Video: Agents Love Automated Marketing Materials

Video: Agents Love Automated Marketing Materials

Agent Tami Mellor of RE/MAX Gold Elk Grove tells us why she loves our new automated marketing materials. Through January 1st, all RE/MAX Gold agents are receiving free, automated listing, open house, and just sold materials automatically created from the MLS.

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This Week’s Outstanding Agent: Beth Moran!

This Week’s Outstanding Agent: Beth Moran!

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Beth Moran, REALTOR®
RE/MAX Gold | Fair Oaks

This week Beth Moran, Realtor for the Sacramento area, was recognized for her outstanding customer service during the sale of a home. From beginning to end, Beth showed exceptional work and the seller was very pleased with the process.

The sold home was 21 years old and needed extensive repairs, however with Beth’s help the home quickly became ready for sale:

“Beth assisted by helping me identify what home repairs would be most cost effective, contacting several reasonable and trustworthy contractors, compiling competitive bids for the agreed-upon repairs, and finally helping me coordinate the repairs, inspections, and cleaning so we could get the home listed as quickly as possible.”

Not only did Beth assist with the repairs, but she handled communication efforts with ease despite being in a different city than the client:

“Beth reduced my need to travel 90 miles from my home to sign papers, by facilitating email exchange of electronic signatures whenever possible.”

When it came down to the sale of the home, the client received bids that fully covered the repairs:

“We ended up with bids above the appraised value, and the pre- and post-repair appraisals showed an increase in home equity more than double the cost of the repairs.”

We our proud of our agents and when they are recognized for their achievements. Great job Beth!


Michael Heede honored on 20th Anniversary with RE/MAX Gold

Michael Heede honored on 20th Anniversary with RE/MAX Gold

Michael Heede celebrating 20 years with RE/MAX Gold.“It was a real pleasure to present this award to Michael.  I’ve known him for many years and his name is synonymous with RE/MAX in his market. What a great tribute to both RE/MAX Gold and Michael for such a long partnership!”
―Sue Gibson, RE/MAX Gold Midtown Manager

For Michael Heede, who this week is celebrating his 20th Anniversary with RE/MAX Gold, the key to happiness is a balanced life. He remembers that it was Tim Yee who finally swayed him at a BBQ to come over, and that he was the 50th agent to join the Company. It’s not the awards and accomplishments that Michael is most proud of, but a lifestyle of balance filled with family and friends, travel and adventure.

“There is something to be said for the value of being at RE/MAX Gold above other Brokerages,” Michael said. “Starting with the fact that it’s the largest real estate company in the world.” He also said that you won’t find a better management team or office, anywhere.”

Melissa, Meg and Michael Heede of RE/MAX Gold in Midtown Sacramento.Michael’s mother (Meg) and sister (Melissa) also work in the Midtown office. They work together, however aren’t formally a team. “I can equate working together similarly to the way McDonalds, Taco Bell and Burger King all share an intersection, so to speak, of the market.” Michael explained. “They complement each other, share the same marketing and space, but are each uniquely different and individual in the way they serve their customers and potential customers regarding their approach and delivery.”

Michael is “all-in” when it comes to technology and marketing through social media. “Things are changing rapidly,” he said. “Advancing technology and smart phones have completely pushed us to a whole new dimension.” He spends time everyday researching and applying what he’s learned to his business and lifestyle, it’s an ongoing process that is speeding up rather than settling down.”

The fact that he was born and raised in the Sacramento area has complemented his business here. For nearly 28 years he’s provided top quality residential real estate services. Currently, he lives in the Midtown area but has lived in many different communities throughout the Sacramento Valley. He understands the people and the nuances of the different areas from Downtown to Midtown from East Sac to West Sac, Land Park to Curtis Park.

Michael Heede, RE/MAX Gold agent serving the Sacramento Valley since 1987.Sacramento offers the proximity to his favorite activities when he’s not working. He likes to be outdoors on his bike, exercising, boating or in the mountains snow skiing, hiking and mountain biking. He enjoys international travel, especially where skiing is involved, to the Swiss, Italian and French Alps. He’s been to Thailand, lived in Hawaii, and he “likes the mountains, the beaches, and everything in between.”

He volunteers at the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Sacramento, whose mission is to “inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.” He works with the kids, serves up food, cleans up, makes fundraising phone calls, and pretty much just goes wherever and does “whatever they need me to do,” Michael said.

