There was a “New Year” kind of vibe as the Virginia Cook Leadership team met January 8! Now in their 16th year in business, it’s especially exciting to prepare for a truly “sweet” 2016.
Sheils Rice of Virginia Cook Realtors commented "Even though there’s been concern in the industry that expanded lending requirements would slow down the market, 2015 North Texas home sales shattered all records with over $24 billion in existing home sales closed by Realtors®, and we expect the strong pace to continue for our industry and our company in 2016.
With a Caliber Home Loans officer in each of our company’s offices, we can help our clients respond to the fantastic home selling and buying opportunities presented by strong demand and continued low mortgage rates.
“New regulations (TRID) are not stopping Caliber,” says Kay Wilkinson, Regional Vice President for Caliber Home Loans. “We are able to turn transactions fast with an average time of 25 days from loan application to being ready to close.”
The New Year brought a new addition to an already fantastic leadership team as we welcomed Denaige Pizzutello as Senior Vice President/Director of Professional Development. She is already implementing new training opportunities for associates at every stage of their careers from newcomer to top producing industry veteran.
The Marketing and IT teams are equally busy supporting our associates with their unrivaled smart creativity. We are LOVING the new designs for our 2016 marketing pieces, and now company listings are appearing on more syndicated home search sites around the world than ever before.
Speaking of global, we opened an office in London in December to gain a gateway to the strong demand for U.S. properties by UK and European buyers. This is on top of the global presence we already had as a member of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. A full contingency of executives and sale associates from our company will head to the global conference in Miami next month to extend our networking and sharing of ideas with top brokers from more than 50 countries around the world.
And finally, our entire company will gather January 29 at the Dallas Arboretum to celebrate success as we announce and honor the Top Performers in our company in 2015."
2016? Indeed it will be sweet! Stay tuned!