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Bradley, Duncan, Conn, Taylor, Elder, and Ransdell Were Named to REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents in Kentucky

 

(June 11, 2016) Kevin Bradley, Melinda Duncan, Christopher Conn, Maggie Taylor, Donna Elder, and Lynn Ransdell of RE/MAX Creative Realty were named among America’s most productive sales associates as a part of REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents, the newly issued ranking report produced by REAL Trends and sponsored by Zillow Group.  They are now members of “America’s Best Real Estate Agents,” and ranked numbers 3, 38, 40, 49, 94, and 97 (respectively) for Kentucky.

REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents ranks over 12,000 residential real estate professionals solely based on their excellence in real estate sales during calendar year 2015. All production numbers are independently verified by a third-party in order to ensure accuracy and report integrity. This group of highly successful real estate sales agents represents less than 1 percent of all real estate practitioners in the United States.

The real estate professionals are ranked in four categories:

• Individual agent — Sales volume

• Individual agent — Transaction sides (in each real estate transaction there are two sides that can be represented by a real estate agent: the buy side and the selling side)

• Agent team — Sales volume

• Agent team — Transaction sides

To qualify for inclusion, an individual agent must have closed at least 50 transaction sides or $20 million in sales volume in 2015. For real estate agent teams, the minimum is 75 transaction sides or $30 million in closed sales volume.

“The average residential real estate agent in the United States closed fewer than eight transactions in 2015 and had less than $1.5 million in sales,” says Steve Murray, publisher of REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents and president of REAL Trends. “To say that these agents are exceptional sales professionals is an understatement. To attain this level of sales is truly outstanding.”

“We are also pleased that two of the nation’s most prominent online real estate websites, Trulia® and Zillow®, have partnered with REAL Trends to bring a superior level of customer exposure of these sales agents’ performance,” Murray added.

Information on those receiving this recognition can be found online at http://www.americasbestre.com

ABOUT REAL TRENDS

REAL Trends is a Castle Pines, Colorado-based real estate publishing and consulting firm that offers a wide range of research and advisory services to the residential real estate industry. Recognized as the leading source of trends in the industry, REAL Trends also publishes the REAL Trends The Thousand, as advertised in The Wall Street Journal and the REAL Trends 500, which ranks the top brokerage firms in the United States.

Zillow is a registered trademark of Zillow, Inc. Trulia is a registered trademark of Trulia, LLC. These marks are used with permission.

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Kevin Bradley of RE/MAX Creative Realty Named One of America’s

Top 1,000 Real Estate PROFESSIONALS BY 

Real Trends, As advertised IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

 

Bradley, from Georgetown, had an impressive 135 transactions on his way to becoming one of Central Kentucky’s Top Professionals 

(June 29, 2016)Kevin Bradley of RE/MAX Creative Realty was named one of America’s top real estate professionals by REAL Trends, as advertised in The Wall Street Journal.  He is now a member of the “The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals,” a prestigious national awards ranking sponsored annually by REAL Trends and advertised in The Wall Street Journal.  Bradley is now ranked in the top one half of 1 percent of the more than 1.1 million Realtors® nationwide.

The Thousand real estate professionals was announced on June 24, 2016, with four separate categories honoring the top 250 residential agents and agent teams for excellence in:

  • Individual Sales Professionals—Sales volume
  • Individual Sales Professionals—Transaction sides (in each real estate transaction, there are two sides that can be represented by a real estate agent: a buyer’s and a seller’s.)
  • Team Professionals—Sales volume
  • Team Professionals—Transaction sides                               

For the second year, REAL Trends has added two new categories to The Thousand ranking based off of average sales price. This new category is broken down into the top 50 residential agents and agent teams for excellence in:

  • Individual Sales Professionals – Average Sales Price
  • Team Professionals – Average Sales Price

According to The Thousand, Bradley had transaction sides totaling 135, ranking him 233 in the nation.

“The best individual agents and teams—including Bradley’s award-winning efforts—were nothing short of phenomenal considering the challenges in today’s complex housing market,” said Steve Murray, founder of REAL Trends, a Denver-based consulting, publishing and communications company and The Trusted Source that complies the yearly, third-party verified list.

“Becoming a member of such an elite group as The Thousand is an incredible accomplishment in any market, but what Bradley did during these challenging times is impressive on so many levels,” said Marti Gallardo, vice president of classified advertising for The Wall Street Journal.  “His efforts topped 99.99 percent of the more than 1.1 million Realtors nationwide.”

