All posts by Ray Zabielski

Charles Rutenberg Realty of Illinois receives prestigious QE Award

Inman News

Introducing the QE Award, recognizing real estate customer satisfaction

https://www.inman.com/2017/07/24/introducing-qe-award-recognizing-real-estate-customer-satisfaction/

RE Technology

Top 35 Real Estate Firms Win ‘QE’ Award for Service Excellence

https://retechnology.com/index.php?option=com_retechcontent&view=content&layout=articles&item_id=19803

Yahoo!

Top 35 Real Estate Firms for Service Excellence Announced

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/top-35-real-estate-firms-133000351.html

MarketWatch (WSJ)

Top 35 Real Estate Firms for Service Excellence Announced

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/top-35-real-estate-firms-for-service-excellence-announced-2017-07-25

Real Estate Rama

Top 35 Real Estate Firms for Service Excellence Announced

http://www.realestaterama.com/top-35-real-estate-firms-for-service-excellence-announced-ID042114.html
ForwardGeek

Top 35 Real Estate Firms for Service Excellence Announced

https://www.forwardgeek.com/article/Top-35-Real-Estate-Firms-for-Service-Excellence-Announced-

Other:

Canadian Business Journal

Top 35 Real Estate Firms for Service Excellence Announced

http://www.cbj.ca/top-35-real-estate-firms-for-service-excellence-announced/
BizWire Europe

Top 35 Real Estate Firms for Service Excellence Announced

http://www.bizwire.eu/top-35-real-estate-firms-for-service-excellence-announced/
Financial Buzz

Top 35 Real Estate Firms for Service Excellence Announced

http://www.financialbuzz.com/top-35-real-estate-firms-for-service-excellence-announced-831943

Marketplace

Top 35 Real Estate Firms for Service Excellence Announced

http://thenumbers.marketplace.org/publicradio/news/read/34636711/top_35_real_estate_firms_for_service_excellence_announced

German Newswire

Top 35 Real Estate Firms for Service Excellence Announced

http://www.nachrichtenausmunchen.de/top-35-real-estate-firms-for-service-excellence-announced/

France Newswire

Top 35 Real Estate Firms for Service Excellence Announced

http://www.francenewswire.fr/top-35-real-estate-firms-for-service-excellence-announced/
Business Wire France

Top 35 Real Estate Firms for Service Excellence Announced

http://www.bizwire.fr/top-35-real-estate-firms-for-service-excellence-announced/

Financial Content (online daily newspaper syndication)

Top 35 Real Estate Firms for Service Excellence Announced

http://markets.financialcontent.com/mng-lang.dailynews/news/read/34636711/Top_35_Real_Estate_Firms_for_Service_Excellence_Announced_

Broadway World

Top 35 Real Estate Firms for Service Excellence Announced

http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwgeeks/article/Top-35-Real-Estate-Firms-for-Service-Excellence-Announced-20170725

Marketwired link

http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/top-35-real-estate-firms-for-service-excellence-announced-2227538.htm

UPDATE:

Inman

In addition to the feature story, you have been featured in two of their daily newsletter blasts. Noticed on Google News mobile feed that Amber Taufen’s story was at the top of Inman News on Google yesterday

RIS Media

They were pitched on the idea that several of the winners are part of their client group. Believe it may have worked. Beth, the editor, said she plans to post it this week. Normally unless you are a paying, current client, you will never see a news release picked up by RIS Media.

RE Technology

Article will be in tomorrow’s newsletter, which reaches a total of 60,000 subscribers.

Media platform – Local media blitz executed by Kevin Hawkins and his WAV Group Communications Team:

This was a massive undertaking encompassing 35 local media lists, one for each winner. Some markets only had as few as 3 publications, LA had more than 100. In total, nearly 1,000 local media contacts were sent pitches with local brokerage contact names and the name of the local brokerage winner in their market. The subject line for each news release we sent was customized as was the list below as we put in bold the name of the local brokerage on the list of winners.

The organizing and targeted delivery of the messages took many hours and kept Kevin Hawkins of WAV Group Communications and his staff up into the wee hours late last night.

We know we have at least one confirmed placement on Duluth, MN as the daily there, the Duluth News Tribune will be using it in an upcoming Biz Buzz column.

That’s where we are today folks as follow up continues.
Best regards – proud of your achievements,

Larry and Kevin Romito

Larry D. Romito Chairman, CEO

Quality Service Certification, Inc.

