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Office News Featured Agent: Bobby Freeman pg 15

Your Best Year Yet Pg 11

Top RE/MAX Agents & Teams pg 24

News and Business – Building Ideas What MOVES You? May 2, 2014

Links & Content Website Links: Training Center RE/MAX Mainstreet Paperless Pipeline ShowingTime RE/MAX University The ABOVE Magazine

In This Issue: Events Trivia Contest Article: New Paint Coating Article: Rising Prices in March Article: Internet Explorer Bug Article: Drones in Real Estate Article: Cocoa Beach Pier Sold Article: Your Best Year Yet Article: Green Remodels Featured Agent Found on Pinterest Anniversary & Birthdays RE/MAX Charts & Statistics Awards Congratulations

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Weekly Trivia Contest Answer the trivia question correctly and you could be our next winner! Winner of the gift card this week: Tim Ramage Most Americans eat the ears of the chocolate bunny first. This Week’s Question: What is the largest internal organ in the human body?

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There's A New Paint Coating That Makes

Washing Your Car Unnecessary

car was driven through a whole bunch of mud and dirt. At the end of the test, one half of the car looked perfectly clean and presentable, and the other looked like it needed a good wash. We'll let you guess which half had the Ultra-Ever Dry. Nissan hasn't announced plans to put Ultra-Ever Dry into production, but the company did say that it "will continue to consider the coating technology as a future aftermarket option." Read More >>

The days of washing your car may soon be over if Nissan has anything to say about it. The company has developed a special paint coating that can repel water and oils, as well as "mud, rain and everyday dirt." To demonstrate the new technology, Nissan outfitted one of its subcompact hatchbacks with the protective coating it calls Ultra-Ever Dry. But only on one side of the car; the other side didn't get a coat of Ultra-Ever Dry. Then, the

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Here's what the hatchback looked like after the test. The right side has the Ultra-Ever Dry; the left does not.

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Fla.’s housing market shows rising prices in March Florida's housing market reported higher median prices, more new listings and a stable level of inventory in March, according to the latest housing data released by Florida RealtorsŽ. Closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 20,081 last month, up 2.8 percent over the March 2013 figure. "March marked the 28th month in a row that statewide median sales prices rose year-over-year for both singlefamily homes and townhome-condo properties," said 2014 Florida Realtors President Sherri Meadows, CEO and team leader, Keller Williams, with market centers in Gainesville, Ocala and The Villages. "Realtors across Florida are reporting fewer short sales of distressed properties and more interest from potential home sellers as they observe the return of more traditional market conditions. Statewide, new listings for single-family homes in March rose 16.5 percent year-over-year, while new townhouse-condo listings rose 10.3 percent.“ Continue >>

Serious Internet Explorer Bug Leaves Half of all Browsers Open to Hack By Julianne Pepitone Microsoft is scrambling to fix a newly found bug in Internet Explorer, which leaves all versions of the browser open to potential attacks. Hackers have already used the flaw to launch "limited, targeted attacks," Microsoft said a "security advisory" on Saturday. As with many attacks, hackers can start with methods like convincing users to click on fake websites, Microsoft explained. From there, the glitch could allow attackers to run malicious software on the user's computer -- and even gain the same level of access to the computer as the real user.


Drones in Real Estate: Not so Fast The legal landscape surrounding commercial use of drones is constantly shifting.

Some real estate companies are champing at the bit to incorporate drone photography into their marketing, as news reports make clear. But the commercial use of drones is currently permissible only on a case-by-case basis. So unless you have a certificate of airworthiness from the Federal Aviation Administration, you should keep your drone on the ground, NAR says. “The FAA, in a 2007 statement, very clearly stated that any commercial use of drones without a permit is not permissible,� says NAR Senior Policy Representative Russell Riggs. Read More >>

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Cocoa Beach Pier Sold

"I can't balance a blimp, but I can help you The iconic Cocoa Beach Pier has new owners, who balance your portfolio" plan a multimillion-dollar makeover of the Bob DiBella, CLTC Financial Services Representative Registered Representative Investment Advisor Representative

beachside tourist attraction. "We're going to clean it up and fix it up," said Jim Gissy, a partner on the venture with David Siegel. Siegel is founder, president and chief executive officer of Orlando-based Westgate Resorts; Gissy is Westgate's executive vice president of sales and marketing. "We're very bullish on Cocoa Beach for the future," Gissy said. "It's the closest beach to Orlando." 321.610.9934 321.255.1480

