RE/MAX ads and announcements will be broadcast to millions of fans listening to the play-by-play action on Westwood One radio. This exposure builds the RE/MAX brand name, while driving consumers to you.

The RE/MAX sponsorship also includes Westwood One coverage of the Pro Bowl and the Super Bowl in the coming weeks.

Tune in and check it out!


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Congratulations Steve Vaisey

The Partners of RE/MAX Plus extend their sincere congratulations for your nomination to the Women’s Council of Realtors Entrepreneur of the Year Award. It’s a great honor to receive this award.

We look forward to a productive and successful 2011 and we wish for you all the success you have earned and richly deserve.

New Billboards in Rochester

RE/MAX is now advertising on billboards in the area.

Six billboards have been placed in high traffic areas of Rochester.

490 at University Avenue (visible from East Avenue)

490W at Mt. Read Boulevard

East Main Street

Brooks Avenue

North Winton Road

Congratulations to Robert Piazza Palotto (www.rppsoldteam.com) who was the winner of a 3G IPad in the REALTORS® Charitable Foundation (RCF) raffle, which was held on November 12, as a part of the Salesmaster Awards event at Oak Hill Country Club.  We would like to thank everyone who participated in the raffle, which raised $2,500!

Because our first raffle was such a huge success, we will be conducting another raffle for an IPad at the December 9th Holiday Gala at the Doubletree Hotel.  Don’t miss your opportunity to win!