Luxury Real Estate Press Releases

IVTV Offers Videography for Promoting Luxury Properties

Dec 26, 2005

IVTV Offers Videography for Promoting Luxury PropertiesInternet Video Television (IVTV) has announced the creation of an international network of video and real estate professionals. This network is poised to set worldwide standards for the property tour industry. According to IVTV's CEO, Scott Lucy, this is the first time that there has been an international push to help make real estate video tours a more permanent and reliable home selling feature.

Luxury Real Estate Brokers Use Internet Video Stories to Sell Nation's Most Expensive Homes

Dec 26, 2005

Luxury Real Estate Brokers Use Internet Video Stories to Sell Nation's Most Expensive HomesInnovative real estate agents selling some of the most expensive properties across the country have begun using custom-made online video stories to market their properties. They say the videos have been crucial in the pitching and sale of properties worth millions of dollars and in several cases, tens of millions of dollars each. How to take advantage of this technology will be one of the big topics in the "Luxury Home Marketing" session at the upcoming Real Estate Connect NYC conference ( in New York City, January 11-13, 2006.

Cora Bett Thomas Realty Launches New Web Site

Dec 26, 2005

Cora Bett Thomas Realty Launches New Web Site Interview by Bellini Lacey, Public Relations Coordinator for Luxury Real EstateDecember 22nd, 2005 -- Luxury Real Estate member, Cora Bett Thomas of Cora Bett Thomas Realty of Savannah, Georgia asked Jon Mendoza, Creative Director of the LRE Web Design Team to  redesign her company’s web site from the ground up. The results are impressive and the goals clearly accomplished.Q: What is most improved in CBTR's new site when compared to her old site?A: Cora Bett’s personal and professional manner and style really come through. The company’s market knowledge and extraordinary service is clearly expressed on the site. The goal was to provide her clients with the same incomparable real estate experience, regardless of whether they were entering her brick and mortar door or her portal door.         Q: Name the top three most exciting new features on the site.  A: We are very proud of the property pages. Content is deep but the design is clean, manageable. Even some less than average mls listings from her competitors look good on her site.The maps are very advanced. You roll over any of her districts and you know exactly how many properties are available.  It also allows you to go straight into the properties. No one in her area comes close to providing this kind of technology. (To give you an idea of how involved and particular our client was, Cora Bett even determined the zoom speed on her maps.)

Technology Boot Camp Is a Fast Track to Internet Success

Dec 26, 2005

By John Brian Losh Many Realtors don't know beans about technology. This isn't exactly breaking news. Realtors have plenty of valuable skills -- good communication, customer service skills and marketing expertise, to name just a few. But for many Realtors, their knowledge of technology is limited to surfing the Internet and checking and sending e-mail. (Pop quiz: Do you know what SEO stands for?)

Charlie Weis Calls His Last Play in New England

Dec 18, 2005

Charlie Weis Calls His Last Play in New EnglandBy Tim Claflin, OneTen Communications Former New England Patriot Offensive Coordinator Is Gone but Not Forgotten New England Patriots fans remember him as the big, hulking offensive genius that roamed the sidelines for all of those memorable Sunday afternoons. Resident's of Cumberland's Avalon Place remember him as a "regular Joe" taking out his trash. Of course, the man in question is Charlie Weis, former coach and Cumberland resident.

Page-Taft Real Estate: 25 Years in Business

Dec 18, 2005

Page-Taft Real Estate: 25 Years in Business  Originally published in Business New Haven, 12/12/2005 HistoryIn 1980, Laura Page and Betty Taft combined their companies and opened the doors of Page-Taft Real Estate. Then there were five agents in the quaint Boston Street Guilford office. Since then the company has grown, adding offices in Madison (52 Wall Street in 1994), Essex (35 Main Street in 2001) and Old Lyme (19 Halls Road in 2001).

HIFX European Market Report

Dec 18, 2005

HIFX European Market ReportWhat has caused the Euro to fluctuate against the Dollar over the past three months? Since September 2005 EUR/USD has been trending in a strong downward direction resulting in over a 9 cent movement (1.2580 high, 1.1638 low).  To place a monetary value on this move if you were to buy a property in September 05 priced at 100,000 euros it would have cost you $125,800. The same property in November 05 would have cost you $116,380, that is over a $9,0000 saving.  So why has there been such a move?

Five Trends in Kitchen Design that are Here to Stay

Dec 11, 2005

We’ve all seen them…the decorating TV shows that trumpet the latest high-fashion trends in kitchens -- from glass countertops to microwaves that double as flat screen televisions. It’s easy to get caught up in the hype for the latest high-priced item, but what trends are worth your attention and investment? While industry experts often disagree on style issues, they all agree on one thing: the trend of bigger, more open, more important kitchens in the U.S. is here to stay.

PeopleSoft Executive to Sell Tahoe Chateau For $15.95 Million

Dec 04, 2005

PeopleSoft Executive to Sell Tahoe Chateau For $15.95 Million LAKE TAHOE, Nevada) - Lake's Tahoe's latest multimillion-dollar home to hit the market embraces Lake Tahoe life like few others. Champagne, the 16,000-square-foot home, was built in 1999 to the specifications of Al Duffield, former top executive of PeopleSoft, and brother of PeopleSoft founder and CEO Dave Duffield. Al Duffield lives in the home year-round with his wife. The Incline Village, Nevada property sits on 12 acres overlooking Lake Tahoe and is listed for $15.95 million by Chase International. To view this property, click here.The Duffields enlisted the services of Bay Area architect Barry Holloway and builder Gary Pulver from Incline Village, Nevada to create the magnificent eight-bedroom and 11-bath home. Breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe landscape every room while a unique symmetrical entryway and sweeping staircase greet guests at the front door. While top-of-the-line hidden luxuries can be found around every corner and fireplace (of which there are ten) the home still beckons to be curled up in. Baumaniere limestone and walnut wood keeps the home flowing and cohesive and antique adornments by San Francisco's renowned Antonio Mariani breathe character and beauty into armoires, mirrors, doorways, cabinets and antique chests. "This is one of my favorite properties," Kerry Donovan, Chase International agent, said. "It's grand and exquisite yet there's a true sense of life in every room." Grand is correct when the amount of work is put figuratively. Nearly 150 trucks of rocks were hauled out to build the home and 2,000 square feet of concrete was poured. The numerous floor to ceiling Point 5 windows reportedly cost $800,000 (before installation), 300 hundred tons of stone were brought in, 16,000 square feet of limestone was utilized and 45 miles of wire runs through the house. Additional perks and must-haves for those seeking such luxurious living spaces include a 2,500-bottle wine cellar with dining for 16, eight-foot-tall wood-burning fireplace, private master wing, bon vivant kitchen, executive office, library/den, numerous entertainment staging areas, gym, game room, four-car garage, heated driveway apron, Lucent switchboard, 20 phone lines and security television. Chase International has been headquartered in Lake Tahoe, Nevada since 1986. 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, the nation's largest independent relocation network (formerly known as RELO), further strengthens their base of client services.

Diane Turton Participates in Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Conference

Dec 04, 2005

Diane Turton Participates in Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Conference POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NEW JERSEY (December 5, 2005) – Diane Turton, President and Broker/Owner of Diane Turton, Realtors, was recently honored as a national award nominee at the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year Awards conference in Palm Springs, California held Nov. 17–19 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa.
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