GUARDIAN SEMINAR TO FOCUS ON HOME INSPECTIONS

GUARDIAN SETTLEMENT SEMINAR FOR MAY
TO HIGHLIGHT VALUE OF HOME INSPECTIONS

For more information, contact
Drew Whipple at 856-985-9007
or awhipple@goguardianinsurance.com

EVESHAM (April 23) – Steve Hunn and Mike Buckley from U.S. Inspect will be the featured speakers at the next “Guardian Hour of Power Lunch Seminar” to be held on Wednesday, May 8.

Hunn and Buckley will address the topic “How to Assure a Home Inspection Does Not Kill a Deal.” U.S. Inspect bills itself as the one-stop solution for home inspection needs, including tests for radon, termites and more. Hunn is the Philadelphia/South Jersey/Delaware region manager and Buckley is one of the company’s Building Consultants.

Sponsored by Guardian Settlement Agents, one of the state’s leading title agencies serving all of New Jersey’s 21 counties, the seminar will begin at 12 p.m. noon on Wednesday, May 8 at Guardian’s South Jersey headquarters at 1000 Lincoln Drive East, Suite Two, in Marlton (08053). Lunch will be served and there is no charge to attend.

To register for the seminar, contact Guardian Settlement Agents President Drew Whipple at 856-985-9007 or awhipple@goguardianinsurance.com.

“Home inspections are an important part of every residential real estate transaction,” said Guardian CEO Christopher J. Brown. “It’s important for Realtors and other industry professionals to know what is new and important in the field. This presentation is another example of the valuable information that’s available at our monthly Hour of Power seminars.”

U.S. Inspect was founded nearly 25 years ago and has a customer satisfaction rating of more than 99 percent. Hunn and Buckley are part of a highly experienced nine-member regional inspection team. Hunn, who has been a manager with U.S. Inspect for 10 years, has taken part in close to 4,000 home inspections in his 16-year career.

Hunn and Buckley will focus their Hour of Power presentation on how U.S. Inspect uses strong communication skills to properly set expectations among the key players in a home inspection: The inspector, the Realtor and the customer.

“If we make sure everyone understands the process, we will have fewer communication issues down the line,” Hunn said. “We explain the process in detail to the customer and their Realtor before we start an inspection. Once they learn how a true, professional inspection is performed, we eliminate most – if not all – of the potential problems.”

Hunn said some home inspection companies feel compelled to find problems in an effort to justify their fee. At U.S. Inspect, he explained, they “tell is like it is” to the Realtor and the customer and stand on the merits of their work. The ultimate goal, he emphasized, is to make sure the deal goes through and – if there are problems – to make sure they are fully explained and understood.

The next “Hour of Power” seminar will be held on the second Wednesday of June, the 12th, and will feature Jenny Ryan, owner and publisher of Southern New Jersey Business People magazine leading a discussion on effective networking techniques for small businesses.

Guardian Settlement Agents has offices in both Burlington County – at 1000 Lincoln Drive East, Suite Two, Marlton, NJ 08053 (Phone: 856-985-9007, Fax: 856-985-9977) – and Somerset County – at 54 Grove Street, Suite 3 & 4, Somerville, NJ 08876 (Phone: 908-575-9995, Fax: 908-575-9996). Both offices are on the web at www.goguardianinsurance.com.

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RE/MAX CONNECTION AMONG TOP 500 AGENCIES NATIONALLY

RE/MAX CONNECTION MAKES “TOP 500” LIST
OF NATION’S REAL ESTATE COMPANIES

Contact: Kevin Bayzath
Phone: (856) 988-1800
Email: kbayzath@aol.com

MARLTON (Apr. 12) – RE/MAX Connection Realtors, New Jersey’s number one-ranked RE/MAX real estate company for the past two years, made the national Top 500 list of real estate agencies for 2012 in both number of transactions closed and sales volume achieved.

The three RE/MAX Connection offices – in Marlton, Mantua and Turnersville – successfully closed 1,396 transactions in 2012 with a sales volume of more than $239 million. This gave the company national rankings of 436th in sales and 451st in transactions in the 25th annual “Power Broker Survey” conducted by RIS Media, publishers of the industry’s leading publication, Real Estate magazine.

“We believe we have the strongest team of Realtors in South Jersey and this recognition, once again, proves that point,” said RE/MAX Connection CEO Christopher J. Brown. “Our more than 100 agents are dedicated to providing unmatched customer service to our clients as we help them reach their real estate goals.

