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RE/MAX Allegiance 4157 Chain Bridge Road Fairfax, VA 22030

New This Week

Success Celebrations Plan to join us for our annual awards celebration!

Metro DC Thursday, March 22, 9:30AM Springfield Hilton

Hampton Roads/Richmond Wednesday, April 4, 9:30AM Marriott Chesapeake

Charlie Bengel, Jr. Chief Executive Officer

--Silvia Arevalo Returns We are pleased and thankful that Silvia is back at her desk in the business center after

703-824-4199 (Voicemail)

successful brain surgery! Welcome her when you have the opportunity.

CONTACT BY EMAIL --Social Events Over 30 Allegiance members attended the two happy hours held last night (Capitol Hill, McLean/Arlington)! Check out WorkSmarter for future happy hour schedules.

--FHA Loan Cost Increasing Upfront MI increasing: 1.00% to 1.75% effective April 1st.

Annual MI increase: Loans up to $625,500 From 1.15% to 1.25% effective April 1st Loans over $625,500 From 1.15% to 1.50% effective June 1st

With a good credit score and 5% down, conventional loans with either monthly or upfront mortgage insurance will be a more attractive option. Please keep this in mind when working with clients.

--Last year, RE/MAX commissioned a third party survey to consumers and I'll be sharing

some of the results with you. Of the national brands, consumers would most likely recommend: 25% RE/MAX 16% C 21 13% Coldwell Banker 7% Pru 7% KW

--Got Feedback? Have an idea, comment, compliment or complaint? We want to hear from you. Click here to visit the Allegiance Feedback Box:

Kudos Corner Staff Spotlight: Jim Casamento

Jim Casamento started with RE/MAX Allegiance in the fall of 2000, maintaining 4 office locations. He began working part time while teaching in the Alexandria City School System. Jim began his full time duties with RE/MAX Horizons and RE/MAX Capitol in 2001 and now maintains all office locations.

Jim graduated from Kent State University and holds a BS degree in Education. In his spare time he volunteers and coaches for West Springfield Little League. Jim lives in the Springfield, VA area with his wife and 2 sons.

--Welcome Our Newest Associates: Ron Keyes, Jr. - Annapolis

Remember, you can receive a bonus equal to two percent of a recruit's gross commission income by referring them to us! See your office recruiter for details.

--Preferred Vendor of the Week: iDEZINE, LLC

iDEZINE, LLC is an experienced graphic design company that offers an extensive variety of products; from business cards, direct mail, brochures, to logos. Our clients range from individual professionals to businesses, large and small. We pride ourselves on our customer service, fast turn-around time, competitive pricing, delivering custom design work and providing You, the client, the ability to communicate with the designer working on your order.

Phone: (703) 563-4434 E-mail: Website:

---Transactions Last Week: 71 Month to Date: 324

Year to Date: 735

---Corny Joke of the Week Q. Why do golfers wear two pairs of pants? A. In case they get a hole in one.

Have kudos to share? Email me at

Upcoming Education & Social Events Register for most classes at See your VP for Associate Services should you have a question about any event or service.

03/06/2012 10:00 am Commercial Real Estate Franconia Education Center Instructor: Dick McCaffery

03/12/2012 04:30 pm Burke and Fairfax Happy Hour Los Toltecas Contact: Sarah Meaden

03/14/2012 11:30 am Virginia CE Class and Luncheon Burke Education Center Instructor: Ruth Benjaminson

03/15/2012 10:00 am Roundtable Discussion Franconia Education Center Instructor: Phil Bolin

03/20/2012 01:00 pm How to Hire an Assistant Lee Highway Education Center Instructor: Mark Griffin

03/21/2012 09:00 am Vendor Welcome Breakfast Mahi-Mah's Oceanfront Contact: Edwin Rucker

03/21/2012 10:00 am The Settlement Group: Short Sales Seminar Ashburn Office Instructor: Crystal Jalali

03/21/2012 10:00 am REALTOR, MD: Keeping a transaction alive at all costs (and when to pull the plug)

Lee Highway Education Center Instructor: Phil Bolin

03/22/2012 09:30 am Metro DC Awards Breakfast & Ceremony Springfield Hilton

03/23/2012 05:30 pm Leesburg Pike and Old Town Happy Hour Guapos in Shirlington Contact: Logan Rush

Got feedback? Send it to us here: RE/MAX Allegiance is Independently Owned and Operated, headquartered in Fairfax, VA and licensed in VA, MD, DC and NC. Charlie Bengel, Jr. is licensed to practice real estate in Virginia.

Š2010 - 2012 Imprev, Inc.



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