This may be a new phrase and acronym to some and many of you may have already heard it. Business Email Compromise goes hand in hand with the Buzz Topic we have been hearing a lot about Cyber Fraud, Wire Fraud, Cyber Security.
This is when a Realtor, a Buyer , A seller or any party to a real estate transactions email has been hacked and then the buyer is given false wiring information. If you missed the seminar hosted by Prestige Title on 09/27/2017 where the local FBI came to speak you missed a lot of great information.
Since January 2015 there has been a 2400% (yes I did just say 2400%) increase in the US. $113,719 is the average amount of a loss. To put into perspective, in 2016 REPORTED credit card fraud in the US amounted to $45k and REPORTED BEC fraud amounted to $400k+
1. is the Cyber or the Hacking and that is investigated by the FBI’s Cyber division.
2. What happens to the $. That is the white collar part and is investigated by the FBI’s white collar crimes division.
The white collar crimes goal is to get the money back. However, due to high volume of incidents they only investigate incidents of $50k or more.
1. Call the bank that the money was wired from
3. File a complaint with IC3 at www.IC3.gov
They want you to do all 3 of these steps even if it is under $50k so they can keep track of it.
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RE/MAX, LLC, the #1 name in real estate*, was once again ranked a top 10 franchise in the annual Franchise Times Top 200+® survey. The Denver-based global franchisor of real estate brokerages also was named the leading real estate franchise for the ninth consecutive year.
“Being ranked the top real estate franchise year after year by Franchise Times is a validation that RE/MAX is the worldwide leader in real estate,” said Chris Pflueger, Vice President, Business Development, Recruiting and Retention at RE/MAX. “Our unique agent-centric business model attracts some of the best performing Realtors® in the industry and is one of the many reasons why the RE/MAX network continues to experience exceptional and enviable growth.”
Highlights of this year’s ranking include:
• RE/MAX ranked the #1 real estate franchise
• RE/MAX ranked #8 overall
• Closest competitors were Keller Williams Realty at #17 and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices at #51
• RE/MAX ranked #2 overall for total sales volume growth
• RE/MAX ranked #8 overall for unit growth
• The top 10 companies grew by $7.8 billion in combined global sales during 2016. The average sales growth of the same 10 companies was 2.8 percent with RE/MAX growing by 11.8 percent.
• The top 10 overall standings include #1 McDonald’s, #2 7-11, #3 KFC, #4 Burger King,
#5 Subway, #6 Ace Hardware, #7 Pizza Hut, #8 RE/MAX, #9 Domino’s and #10 Marriott Hotels & Resorts
Congratulations to our Top 100 within the RE/MAX Florida Region! Out of over 5,500 agents these agents made the list of top achievers!
We have new designs…. AND… we will receive 8 designs versus the previous 5!
Check them out!
Virtual Tour Branded / Unbranded
You Tube Video (we will publish for you if we have your Design Center login)!
Don’t forget, all of your listing data & images are pulled over to the Design Center making it easy to edit these designs AND create others!
Here are a couple other designs that are new to the RE/MAX Design Center!
No worries, we have your back! We have hands on training OR get with Heather for your one on one coaching session!
Over 60 percent of home sellers request digital marketing for their property.
Knowing such a high percentage of sellers believe in the power of listing their home online, we wanted to do something to help empower you digitally and show clients you’re working the hardest to sell their home for the best price.
In order to give your clients listings the most exposure, we have partnered with RE/MAX Approved Supplier Adwerx, and are providing you with one-week free advertising!
To help give you an idea of just how incredible this offer is, one listing ad will help you gain approximately three thousand more impressions! That means more leads, more offers, and more for your business!
Beginning TODAY, September 20th until December 31st, every property you list will automatically be opted into this advertising program and viewed on Facebook, CNN, and hundreds of other premium websites for seven days! When a home buyer clicks on the ad, they will be directed to the listing detail page on remax.com – where they’ll find you!
You can expect your ad to look something like one of the examples below and you can click HERE to view all of the sites it may be viewed on!
It gets better too! Once you’ve listed a property, an account at Adwerx will be automatically created for you (if you don’t already have one) and you will receive an email confirmation each time an ad is created for one of your listings. From this email or by clicking the Adwerx tile on MAX/Center, you can manage the ad campaign and enter the seller information so they can see the ad!
For more information on how you can take full advantage of this advertising program to maximize your marketing efforts, checkout the infographic below or click HERE!
Way to keep Rocking! Keep up the Momentum!!
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