“An achievement such as this is a true team effort as our Realtors are backed by an experienced sales staff in our three offices along with the award-winning sales tools provided by RE/MAX International,” Brown continued. “I am proud of all the professionals in our organization who went above and beyond to help us gain this national recognition.”

“The achievements of these firms are remarkable,” said RIS Media President and CEO John Featherston in announcing the rankings. “Their leadership teams have successfully managed their respective firms through extremely difficult economic times.” More than 1,200 of the nation’s top real estate companies submitted information to the magazine to be considered for the list.

In 2012, in addition to its number-one statewide ranking in transactions, RE/MAX Connection ranked third in New Jersey in overall agent commissions paid at more than $7 million.

Among individual office locations, the RE/MAX Connection office in Turnersville was third in the state in units sold in 2012 with the Marlton office being ranked number seven in units sold for the past year. The Turnersville office also was ranked 10th in the state for commissions paid from a single office.

In 2011, RE/MAX Connection finished number one in New Jersey by closing 1,417 transactions worth more than $218 million.

RE/MAX Connection – Marlton is located at 1000 Lincoln Drive East, Suite Two, Marlton, NJ 08053. Phone: (856) 988-1800. Fax: (856) 988-8020. RE/MAX Connection – Mantua is located at 140 Bridgeton Pike, Mantua, NJ 08051. Phone: (856) 415-1210. Fax: (856) 415-1291. RE/MAX Connection – Turnersville is at 5701 Route 42, Turnersville, NJ 08012. Phone: 856-228-7990. Fax: 856-228-4433.

All three offices are on the web at www.goconnectionnj.com.

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March 2013 – Frequently Asked Title Questions

March 2013

Frequently Asked Title Questions

Question: The seller in our transaction is not represented by an attorney. They have asked us to prepare the deed for them. May we?

Answer: No.

In New Jersey, the preparation of legal documents such as a deed is considered the practice of law which may only be undertaken by an Attorney at Law of the State of New Jersey. The only exception to that rule is that an individual representing him/herself may prepare his/her own documents.

Nor may a title agent retain an attorney to prepare conveyance documents for the parties to a transaction unless that attorney actually consults with the party for whom the document(s) will be drafted and that party provides a written request that such documents be drafted for them by the attorney. Naturally, a title company/agent may refer a party to a transaction to an attorney or attorneys for the purpose of drafting legal documents, but the party seeking the drafting of the legal document must independently retain that attorney and pay his/her fee.

This prohibition is not limited to deeds – it includes all forms of legal documents including but not limited to mortgages, notes, easements, releases, etc.

These prohibitions arise out of NJSA 17:46B-13 and In re Opinion No. 26 of the Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Law, 139 NJ 323 (NJ 1995).

As always, feel free to address any questions to a member of our underwriting staff.

Nancy L. Koch, Esq. CTP
Vice President & NJ State Counsel
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
119 Cherry Hill Road, Suite 100
Parsippany, NJ 07054
973-541-2400, ext. 12404
201-839-9019 (fax)
nkoch@oldrepublictitle.com

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New Law – Foreclosure of Mortgages on Vacant and Abandoned Properties

DATE: March 22, 2013

TO: All Agents and Employees

FROM: Nancy L. Koch, Esq. CTP
Vice President & NJ State Counsel
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company

RE: New Law – Foreclosure of Mortgages on Vacant and Abandoned Properties

At the end of last year, Governor Christie signed into law an act which permits lenders to foreclose mortgages using an expedited summary action if the encumbered residential property is deemed to be abandoned and vacant. Enacted as Chapter 70 of the Public Laws of 2012, the new law will be found in the New Jersey Statutes at NJSA 2A:50-73. The law takes effect on April 1, 2013.

The new procedure applies only to residential real estate which is proven to be “vacant and abandoned”. In order to be found to be “vacant and abandoned”, a court must find:

A — That the mortgaged property is not occupied by a mortgagor or tenant (which tenancy was created before the service of the notice of intention to foreclose); and

