#C21News: October 2017
October brought a number of noteworthy achievements for Century 21 Real Estate and its agents. Read more below to learn about the significant franchise growth and impressive achievements that occurred last month.
New Franchise Spotlight
Pelican Real Estate has joined the CENTURY 21® Franchise System in a merge with CENTURY 21 Blue Marlin, forming CENTURY 21 Blue Marlin Pelican. Established in 1996 by Bill Smith in Seagrove Beach, Florida, Pelican Real Estate was one of the largest in its region, with 11 offices from Panama City Beach to Pensacola. “I could not be happier about this merger with CENTURY 21 Blue Marlin,” said Smith. “I never thought I would ever consider working with a franchise, but CENTURY 21 Blue Marlin is not your run-of-the-mill franchise. The tools and technology they have mastered and utilize is far superior to any I’ve seen.” Read more here.
CENTURY 21 Arizona West opened a new office in Anthem. The new location is a full-service office with a wide range of real estate and business experience among the staff. The team currently includes eight agents and plans for four more to start soon. Branch manager Judy Bluhm said, “We will help people with all aspects of real estate. If someone wants to sell, we offer the most global reach of any company. We work with buyers, both first-time and experienced investors to give them the highest quality service.” Read more here.
John Arquette Properties, an independent real estate firm based in Fayetteville, NY, has joined the CENTURY 21® Franchise System and will now do business as CENTURY 21 Arquette Properties. The agency will now benefit from the world-class marketing and technology and productivity tools provided through its affiliation with the iconic CENTURY 21 brand. John Arquette said, “We are thrilled to have the support of the brand behind us and continue to best serve the needs of home buyers, sellers and agents in Central New York and beyond.” Read more here.
In the News
Charles Tarbey of CENTURY 21 Australia Real Estate earned the prestigious Woodrow Weight Award from the Real Estate Institute of New South Wales. The Institute’s president, John Cunningham, said, “Charles has dedicated his life to the real estate industry and has been a great supporter of REINSW throughout his career.” The award is named for Woodrow Weight, the first Australian to be elected World President of the International Real Estate Federation.
Scott Kesner of CENTURY 21 The Edge from El Paso, TX was appointed Vice President of Region 10 of the National Association of Realtors for the 2018 calendar year. As a regional vice president, Kesner will oversee the work of the National Association, which consists of Texas and Louisiana.
CENTURY 21 realtor Kay Wilson-Bolton of Santa Paula, CA was honored with the 2017 Good Neighbor Award for outstanding charity work in her community. Wilson-Bolton instituted Many Meals, a weekly program that provides food to as many as 600 people every Wednesday. Read more here and here.
New Initiatives and Partnerships
Century 21 Real Estate is proud to announce the launch of the “Empowering Latinas” program, an educational and business opportunity that will help Latina entrepreneurs in South Florida earn a real estate license. In partnership with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, Century 21 Real Estate will not only provide 70 scholarships, but Century 21 affiliated brokers in the greater South Florida region will also mentor the scholarship awardees and offer them the opportunity to hone their craft with a local franchise affiliate. Read more here.
Check back next month for the latest Century 21 Real Estate News briefing.