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ERA Real Estate Names Becky Babcock 2013 Top All-Around Sales Associate And National Excellence In Service Award Winner »

April 24, 2014 at 5:16AM PDT | Source: ERA

April 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // MADISON, N.J. - ERA Real Estate, a leading global real estate franchisor, named real estate agent Becky Babcock of ERA Sunrise Realty in Canton, Ga., winner of the 2013 Brenda W. Casserly Memorial Award. Named after former ERA Real Estate president Brenda Casserly, the award is the brand’s highest honor for an independent sales associate. The award is presented annually to the system’s top all-around agent. Babcock also won the Jim Jackson Memorial Award for 1st IN SERVICE®, named after the ERA Real Estate co-founder and former president.
Babcock accepted the awards during the ERA Real Estate International Business Conference in Los Angeles, Calif. She is the leader of her own real estate team, the Path & Post Becky Babcock Team...

What We All Need To Do: DIY Tips Revealed By Mosquito Squad To Protect From Ticks And Mosquitoes »

April 24, 2014 at 5:05AM PDT | Source: Mosquito Squad
Mosquito Squad Opportunities Available

Lyme Disease In The Limelight With Debbie Gibson Diagnosis
RICHMOND, Va. - April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Lyme disease doesn't discriminate. While singer Debbie Gibson is the latest noteworthy individual to announce her fight with the illness, lifestyle guru Martha Stewart, actor Alec Baldwin and President George W. Bush have all been given the Lyme disease diagnosis. Some say conditions are ripe for an increase in infected ticks and Lyme Disease this spring and summer due to warming temperatures, a particularly snowy and wet winter and, a fluctuating white tailed deer and fox population.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 300,000 Americans are being diagnosed with Lyme disease every year...

New EXIT Agents »

April 24, 2014 at 4:36AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Montgomery, AL (Grassroots Newswire) April 21, 2014 - EXIT Hodges Real Estate has ten new agents and counting! We are so excited to welcome them to our team of EXcellent agents. Each individual brings different characteristics to our team and as a whole they are unstoppable. Each agent is very hard working and determined to make you happy. Our new agents Ruthie Allums, Anna Cox, Kathy Dooley, Jachala Ezell, Bobby Hall, Randy Kinman, Jenny Motyka, Laura Selmon, Towannah Smith, and DeeDra Wheeler are very eager to sell or help you purchase a home today!
About EXIT Hodges Real Estate
For more information about EXIT Hodges Real Estate, please call 334-280-2033. EXIT Hodges Real Estate is located at 1065 N. Eastern Blvd.
SOURCE EXIT Hodges Real Estate
Contact:
Paul HodgesBrokerEXIT Hodges Real Estate334-280-2033paul...

ERA Real Estate Names National Excellence In Customer Service Award Winners »

April 24, 2014 at 4:21AM PDT | Source: ERA

ERA Courtyard Real Estate and ERA Levinson Realtors Win Prestigious Jim Jackson Memorial Award for 1st IN SERVICE®
April 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // MADISON, N.J. 04-23-2014 - ERA Real Estate, a global real estate franchisor, named ERA Courtyard Real Estate and ERA Levinson Realtors the 2013 winners of the organization's prestigious Jim Jackson Memorial Award for 1st IN SERVICE® named after the ERA Real Estate founder and former president.
The Jim Jackson Memorial Award for 1st IN SERVICE® is presented annually to the company that upholds Jackson's legacy of superior customer service and sales productivity. The award is divided into two categories. Category One recognizes companies with 500 or more transactions and Category Two recognizes companies with 100-499 transactions...

Steve And Amanda Tokita Open First Caring Transitions Franchise In Hawaii »

April 23, 2014 at 11:45AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Honolulu, HI (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 - Steve and Amanda Tokita have opened the very first Caring Transitions franchise in Hawaii to bring senior relocation services to Honolulu and the Island of Oahu as well as the neighboring islands.
"I always envisioned owning a business of my own one day and, while just clicking around online at home, I found Caring Transitions and the proverbial light went on over my head. There are people in our community who desperately need the services Caring Transitions can provide. This is a huge opportunity to help people in need while owning my own business," Steve said.
Caring Transitions specializes in organizing and managing senior relocations, downsizing, decluttering, liquidation of belongings and estate sales for seniors who are moving to a smaller home, back in with their children, or into assisted living facilities...