B — At least 2 of the following conditions exist:
 Overgrown or neglected vegetation
 Accumulation of newspaper, circulars, flyers or mail on the property
 Disconnected gas, electric, or water utility services to the property
 Accumulation of hazardous, noxious or unhealthy substances or materials on the property
 Accumulation of junk, litter, trash or debris on the property
 Absence of window treatments such as blinds, curtains or shutters
 Absence of furnishings and personal items
 Statements of neighbors, delivery persons, or government employees indicating that the residence is vacant and abandoned
 Windows or entrances to the property that are boarded up or closed off or multiple window panes that are damaged, broken and unrepaired
 Doors to the property that are smashed through, broken off, unhinged, or continuously unlocked
 A risk to the health, safety or welfare of the public, or any adjoining or adjacent property owners, exists due to acts of vandalism, loitering, criminal conduct, or the physical destruction or deterioration of the property
 An uncorrected violation of a municipal building, housing, or similar code during the preceding year, or an order by municipal authorities declaring the property to be unfit for occupancy and to remain vacant and unoccupied
 The mortgagee or other authorized party has secured or winterized the property due to the property being deemed vacant and unprotected or in danger of freezing
 A written statement issued by any mortgagor expressing the clear intent of all mortgagors to abandon the property
 Any other reasonable indicia of abandonment.

A residential property shall not be considered “vacant and abandoned” if, on the property there is:
 An unoccupied building which is undergoing construction, renovation or rehabilitation that is proceeding diligently to completion and is in compliance with applicable ordinances, codes, regulations and statutes
 A building occupied on a seasonal basis, but otherwise secure
 A building that is secure, but is the subject of a probate action, action to quiet title, or other ownership dispute.

Under the new law, after a foreclosure has been commenced, the lender may file an application to proceed in a summary manner because the residential property that is the subject of the action is believed to be “vacant and abandoned.” In order to so proceed, the foreclosing party must establish that a process server has made two unsuccessful attempts to serve the mortgagor or occupant at the property, which attempts must be at least 72 hours apart and during different times of day, either before noon, between noon and 6 p.m., or between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.

The court may enter a final foreclosure judgment in this type of matter upon a finding a) by clear and convincing evidence that the residential property is vacant and abandoned, and b) that a review of the pleadings and documents filed in the action supports the entry of a final foreclosure judgment. A final judgment may not be entered where any defendant has filed an answer or appearance which has not been withdrawn and the objection or defenses asserted provide cause to preclude entry of a final judgment.

Under the new law, the Sheriff is directed that the property shall be sold within 60 days of the sheriff’s receipt of the writ of execution. If it becomes apparent that the Sheriff cannot comply with the 60 day time frame, the foreclosing plaintiff may apply to the court for an order appointing a Special Master or Judicial Agent to hold the foreclosure sale.

The foregoing is a summary of the law. If you would like to review a full copy, it can be accessed at www.njleg.state.nj.us; choose “Chapter Laws” under “Laws and Constitution” from the menu on the left margin, choose “Chapter Laws 2012”, page down to P.L. 2012, c. 70.

Underwriting Guidelines: Any title deriving through this new procedure must be submitted to a member of our underwriting staff for approval.

As always, please address any questions you may have to a member of our underwriting staff.

Nancy L. Koch, Esq. CTP
Vice President & NJ State Counsel
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
119 Cherry Hill Road, Suite 100
Parsippany, NJ 07054
973-541-2400, ext. 12404
201-839-9019 (fax)
nkoch@oldrepublictitle.com

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PUBLIC ADJUSTER TO SPEAK AT GUARDIAN SETTLEMENT SEMINAR

PUBLIC ADJUSTER TO BE FEATURED SPEAKER
AT GUARDIAN SETTLEMENT APRIL SEMINAR

For more information, contact
Drew Whipple at 856-985-9007
or awhipple@goguardianinsurance.com

EVESHAM (March 14) – Licensed Public Adjuster Virginia Bordelon will be the featured speaker at the next “Guardian Hour of Power Lunch Seminar” scheduled for Wednesday, April 10.

Bordelon, who works with Axis Public Adjusters, experienced hurricanes Betsy, Camille and Katrina both personally and professionally as a resident of New Orleans and she will address these and other insurance-related issues in her presentation “Let’s Get Proactive!”

The seminar, sponsored by Guardian Settlement Agents, one of the state’s leading title agencies serving all of New Jersey’s 21 counties, will begin at 12 p.m. noon on Wednesday, April 10 at Guardian’s South Jersey headquarters at 1000 Lincoln Drive East, Suite Two, in Marlton (08053). Lunch will be served and there is no charge to attend.

To register for the seminar, contact Guardian Settlement Agents President Drew Whipple at 856-985-9007 or awhipple@goguardianinsurance.com.

“Using the services of a public adjuster to help prepare a home for sale is an innovative way for real estate professionals to get maximum value for their clients,” said Guardian CEO Christopher J. Brown. “We provide valuable information such as this, free of charge, every month in our ‘Hour of Power’ informational seminar series.”

