#C21News: April 2017

Spring has proved to be an exciting season for Century 21 Real Estate so far! Here’s a look at some company highlights from the month of April.

 

New Franchise Spotlight

In April, we welcomed CENTURY 21 Gulf Coast Realty, in Fort Myers, Florida to our family of franchises.

 

Dunagan Associates, an independent real estate brokerage company in Carlsbad, New Mexico,  affiliated with Century 21 Real Estate LLC, and is now operating as CENTURY 21 Dunagan Associates. “We couldn’t be more excited about joining CENTURY 21, the most recognized real estate brand in the world,” said Kerri Dunagan-Harvey, managing broker. Read more here.

 

Cornerstone, REALTORS®, an independent real estate brokerage company in Dublin, California, joined the CENTURY 21 Franchise System and will now do business as CENTURY 21 Cornerstone, REALTORS®. The company will continue to serve the Tri-Valley area with the added benefit of world-class marketing, agent training, technology resources and productivity tools provided through its affiliation with our iconic brand. Read more here.

 

Franchise Growth

Century 21 Burke Realty of North Brunswick, New Jersey revealed that the staff has more than doubled since opening its doors in 2014. The firm’s owner, John H. Burke, cited Century 21’s performance in the J.D. Power Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study and historically-low interest rates as two important factors in the success. He also urged potential buyers and sellers to spring into action now. Read more here.

 

PhillyMag featured the impressive expansion of CENTURY 21 Advantage Gold in a recent article. CEO Bill Lublin shared details about the company’s newly acquired property: “We completely redid the office and made it an open workspace—an open space that’s comfortable for people in today’s world and is attractive to younger buyers, sellers, and agents, as well as our existing client base.” Read the full article here.

 

In the News

Terry Brown of CENTURY 21 Scheetz shared his experience with the increasing demand for pet-friendly places to live in Parade Magazine. “We are seeing the demand for pet-friendly amenities, such as designated green space for pets,” Terry noted. Read the full article here.

 

CENTURY 21 Cityside’s Collin Bray offered his advice for finding a home in Boston’s most sought-after neighborhoods to U.S. News & World Report. According to Collin, “Developers are intelligent and calculated. Talk to them, find out where they are building. If you hear about new construction—if you see cranes—research, explore and then invest.” Read the full article here.

 

The Christian Science Monitor detailed the challenges facing millennial homebuyers. “With fewer homes on the market and a lack of inventory continuing to offer buyers fewer choices, it is expected that the millennial or first-time home buyer share of the market will hover around 33 percent of all existing home sales in 2017,” CENTURY 21 CMO Cara Whitley said in an email to the Monitor. The article also cited Century 21 Real Estate’s efforts to aid this growing market with the launch of Adulting 101. Read the full article here.

 

Check back next month for the latest Century 21 news briefing.

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