Michael’s a single guy with no kids who feels “most people today work too much.”  He says he enjoys a reasonable amount of work, and feels his healthy and balanced personal and professional lifestyle keeps him living the life he was meant to live.

Michael’s areas of expertise: Real estate investing, negotiations and coordination of Real Estate sales, representing sellers and buyers, relocation, property management, market analysis, short sales, loan modifications, foreclosure process, out of town referrals, staging and repairs. He is an active member of the National, California and Sacramento Association of Realtors, the Council of Residential Specialists (CRS) and is a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE).

Visit Michael’s web site at Call or text him at 916.717.8709; he can be reached by email at

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Outstanding Agents. Outstanding Results.

Outstanding Agents. Outstanding Results.

Meet Carrie Silva, a top-notch RE/MAX Gold Agent in Stockton.

Carrie Silva, RE/MAX Gold Agent in Stockton
Carrie Silva, Relator®, CDPE
RE/MAX Gold | Stockton

Fifteen years ago Carrie Silva joined RE/MAX in Manteca, wrote her very first offer three days later, and closed a quick two week escrow. She’s been with RE/MAX Gold since 2011, and last year was among the Top Agents in the Stockton office, having sold 30 homes.

“I love being with RE/MAX for the support, the education (RE/MAX University), and the world famous branding,” Carrie said. And she couldn’t be happier with her manager, Colleen Noble, who she says is “pretty awesome, too.”

A Masters Club member just about every year since 2001, Carrie is a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) whose focus is primarily on residential Buyers, Sellers and Investors, REO, short sale, horse, and luxury, properties. “I love real estate and being a Realtor,” Carrie said, “and I believe that my enthusiasm comes thru when I am helping my clients.” Carrie is growing her team and has recently brought on Nancy Her, a Buyer’s Agent.

Carrie is a huge 49er and Giants fan who goes to as many games as she can possibly fit into her busy schedule, “I love the games, but I also feel a lot of pride seeing the RE/MAX advertisement at the stadium,” Carrie said, “what’s not to love about RE/MAX?”

Carrie (right) with father-in-law LeRoy Silva and daughter/pro golfer Layney at Meadow Club last week.
Carrie (right) with husband Everett and their daughter/pro golfer Layney Silva at Meadow Club last week.

But above football and baseball, Carrie loves golf, and one golfer in particular…her 20 year old daughter Layney who’s just turned pro. Carrie and her husband Everett, a local mortgage broker with his own company, also have a 6 year old daughter Carsyn, who Carrie said has already shown an interest in golfing and spends a lot time at the range perfecting her swing. Carrie’s father-in law is LeRoy Silva, who came from Modesto’s first family of golf, the Head Pro at Meadow Club―his father was the course Superintendent of the Stanislaus Country Club.

Attending a Kentucky Derby is at the top of Carrie’s bucket list (her family has a long line of breeding and racing horses) followed by finding the time to volunteer with The First Tee San Joaquin, a local youth program providing young people with character-building and life skills lessons using golf as the platform and attending the Masters Club Golf Tournament, which she has already penciled in this year.

Carrie's daughter Carsyn helping in the kitchen.
Carsyn, Carrie’s 6 year old daughter,
helping out in the kitchen.

Next to golfing, shopping, and reading, Carrie enjoys cooking and said, “I make a delicious jelly every winter, with cranberry, jalapeño, bell pepper, and pecans, and sell it. People go crazy over it!” She’s not kidding; she sold over 300 jars last year alone! Maybe we can get her to share her recipe…

Visit Carrie’s web site at Call or text her at 209-992-0473. Carrie can be reached by email at


Here’s what a few of Carrie’s clients have to say about her service:

“I want to say [Carrie] is an amazing real estate agent, but in reality she has become more than an agent, rather an amazing friend through this process. Carrie does something not a lot of people can do, listen. I had a real estate agent before Carrie and I quickly got turned off by the agent not listening to me, and not understanding me. As a home buyer you are buying a home not only for yourself, but your family! It was very pleasant and relaxing to have Carrie as my agent. She helped us find our house in about 1 week, we closed in about 30 days, and 1 week after close we owned a home. It was one of the best experiences of my life being able to relax, and know that I have a professional working on the details while I could sit back and know I am being taken care of. If you are looking for someone personable, someone who could listen, and someone who is professional then look no more. Thank you very much Carrie for our home.” ―SS, Stockton

“Carrie is a masterful Real Estate Agent. She was always available to show properties and was very knowledgeable of the many areas that we visited. She found my wife and I our dream home in our dream neighborhood. [We] highly recommend Carrie for her moral, ethical, and honesty within the Real Estate community.”   ―DA&SA, Stockton