“I am absolutely thrilled to be named to The Thousand,” said Bradley who serves clients primarily in Georgetown“It’s incredibly gratifying to help clients find their dream homes as well as help them sell their properties quickly and for the highest price possible.”

The ranking of The Thousand can be found at:

          www.thethousandrealestateprofessionals.com

About RE/MAX Creative Realty - RE/MAX Creative Realty is a locally owned and operated full-service real estate brokerage located in Lexington and Georgetown, Kentucky. Founded in 1987, the brokerage has over 70 Realtors® and specializes in both Residential and Commercial real estate. RE/MAX Creative Realty is a proud supporter of the Kentucky Children’s Hospital via the Makenna Foundation, and is headquartered at 2808 Palumbo Drive, Lexington, KY 40509. To learn more, please visit www.GoCentralKyHomes.com. 

About The Thousand - This awards program was developed jointly by WSJ. Custom Studios (and is not affiliated with the Editorial Department) and REAL Trends, a leading source of analysis and information for the residential real estate brokerage industry. REAL Trends The Thousand honors America’s elite real estate professionals and their companies and is compiled and analyzed by REAL Trends with a special ad section included in The Wall Street Journal.

Contact:

Morgan Middleton, Director of Marketing & Technology

RE/MAX Creative Realty

(859) 422-2000 • morgan.middleton@remax.net

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RE/MAX Agent Maggie Taylor Earns

Lifetime Achievement Award

LEXINGTON, Kentucky, February 12, 2016 – Maggie Taylor, with RE/MAX Creative Realty, has been presented with the RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors highly successful agents who have earned more than $3 million in commissions and have completed seven years of service with the company. Less than six percent of the RE/MAX network has achieved this prestigious award.  Melinda Duncan, also with RE/MAX Creative Realty, has previously been honored with this award.

Taylor has been working in the real estate industry for almost 16 years and has extensive experience in new construction and resale.

“Maggie has been an integral member of our team and is more than deserving of this very prestigious award,” said Janice Mueller, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Creative Realty.

RE/MAX is the most productive real estate network with its Sales Associates averaging more sales than other real estate agents. Over 100,000 agents provide RE/MAX a global reach of nearly 100 countries. Nobody sells more real estate than RE/MAX. 

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About RE/MAX Creative Realty:

RE/MAX Creative Realty is a locally owned and operated full-service real estate brokerage located in Lexington and Georgetown, Kentucky. Founded in 1987, the brokerage has 68 Realtors® and specializes in both Residential and Commercial real estate. RE/MAX Creative Realty is a proud supporter of the Kentucky Children’s Hospital via the Makenna Foundation, and is headquartered at 2808 Palumbo Drive, Lexington, KY 40509. To learn more, please visit www.GoCentralKyHomes.com.

Contact:

Morgan Middleton, Director of Technology & Marketing

(859) 422-2000

morgan.middleton@remax.net

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RE/MAX Agents

Mason, Paterson, Phillips, Ransdell, and Werling

Earn Hall Of Fame Award

 

LEXINGTON, Kentucky, February 12, 2016 – Frank Mason, Shelley Paterson, Tony Phillips, Lynn Ransdell, and Ned Werling, with RE/MAX Creative Realty, have recently been presented with the RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award, which honors successful agents who have earned more than $1 million in commissions during their careers with the company. Less than twenty-three percent of all RE/MAX Affiliates have earned this prestigious award.  Only 23 agents in Central Kentucky have earned this award to-date, 16 of whom are affiliated with RE/MAX Creative.  These agents join Margaret Carmickle, Melinda Duncan, Greg Edmondson, Donna Elder, John Groft, Shelia McCoy, Louis Mulloy, Trina Penn Padgett, Maggie Taylor, Bernie Utterback, and Linda Waldroop-Lewis.

These agents have been working in the real estate industry for many years and have extensive experience in new construction, remodels, resale, and farms.

“Winning this award is a tremendous accomplishment. These agents continue to raise the bar in real estate, making us, and this community, proud,” said Janice Mueller, Broker/Owner, of RE/MAX Creative Realty.

RE/MAX is the most productive real estate network with its Sales Associates averaging more sales than other real estate agents. Over 100,000 agents provide RE/MAX a global reach of nearly 100 countries. Nobody sells more real estate than RE/MAX.

