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HRG Realtor Juliet Restrepo Receives Multiple Awards in Coral Gales, FL

juliet awardsWe are pleased to announce that Juliet Restrepo, Realtor at Hergenrother Realty Group at Keller Williams Coral Gable-Coconut Grove, has received multiple awards for her dedication to culture and her clients.

Juliet was awarded the 2015 Cultural Icon award for her outstanding dedication and coming from contribution. She also received awards for Most Units Closed and Highest Listing Units for 2015.

In addition, Hergenrother Realty Group was just announced as one of the top 20 groups at Keller Williams Coral Gables-Coconut Grove.

Congratulations Juliet and Hergenrother Realty Group!

Looking to buy or sell in Coral Gables, FL? Contact Juliet at juliet@herggroup.com or 786-31-6821.

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Hergenrother Realty Group Moves Into International Real Estate Market

(COLCHESTER, VERMONT February 2, 2016) — Hergenrother Realty Group’s Keller Williams Realty Coral Gables Realtor Juliet Restrepo recently listed their first international property, Palmetto Sunset in Cartegena, Columbia. Palmetto Sunset is an exclusive residential property in the renovated district of El Laguito in Cartagena. The building includes retail and commercial space, with the residential units starting on the 10th floor. Palmetto Sunset is being developed by Grupo Area and Jaxi Builders, Inc.

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Each floor has four units with a mix of 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units ranging from 741 square feet to 1157 square feet. Prices range from $150,000 to $300,000. Each unit has direct ocean views, quick access to beaches and shopping, and a private balcony. Amenities include a state of the art fitness center, a beautiful wrap-around sun bathing terrace with views of the city, an entertainment room, a playground, a spa with Turkish bath and sauna, and an expansive pool terrace with panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea, Tierra Bomba Island, and the city skyline. Boating, surfing, fishing, shopping, dining and entertainment are just steps away.

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Palmetto Sunset would make a great primary residence, vacation home, or an investment property to be used for rentals.

For more information on this premier property visit www.palmettosunset.com or contact Juliet Restrepo at juliet@herggroup.com or 786-31-6821.

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Hergenrother Realty Group’s vision is to change the way people live and play. HRG was founded by Adam Hergenrother in October 2011 to foster leadership and leverage among Realtors across the country. By providing their agents with exceptional centralized services, including world class coaching, training, administrative support, and lead generation, they allow agents to focus on their ONE thing – helping people buy, sell, and invest in real estate.

HRG is headquartered in Colchester, VT. Their flagship team opened in October 2011 in Portland, Maine.  In under a year, their model, systems, and training took a $7 million a year producer and created a $25 million dollar producer. Four years later, the Portland team is #1 in the state of Maine and sold over $40 million in real estate in 2015. Their systems work. Since 2011, they have launched in Hartford, CT, Naples, FL, Miami, FL, Portsmouth, NH and Twin Cities, Minnesota with plans to open additional teams worldwide.

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Universal Properties Network is now Hergenrother Realty Group!

HRG Facebook Cover LogoIn January, Universal Properties Network and The Adam Hergenrother Team officially joined forces to create one vision, one brand, one team – Hergenrother Realty Group (HRG). Adam Hergenrother and Universal Properties Network were on the forefront four years ago of what we now call Mega Agent Expansion. As Expansion continues to evolve and grow, so too does HRG.

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates

Hergenrother Realty Group is committed to changing the way people live and play through leadership, training, systems, and thinking BIG. As we continue to pioneer the future of real estate, we invite you to join us on this journey and live a life without limits!

Interested in opportunities at Hergenrother Realty Group? Email hallie@adamhergenrother.com and let’s get the conversation started.

Adam Hergenrother in Minnesota for Cultural Inspiration Event

On Tuesday, December 15, Adam Hergenrother, CEO of Universal Properties Network, traveled to St. Paul, Minnesota to speak at Keller Williams North Central’s Cultural Inspiration Event.

