Keller Williams Realty St. Pete’s Kim vanHerwynen Earns her Graduate Realtor Institute

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Kim vanHerwynen has earned her GRI certification, which is the “master’s degree” of real estate.

Keller Williams Realty St. Pete would like to congratulate Kim vanHerwynen on her recent accomplishment of achieving the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) certification. The GRI is earned after an extensive 90 hours and seven exams that provides the fundamentals of and an in-depth knowledge to the real estate industry. The GRI is recognized nationwide as the standard professional achievement in the real estate industry that marks a Realtor as committed to provide a high level of professional services by securing a strong educational foundation.

“The GRI is like a master’s degree in Real Estate,”  said vanHerwynen. “It allows the educated Realtor to help the customer navigate through the obstacles of buying or selling a home with the highest level of support and resources to make the transaction as smooth as possible.”

VanHerwynen makes every buyer and seller her top priority. VanHerwynen also has the expertise to create a strong marketing campaign for the homes she is selling through her certifications: Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) and GRI. VanHerwynen prides herself on her educational certifications, knowing the Tampa Bay area well and her ability to assist buyers in finding exactly what they desire.

About Keller Williams Realty St. Pete

Keller Williams Realty St. Pete is a subset of Keller Williams Realty, which is an international real estate company. Keller Williams Realty St. Pete is one of the largest real estate agencies in Florida with over 260 agents. In May, the company closed 38 percent more units than the market and surpassed the market by 50 percent of listings sold.

For more information, please contact Rachel Sartain at 727-894-1600 or visit the company’s website at http://www.stpetekw.com.

To contact Kim vanHerwynen about buying a home or selling a home please call her directly at 201-978-6805.

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Keller Williams, known for Helping Others Find their Dream Home, Helps the Homeless

Real estate agents of Keller Williams (KW) Realty St. Pete participated in and were changed by the company’s nation-wide annual charitable Renew, Energize, Donate (RED) Day.  Keller Williams Realtors spent the day at the St. Pete Free Clinic, unloading and sorting donated food from trucks and preparing backpacks with food for children who would otherwise not have meals.

“It was such a meaningful impact that we made through donating our time and skills,” said Allison Mawhinney, Realtor with Keller Williams Realty St. Pete. “I highly encourage others to donate non-perishable food items and/or their time to help others in the community.”

Dan Hale and Krisi Moore, Realtors and co-chairs of the KW culture committee organized an ongoing food drive through the downtown KW office. Keller Williams St. Pete agents are filling barrels for the St. Pete Free Clinic weekly and invite the community to help.

“It was eye opening to see the shelves bare,” said Hale. “Many of us overlook the ongoing needs of not just our homeless but of the children who would otherwise not have anything to eat in the months that school is not in session.”

The St. Pete Free Clinic is currently seeking: rice, pasta and pasta sauce, baby food and formula, tuna fish and canned soup. Keller Williams Realty St. Pete is also collecting male and female clothing and hygiene products for less fortunate students that local high schools. Keller Williams Realty St. Pete and its Realtors invite the community to help them increase donations by taking them to the St. Pete Free Clinic at 863 3rd Ave N., St Petersburg, FL, 33701.

About Keller Williams Realty’s Community Culture

The Keller Williams Realty’s is all about culture and giving back to the community. Recently voted third Place for “Happiest Companies to Work” by CareerBliss, the KW culture is prominent in events such as its annual RED Day.  RED Day, which stands for Renew, Energize and Donate, is a collective service initiative where Keller Williams associates donate a day to give back to the local community.

About Keller Williams Realty St. Pete

Keller Williams Realty St. Pete is a subset of Keller Williams Realty, which is an international real estate company. Keller Williams Realty St. Pete is one of the largest real estate agencies in Florida with over 260 agents. In April, the company closed 55 percent more units than the market and surpassed the market by 54 percent of its listings sold.

For more information, please contact Rachel Sartain at 727-894-1600 or visit the company’s website at www.stpetekw.com.

Keller Williams Realty St. Pete’s Marian Yon Maguire is Running for Woman of the Year

Luxury Realtor and cancer survivor, Marian Yon Maguire, is running for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year. With a bone marrow donation from her brother, the support of her family and the research from Moffit, Maguire is now a five year cancer survivor.

Maguire’s mother fell victim to the vicious cancer, Maguire fought it and now worries her daughter could discover she has it when she gets her annual blood work done. With research and medications funded through donations, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society are leading the way to blood cancer treatment.

“As Woman of the Year, I feel the need to ask everyone to get involved because I am asking people to donate for my family’s history to help others live in the future,” said Maguire, Realtor with Yes-Homes, a Luxury real estate team with Keller Williams Realty in downtown St. Pete.