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About RE/MAX Creative Realty:

RE/MAX Creative Realty is a locally owned and operated full-service real estate brokerage located in Lexington and Georgetown, Kentucky. Founded in 1987, the brokerage has 68 Realtors® and specializes in both Residential and Commercial real estate. RE/MAX Creative Realty is a proud supporter of the Kentucky Children’s Hospital via the Makenna Foundation, and is headquartered at 2808 Palumbo Drive, Lexington, KY 40509. To learn more, please visit www.GoCentralKyHomes.com.

Contact:

Morgan Middleton, Director of Technology & Marketing

(859) 422-2000

morgan.middleton@remax.net

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RE/MAX Creative Realty Ranked

#1 In Production per Agent in Central Kentucky

 

January 2016

Have you ever noticed how everyone seems to be #1 at something? That's marketing for you! Don't you want the Realtor selling your home or helping you buy your next home to be the most experienced in the business? Count on a full-time professional with a history of success. That's the sign of a RE/MAX agent.

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RE/MAX Ranked #1 In Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500

January 2016

It's official, RE/MAX has again been listed as the highest-ranking real estate franchise in the Franchise 500 Real Estate Category, and ranks #21 among all franchises - a significant jump from #75 last year.  Be sure to read the press release!

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Zillow Group and RE/MAX Kick off New Phase of Collaboration

Expanded agreement offers extended branding and links back to brokerage websites for all RE/MAX listings across Zillow and Trulia

November 11, 2015
SEATTLE — Zillow Group, (NASDAQ: Z and ZG), which houses a portfolio of the largest and most vibrant real estate and home-related brands on mobile and web, today announced it has renewed its agreement with RE/MAX®, one of the nation’s largest real estate franchisors.
 
The newly expanded agreement features a first-of-its-kind integration of two of the Zillow® Tech Connect programs, Leads and Reviews. Now, RE/MAX agents will be able to receive Zillow Group leads through their customer relationship management program, LeadStreet®, and will be able to feature their reviews from Zillow on their personal agent websites. In addition, agents will have extended RE/MAX branding with attribution on all listings across Zillow and Trulia® and agents will be clearly labeled as the listing agents on the buyers’ agent list on their listings. Zillow Group will also offer specially designed training and education regarding these new resources to RE/MAX agents.
 
“This is truly a landmark agreement,” said Errol Samuelson, Zillow Group chief industry development officer. “We are focused on delivering greater value to RE/MAX and its brokerages and agents who use the services of Zillow Group. This agreement will help RE/MAX agents work more effectively and receive even more value from Zillow and Trulia.”
 
All 59,000 RE/MAX agents in the U.S. will have the opportunity for their listings to appear on Zillow and Trulia, as well as on Zillow’s and Trulia’s popular suite of mobile apps. Listings will also appear across Zillow Group’s extended network, which includes Yahoo!® Homes, MSN® Real Estate, AOL® Real Estate, HGTV® and Leju. In addition, the new agreement allows RE/MAX listings to feature unique brokerage branding, including a logo and link back to the brokerage website.
 
“RE/MAX and our agents have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Zillow and Trulia, and we’re pleased that the relationship remains strong,” said Mike Ryan, RE/MAX executive vice president.  “The features and flexibility of this agreement give RE/MAX agents added exposure for their listings and an opportunity to provide their clients with a higher level of service through enhanced marketing efforts.”
Source:  http://www.remax.com/newsroom/press-releases/zillow-group-and-remax-kick-off-new-phase-of-collaboration.htm

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Real Trends Best Real Estate Agents in Kentucky

Congratulations to RE/MAX Creative Realty's

Kevin Bradley, Melinda Duncan, Donna Elder, and Tony Phillips!

 

 

July 2015

See the full list HERE.

REAL Trends ranks, collects, and verifies all of the data in these reports to produce a completely unbiased and ethical report.  REAL Trends is a consulting and communications company for the residential real estate industry and has been widely known as the trusted source for data, news, and trends for the residential real estate industry.

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High-Profile Brand is Right Fit for High-Achieving Agent

Top producer Eric Pruitt is thrilled to be back with RE/MAX after several years with Keller Williams—and he’s not afraid to show it

June 2015

Eric Pruitt wants everyone around Palm Beach Garden, Florida, to know he’s back with RE/MAX after a five-year hiatus. So much so that he’s completely wrapped his F350 pickup as a mobile billboard touting his team and affiliation with local franchisee RE/MAX 1st Choice.

