ACCESS PROGRAM WRAPS UP SECOND YEAR OF INTERNSHIPS

Spring 2013 ACCESS program students (from left) Corinne Perham, Pete Innaurato and Casey Yoos.

BCC-RE/MAX CONNECTION ACCESS PROGRAM
WRAPS UP SECOND YEAR OF INTERNSHIPS

Media contact: Steve Royek
856-906-4755
sroyek@comcast.net

College student Corinne Perham might not make a career of real estate, but she knows she will use what she learned this past semester in her professional career.

Perham, a communications major who just finished her freshman year at Burlington County College, was one of three students who spent the past four months in an innovative social media internship program at one of South Jersey’s largest real estate agencies – RE/MAX Connection Realtors.

“It was a great experience to work in a professional environment,” said the Moorestown High School graduate and communications major at BCC. “I learned how to write blogs, communicate with clients and provide them with what they need to help them grow their business.”

All three program participants – Casey Yoos of Burlington Township, Pete Innaurato of Evesham and Perham – received one college credit each, along with a financial stipend in the form of a scholarship – as the second group of BCC students to take part in the ACCESS internship program.

ACCESS, which stands for American Community College Educational Social media Scholarship, was created in 2012 by New Jersey Assemblyman Christopher J. Brown, R-Burlington, Camden, Atlantic, who also is CEO of RE/MAX Connection Realtors, which sponsors and funds the program.

Innaurato, Perham and Yoos spent Friday afternoons from early February through mid-May working at the RE/MAX Connection office in Marlton. Each student was assigned four Realtors as clients and they wrote two blogs a week for each one. The blogs were posted on individual websites created for each Realtor as part of the internship.

The goal of the ACCESS program, in addition to giving the students business experiences while they still are in college, is to boost the search engine recognition of the Realtors in particular and of RE/MAX Connection in general.

“In its first two years, the ACCESS program has produced great results for our Realtors and our company,” said RE/MAX Connection CEO Brown. “Such public-private partnerships between local business and community colleges create real-world learning experiences for students, stretch the educational offerings and the budgetary dollars for colleges and bring more customers to companies such as ours.”

The program at Burlington County College, which will be offered again during both the fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters, is open to students studying marketing, business, journalism and communications. In addition to providing each participant with the scholarship stipend, RE/MAX Connection also pays for the college credits they earn.

The students, however, said they came away from the program with much more than just their credits and scholarships.

“ACCESS helped me with my writing skills and my personal communications skills,” said Yoos, who – after graduating from BCC in May – is matriculating to Temple University to study broadcast communications. “It’s also given me the confidence to communicate with different people about issues I’m not familiar with.”

“For me, it was an opportunity to learn a different type of writing,” said Innaurato, an aspiring journalist who just completed his freshman year at BCC. “Even though they are blogs, each one has to be written with proper style and grammar. While it was a challenge to do that and still include all the necessary search elements, I believe I’m a stronger writer after completing the program.”

Burlington County College students who would like to apply for the ACCESS program should contact the college’s Career Services Office at careerservices@bcc.edu or at 856-222-9311 x2000. For more information on the ACCESS program in general, contact RE/MAX Connection Realtors at info@goconnectionnj.com or at 856-988-1800.

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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FOUR RE/MAX CONNECTION REALTORS EARN LIFETIME, HALL OF FAME HONORS

FOUR RE/MAX CONNECTION REALTORS
EARN LIFETIME, HALL OF FAME HONORS

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

MARLTON (June 7) — RE/MAX Connection Realtors, the number one-ranked RE/MAX real estate company in New Jersey in 2011 and 2012, announces that four of its Realtors have received significant professional honors for outstanding real estate sales performance.

Brent Grigsby in the Mantua office and John Swartz in the Turnersville office 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 the Marlton office and David Beach in the Turnersville office — accumulated enough sales ($1 million in gross commissions in their career) to gain entry into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame.

“Congratulations to Brent, John, Yvette and David for reaching these important personal goals,” said RE/MAX Connection CEO Christopher J. Brown. “We always have said we have the best Realtors in New Jersey at RE/MAX Connection and these Lifetime Achievement and Hall of Fame honors once again prove that point.

“These four professionals, along with all of the 100-plus Realtors in our three offices, work hard to produce the best results possible for our clients,” Brown continued. “We provide our agents with the industry’s best technology, marketing and customer service support they need to help them meet and exceed their customers’ expectations.”

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 also finished number one in New Jersey 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 last 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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March Existing Home Sales

NAROFF ECONOMIC ADVISORS, Inc.

Joel L. Naroff
President and Chief Economist

INDICATOR: March Existing Home Sales

KEY DATA: Sales: down 0.6%; Year-over-Year: up 10.3%; Median Prices (Year-over-Year): up 11.8%

IN A NUTSHELL: “Home prices are soaring even as sales are stagnating.”

WHAT IT MEANS: Existing home sales eased a touch in March as the demand for housing seems to have plateaued. That is true for both single-family and condo units. For the past five months, sales have ranged between 4.90 million units annualized and 4.96 million units, a very tight shot pattern. Sales were flat in the Northeast, up modestly in the Midwest and down modestly in the South and West. In other words, not a whole lot of changes were going on. In part, that may be due to the relatively modest level of inventory on the market, which is helping drive up the price of houses. The increase over the year was the largest since November 2005. The jump in prices, though, may be having the desired effect on supply. After having bottomed in January, inventories have increased over nine percent in the past two months. With the big sales period starting and with more people seeing that they just might be able to sell their homes for a decent price, I expect that the number of houses being listed should continue to increase. As for distressed homes, they were the smallest percentage of sales since the National Association of Realtors started following that number. That is good news as it indicates that the market is moving back toward more typical buyers and sellers and is less dependent upon investors.

MARKETS AND FED POLICY IMPLICATIONS: The housing market, like a number of other segments of the economy, has started to hit a wall. It is not faltering: It’s just that the strong gains we had been seeing are dissipating. That is not surprising as we are beginning to reach more normal levels of sales, which makes large increases more difficult. The rise in prices and more limited supply, especially of distressed homes, are playing a role in the moderation. But there is also the economy itself. I know that many would like to believe that you can cut government spending and raise taxes without doing any harm to the economy. But that is just not the case, as we are starting to see. So we have a variety of factors at work that are restraining housing though not stopping the progress. With investors wondering if the rally went too far, another number that has disappointed cannot help. On Friday, we get the first reading of how the economy did during the early part of the year. It should be pretty good. But that was then and with the markets having hit record highs, some caution only makes sense given that second quarter growth is not likely to be nearly as solid as what we had during the first quarter.

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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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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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