Maguire and business partner, Rhonda Sanderford, started their real estate careers with Keller Williams Realty in 2003. Over 3 years ago their team re-aligned with Keller Williams Realty because of its business philosophy and culture.

Maguire’s goal is to raise $20,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through her Woman of the Year campaign. She is passionate to raise the money so she can help others defeat the disease through aggressive research. The KW Luxury Homes division is supporting her in her fund-raising efforts and she hopes the community will donate as well.

To donate to Maguire’s pursuit of becoming Woman of the Year and to help others receive the benefits of lifegiving research, please visit http://www.mwoy.org/pages/sun/sun17/DonateNow?fundraiserPageURL=http://www.mwoy.org/pages/sun/sun17/mmaguire or call Maguire at 727-204-1904.

About Keller Williams Realty’s Community Culture

The Keller Williams Realty’s is all about culture and giving back to the community. Recently voted 3rd Place for “Happiest Companies to Work” by CareerBliss, the KW culture is prominent in events such as its annual RED Day.  RED Day, which stands for Renew, Energize and Donate, is a collective service initiative where Keller Williams associates donate a day to give back to the local community.

About Keller Williams Realty St. Pete

Keller Williams Realty St. Pete is a subset of Keller Williams Realty, which is an international real estate company. Keller Williams Realty St. Pete is one of the largest real estate agencies in Florida with over 260 agents. In April, the company closed 55 percent more units than the market and surpassed the market by 54 percent of its listings sold.

For more information, please contact Rachel Sartain at 727-894-1600 or visit the company’s website at www.stpetekw.com.

 

 

 

Keller Williams Realty St. Pete’s Barb Deggans Earns her Graduate Realtor Institute

Keller Williams Realty St. Pete would like to congratulate Barb Deggans, on her recent accomplishment of achieving the certification as Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI). The GRI is a certification that is earned after an extensive 90 hours and seven exams that provides an in-depth knowledge and the fundamentals of the real estate industry. The GRI is recognized nationwide as the standard professional achievement in the real estate industry that marks a Realtor as committed to provide a high level of professional services by securing a strong educational foundation.

“Buying a home is an exciting process, especially for the first time buyer,” said Barb Deggans, GRI and Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certified Realtor. “They’re the most eager and somewhat anxious about taking the next step, which makes my job exciting and forever evolving.”

Deggans refers to herself a knowledge junkie that cannot learn enough information to help benefit her customers. While her favorite homes are bungalows, she looks forward to helping her customers find and purchase their dream home. With her GRI and PSA certifications plus her extensive support, resources and training through Keller Williams Realty St. Pete, Barb utilizes the best market knowledge and negotiation skills to help her customers realize their home buying and selling dreams.

About Keller Williams Realty St. Pete

Keller Williams Realty St. Pete is a subset of Keller Williams Realty, which is an international real estate company. Keller Williams Realty St. Pete is one of the largest real estate agencies in Florida with over 260 agents. In April, the company closed 55 percent more units than the market and surpassed the market by 54 percent of its listings sold.

For more information, please contact Rachel Sartain at 727-894-1600 or visit the company’s website at http://www.stpetekw.com.

To contact Barb Deggans about buying a home or selling a home please call her directly at 727-642-8908.

How Keller Williams Realty St. Pete Helps Their Realtors Stay Ahead of the Curve

Kim VanHerwynen, a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty St. Pete, has completed her Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation. During her three years with Keller Williams Realty St. Pete she has fallen in love with the thrill of the business and the luxury home market.

VanHerwynen obtained the certification as a requirement of KW Luxury Homes, a division of Keller Williams Realty. The certification includes brand positioning, marketing materials and helps Realtors create a custom marketing plan for each property. VanHerwynen is also awaiting the arrival of her award for her GUILD recognition, which states that she has documented performance in the million dollar luxury home market.

“I highly recommend the course to any agent,” said Kim, . “The benefits of this certification are too large to surpass that will help any and every agent better connect and understand their clients.”

According to the CLHMS website, Realtors obtain this prestigious certification by being a member with good standing within the institute and close three residential transactions in the top 10 percent of the local market. The certification helps Realtors differentiate and market their listings while telling the unique story of the each home.

CLHMS helps Realtors achieve the goals they personally set and work to achieve the best results for both buyer and seller. The CLHMS certification provides buyers and sellers within the luxury home market the reassurance that they have the best person for the stressful job of either buying or selling a home. The certification helps Realtors through multiple channels – with marketing, specifically branding, networking with other agents who may have the dream property for the buyer and attract the clientele that may be looking to acquire something new and different.

 

About Keller Williams Realty St. Pete

Keller Williams Realty St. Pete is a large real estate agency located off Beach Drive with 260 active Realtors. Keller Williams Realty St. Pete offers many beneficial classes and helps its agents obtain their personal goals through its educational resources and challenging the agents to step outside of their comfort zone. Classes such as Bold help expand an agents’ comfort zone to help them see and envision their own success.

