Luxury Real Estate Press Releases

First American, NAHREP to Launch National Referral Network on MSN® Latino

Oct 16, 2005

First American, NAHREP to Launch National Referral Network on MSN® Latino   The First American Corporation (NYSE:FAF) , the nation's largest data provider, and the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) announced the launch of the NAHREP National Referral Network (NRN) on MSN Latino Finanzas, a premier Spanish-language Internet destination offering an unparalleled collection of financial education and planning resources for the U.S. Hispanic market.

"Smart" Home Innovations Enhance Life for Seniors

Oct 13, 2005

If the phrase “The House of the Future” makes you think of old re-runs of “The Jetsons,” think again. By combining recent innovations in intelligent home design with some simple physical changes to your house, you can create a home that will run more efficiently and economically. Plus, you can help ensure you will be able to stay in your home and live there safely for years to come.

Luxury Real Estate's 10th Annual Membership Conference Recap

Oct 09, 2005

Luxury Real Estate's 10th Annual Membership Conference Recap: Internet Marketing Reaches a Higher Level of Sophistication Seattle, WA, October 5th, 2005 – More than 250 Luxury Real Estate brokers convened for the 10th Annual Luxury Real Estate Conference in Seattle last week. Richard Weidel, Jr. of Weidel Corporate Realtors in Princeton, New Jersey presented a compelling marketing strategy in response to the emergence of discount brokers. Additionally, Rosita Sarnoff of Stribling & Associates in New York City introduced the company's new marketing plan for the legendary Plaza Hotel in Manhattan, which evoked all the glamour one would expect of the iconic hotel. Both presentations received plenty of accolades from members, but it was the quiet and unassuming Web specialists in the back of the room that received the most attention. 

Illustrated Properties Honored by Realtor Magazine

Oct 09, 2005

Illustrated Properties Honored by Realtor MagazineBOCA RATON, Fla., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Palm Beach County's largest public relations firm, TransMedia Group, announced today it has been retained by Illustrated Properties, Florida's leading independent real estate brokerage firm and one of the top 100 real estate companies in the nation, according to Realtor Magazine."We're honored to represent many leading companies in their respective fields," said Glen Calder, President of TransMedia.  "And certainly Illustrated Properties, the premier real estate brokerage firm in South Florida, deserves that title in real estate."Illustrated Properties is central and northern Palm Beach County's largest independent real estate company and a recognized leader in preferred properties in the Palm Beaches since 1975.  With over $1 billion in sales annually, it is also the 95th largest real estate company in the country and growing, added Calder.Illustrated Properties is an exclusive affiliate of Christie's Great Estates and a leading broker in Who's Who In Luxury Real Estate."A key factor in our success is our dedication to providing consistent, outstanding service to each client," said F.F. "Chappy" Adams, President of Illustrated Properties.Illustrated Properties supports a network of over 470 experienced, professional agents in 20 offices throughout the counties of Palm Beach, Martin and Collier. Each agent in the firm is handpicked for their proven ability to deliver top quality service. Its agents are well known, not only for their long-term experience, but also for impeccable ethics and the consistent establishment of strong, honest business relationships with their clients."We have the ability to offer a full range of sales, leasing, and relocation services for clients seeking to buy or sell quality homes and home sites, as well as those with commercial, investment real estate and business brokerage needs," said F.F. "Bud" Adams, Illustrated Properties CEO.Besides a full-range of residential real estate marketing and sales services, Illustrated Properties offers such services as business acquisition, brokerage, financing, valuation and consultation, auctions, commercial real estate leasing, financing and development, insurance and title insurance,relocation and international marketing. 

High-Tech Marketing Solutions for Real Estate Professionals

Oct 02, 2005

By John Brian LoshAccording to the National Association of Realtors, real estate professionals are becoming increasingly technology-savvy with each passing year. A recent NAR technology impact survey found that 97 percent of all Realtors own a personal computer; 95 percent own a mobile phone; 77 percent own a digital camera; and 40 percent own a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA).

