Luxury Real Estate Press Releases

Matt Linginfelter Joins Beacham & Company, Realtors

Jan 06, 2008 —

ATLANTA – (Jan. 7, 2007) – Matt Linginfelter has joined Beacham & Company, Realtors as an associate broker.Linginfelter comes to Beacham & Company from Harry Norman, Realtors where he was a Top 20 Agent in the Buckhead/Northwest office and a member of the 120% Production Club the last three years.Beacham & Company founder and President Glennis Beacham called Linginfelter a consummate professional and a tremendous addition to the Beacham team.“I have known Matt for many years now and have always been impressed by the professional way in which he conducts his business,” Beacham said. “There is certainly no greater honor for an agent than to be admired by their peers and Matt has achieved that. He is certainly the type of agent we want to represent Beacham & Company."Linginfelter has earned numerous real estate designations through the years, including Senior Marketing Consultant (SMC), Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES), Accredited Relocation Specialist (ACR) and Life Member status with the Atlanta Board of REALTORS®.Prior to his real estate career, Linginfelter was vice president of Business Development for Audio Graphics Training Systems, Inc. (AGTS), a leading video production company specializing in employee communications and labor and employment law issues. He was also a regional sales manager for FuelMaker Corporation, a Toronto, Canada-based environmental company specializing in clean-air technologies and alternative-fuel vehicle technology.Among his many civic involvements, Linginfelter is a board member of Camp Evergreen at Lake Burton and a coach for TopHat Soccer Club. He is a member of Druid Hills Golf Club and a Sunday School teacher at Northside United Methodist Church.Linginfelter resides in the Springlake area of Buckhead with his wife and three children. He grew up on St. Simons Island and in Rome, Ga., where he graduated from the Darlington School. He holds a BBA in Management from Kennesaw State University.Beacham & Company, REALTORS is a boutique real estate company specializing in luxury real estate. The company was founded in 2006 by Glennis Beacham, one of Atlanta\\\'s most prolific real estate agents over the last 15 years. In 2007, the company had the highest average sales price of any general brokerage company in north Atlanta and was the market share leader in homes sold for more than $2.5 million in Buckhead. For more information about Beacham & Company, REALTORS, go to www.beacham.com or call 404.261.6300.

Residential Properties Ltd. Brings Carol Vilardi to Manage Narragansett Office

Jan 03, 2008 —

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. – (Jan. 4, 2008) – Residential Properties Ltd., Rhode Island’s largest privately held real estate company, today announced that Carol Vilardi has been selected to manage their Narragansett office. Long-time Managing Broker Cheryl Eley will focus on managing the company’s East Greenwich branch.Vilardi previously managed a Narragansett Real Estate office and most recently worked in hospitality for the Westin Hotel in Providence.As the Narragansett Sales Manager, Vilardi will direct, coordinate and supervise the activities of 18 sales agents and support staff who specialize in coastal real estate.With experience in all aspects of real estate and expertise in condo sales and investment properties, she holds real estate licenses in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.Prior to selling real estate, Vilardi enjoyed a 25-year career in the hospitality industry, specializing in sales and marketing. Her passion for helping people eased her transition into real estate. In her first year, she received the Silver Award for Top Producers within the South County Board of REALTORS®.Vilardi is a relocated New Yorker and 7-year Rhode Islander with a passion for this state. “I have fallen in love with the charm, sophistication, and ease offered by Rhode Island living,” says Vilardi.Vilardi is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, and the Kent Washington Board of REALTORS®.Her ease in networking is explained by the great amount of time spent volunteering for local charities and in organizing special events for non-profit organizations. In 2006, Vilardi received a Community Impact Award for work she did with the Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County.“Residential Properties is excited to gain Carol’s enthusiasm for and insight into Narragansett,” said Sally Lapides, RPL’s CEO and co-founder.ABOUT RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIESResidential Properties Ltd. has been serving sellers and buyers of distinctive properties since 1981 through service, innovation and sheer hard work. The Company has seven offices located in Barrington, Cranston, Cumberland, East Greenwich, Newport, Providence, and Narragansett and services all of Rhode Island, the Connecticut shoreline and southeastern and central Massachusetts. Their award-winning relocation department services buyers and sellers throughout the country.

Peabody & Smith Agent Becomes Certified Residential Specialist

Jan 03, 2008 —

FRANCONIA, N.H. – (Jan. 4, 2008) – Peabody & Smith Broker Associate Susan Jones has been awarded the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist designation by the Council of Residential Specialists, the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association on REALTORS®.REALTORS® who receive the CRS designation have completed advanced courses and have demonstrated professional expertise in the field of residential real estate. Fewer than 38,000 REALTORS® nationwide have earned this credential.For home buyers and sellers, this designation means that the REALTOR® subscribes to the strict REALTOR® code of ethics, has access to the latest technology and specializes in helping clients maximize profits and minimize costs when buying or selling a home.Jones said, “Service to my clients is what I strive for each and every day. I was searching for a  designation that would not only help me stand out from other REALTORS®, but update me on how to provide superior service to my clients and customers by keeping up-to-date with technology, fine-tuning my knowledge of the real estate field and by thinking outside the box."Broker/Owner Andy Smith said, “This is a prestigious designation and I’m proud to have Susan on our team. Susan joined Peabody & Smith seven years ago as an administrative professional and then became an agent, and eventually earned her broker’s license. She is an example of the qualities our agents are known for: she is professional, knowledgeable and highly informed on current market conditions.”With 22 full-time REALTORS®, and a support staff of eight, Peabody & Smith Realty has offices in Franconia, Littleton and St. Johnsbury. They are members of the “Board of Regents” and one of only 650 firms chosen as part of “The Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.” They can be seen on the Web at www.peabodysmith.com.