Fresh Coat Painters Offers New Level Of Customer Service »

April 23, 2014 at 10:15AM PDT | Source: Fresh Coat

Lake Norman, NC (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 - After a decade of being the main painter for her family’s construction company, Sue Ziegler is looking to bring a new level of customer service to the community with her new business franchise, Fresh Coat Painters.
Fresh Coat of Lake Norman serves Cornelius, Davidson, Lake Norman, Huntersville and the University City area as well as the surrounding communities. Fresh Coat offers professional residential and commercial paintingservices including interior and exterior painting, wood staining and refinishing, deck staining, and many other services for nearly every protective coating application. They use quality, environmentally safe materials and offer a live 24/7 customer service center, online scheduling and free detailed quotes...

Gelene Welch Brings Passion, Dedication To New Business »

April 23, 2014 at 7:57AM PDT | Source: Fresh Coat

Oahu, HI (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 - Gelene Welch knew she wanted to be an entrepreneur, but she wasn't sure what KIND of entrepreneur - until she discovered Fresh Coat Painters.
"While on a self-actualization path to becoming an entrepreneur, I investigated many different franchise systems. When I finally made the decision to invest in a Fresh Coat franchise, I knew that I knew I had found the right franchise for my lifestyle and personality," Welch said.
Fresh Coat of Central Oahu just launched in April. The company serves Salt Lake, Aiea, Pearl City, Mililani and Wahiawa.
Operating as a handyman services company, Fresh Coat of Central Oahu offersprofessional interior painting, wood staining and refinishing, wallpaper removal and many other services, including pressure washing and gutter cleaning...

Miracle Method Opens New Location To Meet Increasing Demand In California »

April 23, 2014 at 7:19AM PDT | Source: Miracle Method Surface Refinishing

Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 - Miracle Method opens another location in California to meet increasing demand. Miracle Method Surface Refinishing is the nation's leading bathtub, tile and countertop refinishing company. The new office, scheduled to open in San Diego in May 2014, will specialize in the professional repair and restoration of bathtubs, tile surrounds and countertops. The Miracle Method process appeals to residential and commercial customers, providing significant savings over the cost of replacing kitchen and bathroom fixtures.
Father and son franchisee team Robert and Jason Alter currently operate a successful Miracle Method franchise in Riverside, California. "We see enormous potential in San Diego," explains Jason Alter...

New Kitchen Tune-Up Franchise Opens In Columbus, Ohio »

April 23, 2014 at 7:14AM PDT | Source: Kitchen Tune-Up

Kitchen Tune-Up, a national kitchen & bath remodeling franchise, now has a location serving Columbus, Ohio.
Aberdeen, SD - April 23, 2014 - (PR.com) - Kitchen Tune-Up, the leader in updating kitchens and baths, has brought its unique home improvement services to Columbus, Ohio. The company specializes in affordable kitchen updates, and is locally owned by Tiger Downey.
Downey joined the franchise system already having a longstanding relationship with Kitchen Tune-Up. He is co-owner of Perceptionist, which has served as a vendor to the company since 2008. Downey is also the fifth generation owner of John M. Downey Clean,™ a carpet cleaning business that has served residents of Columbus since 1897.
"I'm very excited to be a Kitchen Tune-Up franchisee," Downey stated...

Stacey Greenless Joins EXIT Realty In Cheboygan »

April 23, 2014 at 5:44AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Cheboygan, MI (Grassroots Newswire) April 18, 2014 - Stacey Greenless joined EXIT Realty Premier in Cheboygan. "We're excited to welcome Stacey to EXIT Realty," says Roger Kopernik, Broker/Owner of EXIT Realty Premier. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Stacey each and every day."
Stacey has lived in Northern Michigan most of her life and is a mother of three wonderful children. She has 6 years of real estate experience and over 11 years of excellent customer service.
"I am honored to be working for EXIT Realty Premier. Please consider me for any and all of your real estate needs." - Stacey Greenless, Realtor at EXIT Realty Premier.
About EXIT Realty
EXIT Realty is a proven real estate business model that supplies single-level residual income - for agents, security, stability and direction; for agents' families, security in the form of beneficiary and retirement residuals...

