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

New This Week

Offices Closed Monday Offices will be closed Monday, September 5, in

Charlie Bengel, Jr. Chief Executive Officer

observance of Labor Day.

Retainer Fees

703-824-4199 (Voicemail)

Your broker recently emailed you regarding commission and suggested charging a retainer fee if you wanted to collect flat fee commission and thought your buyer may want to see Fannie or Freddie listings. On the buy side, a retainer fee must be received prior to a property being identified because once a property is identified, all financial matters regarding the transaction must be shown on the HUD-1. Retainer fee checks should be made payable to RE/MAX Allegiance and turned in with a case processing sheet.

Ethan Bortnick Concert We are pleased to announce a concert by 9 year old piano prodigy Ethan Bortnick on October 30 at the Waterford at Springfield. Doors open at 3 and the concert begins at 4. This is a great event for the entire family and your clients with all proceeds to benefit Children's Miracle Network. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students. Details on how to purchase tickets are coming soon.

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 Congratulations to the following individuals for placing in the top 25 RE/MAX Virginia individuals for the first half of the year. Last week we had a list that combined multiple jurisdictions instead of just VA. Here is the correct list of Top 25 Individuals in VA:

2 Willie Colston, Virginia Beach 4 Lisa Dubois Headley, Arlington 5 Kristin Kelly, Leesburg Pike 7 Jake Sullivan, McLean 11 Martina Burns, Franconia


14 James Feagins, Burke 16 Michael Pugh, Arlington 19 Kevin Love, Arlington 21 Jo Ann Kennel, Burke 25 Pat Wallace, Old Town

--Congratulations to the following Associates celebrating anniversaries: 10 Years Peter Principe, Capitol Hill

5 Years Michelle Faz, Dale City

--Congratulations to Brandon Gray (Corp) and Chip Hulfish (Leesburg Pike) for recently completing Ironman Triathlons! The triathlons are a 2.4mi swim, 112mi bike ride and a 26.2 mi (full marathon) run.

--Staff Spotlight: Deborah Forrest, VP of Associate Services

Forrest joined RE/MAX Allegiance in 2003 as a staff member and has held positions of Operations Manager and Career Counselor in addition to her current position as Vice President of Associate Services in Fredericksburg, Dale City and Lake Ridge.

Forrest has collective experience in management, strategic planning, extensive sales, marketing and public relations positions. Her formal education is in Business Management.

Forrest won the Staff Member of the Year in 2005 and Distinguish Service Award in 2006.

--WOW Staff Member Moment of the Week: Macrina Singelton (Corp) for having a plan in place to seamlessly meet Associate needs when a family emergency necessitated her unplanned absence. Nominated by Susan Mekenney (Leesburg Pike).

Experience a WOW moment? Share it with us by emailing it to

--Welcome Our Newest Associates: Oscar Busch, Burke

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.

---Transactions Last Week: 133 Month to Date: 520 Year to Date: 4237

---Corny Joke of the Week Whats a bear called without teeth? A gummy bear.

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.

9/8/2011 10:00 am Mortgage Matters & Title Tips Chesapeake Education Center Lisa Saunders and Edwin Rucker

9/8/2011 10:00 am MRIS/Matrix Hands on Training Lee Highway Education Center MRIS Trainers

9/8/2011 5:00 pm Central Happy Hour AJ Gators Lisa Saunders and Edwin Rucker

9/9/2011 5:00 pm Reston Happy Hour Champp's Reston Mark Griffin

9/9/2011 5:00 pm Leesburg Pike/Old Town Happy Hour Guapo's Barbara Dill

9/13/2011 10:00 am Beyond Social Media 101:Power Tools for Success Franconia Education Center Brian Block

9/13/2011 11:00 am Property Management Forum Chesapeake Education Center Lisa Saunders and Edwin Rucker

9/14/2011 11:00 am The Settlement Group Seminar Lee Highway Education Center Myrna Keplinger

9/15/2011 4:00 pm Lee Highway Happy Hour Thirsty Bernie's Brian Block

9/16/2011 10:00 am Realtor Management of 203K Transactions Online Alan Kroll

9/19/2011 4:00 pm Burke/Fairfax Happy Hour Fat Tuesday's JW Grodt

9/20/2011 4:00 pm Ashburn Happy Hour Nick's Corner Grill Alan Kroll

9/21/2011 10:30 am Roundtable Discussion Lee Highway Education Center Brian Block

9/22/2011 2:00 pm How to Market your Listings Burke Education Center Barbara Dill

9/22/2011 4:00 pm Richmond Happy Hour The Boathouse Diane Becker

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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