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Brokerage of the Year for EXIT Realty Downstate NY for 2012. Highest in Sales Volume Highest in Gross Commission Highest in Recruiting
Exit Kingdom Realty is proud to announce that we were once again recognized for the efforts put forth by each and every person in this company. Out of more than 30 Exit Realty offices in the region, we celebrate as top brokerage again! We have received this honor 4 out of the last 5 years. We want to take this opportunity to thank our agents, administrators, managers, vendors, clients and all of our families and friends for always striving to be the best at what they do. We truly appreciate those who attended the Regional Conference and shared in the celebration. There were many individual awards given out at the conference. We would like to recognize the following agents on their personal achievement. Many of them received multiple awards! We are honored to work with Daniel Cho, Eri Kuroki, Nancy Mosca, Lily Tran, Linda Tran, Jae Joon Park, Erica Rose Siegel, Jenny Tu, and Susan Wu.
Exit Kingdom Realty is proud to congratulate Mr. Jae Joon Park for his new role as Director of Agent Development for all of the agents here at EXIT Kingdom Realty. Jae joined our office in 2011 and quickly rose to become one of the top producing agents in Queens. His hard work, dedication to productivity, and his magnetic personality make him the perfect candidate to fill this new role. He will be working closely with all new members of our office in a coaching and mentoring capacity.
The mentoring arrangement allows agents to earn as they learn in a non-threatening, “safe”
environment. We are certain that Jae will be a success in his new role and we thank him for his continued dedication!
"Good Agents are Born, Great Agents are Trained"
EXIT 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. EXIT’s MIND-SET Training Systems offer the industry’s best hands-on, interactive sales training. State-of-the-art technology, including the Digital Marketing Strategy, gives home sellers the edge in a competitive marketplace.
All of us at Exit Kingdom Realty work hard to make the home buying dreams of our neighbors come true. So it is with great pride that we highlight the sales accomplishments of two of our agents.
Lily Tran and Susan Wu achieved top selling status by making it to the list of Top 100 Agents by Gross Closed Commission in 2012 for all Exit Realty locations in North America!
Lily Tran has been a member of the Exit Kingdom team for over twelve years. Her dynamic personality and love of her hometown, Forest Hills Queens, combine to provide top real estate know-how and customer service to all of her clients. She is also an avid traveler and fluent in English and Chinese. Lily made it to #39 on the Top 100 list and we couldn’t be more proud of her hard work!
Susan Wu brings to the Exit Kingdom team a total knowledge of the home buying/selling process. Over the years she has honed her skills and brings business acumen, compassion, and knowledge to each of her lucky clients. Susan is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Taiwanese, as well as conversant in Cantonese. She is a traveler, a volleyball player, and makes her home in Long Island City. Susan made it to #98 on the Top 100 list and we congratulate her on a job well done!
All of our team members are well-rounded, established, and focused on customer service and real-estate know how. The accomplishments of Lily and Susan spotlight our dedication to our clients and the neighborhoods we serve. We are proud of both of them and are motivated by their successes to continue to bring top service and exceptional sales work to 2013 and beyond!
China Daily recently posted this article about the influence of feng shui on property buying decisions made by Chinese buyers. The article cited a high end Manhattan condominium building that brought in an interior designer specifically to incorporate feng shui elements in a bid to woo buyers from China.
The move was a success, with almost all of the available condominiums selling after the feng shui elements were in place. Several respected real estate business professionals are quoted in the article discussing the influence of feng shui in the Chinese community, and how it affects real estate purchases.
Exit Kingdom Realty’s own agent Susan Wu is one of the respected professionals quoted. Susan stated "I definitely believe that the feng shui aspects matter in deals.” She went on to add "That's a typical question I ask my clients, and 8 out of 10 Chinese or Asian-Americans care. Even if some of them don't, their parents who help with the purchase will, which ultimately affects the purchasing process."
EXIT Kingdom Realty is an independently owned and family operated business. We specialize in homes and apartments for sale and rent throughout Brooklyn and Queens. We have two convenient locations – EXIT Realty Landmark in the Flatiron District of Manhattan and EXIT Kingdom Realty in Forest Hills, Queens.
Contact us today and allow us to welcome you home!
October 14, 2011
Facing Eviction, Protesters Begin Park Cleanup
Updated, 9:21 p.m.| Young people in knit hats and jeans scurried around Thursday wielding brooms and trash bags, moving mountains of sleeping bags, backpacks and jackets out of the way.
The Mayor Stands Firm Against the Lobbying of Puppy-Dog Eyes
They curl up on the fringes of New York City royalty, positioned to eavesdrop on conversations no one else can hear, but unlikely to pass along the details. They come from a well-worn class of political companion, intended to generate sympathy for even the surliest of leaders, but have failed to persuade the city’s first man to accept them as his best friends. They stand, and sit, as symbols of compromise in the private life of an uncompromising mayor.