“Carrie did an incredible job selling our house! She was on top of all the details including fixing a rookie mistake by buyer’s agent and difficulties with Wells Fargo. She is the best!”  ―PL&NL, Stockton

“Carrie is the Best. She explained everything that was going to happen and if we ever had questions she responded within the hour. We didn’t have to worry about anything. We sold our house sooner than we expected.” ―TV & DV, Stockton

RE/MAX Gold sells more homes each year than any other independently owned real estate brokerage in Northern California and Central California.* With 35 offices to serve you, we currently serve areas throughout Northern and Central California; from Oroville to Fresno and Placerville to Marin.

*RIS Media Power Broker Report for 2014

Outstanding Agents. Outstanding Results. || Meet  Patti Babish, RE/MAX Gold Agent in Placerville

Outstanding Agents. Outstanding Results. || Meet Patti Babish, RE/MAX Gold Agent in Placerville

More buyers and sellers would recommend RE/MAX than any other real estate brand.

There are many reasons RE/MAX Gold agents love their work. Placerville Agent Patti Babish’s reasons run closest to home, in more ways than one.

Outstanding Agents. Outstanding Results. Patti Babish recognized by clients and RE/MAX Gold.
Patti Babish
RE/MAX Gold | Placerville

RE/MAX Gold REALTOR® Patti Babish from the Placerville office relocated to Northern California’s El Dorado County nine years ago after years of visiting the area for horse shows and competitions. It was the beauty and splendor of the foothills Patti fell in love with, and soon after purchased a 20-acre ranch and horse property where she and her family relocated to raise Paint and Quarter Horses while pursuing her career in real estate.Combining her love of horses with real estate is a dream job for Patti. “I love what I do!” Patti said. “There’s nothing better than being able to help my clients find their dream properties in the Foothills!”

“I chose to partner with RE/MAX Gold because of their widespread reach. They are a globally recognized company and I could not ask for better exposure for my sellers. And what better way to reach buyers out of the area looking for a local expert”
―Patti Babish

“I believe what customers are looking for in today’s market is Maximum Exposure, Local Knowledge, and First Class Customer Service… and Patti excels in all three disciplines!  Check out her website for detailed local and market information, and note that she truly takes a personal interest with each client to ensure they are treated like family.  We are so proud to work with Patti Babish in Placerville and El Dorado County.”
―Steve Davies, RE/MAX Gold Manager

She has taken her experience of moving her own ranch and an extensive background in customer relations and used it to help her clients. Their testimonials to Patti are truly indicative of her passion and professionalism.

JM + KM AuburnOur family was first time home buyers who were not well versed on how to do it. After one false start, and after asking a few questions of other Realtors, Patti did something that got our attention – she got back to us. This set the tone for the rest of our relationship with her. There wasn’t a detail or appointment she missed, and if there was an opportunity to help us or go the extra mile, she did it…She not only did the job, she did it with great empathy and interest in our personal lives. She’s the real deal who has earned us as lifetime clients and we will sing her praises to anyone who even hints that they’re looking to buy or sell a home.
―JM+KM Auburn, CA

Excellent agent. Worked with us long distance for over two years (we lived in Rhode Island when we started our house hunt) until we finally found our new house. Never pushy, easy going and adaptable to our schedule. Extremely patient with us as our search stretched out longer and longer (yes you could say we were being picky) until we finally found what we were looking for. Her persistence paid off in the end, as we finally closed on our property two years after our search began. I would not hesitate highly recommending her to anyone in the future. She’ll work with you until you get what you want!!!
―BN+KN, El Dorado Hills, CA

BO PlacervillePatti came in and saved the day! After 10+ offers and 4 years of an on-again/off-again house hunt, I was exhausted. Patti came in and saved the day! Each time we looked at a home Patti was full of information and research on the property. It was clear she had done her homework every time. She came prepared to make sure I was educated and able to make the best offer on any home. Not to mention she was always ready to write an offer. She understood that time was a key component to the current real estate market…Patti is an outstanding realtor, amazing business woman and a great human being. It was an absolute privilege to have her on my side in the home buying process. I would recommend her without a doubt to anyone in search of a home.
―BO, Placerville

Patti’s real estate focus is primarily on residential Buyers and Sellers, ranch and horse properties throughout El Dorado and Placer County (Placerville, Cameron Park, Shingle Springs, El Dorado, Somerset, Fairplay, Camino, Pollock Pines, Garden Valley, Georgetown, Cool, Pilot Hill, Greenwood, Rescue and portions of Auburn). She is a RE/MAX GOLD Executive Club award recipient and a Top Achiever, El Dorado County Board of Realtors.