The 800-foot-long pier — which dates back to 1962 — also includes restaurants, bars and retail shops. It has hosted a number of surf festivals and concerts over the years. Read More >>

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Your Best Year Yet Achieve new heights year after year by setting – and sticking with – a well-rounded strategy for steady growth By Amy Reinink

HOW TO HAVE IT ALL Jeff Morris’ strategies for finding balance: HIRE AN ASSISTANT. The savings to your time and sanity is well worth the expense and allows you to focus on increasing your business. TAKE TIME OFF. I haven’t worked a Sunday since 2011. With that little break and devoted family time, I’m more focused and charged the rest of the week. In general, I put my family ahead of everything else – even if it means asking my assistant to show a home for me. USE TIME WISELY. Between showings, behind the wheel and drinking your morning coffee are all ideal times to check in with the people in your sphere. If I’m on the road, I make sure I’m on the phone – using a hands-free device, of course.

Top performers know success doesn’t hinge on doing just one thing well; it requires a broader approach. Meet four top-producing Associates who have steadily increased their results through prospecting, marketing, education and technology. They offer their best tips for building success. //LEAD GENERATION// Tend Your Garden Cultivate a close-knit network of past and prospective clients to garner instant credibility and boost your active client roster Jeff Morris with RE/MAX Integrity in Spring, Texas, has seen his business double over the past two years, helping him steadily climb from the 100 Percent Club in 2011 to Platinum Club in 2012 and Chairman’s Club in 2013. He attributes the increase to the seeds he planted 12 years ago, when he was a new agent fresh out of the U.S. Marine Corps. Continuing to cultivate those seeds, he says, has led to a thriving business. Read More >>

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Congratulations to you for your excellent selection of business partnerships. Much continued success to you and Dyer Mortgage Group in the future. I will do my part to be a “mouth of the south” and tell everyone I know; and even those I don’t, about RE/MAX Elite and Dyer Mortgage. My personal dynamic duo! If you made it this far, thank you for taking the time to read what I wanted to convey. Good news needs to be heard and Bobbie Dyer is my good news word for today!”

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Most Popular Features of Green Remodels Over the next five years, the number of remodelers who tackle more than 60 percent of their projects with “green” products is expected to double, according to a green building study conducted by McGraw Hill Construction and the National Association of Home Builders. High-performing, low-emissive windows are the most common green building product used by residential remodelers, according to a new survey by NAHB, which highlights the most common building features home owners are using to improve a energy efficiency.

The most popular green building features in the first quarter of 2014 were: •High performance windows, including Low-E and Argon gas windows •High-efficiency HVAC systems

•Programmable thermostats •Energy Star appliances Continue >>


This Week’s Featured Agent Bobby Freeman Our primary role is to bring buyers and sellers together. You’ll always receive the highest level of service and integrity. We believe in the Golden Rule “Treating Others As We Would Like To Be Treated” Providing FREE consultations to best determine your needs, goals, and expectations. We ALWAYS negotiate in your best interest at all times to get you the best deal possible! Voted BEST REALTOR BREVARD COUNTY by FLORIDA TODAY readers Superior Market Knowledge from your Native Connection on the Space Coast Referral Network extending worldwide

Q: What is your business philosophy? A: Sometimes when you follow your dream, it opens the door for others to follow theirs. Q: Why did you choose to be a RE/MAX Elite team member? A: First name “Justin” last name “Brown”. Q: What do you like most about Brevard County? A: The lifestyle especially at the beach. Q: What would be a must have in your dream home? A: Infinity pool overlooking the ocean, tiki bar outside and sports bar inside. Q: If you had 3 wishes what would you wish for? A: I always wished to one day meet my soul mate which I did 13 years ago so I really don’t need to wish for anything else. Q: What should we know about you? A: If the surf is 4’ - 6’, glassy conditions with light offshore winds.... you’ll find me out surfing somewhere.