Privately Owned Park, Open to the Public, May Make Its Own Rules
Zuccotti Park, the half-acre plaza in Lower Manhattan now synonymous with Occupy Wall Street, exists in a strange category of New York parkland, identified by a seeming oxymoron: a privately owned public space.
Democrats and Weprin Outspent Turner to Replace Weiner
Democrats poured $1.5 million into their failed attempt to retain the Congressional seat last held by Anthony D. Weiner, vastly outspending the Republican candidate, Bob Turner, who ultimately prevailed in New York’s Ninth District.
Fully outfitted: Special Ops Marine looks to revolutionize furniture industry
When Jason Atkins takes you around the Greene St. SoHo showroom for Tui Lifestyle, the furnishings company he founded two years ago, he doesn’t walk, he runs. He doesn’t speak, he passionately explains why he’s going to revolutionize the way Americans live and how he’s going to change the way the world buys furniture.
The Closer: Flips and splits of New York's real-estate community
For New Yorkers who love or hate Los Angeles, a dose of authenticity and design combining good grub with views of the city’s foothills just opened up at 6317 Wilshire Blvd.
October 6, 2011
Details of Home Sale Emerge in Consultant’s Trial for Theft
It was December 2008 when John F. Haggerty Jr. agreed to buy out his brother’s stake in their dead father’s home in Queens.
Freddie and Fannie Reject Debt Relief
Home values have fallen so much in Arizona that almost half the people with mortgages there owe more than their homes are worth. So when federal money became available to help stem the tide of foreclosures, the state flagged that group for help.
Land Deal Is Announced to Allow New U.N. Tower and Esplanade
City and state officials on Wednesday agreed to a $73 million plan that would unlock an underutilized chunk of the Manhattan waterfront between East 38th and East 60th Streets, paving the way for a new United Nations office tower and esplanade along the East River.
Giuliani Ads to Promote Safety of Indian Pt.
10 p.m. | Updated The operator of the Indian Point nuclear power complex has hired former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani to vouch for the plant’s safety in a new advertising campaign scheduled to begin next week.
Frances Bean Cobain buys $1.825 million L.A. home of her own
Frances Bean Cobain, the 19-year-old daughter of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, purchased a home of her own in Los Angeles for $1.825 million through a trust, according to The Real Estalker.
Nicola Formichetti, Lady Gaga’s style guru, has rented a two-story SoHo building on Greene Street for $20,000 a month. It’s a 6,000-square-foot space with a 2,000-square-foot, upper-floor residence and a private rooftop.
Just about as fast as they hit Long Island City, Hugue Dufour and Sarah Obraitis -- the Quebecois-American duo behind one of the most celebrated new restaurants in the city, M.
September 29, 2011
Not All Buy Christie’s Assertions of Bipartisanship
If he runs for president, Chris Christie might highlight the themes he mentioned on Tuesday night in his speech at the Reagan Presidential Library, promising a new era of bipartisanship and compromise like the one he largely takes credit for achieving as governor of New Jersey.
U.S. Mortgage-Aid Program Is Shutting Down, With Up to $500 Million Unspent
In summer 2010, Congress set aside $1 billion for a program intended to bail out people in danger of losing their homes to foreclosure. It was estimated that the program, administered by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, would help as many as 30,000 households.
Council Will Not Require Mayor to Disclose Travel
A bill that would have required New York City mayors to disclose when they make long-distance trips will not get a hearing in the City Council, the bill’s sponsor, Peter F. Vallone Jr., said on Wednesday.
Camille Grammer lists Colorado ski retreat for $7.9 million
Many of Bravo's "Real Housewives" have used the show to help them launch careers – and Camille Grammer has used the reality program as a way to promote that her ski home is on the real estate market.
Jennifer Lopez buys $18 million Hamptons bachelorette pad
As Gatecrasher recently reported, Jennifer Lopez had been eying an $18 million Water Mill home and was in the process of purchasing it through an LLC. Now People and US Weekly are reporting it's a done deal.
This apartment’s got soul.
Nine-time Grammy Award-winner John Legend’s East Village condo is on the market for $2.95 million.
The stylish two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment at 52 E. Fourth St. is in a modern, glassy, 15-story building with 18 units, a landscaped roof deck, a swimming pool and interiors by Andres Escobar.
September 26, 2011
In a Bronx Complex, Doing Good Mixes With Looking Good
Sometime late this winter people will start moving into Via Verde, the subsidized housing development now rising on a long, narrow slice of formerly contaminated city property in what used to be one of the worst stretches of the South Bronx.