A public adjuster is a professional consultant, licensed by a state’s Department of Insurance, who works on behalf of the homeowner – not the insurance company – to secure the true repair value for property damage. In many cases, this damage may qualify for reimbursement under a homeowners’ policy.

Bordelon will explain how public adjustment firms help homeowners receive funds to repair physical damage, eyesores or cosmetic impairments to facilitate a faster, more profitable home sale. Usually, the homeowner is either unaware of such claims or unable to present them properly, but a public adjuster is qualified to professionally handle claims to maximize the financial settlement.

You can contact Virginia Bordelon at 985-290-0696 or at vmbordelon@gmail.com.

The next “Hour of Power” seminar will be held on the second Wednesday of May, the 8th, and will feature Steve Hunn and Mike Buckley from U.S. Inspect, the one-stop company for your home inspection needs. They will be speaking on the topic “How to Assure a Home Inspection Does Not Kill a Deal.”

Guardian Settlement Agents has offices in both Burlington County – at 1000 Lincoln Drive East, Suite Two, Marlton, NJ 08053 (Phone: 856-985-9007, Fax: 856-985-9977) – and Somerset County – at 54 Grove Street, Suite 3 & 4, Somerville, NJ 08876 (Phone: 908-575-9995, Fax: 908-575-9996). Both offices are on the web at www.goguardianinsurance.com.

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REALTORS JACKSON, REMBERT JOIN RE/MAX CONNECTION TEAM

REALTORS JACKSON, REMBERT
JOIN RE/MAX CONNECTION TEAM

Contact: Kevin Bayzath
Phone: (856) 988-1800
Email: kbayzath@aol.com

MARLTON (March 4) — The leading Realtors in the business continue their migration to the leading agency in the region as two more real estate professionals have joined New Jersey’s number-one RE/MAX agency – now for two-straight years – RE/MAX Connection Realtors.

William “Bill” Jackson, formerly with RE/MAX Cherry Hill, and James Rembert Jr., who most recently worked with R. Fiore Real Estate in Hoboken, are the two newest members of the RE/MAX Connection family.

“It’s great to have Bill and James join our team of leading real estate professionals,” said RE/MAX Connection CEO Christopher J. Brown. “There’s no better agency in the area for Realtors who are looking to grow their business. We offer the best staff support, top-notch educational programs and a compensation structure that lets agents keep more of the money they earn.”

The three RE/MAX Connection offices – in Marlton, Mantua and Turnersville – successfully closed 1,385 transactions in 2012, more than any other RE/MAX multi-office operation in the state, as well as closing more than $230 million in real estate transactions. In 2011, RE/MAX Connection finished number one in New Jersey by closing 1,417 transactions worth more than $218 million.

“We are very proud of this recognition of our collective hard work.” Brown said. “Our goal is to produce the best results every day for our clients as we help them buy or sell property . . . and these rankings prove that point.”

Among individual office locations statewide, RE/MAX Connection’s Turnersville operation was third in the state in units sold in 2012 with the Marlton office being ranked number seven in units sold for the past year.

Award winning Broker Associate Bill Jackson has been a Realtor since 1982. He joined the RE/MAX brand 20 years ago and is a member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame. Bill specializes in residential and light commercial properties in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties.

With a Bachelor’s degree in Design and Visual Communication, James Rembert began his career in fashion design and consulting before entering the real estate business. He most recently worked with the Hoboken agency of R. Fiore Real Estate selling Hudson County waterfront property.

Bill Jackson can be reached at (609) 790-9203 or at remaxbill141@cs.com. James Rembert can be reached at (856) 834-2952 or at info@jamesrembert.com.

RE/MAX Connection – Mantua is located at 140 Bridgeton Pike, Mantua, NJ 08051. Phone: (856) 415-1210. Fax: (856) 415-1291. RE/MAX Connection – Marlton is located at 1000 Lincoln Drive East, Suite Two, Marlton, NJ 08053. Phone: (856) 988-1800. Fax: (856) 988-8020. RE/MAX Connection – Turnersville is at 5701 Route 42, Turnersville, NJ 08012. Phone: 856-228-7990. Fax: 856-228-4433.

