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

New This Week

Happy Thanksgiving On behalf of all of the owners, managers and staff at Allegiance, I appreciate your business and loyalty over the years. Have a great Thanksgiving. As a reminder, offices will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25.

--Convention Savings Deadline If you're planning to attend the RE/MAX R4 Convention from March 5-8 in Las Vegas, the deadline to register for half off the registration fee is December 1. Go to and click on the events tab to register.


Charlie Bengel, Jr. Chief Executive Officer

Bank of America Short Sale Escalation Web Tool

703-824-4199 (Voicemail)

The Short Sale Escalation Web Tool gives RE/MAX agents a convenient way to connect to a


team of short sale professionals who can help resolve issues that prevent a short sale from moving forward.

Step 1 – As an authorized RE/MAX agent, you can access the escalations web tool by entering your username, which is your email address, and password. Follow the setup instructions below to activate your account. Step 2 – When you log in, the welcome page will give you guidelines about submitting an escalation. Step 3 – Complete all required fields on the escalations form and click Submit. Step 4 – Your escalation is sent directly to the RE/MAX Escalations team, who will contact you within two business days.

For first-time access:

Go to - In the sign-in section, click "Forgot Password" - Enter your email address and click "Reset My Password" - You will receive an email with your temporary password; you must log in within three hours or it will expire (if you don't receive the email within five minutes, check you spam filter)

- Sign in using your address and the temporary password; once you log in, you'll change your password - You will now be able to log in as needed - If you have trouble after a few attempts, send a description of your problem to

Before submitting an escalation:

- Contact the assigned short sale specialist through a message in Equator and allowed at least two business days for a reply - Contact the team lead through a message in Equator and allowed at least two business days for a reply - Contact Bank of America's Short Sale Customer Care line at (866) 880-1232

--Allegiance Savings Account Planning on attending the RE/MAX Convention in Vegas next year? Allegiance will match 10% of whatever you elect to save, up to $200, in your savings account. See your VP of Associate Services to get set up.

--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 Happy Anniversary 15 Years Sam Simmons, Chesapeake

Top RE/MAX Central Atlantic Associates Through September Congrats to these Allegiance Associates for ranking in the top 25 in VA or top 10 in DC through September!

VA Associates 2. Willie Colston, Virginia Beach 5. Lisa DuBois, Arlington 6. Kristin Kelly, Leesburg Pike 7. Jake Sullivan, McLean 9. Mike Pugh, Arlington 14. Jim Feagins, Burke 19. Chrissy O'Donnell, Arlington 24. Martina Burns, Franconia

DC Associates 1. Tom Buerger, Georgetown 2. Jennifer Myers, Georgetown 3. Jason Townsend, Georgetown 4. Kelvin Reaves, Georgetown 5. Chuck Klein, Georgetown

6. Steve Pflasterer, Georgetown 7. Barbara Alafoginis, Georgetown 8. Rob Bergman, Georgetown 9. Carol Howell, Georgetown 10. Eric Rice, Georgetown

VA Teams 5. Nellis Group, Burke 12. Ferguson Team, Leesburg Pike 14. Keri Shull Team, Arlington 15. Ray Gernhart & Associates, Leesburg Pike 17. Irina Babb, Leesburg Pike 18. Pat Fales Associates, Burke 20. Will Carder Team, Sandbridge 22. Tom Arehart Team, Leesburg Pike 23. Waleed & Associates, Burke 25. Frank Prindle & Associates, Old Town

DC Teams 1. Tom Faison Group, Capitol Hill 2. Todd Norris, Capitol Hill 3. James Lisowski, Georgetown 4. Alan Dalton, Georgetown 5. Jackie Von Schlegel Team, Capitol Hill 6. David Thomas, Georgetown 7. Pam Kristof Group, Georgetown 8. Levy Team, Georgetown 9. Steve Dean & Eddie Rangel, Georgetown 10. Al Grant Realty Group, Georgetown

--Staff Spotlight: Silvia Arevalo, Corporate Services Administrator

Silvia Arevalo joined RE/MAX Allegiance in the summer of 2007. She began as an Associate Service Administrator at the Leesburg Pike office. Her efficiency, resourcefulness and drive quickly led her to her current position as a Corporate Services Administrator in the Business Center.

Prior to joining the RE/MAX Allegiance, Silvia held a background in retail and customer service. She has held several sales positions, including a position where she was recognized two years in a row as the number one Sales Representative nationwide. Silvia then took her passion for both customer care and sales and became an optician for a private practice.

As the mother of two children, Silvia spends most of her spare time bonding with family, who mean the world to her.

--WOW Staff Member Moment of the Week: Kia Christian (Reston) making sure an associate received CE credits in order to renew her license. Nominated by Sharon Krohn (Burke)

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

--Transactions Last Week: 108 Month to Date: 302 Year to Date: 5616

---Corny Joke of the Week Q. What is smarter than a talking bird? A. A spelling bee

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.

11/28/2011 10:00 am Home Price Protection Training Burke Education Center Instructor: Julie Kropac

11/28/2011 1:00 pm Webinar: Blogging 101 Register Here:

11/28/2011 2:00 pm Webinar: Business Planning Boot Camp Register Here:

11/29/2011 10:30 am Roundtable Discussion Franconia Education Center Instructor: Anthony Barr

12/1/2011 3:00 pm Roundtable Discussion Leesburg Pike Multi-Purpose Room Instructor: Barbara Dill

12/2/2011 11:00 am Virginia CE Course - Mold/Moisture Lee Highway Education Center Instructor: Brian Koepf

12/3/2011 8:00 am Winter Movie Client Event Kemps River Cinema CafĂŠ

Contact: Edwin Rucker

12/6/2011 10:00 am Time Management Georgetown Conference Room Instructor: Chuck Klein

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.

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