A Week In Business

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALennar unveiled its luxury, 63-unit townhome community, Seaside Village overlooking Sinepuxent Bay in West Ocean City last weekend with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The public was invited to tour the community, learn about Lennar and enjoy complimentary refreshments. The community is located at U.S. Route 50 and Inlet Isle Lane, West Ocean City and is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day except Monday. Photo by Jeanette Deskiewicz

 

 

Company Joins Network

OCEAN CITY — Condominium Realty announced that last year it selected dotloop, a real estate transaction network, to set the new standard for customer experience and running a better business in the Ocean City resort area.

Dotloop is an online transaction network that connects people, documents and tasks in one place so that everyone involved in a transaction can work better together to get deals done. Condominium Realty has been using dotloop to allow its agents and their clients to work more collaboratively and efficiently – at any time and from any location.

One of Condominium Realty’s first dotloop transactions using the dot loop system involved a buyer electronically reviewing and signing a contract while they were on the Ocean City beach.

“We chose dotloop because of the ease of use, security and unique way dotloop brings people together. It’s all about people work, and for us, people work is about helping our agents provide the best experience for their clients and gaining real time intelligence into our business,” said Condominium Realty Broker Mark Fritschle. “Using dotloop across our company enables a much more productive way to execute, manage, and grow real estate transactions, as well as deliver a delightful and satisfying experience for our customers and clients.”

By eliminating physical documents with dotloop and moving the transaction process online, Condominium Realty has created a superior client experience for its thousands of buyers and sellers. Condominium Realty agents simply invite their clients and all necessary parties to a “loop” using collaborative documents needed to complete the transaction – without faxing, scanning, printing or using multiple technologies. On average, dotloop saves up to 10 hours per transaction; deals are closed 40 percent faster; and the improved communication and clarity results in more deals reaching the closing table, according to the company.

 

ASCD President Laura Bren is pictured with Nicole Brushmiller, recipient of the 2014 Top Producer Platinum Award.

ASCD President Laura Bren is pictured with Nicole Brushmiller, recipient of the 2014 Top Producer Platinum Award.

Annual Awards Handed Out

OCEAN CITY — At its annual meeting at Princess Royale, Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley (ASCD) distributed its annual awards.

Nicole Brushmiller, an account executive, received the 2014 Top Producer Platinum Award. With nine years of experience, she is an expert when it comes to commercial and transportation insurance. She holds her CIC designation and chairs the Eastern Shore Chapter of the Maryland Motor Truck Association.

The team of Brandi Jones and Mary Jane Wharton received the 2014 Top Retention Personal Lines Customer Service Representative.

Gwen Tingle received the 2014 Top Retention Property & Casualty Customer Service Representative Award. She has 25 years of insurance experience and specializes in transportation insurance.

 

 

Open Houses Of The Week

OCEAN CITY Broad Marsh 70th Street Bayside Mon-Sat 10-5 Sun 12-5 3BR/2FB/2HB Townhomes The Fritschle Group/ Condominium Realty 410-524-6400   WEST OCEAN CITY Villas at Inlet Isle Daily 11-3 Waterfront THs 3BR/4BA PJ Aldridge The Fritschle Group/ Condominium Realty 410-251-7562   OCEAN CITY The Gateway Grand Oceanfront 48th Street Daily 10-5 Fully Furnished 3-4BR/3BA Condos & Penthouses The Fritschle Group/ … Continue reading

A Week In Business

The Arby’s in Salisbury on Route 13 across from Salisbury University was recently presented with a “Triple Ace Award,” the highest award a restaurant can receive in the Arby’s system. Less than 1% of the 3,400 Arby’s restaurants achieve that status. Pictured, from left, are Franchise Operations East Coast Director Stephen Crouch, Supervisor Brittany Mason, Delmarby, Inc. President Todd Hershey … Continue reading

Open Houses Of The Week

OCEAN CITY Broad Marsh 70th Street Bayside Mon-Sat 10-5 Sun 12-5 3BR/2FB/2HB Townhomes The Fritschle Group/ Condominium Realty 410-524-6400   WEST OCEAN CITY Villas at Inlet Isle Daily 11-3 Waterfront THs 3BR/4BA PJ Aldridge The Fritschle Group/ Condominium Realty 410-251-7562   OCEAN CITY The Gateway Grand Oceanfront 48th Street Daily 10-5 Fully Furnished 3-4BR/3BA Condos & Penthouses The Fritschle Group/ … Continue reading

U.S. Equities Remain Solid Investment Options

OCEAN CITY — Recently analysts have been dialing back earnings expectations for U.S. companies, driven chiefly by declines in oil prices and a relentless rise in the value of the U.S. dollar. Despite this, we still see reasons to invest in U.S. equities. We advise investors to be more selective within equities and to focus on higher quality, larger-cap stocks … Continue reading

A Week In Business

Real Estate Issues Discussed At Session ANNAPOLIS – Nine members of the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) traveled to Annapolis this week to meet with local legislators to discuss real estate priorities in the 2015 legislative session of the General Assembly. The Maryland Association of REALTORS® (MAR) hosted a Legislative Breakfast on Jan. 27 at the Loews Annapolis Hotel. Members … Continue reading

Open Houses Of The Week

OCEAN CITY Broad Marsh 70th Street Bayside Mon-Sat 10-5 Sun 12-5 3BR/2FB/2HB Townhomes The Fritschle Group/ Condominium Realty 410-524-6400   WEST OCEAN CITY Villas at Inlet Isle Daily 11-3 Waterfront THs 3BR/4BA PJ Aldridge The Fritschle Group/ Condominium Realty 410-251-7562   OCEAN CITY The Gateway Grand Oceanfront 48th Street Daily 10-5 Fully Furnished 3-4BR/3BA Condos & Penthouses The Fritschle Group/ … Continue reading

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Owner Recognized BERLIN — Joni Waldych, president and owner of Innovative Benefit Solutions, has been named in Insurance Business America magazine’s Hot 100 list for 2015. This annual list recognizes 100 people who have made an impact on the insurance industry over the past year and is considered one of the industry’s highest distinctions. “The Hot 100 represents the best … Continue reading

Open Houses Of The Week

OCEAN CITY Broad Marsh 70th Street Bayside Mon-Sat 10-5 Sun 12-5 3BR/2FB/2HB Townhomes The Fritschle Group/ Condominium Realty 410-524-6400   WEST OCEAN CITY Villas at Inlet Isle Daily 11-3 Waterfront THs 3BR/4BA PJ Aldridge The Fritschle Group/ Condominium Realty 410-251-7562   OCEAN CITY The Gateway Grand Oceanfront 48th Street Daily 10-5 Fully Furnished 3-4BR/3BA Condos & Penthouses The Fritschle Group/ … Continue reading

A Week In Business

Contracts Trend Up BERLIN – The local real estate market rounded out the end of 2014 with increasing contract – or pending sales – numbers, continuing a trend that held steady throughout the year. According to the latest figures from the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR), single family home contract signings across the Tri-County area saw a 44.3-percent jump in … Continue reading