Visit Patti’s web site at While you are there check out her social media; email her at Call and text Patti at: 530.334.6333.

RE/MAX Gold sells more homes each year than any other independently owned real estate brokerage in Northern California and Central California.* With 34 offices to serve you, we currently serve areas throughout Northern and Central California; from Oroville to Fresno and Placerville to Marin.

*RIS Media Power Broker Report for 2014
Meet an Outstanding Agent from RE/MAX Gold in El Dorado Hills: Callie Mirsky

Meet an Outstanding Agent from RE/MAX Gold in El Dorado Hills: Callie Mirsky

Callie Mirsky RE/MAX Gold El Dorado HIlls
Callie Mirsky
El Dorado HIlls

Outstanding Agents. Outstanding Results
Here’s what some of Callie Mirsky’s clients, and the El Dorado Hills Manager, Steve Davies, have to say about her service after closing recent transactions:

“There aren’t enough good things I can say about Callie Mirsky, but I’ll try. She’s prompt, always getting back to us quickly. She’s knowledgeable about Short sales, traditional sales and foreclosures. She kept us updated in the whole closing process and had referrals for all our inspections. Being a part of a team meant we always had someone to show us a house or meet an inspector. Buying a foreclosure is not any easy process. Knowing your real estate agent is looking out for you, made a big difference.” DM Shingle Springs

“Callie is honest, straightforward, approachable and very responsive.” CV El Dorado Hills

“We’ve worked with Callie representing us as our sellers agent and buyers agent. You will find no other realtor with the sense of loyalty, passion for her work, dependability, responsiveness, hard work ethic, integrity and diplomacy. She is 100% there for her clientele and she takes the time and effort to go every extra mile, always positive, and with a great acumen for what will work. She’s not afraid to negotiate. She is one-of-a-kind and I will hire her again. Absolutely exceptional.” AR Folsom

“Callie Mirsky was not only responsive, but professional and quite honestly fun to work with. Thanks!” T C Sacramento

Meet Callie Mirsky: RE/MAX Gold Broker Associate from El Dorado Hills

“I love our office staff. They’re the most supportive people I know. Everyone I have ever met who is associated with RE/MAX Gold is kind and friendly. I especially appreciate the independence that I have working with RE/MAX Gold. I see the way other brokerages do business, and I find most to be too stiff and structured. RE/MAX Gold lets us do our own thing and they are always there to support us.”  —Callie Mirsky

Callie Mirsky got her start in real estate working as a Transaction Coordinator after determining law school was not the right fit for her. Her mother has been in the title and escrow business for nearly 30 years and knew of a boutique brokerage looking to hire. She had recently taken property and contract law classes at McGeorge School of Law. While the law classes went well for Callie, Callie didn’t go so well for the classes. She instead found working with people and around real estate far more interesting and a whole lot less stressful. Callie really delved into her real estate career on the Connie Barnes team and spent the next 4 years soaking in the knowledge (and team awards!). She still has a great relationship with the team, but branched out on her own recently to start building a name for herself.

Callie recently obtained her Broker license and is a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) as well as Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES). Her focus is primarily on residential Buyers and Sellers, including a special focus on short sale negotiations. Callie is very driven and despite her youth, has much professional and life experience. She’s worked in sales and customer service during her college years and has always enjoyed working in a field that allowed her to help people.

“Callie has a “Customer First” approach to her business, and that is reflected in the fact that her clients absolutely love her service!  She is a problem solver, always has a smile and a positive attitude, and is willing to help when needed!  She works tirelessly for her clients, but still finds time to focus on a balanced life, and give back to the community where she lives.  Thanks Callie for being a great advocate for our office, our Company, and our industry!”
—Steve Davies, RE/MAX Gold El Dorado County Regional Manager

Callie doesn’t just like helping people, she’s a volunteer at the local horse rescue All About Equine (which is somewhat of a sanctuary for distressed horses) where she said she shovels a lot of, well…you know, but mostly enjoys hanging out with the horses, grooming and feeding them. She loves spending time with horses— a great substitute for having her own (and all that goes with it). She grew up around horses having ridden competitively as a child. She moved from state to state onward from California toward Alaska, settling in Ketchikan after stops in Oregon and Washington. Callie’s dad worked with the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department and the Department of Corrections, so she figured this was his “tactical maneuver” to relocate his family to Alaska “one state at a time,” Callie said. She returned to California to earn a Psychology degree at California State University, Sacramento, and ultimately settled in El Dorado Hills.