Found on Pinterest Favorite Chicken Pot Pie Recipe • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

2 cups diced peeled potatoes 1-3/4 cups sliced carrots 1 cup butter, cubed 2/3 cup chopped onion 1 cup Unbleached All-Purpose Flour 1-3/4 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon dried thyme 3/4 teaspoon pepper 3 cups chicken broth 1-1/2 cups milk 4 cups cubed cooked chicken 1 cup frozen peas 1 cup frozen corn 2 packages (14.1 ounces each) refrigerated pie pastry

Directions 1.

Preheat oven to 425°. Place potatoes and carrots in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, covered, 8-10 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender; drain. 2. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender. Stir in flour and seasonings until blended. 3. Gradually stir in broth and milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in chicken, peas, corn and potato mixture; remove from heat. 4. Unroll a pastry sheet into each of two 9-in. pie plates; trim even with rims. Add chicken mixture. Unroll remaining pastry; place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edges. Cut slits in tops. 5. Bake 35-40 minutes or until crust is lightly browned. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting. Yield: 2 potpies (8 servings each). Freeze option: Cover and freeze unbaked pies. To use, remove from freezer 30 minutes before baking (do not thaw). Preheat oven to 425°. Place pies on baking sheets; cover edges loosely with foil. Bake 30 minutes. Reduce oven setting to 350°; bake 70-80 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°.

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Monthly Birthday Celebration Luncheon will be held on Thursday May 15 @ Noon in the Training Room

Lisi Ross – 12th Bree Fary – 14th Suzi Granger – 17th

John Haley – 4 Years Sal Burke – 1 Year Karen Osiniak – 1 Year

Pat Murphey – 21st Tiffany Flom – 29th John Murphy – 30th

Jeanne Hanson – 7 Years Jennifer Gaudy – 4 Years

Brevard County Market Share Source: Brevard County MLS 01/01/2014 – 03/31/2014 Closed Sales Volume & Transactions Innovation Seapoint

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Top 10 Individuals Sales 1. $5,378,490 (46) Lindsay Sanger 2. $2,321,525 (11) Silvia Mozer 3. $2,181,847 (6) Karen Osiniak 4. $1,931,900 (8) Pat Murphy 5. $1,748,990 (7) Patty Teachman 6. $1,468,000 (5) Theresa Friend 7. $1,352,214 (5) Steve Vitani 8. $1,254,180 (9) Linda Weir-Reiss

Top Teams Sales

9. $1,087,900 (6) Peggy Penridge

1. $8,506,900 (35) McCoy-Freeman

10. $959,000 ( 6) Jody Donelly

Group 2. $6,550,347 (18) Coastal Estate Team 3. $5,131,077 (30) Platinum Group 4. $3,342,502 (18) Joy Frankel Team 5. $2,891,400 (10) Romano Team 6. $2,406,140 (14) 321 Team 7. $2,248,435 (11) Kuhns Realty Group 8. $1,378,500 (5) Barclay Group 9. $513,030 (5) Central Florida Team

2014 Awards Recognition

Silvia Mozer

Andy Barclay

Bobby Freeman & Jennifer McCoy

Bridget Sentz & Carolyn Smith

Lindsay Sanger

2014 Awards Recognition

Joy Frankel

Karen Osiniak Steve Romano

Karen Biamonte

Melinda Corns Steve Vitani Kerry Ramage Mary Gowenlock Brad Kuhns

Congratulations Lindsay Sanger Top RE/MAX Agent in Brevard & # 14 of the Top 50 YTD RE/MAX Individual Agents for Residential

McCoy Freeman Team #10 of the Top 50 RE/MAX Leaders for Residential YTD

Coastal Estate Team # 18 of the Top 50 RE/MAX Team Leaders for Residential YTD

Platinum Group # 33 of the Top 50 RE/MAX Leaders for Residential YTD

Romano Team # 76 of the Top 100 RE/MAX Team Leaders for Residential & Commercial YTD

Joy Frankel Team # 79 of the Top 100 RE/MAX Team Leaders for Residential & Commercial YTD

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