All three offices are on the web at www.goconnectionnj.com. RE/MAX Connection is licensed to perform real estate transactions in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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47 RE/MAX CONNECTION AGENTS ACHIEVE TOP RANKINGS

47 RE/MAX CONNECTION REALTORS
ACHIEVE TOP INDUSTRY RANKINGS

Contact: Kevin Bayzath
Phone: (856) 988-1800
Email: kbayzath@aol.com

MARLTON (Feb. 21) – RE/MAX Connection Realtors, the number one-ranked RE/MAX real estate company in New Jersey in 2011 and 2012, had 47 of its agents achieve significant annual and career sales goals in the past year.

The three RE/MAX Connection offices – in Marlton, Mantua and Turnersville – successfully closed 1,385 transactions in 2012, more than any other RE/MAX multi-office operation in the state, as well as closing more than $230 million in real estate transactions. In 2011, RE/MAX Connection finished number one in New Jersey by closing 1,417 transactions worth more than $218 million.

“We always have said the best Realtors in New Jersey work at RE/MAX Connection, which is – once again – the top RE/MAX agency in the state,” said CEO Christopher J. Brown. “We are very proud of this recognition of our collective hard work.

“Our goal is to produce the best results every day for our clients as we help them buy or sell property,” Brown continued, “and we make sure our agents have the technology, marketing and customer service tools they need to do the best job they can. These rankings prove that point.”

Of the 47 agents receiving honors in 2012, two – Brent Grigsby in the Mantua office and John Swartz in Turnersville – received Lifetime Achievement awards for earning a total of $3 million in gross commissions over seven consecutive years with RE/MAX while two others – Yvette Veideman in Marlton and David Beach in Turnersville — accumulated enough sales ($1 million in gross commissions in their career) to gain entry into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame.

These four agents, and 43 of their RE/MAX Connection colleagues, also achieved three different levels of sales accomplishment. The highest ranking, Platinum Club status (for agent gross commissions in 2012 of between $250,000 and $499,999) was reached by five agents from the Turnersville office – Lifetime Achievement winner Beach and new Hall of Fame member Swartz along with Joseph Granato, Christopher McKenty and Peter Sklikas – as well as Lifetime Achievement winner Grigsby from Mantua.

Among the 18 RE/MAX Connection agents who achieved 100% Club status for earning gross commissions in 2012 between $100,000 and $249,999:
— Ten were from the Marlton office: New Hall of Fame member Veideman along with Stephen Clyde, Mark Cuccuini, Ron DiPinto, Joanne Kim, Bryant Lafferty, Robert Millaway, Brenda Richmond, Erik Ymer and Gina Ziegler.
— Three were from the Mantua office: Robert Barnhardt, Jr., Scott Kompa and Brian Ziegenfuss.
— Five were from the Turnersville office: Janet Larsen, Heidi Rommel, David Sulvetta, Michael Walton and Antoinette Wessel.

In addition, 23 RE/MAX Connection agents reached Executive Club status for earning gross commissions in 2012 between $50,000 and $99,999:
— Eleven from Marlton: Eugene Alford, Joan Baines, Ines de la Cruz, Elizabeth DiRiego, Jeffrey Hickman, Evelyn Kramer, Mary Ann Lees, Brian Menchel, Elisa Nicolaci, Ralph Rizziello and Rochelle Yanchyshyn.
— Three from Mantua: Raymond Adcock, Danielle Mazza-DiVenti and Dawn Rapa.
— Nine from Turnersville: Richard Bradford, Donna Breland, Daniel D’Alonzo, Jr., Colleen Dorrego, Danielle McFadden, Kelly McLaughlin, Jennifer Pagliarini, Mark Petracci and Frank Wible.

Among individual office locations statewide, RE/MAX Connection’s Turnersville operation was third in the state in units sold in 2012 with the Marlton office being ranked number seven in units sold for the past year.

In addition, RE/MAX Connection ranked third statewide in overall agent commissions paid at more than $7 million and the Turnersville office also was ranked 10th in the state for commissions paid from a single office.

RE/MAX Connection – Marlton is located at 1000 Lincoln Drive East, Suite Two, Marlton, NJ 08053. Phone: (856) 988-1800. Fax: (856) 988-8020. RE/MAX Connection – Mantua is located at 140 Bridgeton Pike, Mantua, NJ 08051. Phone: (856) 415-1210. Fax: (856) 415-1291. RE/MAX Connection – Turnersville is at 5701 Route 42, Turnersville, NJ 08012. Phone: 856-228-7990. Fax: 856-228-4433.

All three offices are on the web at www.goconnectionnj.com.

