Chris Downey Featured in Chicago Magazine & Splash!

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Chris Downey

Chris Downey, of our Winnetka office, has recently been featured in both Chicago Magazine and Chicago Sun-Times’ Splash! Splash highlighted Chris’s luxury real estate accomplishments in their “Market Movers” piece. Chicago Magazine writes about Chris’ listing at 20 Kent Road in Winnetka that was designed by famed architect Larry Booth. The all-white mansion is listed for the first time since it was built by Booth in 1979. To read the Splash article, please click here. To read the Chicago Magazine piece, please click here!

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Prudential Rubloff Receives 2014 Gibraltar Circle Award!

gibraltar1It’s an exciting day at KoenigRubloff!  Nancy, Michael and Chris proudly accepted the Gibraltar Circle Award today at the national Prudential Real Estate and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices convention in Nashville, Tennessee. This award ranks the finest companies in the national network and places Prudential Rubloff an impressive #7! This award is bestowed upon precious few companies, and receiving it is the direct result of the hard work and dedication you have shown to your company and profession! Congratulations to each of you on this accomplishment!  To view more photos from the ceremony, please click here.

The KoenigRubloff Advantage

Koenig & Strey and Prudential Rubloff agents attended regional agent benefits meetings over the last two days to gain valuable insight into the KoenigRubloff Advantage Program which offers comprehensive insurance and financial planning programs to agents. To view more photos of the events, please click here.

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Harbor Country Office Mentioned in Moody On The Market!

DSC_0057The recent merger of Prudential Rubloff and Koenig & Strey is featured in a recent article in Moody On The Market.  The Michigan-based, lifestyle blog recently wrote about the “exceptional strength and resources” the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group brand will bring to the Harbor Country region.  To read the full article, please click here.

 

 

Countdown to Conversion Update | February 17, 2014

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Dear Agents, Employees and Leadership Team,

It’s been a busy week for new listings, open houses and showing activity – all signs of a strong spring market. Behind the scenes our Michigan Avenue and Northbrook Home Office teams are working furiously toward our April launch date.

KEY CONVERSION ACTIVITIES:

  • Our KoenigRubloff Express portal has been populated with a catalog of beautiful brochures and postcard options, that will be available for quick turnaround from XpressDocs.
  • A wide selection of BHHS KoenigRubloff branded apparel and gift items has been selected for our new online logo store.
  • The Luxury Collection program and materials are being finalized, and you can expect to see high quality presentations that will impress sellers, and a very robust program that will attract the most qualified buyers.
  • Our transition team traveled to BHHS HQ in Irvine, California and is hard at work building our presence on the BHHS national website, so that you’ll have the benefits of two powerful sites working for you.
  • Folders, portfolios and shopping bags have been ordered, and production will begin this week so that our offices are well-stocked for the April 1st launch.

GET READY:

Here are some things you can do right now:

  • Count your tent signs, and provide that information to your office transition coordinator BY NOON TODAY.  If you’ve already done this, thank you!
  • Save the dates April 2nd and April 9th for a ribbon cutting event in your office and our all-company brand launch and agent recognition event.

Look for more BHHS transition news in this space next week!

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More BHHS News Across the Country!

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Name recognition continues to grow as more affiliates partner with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.  Here is the latest news from our network across the country!

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Conversion Updates!

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Dear Agents, Employees and Leadership Team,

The temperature may not feel like spring yet, but the new listing activity and open houses are heating up.  We’re thrilled to be getting ready to introduce our new brand as the market is growing.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. named by BusinessVibes as one of the top 10 companies doing it right.  So, it’s no surprise that the network is growing so quickly. We warmly welcome Prudential Serls Prime Properties in Poughkeepsie, NY, to the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices family.

KEY CONVERSION ACTIVITIES:

*         Business card information has been collected, and by the end of the week, we’ll start processing proofs.  In the next five weeks, we’ll print nearly 1 MILLION business cards.

*         Design work for the updated home page of the KoenigRubloff website has begun. and we’re looking forward to a stunning online representation of the brand that will help drive new business.

*         Our conversion team is headed to BHHS HQ in Irvine, California for two days of intensive training with experts on the new tools and programs that we’ll be rolling out next month.

*         Folders, notecards and stationery are headed for the printer and will be rolling off press very soon.

GET READY:

Here are some things you can do right now:

*         Make plans to join us for information about The KoenigRubloff Advantage program that offers insurance and financial planning options for our agents.  Sessions are being held March 4 & 5 at DePaul, National Louis University in Skokie, and IIT in Wheaton.