Callie Mirsky and Micah Smith
Callie Mirsky and husband Micah Smith with their two dogs, Kodiak and Max.

Callie is raising two (huge) “babies” of the Shepherd and Alaskan Malamute variety who they spend most of their free time walking down at the lake.  They also do a lot of outdoor activities such as kayaking and mountain biking and Callie makes it a priority to get in her work outs.

October of last year, she became Mrs. Micah Smith, she didn’t change her name to Smith, but it looks like her strategy to go out on her own and make a name for herself in real estate is working; the client testimonials are pouring in and she’s happier than ever.

Meet an Outstanding RE/MAX Gold Agent from Auburn: Mike Robinson

Meet an Outstanding RE/MAX Gold Agent from Auburn: Mike Robinson

Outstanding Agents. Outstanding Results.
Here’s what some of Mike’s clients, and the Auburn Manager, Kiri Keefer, have to say about his service after closing recent transactions:

Mike Robinson of RE/MAX Gold in the Auburn office.
Mike Robinson
RE/MAX Gold | Auburn

“We have sold 2 houses, 15 acre parcel of land and bought 1 house with Mike in the past 2 years. He is a man of integrity.”

“We will not hesitate to recommend Mike to anyone anticipating a home sale or purchase. He has made us appreciate what a good Realtor can accomplish and it was a pleasure to have someone of his competence and compassion help us through a difficult time.”    The “B” Family

“Mike showed why he is tops in his field—A TRUE PRO…I would highly recommend him and certainly will call on him again.”   FR

“Mike was great! His willingness to show properties anytime and in his research and knowledge of property he showed us!”   RB + EB

“I give credit for my outstanding sales record to the support of my fellow RE/MAX Gold agents and my wonderful office manager. RE/MAX Gold has a great agent support system for encouraging us to increase our production. I also give a lot of credit to the people of Auburn where I have been knocking on doors and handing out notepads for the last 18 years, as the people appreciate the face-to-face contact and the use of the notepads for their shopping lists.”   —Mike Robinson

With closings in excess of $14 million, Mike completed 45 transactions in 2013 alone. His career highest was $20 million for 2004. A resident of Auburn since 1984, Mike joined RE/MAX Gold in 2003 after investing in real estate since the late seventies. He has since achieved the Top 1% Agent of all Realtors in United States in the mid-nineties. He is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the California Association of Realtors, the Placer County Association of Realtors, and is a Lifetime Masters Club of Placer County member. Mike earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly and was a project engineer responsible for design and construction of military facilities for over 22 years.

Mike Robinson with James O'Bryon, President of RE/MAX Gold receiving the Lifetime Achievement award.
Mike Robinson with James O’Bryon, President of RE/MAX Gold, after receiving the Lifetime Achievement award at the 20th Anniversary Celebration.

Recently, Mike was presented with the RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award at the Company’s 20th Anniversary Gala and 2013 Awards Celebration. This award honors highly successful agents who have earned more than $3 million in commissions and have completed at least seven years of service with the company. Less than five percent of the RE/MAX network has achieved this prestigious award. In addition, Mike received an award for being the #1 Agent in RE/MAX Gold’s Auburn office, an award he has earned every year since 2003.

“Mike has been an integral member of our team and is more than deserving to be recognized as an Outstanding Agent and to receive the prestigious Lifetime Achievement award,” said Kiri Keefer, Manager of the RE/MAX Gold office in Auburn. “Winning this award is a tremendous accomplishment. Mike continues to raise the bar in real estate, making us, and this community proud.”

