Recently, Coldwell Banker held their annual awards ceremony at the Shedd Aquarium to celebrate the success of the individuals and teams that were leaders in production within Coldwell Banker and NRT for the previous year. Congratulations to all the award winners that were recognized at the event!
2017 was an incredible and successful year for Ginny Leamy and the Leamy Team! We are humbled and honored to have been recognized by our company in the following categories:
*Top 250 Agents in Gross Commission Income
*Top 250 Agents in Closed Units
*Top 250 Agents in Closed Volume
*Top Sales Associate/Team in the DuPage Region
*President's Premier Club
(Top 1% of All Independent Sales Associates Internationally)
Thanks to the Shedd Aquarium for hosting and providing such an amazing atmosphere for our company event. Special thanks also to each member of The Leamy Team - Cathy Cundiff, Rosemarie Lowery, Taji Clark, Gana Raman and Brent Terry - for all that you do. Last, but certainly not least, extra special thanks to each and every client that trusted us to help make the buying or selling of their home a success! None of this would be possible without you!!
Top 1,000 NRT Agent for 3rd Quarter of 2017 - Ginny Leamy!
It's always a pleasure and an honor to be recognized in our business for giving service to others. Congratulations to all of my fellow colleagues who received recognition as well!!
Looking forward what the Leamy Team will accomplish and the people we will have the opportunity to help in 2018!
Gana began his foray into the world of real estate at age five by following his grandfather to work at his family’s real estate investment firm. By spending every summer throughout high school and college working at his family’s office, Gana developed a keen understanding of the intricacies of property values and the importance of systematic property management. This coupled with having lived in multiple suburbs and the city gives Gana a unique perspective on the Chicago real estate market.
After graduating from the University of Illinois, Gana decided to make the move to New York to pursue a career in finance. Seeing tremendous opportunity in real estate after in 2010, Gana left his position in New York and returned home to Chicago. He joined his family business as a Leasing Consultant and soon assumed full control of operations. This experience allowed Gana to build an outstanding team and a large network of industry professionals including lenders, real estate brokers, and property managers.
Gana uses his depth of real estate knowledge to help buyers and sellers attain the best value. He takes pride in his work and serves his clients the only way he knows, with respect, honesty, and integrity. Gana values his clients’ time and uses his expertise to identify potential issues before they become a problem in order to facilitate the smoothest transition possible.
In his spare time, Gana enjoys traveling with his wife and family, volunteering with both local and international charities, training for a marathon or triathlon, spending time with his German Shepherd Dog named Lava, and looking for new opportunities.
Housing remains a bright spot for the economy in October. It’s not a statement you expect to hear as we look at the rising home prices and dwindling inventory, but it’s exactly what Freddie Mac stated today in its monthly Outlook for October.
Consumer spending will boost a better half in 2016 for gross domestic product leading to an annual growth of 1.6%, according to the report. Growth in 2017 will be slightly better at 1.9%.
The economy is still struggling to meet the Feds expectations. Consumer price inflation remains well below the Federal Reserve’s 2% target. The consumer price index increased 1.5% annually in September, while the Federal Reserve’s preferred metric of consumer price inflation, the core personal consumptions expenditure price index, rose 1.6% annually in August.
“Worldwide economic growth is weak and its prospects have gotten worse,” Becketti said. “This may all sound familiar because we’ve been here before… last year.”
While that may be true, the same can't be said about housing. In fact, Becketti calls the housing market a “bright spot” in the economy in an economy that is otherwise stalled.
Mortgage rates aren’t going to spike any time soon, but will rise gradually in 2016 and 2017, the report states. The 30-year fixed rate mortgage will average 3.9%.
For now, mortgage interest rates rose for the second week in a row to their highest level in four months to 3.52%, now hitting pre-Brexit levels, according to Freddie Mac’s weekly survey.
“We see new home sales improving some next year driven by increases in new single-family housing construction which will push total home sales slightly higher,” Becketti said.
Existing home sales increased in September driven mainly by the drastic increase in first-time homebuyers, which reached the highest share of homebuyers in four years, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors.
Also, foreclosure inventory in August declined significantly from last year, hitting its lowest point since the housing boom, according to the August 2016 National Foreclosure Report from CoreLogic, a property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider.
(Sourced from HousingWire's Blog - HousingWire.com; Author: Kelsey Ramirez)
Walked into the office today and opened up a letter from the President & CEO of NRT, welcoming me to the top 1% of approximately 47,000 sales associates nationwide for the Third Quarter of 2015!
I just want to express that I'm grateful, thankful, and blessed!!
Ginny is currently featured on the list for REAL Trends Best Real Estate Agents in America! She was ranked 28th in Illinois in Closed Transactions (Individuals By Sides), and 49th in Illinois in Volume (Individuals By Volume).
Individuals By Sides
Individuals By Volume
REAL Trends ranks, collects and verifies all of the data in these reports to produce a completely unbiased and ethical report. REAL Trends is a consulting and comunications company for the residential real estate industry and has been widely known as the trusted source for data, news, and trends for the residential real estate industry.
...thanks to all of the clients that put their faith in The Leamy Team to help them with their real estate needs! We consider it a blessing to be able to continue to serve Elmhurst, DuPage County and the entire Chicago western suburban area.
Congratulations to all of our peers who made the Top 500 and the Top 1000 NRT Sales Associates lists for the second quarter of 2015!