After Perry’s Debate Showing, Eyes Turn Toward Christie
Tim LarsenGov. Chris Christie of New Jersey spoke at the Delaney Hall 10th Anniversary Ceremony in Newark in April 2010.
The reignited effort by Republican activists and donors to persuade Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey to run for president may say more about the jittery state of the party’s major financial backers than it does about any possibility Mr. Christie will change his mind and announce a campaign.
Your guide to Astoria's Little Brazil
Little Brazil is more than just a block in midtown — Astoria’s cultural melting pot includes a bustling strip of restaurants and markets along 36th Ave. catering to the Brazucas settling in the Big Apple.
'Housewife' Lisa Vanderpump buys stunning new Beverly Hills mansion
Lisa Vanderpump, a cast member of the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" may have downsized from her sprawling 17,000-square-foot mansion – but pictures show her new pad, also in Beverly Hills, is still quite a palace.
Ask a broker: Town Residential's Aeen Avini
Town Residential’s Aeen Avini went into real estate right after finishing NYU — and was lucky enough to land a big sale on his first day on the job. He goes the extra mile for clients — even if it’s while he’s in the back of their car with their luggage on top of him.
Belgrade Press: Jack Nicholson interested in apartment owned by former Yugoslav states
At least there's one thing the six cash-strapped former Yugoslav states can agree on: Selling a $12-million Park Avenue apartment in New York.
September 22, 2011
One in Five New York City Residents Living in Poverty
Poverty grew nationwide last year, but the increase was even greater in New York City, the Census Bureau will report on Thursday, suggesting that New York was being particularly hard hit by the aftermath of the recession.
Mortgage deal foes in powwow
Regulators and banks are making a new push to breathe new life into the faltering mortgage settlement talks, The Post has learned.
979 Third Ave., opens late October
The snooty D&D Building will get an infusion of hip and affordable everyman furnishings with the opening of CB2 Eastside. The 8,000-square-foot store’s design feels very downtown: Metal floor tiles, a display alcove from a repurposed bank vault and a steel display cage are some of the edgy elements that will complement the brand’s streamlined, modern aesthetic.
It’s back-to-school time for teenage “Twilight” actress Dakota Fanning, who has enrolled at New York University. Fanning, 17, has moved into a two-bedroom rental at 225 Lafayette St., a luxury condo conversion of a stunning 1924 Beaux Arts building.
What’s old is new again
In addition to the spate of brand-new development, there is a host of old new development or new old development -- depending on the way you look at it. We’re talking projects that were planned, constructed and sometimes even sold, but which in the end found themselves unable to reach fruition.
I don’t know how she did it
When Broadway star Nancy Opel (now dazzling audiences as Mama in the hit “Memphis”) moved into a Hell’s Kitchen rental in 2001, she never guessed that she was about to strike real-estate gold. Two years after she moved in, she did something that will make rent-weary New Yorkers envious, perhaps to the point of disbelief.
September 8, 2011
Deal Would Settle Tenants’ Harassment Suit
A settlement deal has been reached between lawyers for a large New York City landlord and its rent-regulated tenants, who claimed in a class-action lawsuit that they had been subjected to harassment, unlawful rent increases and aggressive eviction attempts during the real estate boom.
Waiting for a New Blueprint From Bank of America
Brian T. Moynihan takes the stage at a Midtown Manhattan hotel on Monday to tell investors what is in store for Bank of America, but already the chief executive’s plans are generating the kind of buzz reserved for the opening of a Broadway show down the street.
As the weather outside cools, get your home ready for fall
Spring may be the season of cleaning out clutter and brightening up the home, but fall can be equally inspiring.
Home where former playmate Yvette Vickers was mummified for sale
If you like your homes with a touch of the macabre, there's now a spooky house for you on the Los Angeles market.
Kirstie Alley selling floral, lacy human-size dollhouse in Maine
Wow, Kirstie Alley. We were shocked by your 90-pound weight loss, but are perhaps more surprised that you own a real-life dollhouse in Maine.
Craig tries Tri again
After more than a year of stealth apartment hunting, Daniel Craig and his new bride, Rachel Weisz, are pounding the cobblestones in search of their new downtown dream home.
Ten years ago, after stunned, ash-flaked New Yorkers marched wearily over the Brooklyn Bridge to escape the ravages of Ground Zero, many thought the Financial District would be collateral damage.
The words “never forget” ring truer for entrepreneur/activist Russell Simmons than for most people. Ten years after 9/11, the cranes, backhoes and dump trucks just outside his Liberty Street penthouse are a constant reminder of the tragedy but also a reminder of the area’s dramatic rebirth.