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- Comments by Hagan Stone
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- Tips from Pillar to Post
- Sherlock Holmes contest
- Legal Commentary, Dennis Badagliacco
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December 15, 2014 – Associated Realty of the Americas www.areamericas.com 1-520-625-9207 is a Real Estate referral organization, founded in 2007, consisting of fully vetted, committee approved members who believe that it requires a team to make any successful transaction. They are people of proven character and integrity, who are at the pinnacle of excellence in their chose profession. Many of our members are active in their local, regional and state-province and national boards of real estate where they provide quality leadership in an ever changing market place.
This year AREA has chosen two members to share the title of being “Member of the Year”. They are Terry Wunderlich of Terra Firma Global Partners located in Napa, California and Dennis Badagliacco, Legacy Real Estate, located in San Jose, California.
Terry was chosen for the leadership she demonstrated as the 2014 Co-Chair of the AREA Retreat, which was held in October in Napa. As Co-Chair, she, together with the leadership of AREA, was responsible for coordinating all of the activities of the group in Napa. In September an earthquake hit Napa causing wide spread damage and great fear of its aftermath. A week after the event, Terry wrote an amazing letter to all of the members of AREA telling them that the recovery was well underway and the city was open for business. This act, alone, caused many members, especially those on the East Coast, to bury their fears and to ultimately attend the event. The result was that a record 70% of the membership came to Napa. Then, as Retreats go, it was much more than flawless. It was spectacular. AREA honors Terry for her significant contribution by naming her Co-Member of the Year for 2014.
Dennis Badagliacco is not an attorney but he probably could have been. As the member liaison to both the National Association of Realtors© and the California Association for legal issues, Dennis is on top of the latest and most significant legal issues affecting real estate professionals. As an adjunct to those duties, he is a regular contributor to the AREA Monthly Business Call-in and edits a column for the Monthly Newsletter. His expertise, coupled with an engaging style full of wit and insight, has made his participation an important ingredient of the AREA experience. For that effort, AREA is proud to announce that he has been named Co-Member of the Year.
For information further information please contact Carl Bosse, Director firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-520-625-9207.
Darryl Baskin, with eXp Realty in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was one of the attendees at the annual convention of AREA – Associated Realty of the Americas – at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel in New Orleans.
Darryl heads up The Baskin Real Estate Specialists in the Tulsa Metropolitan area. On the Luxury Real Estate Board of Regents, he also serves on the Northeastern Oklahoma Real Estate Services Rules and Regulations Committee, and the Oklahoma Association of REALTORS(R) Grievance Committee. He is a past recipient of the Greater Tulsa Association of REALTORS(R)’ Sales Associate of the Year award.
11719 S. Memorial Drive
Bixby, OK 74008
Iris Riley, Broker/Owner of Trans State Commercial Realty in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, was one of the attendees at the annual convention of AREA – Associated Realty of the Americas – held at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel in New Orleans.
Iris has been in business for more than 25 years, and she and her team have completed sales and leasing of a wide variety of Commercial Real Estate – motel, marina, office, warehouse, medical, retirement home, industrial, restaurant, hospital, etc. Trans State Commercial Realty serves the South Florida market of Broward, Dade and Palm Beach Counties.
Contact information for Iris:
Trans State Commercial Realty
150 SE 12th Street (Davie Blvd.), Suite 101W
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Maria Babaev, Managing Director of Luxury Portfolio International on Long Island, New York, was one of the attendees at the annual convention of AREA – Associated Realty of the Americas – at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel in New Orleans.
As the Managing Director of Luxury Portfolio International, Maria represents luxury properties on the North Shore of Long Island. Her prior work as a client Account Manager at Citigroup/Emerging Markets Division, successfully managing the portfolio of 130 banks located in Central And Eastern Europe, enabled her to develop an impressive network of international clients, many of whom Maria has represented as buyers and sellers of luxury properties on Long Island’s Gold Coast. Maris speaks fluent English and Russian.
Contact information for Maria:
Luxury Portfolio International
55 Northern Blvd.. #201
Greenvale, NY 11548
Mark Casey, with TenantWisdom real estate in Boulder, Colorado, was one of the attendees at the annual convention of AREA – Associated Realty of the Americas – held at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel in New Orleans.
With twenty-five years of experience in the commercial and investment real estate field, Mark has assisted a wide range of entrepreneurs, private and public companies, as well as non-profit organizations, in successfully leasing over 1,000,000 square feet of commercial and industrial space in the Boulder/Denver area. In 2010, Mark achieved LEED Green Associate certification through the U.S. Green Building Council. From 2009-2011, he served as a technical team member of the City of Boulder’s Climate Action Plan to reduce the energy consumption and carbon footprint of Boulder’s commercial buildings.
Contact information for Mark:
3601 Arapahoe Ave., Suite 303
Boulder, CO 80303
Diana Bull, with Sterling Properties in Santa Barbara, California, was one of the attendees at the annual convention of AREA – Associated Realty of the Americas – at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel in New Orleans.
Diana began her real estate career over 40 years ago. She is well versed in residential and investment/commercial sales, as well as real estate management and finance. Very involved in the Santa Barbara community, Diana was 2012 President of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Santa Barbara chapter. Her awards in real estate are almost too numerous to mention. In 2010, Diana was admitted into the National Association of REALTORS(R) Hall of Fame. As past president of the California Association of REALTORS(R), she has also served on more than 51 National Association of REALTORS(R) committees, including NAR’s Executive Committee, chairing Real Estate Finance, Vice Chair of Finance Committee, and, in 2012, serving as Chairman of NAR’s Risk Mangement Committee.
Contact information for Diana:
2600 De La Vina, Ste. A
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Ken and Bunny Libby, with Stowe Realty, Stowe,Vermont, were attendees at the annual convention of AREA – Associated Realty of the Americas – held at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel in New Orleans.
Ken and Bunny moved to Stowe in 1968. They have raised three children in the Stowe school system and are now the proud grandparents of 7 grandchildren. A REALTOR(R) since 1979, Ken has actively listed and sold residential and commercial investment properties in Northern Vermont since that time. For 20 years, Bunny was an Adjunct Professor at Johnson State College, as well as being the Director of the Health Center on campus. She now assists in the Rental Division of their company, as well as lists and sells both residential and vacation properties. Ken has served as President of the Vermont Association of REALTORS(R), and has also been active in the National Association of REALTORS(R) in a number of roles, as a member of the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and on various committees. In 2012, Ken was honored as Vermont’s REALTOR(R) of the Year.
Contact information for Ken and Bunny:
P.O. Box 1348
254 Mountain Road
Stowe, VT 05672
Jay West, with Windermere Los Cabos real estate in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, was one of the attendees at the annual convention of AREA – Associated Realty of the Americas – at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel in New Orleans.
Jay has lived in Los Cabos, Mexico since 1994, and he and his wife Teena Jones have been Broker/Owners of CaboRealty in Cabo San Lucas and the Los Cabos East Cape since 2001. He has specialized in the sourcing, acquisition and marketing/sales of Beachfront and Golf developments. He brings to his clients a thorough understanding of the markets in Los Cabos.
Contact information for Jay:
Windermere Los Cabos
Plaza Paseo Los Arcos, Suite B-6
Cabo San Lucas, BCS 23455 Mexico