"The Spring Market" is known by experienced real estate agents as the prime selling time of the year when families are looking for new homes before the summer school break.
Exciting News! Lauren Tate, known among friends and colleagues as "LT", has joined C21 Redwood Realty as our Executive Vice President / Managing Broker of our Fredericksburg and Locust Grove offices. Lauren has three decades of experience in coaching agents and building successful and effective teams. Her focus on setting expectations and holding her agents accountable has been the core of their consistent year-over-year growth. Guided by the teachings of our industry's best coaches, Lauren excels at recruiting and agent retention. She is a leader in the Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS® (FAAR), and has won the FAAR Manager of the Year Award multiple times. A true captain/coach, Lauren's branch offices and many of her agents have been recognized for exceptional performance throughout her career.
There’s a new MLS in town, and it’s what our CENTURY 21 Redwood Realty agents are using to market their listings and find their buyers a new home. Bright MLS recently replaced Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS) as the multiple listing service used by Northern Virginia, Southern Maryland, and Washington, DC agents. Bright MLS is the consolidation of 9 MLSs across six states plus Washington, DC, representing 43 associations and encompassing over 85, 000 real estate professionals. (Source)
So, what’s so great about Bright MLS?
Bright MLS was created with several goals in mind, including simplification, improved innovation, enhanced and integrated property information, reduced technology costs, and a number of other features. Specifically, though, there are several qualities our C21 Redwood agents have started to appreciate when learning to use Bright MLS.