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Meet an Outstanding RE/MAX Gold Agent from Laguna: Samantha Tov

Meet an Outstanding RE/MAX Gold Agent from Laguna: Samantha Tov

Samantha Tov, RE/MAX Gold in Laguna
Samantha Tov
RE/MAX Gold | Laguna

Outstanding Agents. Outstanding Results.
Here’s what some of Samantha’s clients, and the Laguna Manager, MIchael Kooken, have to say about her service after closing recent transactions:

“I have been a repeat home investor buyer’s client of Samantha’s for the past 3 plus years. She has invaluable knowledge of the foreclosure and short sales market and bank’s processes. She has been certified with several different banks as a foreclosure agent which gives her the inside track to work with different banks buying and selling foreclosure houses. She has always been available to work with me to view houses and make offers at my convenience. As a buyer’s agent she is extremely responsive both before the offer is made and after the offer is accepted to help me get through the buying process as easy as possible. She has a proven list of service vendors you need during the escrow process like escrow companies, home inspectors, termite inspectors, etc. and clean-up/fix-up vendors you need after you own the house like landscapers, clean-up service, handyman, carpet/tile installers, carpet cleaners, plumbers, painters, cabinet maker/installers, etc. It has been my pleasure to work with Samantha to purchase houses these past few years. She is a GREAT Real Estate agent! You can’t go wrong using Samantha as your buyer’s Realtor. I highly recommend her!”  —TV

“Samantha found the perfect house for us. As we were not from Sacramento (or California) we needed a local expert to help us search for a house. We had received good recommendations about Samantha and after talking to her on the phone and by e-mail we choose her as our agent. She did excellent prep work and thus when I visited Sacramento we were able to find a perfect house within one week. The deal has now closed. If we buy a second house in Sacramento, Samantha will be our agent.”—DI

“Samantha is a detail oriented professional who leaves no stone un-turned. Her expert knowledge of the Sacramento Valley Market is unparalleled. Samantha is a solution provider that is quick in helping clients make informed decisions. Samantha has the skill, talent, and drive to move ahead in any organization. She is completely 100% dedicated 24 7!”  —DO

Meet Smantha Tov, an outstanding RE/MAX Gold Agent from Laguna.“Over the years, I have had the privilege to coach Samantha and watched her work harder than anyone else to develop as a Realtor. Whether she is working for her clients, fostering the growth of her team, or volunteering countless hours to AREAA, WCR and a whole list of other less recognizable charities, she remains upbeat and positive. How she does all this and raises two daughters  is hard to imagine. I am in awe of her dedication to the art of life/work balance. Although she would be the first to tell you it’s not easy, she makes it look effortless. Congratulations are in order for Samantha’s accomplishment, next stop, Platinum Club.”
—Michael Kooken, Manager | Laguna Office

“My Goal this year is reach the Platinum Club level [with RE/MAX Gold], along with my partners Judy Cuong & Heidi Phong. I enjoy training agents and building up my team to be successful and achieve 100% Club or better, for them as well.”
—Samantha Tov

Meet Samantha Tov, REALTOR, CHS, CDPE, SFR, REO, VA: An Outstanding RE/MAX Gold Agent in Laguna

Samantha Tov (with Colleen Noble, RE/MAX Gold Lodi Manager) receiving the 100% Club award at the RE/MAX R4 2014 convention in Las Vegas
Samantha Tov (with Colleen Noble, RE/MAX Gold Regional Manager) receiving the 100% Club award at the RE/MAX R4 2014 convention in Las Vegas

Licensed in 1999, Samantha Tov is a proud member of the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA), National Hispanic Real Estate Professional (NAHREP), and the Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR) where she is the current Placer Secretary. She has volunteered over the years on the AREAA Community Outreach Committee (Chair), Christmas Adoption (Chair & Co-Chair), and on the first annual golf tournament committee. She is well educated, having earned several designations: Certified Distress Professional Expert (CDPE), Certified Vendor Mangement REO (VRM), Certified HAFA Specialist (CHS), Certified Investor Agent Specialist (CIAS), Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource (SFR), Five Star Bank Owned Default Certified, EQUATOR Platinum-REO Certified and e-Pro Certified.  She is a Sacramento Masters Club member (2006-2010), Sacramento Masters Club Lifetime member (2010-2012), and a recipient of the RE/MAX 100% Club award (2005-2013).

Samantha’s team, JSH Diversity Real Estate Team, is a multi-language speaking team. Between the three of them, they speak five dialects of Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, Fu Zhou, Chew Chau, Ha Koa), Vietnamese, Minh, and Spanish.

Samantha is no stranger to hard work, passion and commitment. A single mother to two daughters, Samantha was a young entrepreneur and business owner/manager since she started working in her parents’ restaurants at the young age of fourteen. Samantha works twice as hard, at work and in her community, so that her daughters are raised in an ambitious and philanthropic environment. “I strive to set a good example and to teach my daughters that we always need to give back,” Samantha said. “I take them with me whenever I can to volunteer in the community.”