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ASSEMBLYMAN BROWN NAMED TO KEY COMMITTEE

ASSEMBLYMAN CHRISTOPHER J. BROWN
NAMED TO ASSEMBLY BUDGET COMMITTEE

For more information, contact:
— Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick at 908-232-2073
— Assemblyman Christopher J. Brown at 609-654-1498

TRENTON (Feb. 20) — New Jersey State Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick announced today that Assemblyman Christopher J. Brown has been named to the Budget Committee.

“Assemblyman Brown has created an impressive business and has served in local, county and state offices, giving him excellent expertise and experience to represent taxpayers,” Bramnick, R-Union, Morris and Somerset, said. “He knows how to stick to a budget, supports reducing spending and cutting taxes, and will be a tremendous asset to our state as we finish the job of making New Jersey more affordable.”

Brown, serving his first term in the Assembly, is a member of the Military and Veterans Affairs, State Government and Higher Education committees. He has previously served as Deputy Freeholder Director in Burlington County and Deputy Mayor in Evesham, where he still lives. He is the CEO of Guardian Property & Casualty, Guardian Settlement Agents, and RE/MAX Connection real estate offices.

“I am honored and excited to serve on the Budget Committee at such an important time for New Jersey’s economic future,” Brown, R-Burlington, Camden and Atlantic, said. “With Governor Christie’s leadership, New Jersey has created jobs and cut spending without raising taxes. As a businessman who has served his community in several elected offices, I understand how important it is for us to reach across the aisle and keep moving our state’s economy in the right direction.”

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RE/MAX CONNECTION: NUMBER ONE TWO YEARS IN A ROW

RE/MAX CONNECTION RANKED NUMBER ONE
IN NEW JERSEY FOR SECOND-STRAIGHT YEAR

Contact: Kevin Bayzath
Phone: (856) 988-1800
Email: kbayzath@aol.com

MARLTON (Feb. 19) – For the second year in a row, RE/MAX Connection Realtors was the number one-ranked RE/MAX real estate company in New Jersey, finishing the year 2012 the same way it did 2011 — by closing the most transactions in the state.

The three RE/MAX Connection offices – in Marlton, Mantua and Turnersville – successfully closed 1,385 transactions, more than any other multi-office operation in the state, as well as closing more than $230 million in real estate transactions. The company also ranked third statewide in overall agent commissions paid at more than $7 million.

In 2011, RE/MAX Connection finished number one by closing 1,417 transactions worth more than $218 million.

Among individual office locations statewide, RE/MAX Connection’s Turnersville operation was third in the state in units sold in 2012 with the Marlton office being ranked number seven in units sold for the past year. The Turnersville office also was ranked 10th in the state for commissions paid from a single office.

“I am extremely proud of our management team, support staff and the best agents in the business,” said Christopher J. Brown, CEO of RE/MAX Connection. “It takes a real team effort to reach the results we achieved in such a tough real estate market.

“Our team of professionals is dedicated to making home ownership a reality for our customers,” Brown continued. “We take pride in the services we provide and the relationships we maintain with each and every customer.”

“Such strong results, in back-to-back years, are a testament to our team’s ability to deliver quality services to their clients,” said Kevin Bayzath, broker of record for RE/MAX Connection and manager of the Marlton office. “I am proud to work with such a team of high-achieving Realtors and it is great to see them being recognized for such outstanding efforts.”

“Our agents strive for customer satisfaction and work hard to provide the best service to our clients in the local marketplace,” said Kevin Burbage, associate broker and manager of the RE/MAX Connection offices in Mantua and Turnersville. “Commitment, determination and perseverance are just three of the key attributes our agents live by in their daily business activities.”

RE/MAX Connection – Marlton is located at 1000 Lincoln Drive East, Suite Two, Marlton, NJ 08053. Phone: (856) 988-1800. Fax: (856) 988-8020. RE/MAX Connection – Mantua is located at 140 Bridgeton Pike, Mantua, NJ 08051. Phone: (856) 415-1210. Fax: (856) 415-1291. RE/MAX Connection – Turnersville is at 5701 Route 42, Turnersville, NJ 08012. Phone: 856-228-7990. Fax: 856-228-4433.

All three offices are on the web at www.goconnectionnj.com.

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – Federal Estate Tax and the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012

Please click here to view a Legislative Update memorandum on the “Federal Estate Tax and the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012” that was issued on February 12, 2013 by Stewart Legal Services, a subsidiary of Stewart Title Guaranty Company.

— Christopher J. Brown, President and CEO, RE/MAX Connection

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