Al And Kelli Toelle Offer Dependable, Professional Painting Services With New Fresh Coat Painters Business »

April 23, 2014 at 5:39AM PDT | Source: Fresh Coat

Edmonton, AB (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 - Kelli and Al Toelle are looking forward to bringing dependable, professional painting services to the Edmonton area through their new business, Fresh Coat Painters.
"Kelli and I have been in business for more than 22 years and we were looking for a way to expand. Commercial and residential painting is booming in this area and our community was in need of a dependable, professional painting company. Fresh Coat is here to provide a higher standard of painting services," Al said.
Fresh Coat offers professional residential and commercial painting services including interior and exterior painting, wood staining and refinishing, deck staining, and many other services for nearly every protective coating application...

New Franchisees Sweet On HomeVestors »

April 23, 2014 at 4:25AM PDT | Source: HomeVestors of America, Inc.

One of the Largest Groups in a Single Quarter Shows Continued Belief in Market Performance
April 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // DALLAS – HomeVestors, the largest professional home buying network of independently owned and operated franchisees and the number one buyer of houses in the U.S., reveals continued belief in market performance with the announcement of one of its highest ever class enrollments of new franchisees in a single quarter.
"Almost 60 new HomeVestors® franchises have opened in the past three months," said HomeVestors' co-president David Hicks. "This number is remarkable and attests to continued strong interest in real estate investment and the opportunity for investors in today's market."
HomeVestors of America, the We Buy Ugly Houses® franchise, was founded and began franchising in 1996...

Jeff Peterson Brings Caring Transitions To Central Texas »

April 22, 2014 at 11:57AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 - Jeff Peterson is looking forward to bringing a new service to Central Texas with his new business, Caring Transitions of Austin. Caring Transitions is America's largest resource specializing in managing senior relocations, downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move oversight, Caring Transitions can handle on-site or online estate sales, junk removal and cleanout, and preparing homes for market.
Caring Transitions of Austin serves Austin, Westlake, Oak Hill, Lakeway, Bee Cave, Dripping Springs, and the rest of Travis, Williamson and Hayes counties.
"At Caring Transitions, we help members of our community through significant changes in their lives. We are specially trained to be sensitive to the challenges that seniors face when they must downsize due to a life changing event...

Paul Davis National's J. Murphy Receives Top Award For $76 Million In Sales  »

April 22, 2014 at 9:04AM PDT | Source: Paul Davis Restoration
Paul Davis Restoration Opportunities Available

April 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Milwaukee, Wis. - J. Murphy, L.H.D. and co-owner of Paul Davis National, large loss specialists and part of the Paul Davis Restoration franchise network, has received top honors in total sales at Paul Davis Restoration Inc.'s national convention recently held in the Washington DC area. Murphy was honored for more than $76 million in total sales volume attained in the franchise network. He received the recognition on April 12 during the company's annual awards banquet at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center.
Murphy and his team established the large loss, catastrophic restoration business in 2005. The company is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis. at 2000 South 4th Street. Murphy is based at the branch office location for Paul Davis National, 9540 Airport Hwy...

Home Care Assistance Opens New Philadelphia Office »

April 22, 2014 at 8:36AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Pennsylvania, PA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 - Home Care Assistance of Philadelphia, a leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care, recently opened doors to serve the greater Philadelphia community with its newest office. Located at 4275 County Line Road in The New Britain Village Square Shopping Center, the location is the 91st Home Care Assistance office in North America.
"I am excited to share what makes Home Care Assistance unique in the home care industry and I am confident this new location will be a great resource for the residents of Philadelphia and surrounding areas," said Shital Rane, Owner of Home Care Assistance of Philadelphia. "Our mission is to change the way the world ages through innovative offerings such as our proprietary Balanced Care Method, which is based on the scientifically studied lifestyles of the longest living people on Earth, and our Cognitive Therapeutics Method, an activities-based program designed to delay the onset of cognitive decline...