When she’s not hard at work or volunteering in the community and at her daughters’ Sacramento Unified schools, Samantha enjoys spending time with her daughters and all things basketball and/or Girl Scout related. She’s been the Team Manager for the Lady Rebels of the Sacramento Rebels Asian Basketball League since 2010. She’s also the Co-Leader of the Girl Scouts Heart of Central California Troop 569-18 and a Parent Volunteer to Troop 569-29 since 2005.

Samantha with Dave Liniger, Founder RE/MAX Gold
Samantha with Dave Liniger,
Founder RE/MAX

In December, Samantha will celebrate her 10th year anniversary at RE/MAX Gold. Since joining the company in 2004, she has achieved 100% Club every year. Last week, Samantha traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada to attend the RE/MAX Gold R4 convention where she received the RE/MAX International 100% Club award for 2013 and had the opportunity to meet Dave Liniger. “It is a great event to attend,” Samantha said. “I went last year for the first time because I was receiving the RE/MAX Hall of Fame award and the 100% Club award.” Next year Samantha and her team will more than likely hit their goal of Platinum Club status. It won’t be too surprising given all we’ve learned about her!

So what could basketball, RE/MAX, Girl Scouts, and real estate all have in common? That’s easy…Samantha Tov!

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Meet Two Outstanding RE/MAX Gold Agents: ‘Charley’ Schmitt and Ken Mori

Meet Two Outstanding RE/MAX Gold Agents: ‘Charley’ Schmitt and Ken Mori

Outstanding Agents. Outstanding Results.
Here’s what some of ‘Charley’ and Ken’s clients have to say about their service after closing recent transactions:

RE/MAX Gold recognizes 'Charley' Schmitt and Ken Mori for outstanding service. “I know I’ve thanked you all through this journey for the things you all have done to make this purchase possible, but I wanted to send out one more BIG Thank You to each of you for making this crazy/hectic/stressful (insert all the similar adjectives here) as seamless and smooth as possible! This was the best experience I’ve ever had and I definitely will be forwarding your info to all my friends and family that may need your help! Thank you guys so much again! I truly appreciate everything you’ve done!”   —JY, Elk Grove

“With sincere gratitude and warmest thanks. Our thank you seems so small compared to all you have done, but it comes from our hearts.”  —AS, JS, JS, El Dorado Hills

“In our 16 moves throughout the years, [we] have never worked with a Realtor as fun and as professional as you. You made our buying experience incredibly easy and painless. YOU are a STAR!”  —JE, DE, Roseville

“We just can’t believe we just moved into our new home! Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything you did for us. [We all] feel like we’re starting all over again after our short sale a few years ago. If it weren’t for you telling us that we could buy again, I don’t know if we would ever try again. You guys are awesome—thank you again!”  —LD, CD, TD, Orangevale

“I can’t tell you how much [we] love you and appreciate the work you have done for us over the last 14 years. Your professionalism and care shines through everything you do and we know we will be your staunch supporters for many years to come.”  —JC and JC, Roseville

“I have known ‘Charley’ and Ken for many years, and anyone who knows them knows that they are a treasure trove of valuable knowledge and experience. This talented team, combined with the resources, branding, and market share of RE/MAX Gold, is a winning combination.  Congratulations, ‘Charley’ and Ken, from our team to yours.”   —Bev Kendall, Executive Vice President

“Ken and ‘Charley’ are an amazing team. Dedicated to the desire to do the best possible job they can, their clients’ reviews of their representation are living proof that this Team is “client-centric” and golden, RE/MAX Gold, that is!” —Allen Zarou, Manager | Fair Oaks Office

'Charley' Schmidtt, Outstanding Agent from RE/MAX Gold in Fair Oaks, CA
‘Charley’ Schmitt

“We’ve had a great [2013] and attribute so much of our success to the major move we made to RE/MAX after being with CB for 28 years. Working with other top Realtors is inspiring and we thank Bev [Kendall] all the time for her amazing support and encouragement.”
—’Charley’ Schmitt and Ken Mori, RE/MAX Gold Fair Oaks

Meet ‘Charley’ Schmitt and Ken Mori: Two Outstanding RE/MAX Gold Agents in Fair Oaks
‘Charley’ said that she and Ken still live by the same motto they started out with years ago: “People don’t care what you know until they know that you care.” It’s always been the driving force behind how they do business, an integral part of their everyday practice—not only in business, but in life.