“The RE/MAX mindset is like no other in this industry – upbeat and positive,” Pruitt says. “There are cheaper companies out there, but you get what you pay for. The others can’t begin to provide you the same benefits as RE/MAX.”

Pruitt speaks from experience. In 2009, after 21 years with RE/MAX, Pruitt and his team embarked on what he hoped would be a lucrative new affiliation with Keller Williams. He had no choice, he says: The RE/MAX broker he’d been working with for years advised he was two months from closing doors on his franchise, and the housing market was in the throes of the recession.

“You don’t know what you have until you lose it,” Pruitt says. “My first choice would have been to stay with RE/MAX, but there were no offices in my area with space for my team.”

He joined a Keller Williams franchise with the promise of profit sharing and reduced costs at a time when it seemed the entire industry was in need of a refresh and relaunch.

“Everyone was in survival mode, looking for the most affordable way to stay in business,” he says.

Lost in the shuffle

At first, it worked. Costs were manageable, enabling Pruitt to weather the worst of the economic storm. But in ensuing years, as Florida housing slowly made its recovery, he started to recognize some things he’d surrendered when he left RE/MAX. As the ranks of novice Keller Williams agents in his area swelled, Pruitt found it increasingly difficult to differentiate himself and his team from the pack working under the same banner.

When a former client called to have Pruitt list his home, and then cancelled after learning he was no longer affiliated with RE/MAX, Pruitt grew more attuned to the power of brand. He wondered about other listings he wasn’t getting. Last year, when his broker ran an ad for luxury homes but would not include Pruitt’s name and contact info alongside his listings, he began contemplating his return to RE/MAX.

Returning to RE/MAX

By then, Pruitt had heard Bill Wilkinson, another of Florida’s top producers who had left for Keller Williams, was back at RE/MAX and thriving again. They compared notes on their experiences and frustrations.

“One thing he pointed out to me is that, at RE/MAX, you’re surrounded by top producers, and there’s a synergy and mindset that goes with that,” Pruitt says.

Then, there’s the power of the brand. Pruitt notes that RE/MAX is one of the most recognized names in real estate.

“We have 100,000 agents working in nearly 100 countries,” he says. When you tell people that’s the company you’re with, it gives you a lot more credibility.”

Talks with other agents reinforced Pruitt’s perceptions, and he briefly explored purchasing his own RE/MAX franchise. Ultimately, Pruitt decided to concentrate on what he enjoys doing most – working directly with buyers and sellers.

Finding the right fit

His search for the right opportunity eventually led to discussions with Broker/Owner Bill Brady and Broker/Manager Abe Himelstein of RE/MAX 1st Choice. Their approach resonated with Pruitt, and the fact that ample space for Pruitt and his six-member team was available in the same building as their offices cinched the move.

“We’re honored he came back to us,” Himelstein says. “We try to build a family relationship here with the idea that together we can do great things. And nobody does a better job at branding than RE/MAX.”

Pruitt agrees. Since officially transitioning back with his team in February, he reports taking more calls on listings than he had in the previous year. In his first three months, he estimates he had $17 million in pending sales.

“It all just confirms that we made the right move,” Pruitt says. “I can be pretty good on my own, but combined with RE/MAX and all it offers, I can be great.”

Source:  http://abovemag.remax.com/high-profile-brand-is-right-fit-for-high-achieving-agent/

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RE/MAX Now More than 100,000 Agents Strong

Agent-Centric Model and Recovering Market Attract Thousands

Dave Liniger, CEO, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder

DENVER – The global real estate franchisor, RE/MAX (NYSE:RMAX) now counts over 100,000 agents in its network. Ending 2014 with 98,010 agents worldwide, RE/MAX attracted more than 2,000 agents in just the first few months of 2015 to reach this significant milestone.
 
“As our agent count grew over the last three years, we knew that the 100,000 threshold would be crossed very soon,” said Dave Liniger, CEO, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder of RE/MAX, LLC. “Our agent-centric business model has attracted top producers for 42 years. It’s nice to have such large numbers, but we’re most proud of the quality agents who call RE/MAX home.”   
 
RE/MAX agent growth picked up steam in 2015 and as of April 1 had risen 2.1%, after increasing 5.1% in all of 2014. RE/MAX continues its trend of agent growth while the National Association of Realtors reported February home sales at levels 4.7% higher than one year ago.
 