Brian Simonitsch Has Been Presented With The Prestigious Angie's List 2013 Super Service Award »

April 22, 2014 at 6:28AM PDT | Source: Sir Grout

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 - Sir Grout of Scottsdale recently became an Angie's List 2013 Super Service awardee, reflecting exemplary service for third consecutive year. The Super Service Award is the highest honor given annually to the top 5% of qualifying businesses on Angie's List, proving Sir Grout of Scottsdale's strong commitment to the "hard surface" care industry. This coveted award corresponds to the categories of Buffing and Polishing, Ceramic Tiles, and Floor Cleaning/Polishing/Waxing.
"To be among a select group of companies recognized by Angie's List is a huge achievement for our company! I'm very excited and honored to see my team recognized for their hard work with our customers. It's great to know our customers were so delighted with our restorations and amazing service...

New Agents Attend EXIT Realty Training Workshop »

April 22, 2014 at 5:00AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Hosted by EXIT Elite Realty
Washington, DC (Grassroots Newswire) April 14, 2014 - EXIT Elite Realty recently hosted a training workshop for ten of our newest recruits. This was a mix of experienced and brand new agents who have decided to join the EXIT family. This is a monthly session where we encourage new agents to network and learn more about the valuable systems provided to all agents from EXIT Realty.
EXIT Realty is proud to offer extensive training, no desk fees, and unlimited earning potential. EXIT Elite Realty has three locations to better serve our agents and clients with locations in Washington DC, Lanham MD & Fort Washington MD.
"We are excited to have these agents on board as we continue to grow. With our training and support we hope to assist them in reaching their fullest potential...

ServiceMaster® Franchisees Form AAFD Chapter »

April 22, 2014 at 4:14AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

ServiceMaster Franchisee Owners’ Association To Provide Unified Voice
April 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // SAN DIEGO – In an effort to provide franchisees with a proactive voice, ServiceMaster® franchisees have formed a franchisee owners association as a chapter of the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD). The association, known as the ServiceMaster Franchisee Owners’ Association (SMFOA), will work to develop stronger relationships with customers, foster a collaborative and productive relationship with ServiceMaster management, and protect each franchisee’s business equity.
Longtime ServiceMaster franchisee, Jerry Winkley is the Chairman of the association’s steering committee until elections to adopt bylaws and elect an inaugural board of directors are completed in the next few weeks...

Paul Davis Honored As National Franchise Of The Year With Top Local Staff Awards »

April 21, 2014 at 11:13AM PDT | Source: Paul Davis Restoration
Paul Davis Restoration Opportunities Available

April 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Milwaukee, Wis. - Dan Druml and Meg Boyle, owners of Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling of Southeast and Fox Valley Wisconsin, and their staff continue to excel with industry expertise and exceptional service for local customers and the insurance industry. For more than 23 years, the franchise office is a leading provider of restoration and remodeling, emergency services, and contents cleaning while focusing on giving back to the community.
On April 12, Druml, Boyle and their staff accepted top performance awards at Paul Davis Restoration Inc.’s national convention held in the Washington DC area. The company received honors as Franchise of the Year and the leading office in its District by total sales volume throughout the company’s entire network of more than 300 offices...

Industrious Miracle Method Franchisee Expands To Meet Increasing Demand »

April 21, 2014 at 11:09AM PDT | Source: Miracle Method Surface Refinishing

Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 - Miracle Method franchisee Ryan Gladhill recently expanded his business to meet increasing demand, opening an office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Miracle Method Surface Refinishing is the nation's leading bathtub, tile and countertop refinishing. The Miracle Method process appeals to residential and commercial customers, saving up to 75% over the cost of replacing kitchen and bathroom fixtures.
"I love bringing high quality refinishing to markets that desperately want what we have to offer," explains Gladhill. "Since opening in Philadelphia, the response has been phenomenal and the business keeps coming in." Gladhill's first two Miracle Method offices were established in Hagerstown, Maryland, and Charleston, South Carolina...



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