Keller Williams Realty regularly outperforms the industry professionals. During April 2017, Keller Williams Realty St. Pete outperformed the industry by 55 percent in the number of units sold and surpassed the market by 54 percent of listings sold.

For more information about Keller Williams St. Pete, please contact Rachel Sartain, Managing Broker and Team Leader at 727-894-1600 or visit http://www.kw.com.

For more information about Kim, please contact her at 201-978-6805.

Keller Williams Ranks 3rd in the 50 Happiest Companies to work for in America for 2017!

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If you work full time, you spend at least one-third of your waking hours at your job. So feeling fulfilled in your role is critical. Careers website CareerBliss released its seventh annual list of the companies with the happiest employees.

On CareerBliss, workers submit reviews of their employers. The happiest companies ranking looks at how employees rated their work environment, relationship with management, growth opportunities, compensation and satisfaction with their specific position. The list takes into account more than 22,000 reviews. Keller Williams Realty has placed 3rd for 2017 Happiest Company to work for!

The Keller Williams Realty Belief System

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RED Day: Media Alert! KW St. Pete Gives Back

 

MEDIA ALERT

CONTACT: Dan Hale

Office: 727-894-1600

 

Keller Williams Realty St. Pete Gives Back 

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(St. Petersburg, Fl) April 28th — Keller Williams Realty St. Pete will be among more than 157,000 Keller Williams associates worldwide participating in the real estate franchise’s ninth annual RED Day on May 11, 2017.

RED Day, which stands for Renew, Energize and Donate, is a collective service initiative where Keller Williams associates donate a day to give back to the local community.

 

WHO:                                                   Keller Williams St. Pete associates

WHAT:                                                 Join Keller Williams associates at RED Day where they will be participating in coastal clean up efforts, painting houses for those in need, and giving back at their local food bank.

WHEN:                                                 Thursday, May 11, 2017, 9:00-3:00pm

WHERE:                                               Contact our office for location details

ON-SITE CONTACT:                         Dan Hale 727-366-2191

                                                                Krisi Moore 727-320-6208

The Keller Williams Realty St. Pete Market Center, located at 111 2nd Ave NE Suite 400, was established in January 2011, has 270 associates and sells more real estate than any other single office in the St. Petersburg market place. Over 100 associates will be participating in this years RED Day volunteer event!

To learn more about Keller Williams, call Rachel Sartain at 727-894-1600 or visit http://www.stpetekw.com

About Keller Williams

Austin, Texas-based Keller Williams is the largest real estate franchise by agent count in the world with more than 800 offices and 157,000 associates across the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. In 2017, Training magazine named Keller Williams the No. 1 training organization across all industries worldwide.

Since 1983, Keller Williams has grown exponentially and continues to cultivate an agent-centric, education-based, technology-driven culture that rewards agents as stakeholders. The company also provides specialized agents in luxury homes, commercial and farm and ranch properties.

For more information, visit kw.com.

Why Should You Care If a Realtor® Is a GRI? (Because It’s the Gold Standard)

Congratulations to Real Estate Agents Tiffany Lettelleir and Julie Paver for passing all 14 courses and becoming GRI certified!

Why become a GRI?

In today’s competitive business environment, you need more than just motivation and initiative to succeed, you need the professional advantage of the education know-how you receive in the GRI program.

Two highly ambitious real estate agents at the Keller Williams Realty St. Pete market center, Tiffany Lettelleir and Julie Paver, have taken on all 14 of the GRI courses and are now officially GRI certified. We would like to congratulate them on going above and beyond for their businesses and clients!
The Graduate Realtor® Institute designation indicates to buyers, sellers and other real estate professionals that you are highly trained and ready to serve customers and clients in many area of real estate.

According to NAR, Realtors who earn the GRI designation make more than $30,000 per year more on average that those without a GRI designation.

Developed specifically for NAR members, the GRI program includes 105 hours of coursework on topics ranging from marketing and servicing listed properties to real estate law. Only Realtors who successfully complete more than 90 hours of comprehensive training can be called a GRI. These agents are considered the elite of the business. It is the No. 1 real estate designation in the industry.

Are you interested in learning more about becoming a GRI?
For courses and details
Visit: http://www.floridarealtors.org/Education/Courses/

 

 

Congratulations to our Keller Williams Realty St. Pete agents for landing on the “Top 100 PRO Agents” list in South Pinellas County in March 2017!

The numbers are in and once again multiple agents from our Keller Williams Realty St. Pete Market Center have been ranked in the Top 100 according to the Pinellas Realtor Organization within March of 2017!

Our agents have ranked in the Top 100 within the following categories:

  • Listing agents by total sold volume
  • Listing agents by total sold units
  • PRO agents by sold volume
  • PRO agents by sold units

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