*         Take a count of the open house tent signs that you may have stored at home. We’ll be asking for that information as we get ready for our junk/swap days next month.

Look for more BHHS transition news in this space next week!

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Countdown to Conversion Update

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Dear Agents, Employees and Leadership Team,

Thank you for making our three Magnificent Meetings such a tremendous success.  More than 600 hearty souls braved the weather to learn more about our exciting plans for 2014.  Make sure to check out the highlight videos on our YouTube Channel or the photos on our Facebook page for the North Suburban, West Suburban and City events.

BHHS KoenigRubloff Feb Realtor Mag AdLook for a stunning new national ad running on the back cover of Realtor® Magazine this month. Real estate firms throughout the country want to be a part of this game-changing brand, and we warmly welcome the newest members of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices family, Tampa Tropical Realty in Florida and the Mulhern Group of Cerritos, California.

KEY CONVERSION ACTIVITIES:

*         The first draft of the plan for our building signs is complete, and now we’re even more excited about these beautiful and prominent displays of our new name.

*         The new look for Fort Dearborn Title and Fort Dearborn Insurance is complete. We’ll have new brochures and flyers to support these great services in your offices in the next month.

*         Our presentation materials are starting to take shape, and we’re looking forward to bringing you gorgeous new pieces to tell the KoenigRubloff story to your clients.

*         We’ve announced the merger of our two terrific offices in Lake Forest, giving our agents the benefit of a larger combined group of talented brokers and an expanded inventory of listings.

GET READY:

Here are some things you can do right now:

*         If you have not already done so, please send your birthdate, including year to agentbenefits@homeservices-ins.com even if you don’t plan to purchase insurance through the Agent Benefits plan. This step will help your colleagues who do want these benefits. The information will be kept confidential.

*         K&S Agents: Please make sure to provide your office transition administrator with a copy of your business cards by the end of the week.  PRP Agents do not need to take any action at this time, as we have your information ready to go.

Look for more BHHS transition news in this space next week!

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The Family Grows…

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It has been another exciting week in the BHHS network! Please click on the headline to read the latest news about Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices affiliates.

Jan 22, 2014
• Londonderry, NH – Prudential Verani Realty joins BHHS

Jan 21, 2014
• Cerritos, CA – Prudential California Realty joins BHHS

Jan 17, 2014
• Boulder, CO – Prudential Rocky Mountain, REALTORS® joins BHHS

Jan 16, 2014
• Denver & Castle Pines, CO – Prudential Preferred Real Estate joins BHHS

Also, this article from RISMedia features quotes from colleagues who have already made the transition. Great insight as BHHS Quickly Gains Ground !

Have a great weekend everyone!

Countdown to Conversion Update

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Dear Agents, Employees and Leadership Team,

It was great to see so many of you this morning at our One Magnificent Meeting event in Wheaton, and we’re looking forward to our North Suburban and City events being held this week at DePaul University Student Center in Chicago, and National Louis University in Skokie.  Join us to talk about how we’ll use the strength of our company and brand to make the most of all of the opportunities in 2014 as our market continues to recover.

On the national real estate scene, our network continues to grow and we warmly welcome the newest members of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices family, Preferred Properties in Pennsylvania, Austin-based Texas Realty and Hickory Metro Real Estate of North Carolina.

KEY CONVERSION ACTIVITIES:

*         The Marketing & Conversion Team took a deep dive into some of the powerful new buyer and seller tools being offered through Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, and we’ve started working on roll-out training.

*         We’ve enhanced our social media presence; check out KoenigRubloff on Google+, PinterestLinkedIn, and Facebook.

*         The Berkshire Hathaway national luxury council has been formed and as a thought-leader among the national companies, KoenigRubloff will have a seat on this influential panel, ensuring our agents get maximum benefit from the luxury resources of our national network.

*         The yard sign panels are starting to roll off the assembly line, and we’re looking at some unique solutions for our SOLD signs to make our successful sales stand out from the crowd.

*         We’re making plans for ribbon cutting events in each of our offices during the first week of April, look for more details from your branch manager next month.

GET READY:

Here are some things you can do right now:

*         RSVP for our company sales meetings this week in Skokie or Chicago.

*         Review your business and marketing plan for 2014, and make sure it includes brand announcements in late March and early April. Our Marketing Team will have seller letters, e-cards and other great pieces for you to reach out to your sphere.

Look for more BHHS transition news in this space next week!

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