Amy Worth Earns NAR Commitment to Excellence Endorsement



Amy Worth, a Broker-Associate with RE/MAX Platinum Realty and 2019 President of the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM), has earned the Commitment to Excellence endorsement from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Launched in 2018, the Commitment to Excellence program (C2EX) sets the standard for what it means to be a professional in […]

Former Century 21 CEO Nick Bailey rejoins RE/MAX



Former president and CEO of Century 21 Real Estate Nick Bailey is rejoining RE/MAX as its chief customer officer, a position where he’ll be tasked with overseeing new business growth, brokerage support, franchise sales, professional development, international expansion and industry relations. Bailey had previously spent more than a decade at the RE/MAX World Headquarters during […]

5 Things First-time Homebuyers Should Ask a Real Estate Agent



Buying a home can be one of the most exciting–and stressful–times in your life. After all, this is probably the largest purchase you’ll ever make. It’s not surprising, then, that first-time homebuyers typically have a lot of questions, from how to make an offer to what to expect at closing. If you are represented by […]

When,Why and How to Choose a Probate Realtor



Probate real estate requires a unique process when purchasing a home and can be a difficult process without the proper realtor. It is important to have an experienced probate Realtor to help you navigate and represent the estate during the sale. My background as an attorney and CPA has allowed me to leverage prior experiences […]

Millennials make life most difficult for agents, survey finds



Younger adults are some of the most difficult customers for real estate agents, according to a new survey of 500 industry professionals from the online real estate brokerage Redfin. But that’s not to say older generations make life any easier, for baby boomers who’re aged 55 and up, are not far behind when it comes […]

RE/MAX Platinum Realty Agents Recognized for 2018 Performance



 ­­­­­RE/MAX Platinum Realty agents have been recognized by the RE/MAX network for outstanding performance in 2018. “We have some of the most productive agents by design,” said RE/MAX Platinum Realty Broker-Owner Bryan Guentner. “By leveraging RE/MAX global resources and our proprietary programs, we focus on helping our agents increase their productivity and be successful.” PLATINUM […]

Florida RE/MAX Realtor Lee Brewer Helps Soles4Souls Fight Poverty



Brewer is hosting the donation drive for Soles4Souls from July 15 to August 31, 2019, as part of the NALA’s collective cause marketing program, which encourages businesses across the country to unite for a good cause. New or gently worn pairs of shoes can be dropped off at 2000 Webber Street, Sarasota, FL 34239. “By […]

Realtor Sharon Hodnett Ranked in the Top 1,000 By Real Trends



REAL Trends identifies the country’s largest and most successful agents and firms ranked by closed transaction sides and separately closed sales volume. This ranking is done in partnership with The Wall Street Journal. “This is an exciting accomplishment for me that took nearly 30 years,” said Hodnett, founder of Team Hodnett at Keller Williams Southlake. […]

How to Be the Kind of Real Estate Agent Clients Recommend



Word of mouth is extremely important to any business, but it is especially important for real estate agents. Although repeat clients are a possibility, most people don’t shop for new houses very often. Instead, you have to rely on your clients to refer you whenever one of their friends or family members is looking for […]

Redfin & RE/MAX cancel agent referral partnership after just 2 months



Redfin and RE/MAX are calling time on a partnership announced just two months ago that saw them agree to swap customer referrals in the U.S. and Canada. Through Redfin’s Partner Agents program, the two brokerages had agreed to refer customers to agents. However, RE/MAX is backing out of the deal following Redfin’s launch of a […]