Phone 888-547-4772 x128 | Fax 949-248-3702

[email protected]

RatedAgent.com

 

Multi-board Contract 6.0 is now 6.1

The 6.0 Contract is now the 6.1 Contract.  The contract has been modified to reflect some anticipated changes as a result of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) and the new CFPB Rules that will affect your clients’ home buying experience.

The 6.1 Contract is now posted. You can download a copy  from your Realtor Association site.
– If your buyer does their loan application BEFORE October 3rd, use the 6.0 Contract.
– If the buyer does their loan application ON OR AFTER October 3rd use the 6.1 Contract.
– The 6.0 Contract will no longer be available after October 5th.

If you have any questions, please contact your Association.  Thank you!

CRR Ranks in the Top 10 in 2014

Charles Rutenberg Realty ended 2014 as the 10th highest producing company and the 2nd highest producing office in MRED, the Chicago area MLS.. But the quantity of transactions is second to the quality of the service given. Our clients rated us with an overall rating of 4.82 on a 5.0 in surveys administered by QualityService.org. Only by giving exceptional service can a company truly be of benefit to it’s clients.

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Managing Broker License Renewal Deadline Apr 30, 2015

Managing Broker 2015 License Renewal Checklist

If you hold a managing broker license, renewal must be completed by April 30th, 2015. As we all know, that is just around the corner. Below is info on what needs to be done to renew. Try not to wait until the absolute last minute to avoid possible issues of being unlicensed as of May 1. It happens every renewal to a few agents.

Q&A and checklist from the IAR Licensing & Training Center outlines what you need to know and do to prepare for the April 30, 2015 Managing Broker license renewal deadline.

Ray Zabielski, CCIM, SFR, e-Pro
Managing Broker
Charles Rutenberg Realty
1733 Park St., Suite 150
Naperville, IL 60563

630-929-5410

CRR is Top Chicago Workplace Again in 2014

Charles Rutenberg Realty again made the Chicago Tribune Top 100 Workplace list. This is the 4th time in the last 5 years. In 2014 CRR ranked 2nd among all midsize companies. In 2013 CRR ranked 1st on the same list. According to Ray Zabielski, managing broker, “CRR is very pleased to having ranked so high two years in a row. It is very hard to repeat as the number 1 company but our goal is to always strive for that achievement.”

Top 100 pic 2014

RIS Real Estate Magazine Ranks Charles Rutenberg Realty Among Country’s Most Successful Residential Firms

Charles Rutenberg Realty was recently listed by RIS Real Estate Magazine in the 2014 Top 500 Power Broker List. The ranking proves the agent and client focused approach a great success.

Greater Chicagoland area real estate services company, Charles Rutenberg Realty, has been ranked in the Top 500 Power Broker List from RIS Real Estate Magazine. The recognition is based on 2013 closed transaction sides and separately by closed sales volume.

In 2013, Charles Rutenberg Realty completed 2,230 transactions and accounted for $445.9 million in sales volume which placed them ahead of 13 other Illinois firms. The ranking recognizes Charles Rutenberg Realty as one of the largest and highest producing companies in the country. Charles Rutenberg Realty has achieved this honor after only 10 years in operation.

“Charles Rutenberg Realty was founded 10 years ago and created an environment for agents to build their business around a structure that enhances agent success,” says Ray Zabielski, owner and managing broker of Charles Rutenberg Realty Chicago. “Having nearly 2,000 agents join us over the last ten years, and now ranking 310 in overall production nationally, it is apparent the real estate community has recognized the win-win business model we have proudly brought to the industry.”

Charles Rutenberg Realty has now been in the Chicago area for 10 years. Even with their great reputation, they are still little known by the consumer. Charles Rutenberg Realty is hoping to build on momentum with the REAL Trends 500 List and the 2013 Chicago Tribune Top 100 Workplace List to reach a wider customer base and challenge other industry leaders.

About Charles Rutenberg Realty:
Founded in 2004, Charles Rutenberg Realty ranked first among midsize companies on the 2013 Chicago Tribune Top 100 Workplace list. It has agents covering the greater Chicagoland area including Chicago and all suburban markets of DuPage, suburban Cook, Will, Kendall, Kane and Lake Counties. Charles Rutenberg Realty is your resource for buying, selling, renting or leasing your home. With expertise in real estate for both purchasing and listing properties in the entire greater Chicagoland area including Chicago, Naperville, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Wheaton, Downers Grove and all surrounding suburban areas, you have found the right resource for all of your real estate needs. For more information, please visit: crrchicago.com