Premier Broker Toni Abruzzo-Ramirez Joins Pacific Union GMAC Real Estate

Jan 01, 2008 —

SAN FRANCISCO – (Jan. 2, 2008) – Pacific Union GMAC Real Estate is pleased to announce Toni Abruzzo-Ramirez has joined the firm.“We are absolutely thrilled to have Toni join our office,” said Steve Dickason, VP and Branch Executive of the Greenbrae office. “She is well-respected and admired by not only her clients, but her peers, and a fabulous addition to our firm.”With more than 30 years of experience in the real estate business, Toni brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. She has received numerous honors, including Lifetime Achievement, #1 REALTOR® in Marin County, and #3 REALTOR® in Northern California.“I am passionate about the real estate business. My clients are my greatest asset – I owe my success to their referrals and loyalty,” Abruzzo-Ramirez said. “I’m excited about the opportunities available to me and my clients with my new association with Pacific Union GMAC.”Pacific Union GMAC Real EstateSince 1975, Pacific Union GMAC Real Estate has thoughtfully matched generations of buyers and sellers throughout the entire Bay Area. Pacific Union GMAC focuses on delivering outstanding quality and unparalleled service to a full spectrum of discerning clients. Pacific Union GMAC is the only firm in California to receive a distinguished International Property Award in association with CNBC for superior marketing materials and client services in the luxury marketplace. A premier, locally managed brokerage with knowledgeable, experienced real estate professionals, Pacific Union GMAC takes a leading edge to new technology applications designed to enhance the client experience. Pacific Union is a GMAC Home Services company. For more information, visit www.pacunion.com.

Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates Brightens Christmas for Two Lowcountry Families

Jan 01, 2008 —

BLUFFTON, S.C. – (Jan. 2, 2008) – Two low-income families in the Lowcountry enjoyed a brighter Christmas this year thanks to the real estate professionals in the Bluffton, S.C., office of Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates who recently purchased, wrapped and delivered bags of gifts to the families.The gesture is especially meaningful because one family lost virtually everything in a recent house fire. Any real Christmas joy for them appeared to be out of reach – until recently.“Our professional sales associates and staff demonstrated their caring nature with these selfless acts of kindness,” said Cora Bett Thomas, founder and CEO of the firm that bears her name. “Christmas is about families and sharing. And now, thanks to the generosity of our staff in Bluffton, these families can enjoy a real Christmas together.”Darle Booher, the broker-in-charge at the firm’s Bluffton office, and her husband, Robert, an associate broker, adopted a low-income family through the Church of the Cross in Bluffton, which they attend. The Boohers provided gifts and household items for the local family.Real estate agents and staff members in the Bluffton office also contributed to a fund to adopt a local family and provide them with toys, clothing and necessary household items. Working with the Church of the Cross, the office staff identified a single mother and her three children who needed extra help during the holiday season.Beverly Serral, a top producer and accredited luxury home specialist in the Bluffton office, obtained information about the second family and secured a wish list from each member of the household. Then, funded by its own donations, the staff purchased an MP3 player, a stocking stuffed with toys and a pair of shoes for each child. Their mother received household items and gift cards to Wal-Mart and Publix. Finally, everyone will be treated to a special holiday dinner.“We wrapped the presents during a working lunch yesterday,” said Carrie Lee, an assistant to Cora Bett Thomas who works in the company’s Bluffton office. “Then, three members of our staff went to the mother’s job in Hardeeville. Their house just burned down and they have nothing. So we went where she works and delivered all the presents. She was truly overcome with joy.”ABOUT CORA BETT THOMAS REALTY & ASSOCIATESWith listings for the area’s finest residential and commercial properties, Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates is an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s Great Estates and a longtime member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, The Board of Regents, Leading Estates of the World, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (formerly RELO) and Luxury Portfolio. The firm dominates the luxury real estate market along the Georgia and South Carolina coasts, with offices based in Savannah, Ga., and Bluffton, S.C. Under the leadership of founder and CEO Cora Bett Thomas, the company’s expert team of agents specializes in historic homes, luxury condominiums, commercial real estate, investment property, land and waterfront property. Savannah Magazine and Connect Savannah readers recently voted Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates the “Best Real Estate Company.” For additional information, please visit www.CoraBettThomas.com online or call 912.233.6000 for the Savannah office or 843.757.6002 for the Bluffton/Hilton Head office.
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