NISSWA - Real estate agents with Positive NORTH GMAC Real Estate in Nisswa recently received Medallion Awards for 2006.
The GMAC Real Estate Medallion Club recognizes top performing sales associates and rewards their dedication to providing exceptional service to every customer and their knowledge of the residential real estate industry.
The Medallion Club Awards are distinctive honors. Receiving the awards were Jenny Traxler, Tina Anderson and Gina and Mark Meixner, who earned the Ruby Medallion, and Marlys Meyer and Patrick Buckley, who earned the Sapphire Medallion.
Nelson and Turcotte win Diamond Award
Clint Nelson and Nikki Turcotte of Positive GMAC Real Estate's Nelson Torfin Real Estate Group will be presented the Premier Service Diamond national award at the company's national business conference in South Florida in February.
GMAC Home Services' President John Bearden will present the award to Nelson and Turcotte, who will join a select group of real estate professionals nationwide, recognized for providing high levels of customer service to their clients in the Brainerd lakes area.
To qualify to become a Premier Service Diamond winner, Nelson and Turcotte had to receive a minimum 95 percent customer satisfaction rate based upon at least five returned surveys and maintain a minimum survey return rate of 30 percent. Nelson and Turcotte's customer satisfaction rating was 100 percent.
Premier Service is one of the most comprehensive and effective customer-service programs in the real estate industry. Through the program, sales associates put in writing, up front, the services they will perform. Following the transaction, agents ask their customers to honestly rate their performance through a written survey.
Anderson named Realtor of the Year
NISSWA - Tina Anderson, a real estate agent with Positive North GMAC, was named 2006 Realtor of the Year.
The award is earned by the agent with the highest production.
Anderson is a full-time real estate agent who specializes in listing and selling all types of homes, land and commercial properties.
Lindstrom joins company
NISSWA - RuthAnn Lindstrom of Breezy Point recently joined RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty in Nisswa as a real estate agent.
Lindstrom started her real estate career in the Twin Cities market in 1992 where she developed a new construction and residential sales background. She currently specializes in lakeshore residential property. Lindstrom has been with RE/MAX since 1997, she previously worked with RE/MAX A-1 Excellence. At RE/MAX she has been named in the 100 percent Club and is certified as a New Home Specialist and graduate of the Realtor Institute.
Thrivent, Habitat meeting
The Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent for Lutherans are teaming up to build another Habitat/Thrivent home this year.
The kick-off meeting will be from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at Fellowship Hall at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd. Anyone interested in the project are welcome to attend.
Building a home is scheduled to begin May 21 in Brainerd.
Spruce up the community
LITTLE FALLS - Free paint and coatings are available to help central Minnesota volunteers and organizations spruce up their community in 2007.
The Valspar Corporation is awarding free paint and coatings through its "Minnesota Beautiful" partnership with the Little Falls-based Initiative Foundation. Representatives from the Initiative Foundation and Valspar will select up to 10 restoration or beautification projects to receive coatings based on their visual impact, public benefit, volunteer participation and support, intended use and benefit to the needy.
Projects that may qualify for a grant include historic buildings, community centers, public buildings, facilities for seniors or people with disabilities, murals or other visual impact projects. Ineligible projects include churches, city maintenance, schools (except murals) and privately owned buildings.
Valspar grant applications are available at the Initiative Foundation and are due by March 1. For more, contact Dan Frank at the Initiative Foundation at (877) 632-9255 or go to www.ifound.org.
Recycling program set
RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty in Baxter, Nisswa and Crosslake are participating in the Recycle with RE/MAX program hosted by Island InkJet.
To participate, employees will collect used ink cartridges which can be filled and sold at a discounted rate. For each cartridge collected, Island InkJet will donate to the Children's Miracle Network and donate a portion of all filled cartridge purchased by RE/MAX.
Community members can drop their cartridges off at RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty to help raise funds for Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare and the local Children's Network beneficiary.
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