The Allure of Buying Your Own Private Island

Oct 02, 2005

The Allure of Buying Your Own Private Island By Vivian Marino, The New York TimesFlipping through a travel magazine one day, Thomas P. Brisson noticed an advertisement for a private island and, acting on impulse, called the listing broker right away. Surprisingly soon, he was the owner of Heron Island, all 13 acres of it, about half a mile off the coast of Winter Harbor, Me., with popple stone beaches and striking views of Acadia National Park. Mr. Brisson, 57, who is from Potomac, Md., and recently retired from his job at the student-loan provider Sallie Mae, said owning an island seemed much more exciting than having a plain old condo near the beach.

Chase International Launches Agents' Advisory Council

Oct 02, 2005

Chase International Launches Agents' Advisory Council(LAKE TAHOE, Nevada) - Chase International has recently launched its first-ever Agents' Advisory Council in order to stimulate company vision and goals. The council, comprised of 12 agents, elected by their peers, will meet quarterly with Shari Chase, founder and CEO of Chase International, as well as company vice president Susan Lowe and general manager Jon Cheplak. The group will brainstorm and discuss client services, community service, technology, professional training and marketing. The goal of the council is to implement ideas from agents to create and encourage collaboration towards the company's future success. Chase acknowledges the wealth of experience and knowledge that agents possess and plans to incorporate them in furthering the organization's goals. "Our agents have always been encouraged to be involved and as we grow we want them to know they have a voice," Chase said. Chase International is headquartered in Lake Tahoe, Nevada since 1986, with five offices in the region and one in London. The company is a long-standing exclusive member of Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate and Leading Estates of the World. Recently elected to the Board of Regents for luxury real estate and selected as an exclusive member of the Artisan Group, consisting of the top firms in the Bay Area, along with its membership in the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (formerly known as RELO), the nation's largest independent relocation network, further strengthens their base of client services. Chase International also utilizes its membership opportunities in the National Association of Realtors International Division, Woman's Council of Realtors and FIABCI, the International Real Estate Federation (an international network of 7,000 real estate professionals, attorneys, accountants, banks and related services). For more information about Chase International, contact founder and CEO Shari Chase of Chase International at 1-866-233-7111 or visit the website at

Prudential Gardner Realtors Hurricane Update

Sep 25, 2005

Prudential Gardner Realtors Hurricane Update(Mandeville, LA) - Thousands of residents of the New Orleans suburbs and the Mississippi Gulf Coast are returning home to a massive clean-up effort. The list of what they don't have is long -- starting with working electricity and sewers. But in some neighborhoods, a few gas stations, coffee shops and burger joints have opened their doors for business. Officials gave the all-clear to return to Jefferson Parish last Sunday. On Monday, Mayor Ray Nagin said he wants to start letting people return to New Orleans, starting with the Algiers neighborhood, across the Mississippi River from downtown.

Diane Turton, Realtors Supports Victims of Hurricane Katrina

Sep 25, 2005

Diane Turton, Realtors Supports Victims of Hurricane Katrina Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey – When Diane Turton, president and broker/owner of Diane Turton, Realtors, heard of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, she turned to her management team to discuss how they could help. The company immediately launched a drive to collect money for the American Red Cross. As agents, managers and staff members from each of the company’s 24 locations contributed to the fund, donations were also dropped off by clients and members of the public. 

Gloria Nilson GMAC Real Estate Presents Landmark Home with Countless Claims to Fame

Sep 25, 2005

Gloria Nilson GMAC Real Estate Presents Landmark Home with Countless Claims to FameEvery home has a story. In a town that's as rich in history and architecture as Princeton, New Jersey, sometimes a property can have many claims to fame. This is the case with the home at 12 Morven Place, which is currently being marketed by Gail Firestone of the Princeton office of Gloria Nilson GMAC Real Estate. 
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