In an improving market, the most productive agents will want to affiliate with a recognized brand that supports their efforts with valuable resources and innovative technology tools,” Liniger added.
 
The best agents seek out organizations that can help them succeed in a competitive environment. RE/MAX provides a comprehensive training platform, RE/MAX University, that is available 24/7 on-demand anywhere in the world. RU has been recognized with numerous training and video awards.
 
And since 2006, RE/MAX has provided over 14 million online leads to its agents without a referral fee. Other services include a creative advertising campaign and the RE/MAX Design Center, an online marketing site where agents can create customized materials using professionally designed templates.
 
RE/MAX agents consistently rank among the most productive in the industry. In the United States, RE/MAX agents averaged 15.6 years of real estate experience and 16.0 transaction sides in 2014.
 
Selling five Master Franchises in 2014, RE/MAX reached around the world to nearly 100 countries. No other real estate brand can match this global footprint. It remains true that nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX.
 
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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 100,000 agents provide RE/MAX a global reach of nearly 100 countries. Nobody sells more real estate than RE/MAX.
 
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 $150 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.
Source:  http://www.remax.com/newsroom/press-releases/remax-now-more-than-100000-agents-strong.htm

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For the third year in a row, RE/MAX has been listed as the highest-ranking real estate franchise in Entrepreneur magazine's Franchise 500!

Here at RE/MAX Creative Realty we love the view from Above the Crowd®

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RE/MAX Creative Realty is proud to announce that once again we ranked #1 in Production per Agent in 2014 in the Central Kentucky real estate marketplace!

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In honor of his installation ceremony on January 14, 2015, we are excited to share a news appearance by LBAR President (and RE/MAX Creative agent) Larry Freels!

 

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August 2014 saw the adoption of a new RE/MAX mission statement:

Read more HERE!

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According to the "Best Real Estate Agents in America" report released by Real Trends in July 2014,

RE/MAX Creative Realty has 4 outstanding agents among Kentucky's Top 60

(out of 10 total from Lexington).

Click below for the full list:

 

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In mid-July 2014, RE/MAX brokerages outnumbered competitors and

RE/MAX agents out-produced them in the

RISMedia 26th Annual Power Broker Report!

Check out RE/MAX Creative Realty coming in at #477 (ranked by number of transactions)

and #621 (ranked by sales volume) in the NATION!

Click below for the full report, then scroll to page 21 for the good stuff!

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RE/MAX Creative Realty Among Nation’s Top Real Estate Brokerages   

Lexington, KY June 23, 2014 – RE/MAX Creative Realty, one of the most successful real estate companies in Central Kentucky, ranks among the 50 most productive real estate brokerages in the U.S., based on home sales data in the prestigious 2014 REAL Trends 500 survey. RE/MAX Creative Realty was the only Central Kentucky real estate brokerage included among the top 50 U. S. brokerages when measured by the number of transaction sides per sales associate. Of the 50 brokerages, an impressive 41 were affiliated with RE/MAX.

 

Our agents always put the customer first” said Janice Mueller, Broker/Owner, RE/MAX Creative Realty “And when your buyers and sellers are happy, they refer you to their friends and family. In the world of real estate, a referral is the greatest compliment.”

 

RE/MAX Creative Realty ranked in the top 50 with over 21 transaction sides per agent. The survey ranked 1,451 participating brokerages by the total 2013 residential transaction sides. Among the top 500, RE/MAX calculated the 50 brokerages averaging the most transaction sides per agent.

 

RE/MAX Creative Realty has three full-service offices and works with buyers and sellers in all Central Kentucky counties. For more information, to see the latest property listings, or to contact an agent, please visit www.4222000.com or call (859) 422-2000.

 

To find out more about the REAL Trends 500 survey, please visit: www.realtrends.com.

 

About RE/MAX Creative Realty:

 

RE/MAX Creative Realty was founded in 1987 and is a top-producing real estate brokerage focusing on buyers and sellers of residential, new construction, luxury homes, farms, acreage, multi-family, investment, and commercial properties throughout Central Kentucky.

 

The team of over full-time 70 professional agents and staff make customer service their number one priority. For more information, or to see the latest listings, please visit: www.4222000.com

 

Contact:

Carla Hisle, Sales & Marketing Manager

RE/MAX Creative Realty

(859) 422-2000

carlahisle@remax.net