Top real estate sales agent George Arvanitis, who previously worked for Coldwell Banker, @Properites, Sudler Sotheby's, and most recently Conlon Real Estate Company, has joined RE/MAX Premier Properties, located at 1205 N. Dearborn Pkwy. in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood.
Arvanitis is excited to start this new phase of his real estate career and has already had record breaking sales in his first 60 days with RE/MAX.
"I looked at all the major companies but was most impressed with RE/MAX," Arvanitis said. "It had all the qualities I was seeking: a strong support staff, a commitment to technology and global reach. RE/MAX has a multitude of tools for its agents. I thought coming to RE/MAX would give me the opportunity to expand on what I am already doing."
During the last 15 years, Arvanitis has seen real estate markets both strong and sluggish. In the current market environment, he has put an increased focus on short sales and foreclosures, with half of his transactions during the last three years in one of these two categories.
"I've learned that it doesn't matter what kind of economy you are facing. You have to continue to work hard," Arvanitis said. "You must stay in constant contact with your buyers and sellers to make sure each transaction closes, which can be a challenge in this market. Agents today have to be on top of everything to make sure that nothing falls through the cracks."
It is critical that both buyers and sellers understand what kind of real estate market they face, Arvanitis said
"The current market represents a great opportunity for buyers, and it will for years to come," added Arvantis. "Sellers have to be educated about the market so they know what a solid listing price is today."
Selling has long come naturally to Arvanitis. For more than three decades, he worked in the advertising sales field, holding the position of director of advertising sales for MTV Networks and serving as account director for Ted Turner Media, which included the properties of CNN, TBS and TNT. Arvanitis was also vice president of advertising sales for CNBC network.
Attracted to the challenges and rewards of working for himself, Arvantis moved into real estate sales 15 years ago. He immediately thrived in this new career, regularly ranking among the top 1 percent of real estate agents in the Chicago area.
"It has always been about keeping buyers and sellers happy," Arvanitis said. "And you do that by communicating with them, listening to what they want and keeping on top of every aspect of the real estate transaction to make sure that contracts don't fall apart."
RE/MAX has been the leader in the northern Illinois real estate market since 1989. The RE/MAX Northern Illinois network, with headquarters in Elgin, Ill., consists of 2,100 sales associates and 110 individually owned and operated RE/MAX offices that provide a full range of brokerage services throughout the northern one-third of Illinois. Its http://www.illinoisproperty.com and http://www.remax.com websites are leaders in consumer visits among real estate franchise brands. Its mobile search, m.illinoisproperty.com, allows users to conduct real estate searches on any mobile device with Internet access. The northern Illinois network is part of RE/MAX LLC, a global real estate organization with 88,000 sales associates in 89 nations.
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