Ken Mori, an Outstanding Agent from RE/MAX Gold in Fair Oaks, CA
Ken Mori

The Team of ‘Charley’ Schmitt and Ken Mori have been serving Sacramento, Placer and El Dorado Counties since 1986. They’ve been among the Top 1% of Agents in Northern California: Sacramento-Truckee-Tahoe regions, and received the P.R.O. Award (Peer-Recognized Outstanding—an award given in recognition of excellence in real estate by other brokers, agents, managers and peers), and the International President’s Circle Designation Award from their previous brokerage.

‘Charley’, who speaks German, has been a licensed agent for over 40 years and has been recognized as one of Sacramento’s foremost real estate professionals, mentoring over 200 agents. She and Ken (licensed in 1996) have extensive education in all areas of real estate, and specialize in 1031 tax-deferred exchanges, short sale consultation, REO, investment (duplex, triplex, 4-plex and single-family rentals), senior properties, as well as river, lake and golf course premier properties.

‘Charley’ and Ken are long-time sponsors of the Harris Center in Folsom. A classical pianist herself, ‘Charley’ is a judge for their annual Young Pianists competition. When they aren’t hard at work ‘Charley’ and Ken also enjoy bead work. “We make everything,” said ‘Charley,’ “from jewelry (mostly me) to bling-ing up Christmas trees, napkin rings, and wine glasses (mostly Ken).” ‘Charley’ also teaches a class in beading and jewelry making, locally. She’s a “fiber artist” who crochets and knits warm things for the homeless (blankets, sweaters, scarves, gloves and socks). Ken enjoys his time with friends, dinner parties, classical music and opera. He takes a lot of trips to San Francisco and never misses the Bach festival in Carmel.

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Meet an Outstanding RE/MAX Gold Agent from Green Valley: Denise Kirchubel

Meet an Outstanding RE/MAX Gold Agent from Green Valley: Denise Kirchubel

Outstanding Agents. Outstanding Results.

Here’s what some of Denise Kirchubel’s clients, and the Green Valley Manager, Maria Rapolla have to say about her service after closing recent transactions:

“So rare to find someone who appears to effortlessly move through the complexities of the situation. Unparalleled expertise. Organized, thoughtful, excellent.” —CP, Lodi

Denise Kirchubel, RE/MAX Gold Agent in Green Valley, CA
Denise Kirchubel
Green Valley

“Denise is an expert in the industry. Her knowledge of the current laws and housing market is beyond masterful…and her negotiation style is both skillful and above reproach. Denise sold two homes, purchased three, and located a rental for us all within a 90 day window, and she made it look effortless. We will be purchasing another home and would never consider using anyone else!” —DD + JD, Fairfield, Clearlake and Rio Vista

“You saved our home! God blessed you with a big heart for helping others…we thank you so much!” —DR + NR, Vacaville

“Denise has been a part of the Gold Elite Team since 2006. She continues to lead the way on the team as one of the most successful agents. Her referral business grows each year and is representative of how fondly her client’s think of her. She is a strong negotiator having closed hundreds of short sales with the team. She works hard and is very efficient with her time.”
—Maria Rapolla, Manager | Green Valley Office

I’m with RE/MAX Gold and RE/MAX Gold Elite in particular, because I wanted a strong brand, but one that recognized me and allowed me to use my name, my contact info on my signs and advertising, and who let me keep that ‘family’ or ‘team’ feel of being in a small office. I found a real powerhouse here at RE/MAX Gold Elite. We have demonstrated that we are a strong, positive force in our real estate community and we mean business. With RE/MAX Gold Elite, I get the power of the RE/MAX brand and the strength of the RE/MAX Gold franchise. We’ve built RE/MAX Gold Elite into a well-respected, highly regarded local RE/MAX Gold office.
—Denise Kirchubel, RE/MAX Gold in Green Valley, CA

Meet Denise Kirchubel: An Outstanding RE/MAX Gold Agent in Green Valley

RE/MAX Gold recognizes Denise Kirchubel, and 'Outstanding Agent' from Green Valley.A top producing Agent nearly every year since 2004, Denise was the Vice President of Membership for the Women’s Council of Realtors in 2008, and the Vice President, Membership Executive Council the previous year. Denise is a long time Solano County resident who primarily works Napa and Solano County, Woodland and Davis. She values continued education and is a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), and has designations in Short Sales and Foreclosures (SFR), Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRS), and HAFA. When Denise isn’t hard at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, yoga and pilates.

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RE/MAX Gold sells more homes each year than any other independently owned real estate brokerage in Northern California and Central California. Period.