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Universal Properties Network Expansion Agent Corey Dykmann, Adam Hergenrother, Expansion Agent Troy Dykmann, and UPN Regional Director Jeff Shipley

 

Universal Properties Network’s North Central Regional Director, Jeff Shipley, also spoke on a mega team panel at the event.

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A wonderful event and a fantastic opportunity to connect with our Expansion Partners in Minnesota!

New Home Construction Quality Check

Quality Check ConstructionWorried about the construction quality of your new home? You don’t have to because there visible signs which you only need to check to determine the construction quality of the project and as homebuyers, you must be aware of the signs and loopholes of any residential project before buying your new home.

The simplest thing that you can do is to go on field visits to the project site, talk to brokers, do online research, or consult an architect to safeguard any structural defects.

It is important to observe any cracks in the building as it is a sign of a weak foundation.  Even minor cracks in the walls reflect the substandard quality of materials used for construction. You can also check the quality of the concrete mix used in the construction by driving a nail into the walls since the strength of the concrete mix or the grade of concrete and concrete-sand ratio are crucial.  Also, look out for the quality of paint on the walls.  In addition to enhancing visual appeal, good paint on the walls and wooden surfaces prolongs their life. Cheap paint, on the other hand, results in poor finishing and reduces durability. This also means that walls might need to be painted again quickly.

Another thing is to make sure that the kitchen and bathroom fixtures are in good condition and that the floor of the bathroom are even.  Tiles used in the bathroom and kitchen are a good indicator of the overall quality of construction.  Doors should not make a creaking noise while opening, and keep an eye on door handles, electrical fittings and window latches.

Most of the time, homebuyers neglect to see the small details of a home not knowing that these minute details are the indicators of the construction quality.  Take time to check these if you want your new home to last a lifetime.

UPN is Looking for a Rock Star Transaction Coordinator!

Universal Properties Network, headquartered in Colchester, Vermont is looking for a dynamic, high-energy, individual to join our team as Transaction Coordinator. The successful candidate will be able to juggle multiple projects, has an affinity for creating systems and streamlining work, and can work effectively in a fast-paced environment, with the ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and work independently.

You might be the ideal candidate if:
1. You have strong organizational, administrative, time management, and customer service skills and are capable of proving support to a busy real estate company.
2. You have a strong desire to work in a dynamic environment, and consider yourself to be a fast-paced and learning -based individual.
3. You have an interest in and/or a passion for real estate.

Primary responsibilities in this role include:
– Acting as a liaison between real estate agents, clients, attorneys, escrow companies, and mortgage brokers during the process of a real estate sale and effectively manage the administrative tasks involved in closing a sale
– Create timelines and follow-up with individuals as needed to ensure all deadlines are met and contingencies are released
– Maintain accurate and compliant files for all transactions

We’re looking for someone who is intelligent, a clear communicator, and ambitious; someone with a strong interest in real estate in an administrative capacity since you would be dealing in those areas all day. You must be technologically savvy. Transaction coordination experience preferred. Real estate experience preferred.

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to Becca@joinupn.com. Please put Transaction Coordinator in the subject line.

Why You Should Sell During Autumn

Fall Real EstateThe cool Autumn wind brings not only the football season and the turning leaves, it also brings the prospect of great real estate sales.

A common trend among homeowners is to hold off on house selling during the colder months because of the belief that spring is the best season for real estate. As such, Autumn sees fewer homes being put on the market compared to the traditionally busy Spring season. For the savvy homeowner, this could actually mean a great opportunity for them to sell their home.

The fewer number of houses offered during the Autumn market basically results in a tighter inventory and fewer competition, an advantageous scenario for home sellers. Realtors refer to that as a seller’s market. Another benefit to the autumn season is the fact that buyers have more time to spend looking for their perfect house. The holidays are still a few months away which means that home buyers have lesser distractions to do their research.

The cooler weather also encourages buyers to visit the houses they are interested in. The 60 or so days before the holidays is a perfect time for buyers to go house shopping. Moreover, the fewer number of houses means there is greater chance for a house to be noticed where in the spring many more houses compete for a buyers attention.

If you are looking to sell your home, please contact us so we can help your home stand out in the upcoming Seller’s Market.